WWE Rumor Mill (April 4)

Celeste WinchesterSenior Analyst IApril 4, 2009

Hi people, and welcome to another episode of the Rumor Mill.

The rumor Mill will return after Wrestlemania

Let’s get started, shall we?



Are we there yet?

How about now?


Well, well I dare say Smackdown finally lifted their game.

Not as impressive as this week's RAW episode, but not bad at all.

It was awesome to see Gail Kim in action again and didn’t she make a difference to Maria’s performance in the ring?

It’s about time, too. Maria's performance has been very low in my books, even if by chance she could win the Diva Championship, I doubt she has the skill to keep it. Who would you like to see as the new Diva champion?

Tazz mystery continues

A source close to Tazz and the WWE negotiations told The Sun that Tazz offered to work WrestleMania 25 and was told not to bother.

The powers that be (VKM) is of the mind that if you are planning on leaving, then leave. He made sure all business with Tazz would be complete before WrestleMania.

Well that doesn’t surprise me; we all know what Vince is like, you're either with him or you are ignored.

I swear that man is getting more senile by the minute. He really needs to start handing the firm down.

Full article here


Superstars, Divas and Icons

Gail Kim’s profile has been added to the Smackdown roster page.

Mickie James talks about a day in her life as a Diva.

"I don't have the most glamorous life when I'm on the road - and we're on the road 300 days a year,"

"My typical day is very regimented. I drive from town to town if I can. I'm a night driver. I will drive the 200 or 300 miles to the next city. So I don't get to bed until 3 or 4 a.m. most nights.

Then I get up at 11 a.m, checkout time. I go to a Starbucks, because I'm addicted to their coffee. Then I find a local gym and do my workout."

Hmmm, interesting; so that’s the secret to not breaking a nail, not that I have any to complain about, all mine are pretty short.

Full article here


Steve Austin

In a recent interview with the Houston Chronicle, Austin talks about his legacy and stated that he was still working on his speech for the HOF.

Here are some highlights:

“I did sell a ton of tickets to the matches, and I did sell a ton of merchandise. In the wrestling business, it doesn’t really matter how many times you were champion. It’s how many tickets you sold.

For whatever reason, I sold more tickets than anybody else. I broke pay-per-view TV records. That’s my legacy. That’s the thing I’ll hang my hat on.”

“I’ve been trying to come up with a speech. I’m so thrilled and excited about this. But going up there and talking about myself the real person, not Stone Cold Steve Austin the wrestler, is a whole different ball game.

"You wouldn’t think that Stone Cold, the character, would ever get emotional, but I am a pretty emotional person…Wrestling was a large part of my life, and it’s hard to draw one straight line, or one train of thought, through it. So I’m going to make the best of it and just wing it.”

Full article here


Random Thoughts

Ric Flair
Is it just me or does anyone else here feel that Flair is regretting his retirement?

He sure seems to be itching to get back into the ring, and I don’t think Jericho has anything to do with his itch.

Although I am sure there are plenty of fans out there that would love to see one of the legends break Jericho’s arrogant neck.

It all kind of went south for me when I found out that Stone Cold would not be the one facing him and handing him his own backside.


Booker T

What on earth was Booker T thinking holding Fanfest on the same date as Wrestlemania?

It sure doesn't take rocket science. I laughed when I first read his website where he stated that he will be seeking legal advice on Vince withdrawing some talent from Fanfest.

C'mon, now it is WrestleMania weekend after all

Well that’s it for today, stay turned for more rumors, news and gossip.