Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Wednesday

ECW on Sci Fi Results:

Marcus Cor Von w/ Elijah Burke d. CM Punk

Snitsky d. Sandman

Extreme Expose

Elijah Burke w/ Matt Striker d. Brian Major; Burke v. Punk was announced for the Judgement Day ppv.

Vince & Shane McMahon & Umaga d. RVD

Hopefully this isn't a downer for anyone to know in advance, but Edge is the NEW World Heavyweight Champion on Smackdown! He cashed in his Money in the Bank spot after Batista and Undertaker battled it out at the Smackdown tapings last night! Personally, I like Edge as a World Champ.

News on WWE's NEW developmental territory:

John Laurinaitis has asked wrestling legend Dory Funk Jr. to be a trainer with the new Tampa development territory.

Funk has been invited to WWE headquarters to train (along with Pat Patterson) the selected talent to try out as was the case in 1998 and 1999.

Funk will maintain his training facility in Ocala, FL and will help with training as directed by Vince McMahon.

At this point, a Tampa area building is being sought out as the new training facility that will house three rings.

Steve Keirn is a WWE road agent, so it’s unlikely he will run the facility by himself. I have also heard Mike Bucci will help with booking the new territory, but will travel back and forth from Stamford, CT.

Other News & Notes:

Raw on Monday averaged a 3.26 cable rating

It is believed The Undertaker tore his biceps either on the European tour or while training.

The original plan was for Mr. Kennedy to stay out of the championship picture until Wrestlemania 24, and then challenge for one of the world titles.

WWE is hopeful that Rey Mysterio Jr. could return to action this month, but it's more likely he return in July.

Former WWE and WCW superstar Bill Goldberg's latest movie "Hall Past Dead 2" is going to be released straight to video on 5/15.

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