Friday, June 17, 2011

Transcript Of Chyna Comments On Her TNA Debut, Eric Bischoff's Comments, Her New Porn Film And More On Wrestling News Live 6/17/11

Former WWE Intercontinental & Womens champion "The Ninth wonder of the World" and Vivid Video Vixen Joanie "Chyna" Laurer was a guest on Wrestling News Live’s Fall Out show (found at http://wrestlingnewslive.tk/) and below are some of the highlights:



Why She Choose to work with Vivid Video:


Vivid is hot you know,I didn’t know anything about porn but even then I would see the calendars in the book stores and they had the billboards and the girls were plastered all over the place over Sun Set billard in front of the clubs and they (the females on the billboards) looked gorgeous


How well she has been treated since joining Vivid Video:


Beyond my expectations, I am totally psyched and I’ll tell you why; I haven’t felt like this since I was on top of my wrestling days right before my departure as I had just done my book and I did playboy and it was a total high of my life, I loved every day, and I woke up every to do all that (it) was tremendous. I kinda have the carpet pulled out from underneath me and Its’s been a long while and the problem died and I guessed I might as well be as real as I can get and I’ve gone through a lot of obstetrical and when this came up, I’d won my name back in 2007 after fighting for it for seven years and I hadn’t do anything super big with it since I got my name back you know? I had been doing little movies here and there and a copy of reality shows but this, when this opportunity came up, I was like “Yeah”, I didn’t have to think twice about it. I was insecure for about two minutes and then I thought “ Why on earth would you not do this?”. Everything I have done in my career, I have jumped in with both feet and I’ve taken chances and risks and something things have worked out, something thing’s haven’t but I have never been afraid of judgement.



How her TNA debut came about:



It was a surprise to me as it was to you(the internet fans) because basically I got a call from Vince Russo out of the blue and I was expecting it to be an Australian beer company and then it was Vince Russo and kinda basically overnight I was on an aeroplane….. So I get this call from Vince Russo and I clearly wasn’t expecting that you know because basically since the time I left from WWE, I never physically spoke to anybody expect from legally… so when this phone call came I was like, “Woah” but things have been going really well for me over the past year and the last couple of years I have really moved on and I’m really healthy physically and I get this call and I was really happy to hear from Vince (Russo) and he said he was thinking about me and the angle(Jeff Jarrett vs Kurt Angle) and would I be interested and I said “well of course” and I think he was shocked because we were friends and I really enjoyed working with him in WWF and he was like “I didn’t know how you were going to respond/react” and I was like “Its not the people within the business I’ve had problems with, we all know the problems and the reasons why” and I was happy to hear from someone and wondered why it took so long for someone to call me. When I went there, I was really psyched to see everybody and I don’t think anybody expected me to go and be that willing to jump back in so it was kinda a quick process for everybody.



Chyna’s thoughts on her one appearance stay in TNA:



I really didn’t know what was going to happen, I basically went to go to talk to them and I didn’t expect to be on TV that night but you know, the Pay Per View was right around the corner so I know that was the angle they wanted to do so I really don’t know what was going on behind the scenes. I knew Vince Russo and Bruce Prichard were really in my corner like wanting to make things happen so I don’t know, maybe it never surfaced as I never heard back after that but I consider it open basically.



Chyna’s thoughts on Eric Bischoff’s recent “Deer in the headlight” comments

My friend keeps me in hopline so I’ve sort being listening to what people have been saying and when I saw his(Eric’s) comments I didn’t know how to react to it because I never expected it because it was so out of left field as I had just gone to TNA, things went great and as far as I’m concerned I’ve never had beef with Eric, I’ve never even worked with him, he was very nice to me when I was there and I don’t have a problem with anybody and it was great so I just don’t know where it came from, it was strange. Maybe I looked like a deer in the headlights because I didn’t have the right lashes on? Or something, I don’t know.



Chyna on keeping the porn film a secret:



I didn’t hear from anyone before anybody knew about the movie because I had been keeping it a secret since I did the movie last November and that’s one of the reasons I looked so well and why I feel so well and its not my obligation to go around telling people everything I’m doing and its not a secret either so after the fact I haven’t talked to anybody in a while, its almost like he came up with a reason because of the movie, who knows?



Chyna on her “TNA missing the boat” with her comment:



I didn’t mean it in a negative way, I think they are missing the boat because I think we can have a lot of fun and I could do a lot of stuff and it didn’t make sense to me to go do one thing then kinda have it lingering out there….. I mean when I did playboy, it was like the biggest issue ever because your combining the two so you have wrestling, boobs beer and popcorn *laughs*.

