Friday, August 5, 2011

Audio: Melina Comments On WWE Release

Melina a podcost on here website and it can be heard at http://realmelina.com/2011/08/06/new-beginnings-podcast/
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TV Rating For TNA Impact Wrestling 8/4/11

According to PWInsider, the 8/4 edition of TNA Impact Wrestling scored a 1.14 cable rating, It should be noted that the season debut of Jersey Shore scored a 8.8 rating.
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WWE Returning To Wichita Falls, Texas On September 25th‏

WWE returns to the Kay Yeager Coliseum in Wichita Falls, Texas on September 25th, 2011 at 5 PM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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WWE Vintage Collection Summary: Summertime Battles‏

WWE Vintage Collection on August 5th, 2011 featured these matches:

* Tag Team Turmoil Match from WWF Summerslam 1999
* Rey Mysterio vs. Psychosis from WCW Bash At The Beach 1996
* Rey Mysterio vs. Dean Malenko from WCW Nitro on July 8th, 1996

Go to http://sportsentertainmentevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Hulk Hogan To Appear At More CWI Events In Canada‏

THE IMMORTAL HULK HOGAN SIGNS ON FOR CWI EAST COAST INVASION TOUR

The Immortal Hulk Hogan will lead the charge of Championship Wrestling International superstars headed for the Maritimes during CWI's upcoming East Coast Invasion Tour.

Hogan, along with CWI champion Scott Steiner, Native American Tatanka, Brutus the Barber Beefcake, Kevin Nash, The New Age Outlaws and many other wrestling superstars, promise to make CWI’s Invasion tour 9 days of wrestling action fans won't soon forget.

"Some of my fondest memories are of how loyal the Canadian fans are," Hogan said during CWI's recent Brawl at the Bush II in Brantford, Ontario. "CWI wrestling has some of the biggest superstars in the world. Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania and CWI run wild on you, brother?"

Hogan has signed on for appearances at shows taking place August 19 in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, and August 20 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. CWI is also in negotiations with Hogan and our sponsors to appear at an additional East Coast Invasion Tour show, with the date yet to be determined.

Championship Wrestling International's 2011 East Coast Invasion Tour includes seven shows in 9 days, kicking off on August 18 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

"After bringing the Immortal Hulk Hogan to Brantford for CWI’s Brawl at the Bush, we received requests from fans across the country asking us to visit their communities," said CWI President Nick "Nitro" Wyman. "This wrestling organization is taking its brand across Canada, starting in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island."

Among the highlights of CWI's East Coast Invasion Tour will be Mayhem in the Maritimes, taking place August 26 at the Harbour Station in St. John, New Brunswick. The event will feature well-known wrestling superstars on top of current talent on the CWI roster, including The Hardcore Legend Mick Foley.

Championship Wrestling International features a stellar lineup of wrestling talent. As well as Hogan, the Invasion Tour will feature the long-awaited return of the New Age Outlaws, Road Dog Jesse James and Bad Ass Billy Gun, to the CWI ring.

More exciting announcements will be made about the East Coast Invasion Tour in coming weeks, so stay tuned to http://www.cwiwrestling.com and local media for more information.

Go to http://www.wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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COLUMN: Spoon-Fed Wrestling #3 by Huhn Jo

Welcome back to Spoon-Fed Wrestling.

It’s been quite an eventful couple of weeks in Pro Wrestling. From the continued push of Joker- Sting vs Immortal, the BFG tournament in TNA, Christian winning the WWE Heavyweight Title, and all the turmoil in the WWE with the return of CM Punk, Jim Ross, and HHH.

As most of the IWC, I have been watching the whole CM Punk angle play out on both the internet and on TV. While I’m one of those who is not a fan of how the angle seems to be rushed, I understand why. They are on the cusp of one of the biggest PPV events of the calendar year and as such they needed something to headline SummerSlam from the Raw brand. Hence, in my humble opinion, that’s the sole reason the storyline between Punk and Cena is being rushed for SummerSlam. It would be too easy to bash Creative at WWE for shot-gunning this and not starting this angle sooner, or allowing it to build organically, so I won’t take that route. What I’m going to do with this week’s column is explain in more detail why I put CM Punk in my top five all-time list.

In my last column, I laid out many of the reasons and actions that Punk has taken to cause me to elevate him to the top tier of my personal fan listing. I did, however, leave one major reason out of the article. At that time, I felt it was too personal and would show too much bias on my part. Then I realized, SpoonFed Wrestling is an opinion column and if I’m not going to list my opinions why bother? So with that said, it’s time to let some of my biases come to light.

As I stated before, I’ve had CM Punk on my radar since I had first heard about the year long feud that had taken place between Raven and Punk in ROH, I searched for and found several clips online of the feud and the Second City Saints Faction. Even on the small, poorly filmed clips I felt as if CM Punk had the tools to be something different in the business if he made the leap to the big time.

