Kevin Eck of BaltimoreSun.com has an interview with TNA wrestler Scott Steiner, and he doesn’t hold back on a number of topics. He talks about why his WWE run wasn’t successful, who should take the blame for the demise of WCW, his injury in Puerto Rico last year, his upcoming match at TNA Sacrifice with Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle, and more. On wrestlers showing respect to Ric Flair on his farewell night on Raw, Steiner said it’s written in the show. “Itâ<80><99>s written in the show. They have to show up. It’s just like if they tell you to go out there and do a match. They had to go out there and pretend like they respect the guy. The only guys that do are Triple H and Shawn Michaels. Theyâ<80><99>re three peas in a pod â<80>” three guys who couldnâ<80><99>t fight their way out of a paper bag. Theyâ<80><99>re three of the biggest [wusses] that have ever been in the sport. And theyâ<80><99>re all friends â<80>” imagine that. They all come from the same mold. They were never athletes and the way they got things done was behind closed doors and backstabbing people.” Steiner also added that people in WWE are miserable. “Iâ<80><99>ll tell you right now: People up there are miserable. Both times that I went up there, it was the most screwed-up place I’ve ever been.”
WWE Backlash 2008 will be released on DVD on May 27 according to Amazon.com. The event will not be released on Blu-ray, so it looks like with the exception of WrestleMania, WWE won’t be releasing regular pay-per-view events in that format quite yet.
Devin Cutting sent in the following… Monday Night Raw will be held at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 4th, 2008. This is the first televised WWE event in Knoxville since 2003. Knoxville has hosted several house shows over the past 5 years, but no televised events. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming shows.
NewsObserver.com has an article on Gregory Helms’ incident at a bar on Monday night, which you can read at http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1065031.html.