Friday, July 31, 2009

TNA Creative Team Member Dutch Mantel Released, Savio Vega Also Released

I was just able to directly confirm that TNA Creative Team Member, Dutch Mantel (Wayne Cowen) was released by TNA.

In addition it is my understanding that TNA management sent out a mass company e-mail notifying everyone of the release.

It cannot be confirmed at this time whether any other releases or changes are planned by TNA.

Credit: Bill Behrens @

Another TNA Release

We reported earlier today that TNA has released creative team member Dutch Mantel. Additionally, it's being reported that the company has also released agent Savio Vega.

Credit: Nick Paglino @

3rd Generation Star Misses Court Date, Bench Warrant Issued

Mike Aldren reported the following news in his WRESTLING GLOBE NEWSLETTER concerning 3rd generation star Mike DiBiase who has been having legal troubles, and was schedule for a court hearing on July 14 that he "no-showed". The Texas based star had been arrested in possession of a TV set that had been found missing from the room he had used after a show in March of this year. A bench warrant for his arrest has been issued as a result of him missing the court date.

Aldren quotes Capt. Larry McDugle of the Walker County Sheriff's Office: "Michael Wills DiBiase was booked into the Walker County jail at 2:19 pm, March 22, 2009 on a charge of Theft of Property $500 to $1500 out of Tyler County, Texas. He was released on bond at 4:09 pm the same date." Mike is the half brother of Ted Jr. and Brett DiBiase who are both under WWE contract.

Credit: Bill Behrens @


Tonight is the big night for the ASWF. For almost ten years they have been using to promote their weekly shows. Now they have recently started a new site, They have provided links to the Mid-South's biggest wrestling websites, including! They will be posting pictures, videos, and much more over the coming months. When you have caught up on all your news here at WrestlingNewsCenter be sure to check them out for the latest at the ASWF and Valiant Arena. Click the picture to go to their site.

Photos from the July 24th Global Championship Wrestling show in Calera,AL


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Thursday, July 30, 2009

ASWA Results from 7-18 in Goldsboro, NC

All-Star Wrestling Alliance results from “Breakdown” at Clayton Homes in Goldsboro, NC on July 18. Bobo Brazil Jr. defeated Adam Awesome (with Mr. York) "The Prodigy" Chris Watts defeated Sgt. Long. Jimmy Jack Funk Jr. defeated "Hacksaw" Cedrick Reed. Paco Loco (with Mr. York) defeated Ryan Markae. Matt Houston defeated ASWA Champion "Mr #1" George South (with Mr. York) by DQ. Ryan Markae won a battle royal.

Credit: John Cannon @

PWS Results from 7-25 in Jacksonville, NC

Premiere Wrestling Showcase results from “Consequences for All” at Hunter’s Creek Middle School in Jacksonville, NC on July 25. Patrick Wright and "Boogie Woogie Man" Rob McBride won a battle royal. Patrick Wright defeated McBride to get the last spot in the King of the Ring Tournament on Aug. 22nd. PWS Heavyweight Champion Joey Silvia defeated Aden Chambers via DQ when Marcellus King & Ric Converse interfered with Consequences Creed making the save only to turn on Silvia with a chair shot to the head. Persephone defeated Erica Rose. PWS Ultra J Champion Xrisis fought Donnie Steamboat to a no-contest. King & Converse defeated PWS Tag Team Champions Team Macktion to win the PWS Tag Team Titles. PWS Heavyweight Champion Joey Silvia defeated Consequences Creed.

Credit: John Cannon @

Dixie Carter to Buy Jarrett Out?!

Source: Newsletter

TNA president Dixie Carter did not reveal her immediate plans at the TV tapings last week, but backstage rumors are swirling of her possibly buying out Jeff Jarrett and making creative changes.

The office was apparently in disarray last week, as some office workers weren’t sure who to speak with regarding things they would normally have gone to Jarrett about. Carter has apparently spoken to some of the top wrestlers personally regarding the situation, but aside from them, the only people in the know are her inner-circle. There likely won’t be any official announcement on her decision for a while.

“Dixie has seized complete control of the company and she will be going over the Jarrett allies (closely),” said one TNA source. “If anyone in her inner circle has something bad to say about those people, they could be gone.”

While Carter has technically been in control of the company since she purchased a majority share, she hasn’t really asserted her power and allowed Jarrett to run the wrestling end of the operation. She has a reputation of avoiding confrontation, but the feeling is that she’s stepping up at a crucial time that will define the company going forward.


