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HOW THINGS LIKE THE SUMMERSLAM POSTER END UP LEAKING OUT, TNA NYC, RVD, UNDERTAKER AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2014-06-28 10:00:00

Is TNA exclusively taping in NYC now?

They are for at least the summer, but they are certainly open to taping in other markets and locales, but for now, it's all NYC based.

I remember going to a WCW show where Sting wrestled the Black Scorpion in Asbury Park, NJ. I know the Scorpion was revealed to be RicFlair eventually but who was that one?

Al Perez and The Angel of Death played the character on the road, so it was one of them.

Who trained Rob Van Dam?

The Original Sheik, Ed Farhat.

We all know that WWE leaked a poster featuring John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar for Summerslam. Let's say that is the plan - why in the world is that out there? Why would they do that? A rogue employee? I don't get it.

WWE didn't leak it. What happens in cases like this is that WWE has to have marketing and promotional material out to partners like Amazon.com or Arena they are running. When the material is sent out, the other parties are often asked to embargo it until a certain date. Sometimes it's ignored, sometimes it's an error and sometimes the stuff gets sent out prematurely. It's never, ever done on purpose and is often just human error., but the materials have to be in place. That's the nature of business.

Any update on Undertaker?

We've heard that like every other year after Wrestlemania, he is really banged up, especially since he suffered the concussion against Brock Lesnar. There will be no confirmation on if and when he will return until later in the year. It's still up in the air.