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By SLAM! Wrestling

Friday, April 18, 2014

  • Wrestling legend and promoter Bob Geigel recently fell and broke his hip. Send him a get well card at Bob Geigel, 3204 Oakcrest Dr., Kansas City, MO 64151.

  • Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment announced that their Best in the World show will be available on traditional PPV on Sunday, June 22nd, The show is at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

  • Portia Perez injured her leg last weekend at the SHIMMER show in Chicago, and is off the NCW Femmes Fatales show Saturday night in Montreal. The updated lineup for that show at Centre LGH, 10 015 Ave de Bruxelles, has Mercedes Martinez vs Leah Von Dutch vs Midianne vs Missy; Saraya Knight vs Sweet Cherrie; Cheerleader Melissa vs Courtney Rush; Angie Skye vs Cat Power; team Mademoiselle Rachelle vs Team Mary Lee Rose; Nikki Storm vs LuFisto; Kaitlin Diemond vs Jasime; Deziree vs Mistress Belmont; Bettie Rage vs Diana Hall.

  • Canadian Wrestling Federation has a show on April 20th at CAW Hall, 124 Bunting Rd, St Catharines, with a 7pm bell time. Here's the lineup: Cody Deaner vs Tuberous King, Seleziya Sparks vs Beautiful Beaa, Reckless Ryan Swift vs EZE Eric Cairnie, Jesse Bieber & Frankie Valentine vs Zakk and D man, Randy Vahn vs Jaxon Jarvis, Corey Mottely vs Kwan Chang, Ethan Paige vs Rip Impact vs Retro Rex

  • Chris Sabin is done with TNA and is taking indy bookings. He has been added to the massive Border City Wrestling show on May 9th in Windsor, Ontario with some of the stars of New Japan on it.

  • Rockstar Spud signed a new deal with TNA.

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    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Darren Young tore his ACL, and had surgery today to repair it. Rehab is expected to take four to six weeks.

  • A must-read from the widow of the Ultimate Warrior, as posted to his Facebook page:

    Statement from Dana. A Warrior

    Dearest Warriors,

    It is with an absolutely broken heart I reach out to you. Since the passing of my husband, I have been fortunate enough to insulate my sweet girls and myself from the outside world. In this bubble we have grieved and continue to do so. For a week, I did not allow any television or media to seep through our cocoon. I was told, though, of the outpouring of love for my beloved husband and support for, as he always called us, his Warrior Girls. I can only say thank you.

    On Sunday night, I was told WWE would pay tribute to Warrior and so I set the DVR planning to watch it when we were ready. As the hour neared, I broke resolve and turned on every TV in the house to full blast and snuggled our daughters close to me on the couch, unsure what we would see. As the scene unfolded with that amazing roster of talent gathered donning Ultimate Warrior shirts and even his face paint, we cheered and sobbed simultaneously. To everyone who stood there, thank you. My girls will remember your bowed heads for the rest of their lives. You are not just Superstars; you are super people.

    I cannot put words to what that video tribute meant. We watched it multiple times and, this morning, it was how I started my day; mornings are the hardest for me. I will treasure that song and those images more than anything I own. Vindication. ULTIMATE PERFECTION.

    I was told it was reported WWE was "there" for us. "There" is the understatement of a lifetime. They were a warm blanket to us three and we were quickly absorbed into their family. Words are cheap; promises are forever. This family is one I'm honored to be a member of and will gladly be the warm blanket to any of them who need me next.

    My husband's speech had so many highlights for me as I sat proudly in the audience looking on at his moment ... I most loved his request for the Hall of Fame to include the, as he called them, "true Superstars," those behind-the-scenes people who make the machine run. See, I'm the person who puts up the ring in our house. I'm the background person who makes things happen seamlessly. I am surrounded by performers in my husband and children, so I felt a kinship with all the people he wanted to shine a spotlight upon who make WWE work. He loved you all, and knew that each of you made his run there possible. Thank you!

    To all the ULTIMATE WARRIOR fans: THANK YOU!! He told me when he shook the ropes it was him gathering strength from each of you. Warrior respected you and loved you as do the girls and I. I will reach out to the ropes for your strength to sustain me in the sad days that the girls and I face. UNWAVERING is what you've been. GRATEFUL is what we are.

    The Undertaker and I have a lot more in common than you might think. You see, I had a bit of a streak of my own going for the last 20 years. Yes, Warrior and I would have matches of our own ... He would yell, I would cry, he would submit, I would win - always. My quivering chin and "pooched" lip was always more powerful than any clothesline or gorilla press slam. He'd laugh and shake his head and say,"you win, Pooch," but really we both did.

    My streak was broken April 8, 2014 when he collapsed. I fought and screamed and cried for him not to leave me, but I wasn't to win this round. Heaven won and I lost, but I had the ULTIMATE love for 20 years and my children learned to be Warriors from THE ULTIMATE DAD. I wouldn't trade a moment of the life we shared, good or bad, for anything on God's green earth. He is the love of my life and gave me the gift of our beautiful, sweet, amazing girls. He was loyal and kind and strong and brave. He taught me to live by his creed,"Live Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave. Nothing's too hard to do, ALWAYS BELIEVE," and with that creed I will carry on and make him proud.

    Streaks are broken but legends live forever.

    Always Believe,
    Dana A. Warrior

    In lieu of donations to the family or flowers please make a donation to our wounded veterans and their families at

    Our brave servicemen and women are our true warriors.

  • Sting made an appearance on the WWE Network talking about the Ultimate Warrior, the first real sign that he has made a deal with WWE.

  • WWE taped Smackdown last night in Nashville. Here's what to expect on Friday's show: Triple H talked about The Shield; Big E vs Alberto Del Rio; Paul Heyman talked about Brock Lesnar; Paige vs Aksana; El Torito vs Hornswoggle; Alexander Rusev vs R-Truth; Santino vs Fandango; Batista vs Sheamus.

  • All Star Wrestling has a show on Saturday, April 26th, with a 7:30 pm start, at the Alice Mckay Building, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, in Surrey, BC. Here's what to expect: Tommy Dreamer & Moondog Manson vs Kyle Sebastian & Collin Cutter; Jason Cage vs Breaker Iton; Azeem The Dream & Christopher Ryseck vs Disco Fury & The Great Kasaki; Nick Price vs Travis Sionys; Matt X Static vs Cody TKO Smith, and more.

  • DirecTV and DISH Network will not be airing future WWE pay-per-views.

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    Tuesday, April 15, 2014
  • Buffalo Championship Wrestling is holding their Easter Weekend Extravaganza on Saturday April 19, 2014 at the Mil-Sher Floor Hockey Center on 1520 Military Rd. in Kenmore, NY, 6:30 P.M. bell time, doors open at 5:45 P.M. Brian Jennings vs. Former ECW/WWE star Rhino, Matt Cross vs. Warchild, BCW Tag Team Title Match: The Hate Brigade (C) vs. The Top Guns, The T-Rex Express & Davey Deelight vs. Jaxon Jarvis, Ryan Swift & Robby Vegas, Bryan Castle vs. Tyson Dux. Also appearing is Heavyweight Champion Krimson, and John McChesney.

  • It’s been reported that Robbie E and Gunner have signed multi-year contract extensions with TNA Wrestling in the past couple of days.

  • Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling announced a strategic partnership with 25/7 Productions, which is owned by Hollywood producer Dave Broome. Broome is the creator and executive producer of the show “The Biggest Loser”.

  • Happy 36th birthday to Austin Aries.

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    Monday, April 14, 2014
  • TMZ is reporting that the autopsy for the Ultimate Warrior reveals that he died from a massive heart attack.

  • The ABC sitcom The Goldbergs is scheduled to have a wrestling-themed episode on May 6th, centering on WWF of the 1980s.

  • Legends House debuts this Thursday on the WWE Network.

  • WWE Hall of Famer Amy (Lita) Dumas turns 39 today.

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    Sunday, April 13, 2014
  • The 1st Annual Fight! 4 Cancer event will take place today, at 4 pm, at The Great Hall in Toronto, with 100% of profits going to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

  • Eric Young was pretty pleased with the notes from friends and family, and posted this on his Facebook page about his TNA World title win: "So much overwhelming love and support to many to thank and comment back. Thank you everyone for your love and support a huge day for me. Thank u guys a life time dream realized."

  • Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella got married yesterday in Sedona, Arizona. It was taped for Total Divas, of course.

  • Apparently Summer Rae and Fandango are done on TV, with Layla now in his corner.

