- WWE Champion CM Punk’s desire for respect took a violent turn on Raw last week as he pummeled Jerry “The King” Lawler into unconsciousness after the WWE Hall of Famer refused to acknowledge him as “Best in the World.” Lawler addressed the matter via Twitter before tonight’s Raw.
“On my way to Chicago. Finally feeling better. Thanks to everyone who asked about me. Punk crossed a line last week after the match was over,” Lawler wrote. “One thing I’ve learned in my years in the WWE, what goes around, comes around. To get respect…show respect!”
- Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer is now on Twitter at twitter.com/davemeltzerwon, mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani confirmed. In one of his first tweets, Meltzer takes aim at WWE honcho Triple H.
“I wonder if we can trick HHH into thinking Roy Jones is fighting on the 22nd in Toronto so he can walk to the ring and hold up the belt,” Meltzer wrote. “Then on the next Monday we can get another story about his magic cast.”
- “Blood Red Turns The Dollar Green,” a new fictional novel about professional wrestling in New York City in the 1970s from Irish crime writer Paul O’Brien, is now available. For details on the book, visit www.PaulOBrien.info.