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Interesting things have taken place, though
nothing Earth-shattering, so let’s call this a News
& Notes Edition!
Matt Hardy was sent home from the Smackdown
European tour a day early. If you thought that Jeff Hardy
was a mess in the 2005 timeframe, maybe Matt’s about
to take over that role. There was concern over his ‘condition’
before a couple of shows earlier in the week where at least
one person reported he looked ‘Scott Hall-level messed
up’ and the last straw was the second-to-last show
of the tour. There were a couple of incidents, but folks
are being told to keep it quiet according to The Observer.
That’s a problem… or maybe not.
are reports that the reports of Matt being sent home were
false, and it’s possible that they are both correct:
that Matt was pulled off the show, but was still on the
tour and sent home. That’s happened before, notably
with Hall and once with Jeff Hardy, but it’s still
not a good thing. He had a
video that shows that he’s not been sent home,
but that still doesn’t mean that he’s working
the tour. It’s cheaper to keep him on the flight he
was initially booked on and not physically send him home.
video worries a lot of folks because he looks a little weird
and babbles a bit. He also makes a comment about a ‘punk’
starting the problems for him, but that might just be a
weird choice of words. He’s dropped a lot of weight
really fast, down from 245 to about 224, or so he says.
He claims it was entirely from not eating red meat. Something
is going on and folks are noticing.
John Cena’s latest film, was pretty much a flop in
general release, though folks seemed to like it, even critics.
It’s also got Danny Glover in it. That’s always
a good thing. On fewer than 200 screens, it only pulled
in about $135,000. That’s not a good number, but the
Cena movies tend to make their money on DVD.
Mike Shaw, the former Bastion Booger and
Mahkan Singh and Norman the Lunatic and on and on, passed
away. He was 53. He was a good worker despite is large size
and was one of Owen Hart’s earliest opponents and
was a part of the reason he got over early on.
a lot of concern about that Florida-based promotion Worldwide
Wrestling Promotions. The Observer reported that they’re
holding off on starting, they were supposed to start paying
folks this month, and they’re working on starting
in 2011. That’s not a good sign, and Sean Davis’
rep is taking something of a beating over it. They’ve
certainly signed a lot of guys to contracts that are going
to have to be re-negotiated, both wrestlers and office staff.
Ring of Honor Internet PPV had some problems, notably drop
outs of the picture, including missing the end of the Chain
Match (that ended up being less of a chain match) between
Steve Corino & Kevin Steen vs. El Generico & Colt
Cabana. It was a minor problem.
was talking about the match with The World’s Greatest
Tag Team, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, facing The
Kings of Wrestling. It was a really good match, and Dave
Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio was heavily praising
Haas for his performance.
hoping they keep teaming because this was a great showing
from both of them. I’ve always liked Haas, and I don’t
need to tell you how great I think Shelton is, so seeing
these two teaming regularly again would be very nice.
I recently watched a DragonGate show from
Japan where Jushin Liger teamed with Cima. They took on
YAMATO and some other guy in a match that I really enjoyed.
The bit thing is that Liger is 45 now and can still go a
fair bit. He’s not done he’s Shooting Star Press
for years, but he’s still great to watch. The DragonGate
USA shows are well-worth watching.
Karen Angle and Jeff Jarrett got married
a few weeks ago. It would be nice to see Karen back at some
point as she was really good when she was in TNA.
Deeb, formerly of the Straight Edge Society, returned to
Shimmer, where she first made her name. She answered an
open challenge from Portia unannounced and beat the girl.
It’ll be on Shimmer’s 35 DVD.
Sarena, she’s exceptionally hot and decent in the
ring, and I’m hoping she gets regular work again.
The WWE did the ‘Sarena caught drunk in a bar’
angle as a rib on the fact that she’s a bit of a party
girl. She’s an absolute doll and it was really cool
when I met her back in 2005 or 06. She also managed to get
her degree while wrestling. And in 4 years!
of Women’s wrestling, take a look at Diva
Dirt, a great site covering the best in woman’s
OK, that’s enough of the news and