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Triple Threat for WWE Payback?, Officials Not Happy with Mark Henry?, More

– Kofi Kingston vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE United States Title was going to take place again at WWE’s Payback pay-per-view but likely won’t since they did it on RAW last night. The same goes for Kane and Daniel Bryan’s rematch against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns for the WWE Tag Team Titles.

– Speaking of the Payback pay-per-view, WWE will likely announce Fandango vs. The Miz vs. Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title soon.

– WWE is going ahead with the Big E Langston babyface turn, in part because Mark Henry is out with a hurt shoulder. There is some kind of heat on Henry for being out hurt. Apparently WWE officials had something big planned for Henry and aren’t happy that he’s taking time off when surgery isn’t needed. Before Extreme Rules, Langston vs. Henry was being planned for this summer.


  • d

    So does this mean that Mark Henry is the newest member of the HALL OF PAIN ?

  • Solid

    That’s fair, I’m wondering where the injury happened, was it the truck pulling thing (which was staged?) maybe it aggravated something, and who’s idea was it, WWE or Henry’s? Hard to say since they promoted it heavily on TV.

  • Daniel Schein

    Remember when Mark Henry first got signed by WWE/f way back in 1996 it was a Ten Year guaranteed contract. He made main event money those ten years even when he was a mid carder at best. He was for a time the prime example of Vince prematurely blowing his wad on a monster that happened to have legitimacy in another sport. His debut in 1996 was met with lukewarm reaction as he could barely take a bump or throw a bodyslam, and he was as vanilla as they come (no pun intended). Of course he got hurt, then it was a long time before his Nation Of Domination run, then Sexual Chocolate which got him over as a mid carder but quickly fizzled out into ridiculous unfunny shock segments, which some say were designed to get him to walk away from his deal. Stints in OVW, injuries, and brief failed attempts at pushes leading up to 2006 where everyone assumed he would be let go…..but something strange happened by that point he was a decent enough big man and they kept him……albeit at much less money. Henry is one of those rare late bloomers who got a chance to develop before our eyes over a very long stretch. It’s too bad WWE didn’t get behind big guys like Lance Hoyt, Paul Burchill, etc. who were ready to make money for them before even signing on the dotted line.

  • Scooter

    Never thought I’d say this but I really like Big E. He’s nowhere near as bad in the ring as I expected and he’s only gonna get better. Also having watched his My little pony video I can honestly say he’s damn entertaining!

  • The Table

    Now THAT’s what Mark does, get hurt.

  • Sam

    Kida thought that was a face turn for Langston, he is very funny and entertaining on twitter, if he could be like that on raw it could work. The triple threat match I’m also looking forward to.

  • CC

    My guess is that its more of a case of them being sick and tired of him injuring himself. Dont forget its probably no more than a month since he returned from his last injury.
    Fact is though he has probably spent more of his WWE career injured than he has in the ring. If they havent learned they shoulda dropped him years ago, then they never will.

  • Solid

    So because Mizark doesn’t want to turn an injury into (potentially, I’m just speculating) something that could require surgery, they’re down on him… Nice employers. Typical WWE.