SLAM! Wrestling News/Rumours
Thursday, September 18, 2014Titans in Toronto is coming up quick -- Sat. Sep. 27th. Just confirming today are Rocky "Soulman" Johnson and Jim Korderas. Only about 10 tickets remain, so grab 'em if you want 'em at this link.
Stephen Amell, star of CW’s Arrow apparently wants to guest host RAW. He tweeted (@amellywood): Hey @WWE -- How do I score a Raw hosting gig? I'll wrestle and everything. #AmellGetsRaw.
Crossfire Wrestling is holding a show on September 21st at 2:30 pm at the Merriton Community Centre in St. Catharines. The card features DanSevern vs Cody Deaner, Tomer Shalom and Jaxon Jarvis vs Chris LaPlante and Jeremy Elliot, The Italianos vs Revelation, Skyler Rose vs Alexia Nicole, Rage vs Marc Hauss, Chief Ade vs Buck Gunderson vs Custom Ryan
All Star Wrestling has a show at the Alice McKay Building-Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, BC, on Friday, September 26th, with an 8 pm start. Here's the lineup: Gangrel vs Rocket Randy Tyler , 2 out of 3 Falls; Bad Boy Jason Cage & Flexx & Vixxxen vs Gorgeous Michelle Starr & Short Sleeve Sampson; Bambi Hall vs Kaitlin Diemond; The Great Kasaki vs Christopher Ryseck; Cougar Meat vs Matt XStatic & Adam Ryder; Azeem The Dream vs Breaker Iton. www.allstar-wrestling.com
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Last night, Brodus Clay debuted for TNA Wrestling, apparently part of EC3’s stable. Here’s a pic. And, yes, it appears that the new monster heel is wearing a Muppet T-shirt.
Santino Marella / Anthony Carelli just had neck surgery and posted this update: "Surgery went well, there were some unexpected broken bones in my neck apparently but everything is looking good now, let the legendary comeback begin! 6 months till I get to do what I was born to do again, perform in front of the wwe universe."
A number of WWE legends will be appearing at the Hamilton Comic Con on October 4. “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, the Honky Tonk Man, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, George “the Animal” Steele, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Howard Finkel, Bushwhacker Luke, and Tugboat/Typhoon/Shockmaster. In addition to photo ops and autographs, all of them will also be part of a Legends Q&A session at 12:30pm that day. Also appearing will be WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus, and our good buddies from Live Audio Wrestling. For more information, visit: hamiltoncomiccon.com
WWE taped Smackdown last night in Biloxi, MS, and here's a preview of what'll run on Friday's show: Roman Reigns vs Rusev; The Big Show and Los Matadores vs Wyatts; Paige vs Nikki Bella; Adam Rose vs Heath Slater; Jimmy Uso vs Stardust; Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler vs The Miz and Cesaro; Bo Dallas vs Jack Swagger
Wild Bill Irwin -- The Goon! -- is 60 years old today. The legendary Jim Cornette turns 53 today. Also celebrating is Japanese star Masahiro Chono, who turns 51.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Mick Foley has an extensive tour of British Columbia and Alberta in September and into early October with his comedy gigs. Find out more, including venue and ticket info, at www.realmickfoley.com/events
Sep 16 - Maple Ridge, BC
Sep 17 - Revelstoke, BC
Sep 18 - Vernon, BC
Sep 19 - Kamloops, BC
Sep 20 - Prince George, BC
Sep 21 - Grand Prairie, AB
Sep 22, 23 - Edmonton, AB
Sep 24 - Lloydminster, AB
Sep 25 - Calgary, AB
Sep 26 - Red Deer, AB
Sep 27 - Medicine Hat, AB
Sep 28 - Lethbridge, AB
Sep 30 - Cranbrook, BC
Oct 1 - Castlegar, BC
Oct 2 - Kelowna, BC
Oct 3 - Salmon Arm, BC
Oct 4 - Abbotsford, BC
Then he's in eastern Canada in October
Oct 22 - Cornwall, ON
Oct 23-24 - Ottawa, ON
Oct 25 - Quebec City, QC (Quebec City Comic Con)
Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald interviewed Fergal Devitt at a recent NXT show, and here's the video:
Happy 62nd birthday to Mickey Rourke, who portrayed Randy “the Ram” Robinson in the acclaimed movie The Wrestler, and made a memorable appearance at WrestleMania 25 where he knocked out Chris Jericho. If you haven’t seen the movie, you should. And some Ontario workers are celebrating today too -- trainer extraordinaire Rob Fuego, Farhan Faruqui and the Canadian girl who made good in Mexico as Girl Dynamite, Jennifer Blake.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Historian Jim Zordani of Illinois died in Friday. He was an expert on the midwest wrestling scene, especially with results. He was 50.
