STAMFORD, Conn., July 30, 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share on its Class A shares of common stock. As previously announced, members of the McMahon family have waived $0.12 per share of the dividends. As a result, all Class A and Class B shares owned by the McMahon family will instead receive dividends in the amount of $0.24 per share. The record date for the dividend will be September 15, 2010, and the payment date will be September 27, 2010.
On the 7/29 episode of iMPACT, Jeff Hardy & Mr. Anderson wrestled a security guard team called Murphy & Gunner. The Identity of these two men are Mikael Judas (Murphy) & Phil Shatter (Gunner).
Congratulations to “The Phenomenal” AJ STYLES on being selected by Pro Wrestling Illustrated as #1 in this year’s PWI 500.
Speaking to Diva Dirt in her first post-TNA interview, the original TNA Knockout Traci Brooks discusses her time with the company in great detail, from working with Shane Douglas and husband Kazarian to her feud with Payton Banks, as well as her release from the company and her thoughts on the current direction of the Knockouts. Traci also tells us how she got her start in the industry in Canada, coming up the ranks with Gail Kim, her work on the independents and much more over 50 minutes. The interview can be streamed or downloaded right here..
Pro Wrestling Live has a show called “The Rising” in Long Branch, New Jersey at the Elks Lodge on August 7th featuring Jimmy Rave vs. Davey Richards vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Kyle O’Reilly in a fatal fourway. For more inforomation, go to www.prowrestlinglive.net
SHIMMER has added Ayako Hamada to the announced list of wrestlers who will be a part of our Volumes 33-36 DVD tapings on September 11th & 12th at the Eagles Club in Berwyn, IL. Follow SHIMMER on Twitter at www.twitter.com/shimmerwomen
WSU (Women Superstars Uncensored) are now shipping four brand new DVDs including what many fans are calling their best show ever “The Uncensored Rumble III” June 26th, 2010 Event! WSU are extremely proud of these DVDs, and guarantee that you will get your monies worth so check out WSUVideo.com and get yours today!
Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU), on the heels of their “Uncensored Rumble 3” event, will return on 8/6 with a joint show with our big brother promotion National Wrestling Superstars (NWS) at the VFW Hall in Middletown, NJ Ticket Information: Email [email protected] or call 732-888-1704 directly .
Gabe Sapolsky is back with a new blog on Paul Heyman’s www.HeymanHustle.com about Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) and realism in wrestling. Here’s a direct link..
Dragon Gate USA rounded out its 2010 schedule by announcing October 30th in Rahway, NJ. This means that DGUSA’s 2010 schedule is complete and it will close with The Big Four. The shows are 9/25 in Chicago, 9/26 in Milwaukee, 10/29 in Fall River, outside of Boston, and 10/30 in Rahway, outside New York City. Tickets for all these events are now on sale in the www.DGUSA.tv Store or by calling 267-519-9744.
One of the main events for the 9/25 Dragon Gate USA event in Chicago will be Bryan Danielson vs. YAMATO. DGUSA officials are now working a huge main event for 9/26 in Milwaukee. They will announce it this week on www.DGUSA.tv
“EVOLVE 3: Rise Or Fall” DVD is now available for immediate shipping for just $15. www.EVOLVEwrestling.com also has a special where you can get the first three EVOLVE DVDs for only $40.
We’re just a few days away from New England Championship Wrestling’s BIRTHDAY BASH 10, and there is a huge new episode of NECW TV now available to New England area Comcast cable subscribers via Video On Demand and to everyone online on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/13804651 or for download here….. also for more information and a list of scheduled matches click here please!
The July 21st edition of Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano at www.legendsradio.net (Archived 24/7) featured interviews with wrestling legend Hillbilly Jim, Wrestling/MMA journalist Bryan Alvarez, singer Christina LaRocca, and professor Elliot Maron… to listen to the show click here..
The July 28th edition of Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano at www.legendsradio.net (Archived 24/7) featured interviews with wwomen’s wrestler Brittany Brown, FCW Champion/graphic artist “Mr. Everything” Johnny LeDoux, Musical guest Down the Boulevard, Author/Professor Thomas McGovern, Plus the music of jazz artist Alec Merced – To listen to the show, click here..
