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What Happened After SmackDown, Gabriel Wants a Spot on Team Long, Santino Marella to SmackDown?, Clay’s Dancers Respond to The Bellas, More & More

March 14, 2012   ·   0 Comments

Sergeant Slaughter will be appearing at the Portland Sea Dogs game in Portland, Maine on July 24th, 2012. Go to portlandseadogs.com for tickets. Slaughter will also be at the Lynchburg Hillcats game on August 24th, 2012 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Go to milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t481 for tickets.

– The dark main event after last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Columbus, Ohio saw Sheamus, Big Show and Randy Orton defeat Mark Henry, Cody Rhodes and Daniel Bryan.

– Former WCW/WWE star Bryan Clark turns 48 years old today while ECW Original Beulah McGillicutty turns 43 and WWE United States Champion Santino Marella turns 33.

– Zack Ryder continues to ask for a spot on Team Long at WrestleMania 28 and now Justin Gabriel wants to be on the team. He wrote on Twitter:

“@GMSmackDown hey playa if u need the best high flyer on SD on your team I’m the guy! Let’s take down team @WWERawGM!”

Mike sent word that The Oklahoma Athletic Commission has put all “combative sports” on hold indefinitely beginning March 31st due to a potential UFC lawsuit. What it means is that if WWE, TNA, UFC or other companies run a show in Oklahoma, the Commission charges a 4% tax on all PPV buys in the state for every PPV show that the company airs for one year. UFC is threatening to sue because of the tax and the Commission is shutting down “combative sports” because of the possible lawsuit. Pro wrestling is considered a “combative sport” as well as MMA and boxing.

– As noted yesterday, The Bella Twins called Brodus Clay’s dancers “wannabes” for using their ring apron pose on Monday’s RAW Supershow. Naomi responded last night that someone should call The Bellas’ momma and Cameron Lynn wrote responded with the following:

“#funkisonaroll twins & your not”

– WWE will return to the Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday, May 22nd for a live WWE SmackDown TV taping. Tickets go on sale at 10am this Saturday. Advertised for the show is Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Title.

It’s interesting to note that WWE United States Champion Santino Marella is being advertised as a SmackDown Superstar to appear at the tapings. Santino is currently a member of the RAW roster.

WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin was interviewed by The LAW this past week about his new movie Recoil. The LAW can be heard every Sunday night at 11pm EST with Dan Lovranski, Jason Agnew and John Pollock on TSN 1050 Toronto and online at liveaudiowrestling.com. Here are some highlights, courtesy of Chris Maffei:

Talent Having Problems with The Rock returning: “My thoughts on that are, you earn what you get in this business. Rock has earned the ability to come and go as he wants, because the business still needs him, it can still use him, and it can elevate the profile with having such a mainstream guy there. I don’t know about the promos between John (Cena) and Rock. I think some of them have gotten kind of personal, you wonder how much of it’s a work and how much of it’s a shoot. At the end of the day, it’s a worked business. Again, I think it’s a good thing for Rock to be involved with this. He’s earned his right to come and go and do whatever he wants.”

Current talent being vocal to creative: “(CM) Punk was a guy, and is a guy who, man, that guy flew by the seat of his pants. He was pissed off, he vented, he cuts great promos. He worked himself out of a bad situation into a great situation. He knew when it was time to pick his spot, when he contract was gonna be up. That guy’s been around the horn a few times, and he’s been kicked around a little bit. He saw how the other guys were being treated, and he needed, and deserved, and earned the right to be treated in that same fashion. Guys, you gotta pick your spot, but you gotta be vocal. It is a very interesting machine these days. They need voices to question them. They need voices to inspire them, or fuel them, to rethink some of the things that they’re doing and make it a better product.”

Returning under the right circumstances: “There’s nothing up in the air for me. If there’s something that presents itself as a business opportunity, then I have an open ear to listen to it. It would have to be right for myself, my opponent, and obviously the company. I’m not lobbying for another match. There’s always talk. People ask, ‘am I capable of having another match?’ Yeah. If I was in a bad situation, I would get back in the ring full time if I had to, but I don’t have to. I’m happy doing what I’m doing.”

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