Trent Acid dead at 29, WWE, TNA; news

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WRESTLING GLOBE NEWSLETTER
Friday, June 18, 2010
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT
 
6/17 Superstars TV results: Kofi Kingston over Trent Barreta; Primo over Yoshi Tatsu; and Jimmy & Jey Uso over Goldust & Mark Henry.
 
Just the one house show this weekend ahead of Sunday’s pay-per-view.
Madison Square Garden is sold out on Saturday night with John Cena vs Sheamus; Jack Swagger vs. Big Show; Randy Orton vs Edge; MVP, Kane & Christian vs. CM Punk, Luke Gallows & The Mystery Man; R-Truth vs. The Miz; Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre; and Eve Torres & The Bellas vs.
Maryse & LayCool with Santino as special referee.
 
Fatal 4-Way from Long Island on Sunday has John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs.
Edge vs. Sheamus for the WWE title; Jack Swagger vs. Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk vs. Big Show for the World title; Eve Torres vs. Gail Kim vs.
Maryse vs. Alicia Fox for the Divas title; The Miz vs. R-Truth for the U.S. title; and Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre for the IC title. Expect more involvement from the NXT season one rookies. And at least two title changes.
 
Smackdown tonight includes Big Show & Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk & Jack Swagger; Layla vs. Kelly Kelly in a non-title match; Drew McIntyre vs.
Teddy Long, if Long is pinned then he is fired as GM; MVP & Christian vs. Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins; JTG vs. Chavo Guerrero; and Chris Masters vs. Dolph Ziggler. The show airs at 11pm in the NYC market due to the Yankees game.
 
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Regarding Vince McMahon showing up to the TV tapings two week’s ago with
black eyes, one source who would know was under the impression that
Vince recently underwent some type of facial cosmetic surgery.

Kelly Kelly and Tiffany who were recently paired together on Smackdown
are calling their tag team Blondetourage.
 
There is at least talk of Cody Rhodes joining Punk’s Straight Edge
Society.
 
The July 4th weekend shows in Mississippi, Kansas, Missouri and Florida
were all postponed and rescheduled for December. WWE told the buildings
that this was due to a schedule conflict, which is strange because
nothing else is scheduled. Poor advance ticket sales was likely a
factor. This now means a rare weekend off for talent and road crew.
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING
 
6/17 Impact TV results from Orlando, FL: Ink, Inc. over Kevin Nash &
Eric Young in the tag title tournament; Samoa Joe over Hernandez;
Douglas Williams over Max Buck; Lacey Von Erich over Angelina Love via
DQ; Beer Money over Team 3D  in the tag title tournament; Jay Lethal
over Desmond Wolfe; and Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Abyss was a
triple count out.
 
6/17 house show results from Dayton, OH: Jay Lethal over Homicide;
Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne over Sarita & Taylor Wilde; Rob Terry over
Orlando Jordan; Mr. Anderson & Kurt Angle over Matt Morgan & Eric Young;
Douglas Williams over Shannon Moore; and Jeff Hardy over AJ Styles. Show
drew an estimated 1,500. There was a nice moment when Hardy kissed a
women celebrating her 81st birthday.
 
The Midwest loop continues tonight at the Dispatch Ice Haus which is
housed within Columbus’ Nationwide Arena. The crew also run Saturday
night at the Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN.
 
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Spike TV has picked up the newly revamped Xplosion show, a well-placed
source at Spike has told us. The show has not aired in the U.S. since
2006 but is a regular fixture in many international markets. We
understand that the show will air Thursdays 8-9pm before Impact which
will eventually complete a four hour block of TNA wrestling on Spike as
the new show Reaction is set to premiere at 11pm post-Impact from 7/15.
An official announcement is expected soon.
 
Dixie Carter, before Impact aired last night, wrote on Twitter that she
talked to Scott Hall and together they decided he needed time away to
focus on his personal issues. Earlier this week, when news broke that
Hall was gone, even though almost everyone was weary of him, several TNA
people brought up the double standard in that Hall was let go due to his
alcohol-related arrest, while Jeff Hardy was indicted in January and is
facing serious drug-related charges which could see him in jail by the
end of the year.
 
Hulk Hogan has another new gig as a spokesman for 1-800-LoanMart. The
company sent out a release yesterday to announce Hogan as it’s new voice
and face.

Former WWE wrestlers Rosey (Matt Anoa’i) and Jimmy Yang were backstage
hanging out at the show last night in Dayton.
 
For the time being, Suicide will be portrayed by Kiyoshi.
 
The entertaining Ric Flair-Jay Lethal segment from Impact is online at
http://tinyurl.com/2ud8tfj.

A new wacky Flair commercial for the Tennessee State lottery is online
at http://tinyurl.com/369zrnu.
 
 
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
 
Troubled Northeast indy wrestler Michael Verdi, who wrestled as Trent
Acid, has passed away. He was found by his mother at around 9am this
morning where he was living in Philadelphia. He was 29. Verdi had been
battling various demons which derailed what was once a promising career
several years ago. He will probably be best remembered as one half of
the Backseat Boyz tag team with Johnny Kashmere. He had just completed a
stint in court mandated rehab. This followed a parole violation and
subsequent plea deal after he was arrested for heroin possession earlier
this year.
 
Jerry Jenkins, 66, who wrestled and managed on shows for American
Championship Wrestling out of Boaz, Alabama, passed away this morning
after a lengthy battle with cancer.
 
Women Superstars Uncensored posted a new episode of it’s web show at
http://tinyurl.com/3x9w9gf. WSU is promoting Uncensored Rumble 3 in
Union City, NJ on 6/26 with Mercedes Martinez, Awesome Kong, Nikki Roxx,
Angel Orsini, Jazz, Daizee Haze, Amber O’Neal, Mickie Knuckles, Brittney
Savage, Becky Bayless, many more.
 
James Guttman interviewed John “Berzerker” Nord about Bruiser Brody,
Undertaker, meeting fans and more at www.clubwwi.com.
 
Today’s Babe of the Day is Amy Weber at
http://www.thewrestlingpress.com/DailyDiva.
 

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