Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chyna Collapses For Third Time In 3 Days

Credit: TMZ Former WWE superster Chyna collapsed at a porn convention in Miami today and taken to a nearby hospital ... TMZ has learned ... her third such episode in as many days. Chyna was appearing at the 2012 Exxxotica Expo to help promote Vivid Entertainment's porn parody of "Avengers" -- she plays She-Hulk (yes, really). A rep for Vivid tells TMZ the company was worried about her after yesterday's medical scare ... but Chyna insisted she was ok. We're told Chyna made it to the convention center today, but passed out in the lobby and was taken to Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. As TMZ first reported, in addition to passing out yesterday at the convention ... she was kicked out of a party on Thursday night for her unruly behavior, which included passing out in a pool.
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Austin Aries Signs New TNA Contract

Austin Aries tweeted: Amidst their recent signings, I'm happy to say I've also re-signed with TNA. I'm excited for this next year, and see #GREAT things ahead...
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New Woman's Promotion To Debut Soon

Credit:PWInsider Sal Hamaoui and Dave Prazak will be debuting a new women's promotion on 7/20 in Ybor City, Florida. The promotion will be a sister promotion to Prazak's SHIMMER promotion. The idea here is to run monthly in between SHIMMER DVD tapings since SHIMMER only tapes DVDs a few weekends a year and there is a plethora of talent looking to work for the promotion. So, these monthly shows will bridge the time between the SHIMMER tapings, giving the women more work and also providing a place for newer talents to try and make their name. All of the events will be streamed via iPPV on Former WCW and TNA star Daffney and Lexie Fyfe are also heavily involved in the promotion. The company is currently assembling their talent roster and have signed an exclusive deal with the venue they will be running. An official announcement, including the name of the group, is forthcoming.
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Backstage Reaction To Raw Going Three Hours

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter While WWE claims that the switch to three-hours for RAW is permanent, people within the company believe that the show will be back to two-hours before the end of the year - whether the first hour be dropped or moved to the WWE Network as a recap or pre-show going into the 9pm timeslot. It's important to note that permanently moving RAW up would dramatically affect any West coast tapings. For example, shows in Los Angeles would have to start at 4:30pm on a work day. A lot of people in the company have privately expressed dread at the move to three-hours.
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Update On Chyna

Credit:PWInsider Newer media reports on Chyna fainting today in Miami Beach cite that she was not rushed to the hospital after collapsing, but was instead checked by paramedics and taken back to her hotel to rest. E! and are both reporting that version of the story. The initial story reported by cited that she was rushed to a hospital. Chyna spoke to E! about the incident, which took place as she was promoting the X Rated Avengers adult film. I wasn't taken to the hospital, but to my hotel room where I rested a bit," Chyna said. "It's weird because I've been feeling so good lately, almost like She-Hulk, my character in Vivid's Avengers XXX. But then I started to get a cold and feel weary. I think I overdid it with the cold medicine and a glass of wine at lunch today. I feel much better now and intend to go out