We noted earlier via PWInsider that Randy Orton being attacked by The Wyatt Family on last Monday’s RAW was to write him off WWE TV for a short time. They have since retracted the story, noting that it’s possible they were given outdated information with the way WWE plans are constantly changing. Orton is still scheduled for this weekend’s WWE live events and could be backstage for Monday’s RAW from Memphis.
– The Los Angeles Times has a negative review for WWE Studios’ “12 Rounds 3: Lockdown” with Dean Ambrose, saying the movie lacked firepower without John Cena. Film critic Martin Tsai wrote:
“Written by Bobby Lee Darby and Nathan Brookes, the new film is a sequel to “12 Rounds” in name only. Though not as thrilling as the original, this third installment is an improvement over the paint-by-number 2013 direct-to-video “12 Rounds 2: Reloaded.” The original also had Cena, who recently confirmed his gifts by stealing scenes from Amy Schumer in “Trainwreck.” This film has Ambrose, who though better than Randy Orton in “12 Rounds 2,” still proves no match for Cena.”
– Rey Mysterio has signed his first post-WWE licensing deal, with Masked Republic’s LuchaShop.com. Masked Republic tweeted these previews: