Friday, October 7, 2011

WWE Vintage Collection Summary: 10/7/2011‏

WWE Vintage Collection on October 7th, 2011 featured these matches:

The Barbarian vs. Meng
WCW Road Wild 1998

Doom vs. The Fabulous Freebirds
WCW Wrestle War 1991

Ron Simmons vs. Butch Reed
WCW Superbrawl 1

Diesel vs. Shawn Michaels
WWF In Your House - Good Friends/Better Enemies

Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Video: Preview Of Stone Cold Steve Austin's New DVD

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Why CM Punk Is Off The Road This Week

Credit:PWinsider


M Punk is currently in Australia for a taping of that country's version of The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
Punk is nominated for "Best Baddie", which means that should he win, he's getting slimed. One would think that since he went all the way there, it's a pretty good sign he's winning the award.

Due to the travel requirements, Punk wasn't booked on the house shows this weekend.
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Smackdown Returning To Richmond In Decembe

The WWE Smackdown taping on December 20th, 2011 will be held at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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TNA In Talks With Jersey Shore Cast Member

According to PWInsider,Sources indicate TNA is in discussions with Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro to appear on multiple episodes of Impact. Ronnie was the cast member who got into a physical confrontation with The Situation on the MTV "reality" series.

Apparently the deal is close to or already signed.
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Audio: Unplugged Following WWE Smackdown 10/7/11

Tune in tonight to www.snsradionetwork.com starting at 10:30pm EST, 8:30pm MST as UnPlugged with JJ $exay returns tonight on the SNS Radio Network. On tonights broadcast JJ will review the 10-7-11 edition of WWE Smackdown on the Sy Fy Network and Chris Kelly of Headlocks2Headlines.com will join JJ to talk the news of the week.In the second hour "The Sensational Sequel" Sean will be joining the show to talk gaming news. As always JJ will be opening the phone lines 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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TNA Pushing Sting Vs Hulk Hogan

TNA sent the following out:

Hulk Hogan Set to Fight Longtime Rival Sting at "Bound For Glory" Pay-Per-View Event on October 16

TNA Wrestling's biggest pay-per-view event of the year "Bound For Glory" to feature all of the stars of SPIKE TV's "IMPACT WRESTLING" live from Philadelphia

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- TNA Wrestling's biggest pay-per-view event of the year, "Bound For Glory," presented by Direct Auto Insurance, will have two of the biggest superstars in the history of professional wrestling, "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan and "The Icon" Sting, in a No Disqualification fight for power and survival in TNA IMPACT WRESTLING.

"Bound For Glory" will be held live at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Penn. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 starting at 8 p.m. ET and airing worldwide exclusively on pay-per-view, select theaters nationwide and online in HD at TNAOnDemand.com.

In January 2009, Hogan debuted in TNA with tremendous fanfare, but in a shocking turn of events took the company from exiled TNA President Dixie Carter. Sting has made it his mission to strip power away from Hogan and Eric Bischoff and return TNA to Dixie Carter and the fans. After defeating Ric Flair on the September 15th airing of IMPACT WRESTLING, Sting now has earned the right to fight Hogan at "TNA's Bound For Glory."

Regarded as the biggest superstar in the history of professional wrestling, Hulk Hogan is a multi-time World Heavyweight Champion and a worldwide pop culture celebrity. Hogan has transcended the sport of wrestling - including television and movies - as a generation of Americans grew up as fans of "Hulkamania". Hogan continues to be a major force in the sport he helped bring to the pinnacle of popularity.

One of the most popular superstars in professional wrestling for two decades, Sting has been a multi-time World Heavyweight Champion with every organization he has wrestled for around the world. His charisma and amazing career have truly made him a global phenomenon. Sting is constantly evolving, both as a superstar and personality, making him a true wrestling icon as he continues to dominate the sport.

The superstars of SPIKE's "IMPACT WRESTLING" will headline "Bound For Glory," including "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan, "The Icon" Sting, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, Bobby Roode, Mr. Anderson, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, "King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett, "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy, "The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts, the stars of the X-Division and many more. "Bound For Glory 2011" will also feature Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

To order "Bound For Glory" on pay-per-view check your local listings or call your local cable provider.

Tickets for "Bound For Glory" are on sale now at the Liacouras Center box office and www.Comcasttix.com . Tickets start at only $15.

