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Beth Phoenix Teaser, Former WWE Diva Working on WWE ’13, Ryder, WWE Shirts, Big Show Speaks on the Rumors of a Match Against Shaq at WrestleMania

March 7, 2012   ·   0 Comments

– WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix wrote the following teaser on Twitter today:

“The Road to WrestleMania is about to get #PinupStrong !! @NatbyNature and I have a cool surprise for all our fans to follow! Stay tuned…”

– WWE has re-released the RAW Is Jericho t-shirt for Chris Jericho and released two new t-shirts for WrestleMania 28.

– As noted earlier today, Zack Ryder has new action figures for his YouTube show being made. Ryder clarified today and said the figures won’t be mass produced or released for purchase.

– Former WWE Diva Angela “Savannah” Fong revealed on Twitter this week that she will be doing motion capture work for the WWE ’13 video game that comes out later this year. Fong was released by WWE back in the summer of 2010 after working on ECW and NXT.

Big Show spoke with The Miami Herald this week to promote WrestleMania 28. Here’s what he said about the rumors of a match against NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal:

“I know there are a lot of rumors this year that I might get a chance to compete against Shaq at WrestleMania [28 Miami]. I didn’t hear anything about it on my end.

I don’t know if Shaq was getting froggy, stirring up some stuff, but if he ever wants to take his Nike butt away from the announcers’ desk and try to step in the ring, he’s more than welcome to try.

I teach as well as I compete. So he can come on down and get a lesson.”

WWE Hall of Famer J.J. Dillon appeared on MLW Radio (the official podcast of Major League Wrestling) and talked about never working as a manager during his tenure with WWE in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

“When Tully and Arn left, the plan was for them to go up there as the Brainbusters with Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan,” Dillon said. “For all the success I’ve enjoyed as a manager in wrestling, I will be the first one to tell you that when it comes to the greatest managers of all time, the man at the top of that list is Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. He set the bar for which all the rest of us are measured.”

Dillon also shared Vince McMahon’s approach to presenting talent that had prior success in promotions outside WWE.

“Another thing I learned about Vince is that Vince has a tendency to want to create his own thing and even though something had been successful somewhere else, he tended to not get excited about rekindling something that had been successful somewhere else. Vince wanted it to be Vince’s ideas. You can’t argue with success,” Dillon said.

Dillon also talked about why he resigned from WWE and signed with WCW, what’s missing from WWE programming, working as McMahon’s “axe man” and more. The interview is available here.

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