WWE Ribs Macho Man's Brother, News On Ryback's Victims, Silvervision-WWE Update

WWE Ribs Macho Man's Brother, News On Ryback's Victims, Silvervision-WWE Update

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- UK DVD distributor Silvervision announced on their website that they are back in business with WWE titles:

"I am thrilled to say that the production issues have been resolved and pre-orders will be returning to the website shortly, starting with WrestleMania 28 later today. More will be added over the coming days as we get them scheduled. We'd like to thank you all for your patience and understanding over the past few weeks once again you'd proved that we have the best customers in the world."

- Ryback's opponents on this week's WWE SmackDown from Columbia, South Carolina are Tony Andriotic and Kevin Mahoney, known as Michael Freehly and John Skyler on the independent scene. WWE has been announcing Ryback's opponents from cities that rival the city they are in, to draw a heel reaction from the crowd. Andriotic and Mahoney are announced from Clemson, South Carolina, which is the rival of the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Skyler is actually a South Carolina graduate. Frehley is in the Army Reserve and is heading out to Afghanistan this week so best wishes are with him.

Ryback's victims on RAW this week were announced as Arthur Rosenberg and Stan Hansky. As previously noted, they were indy wrestlers Kirby Mack and Stoney Hooker. They were announced from Downers Grove, Illinois and recited a poem together, which internally was meant to be a rib on Lanny Poffo, the brother of Randy Savage. The belief is they ribbed Poffo because he recently made it clear that Randy's family won't allow him in the WWE Hall of Fame unless he's inducted with Lanny and their father Angelo Poffo. One of the names of the wrestlers was the real name of a WWE merchandise executive.

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