WRESTLING GLOBE NEWSLETTER
Saturday October 10, 2009
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
10/8 Superstars TV results: Ted DiBiase Jr. over Evan Bourne; Shelton Benjamin over Sheamus via DQ; and Cryme Tyme over The Hart Dynasty.
10/9 Smackdown TV results from Trenton, NJ: Rey Mysterio over Chris Jericho; Michelle McCool over Eve Torres; John Morrison over Dolph Ziggler; Kane & Drew McIntyre over R-Truth & Matt Hardy; and CM Punk over Batista.
We’re looking for reports from all the WWE shows this weekend; Bristol, Terre Haute, Toledo, and Huntington.
Edge was spotted Thursday night at the Annual Bell Gala in Toronto. He was off crutches and looked well although he had dropped a few pounds.
Trish Stratus was also at the event with him in support of the Sick Kids Foundation.
Maria Menounos was filmed doing some in-ring wrestling training out in California. Apparently the footage will air next week on Access Hollywood on NBC. Menounos along with Nancy O’Dell are scheduled to host Raw on Monday in Indianapolis.
Superstars on Thursday night did a 0.8 rating.
After 11 years the No Way Out PPV in February has been renamed as Elimination Chamber. The show is usually built around Elimination Chamber matches. No venue or city has been announced at press time.
The AP has a story on WWE going PG. When asked about competing with UFC, Vince McMahon was quoted as saying: “You really can’t compete with that.
Why not deliver a more sophisticated product and not go to those extremes? If the audience wants those extremes, they know where to go and how to get it.” Story is at http://tinyurl.com/yjbta9y.
There is a preview clip from the upcoming episode of Scare Tactics with Matt Hardy at http://bit.ly/3wq6Kv.
The Bristol Herald at http://tinyurl.com/ykh4nsj has a story on JTG, which apparently stands for Just Too Good. He notes his back is pretty messed up at the moment.
Chavo Guerrero did an interview with www.mondaynightmayhem.com talking about the late Eddie Guerrero, who would have turned 42 on Friday, He
said: “For people who met him or if you didn’t meet him, you met him through the TV, or through other means. Eddie was a very giving person.
He was not only a Christian man, but very giving. The charity I’m doing now is a charity that honors veterans and people on active duty now. And when Eddie would go to Iraq, he used to come back so elated, so full of life, so blessed because he saw people that was fighting for us & making our life better. And he was always so grateful about this.”
The WWE stock closed this week at $13.65 on the NYSE.
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING NEWS
10/8 Impact TV results from Orlando, FL: Hernandez over Kevin Nash for Legends title via DQ; Amazing Red over Somoa Joe to capture the X-Division title; D’Angelo Dinero & Homicide over Suicide & Daniels; Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, Alissa Flash & Traci Brooks over Taylor Wilde, Sarita, Christy Hemme & Hamada in a tag elimination match; ODB over Tara to retain the Knockouts title; and Matt Morgan & Abyss over Mick Foley & Kurt Angle.
10/9 house show results from LaCrosse, WI: Daniels over Shark Boy; ODB over Madison Rayne; Hernandez over Homicide; Beer Money over The British Invasion; Motor City Machine Guns over Eric Young & Sheik Bashir; and AJ Styles over Samoa Joe.
TNA run tonight in St. Cloud and then Sunday in Mankato. Same crew as listed above.
The updated line up for Bound For Glory in California next weekend is AJ Styles vs. Strinf for the TNA title; Kurt Angle vs. Matt Morgan; Samoa Joe vs. Bobby Lashley in a submission match; Mick Foley vs. Abyss with Stevie Richards as the special referee in a *Monster’s Ball match; Suicide vs. D’Angelo Dinero vs. Daniels vs. Homicide in an Ultimate X match; Booker T & Scott Steiner vs. Team 3D vs. Beer Money vs. British Invasion for the tag titles in Full Metal Mayhem; Kevin Nash vs.
Hernandez vs. Eric Young in a three-way for the Legends title; and Sarita & Taylor Wilde vs. The Beautiful People for the Knockouts tag titles.
Alex Marvez interviewed Jim Cornette at http://tinyurl.com/ygkl4c6. He said it was embarrassing working for TNA under the creative direction of Vince Russo: “At TNA, I was basically tired of working for a big company and watch it get smaller. I wanted to go to a smaller company and help it get bigger… It was sad, disappointing and depressing to watch. We didn’t have as many pay-per-view buys as we should and nobody was getting over. [Russo is] the only booker I’ve ever seen who gets people under.” He added: “The matches are made meaningless so Russo can see his comedic lines and dramatic scripting spring to life. There’s a bunch of great athletes, but they’re not very good actors. They’re even worse comedians.” He also talks about his recently released Midnight Express scrapbook, available right now at www.jimcornette.com.
