Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Friday

Darren McMillan, who wrestled as Dynamite D, passed away Wed. night at about 8 PM from complications related to cancer. McMillan played a big part in the Southern California independent wrestling scene, having a hand in the start of XPW, as well as Wrestling Society X.

Hulk Hogan v. Jerry Lawler has been called off. Hogan will still be on the show, but is now going to be taking on Big Show Paul Wight. Hogan stated that it was due to WWE & NBC Universal complaining that Hogan couldn't face anyone under a current WWE contract or something to that effect.

It's also being reported that the WWE has yanked The World's Greatest Tag Team and The Boogeyman from tonight's Memphis Wrestling show at Sam's Town Casino in Tunica, MS. As a result of the Lawler-Hogan fall out, WWE talent will no longer be able to work for the Memphis promotion. It's also being reported that WWE didn't pull Jerry Lawler from the match with Hulk Hogan on 4/27 because of the VH-1 taping, but rather that Vince McMahon didn't want a high profile match taking place with Hogan.

Former WWE diva Stacy Keibler has advanced in WDFN's (AM 1130 in Detroit) March Babeness Sweet 16 tournament. You can visit to vote. Wow, she left WWE for all of this.

Video Sales - Recreational Sports DVD
Billboard, Issue Date: 2007-04-21

1 UFC: Ultimate Iceman - Chuck Liddell (DEBUT)
2 WWE: The New And Improved! DX
3 WWE: No Way Out 2007 (#1 last week)
4 UFC 61: Bitter Rivals (DEBUT)
5 WWE: Royal Rumble 2007
6 NFL: Super Bowl XLI Champions: Indianapolis Colts
7 PRIDE Fighting Championships: Hardcore Knockouts
8 WWE: Mick Foley: Greatest Hits & Misses
9 2001 FedEx Orange Bowl National Championship
10 2007 Tostitos BCS National Championship

Smackdown Spoilers:

Dark Match:

Burchill d. Flash Funk


Teddy Long came out. Announced Batista vs Undertaker rematch for Backlash.

Finlay vs Kennedy was a non match. Kennedy apologized to Finlay for what happened at Mania. Finlay accepted and agreed with Ken that there shouldnt be a match. Long came back out and said both would be fighting Undertaker and Batista in the main event.

London and Kendrick d. Duece and Domino via DQ.

MVP d. Chris Benoit (Non Title).

Kane d. Davari.

Batista and Undertaker d. Kennedy and Finlay.