Vince & Austin Podcast Highlights
Although they didn’t really get in to specifics Steve Austin did ask Vince McMahon about the CM Punk situation during their WWE Network podcast last night. McMahon apologized for sending Punk his termination papers on his wedding day and said the legal department and talent relations department are not always on the same page. Vince said there was no need to air their grievances publicly, but he hopes Punk will return in the future.
Here are some other interesting highlights:
– McMahon likes Cesaro but doesn’t feel he has connected with the audience and there’s still something missing.
– He says Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt are a good group of new stars, but believes the current generation do not have the desire and ambition of Austin’s generation. Austin agreed and said the roster should step up if they really want it.
– Vince confirmed that ending Undertaker’s streak was his decision, but that Taker like a professional went along with it.
– He dismissed that Brock Lesnar not being on TV is harmful, saying he is a special attraction.
– Vince claims not to have any personal heat with JR but says his conduct at the infamous 2K video game panel was unprofessional. Interestingly he says that he would have been happy for JR to contribute in a backstage capacity, but he wasn’t prepared to do anything full time. The departure was mutual.
– Vince is not going to retire any time soon and feels great physically and mentally.
– The big news out of RAW is that John Cena will take on Seth Rollins at TLC in a Tables match. If Cena loses he will no longer be the number one contender to Brock Lesnar. Speaking of Lesnar he has been pulled from next week’s RAW from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC.
– The TLC card now also consist of:
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt (Tables, Ladders and Chairs match).
Ryback vs. Kane (Chairs match).
The Miz and Damien Mizdow (c) vs. The Usos (Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championships).
– Also on RAW we saw Mick Foley dressed as Santa Claus in a WWE Shop commercial. His helper was actually his daughter Noelle who is training to wrestle.
– Next week Seth Green will be guest hosting RAW.
Michelle McCool Injured During Workout
Undertaker’s wife and former Diva Michelle McCool injured herself while working on this week and required stitches.
“It’s been a rough morning, but I’m ok! Only 11 stitches, was cool seeing the muscle so exposed & now I get a nap! #drsorders #stupidmove #ERroomentertainment #greatfriends #sorrytocutworkout4minshort #orYoureWelcomeguys”