The final WWE Magazine is on shelves now.
The Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers presented its final ever event on Sunday in Scarborough, Ontario. Here are the results: Anthony Kingdom James pinned Logan Savage; Ashley Sixx defeated Psycho Mike Rollins to win the 2014 King of Toronto in a gauntlet match that included Carter Mason, Seleziya Sparx, Rip Impact and Steve Brown; Jon Atlas pinned RJ City; Alex Vega pinned Buck Gunderson to win the Northern Lights Cruiserweight title; Checkmate defeated the Southern Vultures to keep the Union Tag Team titles; Brent Banks defeated Ethan Page, Josh Alexander and Michael Elgin to win a four-way dance and become the final ever Union Heavyweight Champion.
Hey there, playa… today is former WWE personality Teddy Long’s 67th birthday. Long-time indy promoter/manager Carmine DeSpirito is 45 years old (and we mean old!), and up-and-coming Albertan talent Kat Von Heez turns 25 years young today.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Happy birthday to Richie Acevedo (44), better known as Cuban Assassin #2.
Friday, September 12, 2014
It’s being reported that Seleziya Sparx, a Toronto wrestler who appears regularly for ROH, has been subject to a ban from entering into the U.S. after she was turned away from the border twice in two days on her way to a show. Given the circumstances, the reports say, the ban could be for as long as five years, and apply to travel for both business and personal reasons. This follows visa issues that Michael Elgin recently had, forcing him to stay in Canada after last weekend’s ROH show in Toronto.
The George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame put together a nice video from its July induction weekend:
TMZ.COM is reporting that Sean O’Haire committed suicide, and that he had had six different trips to a rehab clinic, funded by WWE.
Jacques Rougeau Jr. was added to the Montreal ComicCon lineup, and will be appearing alongside his son, Cedric.
In case you missed it, Japanese star KENTA will be known as Hideo Itami in NXT and WWE.
TheWrap.com is reporting that WWE is talking with Warner Bros. about selling its entire back catalog of wrestling footage.
Today would have been the 60th birthday of “Adorable” Adrian Adonis – hard to believe that it’s been over 25 years ago since his death.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
On October 30th, The Iron Sheik will host an event featuring comedians and former grapplers at Carolines on Broadway in New York City. They are calling it "The Roast Rumble — The Ultimate Insult Fest." More details at Carolines.
All Star Wrestling has a show in Abbotsford, BC at the Abbey Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, on Thursday, September 25, with a 7:30pm bell time. Scheduled matches include: Short Sleeve Sampson & Bambi Hall vs Travis Sionys & Kaitlin Diemond, Matt XStatic vs Nick Price, Alex Prestige vs The Toga Boy, Nasty Nate Daniels vs Azeem The Dream, Bruiser Joe vs TKO Cody Smith. www.allstar-wrestling.com
Ric Flair appears on the Cartoon Network's Uncle Grandpa show tonight at 7:30 pm EST.
