Saturday, September 10, 2011

TNA Returning To Central Michigan In November‏

Mt. Pleasant, MI will host the IMPACT WRESTLING World Tour on Thursday, November 3rd at the Soaring Eagle Casino at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at and charge by phone at 800-585-3737. Fans that purchase a $50 ticket will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars at 6:00pm (Redeemable with ticket the night of the show). Appearing live and in person will be Jeff Jarrett, Mr. Anderson, Rob Van Dam, AJ Styles, James Storm and more! Go to for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Update On 3 Hour Impact Wrestling

It was reported yesterday that the Spike TV website was advertising a three-hour episode of Impact Wrestling on October 6th. The website has been updated today and the show is back to two hours.
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Survivor Series Sold Out Already

According to PWInsider, The 25th annual WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view has sold out The Madison Square Garden in New York City. With the exception of a few random single seats, the event is already sold out. Tickets went on sale a few days back.
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Update On Jeff Hardy's Court Case

A case that began with a coffee can full of drugs ended Thursday for professional wrestling star Jeff Hardy when he pleaded guilty to related charges in a plea deal that will keep him out of prison.

The 34-year-old Cameron resident pleaded guilty in Moore County Superior Court to two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of conspiracy to traffic in a substance containing opium.

He was ordered to serve 10 days in jail and fined $100,000. Judge Joseph Turner suspended Hardy's prison sentence of 20-33 months on the condition that the wrestler continue to attend an outpatient drug-counseling program and comply with the terms of his probation, set for 30 months.

In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped several other charges, including trafficking in opium by possession, possession of cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for keeping and selling controlled substances.

Hardy's lawyer, James Van Camp of Pinehurst, said the wrestler began using drugs to cope with pain from the physical rigors of his profession.

After a match in Florida, a fan, Thomas Ray Cruz, met Hardy and offered to supply him with prescription pain pills, Van Camp said.

On Sept. 10, 2009, a shipment of those pills arrived at the FedEx distribution center in Fayetteville, packaged in a Maxwell House coffee can and addressed to Hardy. The distribution center's employees found the package suspicious and called police and the can was found to be filled with 262 prescription hydrocodone painkillers.

Police resealed the package and had it delivered, with the pills, to Hardy at his home in the 200 block of Boy's Camp Road outside of Cameron. When Hardy accepted the package, Moore County sheriff's deputies raided the house, where they also found other drugs.

Cruz, now 31 and living in Kissimmee, Fla., was arrested in Moore County in November 2010 on charges of conspiracy to traffic in opium and two counts of trafficking in opium. He is free on $50,000 bond. His next court date is in November.

Van Camp told the court that professional wrestling is physically demanding and violent. "Fans want violence," he said.

One of Hardy's signature moves involves jumping off a 12-foot ladder onto his opponent on the mat below.

Van Camp said some parts of wrestling might be staged, but, he said, the physical abuse of Hardy's work is real. Van Camp said that Hardy has tested negative for drugs since his arrest and has been helpful and cooperative with police.

Until recently, Hardy was the top star of Impact Wrestling, formerly Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Van Camp said Hardy is a victim of his fame and is judged more harshly because of his celebrity.

But, the lawyer said, Hardy has used his fame to do good work. He is one of the top three celebrities requested by terminally ill children for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and has given his time.

The judge asked: "How many of those parents would want someone dealing with their child who is using drugs?" But Turner appeared to be swayed by Van Camp's arguments. While prosecutors sought to have Hardy serve 30 days in jail, the judge sentenced him to 10, to be served at a time set by his probation officer.

Hardy remains on Impact Wrestling's roster, and Van Camp asked Turner to allow his client to travel outside of North Carolina and the country to continue his work.

Turner granted the request.
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