– Raw Champion Recalls Suffering A Mouth Injury At No Mercy
During a recent interview with The National, Cesaro (who is one half of the current Raw Tag Team Champions along with Sheamus) talked about the mouth injury he suffered during his No Mercy 2017 match, working with The Hardy Boyz & more. Below are the highlights:
On the mouth injury he suffered at WWE No Mercy:
“Well, I knew I hit my teeth really hard against the ring post and I just felt all the blood. There was so much flowing and I couldn’t stop it. But I was full of adrenaline and every time you have a title match on a network special, pardon the pun, it is special, and I just wanted to win those tag titles and get through the match. I feel that if you are a true competitor nothing will stop you and some teeth shoved up my jaw certainly didn’t stop me.
They are a lot better. I am still not able to bite anything with my front two teeth. Like I said they went up my gums, and I fractured my jaw bone that is over my teeth and beneath my nose. I fractured that and they had to pull the teeth back down. Now I have lovely braces so to all the kids with braces out there, I feel your pain.”
On working with The Hardy Boyz:
“The Hardys have such a huge following. As you said they were a huge part of the 2000s in the WWE. So to be there when they came back at WrestleMania 33, that was a WrestleMania moment right there, so to hear the crowd erupt and be part of it was great.
To be in two classic matches, one was a cage match that we won the tag titles in, and then the 30-minute iron man match, which I don’t think had ever been done before in the WWE with tag teams, was really something.
To have those two matches with the Hardys, and come out on top and to cement the legacy of Sheamus and me as a top team was fantastic. It is great to see the Hardys have not lost a beat from what they did in the 2000s, but have also evolved their game as well and still be a hot act now in 2017.”
– Former Raw Star Turned Down By Wrestling Company For Asking Too Much Money
Former Raw Superstar Emma, who was recently released from WWE, will be able to wrestle on the Indy scene from February 1, 2018 (after her 90 day no-compete clause with WWE comes to an end).
She was recently in talks with World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion, where she was asking for $2,000 per match, first class airline tickets and full creative control.
Talks with that promotion fell through because company officials thought her demands were too high.
– Reason Behind Title Change On SmackDown Live
As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Charlotte Flair defeated Natalya to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship and then celebrated with her father, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
This was done to capitalize on Ric Flar’s recent mainstream publicity due to his 30 For 30 Documentary drawing good viewership and a lot of media coverage.
However, it should be noted that there were plans Charlotte Flair to eventually capture the SmackDown Women’s Championship as reports suggest that she’s going to defend the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Ronda Rosey at WrestleMania 34.
They just did the Title change a little earlier to capitalize on what we mentioned above.