Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Wrestleline report-Friday

TNA News & Notes:

The booking team is still Jeff Jarrett, Vince Russo, and Dutch Mantel. Mike Tenay, Jeremy Borash, and Abyss sit in on the meetings and make suggestions.

The Christy Hemme/Lance Hoyt strife and Jackie Moore/James Storm strife have been put on hold because they already have the Roode/Miss Brooks strife and will probably go back to the Kurt and Karen Angle strife.

Sting isn't being book from this point, at least until he decides if he is staying or going.

No Surrender 2007 is now on sale at Fye.com.

Kurt and Karen Angle are slated to appear at the Spike TV Video Game awards. The show is being taped on 12/7 to air on 12/9.

ShopTNA.com has put up several different DVDs for $5.00 each.

Billboard Video Sales - Recreational Sports DVD
Issue Date: 2007-12-08

1 WWE: John Cena: My Life (DEBUT)
2 WWE: Rey Mysterio: The Biggest Little Man
3 WWE: No Mercy 2007 (#1 last week)
4 UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson
5 2001 FedEx Orange Bowl National Championship
6 NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins: 10 Greatest Games
7 Ultimate Fighter: Season 1
8 UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 4: The Comeback
9 UFC: Ultimate Knockouts
10 WWE: Wrestlemania 23

Smackdown Spoilers

- Victoria defeated Nattie Neidhart.

- Edge did a promo and said that Vickie Guerrero was in the hospital after The Undertaker gave her the Tombstone Piledriver last week.

- Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Deuce & Domino.

- CM Punk defeated Kenny Dykstra.

- Kane & Rey Mysterio defeated MVP & Big Daddy V.

- Jamie Noble defeated Chuck Palumbo.

- Batista vs. Edge for the World Title ended in a No Contest when The Undertaker gave Batista a chokeslam. After the match, Teddy Long returned and announced a Triple Threat for Armageddon for the World Title - Batista vs. Edge vs. The Undertaker.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Sunday

I'm most likely only going to be able to update the hotline a few times a week now unfortunately with the way things are going in my professional life-BUT-if anyone is interested in helping out on option one, please leave your info after the tone, and I'll be in contact with you!

Well just in case you hadn't heard by now, Linda Bollea, aka Linda Hogan has filed for divorce from the Hulkster. There had been rumblings for quite some time now that the two were headed in this direction, but there's even some rumors that this very well just may be a publicity stunt. In wrestling-you can never be too sure!

Smackdown did a 2.8 fast national rating

Bret Hart's book 'Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling' continues to sell well in Canada after a month in release, grabbing the number ten spot so far on Amazon.ca's overall bestselling books. The book is
also in third place in the biographies chart and the number one in the sports category.

Former WWE Women's champion Trish Stratus appeared at the 22nd Annual Gemini Awards last month in Canada and looked quite stunning...and different too. Sporting a gold color dress and a new hairdo, Stratus was quite popular
with the photographers on the red carpet.

Over on WWE.COM, Anastacia Rose's profile has been added on the Smackdown Roster. Anastacia debuted on Smackdown on October, 12 as a backstage interviewer.

On wwe.com and in the 500th issue of wwe magazine, that Donald Trump's face is blocked off the Wrestlemania 23 case. Apparently they could not use his face anymore to promote the disc.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Wednesday

Even though he is featured on the Turning Point poster, Judas Mesias most likely won't be back in time for the show.

Saturday's iMPACT! replay did a .4 rating.

Friday Night Smackdown on 11/16 scored a 2.7 broadcast rating.

Raw scored a 3.5 cable rating.

Former WWE champion John Cena has been dropped from the Celebrity Apprentice television show set to start airing in the beginning of January. Cena - along with other celebrities - was caught in New York City by TMZ.COM
cameras while filming a task last month. NBC released the names of the participants to the media this week and Cena's name was not on the list. No reason was given as to why he's not appearing on the show but since he's
rehabbing his injured arm it's probably something related to the injury.

A little bit of nudity went somewhat undetected at the Survivor Series as Michelle McCool's boob came out for a peek on Sunday during the ten women match. When Victoria was in the ring with McCool at 25 minutes 39 seconds
into the show, McCool twisted Victoria's arm and her boob came out from the side of her tiny top. McCool didn't notice immediately and after kicking Victoria in the face you could see her arranging her top and then going for
the cover.

It's being reported that Matt Hardy has undergone an appendectomy and is expected to be out of action for 1-3 months.

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Smackdown Spoilers

Dark: Nasty Boys def. Dave Taylor and Drew McIntyre

Vickie Guerrero announced Edge vs. Batista for next week because she is in love
with Edge

JBL presented MVP with a US Title Ring. Rey Mysterio confronted MVP about what
happened to Matt Hardy last week.

Tag Champ John Morrison & The Miz def. The Major Brothers

Kane def. Big Daddy V w/Matt Stryker via DQ

US Champion MVP def. Rey Mysterio

Finlay/Hornswaggle def. Mark Henry. After match, The Great Khali beat down Finley
after the match.

Jamie Noble def. Chuck Palumbo w/Michelle McCool

Torrie Wilson def. Victoria

The Cutting Edge: Saw Batista tell Edge he didn't deserve the title shot but he
deserved the ass-whooping he is going to get next week. Undertaker then came out
to confront Edge about Survivor Series.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Wrestleline report-Tuesday

Well, if you caught raw is Jericho last night-leave your thoughts!

Just an FYI-yesterday would have been Elizabeth Ann Hulette's (Miss Elizabeth) 47th birthday. Hulette passed away on May 1, 2003.

TNA has signed former OVW talent ODB

Aside from his return being announced for next week, ric Flair has announced that he is supporting Mike Huckabee as president. Might as well be supporting an independent, as he's got as much of a chance!

Announced on Raw, Kane vs. Matt Striker & Big Daddy V will headline tonight's ECW on Sci Fi.

There are rumblings that Carlito has given his notice and/or will be finishing up with the company soon.

Not much news today either! Sorry guys!

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Monday, November 19, 2007

The Wrestleline report-Monday

Survivor Series PPV Results:

One of those "Save us" videos aired again, counting down 'til Monday. Will Y2J show up on raw? You know what? Who cares? It's kinda gotten stale by now, and has lost it's effect anyways, so what does it matter even if he does!?

CM Punk defeated The Miz & John Morrison in a Triple Threat Match to retain the ECW Championship.

Mickie James, Maria, Torrie Wilson, Michelle McCool & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, Melina, Victoria & Layla in a 10 Divas Tag Team Match.

Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes to retain the World Tag Team Titles.

Triple H, WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio & Kane defeated Umaga, Mr. Kennedy, WWE U.S. Champion MVP, Finlay & Big Daddy V in a Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match.

The Great Khali defeated Hornswoggle via DQ.

Randy Orton defeated Shawn Michaels to retain the WWE Championship.

Batista defeated The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell Match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.

Honestly just not much news today!

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Sunday

Due to copyright issues Talia Madison will now be working under the name "Velvet Sky" while Angel Williams will be working under the name "Angelina Love".

Rhino suffered a minor stinger in his neck on Tuesday at the iMPACT! tapings.

Samoa Joe suffered a strained ligament in his foot during his match with Robert Roode at Genesis.

TNA's 2nd national CD release (4th overall) "Meltdown" will hit stores this Tuesday.

Survivor Series PPV Lineup & Predictions:

Orton v. HBK-Orton

Batisa v. Undertaker (Hell in the Cell)-Undertaker

Punk v. Morrison v. Miz-Punk-hopefully

Cade/Murdoch v. Holly/Rhodes-Cade & Murdoch

HHH, Rey, Kane, & Hardys v. Umaga, Big Daddy V, Finlay, MVP &
Kennedy-HHH, Rey, Kane & The Hardys

Hornswoggle v. Great Khali-Hornswaggle

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Thursday

The TNA Turning Point ppv main event has been announced as Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & Samoa Joe v. The Angle Alliance (Kurt Angle, AJ Styles & Tomko)

TNA has announced that they'll be touring Canada in December-from the 27-30, mostly touring in Quebec, but also hitting up Ontario on the 30th.

Kurt Angle will be a special guest on HDNet's Inside MMA this Friday at 9:30

ECW on Sci Fi did a 1.4 cable rating

Well just in case you haven't heard, JBL and John Morrison had a huge falling out this week backstage at the Smackdown/ECW tapings. JBL felt that Miz and Morrison were overly critical of CM Punk in their guest commentary and told them they should apologize-Miz did, but Morrison told JBL to mind his own business. This, of course, angered JBL and the two got into it, which had to be split up by officials.

TNA Imapct Spoilers:

Opening segment with Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Tomko, and Kevin Nash.

Lance Hoyt & Jimmy Rave w/ Christy Hemme defeated LAX.

Robert Roode & Traci defeated Chris Harris & Gail Kim.

Team 3D/X Division segment

In a Triple Threat match, Abyss defeated Relic (Johnny the Bull) & Black Reign

Awesome Kong defeated Alexa Jade.

The Booker T & Sharmell signing ceremony took place with Jim Cornette-Christian Cage came out and argued with Booker, then the two ended up brawling til security broke them up.

Kurt Angle d. Kaz.

In a match taped for Xplosion, Eric Young defeated James Storm.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

As I See It

AS I SEE IT
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
PWBTS.com

Given events in the recent past; and thinking about the fact that we're moving into the Holiday Season, I remembered an old PWBTS classic which seems to fit in all too well for this week's column...Dan Moreland's "A Christmas Carol", written in the pattern and style of the classic Dickens fable.

