Dusty Rhodes was backstage at the Maryland Championship Wrestling show in Hampstead, MD on Saturday, November 11, but could not appear in front of the crowd, and missed the fanfest, saying that he was told by WWE he could not appear in public.
Straight Shootin’ with Bruno Sammartino is now available at ROHwrestling.com. The interview is conducted by none other then Jim Cornette.
There’s a slightly changed version of the story behind Sting’s facepaint issue from “Bound For Glory” PPV circulating. Now, Sting claims he didn’t actually forget the facepaint, he just brought the wrong colour.
Jerry Lawler’s mother Hazel recently made it through dangerous surgery to open her carotid artery after suffering a stroke.
Pro Wrestling Insider reported that Roddy Piper is suffering from some type of intestinal/bowel problem, thus the reason WWE switched the tag team titles on Raw Monday night. Piper had to return to the U.S. to receive medical attention. Piper ended up being hospitalized in Oregon for surgery after being sent home from WWE’s tour of the United Kingdom. Piper’s original diagnosis was kidney stones, however, sources close to the situation say the former World Tag Team Champion’s surgery may be a result of disc problems. Due to Piper's injury, he will not participate at Survivor Series. Ric Flair's team will now include a Legend to be named.
Speaking of Piper, Circuit City will be selling a special 4-Disc version of his “Born to Controversy” DVD.
Dave Meltzer is reporting that despite not having a long term agreement worked out, Jim Ross and WWE are still negotiating a new deal. Ross’ webmaster denied the lack of a contract on his site.
WWE Media has announced next year’s DVD release schedule. They include: January: ECW Extreme Rules (which will include the Rob Van Dam/Hardcore Holly Match from the ECW show in Tulsa); March: Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology (featuring many former Oklahoma stars in this one-of-a-kind match); April: Ric Flair & the Four Horsemen; September: The Triumph & Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling
The cover of the WWE's new AWA DVD does not have Bruiser, Crusher or Verne Gagne on it. Instead, it has Ric Flair, Sgt. Slaughter, Jerry Lawler, The Rockers, Hulk Hogan, Bobby Heenan, Curt Hennig and Gene Okerlund
Mid-States Wrestling is about to release a new DVD entitled "The Path To Barbed Wire". The DVD will include the historic culmination of an 8 year feud between Jason Jones and Kevin Lovejones. Footage included Jones vs. Jim Fallon with a post-match interview that features Jones being interviewed by Mike Iles. Jones was attacked by Lovejones at the conclusion of the interview. The contract signing is also included plus the all-important Barbed Wire Match itself. Bonus features includes backstage pre-match and post-match footage, both men receiving medical attention from EMTs, the commercial that ran advertising the match, a post-concussion moment with Jones, a moment of clarity in the shower with Lovejones, plus tons of extras featuring Jones, Michael Barry, Mitch Carter, Sassy Merlot, and many others. The DVD can be pre-ordered at www.midstateswrestling.com or can be purchased in select retailers in Arkansas beginning December 1st.
Steve Williams’ book, “How Dr. Death Became Dr. Life”, should be available in February or March of next year, but you can pre-order it at Amazon.com right now.
Finally, our sympathy goes out to Tiger Conway, Jr. on the death of his father, Tiger Conway, Sr., who passed away Tuesday after suffering a stroke in Houston, TX.
Hugh Rogue def. J. T. LaMotta
USWO Champion Chase Stevens def. A. M. Vision by DQ for United States Wrestling Organization in Nashville, TN
Honky Tonk Man def. Sonny Roselli for All Out Mayhem Wrestling in Machias, ME
TPWA American Slam Shady def. Spoiler 2000 (w/ Skandar Akbar), and Bash def. TPWA Champion Action Jackson for the title at Texas Professional Wrestling Association in Garland, TX
Shane Rollings def. Eric Rose, Matt Riviera def. Jamie Jay, Krusher Kanine def. Steve Frost, Gary Gram def. Prince al-Farat, and Cody Jones & Jamie Jay def. Reckage & Romance for Mid-South Wrestling in Booneville, AR
Brent Albright def. Austin Starr for International Wrestling Cartel in Elizabeth, PA
The Highlanders & WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions Ric Flair & Roddy Piper def. The Spirit Squad in Birmingham, UK
Katie Lea & Jack Bull def. Joey Mercury & Beth Phoenix for Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, KY
The Highlanders & WWE Raw World Tag Team Champions Ric Flair & Roddy Piper def. The Spirit Squad in Minehead, England
The Highlanders & WWE Raw World Tag Team Champion Ric Flair def. The Spirit Squad in Aberdeen, Scotland
Tracy Smothers def. Jason Kincaid for West Virginia Pro Wrestling in Mullens, WV
A. J. Styles def. Pac for Pro Wrestling Guerilla in Reseda, CA
Chris Michaels def USWO Champion Chase Stevens to win the title for United States Wrestling Organization in Nashville, TN
In Harrison, AR at the Mid-States Wrestling show, ring announcer Mike Iles announced right before the main event that MSW Heavyweight Champion Butch Reed was not available to wrestle due to a scheduling conflict and was forced to vacate the title. Iles then announced that MSW commissioner Danny Hodge named Kevin Lovejones as the new #1 contender and ordered the main event to continue as planned as a Title Unification Match to unify the MSW Heavyweight Title and All-Star Wrestling Heavyweight Title. Lovejones def. ASW Heavyweight Champion Michael Barry (w/ Stephen E) to become the first Mid-States Wrestling & All-Star Wrestling Unified Heavyweight Champion. In other matches, Kenny Campbell def. Gary Gram, Cast-Iron Cothern (w/ Boss Campbell) def. Tanker, Jason Jones def. El Matador Uno (w/ Boss Campbell), Jack Dalton vs. Bubba Hall (w/ Sassy Merlot) ended in a No-Contest after Lexington Starr interfered and attacked Sassy Merlot, and Jim Fallon def. Jake Boulder in a Texas Bullrope Match.
