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Update on Future FCW Arena Tapings, More on John Cena’s Apparent Financial Troubles, The Bella Twins Appear At First Independent Show, New Eve Torres Photos, More

June 4, 2012   ·   0 Comments

– Regarding TMZ’s report on John Cena’s $100,000 lien on his home, it should be noted that Cena is not broke. This $100,000 lien and the $15,000 lien from earlier this year likely comes from someone close to him, a family member or his wife perhaps, just not staying on top of bills and getting everything paid. The odds that the face of WWE is broke are very slim.

It’s been reported that the final FCW TV tapings from the FCW Arena in Tampa, Florida will take place this Thursday night with Jim Ross announcing, William Regal vs. Dean Ambrose and more.

The official FCW website lists no FCW Arena show for June 14th but lists a show at 7pm for the following week, June 21st. Hopefully we will have some kind of official word soon.

– Kevin Nash has been announced to appear for Extreme Wrestling Federation on Saturday, June 16 at The Borderman Gym 501 E. Marion St. Converse, Indiana. He will be facing Mark Vandy and participating in a pre-show autograph signing. (Event Details)

– Nicole and Brianna, formerly known as The Bella Twins, appeared at their first independent wrestling show on Friday in Newburgh, New York for Northeast Wrestling. Appearing as special guests, Nicole and Brianna argued over who was the better man, Luke Robinson or Jerry “The King” Lawler. Robinson appeared and said Nicole had brains and better genetics, which led Lawler to come out and stick up for Brianna. “The King” then suggests that in their main event match, they each have a Bella in their corner.

As the match concluded, Brianna hopped on the ring apron to complain about Robinson’s cheating. Robinson then tongue kissed Brianna, resulting in a slap across the face. Nicole then got angry and slapped Robinson, leading to Lawler rolling him up for the pinfall victory. “The King” then received a kiss from Nicole and Brianna as the crowd chanted “Uncle Jerry.” He left the ringside area with both Bellas.

– WWE.com has posted new photos of Eve Torres.

Former WWE creative writer Seth Mates, who WWE Champion CM Punk follows on Twitter, weighed in on the perception that Triple H uses political maneuvering to “bury” top-level talent—degrading a wrestler’s standing to fans and peers. He was asked on Twitter, “Why does Triple H always bury the guy whose on fire?”

“Positioning,” Mates responded. “And not always, just the vast majority of the time.”

He added further, “If ratings dip, guess whhho’s back next week to save the day? Loves to be the “savior”. #positioning.”

During an interview earlier this year with Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast (available here), Mates reacted to the negative sentiment within some WWE circles that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was “stealing someone else’s spot.” He feels the resentment actually stems from jealousy that Johnson found success outside of the walls of WWE, with Triple H being the driving force behind the negativity.

“I know that a lot of the stuff that [John] Cena has said about Rock and his feelings towards Rock sound like something that would be coming directly from, you know Mr. Helmsley and his view,” Mates stated.

“I always sensed some insecurities as related to Rock and to [Steve] Austin and how, again, in my mind and perception, he never was at that level. And so he wanted to position himself as, well, I’m as good, if not better. Which I don’t know that he has done that.”



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