Wrestling Globe Newsletter for 1-21 (2010)

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WRESTLING GLOBE NEWSLETTER
Thursday January 21, 2010
 
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

1/19 ECW TV results from Greenville, SC: Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft over Yoshi Tatsu & Goldust; and Christian over William Regal.

Superstars tonight on WGN [unless your in Chicago or Canada] has Kelly Kelly vs. Jillian Hall singing Miley Cyrus’ Party in the USA; Vance Archer vs. Shelton Benjamin; and Chris Jericho vs. Kane.

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The post-mortem of mid-90s WWE wrestler Tony Halme aka Ludwig Borga confirmed that Halme took his own life with a pistol. Finnish authorities believe that Halme had been dead for two days in his apartment before his body was discovered. The official time of death was entered as Friday January 8, while police discovered his body on Sunday, January 10.

Jim Cornette talking to The Sun at www.the-sun.co.ukj/wrestling is right on the money when discussing young deaths in wrestling. He says publicly what people in the business say privately and takes WWE to task over their past and present hiring practices: “It is never easy when a friend dies. But at first it was ‘oh my gosh’, then it was ‘oh no’, then it was ‘not again’ and finally you’re not surprised anymore. It is never good, but it isn’t shocking. That’s the sad thing. It is more shocking if a professional wrestler from the 1980s is actually found in good health and living a nice life with no problems. When I was a kid watching wrestling in the 1970s, every couple of years you would hear of a few wrestlers dying in a car wreck. Now a month doesn’t go by that you don’t hear some about wrestler dying at an early age, because of drugs or by-products of drugs which are by-products of the unfortunate work environment that they found themselves in.” He also comments on the WWE Wellness Program and says people will question his motives, “But at the same time, look at it! A lot of people won’t say what I am because they still want a job. Some people do say it but it is dismissed as sour grapes. They are written off as jealous or guys who never made it. But they are the ones with their eyes open. Nobody can dispute the facts.
They just try to shoot the messenger. So I don’t care what [WWE thinks] of me and I’m sure they don’t care what I think of them. I’m just telling the truth.”

Randy Orton went on his website forum to give his version of what happened with the fan who’s mother pressed charges against him last weekend following the Raw house show in Boston. He wrote: “Here’s what
happened: I walked out of Kowloon’s Friday night around 12:30-1 a.m.
with Santino and a police officer escort. As I was being rudely hounded for pictures and autos (I had a 6:40 a.m. flight through Minni to Lincoln, then a drive to Omaha, a match, a drive back to Omaha, then a charter to Minni, and a driver to Rochester for the next show the next day, btw), I was confronted by an older women who said: ‘Hey Randy, you spit on my handicapped son a few years ago at a show, what do you have to say about that?’ My replay…`So Sue me.’ Then I proceeded to my car, with Santino and the cop and drove back to our hotel by the Boston airport. I know I have been a bit of a hothead in the past, but I DID NOT spit gum and call names to any child. The women is claiming I called her son a `retard’ 3 times, and spit gum in his face. Come on people, even at my worst temperament, I would never call a handicapped child something awful like that. I’ll actually sign anything for any child with any disability. I heard just today from WWE attorneys that this women filed assault charges against me 4 days later? Hmmm, oh, and what about the dozens of cops at the restaurant that were there for crowd control since there were over 100 wrestling fans there? Not to mention the cop that escorted me to my freaking car. I’ll be happy when this is over. I guess if I’ve learned anything from this, it is not to ever challenge anyone to sue me.” Robert Zimmerman, vice president of public relations for WWE, told local press yesterday that the company was aware of the allegations and was looking into the matter. He declined to answer questions about whether any disciplinary action was taken against Orton.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a guest Tuesday night on David Letterman to promote The Tooth Fairy, his new movie which opens at theatres this weekend. He talked a little wrestling. Most interesting was that his dad Rocky Johnson tried to talk him out of becoming a pro wrestler after he graduated college. He said they had a huge fight because his father didn’t want him to go into the business. When Letterman asked him why, Rock said that his father told him: “Son, I wrestled for 30 years… I’m living in a two bedroom apartment. That’s all I have to show for all my years in the business. Are you prepared for that?” Of course, the rest is history. When asked about ever wrestling again, he said: “No, not necessarily for a match. [WWE] provided me with a great platform, performing in front of people. So if I ever went back, it would be probably in the capacity of hosting and having fun on the show and entertaining and having a great time.” You can watch the interview at http://tinyurl.com/yfpyw4g.

Serena Deeb, 23, from developmental was just called up to the main roster and debuts on Smackdown which airs Friday night. She started her wrestling career at the age of 18 at the OVW wrestling school in Louisville. She actually relocated there from Oakton, VA, on her own dollar when OVW was a developmental group, and for some reason, was never noticed by WWE people at that time. She was described as a natural and was soon invited to train in OVW’s advance class with WWE prospects.
She went on to work for Ring of Honor, Shimmer, and had a cameo in TNA, who dropped the ball on not signing her, before she eventually signed with WWE. She has recently worked as Mia Mancini in FCW and is now expected to be part of CM Punk’s stable on Smackdown.

Curt Hawkins tries out as a color commentary tonight at the developmental tapings in Tampa. We would love a report from any readers in attendance.

Silvervision released the match listings for the upcoming Shawn Michaels DVD titled My Journey. It’s a 3-disc set with a lot of previously never released television matches from the 80s and 90s. A blurb for the DVD
reads: ‘Now, for the first time ever, Shawn Michaels sits down and in an intimate interview retraces his early days in Texas through his Rocker tag-team partnership in AWA and WWE through his multiple reigns as WWE Champion. Shawn Michaels: My Journey offers surprising insights and absolute candor as he relives the highs and lows of his historic career.’

For what it’s worth, Michaels when recently on San Antonio radio gave the impression that he had zero input in picking his matches for the DVD. He quipped: “They found my 25 greatest matches?” When asked if he planned to retire soon, he said: “Well, that’s always the million dollar question. I’d like to go on record as saying I have been trying to retire for the last three years… [WWE] makes it very difficult, you know, Vince McMahon is nuts. I try to walk away then Wrestlemania comes up, they put me in a match, I do well, and [Vince] doesn’t make it very easy.” He also said that DX will probably disband following the Royal Rumble so he can focus on his match at Mania.

Raw this past Monday did a 3.6 rating and 5.30 million viewers with 5.18 million viewers in the first hour and 5.41 million viewers in the second hour. The show was down 2.8 percent compared to 5.45 million viewers last week.

ECW on Tuesday night did a 0.9 rating.

Smackdown last Friday [January 15] did a 2.6 overnight rating, which is currently the highest-ever Smackdown rating on MyNetworkTV. The final number won’t be available for a couple of week’s but the overnight metered rating is usually very close to the final number.

NASCAR driver Carl Edwards will host the February 8 edition of Raw from Lafayette.

Mickie James is in Nashville this week putting the finishing touches on her debut country album.

Chris Jericho is on the cover of the March edition of Men’s Fitness magazine. There is a six-page interview with Jericho inside the mag which goes on sale January 25.

Linda McMahon is scheduled to be a guest this morning on ABC’s The View.

WWE Studios Brothers Keeper with John Cena wrapped yesterday in Louisiana. Cena talks about the movie in an AP story at http://tinyurl.com/yckrp72. He said this movie was less physically demanding that action flicks he did in the past: “I feel like I’ve been able to get involved in the story, and it’s an easy story to embrace. I think everybody will be able to pull something from it.” He added:
“People will walk away from this movie feeling good about themselves.”

WWE fans who sent emails of complaint to WGN Chicago over dropping Superstars were told, “Unfortunately, it didn’t attract enough viewers.”

Maryse turns 27 today.

TNA WRESTLING NEWS

Nobody really knows what will air on Impact tonight because the people
who usually handle this stuff are heading overseas for a European tour.
Probable is Matt Morgan & Hernandez vs. Doug Williams & Brutus Magnus
for the tag titles; The Pope vs. Orlando Jordan; Angelina Love vs.
Madison Rayne; and The Nasty Boys vs. Kevin Nash & Eric Young. AJ Styles
vs. Kurt Angle for the TNA title may also feature on the show. 

For those who DVR every episode of Impact, tonight’s show is listed as
TNA Impact and not TNA Wrestling as it has been listed in recent months.
Again, TNA hasn’t bothered to communicate this to it’s viewers.

