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Kevin Nash Battling Big Show Next Week

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By -Vince Knight

Kevin Nash will battle Big Show during WWE's two-event tour of Yokohama, Japan. He will face his longtime rival in a singles match on November 30. The following night, he teams up with The Miz to take on "The World's Largest Athlete" and John Cena.

Kevin Nash Battling Big Show Next Week

Gerald Brisco Health Update

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By -Vince Knight

Jim Ross stated Friday on Twitter that he talked to Gerald Brisco and he is feeling much better after suffering a minor stroke last month. The WWE Hall of Famer previously suffered three strokes in June 2009.

Gerald Brisco Health Update

Matt Hardy Updates: Current List of Court Dates, Comments from He & Girlfriend Reby Sky

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By -Vince Knight


As we have noted, Matt Hardy was kicked out of rehab on Friday after failing a breathalyzer test. Hardy had been home for the week on a visitation pass from the rehab facility.

On Thursday evening, Hardy wrote the following online: "‎"Every chapter in the book of your life, whether good or bad, must be absorbed and learned from and is an integral part of creating a happy ending." MH"

On Friday after his troubles at the rehab facility, Hardy's girlfriend Reby Sky wrote the following comments on her Twitter:

"As if today couldn't get any worse. Wow. Just ... heartbroken."

"I REALLY need to stop asking myself if it can get any worse. Somehow, it always does."


She also posted a photo of herself at what appeared to be the Moore County Detention Center sitting beside one of the jail phones, with a frustrated look on her face.

As of this writing, Hardy has not been issued a new court date but the North Carol…

Matt Hardy Updates: Current List of Court Dates, Comments from He & Girlfriend Reby Sky

John Morrison Takes Shot at John Cena Over Support for Zack Ryder

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By -Vince Knight


John Cena has been putting over Zack Ryder all weekend on Twitter. Here is one of his comments: "Follow @ZackRyder No disrespect to Morrison but @ZackRyder deserves that match at MSG."

John Morrison replied and said he agreed, proposing a Triple Threat between he, Ryder and Dolph Ziggler. Right after that, Morrison made the following comments:

"You should know better than anyone, sometimes deserve’s got nothing to do with it."

"No disrespect Cena, but if you really think Zack deserves a match at MSG all you need to do is text your buddy @WWERAWGM and he will get one"


John Morrison Takes Shot at John Cena Over Support for Zack Ryder

WWE Smackdown Results 11/18/11

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By -Vince Knight


Smackdown opens with Mark Henry beating up Daniel Bryan in the backstage area, and he slams Bryan's head off of a wall and tells him not to disrespect him. He drags Bryan out to the ring and Bryan tries to fight back with kicks, but Henry shoves him to the mat then chops him and hits a running splash. Henry hits a World's Strongest Slam as referees come out to stop him, but he lifts up Bryan and hits another one before calling for a microphone and saying there is more pain coming. He says Big Show has felt the pain before, and one of them is going to be carried out of Survivor Series, but it is not Henry, because he is the World Heavyweight Champion.Sin Cara vs Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) Dolph smacks Cara in the face then runs away and taunts him some more, then Dolph hiptosses him and kicks him before applying a headlock. He throws Cara off the ropes and hits a shoulder block, then runs the ropes again but Cara is wait…

WWE Smackdown Results 11/18/11

Matt Hardy kicked out of WWE sponsored rehab

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By -Vince Knight

Matt Hardy was kicked out of a rehab facility on Friday. TMZ reports that the staff was suspicious of his behavior and ordered him to take a breathalyzer test. Hardy claimed he wasn't drinking, but failed a breathalyzer test.

Matt Hardy kicked out of WWE sponsored rehab

WWE News: CM Punk on the accuracy of WWE '12, competing with John Cena for the top spot, and playing second fiddle to Rock and Cena at Survivor Series

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By -Vince Knight
CM Punk recently did an interview with the NY Post.
Punk on the accuracy of WWE '12: “It’s dead-on, the only thing I would love to see maybe next year is a ‘lack of sleep’ meter. Factor in like ‘Hey CM Punk did media all day and his lack of sleep meter is full’ and then you get a crappy match because of it. That would be really accurate."