For those of you who don't know, PWBTS started 11 years ago as a print newsletter. In our December 1997 issue, then-writer Dan Moreland wrote a wrestling version of "A Christmas Carol" that was the best thing we ever printed in our newsletter. With the issues that surround WWE and wrestling in general... this Moreland column seems to fit for a Christmas Day AS I SEE IT.

So I'm turning over the rest of this week's column to a re-printing of this PWBTS classic. Readers also have to keep in mind that certain elements of the "Christmas Carol" are no longer true. There is no real second competing promotion in the United States. There is very little chance of a certain individual leaving WWE...at least as long as he stays married, that is; and happily, they seem to be a very married couple.

Sadly, certain elements are even more true, as you'll note with the obvious comparison between Brian Pillman in the fable and the death of Eddie Guerrero....or Chris Benoit.

Most importantly, there is no longer a WCW that is competing with Vince McMahon as it was in 1997...and in the fable...so that the actions that the real "Scrooge" is taking leave those within the real-life version of the story with even fewer choices that existed back in 1997.

Here then, from the December 1997 PWBTS newsletter is Dan Moreland's version of "A Christmas Carol".
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A Christmas Carol

Once upon a time in a town called Stamford, there was a wrestling promoter who lived in Titan Towers named Vincent Scrooge McMahon.

At one time, Mr. McMahon owned the largest wrestling company in the world. He accomplished this by raiding other promoters territories, stealing their wrestlers and running them out of business. But now, he wasn't the biggest promoter in the world. You see, another man named Billionaire Ted had surpassed him by buying up all of HIS talent.

"I'm the greatest wrestling promoter in the world" chortled McMahon, "I'll just keep doing what I've always done, and people will eventually come back to me. All I have to do is keep giving them slogans and gimmicks, and they will all eventually come back to me".

At this time, Mr. McMahon has a wrestler under his employ by the name of Bob Cratchett. Bob was a very good wrestler, and knew how to give the fans their money's worth when he was in the ring. After all, he had been a wrestler for nearly 10 years.

There was one problem, though. When he went out on the street, no one recognized him. This was because Vince McMahon made him wrestle as Link the Clown. When he came to the ring, it wasn't for his great wrestling ability that people applauded for...all they wanted to see was for him to ride his tricycle, honk his horn, and squirt water on his opponents.

Why did Bob Cratchett lower himself to portray such a character? The answer is simple: he had a wife and sick child named Tim. As long as Bob would ride that tricycle, Mr. McMahon would keep the paychecks coming, and his son Timmy could continue to get the medicine he desperately needed to keep alive.

But Timmy had an even bigger wish. He wanted to see his Daddy wrestle on TV. Not Link the Clown....but just his Daddy...wrestle. Timmy was just four years old, and while he loved to watch Link the Clown...he didn't understand that it was really his father wrestling in that outfit.
Bob was desperate to make Timmy's wish come true...so he felt that, being the Holiday season...if he could just talk to Vince McMahon, he could convince him to let wrestle...just once as Bob Cratchett. So Bob made sure he got to the WWF offices very early that next day. He figured McMahon would be there since he had a special to tape for TV...and he was right.

Bob summoned up his courage and said "Excuse me, Vince. Can I speak with you a moment?" McMahon looked at him for a moment. Cratchett was a preliminary wrestler..and besides, McMahon didn't recognize him out of gimmick."Why yes...it's Rob, isn't it? What can I do for you?"

"Well, Vince, I had a great idea for my character that I'd like to talk about with you, and I think you'd like...it might really go over." McMahon thought for a moment and said "OK. Can we meet in my office in 20 minutes. I have some phone calls to return....I can make some time to talk with you then". "No problem, Vince...thank you very much" said Bob Cratchett.

So Bob sat outside the office for awhile. He waited...and he waited. First, HHH and his friends showed right up and walked right into McMahon's office without even knocking. As Bob sat in the overstuffed chair, he heard laughter and loud talking in the office. Bob decided to take a walk around the WWF offices to stretch his legs.

20 minutes later, he got back to McMahon's office, but the door was wide open. Bob searched and searched, but no Vince McMahon. Finally he ran into one of McMahon's road agents who told Bob that McMahon had left with HHH to tonight's taping of RAW down in Worcester. Bob Cratchett thought this strange, but got his gear and started the short drive to Worcester for the night's taping of RAW.

Bob stopped by his apartment in New Haven, and told his wife that he'd be home the next evening for Christmas Eve. Timmy came up to him and he told his son that yes, he'd be on TV tonight, so to be sure to watch.

Bob then got to Worcester...pulled into the parking lot...and here was Vince McMahon standing in the parking lot by the satellite truck talking to the technicians. "Vince...sorry I missed you for that meeting we were going to have" said Cratchett. McMahon looked at him and said

"Oh...yes... Bob, are you ready for the taping tonight?

Bob said "Yes, Vince...and that's what I wanted to talk to you about. I have a great idea for my character". McMahon stared at him and said "What would that be...oh, I know...didn't you always think Link would be funny if he used that spray foam or whoopee cushion?"

"Well, not exactly, Vince. I had a different idea. I've been a loyal employee for 2 years now. I put over Duke Droese. I had a pie smashed in my face by Jim Neidhart...and I AM grateful for the opportunity you've given me. But what I want to ask is this: I saw a Japanese tape and wanted to try this new spot in my match tonight with Flash Funk...as Bob Cratchett. I don't care about putting over Scorp...er...Flash...but I wanted my boy Timmy to see his daddy wrestle on TV. And who knows...maybe with this new spot, I can help the ratings just a little bit against Ted Turner. I know you said we need everyone to help all they can".

McMahon stared at Cratchett and said..."OK, you're on". Cratchett felt ten feet tall. He called his wife and told her to let Timmy know that Daddy would be on TV tonight.

The day moved on....it soon became 8:30 pm and the RAW Christmas Special taping would soon begin. Bob already had his assignment...he'd be putting over Flash Funk in seven minutes to open the show.

Normally, he'd be getting into his Link the Clown gimmick...but not tonight. As he waited for Bruce Pritchard to give him final instructions, most in the locker room were giving him strange looks.

Finally Pritchard arrived and called out Cratchett's name. "I'm right here, Bruce..." beamed the expectant Cratchett. "Cratchett, what in the hell do you think you're doing? It's twenty minutes before we go hot and you're not in your gear!" Bob said "Yes, I am...I talked to Vince and I'm working Flash Funk as Bob Cratchett...not as Link the Clown."

Prichard responded "Oh yeah...I just talked to Vince and you're putting over HHH in 30 seconds". Cratchett said "There has to be a mistake...Vince told me..." Pritchard replied "There's no mistake...get in your clown gimmick and be ready by 9:00 pm. We have a show to tape".

Cratchett responded "Really? Pritchard, you can tell Vince to go to hell. I gave my son my word..." Prichard responded "Uh...huh. Need I remind you of your payoff for tonight?" Cratchett sat there a beaten man, since he had to pay another bill for Timmy's medicine. He slowly walked away and got out his Clown makeup and thought "what will I tell Timmy"?

That night on RAW....Bob Cratchett did work HHH. But the world...and especially Timmy never got to see him. What the world saw was 30 seconds of Link the Clown putting HHH over in as professional a way as he could. And the world never got to see Cratchett's new spot....wouldn't want to make HHH look bad...

Later that night, Bob got a note with his paycheck to be at Titan Towers on Christmas Eve morning to shoot promos. Cratchett thought that was strange...but realized that wrestling wasn't a 9 to 5 job...and drove to Stamford.

When Bob got to Titan Towers bright and early at 8:00 am, he went to the studios, but no one seemed to be there. he waited for an hour until Blackjack Lanza showed up. "Hey Blackjack..where is everyone? I was told I'm shooting promos today". Lanza responded "No one's here from Production...but I do know that Vince wants to see you in his office'.

Cratchett thought that was strange, but figured that Vince had used that 30 second job as a sort of test...and that he'd rethought Bob's idea. Bob started to feel pretty good.

Bob walked into Vince McMahon's plush office, as McMahon was on the phone for several minutes. Finally McMahon turned around and told Cratchett to sit down. "Bob, as you know, we're in a real war with WCW.
As a result, our backs are to the wall. Therefore I regret to inform you that because of budget cuts, your services are no longer required". He then shook Cratchett's hand and walked out the office door.

Bob Cratchett slumped out of the WWF offices and walked to his Yugo a broken man. He didn't go home to his wife and son Timmy that night. Instead...he spent the day driving aimlessly through the streets of Stamford and the adjacent towns. What could he do...he had no job and worse in his mind...had broken his promise to his little son.

Bob Cratchett stopped at a liquor store that was still open and bought some vodka, He then checked himself into a Red Roof Inn and turned on the TV in the room...to find that it was tuned to the RAW Christmas special. He watched Link the Clown do a job for HHH in thirty seconds.

Bob popped the somas that he'd used to relax those aching muscles he'd been suffering since that injury last summer...and washed it down with a glass... or two... or more... of vodka.

On the other side of Stamford...Vincent Scrooge McMahon went to bed after a long day at the office...even on Christmas. Linda was out of the house, and Stephanie was out of town visiting a family friend...but he'd expected her home already. Hours passed and Vince couldn't get to sleep. "Maybe it was the Italian food at catering..." he thought.

