Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jillian Hall getting ready to walk away from in ring wrestling

There have been rumors within WWE about RAW Diva Jillian Hall’s future with the company. While her status with the company is in good standing, plans are being made to “retire” Jillian as an on-air performer. She would then work as a trainer to WWE’s female developmental talents in Tampa, Florida. No word yet when these changes will happen with Jillian but that is the plan.


Former Diva Lauren Jones coming back?

Former WWE performer Lauren Jones noted on her Twitter account this afternoon that she is meeting with WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis (a/k/a Johnny Ace); likely regarding a possible return to the organization.

“Oh yeah, I forgot 2mention 2 all the amazing WWE fans out there!” she wrote. “I am meeting with talent development & Johny Ace 2 see what MIGHT b next..!”

Though she is long removed from World Wrestling Entertainment, Jones has kept in touch with Laurinaitis over the years and thus a possible return to the organization was never out of the question.

Since parting ways with WWE in June 2005, Jones has immersed herself in numerous endeavors including the launch of a successful wedding shoe line, her own network television show, the release of a workout DVD, radio hosting, and various other media platforms. She was also featured in a scene in the summer blockbuster The Expendables as Mickey Rourke’s character’s girlfriend.


Updated Hell in a Cell Card

Below is the current card for WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, coming out of Monday’s RAW:

Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Title
Sheamus vs. Randy Orton

Hell in a Cell Match for the World Title
The Undertaker with Paul Bearer vs. Kane

Submissions Count Anywhere Match for the WWE US Title
John Morrison vs. The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan

If Cena loses, he must join Nexus. If Barrett loses, Nexus must no longer exist.
John Cena vs. Wade Barrett

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Paul Bearer Comments on his WWE Return

Percy “Paul Bearer” Pringle has wrote a new blog on his website regarding his return to WWE on last night’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown. Here’s part of what he wrote:

Where do I begin my friends? I guess we should go with the “Reader’s Digest” version, since those of you that visit here often know I can ramble on and on. Let’s just cut to the chase. About four months ago I recieved a call from the WWE creative folks asking if I had any interest in returning to the company. Of course this totally caught me off guard.

Just to step back for a moment, many are aware that my wife passed away from three battles with cancer, on January 31, 2009; and my life took some major turns following that tragic life changing event. We were married 30-years.

Since my departure from WWE at the GREAT AMERICAN BASH on June 24, 2004, I had virtually divorced myself from professional wrestling completely and returned fulltime to Funeral Service, which some may not realize that I have a degree in Mortuary Science and I am a legit licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. I managed a small Funeral Home and Crematory here on the Gulf Coast.

In the early Spring of 2010, I decided to test the pro wrestling waters again, and began doing some independent events, autograph signings, etc., around the country to see if the passion was still there for me. Of course it was, and it will always will be. I discovered that doing these events took me away from the loneliness I was experiencing without my wife, Dianna. I was actually having fun again; and these days if it’s not fun, you can leave me out of it.

During the six-years I had been away from WWE it would be a major understatement to say that many things had changed since I signed my first contract there on December 22, 1990. We started negotiations for my return. I still had many doubts if this was what I really wanted to do. Through much prayer, and conversations with my immediate family and close friends, I decided that if all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place, that this was meant to be.

I had to fly to Pittsburgh, PA and go through major physical and mental examinations; which to my dismay, all the results came back positive. My final question to myself was… “What would my late wife Dianna want me to do?”. That answer was the easiest of all… she would say, “Get your ass back on the road!”. So….

…here I am. My contract actually became effective on August 1st, and sworn to secrecy, it was extremely hard to keep so many of my contacts from knowing what the future was going to hold in store for me.

Many have asked for the details of my contract, such as it’s length, even monetary details, and the like. Sorry you won’t get that confidential information from me. I will say that a clause in my contract allows for me to continue working independent events, if I desire, and as long as they don’t interfere with my WWE commitments. The bottomline is that I consider myself very lucky, at the tender age of 56, to get another chance at the top of our game. I am truly blessed.