NWA-Mountain State Card for 8-1 in Beaver, WV

NWA-MSW TV Taping event
Saturday August 1st
Beaver, WV
Beaver Vol. Fire Dept. Building
7:30 pm est.

NWA-MSW Heavyweight championship
Stro "The Maestro of Wrestling" (champion)
Bryan Kyle

NWA-MSW tag team champions
Johnny Blast and Diablo Jr.

NWA-MSW TV champion

"Gypsy Joe" Gene Madrid
Derrik Billings
Frank "The Tank" Parker
Dwayne Tenney
"King" Richard
Cruz Control
J.C. Dykes Jr.
and more!

Credit: Stro @

WWE Releases Another One

The following statement was issued on today:

"World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Raw Superstar Brian Kendrick as of today, July 30, 2009. WWE wishes Brian the best in all future endeavors."

Kendrick had just recently appeared on this past week's WWE Monday Night Raw in Washington, D.C. losing to WWE U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston in just a few seconds.


News From Pro Wrestling Ohio


Just days away from Pro Wrestling Ohio’s signature event and biggest extravaganza of all time, “PWO Wrestlelution 2: A Coming of Age” on Sunday afternoon, August 9, PWO has added three new videos online to set the stage for a happening that will likely be talked about for years to come.

PWO: Conclusion to PWO TV 7/19/09 - Wrestlelution 2 Rage Explodes!

Just days before Pro Wrestling Ohio's signature event, "PWO Wrestlelution 2: A Coming of Age", four of PWO's biggest stars and most volatile personalities were placed in an all-star tag team war against one another, as PWO Champion Josh Prohibition teamed with "Superstar" Mike Tolar to battle "M-Dogg 20" Matt Cross and the dominant Jason Bane. However, it didn't take long for tempers to flare and control to be lost, as appearances by The Gambino Family, Agent Aaron Maguire, Hobo Joe, and Johnny Gargano led to an all-out war that couldn't even be contained in the building!

PWO: Wrestlelution 2 - Prohibition vs. Gargano - In Prohibition's Own Words (Part 2)

The alliance between Josh Prohibition & Johnny Gargano was once thought inseparable. Together, the two dominated the first year-plus of Pro Wrestling Ohio, destroying everyone in their path. However, this once-unbreakable bond was driven apart by jealousy and greed. But on who's part?

In this clip, Josh Prohibition tells Joe Dombrowski and the world his side of the story as to what led the Prohibition/Gargano alliance to become one of the most personal rivalries in PWO history.

PWO: Wrestlelution 2: Prohibition vs. Gargano - In Gargano's Own Words (Part 2)

The alliance between Josh Prohibition & Johnny Gargano was once thought inseparable. Together, the two dominated the first year-plus of Pro Wrestling Ohio, destroying everyone in their path. However, this once-unbreakable bond was driven apart by jealousy and greed. But on who's part?

In this clip, Johnny Gargano tells Joe Dombrowski and the world his side of the story as to what led the Prohibition/Gargano alliance to become one of the most personal rivalries in PWO history.

Pro Wrestling Ohio migrates to the Nautica Pavilion (former Plain Dealer Pavilion), 2014 Sycamore St. in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday afternoon, August 9 for “PWO Wrestlelution 2: A Coming of Age“. Gates open at 2 PM, belltime at 3 PM! It’s three solid hours of the best regional professional wrestling action anywhere in the world today! Including…

PWO Championship Match: Josh Prohibition vs. Johnny Gargano
Will Josh kill his creation or can Gargano prove he is as good, if not better, than his egomaniacal teacher?

PWO Tag Team Titles: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart vs. The Clash
Can The Clash usher in a new age in tag team wrestling or will Hammer & Anvil prove age to only be a number?

Ohio vs. Michigan: Al Snow w/Head vs. “Amazing” N8 Mattson
Mattson feels Michigan is superior but the legendary Lima, OH native fights for the pride of the entire state!

Championship Contender‘s Match: “Superstar” Mike Tolar vs. “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross
Two men craving a shot at PWO gold! Collegiate mat wrestling vs. aerial insanity, which will prevail?

Dumpster Match: Jason Bane & Hobo Joe vs. Gambino Family w/Aaron Maguire
Maguire cost Bane the PWO Title, and Hobo his money and his friend, will Maguire succeed in his “hit list” or can Bane and Hobo survive an attempted whacking?