Time passed...it was 3:00 am. Vince suddenly woke up and saw a bald elderly man in what looked like a ring robe. Vince shook his head...and realized that he was looking at Verne Gagne.

"Verne?" said McMahon...

"I'm the ghost of Christmas past...and you must come with me...".

"Wait a minute", said McMahon, "...you're Verne Gagne...and you aren't dead". The ghost replied "I may as well be after what you did to me. Come with me, Vince...."

McMahon shook his head, convnced he was in a dream and tried to dial the police from his bedside phone...but found that the phone was dead.

Suddenly, McMahon found himself with the ghost outside an Arena. "Here's a program, Vince. let's see what's on the show tonight".

McMahon replied "Where am I...is this a dream?" "We're outside the St. Paul Civic Center...1984, Vince. Let's read the program."

McMahon read the program which listed familiar names...Rick Martel, Dino Bravo, a special in-ring interview with Gene Okerlund of AWA Heavyweight challenger Hulk Hogan...who would be taking on Nick Bockwinkle.

The two went out into the Arena and grabbed third row seats...but there was one strange thing. They were the only people in the St. Paul Civic Center's seats. McMahon said "What gives? Where are all the fans?"

"Well, maybe this guy can tell us..." said Gagne. The ring announcer came out and said "Ladies and gentlemen...there are some changes on tonight's wrestling card here at the St. Paul Civic Center".

Vince looked puzzled. "As Gene Okerlund is not here for this evening's show...tonight's special in-ring interview will be done by Eric Bischoff.

Further, there has been a change in the AWA superstar being interviewed. We were notified earlier today that Hulk Hogan has signed a contract with Vince McMahon and the WWF, and will no longer be wrestling for you fans here in the AWA."

McMahon shook his head, but the announcer wasn't finished. "There are two other changes in this evening's show. Even thought you saw Dino Bravo and Rick Martel on TV this morning to talk about their matches on tonight's show. We just received word that Rick Martel and Dino Bravo have joined Hulk Hogan and will no longer be wrestling here in the AWA."

McMahon gulped, but there was one last thing to hear "Ladies and gentleman...since we have had these changes in tonight's show, we're going to add a special bonus match that should make up for your disappointment" I present to you...to open tonight's show...the finals of the $1,000,000 Team Challenge with Illustrious Jonnie Stewart against Jake Milliman...".

"Nooooo...." said McMahon, "I'm sorry Verne, how could I have done this to you? Verne, I'm sorry I raided you without letting your talent finish up...Please forgive me...Verne....Verne?"

Suddenly McMahon was back in his house in Stamford waking up in a cold sweat. He said "My GOD...what a nightmare". McMahon laid back down again and heard someone in the house. Maybe Stephanie had finally come home. He wondered where she'd been all these hours.

But it wasn't Stephanie. "Who's there?" yelled Vince. He looked in the shadows and saw a sight that made his heart stand still. He could clearly see the wide open eyes staring at him even through the dark cold night.

Then the figure stood up...The figure took off his hood to reveal long wild blonde hair.

It was Brian Pillman.

"Merry F'n Christmas, Vince" screeched Pillman as he held his cane to McMahon's neck. McMahon finally spoke "But...but Brian...you're...".

"Dead...of course I'm dead, you moron. You remember telling everyone right before that PPV, don't you, Vince?" said Pillman, with his eyes almost maniacal. "Then you even used my wife to jack up your Neilsen ratings against WCW..." Pillman continued.

"Now wait a minute..." said Vince, "I gave your wife a chance to speak..." "SHUT THE HELL UP..." said Pillman. "Maybe if it weren't for promoters like you, I'd be alive, instead of six feet under..." McMahon tried to reply with the cane pushing against his throat, "Now wait one minute, Brian...the coroner said you died of a heart attack from clogged arteries".

"I said SHUT UP, bookerman. Maybe if it weren't for having to use steroids to get gassed up to get the look all of you wanted...or having to work with a broken leg, I would have been in good enough shape to survive a heart attack. Now... give me one reason not to take your sorry ass out now..." said Pillman.

"Because you're the ghost of Christmas Present and you're going to show me somewhere to show me something about my life today..." said a gasping McMahon.

"Oh yeah...that's right..." said Pillman..."Besides, I was working all along, you know".

The next thing Vince McMahon knew...Brian Pillman was nowhere to be found.

But he could hear a shower running. McMahon tried to find the door of the room...but there was none. McMahon had no choice but to sit and ponder what he'd seen. "Dammit...is this a dream? Did I die and go to hell. DAMMIT, where am I?" Then he heard the sounds of someone getting dressed. McMahon called out "Who is it now? Dammit...who's there?" "I'll be right out" said the voice with a very familiar Canadian accent.

Suddenly Vince looked up...and saw a figure in pink tight, a leather jacket and dark wrap-around glasses.

It was Bret Hart.

"Remember, Vince? It wasn't THAT long ago. Remember how you humiliated me in front of all my countrymen and put the title on Shawn Michaels? DO YOU?" McMahon replied "Now, Bret ...wait a minute...you screwed yourself. I had to do the best thing for business..."

"Oh yeah...I remember that crap on RAW. What a farce. I also remember you saying that you'd like to go one on one with me. So here you go, Vince. Now's your shot...."

Suddenly out of the darkness came a right hand, shattering Vince McMahon's jaw. "Come on, Vince...get up. Fight me a like a man like you told those fans you would". Hart then kicked McMahon in the ribs.

He kept on hitting McMahon over and over again. As his head began to swim...McMahon heard several people cheering Hart on. He started to make out the figures in the darkness that were egging Bret Hart on. It was a room full of the people McMahon has screwed over the last 10 years.

He saw Terry Taylor in his Red Rooster haircut.

He saw Bruno Sammartino, sadly shaking his head.

He saw Tony Atlas in his Saba Simba costume.

He saw face after face, name after name that he'd hurt unnecessarily...that he'd given gimmicks to not for business sake, but for his own amusement over the years.

Suddenly, here he was...Vince McMahon, the most powerful man in his industry, and he was helpless to defend himself. Just as suddenly...the beatings stopped. McMahon looked around and found himself in hisbed again. No broken jaw. No injured ribs. McMahon said out loud

"DAMMIT...is this only a dream?"

Another voice, only dimly visible... with long blond hair... called out "You tell me, brother..."

McMahon said "OK...OK...so I met the Ghost of Christmas Past...and Christmas Present...I suppose you're the Ghost of Christmas yet to be?"
"Nah...brother...you know who I am. I'm the future of wrestling. You said so yourself. Anyway, I got stuck as your tour guide, so let's go." The wrestler took McMahon to a trailer park. They stopped outside a double-wide trailer. The sign on the door said "Vincent Ebenezer McMahon".

"Dude...nice flamingos" the blond wrestler said. McMahon responded, "I'm the biggest promoter in all of wrestling....I do NOT live in a trailer park".

"Guess again, dude" replied the wrestler. "Remember, brother, this is the future. Look...I gotta go. Why don't you take a peak inside..." And with that the blond wrestler disappeared.

Now McMahon would rather not look inside bit somehow he knew he had to. What could be inside? There in front of him was an elderly man with beady eyes watching what looked like a wrestling tape on his TV.

The man had a bitter, angry look on his face and was saying to the screen "Dammit...you SOB. I made you what you are today. You'd be nothing without me. How dare you....".

Now...McMahon looked at the TV screen even closer. On the screen was a picture of Hulk Hogan from back in 1986 with his yellow t-shirt playing to the crowd. McMahon looked at the old man again, and realized that he looked very familiar. The old man then turned off his VCR, and turned on a cable channel.

On TV this time was a older, thinner Hogan dressed in black. Despite his age, he still had star power. He spoke on the house mike as a beaming Eric Bischoff stood beside him. Hogan started to talk again... "You know, brother, the NWO rules the world. And now, Amigo, that we are part of the only two wrestling organizations on the world...we gotta bring out the newest members of the New World Order. Hit our music".

With that...the NWO's trademark music started playing. As McMahon watched the TV screen, he realized how much he hated that music. The cameras turned toward the entrance ramp...and McMahon's own spine froze as he saw his two top wrestlers...HHH and Shawn Michaels.

"Nooooo....." yelled McMahon, "Not you Shawn...and you, Hunter. I had PLANS for you".

"Daddy....daddy...are you in there?" came from the door as a mature woman in a business suit came in. It was his own daughter Stephanie.

He realized that the figure sitting in the chair in the trailer park...was him in the future. "No, oh my God...nooooo....".

Suddenly, Vince found himself back in his own room at home.

Only hours later... it was Christmas Day.

Vince McMahon came to the office, with Linda, Shane ,and Stephanie not understanding what was going on... Vince would only tell them that he had something important to do, and that he would be home as soon as he could.

He went nuts for hours on Christmas Day, trying to find the man he'd fired only the day before...Bob Cratchett. McMahon called the Cratchett house himself and found out that Bob had never come home yesterday after their meeting. Cratchett's wife said "Please, Vince...find Bob for Timmy's sake. He's brokenhearted...he can't understand why his daddy wouldn't come home for Christmas."

McMahon gave his pledge to Cratchett's wife that he would find Bob, no matter what he had to do. McMahon called Pat Patterson and told him to check every hotel in the State of Connecticut if need be...but they were going to find Bob Cratchett. Finally...at 4:00 pm on Christmas Day, Patterson ran into McMahon's office, and told him that there was a Bob Cratchett registered at the Red Roof Inn in nearby Greenwich.

