The Rock’s Royal Rumble Training Partner, Todd Pettengill Working With WWE & More

– In preparation for his match against WWE Champion CM Punk this Sunday at the Royal Rumble, The Rock is training with 3rd generation WWE superstar Michael McGillicutty. The Rock tweeted on Thursday:

The question is – who will be more prepared for this Sunday’s match – The Rock training with Michael McGuillicutty, or CM Punk training with Al Bundy?

– According to, former WWE announcer and TV host Todd Pettengill was recently spotted at WWE Headquarters in Stamford and is rumored to be hosting the upcoming “Best of In Your House” DVD set that will be released on April 30th.

– Today’s wrestling birthdays include former WWE Diva Michelle McCool (33) and WWE legend The Honky Tonk Man (60).

* Pictures of THE ROCK Filming GI JOE: Retaliation

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  • Dan Kincaid

    That’s cool for MM, hope it helps him out, doubt it though

  • Reality

    “or Cm Punk training with Al Bundy”, haha! Great line :p

    • Lord Spliffmeister

      Still go with Mr. 4 touchdowns in 1 Game Bundy.Plus they’re both from Chicago.

  • Davey

    So the high ‘n mighty Rock has literally chosen an Average Joe as his sparring partner…

    • Randy James Crawford

      He trained with McGillicutty, Reks & Hawkins for Survivor Series and Wrestlemania and guess what he won at both events.

      • Scott Sanchez

        Dude you do realize that the finishes are planned ahead of time right…I mean hate to spoil that for u but it’s true

        • LuiKang

          Rock was in great shape at survivor series.

  • pwnez

    Training with all Bundy of course!

    • Dan Kincaid

      Al, Peg, Bud, Kelly and King Kong? That’s all of them

    • Randy James Crawford

      McGillicutty is a beast man.

  • VICE

    somehow I think Joe will be getting more out of that than Rock

  • Mike Hillyard

    Todd fuckin pettengill! Michael Cole version 1

    • Roger Penland

      you mean Michael Cole, Todd Pettengill version 2.0. haha

      • Mike Hillyard

        Yeah pretty much lol

  • sdelfin

    I suspected it was Hennig and good for him. He, along with Curt Hawkins, worked with the Rock last year and the Rock had good things to say about training with them.

  • Frank

    How about instad of just having Michael McGuillicutty train with The Rock that ashley USE HIM ON TV! Michael McGuillicutty is a great tanlet and WWE DOING NOTING WITH HIM!

    • Jeremy-County Roberts

      Whose Ashley?

      • Randy James Crawford

        He mean’t actually.

    • Randy James Crawford

      After this and The Royal Rumble it’s very possible that Michael McGillicutty will be on TV.

  • fireworks Ts

    Mr. Punk trains with an old man and Rocky boy trains with a mediocre jobber, thats funny as shit. And you all still praise both of these clowns like they own the damn WWE. I bet you all 100 bucks this match turns out to be pure horse shit. Dont get your hopes up fangirls.

    • Roger Penland

      nice attempt to troll.
      by nice, i mean of course that you’re an idiot.

    • Randy James Crawford

      You don’t know Al Bundy or you would not make fun of him and McGillicutty is a beast and the son of Mr. Perfect so Jobber that, WWE is not using McGillicutty right or he would be champion right now.

    • Backstreet Bungalow

      Everyone rub the trolls belly button and make a wish.

  • Andrew Campbell

    I like how Rock refers to him by his real name Joe Hennig, and not Michael McGillicutty. I think it’s about time WWE lets him start using his real name on television.

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