-Punk of competing with John Cena for the top spot in WWE: “It’s really interesting that nobody has been able to scratch at Cena as the ace of the company. I’ve always been a believer in my own abilities and have said if given a shot I could be that guy. I think John Cena’s appeal is that he’s a superhero, a big muscle-bound He-Man type guy. I’ve beat John Cena in merchandise sales and I won’t get into that but if you put my ugly face on a poster, because I don’t look like a superhero.”

-Punk on his WWE Title match going o…

WWE News: CM Punk on the accuracy of WWE '12, competing with John Cena for the top spot, and playing second fiddle to Rock and Cena at Survivor Series

Pro Wrestling Evo to produce first ever wrestling Tweetamentary" this weekend

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By -Vince Knight


Pro Wrestling Evo, an independent promotion in Concord, NC, will produce the first ever wrestling "Tweetamentary" on 11/19 as they prepare for their final show of 2011, "Battlefield Evo." Wrestlers and others involved with the show will be tweeting short videos throughout the day using the hashtag #EVODoc as they make their way to the arena and prepare for the show. You can follow Evo on twitter @ProWrestlingEvo.

Impact Wrestling Preview - "Thanksgiving Thong Thunder" Match Announced

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By -Vince Knight


Don't miss Thursday's huge IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c - a special Thanksgiving holiday edition as the road to the December 11 "Final Resolution" Pay-Per-View event continues!
Here is a preview of Thursday's broadcast:

- What will be the reaction to Kurt Angle revealing that he was the person that attacked "Cowboy" James Storm and cost him his shot at regaining the World Heavyweight Championship? Both Angle and Storm will appear on Thursday's broadcast, and "The Cowboy" is hellbent on revenge! Based on what happened, TNA officials have already announced the following match:

- Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING will feature an Eight-Man Elimination Match with "Team Storm" (AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Rob Van Dam and Mr. Anderson) vs. "Team Angle" (Bobby Roode, Jeff Jarrett, Bully Ray and Christopher Daniels). No doubt, both Storm and Angle will be involved - will all h…

Impact Wrestling Preview - "Thanksgiving Thong Thunder" Match Announced

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin Says He Has One More Match Left In Him

TNA has filed a lawsuit against WWE - The Better Business Bureau can stop WWE from doing day to day operations and shot them down



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Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) and Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) of #AftermathRadio on thescore.com and iTunes chat with WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin.
In the interview, Austin admits that he does have one more match left in him, that he would have liked to face Brock Lesnar but had it done right years ago in WWE, and he would like to face CM Punk at WrestleMania XXVIII, though he would have preferred Punk to be a heel, and the money needs to be right. Highlights:

On working for projects, his new website, including working with Steven Seagal in a new movie release upcoming soon in the future: "I am happy to be working with the guy. I have always been a Seagal fan, Ive heard a lot of stories about him. Its kinda right in the middle of my dear season. I'm down here in Texas in the deer stand looking at d…

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin Says He Has One More Match Left In Him

Vince McMahon To Get A Twitter Account

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By -Vince Knight


Vince McMahon has become obsessed with Twitter in recent weeks, so much so that he's even been joking about getting his own account. One WWE source, however, is taking his remarks seriously. He was around McMahon when he was first introduced to text messaging and thinks the idea of him getting on the microblogging site is "pretty damn scary."

Vince McMahon To Get A Twitter Account

Hornswoggle To Feud With Mini-Wrestler?

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By -Vince Knight

WWE officials have discussed acquiring a mini-wrestler to feud with Hornswoggle in 2012. Mascarita Dorado, one of the top mini-wrestlers in Mexico, is under consideration for the role following a strong performance at an evaluation session last month in Mexico City.

Hornswoggle To Feud With Mini-Wrestler?

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

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By -Vince Knight

WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper tweeted the following Friday: "In LA. Things starting to heat up. I have a surprize. It will come out Monday. But that's just the beginning!! Dieing to get Rowdy. I'm also going to Toronto to do the longest running show in Canada. Dec 1st. Doc told me 6 months to fix neck. Got it done in 2 months."

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

WWE Event On Valentine’s Day

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By -Vince Knight

WWE will hold a SmackDown taping on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

WWE Event On Valentine’s Day

Chris Jericho Says TNA Will Never Beat WWE, Comments On Possible Return

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By -Vince Knight

Chris Jericho says in an interview with Wrestledope Radio that he has several Hollywood projects lined up for early next year and would only return to WWE if there was an individual he was interested in working with.

