Here is the latest Wrestle Mania 29 line-up (Note some of this will spoil Smackdown tomorrow night).
WWE Championship: The Rock © vs. John Cena
The Undertaker vs. CM Punk
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar (stipulations to come)
World Heavyweight Championship: Alberto Del Rio © vs. Jack Swaggar
Randy Orton, Sheamus and Ryback vs. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns
SLAM Wrestling has a very nice interview up with Kofi Kingston. Here is part of that piece:
It's something he hasn't had to worry about -- and probably won't have to any time soon -- since he's one of the most popular performers in the company. And, as he puts it, from day one, Kingston has been aiming to continuously strive for the top. One of his most notable moments along that journey was the change from his initial Jamaican character.
"I think it's definitely been a help," he said about the change. "If you look at the history of the greats in WWE, everyone has an evolution. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin started out as the Ring Master, Triple H was first Hunter Hearst Helmsley, even The Rock started off as Rocky Maivia. Those weren't really them. The more you transition into being yourself, it becomes more real. Obviously I'm not Jamaican -- I've never even been to Jamaica. But if you can transition your character from one thing to another, it makes a great story. Looking back on your career, you need to have some sort of progression. Character development is a huge part of that."
But not the only part. In addition, Kingston also has an exciting and dynamic style with lots of aerial moves that fans love watching him perform. Given his high-risk style, Kofi recognizes that he's been pretty lucky avoiding any serious injuries.
"I think I'm going to go ahead and touch wood," he half-joked, knocking on the boardroom table where the interview was conducted. "Yeah, I've been really fortunate to have this high risk style, and be jumping off the top rope to the outside of the ring, and still be okay. When I say okay, I don't mean I'm completely fine," he clarified, "because I'm definitely banged up. But I'm still able to go out and perform."
Of course, he has his bad days as well, like one match he recalled overseas where conditions were less than ideal.
You can read the entire interview at http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/WrestleMania29/2013/03/08/20638941.html.
Finally, on this day in 1987, WWE aired Saturday Night’s Main Event for the Joe Louis Arena here in Detroit. At the show, Hercules won a 20 man Battle Royal that also included Andre the Giant, WWE Champion Hulk Hogan, Ax, Smash, Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorf, Honky Tonk Man among others. Thanks to PWInsider.com for that note.