Thursday Headlines: Wrestlemania is Coming to New Jersey??By Thomas and Aaron Briggs

After months of speculation, we finally know where Wrestlemania 29 will be held.  Will it be the biggest Wrestlemania ever and take place in Cowboy Stadium?  No.  Will it head back to Canada, where two of the industry’s biggest characters battled for dominance?  Nope.  Brace yourselves everyone, Wrestlemania is coming to New Jersey:


East Rutherford, N.J.’s MetLife Stadium has played host to the NFL Playoffs, two NCAA college tournaments, five international team soccer games, and historic concerts from the likes of U2, The Eagles and Bon Jovi. And now, it’s getting its first WrestleMania.

For the first time, The Show of Shows is headed to New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets and the Super Bowl XLVI Champion New York Giants, will host WrestleMania XXIX on Sunday, April 7, 2013. (

Obviously this is big news for New Jersey, and apparently New York (because the only way to tout New Jersey is to pretend it’s the same state as New York), because they never ever get any attention or notoriety.  Damn west coast bias!

The streets of New Jersey were filled with celebration after the announcement.  Let’s throw to special Thursday Headlines correspondent, and New Jersey’s very own prized asshole, Eli Manning for reaction:

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Hmmm... he looks happy.

Honestly, MetLife stadium should be a great location for Wrestlemania, weather permitted.  New Jersey/New York is known for hot crowds, and the venue itself is first rate.  The WWE has a press conference scheduled for today, in which both John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are supposed to appear.  It’s a bit odd that they're making the appearance, as their match is scheduled for this year’s Wrestlemania, but perhaps it’s an indication that The Rock will somehow be involved in next year’s show.That possibility, my friends, is newsworthy.


Speaking of The Rock and John Cena, their war on Twitter continues to wage on.  The Rock posted this gem on Tuesday night:

@WWE @JohnCena Happy Valentines Day John. You may not be my girl, but I do consider you my bitch. #BootsToCenasPinkParts (Twitter)

In his response, John Cena, as usual, was unable to keep up, and dug himself into a hole with two of the worst tweets ever tweeted:

Saw Dwayne wished me happy valentines ……..For those that didn’t get the “pink part” thing he once again is re referencing my mangina. So I propose this… Cena tampons. “That time of the month got u feeling bad, just put a lil Cena inside ya

Or Cena feminine wash. “Tough day south of the equator? Lather some Cena on there and they can’t smell you!” #massCENAgil (Twitter)

Yep, John Cena actually compared himself to a tampon.  It’s so easy to see why Eve chose him over Zack Ryder.


Garett Bischoff fans, hold onto your hats: rumor has it that TNA is planning a tag match between Garett and Hulk Hogan vs. Gunner and Eric Bischoff (or Ric Flair).  Hopefully this match will turn out better than Garett’s last, in which Hogan’s corner presence didn’t matter much.  Hogan’s wrestling insight may have been valuable at first, but instruction broke down towards the end of the match, when the only advice Hogan could be heard yelling was “HULK UP!!!  HULK UP!!!” and “LEG DROP!!!  LEG DROP!!!” (Wrestling Inc.)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Valentines Day was Tuesday, did you have a date?  If you didn’t, here’s my consolation gift to you: contemplated posting Heartbeat by Childish Gambino instead, because Donald Glover is awesome, but it’s not so much a funny song.  Besides, having Too Many Dicks around you might describe your lady problem pretty aptly.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thoughts and opinions? Share them with me!Email: thjbriggs@gmail.comTwitter: @thjbriggsBlog:soundthecharge.comThanks for reading Thursday Headlines!  I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it.  A quick note: I'm allowed to be harsh towards Eli Manning.  He publicly shunned my city, and I'll never forgive him for it.  Plus, he has two rings, he can take it.  And trust me, it's even easier for Giants fans to find goofy looking pics of my favorite quarterback - Philip Rivers.For those of you who don't know, JC will be absent this Sunday, so I'll be in charge of the Elimination Chamber live-blog.  It'll be my first time reviewing matches, so hopefully I get the style nailed in the next few days.  In case you're wondering, there won't be a Sunday Sharpshooter this week.  But again, you'll be seeing me a lot this weekend, so turn that frown upside down, loyal readers.  We're going to have a fun time.