Chyan’s thoughts on working the late Eddie Guerrero



Yeah it was really fun, I love the soap opera aspect so for me it was the first time we got to do vignettes and the chemistry was there and it was funny and he really taught me a lot in the ring because when we worked together is was magic. I remember Eddie taught me how to press (slam) people and the first time I pressed him, I got him up and I was trying so hard and he jumped so hard as we were practicing in the middle of the ring and I actually threw him out of the ring and he landed on the floor!. He was awesome



Chyna on WWE’s Hall Of Fame



Well you know what? As far as relationships goes, I’m way over that you know, it was a typical break up in the sense of losing someone you love and the deceit and cheating yes but that happens to all of us. What was the real heart breaker for me was that I really knew in my heart it would blow over in a year or two or when we were able to pass the relationship stage that everybody goes through in a break up but because of the way business was done, I didn’t know that it would be a decade later and nobody has spoken to me I mean come on, I’m over the relationship part, it was just bad business on their part if you ask me.



Chyna’s future in the porn industry



I’m hoping that’s coming my way, there is definitely talk of more and you know, I just think in a short amount of time you see how your working together and I would love to do more work with Vivid, they have treated me exceptionally, its quite glamorous I have to say, it really has been, it felt great and they treated me beyond fair and I need that, I’m on board for sure so you know, we will keep you posted, I don’t know what’s gonna happen but its looking good.



Chyna on if she would return to WWE or TNA if they offered her a contract



Absolutely; Based upon the deal. I’ve come real far at this point in my life and I know what I want and I know what I deserve so you know, if everything was good for this point if my life, yeah of course….. I think I’m pretty reasonable; I have done a lot of things throughout my career and worked hard for my name and know my work ethic so you know I don’t know, like loreal, I guess I’m worth it but you know, you never know what’s gonna happen tomorrow.


The interview can be heard in its entirety at http://www.archive.org/download/WnlHangoverWithJoanieChynaLaurer6-18-11/WnlHangoverWithJoanieChynaLaurer.mp3
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Audio:Debut Edition of The Wrestling News Live Hangover W/Joanie "Chyna" Laurer Archived

The WNL Hangover returned to the SNS Radio Network with hosts "The Outlaw of the IWC" The TreyDawg and "Mr. Money on the Mic" JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay. In this debut edition of the Hangover JJ & Trey spotlight former WWE Intercontinental and Womens champion "The Ninth Wonder of the World" and Vivid Video's newest Vixen Joanie "Chyna" Laurer. Chyna talked candidly in this near 1 hour interview on topics including making the leap into Adult movies, Her recent dealings with TNA Wrestling, Eric Bischoffs comments toward her, working with the men in the WWF and the reactions from the Wrestlers, Being the only women to win the IC title and being the first woman in the Royal Rumble, working with Eddie and being Mamacita, Being a part of DX, Funny Surreal Life moments and keeping in touch with castmates, making Backdoor to Chyna, what the future holds for Chyna both personally and professionally.If you are a fan of Chyna this interview is for you ...if your a Hater, give it a listen Chyna just might change your mind and make you a believer in the debut edition of the WNL Hangover exclusively on the SNS Radio Network at www.sundaynightshowdown.com.

http://www.archive.org/download/WnlHangoverWithJoanieChynaLaurer6-18-11/WnlHangoverWithJoanieChynaLaurer.mp3
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WWE Vintage Collection Summary: 6/17/2011‏

The June 17th, 2011 edition of WWE Vintage Collection featured these matches:

* The Great Muta vs. Scott Hall from WCW Worldwide on August 8th, 1989
* Billy Kidman vs. Psychosis from WCW Nitro on October 5th, 1998
* Marty Jannetty & The 1-2-3 Kid vs. The Headshrinkers from the WWF TV taping on January 11th, 1994
* Dean Malenko vs. Chavo Guerrero from WCW Nitro on July 22nd, 1996

Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com & http://facebook.com/prowrestlingevents for info about wrestling shows worldwide.
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DVD Review: The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro (Part 3)

NOTICE: These review went exceptionally long, I decided to post this in parts with each part focusing on a particular disc. The first two parts will be posted along with this one.


Disc 3


WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Kevin Nash vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan
January 4, 1999

The Fingerpoke of Doom. Where to begin when it comes to this particular moment? Some say that this was what cause Nitro to start losing the ratings war and in association, WCW’s demise. Can’t say that it was the direct cause but it was one of the main reasons.

