Unfortunate news in the WWE and wrestling world today — a former AWA champion and WWE talent was sent to jail.
Other rumors and news from wrestling include — a new Evolution member being discussed, WWE Network getting more involved with TV angles, AJ Lee’s status with the company takes a turn, a former Diva has a health announcement and non-spoiler Smackdown listings for tonight’s show.
WWE rumors for May 9, 2014
Former WWE jobber gets prison term for molesting daughter
A tragic tale has finally come to a conclusion, former WWE jobber and AWA light heavyweight champion Buck “Rock ‘N’ Roll Zumhofe was found guilty of molesting his daughter and was sentenced to 26 years in prison. This wasn’t his first time. Read the unbelievable story here.
Zumhofe’s best days were in the AWA where he won multiple championships. He had a brief career in the WWF with his most notable match being against a young Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
Evolution will have a new member
With Dave Batista leaving very soon to promote Guardians of the Galaxy, Evolution will have to introduce a new member soon. Not only because a two-man group isn’t that intimidating but because the feud with The Shield is most likely going to continue until the summer.
WrestlingInc.com is reporting that internal talks continue about adding WWE United States Champion Sheamus into the Evolution group at some point. I just want to pat myself on the back because if Sheamus does join Evolution, I said it should happen a month ago. It could also explain Sheamus taking to Twitter yesterday to squash rumors he was beaten down by Sin Cara in the locker room and that he’s one of “Triple H’s workout buddies.”
WWE Network to become more involved in ‘Raw’ and ‘Smackdown’
PWInsider Elite is reporting that WWE is considering having more angles develop on the WWE Network and in pre and post-shows after RAW, SmackDown and pay-per-view events. WWE wants to tightening up these shows and execute angles that would lead to the next WWE TV show or pay-per-view. These changes are expected to start in the very near future.
AJ Lee status with WWE
Wrestling Observer Newsletter confirms rumors that former WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee was advertised to appear on WWE’s upcoming European tour that begins in just a few days. While AJ was advertised for the tour as recent as April 20th, she’s no longer being advertised by WWE.com or updated arena listings.
WWE news for May 9, 2014
Non-spoiler match listing for Smackdown
The following matches were taped for tonight’s SmackDown
Fandango and Layla vs. Santino Marella and Emma
Rusev vs. Kofi Kingston
Los Matadores & El Torito vs. 3MB & Hornswoggle
Cesaro and Bad News Barrett vs. Rob Van Dam and Big E
Dean Ambrose vs. United States Champion Sheamus
Seth Rollins vs. Batista
The Usos and John Cena vs. The Wyatt Family
Former WWE Diva has major health announcement
Former WWE & TNA Women’s Champion turned country singer Mickie James was a guest on Totally Driven Radio. James covered a bunch of wrestling topics but admitted she almost cancelled the interview because of an illness but, year, she is pregnant and due in September.