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Thursday July 30, 2009
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
7/28 ECW TV results from Baltimore, MD: Tyler Recks over Paul Burchill; Vladimir Kozlov over Bill Baine (local worker); Sheamus over Goldust; and Christian over Zack Ryder.
Superstars tonight on WGN has Yoshi Tatsu vs. William Regal; John Morrison vs. Tyson Kidd; and Randy Orton vs. Primo Colon. This is said to be a really good show if not the best episode they have ever done.
Brian Kendrick was wished well in his future endeavours today. All we know is that rightly or wrongly he was in the dog house for reasons that WWE will likely never disclose.
We can confirm that Maryse underwent knee surgery on Tuesday under Dr.
Jeffrey Dugas at the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, AL. We understand her left knee was scoped to remove floating cartilage. She is expected to be out for several weeks.
Mike DiBiase, the 31-year-old son of WWE legend The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, is a wanted man after he skipped a court appearance on 7/14 in Tyler, Texas. DiBiase was busted back in March after cops caught him with stolen property in the back of his vehicle, belonging to an independent wrestling promoter. Capt. Larry McDugle of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office told us: “Michael Wills DiBiase was booked into the Walker County jail at 2:19 pm, March 22, 2009 on a charge of Theft of Property $500 to $1500 out of Tyler County, Texas. He was released on bond at 4:09 pm the same date.” Mike is the half brother of Ted Jr. and Brett DiBiase who are both under WWE contract.
There is nothing to Scott Garland “Scotty 2 Hotty” signing back with the company.
The former Mr. Kennedy at http://tinyurl.com/md24ft gives his most honest and controversial interview to date… in association with Paul Heyman.
Kane is all over the UK next week on a promotional tour to push SummerSlam. WWE has just teamed up with a new PR company over there who handle publicity for other large company’s including Paramount, EA Games and Vodaphone.
WWE.com at http://tinyurl.com/mfhl55 has a story on Dallas Page.
A tri-branded supershow has been added to the touring schedule at Penn State University in Pennsylvania on 10/24.
John Cena has a cameo in an upcoming episode of Psych. Mickie James has previously appeared on the show.
CM Punk at http://tinyurl.com/n7b9ob talks about how WWE doesn’t view TNA as competition and they would welcome anyone from TNA into their locker room because they are one big happy family. Well, kinda.
Big Show & Chris Jericho vs. Cryme Time for the tag titles is scheduled for SummerSlam.
Jeremy Piven did media interviews this week claiming he got the guest host gig on Raw because he is workout buddies with Triple H.
Big Show was apparently given the new ring gear to make him look slimmer. Despite this, Shaq on Raw was scripted to call him “fatboy”
repeatedly. Show has struggled with his weight over the years, at one point weighing a legit 500lbs. He ended up being sent to developmental for a few months and was told he wouldn’t be brought back to TV unless he dropped 40-50lbs. One of our readers at that time was actually his next-door neighbour in Louisville.
ECW on Tuesda night did a 1.3 rating and had more viewers than TNA Impact last Thursday.
Interview with Evan Bourne at http://tinyurl.com/mv36xn.
Press in India are reporting that the Great Khali will be part of a reality show called 100% Lucha which is based on a concept on Argentinian TV. The show will be shot in South Africa later this year.
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING NEWS
Tonight is TNA’s 200th episode of Impact built around hype that SpikeTV has given them five extra minutes of airtime. Yipee. The show includes “The God Of Thunder” Bobby Lashley (yes this really is his new nickname) doing an interview; Matt Morgan vs. AJ Styles in the first match of a best of three series for a TNA title shot; The Beautiful People vs.
Tara, Awesome Kong & ODB; and Team 3D vs. The British Invasion in a tables match (you didn’t think they could do one week of TV without a gimmick match did you?) for the IWGP tag titles.
Elijah Burke says he hasn’t signed with TNA despite rumors to the contrary. He is undergoing another surgery on Friday in relation a recent accident where he fell down a flight of stairs.
www.mondaynightmayhem.com has an interview with Sharmell talking about the Jenna Morasca debacle at Victory Road. She says she doesn’t care if people thought it was any good, but was happy it got people talking.
In his latest blog at http://tinyurl.com/nd4feg Mick Foley says he was disappointed that last week’s ‘keys on a pole’ match with Kurt Angle was heavily edited. He wrote: “I hate to fault my own company, but given that I don’t do television matches that often, I wish they could have cut one of the other segments, and given me and Kurt a little more time.” I assume he wasn’t talking about the edit when the keys fell off the pole and Earl Hebner had to put them back up like nothing had happened.