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At least one [possibly two or three more] TNA wrestlers requested their
release this week due to frustration with the new regime. The company
hasn’t addressed these issues at press time, but they are scrambling
around trying to do damage control. We will have a lot more on this
tomorrow…

Awesome Kong worked the television tapings Tuesday and Wednesday
following Monday’s backstage altercation with Tampa radio DJ Bubba the
Love Sponge. Due to the way this played out with Hulk Hogan going on
Bubba’s radio show and talking about the incident the next day a lot of
people thought it was a work. Well, it wasn’t, but I guess it does have
the makings of turning into one. There has been lot’s of public support
for Kong from several wrestlers via their Twitter. She responded
yesterday by saying, “Apologies to all my supporters for the lack of
tweets lately. Trying not to give certain talentless hacks publicity.”
Jim Cornette also showed his support for Kong during his latest Podcast
at http://whosslammingwho.podomatic.com/. He said: “Bubba the Love
Sponge, I don’t know you, but I know Awesome Kong, and if you had fought
back it would have only got worse son! She would have picked her teeth
with you! So now, Bubba the Love Sponge has been beaten up by a women
and he’s been fired from the gig that he just got that he was rotten
at.”

Bubba went on the Howard Stern radio show this morning and pretty much
buried the company. Howard thought that the altercation was a work.
Bubba called in and said it wasn’t. He said TNA was in shambles and he
had gone to help them as a favor to Hogan and was given the job of
backstage interviewer. He talked about giving away tickets to his
listeners for the January 4 live Impact so that, “They wouldn’t have the
same 40 people showing up to their event.” He claimed he had 1800
followers of his Bubba Army standing outside the Impact Zone but
Universal Studios staffers told them that Bubba’s passes were
unauthorized. Regarding the altercation with Kong, he claimed he grabbed
Kong by the neck and was ready to giver her a pounding but realized if
he did then he may lose his day job. He said he’s trying to get hold of
security surveillance footage to see if the altercation was caught on
tape.

Hogan was also on Bubba’s radio show today. His latest brainwave is to
cancel TNA’s live event schedule because television isn’t where he
thinks it should be. Good luck with that one. I mean it’s one thing to
come in and fix things that aren’t broken, but another thing to deny
talent that built the company their income. Regarding Kong, he called
her a “bitch” saying her actions were probably menstrual-related. He
then put over Ric Flair and took credit for getting AJ Styles over.

Bobby Lashley is still without an opponent for January 30 in Sunrise,
FL. Jimmy Ambriz was approved by the Florida State Athletic Commission,
and Strikefoce and Lashley were happy with the matchup, but Showtime
jumped in and scrapped it because they have veto power over fights on
their network. Lashley is now expected to face MMA journeyman Wes Sims.
No official announcement as yet although one is imminent.

The video of TNA Director of Production Steve Small telling fans they
are cast members and requesting they stop chanting bulls–t when they
don’t like the product has resurfaced at http://tinyurl.com/y9mdgmb. TNA
people have noted to us that they felt bad for Small because he’s a nice
guy and didn’t deserve to be put in that position.

The company will be making an announcement on the status of TNA PPV in
the UK either today or tomorrow.

Cody Deaner was interviewed on the Monday Night Mayhem radio show. When
asked about rumors of Hogan/Bischoff nixing his character, he gave the
politically correct answer: “I’ve got a lot of emails from fans
defending me, saying how they can’t believe that Hulk Hogan said my
gimmick was ‘low-budget’ and ‘low-class.’ As far as that rumor goes, I
don’t take that rumor to be true, because that’s not what I was told by
TNA. There’s no reason the management of TNA would lie to me; that’s not
the reason they gave to me for as to why I was released. It was the case
that Cody Deaner had kind of run his course in the company, in the sense
that with the new guys coming in and the new regime you’re talking
about, I was a victim in that in the sense that there was a lot of guys
coming in, and there was not room for me on the TV show for the
character I was playing.” He said he hopes to retun in the future. Full
audio at www.mondaynightmayhem.com.

