Report – Durst apologizes to #WWE for middle finger; #WWE issues statement

“Limp Bizkit” frontman Fred Durst was not kicked out of Staples Center following his middle-finger to the camera during WWE’s Summerslam broadcast Sunday night, according to a TMZ report. Durst reportedly left ringside to apologize to WWE…and beat the L.A. traffic out of the arena.

“We appreciate Fred’s apology,” a WWE spokesperson told TMZ. “However, we take our family-friendly environment very seriously and this was a violation of that. We sincerely apologize to our fans.” Durst tweeted about his departure, saying, “I was leaving to beat the traffic! Haha, security escorting me out?? WWE is family. hahaha. Is this really a rumor? Amazing. My boys at WWE are cracking up! Note — never leave early to beat traffic!”

[ LINK: Report at TMZ.com - http://bit.ly/QTfm1e ]

HBK appearing on Raw tonight?

Playing up the story of Triple H teasing retirement at the end of the Summerslam PPV, Shawn Michaels tweeted that he may appear “via satellite” on Monday’s Raw addressing Hunter following his loss to Brock Lesnar.

“Just talked to Hunter…lets just say, I completely understand whats going through his head. We’ll just have to wait and see. I have to admit…I’m not entirely sure I’m comfortable just letting this go,” Michaels tweeted Sunday night. “Time for me to go, I gotta make a few calls and see if i can get a Satellite Truck out here by tomorrow night!”

from pwtorch.com

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Ross confirms #Summerslam status

WWE announcer Jim Ross confirmed in a “Summerslam Sunday” blog on jrsbarbq.com that he will not be part of the announce table for the Summerslam PPV. “Watching SummerSlam w/ my wife in THQ suite at Staples Center. Looking forward to the show. Great opportunities await many talents,” Ross wrote. Ross also noted he will be attending Mick Foley’s comedy show with William Regal at the Hollywood Improv Sunday night after Summerslam.

[ LINK: Ross's full blog previewing each of the matches can be read at jrsbarbq.com ]

#Summerslam rumors: Tyson & Austin

WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin confirmed on Twitter Sunday night before Summerslam that he will not be part of the PPV. “No, I will not be doing a run in tonight at #Summerslam. I will not be doing a limp in either. #limpinainteasy #wwe #brokenskullranch,” Austin tweeted. However, Mike Tyson has hinted at his involvement in the Summerslam PPV, saying on Twitter that he will be supporting Triple H. Tyson, who is rumored to be involved in the Hunter-Brock Lesnar match, was part of a WWE video game panel Saturday in Los Angeles.

#SummerSlam Final Card & Predictions

Preshow: United States Championship Match – Santino Marella (c) vs. Antonio Cesaro

I can’t see Cesaro going over yet. He gets little to no reaction from the live audience, regardless of the IWC or people who watched him in ROH. If it wasn’t for Aksana, he wouldn’t even be on TV.
Winner: Santino Marella 

WWE Tag Team Championship Match – Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (c) vs. The Prime Time Players

 

The tag division is a strange place. Primo and Epico were picking up victories over PTP left and right, and then they just got left behind. Now with AW being released, I can’t see PTP being able to hold the titles on their own right now.
Winners: Kofi Kingston & R-Truth 

Intercontinental Championship Match – The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio

Mysterio has floundered since coming back from injury and suspension. The Miz came back from filming The Marine 3 and was given the IC title right away. Regardless of Mysterio’s win over The Miz to get this title opportunity, I don’t think the powers that be want him getting a push right now.
Winner: The Miz 

Kane vs. Daniel Bryan

Easy one to choose. Kane doesn’t need to win. However, they want to keep Bryan looking strong.
Winner: Daniel Bryan 

Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler

Jericho is leaving soon and Ziggler is going to cash in the briefcase and get a WHC-feud. However, I think they are going to give Jericho a ‘thank you’ for him doing the job to anyone and everyone this run, and let him have someplace to go when he comes back next time – directly into a feud with Ziggler.

Winner: Chris Jericho

WWE Championship Triple Threat Match – CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena vs. Big Show

Big Show will not win. He doesn’t even have to be in this match. Waste of time. With Punk already attacking The Rock and feuding with him on Twitter, I find it hard to see him losing the belt between now and Royal Rumble.
Winner: CM Punk 

World Heavyweight Championship Match – Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio

Sheamus demanded to have this match put back on. That doesn’t bode well for him winning it. I see some sort of dirty finish with Del Rio winning the title. Then Sheamus destroys Del Rio after the bell, and Ziggler comes down to cash in Money in the Bank. This might even happen BEFORE Ziggler vs Jericho.
Winner and new World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio 

Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar

The WWE has made Lesnar look pretty bad. While he dominated Cena before losing, since then he’s looked downright horrible. He takes this win to push him into whoever he feuds with next.
Winner: Brock Lesnar 

Video: Brock Lesnar SummerSlam Promo

Video: The Miz SummerSlam Promo

Video: CM Punk SummerSlam Promo

Video: John Cena SummerSlam Promo

Gold medalist at WWE SS function

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte appeared at WWE and B.A. STAR’s Summerslam Kick-off Party in the Los Angeles area Thursday night. This was the event DJ’ed by Raw Social Media Ambassador D.J. Pauly D.

WWE Videos – Summerslam promos – Brock, Cena, Punk, Miz




Regal added to Foley’s SummerSlam comedy show

PWTorch.com reports that WWE wrestler/announcer William Regal has been added to a Q&A session at Mick Foley’s post-Summerslam comedy event Sunday night after Summerslam. Regal tweeted Thursday that he will be part of the event scheduled for the Hollywood Improv a few hours following the Summerslam PPV in Los Angeles.