  • TNA and James Storm extended their deal.

  • Ex-NFLer Shawne has apparently joined WWE.

  • Bayou Independent Wrestling has joined the National Wrestling Alliance.

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    Friday, April 11, 2014
  • Eric Young won the TNA World title last night at Impact.

  • It really does sound like Sting has finally signed a deal to appear in WWE.

  • The TV deal between WWE and iON Television is up, which means that the WWE Main Event TV show will now exclusively air on the WWE Network.

  • Steve Wilton was Warrior's partner in Warrior Entertainment, and releassed a statement about Warrior's death, including condolences to Warrior's wife, Dana, and their two daughters Mattigan and Indiana. "I am shocked and profoundly saddened by the death of my friend Warrior. He was a great man and leaves behind a legacy that will forever live in the hearts and minds of those who knew him personally, and his legions of Ultimate Warrior fans. My thoughts and prayers go out to Warrior's beautiful family, his wife Dana and their daughters Mattigan and Indiana. No words are strong enough to express my feeling for them at this time. I was honored to be able to spend the weekend with Warrior and his family at WrestleMania 30 and have never seen a prouder father or more loving family. Warrior was the happiest I had ever seen him to bring Ultimate Warrior back home to WWE and share that unmistakeable passion and excitement with each and every Ultimate Warrior fan around the world. I have lost my best friend and my hero but take comfort in knowing his legacy will live forever. I will Always Believe."

  • A new documentary DVD, Finding Zach Gowen: The Life Story of the World’s First One-Legged Pro Wrestler, has been released.

  • WWE has announced a show in Windsor, Ontario – Friday, July 4 at the WFCU Centre. Tickets go on sale this Saturday.

  • SLAM! Wrestling Producer Greg Oliver is going to be a guest today on TSN's Off The Record program, which airs at 5 pm ET, but you can catch it in repeats on online.

  • Happy birthday to Jeremy Barnoff, better known as Jeremy Prophet on the indy scene in Eastern Canada and the Northeast U.S.

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    Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  • From Bob Kapur at the Smackdown taping: The advertising posters in the box office at the Cajundome in Lafayette are billing tonight's main event as a ten-man tag team match between John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and the Shield against the Wyatt Family, Randy Orton, and Kane. This is likely going to be a post-show dark match, given on Raw it was announced as the Wyatt Family versus the Shield.

    1) Dark match: Sheamus beat Titus O'Neil with the Brogue Kick.

    2) For Main Event: The Shield vs The Wyatt Family. No surprise, this was great. After the match, Renee Young interviewed the Shield, and they challenged the Authority.
    3) For Main Event: Jack Swagger vs Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter.
    4) For Main Event: Alexander Rusev w/ Lana vs Sin Cara
    5) Cody Rhodes, Goldust, and Mark Henry vs 3MB.
    Smackdown Results: 1) John Cena came out and ran down the results from WrestleMania and Raw. He said any Superstar that wants to succeed needs to go through him. The Wyatt Family appeared on the Titan Tron and said they were not done with him yet.
    2) The Big Show vs Cesaro
    3) Rybaxel vs Los Matadores w/ Torito. After the match, with cameras stopped, Ryback walked up to the guy in the front dressed like Waldo and faked a handshake, then squeezed the guy's can of beer so it all gushed out the top and all over him. That was hilarious.
    4) Rob Van Dam vs Damien Sandow.
    5) Hulk Hogan introduced Daniel Bryan. Bryan said he was a life-long Hulkamaniac and the two did the classic Hulk posing together.
    6) Bad News Barrett vs Kofi Kingston.
    7) Fandango w/ Layla vs Santino Marella w/ Emma. No explanation to live crowd why Summer Rae wasn't there.
    8) Backstage, Kane tried to build unity between he, Randy Orton, and Batista. 9) Daniel Bryan and the Usos vs Kane, Randy Orton, and Batista.
    10) Dark match. John Cena vs Bray Wyatt w/ Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Cena won by DQ when Rowan and Harper attacked him. He fought off all three members and chased them away to end the show.
    It was announced that Lafayette will host Monday Night Raw on September 15. Presale password on TicketMaster is RAWWWE.

  • The Wrestling Observer reports that, according to a Tweet from TNA Creative Head John "Big" Gaburick, Christy Hemme is now part of the TNA creative team.

