– WWE.com has a storyline article up looking at the ‘injuries’ John Laurinaitis sustained at the hands of John Cena. The following is an excerpt:
“Mr. Laurinaitis was rushed to the emergency room from Raleigh, N.C.’s PNC Arena, showing signs of a possible concussion, possible ACL damage to his knee and a possible spinal injury. To add to this litany of serious injuries, the executive also suffered contusions over his entire body and was said to have difficulty raising his left arm and left leg, which can indicate possible nerve damage. The General Manager may have also suffered a broken clavicle.
The article states that none of the injuries are fully confirmed and John Laurinaitis’ status for tonight’s RAW is still up in the air.
– The following are tweets from wrestlers, divas, legends and more regarding WWE Over The Limit:
CM Punk: “A winner is me! Everything hurts. Headed to the pay window!”
Jim Ross: “Give em more time! Most decisions in 30 or 60 minutes! @CMPunk retains by eyelash. @wwedanielbryan freakish..Punk best in the world.”
“Helluva Fatal 4 Way at OTL. Great effort…aggression..execution. I loved the pace. Congrats to all. THAT’s maximizing one’s minutes.”
“What do I want from Swagger & Ziggler? Badass aggression! Physicality! Excellent tag title bout. Maximizing minutes.”
Christian: “Felt great to get back.. I dedicate my win tonight to my all time favorite IC champ #MachoMan #OohYeah #OverTheLimit”
Chris Jericho: “Amazing Fatal FourWay match and crowd tonight in Raleigh! That’s what this biz is all about kids… #overthelimit”
Layla: “Yaaayy!! Still Divas Champ!! #overthelimit Muaaahhzzzzz”
Joey Styles: “OH MY GOD! @CMPunk & @WWEDanielBryan had one of the greatest WRESTLING matches I have ever had the pleasure of watching. #WeGotWrestling”
Kofi Kingston: “They might be crappy people but Swagger and ziggler are damn good competitors. Hats off. @RonKillings and @TrueKofi still tag champs! #BOOM!”
Roddy Piper: “@CMPunk..Hey kid! Heard you stoled the show tonight. I expect nothing less. Good job. Next time, do better! Coach Hot Rod”
David Otunga: “I couldn’t be more proud of John Laurinaitis defeating @JohnCena at @WWE #OverTheLimit People Power is real and I never doubted it.”
Goldust: “My lil brother will be world heavyweight champion one day soon….proud of @CodyRhodesWWE”
Seth Rollins: “Not an hour, but still an awesome title match. And now Hunico. Cool. #OverTheLimit”
Curt Hawkins: “So proud of my boss @GMSmackDown …What an inspirational, hard fought victory tonight. #PeoplePower”
– Stephanie McMahon was interviewed by Eric Goldman of IGN at last week’s USA Upfronts event and spoke about Monday Night RAW expanding to 3-hours permanently starting July 23rd. Here are some highlights of what Stephanie said about:
The Challenges Of Producing An Extra Hour Of TV Every Week: “It’s going to be the first-ever regularly scheduled three-hour program on television and I think we’ve got a pretty good handle on it thus far! You know, we do a three hour show called a Pay-Per-View almost every month and Monday Night RAW, we’ve done three hours before, so we feel great about it.”
The New Interactive Aspects Of The Show: Fans at home will be able to pick “matches, stipulations, anything and everything. Different things every week.”
“This is going to be the most interactive show in television history,” she said. “Our audience is going to have the chance to effect something in the show every week.”
Whether She Will Ever Return To WWE Television: “Who knows? Maybe you’ve got to tune into the 1000th RAW on July 23rd! It’s so much fun when we have an event episode, because you really get to plan around it and the creative flows and its just a lot of fresh faces and old faces. It’s great.”
– According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE had approximately 50,000 people watching the Over the Limit pre-show on simultaneously YouTube.com, which saw Kane defeat Zack Ryder.
– According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals’ OF Lance Berkman (right knee) has a torn ACL. Berkman is undergoing an MRI in St. Louis on Monday to confirm. The 36-year-old said he would consider retirement if the injury was this severe. “If I’ve re-torn my ACL or something like that, I’d certainly get it fixed but you don’t know how psychologically you’re going to come back from something like that. I’m not talking from the standpoint of being scared of hurting it again. I’m talking about doing everything it takes to come back and play again at an elite level. I think that’s a legitimate question I’m going to have to answer if, in fact, it turns out to be something more serious than we hope that it is.”
– Angels’ OF Vernon Wells (thumb) and Ryan Langerhans (separated right shoulder) are likely to be placed on the DL, according to manager Mike Scioscia. Wells hurts his thumb during a stolen base attempt Sunday, while Langerhans hurt his shoulder running into a wall chasing a fly ball.
– Dodgers’ INF Juan Uribe (left wrist) has been cleared to resume baseball-related activities. Uribe was placed on the DL just one week ago with soreness in his wrist. An MRI taken Sunday showed no structural damage and he’s expected to begin full workouts Monday. He should be back in action by late-May or early-June.
– The Warriors have finalized plans to move the team from Oakland to San Fransisco in time for the 2017-18 season, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The team remains in the Bay Area, but gets a new arena and facilities, so it appears to be a win-win for the franchise and the fans. Oracle Arena, where they currently play, was built in 1966 and is the league’s oldest arena. There should be an official announcement in the coming days. Stay tuned.
– Clippers’ G Mo Williams plans to exercise the player option on his contract for next season. He’ll make $8.5M, a total he wouldn’t come close to on the market, so it’s a no-brainer. When asked if he was going to opt out, Williams said “no, I can tell you that right now.”
– F Andrei Kirilenko confirmed that the Jazz and Nets are his “priority” entering next season. Kirilenko doesn’t expect to choose a team until after July 1. He won league MVP as well as the championship with CSKA Moscow.
– Buccaneers’ TE Kellen Winslow says he’s been informed by head coach Greg Schiano that he’s “not wanted” there, and that the team will help him engineer a trade; in addition, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Bucs recently worked out free agent TE Dallas Clark, and are “expected to try to make a move on him this week.”Winslow says problems began after he decided to work out on his own this offseason as he usually does, even though he insists the team never told him it would be an issue. All of the guarantees from the 6-year/$36.1M contract he signed in 2009 have been paid. He’ll be released if a trade can’t be made. Clark has also visited the Patriots and Chiefs.
– Model turned wrestler Reby Sky was recently profiled by Univision for their morning show, Despierta America. As a star for Lucha Libre USA, she’s now living the dream she’s had since she was a child living in New York.
“When I was little I’d always watch wrestling and I’d think, “I want to do THAT. That’s amazing. I never thought I’d actually get the opportunity and here I am. I couldn’t be happier.”
Reby’s boyfriend is former WWE Superstar Matt Hardy, who attends many of her shows. She addressed what a relationship between two wrestlers is like.
“It’s great! We have a ring at home. Sometimes we’re in there training and sometimes we’re fighting for real.”
As much as Reby wants to wrestle on TV, it is not her ultimate desire.
“I want to continue wrestling and I want to wrestle on TV more, but what I want more than anything is to be a mother. I want a family of my own.”