WWE Makes Changes To Royal Rumble, Fear Over WrestleMania Line-Up

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At Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings, it was announced that World Heavyweight champion Edge has been banned from using his spear finishing move during his title defense against Dolph Ziggler. If Edge spears Ziggler, he’ll be automatically disqualified and stripped of the belt. The ruling came from Vickie Guerrero, who is in charge of SmackDown now that Teddy Long is out of action.

There continues to be great concern amongst WWE officials over the match line-up for WrestleMania XXVII. While it’s likely that WWE will produce a strong wrestling card, the major point of concern is that it will take more than that to attract the masses and draw the type of revenue that is expected of the organization’s grandest event of the year.

WWE officials have been negotiating with representatives of Duane Chapman, best known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, about an appearance at WrestleMania. The talks took place a few weeks ago and it’s said that Chapman’s people were asking for way more than WWE initially offered.

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