— The “jobbers” that faced Ryback on RAW this week were two local talents (Kirby Mack and Stoney Hooker). Kirby Mackhas has worked for both Ring of Honor and TNA. Both Mack and Hooker are also regulars at HVW in Hendersonville, NC. Matt Hardy and Reby Sky as well as current DGUSA Champion Johnny Gargano have all performed for HVW.
— THQ has posted a new Q&A covering how breaking the ring in WWE ’13 will work. Check out the info below:
Q: Are ring breaks in-game or just cut-scenes?
A: Ring breaks are in-game occurrences, NOT just cut-scenes! They’re one of our new “Spectacular Moments,” which also include blasting people through ring barriers and diving through commentary tables. That means that you can bust up the ring yourself in any kind of match…just as long as you meet the necessary requirements.
Q: Can any Superstar perform a ring break?
A: No. Only super-heavyweights have the heft, mass and sheer power required to demolish the squared circle – just like on WWE television. Right now, both Big Show and Mark Henry are confirmed as being capable of performing ring breaks, but as for other potential super-heavyweights…you’ll just have to keep your eyes peeled for additional Roster Reveals.