In case you missed Live Audio Wrestling (The LAW radio show) this week featuring Chris Jericho of the WWE, former Rocker Marty Jannetty plus Mouth and Jason Agnew join Wai Ting and John Pollock to review the WCW ‘Bash at the Beach’ from ’96. You can download the show here. Plus every Tuesday Wai Ting and John Pollock review ‘RAW’ from the night prior and this week’s show can be downloaded right here..
www.TRUTHISSCARY.com caught up with professional wrestler “The Blue Meanie” and asked the controversial question…Was 911 an inside job? Click HERE for his answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXSGCdsEjtk
Featured performer: A graduate of Storm Wrestling Academy in Calgary, Tenille had a very memorable battle against former SHIMMER Champion Sara Del Rey earlier this year, followed by an impessive showing against SHIMMER Tag Team Champion Portia Perez. Melbourne, Australia’s rising star looks to continue her ascention in the world of women’s pro wrestling at SHIMMER on September 11th & 12th in Berwyn, IL.
Pictures from National Wrestling Superstars “Seashore Day Camp Wrestling Day” (an annual private show for the campers) in Long Branch, NJ July 30, 2010 are now posted on the Web: http://www.foto-mark.com/NWS/index.html – Mark “Foto-Mark” Engel
The Original Gregory “Sugar Shane” Helms aka WWE’s Hurricane is now available for personal appearance and wrestling bookings through Bill Behrens and www.sbibookings.com at [email protected] . He flies out of Raleigh, NC.
On August 8th and August 21st the stars of the NYWC (New York Wrestling Connection) will lace up their boots and step into the ring to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the New England Handicapped Sports Association. At both events a battle royal will take place. The winner of the August 8th’s battle royal will face the winner of the August 21st’s battle royal. Both winners will compete on August 28th at NYWC’s “Draw the Line”. The winner of that match will earn a title shot of their choosing, so check out these two huge events and see the Superstars battle for opportunity and two great causes. Visit www.NYWCwrestling.com for more info!
International Championship Wrestling will be holding an event at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona on August 21st, 2010. Bell time is 7 PM and scheduled matches include Billy Gunn vs. Hardcore Holly, Homicide vs. Kazarian, Jay Lethal vs. Eric Young, Gangrel vs. Val Venis, Scotty Too Hotty vs. Disco Inferno, and much much more. Go to http://icwrestling.com for info about ICW!
Free online magazine The Wrestling Press is back with yet another bumper edition. To commemorate Dragon Gate USA’s 1st anniversary TWP magazine looks back at the promotion’s first year in existence, with a special message from promoter Gabe Sapolsky and a revealing insight into DG events staged in the UK. The worldwide publication features interviews and stories from the UK, USA, Germany and Mexico. Also inside: Divas, Nostalgia, ‘Worked Shoots’, Brock Lesnar, Video Clips, Lizzy Valentine, Wade Barrett, Alex Wright, Wrestling Religion and a whole lot more. 64 pages. All this and a whole lot more at http://www.thewrestlingpress.com
The SmackDown! house show in Ocean City, Maryland on September 6th, 2010 has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase until September 20th, 2010. Go to http://sportsentertainmentevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
WWE will be holding a Raw & Smackdown Supershow at the Oil Palace in Tyler, Texas on October 2nd, 2010. Bell time is 7 PM. Tickets go on sale August 14th, 2010 at 10 AM. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
WWE Monday Night Raw on October 4th, 2010 has been moved to the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The original location was the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Go to http://sportsentertainmentevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
WWE returns to the Stockton Arena in Stockton, California on October 9th, 2010 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale August 21st, 2010 at 10 AM. Go to http://sportsentertainmentevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
WWE returns to the Yakima Valley Sundome in Yakima, Washington on October 10th, 2010 at 5 PM. Tickets go on sale August 7th, 2010 at 10 AM. Go to http://sportsentertainmentevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
The advertised dark match for Monday Night Raw in Seattle on October 11th, 2010 is John Cena & Randy Orton vs. Sheamus & all the members of Nexus. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
The Smackdown taping on October 26th, 2010 will be held at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tickets go on sale August 28th, 2010. Go to http://sportsentertainmentevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
The Smackdown taping on November 23rd, 2010 will be held at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Tickets go on sale September 18th, 2010. Go to http://sportsentertainmentevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
WWE Monday Night Raw on November 29th, 2010 will be held at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. Tickets go on sale September 18th, 2010. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
York, PA will host a TNA Live! event on Thursday, September 16 at the York Fairgrounds at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 7 at http://www.yorkfair.com and charge by phone at (717) 848-2033. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the York Fairgrounds box office. Fans that purchase a ticket in the first three rows will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars one hour before doors open! (Redeemable with ticket the night of the show; offer only applies to $50 tickets). Appearing live and in person will be “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett, Ink Inc. (Shannon Moore and Jesse Neal), “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero, Madison Rayne and more!
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