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Big E on Recently Getting Ordained, Officiating Weddings Later This Month, More

We speculated earlier in the week that another wedding for Renee Young and WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose may be held later this month for Total Divas filming as Big E and Renee had a Twitter exchange after Big E announced that he would be officiating weddings in Los Angeles.

It turns out Big E is actually officiating weddings but there will not be another ceremony for Renee and Dean. Big E spoke with the WWE website and revealed that he was recently ordained to be a minister online. He said, “I just got ordained online. It’s a surprisingly easy process. You just put some information in and they send you a certificate. That’s that. It’s official. We made sure of that.”

Here are a few highlights from the interview:

WWE.COM: So, what led to you offering yourself up as a wedding officiant?

BIG E: I recently learned that I would have a lot of time off. I really don’t do well with a lot of idle time. A couple of weeks ago, we just had WrestleMania, which kept me really busy. Then, we had about six days off, which was fitting, and then TV.

I’m ready to work. I don’t do well with idle time. My head was spinning, thinking “What am I going to do with all these days off?” I don’t really want to take a vacation. I’m bored just being in the house. I think I was talking about it in the locker room, [and] I actually have to give all credit to Enzo Amore. He came up with this idea. As soon as I heard it, I thought “This is kind of ridiculous, but kind of phenomenal, as well.” So, I gave it some thought, ran it by a couple of my friends, got their feedback. I couldn’t really think of a reason not to do it and got even more excited about the prospect.

WWE.COM: What do you think makes you a good fit for this?

BIG E: I guess I’m hoping that people are excited to have me. I don’t want to walk into an awkward situation where just the husband or just the wife wants me there. I want it to be something where everyone involved is pleased with the outcome.

But anything specific? I could give you something sappy about people who are madly in love and want to be together forever, but it’s cool to be part of someone’s day. I had no idea how much interest there would actually be; I just threw it out there. I told Emilio that I wouldn’t be surprised if there were no serious requests, but there are a few. Now, we have to sit down and reply to people. I’ll probably find a way to call, Skype or FaceTime them so people know it’s real.

WWE.COM: What can the potential happy couples expect from a Big E wedding?

BIG E: It’s pretty fluid, I think. That’s one of the things we’re going to negotiate. I’m imagining people kind of want to see me as a character and do some of the things that I do on TV. I’m not going to approach it as a normal minister would. My job is an entertainer, so my thought is people want to see me entertain.

That’s something we can talk about, of course. If you have a grandmother at your wedding who is uncomfortable with me shaking my hips, that’s something that I can tone down. It’s a case-by-case basis. I’m sure people who would try to employ my services would want something fun, but we’ll talk about it.

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Finn Balor Pulled from the Ring This Weekend

As we noted, Finn Balor reportedly suffered a concussion in the match with Jinder Mahal on Monday’s “Superstar Shakeup” edition of RAW. The injury came when Jinder hit Balor with a stiff forearm to the head

Balor was pulled from weekend WWE live events. He’s expected to be re-evaluated at Monday’s RAW and could be cleared then.

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Here’s Why An ‘Injured’ Roman Reigns Worked This Weekend’s Live Events

Even though Roman Reigns was “injured” on this past Monday’s Raw, he still managed to show up and spear Braun Strowman through a table over the weekend. So, why did an “injured” and “not medically cleared” Roman Reigns be allowed to show up at a live event? It really all comes down to promotion.

Reigns was carried out on a stretcher on Monday, so you would think that WWE would keep him off of the weekend’s live events to give their angle from Raw a little credibility. But they decided to have him show up, and on Saturday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained why.

“They didn’t do a match last night or tonight because the idea was that [Roman Reigns] wasn’t cleared. So Braun Strowman cuts a promo and then Roman Reigns isn’t cleared, then Reigns’ music hits and he comes out, and he’s all taped up, and they have a big brawl and it ends up with Roman putting him through a table and that’s how they end it.

“The feeling is that they didn’t want to do house shows without him because he’d been advertised all along, so they didn’t false advertise. I mean, I noticed that they didn’t pull him from any of the advertising. They just felt that was the way to go with it. I don’t know that he’ll be on TV this week, but he might be.”

Roman Reigns is being advertised for this coming Monday’s Raw, so it looks like he’s going to be there.

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Were you surprised to see that Roman Reigns showed up at this weekend’s live events?Do you think he should be on TV on Monday, or do you think WWE should keep him off of Raw for a couple of weeks? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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WWE Holding Off Regins Vs. Strowman Until Raw’s June PPV?

The original main event for this month’s Payback show was Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns, but now that the show will have the WWE Championship match between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt, they might actually hold Reigns vs. Strowman off until their June pay-per-view.

Brock Lesnar is the current WWE Universal Champion, and he probably won’t return to defend his title until this summer. So, WWE may need a main event for their June show, since Lesnar probably won’t be a part of it, and that main event might end up being Reigns vs. Strowman.

On Saturday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez discussed the possibility of WWE waiting until June to do Reigns vs. Strowman.

Alvarez: “It’ll be two months, right? Because the next Raw exclusive show won’t be until June. So it almost seems like they have to do it [this month].”

Meltzer: “They could hold it off until June. And I don’t know if it’s been decided because Lesnar doesn’t have a date yet. So if Lesnar had a date and it was June, then you would know that they couldn’t hold it off. But if Lesnar doesn’t have a date, and Lesnar might be back in July, they could do Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in June, and then come back in July with Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar, and then I don’t know what they’re doing for SummerSlam.”

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Will Injuries Prevent WWE From Pushing Finn Balor?