My SMACKDOWN re-debut to the company was set to be taped this past Tuesday evening, in Bloomington, IL. Getting there, staying at a discreet hotel, sneeking into the venue, and hiding out in the dressing area until my time in the event came, is a story onto itself. Most of the wrestlers on the card that night didn’t even know I was there.

A new era has begun in my life. And I have you the fans who made the Percy Pringle / Paul Bearer characters to thank. Notwithstanding, those within WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT who continue to have confidence in my old school abilities. It doesn’t matter if it lasts a week, a month, or five more years. It’s all good.

As always, I do my best to remain accessable to you folks; and I do read and answer all of my email on a timely basis. Unfortunately, you may not get the answers from me that that you may desire. I just tell it like it is with no apologies.


Nexus shirts officially a flop

World Wrestling Entertainment’s symbolic Nexus T-shirt has been a huge flop in terms of sales.According to a company source, Vince McMahon was ‘mortified’ when he was shown the latest merchandising report on Nexus shirts.


Former WWE Star Giant Gonzalez passes away

Former WWE performer Jorge González (a/k/a Giant González), the tallest grappler in professional wrestling history, passed away Wednesday in San Martin, Argentina due to complications from diabetes, reports Argentinian news outlets Impulso Baires and Minutouno. He was 44 years old.

Sources from González’ hometown, El Colorado, confirm that he was taken to San Martin after “suffering a decompensation.” He later passed.

González had been suffering from poor health in recent years due to the effects of his long battle with diabetes as he used a dialysis machine to treat kidney failure and was wheelchair bound. He was scheduled to return to the United States in May 2010 for an appearance at the “Legends of the Ring” wrestling convention in Monroe, New Jersey, but ultimately canceled due to health concerns.

González was a basketball star in Argentina before being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the third round of the 1988 NBA Draft. When his NBA career didn’t pan out, Jim Herd and Jim Ross spearheaded the Turner organization to sign the 7’7″ giant to a wrestling contract. After a year of training, he was introduced to fans as “El Gigante” on May 19, 1990 at the WCW pay-per-view, Capital Combat. He enjoyed a two-year run as a fan favorite before leaving the promotion in 1992.

González then joined the World Wrestling Federation and debuted as “Giant González” at the 1993 Royal Rumble, where he eliminated The Undertaker from the Rumble match despite not being an official participant. The move laid the foundation for a rivalry that lasted the length of Gonzalez’ WWF career as he parted ways with the company shortly after being put to rest in a “Rest in Peace Match” at the 1993 SummerSlam.

González continued wrestling in Japan before retiring in 1995 due to sciatic nerve pain. He returned to Argentina to settle in his hometown, where he had been living since 1998.

González is the fourth former WWE talent to pass away within the past seven weeks, following Lance Cade, Luna Vachon and Mike Shaw (a/k/a Bastion Booger).


Friday, September 24, 2010

Christian Injured & Out 6 Months After Surgery

Bad news for SmackDown star Christian .. The star was injured and it has now been confirmed that he’s torn a pectoral muscle.

He will have surgery this and is expected to be out of action for 6 months following his recovery and physical rehabilitation, according to PWInsider.com. That would keep him away until February.

Fellow SmackDown star MVP wrote on Twitter:

“Let’s wish [Christian] a successful surgery & a speedy recovery! The good guys need him back quickly.”

Without giving away spoilers for Friday’s SmackDown, there will be an angle on Friday’s show that could be a way to get Christian off television for the next few months.


WWE set to release “Top 50 Superstars of All Time” DVD

WWE will be releasing the “Top 50 Superstars of All Time” three-disc DVD set on December 14th. Below is the official synopsis:

“It’s a timeless debate for sports entertainment fans everywhere. Who is the greatest of all time? Better yet, what superstars make up your top 10, or if you are a real student of history, 20, 40, or 50? The debates and cross-generational comparisons can go on forever, as fans compare Stone Cold to the Hulkster, Ric Flair to Shawn Michaels, this generation s giant (Big Show) to the all-time Giant (Andre), or ask whether John Cena and Randy Orton have already done enough to cement a permanent legacy in this industry. Now, with the 50 Greatest Superstars in WWE History fans can enjoy the first-ever countdown of the biggest superstars in history, complete with highlights of the top 50, commentary from today’s WWE Superstars explaining their choices, and more.”