When I next saw him, he was in a feud with Mike Knox on the watered-down WWE adaptation of ECW. I instantly recognized him and paid attention. It didn’t take me long to see that the version we were destined to get of Punk was going to be Punk-light at best. His mic time was almost nonexistent. His work-rate in the ring had been homogenized into the WWE style of entertainment. Hell, there was no Pepsi Plunge or a Welcome to Chicago, Motherf**ker finishing moves. Finally, they had him playing the glad-handing, cheap-pop garnering face. It was nauseating and in short order I’d written him off as just another clone produced by the machine.

Despite the infrequent flashes of the brilliance with the long-overdue heel turn against Jeffery Nero Hardy, the birth of the Straight Edge Society, and finally the stunted run with the Nexus, his tenure in the Fed has been underwhelming at best. That was until the promo on June 27th. At that moment, Punk began his ascent in the Huhnjo rankings.

Let me be clear, all the reasons I just listed above are true, but there is one over-riding reason above all else. The primary reason I’ve had Punk on my radar is he’s as close as anyone has ever been in professional wrestling to the character I would have tried to create had I become a pro wrestler.

This come as no surprised, but as many long-time fans, I fantasized about stepping into the ring in my younger days. That dream grew stronger as I became a teen and took up martial arts. I learned early on that many of the moves in Jujitsu, Muay Thai, and Judo were mirrored in pro wrestling, albeit without the realism. I won’t bore you all as to why I ultimately gave up that dream, just that when I have a particularly bad day at work, I find myself wondering what if.

But I digress.

The character that Punk uses, particularly his Straight Edge gimmick that isn’t a gimmick, where he talks down to people who aren’t Straight Edge has many of the same undertones of the character I dreamt of portraying. The whole, ”I’m better than you because” is much the same as mine would have been in my dream career. Punk’s style of wrestling with a mixture of Muay Thai kicks and strikes with Jujitsu holds is not only what I would have done, it’s gotten me out of more than a few scrapes back in the day, which was a Wednesday.

To be clear, my character would have had some major differences. Namely the whole Straight Edge Lifestyle. As anyone who knows me can attest, I would never make it in the Straight Edge Society. Brewing my own beer is just one of the reasons. The other differences would be the ink and piercings, that’s just not my style.

Other than that, the gimmick that Punk has is as close to my own never-revealed character. Mine would have been about a character who had an over-the-top level of confidence. Not because the character was a blue blood, ala Hunter Hearst Helmsley, rather my character would act smug and cocky because winning at everything came easy. Not only would I have thought I was better, I would have had no problem telling anyone I was better than them. In fact, that would have been my catch phrase—I’m Better Than You!

I’d gone so far as to mentally script out my entrance. Upon entering the ring, I would grab a mic and when the music died down, which in my fantasy booking world would have been Better

Than You by Metallica. I would walk around the ring spouting whatever angle was underway, ending each promo by pointing at various audience members and say, “You know it. You know it.

You know it…Everyone knows it…” Finally pointing at my opponent and saying, “I’m! Better! Than! You!”

So here we are, you’ve all had a small peek inside my mind. I’m a mark for wrestling. So what. I’m a mark for the Second City Saint. So What. Get used to it, because you all know it. Punk! Is! Better! Than! You!
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Gail Kim Comments On Quitting WWE

Gail Kin wrote the following on Twitter:

Every1 sounds upset or sad or concerned..trust me its the best thing ever. Now my life can begin. All the negativity is gone and control over my life. No one can hold me down but me now!
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John Morrison Comments On The Release Of Melina

John Morrison wrote the following on Twitter in regards to the release of his girlfriend Melina:


I’ve always believed that Melina is the most talented Diva ever employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. (not to mention the hottest!) Her face conveys emotion. Vince McMahon likes to say “Television is a feeling” and I agree with him. That’s what Sports Entertainment is all about. Melina’s presence on Television, aside from the obvious (she be sexy!) is raw emotion- joy, rage, surprise, disgust… her passion just pours out of her.

Melina’s presence on Monday Night Raw will be missed by the WWE universe… and especially by me.

I think this is the end of a chapter in the book of @RealMelina – I met Melina on my audition for Tough Enough 3, I never forgot the smile, and hug she gave me when I made the show and she got cut and told to go home. I’ve stood next to her with Joey while MNM was yelled at; told we’d never make it, we were worthless. I’ve seen her come back from 2 career threatening injuries. She is one of a kind, and talented enough to do whatever she wants. I’m proud to be her man. I love her, and will support whatever she chooses to do next.
#staystrong #thankyoumelina
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Audio: Unplugged Following WWE Smackdown 8/5/11 With Young Bucks Interview At 10:30PM EST

