WWE has tried to move a copyright lawsuit from the state of Texas to their home state of Connecticut however the judge has laid the smack down on the company and shot down the request. Composer James D. “Papa” Berg of Irving, Texas, sued WWE in federal court in Dallas last July after he claimed the company was making use of his music without authorization. Berg’s lawsuit says that he composed several entrance songs for WWE Superstars and Divas and WWE registered his work under the company instead of him so he doesn’t get any royalties.
WWE tried to move the lawsuit but U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle disagreed, saying in her May 15 order that WWE failed to show good reason why the case would be better tried in Connecticut. The judge added that since WWE is available in Texas and their products are also available for sale in Texas, the state “has a definite interest in insuring that one of its citizens be able to prosecute his claims at home.”
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Following up on his Amazon 5 Star rated book “Do Ya Wanna Be A Wrestler, Kid?” Beau James has once again teamed up with Dr. Donnie Brannen to bring you his new book “It Takes All Kinds: The People, Place and Events That Make Pro Wrestling”.
214 pages of shorts stories of Beau’s life in Pro Wrestling. He covers such topics as midget wrestlers, good and bad promoters, the real good guys in wrestling, road trips, too much drinking, best and worst kind of fans, heroes turned friends, magical wrestling arenas, dressing room and parking lot fights, follow ups from his first book ,and much more,
A newly released, top-quality video production from Right Coast Pro graphics department hits YouTube this week! Have you missed any of the Right Coast Pro Heavyweight Championship Tournament? Take 10 minutes and watch this phenominal video that recaps every part of the tournament and how our top prize (championship belt) ties it all together! Witness live on June 1st in Newark, Delaware the conclusion of this exciting and historic event for RCP as we award our very first champion!
The follow release was sent in by TopRopeWrestling.com:
Shawn Michaels will be making a rare East Coast fan meet-and-greet appearance for on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the Louis Spilman Auditorium in Waynesboro, VA.
Fans can take part in one of two ways – through the VIP Meet and Greet and the Fan Q&A.
Courtesy of impactwrestling.com:
The Georgia Lottery Corporation has partnered with Impact Wrestling to launch its new instant game Impact Wrestling.
“We are pleased to partner with Impact Wrestling to offer a fresh, new game to our players and wrestling enthusiasts,” said Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Debbie D. Alford. “Every dollar raised by this game will benefit HOPE and Pre-K students.”
The Impact Wrestling instant game went on sale statewide Tuesday.
“Given the rich history of professional wresting in Georgia, we are honored and delighted to be the first wrestling organization to be featured on a Georgia Lottery ticket,” TNA President Dixie Carter said. “Our partnership with the Georgia Lottery is a uniquely exciting one for both our Impact Wrestling brand and our superstar talent.”
With Impact Wrestling, players can win prizes up to $25,000.
Players also can enter non-winning tickets for a second chance to win tickets to a live Impact Wrestling event. Visit www.galottery.com for more information.
Courtesy on bleacherreport.com writer Keith Eliot Greenberg:
From the driver’s seat of his 2009 Jeep Wrangler, just before the turn off Florida State Road 694 into the Seminole Mall, Randy “Macho Man” Savage stared through the windshield at the sun-washed commercial strip and sensed that something bad was about to occur.
“I think I’m going to pass out,” he muttered to his wife, Lynn, in the characteristic rasp wrestling fans knew from his promos, building up matches with Hulk Hogan, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat.
Christopher Daniels was recently interviewed by KineticFix.com.
Given the short length of the average professional athlete’s career, Christopher Daniels’ 20 years (and counting) as a pro wrestler is quite an impressive feat.
Leveraging the same stamina and agility he exhibits on the mat, the theater-major-turned-grappler has traveled the world to entertain folks with his in-ring antics over the years.
Not only has Daniels worked for every major professional wrestling organization – including World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) and World Wrestling Council (WCW) – but he’s also one of the top stars of TNA Impact Wrestling (Thursday nights on Spike TV), as well as regular Pay-Per-View events and both national and international tours.
Read the rest of the interview here:
!BANG! TV Report – Update on Jerry “The King” Lawler returning to the ring.
Saturday May 25th at the !BANG! TV Sound Stage, Jerry “The King” Lawler is returning to the ring for the first time since his heart attack 8 months ago on WWE’s Monday Night Raw.
Courtesy of WWE.com:
As much a part of professional wrestling as ring aprons and three-counts, masks have a long and important role in the history of sports-entertainment.
Although there’s some argument about when the first masked grappler actually appeared inside the squared circle — some say it was The Masked Marvel in 1915, while others claim it was The Masked Wrestler, way back in 1873 in Paris — masks have a special significance to the performers who wear them. They’re also pretty cool, and help add to the mystique of the already larger-than-life personas that have thrilled fans for generations.
Ring Of Honor came to Richmond, VA this past Saturday and RVA Magazine
spoke with Adam Cole regarding the show, possible future with WWE, his
time in ROH thus far, a great travel story, and more:
In the interview, towards the end, he credits OWW with getting him into indy wrestling and becoming a bigger fan.