Roman Reigns Teases New Ring Gear For SummerSlam
Roman Reigns told Crave Online that he’ll be wearing slightly different ring gear tonight at Summerslam:
What I’m wearing for Summer Slam, I’m pretty excited about. Its kind of the same template of vest. It’s just a different set up. [Tonight] The plan is to hit hard and more often and just to tear the house down. You can say a lot about Randy Orton but he’s a multi-time champion and one hell of a performer. When he’s on; he’s on. When The Viper is in the ring, you got to be careful cause he can strike. But let him strike first, I’ll be the one to strike last.
Reigns also said he’s ready to carry the company and is still holding out hope for a match with the Undertaker:
You don’t sign up for this job to be on the under card. I’m not trying to open shows. I’m trying to close them. For me, I’m all about trial by fire. The way I learned how to swim, my dad picked me up by my hair, through me in the deep end. I touched the bottom, I started kicking and screaming, scratching, and clawing until I finally found air. If I can do that at 4 years old, I can handle it as a 29 year old.
You hear all the stories [about the Undertaker], man, he’s like a godfather or something. You know what I mean? You hear all of these really cool things about him out in the ring, in the back, and just with the boys and stuff. He legitimately doesn’t get enough credit for being a cornerstone of this business. That would be a dream come true to be in the ring with him.
Here’s how tonight’s final card looks:
– Pre-show: Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro.
– John Cena (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (WWE World Heavyweight Championship).
– Bray Wyatt vs. Chris Jericho (Rowan & Harper banned from ringside).
– Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon.
– Jack Swagger vs. Rusev (Flag match).
– AJ Lee (c) vs. Paige (Divas Championship).
– Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns.
– The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler (Intercontinental Championship).
– Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins (Lumberjack match).
Oh and guess what, you can watch it for $9.99!
Daniel Bryan Shoots On Steph / Brie Angle
Daniel Bryan did not mince words when asked about the affair angle from RAW by IGN.com:
Wait, by ‘interesting,’ do you mean ‘stupid?’ *Laughs*
Yeah, to me, it’s groan-worthy. I don’t think it added anything to the story. It was just like, ‘Ugh!’ But, you know, they do what they do, and you just gotta roll with the punches. It’s funny, because I feel like sometimes you just have to overcome these things more so than anything else. Like, Brie and Stephanie have to overcome that flaw. To me, that was a flaw in the story. The story was so good, and then here’s this flaw in it. But it’s whatever. It doesn’t hurt my feelings or anything, you know? It’s entertainment. It’s not real, so okay.
Warrior’s Wife Speaks Out Against Hulk Hogan
In a Facebook post yesterday Dana – the wife of the late Ultimate Warrior – called out Hulk Hogan, who she feels is milking her husband’s death and taking liberties with the story now that he’s not here to give his version.
I’ve been really quiet since the passing of my husband and the father of my girls. Someone sent me what Mr Bollea had to say in video interview with Grantland yesterday and I would just like to ask him to stop.
He is the only person in the WWE Universe who did not give a call or send a card. My girls asked why he didn’t check on us like everyone else and I explained simply there isn’t a camera at our mailbox or in the house when we receive our calls.
I would ask respectfully Mr Bollea, for you to understand my girls hurt and just let some time pass before you say anything more.