WrestleMania Celebrity Maria Menounos Suffers Broken Ribs

In a twist that could affect her match at WrestleMania this Sunday, New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that Maria Menounos suffered a broken rib during training for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Maria and partner Derek Hough have been training to perform the Cha-cha-cha during tonight’s show.

A source told the newspaper: “She has been in excruciating pain for the past few weeks during rehearsals, but she is staying strong and working through it. She refuses to give up.”

Menounos is set to compete this Sunday at WrestleMania teaming with Kelly Kelly to take on Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres.

It remains to be seen how this could impact the match.

[update]UPDATE: Maria Menounos has confirmed her rib injury to her entertainment news show, Extra. Maria confirms to Extra that she suffered two broken ribs during dance practice for the ABC show. She is still set to perform on Dancing with the Stars tonight.[/update]

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  • Air-Bourne

    Chances are if she performs tonight she’ll perform at Wrestlemania, she wont do anything anyway Kelly will work most of the match with Maria being limited and doing very little.

  • RayneWoman

    Makes me wonder if she is gonna wrestle because to tell you the truth, two broken ribs ain’t a laughing matter. If she wrestles, then more damage would be done to those ribs. She is gonna get hit and slammed, so you can imagine how much the injury is gonna deteriorate. If thats the case, now would be a good time to think of a replacement *cough* Layla *cough*

    • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

      Exactly!!! We need Layla or Nattie at any cost! Plus WWE should be clever enough to not risk her broken rib injury even more. I guess WWE is panickin at the moment, yet they’re always are!

  • Jake

    Afterbuzz posted a video of her dancing around and being giddy about an hour ago lol. Not sure how recent it is but I’m assuming she is alright.

  • javiousmckenzie

    Sorry but i hope she is not able to compete i do not like her at all hopefully she comes out says she cant compete and she has a replacement and Kharma music comes on

    • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

      OOOOH i would love that! I think she mite reveal wot happened via satellite on RAW n announces a replacement! Kharma would be a great addition, I hpe she’s feelin better!

    • Air-Bourne

      What is everyones obsession with Kharma being involved in every single storyline the Diva’s have. Fair enough that you want her back and that her return is being heavily anticipated but i want her back just as much as the next guy i just think it’s stupid how everyone keeps getting their hopes up and then get all angry when their hopes aren’t matched. When Kharma returns she will get her spotlight and she will be involved in the biggest Diva’s storyline of the year but as for right now Diva’s like Natalya or Layla are a lot more deserving. May aswell push and build up Diva’s in the lead up to Kharma’s return instead of having her dominate the entire division when she returns.

      • javiousmckenzie

        Chile shut up

        • Air-Bourne

          What? haha

      • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

        @Air-Bourne I actually do get ur point! Even i want her back but I think wot u said was clearly rite!

      • redsandman99

        I agree with @Air-Bourne. The division should get built back up first and quite frankly (and this just might be me) but I don’t want to see Kharma teaming up with Kelly. It just seems too bizarre quite frankly.

  • Bethinho

    she can still perform at WM,being a supporter ringside,or keeping her initial role but having Kelly do all the job.if she´s gonna be replaced i would think Natalya would be a good choice.
    anyway is there anything worse than being beaten by a celebrity that isn´t exactly at 100%?

    • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

      I agree with the comment u said dat Nattie should compete instead n have Maria as their manager!

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Great! All who wished for a swerve I hope your happy she broke her rib….so she may not compete at Mania…. -_- Yes YOU should feel bad lol….Yeah YOU reading this right now you know you were one of them…Lmao jk..

    SN: I hope she is okay and can still compete at Mania , of not I guess they can go with Natalya or Lay as Kelly’s partner. Which IMO would be a waste of time because had they not gone with this Maria Menounos route we could have had another divas match. I.E Kelly vs Eve or Beth vs Natalya…But No….

    • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

      HAHA I hpe Layla or Nattie becomes K2 partner!