Jim Neidhart Released On Bail

Former WWE talent Jim Neidhart was released from Hillsborough County Jail yesterday after posting $57,500 bond.

The father of WWE Diva Natalya was found in possession of 55.6 grams of Oxycontin and 17.4 grams of methadone at a Tampa, Florida area gas station on Sept. 5. He was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, two counts of trafficking illegal drugs, one count of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, and one count of third degree grand theft for property stolen between $300 and $5,000.


"Kenny Powers" to host RAW in October

Danny “Kenny Powers” McBride, star of the HBO hit series “Eastbound & Down,” will be the guest host of the October 11th episode of WWE RAW from Seattle.

WWE is advertising that McBride will be “bringing comedy” to RAW.

McBride will be promoting the second season of “Eastbound & Down,” which premieres this Sunday night.

Here’s the full lineup of RAW Guest Hosts for October:

- 10/4: Johnny Knoxville

- 10/11: Danny McBride

- 10/18: Bobb’e J. Thompson

- 10/25: Toby Keith


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Forgot about a Heel Turn for John Cena

According to one person who works for WWE shop and knows the numbers, he doesn’t see a heel turn happening in the near future. Cena is said to be too valuable in that department and it would be too much of a risk even if PPV numbers and TV ratings went up as a result.

According to Dave Meltzer, one idea was for Cena to play a role similar to Bret Hart where he’d be a heel for adults but still be a babyface for the kids.


Shelton Benjamin Comments On His WWE Release

Shelton Benjamin commented on his WWE release via his Twitter page. “Do i think i should have been a world Champion, HELL YES! Was I underutilized? Without a doubt. Do I have issue with WWE, NO!… “I NEED TO BE AWAY FROM WWE so I can grow are a performer. There are many things about that company that SUCK, but I got no time to be crying about it.”

Not sure why this was posted up today, but it’s something that Shelton felt the need to say.


Hardy hoping to get his WWE release this week

It’s said that Matt Hardy is hoping to get his official release from WWE this week. Word from within WWE is that officials will be making a decision on Hardy’s future with the company some time in the next few days, if they haven’t already.

Matt Hardy continues to indicate that he will parting ways with WWE in the near future. He noted to a fan on his YouTube channel that he feels it’s time to move on from the organization. “I have sucked it up for a while and I’ve done pretty much everything I could humanly do,” Hardy said. “I think it’s just time to move on.. I would have liked to stay in WWE for my entire career, but looks like it’s just not gonna work out that way. Thanks for your comment pal.”

Matt Hardy is also indicating on Twitter that he’s headed to TNA Wrestling. A fan asked him if there was any chance he’d team up again with his brother Jeff to re-form The Hardy Boyz. Matt replied: “A 100% chance And I can’t wait..” Matt also posted the following message on Twitter: “It’s time for me to go somewhere that’ll I’ll be given a fair chance-that’s all I want.”


Blast from the Past: Ultimate Warrior vs Andre the Giant

Ultimate Warrior vs Andre the Giant at a Intercontinental Championchip Match.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Shawn Michaels talks on leaving and if he will go to TNA

WWE legend Shawn Michaels answered a batch of questions sent in from fans on his YouTube page. Michaels answered questions about a number of topics – including whether he will ever wrestle again, if he’d consider returning to television in a non-wrestling capacity, if he’d ever go to TNA and more. Here’s what Michaels said about:

Retirement: “It was time. It was time for HBK to pack up and move on. There isn’t anything I left undid. There isn’t any match that I wish I had. There is absolutely nothing that I didn’t do for me. I know there are a lot of matches people would have liked to have seen, but for my wish list, I was fortunate enough to accomplish far beyond anything I possibly could have accomplished. That was the reason I was ready to go. If there was even one little thing out there, I would have stayed around. Rest assured, there are no regrets and there are no ‘I wish I would have’ for me in WWE.”

