Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Sunday

Vince McMahon told the wrestlers at the San Antonio, TX television tapings that the Chris Benoit thing was behind them, and it was time to go back to doing what they do.

ART, the television station that airs Raw in the Arab countries, did air the Chris Benoit Raw Tribute episode on 6/29.

Dan Rodman (Daniel Rodimer) has been moved from Ohio Valley Wrestling to the new Florida Championship Wrestling territory in Tampa.

Former CEO of HealthSouth (who provided initial funding to start TNA) Richard Scrushy, 54, was sentenced to six years and ten months in prison in a bribery and corruption case. Scrushy was fired by HealthSouth after a $1.7 billion accounting scandal was uncovered.

Jeff Jarrett talked to Ron Killings to see if he was coming back to the company. Killings said no, and cited the way he was used as the reason. "The Truth" also asked for a raise, but was told "they" weren't giving out any raises.

Gail Kim is said to be meticulous when it comes to her in-ring performance and puts pressure on herself to perform like the best male wrestles do.

With all the talk of the WWE wellness policy, it should be noted that Kurt Angle never failed a test for pain pills. He failed a steroid test (decadurabolism) only because his prescription had expired.

TNA is currently in talks with Andrew McManus about promoting TNA branded events in Australia. For those who don't remember, McManus ran a promotion for a short time called World Wrestling All-stars, which featured talent like Buff Bagwell, Jeff Jarrett, Eddy Guerrero, etc.

TNA Victory Road preview:
* Match of champions-Angle & Joe v. Team 3D
* Ultimate X
* Rhino v. James Storm
* Christian Cage v. Chris Harris
* Sting & Abyss v. AJ Styles & Tomko
* Eric Young & Gail Kim v. Robert Roode & Traci Brooks
* Jerry Lynn & Bob Backlund v. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley