Sunday, April 3, 2011

Radio:WrestleMania 27 coverage tonight On The SNS Network

Tune in tonight to starting at 7pm EST, 5pm MST as Sunday Night Showdown returns to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network to cover "The Biggest Show of the Year" WrestleMania 27 with the cast of usual suspects "One Step Closer to Dashing" Internet Dave , Mark "The Shark" DiCarlo, Harmony "Boom Boom" Sexay, and "Mr. Money on the Mic" JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay.
Also tenatively scheduled to join tonights broadcast will be the host of WNL "The Outlaw of the IWC" The TreyDawg as the SNS Crew break down all the action on PPV from the Georgia Dome, as well cover the latest news and views in pro wrestling. Tonights Scheduled card for WrestleMania is:

WWE Championship Match:
The Miz (c) vs. John Cena

No Holds Barred Match:
The Undertaker vs. Triple H

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Edge with Christian (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio with Brodus Clay

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk. All of Nexus has been banned from ring side.

John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler and LayCool in a 6 person tag team match.

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes

John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler and LayCool with Vickie in a 6 person tag team match.

Michael Cole with Jack Swagger vs. Jerry Lawler and "Stone Cold Steve Austin" will be the special guest referee for the match.

The Corre vs. Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella and Kofi Kingston in an 8 man tag team match.

U.S. Title Match:
Sheamus (c) vs. Daniel Bryan

The Rock is Hosting the Event
So join the SNS crew for all the latest updates from WrestleMania 27 and be an interactive part of the broadcast by joining the "Live" chatroom and JJ will be opening the phone lines sponsored by just add sundaynightshowdown to your buddy's list or simply call 501 588 7957 or send your emails to
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WWE Confirms New Wrestler Added To WrestleMania Match

WWE sent out the following tweet:


Breaking #WM27 news! After The Corre's attack on Kozlov at WM Axxess, @TrueKofi has been added to the eight-man tag!

This now means the match is Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett vs. Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella and Kofi Kingston.
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Video:Vince McMahon Gives Shawn Michaels Hall Of Fame Ring

The following video shows Vince McMahon giving Shawn Michaels his Hall Of Fame ring:

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Video: Kliq Reunion At WWE Hall Of Fame

The following video is from a fan as Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman and Triple H had a Kliq reunion:

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Superstar Comments On Lay-Cool's Induction Speech

According to live reports, Lay-Cools(Michelle McCool and Layla) were booed at they inducted Sunny into the Hall Of Fame as their speech was said to be terrible. John Morrison tweeted the following:

"Lay-Cool's induction speech at Hall of Fame = the Situation at the Trump roast."
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Ric Flair Attending WrestleMania 27

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, TNA talent Ric Flair will be in attendance for WWE WrestleMania 27. As reported last night, he was at the Hall of fame but was not shown or on camera or mentioned by name.
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CM Punk Comments On Scott Hall Missing WWE Hall Of Fame

CM Punk tweeted the following regarding Scott Hall:"Is it true that Scott Hall didn't attend the HOF due to it being a situation that threatened his sobriety? If so this needs to be commended."

Scott Hall said the following in an interview on Wrestling News Live a few weeks back:

“ I want to announce right now that I wanted to be in Atlanta to see Shawn (Michaels) get inducted into the hall of fame but I had to change my mind because I’m not strong enough to be in that situation right now. All I wanted to be was around all my old buddies in Atlanta where we were over like rover with the NWO stuff, such a fun city… but being with the boys is such a heavy trigger for me to party like that. I’m not ready for that atmosphere, I’m just going to sit at home and watch it on Pay Per View”.
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WrestleMania 27 Card And Radio Coverage Tonight

Guest Host: The Rock

WWE Title Match
John Cena vs. The Miz

No Holds Barred Match
Triple H vs. The Undertaker

World Heavyweight Title Match
Alberto Del Rio with Brodus Clay vs. Edge with Christian

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk

John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler, Layla and Michelle McCool

Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett vs. Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella and Kofi Kingston

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes

Special Referee: Steve Austin
Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole with Jack Swagger

WWE United States Title Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus

Remember to join us tonight over on for live radio coverage on WrestleMania 27
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Video: Kliq Reunion posted the following video of the Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, Triple H and Sean Walton reunion.