His Future & Whether He’d Go To TNA: “No, I’m not going to come back to wrestle. I’m going to do my best to keep my word willing. I’m not going anywhere else. I’m going to be a WWE guy, the good Lord willing, until the day I die,” Michaels said. “You’re not going to see me show up on someone else’s wrestling program. I hope to make some appearances throughout the years. Hopefully in the not too distant future, I will see many of you again.”


Monday, September 20, 2010

Sean Waltman Comments On His Recent Drug Arrest

Sean Waltman posted the following at his Twitter account TheRealXPac:

“Some c— stole my wallet with 1500.00 in it & my id. Got arrested for possession of half a joint’s worth of weed. Still in NY 4 some biz.”

“Im in NY area with no weed 2 smoke. Cops took it. Anyone in the area want to hook a brother up?”

“i love the websites that say i was arrested 4 drugs. like they dont know it was just weed. I didnt have an 8 ball 4 f—’s sake. 1/2 a joint”


Matt Hardy says he's going to TNA

Matt Hardy is indicating on Twitter that he’s headed to TNA Wrestling. A fan asked him if there was any chance he’d team up again with his brother Jeff to re-form The Hardy Boyz. Matt replied:

“A 100% chance :) And I can’t wait..”

Another fan also tweeted the following to Hardy:

matt comon man you got a losing streak ur not the matt I watch a long time ago. He received the following reply from Hardy:

“You’re right-plan on changing that. It’s time for me to go somewhere that’ll I’ll be given a fair chance-that’s all I want.”


What does the future hold for Jericho?

As noted before, the buzz going around WWE is that Chris Jericho is done for the time being. Jericho, who isn’t expected to be at RAW tonight, wrote the following on Twitter last night: “Since I’ve apparently made my last appearance in the WWE, I guess I have nothing to do tomorrow…. The websites have spoken!!! Whatever, I’m goin to Calgary tomorrow so I’ll let yall hash it out…”


Friday, September 17, 2010

Aloisia denies being with an escort service

Ousted NXT Rookie Diva Aloisia, who announced the news of her release from WWE last night during an interview online, also disputed online rumors that she previously worked as an escort.

“Look, I’ve never in my life worked for an escort service, but it’s pointless to go on and on and on addressing all these ridiculous charges,” she said. “Every time I single talk about it, the story seems to get bigger and bigger and then people criticize me for trying to attract attention. So I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t.”


Obama Comments on Linda McMahon

President Obama was campaigning for Linda McMahon’s Senate opponent Richard Blumenthal yesterday and had some things to say about Linda.

“This is the kind of leader you want representing you, somebody you know,” Obama said about Blumenthal. “Somebody who doesn’t just show up and try to get a victory by writing a big check and flooding the airwaves with negative ads.”

Regarding Linda, he said: “I understand she has promised a smack down. And look, there’s no doubt I can see how somebody who has been in professional wrestling would think that they are right at home in the U.S. Senate if they were watching some of the behavior that’s been going on. But the truth is — and Dick understands this –- public service is not a game.”


WrestleMania 27 Ticket News

Tickets for WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta, Georgia will go on sale November 13th at 10am EST to the general public. There will be seven price tiers for tickets this year and it’s reported that ringside tickets for this year’s big show will cost more than they ever have in previous years.


WWE Announcing Consequences for Drug Offenders and More

WWE will soon be announcing what we noted yesterday about the usage of somas being banned in the Wellness Policy. Meprobamate (Miltown & Meprospan) are also now banned even with a doctor’s prescription.

WWE will also be officially announcing that any talent who is arrested, convicted or admits to a violation of the law regarding drug possession, purchasing, selling or distribution will be subject to immediate termination from the company. If not immediate termination, it could be treated as a strike against them.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

2011 WWE Hall of Fame talk

Nothing is set in stone yet for the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in Atlanta. Since it is being held in Atlanta, obvious pushes are former WCW stars Ron Simmons and Arn Anderson. WWE is also open to Lex Luger and Sting being inducted, if Sting doesn’t sign with TNA for another year.

