Early look At Wrestlemania Set
Here is an early look at the Wrestlemania set. It looks to be a giant version of the purple logo:
Chris Jericho Excited For Mania?
Speaking of Wrestlemania Chris Jericho was asked if he was excited for the event, during a recent interview with FoxSports.com
Kind of half and half. I’m not wrestling because I choose not to. I have other things going on. I don’t see myself wresting five years from now, so now is the time to make that transition. I follow the shows more online than anything. I don’t really watch wrestling because there are too many other things I like to watch. If I were at home for a couple of days, I’d rather watch “True Detective” or “Walking Dead” or “House of Cards” than wrestling. WrestleMania, I might check it out if I’m home. But my house isn’t really a wrestling house. My kids don’t care for it, my wife’s not a fan. If I do watch it, it’s more like I have to tape it and watch it later.
Jericho also discussed CM Punk walking out:
I’ve never done that. When I felt the way that Punk did in ’05, I just waited until my contract was done, and then I left for two-and-a-half years. I never walked out in the middle of a contract, nor would I. I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing that Punk did because that’s his decision. I don’t know anything about it. I know as much as everyone else. The thing is, the wrestling business goes on. There’s never been one guy who has ever left and caused the business to shut down. Hulk Hogan left. Bret Hart left. All these guys have left and guess what? They get replaced.
I walked away from WCW when they offered me a contract, but I had enough. They could’ve paid me $3 million or $5 million or $10 million, and I still didn’t want to be there. If you don’t want to be there, the money is irrelevant. Yeah, you could look at it like he’s walking away from a s—load of money, but he’s also walking away from a situation where he’s saying, “I don’t care what they pay me, it’s not enough. It’s not worth my sanity, and I’m leaving.” It’s easy to play armchair quarterback with this situation, but no one knows what’s going on except Punk, and he’s not talking, so it’s all speculation at this point. The bottom line is, life goes on, the business goes on, and Punk doesn’t seem to worry about it too much because he’s not there.
Rey Mysterio Hypes Tyson Kidd
Rey Mysterio recently told Sky Sports that Tyson Kidd deserves a push in WWE:
He hasn’t really been given the opportunity but when he gets it he will blow people’s minds. He will wow Superstars – including even myself – and fans because top to bottom and all around he is a complete athlete with a ton of potential.
Mysterio also discussed standing out with his dress sense and ring gear:
I am always on the lookout for new gear. If I walk into a Louis Vuitton store and they have a belt that I don’t have, I want it straightaway. I am always updating and coming up with something fresh, whether it’s a colour, a trend or a design, as my uncle always taught me to be unique and different. He told me not to be plain and dull like everyone else, and that you have to spice things up and catch people’s attention with more than just your in-ring work. My uncle inspired me and it was because of him that I become a wrestler, but besides him, the one Superstar that really caught my attention growing up as a kid was ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage.
Hulk Hogan Made Amends With Randy Savage?
Hulk Hogan told WWE.com that he made amends with Randy Savage prior to his death:
We talked on the phone a couple of times. I invited him over to have a barbeque, and really got back on track, which was cool. Later, I was with Lanny, his brother, at an independent wrestling show. He told me their mom wasn’t doing so well with [Randy’s father] Angelo passing away. So we had planned on having a barbeque at her house — because I got along well with Randy’s mom — and try to cheer her up. So, Lanny and I called Randy from the arena. Three days later, he had the heart attack. It was crazy.