McMahon, Patterson, Gerry Brisco, and Bob Remus raced to the hotel
and found the room. They broke down the door to find Cratchett in the room with a bottle of vodka and and empty bottle of somas.

Eventually they were able to wake up Cratchett. But Cratchett jumped back when seeing McMahon and said "No...no..I don't care what you say...I'm not putting on that damned clown suit again". McMahon laughed...and looking with curious eyes... so eventually did Slaughter, Patterson and Brisco.

"Bob", McMahon said, "how would you like to work for us again. Not Link the Clown. We all knew that gimmick stunk anyhow. How about if we start fresh and have Bob Cratchett...the wrestler that we all knew could make anyone look good...actually get a push of his own?"

With a shocked look on his face...Cratchett accepted.

Now we'd love to say that Vincent Ebenezer McMahon turned his business around and learned the lessons of that Christmas Eve. All we can say is that, at least in our story...Vincent McMahon finally found his soul... and on the Monday after New Year's Day...little Timmy got to see his father wrestle.
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After the tragedy involving Nancy Benoit, Daniel Benoit, and Chris Benoit, and the passings of far too many wrestlers yet again this year...let's hope 2008 brings us a few real life happy endings.

Until next time...

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News from Wrestling Online Newsletter

> CHRIS JERICHO ON NEW WWE MAGAZINE COVER...PHOTOSHOP OR NO?
- A leaked WWE Magazine cover has Y2J Chris Jericho on the front and it
looks like he is indeed returning and as the SAVE_US.222 video on RAW showed
us, he's coming next Monday. Ever since the first version of video made its
debut on RAW several weeks ago, speculations have been running high as to
what the different codes stand for. Eventually all the answers led to Chris
Jericho. And now, the new WWE Magazine edition features a photo of a smiling
Chris Jericho with a power plug in his hands and CGI thunders in the back to
signify electricity. The headline reads Chris Jericho - The Real Story
Behind Y2J's Shocking Return. If this is a Photoshop job it looks like a
pretty damn impressive work and the artist should be hired by WWE! Thanks to
the several readers who sent in the link to the cover, which you can see and
decide if it's fake or not at
http://www.wrestling-online.com/news/News_9/Y2J_WWE_magazine.shtml
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5550]

> CENA REQUESTS APOLOGY FROM CNN
- Former WWE champion John Cena is requesting that CNN apologize for the way
it portrayed his answer regarding steroids during the documentary done by
the company's Special Investigations Unit titled 'Death Grip: Inside Pro
Wrestling'. The documentary aired last week and during the last replay
Cena's answer was altered after complaints from WWE. WWE posted the unedited
interview on the website which clearly shows that CNN edited Cena's answer
out of context which made him sound like that if he took steroids no one
will ever catch him or prove it. An exclusive interview with Cena will take
place tonight and will be online at WWE.COM after the ECW on Sci Fi show
wraps up.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5525]

> DIVAS BACK ON WWE.COM
- The Divas are back....online! After a week in the dark and offline, the
WWE webmasters finally decided to push the Divas section back online as 15
of the most beautiful women on television today take back their place in
cyberspace. Last week WWE.COM was Divas-free as all links and anything
related to any of the women were completely wiped out from the website.
Promoting WWEDivas.com yesterday on RAW was not a good thing either as all
hits led to a file not found page. Just earlier today all the Divas,
pictures and videos are back online for the enjoyment of the WWE male
fans.....and some females as well!
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5549]

> SMACKDOWN! VS RAW 2008 OUT TODAY
- Smackdown! vs RAW 2008 is officially on sale starting today on Xbox 360,
Playstation 2 and 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii and DS. This brand new game enables
fans to compete against each other online, season-story mode with voice
overs and commentary, create your own titles and pay-per-views and also
features new WWE legends including Andre The Giant. Prices for the game vary
from $29.99 to $54.99 depending on your console and you can purchase it now
from
http://www.wrestling-online.com/store with free shipping in the United
States.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/]

The Wrestleline Report-Wednesday

Abyss suffered a minor shoulder injury at the Genesis PPV when he was shoved off the stage while inside the wooden crate. TNA officials wanted him to leave through the bottom of the box via a trap door before it was pushed off the stage but Abyss refused.

The Road to Genesis special did a .3 rating.

Turning Point 07 will be released 2/5/08 on DVD.

Havok will be reverting back to his former ring name of Johnny Devine.

Raw on Monday night averaged a 3.5 cable rating, and 5 million viewers.

WWE.com has announced Matt Hardy & MVP vs John Morrison & The Miz and Batista vs Mark Henry for this Friday night's edition of Smackdown.

A new WWE special edition magazine "The Greatest Moments in Pay Per View History" hit newstands yesterday.

"The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary" DVD will be released on 12/26. It will be three discs with an aprox. total runtime of 540 minutes.

Best Buy is offering an exclusive Ultimate John Cena fan collection for $39.99. Inside the box set you get the "John Cena My Life" DVD, an exclusive John Cena t-shirt, John Cena dog tags and John Cena wrist bands.

The code to unlock Kelly Kelly's alternate attire in Smackdown vs Raw 2008 is KellyKG12R. This only works on the 360 and PS3 versions of the game.

Wrestling Society X is available on dvd now at bigvisionentertainment.com-it has tons of features, and if you were even somewhat entertained by their product, this would be a good buy.

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Smackdown Spoilers

(1) Jeff Hardy d. Finlay on a DQ.

(2) John Morrison & The Miz d. MVP & Matt Hardy to win the WWE Tag Team Titles.

- The Undertaker cut a promo in the ring.

(3) Rey Mysterio d. Mr. Kennedy.

(4) Victoria & Beth Phoenix d. Mickie James & Torrie Wilson.

- They did a weigh it for the Hornswoggle vs Khali match. Horswoggle weighed in at 138 pounds while Khali wasn't able to be weighed because he was so heavy that the scale broke.

(5) Batista d. Mark Henry.

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TNA Impact Spoilers-Thanksgiving Edition!

In a match taped for the Thanksgiving episode of iMPACT (November 22nd), Samoe Joe pinned AJ Styles in a three way match with Chris Sabin in the finals of something called the "Turkey Bowl". As a result, Joe "won" $25,000 and Styles was forced to dress in a turkey outfit. The match went a little longer than 15 minutes and was excellent after the three got going. After the match, Jim Cornette came out and demanded Styles wear the outfit or he would be fired. Styles reluctantly put it on. Kurt Angle came out dressed as a pilgrim and talked about how ridiculous Styles looked. The Outsiders and Samoa Joe came to the top of the stage and bantered back and forth with Angle until the six men began brawling again. Eric Young came out and started running around with a turkey leg, which ended up in Angle's mouth as Nash, Hall, and Joe beat him up.

- Chris Sabin defeated Abyss and Brother Devon in a Triple Threat Match.

- Samoa Joe defeated Johnny Devine and Kip James in a Triple Threat Match.

- AJ Styles defeated Jay Lethal and Christian Cage in a Triple Threat Match.

- ODB defeated Velvet Sky (Talia Madison) and Angelina Love (Angel Williams) in a Triple Threat Match.

- Booker T came out to cut a promo, but was interrupted by Robert Roode, who issued a challenge for later tonight.

- Eric Young & Gail Kim defeated Jimmy Rave & Christy Hemme.

- James Storm and Eric Young had their second beer drinking contest. Eric won, but got laid out by Storm afterwards, who bloodied him.

- Team 3D defeated Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal in a Street Fight.

- Rhino defeated Rellik.

- Booker T defeated Robert Roode. After the match, Christian attacked Booker T along with Roode, but Kaz made the save.

- Kaz, Abyss, Scott Steiner & Samoa Joe defeated AJ Styles, Tomko, Kurt Angle & Christian when Joe pinned Christian.

- In a match taped for Xplosion, Johnny Devine defeated Petey Williams.
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TNA Impact Spoilers for This Thursday!

TNA Wrestling returned to Soundstage 21 at Universal Studios. With an abbreviated build time for the next pay-per-view, Final Resolution on the eve of December 2nd, the company was forced to tape a show and a half tonight, as there will only be three iMPACT's leading up to the PPV. The show was one of the best from top to bottom since the company went to two hours.

At some point before the show, they filmed Jim Cornette at the announcer desk talking about how Booker T and Sharmell haven't signed contracts yet and to avoid getting sued that there is to be no calling the two of them by their names. Cornette said he would have a signing ceremony later on.

Kurt Angle opened the show with AJ Styles and Tomko. He talked about the tag match from last night and welcomed Styles and Tomko into his fold as his "new family." This brought out Kevin Nash, who reminisced jokingly about being family with Angle prior to their falling out. Nash eventually got into the ring and began to brawl with Styles, Tomko, and Angle. The numbers game began to overwhelm Nash until he was saved by the majority of the TNA babyfaces.

Lance Hoyt & Jimmy Rave w/ Christy Hemme defeated LAX. LAX was perhaps the most over act in the company at this taping and it was disappointing to see them in such a lower tier match. Hemme got on the apron to distract the referee leading to Rave scoring the pin with a rollup.

Team 3D was backstage with the X Division Championship and a captured and hooded X Division wrestler. They went through a list of demands that they wanted the X Division to comply with to get the belt & the wrestler back. The list included junk food.