  • http://legionofextraordinarywrestlers.spruz.com/ mscandy

    I wish Maria M all the best in her recovery, but I gotta admit, as much as I wish this didn’t happen to her…I’m kinda happy because I really don’t want her peforming at Wrestlemania, as messed up as that sounds. But honestly I do wish her a good recovery and good luck on DWTS.

  • xxQOXxx

    Layla to replace her please!

  • No Holds Barred

    I’d rather Natalya than Layla no offense

    • TheGamergirl22

      yea me too I rather have Layla feud with Eve, cuz it’s too early for a title shot since Nattie, Tamina ,and possibly Aj are up for a shot

  • Teri

    Making her way to the ring… Miami’s ownnn……

    LAYLAAAAA!

    • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

      HAHA HOLY SHIT! Im dreamin bout dat now! #WHOOP WHOOP – We want Layla! We want Layla! We want Layla! Lol ur already celebrating….

    • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

      @TERI I frikkin RATE u for that! LMAO! If only there was a like button on this comment! Obviously I want her to recover but we need a swerve ASAP!

  • Mr_Adone

    Serves vince right. if maria cant compete, im so sorry to hear that as well, then they have no choice but to replace maria with either layla or nattie. And if that happens vince and co could be in for a night. As we all know eve and kelly have been going at it at damn near all wwe rae house shows. And to many ppl’s suprise they have been giving good matches.
    Eve and kelly can hold their own in the match at mania, im so sure that these two are gonna be placed in the match the most just to put their fued over, and if you add nattie to that match the E can forget about having a bad divas match. Their could actually be more technical wrestling in this match than dare I say it Rock vs Cena or Taker vs H

    • RayneWoman

      And if Vince has brains, he wont force Maria to compete.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

        Exactly! Vince shouldn’t allow Maria to risk her injury more. If only the damn guy watched Superstars and Beth n Nattie’s chemistry, he would immediately get her on our screens n garner MORE fans to watch WM28.

      • Air-Bourne

        He can’t force her to do anything shes not under any sort of contract, if she does compete at Wrestlemania it will be because she wants to not because Vince forced her to do so.

        • RayneWoman

          Im just assuming, considering the fact that Vince might have done that for the sake of his ppv buy rate, as he considers that celebrities bring more money and more viewers.

        • Air-Bourne

          I completely see your point but shes the one getting the big pay cheque if she appears aswell as more than likely being put over their champion or top contender on the show.

  • TheLadySamantha

    My prayers were answered again bloop bloop bloop

    • A.E

      dude that harsh

      • TheLadySamantha

        Whats your point, darling?

    • Jhonmarco

      Ugh, people like you discust me. So I’m guessing it’s fine if someone prays something bad happens to you?

      • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

        @JHONMARCO Whoop Whoop!

      • TheLadySamantha

        I find it hard to take anyone who has Maryse as an avatar seriously, even more so when they can’t spell simple words.

  • DarknessRuler

    I feel bad for her but..YESSSS

    Please get ATLEAST Natalya in the mix considering her and Beth splitting and the mini altercation with her and Eve.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

    Im closer & closer to telling all of you “I told you so” .

    Now on a completly uncocky note, it is sad to hear. I wish her a good recovery.

    But you know…. Let me actually say it now… I FREAKING TOLD YOU ALL that something would happen! But noo, all of you “hoped” . I know WWE too good. Well, this was just a lucky guess, after alot of thinking, BUT STILL!

    • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

      OMG @EVELOVER we needed u lol! HAHA ur such a legend here! Ur almost rite there girlie!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE ur pedictions! All hail @EVELOVER!

    • Air-Bourne

      BUT you haven’t been proven right just yet :P After Raw and SD this week we should get a good idea if she’ll compete or not but IMO i wouldn’t be surprised if she still competed but i hope she gets replaced.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

        @AIR-BOURNE I think she mite make an announcement on her condition via satellite. only time will tell I guess and @EVELOVER u knw ur too amazing! There’s no denying dat! GAWSH we needed u!

    • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

      Ur too awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE WANT LAYLA!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

      AirBourne, Im half right :D lmaooo. But You already know the E will come up with something like “Eve & Beth locked her in a closet” or “Eve & Beth attacked her” but tbh, something in me says “She’s comepeting”. Now, I could be wrong but HOPEFULLY im not :)

      And StephMC haha, thanks :DDD. Im like as awesome as the miz, or more?

      Im a guy, btw :p

      • Teri

        “locked in a closet”

        rooofl

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          Teri, you know they’ll come up with that excuse.. probably even worst than that lmao

        • Melina&Mickie4ever!

          @EveLover – But what happens if she is still at Mania \? LOL

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          I wont ever log onto this site ever again. My dignity will be lost & wouldn’t be able to comment happily after that :(

      • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

        OMG Im so sorry @EVELOVER! This happens to me like always.. i always mistake someone’s gender! Forgive me HAHA!!! LOL I hpe Michelle or Layla takes her spot since Michelle is confirmed for WM28! Wooohooo! :)

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          Haha Is okay :)

  • A.E

    to be honest i don’t know what to feel about that no one deserve to get hurt on the other hand let the wrestling to who belong in the ring while maria manages the faces last year was a joke i don’t wanna see it in mania again ,i would love to see layla return at mania an extreme expose reunion at WM could be good if was done right.

  • shameronstar

    You know when I prayed for the swerve I didn’t want her hurt for real! I hope she makes a full recovery and it doesn’t hurt her Dancing with the Stars status! But going back to the Wrestlemania match, I guess the Gods of women’s wrestling are like genies because this is definitely a case of “be careful what you wish for!”

    • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

      Yes wot u said was rite cos no one, not even the ppl I dislike deserve any sort of an injury including two broken ribs OUCH! Hpe she has a speeding recovery. WWE should pull a swerve but u have to admit that Maria has got guts n wouldnt give up on DWTS but wot bout her upcomin Mania’ match?! #CONFUSED

    • shameronstar

      Plus, considering she’s not a wrestler anyway and has a relatively serious injury just a week before the event, wwe would be heartless and foolish to try in incorporate her in the match in ANY physical way, shape or form, but I wouldn’t mind her valeting Kelly and Kelly’s new partner because that would be the perfect use of Maria anyway!

      • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

        Yes ur deffo rite about that too!!! I think Maria should be a manager instead at WM28 since she would at least get featured n get her payday. I think Nattie or Layla should be the mystery tag team partner IF this truly happens LOL!

  • Air-Bourne

    Beth just tweeted this about Maria

    “If you care about her well being, Vote for @mariamenounos to stay out of my ring and stick to dancing.”

  • skyliner and holler

    omg please have them switch maria out with somebody else, if they want a celebrity why don’t they use stacy or torrie or candice!?!?!

  • jen07201

    WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix wrote the following about Maria Menounos’ injury:

    “If you care about her well being, Vote for @mariamenounos to stay out of my ring and stick to dancing.”

    • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 StephMC

      #WHOOP #WHOOP – I just had to get this out of my head lol! I hpe she recovers for the DWTS program but as many times I would say this… WWE needs to pull a swerve ASAP! Beth is too EPIC! LOVE HER!

    • Air-Bourne

      Got there first :P

  • shameronstar

    wwe definitely needs to do a segment tonight that not only informs everyone about Maria’s injury but also introduces Kelly’s new tag partner, or maybe Beth and Eve tonight can make fun of Maria’s injury, attack Kelly and at Wrestlemania Kelly’s new partner is a complete surprise!

    • Air-Bourne

      I really want them to replace her with Layla, picture this setting at Wrestlemania …Beth will get a decent reaction from the crowd(she would have received a major pop if she was face),Eve will get a lot of heat/hoeski chants and Kelly will get a good pop. Add in Layla the hometown girl and the crowd will erupt for her, therefore the fans will invest and get involved in the match and it allows the current generation of Diva’s to mark their Wrestlemania moment in a match that isn’t a clusterfuck and that has the fans attention.

