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Vickie Guerrero on Promos and Backstabbing in the Locker Room

Well excuse her. Vickie Guerrero was one of the most polarizing characters the WWE has ever seen. She ran one WWE show or the other for a very long time and drove a lot of people crazy with her screeching voice. Having since left the WWE, Guerrero has now given some thoughts on her time with the company.

Guerrero recently appeared on Madusa’s “Full Throttle” podcast and gave her thoughts on some issues in WWE, including praising her own promo abilities while seeming to not be that impressed by all of the women today. She also mentions some backstage issues in a somewhat vague way. Here are the comments, with transcription courtesy of Wrestlinginc.com.

On promos:

“I look at some of the girls and they can’t do a promo and it just amazes me. Some are very talented, don’t get me wrong. Some girls can do a great promo, but when I was there I do believe that I was the only one that could do a promo.”

And on backstage issues:

“I guess in general, thanks for the backstabbing. That probably pertains to like 5 people.”

You can listen to the full interview here:

Opinion: While Guerrero probably was the best promo around at the time, she wasn’t the only woman who could talk well. Laycool was more than fine, Maryse played her snobby character to perfection and AJ Lee was certainly capable of talking. I’m really not sure what to say about the backstabbing stuff but would you expect anything less in a wrestling locker room?

Did you like Guerrero? Would you be interested in seeing her make a comeback? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jeff Jarrett Discusses Impact Wrestling in the UK

Good to see you again. With “Impact Wrestling” looking to reclaim some of its past glory, it would make sense or it to move over to a place where the company had success before. Some of the company’s best days were during its time on Spike TV and now the show is returning to the network…..at least the British version. “Impact Wrestling” will be moving back to Spike TV in the UK this coming Friday and Jeff Jarrett has been talking about the show’s new home.

In an interview with the “Burton Mail”, Jarrett spoke about what the move means for “Impact Wrestling”, how he hopes to meet fans’ expectations, and his thoughts on the current British wrestling scene. Here are some highlights of the interview, with a link to the full version below.

On how things have changed since their debut in 2002:

“But, in those 15 years, the word has changed so much and so has the industry of professional wrestling. The advent of computers and social media has meant that fans have gone from wanting something every week to wanting something ever few hours – this means that we will supplement our show on Spike with even more social and web content to ensure we are engaging with our fans in the best way that we can.”

On what fans can expect when they tune in:

“Viewers will be able to see a mix of heavyweight, tag team, womens and X Division wrestling when they tune into Impact on Spike,” he added. There is really something for everyone. I am aiming to use mine and my family’s 70 years of experience in the industry to try and put on a great show week in and week out. But the most important thing is our fans and making sure they are having fun and enjoying what they are seeing. We will do this by giving top talent an opportunity like we have done in the past with the likes of AJ Styles – now a global superstar – and Bobby Roode.”

And the importance of the UK market:

“The UK is one of our best audiences and the fans are incredible. We always loved coming over here for our live shows and bringing those back is one of our top priorities as part of our efforts to be a major player in this industry. This, now more than ever, in terms of the UK is so important because it has one of the hottest wrestling scenes in the world and we want to tap into that in terms of giving fans what they want and also ensuring we take a look and use the great array of talent available in this great nation.”

You can read the full interview here.

Opinion: I know the company gets a lot of flack, but “Impact Wrestling’s” UK shows are always a lot of fun and very high energy. It makes a lot of sense for the company to want to focus on the UK market again as they’ve certainly benefited from a strong presence there in the past.

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Do you like the new “Impact Wrestling”? Would you see them if they toured near you? Let us know in the comments below.

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Watch: 10 Times WWE Stars Broke the Ring

In honor of this past Monday’s Raw, where Bruan Strowman and Big Show collapsed the ring, WWE recently posted a video of the top 10 times that superstars have broken the ring. Check it out below!

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What was your favorite “broken ring” moment? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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Jim Cornette Trashes Kenny Omega

Jim Cornette recently appeared on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast, where he completely trashed New Japan Pro Wrestling star Kenny Omega, who is, aside from AJ Styles, widely considered to be the best in-ring performer in the world today.

“Kenny Omega, I’ve said this about him, I don’t care if he discovers the cure for cancer in his spare time, brings Lou Thesz back from the grave and stretches him in a shoot, he is still a piece of sh*t that should never be in the business because he had matches with nine year old girls and blow up dolls. I don’t care how good he is. I don’t have any time for him, don’t want to look at him, don’t want to hear about him and if I had complete control over pro wrestling I would have Dan Severn go and beat the f*ck out of him and leave him laying in a f*cking ditch.”

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Omega has certainly come a long way over the last couple of years, but apparently Cornette can’t see him for what he’s become, and he only sees him for what he used to be. Also, Cornette is probably one of the very few people who feels this way about the NJPW star.

What are your thoughts on Kenny Omega? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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Jim Cornette Clarifies His Stance on Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens

In recent years, Jim Cornette has been extremely critical of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens because of his own personal dealings with the two during his time in Ring of Honor. Since then, both have gone on to become successful WWE stars, and now, fans are trying to throw that in Cornette’s face, as the perception has been that he thought both men would never get over on WWE’s main roster.