PWO TV Title: Aaron Draven vs. Benjamin Boone vs. Super Hentai vs. Virus
Four of PWO’s youngest and hungriest look to make an impact. Who will be the first ever PWO TV champ?

Pirate Rules: “Bloody” Morty Rackem vs. Matthew Justice
Will Justice prove he had what it took all alone or will Morty bring new meaning to “Pirate Justice”?

Sex Appeal w/Dawn Decadence vs. Marion Fontaine’s Freaks!
Can Dawn prove beautiful is better or will Fontaine prove beauty is in the eye of the beholder?

Women’s Action: Hailey Hatred vs. Portia Perez
Chauvinistic Eric Ryan hand-selected Portia to run Hailey out of PWO. Can she survive the wrath of Hatred and succeed?

Irish Airborne vs. Eric Ryan & Corey Winters
Dave & Jake Crist team in PWO for the very first time against two cocky and hungry upstarts.

Plus: Guest Ring Announcer - Legendary Cleveland Brown Bob Golic!

A live music performance during intermission!

… and a few surprises!

All this covered this week on PWO TV! And remember you can STILL be a part of PWO Wrestlelution 2, as tickets are still available! Don’t be shut out, and don’t wait to hear about it later, there’s only one way to experience this one-of-a-kind atmosphere, and that’s LIVE!

Ticket availability is as follows…

$40 VIP Package - Special reserved seating, Commemorative PWO Wrestlelution 2 T-shirt (specify size when ordering), Commemorative PWO Wrestlelution 2 Event Program, Exclusive access to post-show meet & greet with ALL PWO stars and special guests! Available exclusively on !

$25 Front Row Tickets - Available exclusively on and all Ticketmaster outlets!

$20 Floor Seats - Available exclusively on and all Ticketmaster outlets!

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Don’t delay, reserve your perfect seats while they’re still available. Be a part of PWO’s Coming of Age! Be a part of PWO Wrestlelution 2!

Pro Wrestling Ohio is a regional independent professional wrestling organization headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Since opening its doors in October 2007, PWO has been televised via the Sports Time Ohio network, official television home of the Cleveland Indians, available in over 4 million homes via basic cable and available nationwide via select sports packages on both DirecTV and Dish Network. PWO utilizes the most exciting and talented professional wrestlers in the region today, with names such as “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross, Josh Prohibition, Jason Bane, Johnny Gargano, and Mike Tolar. PWO also works closely with various causes, having helped raise funds & awareness for such groups as the Cops & Kids program, and the local National Guard and Family Readiness Group. Pro Wrestling Ohio holds live events on a routine basis in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. For more information on PWO, please visit or e-mail

EWE Results from 7-25 in Ripley, TN

Mark Tipton appears on the big screen as the show starts with about 75 fans in the crowd. He says that he needs to make two announcements, with one changing the structure of the EWE forever. He says that he's not able to be at the arena tonight because he is in Southaven, MS watching Tatt2 wrestle for a TNA house show. He then starts to explain the big changes coming to the EWE. He said that someone had come to him inquiring about ownership of the EWE. Tipton says that the EWE means a lot to him, but this person has shown that he has what it takes to take ownership of the EWE. He says that sitting in his position at the announcers table tonight would be K.C. Gold. Gold comes out and takes his seat at the table. Mark Tipton then asks everyone to welcome the new owner of Elite Wrestling Entertainment, Dustin Baker. Baker comes out, saying it is not only an honor, but a privlidge to be the new owner of EWE. He says that he promises there will be some other changes to the EWE. Baker says that there is one thing he would like to get off his chest, and that's concerning K.C. Gold. He says that there's nothing that he can do about Mark Tipton's decision to have Gold as tonights announcer, but he will do as he did the last time Gold was employed by the EWE and keep an eye on him. Baker also announces the next big show that will happen, which will be the Super Summer Showdown. More details will become available in the coming weeks. He also makes the official announcement that EWE will now go back to a weekly schedule effective immediately. Baker gets the crowd pumped up for tonights action before heading to the back.

The first match of the night is between Bishop and Jon Michael. Near the beginning of the match, J.R. Manson brings out a sign that says "Tell them the truth." Jon Michael would score the pinfall over Bishop, then confront Manson with the meaning of his sign. Manson heads to the back, followed by Michael.