Impact on Thursday night did a 1.0 rating.
The Miami Herald at http://tinyurl.com/yhzndmz has a great article looking at Amazing Red. He noted working a regular job to help make ends meet and hopes to move out to Florida soon.
Kip James pulled out of indy dates to work upcoming TNA house shows.
Daffney is appearing this weekend at the Spooky Empire Convention in Orlando.
Matt Morgan gave a talk about ADHD Friday at the Cleveland Convention Center.
Lauren Brooke wrote on her Twitter that she was upset with her Muscle & Fitness shoot because they misquoted her a couple of times and got her birthday wrong.
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
Our deepest condolences to Harley Race. His wife Beverly passed away Friday night at Lake Ozark Regional Hospital. She was well known and a friend to many throughout the business. She was hospitalized due to pneumonia and was suffering from flu-like symptoms since Monday.
Ring of Honor runs tonight at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN with Aries & Davey Richards vs. Jay & Mark Briscoe; Chris Hero vs. Kenny Omega; Colt Cabana vs. Kevin Steen; Tyler Black vs.
Kenny King; Roderick Strong vs. Rhett Titus; Petey Williams vs. Claudio Castagnoli; The Young Bucks vs. The House of Truth; and more. Jim Cornette is also doing a free meet and great before the show. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door. More info at www.rohwrestling.com.
Paul London returned to the ring last weekend at the Long Beach Comic Con. This was his first match back since injuring his back in April. He is booked next month for the Hulkamania Tour in Australia.
Torrie Wilson has a spot at the Reality Show Awards which tapes next week and airs next Saturday night on the Fox Reality Channel.
Former WWE developmental Diva Melissa Coates is returning to her native Ontario, Canada in November and is available for bookings. For more info you can contact Melissa at www.melissacoates.com.
Larry Matysik, former host of Wrestling at the Chase, will be signing his new book, Drawing Heat the Hard Way: How Wrestling Really Works on Friday, October 16 at 7pm at the Borders in Sunset Hills, MO.
The Missourian at http://tinyurl.com/yh3ndup has a story on Jason Poirrier who used a full nelson on a man cops were chasing. He said he learnt the hold after years of watching pro wrestling.
The Miami Herald at http://tinyurl.com/yzbwgcm has a story on Wrestlicious.
Yahoo at http://tinyurl.com/ygoc9d5 has a story on Brock Lesnar. He calls his opponent at UFC 106, Shane Carwin, a “weekend warrior” and says he would be embarrassed to fight some of thee guys he beat. “His only good fight was Gabriel Gonzaga. Shane’s really 1-0,” he said.
GLAAD is upset with The Wrestler actor Mickey Rourke. Jarrett Barrios, president of The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, issued the following statement on Friday: “This is a slur (Rourke used the word “f-ggot” during an interview) that, regardless of what Mickey Rourke has convinced himself that it means, is often the last word that gay people, and gay youth in particular, hear before they’re bullied, harassed or assaulted. Rourke is showing himself to be painfully ignorant of how this vulgar, abusive slur feeds a climate of anti-gay hatred, intolerance and violence. Rourke either needs to figure this out, or media needs to stop giving him a platform for promoting these kinds of slurs.” Rourke responded in the media by saying that the word “f-ggot”
has nothing to do with being gay and that it’s the same as saying punka–.
WRESTLING GLOBE MAILBAG
After 20 years in the wrestling business and being out of it for 17 now, I never thought I would ever want anything to do with the business again. But when I saw the comments Tammy “Sunny” Sytch made about Lacey Von Erich I flipped.
My God where in the world did this girl, Sunny, come from?
I guess from under a rock or something. This is a prime reason why I want nothing to do with the wrestling business of today. No Respect. If someone had made a statement like that in the good ol’ days they would never be able to walk into a dressing room again and if they did bet ya they wouldn’t be able to walk back out.
There are still a few “Old School” people out there in controlling spots in the wrestling business and I don’t think any of you will allow this type of person in your dressing room ever again.
To the ones that do you can KISS MY A–. I had years of dealing with the Von Erich’s and though we didn’t always see eye to eye, they helped me feed my family.
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