Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Various TNA & WWE News Notes

Raw on Monday night scored hours of 3.64 and 3.53 for an average composite of a 3.59 cable rating. The show averaged nearly 5.1 million viewers.

Rory McAllister, 31, part of the WWE's tag team duo The Highlanders, is a new dad after his girlfriend Gina gave birth to son Ian McAllister at 9:22 a.m. on Monday, February 4th. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Both mom and son are reported to be doing well.

Pro Wrestling Insider is reporting that Zinkin Entertainment and Sports Management has taken on Bobby Lashley as a client. Zinkin Entertainment and Sports Management also handles MMA clients such as Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, Josh Koscheck, and Mike Swick.

Candice Michelle is listed as returning on 2/11.

WWE has told Ron Killings to keep his independent bookings through the end of March, thus he'll be working several AAA shows.

Ring announcer Michael Buffer (the "Let's get ready to rumble" guy) has a terrible reputation stemming from WCW days, and apparently he lived up to it in his WWE debut.

TNA is looking for a tall African-American muscular woman model with a great body.

Dave Meltzer is reporting that Raven is done with TNA. Apparently his contract came up and the company didn't offer him a renewal.

AJ Styles received high marks in how he played his role as referee of the Kurt Angle vs. Tomko match. Styles had no previous experience for the role.

TNA is working with British promoter Alex Shane to run shows in Coventry, Liverpool and Essex in June.

TNA has finally added some photos of Angel Williams (aka Angelina Love) to the Knockouts Gallery section of the website.

Karen Angle will take part in Spike TV/TNA's monthly conference call tomorrow.

New Japan's Tiger Mask said he liked working in TNA and hopes to return.

Don West will have a brand new PPV special this weekend.

Chicago is still the leading candidate for April's Lockdown PPV.