Genocide makes their way to the ring. They stand in the ring waiting for Premiere Brutality to appear for their Stretcher Match. The referee comes out and delivers a message to K.C. Gold. Gold stands up and says that Eric Wayne and Kid Nikels have not made it to the building. Corbin grabs the mic and begins to make a statement when Chris O'Neals music hits and he makes his way to ringside on crutches. He's accompanied by Christian Jacobs, who helps Genocide get O'Neal in the ring. He says that he talked to then Commissioner Baker a few weeks ago, and asked if there was anything he could do in the EWE. O'Neal says that he talked to Baker again Wednesday after his second surgery and asked once again if there was anything he could do, weather it be ring announcer, commentator, or even time keeper. He said that he got a phone call from Baker Friday night, telling him to be at the EWE arena tonight. He said little did he know when he got to the arena, Baker told Chris O'Neal that he was the new commissioner for the EWE. O'Neal says that the first thing on his agenda is what Premiere Brutality did two weeks ago. Chad and Brad Badd made fun of Genocide when they weren't at the arena and faced Eric Wayne and Kid Nikels. O'Neal says that Premiere Brutality has made the comment to the EWE management that Wayne and Nikels would never face Genocide in a stretcher match. So, from this point, Eric Wayne and Kid Nikels are suspended indefinitely. He says that's fine, because there is new talent headed to EWE, as well as some former EWE superstars that haven't been in Ripley, TN in a long time. O'Neal says that his second decision will be to put a hold on any tag team title matches due to him being injured. Genocide doesn't like the decision, but O'Neal sweetens the deal a little bit, making a match against The Badd Guys in a no disqualification match tonight. The Albino Rhino and Maxx Corbin agree to the match. O'Neal makes his way toward the ropes to exit the ring, but grabs the mic one more time. He says that he also heard that Dustin Starr has told them that he will not defend the EWE Heavyweight Championship tonight against Stan Lee. O'Neal says that if Dustin Starr does not show up and defend his title against Lee tonight, he will be suspended alongside Premiere Brutality. Genocide assists O'Neal out of the ring and to the back. Christian Jacobs remains in the ring for his next match.

Christian Jacobs def. J.R. Manson via pinfall.

Ike Tucker makes his way to the ring. He says that The Bluesman was a little blue tonight. He says that he was supposed to have a match tonight with Tommy Redneck, but he didn't want to come and get a "Blues Attack." He says that instead, it's going to be "On the Mic with Ike." He says that he's tired of the not showing up, the backstabbing, and the double crossing going on in the EWE. He says that he's had people jump him from behind, had powder thrown on him, been hit with chairs and chains, and he's sick and tired of it. He says that he hasn't gotten a title shot either, and he doesn't know why. He says that he's very frustrated right now, but he's not going to take it out on the people in the EWE arena. He says that we're going to have some fun in here tonight. He says he wants to show everyone how the superstars of the EWE train and condition to come into the ring and do what they do. He asks the crowd for volunteers, and a bunch of fans jump up and raise their hands. He makes his way around the sides of the ring, then points to a fan in the corner of the stands and asks him to come down. He helps the fan into the ring and stands him in the corner. He asks for Dustin Baker to come out with a waiver to be in the ring as a precautionary measure. Baker brings the form over to the fan and asks him what his name is. The fan says that his name is Matt as Dustin Baker hands the waiver over to him to sign. Baker leaves the ring as Ike begins his lesson. Ike says that there are three things that he needs in order to be a professional wrestler. He says that the first thing that you have to have is strength, so he asks Matt to do 20 push ups in the middle of the ring. He completes all 20, but looked a bit weak after he gets up. Ike then says that the second thing he needs is speed and endurance, so he asks Matt to run the ropes back and fourth until he says to stop. Matt makes his way back and fourth a few times and stops to rest for a second, but Ike grabs him and rolls him over for a pin. The referee slides over and gives the 3 count. Ike then says that the third thing he needs is to be smarter than the other guy. Matt exits the ring exhausted as Ike makes his way around the ring dancing with the fans as he walks by.

