WWE Offered Chael Sonnen Big Money?
On his new podcast MMA star Chael Sonnen says WWE offered him a $5 million deal:
I was offered $5 million [WWE head] Vince McMahon… Now, I was still under contract with the UFC and I never took this to Dana. I handled it on my own. I told them ‘No’ and that was the end of that. I never told Dana White this story, but here’s why I didn’t tell him. I knew if I called Dana and said, ‘I’ve got a $5 million offer from Vince McMahon,’ Dana would have matched it.
Sonnen is a big wrestling fan and has many friends in he business, but he’s also known for stretching the truth, so take his claim with a grain of salt.
Low Ki Shoots On WWE Management
Independent star Low Ki who had a brief WWE run as Kaval did not have good things to say about management in an interview with the Miami Herald:
It’s still the same management system in place. My issues were not with the wrestlers. My issues were with management. They fired me before Christmas, so that tells you something. It’s still run relatively the same. The only difference is you have a different person with a similar mentality in position, which is Triple H. With Triple H, in all fairness to WWE, at least he was a wrestler.
So his perspective on how to manage the company and arrange things may have a little more intimate detail in mind than what Vince [McMahon] would do because Vince was never a wrestler. At least Triple H has the in-ring experience to see things differently. The reason why I say Vince McMahon has never been a wrestler is because he has never put his body through hell to the degree of what his performers do and then advance into management. At least Triple H has that insight into potentially directing the company into a different position.
Del Rio Doesn’t Need WWE
An interview with Alberto Del Rio will air on this Sunday’s WrestleTalkTV in the UK. Here is a preview:
Some people will say he’s saying that because he’s no longer with WWE. Yeah, that could be the case for some people. For some former WWE wrestlers but not for me. I had a big name before WWE and I have a bigger name right now after WWE. I have a great moment in Mexico. The business in Mexico is fantastic. They have this big project in the United States called Lucha Underground and it’s going to be great because I’m going to join them next year. The sky is the limit for all of us. I feel bad for all the guys needing that company [WWE]. I don’t need them, they don’t need me. They’re going to continue doing what they do, I’m going to continue doing what I do.
Goldust Modifies Paint For Halloween
WWE star Goldust who does his own face-paint modifies it in the following video for Halloween: