Wrestling News World.com is reporting that this past Monday’s WWE Raw only drew a 2.72 rating. While this rating is somewhat disappointing, it should be noted that ESPN’s Monday Night Football (which was the much talked about Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks contest with the blown call to end the game) offers very stiff competition for Raw and will do so until Week 16 of the 2012 NFL season.
Hulk Hogan had the following to say about Devon, who was the reigning TNA Television Champion until finishing up with the company a few weeks back:
I want Devon back more than anybody and on top of everything else he’s a quality person and a gift from the man above,HH
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Court Bauer, Konnan and Mister Saint Lauren discussed the confusion of John Cena’s return date following his elbow surgery over at MLW.com. Wrestling News World.com has coverage at http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/what-was-said-in-a-meeting-by-vince-mcmahon-that-conflicts-john-cenas-position-on-his-surgery/. Here is some of what was discussed at MLW.com.
“John Cena has this procedure done in Birmingham, AL. WWE.com puts out there that he’ll be down for only two weeks and that life will go on. It was basically like removal of fragments and bone spurs in his arm or his elbow, which if you follow sports, baseball players have it done all the time, usually in the offseason. NFL guys will have it done here or there. It’s a pretty easy deal. So, I don’t think anyone was thinking it was going to be this long stretched out thing, but then the reports came out about how long John Cena was going to be down for. John Cena then took to Twitter saying that WWE.com got the story wrong and that he’s going to be out for a full six [weeks] and he just buried WWE.com and all the guys over there. The story obviously then switched to ‘now he’s out six weeks.’”
“From what I know, Vince McMahon himself, in the agent meeting, the producers meeting, told everyone straight up the dude is out for just two weeks, ‘we dodged a bullet and that he’s very much in the mix moving forward.’ That was Tuesday, he said that. Then Cena had very different things to say and I understand WWE.com did talk to James Andrews [Cena’s doctor], who WWE and Cena did give them the blessing to talk to. That’s standard protocol at WWE. They always try to interview the doctor, get insight so they can have the news. Sometimes it’s a kayfabe site and sometimes it’s a legit news site. Sometimes it’s a TMZ site, but that’s the story. They interviewed him and Dr. James Andrews did say he’d be out just two weeks.”
Finally, a reminder that CLASH Wrestling will present “All Out War” this Saturday, live from Taylor, MI. In the main event, Petey Williams defends the CLASH Heavyweight Championship against J Miller. For more information on the event or for tickets, log on to http://clashwrestling.com/live-events/.