The Badd Guys make their way from the back, but right away they try to find a place to hide from Genocide. They look behind the stands, under the ring, and even try to sit in the stands and act like fans. They look at the concession stand and decide to duck under and hide behind the counter. After a friendly game of Marco Polo, Genocide makes their way to the ring. The fans start pointing to the concession stand as soon as they hit the ramp. Maxx Corbin grabs the mic and asks The Albino Rhino where their opponents are. Corbin says that he supposes that they aren't here and act like they're going to leave, but turn around and grab Chad and Brad Badd by the head and drag them over the counter as the bell rings. Genocide brings just about everything they could find out to hit The Badd Guys with, including plastic forks, packages of salt, and even a broom. Corbin goes to the announcers table and grabs the bell. After a splash in the corner, he says it's bell time and places the bell on Chads crotch. He leans back and gives the bell a good hit as Chad jumps and screams in pain. The Albino Rhino grabs the bell and does the same thing to Brad Badd, sending him in the corner kicking and screaming. Maxx grabs the mic and says that The Badd Guys came out last week saying they couldn't enunciate their words, and they made a lot of trips to the concession stand last week. Rhino says that he couldn't forget, and Maxx suggests another trip to the concession stand. Rhino grabs Brad, asks the people at the stand for a hot dog, then lays Brad on top of the counter. He dresses the hot dog with mustard and ketchup, then shoves it in Brads mouth. Maxx then says that he needs a drink to go along with it and pours an entire bottle of water all over Brad. Genocide then brings The Badd Guys back into the ring as Maxx starts popping Brad with his own towel. Maxx places Brad in the corner, then launches Chad in the corner with him. Rhino helps Maxx hit both men in the corner, then says that he likes hot dogs, but he loves pancakes. He then runs and splashes everyone in the corner, burying The Badd Guys in the corner. Maxx positions Chad outside the ring to be run into the ring post, but Chad moves out of the way, sending Maxx head first into the post. The Badd Guys gain composure and try to life The Albino Rhino, but the tables turn as Rhino lifts both men and sends them to the mat. Maxx goes to the back, grabs a stretcher and throws it in the ring. The Badd Guys jump out of the ring and grab a mic, saying that this is a no disqualification match, but they never said anything about a count out. They run out the front door of the arena as the referee makes the 10 count, giving Genocide the victory.

Stan Lee makes his way to the ring and anxiously awaits the arrival of Dustin Starr. Some time passes before Starr finally makes his appearance on the ramp. Introductions are made and the match gets underway. After almost 15 minutes of both competitors swapping power back and fourth, Bishop comes to the ring and causes a distraction to Lee and the referee. Starr grabs his championship belt and hits Lee in the head with it as the referees back is turned, and when he turns around, he gives Dustin Starr the 3 count and the victory over Stan Lee. Bishop grabs the mic and says that Starr won the match fair and square, beating him in the ring 1 2 3. Starr starts to leave the ring, but Bishop stops him and asks Starr if he's a man of his word because he was promised a shot at the title after Stan Lee was dealt with. Starr says he never cheats, he never lies, and he's always a man of his word. He then says that he doesn't think the fans would even want to see a match between him and Bishop. Bishop asks the fans if they want to see a match between him and Starr, and the crowd agreed they would want to see it. Starr says that if Bishop wants a shot at the title, he'll give it to him next week. Dustin Baker stops the two men and says he just got off the phone with Commissioner Chris O'Neal. Baker says that he's happy that he's a man of his word on giving Bishop a title shot, and Commissioner O'Neal has to sign off to approve the match. He says that Commissioner O'Neal will approve the match, but there is one stipulation that has been added to the match. It will be a triple threat match between Dustin Starr, Bishop, and Stan Lee for the EWE Heavyweight Championship. Stan Lee grabs Bishop and drives him into the mat as Starr makes his way to the back.

credit: Dustin Williams @


Championship Wrestling (WV)

TV AIRING DATE 7/22/2009

Carretta, West Virginia

Michael Cook & Chris Milenko d Jeff Jeckyl & Diablo Sr.

Stacy Mc Lamb/Eric St Clair/Mighty Hojo d Todd Austin/Rip Manson/Tom Sawyer

Billy Lit & Elijah O’Malley d Dr. Roger Hamm & Joey Morton

TV TAPING - AIR DATE (7/29/09)


Chris Milenko pinned Dave Scott

War Machine beat Mighty Hojo

Michael Cook pinned Tom Sawyer,

Billy Lit pinned Diablo Sr

Results submitted by Tod Hassett

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Memphis Wrestling Results-July 25, 2009-Memphis Wrestling Returns to AutoZone Park THIS SATURDAY for the PMG Grand Slam, following the Redbirds Game

Corey Maclin and Jerry "The King" Lawler are at AutoZone Park, getting ready for the upcoming Memphis Wrestling event, this Saturday, August 1st. Jerry is excited about the match he's going to be in because its been a year in the making and has carried over from the last Memphis Wrestling event that was held at AutoZone Park. Corey said we'll talk to "The King's" opponent, later in the program. They announced that also this Saturday, "The Birdman" Koko B. Ware and "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart will team up to face local radio personality, Thaddeus Matthews, and a mystery partner.