Revised live event cards were announced for the upcoming UK/France tour.
Bobby Lashey [for reasons we've noted], Alex Shelley [neck injury] and
Abyss [shooting a movie] are the absentees from the original line up.
The tour kicks off Saturday night in Glasgow, Scotland with AJ Styles
vs. Samoa Joe for the heavyweight title; Hernandez & Matt Morgan vs.
Team 3-D in a tables match for the tag titles; and a match that will
likely change due to booking reasons – Amazing Red vs. Chris Sabin vs.
Daniels vs. Suicide for the X-title, plus a crew of Kurt Angle, Desmond
Wolfe, The Pope, The British Invasion, Beer Money, Eric Young, Taylor
Wilde, and Sarita. They also run next Monday in Paris, France
[first-ever show in that country], Tuesday in Bournemouth, Wednesday in
Cardiff, Thursday in Coventry, Friday in Manchester, and Saturday in
London. We’re looking for readers reports from all these shows to
you2us@wrestlingglobe.com. The company set their all-time attendance
record in London last January drawing just over 8,000 to Wembley Arena.
Hitting anything more than 50 percent capacity in any UK arena should be
viewed as a success this time around. The UK economy is in bad shape
right now with attendance down for most sports and entertainment events.
Of course, TNA nearly always gets good reviews for live events because
they are so far removed from what people are force-fed on television.

Jeremy Borash will be ring announcer for the tour. He noted during an
interview earlier this week that they will use the six-sided ring as
they had already shipped one before Hogan and Bischoff lobbied for it to
be scrapped. Well, he didn’t say that last part but that’s what
happened.

TNA fans started a petition to bring back the six-sided ring at
www.iwantsixsides.com and at www.petitiononline.com/6sides.

The Pope blogs about his plane ride home from television at
http://tinyurl.com/ydjbgke. Good read.

Daniels managed to retain his sense of humor during a crazy television
taping week. A Tweet on Tuesday night : “Good news and bad news for TNA
fans… Bad: the six sided ring isn’t coming back! Good: next month
we’ll implement two three sided rings!”

BG James and Kip James were both backstage at the Impact tapings this
week. James was helping to produce matches.

OTHER WRESTLING NEWS

Sad to report that 1950s lady wrestler Ida Mae Martinez Selenkow passed
away in Maryland on Monday at the age of 78. She led an inspirational
life. After being abandoned by her mother, she ran away from abusive
guardians and dropped out of high school at the age of fifteen. Selenkow
then married at age 17. She recalled: “I had gotten married at seventeen
in Connecticut, and we decided to head to Houston, Texas at the
suggestion of a friend of my ex-husband since we needed jobs. We went to
the five and ten store and bought a 26-inch suitcase for $4.99, then
bought one-way bus tickets to Houston. We both got jobs at the Lone Star
Comforter Manufacturing Co. I didn’t like it, so I got a job at a small
cafe in the Alameda area of Houston. I was a hard worker and moved fast.
A wrestler, his wife and little girl came in for lunch and dinner
occasionally. His name was Larry King, kind of a local guy. One day when
they came in, he said to me, ‘Would you like to wrestle?’ I said yes…
and I don’t know why. I didn’t realize it, but I had always been
wrestling with life, the guys at school or anybody who wanted to fight.”

“He told me to meet him at the Auditorium in downtown Houston at 7:30pm.
I watched the matches and I liked the rough and tumble I saw. There were
two gals wrestling that night: Johnny Mae Young and Gloria Barattini. I
just knew then that I had to be part of it. I met [women's wrestling
promoter Billy Wolfe in his hotel and the room was filled with lots of
hopefuls. I guess that is what you would call them. He had hired Ruth
Boatcallie and then he looked at me and said, 'What can you do?' I was a
skinny sort of kid, but I was athletic and an acrobat. I put on a suit
and did a couple of hand springs--backwards and forwards--and then I
laid on my back and kipped to my feet in a standing position. That
seemed to impress Billy and I was hired instantly."

Wolfe invited her to train at his school in Columbus, Ohio. She couldn't
afford the bus fare but her new friend Boatcallie loaned her money.
"That was a big turning point in my life... I was on my way. I forgot to
tell you that I was sitting in a booth across from my then husband one
night when we were discussing all of this. We had done nothing but fight
since we were married. He said, 'I want to know one thing: do you want
me or not?' I immediately without hesitation said, 'No, I don't'. He
walked away from the booth and I never, ever saw him again. I heard that
he died from alcoholism at the age of 45."

