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Saturday May 9, 2009
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
5/8 Smackdown TV results from Pittsburgh, PA: Mike Knox over R-Truth; Michelle McCool over Gail Kim; John Morrison over Charlie Haas; CM Punk over Edge via CO in a non-title match; Eve over Layla in an arm wrestling match; The Great Khali over Dolph Ziggler via DQ; and Jeff Hardy over Chris Jericho.
Raw runs tonight at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, OH with John Cena & Batista vs. Randy Orton & Big Show, and Smackdown at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI has Edge vs. Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho. We’re looking for reports from both shows to email@example.com as well reports from the Raw show last night in Erie, PA.
JBL interview at http://tinyurl.com/oexajt talking retirement, his new business projects with Danny Davis, Chris Benoit, and much more. He is also predicting Ted DiBiase will headline Wrestlemania in five years.
Jim Ross at http://tinyurl.com/qkmewe posted another new blog with his two cents on the upcoming Rise & Fall of WCW DVD.
Five things you didn’t know about the Bella Twins at
Kelly Kelly threw out the ceremonial first pitch yesterday at the Erie SeaWolves-Bowie BaySox baseball game.
Santino Marella introduces another member of his family to the WWE Universe at http://tinyurl.com/q5tshn
The Top 10 Sport DVD’s in the 5/16 edition of Billboard Magazine are: 1.
WWE: Greatest Stars Of The 90s; 2. UFC 92: Nogueira vs. Mir; 3. UFC:
Best Of 2008; 4. NFL: Super Bowl XLIII Champions: Pittsburgh Steelers; 5. Bluetopia: The LA Dodgers Movie; 6. UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar; 7.
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter: Season 8; 8. WWE: The Best Of Raw: 15th Anniversary 1993-2008; 9. Phil Mickelson: Secrets Of The Short Game; and 10. TNA: Cross The Line Vol. II
The WWE stock closed for the week trading at $11.65 on the NYSE.
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING NEWS
The current line up for the 5/24 Sacrifice PPV has Mick Foley vs. Sting vs. Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett in an Ultimate Sacrifice match for the TNA title; A.J. Styles vs. Booker T in an I Quit match for the Legends title; Daffney vs. three others TBA in a Knockouts Monster Ball four way; Angelina Love vs. Awesome Kong for the Knockouts title; Kevin Nash vs. Samoa Joe; and the finals on the Team 3D invitational with Beer Money Inc. facing the winners of The Amazing Red & Suicide vs. The British Invasion.
Details on the new TNA TV show, Epics, which will be exclusive to the UK, are available at http://tinyurl.com/oh2kt4. The show will air on Bravo and go head-to-head with Smackdown which airs on Sky Sports in the same 10pm timeslot.
TNA posted a new interview with Brutus Magnus at http://tinyurl.com/p5krjw talking about his background in wrestling and growing up in the UK.
Kevin Nash talks TNA growth at http://tinyurl.com/ps3rb2
Impact on Thursday came in with a 1.2 rating averaging 1.6 million viewers.
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
Tonight’s Ring of Honor show on HDNet features Bryan Danielson vs. Tyler
Black, and Delirious & Daizee Haze vs. Jimmy Jacobs & MsChif. More info
ROH runs tonight at the Inman Sports Club, 990 Inman Avenue in Edison,
NJ with Jerry Lynn vs. Jay Briscoe for the ROH title; The American
Wolves vs. Bryan Danielson & Kevin Steen for the tag titles; Sonjay Dutt
vs. Chris Hero; Colt Cabana vs. Joey Ryan; Necro Butcher & Delirious vs.
Claudio Castagnoli & Jimmy Rave; plus more. Tickets are available to
purchase at the door. Belltime is 7.30pm.
Former lady wrestler Princess Jasmine (Cynthia Peretti/Johnson) passed
away on Friday morning following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was
60. Peretti broke into the business in 1968 through Dick the Bruiser
after he noticed her watching the matches in Chicago. She relocated to
Indianapolis so she could train with Bruiser and he named her Princess
Jasmine. Most of her career was spent in the Midwest territory during
the 70s and 80s but she also worked matches for the AWA, NWA and WWWF as
well as overseas tours in Japan, the Caribbean, and various parts of
Africa. In fact, in a crazy story, during a 1979 tour of Africa she was
almost killed when a Nigerian Tribal Chief decided he was going to keep
her as his bride. She had to flee the country.
ABC News at http://tinyurl.com/p9usfl had a big story on 20/20 last
night looking at steroid use in pro sports following the 50-game
suspension of Los Angeles Dodgers’ star player Manny Ramirez. The Chris
Benoit killings were brought up and they aired footage of John Stossel
(who worked on the piece) being slapped by Dr. D. David Schultz in the
Alex Marvez has a story on Dennis Condrey of Midnight Express fame at
www.WrestlingEpicenter.com has an interview up with Leon “Big Van Vader”
Fox News at http://tinyurl.com/damcu8 has a story on Brooke Hogan noting
in a skit for the new season of her reality show she dated a girl: “The
girl was really awesome and we had a blast… then it got to the point
where she was wanting to kiss me. Everyone knows I do not go there.” The
story also noted she is unhappy with her mom’s relationship with
19-year-old Charlie Hill saying, “What people don’t know is that he’s a
bad influence on her. She’s not staying as healthy as she should be.
He’s 19, he can party his ass off. She’s 48.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is featured in a new children’s biography
series from Lucent Books at http://tinyurl.com/oxo6bv
Rob Van Dam had to pulled out of today’s Big Time Wrestling convention
in Newark, CA due the movie he is shooting taking longer than expected.
Bob Holly pulled out of his weekend booking for National Wrestling
Superstars due to the passing of his father.
Elijah Burke pulled out of his weekend booking with PWS in the Carolinas
claiming promoter Tyshion Williams didn’t send him flight tickets…
Williams booked Ricky Steamboat’s son, Richie, in his place.
WG Diva of the Day — Natalya — http://tinyurl.com/r7yo23
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