Friday, April 22, 2011

Radio: Unplugged Following WWE Smackdown 4/22/11

Tune in tonight to www.sundaynightshowdown.com starting at 10:30pm EST, 8:30pm MST as UnPlugged returns to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network with Special Guest Host Mark "The Shark" DiCarlo. On tonights show The Shark will review the 4-22-11 of WWE's Smackdown on the SyFy Network and will be joined by Chris Kelly of Headlocks2Headlines.com to talk the latest news of the week as well as the latest rumours of WWE talent moving around in the Draft this year.In the second hour The Shark will be joined by "The Sensational Sequel" (Sean) to talk gaming and movies. The phone lines will be open tonight just add sundaynightshowdown to your buddy's list or simply call 501 588 7957 to join the show or send your emails to unpluggedjj@yahoo.ca and join the "Live" chatroom to be an interactive part of the show.
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Dixie Carter Set To Leave TNA Following Lawsuits

Credit:thesportscourier.com

According to multiple employees within Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling, as well as former office employees, TNA President Dixie Carter may have been forced to step down, following the growing number of lawsuits filed against the company.

Our sources confirm S. Bruce of Cageside Seats' report that there are suits pending against TNA, including former "Knockout" women's wrestler Daffney suing for lack of medical coverage; as well as numerous employees reporting the promotion's shady practices to the Better Business Bureau.

The Sports Courier is being told that Carter's mother may be overseeing the company at the moment, while her daughter "lays low" from all of the controversy. If you are wondering why she has not been active in social networking as of late, this is probably why.

The "straw that broke the camel's back" for Carter's reign as president may have been a sexual harassment lawsuit recently filed against TNA, which has been confirmed by multiple sources.

As for Carter's permanent replacement, many names have been thrown around, but one employee very close to the situation tells us that former World Championship Wrestling figurehead Eric Bischoff taking over as TNA President is a very realistic possibility.

Bischoff previously served as WCW President in the mid to late-1990s, in what was a rather successful run, before over-sized contracts, politics, stagnant storylines, and the rise of the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) caught up to him. He later served as the on-air General Manager of WWE's RAW brand, before taking a brief hiatus to work on outside projects.

He is currently an on-air talent for TNA, but is said to have a powerful presence behind-the-scenes.

Keep in mind, Carter could always return to her position as TNA President, when as one source says, "everything clears up." Unfortunately for her and TNA, that does not look to be happening anytime soon. This is further proof that bad business and more so, shady business, will eventually catch up to a company--especially when that company is the number two promotion in professional wrestling.

More on this story as it develops.
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Ric Flair Undergoes Rotator Cuff Surgery

According to PWInsider.com, Ric Flair underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair a torn rotator cuff that's been bothering him for a while. Flair put the surgery off until after TNA's Lockdown pay-per-view so they could finish the storylines.
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