News on Why Alberto Del Rio Missed WWE No Way Out But Wrestled on RAW This Week, Sakamoto Expected to Wrestle Soon, Laurinaitis Removed, New Idea from Vince, Backstage News on Money in the Bank, Lesnar Expected Back Before August, Superstars
June 23, 2012 · 0 Comments
- Regarding Alberto Del Rio being pulled from No Way Out due to a concussion but wrestling Santino Marella the next night on this week’s RAW, it was explained by a source that WWE is just very strict on the issue of concussions.
Del Rio was not cleared to wrestle by the June 11th go-home RAW and there was no probability on June 11th that he would be cleared for No Way Out so they went with the back-up plan of Dolph Ziggler getting the shot against Sheamus. Del Rio ended up getting cleared but by that time they already had changed direction.
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth will be appearing at Glenbrook Dodge in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 25th at 11am.
– A new idea from Vince McMahon is to have the RAW announcers do sound effects to make it seem like they are trying to hold back laughter during what are supposed to be comedy segments.
– WWE has removed John Laurinaitis from their roster page.
– Sakamoto is expected to start wrestling within the next few months. His association with Tensai is likely over after Tensai beat him down on RAW two weeks ago. The beatdown was done as part of Tensai being re-packaged. Sakamoto was originally trained by former WWE star Taka Michinoku at his Kaientai Dojo school in Japan. Sakamoto debuted back in 2003 and was signed by WWE in 2011.
– Matches for today’s WWE Superstars episode are Ezekiel Jackson vs. Hunico, Zack Ryder vs. Drew McIntyre plus tag team action with Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks vs. Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel.
– While WWE is advertising Brock Lesnar for the August 13th go-home RAW Supershow for SummerSlam, he will likely be back earlier than that, perhaps on the 1,000th RAW.
– Alberto Del Rio vs. Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Title will likely take place at the July 15th Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Like last year, there will be two Money in the Bank ladder matches on the card. Money in the Bank is a bit of a throw-away pay-per-view as they’re gearing more for SummerSlam in August with Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar headlining.
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