Canyon def. Action Jackson, and James Johnson vs. J. T. LaMotta ended in a No-Contest for Professional Championship Wrestling in Arlington, TX
A. J. Styles def. Rocky Romero for Pro Wrestling Guerilla in Reseda, CA
The Naturals (Andy Douglas & Chase Stevens, w/ Shane Douglas) def. Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal, Christian Cage def. A. J. Styles, and Abyss (w/ Father James Mitchell) def. NWA World Champion Sting by DQ to win the title at the NWA-TNA "Genesis" PPV in Orlando, FL. Jim Cornette also made an appearance, stripping the Latin American Xchange of the NWA World Tag Team Titles
Anthony Wayne became the New ICW Junior Heavyweight Champion when he def. Shane Smalls, Randall Shane, & Aaron Gensis in a 4-Way Elimination Match for Independent Championship Wrestling in Bowling Green, KY
Upcoming Matches & Appearances:
Exodus Wrestling Alliance in Mooresville, NC at the National Guard Armory features The Masked Superstar vs. George South Sr. in a cage match with Tommy Young as ref, plus Bobby Eaton vs. Ricky Morton
Shane Douglas & Kamala will be among the stars performing at a benefit show for the Chicago Children's Memorial Hospital Schiller Park, IL
Nigel McGuinness vs. BJ Whitmer vs. Jimmy Jacobs vs. Brent Albright vs. Jason Blade vs. Pelle Primeau for Ring of Honor in Lake Grove, NY where the winner will receive a title shot at a future ROH show
Honky Tonk Man & Johnny Canuck vs. Vance Nevada & Seth Knight is scheduled for East Canada Championship Wrestling in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Rick Steiner is scheduled for World Pro Wrestling in Acoma Pueblo, NM Casino
Jeff Jarrett, Konnan and a third TNA star face La Parka, Abismo Negro and Cibernetico at the TNA event in Monterrey, Mexico. Also on the card, Senshi faces NWA World X Division Champion A. J. Styles and Petey Williams in a Triple Threat Match. Plus, The Naturals (Andy Douglas & Chase Stevens) face long time rivals America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm)
The Honky Tonk Man is scheduled for the NWA Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Scotty Charisma is scheduled for the East Coast Professional Wrestling event at the ECPW Arena in Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Brent Albright vs El Generico in a “Do or Die” match is scheduled for Ring of Honor in Edison, NJ
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Piacenza, Emilia Romagna, Italy.
Tracy Smothers is scheduled for All American Wrestling in Berwyn, IL
Terry Taylor is scheduled to make an appearance for Packerland Pro Wrestling in Menasha, WI.
Dusty Rhodes, Sgt. Slaughter & WWE RAW World Tag Team Champions Ric Flair & Roddy Piper, managed by Arn Anderson will take on Spirit Squad members Johnny, Kenny, Mikey & Nicky, managed by Mitch in a Traditional Survivor Series Match at WWE Survivor Series PPV
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Trento, Trentino, Italy
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Messina, Sicily, Italy…A. J. Styles is scheduled for SWA Xtreme in Westminster, SC
Scotty Charisma is scheduled for the East Coast Wrestling Alliance event at the Newark Boys & Girls Club in Newark, DE
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Acireale, Sicily, Italy
Joey T. defends the SPW Title against Fuel in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match and Bobby Burns & Angel defend the SPW Tag Team Titles against Big Smooth & Anarchy 2nd for Sooner Pro Wrestling in Siloam Springs, AR
Hoosier Pro Wrestling Champion Jerry Wilson will defend his title against Greg Valentine. Valentine is also scheduled for Extreme Wrestling Federation in Marion, IN on the same night.
