Rumor Mill March 25

Celeste WinchesterSenior Analyst IMarch 25, 2009

Hi people, and welcome to another episode of the "Rumor Mill." Let's get started, shall we?

Show opener announced.
Nichole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls will be open the show with “America the Beautiful.”
Kid Rock will also be appearing, singing his hit songs
Full article here

Raw: Jericho Heel Heat
Well done, Jericho. I think he finally got more heel heat that Vicky, after his brutal attack on Ric Flair. What really bugs me, though, is why Lawler waited till next week to have it out with Jericho. If he felt so enraged about Jericho’s actions, why did he not try and stop him? Jericho is certainly giving his story line in WrestleMania the push it needs.

Orton’s Venomous Kiss
Well, it looks like Chris Jericho is not the only one vamping things up for WrestleMania. Orton sealed the deal with a kiss to Hunter's wife Stephanie, after delivering a slow, deliberate DDT on her, and all this while Hunter was handcuffed to the ropes. Is it just me, or are things getting slight kinky in that story line? My, my, Vince, how are you going to explain this in your PG-rated show?

Stop the presses: rumor has it that the all-diva special may still be on, as Theodore Long gave Tiffany the go-ahead to submit a proposal for her idea of an all-divas episode of ECW. Welcome to yet another twist and turn in Vince’s paranoid world.

On the Diva Front
Michelle McCool appeared on last week’s Raw Live Blog on on Monday and was asked about Kim by a fan. McCool responded: “Gail Kim…I always liked watching her, but I don’t think she has what it takes! I mean, she’s OK - but she’s not anything special!” If you don’t want your milk to curdle, keep it away from this sour diva.

Behind the Scenes
Vice McMahon interview: In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Vince defended the violence of the PG-rated show when asked about the HHH-Orton  Storyline. “What we try to do in situations like that is use things that you can't find around the house. You will never see us use a baseball bat. You don't find folding metal chairs around the house. We are very selective. You can go up to the line. It's storytelling; that's how our business thrives. If you have well-defined characters and put them in the right story line against other characters, people care about their welfare.”

Vince also had a very strong opinion on rival company TNA:
“My concern with TNA is not in terms of competition. My concern with TNA is that they are TV-14, and we are PG. They have to change with the times. I think some of the things they do on television are reprehensible, but it is a TV-14 rating. That's the only bone I have to pick with them. Their TV ratings are a fraction of ours.”

Full interview here

Injury Update: Mrrrrr..... Kennedy
Although Kennedy has been cleared after having a dislocated shoulder, he told that “I just want to make sure that I’m totally ready before I get back in the ring. I was hoping it’d be better for Wrestlemania but I guess now it’s going to be after that.”

Well, that’s it for today. Stay tuned for more rumors, gossip, and news.