• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Attitude Era Legend “The People’s Champion” The Rock (Real name: Dwayne Johnson) turns 47 today.
The Rock made his World Wrestling Federation debut at the Survivor Series 1996 PPV (at that time as “Rocky Maivia”) and wrestled for them full-time until 2002, but returned for storylines & matches in 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012 & 2013.
Nowadays Dwayne Johnson is by far the #1 actor in Hollywood and almost everyone on the planet knows who he is.
Rumors have it that The Rock considers running for President at some point in the future, and with being one of the most charismatic & lovable people on the planet, it’s safe to say that he would have more than just a big chance of winning whatever election he competes in.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROCK!
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• Lio Rush Says He’s Broke While Working For WWE – Someone In WWE Is Trying To Get Him Released
There are a lot of rumors going on regarding why Lio Rush has backstage heat in WWE.
Fightful recently reached out to Rush and Rush cleared everything up. Below are the highlights:
On being broke while working for WWE:
“My issue has never been with Bobby (Lashley). Being with Bobby has helped the both of us out tremendously. It’s given me speaking confidence I didn’t know i had. I never was a promo guy on the indies. But being with Bobby made me a promo guy. My issue isn’t with my on screen role.
My issue is the fact that I haven’t been on meet & greets with Bobby, haven’t been getting paid for merchandise for us that has my catchphrases on them. (I) have been sent to live shows and TVs and forced to pay for my own rental for 5 days as well as hotel while not making enough money to do so.
Walking around broke in the biggest sports entertainment industry that there is while having two kids and a wife to support.”
On rumors of him getting heat for not ‘paying his dues’ backstage:
“It’s not about race and it has never been, but public perception is important to me and when we have fans that travel all over the globe and watch us get off of buses and into hotels, the LOOK of a black kid carrying waters and bags for other wrestlers is just not a good look, especially when I’m trying to portray myself as a superstar as well.”
On rumors of having an issue with Finn Balor after Balor told him that Vince McMahon might not like Rush’s wife attending rehearsals:
“Me and Finn are cool, and my wife has never been an issue. There is someone who works for WWE who has hated me since the day I’ve worked for ROH and now that they work for WWE they’re leaking false information to get me released.
At a certain point, I have to defend myself so that’s what I decided to do. We’re all human, and we’re all grown a$$ adults. The kind of sh*t that flies backstage is ridiculous and I’m surprised more people aren’t speaking up.”