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[ClickWrestle Download of the Day] Daizee Haze vs. Sarah Stock.

[Birthdays & Anniversaries] Genichiro Tenryu (1950), Rebecca Bayless (1982), and Susan Sexton celebrated birthdays today. Today In Memoriam: Nelson Royal (70, 2002). .. [reported by Rich Tate of www.GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com]

[WWE News] The WWE also recently hired Jason & Johnny Riggs back to devlopmental deals. Both were in OVW before the WWE ceased it’s affiliation a couple of years ago and they ended up getting cut.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[WWE News] There is talk of WWE and OVW mending fences. I don’t know what that would mean to in the long term but OVW has an amazing track record of cultivating a number of WWE stars such as Randy Orton, John Cena, and Batista.. [reported by Mike Aldren]

[WWE News] The go home Smackdown show before Wrestlemania 25 on 4/3 will be a live broadcast from the Reliant Center in Houston. That adds to a loaded weekend for WWE in the city with the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Mania on Sunday and Raw on Monday. . [reported by Miek Alren]

[Radio] Here is a link to the latest episode of Wrestling News Live from Monday night (February 2): http://www.wnlradio.com/blog/?p=310

[Misc News] The New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced its 2009 class of inductees to be honored later in the year on July 12, 2009. “The Wolfman” Jason Sanderson (Inducted by Jeff Costa), “Live Wire” Dave Padula (Inducted by Jose Perez), Sheldon Goldberg (Inducted by TBA), Bobby Riedel (Inducted by Jimmy Hart, Dickie Rodz, and Ted DiBiase as of press time), Gino Martino (Inducted by Anthony Rufo), OX Baker (Inducted by TBA), “Lethal” Paul Lauzon (Inducted by TBA), The Power Company Twins… Dave and Dean (Inducted by TBA), Referee Slick Willie Jackson(Inducted by Tommy Deegnan), and “The Late Superbad” Steve Bradley(Inducted by TBA).

[Canadian Indy Event] The Highlanders will be appearing at the Pure Wrestling Association events on February 20th, 2009 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and February 22nd, 2009 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Go to http://pwacanada.com for info about the PWA.. [reported by Devin Cutting]

[Booking Information] Top Notch Wrestling Bookings Is Proud To Announce That Former WWF Superstar Henry Godwinn Is Currently Accepting Bookings Through Their Service!! Godwinn Is Added To A List of Over 60 Top Superstars Who Are Available For Bookings at [email protected] (or) http://www.myspace.com/topnotchwrestlingbookings

[Puerto Rican News] Sandman and Savio Vega battles with Chicky Starr and Victor The Bodyguard

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W.D. Hatfield reviews “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia”

W.D. Hatfield
Host of The Wrestling Hotseat Audio/Video Interview Show
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In the formulaic approach of the typical military action hero flick, WWE Studios latest offering “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” starring the WWE’s own Mr. Ken Kennedy is a true standout of the burgeoning film companies small library. Mr. Kennedy easily stands head and shoulders above John Cena and Kane as a true actor and comes across like a polished pro on the screen. As a viewer watching previous WWE Studio films, I was always consciously aware of these being wrestlers starring in movies, not so with Mr. Kennedy. In the oft referred “suspension of disbelief”, Mr. Kennedy allows the viewer to do just that. He did an excellent job and seemed like a true superstar in the film. Supported by an awesome cast of veterans and newcomers, “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” was a really cool action flick, of course it’s the standard “defy the establishment to bring our boys home” fare, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. The action scenes are great, very Rambo-esque in it’s over the top improbability, but if you long for logic, then this film isn’t for you. However, if you are in the mood for some great distraction and fun or you just think it’d be cool to see Mr. Kennedy kill the bad guys in inventive ways, then you must see this film. Is it the best action movie ever made? Of course not. Is it the best WWE Studios film so far? I think that not only is it the best, but it’s a damn shame this wasn’t released in theatres. It is so much better than other WWE offerings, that it should be an embarrassment to the WWE that Mr. Kennedy wasn’t featured in a starring film role sooner. As a wrestling fan as well as a film fan, after seeing Mr. Kennedy’s outstanding performance, the fact he isn’t featured in a more prominent role on regular WWE programming is either due to the political b.s. of the WWE hierarchy or sheer stupidity, which according to some sources I’ve spoken with are interchangeable adjectives to describe their thought processes. But I digress, “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” is a film full of fun quick quips by Mr. Kennedy, loud, violent, and boisterous action sequences, an awesome knife fight scene, and lots of explosive battles. I recommend checking this out, if you’ve been burnt with WWE Studios before, give it one more chance, I think you’ll be surprised. I definitely hope to see Mr. Kennedy back in more films, and I’d imagine that there will be other opportunities outside of WWE should McMahon and company drop the ball with this talented actor/wrestler, Mr. Ken Kennedy…..Kennedy.

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