- More on Randy Orton: F4Wonline.com notes that the story from SuperLuchas of Randy Orton testing positive for Dianobol, an anabolic steroid, is unconfirmed. Most wrestlers who want to pass a drug test would avoid Dianobol since it stays in your system for as long as six weeks.
- 3 Hour Raw News: On week one of RAW going three-hours, WWE is pulling out all the stops in hopes of getting fans into the habit of tuning in an hour earlier because the first hour of every three-hour RAW is always the lowest-rated.
- More on DX Reuniting: As noted before, Triple H and Shawn Michaels will be reuniting next month for the three-hour 1,000th episode of WWE RAW. Triple H will likely be continuing the angle with Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels could be the next victim of Lesnar’s kimura lock.
- Who’s King of the Ring? :WWE has a new article up ranking the top 10 King of the Ring winners.
At #10 they list King Mabel, #9 is Kurt Angle, #8 is Edge, #7 is Brock Lesnar, #6 is Harley Race, #5 is Bret Hart, #4 is Triple H, #3 is Booker T, #2 is Randy Savage and Steve Austin is ranked at #1.
- THQ Closes Office: PWInsider.com is reporting that THQ, the video game studio behind last year’s “WWE All-Stars” game, closed its San Diego offices this week.
News of the office closing comes at the same time as UFC announcing it’s partnership with EA Sports to produce a new video game, which has to be a big set back for THQ, which has been struggling for quite sometime now.
- Natalaya in New Gear: WWE Diva Natalya will debut new ring gear on this week’s episode of WWE NXT, where she faces Tamina Snuka. Natalya wrote on Twitter that she dedicated the match to WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young, who was backstage at the Greenville, SC SmackDown tapings because she lives in the area.
- More on TNA Lawsuit on WWE: PWInsider reports that the next hearing in the TNA vs. WWE lawsuit will be on July 12th at 9:30 AM. Long-time WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt has been granted approval to be one of WWE’s attorneys on the case.
- Feud between Journal Inquirer & WWE: The feud between the Journal Inquirer and WWE continues. As noted recently, the newspaper filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against WWE, claiming that WWE violated federal election law by assisting Linda McMahon’s campaign by threatening to sue them for criticizing her. The managing editor of the newspaper had written that Linda McMahon had funded her Senate campaigns through the “business of violence, pornography and general raunch.”
The newspaper published results from a Qunnipiac University poll today which asked voters for their views on the WWE product and if they deemed it “pornographic.” 56% of those polled said that they felt the product was not pornographic, while 10% said that it was. The rest of those polled didn’t know or had no opinion.
- Michael Toner, who is a former FEC chairman hired by the Linda McMahon campaign, stated that the complaint filed by the Journal Inquirer was “frivolous” and “utterly baseless.”
“The idea that an American corporation cannot seek a retraction from a newspaper for allegedly publishing libelous statements about the corporation without violating federal election laws is ludicrous,” said Toner in a statement released by the McMahon campaign. “If the FEC names the McMahon campaign as a respondent in this matter, the campaign looks forward to filing a response and having the FEC promptly dismiss the complaint.” Read More about this Story HERE
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