Does The WWE Locker Room Lack Ambition?
Several WWE stars have responded to Vince McMahon’s comments from the Steve Austin podcast. McMahon said the “millennials” lack the ambition of Austin’s era and they need to grab the proverbial “brass ring” and show him that they really want it.
In an interview with DC 101 Jack Swagger said:
This is an environment where literally hundreds of thousands of people want to be on this roster, and there’s what, 75 of us on top? To get here you have to be very ambitious but to stay here you need even more. It takes a lot of drive and a lot of hard work. I can only speak for myself that I have gotten hungrier. As far as the rest of the locker room, you know, it’s tough but you gotta see the finish line and sometimes that’s hard to do.
Seth Rollins chose to respond in-character, Tweeting:
Zack Ryder who arguably did go out and get over by himself with his internet show, only to be buried, still seems to be remaining positive. He Tweeted:
Despite Vince’s challenge, at the start of the show he practically said if you don’t want to be fired “don’t piss people off.” This seems to contradict going out there and stealing the spotlight. Austin pointed out that many of the talent fear for their spot so never rock the boat. They are also in an environment where they’re scripted and coached to every word and action. It’s very hard to break out, if they don’t script you to break out.
[I wonder how Cesaro feels after his career was discussed so openly to the world, while he wasn’t present. Being told you don’t have it, is not always a motivator.]
Stairs and Ladder Match Added To PPV
Erick Rowan vs Big Show in a “Steel Stairs match” and Dolph Ziggler vs Luke Harper in a Ladder match, have been added to the TLC card. Here’s how things shape up:
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
If Cena loses, he will no longer be #1 contender to Lesnar.
Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match
Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose
Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Title
Dolph Ziggler vs. Luke Harper
WWE Tag Team Title Match
The Usos vs. Damien Sandow and The Miz
Kane vs. Ryback
Steel Stairs Match
Erick Rowan vs. Big Show
Roman Reigns Return Update
Roman Reigns is being advertised for the 12/16 Smackdown broadcast, which will be live as part of WWE Week on the USA Network. This will most likely be his return to TV.