Lots Of News: Santino, Vince/Steroids, Heyman, Boogeyman, More
By Ryan Clark | May 27, 2008
The latest edition of Heyman Hustle features Paul Heyman interviewing Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen. Check out the video at http://www.thesun.co.uk.
In an interview with ComingSoon.net, Bigger, Stronger, Faster director Chris Bell says the following about trying to interview WWE wrestlers for the film. "Yeah, absolutely. I used to work for a short time at the WWE as a writer, so I'm pretty friendly with Shane McMahon, and Vince McMahon knows who I am. I have a lot of friends like John Cena wrestles for the WWE and he's a really good friend of our family's. I tried to talk to all those guys, and any of those guys, it's like John would talk to me about those issues, and a lot of those guys would talk to me, but they're not allowed to without the permission of the WWE. So rather than asking the guys individually, because they're all my friends and I know they would talk to me, but the WWE does not actually allow them to talk about performance enhancement drugs to the media. It's actually bizarre because when this whole Chris Benoit thing happened, they then let them talk to the media. But when we asked after that, they still said "No" because I think they know they have no choice about making a statement on CNN and these shows, but I didn't think they wanted to get involved with a film. They really know that I know too much. I used to be in the locker room with them. I think that Vince is great and I think a lot of the stuff they've been doing in trying to police it within his business is good, and I hope that it's not for the mere fact that the media and the congress is coming down on them. There are some issues with his wellness policy that he's instituted, and that is actually what I wanted to talk to him about. I didn't want to ask if he was on steroids or point the finger at WWE, I wanted to say, "Well you guys instituted a wellness policy but there's all these flaws in it. Let's discuss those." I think that's the same policy—it's not just Vince McMahon, it's everybody. It's Major League Baseball and all these others, they have these policies, but these policies have flaws. Somebody comes around pointing out those flaws, Congress doesn't know any better. Congress doesn't know enough about steroids. They don't have a steroid expert in Congress to be able to say, "This actually makes no sense"
As noted earlier by Deven Cutting: WWE is set to return to Pittsburgh, PA on August 26th with a show at the Mellon Arena. Tickets go on sale June 21st at 10 AM ET.
WWE has released a new Boogeyman teddy bear. This may indicate that he will be returning soon.
Former WWE star Joey Mercury is selling his "road kill" fur coat that he wore as part of MNM while in WWE.