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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More Segments Edited Out Of UK Broadcast Of Raw

As reported a few days back, the segment on Raw were R-Truth light up and smoked a cigarette was edited out of the live Raw broadcast in the UK. During the replay of WWE Raw, the segment where Michael Cole was "Knighted" was also edited out of the show.
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Who Plays Sangriento And Why He Debuted

According to PWInsider.com the new masked Mexican wrestler named Sangriento on Xplosion, who debuted defeating Chris Sabin and Jay Lethal in a three-way in played by The Amazing Red. The new masked star was actually an idea from Spike TV officials. They wanted TNA to introduce a character that would counter-act WWE's Sin Cara.
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Update On Scott Hall- Eric Bischoff Comments

Scott Hall's friend Kevin Nash posted the following on twitter:

spent the night with Scott tonight at the hospital,along with his son,He's lost a lot of weight,but the smile on his face was priceless

Eric Bischoff wrote the following on his facebook

"Just read Kevin Nash's latest update on Scott Hall. I agree with Kevin 100% on the real issues at the core of Scott's problems. God bless Kevin as well as Scott's family and friends. I hope they find a way to reach Scott before its too late. Scott really is a good man underneath all the scar tissue and pain."
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CHIKARA: Complete listings for the just released King of Trios 2011 DVD'

Our friends at Smart Mark Video cranked out our massive event from this past weekend so fans worldwide could get the DVD's immediately! Complete with a brilliant, original triptych depicting the stars of King of Trios 2011 as transforming robots adorning the covers, these DVD's are already the best-selling titles in the history of Smart Mark Video! Below is the complete listing of what these three DVD's contain:

King of Trios 2011: Night 1 (April 15, 2011)
0. Tribute to Larry Sweeney
1. The Osirian Portal (Ophidian/Hieracon/Amasis) vs. Team 3.0le! (El Generico/Scott Parker/Shane Matthews)
2. F.I.S.T. (Icarus/Chuck Taylor/Johnny Gargano) vs. Team Australia (Tama Williams/Percy T./Kabel)
3. Da Soul Touchaz (Willie Richardson/Acid Jaz/Marshe Rockett) vs. Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (Tim Donst/Delirious/Jakob Hammermeier)
4. Amazing Red & The Maximos (Joel & Wil) vs. Mike Quackenbush/Jigsaw/Manami Toyota
5. Team Dragon Gate (Super Shisa/Akira Tozawa/Kagetora) vs. The Spectral Envoy (Hallowicked/Frightmare/UltraMantis Black)
6. Team Osaka Pro (Atsushi Kotoge/Daisuke Harada/Ultimate Spider, Jr.) vs. The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield/Sugar Dunkerton) & Matt Classic
7. Sinn "Kizarny" Bodhi & The Batiri (Obariyon & Kodama) vs. The Colony (Fire Ant/Soldier Ant/Green Ant)
8. Team Michinoku Pro (Great Sasuke/Dick Togo/Jinsei Shinzaki) vs. Team Minnesota (1-2-3 Kid/Arik Cannon/Darin Corbin)

Buy it here: http://www.smartmarkvideo.com/Chikara-DVD-April-15-2011-King-Of-Trios-Night-1-Philadelphia-PA/


King of Trios 2011: Night 2 (April 16, 2011)
1. Archibald Peck vs. Colt Cabana
2. Team Osaka Pro vs. F.I.S.T.
3. Rey de Voladores Match # 1 – Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. Pinkie Sanchez vs. El Generico vs. Marshe Rockett
4. The Osirian Portal vs. Team Dragon Gate
5. Eddie Kingston vs. Arik Cannon
6. Bruderschaft des Kreuzes vs. The Colony
7. Rey de Voladores Match # 2 – Frightmare vs. Obariyon vs. Amazing Red vs. 1-2-3 Kid
8. Great Sasuke/Dick Togo/Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Mike Quackenbush/Jigsaw/Manami Toyota

Own it here: http://www.smartmarkvideo.com/Chikara-DVD-April-16-2011-King-Of-Trios-Night-2-Philadelphia-PA/


King of Trios 2011 (April 17, 2011)
1. The Colony vs. The Osirian Portal
2. Team Michinoku Pro vs. F.I.S.T.
3. Ultimate Spider, Jr. vs. Jigsaw
4. Tag Team Gauntlet match feat. Acid Jaz/Willie Richardson, Arik Cannon/Darin Corbin, The Batiri, The Throwbacks, Sara Del Rey/Daizee Haze, Darkness Crabtree/Matt Classic, Brodie/Grizzly, Atsushi Kotoge/Daisuke Harada, 3.0 and Super Shisa/Kagetora
5. Manami Toyota vs. Madison Eagles
6. Eddie Kingston vs. Akira Tozawa
7. El Generico vs. 1-2-3 Kid
8. The Colony vs. F.I.S.T.

Get it here: http://www.smartmarkvideo.com/Chikara-DVD-April-17-2011-King-Of-Trios-Night-3-Philadelphia-PA/

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*Possible Spoiler* Names Being Talked About For Draft

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE officials have reportedly discussed moving Alberto Del Rio to Raw during next Monday's WWE Draft as he is currently penciled to headline SummerSlam against John Cena. It has also being talked about that Del Rio will move to Smackdown as World Heavyweight Champion, with The Miz, as WWE Champion, heading to SmackDown

Its also being reported that a lot of the midcarders will move shows.
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Jay Lethal Comments On His TNA Release:

Following his TNA release, Jay Lethal tweeted the following:

"While I am sad that my time with TNA has ended, I am looking forward to this next chapter of my career. Oooooh yeahh! Now taking booking."
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Note On NXT Winners

With NXT season five on going, its interesting to look back at past winners and their current status. Wade Barrett, who won Season 1, appears to be the only success story as Kaval,winner of season 2, was released, season three winner Kaitlyn, who is barley on TV, has yet to each in her Diva's title shot and Johnny Curtis has yet to be seen nor cash in his tag team title shot with R-Truth.
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Why Daniel Bryan Missed Raw

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Daniel Bryan suffered a concussion at the April 16th RAW live event in Birmingham, England and was kept off of the RAW tapings in London for precautionary reasons. Following a check up, he was cleared to wrestle Sheamus at the April 19th show in Wales
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