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Rumor: Vince McMahon Furious At Chyna Joining TNA

The WWE 2011 Draft takes place April 25, 2011According to reports from “esteemed” pro wrestling journalist Perez Hilton, Vince McMahon is furious with Joanie “Chyna” Laurer for appearing in TNA Wrestling. Does it get much stranger than this?

I don’t know how much credibility I put into these reports. As of now, nobody with any serious wrestling credibility (unless you count Perez Hilton) has confirmed this report. However, true or not this one was too good for the Camel Clutch Blog to pass up.

According to these stories the root of the anger stems from Vince’s desire to put Joanie Laurer into the WWE Hall of Fame. The reports indicate that Vince McMahon was planning on inducting the former WWE intercontinental champion into the Hall of Fame. As the old saying goes, card subject to change because those plans are apparently out the window.

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The whole story seems a bit odd to me. For one thing, I find it really hard to believe that Vince McMahon would entertain the idea of bringing back the ex-girlfriend of his daughter’s husband. Yes it is petty, but as the boss that is what father’s do. They protect their kids. Two, why would Laurer appearing in TNA today impact any Hall of Fame appearance 10 months from now? Heck, Ric Flair and Tommy Dreamer were welcome to the ceremony and they currently work for TNA. It isn’t as if Laurer double crossed him or maybe she did.

Even stranger is the story that TMZ.com broke last week about Laurer’s deal. TMZ.com reports Laurer and TNA Wrestling are working on a handshake deal. Laurer doesn’t have a contract. If Vince McMahon is that angry, he could sign her up to a WWE Legends contract tomorrow and kill the angle dead on arrival. And if Laurer really was in talks with the WWE, the idea that TNA would allow her to appear on a handshake deal is even more insane.

Laurer was one of the biggest stars of the WWE Attitude Era and really should go into the WWE Hall of Fame someday. She hasn’t appeared in the WWE in ten years. I would imagine that time heals all wounds, but she hasn’t exactly been very kind to the WWE, Stephanie McMahon, or Triple H since leaving the company. But hey, if Brock Lesnar and Jesse Ventura could come back, anyone can.

In all honesty, I don’t believe this story for one second. The story appeared on Perez Hilton’s website today which gave it some legs. I can’t imagine that Perez Hilton has a direct line to Vince McMahon or someone in his inner circle but then again, stranger things have happened.

For all I know this story could very well be true, but I think this is just a real lame attempt to throw something ridiculous out there and see if it sticks. This reminds me of a “report” in a New York newspaper that confirmed Sting signing with the WWE for a year. That person is still “reporting” wrestling and Sting is still in TNA.

Sorry folks, it’s a slow news day.

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Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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