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Tuesday May 19, 2009
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
5/18 Raw TV results from Louisville, KY: Kelly Kelly won a Divas Battle Royal for a future title shot; Santino Marella over Chavo Guerrero; Carlito & Primo over The Brian Kendrick & Goldust; MVP over Matt Hardy to retain the U.S. title; Vickie Guerrero over Santina Marella; and John Cena & Batista over Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase in a handicap match.
In Brief: Randy Orton vs. Batista in a steel cage for the WWE title and John Cena vs. Big Show in a submission match was announced for the Extreme Rules PPV on 6/7 in New Orleans… Ric Flair challenged Orton to a fight next week wherever Raw is taped… Kelly Kelly won a future title shot at Maryse… Santino/Santina was all over the show in matches against Chavo and Vickie Guerrero… The Brian Kendrick continues to look for a new tag partner after things didn’t quite work out with Goldust… The Miz went 5-0 over John Cena… Big Show took out Jerry Lawler so Jim Ross replaced him at the announce booth who had Vince McMahon in his ear instructing him to take shots at Stan Kroenke… Main event was Cena & Batista over Legacy. Show came out after the match to get him some of Cena leaving Batista to fend off Legacy until Flair ran in for the save.
The Smackdown/ECW tapings are tonight from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH. We’re looking for reports from the show to firstname.lastname@example.org
ECW tonight on Sci-Fi has David Hart Smith vs. Finlay.
Vince McMahon went on a complete rampage yesterday against billionaire Denver Nuggets and Pepsi Center owner Stan Kroenke, going on ESPN with Jonathon Coachman, in what was clearly a well calculated publicity stunt, calling Kroenke inept, and saying he should be “arrested for impersonating a good businessman” over the debacle that currently leaves WWE without a building to run Raw next Monday. WWE sent out a release on the situation which was picked up by the Associated Press (http://tinyurl.com/p9m8hn), Sports Illustrated, CNN, The New York Times, TSN in Canada, The Sun in the UK, and various other media outlets. You can watch Vince with Coachman on ESPN, including a slip of the tongue referring to WWE as the World Wrestling Federation, at http://tinyurl.com/qsul9m
While Vince is threatening to send ring trucks to Denver next Monday two possible solutions were discussed internally. The first idea was to do a Raw taping on Saturday night at the house show in Salt Lake City. The second idea was to tape the show on Monday at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, where they are taping Smackdown on Tuesday. The later idea is the most likely as it would be an easy switch plus Denver to Colorado Springs is not much of a distance to travel for fans who have already purchased tickets. WWE is claiming an advanced sell out for Denver but it’s confirmed that they cannot run the Pepsi Center.
The pre Raw dark match last night was Sheamus O’Shaunnessy over Jamie Noble. For Superstars they taped CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho and Kofi Kingston vs. William Regal.
The basic translation of what Maryse said to The Miz during the backstage segment on Raw was girls like her don’t like guys like him.
Vale Anoia, sister of recently released Manu, on Randy Orton’s burial of him at www.the-sun.co.uk/wrestling: “(Randy) had no business trashing my brother in an interview. Manu was released, that’s punishment enough.
Randy doesn’t have to go and keep digging the thorns in even deeper after the fact.”
Shane Helms was doing some ass kissing last night on his Twitter
account: “I know people will think I’m being biased, I’m honestly not, but I think HHH would have been a great Thor.”
Candice Michelle spent this past weekend at a motivational seminar.
Jenny Quinn (Fifi) in developmental tore her ACL and will be out of the ring for several months.
Kelly Kelly noted in a recent interview that she was still dating Andrew Martin at the time of his death, and said that she hasn’t dated anyone since he passed.
Kayfabe alert. John Cena, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase left the arena together in the same car following Judgment Day in Chicago.
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING NEWS
Dave Hawk, Kurt Angle’s agent, confirmed to us that there has been
interest from casting agents in using Kurt on the next season of Dancing
with the Stars on ABC.
Danny Hodge and Terry Funk are expected to be in attendance at the TNA
house shows this coming weekend in Oklahoma City and Amarillo, TX.
Interview with Daniels at http://www.wdfn.com/pages/wrestling.html
pushing Sunday’s Sacrifice PPV.
Local radio spots in Detroit are hyping a King of the Mountain match at
Slammiversary on 6/21 with Mick Foley, Sting, Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, and
a mystery participant.
TNA at http://tinyurl.com/pfgypm sent out a release yesterday noting
that Slammiversary tickets are available for just $7 as a special
promotion in honor of TNA’s seventh anniversary. Dixie Carter said: “We
know this is a tough time economically for everyone. TNA Wrestling has
always enjoyed success in Detroit and Michigan, and ‘Slammiversary’ will
mark the first time TNA has brought a pay-per-view event to the same
city twice. We believe in Detroit and its great pro wrestling fans.” The
company drew over 4000 for Bound For Glory in 2006 at the Compuware
Sports Arena in Plymouth Township, MI.
Jenna Morasca noted on her Twitter account that her boyfriend Ethan Zohn
(from Survior Africa) was diagnosed Stage 2 Hodgkin’s disease.
Funny interview with Jay Lethal at http://tinyurl.com/pcwn93
Taz answers more fan questions and really puts over Michael Cole at
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
Mickey Rourke at http://tinyurl.com/d6tavu has been named along with
Jose Canseco, Charlie Sheen and David Blaine as celebrity clients dating
back to 1999 of a high-end prostitution ring in Los Angeles run by
alleged madam Michelle Braun who is under investigation by the FBI. In
May 2008, Rolling Stone reported that former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro
worked for Braun. WWE released her a short time later although she
claimed she was leaving the company to care for her daughter. Massaro
denied the claims at the time saying she was going to take legal action
against Rolling Stone over the story. She never did.
Variety reports that Mickey Rourke has signed on for a remake of the 80s
gangster movie Mona Lisa. He will play an ex-con who takes a job as a
chauffeur for a high class resort. The movie is due to start filming in
New York in July.
www.aintitcoolnews.com reports that Dwayne Johnson will play a test
pilot accidentally shot into the future in Disney’s latest movie
Several readers noted the old bios on Steve Austin and Mick Foley aired
this morning on The Biography Channel. There are replays later today at
3pm and 4pm ET.
Rob Vam Dam talks his favorite subject and Michael Phelps at
Harley Race will be appearing for New England Championship Wrestling on
5/30 at the National Guard Armory in Quincy, MA. He will be part of a
special 5pm autograph session. Former WWE wrestlers Ken Doane and
Antonio Thomas will also be appearing. For more information go to
Bob Holly is doing a training seminar in Portsmouth, England on 5/26 for
the VPW group as a replacement for Cute Kip, who was forced to pull out
as TNA needed him for TV tapings. Further information is available at
Justin Credible has launched a blog at www.justin-credible.com.
The IWA East Coast group is running a show on 6/24 with Tracy Smothers
vs. Oderus Urungus in a “LOSER LEAVES EARTH” match.
Jesse Ventura on The View at http://tinyurl.com/6jszqx
Brooke Hogan at http://tinyurl.com/ohokc7 hanging out with Hulk’s new
girlfriend in South Beach.
Diva-Dirt.com presents WGN’s Diva of the Day, Lita at
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