Ryback's Opponents, WWE Ribs The Genius, Triple H At SmackDown Next Week
— Today’s wrestling birthdays include hardcore legend Mick Foley (46) and WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel.
— Triple H has been added to next week’s WWE SmackDown tapings (6/12) from the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.
— An interesting note about the “local talent” that Ryback has been squashing each week. As a way of giving Ryback an extra edge to get him over with live audiences, WWE has been announcing that the jobbers hail from the rival city of where the event is being held. For example, when WWE was recently in Columbia, South Carolina, it was announced the jobbers hailed from Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson is a rival school of the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
— More on Ryback’s latest victims from RAW, Arthur Rosenberg and Stan Hansky (indy wrestlers Kirby Mack and Stoney Hooker). Prior to being sacrificed to Ryback, they read a poem together, which was meant to be a rib on Lanny “The Genius” Poffo, brother of the late “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
The belief is that Poffo was ribbed because of his recent comments about Randy Savage refusing to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame unless the entire Poffo family (including their father, Agenlo Poffo) was inducted as well.
* ANOTHER Wellness Policy Violation To Be Announced Soon
(Partial Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)