- Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who announced in April that he wanted to compete in the 2014 Royal Rumble after resurrecting his life through Diamond Dallas Page and the DDPYoga program, has continued to campaign for a spot in the annual affair. Yesterday on Twitter, he publicized a petition directed to WWE Talent Relations to put him in the match.
The petition states, "Jake has given the fans so much of himself in the ring over the course of his decades spent in the business, let's give back to him and show our appreciation by voicing our support for the next stage in his journey!" the petition states. "Let's show WWE that we fans want to see this. Send your mail to WWE, post about this on every kind of social network imaginable, tell your friends and their friends, AND SIGN THIS PETITION! Let's show WWE that we won't shut up until Jake Roberts is in the Royal Rumble!"
WWE officials are reportedly aware of Roberts' desire, but not interested in using him at this time. In August, it was reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that they were not considering him for the match, and if they did, it wouldn't be until January when the event draws near.
- While serving a 114-day jail sentence earlier this year for repeatedly violating her ex-boyfriend's restraining order, WWE Hall of Famer Tammy "Sunny" Sytch's prior contraction of human papillomavirus (HPV) developed into cervical cancer. After declaring in May that she was cancer-free following a hysterectomy, the 40-year-old revealed on Monday that she is not completely clear from the life-threatening illness. Despite this, she remains in positive spirits and plans to conquer the disease.
The former WWE Diva wrote on Facebook on Thursday, "I've been sad, depressed, angry, confused, bitter, in denial, upset since Monday when I got the bad news from my oncologist ... But this morning, I thought to myself, I'm the toughest, strongest, most resilient b---h I know (I blame that on being a Russian and a sagittarius) so I'm gonna do what I do best when something stands I'm my way.... I'm gonna beat the s--t out of then choke out Cancer once and for all! And if ANYONE OR ANYTHING tries to stand in my way, I'll take you out right along with it! Just try me, biatch! You have NO IDEA who you're dealing with!! I WILL SURVIVE!!!"
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