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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Lacey’s Greatest Matches.
[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Today in Memoriam: Bull Brummell (65, 1998). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]
[WWE News] World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of SmackDown Superstar Super Crazy as of Nov. 5, 2008. WWE wishes Super Crazy the best in all future endeavors. http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/supercrazyrelease08
[WrestleMania News] The seating chart for WrestleMania 25 has been posted online. Click http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-us/tmimages/venue/maps/dal/25344s.gif to see it.
[ROH News] The top matches signed for Ring of Honor’s 11/7 event in Montreal are: ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness vs. FIP World Heavyweight Champion Go Shiozaki vs. ROH World Tag Team Champion Kevin Steen vs. ROH World Tag Team Champion El Generico in an Elimination Match for the ROH World Title; Bryan Danielson & Austin Aries vs. Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black; Roderick Strong vs. Davey Richards; Jerry Lynn vs. Delirious.
[ROH News] Final Battle 2008 weekend just got even BIGGER. Last week we announced that Naomichi Marufuji, Kensuke Sasaki, & Katsuhiko Nakajima would be wrestling in Philadelphia, PA on 12/26 and New York City on 12/27. Just announced earlier today on the main page at www.rohwrestling.com is the return of former ROH World Champion Takeshi Morishima. Matches featuring these amazing international talents will be announced in upcoming weeks.
[ROH News] The latest ROH Video Wire is up at www.rohvideos.com featuring highlights from the “Ring of Homicide 2” show in Edison, NJ on 10/25.
[SHIMMER] What wrestlers who have yet to compete in SHIMMER would you like to see make their way to the promotion? Post your picks, and explain why you think they deserve to be in SHIMMER at the following thread… http://shimmerwomen.proboards50.com/index.cgi?board=shimmer&action=display&thread=2056
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[DVD News] Kayfabe Commentaries’ latest edition of “My Side of the Story” features an interesting double interview with Magnum TA and Nikita Koloff discussing their classic feud in the ring. Check this and many other KC DVD releases at www.kayfabecommentaries.com
[ChickFight] ChickFight.TV announced that all of their DVDs are currently available through their official distributor, ClickWrestle. Just head over to the ChickFight DVD page at www.ClickWrestle.com and place your order today! Direct Link: http://www.clickwrestle.com/catalog/dvds
[Indy Event] Jersey All Pro Wrestling Presents “RE-BOOT” Live Saturday night November 15, 2008 The Golden Doors Charter School 180 9th Street in Jersey City, NJ across the street from Newport Mall and The Holland Tunnel! Go to www.JAPW.net
[Indy Event] World Wrestling Network presents Pro Wrestling Riot “Road To Gold: Part One” on November 8, 2008 (Bell Time 8:00 PM) at the New Lakes in Regency Park Civic Center in Port Richey, Florida.. For more information, go to www.ProWrestlingRiot.com
[Radio] False Count Radio Has Conducted Alot of Interviews In It’s Short Time Being Around With The Who’s Who of Pro Wrestling Including…. “High Flyin” Chris Hamrick, Balls Mahoney, Bill Alfonso, Gary Wolf, The Sandman, Dawn Marie, Honky Tony Man, Koko B Ware, Rick Martel, Baron Von Raschke, Ivan Koloff, Johnny Valiant, Doug Somers, Manny Fernandez, Mr. Hughes, Steve Williams, Larry Zbyszko, Chris Masters, Outback Jack, Corporal Kirschner, Al Snow, Dave “The Equalizer” Sullivan, Dave Hebner, Daniel Puder, Danny Basham, Damien Demento, Jake Roberts, George Steele, Tito Santana, Jackie Gayda Haas, Bunkhouse Buck, JJ Dillon, Ox Baker, and “Doctor of Style” Slick… Check them out at http://www.falsecountradio.com
[Radio] AWA 1980’s Announcer Larry Nelson will be on live at 8:00 PM EST on www.inyourheadonline.com if you want to call in and ask Larry a question yourself please call between 8:30 and 9:30 PM EST at 1-508-644-8503
[Radio] Peach State Pandemonium, hosted by Rich Tate and Les Thatcher, returns to the airwaves tonight. Tim Dix will provide additional commentary. The return episode will be considered a free-for-all open discussion on all things wrestling. Bobby Simmons, Larry Goodman, and Dan Masters will also join us. Feel free to call in and join in, share your opinions, ask questions, etc., by calling (347) 324-5735.