AJ Styles isn’t booked on the next overseas tour because his wife’s due date falls in the middle of the tour… The TNA debut in Linz, Austria has been canceled due to travel schedule conflict.
Good interview with Abyss at http://tinyurl.com/mp3zxh where he talks about a program with Foley and how WWE has attempted to steal him away in the past.
Cody Deaner will be appearing at the TWA event in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada on 9/27.
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
The American Luchacore group announced a return on 9/20 in Washington
Icon’s of Pro Wrestling is this weekend promoted by Justin Credible at
the Courtyard Marriot Hotel in Cromwell, CT. Talent includes Terry Funk,
Harley Race, Bob Backlund, Scott Hall (he is still listed but as of last
week nobody has been able to contact him), Marty Jannetty, Spike Dudley,
Balls Mahoney, and Dawn Marie and Missy Hyatt. More info at
Brooke Hogan and her rapper boyfriend Stack$ were guests on Howard Stern
the other morning. She was pushing her album but mostly talked about her
boobs and having sex.
Canadian cable channel Much More will be airing Season 2 of Brooke Knows
Best from 8/23.
The internet angle between Mick Foley and indy valet Trina Michaels
continues as the two have their first ever face to face meeting on
Saturday for RCW in San Antonio, TX. The final promo including the
kidnapping of Dude Sock (the new name for Mr. Socko) is at
Lance Storm at http://tinyurl.com/nfjn8t talks about working for ROH
last weekend in Toronto: “They say, never say never in this business,
and because of that I won’t, but I think I left it all in the ring that
night and I believe I wrote the final page in the 19-year long book that
was the career of Lance Storm.”
The New York Times at http://tinyurl.com/n9mjxc has a review of Jeff
Lean’s book on lady wrestler Mildred Burke. The reviewer discovered the
revelation that pro wrestling is a “scam” except for “shooting matches”
that happened away from the fans.
There is an interview with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson at
http://tinyurl.com/m88b4x where he talks about his workout routine:
“Training is always important to me, it is the foundation of my
lifestyle and the anchor of my day. I get up very early at 3.45 a.m. and
I’m out of the house by 4.45 a.m. and usually training by 5 a.m. I train
until 6.15 a.m. and then I’m on the (movie) set by 7 a.m. … My workout
is my cup of coffee in the morning, my sanctuary. I do a lot of
cardio… I keep that consistent, because I like having my heart rate
between 120 and 130 for the entire hour and 15 minutes. I combine cardio
with resistance training, weights and core training. It is all non-stop
and the goal for me is to challenge myself every day with different
workouts,” added the wrestling champion who weighs 102 kilos… My diet
is simple and very clean. I stay away from fried foods and fast food.
But every third or fourth day, I do give myself the opportunity to
completely gorge and I indulge in a little gluttony. I eat pizza or
whatever I feel like. I do like a drink or two.”
Bobby Lashley’s girlfriend and former Diva Kristal Marshall was a winner
at the 2009 NPC USA Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini
Championships last weekend in Las Vegas. She won the overall Bikini
competition and her height class.
Pro Wrestling Fusion on Saturday in Temple Terrace, FL with the Shane
Twins, Scoot Andrews, Prince Iaukea and Steve Madison. More info at
Ric Flair will be pushing the upcoming www.nwalegends.com fanfest on the
Primetime with the Packman radio show in Charlotte on Friday at 4pm ET.
Arn Anderson is also pushing fanfest Saturday night on FOXCharlotte’s
Got Game at 10:30pm.
Alez Marvez has a story on Tully Blanchard at http://tinyurl.com/mo66j8
talking religion and The Four Horsemen.
Petey Williams, Kevin Steen and El Generico will be appearing at the
Capital City Championship Combat event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on
9/11. More info at http://c4wrestlng.ca.
Indy wrestler Anthony Roderick, who passed away the other week,
primarily worked for the now-defunct New England Wrestling Alliance,
which had a cult following on local cable access.
Balls Mahoney vs. Snitsky in a steel cage headlines for the NWS group on
Saturday in Long Branch, NJ. More info at www.nwswrestling.com.
James Laurinaitis, son of Road Warrior Animal, has just signed a
four-year NFL contract with the St. Louis Rams.
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