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Monday September 14, 2009
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
9/13 Breaking point WWE PPV results from Montreal, Quebec: John Cena over Randy Orton in an I Quit match to capture the WWE title; C.M. Punk over The Undertaker in a submissions match to retain the World title; Christian over William Regal to retain the ECW title; Chris Jericho & Big Show over MVP & Mark Henry to retain the tag titles; Kofi Kingston over The Miz to retain the U.S. title; The Legacy over DX in a submissions count anywhere match; Kane over Great Khali in a Singapore Cane match; and the pre show dark was Evan Bourne over Chavo Guerrero.
Raw is live tonight from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto with guest host Trish Stratus and the return of Batista with a big announcement. No idea what that would be other than rumors of him being traded to Smackdown. Only match announced at press time is Shawn Michaels vs. Ted DiBiase Jr.
Smackdown and ECW tape Tuesday night from the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.
There were some cuts in developmental last week. Gone are Fletcher Chase (Jason Garrison), Kris Logan (Brian Cage), Troy Jackman (Ian Richardson) and Aiden Frost (Jason Riggs). There were one or two other cuts but we don’t have them confirmed yet.
Carl De Marco has also left the company. He ran the WWE office in Canada and was also Bret Hart’s one-time business manager. He was instrumental in bringing WWE live events and PPV to Canada for over a decade.
On a side note and speaking of Bret, his ex-wife Julie announced today that their eldest daughter Jade, 25, is expecting her first child.
For whatever it’s worth Stacy Keilber is currently in Toronto. She is making appearances at the Toronto Film Festival.
A new WWE heavyweight title belt will debut imminently.
Vivendi Entertainment has taken over as distributor of WWE DVD’s in the United States. Its first releases under the new arrangement is Hulk Hogan’s Unreleased Collector’s Series. The match listings for the upcoming DVD are now online at http://tinyurl.com/nqsjf8.
From Larry Goodman: The WWE legal department took issue with the advertising for the September 12 Georgia Old School Wrestling show in Barnesville, GA due to local advertising listing Batista (Jay Batista) and Warrior (One Warrior Nation) on the card. According to Bill Bailey, the Program Director of FUN101.1FM in Thomaston, the station received a call Lauren A. Dienes-Middlen, WWE Vice President of Intellectual Property concerning guest appearances on their station by the promoter of the show, Big Steel (Joey Roberts). Bailey said he informed Dienes-Middlen that 101.1FM’s role was limited to having the promoter for a series of guest spots, and he had no way of knowing the authenticity of the talent being advertised. Bailey said he gave Steel (Joey Roberts) the phone number of Dienes-Middlen and advised him to make contact with her. The station proceeded with the final pre-show interview on the morning of September 11, this one featuring the wrestler known as One Warrior Nation along with Steel. During the interview, One Warrior Nation made it crystal clear that he was not Warrior (known as “Ultimate Warrior” Jim Hellwig prior to the legal name change), although Steel continued to refer to him as “the Warrior”.
Bailey said he also received a call from a person identifying himself as Warrior, who made it clear that he was not the person appearing in Barnesville.
Santino Marella’s appearance on BITE TV’s The Surf is now online at www.bite.ca/video/TheSurfSantinoMarellaHighlights.
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING NEWS
Kristal Marshell in an interview with www.diva-dirt.com confirmed she is
talking to TNA about coming in but nothing is set in stone.
Kristal and Bobby Lashley are featured in the latest issue of Muscle
Booker T’s PWA group are promoting a show titled Halloween Havoc on
Halloween night in Pasadena, TX. WWE own the rights to all the old WCW
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
Former Lucha star Roberto Paz passed away on Saturday in Guadalajara,
Mexico after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 62. Paz is
survived by his wife and three sons who are all wrestlers – Roberto Paz
Jr., Shiryu Dragón and El Chilango.
Ring of Honor tonight on HDNet has Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. Jay &
Mark Briscoe; The Dark City Fight Club vs. The Young Bucks; Joey Ryan
vs. Colt Cabana; plus more… Erick Stevens was injured during a match
in Germany, and is off the upcoming ROH cards in Dayton and Chicago. He
is having his injured knee evaluated this week.
Ashley Massaro is off crutches following the surgery on her ankle. She
noted that she could have lost her foot had doctors not caught the
infection in time.
Hulk Hogan filed a lawsuit today against two of his former attorneys
over legal fee’s related to defending Nick Bollea against the Graziano
family following Bollea’s 2007 car wreck that left his friend John
Graziano severely injured. Hogan claims he was deceitfully charged more
than $1 million. The Tampa Tribune has the full story at
Brooke Hogan and mom Linda have reportedly reconciled after they were
spotted dining together in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
The Michigan Morning Sun Times at http://tinyurl.com/l99at9 has a story
on 44-year-old Mike Gyger who is a part-time Hulk Hogan look-a-like.
Gyger says he has started paying more attention to Hulk’s career these
days as he keeps getting chewed out by old ladies in stores over stuff
that Hulk has said in the media.
Roddy Piper has canceled a series of upcoming appearances due to health
Fog City Wrestling run the DNA lounge in San Francisco on September 19.
More info at www.fogcitywrestling.com.
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