He explains, "For me to go back to WWE, I would have to have someone that interests me personally. You could say any name—it could be CM Punk, it could be The Rock, it could be Funaki. But, to me, it's like I'd have to feel it. Right now, I'm happy doing the stuff I'm doing.

"When I'm finished with this tour, we're doing a new record and I have a bunch of stuff going out in Hollywood that's kinda coming to fruition. I had to leave that block of time open, January, February, March, April, May."

Jericho, however, is open to returning "someday" and says he likes CM Punk's work. He says, "Punk is great and he's doing a great job, but as of right now, as much as peopl…

Chris Jericho Says TNA Will Never Beat WWE, Comments On Possible Return

John Cena Discusses Ryder Revolution And Feud With The Rock

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By -Vince Knight



Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan DC's Lavar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes does a wrestling show (The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show) on Friday nights. On November 16th Chad did an interview with John Cena

On Zach Ryder’s career path and his support for him:

Chad Dukes: You were putting over Zach Ryder before Zach Ryder was cool…Just curious why that is; what did you see in Zach Ryder to say this is a guy I want ot make sure gets his spotlight on Raw?

John Cena: You’re probably going to censor me out but I saw a set of balls. I saw a kid in an era in which everyone is afraid to show their talents. This kid was like ‘You know what; I’m going down anyway so I’m going down swinging.’ And I’ve been in that spot before. I’ve been told by everyone ‘You’re nothing; You’re not going to be anything; Hey how you feel about doing this rap thing?’ If I’m going down, I’m going down swinging. So I really, I saw a lot of that in him. I honestly, whether he’…

John Cena Discusses Ryder Revolution And Feud With The Rock

TNA iMPACT Wrestling Results 11/17/11

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By -Vince Knight



They open up tonight’s program with a video package that highlights Roode’s heel turn and his new persona.

The TNA World Heavyweight Champion made his way to the ring, belt in hand. He said he feels ashamed to have been a part of Fortune and he was the star of the group. Roode put himself over as always beeing the future of TNA and he called the rest of Fortune “pieces of crap” and felt they should have known there was a point where he would cast them aside.

Roode addressed his former Fortune mates, telling them they needed to grow a set and he’s not going to let them live in his shadow any longer. James Storm’s music hit and he made his way to the ring. Storm called Roode a jackass and a dumbass, and accused Roode of jumping him last week. Storm told Roode he was going to finish his beer and kick Roode’s ass. Roode begged off, and Security hit the ring to keep the two men separated. Roode said he had no reason to attack Storm, …

TNA iMPACT Wrestling Results 11/17/11

Rock Comments on Survivor Series

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By -Vince Knight


WWE's website features a new video interview with The Miz and R-Truth, who are ready for Sunday's Survivor Series match against John Cena and The Rock. Rock wrote the following on Twitter today:

"1977 Madison Square Garden. My grandfather wrestles for the WWE World Championship. This Sunday - I come home. #TheGarden"

Rock Comments on Survivor Series

Zack Ryder Headed to WWE HQ

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By -Vince Knight


Zack Ryder is headed to Stamford today to film for WWE Classics On Demand. He wrote on Twitter:

"Headed to Stamford, CT to get some answers about this #manhattanscrewjob...just kidding...filming for WWE Classics on Demand."

Zack Ryder Headed to WWE HQ

Change for Sunday's Survivor Series PPV

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By -Vince Knight

WWE announced today that the Divas Title match between Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix at Sunday's Survivor Series pay-per-view will now be a Lumberjill Match with the entire Divas roster surrounding the ring.

Change for Sunday's Survivor Series PPV

Chyna Interested In Returning To TNA

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By -Vince Knight

Though Chyna has her sights set on returning to WWE, she has expressed interest in performing for TNA Wrestling again.

"I would like the opportunity to work with TNA," she said on Twitter in response to whether she would like to perform for the organization again.

She added, "Love all the girls at TNA."

Chyna's stint with TNA earlier this year lasted only two dates; no official agreement was made for her to continue working. She stated in a June interview that she never heard back from company officials after her final appearance.

Chyna Interested In Returning To TNA

Female Wrestlers Receive Tryouts

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By -Vince Knight

WWE held tryouts last week during their tour of the United Kingdom. Among those participating were European female wrestlers Rachel Walker and Jazzy.

Female Wrestlers Receive Tryouts

WWE Superstar's Suspension Concludes

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By -Vince Knight

Heath Slater's thirty-day suspension for his first violation of WWE's Talent Wellness Program expired on Tuesday. Therefore, he is now eligible to resume performing for the organization.

