Much has been discussed about the rumored backstage heat between Vince McMahon and Steve Austin as of late. We might know what initially started the friction between the two. Austin revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that WWE lied to him during his last appearance at Wrestlemania. He was promised that he would be the last to come out during his segment with Hulk Hogan, but they gave that honor to The Rock instead.
May 7, 2015
Now that he is a huge star, Hollywood is constantly seeking out The Rock to make various appearances. The producers of the Oscars want a piece of the action as well, so they decided to contact the former WWE Heavyweight Champion and convince him to be a presenter of an award during the show. Since it is good for his public profile, Rock agreed to do it. Eva Marie is also scheduled for the event, but there is no word on what her involvement will be.
February 20, 2015
During the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, the injured Roman Reigns made a surprising appearance to accept a Slammy award. Fans noted that the usually robotic speaker was a lot more comfortable with his speech. Jim Ross, who has a pretty good track record of spotting and signing talent for WWE, noticed as well. The legendary commentator posted on social media that he felt that Reigns showed some subtle mannerisms that are similar to his cousin The Rock.
December 10, 2014