We go to Kristal backstage with Christian Cage. He was very upset about losing Tomko and Styles, saying he will get an explination out of the two of them. This almost seemed like he was teasing a babyface turn although later in the show this proved to be incorrect.

In a Mixed Tag match, Bobby Roode & Traci defeated Chris Harris & Gail Kim. After an opening sequence with the women, Roode sent Traci to a chair at ringside and wrestled the rest of the match with Harris. After Roode scored the pinfall, he got into an argument with Traci, who argued back and finally quit. She left the ring and jumped the Roode fan planted at ringside until security pulled the two apart.

Team 3D comes out with the beaten and hooded X Division wrestler and calls out the X Division to meet their demands. The Motor City Machine Guns and Jay Lethal come out and Sabin and Bubba banter back and forth with each other. 3D releases the hood on the wrestler and it turns out to be Havok. Bubba mentions that there is "a traitor within the X Division", which sends Shelley, Sabin, and Lethal to the ring, as well as with the other X Division wrestlers who come from the other side of the building. The three brawl with the X Division guys gaining the advantage until Havok turns on the X Division and hits them all with his cane.

Scott Hall and Kevin Nash come out and announce their reunion at the next pay-per-view, in a six man match with Angle, Tomko, and Styles. They tell Angle that he'll find out who the partner is "later tonight."

In a Triple Threat match, Abyss defeated Relic & Black Reign. Relic is Johnny The Bull and debuted last night at Genesis. This match was a typical Abyss/Black Reign style match ending with Abyss scoring the pin with a Black Hole Slam on Relic. After the match, Reign and Relic beat down Abyss until Rhino made the save.

In a women's match, Awesome Kong defeated Alexa Jade. Kong was still staring at the picture of Gail Kim. This was the standard Kong squash that we've been seeing since she came to TNA. It never ceases to get old. Kong won with a sitout powerbomb. After the match, Gail Kim came out and the two women brawled with security in the middle until Kong laid Kim out.

The signing ceremony then took place. Cornette came out and introduced Booker T and Sharmell, who "officially signed" with TNA. Christian Cage came out and argued with Booker T. The two ended up brawling until security broke them up.

Kurt Angle successfully defended his TNA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Kaz. Kaz got a ton of offense in, even cleanly landing the flux capacitor. However, Angle kicked out and quickly landed an odd looking DDT and hooked Kaz for a three count. This was a very good match. Afterwards, Angle got on the mic to talk trash to Nash and Hall. They came out and began fighting with Angle, which brought out Styles and Tomko. However, Samoa Joe ran down and helped the Outsiders clear out the ring, setting the stage for the main event at Final Resolution.

In a match taped for Xplosion, Eric Young defeated James Storm.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Sunday

The USA Network will be airing the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday, February 11th, 2008 from 8 to 11 PM. No word yet on when WWE Raw will air that week.

Amy Hennig, the daugher of WWE hall of famer Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig, was given a one-week tryout at OVW.

According to reports, John Cena has been rehabbing his upper body twice a day.

THQ is spending $11 million to market the new Smackdown vs. Raw '08 video game. THQ will spend $7 million in the United States, and $4 million across the rest of the world starting 11/13.

The Fabulous Moolah held off her shoulder replacement surgery for years, since she knew that once she had the surgery, her wrestling career would be over.

WWE called The Fabulous Moolah before the surgery offering to take care of her expense, but she informed them that she had insurance and didn't need financial assistance.

The "one night only" DX reunion on Raw last week was Vince McMahon's way to appease USA Network boss Bonnie Hammer (who favors the stars she is familiar with from 1998-2001).

JBL appears to be gearing up for a return to the ring. He has lost 25-30 pounds, and is down to about 270 lbs.

ShopTNA.com is now selling TNA Christmas ornaments.

Also speaking of ShopTNA.com, Don West's Genesis PPV special is now up. You get the original TNA Best of the X Division and Title Matches DVDs from 2003, 9 random aurographs and the newest Sting and Rhino t-shirts all for $79.99.

TNA sent out a text message last night via it's mobile service stating that Sting's partner at Genesis has never stepped in a TNA ring before.

TNA Genesis PPV Lineup and Predictions:

TNA World Championship Tag Match-winner of the fall wins the title
Angle & Nash v. Sting & ?-now THIS is the intersesting one. I'm going to go out on a limb and play devil's advocate here. I'm predicting that it won't be Booker T as Sting's partner, and whoever it is will team up with Angle & Nash to beat Sting, and the three will form a new group. Sure-probably won't happen, but hey, what the hell right? Oh yeah-Angle retains.

TNA X Division Title
Lethal v. Dutt-Lethal retains

TNA Tag Titles
Styles & Tomko v. Steiner Brothers-Styles & Tomko retain

Team 3D v. Shelley & Sabin-Team 3D

Samoa Joe v. Robert Roode-Robert Roode upsets

TNA Women's Championship
Kim v. Roxxi v. ODB v. Williams-Kim retains, but Awesome Kong gets involved at some point

Fight for the Right Tourney Final:
Kaz v. Cage-Cage

Shop of Horrors Match:
Abyss v. Black Reign-Abyss

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Voice your opinion to CNN!

If you're just as tired as me of the media's spin on pro wrestling, and namely the most recent mis reporting in the "Death Grip" documentary, here's a link where you can leave CNN your thoughts!

http://edition.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form6a.html?2

The Wrestleline Report-Saturday

"The Weekend Warrior" Randy Klemme has returned to option 2 of The Indy Wrestleline with his independents day report-be sure to call and check it out, and welcome back to the hotline Randy!

Well, from the early ratings data, looks like TNA Impact got about a 1.04 cable rating.

Smackdown got a 2.9 fast broadcast rating, and as usual the final number should be out this coming week.

If you watched the CNN documentary on pro wrestling a few nights ago, you may have heard John Cena state in an interview something along the lines of "I can't say that I haven't, but you'll never be able to prove that I have"-referring to steroid use. Now, the REAL interview-uncut and unedited-is on WWE.com, and if you listen to the interview in it's entirety, you'll notice that John Cena says something quite different, and what was used on the CNN cut was simply taken out of context.

Former WWE star Romeo Roselli will be appearing on a soap opera in coming weeks.

Chris Jericho will be appearing on FOX News' Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld at 10PM ET tonight to promote his book.

During a recent interview, Shawn Daiviri said in a reent interview that former WWE superstar Muhammad Hassan is currently doing screenwriting and acting.

The Fight Network is reporting that Harry Smith (DH Smith), the son of WWE legend The British Bulldog, tested positive for Winstrol. Winstrol is also known as Stanozolol, which is a synthetic anabolic steroid. Smith is currently serving a 30-day suspension.

According to the Raw preview, Randy Orton and Shawn Michaels will have a face-off this week, and Triple H and Mr. Kennedy will battle it out in a lumberjack match.

It's been announced that Hulk Hogan's co-host for American Gladiators will be Laila Ali.

TNA Genesis - Sunday November 11, 2007 - iMPACT Zone, Orlando, FL

TNA World Heavyweight Championship (winner of the fall wins the Championship) Match: Kurt Angle & Kevin Nash vs. Sting & TBA

Fight for the Right - Tournament Final - Ladder Match: Kaz vs. Christian Cage

TNA X-Division Championship: “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal vs. “The Guru” Sonjay Dutt

TNA World Tag Team Championship Match: AJ Styles & Tyson Tomko vs. The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)

TNA Women's Championship Match: Gail Kim vs. Roxxi Laveaux vs. ODB vs. Angel Williams

Shop Of Horrors Match: Abyss vs. Black Reign

Samoa Joe vs. Robert Roode

Team 3D (Brother Ray & Devon) vs. The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)

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Friday, November 09, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Friday

Be sure to check out Nick "U-Gene" Dinsmore at EWF tonight in Marion if you can! For more info, check out EWFArena.com!

WWE has released OVW talent Ryan Wilson, who wrestled in TNA as Trytan I believe; he also wrestled locally as Lord Humongous.

There's some "codes" in TNA promo videos, further hinting that Booker T will be Sting's partner at the Genesis ppv this Sunday, as in one of the videos there's graffiti on a wall, and when you read it backwards it spells Booker T's last name-"Huffman".

TMZ.com reported recently that Joanie Laurer has legally changed her name to Chyna, and she also challenged Vince McMahon to a match anytime. I think the only time she'll have the pleasure of rumbling with him is in the court room.

SmackDown! Spoilers from Bakersfield Ca, RaboBank Arena

5 way Tag Team Battle Royal
Winners the Major Bros

Victoria d. Michelle McCool

Finlay d. Rey Mysterio

Cm Punk d. Jamie Noble-afterwards The Miz and John Morrison did a run and all three brawled.

World Tag Team Championship
Mvp and Matt Hardy d. Major Bros

No Holds Barred Match
The Undertaker d. Great Khali

Afterwards, JBL and Undertaker have a promo, but not sure if that will be on tv or not.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Thursday

It's being reported that WWE has released Smackdown superstar Chris Masters. This comes on the heels of his violations of the WWE Wellness Policy, but that was not stated as the reason.

Suprisingly, Tammy Sytch was #4 on Yahoo's buzz index for sports searches recently

ECW on Tuesday night did a 1.2 cable rating, down from a 1.6 rating last week.

The Steiner Brothers will challenge Tomko and Giant Bernard for the IWGP Tag Team Titles at the January 4 New Japan Pro Wrestling event at the Tokyo Dome.

New photos of Ms. Brooks have been added to the Knockout's section of TNAwrestling.com.

