WRESTLING GLOBE NEWSLETTER
Saturday October 3, 2009
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
10/2 Smackdown TV results from Boston, MA: Batista over Kane; Dolph Ziggler & The Miz over John Morrison & Kofi Kingston; Michelle McCool over Melina; and The Undertaker, John Cena & DQ over CM Punk, Randy Orton & The Legacy.
No house shows this weekend.
Sunday is the Hell in the Cell PPV from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Line up is CM Punk vs. The Undertaker in a Hell In A Cell match for the World title; John Cena vs. Randy Orton in a Hell In A Cell match for the WWE title; DX vs. Legacy in a Hell In A Cell match; Chris Jericho & Big Show vs. Batista & the returning Rey Mysterio for the tag titles; John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler for the IC title; Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz vs. Jack Swagger in a three-way for the U.S. title; and Mickie James vs. Alicia Fox for the Divas title.
Raw is Monday in Wilkes-Barre, PA with Ben Roethlisberger as the guest host, and Smackdown/ECW tapes Tuesday in Trenton, NJ.
As it turns out Smackdown does have new opening theme music, a track called Let it Roll by the So-Cal based band, Divide the Day. They are scheduled for a webchat at a WWE TV taping later this month.
Steve Austin was on Soccer AM in the UK this morning pushing his new movie Damage. He said he still watches WWE and occasionally calls them up and shares creative ideas for some of the talent. You can watch highlights of his interview at http://tinyurl.com/yb5da35.
Beverly Mullins was back training in developmental this week. She recently debuted on ECW as the backstage interviewer under the name Courtney Taylor.
Maria and The Heart Dynasty at http://tinyurl.com/ybmud4v making a New York City appearance for the Make A Wish Foundation.
Sgt. Slaughter and Tony Atlas appear at Fort McDowell Casino in Scottsdale, AZ at the Taser Foundation golf tournament on November 20.
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING NEWS
10/2 house show results from Zurich, Switzerland: Jay Lethal over Sheik
Bashir; Awesome Kong over Taylor Wilde; Rhyno over Abyss; Team 3D over
The British Invasion; Samoa Joe over Suicide; Beer Money & Hernandez
over Scott Steiner, Kurt Angle & Sheik Bashir.
There was an incident prior to the main event where Scott Steiner tore
up a Swiss flag for cheap heat causing fans to toss beer cans at the
ringside area, and one fan even tossed a plastic chair, which Steiner
violently launched back into the crowd. Booker T and Sharmell then
stormed backstage leading to Bashir replacing Booker in the match.
The European tour finished up tonight in Dublin, Ireland. We’re looking
for reader reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are TV tapings next Monday and Tuesday at Universal Studios in
Orlando. Already announced is Mick Foley & Kurt Angle vs. Matt Morgan &
Abyss; ODB vs. Tara; Kevin Nash vs. Hernandez; and Sting responds to AJ
Lacey Von Erich was really upset over how her interview with the Miami
Herald came out. This of course was regarding quotes attributed to her
where she inadvertently rips Angelina Love. On her Twitter account late
last night, she wrote: “Angelina Love was amazing in The Beautiful
People and I hope I do it justice… I think Angelina will be missed in
TNA and hope we can work together someday!” Lacey said she was
contacting the newspaper to retract her statements. The Herald said they
were under the impression she was partly talking in-character when she
did the interview but those comments about Love where her exact words.
Rhaka Khan’s profile was removed today from the TNA website.
Dixie Carter pushes Bound for Glory at http://tinyurl.com/ydlfh49. She
teases Sting leaving here and says his status is unclear after the PPV.
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
Scott Siegel, the actor who played a steroid dealer in The Wrestler,
pled guilty to steroid distribution Friday in New York. He also admitted
trying to run down the officers who arrested him. He is looking at five
years and remains in jail without bail pending his January 14
Dutch Mantel has a new blog at
Ric Flair’s ex-wife Tiffany went on the Unholy Matrimony radio show this
past week and noted she was disappointed that Ric was returning to the
ring to wrestle Hulk Hogan in Australia. She said: “The WrestleMania and
the Hall of Fame was so unbelievable… it was such a proud moment. No
matter what I’ve been through with him, I was really, really proud to be
part of that… It’s really unfortunate that he’s coming back under
these [financial] circumstances, because that should have been the last
day he wrestled. It was phenomenal and he should have been proud of that
and it should have stayed that way.” You can listen to the show via
iTunes at www.unholymatrimonyshow.com.
A where are they now update on former WCW wrestler Lenny Lane at
Cephas at www.ironsheikapps.com released an Iron Sheik iPhone
application where you can pay for Sheik to insult your friends and
family. If you ever meet him in person say the words ‘Hulk Hogan’ and he
will probably do it for free.
Scott Hall and Sid Vicious posted a new installment of their Internet
reality show at http://tinyurl.com/yc8sb2z.
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