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Sunday September 27, 2009
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
9/25 Smackdown TV results: John Morrison & Finlay over Mike Knox & Dolph Ziggler; Kane over Slam Master J; Batista over Big Show via DQ; David Hart Smith over JTG; and CM Punk over Undertaker in a non-title match.
9/25 Smackdown/ECW house show results from Nice, France: John Morrisson over Dolph Ziggler; Drew McIntyre over Jimmy Wang Yang; Melina & Eve Torres over Michelle McCool & Layla; Christian over William Regal; Ezekiel Jackson over Goldust; Kane over Finlay; and The Undertaker, Batista & Matt Hardy over CM Punk, Chris Jericho & Big Show.
9/26 Smackdown/ECW house show results from Paris, France: Finlay over Drew McIntyre; Melina & Eve Torres over Michelle McCool & Layla; Dolph Ziggler over Jimmy Wang Yang; John Morrisson over Kane; Christian over William Regal; Ezekiel Jackson over Goldust; and The Undertaker, Batista & Matt Hardy over CM Punk, Chris Jericho & Big Show. The show drew a sold out 18,000.
9/27 Smackdown/ECW house show results from Paris, France: Christian & Goldust over Ezekiel Jackson & William Regal; Drew McIntyre over Jimmy Wang Yang; Michelle McCool over Melina; Kane over Matt Hardy; John Morrison over Dolph Ziggler; Big Show b. Finlay; Batista over Chris Jericho; and The Undertaker over CM Punk by DQ.
9/25 Raw house show results from Guatemala: Evan Bourne over Chavo Guerrero; Santino Marella over Eric Escobar; Mark Henry over Chris Masters; Jack Swagger over Primo Colon; Mickey James over Alicia Fox; MVP over The Miz; and John Cena over Randy Orton.
9/26 Raw house show results from Guadalajara, Mexico: Evan Bourne over Chavo Guerrero; MVP over Chris Masters; Mark Henry over Jack Swagger; The Miz over Primo; Mickie James over Alicia Fox; Santino Marella over Eric Escobar; DX over The Legacy; and John Cena over Randy Orton. The show drew a sold out 10,000 and hundreds more turned away. Scalpers were moving tickets for as much as 2000 persos.
The Raw crew are en route to Albany, NY for TV on Monday with Rev. Al Sharpton as the guest host, and the main event of John Cena vs. Randy Orton, Chris Jericho & Big Show in a 3-on-1 Gauntlet match. The Smackdown/ECW TV taping is the tenth anniversary special Tuesday at the Boston Garden.
The major former name we mentioned a few days ago for Tuesday’s
Smackdown anniversary show in Boston is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. WWE were unable to work out a deal to have him attend live in person but a
camera crew went to his house and they shot a pretape segment from his
wrestling room that will air on Friday.
On a related note, Rock made a surprise appearance Saturday night at the
WXW C4 show in Mineola, FL to promote Sarona Snuka’s (Jimmy Snuka’s
daughter) in-ring debut. C4 is run by Samu and supported by Afa Anoai’s
Wild Samoan Training Center. We’re told he looked jacked and something
more resembling his wrestling days than recent years. From one reader
who attended the show: “The crowd absolutely went crazy. Rock spoke just
for a few minutes and was very low key, and supportive of Afa and WXW.
It was a complete surprise to everyone which was kept secret until he
arrived. His mom was there as well. What an incredible show!”
Eve Torres subbed as ring announcer for Justin Roberts today in Paris.
Presumably he caught an early flight home to announce at Monday’s Raw in
Steve Austin visits the UK next week for a promotional tour. He has
several TV and radio appearances lined up including Soccer AM on Sky
The FCW show in Orlando on Friday night was canceled due to the ring
truck blowing a tire en route to the building.
The Boston Globe at http://tinyurl.com/ycv3uvk has a story on Kofi
Kingston claiming he is from Jamaica (his family moved to the U.S. from
Ghana when he was an infant) but talking about him growing up in Boston
where he was a standout wrestler at Winchester High School
A story in the Hartford Courant at http://tinyurl.com/ycnnung claims
Linda McMahon is spending around $30 million on her Senate bid.
