Friday, March 1, 2013

Press Release: Tara Opens Wrestling-Themed Pizzeria In Chicago


A new pizzeria is taking shape in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and the owner is professional wrestler Lisa Marie Varon. The Squared Circle, which is a term often used by wrestling promoters to refer to the ring, is located at 2418 North Ashland and will feature house-ground burgers, brick oven style pizzas and a full bar.

Formerly Leon’s Ribs, The Squared Circle will accommodate approximately 48 patrons in addition to 15 seats in the bar area. Autographed wrestling memorabilia will adorn the walls and TVs will showcase live sports including wrestling PPVs.

Varon’s husband, Lee, will head up the kitchen which will include a custom-built brick oven. "I could not be more excited about returning to Chicago, and about bringing my concept to one of the greatest food cities in the world," explains Varon.

Varon is currently on board with TNA’s Impact Wrestling as "Tara" where she is one of their biggest stars and can be seen every Thursday night at Spike TV.

On Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 pm she will join wrestlers Hulk Hogan, "The Icon" Sting, Bully Ray, Austin Aries, Velvet Sky and many more to perform at Impact Wrestling at The Sears Centre. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

The Squared Circle will be open for business beginning Thursday, March 14th.
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WWEDVD Mr. Socko FREE when you pre-order Mick Foley‏ DVD

WWE DVD are delighted to announce that the first 300 fans to pre-order Mick Foley’s new DVD or Blu-ray from will receive a FREE Mr. Socko glove puppet!

Just click to pre-order FOR ALL MANKIND: THE LIFE & CAREER OF MICK FOLEY which will be released on Monday 22nd April and is timed to coincide with Mick’s ‘Tales From Wrestling Past UK Tour’ which begins in Edinburgh on Wednesday 24th April and runs for 18 dates until Sunday 12th May.

Mr. Socko is strictly limited to 300 and is only available while stocks last!!"
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Audio: Running The Ropes 2/28/13 Archived

The day is here! Glenn Beck is now in the crosshairs (again) for the soapbox as well as Uncle Zeb’s views on immigration, the reasoning behind Bully Ray’s #1 contendership, and so much more! Also, Brian introduces more interns as they go over the Glenn Beck situation as well as a discussion on the Aces and Eights! All this and so much more on Running The Ropes, the official podcast of the Unchained Wrestling Network and a part of the SNS Radio Network and KJCC Real Campus Radio!
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Competition: Win Copy Of Bound For Glory 2012 Signed By RockStar Spud!

On October 12th, TNA presented Bound For Glory live from Phoenix, Arizona. I was lucky enough to attend the whole weekend of activities with my TNA travel package and to say the least right now, I will never forget that weekend. We were greeted on the Friday afternoon by Tara, So Cal Val, Kaz,Daniels and RVD for a special "VIP party" and it was a really cool to be able to chat with these people that I've spent the last 10-15 years watching on TV. This little party was a small taste for the following day when we would get to meet the whole roster.

10am on the following day, a couple hundred TNA Wrestling fans were given a once in a life time experience as they got to get pictures and autographs with every single TNA wrestler ranging from James Storm to Miss Tessmacher.  The wrestlers looked to be enjoying themselves as they got to speak to fans who had traveled thousands of miles just to meet them and not a single fan left the meet and greet disappointed. For me, a personal highlight was getting to speak to all the guys from British Bootcamp and getting a picture with them.

For the "VIPs", there was an extra special treat as they got to meet THE Hulk Hogan and Brooke Hogan for a photo op. Not many things can top meeting Hulk but on this night, TNA hosted their first ever Hall Of Fame as Sting was inducted. People such as Don West, AJ Styles, Dixie Carter and Lex Luger spoke about working with "The Icon Sting" and shared many a story of Sting from WCW and of course, his time in TNA Wrestling. It was truly an awesome sight to see all the TNA wrestlers pose for a picture following the Hall Of Fame.

The next night was the main event of the weekend, Bound For Glory LIVE!

The card was:

RVD and Zema Ion

Samoa Joe vs. Magnus

James Storm vs. Bobby Roode

Joey Ryan Vs Al Snow

Tara vs. Ms Tessmacher

Aces And Eights vs. Sting & Bully Ray

Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries

Two matches shone on this card: Storm vs. Roode & Hardy vs. Aries

Hardy vs. Aries was a great match, not only because of the action in the ring, but with the fans booing Hardy and cheering Aries despite Hardy being the face. Both guys brought it and it was a great match to watch live.

Hardy vs. Aries was only topped by one match, James Storm vs. Bobby Roode. The match was knock 'em out, drag out brawl with both guys putting it all on the line. The story behind it was amazing, the crowd loved it and it pretty much stole the show.

I honestly don't think I can cover how great this PPV was to see live in words but I can do the next best thing, thanks to our friends over at Clear Vision, you can WIN a copy of Bound For Glory 2012 signed by ROCKSTAR SPUD.

The British Bootcamp winner recently jetted off to America to start the next leg of his career and from meeting him in London and at Bound For Glory, I think the guy can beat anyone on the TNA roster then hang them in the bar after the show!

Bound for Glory 2012, with bonus features including ‘The Icon’’ Sting’s induction into the TNA Hall of Fame, is available now from

So, how do you win this DVD signed by RockStar Spud? Simply answer the follow question:

Who did RockStar Spud face in his TNA In ring debut on Impact?

A ) Robbie E

B) Robbie T

C) Marty Scurll

Send your answer to and one person will be picked at random on March 22nd 2013.

Be sure to follow RockStar Spud's TNA adventure on Twitter @RockstarSpud.

You can follow myself on Twitter @H2HCrelly.

Also be sure to follow @TNADVDUK for all the latest on all the TNA DVDs here in the UK.

Good luck!
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