In 2006, Rey Mysterio was involved in a fight with Randy Orton and Kurt Angle. The fight culminated in a world heavyweight title match at WrestleMania 22. Kurt Angle defended his title against Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton in a triple threat match on PPV. It seems that Vince McMahon was not a huge fan. Vince McMahon also despised a major ECW champion.
Against all odds, Rey Mysterio managed to achieve the shocking victory and became the new World Heavyweight Champion. He dedicated his victory to the late great Eddie Guerrero, who had passed away in 2005. However, Mysterio was booed throughout the match, while Kurt Angle was the one who received the cheers.
WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle spoke on “The Kurt Angle Show,” where he revealed what Vince McMahon thought about Rey Mysterio’s booing.
“Yeah, I was putting on a baby face, and I was having a good career as a champion, and my whole wrestling character, ‘The Wrestling Machine,’ started, and you know, we were completing the circle with that, so fans They really took it on a wrestling character, The Wrestling Machine. I remember, you know, the fans were cheering for Kurt Angle. The fans are going to cheer on whoever they want to cheer on. There’s nothing you can do about it. I’m surprised they actually were. booing Rey. That was a bit harsh. I’m not sure why, but they preferred that Kurt Angle win that night. “
“I think it had a lot to do with because, you know, like I said before, Rey Mysterio has never been booed outside the building. And this was the first time for him. And I think Vince McMahon saw that as, “Oh, okay, maybe Rey isn’t as finished as I thought.” And I think that could have affected Rey’s title race. But the whole game was based on Eddie Guerrero and his memory. So, Rey winning the title, no one was going to stop that, and that was the right decision. Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio deserved it ”.
Vince McMahon fires two big names in WWE
WWE fired Director of Talent Relations Nicole Zeoli, who worked for the company for 11 years and took over as Director in 2018. A WWE diva leaked a “banned” photo of Vince McMahon.
John Cone has been fired as Senior Manager of the Talent Relations Department. He still has a job as a referee. PWInsider broke the news of these layoffs.
Vince McMahon praised WWE management during today’s earnings call: “Like any other form of entertainment or sport, we came out of COVID. At first, we were in survival mode, but we found a new life. Sure, we saw this as an opportunity to rethink the way we do business and open what I call a WWE treasure chest. The only way to do that is by having the best management team in WWE history.
We have that team. A team that is innovative, a team that drives revenue, and has reorganized our company in a more efficient way to take advantage of new revenue streams, new online platforms, new consumer products, new content creation, and new opportunities to expand our portfolio. of media rights worldwide. I’m always excited about our business and I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited than I am right now. “
Stephanie McMahon posts a photo of a ’embarrassing’ diva
Stephanie McMahon apologized to Mickie James, retweeting her embarrassing photo showing the garbage bag sent to her after her firing. Triple H fired an employee for the photo.
Stephanie said: “@MickieJames, I am ashamed that you or anyone else is treated this way. I apologize personally and on behalf of @WWE. The person in charge is no longer in our company ”.
WWE also fired Samoa Joe last week. Sean Waltman said on his Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast: “Yes, [Samoa Joe] sure, ”Waltman said. “People are discouraged. I also. The thing is, this is Samoa Joe man. He’s a leading player anywhere as far as I’m concerned, and it opens up a lot of possibilities. I can’t wait to see where it ends. “
“I could see ROH. It has a history with ROH and even Impact. I guess it depends on what they offer. Here’s the thing, they released a dozen people or whatever at once. Some people might think, “Well, you put excess talent on the market,” but there is no excess talent like Samoa Joe on the market, no matter how many people are released. “
WWE also fired Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Bo Dallas, Mojo Rawley, and many others last week.
. @ MickieJames I am ashamed that you or anyone else is treated this way. I apologize personally and on behalf of @WWE. The person in charge is no longer in our company. https://t.co/nvN4WsKC0I
– Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 23, 2021
WWE Drop Huge Chris Jericho announcement
Current AEW star and former WWE Superstar Chris Jericho is arguably one of the most accomplished and popular professional wrestlers to ever set foot inside the squared circle. He has competed in various promotions such as WCW, WWE, ECW, New Japan Pro Wrestling and AEW among others. Chris Jericho could also meet a recently fired WWE Superstar.
According to PWInsider, Chris Jericho had a show on WWE Network called Living with Chris Jericho it has now been added to the Peacock library.
The ephemeral Living with Chris Jericho The WWE Network show has been added to Peacock’s library. It can currently only be found on the Chris Jericho themed carousel on the main page.
The WWE 365 dA documentary series has also been added to the streaming service.
A&E is running multiple reruns of its Biography: Stone Cold Steve Austin documentary and the first episode of WWE’s Most Wanted Treasured throughout the weekend, leading up to new Biography Episode 2: Roddy Piper and Treasures.
The third episode of WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures will feature Jerry Lawler in search of his debut crown and robe, as well as items related to his feud with the late Andy Kaufman.
Drake Maverick and Killian Dain impromptu therapy session: What’s NeXT, April 22, 2021