Barbed Wire – Steel Cage, JBL, Diva Problems, & Batista

Keith Wilcutt


Thanks to Pwtorch.com Newsletter for the following:

-Batista was very outspoken about OVW in the past and it almost caused him to loose his job several years ago, sources say. He wanted more of a speaking role to practice on that area and that was not given to him and he also had a bad rep in OVW for thinking he was too good to go through the workouts in OVW at one point. While his criticisms may have been valid, many feel he would have been better suited not speaking out so much against OVW.

-There are grumblings in the back that the WWE Divas may be credited with the recent surge in ratings. The Smackdown Divas have had no problems co-existing with the male wrestlers, while the Raw Divas have had a more difficult time fitting in backstage. Stephanie McMahon has been working with the Divas on their pre-taped segments and most of them are only signed on a week to week basis with no long term contracts.

-WWE has released the finalized poster for WWE No Way Out which is somewhat different than the previous advertisments that had been released for the event. The poster still shows JBL climging over the top of a steel cage with barb wire wrapped around the top, but also gives us a glimpse as to what the barb-wired steel cage may indeed end up looking like.

The Preview for the even reads as follows:

Conflict has a new battleground in the first ever barbed wire steel cage match. There’s no place to run. There’s no way out. SmackDown presents WWE’s No Way Out, Sunday, February 20th, live at 8pmET/5pmPT.

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