For more information, go to: www.impactwrestling.com.
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Colt Cabana Claims WWE Wont Return Phone Calls

Credit:ThePitch. com

Chicago pro wrestler Colt Cabana will be making his Metro Pro Wrestling debut Saturday at the Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, Kansas (doors open at 6 p.m., bell time is at 7). Who’s Boom Boom wrestling? You’ll have to show up to see.

Cabana wrestled in the WWE as Scotty Goldman and has been a regular in Ring of Honor. His name trended worldwide on Twitter after best buddy and WWE superstar CM Punk said hello to him on Monday Night Raw.

Cabana took time out to talk with The Pitch about coming to Metro Pro, doing his hilarious Art of Wrestling weekly podcast and making it in pro wrestling outside of WWE. Read excerpts from the interview after the jump.

The Pitch: What are the plans for you in Metro Pro on this one shot?

Colt Cabana: I’m hoping it’s not a one-shot deal. I used to wrestle in the Lawrence area quite a bit. I’m familiar with the scene and a lot of the wrestlers down there. But it must be five years now since I signed with WWE and went on to do other stuff. It’s almost a nice little homecoming. It’s nice to be back in the area and to wrestle with those guys — Michael Strider, Derrick Stone. Tyler Cook is very talented. These are guys that I fought years ago that I get to see again.

We [Colt and Metro Pro promoter Chris Gough] have been trying to put this together for about a year now. Finally, it kind of all worked out. My schedule is a little open right now, and I’m able to come down. I’m hoping not to make it a one-time deal, and be a regular or a semi-regular with Metro.

The Pitch: You’re got a lot of things going on now with the Jeff Katz [Wrestling Revolution] Project and other projects, too?

Cabana: I literally just returned from Japan two days ago, so my jet lag is crazy right now. I did a two-week tour of Europe, came back [to Chicago]. A week later, I did a three-week tour of Japan. I came back. This week, I’m going to do a show in Louisville October 7, and then Metro October 8 and then October 9, I fly out to Hollywood for a whole week and we tape the Wrestling Revolution Project, which is funny because I did Wrestling Society X, and that was on MTV, and that was right after Viva La Bam, so it wasn’t child’s play or anything. You don’t know where this stuff is going to be or how big this stuff is going to be. Wrestling Society X was on MTV, and we all thought this has the potential to be huge, and 10 episodes later we’re canceled, and we’re just a memory in the MTV archives.

So the Wrestling Revolution Project, Jeff Katz was the executive producer of Snakes on a Plane and Freddy vs. Jason and he’s got a lot of credits and a lot of stroke out in Hollywood. So it’s got potential to be really cool and really fun, and possibly almost change the game a little bit in wrestling. The other aspect, I’ve seen myself on MTV and go nowhere, so I’m going in just for the sake of this will be another job. It’ll be a fun job. I look forward to having a blast and doing something creative and hoping that it makes a change, but at the end of the day, I’m going to do my part, and we’ll see the bigger picture when it comes out.

The Pitch: Are you in touch with what’s been going on in Metro Pro?

Cabana: I scope out what they’re doing, and I try to keep up with a bunch of their careers. I know Trevor [Murdoch] is doing stuff out there now. I know the scene, and it’s a good scene. I’m not able to watch the television show every week, but I’m familiar with the product and the wrestlers out there.

The Pitch: CM Punk mentioned you on Monday Night Raw a few months ago. Did that spike your popularity?

Cabana: I think once the [Art of Wrestling] podcast got on a roll, and I started doing the Five Dollar Wrestling and I put out the Wrestling Road Diaries [documentary], once I started realizing what my new drive and ambition is, which is this mixture of comedy and wrestling, that’s when there was a real nice spike in a following. Not just popularity but a real true following of people who really enjoyed the stuff that I was doing for them.

So once I got that nice base, and then all of a sudden when Punk said my name, it spiked it huge. But what was nice was I was able to gain something out of it. Sometimes ... there’s nothing for the fan or the follower to leach onto. Luckily, I have all of these projects that I’m doing. If I do a weekly podcast and a weekly Web series ... now I’m able to get these fans on a weekly basis. Not just a one-time watch of YouTube or something.

The Pitch: They feel connected.

Cabana: Yeah, but I’m really proud of the stuff I’m doing. Obviously, a lot of these people didn’t have any clue who I was when Punk in front of 4 million people said my name. I’m realistic that 4 million people didn’t know my name at the time. So then, once they Google me and search me, now I have this body of work that I’m proud of. And I feel that once the figure out who I am, they can become attached to me for the long run, not just for the week or two weeks that my name was kind of buzzing around and trending worldwide on Twitter.

