Newsday.com features Daniel Bryan, Batista, and more from the WWE Wrestlemania 30 press conference

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Courtesy of Newsday.com:

The most important action of Tuesday’s WrestleMania 30 news conference at Hard Rock Café in Times Square didn’t take place on the podium.

To the stage’s left, behind the press chairs, Josh Mathews spoke to the Bella Twins live on the WWE Network before the event began. Scribes turned their backs to the stage and took pictures of that broadcast, part of the biggest gamble Vince McMahon has taken since mortgaging everything he had to put WrestleMania I at Madison Square Garden on closed-circuit TV.

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Falls Count Anywhere: WWE’s Underutilized Wrestlers

Falls Count AnywhereHello good people.  Let’s get right to this.  After watching WWE these last few months, I came to thinking…There is an awful lot of talent either being used in the wrong way or not used at all.  I for one, think using talent that were relevant 15-20 years ago, is not the way to go.  With the exception of William Regal.  Read through my top ten, and see why.

regal10.  William Regal

In my mind William Regal, is the one of the greatest wrestlers of all time to never hold a major championship.  Throughout his years in Europe, to WCW, and finally WWE, Regal has always connected with the WWE fans as a heel and fan favourite (I STILL refuse to use the term “universe” on the basis that it’s STILL stupid).  Why not team him up with Wade Barrett, Drew McIntyre, or even both, to create a menacing UK faction that could be quite entertaining in today’s WWE.

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FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE: Christian, Batista, Cesaro, and More!

Falls Count AnywhereHello dear wrestling fans, here we go with another addition of Falls Count Anywhere.  This week, I thought I cover a little bit on various topics that are on the minds of not only myself, but many wrestling fans.  There is a lot of things I’ve liked a lot, and a few that have been perplexing to say the least.  Let’s get going!

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FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE: Stop Whining and Get in the Ring!

Falls-Count-AnywhereHere we go again, another CM Punk disagreement with management.  Hard to believe, I know.  About a year ago, while writing for another publisher, I wrote about how Punk was the unrivaled best in the world.

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Hitting the Ropes: Bring Back Hulkamania!

HTR_3Hitting the Ropes: Bring Back Hulkamania!

WWE announced this past Monday that The Animal, Dave Batista, is returning to the company in January.  Honestly I was pleasantly surprised.  I’m not a huge Batista fan but this should shake things up a little bit.  I feel WWE has been a little stale lately, which is usually how I feel before Wrestlemania season.

So I’m looking forward to Batista’s arrival on January.  But I don’t think Vince should stop there.

The time has come to bring Hulk Hogan back to World Wrestling Entertainment.

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Former WWE superstar Mark Jindrak talks about why he got pulled from Evolution and replaced by Batista

Mark JFormer WWE Superstar Mark Jindrak, who is now known as Marco Corleone, has published a new column at PWMania.com. Jindrak goes in depth and talks about why he got pulled from Evolution and replaced by Batista, recalling times when he and Randy Orton were acting immature including photos from a prank that went wrong involving himself, Orton and the cops. Jindrak also recalls when Vince McMahon told him that he was being pulled from Evolution.

Here is an excerpt from his article:

“Randy and I, with the help of Maven, pulled off a great joke on this night [2003 Raw event]. However it went a bit rockier than we expected. We were the last wrestlers in the place. There was probably 5-6 police officers outside to keep the crowd in check. There was one officer that was inside that we conversed with and saw that he was cool. So we asked him if he would step in and just break us up if we started a fake fight outside. He agreed and we set a whole plan up for when we got outside. Outside we started arguing back and forth until it turned to shoving. It was only supposed to be shoving but with the passion that Orton and I had for a great “rib”, turned to some pretty stiff forearms and punches.

WWE announces Batista’s return on Monday Night RAW

BatistaWWE aired a promo on tonight’s RAW that revealed Batista will make his return on the January 20th live RAW from the Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.  He is expected to play a big role in the Royal Rumble and eventually Wrestlemania XXX.

Pick up a copy of Batista’s DVD at WWEShop.com.  Click on the image to be directed to that website:
Batista Unleashed DVD

Batista returning to WWE?

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According to a WrestleZone.com report, it appears Batista may end his MMA career with a perfect 1-0 record.  The report states that Batista is rapidly getting back into wrestling shape, and fast approaching 290 lbs, his listed weight at the time he was last seen in the WWE back in 2010.  Batista is also open to a return to the company and listed The Rock and Brock Lesnar as potential opponents.

Read the article here:

http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/270999-dave-batista-close-to-a-wwe-return-possible-feud-w-lesnar

View the OWW Forum thread here:

http://forums.onlineworldofwrestling.com/showthread.php/21498-Batista-On-His-Way-Back-to-the-WWE

 

WWE.com presents the 25 wildest ring animals of all time!

Courtesy of WWE.com:

“Lionhearts”, Tiger Jacksons and Bearcat Wrights, oh my: WWE.com has stumbled into the zoological sub-genre of sports-entertainment.

Dating back to the squared circle’s “pioneer era” and the likes of “Russian Lion” Georg Hackenschmidt, extending all the way through to present day, Superstars have repeatedly turned to beasts of the wild for inspiration in devising new methods of intimidation.

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Booker T recalls his confrontation with Batista in 2006

LordsofPain.net writer Daniel Pena reports that recently Booker T spoke to Fighting Spirit Magazine (FightingSpiritMagazine.co.uk) and recalled his physical altercation with Batista on May 8, 2006 at a commercial photo shoot in Encino, California for that year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event.

Batista, who rose to main event status in a relatively short period of time, was already unpopular within the locker room due to his lack of respect for those who came before him coupled with a sense of entitlement. That day, Booker T took issue with The Animal’s poor demeanor.

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