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It has been announced that WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will be replacing Daniel Bryan at the WrestleMania Axxess Sunday VIP Signing. As previously reported, Bryan has been pulled from not only Axxess, but all future WWE live events. A WWE spokesperson stated that Bryan had requested time off, which was granted.
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that John Cena may actually be out of action until sometime in July, meaning not only will he miss in-ring action at WrestleMania 32, but also Payback, Extreme Rules, and Money in the Bank. However, the report also notes that Cena has returned from injury sooner than expected before, so that is also always a possibility.
During a recent interview with The World According to Wrestling, Kurt Angle discussed a number of topics, including a possible induction into the WWE Hall of Fame someday. Below is what he had to say:
"Honestly? It’s not that important. I mean if they don’t induct me, that’s not going to kill me. To be honest with you, I would find it very hard to believe that they are not going to [laughs] especially with my talent, but it will come. Either way, I’m good with it. You have to remember that not only did I have those troubles in the past but I left the company high and dry. Now, I did it for my own reasons and I did it for health reasons. And I’m glad I did it because I don’t know where Kurt Angle would be right now if I had’ve stayed. So I did the right thing. And whether they understand that or not is up to them but the thing is I know that a lot of fans want me to go back and finish up where I started. And I think that just about every wrestler has been able to do that. I expect it to happen. For me, I don’t want to do it this year. I’m not even sure if they want to do it this year. But eventually it’s going to happen."