More On WrestleMania Theft, JR’s Health, Shamrock Backstage Raw

Ryan Gray


Below are a few interesting news tidbits from Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter. You can obtain subscription information at this link.

– As noted earlier, there was a major theft backstage WrestleMania XXIV. As of right now, no one knows who did it, and since there was so many people backstage that don’t work for WWE, it is likely to have been anyone. Several Superstars had their wallets stolen, passports stolen, and keys stolen. Matt Hardy has both his wallet and passport stolen. Batista had his Rolex watch stolen which was said to have been valued at around $35,000.

– Jim Ross had a health scare on April 4th. The senior WWE announcer was hospitalized with fear he may have colon cancer. As it turned out he had several polyps removed, and thankfully they were all benign. He was bleeding pretty badly when he was in Orlando for WrestleMania, but it was not the week to call in sick.

– Speaking of Ross, he mentioned on his official website (we also reported on this previously) that WWE presented Rings to all the Hall of Famers this year and that they are in the process of making rings for all the previous inductees.

– Ken Shamrock was backstage at Raw last week in Albany as he was in the area doing a promotion.

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