Wrestling News World.com is reporting that the hearing for the University of Michigan alum Scott Steiner and TNA Wrestling has been postponed until Nov. 30. You can read more on the lawsuit at http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/scott-steiner-tna-hearing-postponed/.
The same website is reporting that Beth Phoenix finished up with WWE last night following a loss to AJ as her contract is up. In the storyline, Beth was ‘fired’ by Vickie Guerrero in a backstage segment.
It was announced that Jerry the King Lawler will be returning to WWE Raw in 13 days when the show emulates from Columbus, Ohio.
Finally, World Heavyweight Champion Big Show was interviewed by ESPN.com in regards to the new WWE ’13 video game release. Here is part of that interview:
What was the atmosphere like back then when it seemed like every week, you had guys jumping from WWE to WCW or from WCW back to WWE? Was it fun not knowing who was going to actually show up on a week-to-week basis, or was it too chaotic to even get a handle on?
It wasn’t really chaotic, it was more of competition and a place to go. If you’re talent, it’s better to have options, and you had more freedom to experiment with things. Now, it’s very structured, very rigid, and basically, we’re the only game in town. In terms of the talent, if you don’t make it here, you have no place else to go. If you had competition, if it didn’t work out for you here, at least you still might make it somewhere else. So I think there’s a lot more pressure on guys to be successful now, because if you don’t make it here, there’s really no where else to go.
We might have a great clash between an Attitude Era guy going up against a current star at The Royal Rumble, with The Rock against CM Punk. What do you think will happen if these two get the chance to work a program together?
Punk is a guy who you can’t shake his confidence, and The Rock is the same way, you can’t shake his confidence, so I think anything Punk says to Rock, any of his wittiness, you know Rock is going to be right there competitively. I think the biggest difference is Punk is right here every week doing this, he’s been the champ for over 300 days, and he’s a great athlete, so I can see Punk pulling this out. Rock’s an explosive athlete, while Punk is a showman who is also gritty and tough, so I think if these two end up coming to blows, you can pretty much flip a coin. When The Rock beat John Cena, I was actually pretty surprised, so I have no idea what will happen.
The entire Q & A session is available at http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/tech/post/_/id/2769/the-big-show-talks-wwe-13-attitude-era.