TNAwrestling.com reports that Kyle Vanden Bosch of the Tennessee Titans was at TNA headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.

The Victory Road 07 DVD will be available via the FYE.com website on Friday.

Video Sales - Recreational Sports DVD
Billboard, Issue Date: 2007-11-17

1 WWE: Rey Mysterio: The Biggest Little Man (DEBUT)
2 WWE: Unforgiven 2007
3 WWE: SummerSlam 2007
4 2001 FedEx Orange Bowl National Championship
5 TNA: Christian Cage: The Instant Classic
6 Ultimate Fighter: Season 1
7 UFC Presents: The Ultimate Fighter 2
8 WWE: The Ladder Match
9 WWE: Wrestlemania 23
10 UFC 70: Nations Collide

TNA Impact Spoilers:

1) In the Fight for the Right finals Christian Cage wrestled Kazarian to a no contest.

- Acting authority figure Matt Morgan announced Cage vs Kazarian in a ladder match for Genesis.

2) Gail Kim d. Alexis James.

3) Team 3D d. Abyss and Jay Lethal. Black Reign got invloved in the match and brawled to the back with Abyss. This left Lethal by himself against Team 3D.

4) Scott Steiner d. AJ Styles in an Amateur Rules match. After the match Tomko and Styles brawled with The Steiners.

5) Sting, Samoa Joe & Eric Young d. Kurt Angle, James Storm and Robert Roode.

- Kevin Nash and Scott Hall cut a promo in the ring. Kurt Angle comes out and asks Hall if he is Sting's partner. Hall says no. Angle demands to know who it is. Sting comes out and says Angle will have to wait until Sunday.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

News from Wrestling Online Newsletter

> STARS COME OUT FOR RAW
- Every time a WWE televised show comes to Los Angeles, you have a big
chance of seeing a Hollywood star in attendance. Yesterday's Monday Night
RAW was no different as Jamie Kennedy, Tom Green, Luke Perry, Shane West,
Playboy's Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson were all spotted during the
show. With DX and Steve Austin back for an Attitude-era-like show, perhaps
the biggest celebrity that would've been the icing on the cake - The Rock -
was missing!
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5512]

> STIPULATION FOR HBK/ORTON MATCH AT SURVIVOR SERIES
- HBK's super kick - otherwise known as the Sweet Chin Music - cannot be
used during the WWE title match at Survivor Series against Randy Orton. If
Michaels uses the kick, the match will be stopped and will not only lose the
match but will also not get another title shot as long as Orton is the
champion. Meanwhile if Randy Orton gets disqualified he will automatically
lose the WWE title to HBK. These stipulations were announced on the WWE
website earlier today.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5513]

> POSSIBLE CAUSE OF DEATH FOR MOOLAH
- The State newspaper from South Carolina is reporting that according to The
Fabulous Moolah's daughter Mary Austin, she probably died from a heart
attack or blood clot. Moolah underwent shoulder replacement surgery just
days before she passed away last weekend. An official cause of death has not
been made public yet. Her funeral service is tomorrow.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5503]

> MANIA TICKETS GENERATE $4.4 MILLION SO FAR
- The tickets sold so far for WrestleMania total up to over $4.4 million in
revenue for World Wrestling Entertainment as the show has already broken
records in the 71 year history of The Florida Citrus Bowl, outpacing the
legendary Rolling Stones concert held at the same venue. Within 90 minutes,
44,000 tickets were distributed online and in person to fans around the
world. Fans from at least 21 countries, 47 states, and 5 Canadian provinces
will be attending the show according to a press released from WWE earlier
today. Thousands and thousands of tickets still remain on sale as the Citrus
Bowl will be configured to seat around 70,000 fans.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5467]

> SMACKDOWN! RATING
- Smackdown! did a 2.8 rating for last Friday's show which is the highest
since the March 23rd show of this year which pulled a 2.9. (Ratings compiled
by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/]

> TNA RETURNS TO MEXICO NEXT MONTH
- TNA will be making its return to Mexico next months with two live events
as the stars of Lucha Libre will also be competing on the same events. TNA
will perform at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey on Friday December 14th and
the next day at the Plaza De Toros Cuatro Caminos in Mexico City. All the
top TNA stars including Kurt Angle, Sting, Abyss, the Steiners, AJ Styles
and others will be part of the show. Tickets for the Mexico Cit show are now
on sale at Ticketmaster.com.mx and at the arena box office!
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5511]

As I See It

AS I SEE IT
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
PWBTS.com

To begin this week's column...since Dave Meltzer reported it publicly Thursday, I suspect what she told me a while back is now considered public news.

My longtime friend Kathy Fitzpatrick, who was one of the Team ECW that ran transportation and the front door in the earliest years of the promotion behind the scenes (think "office") has been diagnosed with a recurrence of lymphoma. She is currently being treated through both chemotherapy and radiation.

Many of my longtime AS I SEE IT readers know how close she was to Sherri Martel, who died earlier this year, so it's been a very difficult year for her, to say the least. As always, Fitz, love and prayers to you from all of us who know you well.

In other sad news, Lillian "The Fabulous Moolah" Ellison died at her home in Columbia, SC last Friday at age 84. Moolah was a lot more than the comedy figure seen with Mae Young in recent years on WWE television.

She began her career as "Slave Girl" Moolah, valet for "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers. Moolah won her first Women's Title in 1956 in a tournament held in Baltimore, MD.

She was billed as "undefeated women's champion for nearly 30 years" for Moolah had, in fact, lost her title at least four times; to Betty Boucher in 1957, Yukiko Tomoe in Japan in March 1968, Sue Green (ironically enough, at Madison Square Garden) in 1976 and Evelyn Stevens in Dallas on October 1978.

Ellison appeared for various NWA territories as well as WWWF shows, until Vince McMahon, Jr. went nationwide with WWF in 1983, and offered Ellison an exclusive deal, where she literally sold her rights to the Women's World Title to the World Wrestling Federation (she owned the belt and title outright at the time).

She finally lost her title at the 1984 Wrestlemania in a match against Wendi Richter (who had Cyndi Lauper in her corner). 15 months later, after Richter and WWF developed an impasse, WWE and Moolah pulled off a doublecross that pre-dated the infamous Bret Hart Montreal screwjob by 12 years; as she donned a mask as the Spider Lady, and regained the belt in November, 1985

Moolah held the WWF title (with the exception of another non-recognized loss to Velvet McIntyre during a tour of Australia in 1986) until passing the torch to Sherri Martel on July 24, 1987.

Moolah was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1995, the first female performer to receive this honor. Moolah was seen again on WWF TV in 1999 after taking a guitar shot from Jeff Jarrett. Moolah, along with longtime friend Mae Young, made numerous appearances over the next several years as a comedy figure; with one final eight day interlude as WWE Woman's Champion in October 1999, defeating Ivory nd the 76-year old Moolah defeated Ivory to regain the Women's Title, thus becoming the oldest WWE Women's Champion ever.

Vince McMahon then promised her a match appearance on her 80th birthday, which became a match against Victoria, followed by Randy Orton nailing her with a RKO.

Moolah's final mainstream hurrah came along with many 1950s era women's wrestlers in the 2004 film "Lipstick and Dynamite", a documentary about the women wrestlers from the 1950s era. She and Mae Young even promoted the film on the Tonight Show, and got these two some of the respect they've deserved for years.

Moolah made her final WWF/E appearance at SummerSlam 2007 in a segment with Vince McMahon and William Regal.

Somehow, I suspect Sherri Martel and Moolah are already raising holy hell with the powers above us, and making life a whole lot more fun upstairs.

Until next time...

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News from Wrestling Online Newsletter

> FIRST SURVIVOR SERIES ELIMINATION MATCH ANNOUNCED
- The first Survivor Series elimination match has been announced on WWE.COM
as the team of Triple H, Rey Mysterio, Kane, Matt and Jeff Hardy take on
Umaga, Big Daddy V, Fit Finlay, MVP and Mr Kennedy. For the past few years
WWE has moved back doing the majority of matches four on four and five on
five elimination matches after moving away from the concept in the previous
years.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5510]

> ASSOCIATED PRESS PICKS UP STORY ON MOOLAH'S DEATH
- The death of the Fabulous Moolah was picked up by several online news
outlets who all carried the same article which was originally released by
the Associated Press. The first female to be inducted into the WWE Hall of
Fame was 84 years old when she passed away last weekend at her home in
Columbia, SC. "She was famous, but I never looked at her that way," daughter
Mary Austin, 66, told The State newspaper. "She was just Mom, someone that
was always there for me. Someone I could turn to." The memorial service will
be held this Wednesday. Visitation will be held tomorrow at the Dunbar
Funeral Home in Columbia, SC. The family is requesting that memorial
donations should be made in Mary Lillian Ellison's name to the charity of
ones choice.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5503]

> OVER 46,000 TICKETS SOLD FOR WRESTLEMANIA
- WWE.COM is reporting that by yesterday early afternoon, more than 46,000
tickets for WrestleMania XXIV have been sold, making it already the
highest-grossing event in the history of the Citrus Bowl. So far that number
represents just over a half of WrestleMania 23's attendance at the Ford
Field in Detroit, MI., earlier this year. WWE expects to have a full house
for next year's Mania with the Citrus Bowl configured to hold between
seventy and eighty thousand seats. Usually this event sells out in a matter
of minutes but this year it has been different story.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5467]