Catch Corey Maclin's Radio Show on Monday mornings at 8AM on KWAM 990

Corey Maclin and Jerry Lawler are joined by Rocky The Redbird. Lawler announced that his opponent, this Saturday, at AutoZone Park will be Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell, who interfered in his match at AutoZone Park, last year. While Lawler was wrestling Test, out of nowhere, Buff ran in and started attacking "The King". Lawler said he can't trust this guy and asked Rocky The Redbird if there was anyway he could watch his back. Rocky pulled out a baseball bat. Lawler asked Rocky to bring that baseball bat to ringside.

This Saturday, August 1st, at AutoZone Park, the Memphis Redbirds game will begin at 6:05PM and as soon as the game is over, they will set the ring up while the wrestlers sign autographs. They will have four or five matches. Remember, when you buy your ticket for the Redbirds game, that includes your admission for the wrestling.

They go back and take a look at some of the action that's taken place at AutoZone Park over the last year or so.

They showed highlights from both of Kid Kash's matches at AutoZone Park, where he teamed with Kevin White against Koko and Pat Tanaka, last year, and his match he had teaming with Koko against Too Cool 2 (Tim & Flex), in 2007. During the video, there was a special interview with Kid Kash, but this was from last year when they were getting ready for the Delta Fair.

Jerry Lawler was talking about his return bout, this Saturday, with Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell. Buff called in saying that Lawler was crying. Jerry asked Buff, "I figured it was some kind of little plot that maybe Test came up with. I'm wrestling Test. I had him beat. Then, all of the sudden, you show up. I figured you and Test had gotten your pea-brains together and came up with some idea that when Test was in trouble, you were going to show up, but you're telling me, you did this on your own just because you don't like me?" Buff's response, "Well, I can tell you this. You're a great wrestler and you are The King, but I am Buff and I am The Stuff." Jerry Lawler said he's going to beat the stuffing out of Buff "The Stuff". Corey said they will be telling us some more names that are signed to be at AutoZone Park, this Saturday, later in the show.

Action from Minglewood Hall, featuring "Outlaw" Don Bass, managed by "Hollywood" Jimmy Blaylock vs King Cobra-Bass had his trusty chain with him. "Hollywood" landed some briefcase shots on Cobra. Miscommunication between "Hollywood" and Bass ended with King Cobra getting the rollup for the win.

Corey Maclin's sitdown interview with Buff Bagwell from Buff's home in Atlanta. This was from last year, building toward Lawler and Bagwell's match at the Delta Fair. Buff gave "The King" his props, but said that he's going to stomp him and there's going to be a top hat left and the crown is going to be squashed.

Corey Maclin and Jerry Lawler announced some of the names that will be at AutoZone Park, this Saturday, August 1st. There will be a special challenge match take place with "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart teaming with "The Birdman" Koko B. Ware taking on local radio personality, Thaddeus Matthews, who is bringing in a special mystery partner. Lawler is a little worried about Koko and Jimmy. Also "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan is bringing his 2x4 to Memphis Wrestling for the first time ever at AutoZone Park. Hooo! U-S-A! And of course, the grudge match between Jerry "The King" Lawler and Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell. Corey said they will be telling us more about the entire lineup, next week. Don't forget, this Saturday, when you buy Redbirds tickets, you get into the Redbirds baseball game that begins at 6:05PM. Immediately following the game, they will set up the ring for Memphis Wrestling. Also, since it's the big Payroll Management Group Grand Slam, the first 500 fans will receive a free Corey Maclin for Shelby County Clerk PMG t-shirt.

More footage from Minglewood Hall, featuring "The New Nature Boy" Kevin White, with Su Yung vs Dustin Starr. While Dustin was punching Kevin in the corner, Referee Jerry Calhoun intervened, enabling Kevin just enough time to strike Dustin with a foreign object to get the win.

Video of "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan in action from New Jersey. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated Executioner #2, who was managed by Big Daddy. Duggan got the win after delivering his three-point stance clothesline.

