Original Extreme Rules Plans + Are AJ/Ziggler Really Dating?


Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help with some of the following newsbits:

— WWE did not initially have Ryback planned for a match against John Cena at Extreme Rules 2013. Instead, the company had originally wanted Mark Henry to go up against Cena for the heavyweight title. That was why Henry went over Ryback at WrestleMania 29. However, management did not feel that Henry was enough of a draw at the moment, so they made the last minute switch to Ryback.

— As you may be aware, Nikki Bella is currently dating John Cena. However, reports suggest that while there was enormous heat on Michelle McCool when she was dating the Undertaker, such is not the case with Nikki. Nikki and Brie are considered to be well-liked among their peers backstage and organization officials hold them in high regard; it is even said that with Nikki dating Cena, the twins can “get away with a lot.”

— Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee have been spending a lot of time together lately, especially on the European tour. While fans have been speculating about a possible relationship between the two, they were actually instructed by WWE to do so. This is to help sell the story as they’re a couple on screen.

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