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Report From WWE's Hall Of Fame

The WWE talents began arriving. Sharmell is with Booker T. Linda and Stephanie McMahon are here. Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat arrived together. Wendi Richter arrived. There are tons of Woos for Flair, who received the biggest reaction up to that point for his arrival.
John Cena was loudly booed when he arrived.

JBL and Lex Luger are here. Bob Orton is with Randy Orton. DDP is here as well.

Todd Grisham reminded everyone to be respectful of those honored tonight. WWE had lots of signage to that effect all over the venue.

They played a trailer for the new WWE videogame as they are the sponsors of the Hall this year.

Drew Carey was booed when his name was shown on the opening video.

Jerry Lawler is the host again. He welcomed everyone to the evening saying it's his favorite of the year. He asked everyone to show their appreciation for the current stars.

Lawler talked about patriotism in wrestling and they played a video for Hacksaw Duggan.

After the video, Ted DiBiase was introduced. He said that a year ago he was honored to be inducted but is even more honored to induct a good friend he has known for many years. DiBiase teased he was going to drop money down like he did last year but then said, "how does it feel to want?"

DiBiase talked about the passion that Duggan had not just in WWE but in all sports, discussing his sports career in High School, College and the Atlanta Falcons. He said the first time he met Duggan, it was 1981 for Georgia while teaming with Tommy Rich. He said after tying up with Duggan he tagged out to Rich and said he's all yours. Duggan was all go go go.

DiBiase tells a story about Duggan busting his head open on a bolt in the ring. Duggan was pacing angry after and had bandages that slipped up so he looked like a Conehead and when he saw himself he laughed and then went out to work a battle royal the same night.

DiBiase told the story of working the Tuxedo match against Duggan in Mid South and then spoke proudly of Duggan beating kidney cancer.

Duggan brought the 2x4 with him and is wearing a tie. Duggan said it's been thirty years since he became a wrestler and he couldn't imagine that a chance meeting with Fritz Von Erich opened the door for wrestling. He said Fritz opened the door to the strange and wonderful world of wrestling.

He talked of working as Big Jim Duggan and talked of Arnold Skaaland telling him to come up with something better. He went to Hawaii and worked as the Convict under a mask. He moved onto Georgia Championship Wrestling where he met DiBiase and Terry Gordy, who he called a wonderful friend.

He talked about having a run as Wildman Duggan before becoming Hacksaw Duggan for Joe Blanchard. He said that his mentor Bruiser Brody advised him to carry something he can use to the ring and that's where the board came from.

Duggan said his first big break was for Bill Watts and told of the angle where Ted DiBiase joined forces with Skandar Akbar, which allowed Duggan to defend America.

He said his biggest accomplishment was main- eventing the Garden against Andre the Giant. He said working for WWF changed his life in ways he can't even explain. He talked about moving to WCW and how Atlanta was important to his career and now he's being inducted here.

Duggan said he's wrestled in every state and dozens of countries and talked about the power of wrestling. He said he had the chance to travel the world and even wrestle with the children of his friends. He said he was never in a group or a clique but he always had the flag and his 2x4.

Duggan thanked his sister and his parents. He asked his daughters to rise and thanked them. He spoke lovingly of his wife and all her support through the years. Duggan thanked all the forces around the world for fighting for us and closed out with a big Hooo.

Lawler introduced a video on Bob Armstrong.

Introducing Armstrong are Brian, Scott and Brad Armstrong. No Steve. They came out to the Road Dogg music and he did a Road Dogg style promo and then said he was going to break character and shoot.

He thanked the fans for their support of the family and thanked WWE for all they did for the family. He said 50 years ago his father became engaged to their mother and pro wrestling both and they both still love him as well.

Brian said that watching that video he realizes he stole everything from his father. He said he's never been prouder of his dad than he is right now. He did a Road Dogg ring introduction for his father.