> JBL'S WIFE CAUSES HAVOC ON WALL STREET
- JBL's wife Meredith Whitney caused some serious havoc on Wall Street this
past weekend and was on the receiving end of several death threats which
forced the former WWE champ to cancel his planned trip to Texas to stay home
with his wife. Whitney - a financial analyst from CIBC World Market -
recommended a 'sell' rating for Citigroup which basically transformed into
investors getting rid of the stock resulting in a $15 billion loss in market
cap for the company. The Dow Jones also dropped 360 points in related
effect. A total of about $369 billion were wiped off the US stock market
value by the end of the weekend thanks to Whitney's recommendation. "I'm
proud of Meredith for what she did," said JBL in an interview with the WWE
website. "She stuck her neck out and told the truth. After all, she has to
be honest with her investors, which a lot of analysts won't do for fear of
upsetting the wrong people." JBL met with Whitney while he was doing some
work for FOX News. Both of them now contribute to the FOX Business Channel.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5509]

> 'THE GAME PLAN' SOARS TO OVER $81 MILLION
- After five weeks in theaters, 'The Game Plan' featuring Dwayne 'The Rock'
Johnson continues to perform getting an additional $3,853,000 during the
weekend sending the total to $81,957,000 in domestic box office revenue. It
was in the sixth place in box office chart which was released today. The
movie is now playing in 2,844 theaters, down from the 3,342 theaters it
originally opened. The movie did $5,227,525 in international box office
receipts so far. It is now just $10 million away from being The Rock's most
successful movie in the USA.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/]

The Wrestleline Report-Tuesday

Right now on option 3 of The Indy Wrestleline, you can check out the returning Robert Rush! That's right, after a long absence, Robert Rush returns to his hotline home on option 3, with his first edition of The Open Mic! Also be sure to check back later in the week to hear the returning Randy Klemme!

A former pro-wrestler is in the fight of his life. Harrison Norris, known as "Hardbody" Harrison by his fans faced jurors is on trial in federal court on sex trafficking charges.

The "Road to Genesis" special will air Saturday night at 10:30pm on Spike TV and will feature the Ultimate X match from the Bound for Glory 07 PPV.

Mike Johnson reports that Jay Lethal vs Elix Skipper for the X Division title is likely to be added to Sunday's Genesis PPV lineup.

Abismo Negro is being advertised for the 12/14 TNA Live Event in Mexico City.

Junior Fatu has been removed from the TNAwrestling.com roster page and Awesome Kong has been added.

Victory Road 07 was released on DVD today. It is available only at select FYE and Sam Goody locations.

ROHwrestling.com has the TNA Year One DVD in stock and ready to ship right now

Friday Night Smackdown on 11/2 scored a 2.8 broadcast rating, which is up from last week's 2.6 rating.

Frankie Lancaster stated in a recent interview that he is unable to get his wife pregnant due to his steroid use over the years lowering his sperm count.

Stacy Keibler celebrated her 28th birthday on 10/20 at the LAX Nightclub in Las Vegas, NV.

Tammy Sytch is said to be close to her SUNNY shape, and is doing well. She and her boyfriend John just bought a new home in New Jersey.

Bill Goldberg's wife Wanda will be starting a syndicated Pet Care Show which will debut in January.

Hulk Hogan starts taping the American Gladiators on 11/28 in California

There are those in power in WWE who want to consolidate back to a single brand.

One of the Sci-Fi Network's gripes with WWE is that the ECW show has no Sci-Fi content, which was promised when WWE signed the original deal with the network.

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Check out WCWO.com or the WCWO In Touch Line at 317-308-6556 for all the latest news on one of Indiana's longest running feds-WCWO!

ECW on Sci Fi Preivew

On the last ECW on Sci Fi, John Morrison moved one step closer to re-obtaining the gold when he won the No. 1 Contender’s Match against The Miz. This week, the Shaman of Sexy has the opportunity to finish the job when he takes on ECW Champion CM Punk. In their last title match, the Straightedge Superstar emerged victorious, but before that he had a string of bad luck against the Tuesday Night Delight. Will Morrison bring his old form with him? Can he unseat CM Punk as ECW Champion?

Also on ECW, Mark Henry notched a win in the brand’s Monster Mash Battle Royal. The partnership between ECW General Manager Armando Estrada and SmackDown Acting GM Vickie Guerrero has proven to be influential, as the self-proclaimed Silverback reigned over all other beasts in the battle. Jimmy Wang Yang was also in action. How will the deal continue to affect the Land of the Extreme?

Find out the answers to these questions and more on the next ECW on Sci Fi on Tuesday at 10/9 CT. Also, be sure to catch ECW in its entirety every week on WWE.com, available from Wednesday to the following Monday afternoon.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Monday

Marcus A. Fine-former hotline associate-passed along the following info-Nick "U-Gene" Dinsmore will be having a training seminar at EWF in Marion this Friday. He will work with people on character development, cover the "WWE wrestling style", and people who participate will also get ring time with Dinsmore. The entrance fee for the seminar is $50, but if you email Jayson Maples at Jayson@ewfarena.com, and tell him that Marcus A. Fine sent you, you'll get $10 off the entrance fee! Thanks to Marcus for passing that info along!

Randy Klemme is already back on the hotline with a ramble of his thoughts on the Save Us 222 situation on option no. 2. Klemme has told me that he will most likely be returning with independent reports sometime toward the end of the week.

Just to let you guys know, I already have a person or two lined up to give commentaries on option 3's "Open Mic", and this will most likely be a recurring role on option 3. And once again, no, we're not stopping interviews on opt. 3!

It's being rumored that Diva Search contestant Jessica Hatch-who's been training with Booker T-appeared at a Texas independent show over the weekend for PCW. This is actually the promotion that will be working with the Learning Channel to do a documentary on wrestling training. She says she still hopes to make it to WWE someday.

More on The Rock's upcoming movie "Southland Tales"-just to let you guys know, his co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar-from what I'm hearing-plays a porn star in the movie-I'm already interested!

The Rock is scheduled to host Saturday Night Live next weekend, of course, pending the writer's strike.

Dave Meltzer is reporting that Vader (Leon White), 51, is now selling cars wholesale as his main job and is also involved with different marketing and advertising projects.

Daivari confirmed in a recent interview that he is booked for Antonio Inoki's IGF show in Japan in December.

B. Brian Blair, The Iron Sheik's favorite wrestler, has already filed for re-election to a second term on the Hillsborough County Commission, a $91,000 per year post, which would be voted on in 2008.

Aaron "Jesus" Aguilera will be co-hosting a TV show called "Trick My Trucker" on CMT, which debuts on 11/10 at 9PM ET. The former WWE superstar will be a fitness trainer on the show. The show will run through December.

Bret Hart's book is likely to be released in the US in Spring of '08.

CNN will air a show called "Death Grip: Inside Pro Wrestling" on Wednesday at 8 pm. EST

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

News from Wrestling Online Newsletter

> THE FABULOUS MOOLAH PASSES AWAY
- WWE Hall of Famer and former Women's champion the Fabulous Moolah passed
away yesterday in Columbia, SC. Moolah, real name Lillian Ellison, was 84
years old. Ellison made her professional wrestling debut in 1949 and joined
the then WWF in 1983 after Vince McMahon secured her services. Moolah came
into the company already as the Women's champion, bring her title from the
NWA and then lost it to Wendi Richter in 1984 in the main event of 'The
Brawl To End It All' which was aired live on MTV. Moolah went on to win the
WWF Women's title a total of four times. In 1995 she was inducted into the
WWE Hall Of Fame and kept appearing from time to time on WWE television
along with Mae Young. Her last appearance on WWE TV was at SummerSlam during
a backstage segment with McMahon and William Regal. No cause of death has
been announced yet.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5503]

> FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS REMEMBER MOOLAH
- Former co-workers and friends of the Fabulous Moolah have talked to
WWE.COM sharing their opinions and stories about the former WWE Women's
champion. From her close friend Mae Young to the current Women's champion
Beth Phoenix, Moolah pretty much effected everyone in one way shape or form
especially when it came to women's wrestling. You can read the Remembering
Moolah article on WWE.COM. Hopefully WWE will come up with a great tribute
this coming Monday on RAW and deal with it better than what they did for
Sherri Martel when she passed away.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5503]

> WRESTLEMANIA XXIV TICKETS ON SALE
- With the pre-sale finished, WrestleMania XXIV tickets went on sale to the
general public this morning at 10AM EST. Upper level seats are priced $35
each, Lower level range from $35 to $90, Mezzanine from $50 to $90 and Field
seating from $145 to $745 ringside. There's a ticket limit of 4 for ringside
seats and a limit of 8 on all others. Usually tickets are snapped inside the
first few minutes however it seems that as of this writing seats in the most
levels are still available. Ringside seats going for $745 are gone already.
You can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com or at the Amway Arena box
office in Orlando. The Citrus Bowl is not selling any tickets.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5467]

> HELL IN A CELL MATCH AT SURVIVOR SERIES
- The fifteenth Hell In A Cell match will be taking place at the Survivor
Series with the World Heavyweight title on the line as Batista defends his
gold against the Undertaker. The Undertaker has been in seven of the
previous HIAC matches including the first one where he lost to Shawn
Michaels thanks to interference by Kane. Undertaker won three of his seven
with perhaps his most famous victory coming at King Of The Ring 98 when he
wrestled Mick Foley as Mankind. Batista has only been in one HIAC match
against Triple H at Vengeance 2005 in which he was victorious.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5504]