Ladies and gentlemen… his name is Paul Heyman… and he turns 49 years old today.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
All Star Wrestling has a show in Richmond, BC, on Saturday, September 20th at The FRIDGE at Fraserview Church, 11295 Mellis Drive; doors open at 7pm action starts at 730 pm. Scheduled matches include: Superstar Short Sleeve Sampson vs The Great Kasaki, a Battle Royal, Bambi Hall vs Kaitlin Diemond, Azeem The Dream vs Nasty Nate Daniels, Johnny Obsession vs Matt X Static, Johnny Hung Lo vs Don Ciever. www.allstar-wrestling.com
Today’s birthdays: WWE Hall of Famer “Magnificent” Don Muraco turns 65, former WWE/TNA star Matt Morgan turns 38, Trevor Murdoch, the former WWE tag team champion, is 36, and up-and-coming Canadian wrestler Bobby Sharp is 26 years old.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Michael Elgin ran into some issues at the border returning from the Toronto Ring of Honor show, and has to get his visa situation sorted out. He Tweeted about his situation: "Feel anyway you wish, but don't talk about my life without knowing the details. I am stuck in Canada with maybe 3 sets of clothes, some gym Stuff and that's all. I have a new house to pay for in St. Louis and god knows how long it will be until I see my wife and pets." This Sunday, the former ROH World champion will be hosting a seminar in his hometown of Oshawa, Ontario, at 4 p.m. For further details, email him at email@example.com
Apparently Jerry Springer legitimately was injured during his segment last night on Raw with the Bella twins. After the segment ended, he stayed down and was taken out on a stretcher.
Argentinian wrestler Ruben Peucelle has passed away. He was 81.
Monday, September 8, 2014
There's a GoFundMe campaign going to deal with the medical expenses of Ox Baker. Check it out here.
The Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers presents its final event ever, The Last Waltz, on Sunday September 14th at the Rockpile East Nightclub (2787 Eglinton Ave East) in Scarborough with a start time of 2 p.m. sharp! Headlining this event is a first-time ever indy dream match, as Union Heavyweight Champion "All Ego" Ethan Page defends against former Union Champion "Walking Weapon" Josh Alexander and #1 Contender Brent "Money" Banks in a Triple Threat Match to decide the final Union Champion. Also on the card, the Union Tag Team Champions Checkmate (Lionel Knight and Christopher Bishop) put their straps on the line against "The Tennessee T-Rex" Rex Atkins and "Dirty South" John Greed: The Southern Vultures. And in a final, no holds barred, winner-takes-all war, former Northern Lights Unified Cruiserweight Champion "RockSteady" Alex Vega seeks to regain his title from the man who cheated him out of it, corrupt "Senior Referee" Buck Gunderson. Also on the show, fans will see Psycho Mike Rollins, Rip Impact, RJ City, Jon Atlas, Ashley Sixx, Scotty Turner, Steve Brown, Kingdom James and a whole lot more. www.wrestlersunion.ca
All Star Wrestling presents Midget Time Tour at Totem Hall, 1380 Stawamus Rd, Squamish, British Columbia on Friday, September 19th, with an 8 p.m. start. Headlining is Short Sleeve Sampson vs Breaker Iton, and other matches include Bambi Hall vs Kaitlin Diemond, TKO Cody Smith vs Mr India, Fabulous Fabio & Alex Prestige vs Gorgeous Michelle Starr & Toga Boy. Partial proceeds to raise money for the Squamish Nation Recreation department. www.allstar-wrestling.com
Friday, September 5, 2014
Ring of Honor's Silas Young has suffered a broken leg and will be out up to four months. Michael Bennett will face Cedric Alexander on Saturday's iPPV.
Big show in Halifax, NS, tonight, at the Halifax Forum MPC with IFWA WrestleCentre Champion Christopher Daniels vs. Aj Styles, a Ladder Match between Vegan Markus Burke vs. Julien Young JP Simms vs Titus Grdge match Riddick Stone vs Kilgrave. Tickets are $20.
WWE is promoting this coming Monday's Raw as the season premier and even made a video package to promote it:
Central Canadian Comic Con, which runs October 31-November 2, will again have a wrestling component thanks to Canadian Wrestling's Elite. Former TNA and WWE star Victoria / Tara will be there all three days, and Tito Santana will be there on Saturday and Sunday. www.c4winnipeg.com
Ring of Honor added a new match to Saturday's show at Toronto's Mattamy Athletic Centre that includes some local talent, with Ontario indy stars Josh Alexander & Ethan Gabriel Owens participating in a Four Corner Survival Match with BJ Whitmer & Adam Page, Caprice Coleman & Watanabe, and RD Evans & Moose with Veda Scott
Devon "Hannibal" Nicholson has a role in three episodes a the new sci-fi series called Haphead. He is portraying a character called Hal "The Hammer."
Happy birthday to "Glamour Boy" Shane Sewell, who is an Ontario boy who made good down in Puerto Rico.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson confirmed that he will be playing Black Adam in a movie adaptation of the DC comic book Shazam movie.
Jacques Rougeau's wrestling company has shows on December 27th in Tethford Mines, Quebec, at the Mario Gosselin Arena and December 28th at the Verdun Auditorium in Montreal.
Jim Ross looks to be making the transition into mixed martial arts announcing.
It was a few days ago, but Cauliflower Alley Club President Nick Bockwinkel stepped down from the position ahead of his scheduled time, and Brian Blair is the new President of the organization.
California indy star Willie Mack has apparently signed a WWE deal. With all the "bigger" name indy stars, like KENTA, Prince Devitt, and Kevin Steen, WWE has been issuing a press release announcing the deal, which hasn't happened yet -- but he would fit into that category.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
WWE Smackdown was taped Tuesday night in Lincoln, Nebraska. Here is what to expect on Friday's show: John Cena cuts a promo; Dolph Ziggler vs Cesaro; Jimmy Uso vs Heath Slater; Lana and Rusev spew their usual; Paige vs Brie Bella; Bo Dallas vs Zack Ryder; John Cena, Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, Big Show and Roman Reigns vs The Wyatt Family, Kane and Seth Rollins.
WWE invited football player Michael Sam to Raw last night after his release from the St. Louis Rams; instead he went to visit the Dallas Cowboys.
Apparently Jerry Springer will be a moderator of sorts in the battle of the Bellas next week on Raw.
Sinn Bodhi has another update on Jake "The Snake" Roberts via Facebook: "Great news!... Docs took Jake off ventilator way earlier then expected! He is kicking ass on his spirometer breathing tests...If he keeps up this pace he will not need to go back on Ventilator so everyone please cross your fingers! Jake finally can speak for the first time since last Wed... Late last night (while still ventilated & unable to speak) one of the male nurses took a bandage off of Jake's neck where they have tubes for his meds... It was so unpleasant to Jake he wrote on the pad they gave him three letters... DDT... Even though Jake is off of the ventilator for the time being he will be monitored for 24-48 hours before docs decide if it is safe to keep him off. Once Jake could speak he wanted steak, milkshakes, eggs & donuts... He is only allowed to get his nutrients intraveinously for the time being... Jake even joked that he would take his donut rectally if he had to... The nurses still said no donuts to which Jake replied with his favorite middle finger! I think he was trying to say 'you're #1' but I could be wrong?!... One of Jake's sons flew in to help out but Jake insisted I show him a good time while he rests tonight... Soooo. Zombie Burlesque, here we come! #GetBetterJake
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The latest on Jake "The Snake Roberts from Sinn Bodhi, as posted to Facebook: "Jake is making progress on his breathing treatments quicker then expected! Hopefully be off ventilator in a couple days... He's resilient! Today when he was awake I joked with the doctors & asked if they could give him fake boobs or at least a face transplant... Jake smiled & gave me the finger lol Which means he's feeling better! #FeelBetterJake"
Would Hulk Hogan have achieved the stardom him did without Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" song? It's a question to ask yourself as we note the passing of Jimi Jamison, the band's lead singer, at age 63.
