This week has been a very busy one for WWE as the company announced the final appearance for one WWE superstar, a former WWE commentator made his boxing commentating debut, The Miz made a huge announcement, and more! Here is a quick breakdown of the biggest WWE news and rumors from the week:
WWE Superstar Batista will make his final WWE appearance on next week’s Monday Night Raw. The post-Payback episode of Raw will wrap up his storyline, as the wrestler turned actor goes on hiatus to promote Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to which he stars in. No return date has been set, but a return for WWE’s SummerSlam is possible.
WWE Announcer Lillian Garcia has booked a new gig with The Sunset Station Casino’s Club Madrid in Henderson, Nevada. Garcia will take the stage Saturday evenings at 10 p.m beginning on June 14. Click here to find out more information on the gig.
The Miz is heading to TBS to appear on the June 4, season finale of hidden camera game-show Deal With It. The series, hosted by Howie Mandel, featured the appearance of fellow WWE Superstar Chris Jericho a few months ago.
WWE Superstar Kane spoke with ABC’s local affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee about the importance of head injury awareness. Kane partnered with senior WWE ringside physician Dr. Chris Amann to explain the signs and symptoms of a concussion, in what the Superstar hopes to be the start of many more conventions of its kind. In the interview Kane attributes the growing “hyper-competitive” nature of society as one of the many reasons head safety is not taken seriously:
I don’t think we take [head injuries and concussions] as seriously as we should because we are such a hyper-competitive society, especially when it comes to sports.”
To see the full interview click here.
WWE & E!’s Total Divas continues to perform well no the cable network. The series’ most recent new outing brought in over 1 million total viewers.
Finally, former WWE commentator Jim Ross made his debut as a boxing commentator this week. Ross appeared as part of the Golden Boy Promotions telecast on Fox Sports 1. Here is a clip of Ross addressing his debut following the fight: