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-WrestleMania 33 is, you might have heard, “The Ultimate Thrill Ride.” They are taking that theme seriously, building a roller coaster as part of the WrestleMania 33 set. A theme park website, Screamscape, features a blurb about it. Besides a couple small pictures, it’s worth visiting just to see a website whose design and code apparently hasn’t been updated since 1999! Excerpt: “While this isn’t necessarily theme park related, a reader sent in a couple of pictures they took this week showing off the current look of the WWE WrestleMania set under construction in Orlando. The big show takes place this Sunday and they have been promoting the event as “The Ultimate Thrill Ride” and looks like they have taken the theme to heart, designing special lighting trusses to resemble a coaster lifthill and drop, a couple of loops and even a couple of Dr Doom looking Drop Tower structures. Should be very cool to see how it all looks when finished on Sunday.” CLICK HERE. [Thanks to Noel Aronson]
-Tye Dillinger aspires to be a main venter in NXT and then Raw and Smackdown. At age 36, and having made a main roster appearance at Royal Rumble as entrant no. 10, he doesn’t want that to be the highpoint of his career. “I’m not going to be one of the guys that, oh, he’s a catchy little character, that’s a catchy little hand sign, and it’s pretty funny here and there and that’s it,” Dillinger told Brian Fritz of Sporting News. “No, I see myself as a main event talent here in NXT and I see myself as a main event talent in WWE on Raw or SmackDown. That’s my goal. That’s always been the goal and that’s what I’ll continue to work towards.” Read the full interview, including more details on how being no. 10 in the Rumble came about, HERE.
-Eva Marie is gone from WWE and she posted on Instagram what’s going on next for her. “Excellent series of meetings today with our partners at WME and The Garcia Companies! It’s beyond motivating to work along side some of the planets greatest minds in entertainment. Ironing out the details on some very exciting future projects and partnerships! And as always, planning and innovating for the future.” [Thanks to PWTorch reader Sarah]
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