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    Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Notes from Bob Kapur in the arena in New Orleans for Raw:
    Superstars Taping:
    1) Dolph Ziggler vs Ryback w/ Curtis Axel. The chants started early, alternating between "Let's go, Ziggler" and "Goldberg". Then the crowd decided to have some fun with a "Curtis Axel" chant. Ziggler got a near-fall with a super-facebuster. Ryback got majorly booed when he pounded his chest like the Ultimate Warrior. Ryback won cleanly with the Shellshock. This may have been a dark match.
    If the crowd keeps up at this pace, it's going to be a fun and crazy night.

    2) Kofi Kingston vs Titus O'Neil. This one featured some great chops that could be heard all the way up in the press box, above and behind the very back row of the stands. Titus O'Neil gets the win with the Sky High.
    Michael Cole got booed during his entrance, while JBL and Jerry Lawler got cheers and chants.
    Before Raw went live, "Scooby Doo" got a chant and the crowd sang JBL's theme - maybe that's the new Fandango-ing?
    "JR" got a chant before "Yes" and "Daniel Bryan" filled the arena in the seconds leading into Raw.
    During one of the commercial breaks, the live crowd was played a video tribute to the fans, with the tag "there is no WWE without you." The crowd responded with chants of "Us!" and "We are awesome!"

    After RAW went off the air, for airing on the WWE Network, Renee Young interviewed the Shield, asking them why they came down to the ring to assist Daniel Bryan. They said they should instead ask Triple H if he believes in the Shield.

    She then asked Bryan about what brought him his success. He said the key for him was opportunity, and that the assist goes to the fans. He then thanked the fans for helping him live his dream last night.

  • The Ultimate Warrior's jacket from Raw on Monday night was painted by Rob Schamberger.

  • SLAM! Wrestling's Matthew Asher was at the WrestleMania pre-show press conference on Sunday, though not a lot was said. His quick rundown: Hulk Hogan was up first, and apologized for the hour-long delay in starting it, that it was a result of "putting the rag on my bald head." Hogan gave a lot of credit to Mr. T for making WrestleMania what it is today, and lamented being unable to wrestle. "I wish I could tear off the shirt and do a leg drop on someone... I probably couldn't get back up again." ... Up next was Stephanie McMahon. She mentioned seeing her father, Vince McMahon, Hogan talk in the empty arena this week, making her feel like she was eight years old again. When asked about if she enjoyed being the innocent daddy's girl or her current heelish member of The Authority, Steph had a great response: "I've never been that innocent," she said with a smirk. Of course, Steph said she enjoys being bad because it's more fun. Steph spoke about a few memories with Andre the Giant, including the first time she met him, referring to him as her Gulliver. ... John Cena was the last guest. He was asked about which superstars would he like to face as potential future faces of the company. Cena said all three members of both the Shield and Wyatt family, among a few other members of NXT. Cena showed a great sense of humour. He was asked about having the sheep mask put on when the lights went out a few weeks ago, and cracked that being tied up with a mask on, WITHOUT a safety word wasn't too pleasant.

  • Word is that The Undertaker left WrestleMania in an ambulance.

  • You may have wondered why Brie Bella was not out celebrating with Daniel Bryan, given their relationship being the subject of Total Divas for a couple of seasons. Well, here's what was on the Bella Twins Twitter feed, ‏@nicoleandbri: "I'm sooo proud of my fiancé! Sooo well deserved! Wow! Wish I could of went out to celebrate, but wasn't allowed. Love the #YesMovement"

  • Angelina Love suffered a concussion during her match at the Mid-South Legends Fanfest this weekend.

  • WWE issued a press release announcing that WrestleMania XXX at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome resulted in $10.9 million in ticket revenue.

  • Canadian Wrestling's Elite returns to Rookie's Sports Bar, 201 Melrose Ave. E., in Winnipeg, on Friday, April 18th. Scheduled to appear are Danny Duggan, Dick Blood, Mike Mission, Moses Luke, Kevin Cannon, Stefan Epic, Brian Rich, Adam Race and more.

  • Happy birthday to bad guy John Anson, who is 65 years old today. As well, it's the birthday of "The Wolfman" Father Jason Sanderson, who has been a key player behind the scenes for years with the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame, Cauliflower Alley Club and the Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame.

