The WWE Morning Paper: A.J. Lee, Scott Steiner, SummerSlam

So you’re getting ready for school or work in the morning and want to read up on fresh content before leaving for the day? Come read The WWE Morning Paper! This will be your weekday (possibly future weekends as well) hub for the latest news inside and outside the squared circle for Vince McMahon’s company as well as TNA sprinkled in (unless they get cancelled).

Here’s the wrestling information you need to know for August 10th, 2014 version of The WWE Morning Paper.

News

  • We haven’t seen him wrestle since last December as Tensai but Jason Albert (real name Matt Bloom) has retired from wrestling.
  • A.J. Lee was nearly fired last year until Vince McMahon overruled it. Does anyone see the irony there?

In light of news of Alberto Del Rio being released by WWE on Thursday “due to unprofessional conduct and an altercation with an employee,” it has been disclosed that Divas Champion AJ Lee was almost fired last year for similar behavior.

  • Looks like we have a Scott Steiner sighting. He told Ringside Collectibles why he has not signed a WWE Legends contract yet.

“Well, I’ve been asked for a Legends contract,” said Steiner. “Unfortunately, my lawyer explained to me that it’s not worth the paper it’s written on.”

Rumors

  • The rumored card layout and bell times are out for SummerSlam.

Opinions

  • Chris Mueller of Bleacher Report tells us why the Bella-McMahon fight will be more about story-line and less about wrestling.
  • Yesterday, I took a look at why the nWo failed in WWE.

In story-line, McMahon said he hired the trio to be his “thugs” and destroy WWF, as Ric Flair was the on-screen 50% owner of the company. With the huge reaction that they got, nothing could go wrong, right? Placing them in feuds with Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock couldn’t fail, right?

  • A fan post on Cageside Seats went over last year’s feud of Big Show vs. The Authority and what went wrong with it.
  • It’s been 15 years since Chris Jericho joined WWE. Check out his top 10 moments since joining the company.

Video of the Day

  • Here was Jason Albert when he was arguably most relevant as Albert at Wrestlemania 2000 in the group T & A.

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