For the next decade Selenkow traveled around the world wrestling in
various territories. She said her career highlight was becoming Champion
of Mexico in 1951, a title she held for almost a year. "I was always
very critical about myself and was never completely satisfied with my
physical condition. I always wanted to get better and better. I worked
out 2-3 hours a day when possible in a gymnasium. In every [country]
where I wrestled — Canada, Mexico and the U.S.– fans demanded another
appearance. So I ended up on many radio and TV shows all over the
country.”

Selenkow retired in 1960 after remarrying a successful businessman in
Baltimore. The couple had two daughters, Ryan and Traci. “I had two
beautiful daughters, born in 1961 and 1962,” she said. “Both are married
and are leaders in their own careers. My oldest, Ryan, is a Professional
Nurse Executive and mother. My younger girl, Traci, is a
Telecommunications Senior Systems Analyst and also a mother. I stayed at
home with my daughters, assisting them with good values and giving them
lots of love.”

In 1971, she earned a GED certificate and continued to pursue her
education gaining an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1975, a Bachelor’s
Degree in 1980, and a Master’s Degree with Honors in 1990 all at the
University of Maryland. Her work focused on home treatment of AIDS
patients and she wrote a paper called Coping Behaviors of AIDS Patients,
Families and Communities, which became part of medical literature.

Selenkow also had a love music and was a member of the Western Music
Association. She appeared on The Rosie O’Donnell Show as a yodeler
in1999, and later released a yodeling CD, The Yodeling Lady Ms. Ida.
Throughout her later life she remained close to the wrestling business
and was a member of the Cauliflower Alley Club, and was a regular
attendee of the Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunions in Mobile, Alabama. She
featured in the highly acclaimed 2004 documentary, Lipstick & Dynamite,
Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling. Her appearance in the
film, along with Mae Young and the late Fabulous Moolah, demonstrated
how popular women’s wrestling was in the 50s and 60s. It also showed the
difficulties encountered by the lady grapplers of that era.

In 2006, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame awarded her the Senator
Hugh Farley Award for her contributions in and outside of the ring.

When asked what she liked most and least about in the wrestling
business, she once said: “I loved the challenges and I loved to travel.
I liked the bright lights and roar of the crowd. I travelled
approximately 100,000 miles a year. Quite a bit of it I travelled alone.
I loved meeting some wonderful people along the way… The wrestling
business itself was great. But I didn’t appreciate the false gossip from
some of the male wrestlers. Some were real gentlemen though. The
betrayal of so-called “friends” and being used by some of the gals you
thought might be your friend after wrestling was despicable. The
injuries were tolerable. I had fractured ribs, sprained wrists, ankles
and fingers, and dislocations. The physical bruises disappear. It was
the emotional/mental abuse which remains. I may sound angry, but I’m not
really. In spite of it all, it was a growing, learning experience.”

***

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and UFC president Dana White
appeared on ESPN SportsCenter yesterday morning to announce that Brock
has made a full recovery from the stomach ailments that have sidelined
him for several months. Brock described his recovery as a complete
miracle. He said he would not need surgery and his diverticulitis has
cleared up after he changed his diet. He did note that had lost 40
pounds during his illness but was planning to return to the gym today.
White told ESPN that the current plan is for Brock to face the winner of
the Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin match on March 27 in Newark. If either of
them can’t fight in the summer then Brock will fight the winner of the
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez match.

Former wrestling promoter Don Lewis claims in Georgia that he is
starting up a 12-team white’s only All-American Basketball League. You
can’t even make this stuff up. Lewis said he wants to emphasize
“fundamental basketball” instead of “street ball” played by “people of
color.” Story is at http://tinyurl.com/ya33ltr.

Wrestlicious announced a one-year television deal with MavTV in the
United States and Bite TV in Canada to air a show called Takedown which
premieres March 1. They also announced syndication on 15 other stations
throughout North America as well as international clearances in Bermuda,
The Bahamas, The Caymans, Trinidad and Jamaica. Key personnel for
Wrestlicious include founder Jay Vargas, the youngest Powerball winner
in history, former G.L.O.W. [Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling] executives
Steve Blance and Johnny Cafarella, and legendary wrestling manager Jimmy
Hart. A press release claims TakeDown will feature seventeen of Pro
Wrestling Illustrated’s Female 50. They plan to tape more television
during January and February in Florida. More info at
www.wrestlicious.com.

