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FCW Star Asks for Help, Cena vs. Laurinaitis News, Extreme Reunion Attendance, Taker Shirt

– WWE developmental talent DT Porter, who is currently out of action with a knee injury, posted the following message on his Facebook account:

“Guys, I don’t know how much longer I can handle this. Every day is a constant struggle to keep my sanity. I love wrestling and it’s all I ever wanted to do. Already going crazy since I’ve been for like ten months now, but it gets worse. Every day a trainer goes out of his way to rib or disrespect me in front of the boys because I’ve been out so long. I can’t clear myself. I wanna wrestle more than anything, but I don’t even know who I am anymore. It’s so fucking hard. I just feel it just building inside of me and I don’t know how much longer I can contain it. I have daydreams of just fucking everyone up on some real shit. I’m not a kid. I’m a fucking man. But what do you do when the people in charge of helping you get to the main roster are the ones making your life the hardest. I’ve been drinking almost every day. It’s to the point to where I keep Vodka and Gin in my trunk. Help me!”

– WWE has released a new “20-0” t-shirt for The Undertaker.

– According to The Wrestling Observer, the attendance numbers that came out last week for the Extreme Reunion event in Philadelphia were inflated a bit. The actual attendance was 1,700 and the gate was less than $75,000. This is still considered to be a successful independent show.

– John Laurinaitis began training at a WWE warehouse where rings are kept in Connecticut this week. For those wondering, Laurinaitis will indeed wrestle John Cena at WWE’s Over the Limit pay-per-view and this isn’t some angle where Laurinaitis will be replaced by a WWE Superstar.

Partial source: PWInsider

  • voice of reason

    i had to have an operation on my shoulder & i was out for a while so instead of sitting at home triddling my thumbs i went back to work they had me man the phones and do paperwork most of the time i was playing angry birds & solitaire don’t tell my bosses but i was at work & i was contributing if this guy is out for a fair while couldnt he come to training sessions as an assistant or something or even work out back when an event is on he could add it to his resume when his wrestling career is over.

  • voice of reason

    this guy is screaming out for help i hope the higher ups take note of this & get the guy the help he truly needs

  • scooter

    talking from personal experience a former trainer wasn’t just a ribber he was a bully but when my head trainer found out the extent it had got to he sacked him so I’m pretty sure if a small school that has a pretty good reputation get rid of the real assholes then I’m sure if someone was really a problem in FCW the developmental territory of the pinnacle of the industry they’d put a stop to it!

  • b c Mitchell

    Sadly in future news WWE wishes DT Porter best of luck in future endeavors. Not saying its right but airing grievances on public forums such as Facebook is never a good plan for an unproven talent. Corporations don’t usually have sympathy and that is what the WWE has become for better or worse. It’ll be a dick move but they will probably release him not long after he gets back in the ring.

  • poko

    We’re talking about a guy who has been unable to participate in his chosen profession for nearly a year. I don’t know the extent of how they’re treating him, but trainers are supposed to keep watch on the health of the people they’re training, both physically and mentally. People in other professional sports know that prolonged physical injury comes with a high risk of depression and deteriorating mental stability. They watch out for it, and they deal with it seriously. Shouldn’t the WWE have the same attitude toward the mental health of a prospect as an NFL or NBA team?

    This should be a red flag. Depression mixed with alcohol abuse is no joke. Someone in developmental needs to take note of this guy’s state of mind, and address it responsibly.

  • CC

    @scooter, couldnt agree more.
    I was hit by a car a few years ago (not hugely serious, but still no walk in the park), and had to take some time off.
    When I returned, and was still limping, I was ribbed about it by quite a few people. I took it in good spirits and even joined in.
    Yeah, this guy is probably more injured, but its the wrestling industry. If you dont have a thick enough skin, you need to get out anyway. The ribbing (not bullying as so many people are too willing to throw out as a word) is specifically used to test the mental toughness of future talent. If he cant handle a bit of ribbing, how will he be able to take nasty comments from fans or reporters etc?
    And how will he cope with the punishing schedule.
    Talking about the drink just shows how weak he is.

  • Robinson

    Jimbo loved it lol

  • scooter

    I did my arm in 6 weeks ago and I’m getting ribbed for it constantly if you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen!

  • Jimbo

    I will now pray to the God of Wrestling to save us from having to watch Cena vs Laurinaitis. You are welcome to join.

    All, mighty JBL, Wrestling God, please deliver us from pain and suffering so that we may not endure the hardship of what will undoubtedly be one of the worst and most boring matches of all time. We, your faithful followers shall construct on to you a golden wrestling ring, mightier than other, in your honor. Amen.