[Article] Passing-On The American Dream: “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes spent the better part of three decades tearing through the best talent in professional wrestling; now, he’s trying to build it up. [reported by Mike Informer]
[Fan Convention] K&S Promotions announced “Wrestlefest: New Year’s Greetings” to be held on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel – 30 Minue Street Carteret, NJ — We have decided to throw our hat in the ring and bring all you deserving fans a special holiday season convention. The following guests will be appearing at Wrestlefest: Abdulah The Butcher, Assassin 1 (Jody Hamilton), referee Nick Patrick, The Patriot (Del Wilkes), “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff, “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff, Raymond Rougeau, Star of the major motion picture “The Wrester” Ernest “The Cat” Miller who will be reunited with his former WCW Manager – Sonny Onoo and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. A couple of more guests to be added in the next week. Check out www.kandswrestlefest.com the New Year’s Greetings page to keep up on all the show details,
[Booking Information] You can book Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie, ODB, and others through Michele Mupo at 732-236-1987 or http://myspace.com/mutanentertainmentllc
[Booking Information] Sid Vicious is currently accepting bookings through Top Notch Wrestling Bookings. He is available for autograph signings, meet-and-greets, and wrestling matches. Serious Inquiries Only! Contact The Office At: (503)995-1224 or by email at [email protected] — A full list of talent available can be found at http://www.myspace.com/topnotchwrestlingbookings
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From Dr. Keith Lipinski
Kurt Angle was on the Howard Stern show on Sirius/XM this morning. The segment was longtime Stern caller and punching bag, Eric The Midget, a huge wrestling and American Idol fan. Diana Degarmo from American Idol was there. She said she would soon be involved with TNA, but wouldn’t say what because it was “a secret.” Kurt Angle came into the studio, Howard said he was “looking huge” and immediately asked “aren’t you getting into Boxing?” Kurt quickly replied “MMA, I’m talking to a bunch of companies” They talked about MMA, and Kurt said he was inspired by Howard working on his own (ie going to Sirius) and signed with TNA, instead of that monster WWE. When speaking about the WWE, Kurt said he was “overworked.” Robin Quivers noticed some bruises on Angle’s face, Kurt “my matches aren’t the easiest matches – they’re quite stiff.” Kurt told Howard and company he was “all american linebacker – in high school.” They talked about the Angle’s divorcing “I just got single.” Kurt said “I got a crush on Robin. I dig African American women.” Kurt then spoke to Eric the Midget, who has had a longtime crush on Degermo “Your going to blow it man, this is your ONE AND ONLY CHANCE (to ask her out). It doesn’t matter if she has a boyfriend or not. I’m going to make you an honorary member, I have a group called the main event mafia and you can be a part of it, but you HAVE TO ASK HER OUT!!!!” This was great, as he was totally in angry Kurt mode. Eric tried to ask her out, but she said no. Howard then plugged TNA “something big, something different, breaking away from the tierney of the WWE.” Howard asked Kurt about Vince “he’s a businessman.” He talked about his pill problems “I quit WWE. I needed to go to rehab and he wanted me on the road.” Kurt said at worst he was taking 100 painkillers a day, “I broke my neck four times, so many pain killers to make it thru the day. Vince said ‘you are an olympic gold metalist you can do it (rehab) own your own.” When asked if he spoke with Vince since he quit, “nope, if I spoke with him again I’ll be civil with him, he’s not a father figure anymore. Vince wants the most out of the individual, I don’t want to do business with him.” MMA talk again. Kurt said MMA “its easier then pro wrestling – a lot easier” On Karen and the split “I got her a job in tna and she split, she was a great wife, something happened, we grew apart.” Robin Quivers, replied “you never let them in” the business. Which proves how smart she is to the wrestling business. Kurt said he was thinking of fixing up Karen with Eric the midget. While wrapping up the interview, Donna said she might be “singing” on TNA. Kurt said that anyone (in the press) who messes with Eric will have to deal with the Main Event Mafia. Stern sidekick Artie Lange told Angle “I know what its like to have a boss who won’t let you go to rehab.” Kurt also had advice to Eric to “Live it up, you are on the Howard Stern show.” Of course Kurt was talking about a long running joke where Howard would put baloons on a wheelchair to make Eric fly.
I listened to the replay – here are some things I missed on the first listen….
Kurt before talking about MMA: “My first obligation is to TNA…its been a growing experience, we’re getting bigger and better”
Eric the midget, who calls himself the Eric the WWF fan on his myspace knew all of the members of the Main Event Mafia, including Scott Steiner. Stern sidekick Artie Lange commented “its not sexy to know all the members of the main street mafia.” Kurt quickly replied “as a member – you have to go for the P!”
When talking about Angle’s drug issues, Howard brought up steroids, Kurt replied “no.” Kurt went thru five months withdrawl from painkillers
On MMA being easier then pro wrestling “In pro wrestling you’re getting slammed around on plywood and having the injury’s I have…in MMA you are in more control of your body, in MMA you get hit hard, but the injuries sustained in pro wrestling – you have to be crazy to have someone slam you around to the mat 80% of the time.”
Eric asked Diand for dinner – she denied him. Kurt was upset but joked “you can fuck me, you can have the best night of your life!” Eric said no, Angle joked “why not, I’m a good piece of ass!”