Somewhat relation to this moment, on the same night, WCW tried to take a jab against WWE by revealing that Mick Foley was going to win the WWE championship. The result was the complete opposite as many viewers switched over to watch RAW.


Goldberg Spears The Hitman
March 29, 1999

Bret Hart’s career in WCW could be said to be less than favorable that many wanted. Still there were some shinning moments and this was one of them. Hart hope that this would start up a feud with Goldberg and it did hope promise, it wasn’t until near the end of the year for it actually to happen.


WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sting vs. Diamond Dallas Page
April 26, 1999

Terrific match that perhaps has been forgotten over time. Without a shadow of a doubt I say that this was perhaps in the top five of matches in this set. Went for perhaps over twenty minutes and never felt bored during that time. Was even said by DDP that this was one of his best matches and has been getting praise for what was done.


Eddie Guerrero vs. Juventud Guerrera
June 21, 1999

Glad that another Eddie match was included. It was his first match after the audio accident he had at the start of the year and looked like he hardly lost a step. Nice match between two cruiserweights.


Hulk Hogan & Goldberg & Sting vs. Kevin Nash & Sid Vicious & Rick Steiner
August 9, 1999

Hogan’s return to the red and yellow. The crowd popped for it and for everything that he did during the match and with everything that was being done by the faces. Decent tag match that had high moments on occasion.


Billy Kidman vs. Diamond Dallas Page
August 16, 1999

The cause for the match to happen came out of nowhere and seemed to give a reason for a match. Was okay but it didn’t seem to have a real purpose to be on this DVD set.


WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Bret "Hitman" Hart vs. Goldberg
December 20, 1999

Following the WCW’s attempt to do their version of the Montreal Screwjob at Starrcade, this rematch was done for the vacant world title. Didn’t compare to their previous match and was mostly done to set up for the revitalization of the NWO. Something of which that did little to not help WCW.


WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Kevin Nash vs. Sid Vicious
January 24, 2000

Following a match that was for the vacant world heavyweight title, we are given another one. Reason for it was that previous champion Chris Benoit had left WCW to go to WWE. Traditional big man match that the two have had in the past but was somewhat short.


The Bischoff & Russo Era Begins
April 10, 2000

As DDP mentioned prior to this segment, this was WCW, and particularly Bischoff, last ditch effort to revitalize the company. What came because of this did have some impact but soon fizzled out for a variety of reasons.


Steel Cage Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett vs. Diamond Dallas Page
April 24, 2000

This match was somewhat of a mixture of a cage match with a street fight that occurred to the actually contest. Basic cage match that was okay but nothing all that remarkable.


Tag Team Ladder Match
3 Count vs. Jung Dragons
July 18, 2000

A mostly forgettable ladder match that had only a few things that was interesting. Seeing Tank Abbott being paired up with 3 Count was funny but did little for the actual match. If you truly want to see a great ladder match between these two watch the one they had at the New Blood Rising pay-per-view.


WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Booker T. vs. Lance Storm
August 7, 2000

Took place during the time that Storm was holding three titles at once and was getting major heat with his pro Canada angle. Nice match up between the two and showed that Booker was doing a good job as being champion.


Triple Cage War Games Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
September 4, 2000

The war games match was one of the things that many WCW fans think of when looking back at what they enjoyed. Sadly the last one to be done was this that felt somewhat like a clusterfuck. Everything that was going on was scattered about that made it difficult to know everything that was happening. Having it happen in the triple stack cage was a nice twist but overall it was a confusing match.


Vince McMahon Buys WCW
March 26, 2001

Shocking end to a company. I knew about the purchase early but watching Vince McMahon appear on Nitro and announce it only strike it home.


Sting vs. Ric Flair
March 26, 2001

Guess since the set had Nitro’s first ever match it feels right to have the last one. These two have had many matches against each other and are usually classics but sadly this one paled in comparison to them. Despite that, it was entertaining and worth watching. Felt fitting that after six years, the last match on Nitro is one that occurred on its first ever episode.


Final Verdict
For basically six years WCW Monday Nitro was a key factor in wrestling. Not only during its time but for what was wrestling to come. With three discs that goes practically three hours each we got tons of moments that were highlighted but there was no way that everything could be touched upon. I think that we can agree with what Page said at the end that a volume two isn’t so far off of an idea.

