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Vince McMahon’s Message To The Young Bucks During WrestleMania Weekend

On the latest edition of Edge and Christian’s “pod of awesomeness,” The Young Bucks were featured as their guests, and revealed that Vince McMahon had a message for them that was delivered via Matt Hardy prior to ROH’s Supercard of Honor XI.

Here’s what the Young Bucks had to say:

(Transcript sourced from StillRealToUs.com)

“[Matt Hardy] comes up to the ring and he’s like, ‘Vince McMahon called me this morning and said, ‘hey I know these Young Buck kids are good, but could you please tell them to take care of you guys? We actually felt a lot of responsibility there too. We knew what they were doing the next night. We were two of the few guys in the world that actually knew about it. Nobody else in Ring Of Honor that night knew about it except us. So we were like, ‘we can’t hurt these guys.’ What would that look like on us? […] That was definitely weighing on our hearts. We were like ‘we gotta take care of these guys.’ They’ve got a big night tomorrow.”

Shaquille O’Neal Explains Why His WrestleMania 33 Match With The Big Show Never Happened

As reported, prior to WrestleMania 33, the Big Show and Shaquille O’Neal were being scheduled to have a match, but that never went through. Big Show would say it’s WWE’s fault, and at times say that Shaq wasn’t up to it.

Well, during the 100 episode of Shaquille’s “The Big Podcast” Shaq gave his side of the story and why the match at Wrestlemania 33 never happened.

Here’s what he had to say after he was asked why he never showed up: *Question asked by his co-host*

Because they kept playing. First they said it was me and Big Show. Then, they said it was going to be a 3 and 3. Then, they cancelled it so when they cancelled it, i made other arrangements.

Then they tried to call back and tried to get it done, and I just said “I’m not going to do it.” They messed it up.

Shaq’s co-host said that he didn’t think Shaq would do it, if it meant him losing to the Big Show at WrestleMania. Shaq would respond:

So you’re saying I didn’t want to lose? It’s for the kids, John. I would have lost for the kids. For the kids.”

Make sure to catch his podcast here. 

RUMOR: WWE Had Plans For A WrestleMania Debut For Shinsuke Nakamura

Source: SportsKeeda.com

As we all saw, Shinsuke Nakamura made his WWE Main Roster debut on Smackdown Live following WrestleMania 33, but apparently WWE had plans to have him debut at the big event instead.

WWE originally had plans to escalate the feud between The Miz and Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan. It would get to a point where Miz would put his IC title on the line at WrestleMania 33 against a participant of Daniel’s choosing. The participant would be Shinsuke Nakamura.

The plans were cancelled after John Cena had agreed to a match against Miz and Maryse hence why Nakamura debuted after mania instead.

Why Stephanie McMahon Was Involved In The Table Bump At WrestleMania 33

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The reason Stephanie McMahon took the table bump spot at Wrestlemania 33, was to have her be written off TV for a while. During her time off, Stephanie will be taking a family vacation at Caicos Beaches Resort at the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.

At this time there is no expected timeline for her return…

Well isn’t she lucky….

PODCAST: Wrestling With… (Ep.4): United In A Shakeup

This week, Sam and Adam discuss the WWE Superstar Shakeup, Braun’s Hauling Service, the JBL/Mauro situation, and answer questions from the best audience in the podcasting game.

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Big Show Lashes Out Backstage Following Andre The Giant Battle Royal

During the latest edition of Sean Waltman’s 1..2..360 Podcast, he spoke on several subjects involving WrestleMania 33,

Here are some highlights:

Thoughts on The Undertakers last match:

“It never even occurred to me as we were talking (Backstage at the Hall of Fame) and I still don’t think it. I still think he’s coming back. I’m sticking by that… He’s going to go in, he’s going to have that surgery (Hip replacement) and he’s going to feel good and he’s going to go, one, two, (Kick out of pin motion) not today!”

Big Show Reportedly Upset Over Spot During Battle Royal:

“Before things was even over Big Show had a bunch of guys that were in the Battle Royal back in the back and he was going off… I think it was over the stuff with him and Strowman. Because they had a moment there and I think the moment got taken from them too quick.”

Check out the entire podcast here. 

PODCAST: Wrestling With… (Ep.3): Marathons And Mania

“This week, Sam and Adam discuss the marathon WrestleMania weekend, The Walking Dead season finale, answer listener questions, and discuss AJ Brooks’ newly released book “Crazy Is My Superpower”.

WrestleMania 33 Breaks More Records

WWE issued the following:

WRESTLEMANIA® BREAKS MORE RECORDS

STAMFORD, Conn., April 6, 2017 – In addition to setting a new Orlando Citrus Bowl attendance record of 75,245 fans, which led to the highest-grossing event in the stadium’s history at $14.5 million, WrestleMania also broke records for sellouts, digital and social media engagement and merchandise sales.

Attendance

As part of the week-long WrestleMania celebration, WWE held an unprecedented five consecutive nights of sellouts at the Citrus Bowl and Amway Center with 165,000 in attendance at WrestleMania Axxess, Hall of Fame, NXT TakeOver: Orlando, WrestleMania, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live.

Digital/Social Media

WrestleMania 33 was the most social event in WWE history, according to Nielsen Social, with 5.19 million interactions on Facebook and Twitter during the broadcast alone. There were also 2.8 million tweets about WrestleMania throughout the day.

WrestleMania 33 accounted for nearly 30 percent of all social TV interactions on Sunday, April 2, surpassing the Country Music Awards (13 percent), The Walking Dead Season Finale (10 percent) and MLB Opening Day on ESPN – Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (10 percent).
WWE-related content saw more than 490 million video views across WWE.com, WWE App and social media during WrestleMania Week, an increase of 96 percent year-over-year.

WWE Network

WrestleMania reached a record 1.95 million global households on WWE Network alone, making it the most-watched WrestleMania in history, with pay-per-view data still forthcoming.

WWE Network subscribers viewed 22.5 million hours during WrestleMania Week or 13 hours per subscriber during the week. This compares to 21.7 million hours last year, a year-over-year increase of 4 percent.

Merchandise Sales

WWE generated $3.7 million in WrestleMania merchandise revenue, an increase of 164 percent or $2.3 million, from WrestleMania 24 in Orlando. It was also WWE’s second-highest grossing WrestleMania, only behind last year’s WrestleMania 32 in Dallas.

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VIDEO: WrestleMania Set Catches Fire During Undertakers Curtain Call

As you all saw, Roman Reigns defeated the Undertaker at WrestleMania 33. Following the match the Undertaker had curtain call where it appears that he is potentially retiring. But, as his flames were going off in celebration for Taker, the flame his a part of the set, which then set on fire.

Here’s a video from a fan in attendance. Thankfully no one was hurt.