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Monday June 8, 2009
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
6/6 Extreme Rules PPV results from New Orleans, LA: Tommy Dreamer over Christian & Jack Swagger in a hardcore three-way to win the ECW title; CM Punk over Umaga in a strap match; Kofi Kingston retained the U.S.
title over Matt Hardy, MVP & William Regal in a fatal four-way; Santina over Vickie Guerrero in a Hog Pen to win back Miss Wrestlemania crown; John Cena over Big Show in a submission match; Chris Jericho over Rey Mysterio in a no holds barred match to win the Intercontinental title; Batista over Randy Orton in a steel cage to win the WWE title; Jeff Hardy over edge in a ladder match to win the World title; and CM Punk cashed in his MITB to win the World title for the second time.
Really good show sans the Hog Pen match. Five title changes in all. The big surprise was Punk cashing in his MITB to capture the World title from Jeff Hardy who had just captured the title from Edge. Very mixed reaction to the angle and some of the crowd turned on Punk.
Raw tonight is live from the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA. Nothing announced for the show at press time. The Smackdown/ECW tapings are Tuesday at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS with Tony Atlas vs. Evan Bourne planned for ECW. As always we’re looking for reports from both shows to [email protected].
No serious injuries coming out of the PPV. Jeff Hardy was pretty banged
up; he broke a finger and was icing his shoulder backstage after the
The reports last night on PWInsider.com that Batista tore his biceps
muscle are inaccurate. He actually has a small tendon tear that will be
further assessed by a specialist on Tuesday. We will have a further
update later in the week.
Tommy Dreamer is expected to a new deal for another year. In the days
leading up to the PPV he was working the locker room claiming Extreme
Rules would be his final match with the company.
Superstars on 6/4 did a 1.0 rating, the highest rated show since the
Jimmy Hart represented the WWE over the weekend at the Make A Wish
Foundation Walk for Wishes in Los Angeles. There were over 3000
participants in the walk raising over $250,000 for charity.
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING NEWS
Jim Cornette updated the Q&A section of his website. Triple H made his
list of overrated wrestlers. Cornette wrote: “For the present, let’s go
with Hunter Hearst Helmsley-McMahon. Actually, he’s a very good worker
and studies the business. His promos are usually as exciting as a coma
and last longer than this recession, but he has good matches. Problem
is, as hard as he’s been crammed down people’s throats for the past 10
years, he should have surpassed Hogan, Austin, and Rock, but HHH is what
is called in the business ‘the guy that works with the guy that draws
money.’ He should be in there to have a good match and put the star
over. Actually, he should have been fired in 1996 when he shit on the
entire sport with the infamous ‘curtain call’ at MSG, but Vince, the guy
with balls of steel, let HHH piss in his face and not only didn’t do
anything about it, but let him marry his daughter! And a sledgehammer?
Jesus Christ, I wish he’d hit me in the head with it before he starts
talking on TV. HHH will be the top guy in the WWE until he looks like
Dick the Bruiser in his final days working an Indiana county fair show,
and if THAT’S not overrated, I don’t know what is.” For more pearls of
wisdom check out www.jimcornette.com.
Impact on 6/4 did a 1.1 rating, its lowest number since February.
A fun fact from one of our readers: In the Marvel comics universe there
is a villain called Suicide, and his real identity is Chris Daniels.
The paid attenadance for the house show on Friday at the Pueblo
Convention Center was 620.
Garrett Borden, the oldest son of Sting, is a fullback on the Azusa
Pacific University football team, a private evangelical Christian
university just outside of Los Angeles.
OTHER WRESTLING NEWS
Former WWE wrester Big Daddy V has a cameo as a bodyguard in the
upcoming movie, Kick Ass, which stars Nicolas Cage and is being produced
by Brad Pitt.
The SWE group in Scotland are running a show on 8/21 at the Perth
Concert Hall with Ted DiBiase, Shannon Moore, Joe E. Legend, Rory
McAllister, and more. Further details at www.sweonline.co.uk or you can
contact Charles Riddell at [email protected].
James Guttman at www.clubwwi.com has a new audio interview up with 80s
wrestler Sam Houston, son of Grizzly Smith and half-brother of Jake
Combat Zone Wrestling sent out a press release today claiming a crowd of
800 (200 would be an accurate number) for the show on Saturday in
Townsend, DE where Nick Gage was airlifted to hospital after severing an
artery in his arm. Gage underwent emergency surgery and is expected to
make a full recovery.
Our friends at Diva-Dirt.com are running their annual poll of the 50
Sexiest Divas at http://www.diva-dirt.com/50sexiestdivas2009 where you
can cast your vote.
Diva-Dirt.com presents WGN’s Diva of the Day, Mickie James at
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