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WRESTLING GLOBE NEWSLETTER
Monday, January 17, 2011

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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT

1/14 Smackdown TV results from Birmingham, AL: Rey Mysterio & R Truth over Alberto Del Rio & Cody Rhodes; Trent Barreta over Drew McIntyre; Big Show over Wade Barrett; Beth Phoenix over Michelle McCool; and Kofi Kingston over Jack Swagger.
 
1/14 Raw house show results from Chattanooga, TN: Mark Henry over William Regal; The Bella Twins over Alicia Fox & Maryse; Yoshi Tatsu over Zack Ryder; Tyson Kidd over DH Smith; Santino & Kozlov over Husky Harris & Michael McGillicutty; Daniel Bryan over Ted DiBiase; John Morrison over Sheamus in a street fight; and Miz over John Cena & CM Punk in a three way.
 
The 1/15 show in Beaumont, TX was the same show as Chattanooga.
 
1/15 Smackdown house show results from Wichita Falls, TX: Alberto Del Rio over R-Truth; Chavo Guerrero over Tyler Reks; Drew McIntyre & Jack Swagger over JTG & Trent Barreta; Percy Watson vs. Curt Hawkins was a no-contest; Kofi Kingston over Dolph Ziggler; Cody Rhodes over Chris Masters; Beth Phoenix & Natalya over Layla & Rosa Mendes; and Edge over Kane & Wade Barrett in a three-way.
 
1/16 Supershow results from Shreveport, LA: CM Punk over Mark Henry; John Morrison won a battle royal; Daniel Bryan over Ted DiBiase; Alberto Del Rio over R Truth; Santino & Kozlov over Husky Harris & David Otunga; Kofi Kingston over Dolph Ziggler; and Edge over Kane to retain the World Title. John Cena didn’t appear as advertised for undisclosed reasons.
Punk after his match got into an altercation with a family sitting ringside. He was encouraging a young kid to hit him who duly did. Punk put his hands on the kid, and the father went nuts. Security then stepped in as the situation became very volatile. Backstage afterwards Punk was laughing off the incident and said he wished it had been caught on tape. He was also checked out for a possible eye injury.
 
Raw is live tonight from Little Rock, AR (Verizon Arena) with Cena vs.
Punk IN the main event, and the Smackdown/NXT taping is Tuesday in Tulsa, OK (BOK Center).
 
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This years Rumble match has changed from 30 to 40 guys making it the biggest Rumble of all-time. The change is expected to be made official tonight during Raw.
 
A Raw tour of Australia and New Zealand was just announced for July 1-6 with dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Auckland. 

The Wichita Falls Times Record News has a story on Dolph Ziggler at http://tinyurl.com/4zwr3yb. Not much to it. He says growing up that Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair were his favorite wrestlers.

The latest issue of WWE magazine has a feature on Triple H. In regard to his return, he said: “If I can’t do this the way I feel like I should be able to, then I want to be done. And I don’t want to come back here and tarnish that. I don’t want to do the nostalgia run where I come out and say I’m the greatest in the world.” He talked about how when he broke in, he was able to learn from many veterans while today there are very few guys still active to learn from. He also said he’s in a position now where he doesn’t need to be the champion to be a top guy. 
 

TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING
 
1/14 house show results from Reading, PA: Kazarian over Robbie E. & Brian Kendrick in a three-way; Madison Rayne over Mickie James; Abyss over Doug Williams; Motor City Machine Guns over Generation Me; Samoa Joe over Pope; and Mr. Anderson and Jeff Jarrettwith Kurt Angle as special referee. Show drew an estimated 1,000.
 
1/15 house show results from Upper Marlboro, MD: Kazarian over Brian Kendrick & Robbie E in a three-way; Madison Rayne over Mickie James; Abyss over Doug Williams; Motor City Machine Guns over Generation Me; Samoa Joe over Pope; and Mr. Anderson over Jeff Jarrett with Kurt Angle as special referee. Show drew 1,688.
 
