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

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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.

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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&