– Paul Heyman and Cesaro pitched the idea for him to be a Paul Heyman Guy and Vince McMahon liked it enough to go with it. This was one of the topics of discussion backstage at this week’s Raw, along with rumblings of a gimmick company officials are already second-guessing. Click here to read it now.
– An estimated 400,000 US households ordered Wrestlemania 30 on pay-per-view, which made this year’s show the most-watched in the United States in company history. They announced the Monday after Wrestlemania the WWE Network had exceeded 667,000 subscribers.
– The Extreme Rules lineup is beginning to take shape. In addition to John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt in a steel cage match, Tamina will challenge Paige for the Divas Championship and Evolution will work The Shield. WWE Extreme Rules 2014 will take place Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Easter Rutherford, New Jersey.
– Summer Rae and Fandango split up because Summer is off WWE television through the middle of next month filming her role in the new Marine movie. This is why Layla was paired with Fandango because not only was WWE looking for a storyline to place her in, she has previous dance experience. The Miz is also off for the movie as they’re both off until May 16th.
– Darren Young tore his ACL last Saturday night. We broke the story with the help of Wrestling News World reader Fred Loyal. Young’s match against Fandango went to a count-out finish and he received assistance to the back. Darren denied he was injured because he didn’t want to miss time and potentially lose his spot but the ligament was torn and surgery was needed. Young Tweeted he underwent surgery and it was a success.
– Sting was featured in a newly recorded segment on WWE Network on Tuesday night. We posted a screen capture at this link. Sting is coming to WWE and he’ll be working.
– The “uh oh” of the week goes to whoever let confidential WWE documents online. Not only did a draft of this week’s Raw script make it online but so did an internal to-do list. We included the documents at this link.
– The internal injury report in WWE includes AJ Lee, Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio. Mysterio is the most concerning, given issues with his left knee as I’ve been told he’s been seen limping backstage after every match.
– Ultimate Warrior’s wife Dana issued a statement on Wednesday, where she really put WWE over for their tribute to her husband and how they’ve more than been “there” for their family. WWE sent staff to Dana’s home to run errands so she could focus on her daughters.
– WWE and TNA Wrestling are playing tug-a-war over one top free agent. WWE is offering good money and limited seasoning, while TNA is offering guaranteed TV time and a big push. Read all about it at this link.
– Dixie Carter trusted “Big” John Gaburick in that AJ Styles would end up returning to TNA Wrestling because he didn’t have any other options. When news broke that Styles had signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling, she was very upset and felt she was given bad advice. Click here for more.
– TNA has re-signed James Storm, Gunner, Robbie E and have announced more are to come.
– The TNA Sacrifice lineup includes Bully Ray vs. Bobby Roode in a Tables Match, James Storm vs. Gunner in an “I Quit” Match and Madison Rayne vs. Angelina Love for the TNA Knockouts Championship. Sacrifice will take place on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from Orlando, Florida.
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