If you were a fan of WCW, Nitro in wrestling in general then I say get this DVD set. There might be some things that you may not prefer but the positives greatly outweigh the negatives.
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DVD Review: The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro (Part 2)

NOTICE: These review went exceptionally long, I decided to post this in parts with each part focusing on a particular disc. Parts 1 and 3 will be released along with this one.


Disc 2


Diamond Dallas Page vs. Mark Starr
January 13, 1997

Match itself was nothing more than a squash. It’s what happens afterward that matters as it lead to the face turn of DDP and the start on his road of become one of the key players in the company.


Harvey Schiller suspends Eric Bischoff
March 3, 1997

Short segment. Showed how over as a heel Bischoff was as the crowd popped huge when he got suspended.


Sting attacks the nWo
March 17, 1997

Merely a segment of the NWO attacking WCW before Sting came to the rescue. Was a way to keep Sting over without him actually wrestling.


WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Syxx vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.
April 21, 1997

A match up I wished WCW would’ve done more of. They worked well with one another and while the ending was another case of outside interference, it fitted for what was happening.


WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Hollywood Hulk Hogan vs. Lex Luger
August 4, 1997

Nice match that although a bit short. Luger was over but in retrospect, he was merely filling in until they had Sting actually wrestle and be the key player against the NWO.


nWo mocks the Four Horsemen
September 1, 1997

There are very few wrestling skits/segments that I have distain for and this would be one of them. Didn’t need to happen and apparently I’m in the majority who felt that it was uncalled for as even DDP seemed to dislike talking about it before it was shown.


Diamond Dallas Page vs. Buff Bagwell
September 29, 1997

Don’t really understand why this was included on this set. Didn’t do anything more than perhaps reestablish the issues between DDP and NWO. Felt like it was just there.


Sting Saves DDP from the nWo
October 27, 1997

Another one of Sting’s rescues but it’s what happened at the end of the segment that really stood out.


Sting vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage
February 2, 1998

Glad to see another match added to the set. Unfortunately the match itself isn’t that great with a few exceptions.


Jericho's 1004 Holds
March 30, 1998

Nice promo to help further the Chris Jericho vs. Dean Malenko feud that was going on.


WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
Hollywood Hulk Hogan vs. Goldberg
July 6, 1998

Big time match and the crowd was really into it. Good match for what it was but I believe that WCW dropped the ball by having it on free TV instead of having it on pay-per-view.


WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
Kevin Nash & Sting vs. Scott Hall & The Giant
July 20, 1998

Interesting tag match that had Nash and Hall on opposite sides. For two teams that essentially they mixed in nicely. The involvement of Bret Hart near the end could’ve been done without but guess they needed to do something to make sure that the NWO black & white didn’t get a clean win.


Non-Title Match
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Chris Jericho
August 3, 1998

Before their great series of matches in WWE, Mysterio and Jericho would have their own share of good matches in WCW. Enjoyed how the two worked each other as while they occasionally use high flying moves, they also did actual wrestling. It showed that they knew how to mix things up while working each other.


WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Juventud Guerrera vs. Billy Kidman
September 14, 1998

With the end to Raven’s group The Flock ended, Kidman had to show what he could do on his own. From how this match turned out it did a good job in showing that he was a player. Crowd was really into Kidman as they popped big time for him winning.


Ric Flair Returns to the Four Horsemen
September 14, 1998

This was a great moment in Nitro and WCW history. There was real life backstage issues concerning Flair and those of WCW, particularly Eric Bischoff which resulted in the Nature Boy being absent for months. Was said by Flair if he was in arm’s reach of Bischoff he might’ve wringed his neck.

Another good thing was that the WWE didn’t try to particularly omit Chris Benoit from the segment. I know what he did at the end of his life is inexcusable but there was no way that you could’ve removed him and his involvement.


WCW United States Championship Match
Bret "Hitman" Hart vs. Diamond Dallas Page
October 26, 1998

Another pair that worked well with each other but had few matches with one another. Back and forth action that didn’t feel like it was dragging at any point. Ending came out of nowhere but it wasn’t a disappointment. This was perhaps one of the better matches Bret had in his rollercoaster career in WCW.