Opening the Vaults of Memphis Classic Wrestling. Lance Russell interviewed "The Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol. Idol was running a little late. He apologized and as he was going to put on his gear, Tony Faulk stormed over and said, "Not so fast, big mouth!" Tony said that today is his lucky day and he is going to beat Austin Idol because he knows how to get out of that Las Vegas leglock. Tony said he didn't want to wait and told Austin to jump in the ring, right now. Austin accepted and told Lance, "You know, in Chicago, they call William Perry, the refrigerator, but in this area, they gonna call Austin Idol the microwave! I'm gonna heat him up and then I'm gonna melt him down to nothing!" While the match was going on, "The Nature Boy" Buddy Landel made his way out to educate everyone that he was the master and he perfected the figure four leglock. Austin Idol got the win with the Las Vegas leglock.

Minglewood Hall footage, featuring the Hardcore Match that took place between "Grandmasta Sexay" Brian Christopher and "Dangerous" Doug Gilbert, with Garry White in his corner. Brian tied up Doug in the corner and grabbed the barbwire bat, but was stopped by a big boot from Doug. Brian would fight back hitting Doug in the back with the bat and giving him a low blow with a weedeater. Christopher got the win after nailing Gilbert with a chain from the top-rope.

Opening the Vaults of Memphis Classic Wrestling with the infamous incident when Bill "Superstar" Dundee came on the set, while "The Fabulous Ones" were being interviewed. Dundee was pumped up and wanted "The King" to tag up with him to go against "The Fabulous Ones" so they could win those belts, but "The King" didn't want to because he was friends with Stan and Steve. So, this made Dundee irate and he went off on Lawler, demanding a title shot. Dundee defeated Lawler for the Southern Heavyweight Championship.

Corey Maclin and Jerry "The King" Lawler wrapped up the show from beautiful AutoZone Park, reminding everyone about Memphis Wrestling live, this Saturday, August 1st, at AutoZone Park, featuring Jerry "The King" Lawler vs Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell, "The Birdman" Koko B. Ware teaming with "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart to go against Thaddeus Matthews and his mystery partner. Also, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan will be in action. Corey said they will tell us more, next week.

IWWF Coming To Jackson Mississippi

International World Wrestling Federation presents
"The Ernie Ladd Memorial Tour"

Coming to Jackson Mississippi on Wednesday Night September 9th at the Jackson Mississippi Convention Complex, 105 E Pascagoula St. International World Wrestling Federation presents.........
"The Ernie Ladd Memorial Tour"
This will be one of the biggest cards to hit the state of Mississippi.
"Psycho" Sid Vicious,
Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell,
Former WWE Superstar "Boogeyman",
"Hollywood" Jimmy Blaylock,
Mexican Superstar Luchador Antonio Vega,
Reggie B Fine,
The Return Of Sweet Georgia Brown,
Kamala The Ugandan Giant,
Former WWE Superstar Rikishi,
Cody & Brody Hawk "Pure Destruction",
The "Human Highlight Reel" Austin Lane,
Luchador Kato,
CJ Cash,
Ladies Match that night and also a Ladder Match featuring Former WWE Superstar Hardcore Holly vs. "Memphis Wrestling Legend" Brickhouse Brown. Bell time will be 7:30 for this exciting night of action.


SMACKDOWN superstar CM Punk is riding high after taking the WWE by storm this year.
He clinched his second WWE World Title in April after defeating Jeff Hardy at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.

Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank title shot immediately after Hardy had won the strap following a gruelling encounter with Edge.

But the 30-year-old relinquished the belt back to Hardy at last weekend's Night of Champions pay-per-view.

We caught up with Punk to ask him about his future with the world's No1 wrestling promotion and whether a switch to TNA could be on the cards in the future.

Some would say that you cashing your title shot like that when Jeff Hardy had just been in such a brutal match could be classed as unfair, what do you think about that?

I don't think its unfair, it's in the contract and I've had brutal ladder matches too, it's within the rules, I can cash it [my case] in anytime and I did, he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, I feel I was justified to do it.

Is there anyone on the WWE roster that you work better with, your style must surely suit some more than others?

I'd say anyone on Smackdown right now I'm able to have awesome matches with, John Morrison, Edge, Rey Mysteio, Chris Jericho, Jeff Hardy all those guys, the roster here is superb, I don't really have a favourite opponent yet, but there's so much talent there, they all work well with my style.

