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Photo: Y2J Gets Stitches After RAW, Flair Off SmackDown, JR Talks Lesnar’s First Run, Ambrose On Set

Chris Jericho Busted Open On RAW

Chris Jericho was legitimately busted open under the chin during the opening match against Kane on last night’s RAW. WWE shared a photo of the stitches he needed after the match:

Speaking of Jericho he gave more details on his upcoming 3rd autobiography on Instagram:

Only one month until the release of “THE BEST IN THE WORLD-AT WHAT I HAVE NO IDEA.”, the third book in the Jericho Triology!! If you liked the first two, you’ll love this one too, as it contains the same type of astonishing tales and uncanny experiences as the others!!. Read about my 2007& 2013 @wwe returns, my CLASSIC feuds with #ShawnMichaels, #ReyMysterio, @mr.619er, & #CMPunk, my arguments and tribulations w #VinceMcMahon, being stranded in an insecure war zone in Iraq, Dancing With The Stars, touring the world with @fozzyrock and one of kind interactions w #JamesHetfield, #MickeyRourke, @ozzyosbourne, #BobBarker, #MikeTyson & #LorneMichaels. PREORDER NOW on @amazon, @itunes, #BarnesandNoble or wherever fine books are sold. Signing dates coming soon!

Ric Flair off SmackDown Following Surgery

As noted earlier this week Ric Flair missed the NXT Takeover 2 event because he was having stomach surgery. Although he was still being advertised for tonight’s SmackDown tapings, WWE have now confirmed that he won’t in fact be appearing:

WWE Legend Ric Flair is recovering from successful surgery and will miss tomorrow’s scheduled guest referee appearance at SmackDown. Ric is doing well and we look forward to him returning to WWE in the near future.

Speaking of SmackDown Syfy have confirmed their Fall line-up and SmackDown will indeed now be staying on Friday night’s. No word on why they dropped the move to Thursday.

Lesnar’s Clause When Signing With WWE

Jim Ross revealed in his latest Fox Sports column that when Brock Lesnar originally signed with WWE he worked in a clause that they had to also sign Shelton Benjamin.

The only catch was that we needed to also recruit and offer Brock’s Minnesota teammate, Shelton Benjamin, as well. Benjamin was an amazing athlete, and signing the South Carolina native was a blessing as he had a solid WWE career, arguably underutilized in the opinion of some. Plus, he made Brock’s transition from the amateurs to the pros much easier.

Robinson (Lesnar’s wrestling coach) knew Brock could be a challenging athlete to manage, so having Benjamin in the same training camp was a major positive in the development of Lesnar.

Another Pic of Ambrose On Set

Here’s another photo of Dean Ambrose on set filming WWE Studios film Lockdown:

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