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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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 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.
!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.
May 17, 1963 – Bruno Sammartino defeated Nature Boy Buddy Rogers in Madison Square Garden to win the WWWF Title; the match lasted 48 seconds. Recently dubbed as “the original screwjob”, promoters Joseph “Toots” Mondt and Vince McMahon Sr. led Rogers to believe that the contest would end in disqualification. Bruno informed Rogers of the last minute change in plans in the ring as they were about to wrestle each other.
Obviously Wrestlemania 1 was a success, and thus Wrestlemania 30 for 30 continues with our review of Wrestlemania 2 – What The World Is Coming To… a show that took place from three different arenas on the same day with three different main events. It is also a show that was a great example of what NOT to do and a show where – many mistakes were made, and the WWF definitely learned their lesson. We’ll talk the matches, the celebs, and the build-up PLUS MORE!
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Courtesy of LordsofPain.net:
Legendary announcer “Mean” Gene Okerlund, who works for WWE on a limited capacity as the host of Vintage Collection and Classics On Demand programming, revealed in an interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, that he intends to work for the sports-entertainment organization for at least three more years.
Courtesy of ESPN.com:
It was a terrible episode of “Raw” last night, with only the six-man elimination match between Team Hell No and John Cena versus The Shield and the closing segment featuring Triple H and Brock Lesnar worth praising.
Everything just seemed off about the show, from the camera work to the announcers to the stumbling promos, and it seemed like the crowd was completely dead until Daniel Bryan and The Shield picked up the pace in the elimination match and brought it to its feet.
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