• Former WWE Star Thanks Batista For Helping Him Prepare For MMA
During an interview with Tom Feaheny, former WWE Superstar Jack Swagger had the following to say about training for MMA (he’s signed to Bellator MMA promotion) and Batista helping him:
“Training has gone really well so far, guys like Rob Radford, Dave Bautista, Josh Rafferty, that’s my team, my family right now. It is a blessing to provide for my family with a living, doing a job I love. It’s an honor.
Anyone who knows Dave, knows about the type of person he is, he has had a lot of success, in and out the ring, he is a good guy, he is passing on the knowledge forward, I am thankful to have him on board.”
• Former WWE Diva Talks About Her Return To Pro Wrestling Next Month
As we have noted before, former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn (a.k.a Celeste Bonin) will be making her return to Professional Wrestling on February 10th at a Coastal Championship Wrestling event, where she’ll face Rachel Ellering.
During a recent interview with Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald, Kaitlyn talked about her return to wrestling, the goal behind it & more. Below are the highlights:
On her return to Pro-Wrestling:
“I’m actually super nervous. I’ve been on TV and wrestled at Madison Square Garden, the most famous arena in the world, but I’m nervous for this because it’s a comeback, ya know? I haven’t wrestled in so long.”
On the goal behind her return:
“Initially, when I contacted him (her trainer – Pablo Marquez), we came here just for footage, it was like, ‘Okay, this is a part of who I am, this is part of my history, this was my life before I started my business’. It wasn’t really ‘Okay, let me get in the ring and have a match again.’ The short term goal is to have a really great match and get a bunch of people there at the show.
Because it’s not just a match, it’s more of this story of a mess of a year, and then getting to a point to where I feel good and come here to escape. I don’t know what the long-term goal is, it’s a possibility that I will wrestle after this. I know I’m going to keep training here (at The Main Event Training Center), but there’s no big long-term goal for it.”
On Vickie Guerrero helping her get over as a babyface:
“I sent in my stuff, I got a tryout, I signed. Once I got into Tampa, I was only there for a few weeks and then I debuted on NXT. I somehow won, but I put a lot of that on Vickie Guerrero. Because we had a ‘Pro’ and a ‘Rookie,’ and she was such a monster heel that it was incredible how much I got over as a babyface with Vickie as my Pro. So I owe a lot of that to her and we had a great time working together, too.”
You can watch the interview below:
• Old School Wrestling History: The Truth About Herb Abrams
In a great blog that includes a lot of knowledge and also a lot of factual research, the author focused on Herb Abrams & his UWF Universal Wrestling Federation that operated from 1990 till 1994.
Check out this interesting piece by clicking here.