Friday, March 25, 2011

WWE Announces Who Will Sing "America The Beautiful" At WrestleMania

WWE sent the following out:

"Pretty Girl Rock's" Keri Hilson to Perform at WrestleMania XXVII

STAMFORD, Conn., March 25, 2011 – Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum recording artist Keri Hilson will perform “America the Beautiful” kicking-off WrestleMania XXVII live on pay-per-view Sunday, April 3 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Hilson joins a renowned list of legendary artists that includes Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Reba McIntyre, John Legend and Ashanti who have opened the annual pop-culture extravaganza.

The chart topping singer and Decatur, GA. native Keri Hilson is no stranger to the belting out hits as she recently performed her number one song “Pretty Girl Rock” (produced by Ne-Yo) on national television shows such as the Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Show with David Letterman, and Lopez Tonight. Coming off her sophomore album “No Boys Allowed,” Hilson’s garnered choice reviews in the New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Her RIAA Gold Certified debut album “In A Perfect World" spawned number one hits including “Turning Me On” featuring Lil’Wayne and “Knock You Down” featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo. The singer has scored critical acclaim winning awards and nominations from The Grammy’s, The American Music Awards, BET Awards, NAACP Image Awards, MOBO Awards and Soul Train Awards.

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Update On Jeff Hardy Backstage At Victory Road


According to multiple sources within TNA Wrestling, there was no indication that Jeff Hardy was in no condition to perform throughout the day of last week's Victory Road pay-per-view event.

"He was fine all day and then no one could find him," according to a company source.

Shortly before Hardy's match with Sting, production managers James Tilquist (a/k/a Big Tilly) and Bruno Sassi found him in or around his trailer.

"They had to carry him from his trailer to the gorilla position," stated an observer, whose story was deemed true by other employees.

Concern increased over the way Hardy stumbled during his ring entrance. TNA sources believe Eric Bischoff, who was at the "gorilla position," called the audible. He headed to the ring to deliver the altered match plans to Hardy and Sting while also announcing to the audience that it would be a No Disqualification Match.

Following the brief main event match, Sting responded to "bullshit" chants by reportedly saying "I agree." He headed backstage and there were no visible issues with management. Meanwhile, Hardy remained in the ring and played up the "bullshit" chants. He was led back to his trailer after arriving backstage. There were no visible confrontation between Hardy and management after the show.

The decision to not use Hardy for the week's iMPACT! tapings was made the following day. It was speculated backstage that Hardy would not be used again until his legal situation is finalized. Additionally, management has yet to address the situation with the wrestlers.

TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter was backstage at the Monday iMPACT! taping, but was not backstage at Tuesday or Wednesday's shows. She reportedly went on a vacation to Mexico. The feeling amongst some employees was that talk of Hardy was taboo with her on Monday. Some employees were frustrated that she did not address the situation to the locker room.

A number of people within the company strongly feel that Hardy should be fired or at the very least give him the ultimatum that World Wrestling Entertainment officials gave him in 2003 (Hardy declined the request and was fired as a result). Many assume that WWE would cover the cost of Hardy's rehabilitation if he opts for it. WWE has an ongoing offer to cover the expenses of drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs for current and former talent. However, it has not been indicated that TNA made the request as talks between both parties have been kept quiet.
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TV Rating For TNA Impact 3/24/11

Thursday's TNA Impact drew a 1.22 rating, which is down from the 1.27 rating the show drew last week.
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Radio: Unplugged Following WWE Smackdown 3/25/11 At 10:30PM Est

Tune in tonight to starting at 10:30pm Est, 8:30pm Mst as UnPlugged with JJ $exay returns tonight on the SNS Radio Network. On tonights show JJ will review the latest episode of WWE Smackdown on the SyFy Network. Chris Kelly of drops by to discuss the latest news of the week. The Sensational Sean will be stopping by to talk the latest news in gaming and a review of Homefront, as well JJ discusses the release of WWE ALLSTARS hitting retail on Tuesday March 29th. JJ will be taking your calls via the Skype line just add sundaynightshowdown to your buddy's list or simply call 501 588 7957 or send your emails to and join the "Live" chatroom to be an interactive part of the broadcast.
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Report: Kurt Angle Arrested This Morning- Mug Shot Included

The following is from TMZ

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... highway patrol in Grand Forks found Angle sitting in his car in the median separating lanes. We're told Angle told cops he had hit an icy patch in the road. During the conversation, cops say they smelled alcohol on Angle's breath. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested

Since cops didn't see Angle driving, he was arrested and later charged with being in control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated -- which basically means he was allegedly drunk behind the wheel but not actually driving.

Kurt's Mug shot can be seen at this link
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Former WWE Stars Rips The Miz

Former WWE star Snitsky tweeted the following regarding WWE Champion The Miz. "Cracks me up that the wwe has to constantly try to make us think that the miz is a worthy champ! Wonder why they feel the need 2do that?lol"
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Update On Paul Bearer/WWE

According to his Twitter page, Paul Bearer will be at the WWE Fan Axxess and WrestleMania 27 but we keen to stress, we would only be at WrestleMania as an observer.
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Plans For Undertaker Following WrestleMania

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Undertaker will not be working any live events post WrestleMania27
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CZW 3.25.11: All BOTB Brackets! Kasai New UVU Champion

– ‘BEST OF THE BEST X’ comes to The Asylum Arena, 7 W. Ritner
ST in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, April 9 with an 8 pm bell time.
The action will also be available via LIVE Pay-Per-Stream at

Today, we can announce ALL first round matches. All first round
matches for BOTB X are elimination 3-way matches with the winners of
each bracket facing each other.

