Makes perfect sense because it is predictable.
In other news, who remembers Maven?
Former WWE star Maven Huffman who won Tough Enough 2001 has lost his winners trophy in a storage auction reports TMZ.com. The trophy was sold for $100 and then listed on eBay featching an impressive $600. The new owner did reach out to Maven to try and return it but heard nothing back. Maven told TMZ.com "he’s bummed about the situation … but hopes the new owner of his trophy “cherishes [it] as much as I did.”
More at TMZ.com.
Yes sir I totally remember him. In fact after a house show I actually talked with a bit at one point. Truly a nice guy, and one very crappy situation!
I wish they could have made something for him. But I suppose that since he was the first of his kind [winning a competition], the stigma of being a competition winner would have just stuck with him and it seemed they didn't know how to shake that off of him - or they just didn't bother to try!
Pretty much the same thing has happened to "Big Andy" from the last Tough Enough.
I would like to see another show. I actually really enjoyed watching the last one.
And for those wondering about the whole Cena and AJ thing (as well as Del Rio and Mendes), we have an answer!
- It's said the current RAW storylines with AJ Lee & John Cena and Rosa Mendes & Alberto Del Rio are being done to cater to female viewers as part of WWE's new initiative to reach out to that demographic.
Some interesting TNA news about cutting back on PPV's, hope the WWE will follow suit
Partial Source: Pwinsider.com
-- As previously reported, TNA is planning to cut back on their PPV calendar. Sources are indicating that the February Against All Odds PPV has been scratched, which means that the company will do the January Genesis PPV show, take February off, and return in March for Lockdown. There may be 1-2 other PPVs removed from the calendar as well, but at this time, that is not confirmed.
-- The sentiment at last night's IMPACT tapings was said to be very positive, with the feeling that the company has turned the corner on creative. Plans are mapped out several months ahead and the initial TV scripts are completed a few weeks ahead of time in order to make sure they are locked in to their plans. The overall feeling is that the long term planning is stronger than it has been in a long, long time for the company.
-- Hogan has been working closely with Morgan to help him improve as a talent and personality.
Just noticed the thread has got to 500 pages! I wasn't here a the beginning but kudos to everyone who part takes here!
Heres to the next 500 pages! :)
The TLC PPV, might actually be good
With all that might happen....
Since punk is retaining the title, then he will past cena as the longest title holder, so beyond that he will have to pass cena again to be an even longer title holder
This more news on the WWE VS HART LAWSUIT
Big Update: The Martha Hart vs. WWE Lawsuit
Partial Source: Pwinsider
Portions of Martha Hart's lawsuit against WWE and the McMahons over the use of Owen Hart's likeness were dismissed in court within the last couple of weeks. On November 16th, the judge in the case threw out parts of the lawsuit against WWE, though exactly what was dismissed and what remains is not confirmed. The portions of the lawsuit that were remaining before the partial dismissal were the following claims:
* That Owen's name would have reverted back to strictly his usage after his passing
* That his legal name would not be considered his character's name (i.e. that WWE did not have the rights to use, market and promote him as Owen Hart)
* That WWE released several DVDs other products such as the WWEEncyclopedia without giving Hart's estate proper payments per his booking contract
* That WWE used "original intellectual property" (e.g. family photos) without the permission of Owen's estate
* That the Owen Hart Foundation has been hurt by the unwanted association with WWE due to WWE's usage of Owen Hart's name and likeness
In addition, a motion to dismiss Martha's copyright infringement suit against against Vince McMahon personally was partially approved as it was ruled that Martha had "failed to present sufficient evidence of McMahon's vicarious liability for copyright infringement." It was noted that in order to establish liability, Hart had to prove that McMahon had "the right and ability to supervise and an obvious and direct financial interest in the exploitation of copyrighted materials" and that she failed to do that since the only proof presented was that Vince is WWE's President and majority shareholder.
Linda McMahon was not mentioned in any of the rulings, meaning that the lawsuit against her may still be proceeding. The McMahons did not get their requested sanctions against Hart's lawyer to pay for legal fees approved, nor their request to have certain remarks made in Hart's latest amended lawsuit stricken.
Wow what a MESS! I dont miss the courts!
it's an extremely messing business between them both... That poor family that lost a father, son, brother
and the WWE that lost the rights to his image.... Sure the wwe is going to lose millions... But the family has lost infinity that and beyond
The only thing that matters is finale peace for the family and closure to this sad state of affairs
I remember Maven, he got twatted by undertaker at RR 2002 for flipping him per the rope and eliminating him haha....whipped him into a popcorn machine backstage I believe....ahaha how I miss the attitude era :S
edit: just saw devious mentioned it, sorry lol
Yeah I remember Maven too. He had an impressive dropkick but that was pretty much it. He was never going to make it big in WWE. Given the talent pool on the roster by the time he debuted, he wasn't going to even sniff the WWE title let alone hold it. He pretty much lost all his steam within 6 months and when they tried to push him again it flopped.
His biggest claim to fame is dropkicking Undertaker out of the ring and getting beaten like nobody's business for doing so, at least that's how I remember him (along with his goofy eyebrows)..
Last time I heard of him he was selling stuff on tv lol. I haven't seen him wrestle since 2006 though, nowadays he has this huge back tattoo (what Tyson Tomko has on his shoulders he has on his back). Didn't he get arrested for drugs a couple years ago too?
omg tyson tomko i forgot about that guy LMAO
I always thought Tomko was underutilised. He had a great look imo and from what I can remember was passable/good in the ring. (it's been atleast 2 years since I've watched a Tomko match lol, I honestly can't remember much about him other than his appearance and him Powerbombing Jericho through and announce table)
I expected some big things for him as all as Nathan Jones that guy was just damn impressive! LOL
Nathan Jones had an impressive look, and god those vignettes they used to air for him were awesome. "The Colossus Of Boggo Road" cool nickname with a cool background of being an ex-prisoner. Unfortunately for him he was absolutely terrible in the ring.
Actually he was so bad they changed the tag team match from WM19 (A-Train/Show vs Taker/Jones) to a handicap because they knew he wasn't ready. (and he wasn't because he botched his roundhouse kick there too).
The hand over of power in the WWE is coming quick and steady,
Now that Vince is rarely spotted at any of the two brand tappings. And the fact he is handing nearly all power of control of shakedown tappings, talent control, production layout, storyline control and layout of wrestling match etc etc to triple h
Means a more relaxed approach and happier backstage atmosphere... Were is when Vince is there talking and laying out what the king and jr etc etc have to say... At the curtain, it's the only time talent see or even talk to Vince...
The WWE universe is getting a relaxed atmosphere now and this will be well welcomed
Lmao @ Austin Aries asking how Brooke Hogan gets comfortable taking it from Bully Ray over Hulk Hogan's desk! :P
...also Mickie James appears to have a blonde thing goin on (base layer of her hair anyway).
Lovely Swinging kick she gave to Gail Kim, although miss the whole 'long kiss goodnight' thing, wwe must own the rights to that
oh mickie james...