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    Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • WWE issued a warning that rowdy behaviour and obnoxious chanting would be tolerated at tonight's WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

  • Happy birthday to Sika Anoai of the Wild Samoans, who is 69 today.

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    Friday, April 4, 2014
  • Some WrestleMania XXX notes from Bob Kapur in New Orleans:
    The Bella Twins are appearing at Masquerade, a nightclub, tonight.

    Jake "the Snake" Roberts and Scott Hall will be appearing at the House of Blues tonight for an interactive Q&A session. "Additional celebrity guests" are also billed.

    From one of the crew working on the Superdome setup for Mania. Two records are being set with this year's sign. It's the heaviest load of signs ever set up in a domed building. And the tallest - the sign structure goes from 12 feet off the ground to the top of the Interior of the dome.

    Christian and Cesaro held autograph sessions at the WWE Superstore today. The store is set up at the Convention Centre beside the Axxess sessions.

  • The Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League turn 20 years old next year. In case you have forgotten, Bret "The Hitman" Hart was one of the original owners. Though he doesn't own the team any longer, he's back in the fold to help promote the anniversary season, with retro jerseys that the team will wear occasionally in 2014-15. The Hockey News has a photo of it.

  • Word is that Charles Wright, who was the Godfather in WWE, has been seen around New Orleans. Could his voodoo alter-ego, Papa Shango, be making an appearance?

  • Catch SLAM! Wrestling's Jon Waldman talking WrestleMania on TSN1290's The Warm Up. Podcast is now up (April 3 episode, midway through the podcast)

  • C*4: Capital City Championship Combat has a show on Saturday April 5th at Funhaven, 1050 Baxter Road, Ottawa, ON, with an 8 pm start. Here's the lineup: Mathieu St. Jacques & Thomas Dubois vs Lionel Knight & Christopher Bishop; Mike Bailey vs "Player Dos" Stu Grayson vs Brent Banks; Player Uno vs Alex Vega; Shayne Hawke vs Jae Rukin, and more.

  • Innovative Hybrid Wrestling has a show at the Coverdale Recreation Centre, 252 Coverdale Road in Riverview, New Brunswick, on April 13th with The Honky Tonk Man headlining.

  • Canadian Wrestling's Elite has a show on Sunday April 6th at Club St. B (171 Dumoulin St.) in Winnipeg, running from 4-6 pm CT, leading into WrestleMania. The show will feature a Battle Royal, Billy Blaze vs. Mike Mission,Nate Hardy vs. Tyler Colton, Anderson Tyson Moore vs. Brian Rich, and more.

  • The Elite Championship Wrestling promotion in Louisiana has joined the National Wrestling Alliance.

  • Former NWA World champion Adam Pearce is trying to catch on with the San Diego Padres as an announcer. There is fan voting as the field gets lowered from 30 to 10 candidates. Vote here.

  • Wrestling great Billy Wicks turned 82 today.

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    Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • SLAM! Wrestling Producer Greg Oliver has re-launched his blog and re-named it Pucks and Piledrivers to better reflect his two writing passions. There's a new entry up today, WrestleMania XV memories.

  • WWE just released a WWE version of Monopoly. Of note, CM Punk is on the cover.

  • Rolling Stone did a story up on Daniel Bryan and the Yes Movement. Check out the story here.

  • Harv Vinny Sihra of the Bollywood Lions tag team in British Columbia will be a part of the Bollywood Star TV show on OMNI TV on Saturday. According to the OMNI website, the show "is a four-part docu-series that chronicles the nationwide search for an unknown talent, who will compete to win the prize of a lifetime – a part in a Bollywood movie." Check your local listings.

  • Happy birthday to the great Tiger Jeet Singh and from Calgary ... Alberta .... Canada ... Lance Storm!

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  • Order a Sting TNA Impact Autographed Baseball Bat
    Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • There's a really big feature on Wade Keller of The Pro Wrestling Torch in the City Pages from Minneapolis. It's worth checking out: Wade Keller: The man holding up the Pro Wrestling Torch

  • Details for the Impact Pro Wrestling show during the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend have been released. It's on Friday, July 18 at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa, with a 7 pm start. Traditionally, the wrestlers being inducted show up to Friday's show, before Saturday's big induction. Scheduled guests include Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Diamond Dallas Page, Jim Ross, Gerry Brisco, Baron Von Raschke, Danny Hodge, Larry Hennig, and Colt Cabana.