There has been talk of putting Arn Anderson in the Hall with a Four Horsemen group consisting of Barry Windham and Tully Blanchard.

Jim Ross has been pushing for Danny Hodge to be inducted as well.


Plans on how the WWE will improve the Tag Team division

After doing away with the Unified Tag Team Titles a few weeks ago, WWE has been wanting to make the belts more important and create more tag teams to contend for the titles.

Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre will face The Hart Dynasty in a non-title match on this week’s Friday Night SmackDown but it’s not confirmed yet if they will get a title shot at Night of Champions. It is possible WWE may add the match at the last minute.

There has been discussion this past week about building the tag titles up. The idea is to make a few regular teams on both RAW and SmackDown so the champions will have several credible challengers.

One idea is to do a Survivor Series style match at the pay-per-view in November with tag teams from both brands. The match wouldn’t necessarily be a RAW vs. SmackDown match but a heels vs. faces match.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Plans for upcoming Hell in a Cell PPV

Current plans for WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view have Cell matches with Kane vs. The Undertaker and Randy Orton vs. Sheamus.

There is talk of building the Kane vs. Taker match as the 13th anniversary of their feud, since the two had their first confrontation in October of 1997 during the first-ever Hell in a Cell match with Taker vs. Shawn Michaels.

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Melina vs McCool at Night of Champions

Melina’s opponent in the Women’s and Divas Title Unification Match at Sunday’s Night of Champions pay-per-view will be Michelle McCool.

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Conference call to talk about Matt Hardy's future

It’s believed that WWE officials held a conference call earlier this afternoon to discuss Matt Hardy’s future with the company. No word yet on what happened.

The feeling is that WWE will keep Hardy on the roster as long as he agrees to some rules and stipulations from the company. Word is that a lot of people backstage are upset with Hardy’s recent actions and some talent want him to be released, or at least think he should be released.


Ezekiel Jackson makes his RAW return

Ezekiel Jackson made his return to the ring before last night’s RAW in a dark match, defeating Zack Ryder. Jackson reportedly did well in his first match back and impressed some officials backstage who were watching closely. It’s expected he will be returning to the RAW roster full-time soon.


WWE Being Investigated For Misclassifying Workers As Independent Contractors

The Connecticut Post is reporting that World Wrestling Entertainment is being investigated “by state officials for classifying its wrestlers and other behind-the-scenes production talent as independent contractors.” This is being publicized after weeks of media scrutiny in relation to Linda McMahon’s current campaign for U.S. Senate in Connecticut.

WWE spokesman Robert Zimmerman added, “WWE has always complied with the law. Up until this election, WWE has not been fined nor investigated in the past for independent contractor classification. However, curiously the state of Connecticut is currently conducting an audit of WWE’s classification of independent contractors. WWE constantly reviews its internal practices and procedures to comply with ever-changing employee laws.”

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Update on the arrest of Jim Neidhart

According to the official website of the Hillsborough County Sheriff, former WWE performer Jim Neidhart remains incarcerated as he has yet to make $138,5000 bail on the charges filed against him Labor Day weekend in Tampa, Florida.

The father of WWE performer Natalya was found in possession of 55.6 grams of Oxycontin and 17.4 grams of methadone at a Tampa area gas station on Sept. 5. He was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, two counts of trafficking illegal drugs, one count of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, and one count of third degree grand theft for property stolen between $300 and $5,000.


Triple main event planned for WrestleMania 27?

WWE officials are hoping to have the top three matches for WrestleMania 27 determined by November of this year.

Sources say that there a number of top WWE Superstars who will be turning heel or babyface on or around WrestleMania, including one very big name.

Officials are still tossing around the idea of keeping the Money in the Bank match off WrestleMania and only having it at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.


Update on why Matt Hardy was sent home by WWE

Matt Hardy was sent home from the WWE’s ongoing tour of Europe this weekend and WWE sources have confirmed the report. According to reports, there have been concerns about Hardy’s “condition” at yesterday’s live event, in addition to a live event this past week in New York. Hardy was supposed to team R-Truth against CM Punk and Luke Gallows. However, after a discussion with WWE officials, he left the building and didn’t return for the match.

