In an exclusive interview with SLAM! Wrestling, Trevor Murdoch talks about the death of his partner and best friend, Lance Cade.
Murdoch wants everybody to share in some of his positive memories of Cade, rather than the people he dislikes for merely using the 29-year-old Cade as a political pawn during Linda McMahon’s Senate run.
The full interview can be read here.
Lance Cade passed away on the 13th of August of this year.
World Wrestling Entertainment has begun work on a DVD project highlighting Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler’s legendary career, reports PWInsider.com. It is scheduled for release in 2011.
Former WWE performer Shelton Benjamin has issued his first public comments about his release, writing the following on his Twitter page this week:
“WWE never made me any promises, just gave me an opportunity to make money. And I made a lot of money, so (they) fulfilled their end. I am not bitter or scoured and I’ve got too much pride, passion, and confidence in myself to cry like a baby because I was released.”
Benjamin says he was underutilized during his time in WWE and that there are many things about the company that “suck” – but that probably won’t stop him from returning to the company at some point in the future.
“Do I think I should have been a World Champion, HELL YES! Was I underutilized? Without a doubt. Do I have issue with WWE, NO! I NEED TO BE AWAY FROM WWE so I can grow as a performer. There are many things about that company that SUCK, but I got no time to be crying about it. I am enjoying a good life now and if history serves chances are you haven’t seen the last of me in WWE, even if I go elsewhere along the way.”
Benjamin is currently wrestling for Ring of Honor with his former WWE tag partner, Charlie Haas.
WWE RAW superstar Chris Jericho posted a few messages on Twitter this week taking aim at “Internet experts” who reported that he is leaving WWE for the next few months.
It’s been reported for months that Jericho’s WWE contract is expiring soon and Jericho’s stipulation that he would leave WWE if he didn’t win the WWE title at Night of Champions coincided with these reports. Our WWE sources still say that Jericho will be taking off the rest of the year very soon – despite the fact that he wrestled at this week’s RAW tapings. But Jericho is now jumping on the Internet crowd that he often plays to. Jericho wrote on Twitter this week:
“Hey Internet…I'm a heel. Heels lie, therefore if I say something boastfully and reneg on it, it’s not an official stipulation. Smarten up!”
.. and he followed up with:
“Hello Internet experts. Allow me to explain something to u kiddies. Winning and losing means nothing if you do it properly. I would be happy to lose to every single one of you and watch your faces as I walk out of the arena with more heat than before. Watch and learn children. Sit back and let the real experts work our magic as we make u behave like the puppets that you are. Cheers!”
Bad news for SmackDown star Christian .. It has been confirmed that he has torn a pectoral muscle.
He will have surgery this and is expected to be out of action for 6 months following his recovery and physical rehabilitation, according to PWInsider.com. That would keep him away until February.
Fellow SmackDown star MVP wrote on Twitter:
“Let’s wish [Christian] a successful surgery & a speedy recovery! The good guys need him back quickly.”
Without giving away spoilers for Friday’s SmackDown, there will be an angle on Friday’s show that could be a way to get Christian off television for the next few months.
WWE will be releasing the “Top 50 Superstars of All Time” three-disc DVD set on December 14th. Below is the official synopsis:
“It’s a timeless debate for sports entertainment fans everywhere. Who is the greatest of all time? Better yet, what superstars make up your top 10, or if you are a real student of history, 20, 40, or 50? The debates and cross-generational comparisons can go on forever, as fans compare Stone Cold to the Hulkster, Ric Flair to Shawn Michaels, this generation s giant (Big Show) to the all-time Giant (Andre), or ask whether John Cena and Randy Orton have already done enough to cement a permanent legacy in this industry. Now, with the 50 Greatest Superstars in WWE History fans can enjoy the first-ever countdown of the biggest superstars in history, complete with highlights of the top 50, commentary from today’s WWE Superstars explaining their choices, and more.”
The cover for Chris Jericho’s much anticipated follow-up book to the New York Times bestselling A Lion’s Tale, Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps, has been released. To view the cover, click here.
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