Ric Flair vs. Eric Bischoff
December 28, 1998

Essentially a squash match but an entertaining squash match. Multiple people got involved that was a bit annoying but wasn’t too over the top. This led to the Flair controlled WCW, which is a whole other story.
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TV Rating For TNA Impact Wrestling 6/16/11

Credit:PWInsider.com

The 6/16 edition of Impact did a 1.25 rating with 1,766,000 viewers.
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DVD Review: The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro (Part 1)

DVD Review:
The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro (Part I)


In the history of wrestling, there are times that fans and other wrestlers will remember years after it has come and past. One such moment was the Monday Night Wars as WCW Monday Nitro ran against WWE’s mainstay show, RAW from September 4, 1995 to March 26, 2001. When Nitro debuted it set into motion in causing wrestling to step it up for what it had been in the past few years.

Glad to see that WWE decided to do a DVD released that focused on some of the most memorable moments in that show’s history. To top it off, they had one of WCW’s top stars that happened during that time in Diamond Dallas Page adding his input and thoughts about particular segments/matches and how the company was progressing during the time. Each disc focuses on two years a piece, during the show’s run.

NOTICE: These review went exceptionally long, I decided to post this in parts with each part focusing on a particular disc.


Disc 1


Flyin' Brian Pillman vs. Jushin Thunder Liger
September 4, 1995

What better way to start the set then with the first ever match on Nitro. It was also one of the last matches Pillman would have before he began his infamous “Loose Cannon” gimmick. There have been better matches between these two but it served its purpose by starting the long run of Nitro.


Hulk Hogan vs. Big Bubba Rogers
September 4, 1995

Following the very first match we get the first main event. Match itself was decent enough but doesn’t compare to any of the matches that they would have when Rogers was under his Big Boss Man role. Perhaps the big story is what happens after the match with the confrontation between Hogan and the recently WWE defection, Lex Luger.


"Macho Man" Randy Savage & Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson
January 8, 1996

Great match between four men who helped to elevate WCW. While it might’ve been somewhat of a one off match, it was still entertaining to watch. This is a good example of showing that WCW were having good matches prior to the NOW started.


WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
Sting & Lex Luger vs. Road Warriors
February 5, 1996

Here was another great tag match. While there’s no doubt that the Road Warriors are one of the greatest tag teams in history, Sting & Lex Luger weren’t bad in their own right. Ending wasn’t the best but suited for what was going on at the time.


Parking Lot Brawl
Lord Steven Regal vs. Belfast Bruiser
April 29, 1996

When the listening for this DVD set was announced I was glad that this was on it. I wasn’t able to see the match when it actually happened but heard that it was worth checking out. After finally seeing it I can say I agree. One of the first real hardcore type matches to happen before it got real popular. Violent and hard hitting.


Eddie Guerrero vs. Ric Flair
May 20, 1996

Simply put, this was a terrific match. Guerrero was less than a year in WCW and showed why he deserved to be there by having an entertaining match with Ric Flair. This was perhaps one of, if not best, match these two had with each other.


Scott Hall Nitro Debut and Kevin Nash Nitro Debut
May 27, 1996 and June 10, 1996

These two debuts are actually separate but I decided to pair them together since they are one ongoing situation. The start of NWO and the rise in popularity of WCW began with the start of the NWO. While Hulk Hogan’s shocking association was a big thing, Hall and Nash defections from WWE were the things to start it everything off.


WCW World Tag Team Championship Triangle Match
Sting & Lex Luger vs. Steiner Brother vs. Harlem Heat
June 24, 1996

Before WWE started doing triple threat matches, WCW had the triangle match. Match wise, it was a decent one that did a good job in mixing the three teams together. How it ended though with The Outsiders getting involved hurt it as it made it as though it was nothing more than an afterthought.


nWo is Taking Over, The Outsiders attack WCW Superstars and nWo takes Over
July 8, 1996, July 29, 1996 and August 26, 1996

These are just a collection of the multiple beat downs that NWO would perform against WCW. Good in their own rights they do get a bit repetitive with them being done one after another. Out of the three the second one was perhaps the best.


Sting & Lex Luger vs. The Outsiders
August 12, 1996

This was a pure brawl between these two teams. All four went at each other and would continue until the abrupt ending. Also get an early sign to the biasness that referee Nick Patrick would have for the NWO.


"Sting" attacks Lex Luger and Sting walks out on Nitro
September 9, 1996 and September 16, 1996

These two segments were what set up for the Crow style that Sting would do to this present day. Big shocker for its time and in a way are still good moments to see.


Rowdy Roddy Piper confronts Eric Bischoff
November 18, 1996

A segment that was mostly done to progress the Roddy Piper vs. Hollywood Hogan feud that was going on.


Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Dean Malenko
December 30, 1996

Glad to see that a match between these two was included on this set. These guys know how to work with one another and this was another example on that being the case. Wasn’t the best match they had and the ending did hurt it. Worth checking out nonetheless.
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Video:Ultimate Warrior's "Kharma Collects" For Hulk Hogan

The Ultimate Warrior tweeted the following:

"Hulk Hogan has told lies about me for almost 20 years now. Me telling the truths about Terry Bollea for about an hour is justified as far as I am concerned, and long overdue."

"Enjoy. Thanks again, all you UW fans, for all the great memories."

"A warning: there is some strong, adult language in these videos; not much, some. There ARE NOT streams of cuss words and there is NO language — NONE– that is sexually explicit, but there are a few choice F’bombs. Just letting you know in case you might decide to watch these clips in the presence of kids. My advice is to not do that."

All 9 parts are online and you can view the start part below:

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CMLL Juicio Final card‏

Latino718 sent the following in:
After an unexpected turn of events for CMLL this morning.the Juicio Final show will happen tonight in Mexico city.here is the card

México vs. Japan: Stuka & Metro vs. Okumura & Yoshihashi

Súper Porky, Hijo del Fantasma & Valiente vs. Terrible, Rey Bucanero & Texano.

Grupo Alfa: Negro Casas, Hijo del Signo & Diamante vs. Grupo Delta: Blue Panter, Polvora & Fuego.

Grupo Charly: Atlantis, Delta & Guerrero Maya vs. Grupo Bravo: Último Guerrero, Ángel de Oro & Rey Escorpión

Strongman, La Sombra & Rush vs. Mr. Niebla, Shinsuke Nakamura & Mephisto

La Mascara vs. Averno (Mask vs. Mask)
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Protest on arena Mexico is resolve‏

Latino718 sent the following in
Credit goes to luchablog.com

Newest CMLL PR says the buses moved out at 2:50 CT (about an hour ago) and the show is on. No details or mention of any agreement, but the show is on.

Here are some more details behind this protest

In talking about this story on Box Y Lucha, Ernesto Ocampo of SuperLuchas mentions others who have been banned from CMLL permanently: Pirata Morgan, Cachorro Mendoza, and el Pantera. Maybe that has a little to do with Pantera wearing his mask again? I dunno. Ernesto’s feeling was this will be resolved before showtime, and that’s still what I think will happen. CMLL will lose more by not having this show than it’d cost to pay Tony off.


Later in the thread, a report from the protest quotes Cresencio Morales as demanding a meeting with Paco (who he says is on his way) and a 2,000,000 Mexican Pesos. That’s $160K US. I wonder if he wants them in unmarked bills, maybe in briefcase. I’m not sure about many things, but I’m pretty sure Tony Rivera will be walking away with $160K today.

The post includes Rivera & Crescencio Morales claiming they’re also sticking up for old wrestlers, confined to wheelchairs and forced to move to the US to find medical treatment because the company won’t have it. Tony called out Rey Escorpion, Angel de Oro & Delta, saying they were hiding in the area and should be supporting the protest.

Very skeptical this is about improving conditions for all wrestlers. The idea they’re saying is Tony gets money and goes home, which doesn’t really improve anything for anyone else.
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Audio: Unplugged Following WWE Smackdown 6/17/11 At 10:30pm EST

Tune in tonight to www.sundaynightshowdown.com starting at 10:30pm EST, 8:30pm MST as UnPlugged with JJ $exay returns to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network. On tonights broadcast JJ will review the 6-17-11 edition of WWE Smackdown on the Sy Fy network giving his thoughts on the show.

Chris Kelly of Headlocks2Headlines.com stops by to talk the news of the week including Vince McMahon apparently “Ribbing” Zack Ryder and much much more.. In the second hour JJ will be joined by "The Sensational Sequel" Sean to talk about the latest in Video games and Movie Entertainment.

JJ will be taking your calls via the skype line sponsored by Headlocks2Headlines.com just add sundaynightshowdown to your buddy's list or simply call 501 588 7957 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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Update On Randy Orton's Concussion

Randy Orton posted the following on Twitter:

"About to take an Impact test. It will determine if I can be cleared to fight Christian, after receiving a concussion. Wish me luck."
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CZW 6.17.11: Fans Bring The Weapons at T.O.D.‏











*’TOURNAMENT OF DEATH’ – SATURDAY, JUNE 25 – TOWNSEND, DE*

CZWrestling.com
– This year’s “Tournament of Death” takes place on Saturday,
June 25 at the Ultraviolent Underground, 179 Ebenezer Church RD in
Townsend, DE, with a 3 pm bell time.