Finn Balor has had terrible luck since joining the main roster. He’s wrestled in less than 10 matches on WWE television, and he suffered a significant injury in two of them. His first one came at the hands of Seth Rollins at this past August’s SummerSlam — the injury caused Balor to miss roughly eight months of action. The second one happened this past Monday night, as he suffered a concussion during a match with Jinder Mahal, and now it looks like he’s going to be out of action for an extended period of time once again.

On Saturday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about the dangers of being seen as injury prone by Vince McMahon. He also said that if Balor gets injured again when he returns, Vince may actually begin to see him as a guy who’s injury prone.

“[Finn Balor] showed up and he had the shoulder surgery, and then in his second TV match back he gets hurt again, so it’s like… I hope he doesn’t get hurt one more time because you don’t wanna have that thing in Vince’s head that you’re injury prone. It doesn’t kill you, because Vince has that thing in his head about other people and they still get pushed to a degree. But it does temper him from going all the way with somebody.”

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Finn Balor Injury Update

On Monday’s Raw, Finn Balor took a pretty hard shot to the head from Jinder Mahal, and we later found out the he suffered a concussion. As of right now, we don’t really know when Balor will return to action, but on Saturday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer gave us an update on the ex-Universal Champion’s condition.

“So Finn Balor was off this weekend. He got a concussion from Jinder Mahal, and so with a concussion, people have been asking me ‘what’s the situation?’ and it’s like, with a concussion you never know. I mean, it could be forever. I mean, I doubt it’ll be forever. But it could be two weeks, it could be two months. You just don’t know when a guy’s gonna be cleared.”

Finn Balor has wrestled less than ten matches on the main roster, and in two of them he suffered a significant injury. Hopefully the concussion isn’t severe so we can see him back in action ASAP.

Also, earlier this week, Balor mentioned Jinder Mahal in a tweet, which you can see below.

?#finnfriday @JinderMahal pic.twitter.com/W2ae9XbAtM

— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) April 14, 2017

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WWE Isn’t Interested in Putting This Attitude Era Star in the Hall of Fame

In recent years we’ve seen WWE welcome back guys who we never thought would be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Guys like Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Scott “Razor Ramon” Hall, The Ultimate Warrior, Bruno Sammartino, Kurt Angle and Bret Hart were all persona non grata at WWE at certain points, but they were all eventually welcomed back to the company.

While WWE has been willing to forgive and forget in most cases, there are still some ex-superstars who they’re still not interested in welcoming back, like Ken Shamrock for example.

On Saturday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer was asked if WWE has reached out to Ken Shamrock about going into the Hall of Fame, and Meltzer responded by saying that WWE, for whatever reason, isn’t interested in putting the ex-Intercontinental Champion in the Hall of Fame.

“Nope. As far as contact, I mean Ken has tried to get in with them several times and they aren’t interested, for whatever reason.”

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Kurt Angle Names His Favorite Current WWE Superstars

2017 WWE Hall of Fame inductee and current Raw general manager Kurt Angle recently did an interview with Washington’s Top News, where he talked about his favorite current WWE superstars, and who on the main roster reminds him of himself.

“Seeing the talent in Cesaro and Kevin Owens, I love the kid. I’m a huge fan of him. What he can do for a guy his size [and] how he’s able to move around the way he does, he defies the laws of gravity. … There are a lot of talents that I’d love to wrestle: Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins. But as far as reminding me of myself, that [Chad] Gable kid, he’s a little bit undersized, but damn he can go!”

Angle is probably a long way away from his in-ring return, as he still hasn’t taken WWE’s physical. During his appearance on Talk is Jericho, Angle said that WWE is waiting to see how he does as the Raw GM before they decide on whether or not they’ll allow him to wrestle again.

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Who in WWE today reminds you of Kurt Angle? Who would you like to see him wrestle if he’s able to return to the ring? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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Alberto Del Rio on if JBL is a Bully

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for SmackDown color commentator John Bradshaw Layfield, but apparently not everyone has a bad thing to say about him.

Alberto El Patron, who formerly worked in WWE as Alberto Del Rio, recently spoke with Sports Illustrated, where he was asked about the JBL situation, and if he thinks JBL is a bully. You can check out his response below.

“I know I had a lot of beef with some of the people in that company, and I can say that I hate some of the people in that place, but JBL was not one of them. He was always fantastic to me and he always treated my family with respect, so I have nothing but respect for JBL. But with all honesty, and I swear on my kids’ life, I don’t watch the product at all, I don’t follow, so I don’t know what the situation is with JBL.”

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What’s your take on the JBL/Mauro Ranallo situation? Do you think JBL is a bully? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!

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Justin Roberts on Triple H Burying the Entire Locker Room

While promoting his new book called Best Seat in the House, former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts appeared on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, where he was asked if he ever saw Triple H bury anyone backstage.

Roberts didn’t give an example of Triple H burying anyone in particular, but he did make reference to when the WWE COO trashed the entire locker room prior to his match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 28.

“There are a couple of things that come to mind that I write about in the book,” said Roberts about Triple H burying talent. “When he was going to be wrestling The Undertaker at WrestleMania he basically said he went into the locker room and he looked around and there was nobody for him and nobody at his level besides The Undertaker. So here is a guy in charge of building talent saying that no talent is up to his level and that is why he got to fight the Undertaker at WrestleMania again. At the same time when they did that storyline with the roster walking out on the company and he basically came in the ring and said how everybody is outside but he could have a better match with a broomstick than most of the guys anyway. He’s always doing whatever it takes to make himself look like Superman and to put everybody else down. He’s probably the most insecure person I’ve ever met. He constantly needs people around him telling him how great his ideas are and laughing at his jokes and he buries talent.”

You can check out the entire interview by watching the video below.

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