WWE announced on October 17, 2011 that the SmackDown Superstar had been suspended for thirty days due to his non-compliance with their drug testing policy.

One other wrestler is currently serving suspension: Evan Bourne. He is eligible to return to action on December 1, 201

WWE Superstar's Suspension Concludes

Colt Cabana Speaks - "There’s A Lot Of People That Don’t Get Me"

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By -Vince Knight


Colt Cabana joined Live Audio Wrestling this past Sunday night for 40-minute chat discussing a variety of topics including the success of the ‘Art of Wrestling’, his recent tour with Pro Wrestling NOAH, working without a national platform and a more. The full interview is available here. Highlights are as follows:

Podcast success and comparisons to comedian Marc Meron: "I had been fired by WWE, I was watching my career go on a down slope. I didn’t know how much longer the buzz of, “Scotty Goldman’s back on the Indys now,” or Colt Cabana, and so in the same way, it’s very parallel. I saw what he was doing, and I saw the big buzz of the podcast comedy world, and I know that wrestling is always way behind. I pitched the idea to do my podcast for WWE, and they’re just like, “What? I don’t get it.” I’ll continue to do it myself, I’ll continue to have my fans. Everything’s great, fans are coming out to shows, they’re coming to meet me, …

Colt Cabana Speaks - "There’s A Lot Of People That Don’t Get Me"

Gail Kim Discusses Her Recent Heel Turn and Why She Returned to TNA

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By -Vince Knight


Her recent heel turn:
"My first half of my career I was a heel. I then stayed a babyface for a long time, five or six years, and you always want to be refreshing, to have a change. I wanted to explore that. Vince Russo talked to me about it, and I said I was on the same wavelength."

Returning to TNA:
"It was easy because I had such a great experience the first time. The way the woman's division is portrayed here – this is what I love to do. Be in the ring, and show what I can do in that ring. The division over here is so strong, and the girls are so talented. There is a great group of women here and I just wanted to be part of it and contribute."

Gail Kim Discusses Her Recent Heel Turn and Why She Returned to TNA

John Laurinaitis Denies Zack Ryder's United States Title Petition

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By -Vince Knight

WWE's website has a new storyline article up with comments from John Laurinaitis on Zack Ryder. Laurinaitis has denied Ryder's United States Title petition and given the Survivor Series title shot to John Morrison.

Laurinaitis told WWE.com:

"I think I'm being very generous because John Morrison was on a losing streak which he seemed to have broken with a victory over Dolph Ziggler in a match last week. I'm all about giving talent opportunities and I feel that John Morrison has earned an opportunity to compete for the United States Championship."

"As far as Zack Ryder's twitter petition goes, no General Manager in WWE history is more about social media than I am. However, I feel he is going to have to gain many more than 15,000 signatures before I consider giving him an opportunity to compete for the United States Championship. Again, I'm all about giving talent opportunities ... when I feel they have …

John Laurinaitis Denies Zack Ryder's United States Title Petition

Jesse Neal Is Leaving TNA

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By -Vince Knight

It has been confirmed that Jesse Neal is on his way out of TNA.

As part of TNA's new relationship with Ohio Valley Wrestling, they have been approaching talents who don't regularly appear on TV and asking them to relocate to Kentucky to train at OVW.

Neal turned down the request and will be leaving soon.

Jesse Neal Is Leaving TNA

TNA Cancels Argentina Event

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By -Vince Knight


The TNA event in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 21st, 2011 has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

TNA Cancels Argentina Event

Zack Ryder NOT Challenging for the U.S. Championship

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By -Vince Knight

WWE.com announced today that Dolph Ziggler will defend the United States Championship against John Morrison at Sunday's Survivor Series pay-per-view event. It would appear any reports coming out of last night's SmackDown taping that Zack Ryder will get a shot were false.

Zack Ryder NOT Challenging for the U.S. Championship

WWE Announcers Up for MMA Job

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By -Vince Knight


Former WWE announcer Todd Grisham is now the new host of ESPN's MMA Live. It's interesting that Grisham and fellow former WWE announcer Jonathan Coachman were the two finalists for the job when former host Jon Anik left ESPN for UFC. Coachman is scheduled to host the show if Grisham isn't available.

