Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help with some of the following newsbits:
— As noted earlier this morning here on the website, it’s said that we can expect several surprises for WrestleMania 29 since a number of turns have been talked about, particularly faces to heel.
— While there were rumors that a double disqualification ending could take place to keep both men strong, it now appears that WWE officials are leaning towards having Mark Henry put over Ryback at WrestleMania 29 this Sunday. The plan is to give Ryback his “WrestleMania Moment” by having him hit the Shellshock on Henry.
— A lot of people criticized WWE for choosing Maria Menounos as the person to induct Bob Backlund into the Hall of Fame at WrestleMania 29 weekend. After all, he has a long history of opponents who would have been great choices. Through Twitter, Maria Menounos defends the WWE for choosing her and explains her friendship with Bob Backlund. Maria Tweeted:
“I know many dont understand why I’m inducting bob Backlund into the#hof quick history… I met Bob when I was 19-he starred in my movie, supported me during my MissMassUSA pageant & I helped him run for congress.friends for 14yrs”