Thursday, November 01, 2007

News from Wrestling Online Newsletter

> WWE ANNOUNCES 3Q 2007 FINANCIALS
- WWE today announced their financial results for the third quarter ending
September 30th 2007. Revenues totaled $108.1 million as compared to $93.2
million in the prior year quarter while operating income was $13.4 million
as compared to $12.5 million in the prior year quarter. Net income was $8.5
million, or $0.12 per share, as compared to $9.2 million, or $0.13 per
share, in the prior year quarter. Live and Televised events and Digital
Media were among the sections that performed best while merchandise, PPV and
home video took some hits. To view the full press release in PDF format go
to http://corporate.wwe.com/documents/3QF2007pressrelease.pdf
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5474]

> WRESTLEMANIA TICKETS PRE-SALE
- At 10AM this morning the WrestleMania XXIV pre-sale kicked off and it will
be on till November 2nd at 5PM. Tickets go on sale to the general public
this Saturday at 10AM. For those interested in attending next year's event
at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL., you can purchase tickets by using the
password MOTA by going to
http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/vqphio
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5467]

> RAW AND ECW RATINGS RISE
- Monday Night RAW received a 3.5 rating for Monday's show which is up from
last week's 3.3. ECW on Sci Fi the next night did a 1.6 rating which is up
0.1 from the previous week. It looks like ECW is benefiting from Smackdown!
stars appearing on the show. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and
put online by PWInsider.com)
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/]

> EXTREME EXPOSE'S BROOKE RELEASED FROM WWE
- Brooke Adams from Extreme Expose was given the boot and shown the way out
of WWE today. The 23 year old was one of the 2006 Diva Search contestants
however she wasn't chosen as part of the final eight. Despite not being
chosen, she signed a developmental deal and was sent to OVW and afterwards
to DSW. She made her ECW debut in January of this year and joined Kelly
Kelly and Layla El where they formed Extreme Expose - hosting a dance
segment on the show every week. Brooke was one of the Divas who appeared on
Timbaland's music video 'Throw It On Me'.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5475]

> TNA TURNING POINT PPV POSTER
- We have received TNA's Turning Point pay-per-view poster which features
Abyss, Judas Mesias and Black Reign. Dustin Rhodes must be happy that at
least he's on the poster of a wrestling pay-per-view after all these years
in the business. The poster has Turning Point written in red with blood
dropping from it and the tag line 'Silent Night...Bloody Night'. It airs on
Sunday December 2nd. You can see the poster at
http://www.wrestling-online.com/news/TNA/TP2007_PPV_poster.shtml
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/]

TNA Impact Spoilers for 11/8

1) In the Fight for the Right finals Christian Cage wrestled Kazarian to a no contest.

- Acting authority figure Matt Morgan announced Cage vs Kazarian in a ladder match for Genesis.

2) Gail Kim d. Alexis James.

3) Team 3D d. Abyss and Jay Lethal. Black Reign got invloved in the match and brawled to the back with Abyss. This left Lethal by himself against Team 3D.

4) Scott Steiner d. AJ Styles in an Amateur Rules match. After the match Tomko and Styles brawled with The Steiners.

5) Sting, Samoa Joe & Eric Young d. Kurt Angle, James Storm and Robert Roode.

- Kevin Nash and Scott Hall cut a promo in the ring. Kurt Angle comes out and asks Hall if he is Sting's partner. Hall says no. Angle demands to know who it is. Sting comes out and says Angle will have to wait until Sunday.


Xplosion:

LAX & Sonjay Dutt d. XXX

TNA Impact Spoilers for tonight on Spike TV!

- Kurt Angle cut a promo in the ring. He said Sting's partner at Genesis is a former WCW and WWE Champion. Kevin Nash came to the ring and beat up Angle.

(1) Kaz d. James Storm in the Fight for the Right tournement.

- Team 3D cut a promo on the X Division. XXX, Shark Boy, Havoc and Sonjay Dutt jump them and put both members through tables.

(2) Awesome Kong d. Christy Hemme.

(3) Samoa Joe & Gail Kim d. Robert Roode & Ms. Brooks. Rain from the SHIMMER promotion got invloved in the match.

- They announced that Junior Fatu is not at the tapings.

(4) Christian Cage d. Chris Harris in the Fight for the Right tournement.

- Kevin Nash tells Kurt Angle backstage that Scott Hall will be there next week.

(5) AJ Styles & Tomko d. LAX to retain the TNA Tag Team titles in what was described as a very good match.

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Smackdown Spoilers

DARK MATCH

Major Brothers def. Drew McIntyre & Dave Taylor - Pretty average tag match here, big pop for the hometown team of the Majors. The Majors win with a roll-up on Taylor.

SMACKDOWN

Batista comes out and cuts a promo. He says he has The Undertaker's back. Lights go out and Undertaker appears in the ring, and tells Batista the same, but then challenges Batista to a Hell in a Cell. Mark Henry & Khali come out onto the entranceway and talk, but don't go down to the ring.

Festus w/Jessie def. Domino w/Deuce & Cherry - Festus wins with an F5-esque move.

Backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Jamie Noble. Jamie Noble thinks he's going to end up facing Batista & Taker, but Vickie books Noble Vs. Rey Mysterio.

Rey Mysterio def. Jamie Noble in a surprisingly long match, though it'll most likely be clipped for the show. Finlay came out beforehand and sat in on commentary. Mysterio wins by reversing a Powerbomb into a Hurricanrana. Afterwards Finlay insults Rey Mysterio on the mic.

Mick Foley then came out for a huge pop. Then Jonathan Coachman came out as his opponent. Mr. McMahon was announced as the referee - and it ended up being Hornswoggle. Comedy match here with Foley and Hornswoggle double-teaming Coach. Foley pulled out a green socko and put the Mandible Claw on Coach, followed by a Tadpole Splash from Hornswoggle for the three. Not sure if this'll be on the show, it might've just been for the audience, or it might be on WWE.Com.

Backstage segment with Matt Hardy & MVP, MVP finds out he's facing Kane again.

Kane def. MVP in another long match. Towards the end Big Daddy V came out, Kane turned around and chokeslammed MVP for the win. Afterwards BDV attacked Kane.

Chuck Palumbo w/Michelle McCool def. Kenny Dykstra w/Victoria for the umpteenth time.

Main Event: Batista & Undertaker Vs. Mark Henry & The Great Khali. Didn't see a majority of this match. At the end, Undertaker brawled with Khali and Batista had Henry in the Batista Bomb, when JBL hit the ring and clotheslined Batista. Undertaker went to chokeslam JBL, but Khali & Henry attacked him. Post-match saw Khali put Taker in the vicegrip and Henry put Batista in the bearhug.

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WWE & TNA News

ECW on Tuesday night scored a 1.6 cable rating.

Leticia Cline confirmed that she was finished with TNA. She made the following statement on her MySpace page:

"So many wrestling fans have been emailing me questions about my status with TNA Wrestling. TNA's Terry Taylor stated that if any of TNA's talent was unhappy with TNA and their role within the company that they would be granted their release. With that said, I have asked for my release from TNA and it has been granted as of November 25th. Believe me when I say, I LOVE TNA and all that TNA has given to me in the past, but things have changed and unfortunately until I am officially released on November 25th, that is all I can say."

Writer Dutch Mantel is said to be negative about the fact that nobody knows who the babyfaces are, and nobody knows who the heels are. In the past, Vince Russo has said that faces and heels are passe.

Samoa Joe, Senshi, and Mike Tenay pushed for TNA to use Amazing Kong. Mantel is also said to be a proponent of hers.

New Japan President Naoki Sugabayashi has said that the 1/4 Tokyo Dome show will feature New Japan and TNA championships being defended.

Tomko is pushing the idea of TNA taping Impact at the Tokyo Dome on 1/4.
TNA has cancelled the scheduled live events for 11/15 and 11/17 in Tel Aviv, Israel. No reason has been given but Mike Johnson reports that ticket sales were very low.

Mike Johnson reports as well that despite other various reports Booker T was not backstage at last night's iMPACT! tapings.

The Genesis 07 DVD will be released nationwide on 1/15/08.

Due to the holidays TNA will taping 3 days in a row at Universal Studios in December on the 3rd, 4th and 5th.

TNA has signed a deal with rapper "Brickman Raw" and his music will be featured on upcoming events as well as the Bound for Glory 07 DVD.

ShopTNA.com now has brand new shirts for Kurt Angle, XXX and LAX.

For those who didn't tune in, or didn't watch the entire investigation, Elijah Burke had a classic freak-out on Ghosthunters. He had kept his cool throughout the majority of the show, until he witnessed a head and shoulders of a ghost. While trying to explain what he saw to others within the Ghost Hunters crew, he heard a noise that sent him (and him alone) darting down the hall.

Inside sources are saying that the money terms of the new ECW contract are the same as the previous deal. WWE was looking for a long-term committment, hoping for a multi-year renewal.

The new American Gladiators, hosted by Hulk Hogan, will be a mid-season replacement on NBC. Wrestlers Matt Cross (Mdogg 20) and Daniel Puder are among those that have tried out for spots as gladiators.

More on the release of Kristal Marshall. On the road, agents noted that she didn't sell enough. When she would get pinned, she would hop back up and wave and shake hands with the fans.

Ric Flair stated in a recent online interview that he would most likely return to the ring sometime in November.

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