WRESTLING GLOBE NEWSLETTER
Monday, September 24, 2007 – Issue #5
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STRAIGHT FROM THE MAT – GLOBAL NEWSWIRE
<> We’re looking for reader reports from Raw tonight in Milwaukee as well as the Smackdown/ECW show in Springfield, IL. The only announced TV match at press time is Triple H vs. Carlito in a cage, and Coachman has a “surprise” for Hornswoggle.
<> TNA tapes it’s first ever two hour shows tonight and Tuesday in Orlando. No new names are expected to debut but they will be launching a women’s division. Those rumored to be involve include the obvious — Tracy Brooks, Gail Kim, Christy Hemme, Jackie Moore, plus — Roxy Laveaux, Shelly Martinez, ODB, Angel Williams, Talia Madison, and The Amazing Kong. There have also been recent talks with Dawn Marie.
<> The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced today that it had arrested over 100 people during the weekend in connection with a performance-enhancing drug trafficking ring. The investigation, codename Operation Raw Deal, raided dozens of sites across North America and seized 242 kilograms of steroid and 1.4 million steroid dosage units.
It’s expected that a number of pro athletes will be linked to the investigation through client lists and emails. Investigators said that theÂ Department of Justice will decide if the names of the athletes involved will be provided to the leagues. Rusty Payne, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration, told the New York Times: “We have the ability to identify individual customers, and that should send chills down the spines of athletes and high school and college students who were buying from these manufacturers. We can find you, based on our data base.”
<> Former WWE star David “Gangrel” Heath is working on becoming a director in the world of adult entertainment.
A company called The New Porn Order (www.newpornorder.com) claims it has signed Health to a 12 movie directing deal starting with his directorial debut “Miami Rump Shakerz 2”
set to be released in November.
<> Nick Bollea pleaded no contest this morning to a charge of speeding in a construction zone following his well publicised accident last month. He was fined $1000 and ordered to complete a 12-hour driver improvement course within 90 days.
He was also found guilty forÂ failure to wear a seatbelt and fined $73.50.
<> Monty Brown may be done with the wrestling business.
The story on his WWE release is that he is currently raising his sister’s children following her untimely passing so he couldn’t be on the road.
<> TNA are planning a two-night tour of Mexico in December.
Two shows are scheduled for 12/14 and 12/15 in Monterrey.
<> WG YouTube Video of the Day — Ric Flair gives Ricky Morton a training bra — http://tinyurl.com/yw8akn
<> The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal at http://tinyurl.com/22bgjc has a story on hometown girl Candice Michelle ahead on tonight Raw at the Bradley Center.
<> Stephanie McMahon turns 31 today.
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