WRESTLING GLOBE NEWSLETTER
Sunday October 18, 2009
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
10/17 Raw house show results from Columbus, GA: Evan Bourne over Chavo Guerrero; Primo over Heath Slater; Chris Masters over Santino Marella; Melina over Jillian Hall; Jack Swagger over MVP; The Miz over Kofi Kingston; John Cena over Randy Orton; and Triple H & John Cena over Randy Orton & Legacy in a handicap match. Show drew an estimated 9,000.
10/17 Smackdown/ECW house show results from Mexico City, Mexico: Cryme Tyme over The Hart Dynasty; Michelle McCool over Mickie James; Christian over William Regal; Ezekiel Jackson over The Hurricane; John Morrison over Matt Hardy & Dolph Ziggler in a three-way; Finlay over Drew McIntyre; and Undertaker, Batista & Rey Mysterio over Chris Jericho, CM Punk & Kane. Show drew just over 20,000.
The Raw crew run today Dothan, AL while the Smackdown/ECW crew have their second show at the Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City.
Raw TV is Monday from Jacksonville, FL with Snoop Dogg as the guest host and Triple H vs. John Cena; and the Smackdown/ECW tapings are Tuesday in Columbia, SC which likely means a Mae Young cameo.
Some more notes on the WWE Supershow at the Syracuse Carrier Dome in December. They are going to use the same set up for basketball which would bring down the capacity to the 25,000-seat range. Tickets are also cheap starting at $15 and since they went on sale yesterday they have sold 40 percent of the allocation. They expect to sell more tickets after December 15 due to Xmas gifts and more people knowing their work schedule. Also a lot of local TV stations are showing commercials and MVP was in town on Friday pushing the show.
Story on Lou Albano’s funeral at http://tinyurl.com/yjzzmzo noting the attendees included Bob Backlund, Jimmy Snuka, and legendary boxing trainer Lou Duva. The funeral featured a military guard of honor presenting an American flag to Albano’s wife Gerry.
Mike Mooneyham has a fantastic article on Lou Albano worth going out of your way to read at http://tinyurl.com/yjfhpvc.
WWE sent out a new survey to it’s Canadian fans at http://tinyurl.com/yzwrlps. Some of the questions focus on how much you watch MMA shows or visit MMA websites..
There is just something awesome about this photo http://tinyurl.com/ygqbcuo.
Tommy Dreamer has a blog on Lou Albano, BJ Race, and Mike Follis at http://tinyurl.com/yfmuhs7.
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING NEWS
Bound For Glory is live tonight on PPV from the campus of California
University in Irvine, CA. Line up is AJ Styles vs. Sting for the TNA
title; Kurt Angle vs. Matt Morgan; Samoa Joe vs. Bobby Lashley in a
submission match; Mick Foley vs. Abyss in a Monster’s Ball match with
Dr. Stevie as the referee; Amazing Red vs. Suicide vs. D’Angelo Dinero
vs. Daniels vs. Homicide in Ultimate X; ODB vs. Awesome Kong vs. Tara
for the Knockouts title; Booker T & Scott Steiner vs. Team 3D vs. Beer
Money vs. The British Invasion in Full Metal Mayhem; Kevin Nash vs.
Hernandez vs. Eric Young for the Legends title; Taylor Wilde & Sarita
vs. The Beautiful People for the Knockouts tag titles; and The Motor
City Machineguns vs. Lethal Consequences will air free on the pre-show.
TV tapings are next Tuesday and Wednesday at Universal Studios in
Brian Kendrick and Chuck Palumbo are backstage at the PPV. Rob Vam Dam
said he may be at the show as a guest of Booker T, but we have no
confirmation whether he is, nor is it likely he would be involved as he
heads to Europe next month for a five week tour.
The PPV preview webshow is online at http://tinyurl.com/yfd2erg. This
includes D’Angelo Dinero cutting a mid-80s Ric Flair promo.
We received a few emails from readers who attended the TNA Fanfest on
Saturday at the Hilton Hotel ballroom. Booker T and Scott Steiner didn’t
appear as advertised. Everyone else went out of their way to be friendly
with the fans. The only negative report we got was Terry Taylor and D’Lo
Brown refusing autographs, however they were not part of the advertised
line up. Dixie Carter opened the event and thanked everyone for coming.
She was very personable and was signing autographs and posing for
pictures with fans. They had a tribute display to Sting with some of his
ring attire dressed on mannequins. Don West was working the room selling
merchandise. We’re told over 500 fans turned out.
Matt Morgan updated his health on Twitter noting he iced his back for 10
hours and feels much better. The back injury stems from a staph
infection, he said.
ODB’s contract is up for renewal soon.
IGN interviewed Bobby Lashley at http://tinyurl.com/yg9u7vq. He said he
expects a lengthy program with Samoa Joe and would like to work AJ
Styles in the future.
Michael Carpenter noted that Lady Gaga’s upcoming tour is titled The
Monster Ball Tour, although it probably has nothing to do with the TNA
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
There are some tickets left for the Terry Funk Roast next Friday in
Monroe, NJ. The line up includes JJ Dillon, Mick Foley, Kevin Von Erich,
Superstar Billy Graham, Kevin Sullivan, Mike Graham, New Jack, Dennis
Stamp, Missy Hyatt, King Kong Bundy, and Bill Apter. More information at
Wrestler’s Rescue at www.wrestlersrescue.org are auctioning off items
donated by former WWE Diva Terri Runnels.
The Barbarian turns 51 today.
Dwayne Johnson had a cameo on Saturday Night Live last night reprising
his Rock Obama character in the opening sketch. You can watch his
segment at http://tinyurl.com/ygdjofx.
Dutch Mantel has posted a new blog at
http://theworldaccordingtodutch.blogspot.com/. This is a free chapter
from Dutch’s upcoming book, The World According to Dutch, which is
expected to be released sometime early next year. Here he examines the
early years and origins of Steve Austin.
Ric Drasin has an interview with Hollywood Actor Robert Patrick at
Wrestle Talk Radio airs at 11pm ET tonight at http://wildtalkradio.com
discussing the fall out of tonight’s TNA PPV, Shane McMahon leaving WWE,
and the passing of Lou Albano.
Brock Lesnar blew the horn prior to the Vikings-Ravens game today.
Nikolai Volkoff, EZ Money and Doink The Clown will be appearing at the
NWL/HoPWF event in Martinsburg, WV on November 7. More info at
The JES group run November 6 in Queens, NY at the Holy Cross High School
with Marty Jannetty vs. Danny Inferno; Judas Young vs. Danny Doring;
Manu vs. Nunzio; and more. They also run November 7 with the same crew
at the St. Athanasius Parish Auditorium in Brooklyn. For more info on
both shows you can call (917) 202-5152.
WRESTLING GLOBE MAILBAG
You may of never heard of me, The Kabuki Dragon, but I have wrestled
since i was a teenager. It saddens me to see that a legend like Hulk
Hogan would make up lies such as suicide attempts to keep his name in
the media. This man who made his career on later holding others down and
only showing up to make his pay per view bonus. I know I could show
Hogan a thing or two inside that ring, but it is unlikely he would want
to wrestle someone who would not let him win after a poor executed leg
drop. I hope Hogan lives in in his former legend while he can cause
sooner rather then later the world will only remember his antics and
comments rather then his wrestling or movie career.
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