Though Matt Hardy claimed in a video blog entry late last night that he was still in the U.K. in spite of online reports of him being sent home following an apparent backstage incident the day before, he did not work the final event of the European tour, which took place in Skegness, England. He did not offer a response to that portion of the report. Additionally, in his video he blamed “a stooging punk” for the story hitting the net.

In regard to his health, Hardy said he has never felt better. He claimed to have dropped over twenty pounds since changing his diet to eliminate red meat. Apparently, he managed to drop seven additional pounds during the international tour as he wrote on Twitter Thursday night that he was planning a YouTube entry concerning his recent health breakthroughs as he had dropped thirteen pounds at the time. “Definitely gonna do a YT entry soon about my recent health breakthroughs concerning my digestive process,” Hardy wrote. “In 3 weeks, I’ve dropped 13 lbs.”


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fomer DX member accuses former mistress of harassing him

Reports indicate that Billy Gunn (real name Monty Sopp) filed a complaint to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office regarding Deborah Simmons. Gunn, 46, claims Simmons, his 24 year-old former mistress, harassed him on a daily basis after his wife found out about their relationship.

WFX promoter Mike Davidson told the Winnipeg Sun that Gunn was manipulated by Simmons. “This isn’t Tiger Woods or Mel Gibson,” Davidson said. (Sopp’s) wife (Paula) is staying with him because she knows he was manipulated through this entire ordeal. I stand by him 100 percent. It’s a sad story but the biggest victim isn’t Deborah or Kip or WFX, it’s Paula.”


WWE talking about Unifying all Titles

WWE has been discussing the idea of unifying all titles, ending with the World and WWE Title unification match at WrestleMania 27.

One WWE source says that just because it’s being discussed doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. Apparently unifying the belts is brought up in meetings every year or so. It’s said that higher-ups in the company are against the idea of unifying the titles, even though it’s being discussed.

The current talks of unification are called a “what if” discussion based on the success or failure of SmackDown on SyFy. The feeling is that if SmackDown doesn’t too bad in moving to SyFy, then they definitely won’t be unifying all the belts.

The Divas and Women’s Titles are being unified at Night of Champions because of the feeling that the Divas division lacks enough talent to have a title on each brand.


Change made to NXT - winner gets Title Match

From this point forward, WWE reportedly plans for the winner of each season of NXT to strictly receive a championship match. Company officials have dropped the stipulation of the winner receiving a contract since many of the contestants will ultimately end up on the main roster.


Kaval added to the SmackDown Roster Page

NXT season two winner Kaval made his debut for the SmackDown brand during last night’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, coming up short to Drew McIntyre.

His profile is now listed on the SmackDown Superstars page.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Hulk Hogan Leaves The Hospital & Getting Married Soon

After being hospitalized over the Labor Day weekend due to extreme back pains, TNA star Hulk Hogan has left the hospital and is said to be doing better.

Hogan left the hospital in a wheel chair and announced to reporters that were there, including TMZ.com, that he will be getting married very soon to his girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel – as soon as she shaves his legs for him. Hogan told TMZ he’s ready to “move this wedding up, and will be marrying Jennifer right away.”

Hogan is not done with the medical procedures yet – he told TMZ that because he was “too big” for the hospital’s MRI machine, he has to go to another facility for to get looked at.


Complete Match Listing For WWE’s “Wrestling’s Highest Flyers” DVD Set

WWE’s European video distributor Silvervision has released details and a content listing for WWE’s upcoming DVD set on professional wrestling’s greatest aerialists, Wrestling Highest Flyers. The DVD set notably features several WWE, WCW and ECW matches not previously released on video.

Among those featured on the DVD’s artwork are Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne. To view its cover, click here.

Below is the synopsis and content listing for the three-disc set, which will be released on October 12, 2010:

Synopsis: Some of the most exciting moments in sports entertainment history have come through the air. High-flying Superstars have always brought fans to their feet, from Superfly Jimmy Snuka, the Killer B s, the Rockers, Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman, and more. This 3-DVD set, Best of the High Flyers, collects some of the greatest aerial displays in sports entertainment history. The dozens of matches in this collection represent the Crème de la Crème of WWE, WCW, ECW, WCCW, and more.