Tune in tonight starting @ 10:30pm Est, 8:30pm Mst on the SNS Radio Network located at www.snsradionetwork.com as UnPlugged returns to the airwaves. JJ will review the 8/5/11 edition of WWE Smackdown, also Chris Kelly of Headlocks2Headlines.com joins the show to talk the latest “News of the Week” including today’s released by WWE of Chris Masters,David Hart Smith,Vladimir Kozlov Gail Kim and Melina Perez. The boys are then expecting to be joined by former TNA and ROH talents The Young Bucks. In the second hour “The Sensational Sequel” Sean joins the show to talk the latest Gaming News and JJ will open the skype sponsored by Headlocks2Headlines.com and take your phonecalls @ (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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WWE Release David Hart Smith

The following was posted on WWE.com


WWE has come to terms on release of David Hart Smith as of Aug. 5. We wish David the best in all future endeavors.
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List Of Wrestlers Released By WWE Today

The following talents were released today by WWE

Chris Masters
Vladimir Kozlov
David Hart Smith
Gail Kim
Melina Perez
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WWE Release Chris Masters & Vladimir Kozlov

The following were posted on WWE.com

WWE has come to terms on the release of Chris Masters as of today, August 5, 2011. WWE wishes Chris the best in all of his future endeavors.

WWE has come to terms on the release of Vladimir Kozlov as of today, August 5, 2011. WWE wishes Vladimir the best in all of his future endeavors.
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WWE Release Melina

The following was posted on WWE.com:

WWE has come to terms on the release of Melina Perez as of today, August 5, 2011. WWE wishes Melina the best in all her future endeavors.
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*Breaking News* Gail Kim Quits WWE

Gail Kim wrote the following on Twitter:

Hey I just wanted every1 to know that I officially quit WWE on monday. So thank u wwe fans! This won't be the last u see of me. Love u guys :)
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CZW 8.5: More Names for August 13! MASADA on Ryuji Ito!










*AERIAL ASSAULT COMING TO ’TANGLED WEB 4’ ON iPPV – SATURDAY,
AUGUST 13*

CZWrestling.com
- On Saturday, August 13, ‘Tangled Web 4’ airs on iPPV from The
Asylum Arena, 7 W. Ritner ST in Philadelphia, PA at 7:30 pm.

The iPPV airs LIVE on HybridEnt.TV
. Pre-order TODAY for $14.99 or get a special package with the Live
Stream, the DVD, & an autographed poster signed by Scotty Vortekz &
Drake Younger for just $30.

ALSO, ADDITIONAL Front Row seats have been added to ‘Tangled Web
4’ and will be available first come, first serve when doors open on
August 13.

TWO RING AERIAL ASSAULT JUST GOT CRAZIER! Ricochet joins the action on
August 13! He’ll join the field of competition - Ryan McBride,
tHURTeen, Latin Dragon, Ty Hagan, Tony Nese, HyZaya, and ONE MORE TO
BE ANNOUNCED!

Joining The Runaways (Joe Gacy & Ryan Slater) and BLK OUT (Alex Colon
& Ruckus) in a four way dance for a CZW Tag Title shot – Azrieal &
Bandido, Jr. AND the return of The Set (Lance Lude & J-Sinn)!

TXT ALERT EXCLUSIVE! Updates are flying in for August 13. Find out the
FINAL ENTRANT of AERIAL ASSAULT by signing up for the CZW TXT ALERT
SYSTEM! Sign up atCZWrestling.com
!

Just over a week away from facing DJ Hyde’s “Mystery Opponent” &
Greg Excellent has some words for the CZW Owner on CZW Official
YouTube
.

ALREADY ANNOUNCED:

* *2 Ring Psycho Circus Death Match*: “The Golden Boy” Drake
Younger vs. Scotty Vortekz.

(See what Scotty Vortekz
and Drake Younger
have to say)

* *CZW World Heavyweight Title, Lumberjack Strap Match*: champion
Devon Moore vs. BLK JEEZ

(Fans can buy a raffle ticket for the chance to join in on the
match!)

(Watch BLK JEEZ’s message to Devon Moore & the Fans

)

* *Ultraviolent Table Match*: Matt Tremont vs. Rory Mondo

(See what ‘Not So Little’ Mondo has to say

)

* Sami Callihan vs. BJ Whitmer

(Read CZWrestling.com’s look at BJ Whitmer’s CZW history

)

* *2 Ring Aerial Assault Match*: Ricochet, Tony Nese, tHURTeen,
HyZaya, Latin Dragon, Ryan McBride, Ty Hagan, & two more yet to be
announced

* Greg Excellent vs. a DJ Hyde mystery opponent

* A Drew Gulak Wired Invitational Match

(NEW interested talent may submit materials to drew.gulak@gmail.com

)

(Watch Dewey Donovan & Mr. Tofiga explain why they are aiming for
August 13
)

* The Runaways (Joe Gacy & Ryan Slater) vs. BLK OUT (Alex Colon &
Ruckus) vs. Azrieal/Bandido, Jr. vs. The Set (Lance Lude & J-Sinn)
compete for a CZW Tag Title opportunity

(See how The Runaways pissed off Maven Bentley

to create this match)

* Will Men’s Club USA Make an impact

?

* More to be announced soon!

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