Reigns Says Punk Never Made The Shield
During CM Punk’s infamous podcast with Colt Cabana he said that the Shield was his idea and he pitched Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Kassius Ohno. In his recent Q&A at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Roman Reigns said the only thing that Punk made was his Pepsi tattoo.
Of course Punk never strictly invented the Shield, but it’s also possible that Reigns was not even aware that Punk had any involvement at all.
JTG Says Black Wrestlers Held Back
In a recent interview with WrestlingNews.co JTG suggested black wrestlers have a glass ceiling in the WWE:
I don’t believe WWE is racist. Right now they have the tag team champions Kofi Kingston and Big E and Xavier Woods. I wouldn’t say that they’re [WWE] racist but there’s definitely a system in place, that I believe…this is my opinion, that African American, black Superstars, can go so far. That’s from what I’ve see and that’s my perception because as of right now to this day I’ve never seen a black WWE Champion. Not the title from WCW, I’m talking about the WWE Championship. I haven’t seen a black face of the company.
He also said that Triple H’s ego can sometimes get in the way:
In my opinion, if Triple H could put aside his ego and his dislike for a person and focus on business then I think it could probably be a lot better. For example, I don’t think he was a big fan of Zack Ryder. Zack Ryder did everything he could to get over and he got over and when he was in MSG [at Survivor Series 2011] and The Rock was there and they were chanting Zack Ryder’s name. I wasn’t in New York [at the time] but my buddy told me that he went to Survivor Series and he was on the train and they were chanting for Zack Ryder. That was the perfect time to take advantage and make some money off of Zack Ryder. That was the perfect underdog story and it was all thrown to the side because he wasn’t favored by Hunter.
When you see someone try so hard to get noticed..you know Zack Ryder busted his ass and he got a lot of respect backstage and from the boys in the locker room. He got so much respect for getting over on his own and not needing the machine to push him. He got a little push but they buried him. That put a black eye on the morale in the locker room. It was like damn, if he did all that it kind of make everybody not even wanna try.
Bully Ray Not Back With TNA?
According to PWInsider.com Bully Ray has not signed a contract with TNA and his appearance on the live Impact was a one off at this stage.