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The Rock Has A Surprise For Monday’s Raw, Cody Rhodes Now On Twitter, Evan Bourne’s Suspension Period Ends,More

March 19, 2012   ·   0 Comments

— Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wrote on Twitter that he has a surprise in store for Monday’s Raw SuperShow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He wrote, “PHILADELPHIA! Damn good to be here – been too long. I have a little surprise for you on RAW. #EyeOfTheTiger.”

– This week’s episode of WWE Vintage Collection highlights WWE Hall of Famers. Matches and segments are as follows (thanks to Devin Cutting): Road Warriors WWE Hall Of Fame induction video and speech; Road Warriors vs. Doom (WCW Power Hour – February 23, 1990); Dusty Rhodes WWE Hall Of Fame induction video and speech; Dusty Rhodes vs. Big Boss Man (WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event – November 25, 1989); Edge WWE Hall Of Fame induction video; Edge vs. John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam (WWE Monday Night Raw – July 3, 2006).

— Going against his word, Cody Rhodes is now on Twitter at codyrhodeswwe. His first message is a video post in which he states that unlike Big Show’s record of wins at WrestleMania, his mind can change.

– David Otunga appears as a guest Monday on the syndicated talk show The Wendy Williams Show.

“Looking forward to the @WendyWilliams show on Monday… Because I’m her guest!,” Otunga wrote on Twitter. “Set your DVR’s now. Wendy’s Show will never be the same.”

— Former WWE Superstar Rick Martel turned 56 years old on Sunday.

Evan Bourne’s sixty-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program expired on Saturday. He is therefore eligible to resume performing for the organization again.

After dropping the WWE Tag Team Championship to Epico and Primo on January 15, 2012 at a live event, WWE announced two days later that Bourne had been suspended for 60 days due to his non-compliance with their drug testing policy. He was first suspended on November 1, 2011 for a drug test failure for Spice, a marijuana substitute. According to PWInsider.com, his second infraction was ‘for something completely unrelated to the first.’

Bourne will face stringent drug testing following his second suspension as the policy states that a WWE talent who tests positive will be tested a minimum of twelve times for a period of one year. According to the terms of the policy, a third violation would result in his contract being terminated. Regarding the eligibility of a talent returning to the organization following a third strike, it is possible after one year. WWE says: “A WWE Talent who is terminated by the WWE for a third violation will be prohibited from returning to the WWE for at least one year. Before a possible return, the WWE Talent must test negative for all prohibited substances under the Policy during a pre-contract screening. If they pass the pre-contract screening and are approved to return, the WWE Talent must undergo mandatory unannounced testing for at least one year after the execution of the new contract. The WWE Talent will return with two strikes on his/her record.”

In addition to Bourne, Booker T and William Regal have two Wellness strikes under their belt.

Saturday marked the ten year anniversary of The Rock’s “Icon vs. Icon” match with Hollywood Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8. “The Great One” posted a message on Twitter in remembrance of the historic bout.

“10 years ago today I wrestled Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania in arguably the biggest match of all time. An honor. In 15 days.. #WM28,” he wrote.

WWE.com has posted photos from the event.

— John Cena will appear on The Chew this Wednesday on ABC. The talk show/cooking show airs 1:00 p.m. and will feature “hungry man meals.”

— SmackDown Diva AJ turns 25 years old on Monday. Also celebrating a birthday is Evan Bourne, who turns 29 years old. He is eligible to appear on tonight’s Raw SuperShow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as his sixty-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program expired on Saturday.


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