WWE Announcers Up for MMA Job

Former TNA Knockout Turns Down Return Offer

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By -Vince Knight


Current OVW Women's Champion and former TNA Knockout Sojo Bolt said she recently turned down an offer to return to the company and doesn't even watch Impact on TV anymore.

Former TNA Knockout Turns Down Return Offer

Ultimate Warrior Comments On Death Rumors, Touts Current Popularity

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By -Vince Knight

Speaking to The Good Man Project, Ultimate Warrior comments on the long standing rumor that he is dead. Cameron Conaway asks the legendary grappler, "Sadly, many people still think you're dead. Can you fill us in on what you've been up to in the past ten years or so?"

Warrior responds, "Yes, being dead is one of the many urban legends, falsehoods, mischaracterizations, what have you, about me. Nothing much I can do if people want to remain ignorant. I've had an Internet presence since '96-'97 so it has been easy for a long time to find out the truth. Of course my former employers have worked hard and spent a great deal of time and money over the years to fabricate and spread lies, all of which have helped to keep rumors and other nonsense alive.

"The quick answer to what I have been doing is that I have been doing a lot of living ... GREAT living. I'm alive which seems to be an achievement all i…

Ultimate Warrior Comments On Death Rumors, Touts Current Popularity

Matt Hardy Visits Home from Rehab & Appears in Racy Photo

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By -Vince Knight


Matt Hardy's girlfriend Reby Sky posted a nude photo of the two laying together on her Twitter yesterday and noted that it was Matt's idea. Matt was visiting this weekend on a home-pass from the rehab facility that he's been in. Reby noted that he has no more weekend passes left until rehab is complete.

Matt Hardy Visits Home from Rehab & Appears in Racy Photo

Christopher Daniels Discusses Pro Wrestling's Biggest Change, Portraying A Heel

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By -Vince Knight

Christopher Daniels says his heel character in TNA Wrestling is based off his real-life personality and therefore easy for him to portray.

"I'm a bit of a (smart-aleck) in real life and so the character I'm doing now, especially on television, is that character amped up to a degree where you would want to see me getting smacked in the mouth. But that's part of the fun of it," Daniels says.

"It's a lot easier being the villain, especially for my style of wrestling. It's a lot easier for me to be the foil than to be the dynamic focus of attention."

In the nearly 19 years since Daniels has been wrestling, he feels the biggest change has been how accessible wrestlers and wrestling is now to fans due to the internet. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter allow wrestlers to instantly connect with fans.

"One of my favorite things now is to get on Twitter and just say something ridiculous and ju…

Christopher Daniels Discusses Pro Wrestling's Biggest Change, Portraying A Heel

Goldust Campaigning For WrestleMania XXVIII Match Against Cody Rhodes

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By -Vince Knight


Goldust, who currently works behind the scenes as a producer and trainer for WWE, has begun campaigning on Twitter for a match against his brother Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania XXVIII.

He states, "With your voices heard to @WWE, goldust vs cody at wm28.....ic title versus career. For the haters can hope i lose to cody and retire, teamgoldie can hope for an ass whoopin for the ages and new ic champ."

Goldust continues, "Here's the deal.....the fire in me is too strong to lose to my move stealing lemmule of a brother....experience everytime.

"His ic title .....my career.....i would whoop him, take back My ic title and shatter all his dreams. Only teamgoldie can make this happen...u know how much it means to me."

Meanwhile, Goldust has been blocking users who mention his former personas, including Black Reign and the short-lived Seven.

Goldust Campaigning For WrestleMania XXVIII Match Against Cody Rhodes

Mother Of David Hart Smith Says WWE Heads Did Not Want Him To Succeed

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By -Vince Knight

Diana Hart Smith, the outspoken mother of Harry Smith (a/k/a David Hart Smith), continues to criticize WWE brass following his recent departure from the organization. She attribute his lack of success to company heads having it in for her son.

"I don't think WWE wanted to see DH/Harry succeed there. Maybe (Davey Boy Smith) had ribbed an existing agent who took it out on Harry," she wrote on Twitter.

"Not sure of the WWE Creative's logic, but they didn't want fans to see how exceptional Harry is."

The third generation wrestler echoed similar sentiments during a recent interview with Live Audio Wrestling.

"The big complaint that I had with WWE was just that they never gave me a fair chance, ever. We had a good deal with the tag team title run and everything, but guys like Drew McIntyre and Sheamus, they're obviously very good talents and big guys and everything, but if they had given me the rocket like t…