Courtney Taylor (Beverly Mullins), who hasn’t been seen on ECW since
Savannah (Angela Fong) took over her backstage interviewer role, is
currently on a leave of absence due to a personal issue.
Kip Christianson is the latest giant in WWE developmental. His ring name
is Eli Cottonwood and he is listed at 7-1, 320 pounds. His gimmick is a
lunatic who escaped an asylum.
A Northeast indy worker called Damien Darling made the final cut at the
recent WWE Deal or No Deal auditions in New Jersey. Apparently he was
ejected because he was walking around drunk and cutting promos on people
like he was The Iron Sheik. As he was escorted out by security he tossed
a glass bowl of candy on to the floor and took a swing at another fan.
Jeff Wilen at http://tinyurl.com/yc5zo7t passed along some photos from
The Miz and John Morrison’s upcoming appearance on Are You Smarter Than
A 5th Grader?
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING NEWS
9/25 house show results from Nuremberg, Germany: Absolute Andy over
Murat Bosporus in a tryout match; Jay Lethal over Sheik Abdul Bashir;
Awesome Kong over Taylor Wilde; Hernandez over Rhino; Beer Money over
The British Invasion; Samoa Joe over Suicide; and Team 3D & Abyss over
Booker T, Kurt Angle & Scott Steiner with Mick Foley as special ref. The
show drew 800 paid in an arena that has a capacity of over 10,000.
9/26 house show results from Chemnitz, Germany: Steve Douglas over
Absolute Andy in a tryout match; Suicide over Sheik Abdul Bashir; Velvet
Sky over Awesome Kong & Taylor Wilde in a three-way; Rhino over
Hernandez; Beer Money over The British Invasion; Samoa Joe over Jay
Lethal; and Team 3D & Abyss over Booker T, Kurt Angle & Scott Steiner
with Mick Foley as special ref.
D’Angelo Dinero is the latest guest on Hermie’s Hotseat at
Gail Kim is advertised locally for Saturday’s TNA show at the O2 in
Dublin, Ireland. Apparently the building used posters from 2008 with an
updated graphic but are still listing Gail Kim’s name as appearing.
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
Jim Cornette returned to Ring of Honor Saturday night in New York City.
He was announced as the new executive producer and cut a promo on Vince
Russo, including this gem in reference to his departure from TNA: “Sarah
Palin will give Barack Obama a lap dance on the steps of the capital
before I get behind Vince Russo”.
ROH tag champ Eddie Edwards suffered a broken elbow in Boston on Friday.
He worked the next night in New York with his arm in a cast.
Hulk Hogan via TMZ http://tinyurl.com/y8prgxj apologized to the Hell’s
Angels for using their name in the phone threat story he claims was a
prank. Hulk’s statement read: “The idea that I some how was making any
kind of threat against this individual is unfortunate. The voicemail was
a practical joke made in a friendly situation and nothing more. I have
respect for the Hells Angels and apologize for any undue publicity they
have received as a result of [the boyfriend] seeking his 15 seconds of
fame. I have also spoken to my friend and former Hells Angels member and
co-star of HBO’s hot series ‘Oz’ Chuck Zito, and explained to him that
there was no malicious intent.” Nice name drop at the end…
Entertainment Tonight at http://tinyurl.com/ybpy2rt also has a story on
Hogan and his girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel getting tattoos Friday night
at the Palms in Las Vegas. Jennifer had “Terry” inked on the inside of
her right wrist, while Hogan had “I am that, I am” inked on the outside
of his right forearm.
Former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro wrote on her Twitter page that she will
be shooting very soon for the cover of Playboy. She is also upset about
a medical bill that cost over $10,000 — I assume this was the
life-saving surgery she had on her leg last month.
Slam Wrestling at http://tinyurl.com/ycu4zp6 has a story on a wrestling
history exhibition at the University of Saskatchewan.
Wrestle Talk Radio tonight at www.wildtalkradio.com.
Satoshi Kojima capture the All Japan Triplke Crown title over Yoshihiro
Takayama on Saturday night in Yokohama, Japan.
From the where are they now files or perhaps it should be Extreme
Makeover files … Bull Nakana: http://tinyurl.com/ydraygs
We have received negative reports about booking Northeast worker Rob
Eckos. He was a no show for the NWS group this past weekend in New
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