The Pitch: A lot of people, when they heard your name on TV, they expected you to be on WWE TV within two or three weeks. You had a tryout match. Where do things stand with them?

Cabana: They won’t return my calls or anything. It’s pretty weird, man. I don’t get it. Nobody was really receptive. It’s just like they wanted to ignore it. I think it’s because Punk is such a rebel that ... they were able re-sign Punk, but I think to kind of stick it to him, they don’t want to talk to his friend.

The Pitch: Did you get that feeling when you had the tryout match? Or did you get the feeling that something was possible?

Cabana: Nah. It didn’t seem like it. All of the wrestlers and all of the personalities and all of the personnel, they love me. They get it. I think there’s just a group of people who don’t get me or don’t want to get me. Unfortunately, that keeps me away from an opportunity, but at the same time, I think the answer was so obvious to put me on TV and capitalize on it. At the same time, I think it’s really nice that my fans are really gathering around me and supporting me and continuing me in wrestling without WWE. A lot of people say that you can only be successful if you’re in WWE, and I’m a great case and point where when it’s all said and done, to be a great wrestler doesn’t mean that you have to be a WWE Champion or WWE superstar.

The Pitch: What do you see as the future for you?

Cabana: The growth of my career — because I’m using all of these different ways of social media — my career has grown so much in the last year. If I can just keep that up for the next 10 years, it’ll be perfect.

For me, I’d like to continue doing the podcast. I’d like to branch out and do more podcasts and doing more things creatively and as that gets bigger, the bookings increase, the merchandise gets a little better, you’re making a real full-time living. It’s nice. For me, really it’s just pushing further creatively. That’s a big deal. It’s rewarding. It’s inspiring. I’m my own boss. It’s just me and my mind, what I think is funny I can do and nobody is saying no. That’s how magic is made when there’s not a glass ceiling and no one is telling you, 'No you can’t' or 'No, you shouldn’t.' So if I can use that in every aspect of what I want to do going forward, I think that’s fine and I only see it going up.

I’ll be honest, when I got fired from WWE, I was very scared of my stock plummeting, plummeting, plummeting. I was a Jewish worrier, a Jewish mother. I was waiting for somebody to do something for me, and I was worried that nobody was going to do something for me. And now, I realize that by doing it by myself and doing it for myself, I don’t worry about my stock plummeting and I’m enjoying my stock rising, slowly but suddenly.

The Pitch: Would you say this is the best year of your career?

Cabana: Yeah. By far. It has blown away my WWE [stint]. It’s been my best creatively, financially, spiritually. Just everything. It’s been wonderful. It’s crazy. It’s been so good, but I’d still like to go to the WWE. I don’t know. I want to right that wrong of Scotty Goldman. As a kid, I grew up watching WWF. That’s what you watch. That’s what inspired you. That’s where you should be. But if it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be.

The Pitch: You’ve always said you want to be the modern-day Junk Yard Dog, is that right?

Cabana: The white Junk Yard Dog.

The Pitch: Why Junk Yard Dog?

Cabana: I told this to WWE management once when we were talking. Junk Yard Dog, he was never built to be the champion. He was never the Hulk Hogan, but people just loved the Junk Yard Dog. They loved him. He just had fun. He was such a great entertainer. To me, he was everything that a pro wrestler should be. I’m not saying that I should not be the champion because I’d love to be the champion, but I’m saying I’d like to do it in my own style. The booking committees want this big, rough, tough dude to be champion at all times. I just think that the Junk Yard just personified everything that a pro wrestler should be. And I’d be happy to be the Junk Yard Dog for the next 20 years.

The Pitch: Anything else you'd like to add?

Cabana: I’m excited to come to Metro. They have a television show, and I think that I was born to be a television wrestler. It just makes sense having me on TV. I’m a TV personality. I’ve been almost stricken from television my whole career, which is kind of funny. I get a fun opportunity to win over the people of Kansas City on the Metro television show.

I have a very unique style of wrestling, a hybrid style of wrestling that’s very unorthodox, unlike any wrestler today, and I’m proud of that, and I think just that style alone is meant to entertain professional wrestling fans. Just the idea that I can come on television and share my style of wrestling with the area, it just makes me happy.
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