  • WWE will be holding a house show at the FirstOntario Centre (formerly Copps Coliseum) in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday, June 14. Tickets go on sale on April 12.

  • Today's birthdays: Indy star Jack Evans turns 32; indy wrestler/US Presidential candidate/weirdo Jonathon "the Impaler" Sharkey turns 50; and former WWE Tough Enough contestant, and business entrepreneur, the lovely Leyla Milani turns 32.

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    Tuesday, April 1, 2014
  • With no TV taping tonight, WWE taped a couple of things to air on Friday for Smackdown -- no doubt accompanied by a lot of hype for some big show scheduled for Sunday ... Hulk Hogan's back, brother, and talks up the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal ... Dolph Ziggler takes on Titus O'Neil ... The Real Americans face off with Los Matadores.

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    Monday, March 31, 2014
  • Jim Ross is bringing his speaking tour to Toronto. The show is set for The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue) on Friday, May 9, 2014. It's an 8 p.m. show, and tickets run $23.50 to $50; pre-sale tickets are up now, but the general public sale starts on Tuesday, April 1 at 10 a.m. through, Rotate This & Soundscapes. Good Ol' J.R. confirmed with SLAM! Wrestling that he is planning on sticking around town for the Ring of Honor show on Saturday, May 10th, with the stars of New Japan against ROH stars.

  • Canadian Wrestling's Elite announced a summer tour that will run 10 days throughout Manitoba, from July 17th to July 27th, featuring little people Short Sleeve Samson and Canadian midget wrestler Mike Hammer.

  • Happy birthday to Silvano Sousa, veteran WWWF enhancement talent.

  • British Columbia's Raven Lake, a veteran of many years, has called it quits on her in-ring career. Her daughter, Bambi Hall, continues to wrestle. We wrote about the unique daughter-mother combination in 2011: Raven Lake and Bambi a formidable mother-daughter team.

  • Ring of Honor's Tommaso Ciampa announced on his Facebook page that he is jumping into pro wrestling full-time: "After nearly 3 years of juggling my wrestling career and travel with working a full time job managing a fitness studio, the time has finally come for me to focus whole heartedly on chasing my dream. As of today, I officially have only one job. I am a pro wrestler. While I'm very sad to be leaving my clients behind (nearly 200 amazing women!), I am very excited for what lies ahead. The thought of having more than 1 day off a month is peaceful. I'm excited to spend more time with my wife, Harrison, and my family. And I'm 100% focused on training, dieting, and bringing my in-ring performance to another level. 2014 will be an exciting journey!"

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    Sunday, March 30, 2014
  • The Dragon Gate USA shows scheduled for this coming weekend in New Orleans have run into a snag. Booker Gabe Sapolsky put out this press release:

    OFFICIAL STATEMENT: It is with deep regret that DGUSA must inform our audience of the unfortunate fact Dragon Gate (Japan) talent will not be able to perform on WrestleMania weekend shows. We are in the process of adjusting the lineups and guarantee we will make sure we deliver to you nothing less than top quality shows this coming weekend, as has become our reputation. We will have announcements shortly.

    We have already announced the 1st time ever matchup pitting Masato Tanaka against Chris Hero on the Friday night DGUSA show. As the entire pro wrestling world converges on New Orleans this week, the last thing our audience wants to hear or read about is promotional drama. We know you have practically unlimited choices this coming week, and we are going to make sure all those who chose and choose to support DGUSA are rewarded with the best experience we can possibly provide.

    DGUSA's mission has always been to earn our fans one at a time. We continue to strive to do so, and thank you for your support during the most exciting week of the year to be a pro wrestling fan!

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    Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • Pro Wrestling Eclipse has a show on Sunday, March 30 featuring Brutus Beefcake, Cody Deaner, and Ethan Page at the Polish Alliance Hall, 219 Olive Ave., in Oshawa, Ontario. Tickets are $15 at the doors, doors open at 1pm , bell time 2pm

  • Meanwhile, in Etobicoke, SMASH Wrestling also has a show this Sunday. Chris Hero vs Tyson Dux has been announced. Former TNA star Alex Shelley, LuFisto, Johnny Gargano, Pepper Parks and local stars Brent Banks and the Overdogs will also be appearing. For more information, visit

  • Sing Happy Birthday to "Freebird" Michael P.S. Hayes, who turns 55 today. Don't worry if you can't sing - neither can he.