A Different Stratosphere

Ricky Steamboat
Ricky Steamboat vs. Brian Pillman
WCW Halloween Havoc October 25, 1992

Evan Bourne
Evan Bourne vs. Zack Ryder
WWE Superstars June 11, 2009

Sky-View with Evan Bourne

Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka vs. Samu
WWF at Madison Square Garden February 20, 1984

New Style

WCW Cruiserweights
Juventud Guerrera, Hector Garza, Lizmark Jr. vs. La Parka, Psychosis, Villano IV
WCW Bash at the Beach July 13, 1997

Shelton Benjamin
Gold Rush Tournament Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Shelton Benjamin
WWE RAW May 2, 2005

Ultimo Dragon
J-Crown Cruiserweight Championship Match
Ultimo Dragon vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.
WCW World War 3 November 24, 1996

Eddie Guerrero
ECW World Television Championship Match
Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko
ECW Hardcore TV July 21, 1995

Special Features:

Ultimo Dragon vs. Psychosis
WCW Uncensored March 16. 1997

Chavo Guerrero vs. Jamie Noble
WWE SmackDown April 18, 2008

Sky-Cam with Jamie Noble

Flight Turbulence


Degree of Difficulty

Chris Jericho
WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chris Jericho vs. Ultimo Dragon
WCW Bash at the Beach July 13, 1997

1-2-3 Kid
1-2-3 Kid vs. Hakushi
WWF SummerSlam August 27, 1995

Sky-View with John Morrison

John Morrison
John Morrison vs. Tyson Kidd
WWE Superstars July 30, 2009

High Flying Duos

Tag Teams
WWF Tag Team Championship – Triangle Ladder Match
Hardy Boyz vs. Dudley Boyz vs. Edge / Christian
WWF WrestleMania 2000 April 2, 2000

Super Crazy
3-Way Dance
Tajiri vs. Super Crazy vs. Little Guido
ECW One Night Stand June 12, 2005

Brian Pillman
Brian Pillman vs. Alex Wright
WCW Great American Bash June 18, 1995

Great Muta
Great Muta vs. Sting
WCW Japan Supershow March 21, 1991

Rob Van Dam
WWF Hardcore Championship Match
Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Van Dam
WWF Sunday Night Heat August 5, 2001

Special Feature:

The Hardy Boyz vs. Kai En Tai
WWF Sunday Night Heat September 27, 1998


Shawn Michaels
WWF Championship Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Vader
WWF SummerSlam August 18, 1996

Flash Funk
ECW World Television Championship Match
2 Cold Scorpio vs. Sabu
ECW CyberSlam February 17, 1996

Sky-View with Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston
Intercontinental Championship Tournament Finals
Kofi Kingston vs. Christian
WWE SmackDown May 14, 2010


WWE Light Heavyweights
WWF Light Heavyweight Championship Match
Taka Michinoku vs. Pantera
WWF In Your House: No Way Out February 15, 1998

WWE Women’s Championship Match
Lita vs. Trish Stratus
RAW December 6, 2004

ECW World Television Championship Match
Sabu vs. Rob Van Dam
ECW Guilty as Charged January 9, 2000

Jeff Hardy
Steel Cage Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga
WWE RAW January 7, 2008

Rey Mysterio
WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero
WCW Halloween Havoc October 26, 1997

Special Feature:

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Juventud Guerrero vs. Billy Kidman
World War 3 November 22, 1998

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Ochocinco to Host RAW Monday night in Cincy

World Wrestling Entertainment announced that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco will guest star on RAW this Monday.

The show is being held in his “home turf” of Cincinnati, Ohio. He will be promoting his VH1 reality show, Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch.

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John Cena’s New Movie Receiving Bad Reviews from Top Critics

Reviews are starting to come out for WWE’s new Legendary movie starring John Cena and things aren’t looking good. Currently on the Rotten Tomatoes website, the movie has a 17% rating with 4 “Fresh” reviews and 19 “Rotten” reviews. Below are some quotes on the movie from top critics:

* Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times: “It’s a feel-good Kleenex™ dispenser of a movie, and there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, but it’s routine Hallmark Hall of Afterschool Special material.”

* Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: “Legendary is so intent on paying heartfelt tribute to dogged young athletes that it neglects basic story needs.”

* Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly: “A well-meaning dud that’ll put you out faster than a sleeper hold.”

* Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: “The script, by actor turned writer John Posey, has structural problems and motivational issues in between the cliches. And Cena, a few movies into his career, is still all presence and no acting.”

* Rex Reed, New York Observer: “Talk about movies that cannot possibly live up to their titles.”


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

WWE developmental Diva Aloisia talks about her WWE status

WWE developmental Diva Aloisia, who was pulled from this season of NXT on SyFy, issued an open letter today to fans on her website regarding her status with WWE. Here’s part of what she wrote:

“When I first received my offer from WWE, they asked me to fill out a “Talent Information Form” providing them with information about myself and my background. One of the questions was, “Have you ever posed nude?”. I answered “No” to this question, because that’s the truth. If they had asked me if I ever posed suggestively, I would of course have answered “Yes”, but there’s a big difference between suggestive and nude. As to the question of whether this was why they took me off the show, that’s something you’d have to ask them. Perhaps it was a factor in their decision, but I honestly don’t know their entire thought process, as they’ve communicated very little to me about this. From what I’ve been reading on various blogs, it seems that they may have had a political motivation to get me off the show, but again, you’d have to ask them.”


WWE Removes Neidhart & Vachon Profiles

In light of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart’s arrest on burglary and drug trafficking charges Sunday, the WWE website has removed profiles featuring the multi-time Tag Team Champion from both its Alumni and Where Are They Now? sections.

The father of WWE Diva Natalya was arrested Sunday afternoon in Tampa, Florida and charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, two counts of trafficking illegal drugs, one count of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, and one count of third degree grand theft for property stolen between $300 and $5,000. He remains behind bars pending $138,500 bail.

Meanwhile, former performer Luna Vachon has been removed from both WWE.com sections as well. Her profiles were deleted last week, days after her passing on August 27.

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Name of Alicia Fox's sister in FCW

Alicia Fox’s sister, Christina Crawford, is now using the name Haley Turner in WWE developmental. With the developmental Divas off working on NXT, Haley is about the only Diva remaining in FCW.


Updated 2010 Night of Champions Card

Below is the updated card for WWE’s Night of Champions pay-per-view, coming out of RAW. Night of Champions will take place September 19th from the Allstate Arena is Rosemont, Illinois. It remains to be seen if John Morrison earned a spot in the Six Pack Challenge after booting Chris Jericho from the match.

Six Pack Challenge for the WWE Title

Edge vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett vs. Sheamus vs. TBA

World Heavyweight Title Match
The Undertaker vs. Kane

WWE Divas and Women's Title Unification Lumberjill Match

Divas Champion Melina vs. Women's Champion Layla (or Michelle McCool)

WWE United States Title Match

Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz

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Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart arrested for stealing pills

A Tampa newspaper reports on the arrest of Jim Neidhart for stealing pills from a neighbor's house.

Professional wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart has been arrested for possession and trafficking in a controlled substance and burglary, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's arrest report.

Neidhart, 55, of Wesley Chapel, was a wrestler and tag team champion with the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s and 1990s. He was a wrestling partner of Bret Hart.

Just before 3 p.m. Sunday, Neidhart was pumping gas at the A.J. Food Market, 9806 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa, when he began yelling and causing a disturbance, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's arrest report said he was seen opening pill bottles located in the trunk of his silver Pontiac Sunfire.

When deputies arrived at the scene, he was agitated and aggressive. He was observed "ingesting multiple pills that he dropped on the ground while inside the trunk of his vehicle," the sheriff's office arrest report states.

He was found in possession of 55.6 grams of Oxycontin and 17.4 grams of methadone. The prescription pills were in three bottles with the name Mary Cutillo written on the bottles, the sheriff's office said.


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