Back in 1996, Arnold Schwartzenegger had a surprising Christmas hit movie called Jingle All The Way, which is still shown every year on television. WWE Studios has secured the rights to the sequel and will begin production soon. The company has tabbed Santino Marella, a comedic performer on Monday Night Raw, as a lead character.
While it has been confirmed that he has signed a two year deal with the company, it now appears that Batista might not be around WWE for much of that time period. Aside from needing to promote Guardians of the Galaxy this fall, he will also now need time away to film the sequel to the movie, which was just announced this week.
While a lot of fans are criticizing the guy for being pushed by WWE despite not having been a full time performer in years, Kevin Nash has publicly defended Batista. He stated that it's a smart business decision to accept the push whenever management is offering one.
"Daniel Bryan wasn't going to win Royal Rumble 2013. He gets tossed out. His fan base would be more upset than him not being in it at all. Just my opinion."
- Kevin Nash defending WWE and their decision
Former nWo stable mates Kevin Nash and Booker T have come to terms on a contract. Nash, who surprised wrestling fans by returning to WWE at Royal Rumble 2014, will be working a show for Booker on February 15, and there is a chance that he could be working more dates for the promotion.
While management has given up on the character, WWE will be keeping Sin Cara around because he is featured in the upcoming Scooby Doo movie. Oficials have no plan on bringing the original performer back, so Hunico will have the role until after the movie has been released.
While he did not make an appearance during Royal Rumble 2014 as speculated, Sean Waltman, who canceled an appearance at an independent wrestling show, was said to be backstage at the event, where his good friend Kevin Nash made his return.
Kevin Nash made a surprising appearance during Royal Rumble 2014 last night, and that has caused fans to speculate about his return to WWE. As of right now, it appears to be a one night deal and not a full time return. Nash was said to have been paid really well for that quick stint in the match.
Batista won Royal Rumble 2014 by eliminating Roman Reigns in the end. Other contestants during the match were Alberto Del Rio, Alexander Rusev, Antonio Cesaro, Big E Langston, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, El Torito, Erick Rowan, Fandango, Goldust, Great Khali, Jack Swagger, JBL, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Kane, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Luke Harper, R Truth, Rey Mysterio, Ryback, Seth Rollins, Sheamus and the Miz.
There is heavy speculation that Kevin Nash will be at Royal Rumble 2014 tonight, as the former heavyweight champion is staying at the same hotel as the WWE performers are in Pittsburgh. He is in town to host a party for people watching the pay per view, but those plans could change.
Kevin Nash could be back on television soon. The former WWE star has revealed that he his agent has been working on securing a potential lead role in an upcoming pilot show. Nash also mentioned that producers want him to dye his hair, so that he will look younger.
"New Robo Cop movie!!!! Great opportunity to induct him in to the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame to cross promote his movie."
- Missy Hyatt
Angelina Love is doing a movie called Night Cries, which apparently is being taped way north of Toronto. Interestingly enough, she is playing a character named Angel, which is the real life first name of the former TNA Knockouts Champion.
"Well I think in Randy's case, I think Randy he was pissed. I don't think he really wanted to go in. That's just my observation from a far. I never heard that from Randy but I'm sure now that the great Randy Savage has passed on, at some point he will be put in there. But I think there was--you have to accept. You have to go there and show up. And there was some heat there. And I think it was just about to get fixed too, just like the Warrior had a lot of heat there. I think he absolutely would've gone in. Maybe this year cause Randy was just coming out--when he died, Randy was just starting to come out. About to do a comic-con and stuff; do some autograph signings and stuff. So I think you would have seen him in there. Right after; not too long after his death, I don't think it had to happen right away but I would imagine that Randy will be in there. And I believe that Jake Roberts will get in. I think I'll get in. I think there will be a lot of guys that will get in there from Kevin Nash, Scott Hall. I think a lot of those guys will get in. Sometimes it just takes time and I think that Jake doing his turn around that he's done over these last 16-17 months--or 16 months I think it is--people are buzzing everywhere about Jake. So I think at some point, it would be awesome if it was this year but who knows? You never know."
Batista and Brooke Hogan worked on a comedy thriller movie together last year called LA Slasher. It was initially to be released in 2013, but delayed until 2014. It now appears that the movie may be in permanent limbo, as no release date has been announced yet.
While WWE officials are still holding out hope, there does not appear to be much of a chance of the Rock working Wrestlemania 30 this year. Aside from being scheduled to go overseas to film a big movie, Dwayne Johnson simply has not expressed much interest in a return.
While a lot of fans are clamoring for him to return to WWE, John Morrison is finding himself more and more busy in Hollywood, as the former ECW champion is shooting a new movie next week. He also has five films in post production at the moment.
Yahoo! Movies has produced a list of 15 stars that are ready to break out this year, and one of the names on there is none other than Batista. The WWE star is being praised for his work as Dax the Destroyer on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
The Rock recently revealed that he had a meeting with the CEO of Warner Bros. The main topic of discussion was figuring out a way to get the former WWE star on board to perhaps do a DC Comics movie in 2014. His star power would help them compete with Marvel.
Kevin Nash is a Detroit Lions fan, so it wasn't easy to watch his favorite NFL team cost themselves a spot in the playoffs. Through Twitter, the former WWE champion asked the team to stick together because it worked for the Carolina Panthers.
While many are hoping for him to return at Wrestlemania 30, the Rock will be rather busy in April. That's when the former WWE star will be heading down to Australia to film a big budget, reportedly $100 million, earthquake movie.
Forbes has revealed that the Rock is the top grossing actor of 2013, as the various movies that have featured the former WWE star combined to bring in approximately $1.3 billion in revenue. He beat out Robert Downey, the star of Iron Man 3.
Batista and Brooke Hogan are both featured in an upcoming movie called LA Slasher. Batista plays an undercover cop, while Hogan plays a reality TV star. The film was initially slated to be released in 2013, but could be pushed back to 2014.
Ted DiBiase, who recently left WWE, is working on a movie about his father, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. The movie is entitled The Price of Fame.