Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help with the following newsbits:
-- CM Punk has always been an outspoken individual. It was the reason why he had so much backstage heat on him from management he first started with WWE. During a recent interview, the former heavyweight champion stated that feels that WWE is missing the boat on performers like Antonio Cesaro and Wade Barrett. Punk said:
"This is not my company; if it was it would be run very differently and I'm not saying that the way Vince McMahon does things is 100% right or 100% wrong all the time and I'm not saying that I know the answer to everything. Vince does what he thinks is best for business and he's right a lot of the time and there's just sometimes I think he's missing the boat on stuff, Cesaro being one of them. [Wade] Barrett's another good one. I think we start and stop guys too much. They did it with me forever; they did it with Sheamus forever. You're the flavor of the month. You're doing this, you're doing that, and then you just kind of get shuffled to the back. I don't think anybody can truly organically grow and become these superstars that they say they're looking for when you start and stop guys all the time. But it's just a difference of opinion on how the business is."
-- Here's some of the things, former WWE Diva Serena Deeb, had to say in a recent interview:
On the concussion that set her back over 18 months:
Basically what happened was there was a Shimmer taping in Chicago, Illinois ... it was my final match in a long weekend of rough matches ... I was really tired, and I end up taking a really bad blow to the head. For quite a while I was in denial about it. After a few weeks I started experiencing a lot of complications ... [I was out] six months to a year, minimum. I just didn't know what the future was going to hold at that point - I just had no idea.
On her relationship with CM Punk:
Our relationship went back a long time ago. He was actually the one that initially got me hooked up with Shimmer ... when we were in OVW at the same time. The friendship definitely goes back - it would be like seven or eights years ago now. I honestly have the most respect for him professionally. There's not many people who can touch Punk. He knows it. He carries himself as such. And I'm happy for his match [at WrestleMania]
Can CM Punk end the Undertaker's streak?
Undertaker is pretty symbolic of WrestleMania, so that's pretty cool. But ... I don't think the streak will ever end.