Jimmy Hart broke the news on Wrestlicious last night on Canadian Talk
Show The Surf at http://tinyurl.com/yfxd5ry. Jimmy also teases a return
to TNA and reuniting with The Nasty Boys during the interview.

AAA of Mexico held a training camp this past week in Van Nuys, CA, where
they were looking for future talent to bring into the company. The camp
attracted 60-70 wrestlers, including a handful of women — Erica
D’erico, New York Nikki, Christina Von Eerie, Jezebel, and Lizzy
Valentine. The company wants to expand further into the U.S. this year
targeting major cities with heavy hispanic populations like California,
Texas and Florida.

Ring of Honor are holding a special camp on March 7 at ROH’s
headquarters and training center in suburban Philadelphia. The seminar
is being spearheaded by ROH Executive Producer Jim Cornette. “We want to
know where the best independent talent is, what their backgrounds are,
where they’re at in the development of their careers, and what
contribution they might make to ROH in the future,” Cornette said. “This
is not just an audition where you pay money and get nothing in return.
Everyone, both ROH and the attendees, will learn something.” The seminar
is open to any current pro wrestler with at least one year’s experience.
Each attendee is responsible for his own transportation to and from the
ROH school, and any necessary lodging. The $195 registration fee
includes the day’s activities, plus lunch, video of the campers’ tryout
match, and critique by the ROH staff. Enrollment is limited to 30
applicants, to insure each camper receives individual attention. To
enrol, you must complete an application form, and submit it and your
registration fee to ROH on or before February 24. Application papers are
online at www.rohwrestling.com and can be emailed to rohhelp@aol.com,
faxed to (215) 781-0727, or mailed to Ring of Honor, PO Box 1127,
Bristol, PA 19007.

ROH also announced this week the introduction of a Television title.

Japanese wrestler Go Shiozaki suffered a broken arm and torn elbow
ligaments during a January 16 match.
 
Congrats to Shannon Rose who was recently named an Everyday Hero by
Tampa-area Bay News 9 television. Rose, a long-time wrestling promoter
and ring announcer, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome [EDS], which is
a connective tissue disorder.

The Heyman Hustle at http://tinyurl.com/ycu3ud5 has new photos of Stacy
Keibler. She was hanging out with Kim Kardashian the other night at the
Hollywood launch of former Spice Girl Melanie Brown’s Sugar Factory
Lollipop Series.

Tommy Dreamer on his future via Twitter: “Ok to summarize the majority
of questions: I never said I was retired, I am enjoying my time at home,
I left ECW, Yes orignal ECW was better.” Dreamer has already a number of
independent bookings and personal appearances.

The popular wrestling video and apparel website HighSpots.com are
looking at launching a Video-On-Demand service later this year. They own
a lot of rare Memphis footage most fans will have never seen before and
have produced many shoot interview tapes.

Dutch Mantell has posted a new blog on his website, The World According
to Dutch at www.dutchmantell.com. He recalls an overseas tour with the
WWF where all the wrestlers were threatened with being arrested due to
their behavior on a flight from New York to London.

Cowboy Bob Orton will be appearing at the Tennessee Mountain Wrestling
event in Knoxville, TN, on Saturday.

Rikishi has an exhibition show with students at his wrestling school on
Saturday at 6pm, 1112 Chestnut St, Burbank, CA, 91506.

The former Boogeyman, Marty Wright, is now taking independent bookings
under the name, Night Crawler. I guess WWE owns the rights to Boogeyman.
He can be reached through Bill Behrens at showbis@aol.com.

The Stellar Wrestling Showcase runs the Royal Canadian Legion in
Prescott, Ontario, Canada on Saturday night with Damien Vachon &
Hellraizer Payne vs. Myzery The Barbarian & Jaguar; Josianne The
Pussycat vs. Portia Perez; and The Graveyard Disciples vs. The High
Rollers. Damien Vachon is the brother of Luna, the former WWF valet.

Jim Powers appears for the IWF tonight at 8pm and Saturday night at
7:30pm at the IWF Center in West Paterson, NJ. More info at
www.iwfwrestling.com.

Today’s Diva of the Day is Trish Stratus at
http://www.thewrestlingpress.com/DailyDiva.

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