Steve Austin did his remembrance of Chyna on his podcast which you can check out here.

Total Wrestling interviewed Bret Hart about his appearance at WWE’s Payback PPV this weekend. His response was a real humdinger. “I do it to honour Nattie, I no desire to be there no desire to be on TV. I’m happy to be there for Nattie but I’ve just had wrist surgery so it’s not a great time. It’ll be great to put Flair in the sharpshooter though.” Well alrighty then! You can check out their story by clicking here.

WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt appeared on The Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling podcast. He was asked about Rene Dupree’s lawsuit, where he was looking for royalties from his likeness appearing on The WWE Network, and said the following:

“I think Dupree was being manipulated by the same lawyer that has been running around bringing these CTE cases against the company and in fact we know he is. That whole business started with this guy advertising on the internet looking for people to sue the WWE and that he’s made various promises and representations to these people about what he thinks he is going to get for them and all the rest of that. After the judge in the CTE cases issued her subsequent rulings throwing out two of the cases and five-sixths of the other one while expressing skepticism about whether that claim would survive, shortly after that we believe he got Dupree to bring this royalties case as kind of a way to deflect attention from what was happening in the other cases and knowing full well that frankly Dupree’s case couldn’t go anywhere. As matters turned out he evidently didn’t tell the lawyers he recruited to bring the case and to hide his own involvement that he had signed not one but two contracts that prohibited him from bringing such claims and as soon as the lawsuit was brought to my attention I sent an email the night they filed it to the lawyer in Chicago. I brought this to the attention of the Chicago lawyer and said I assume you don’t know this because any lawyer who saw these documents wouldn’t bring this lawsuit but here is what your client signed. And as you can see it absolutely prohibits this lawsuit that you’ve brought and that I demand you withdraw it immediately. And he wrote back saying very professionally thank you and that I was not aware of this and that he’ll look into it. And I am sure he did and as the evidence shows, he then withdrew the lawsuit which was the only proper thing he could have done frankly. He could have not continued the lawsuit at all once. I brought that to his attention and Dupree would have known it too, and it was all designed I think to create some negative publicity for the company and see if they could maybe get somebody better then Dupree to bring such a lawsuit which is kind of “trolling” if you will for a plaintiff.”

You can listen to the show by clicking here.

The Orlando Citrus Bowl, which will host WrestleMania 33, has signed a long term sponsorship deal and will now be known as “Camping World Stadium

WWE officially announced the following:

WWE has announced it has raised more than $300,000 to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America through this year’s Superstars for Hope global online auction.

As part of WWE’s community outreach initiatives around WrestleMania, the online auction on Charitybuzz.com featured unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences with John Cena, Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Stephanie McMahon, plus packages with the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, New York Yankees and many more.

“WWE is committed to improving the lives of children around the world, and I’m proud that the WWE Universe once again supported our Superstars for Hope campaign. The funds raised for Boys & Girls Clubs of America will help create a brighter future for youths at Clubs across the country,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon.

“BGCA is grateful to WWE and their fans for including us in the Superstars for Hope auction,” said Frank Sanchez, Vice President, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “The funds raised will support Boys & Girls Clubs in the Dallas area and provide resources to Clubs across the nation, to give kids the skills and tools they need to prevent bullying in their communities.”

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