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Rick Steiner is scheduled for Mid-South All Star Wrestling in Memphis, TN
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Osimo, Marche, Italy
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Foligno, Umbria, Italy
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Prato, Tuscany, Italy
Ox Baker and Bruiser Costa have a show in Wilmington, MA with Greg Valentine
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Ox Baker and Bruiser Costa have a show on 12/9 in Fall River, MA at the VFW Hall with Greg Valentine
Rick Steiner will team with his brother Scott for MACW in Easley, SC
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Palermo, Sicily, Italy
A. J. Styles will take on Jay Lethal and Xavier in a Triple Threat Elimination Match for the NEW Championship for Northeast Wrestling in Terryville, CT. Also, Sgt. Slaughter will be in action!
Kishi is scheduled for Nu-Evolution Wrestling in Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Greg Valentine is scheduled for United Wrestling Federation in Raleigh, NC
A. J. Styles & Greg Valentine are amongst the stars scheduled for United Wrestling Federation in South Hill, VA
A. J. Styles is scheduled for NWA Anarchy in Helen, GA
NWA World X Division Champion A. J. Styles & Jeff Jarrett are among the talent scheduled for NWA-TNA in Lisbon, Portugal
NWA World X Division Champion A. J. Styles & Jeff Jarrett are among the talent scheduled for NWA-TNA in Oberto, Portugal
Tracy Smothers & Baby Doll are amongst the talent scheduled for the debut of Feature Championship Wrestling in Hazard, KY
King Kong Bundy is scheduled for Stars & Stripes Wrestling returns in Clifton, NJ.
All American Pro Wrestling Fanfare & Supershow in Waynesboro, NC. Signed so far: Jim Cornette & The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton), Bill Watts, Ricky Morton , Missy Hyatt, Barry Darsow, Ted DiBiase, Phil Hickerson, Buddy Roberts, John Tatum, The Missing Link & Skandar Akbar . More names to be announced later.
Autographs & Appearances:
Ted DiBiase will be conducting a wrestling clinic in Deer Park, NY. Cost is $100 with a $40 down payment. For more into you can e-mail email@example.com or call 203-260-8019
Ted DiBiase will be doing a clinic in Durham, CT with the AWA/WSW Back Breakers Training Center. Cost is $100 with a $40 down payment. For more into you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-260-8019
Ted DiBiase will be appearing at The Big Kahuna Bar and Grill - 1730 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY. Ted will be signing autographs and taking pictures from 8 PM-10 PM. Come on out to the Big Kahuna for a night of great entertainment and fun with over 20 pool tables, dart boards and awesome food. Admission is FREE. Call 631-543-9100.
Ted DiBiase will be doing an autograph session and speaking engagement in Long Island at the Praise Tabernacle in North Massapequa, NY. Admission is free with shows at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
A. J. Styles will be signing autographs at Collector's Realm - 44 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY from 1 pm - 3 pm. For more information call 845-473-8697. email email@example.com - website www.collectorsrealm.iwarp.com. Later that day, Styles is scheduled to be at a fan Meet and Greet at the Terryville High School - 21 N. Main Street, Terryville, CT along with Sgt. Slaughter & Team 3-D
Ted DiBiase will be conducting a wrestling clinic at the Moolah Shrine Centre in St. Louis, MO in conjunction with WLW.
Ted DiBiase will be conducting a wrestling clinic in conjunction with Impact Pro Wrestling in Pleasantville, IA.
Sgt. Slaughter at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM during the New Mexico Scorpions hockey game
January 26th through 29th
Terry Taylor will be one of the stars hosting a training seminar for Federation X Entertainment in Orlando, FL. The cost of this training seminar is only $500 and applicants will need to send a $250 deposit to secure their position. Limited space is available for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Availability will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. For your training seminar information on how to get signed up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call the FXE office at (407) 816-1045
Sgt. Slaughter at the RICOH Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the Toronto Marlies hockey game
Mick Foley at the RICOH Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the Toronto Marlies hockey game
February 24th & 25th
Johnny Lee Clary (AKA Johnny Angel) will be preaching at Erindale Christian Centre in Canberra, Australia
Mick Foley will be signing autographs @ Nutley High School in Nutley, NJ at an evening appearance. It is a charity event for the Senior Class.
March 23rd through 25th
Roddy Piper will be signing autographs and will be on a panel for his new movie "Sin-Jin Smyth" at the "Texas Fear Fest 2007" (Texas Largest Horror Convention) to be held at Mesquite Hampton Inn - 1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX.
July 4th through 8th
Sting will be one of the guest speakers on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' Sovereign of the Seas during the "Cruise With a Cause" Bahamas Missions Cruise sponsored by PraiseFest Ministries
November 21st - Afa, Shane Douglas
November 24th - Beth Phoenix
November 26th - Brian Lee