– Former WWE and WCW star “The Patriot” Del Wilkes recently appeared on The Pancakes and Powerslams podcast to discuss overcoming drug addiction, his career and more. The Patriot, who teamed with Marcus Bagwell before he was “Buff” as WCW’s “Stars and Stripes” tag team, commented on feeling left out during his WCW run:
“It was a lot of great tag teams in the company at the time, but it was a very cliquish company. It seemed like they started pushing the established [WWE] stars who have been working for Vince [McMahon] for a number of years. So they went and raided his talent and gave everyone guaranteed contracts, and it seemed like the rest of us become sort of an afterthought.”
– The Rock’s Furious 7 saw another huge weekend at the box office, coming in at #1 for the second straight week in a row. The movie is expected to bring in another $60.6 million this weekend, making the domestic total for two weeks at $252.5 million. It also set an opening day record in China this weekend with $68.6 million. BoxOfficeMojo.com reports that the movie is already the highest-grossing Fast movie with $800 million and is on track to become one of the biggest movies ever with at least $1.2 billion.
– When WWE returns to Europe this November for their annual end of the year tour, RAW and SmackDown will be taped from Manchester, England. JoJo announced at today’s live event in Manchester that RAW and SmackDown will take place on November 9th and 10th from the Manchester Arena. Tickets go on sale April 25th.