What about Finlay? Is he an opponent you'd like to face?

I've not really faced him one-on-one, but have tagged a few times and of course participated in a ladder match at Wrestlemania. I'd love to face Finlay sometime down the line, perhaps even on his home turf of Ireland.

What about a dream match or two, can you give me an active wrestler you'd love to battle and someone now retired if they were in their prime?

There are four guys I've never even locked up with in the WWE yet, who I'd love to face, they are Undertaker, John Cena, Triple H and Shawn Michaels, so any of them from the active roster.

Older guys, I'd have to say Ricky Steamboat or Harley Race in their prime are two of my favourites.

I'd like to ask you about your contemporaries, you have worked with some of TNA's current roster, including the likes of AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Chris Daniels. Do you still keep up to date with them and their careers?

Not that I should shed light on my personal life, but I've just recently stayed at Joe's house in Florida for a few nights, we just hung out, never mentioned wrestling and relaxed. He's still my best friend. It's awesome to just chill out and relax by the pool that way.

Would any of them be welcomed into the WWE fold and would they be of benefit to the product?

We'd welcome anybody on board, they'd not make any waves in the locker room at all, everybody coming in gets treated well.

Do you watch any other promotions' programming?

To be honest I find it hard to watch my own companies programming, when you come off the road it's hard to get time to watch it all. I try to keep up, but it's hard to do it all the time, I miss some but do try to watch when I can.


Wrestling legend Mitsuharu Misawa [Pro Wrestling Noah figurehead] passed away in the ring recently, he was 46 years of age. Do incidents like this make you think of our own morality and have you an opinion on an in-ring lifespan? Should grapplers call it a day at a certain age?

I'm not one those guys who dwells on that, I'm the healthiest I've ever been, I do like to keep on going if I can, but if I'm injured I'll take time off to recover fully. I'll not work through a serious injury if I can help it.

Ric Flair has stated he wishes to return to the ring. Although he says he is in good shape and health, surely his age must be a factor to consider if you faced him?

Ric is a wrestling anomaly, no one will ever be like Ric again. Selfishly I'd love to say I'd wrestled him one-on-one, but I don't think I'd want it to look like I'm wrestling and beating on someone's dad. I have a lot of respect for Ric if he wants to step back in. I respect that he is his own man and knows his own body.

Umaga and Ken Kennedy have both left the WWE recently. We've heard these were due to wellness policy violations, is this something WWE are still having trouble with?

I honestly don't know why, I was confused when Ken got let go, I'm unsure if it was down to his injuries or what. Umaga's the same and I really don't know why they were let go. It's a personal thing and I don't like to ask things like that, I'm not a gossipy guy, so it's nothing I really get involved in at all.

How did being champ for the second time change you?

I don't know that it has changed me, it may be too early to stay, I'm not getting complacent, I'm still young and as hungry as I ever was.

Finally, would you ever consider a jump ship to another company?

No, I'd not jump ship, this is the place to be, nowhere comes close and I'm happy here. We don't really have any competition and if you want to be a top class professional wrestler in the US you have to be working for the WWE


TNA Signs Former WWE Star

Source: The Wrestling Observer

According to sources, former WWE star Elijah Burke has signed with TNA Wrestling and will be debuting in the company soon with a new ring name.

Burke had a tryout match with TNA back in late May in a match with former WWE developmental wrestler Shawn Spears who spent time briefly on the Smackdown brand.

Both got rave reviews by TNA officials following their match. Jeremy Borash also hinted recently on his official Twitter page that "Elijah Burke" would not be coming to TNA, seeming to suggest that he would be coming in under a new name. Burke was released by WWE in October 2008 and has recently spent time in Ohio Valley Wrestling (a former developmental territory for WWE) where he got his start.


Championship Wrestling Free Show 7-31 in Bristol, TN

The Championship Wrestling Alliance presents a FREE event this Friday (July 31) at the Skate Inn in Bristol, TN (210 K-Mart Dr.) Doors open at 4 pm and there will be a special Bell Time of 5 PM... After the event, fans can stay and skate for FREE.

Here is the announced Double Main Event:

***World Heavyweight Title Match***
Champion, "The Best of the Best" Robbie Cassidy
"Notorious" Nick Hammonds

***National Heavyweight Title Match***
Champion, "The Cold" Alyx Winters
Tony "The Dragon" Givens

Plus 4 more matches featuring the stars of the CWA

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