The 1/16 house show in Hagerstown was the same show as the previous night and drew 1,300. Mickie James was said to be really over in this town.
 
The company embarks on it’s biggest ever European tour this coming week with shows in the UK, Ireland, France, and Germany. More on those dates in the next newsletter. 

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Dixie Carter said she was hopeful of announcing an update on UK TV situation later this week.
 
Alex Shelley reportedly suffered a fractured collarbone on Sunday.
That’s according to one of his friends but not confirmed by anyone in the company yet.

AJ Styles said today that he won’t require surgery on his injured hip and is hoping to return to the ring in February.
 
Tara had an MRI on her injured elbow. She finds out the results tomorrow and said she hopes to avoid surgery. 
 
The Baltimore Sun interviewed Jeff Jarrett at http://tinyurl.com/4rhbdvp. When asked he said the company was profitable and is happy where they are now compared to five or six years ago. “Like WWE or any other business, would we like to be making more money? Sure, but the reality is that the U.S. economy is still in a recession, and internationally we have different economies to deal with, but all in all, we’re pleased.” He said discussions last year with Paul Heyman were never serious. “Paul brings a unique skill set to the table, but I don’t think it ever really got serious, to be honest with you.
That’s a difficult question, because obviously there are two sides – his side and TNA’s side – but it never really developed into anything serious.” He also gave a somewhat strange reason why the Monday Night Wars didn’t turn out too well for them. “We learned, just like the wrestling fans learned, that the world has changed.  Back in the Monday Night Wars, that was before our good little friend called the DVR was around, and you had to flip back and forth.  Nowadays the viewing habits are just entirely different and we found that out.  The landscape has changed, so we’ve planted our feet in our ground and we’re making it grow, and that’s our strategy right now. Had we not tried it, though, we would have never found out.”
 
The Hogan and friends live Q&A at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay was postponed again until 5/26. The casino was told that Hogan was in no shape to make public appearances following his recent back surgery.

For anyone who cares, Matt Hardy responded to Val Venis via YouTube, saying he’s been told that Venis is working a Twitter feud with his recent comments about him, without telling him first. Hardy called Venis “pathetic” while Venis in response said Hardy is full of it. Both guys come off looking childish.
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS

ROH tonight on HDNet has The Brisco Brothers in action; Daizee Haze vs.
MsChif; Chris Hero vs. Christopher Daniels; and Jim Cornette interviews Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin.
 
British wrestler and promoter Paul Lincoln passed away on 1/11 at age 78 after battles with cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Lincoln owned a string of clubs in England which were often frequented by celebrities.
He was said to be good friends with legendary musician Cliff Richard.
 
Shane Helms announced he signed a deal for the second season of with MTV2′s Lucha Libre USA. The group will resume taping this coming week in New Mexico. Isis the Amazon, ODB, Reby Sky, Tigresa Caliente (Rhaka Khan), and Lizzy Valentine have also signed on to appear in the second season.
 
Former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone is now doing morning sports reports for WHIO, a radio station in Dayton, Ohio.
 
Former Diva Torrie Wilson has put her name to a supplemental fat burner targeted towards women called Diva Trim. The description on the bottle
reads: “Not only is Diva Trim great for the last few stubborn pounds you would love to lose, it has also helped numerous customers including Sara Martin drop 2 dress sizes in 6 weeks! If you’re serious about that “bikini body” you have always wanted then try Diva Trim and unleash your inner diva!” Diva Trim is available at DivaTrim.net.
 
Dwayne Johnson is current based in Wilmington, NC shooting motion capture for his next movie Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Johnson was spotted Sunday in the Forest Hills area of the town. Neighbors told local press that he’s been very nice to people and approachable during his stay.
 
Today’s Babe of the Day is Alissa Flash at http://thewrestlingpress.com/?page_id=298.

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