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THE BACKBONE OF WWE, ADVERTISED CAGE MATCH LIKELY NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, NEW WWE DVD ANNOUNCED AND LOTS MORE WWE NEWS

By Mike Johnson on 2014-01-04 12:51:25

Tonight's WWE live event in Hampton, Virginia is slated to feature Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt in a Steel Cage.  I'm going to guess that's not going to go down.  The Shield vs. CM Punk in a handicap match is also slated.  If anyone attends the event, we are seeking live reports - thanks!

WWE United States champion Dean Ambrose was interviewed by The Fairfax Times to promote the Hampton event, declaring the Shield to be the backbone of WWE at this link.   Ambrose commented, "“We go out there every night and show off the work ethic that rubs off on everybody we work with. We go out there every night to have the best national show — whether it’s one or two matches, you got to work twice or whatever it is — we never take a night off.”  It would be hard to argue that statement.

WWE Tag Team champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust made an appearance at Fort Bragg, North Carolina  yesterday. 

WWE NXT referee Dan Egler, who worked for TNA as Rudy Charles as a referee and in a creative assistant position, is on the road with WWE this weekend.

ESPN.com featured a piece on the Charlotte Panthers using Ric Flair's trademark "Wooo" at this link.

WWE TLC was a topic on the syndicated version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" earlier this week. A female contestant was asked what the TLC stood for and unfortunately, got it wrong, picking "Thrusts, Lunges & Crunches." Thanks to Cable V.

A DVD titled "Signature Sounds: The Music of WWE" is slated for a 3/8 release.  Promotional material for the DVD reads, "Music has been integral in WWE history, especially anthems for all the greatest WWE Superstars. Since Sgt. Slaughter first made his entrance to the Marine Corp hymn in the early 80's music themes have become synonymous with the Superstars themselves.  Just hearing the first few notes brings the crowd to their feet. They are the songs that let the WWE Universe know that business is about to pick up. Now, get behind the music and learn the inside story behind the timeless anthems of WWE and the superstars. "

WWE NXT star Oliver Grey returned to the ring last night for the first time in about a year after ACL surgery, working the NXT house show in Largo, Florida.

HamptonRoads.com featured a piece on WWE's Titus O'Neal at this link.  He was asked about the puking on the Thanksgiving special edition of Smackdown and commented, ""I guess that's something I can put under my belt: I can vomit on cue.  Hey, our job is to entertain people, and I guess it entertained a lot of people.... There are a lot of people who want to hit Zeb Colter in the mouth on a regular basis, but me throwing up on him was just as good."

Jim Ross wrote on Twitter that his plans for Old School Raw was to "watch it on TV." this Monday.

Jake Roberts also wrote on Twitter that he hasn't been invited to Old School Raw this Monday in Baltimore, but that doesn't mean he won't be there.  They can always book him at the last minute

Thomas Rude sent along the following videos:

WWE Inbox (Episode 101) http://youtu.be/BUVcXVpOu-A

Bad News Barrett Brings Bad news From WWE's Past http://youtu.be/6ESvbFLETK0

The JBL & Cole Show (Episode 58) http://youtu.be/pRxmyc-WdLk

1/3/14 WWE Smackdown "Backstage Fallout" http://youtu.be/_OimEe3HaBs

12/30/13 WWE RAW "Slam of the Week" http://youtu.be/wTc1f_RDO7c

1/3/14 WWE Smackdown "Slam of the Week" http://youtu.be/4O32iwGHhZ8

WWE Top Ten-Surprise Rumble Entrants http://youtu.be/Wl6xaWBMS6w