WWE's Night of Champions is starting to shape up. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena for the WWE World Title is official, of course. After Raw, it looks like we'll get Sheamus vs. Cesaro for the U.S. title and Intercontinental belt up for grabs with Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz.
Monday, September 1, 2014
The latest on Jake "The Snake Roberts from Sinn Bodhi, as posted to Facebook: "UPDATE on Jake the Snake Roberts: Today Jake underwent a Bronchoscopy... An evasive surgery to remove flem etc trapped in his lungs... He is breathing better but still on ventilator. In the moments of Jake being awake from sedation today he was telling jokes & messing with nurses! That is a good sign!!! That's Jake being Jake! Tomorrow or next day docs will give Jake oxygen tests to see how well he can breath without ventilator and proceed from there... #GetBetterJake"
Here are the Great North Wrestling results from August 30th in Hawkesbury, Ontario, before more than 1000 fans. In the main event best 2 out of 3 falls match between Hannibal and AJ Styles, Styles won the first fall with an O’Connor roll, Hannibal won the second fall via “Sacrifice” Power Bomb and in the 3rd fall Hannibal initially pinned Styles after hitting him with a belt however a second referee came out and reversed the decision to AJ taking the fall via DQ. The referee was then piledriven from the apron throw a table on the outside. In other results Jeremy Prophet won a 20 man battle royal, The Black Dragon defeated Crimson X, Jeremy Prophet and Sexy Eddy defeated Billy and Jimmy Lee, Darko defeated Karnage and Pat Shenzy in a handicap match, Silvie Silver defeated Mileena, Rick Sniper defeated Preston Perry and Harley, Taylor and Jimmy Cash defeated Flex Rollins, Showtime and Troy.
Today's birthdays: former WWE star Sim Snuka aka Deuce (43), and former TNA star Doug Williams (42).
Mae Young's hand-baby made the AV Club's list of grossest things to ever have been birthed. Here's the story.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Update on Jake "The Snake" Roberts from Sinn Bohdi / Kizarny, who was the promoter who flew Roberts into Las Vegas: "UPDATE on Jake The Snake Roberts: Jake is NOT in a coma! Please don't believe crappy gossip... Jake still has Phnemonia. He is not getting enough oxygen so he has been sedated and put on a ventilator... (Sedated only because the procedure is painful). Doctors have to wait & see how he responds before they can continue with MRI & other tests as the Ventilator is inhibiting but nessecary... And until the Phnemonia is cleared up it is preventing Docs from seeing what the underlying problems are. Docs can only speculate on how long he will be in this state. ?#?GetBetterJake? You can leave Jake Get-well-messages on Twitter @JakeSnakeDDT"
The WWE Network is adding past WCW Monday Night Nitro shows.
Rob Van Dam is taking another hiatus from being on the road with WWE.
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin was a guest picker on yesterday's ESPN College Gameday, which was broadcast from Ft. Worth, TX.
Happy birthday to up-and-coming indy wrestler Athena Reese, who is 26 years young today. Also celebrating birthdays are Mickie James (35) and TNA star Jeff Hardy (37).
Ryback updates fans on a recent medical issue he dealt with in a YouTube video:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart has been accompanying Hulk Hogan during the Hulkster's appearances at the Toronto Fan Expo this weekend. Also, eagle-eyed fans may have caught sight of former WWE referee who was accompanying Batista. (It's SLAM! Wrestling's Bob Kapur with Tim White.)
WrestleCentre has a show on Friday, September 5th at the Halifax Forum MultiPurpose Center. The main event will feature Christopher Daniels defending the IFWA Heavyweight title against A.J. Styles. Advance tickets are $20.