It’s FANS BRING THE WEAPONS for MASADA vs. Dysfunction. It’s more
than a match between two guys who are going to punish each other. FANS
– YOU now have a way to get involved in the match yourself. Bring a
weapon that could be used on June 25...and be creative. (See what
MASADA has to say on CZW’s Official YouTube

)

Also, in a Thumbtack Kickpads and Taipei Glass Match, Scotty Vortekz
collides with Masashi Takeda!

ALSO in first round action:

* Get Hit Match (Water Jug Bats & Anything You Can Swing at Your
Opponent): “Bulldozer” Matt Tremont vs. Necro Butcher

* Light Tube Celebration (Light Tube Bundles & Pits of Christmas
Bulbs): CZW UVU champion Danny Havoc vs. Jaki Numazawa

(See CZWrestling.com’s preview of this match

)

Also, CZW World Heavyweight champion Devon Moore will face “The
Ego” Robert Anthony & Philly’s Most Wanted, BLK JEEZ & Joker!

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*CZW RETURNS TO PHILADELPHIA ON SATURDAY, JULY 9*

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at The Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, PA, a *2 Ring Psycho Circus Death
Match* – “The Golden Boy” Drake Younger vs. Scotty Vortekz.

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AAA Triplemania XIX Final Card‏

Latino718 sent the following in:

here is the final card for Triplemania XIX.the show is focused on AAA vs. TNA.Perro Aguayo Jr. Is off the trios champion match due to him going back to the hospital after getting a tumor remove a few weeks ago.X Fly will take his place.

AAA TV/PPV (SAT) 06/18/2011 Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City
1) Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Lolita, Mari Apache vs Angelina Love, Mickie James, Sexy Star, Velvet Sky
2) Chessman, Silver King, Último Gladiador vs Heavy Metal, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario [TLC]
3) Billy el Malo, Charly Manson, Cibernético, Escoria vs Drago, La Parka, Octagón, Ozz
4) Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans vs Abyss & Mr. Anderson [AAA Tag Team Titles] (Cage)
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, Halloween, X Fly [Finals For The AAA Trios Titles]
6) Zorro vs Jeff Jarrett [AAA Heavyweight Title]
7) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Rob Van Dam [Winner Becomes AAA Latin American Heavyweight Champion ]
8) LA Park vs El Mesías [mask vs hair
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Protest outside of Arena Mexico.CMLL Juicio Final supershow in jeopardy‏

Latino718 sent the following in:

Credit goes to luchablog.com & superluchas.net

Before 5:30am today, a fleet of buses pulled up in front of the main entrance to Arena Mexico. They were parked in front to obstruct the entrances, to prevent CMLL from opening the doors for tonight’s Juicio Final show. There’s a protest going on in front of the bus. SuperLuchas was the first to report this story, and a lot of this information is from Enrique Yniesta’s (locked) Twitter feed.

The only luchador present is Tony Rivera, CMLL wrestler from 1997-2010, who says he’s protesting for all luchadors. He’s supported by “El Barzón Popular”, who I understand is an economic protest group who’s known for blocking buildings to protest business. There’s about a 100 people there total. The popular comparison is to the famous luchador strike of 1991, but that was an entire union of luchadors and so far only one has shown.

Rivera’s protesting the CMLL split of revenue. Specifically, talking to SuperLuchas, Rivera is complaining about CMLL taking in a lot of money from tickets and sponsorships, but only paying luchadors 200 pesos ($17 US) per taped show regardless of the size of the crowd. Promoters in the US used to do the same sort of thing, claiming that the TV exposure itself was a benefit, but I believe that’s generally gone out of practice.

Rivera also complains that he was given no severance given to him when he was cut from CMLL. Rivera’s exit from CMLL was very strange, in that CMLL kept advertising him for weeks when it was clear he was already gone and working elsewhere (which also implied Rivera had quit on them, not been fired by CMLL.) At the time, I heard an single report that Rivera was let go for a behavior issue, but did not get confirmation.

The buses, which are preventing anyone from entering Arena Mexico in the front door, are said not to be moving unless Paco Alonso meets with the protesters. That’s not really Paco Alonso’s style. They’re also threatening to repeat this for every CMLL show until they’re heard. CMLL not be able to run a show tonight would be a disaster. Averno is expected to be around CMLL until the end of the month, so rescheduling is technically possible, but not something CMLL wants to do.

