– We noted before that there was talk going around WrestleMania 32 Week in Dallas that Lana and Renee Young may be added to the Total Divas cast as they were seen filming. Casey from SquaredCircleSirens reports that Naomi has also been filming for Total Divas this week and she may be returning to the cast. Naomi told fans at Axxess that her session was being filmed for the show.
– Here’s The Rock’s latest WrestleMania-related post as he prepares for his appearance on Sunday night:
1999, #WrestleMania15 – Philly. I’m the hottest heel in the company and the youngest (and brashest) WWE Champion is history.<
My opponent was the one and only Stone Cold Steve Austin.
At that time, Austin was the biggest wrestling box office star in the world and our leader who created and ushered in our now infamous #AttitudeEra.
Austin was also an EXTREMELY shrewd and smart business man when it came to his opponents and always had the final say with who he would get in the ring with.
Despite many attempts from a few “main event wrestlers” on the roster at that time who complained to Vince McMahon saying “Rock has no business being in the main event at WrestleMania”, it was Austin who when I went to him and asked how we should handle the complaints, he responded with the greatest answer I’ll never forget, “F*ck those motherf*ckers. We’re here to draw and make money and that’s exactly what we’re gonna do. We draw big money then everyone benefits.” The Rock vs Austin feud would go on to become the #1 box office drawing feud in the history of pro wrestling and the WWE.
Even though I lost the WWE title (which is considered an honor in our business) to Austin that night in my mind I literally felt like I was king of the world. I even celebrated like a wild man by ordering a big ass pizza to my hotel room.
Today, me and the Texas Rattlesnake are good buddies. Love that dude and I’ll always be grateful to him for takin’ me under his wing, teaching me the business philosophy that I still utilize today of “F*ck them we’re here to make money” and making me drink more beer nightly than I’ve ever had in my life.
Happy to share these “behind the curtain” stories with y’all to give you some insight and context to the crazy, complicated and amazing wrestling world that’s in my DNA. Again, it’s my honor and privilege to ELECTRIFY DALLAS and the #WWEUniverse this SUNDAY at #WrestleMania32.
#PeoplesChamp4L *raises a beer Austin style and slowly chugs it Rock style.
– Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Alicia Fox, Sami Zayn, Darren Young and others are featured in the latest WWE Network promo, seen above.