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  • Order Kevin Steen - Package Piledrive Everyone Triple Disc Set
    Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Jeff Jarrett, along with wife Karen, makes his Canadian return this weekend, at Saturday’s 3A Wrestling show in Orillia, Ontario. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, “Highlander” Robby McAllister, former TNA star Cody Deaner, Tyson Dux, Sycho Mike Rollins, and the Flatliners also appear. For ticket information, visit

  • Here are results from this past weekend’s Deathproof Wrestling show in Etobicoke, Ontario: EZE beat “White Trash” Matt Cash; Aiden Rayne retained his Jobber Championship by getting squashed by the Notorious TID; Danny Orlando won a 3-way over Taylor K-Deen and Jesse F’n Amato to retain his Youngblood Championship; PD Flex beat Buck Gunderson; TID came out to destroy Warhed and Jewells Malone, resulting in a no-contest for their match against the Skid Row Saints; a Deathproof Divas pillowfight somehow ended up in a match between the Hardcore Hick and Tyler Loveman, which Hick won; Ty Colton (formerly Johnny Wave) got help from the tainted Salvation official to retain his Deathproof Championship over Shane Sabre, Ethan Page, and Adam Haze. Deathproof brings its brand of hardcore craziness back to Etobicoke on May 18.

  • Today’s birthdays: WWE legend The Warlord turns 52; “Highlander” Rory McAllister turns 38; AAA star Último Gladiador turns 36; and Brickhouse Brown turns 56 (Brown’s shoot DVD is worth a watch. Here's a review).

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Luis Ignacio Urive Alvirde, who was the original Sin Cara in WWE, was released by the company yesteray. Hunico is under the mask as Sin Cara these days and has proven to be far less injury-prone. Alvirde is wrestling in Mexico.

  • Word is that Rob Van Dam will be back with WWE either WrestleMania or just after.

  • There are a number of pro wrestling connections at this Saturday's Niagara Falls Sports Expo in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Brutus Beefcake is signing autographs, as is WWE announcer Howard Finkel. The local Crossfire Wrestling promotion has a table set up. As well, SLAM! Wrestling Producer Greg Oliver will be there selling copies of his various hockey and wrestling books, alongside author Dan Murphy, occasional contributor to SLAM! Wrestling and senior writer at Pro Wrestling Illustrated, who will also be pushing his various books.

  • Canadian Wrestling's Elite will be hosting a training seminar with Chris Hero on Saturday, May 10th, from 3-5pm in Selkirk, Manitoba at the Selkirk Arena (also referred to as The Barn). The cost of the seminar is only $40 for trained wrestlers and $20 for non wrestlers in the business ie. managers, refs, trainees, who would like to observe. To secure a spot in the seminar contact

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  • Order The Golden Age of Quebec Wrestling Volume 2 DVD
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • interviewed Vince McMahon -- a rare feat indeed. Check it out here.

  • Tickets to TNA Slammiversary go on sale this Friday. There is a pre-sale today through – password is UTASLAM.

  • WWE taped Smackdown last night in Boston at the TD Garden (where the Money in the Bank PPV will be in June too). Here's what to expect on Friday's broadcast: The show opens with a Batista promo; The Shield vs 3MB and then The Shield vs Curtis Axel & Ryback; Goldust vs Fandango; Damien Sandow vs Sin Cara; Sheamus vs Batista; Bellas Twins vs AJ Lee & Tamina; Jack Swagger vs an Usos; Mark Henry vs The Miz; Big Show vs Bray Wyatt.

  • Two WWE alumni celebrate birthdays today: Canada’s Sylvain Grenier turns 37, while Mike Mondo (Mikey from the Spirit Squad) turns 31.

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  • No surprise, but Trish Stratus has been confirmed as the person who is inducting Lita into the WWE Hall of Fame.

  • The Bob Backlund book, The All-American Boy: Lessons and Stories on Life from Wrestling Legend Bob Backlund, is scheduled for release on April 1st.

  • Today’s birthdays: former WWE referee Tim White turns 60; and Japanese star Hiro Saito turns 53.

  • Here's a new trailer for The Rock's summer movie, Hercules.