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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Wesna vs. Cheerleader Melissa vs. MsChif.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today In Memoriam: Chief Lone Eagle (81, 1989) and Jim Casey (87, 2000). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[DVD News] Kayfabe Commentaries’ latest DVD release could very well be its greatest. A unique concept created on the cusp of a historic Presidential Election in the United States. “The Great Debate ’08″ features a lively debate between living legends Bruno Sammartino (WWWF) and Harley Race (NWA). This is a definite MUST SEE for any fan of kayfabe wrestling. Check this and many other KC DVD releases at www.kayfabecommentaries.com

[SHIMMER] The new Official SHIMMER MySpace page is up at http://www.myspace.com/shimmerwomen – The old one hasn’t been updated since May, and attempts from both Danger and Prazak to continue to utilize it have gone unanswered by the person who created it, so they had to start from scratch. Here’s the location of the Official SHIMMER MySpace… http://www.myspace.com/shimmerwomen

[SHIMMER] SHIMMER opened a thread on their message board specifically for discussion of the WWE Divas/Women’s Division. Join the discussion at http://shimmerwomen.proboards50.com/index.cgi?board=shimmer&action=display&thread=2839

[Article] Paul Heyman unveils the Paulie awards- News from The Sun at http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/heyman/article2083736.ece

[DVD News] Purchase Jeff Peterson Cup 2008 (Double DVD-R Set) online at http://www.jpc2008.com/dvd.htm

[Indy Event] Scott Hall will be appearing at the IWA East Coast event in Charleston, West Virginia on February 4th, 2009. Go to http://iwaeastcoast.com for info about IWA East Coast.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Misc Info] Much More Music in Canada will be airing marathons of Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling on January 3rd, 2009 from 6 to 9 PM (ET) and January 4th, 2009 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM (ET).. [reported by Devin Cuttin]

[Misc News] TAMPA, FLORIDA – Pro Wrestling Ring Announcer, Actor, and Publicist Shannon Rose was named St. Petersburg Times Rising Star of the Week. TBT named Rose, Rising star, a few weeks back and now the main newspaper, St. Petersburg Times, named Rose Rising Star of the Week. It appears on the front cover of the Baylink section of the December 31st edition. You can also see it by clicking here http://mediaproductions.tv/sr1

[Misc News] Amy Vitale has been nominated as “Manager of the Year” on the Division One Pro Wrestling Year End Awards. Vote for Amy at http://www.d1pw.com. You can vote as many times as you like. Make sure you cast your vote by tonight!!

[Radio] Bruno Sammartino recently appeared on Evan Ginsburg’s Legends Radio program to promote the rerelease of his book. Listen to the show at http://www.garageband.com/mp3cat/.UZCMYy6N5aCi/01_12_28_08_Legends_Radio.mp3

[Radio] Submission Radio Australia will return in January 2009 with a huge interview with Paul London. Check out http://www.submissionradio.com.au today!

[Radio] Listen to “Jerkin’ The Curtain” – a Southern-based wrestling radio show – with wrestling journalist Trent Vandrisse & Tommy Stewart at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TVD (The call in number is 347-945-5503)

[Uk Article] TWIN sisters Brie Bella and Nikki Bella are the latest babes to wow the Web. But the sexy siblings aren’t models or actresses … they’re SmackDown wrestling stars. And since their WWE debut in August, the California-born girls, real names Breanna, 25, and Nicole Garcia, 25, have become an internet sensation. To read the more about the twin wrestlers and see sensational pictures of them both, click here…. [reported by Mike Informer]

[Misc News] Don’t miss Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood- The movie features some real wrestlers, such as: Ernest “The Cat” Miller, Necro Butcher, Ron “The Truth” Killings, Romeo Roselli, Luscious Johnny Valiant, Nigel McGuinness, and Tommy Suede – Coming soon to a theater near you! Here is the trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/thewrestler/ and here is the official website http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thewrestler/ .. [reported by Evan Ginzburg]

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W.D. Hatfield reviews “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia”

W.D. Hatfield
Host of The Wrestling Hotseat Audio/Video Interview Show
Online Archives at www.MyVirtualBC.com


In the formulaic approach of the typical military action hero flick, WWE Studios latest offering “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” starring the WWE’s own Mr. Ken Kennedy is a true standout of the burgeoning film companies small library. Mr. Kennedy easily stands head and shoulders above John Cena and Kane as a true actor and comes across like a polished pro on the screen. As a viewer watching previous WWE Studio films, I was always consciously aware of these being wrestlers starring in movies, not so with Mr. Kennedy. In the oft referred “suspension of disbelief”, Mr. Kennedy allows the viewer to do just that. He did an excellent job and seemed like a true superstar in the film. Supported by an awesome cast of veterans and newcomers, “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” was a really cool action flick, of course it’s the standard “defy the establishment to bring our boys home” fare, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. The action scenes are great, very Rambo-esque in it’s over the top improbability, but if you long for logic, then this film isn’t for you. However, if you are in the mood for some great distraction and fun or you just think it’d be cool to see Mr. Kennedy kill the bad guys in inventive ways, then you must see this film. Is it the best action movie ever made? Of course not. Is it the best WWE Studios film so far? I think that not only is it the best, but it’s a damn shame this wasn’t released in theatres. It is so much better than other WWE offerings, that it should be an embarrassment to the WWE that Mr. Kennedy wasn’t featured in a starring film role sooner. As a wrestling fan as well as a film fan, after seeing Mr. Kennedy’s outstanding performance, the fact he isn’t featured in a more prominent role on regular WWE programming is either due to the political b.s. of the WWE hierarchy or sheer stupidity, which according to some sources I’ve spoken with are interchangeable adjectives to describe their thought processes. But I digress, “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” is a film full of fun quick quips by Mr. Kennedy, loud, violent, and boisterous action sequences, an awesome knife fight scene, and lots of explosive battles. I recommend checking this out, if you’ve been burnt with WWE Studios before, give it one more chance, I think you’ll be surprised. I definitely hope to see Mr. Kennedy back in more films, and I’d imagine that there will be other opportunities outside of WWE should McMahon and company drop the ball with this talented actor/wrestler, Mr. Ken Kennedy…..Kennedy.