In a recent interview with the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling, Cornette clarified his stance on Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.

“I never said that they were bad wrestlers and they couldn’t get over. I said they ain’t getting over unless they do certain things and tweak what they’ve already got. They’ve done that and they have been successful. They’ve never embarrassed the business by beating up grade school children or having matches with blow up dolls.”

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Have you noticed the tweaks that Cornette is referring to? Or do you think Zayn and Owens are doing what they’ve always done? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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Charlotte Comments on Being Moved to SmackDown

Charlotte was arguably the biggest addition to the SmackDown roster in the “superstar shake-up,” and in a recent interview with Brian Fritz of Sporting News, the former Raw Women’s Champion gave her thoughts on being moved over to WWE’s blue brand.

“I’ve established myself on Raw so I feel moving to a different brand, the pressure of reestablishing myself with a whole new group of women and figuring out where my character goes on SmackDown.

“I can’t speak for the other women on Raw or SmackDown but I know, for myself, personally, the minute I left Raw Monday night I said to myself SmackDown is the women’s division that you’re gonna want to be on. That’s my mindset. Yes, competition is in full effect because that’s kind of the point of having two brands. Obviously, I want both brands to do well but I’m just that competitive. I want the SmackDown women to do extremely well and let’s see what we can do.”

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Which brand do you think has the superior women’s division? Do you think Charlotte will be just as successful on SmackDown as she was on Raw? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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205 Live Star Announces WWE Departure

It looks like WWE’s cruiserweight division is about to lose one of its biggest names, as Tajiri recently announced that he’s decided to part ways with the company via Twitter.

All of the now ex-WWE star’s tweets were posted in Japanese, but he essentially said that he’s leaving the company due to an injury and his current age [46]. He also thanked Triple H, WWE, and the United States of America for all of his success in North America and around the world.

While the Japanese Buzzsaw says that he is leaving WWE, he didn’t say that his pro wrestling career is over. In fact, there’s a good chance that he’ll wrestle again in Japan, as he only said that his WWE career is over. So, it could be one of those cases where WWE’s medical staff refused to clear him for a return.

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Most probably weren’t even aware that Tajiri had returned to WWE, as 205 Live is one of the least watched shows on the WWE Network. So, while the show is losing a recognizable name, his departure probably won’t hurt the brand one bit.

 

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Here’s When AJ Styles Will Return to the WWE Championship Picture

AJ Styles is currently the number one contender for the United States Championship, as he’ll face the winner of the Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens match at next month’s SmackDown exclusive pay-per-view, Backlash. However, it doesn’t look like a US Title reign is in store for the Phenomenal One.

According to Cageside Seats, WWE is planning on having Styles return to the WWE Championship picture following next month’s pay-per-view, where SmackDown’s main title will be defended in a match between the champ Randy Orton, and the challenger Jinder Mahal.

Styles has been eager to work with Orton ever since he came to WWE last year, and while they have had one encounter on a recent episode of SmackDown, they haven’t yet had a big match on pay-per-view.

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Would you like to see Orton vs. Styles at some point this summer? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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The Reason Why Jinder Mahal is Getting a WWE Title Shot at Backlash

It’s still hard to believe that Jinder Mahal will challenge for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of next month’s Backlash show. But, at the very least, fans should appreciate the fact that WWE did something that no one saw coming, even though it might not end up being the smartest move.

So, why is Jinder getting a title shot out of nowhere? Well, there could be a couple of reasons why according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The first reason could be that this whole thing was earmarked for Rusev, who is currently out of action with an injury. But, the biggest reason is that, due to the structure of their business, they can pretty much do anything because they don’t have to worry about selling pay-per-views anymore.

“One of the things about WWE right now is that, because of the way their business is structured, [they] can almost do anything. You’re almost immune to bad booking because you just are. It’s like, the business, it’s gonna be at a certain level. Like, even if you have the best booked WrestleMania, it’s still gonna be WrestleMania. And now it’s after WrestleMania, so it’s gonna be the let down after WrestleMania no matter what they do. So, unless they bring back somebody from the past, it kinda doesn’t matter what they do, it just is what it is.”

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What do you expect from the Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal match at Backlash? Do you think there’s a chance that Jinder will actually win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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WWE Thinks Former World Champion Has Gotten Lazy And Complacent

At last year’s WrestleMania, Dean Ambrose wrestled Brock Lesnar in one of the show’s featured matches, and just a few months later, he won his first WWE World Heavyweight Championship. But, it was all downhill from there, as he went on to have a forgettable title run, and at this year’s WrestleMania, he ended up wrestling on the pre-show.

On this past Monday’s Raw, The Miz, who Ambrose is currently feuding with, essentially called Ambrose lazy and complacent, as he pointed out the fact that the ex-Shield member was left off of WrestleMania 33’s main card, and according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Miz’s promo echoed how WWE management feels about Ambrose at the moment.

“Okay so, usually when those words are used on television and promos, it’s because somebody thinks that,” said Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. “It sounds like somebody feels like Dean is too complacent right now, so it sucks for him.”

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Do you think Dean Ambrose has gotten complacent? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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