Friday, March 05, 2010

Poffo's Passing, Daniel Bryan-WWE, Foley News, etc.

-- Angelo Poffo's son Lanny (also known as The Genius) has set up a tribute section to his website ( for fans and well-wishers to leave their condolences. Angelo's passing was not an unexpected one, as his health had been failing for quite a while. You can read Slam! Wrestling's tribute to Poffo at

-- Total Extreme Comedy Tour released the following: Hollywood, CA (March 3, 2009) – Tickets for Saturday March 27th Total Extreme Comedy starring Mick Foley, Colt Cabana and Bruce "Brother Love" Prichard at Gammage Auditorium on the Campus of Arizona State University go on sale Monday March 8th! "This date in Phoenix is gearing to be a special one and we are looking to add additional talent and acts to help make this already exciting weekend of pro wrestling entertainment a little more memorable," said TXC Tour Booker Chris Mac Neill. Also a special ticket discount is being offered courtesy of Ring of Honor Wrestling. Any ticket purchased at the box office, over the phone, with TicketMaster or via the Internet will receive a 15% discount by using or saying the code "ROH". "We know that that there are a lot of choices during this weekend and we're extremely happy that Cary and ROH is making this offer available to the people making the pilgrimage to Phoenix," continued Mac Neill. For more news and information on this event please visit, or call the ASU Gammage Auditorium Box Office at 1-800-982 2787.

-- Here's the synopsis for Mick Foley's next book, Countdown to Lockdown, which is due out October 1 from Grand Central Publishing: The world famous wrestler and #1 New York Times bestselling author recounts the blood, sweat, and tears behind his knock-down, drag-out TNA debut comeback against archrival Sting. The fierce, fearless, and sometimes self-destructive man behind the personas of Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love, Mick Foley remains the undisputed literary king of the ring. In this mesmerizing memoir (hand-written, no ghost writer), Foley chronicles the heart-pounding buildup to his TNA debut, Lockdown, one of the most important matches of his long and storied career. His every limit is tested as he comes out of retirement and overcomes a host of injuries to get back in the ring with one of his most formidable opponents. He also dishes previously untold stories from his remarkable life, including his transition from the WWE to TNA, his stint as a ringside announcer, his tumultuous relationship with Vince McMahon, his thoughts and feelings on the use of steroids in wrestling, the tragic story of Chris Benoit, and his soul-saving charity work in Sierra Leone. Raw, frenetic, and adrenaline-fuelled, COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN charts Foley's rebirth and rise to heights that his fans thought he would never see again.

-- Daniel Bryan has posted a WWE Universe blog at, talking about wrestling in Seattle in front of family and his mother watching his Chris Jericho match, the first one she has seen.

-- Here are some recent WWE attendance courtesy of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

2/26 in Amarillo, TX (RAW): 5,000 fans.
2/27 in Lubbock, TX (RAW): sellout of 6,500 fans.
2/27 in Tyler, TX (SmackDown!): 6,000 fans.
2/28 in Wichita Falls, TX (RAW): 5,000 fans.
2/28 in Abilene, TX: 3,000 fans.