WRESTLING GLOBE NEWSLETTER
Monday November 9, 2009
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
11/8 Smackdown/ECW house show results from Nottingham, England: Cryme Tyme over The Hart Dynasty; William Regal over Zack Ryder; Beth Phoenix won Diva battle royal; Ezekiel Jackson over Goldust; Drew McIntyre over Finlay; John Morrison over Dolph Ziggler; Christian over Yoshi; Michelle McCool over Beth Phoenix; Batista over Matt Hardy & Rey Mysterio in a three-way; and The Undertaker over CM Punk in a casket match.
The show drew around 8,000 for $500,000 at the gate.
Raw, Smackdown and ECW tape TV tonight and Tuesday in Sheffield, England with Ricky Hatton as Raw guest host; Christian vs. William Regal for the title headlining ECW; and John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler for the IC title; and The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho headlining Smackdown. There is also a Smackdown house show tonight in Cardiff, Wales.
We’re looking for reader reports from these shows to [email protected]
Three elimination matches are confirmed for Survivor Series: Team Kofi Kingston [MVP, R-Truth, Mark Henry & Christian] vs. Team Randy Orton [Legacy, C.M. Punk & William Regal]; Team Mickie James [Melina, Eve Torres, Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly] vs. Team Michelle McCool [Alicia Fox, Beth Phoenix, Jillian & Layla]; and Team John Morrison [Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin & Finlay] vs. Team The Miz [Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger].
Raw has a new theme song which debuts next week at Madison Square Garden. It’s called Burn it to the Ground by Nickelback.
The first internal number for Wrestlemania 26 tickets which went on-sale this past weekend is just over 35,000 sold. The capacity for Mania at the University of Phoenix Stadium has been set at around 72,000.
Phil Strum of the Poughkeepsie Journal at http://pojoslam.blogspot.com/ has new interviews with Ken “Mr. Kennedy” Anderson and Dusty Rhodes.
Anderson noted he has just signed a one-year deal with a New York agency to handle his wrestling bookings and help find him acting work. “I’m currently reading like five different scripts and auditioning for different roles,” he said. “I truly feel that within the next year, I’ll be able to land some roles. I think the more they get me, it’s just the numbers game. Eventually, something will stick.” He said he wouldn’t entertain going back to WWE revealing he was mostly unhappy during the three years he worked for the company: “I’m not bitter about [his release]. I’m not sad about it or anything like that. It’s something that happened and I’m happy to be gone. After I got the initial shock and the punch in the stomach, it was like an elephant just stepped off my chest. I was pretty unhappy there for about three years. I thought that I could used a different way and I wasn’t. That’s OK. That was their business decision. They decided not to go that way. That’s fine.
That’s on them. Now, I’m going to try to stick it [to them] basically and prove them wrong. Hopefully, someday they’ll look back and say ‘[expletive], we could have had that guy.'” Rhodes also talks about working in WWE creative and helping to develop new talent in FCW.
WWE.com has a story on Jamie Noble working a storyline that Noble is considering retirement after the beating he received at the hands of Sheamus last week.
JJ Redick was awarded a WWE replica title belt as the winner of the Orlando Magic Iron Man award.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story on Jerry Lawler and other celebs talking about their love of the Cleveland Browns at http://tinyurl.com/ydre9xk.
Jim Ross said he is going to try acupuncture this week to combat his recent Bells Palsy attack.
One of our readers in the UK is selling a brand new and sealed copy of Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 for the XBox 360. Price is £28 including P&P.
Email to [email protected] and we will put you in touch with them.
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING NEWS
11/8 house show results from Jackson, TN: Suicide over D’Angelo Dinero; Tara over Velvet Sky; Rhino over Kip James; Hernandez over Homicide; Beer Money over The British Invasion; and AJ Styles over Samoa Joe.
The show drew just over 650 and around 260 of the tickets were comps.
TNA run tonight in Nashville at the Wildhorse Saloon to benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. Advertised line up is AJ Styles vs.
Samoa Joe; Bobby Lashley vs. Scott Steiner in their first ever one-on-one match; Beer Money & Frank Wycheck vs. World Elite; Abyss vs.
Rhino in a Monster’s Ball match; Tara vs. Velvet Sky; D’Angelo Dinero vs. Suicide vs. Homicide in a three-way; and Hernandez vs. Kip James.
A hearing regarding the Protection from Abuse order filed against Kurt Angle was scheduled today in Allegheny County, PA. After discussion with the parties and their lawyers, Trenesha Biggers [Rhaka Khan] withdrew her request for protection and the entire order was vacated by the court. Angle also responded to the allegation of an Indirect Criminal Contempt of the order entered back in August. The allegation of contempt was dismissed. In resolution to the case, the parties entered an agreement that neither party will contact the other party or act in any inappropriate manner towards the other party. Included in the agreement is a statement that no finding of fault was made for the conduct Biggers alleged to have occurred.
Hulk Hogan will be signing copies of his book tonight from 7pm at Barnes & Noble, US 19 North, Clearwater, FL. Call 727-669-1688 for more info.
Tara will be doing a meet and greet autograph signing and photo-op session on November 11 from 6 to 8pm at the Frank and Son Collectible Show, 19649 E. San Jose Ave, City of Industry, Ca. 91748. For more info go to www.frankandsonshow.com.
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
We have free tickets to a screening of a new Roddy Piper film in Los Angeles and Chicago later this month. For more info email to [email protected].
ROH tonight on HDNet has Chris Hero vs. Bobby Dempsey; The Super Smash Bros. vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico; Skullcrusher Rasche Brown vs. Sal Rinauro; and Bryan Danielson & Roderick Strong vs. The American Wolves, Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards.
Dragon Gate USA producer and former ROH booker Gabe Sapolsky announced the formation of a new wrestling promotion in the Northeast called EVOLVE with Davey Richards to debut in January, 2010. More info at www.evolvewrestling.com.
Greg Oliver has an good article on 1960s and 70s Hall of Fame wrestler Baron Mikel Scicluna at http://tinyurl.com/yl4kt27.
The Montreal Gazette at http://tinyurl.com/yaamrug has a story on Mad Dog Vachon, 80, who is being inducted into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame tonight.
The former home of Dick the Bruiser is up for auction in Indiana, promoted as the former home of a wrestling superstar.
The Wrestler director Robert Siegel is interviewed at http://tinyurl.com/yd6efgj.
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