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.
AS I SEE IT – Finally Addressing Concussions in Wrestling
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
First, word on a long-overdue but welcome step by WWE to address the issue of concussions in wrestling.
This past week, World Wrestling Entertainment contributed $1.2 million over three years to further research aimed at developing a treatment for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. CTE, which has been seen in athletes and wrestlers suffering repeated concussions, and is linked to depression and dementia. This fact and the liability for it has notably challenged by the class action lawsuit by 4,000 former NFL players against the league. CTE has been linked to depression and dementia.
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.
Pro Wrestling Syndicate’s Bombshells held its fourth women’s wrestling event Saturday May 11, 2013 in Iselin, New Jersey where La Rosa Negra was crowned the promotion’s new champion.
In the opening match La Rosa Negra defeated Santana Garrett via submission in a fast paced match that received “this is awesome chants” reminiscent of the prior PWS Bombshells event opener between La Rosa and Mia Yim. Bright futures for both of these girls.
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.