Randy Orton Rumor Killer
Dolph Ziggler defeated Randy Orton clean in the main event of yesterday’s WWE live event in British Columbia. There have been rumors and some speculation that Orton was being punished or was in “the dog house” after insulting a fan on social media this week. However, there is apparently no truth to said rumors, and it was done simply because the top babyface almost always goes over for live events. With Roman Reigns – who had been advertised to face Orton in Canada – accompanying the international crew in Australia, and with Dean Ambrose wrapped up in a rivalry with Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler was the top available babyface working the show. He will also be challenging The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam, so it doesn’t hurt for Ziggler to be seen as a top guy right now.
Update: Rock’s Mom in Car Accident
In an update from an earlier story about Dwayne Johnson’s mother being involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver, Dave Meltzer believes the incident actually took place over a week ago on August 1st. The woman at fault was in fact drunk, and reportedly had a suspended driver’s licence and was attempting to flee from police, when she blew through an intersection and crashed into Ata Johnson and her niece, WWE developmental talent Lina.
KILLAM: Momma Rock has some bruising and a cast on her hand, but considering the extent of the damage to the vehicles things could have been much, much worse. Glad that everyone came out of the wreck O.K.