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Justin Gabriel
Paul Lloyd, Jr
  • Birthdate: 03/03/1981 (age 33)
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 213 Ib

A second-generation wrestler, Lloyd was initial...

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-- We noted before that Justin Gabriel returned to his home in South Africa a few weeks back to deal with passport issues while he’s away from the ring injured. Gabriel wrote that he went to see a Sangoma this weekend and today is the first day since WrestleMania 28 where he doesn’t have pain in his arm. Gabriel added that he’s ready to return to training. A Sangoma is a “practitioner of herbal medicine.”

As noted before, Gabriel’s tag team with Tyson Kidd will be pushed when he returns from injury.

-- WWE’s website has a new storyline interview up with Beth Phoenix. Here are some highlights:

Being pulled from the Extreme Rules Divas Title match:

“I was in a state of shock. I’d been told I would be allowed to compete regardless of the injury, but I guess when the doctor’s report came back it was a different story. It doesn’t matter. This is a road I’ve been down before. But I would have competed hurt – I’ve done that before too.”

Layla winning the title:

Layla hasn’t earned anything. I mean, who’d she ever beat? No one should be No. 1 contender until I’m cleared. There shouldn’t have even been a Divas Championship Match at Extreme Rules. I know Layla was out for a year. Big deal! I had ACL surgery too, and I made it back in half the time. When I return, I’m not only going to beat up Layla, I’m going to bust her other knee, and make sure that she goes away and never comes back. She has no idea what she has gotten herself into.”

Eve Torres as Executive Administrator:

“Eve’s making a statement in her role. She’s flexing her muscles a little bit, and I respect that. Eve and I actually have a lot in common in that we’re both strong, powerful women wanting to get more in a man’s world. That said, I don’t like being talked down to, and I don’t like being taken for granted. If Eve ever challenges me, then she’s going to have her hands full.”