The Rock’s Half Brother Training
Smith Hart who is running the Hart Legacy promotion in Canada announced the following on Twitter:
Curtis Bowles-Johnson is Rocky Johnson’s son from his marriage prior to marrying The Rock’s mother. This would make him older than The Rock, who is 42. He reportedly tried wrestling when he was younger, but was sidelined with a serious neck injury.
David Benoit, the surviving son of Chris Benoit, is also working with Hart Legacy.
Mason Ryan Not Done After WWE Release
Mason Ryan made the following statement regarding his recent release from WWE:
After four great years with the WWE, as of today I am no longer with the company. I enjoyed every second of my time there, met some great people and got to entertain audiences all over the world! I am very thankful for the opportunity I was given, but now I move on to another chapter of my life. I’m going to work as hard and have the same hunger and attitude I always have, which is the desire to be the very best! This definitely isn’t the end, in fact it’s just a new beginning and I look forward to the future and all that it brings!
I am still going to be wrestling, and I’m available for shows and conventions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any bookings.
Thank you everyone for the support!
Chris Jericho On Undertaker’s Streak & CM Punk Situation
Here are some highlights from Chris Jericho’s recent interview with DigitalSpy.com …
The Undertaker’s streak ending:
I loved it, I thought it was great. It was a legitimate shock, it got everybody talking. I think the right guy got it, if you’re going from a credibility standpoint, and if you’re going from a believability standpoint. As much as people and fans and journalists want to believe that it’s the case, I’m not sure if Undertaker had too many matches left in him. Maybe he doesn’t want to wrestle again. Maybe he knew that he couldn’t take any more. It’s a big, physical task to wrestle as it is, and once a year is hard. I wouldn’t want to come and wrestle just once a year. That’s even harder than wrestling 200 times a year, because your body’s not used to it. And the older you get, the harder it gets, the more the aches and pains kick in.
Maybe The Undertaker decided that, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore’. And much to the fans’ chagrin, who wish that we would wrestle until the day we die at 90 years old and explode into a puff of dust in the ring, sometimes you’ve got to make that decision. If the time was now, Brock was the right guy for that day, and I thought it was amazing. And I would have hated it – hated it – if Undertaker would have retired without losing. I think that would have been a horrible way to go, I’m really happy that he lost The Streak.
If CM Punk should return to WWE:
I don’t know, man, who knows, right? That’s something that only he can answer for sure. To me, if he hasn’t come back already, then… I left the WWE for two-and-a-half years in 2005. The only difference was I left when my contract was up, but I disappeared too, because I just was over it. I couldn’t take it anymore, I wasn’t interested in being there, I was getting miserable, so I know how he feels. I had no intention of coming back, and after two-and-a-half years I watched Shawn Michaels vs John Cena at WrestleMania 23 and that inspired me to want to come back, but it took two-and-a-half years to get there.
So my answer is, ‘I don’t know’, but I just know how I was when I did the same thing. It took a long time for me to be able to come back, and I was probably the same age as Punk is now too, so maybe he’s going through the same thing and after a few years he’ll come back.
If he plans to return to WWE:
I spoke to them in November about coming back in January, but neither of us could really agree on what it was I would be doing, and not in a bad way. If I’m going to come back, what am I going to be doing at WrestleMania? Let’s see, we’ve got Batista coming back, we’ve got Brock Lesnar coming back, we’ve got Undertaker coming back, we’ve got Hulk Hogan coming back, we’ve got the ascension of Bray Wyatt, we’ve got the ascension of The Shield, Cesaro’s ready to go and Daniel Bryan’s ready to go. Where do I fit in?
…We have a great relationship, but if it doesn’t work for both of us, then it won’t happen. When the time comes where it does, then it will. It’s as simple as that.
The History of Bray Wyatt’s Theme
Mark Crozer who created Bray Wyatt’s theme music recently discussed the history of the song with Journey Of A Frontman:
Ages ago, between 1999 and 2000, I found out about this idea that you could, as an independent artist, get your music into TV shows. It was the organization called Taxi based in LA. I joined and it was completely new to me. You’re always looking for ways to get your music heard by different people. It’s very difficult to get record deals, so I gave this a shot. Then I guess around 2005-2007, this was just one of those songs that I wrote at that time. I put that and other songs into this one music library and I guess they had a deal with another library that was servicing the WWE.
Bray Wyatt was searching for a song for his theme music and he came across my song. I think he spent six hours or so listening to songs, that’s what he told me. And when he heard mine, right away, he just thought it was gonna be good for his character. They tried it out and it worked. And that was that. So I didn’t actually hear about it right away until a couple of months later when a guy named Steve, who’s a wrestling fan, tracked me down online to find out if it was my song. And that was actually when I found out about it.
Crozer Also discussed performing the song with his band The Rels at Wrestlemania:
They asked me to do it. I’d really been following the whole Bray Wyatt development over the last couple years. I knew that there was a good chance that he was gonna do Wrestlemania this year. I’d heard that they’d had bands occasionally to perform. I e-mailed my guy at WWE around Christmas time saying, ‘I’d love to do it.’ And then they got in touch with me a couple months later to ask me to play.
I’d met [Bray] a few weeks before because RAW was in Brooklyn a couple weeks before Wrestlemania, which is where I live, so I got to meet him then. There was a lot of mutual respect, we were both really happy to meet each other. We’d been in touch a little bit by e-mail before that. We’d tried to meet up previously, but it never worked out. It was great, we really just talked about music. He found out around that time that I was gonna be performing at Wrestlemania, so he was very nice to me.