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Paul Heyman on TNA using ECW for nostalgia pops

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"I think it's very much time for anybody and everybody to move on, especially on a product that you're trying to push forward. Nostalgia tours are great, but not in a youth oriented and dominated industry. I think the lesson learned in all this is that Spike TV didn't renew them. And one of the reasons has to be that the most passionate reaction they can get is for a product that went away in 2001. And they've been trying to brand themselves since their inception and they can't get it done. They should have spent that time and energy trying to brand themselves and not trying to elicit a response of an audience based on a product that they don't even own."

From his interview with Newsday. Your thoughts, Cagesiders?

Spike TV statement on TNA Impact

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"Per Viacom company policy - we don’t comment on ongoing negotiations."

Read more here and here.
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Bo Dallas, living the gimmick

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"I take every situation as a positive. Bolieving is definitely a positive. If you are having a rough day, sitting in traffic, late to work you have to take a step back and realize this day could be better. All you have to do is bolieve. It’s something that I take to heart and every time I’m out in the public, I get nothing but positive reactions. Bolieve is something that is great to use and think about because it will make somebody’s day better."

From his interview with ChicagoNow.

Randy Orton really digs Rusev's entrance music

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"I like the marching beat when he comes out and that bass hits. It makes me bob my head. When Rusev’s music hits, if I’m in the back and I can hear it out in the arena when I’m getting ready, it motivates me, believe it or not. So I’d pick that — minus the Russian tones to it, which are included throughout the music."

From a WWE.com story on the entrance themes current stars wish they had. John Cena, by the way, chose Ric Flair's music. There's even video of what that would look and sound like.

At least he's consistent

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It's an inspiring film, a feel good film...a group of misfits, and they've all got baggage and chips on their shoulder, and they all come together, and bond for a greater cause, and it's really to protect people who can't protect themselves. And if you're not inspired by that, then you're a frikkin' idiot.

Our man Dave Bautista on the red carpet for his new movie Guardians of the Galaxy, showing that his adversarial approach to promos goes for superhero movie roles and babyface wrestling comebacks. Via Greek Reporter.

Brie Bella on Stephanie McMahon: It's not done

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"Stephanie is truly lucky I don’t take this further and pursue a civil suit against her. And another thing is that it’s not done. I got a lot of satisfaction seeing Stephanie arrested, but I’m not here to say, 'Ha-ha, I one-upped you.' It’s not about that. It’s about Stephanie McMahon paying for every single thing she has done to my family. And I will make sure she pays. The way those handcuffs felt on her wrists on Monday, I hope she knows the pain she caused when she had my husband handcuffed and getting beat up all over the place. Every single pain she has caused my husband and my sister, she will feel it right back. And I promise you, I will make sure she does."

From her interview today with WWE.com.
WWE

The Rock doing a one man live show?

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"Funny (not literally) you asked. One of our 7 Bucks Entertainment prod goals for 2015 is to start the development for a 'Rock One Man Show' live. Comedy, singing (w/ my Willie guitar of course), stories and anecdotes, audience interaction and how to rock a fanny pack without looking too much like a buff lesbian."

From his AMA at Reddit today. Interested?

KENTA will have to 'prove himself' in NXT

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"There’s a massive amount of talent I’d love to see him work with down there. The obvious guys are Sami Zayn and NXT Champion Adrian Neville, but there are ton of guys down there like Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel and anybody in that class. NXT is the proving ground to get to WWE, and that’s where Kenta’s gonna have to prove himself. He’s gotta prove that he belongs in WWE. He just signed with us. I was there when he had his tryout at the Performance Center and I met with him there. We’ve been working on this for a while. His training will start when he gets here. The thing is, you can be a big star anyplace else in the world. That gets you in the door. What you do once you get here is a whole different ballgame. He’s no different than anybody else once he walks through the door of the Performance Center."

Triple H tells WWE.com that while KENTA is a big time international star, he's still going to have to prove himself down in NXT. Click through for the full interview, which includes comments from Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins.

John Cena better be getting ribbed for this

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He's so romantic that we've even reenacted The Notebook.

Nikki Bella on her "soul mate" and why she's the luckiest girl in the world. From an interview with Daily Star promoting the UK premeire of Total Divas.

WWE with the expert troll job

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"Tonight's 7.14.14 #Raw comes from Richmond, VA home of the state capital."

From the WWE Instagram hyping tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw. Hmmm....
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