Bob came out and acted like he was asleep then joked a few times before starting. He thanked everyone in WWE for the honor. He said his other son couldn't be here but he'd see him soon. He joked that his wife raised five boys including him. He joked she has the best wristlock in the world and would apply it on the boys when they got too rough imitating their dad. He thanked her for never giving up on him.

He said that he remembers seeing his first match like it was yesterday, in 1942. He saw Gorgeous George, who was a master showman, and when he came to Marietta he sold the house out by going to a ladies beauty parlor. He said Marietta set a record that night that was never broken.

Bob begged his father to take him. He was six years old at the time and when he saw George it was like watching an angel floating across the ring. When George through a bobby pin into the crowd it was the biggest fight he ever saw. An elderly woman got it and was helped in the ring with blood on her face and a smile on her face.

Bob said he wanted to be a pro wrestler and became one. He did it while he worked as a firefighter and one day had to decide between the two. Tonight he knows he made the right decision.

He thanked everyone from the bottom of his heart and wished them goodnight.

Lawler said that he didn't think anyone was a bigger fan of the Divas than him and they played a video for Sunny.

All of the Divas came out to induct Sunny. LayCool said everyone came to see them. Michelle said she is speechless and Layla joked that was the first time. They said tonight wasn't about them but someone who made it possible for them to be an us.

They said the term WWE Diva would not exist without her, she was groundbreaking and was ahead of social media by being one of the most downloaded women ever. They said she was the original Diva and now the Hall was flawless.

Sunny came out and pointed out the Divas, saying look at what she started. She said that she's still been in shock at this. She said everyone knows her life was a roller coaster and now her life has come full circle.

She talked of being a huge fan of the business and meeting wrestlers as a child. She said that she never intended to get in the business and was just the girlfriend of a really underrated wrestle, Chris Candido. There was a huge pop for Candido.

She told the story of being recruited into SMW by Jim Cornette when she wanted to go into medical school. Two years later, WWE offered her a tryout and she flew to Stamford on her birthday. She said she had no idea how to be an announcer and had a horrendous audition. She put WWE out of her mind forever but they asked her to start several weeks later.

She began working as Tamara Lynn Murphy and six months later Sunny was born. She said she had the chance to show what a woman had to offer. She said it was all thrown at her and she did it all from refereeing, announcing, managing and doing the first on- location bikini video.

She said there was a debate on who was the first Diva and tonight they can put that debate to rest.

Tammy thanked her parents and her boyfriend, saying he got her back in Sunny shape. She thanked the makeup artists for making her look so great and thanked WWE for always inviting her back.

She talked of Terry Funk giving her advice to give the same show no matter how large the crowd is. She noted she was the youngest inductee and said you never know if she might be able to come back for another run since what Sunny wants Sunny gets.

Lawler introduced Terry Funk. The Funker said it was time to get down to the real deal. He was here to induct someone into the Hall of Fame. He said Abby is an ugly guy but was the toughest guy. He said that he and Dory had a love hate relationship with him. He said they hated to wrestle him but loved the money. He said Abby filled asses every 18 inches without speaking one word on the mic.

Funk did a Dusty impression as he told a story about facing Abby in Japan. Terry tried to tell the referee Joe Higuchi that there was an object in his pants and the ref said we all have objects in our pants.

Abby pulled out a fork and forked him in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo and everywhere else all the way to Texas. He said Abby made brutality beautiful and made Terry so much money he would marry him if he could.

Abby came out and pulled out a fork, teasing he would use it. Abby said that at 3 a.m. he received a phone call from Johnny Ace and was told he wanted to put Abby in the Hall of Fame. He punched himself in the face and asked who it was again. Abby got emotional and said he wishes his parents were here but they are gone. He said his 90 year- old aunt and his friends and family are here. He got the fans to chant his name.

Abby said he was really happy to be here but wishes Ace was here so he could fork him. He said he's been around a long time because the man upstairs takes care of him. He thanked everyone.

They aired an awesome video on the Road Warriors and Lawler introduced Dusty Rhodes.

Dusty said it was a powerful night and when you talk about power, you talk about the Warriors. He said the Class this year set the t