Bracket A: CZW’s Akuma vs. CZW’s Jon Gresham vs. wXw’s Zack
Sabre, Jr.

Bracket A: CZW’s Adam Cole vs. ROH’s Kyle O'Reilly vs. DragonGate
USA’s Johnny Gargano

Bracket B: CZW’s Sami Callihan vs. IPW’s Jake Crist vs. CZW’s AR

Bracket B: PWG’s Brandon Gaston vs. Evolve’s Chuck Taylor vs.
BJW’s Daisuke Sekimoto

View the promo trailer on CZW’s Official YouTube

During the CZW/BJW Tour

of Japan, “Crazy Monkey” Jun Kasai defeated Yuko Miyamoto to
become the New Ultraviolent Underground champion! Kasai’s first
title defense will be against Gentaro THIS Saturday, March 26.

If successful in his defense, the Dream Deathmatch on April 9 between
Kasai and Danny Havoc will now be for the Ultraviolent Underground

Also, CZW Heavyweight and Tag Titles on line as CZW World Heavyweight
champion “The EGO” Robert Anthony and Philadelphia’s Most
Wanted, BLK JEEZ and Joker team to face CZW Tag Team champions The
Briscoes, along with Devon Moore.

Stay up to date with the latest and get your tickets now at

Visit the “Best of The Best X” Facebook Event Site



Catch the action leading up to ‘Best of The Best X’ with ‘Status
Update: Fantastic’ on DVD and live streaming at


ALSO on THIS DVD: 2008 BJW Death Match featuring Ito vs. MASADA in a
No-Rope Barbed Wire, Cinderblocks, & More with English commentary.
Available now at

– Before ‘Best of the Best X’ on April 9, German’s wXw
returns to The Asylum Arena, 7 W. Ritner ST in Philadelphia with a
2:30 pm bell time. wXw ‘Kreuzzug ZXI’ will also be available via
LIVE Pay-Per-Stream at

* No Ropes, Barbed Wire Match: “Crazy Monkey: Jun Kasai vs. Drake

* International Deam Match: Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Chris Hero

* Brodie Lee and Big van Walter vs. Michael Elgin and Johnny Moss

* Also featuring: Zack Sabre, Jr., Brandon Gatson, Emil Sitoci, Sami
Callihan, and more.

Tickets available NOW at

From NYC or North Jersey and want to see all of April 9’s action?

Click to view arrangements for a bus trip to catch both CZW and wXw



Catch all the latest from CZW’s Japan Tour at CZWrestling



CZW and wXw head to The ACE Arena, 725 Sip ST in Union City, NJ on
Sunday, April 10 starting at 1:30 pm. Next week, we will begin
announcing additional matches to the full event. In the meantime,
for the latest news and tickets for BOTH events.

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King of Trios 2011: 4 first-round matches have been announced

The weekend of April 15, 16 and 17th will see 48 wrestlers converge on the former ECW Arena in South Philadelphia for the monstrous King of Trios 2011! This week, we got our first glimpse into Night 1, as half of the opening-round match-ups have been made public! The other four will be announce on our website next week!
The first four opening-round matches announced:

1) Team Michinoku Pro (Great Sasuke/Dick Togo/Jinsei Shinzaki)
Team Minnesota (1-2-3 Kid/Arik Cannon/Darin Corbin)

2) Team Dragon Gate (Super Shisa/Akira Tozawa/Kagetora)
The Spectral Envoy (Hallowicked/Frightmare/UltraMantis Black)

3) Team Australia (Tama Williams/Percy/Kabel)
F.I.S.T. (Icarus/Chuck Taylor/Johnny Gargano)

4) Sinn "Kizarny" Bodhi & The Batiri (Obariyon/Kodama)
The Colony (Fire Ant/Soldier Ant/Green Ant)

Also competing in the tournament:

-Team Osaka Pro (Atsushi Kotoge/Daisuke Harada/Ultimate Spider, Jr.)
-Manami Toyota/Mike Quackenbush/Jigsaw
-The Osirian Portal (Ophidian/Hieracon/Amasis)
-Da Soul Touchaz (Acid Jaz/Marshe Rockett/Willie Richardson)
-The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield/Sugar Dunkerton) with Matt Classic
-A trio representing the BDK captained by Tim Donst
-TNA star Amazing Red with the Maximos!
-Team 3.0le! (El Generico, Scott "Jagged" Parker/Shane Matthews)

Season 10 is here:

King of Trios 2011
4.15 - 4.16 - 4.17 - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Live @ The former ECW Arena
7 W. Ritner St.
in Philadelphia, PA!
The action starts @ 7:30 pm on Friday, April 15th!

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