      • shameronstar

        I love the part about Layla getting an EPIC pop for her return! Not to mention this would be a HUGE honor for Layla because no diva has ever returned at Wrestlemania in a return match! That night alone could easily put Layla over as one of the top face divas in the division! Plus, since Layla will be working with Beth and Eve she can pull out her new lucha libre moves that I’ve heard she’s been working on and not only impress us but leave a great impression on the wwe universe at the end of the match!

  • jen07201

    So if Maria isn’t medically cleared to wrestle maybe we can get Layla or Natalya to tag with Kelly.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

    My prediction guys:

    Beth & Eve are out. Kelly comes out after.

    Theres a moment of silence, kelly will get in the ring. Eve & Beth will think it’ll be a handicap match because obviously maria isnt present.

    BUUUTT WAIIIIIIITTTTT

    Kelly’s smile lights up, with squinting eyes & dimples showing, she point to the ramp AND

    “You’re not enough for meeee. Ohhhh Nooooo Nooo. Just another man in love with me, just another man yeah yeah…” Introducing her tag team partner, making her return to the wwe, from MIAMIIIII FLORIDA.. LAYYYYLLLAAAAAA

    My baby comes out & Tbh, I dont care which direction the match goes after that :)

    • Air-Bourne

      I was hoping Layla would return back to Nasty Girl as her theme song tbh :P

    • jen07201

      That would be a dream come true. The hometown divas tag teaming would rock.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

      AirBourne, I doubt it. WWE played “Not enough for me” before she got injured, but I wouldn’t mind her going back to her nasty girl. It fits her entrance pose too much ^.^

      Jen, Yess!! I can only imagine the pop Kelly & Layla would get. I wouldn’t mind them winning, after all they’re wrestlers. Im parying someone has a sign that says “There is nothing like miami heat” . If only I could goo!

      • jen07201

        Totally and also Layla is a former Miami Heat dancer so it would be so cool for Layla and Kelly to team.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          That’d just be too cute. Layla WILLL come back at mania. I’ll bomb wwe if she doesnt.

        • jen07201

          Woah a little to much but I think that it would mean so much for Layla and Kelly to team up in their hometown.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          Lmfaoo Im kidding, but I will do something. And yes it would. I can reaallly see it happen ^.^

  • jen07201

    Can we get a triple treat between Kelly, Eve, Beth for the Divas title?

    • shameronstar

      That would be cool, but I don’t think there’s any time to build tension between Beth and Eve!

  • RayneWoman

    I will give my analysis (from personal experience; not me, my cousin) that it takes at least 2 to 3 months for broken ribs to heal. At the 1st week, the pain subsides, but if you overstretch the injurious part or hit it with something, it may come back. Full bed rest is sometimes necessary. It may also take 4 or 5 weeks to heal aswell, doesn’t necessarily have to be 3 months. With all that said, wrestlemania is in 1 week.

    • Teri

      thank god for that

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

        I think this proves my prediction, statement now, to be true. So guys tonight, at the discussion post, I will be all over it. This is a warning. Take notice. There is a hurricane coming. Tata for now.. well not really.

  • Teri

    Breaking News: Jenna Morasca is set to be announced as Kelly Kelly’s replacement tag partner for Wrestlemania

    • shameronstar

      JESUS NOOOO! That’s not what I wanted! Plus, she’s not even PG appropriate! Think of the children wwe, think of the children! LOL!

      • Teri

        pg, haha

        my blood pressure would go up like a fucking bitch if this were to ever happen

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

      I would die. Really, I would. Well, cut something.. or someone. Cant put my life at risk.

      • Teri

        I just had a mental visual of Jenna Morasca performing Kelly’s whirlybird headscissors on Beth. Except while Jenna’s twirling around in the air, she accidentally lets her legs go way too early and her body flies across the ring while Beth still sells the move like it actually inflicted any damage.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/bxshadow23?feature=mhum EveLover

          O.M.G.

          Funny thing is, I can actually picture that.