The impression of people reporting this story in Mexico City is tonight’s show is more likely to be canceled than for it to occur. From here, way far away, I believe CMLL will do something to get these buses out of the way, it’s just too important to them to run this show. The show’s about 10 hours away, we’ll find out then.

Tony Rivera’s claim is he won a lawsuit against CMLL, but CMLL has just refused to pay.



This show is suppose to go against AAA Triplemania XIX show which will happen tomorrow night.this show is also suppose to be averno last match as a mask wrestler.although he is booked to wrestle in arena Mexico on Sunday night.rumors are saying this will be averno's last days in CMLL before he heads to WWE to feud with Sin Cara.more details to come later
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Report: Desmond Wolfe Released By TNA Impact Wrestling

According to PWInsider.com, TNA has released Desmond Wolfe aka former ROH champion Nigel McGuinness.

Wolfe, who had been sidelined for some time with a health issue that prevented him from wrestling for the company, was last seen appearing as the TNA Xplosion Commissioner, setting up a tournament on that internationally syndicated series.
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TMZ Article Calls Shawn Michaels an "Animal Killing Machine"

TMZ posted the following article on their website:

The show is called "Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures" -- premiering next month on the Outdoor Channel -- but according to the show's rep, Shawn ain't just hunting for sport ... the guy actually EATS everything he kills.

We also spoke to Michaels himself, who tells us, "I am a Christian, I am an American, I am a family man, and I am a predator, and MacMillan River Adventures will allow my long-time fans and newfound friends to see what really makes Shawn Michaels the man that he is today.”

** Disclaimer: Animals were definitely harmed during the production of this show **
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Video: Val Venis Comments On Zack Ryder And The IWC

Former WWE talent Sean "Val Venis" Morley posted the following on YouTube talking about WWE superstar Zack Ryder:

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CHIKARA: 8 bouts confirmed for our Michigan return next weekend

Our annual visit to the Midwestern United States is almost here - next weekend we roll back into the Motor City! On Saturday evening, June 25th, we return to the Taylortown Trade Center, and we've got a loaded card with all your CHIKARA favorites, featuring "12 Large: Summit" round robin tournament action! Announced for our Michigan return:

~12 LARGE: SUMMIT TOURNAMENT ACTION!~
Eddie Kingston vs. UltraMantis Black

~MORE 12 LARGE: SUMMIT ACTION!~
Mike Quackenbush vs. Ophidian

~WHO ARE THE REAL KINGS OF TRIOS?~
Claudio Castagnoli & Ares & Tursas (King of Trios 2010 champions)
vs. Fire Ant & Soldier Ant & Green Ant (King of Trios 2011 champions)

~LOOKING FOR REVENGE!~
Greg Iron vs. Icarus

~POINTS IN PLAY!~
Hallowicked & Frightmare vs. Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano

~SHOWCASING THE STARS OF CLASH WRESTLING!~
Cameron Skyy & "Too Sweet" vs. Gavin Quinn & "The H3RD"

~TAG TEAM WARFARE!~
Dasher Hatfield & Sugar Dunkerton vs. Tim Donst & Jakob Hammermeier

~FIRST TIME EVER!~
Vin Gerard vs. Hieracon
For more info or advance tickets to the show: http://www.chikarapro.com/events.php

Come see us live:

"The Case of the Bulletproof Waldo"
Friday evening - 6.24.2011
Live @ The Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N. Kedzie Avenue
in Chicago, IL!
The action starts @ 7:30 pm, Doors open @ 7:00 pm!

"A Demon in his Pocket"
Saturday evening - 6.25.2011
Live @ The Taylortown Trade Center
22525 Ecorse Road
in Taylor, MI!
The action starts @ 7:30 pm, Doors open @ 7:00 pm!

"The Evil That Lies Within, Part 4"
Sunday afternoon - 6.26.2011
Live @ St. Gregory's Byzantine Hall
12920 Madison Avenue
in Lakewood, OH!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm, Doors open @ 3:30 pm!

Our homebase: www.chikarapro.com - Updated daily!
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ROH Stars Get WWE Try-Outs

According to PWInsider.com, Former ROH Tag Team champions Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli were at both Raw in New York and Smackdown in Providence, Rhode Island this week. They worked out in the ring with WWE officials before each show.
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WWE Release New Summerslam Commercial

WWE.com has released a new commercial for Summerslam that can be viewed here
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