Saturday, April 9, 2011

Radio: Unplugged 4/8/11 Archived

UnPlugged with JJ $exay returned on 4-8-11 on the SNS Radio Network to cover WWE Smackdown on the SyFy network. JJ reviewed the post Mania edition of Smackdown that saw a number 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme rules. Chris Kelly of dropped in to talk the latest news of the week including WWE taking out the wrestling, "The Sensational Sean" (Sequel) to chime on the wrestling talk, but then transitioned into gaming news and movie talk. JJ took a few calls from the SNS Family and even Charles Shane called in to talk ALLSTARS. After the gaming segment JJ read emails and wrapped the show on this jampacked edition of UnPlugged.
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Report: Scott Hall Hospitalized Following Indy Show Appearance

According to TMZ, Scott Hall was hospitalized following an appearance at a wrestling show in Massachusetts on Friday.A rep for Hall told TMZ he is currently in the hospital being treated for cardiac issues. The rep says Hall will be in the hospital for at least three more days while doctors check him ou
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WWE To Tape TV In Mexico For First Time

When WWE returns to Mexico for their house show tour next month, they will be announcing October TV Tapings in Mexico City at Palacio de Los Deportes, has confirmed.
Raw and Smackdown will both be taped during the October tour. The plan is to tape the shows in advance over a weekend, not air Raw live from Mexico City on Monday.

It will be the first broadcasts taped from Mexico, which has been a huge market for WWE, much to the chagrin of established Lucha Libre promotions CMLL and AAA.
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Sting Comments On Jeff Hardy

In an interview with the Daily Star, TNA World Champion Sting said the following in regards to his match with Jeff Hardy at Victory Road:

“I love Jeff Hardy. I don’t want to do anything to harm him. He has personal issues, everyone knows that. “But some things are true and some are not. What is true is that it all came to a head that week and hit really big that night.

“I hated what happened because I wanted to give fans a great match. But I realise it had to happen the way it did.

“And after all was said and done I came to the back and made sure he was OK. “He is OK and he’s been talking to people close to him a lot. Jeff is getting stronger. He’s riding 10 miles a day on his mountain bike to get in condition,
I hear! Good luck to him.
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Update On Scott Hall

Ryan Drew from Top Rope Promotions sent the following to PWInsiders in regards to Scott Hall.

"Unfortunately, Top Rope Promotions does not own the footage, the iPPV company does. And they plan on running the iPPV as planned with Scott Hall segment intact. TRP would like to issue an apology and would urge fans not to order the iPPV, as the Scott Hall footage is disturbing. He needed several people to get him in and out of the ring. And he even fell over in the ring. Please pray for the guy. We wish him the best."
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Verdict In Kurt Angle's Court Case

Yesterday, 4/8, Kurt Angle pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless driving for the incident that occurred on the 3/25 near Thompson, ND where Angle's SUV was found stopped in the median of Interstate 29.

Angle initially claimed that he skidded off the road after he hit an icy patch but state troopers on the scene said that the road was dry that night. Angle later claimed he was distracted when he got a text message. The police said that they smelled alcohol on Angle's breath at the time but since he wasn't actually driving he couldn't be charged with DUI. They did say that Angle failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Grand Forks County jail where his blood-alcohol level was .083 percent. The legal limit to drive in North Dakota is .08 percent.

Under the terms of a plea deal, Angle would have to pay a $475 fine, serve a year of unsupervised probation and undergo a chemical dependency evaluation. He would also receive a suspended sentence of 10 days in jail.

Angle was not in court for the plea deal, which is pending judge's approval.
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Update On WWE's Draft

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

According to backstage sources,the Draft will not take place in April of this year but is expected to be held in June. Earlier this year there was talk of doing away with the Draft altogether.
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Video: Scott Hall Appears Intoxicated At Show

Former WCW and WWE Talent Scott Hall appeared at an independent wrestling show in Lowell, Massachusetts last night and had to be helped to the ring.

Former WWE Scotty 2 Hotty, who was at the event, tweeted the following:

Just witnessed the saddest, most embarrassing thing in my career!!!! How many guys have to die before some guys learn?
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TV Rating For TNA Impact & WWE Superstars 4/7/11

The 4/7 edition of Impact did a 1.15 rating with 1,528,000 viewers.
The 4/7 and final US edition of Superstars did a 0.57 rating and 606,000 viewers.
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