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Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets

The sun rose in the west this morning.
They’re wearing sweaters in hell.
And Shane McMahon resigned from WWE.

In an event that was apparently shocking even within WWE, Shane McMahon resigned his position in World Wrestling Entertainment on October 16.

McMahon’s statement read “It is with great sadness that I announce my resignation from the WWE, effective January 1, 2010. I have never even considered a future outside the walls of the WWE. However, sometimes life takes an unexpected turn and while it is the most difficult decision I have ever made, it is time for me to move on.” He then thanked his father, the wrestlers and the fans.

McMahon’s resignation is effective January 1.

Vince McMahon on the company’s corporate web site wrote, “Even though I am personally saddened by Shane’s decision to leave the company, I am proud of the enormous contributions he has made. He will unquestionably bring passion, commitment and extensive business experience to any endeavor he pursues.”

So now it’s time to speculate as to where Shane McMahon is going next. The most obvious option would be for McMahon to work with his mother’s US Senate Campaign in Connecticut. Several websites have already put this out.

Given what the Democrats in Connecticut have already done in putting out the most extreme of WWE storylines…first the storylines involving Linda McMahon including the one where she was drugged. On October 16, an effort was made to alert political reporters and bloggers to the Vick storyline. WWE responded by sending Jerry McDevitt and friends after You Tube and ordering the videos pulled under the guise of “trying to protect its intellectual property”. Ed Patru is the Linda McMahon campaign committee claimed they had nothing to do with it.


News bulletin to the McMahon campaign committee: a simple Google search would reveal quite a few more angles that WWE has done. For that matter, if Connecticut Democrats even googled this column would reveal some choice ones. It wouldn’t take much to find the video footage.

So…given all that, is it that much of a stretch to imagine Shane McMahon being involved with her media campaign? Not really. Some websites have speculated this to be the reason, and other wesbites to have flat out stated it as the reason. But no such announcement has been made.

So….let’s do some wild speculation as to alternatives.

Shane McMahon’s interest in MMA is well known. Vince McMahon and the rest of WWE had a party line for a long time that UFC was no competition. Lately, the company party line has been that “we give more entertainment value” based on the fact that a worked match can last as long as the promoter wants it to, versus what a sports product is. In other words, they don’t take it as seriously as

Imagine a press conference in Las Vegas on New Year’s Day with Dana White at the podium in a press conference the day before UFC 108, scheduled for January 2, 2010.

How about the thought of Dana White and Shane McMahon arm in arm at the press conference…with an announcement that shane McMahon has signed with UFC in a promotional role to expand global media in a similar role to that he’s held in WWE?

Even more speculative, imagine Shane McMahon togather and Scott Coker of Strikeforce in a similar pose.

Think the “galactic interweb” would explode if that happened?

This coming weekend, two events in the Delaware Valley…

First, CZW returns to Townsend, DE on October 24 for Tournament Of Death “Rewind” (with a scheduled 2:00 pm belltime) in the Ultraviolent Underground, 179 Ebenezer Church Road, Townsend, DE 19734. The location is accessible at this link.

To reach the “”Ultraviolent Underground”, aka “Markland Little Acrres”; take Exit 136 off of Route 1 to Middleton/Odessa Road, which becomes East Main Street then West Main Street. Take a left onto Delaware Route 15/Route 299/US Route 301 for about a mile then take a left onto Delaware Route 15 (also named Levels Road,), continue on Delaware Route 15 (which later becomes Dogtown Road and Blackbird Station Road). After crossing Caldwell Corner Road, continue on for about a 1/2 mile and veer right onto Ebenezer Church Road.

First Round Matchups:

  • Stips TBD
    Zandig vs. Nick Gage
  • Stips TBD
    Jon Moxley vs. Thumbtack Jack
  • New Age Texas Deathmatch
    MASADA vs. Brain Damage
  • Sami Callihan vs. Danny HavocNon Tournament Matches:
  • Devon Moore vs. xOMGx
  • Greg Excellent vs. Rich Swann vs. Ryan McBride vs. Scotty VortekzFor tickets, go to this link. Front row/reserved sold out. Second row tickets are $25. General Admission tickets are available for $20.Then, that night… the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance reunion show takes place on Saturday, October 24, at the Flyers Skate Zone, located at 601 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043

    Doors open at 6:30 PM
    Bell Time is 7:30 PM.

    The scheduled card is as follows…


  • Former WWE/ECW Star Al Snow w/ Head vs. Former ECW Champion “Mr. Wrestling” Steve Corino w/ Rob Dimension
  • The last TWA Champion, “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel vs. “Beast” Glen OsbourneOther matches:
  • “Hitman” Tony Stetson vs. Breaker Morant
  • “Living Legend” Larry Winters w/ “Mad Dog” D.C. Drake vs. Jimmy Jannetty
  • Don E. Allen vs. “Latin Lover” Rick Perez
  • “Hitman” Michael Bruno vs. Johnny Calzone- Blue Meanie, Crybaby Waldo, and Kid America vs. “Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero, Cueball Carmichael, and Max ThrasherAlso appearing will be Referees John Finegan and Jim Molineaux, Ring Announcer Bob Artese and more!!!

    *Card subject to change.

    Please come and join us at the Reunion Show on October 24th. There will only be ONE reunion, and you won’t want to miss it!!

    Tickets are available at this link via PayPal, at the door the night of the event, and at Hair by Dezign, 123 Egg Harbor Road, Suite 203, Sewell, NJ 08080 and at Body Max Fitness & Karate,284 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080

    For more information on the TWA, events, tickets, directions, and advertising/sponsorship inquiries, please visit
    http://www.twaprowrestling.com, or call 856-232-9332 (Hair By Dezign).

    Also, please visit the TWA Memories Page, where some of the classic TWA roster members share their thoughts on their time with the TWA and their thoughts on the upcoming reunion show. Check it out at http://www.twaprowrestling.com/classicmemories.html.

    A portion of the proceeds go to ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION, a charity that works for a cure to childhood cancer. We will also have a lemonade stand the night of the event collecting donations for ALEX’S. You can also visit our TWA Event page on the ALEX’S web page and make a donation on-line at http://www.alexslemonade.org/stands/19069

    Please make sure you click the lemon donate icon mid-page on the right hand side, so that your donation fgoes toward TWA’s fundraising goal.

    Finally, please remember to give to the American Red Cross’s International Response Fund to help the victims of the recent tsunami and earthquake disasters in Samoa and the Pacific, which can be done via the following links at here and here; both of which direct to secure links allowing for online donations.

    Until next time….

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