Candice Michelle to Appear on National Lampoon Radio

Candice Michelle to Appear on National Lampoon RadioWant to share a few laughs with the Women’s Champion? Tune in to National Lampoon Radio later this week, as Candice Michelle will be a special guest.

National Lampoon Radio is broadcast on XM Radio’s channel 154. It features original programming including stand-up, satirical news, sports, prank phone calls, character sketches and interviews with some of today’s hottest comedians and celebrities, including Candice Michelle.

“I’m actually really excited. I’m a huge fan of XM Radio,” Candice Michelle said. “To be able to go on National Lampoon Radio as a guest and talk about everything that’s been going on in my career is great. It’s going to be an exciting time.”

Candice Michelle is taping her National Lampoon Radio segment with host Kevin Couch on Thursday. In addition to his work on National Lampoon Radio, Couch is often heard on Los Angeles’ K-EARTH 101, the syndicated Hollywood Hamilton’s Weekly Top 30 and The Interview Factory.

While Candice Michelle is sure the laughs will be plenty, she plans to deliver a special message to our fans.

“I plan to get across the message that you really should go after your dreams, you can make things happen. It’s such a broad statement, but it’s really true. So many people didn’t believe in me being a contender in the ring,” she said.

“To be where I am and to be Women’s Champion WWE, it’s just an amazing feeling to know that I’ve worked so hard to get something that I’ve wanted and it’s actually happening.”

RingDivas News: Alexa Returns, RD to Offer HD Video, & More

Ring DivasRingDivas First Wrestling Company to Release HD Title

Always ahead of the game and striving to provide our customers with the best product all around RingDivas INC. is proud to announce that Girls of War our latest Heroine Destruction title featuring TNA Superstar SoCal Valerie will be be available in HD DVD, DVD, VHS and Download formats!!!

Thats right, High Definition format that will give our customers the clearest video that any wrestling company has been able to offer. Every drop of sweat, every hair follicle every bruise will be clearly visible in HD DVD.

“We are always looking to get better.” said Alexa Lockhart. President of Media and Talent Relations. We not only strive to enhance our talent and our story lines but we also strive to improve the packaging and delivery of our content. What better way to do so then to be the first wrestling company to offer High Definition content?

“We feel strongly about the HD DVD market and we know our customers will appreciate the monetary investment that it takes to offer our titles in a High Definition format.”

– Alexa Lockhart President of Media and Talent Relations.

Alexa Returns to Action During Cyberstorm 2007

Many fans were happy to see Alexa Lockhart returning to action in the latest Pay Per Download event. Although she only appeared to participate in commentary for one match, it was good to see that she was on the road to recovery and back in the swing of things.

FREE VIDEO: Girls Of War Previews in CyberStorm

Thats right! Lucky fans that purchased the latest Pay Per Download event got a chance to get a sneak peak at the soon to be released Girls Of War “Heroine Destruction Film” starring TNA Superstar SoCal Val! Be the first to check out the intense action & excitement in Girls of War!

All New DVD Quality 640×480 Downloads

Thats right. We are always trying to improve our product and we at RingDivas are happy to announce that all newly released downloads will be 640×480 DVD quality downloads. Better lighting, better camera angles, and better quality is what you can come to expect from RingDivas.com!

HDDVD Girls of War to be Release by RingDivas.com

RingDivas INC. are happy to announce that our first title to be released on HD DVD will be Girls of War.

*Please Note – A high definition DVD player and supported high definition television is needed to watch HDDVDs. If you do not own a high definition DVD player or a TV please purchase the DVD version of the title.

Get your copy of CyberStorm 2007 today & see what all the hype is about!!

SHIMMER News: Tickets Now on Sale for October 13th Taping

SHIMMERGeneral admission tickets for the October 13th SHIMMER taping are now on sale at a cost of $15. Volumes 14 & 15 of the SHIMMER DVD series will be filmed at the taping. The event will be held at the Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL. Bell time is 4pm. Doors open at 3pm.

Front row reserved tickets sold out within the first two days they were on sale back in June. All that remains available is General Admission. We will only be selling 175 General Admission tickets for this taping, so that everyone who attends will be able to get seating (which became an issue back on April 7th when we ran out of chairs).

To secure your tickets right now, PayPal the correct dollar amount for the number of tickets you’d like to purchase ($15 each) to the DavePrazak@aol.com account, or use the PayPal buttons at the link below.

http://www.freewebs.com/shimmerwomen/tickets.html

We will also be accepting mail orders for tickets (check or money order). If you wish to purchase tickets via mail order, E-mail us at shimmernews@yahoo.com for instructions.

Mark your calendars, everybody… October 13th, SHIMMER is back in Berwyn!

World Women?s Wrestling Returns to Action on August 12

World Women’s WrestlingWorld Women’s Wrestling makes its return to live action on Sunday night, August 12th with a 7 PM bell time at Good Time Emporium, 30 Assembly Square Drive, Somerville, MA.

In the main event, World Women’s Wrestling Champion, Tanya Lee must face the woman that has proved to be her toughest opposition to date. Lexxus has not one, but two pinfall victories over the champion in non-title bouts. On Sunday night, August 12, the gold will be on the line and the challenger believes it is just a matter of time before she takes the championship from Tanya Lee.

In a special tag team challenge match The Diva Killaz (Kayla Sparks and Miss Deville) reunite in WWW to do battle with the devilish Daughters of Darkness (Della Morte and Mistress Belmont).

The Native American Princess, Alere Little Feather has adopted some rough tactics of late and she has demanded a match against former friend, now arch-rival, Amber. There is much bad blood between these two and anything can happen in this collision.

Jana will see action against the popular Latin star, Cha Cha, as these two look to pull themselves closer to title contention. A victory would be a big step forward for either woman in this match.

In addition, Alicia will be in action, as well as “The Portuguese Princess” Ariel, and more!

Tickets are on sale now at all FYE and Strawberries locations and online by clicking here.

Ring Divas News: The ?CyberStorm? Has Passed?Who Was Left Standing?

Empress Sayuri vs. Amy LoveFans, we are just a few hours removed for the event that had promised to change the face of RingDivas, and more importantly of women’s wrestling, forever…Battle Angels: CyberStorm 2007. So, while several questions remain to be answered, the main thing on everyone’s mind right now is, “Did Battle Angels: CyberStorm 2007 make good on it’s promises”? You’re damn right it did…and went way beyond that!

Battle Angels: CyberStorm 2007 is by far the hardest hitting PPV that RingDivas/Battle Angels has ever presented. From the opening bout to the main event, these lovely gladiators layed it all on the line in the pursuit of the ultimate victory. Some succeeded…some failed…but everyone showed that they are more than just “a pretty face”…these divas can fight!

Battle Angels: CyberStorm 2007 features several great matches, including Jessicka Havoc vs. Lexi Lane in a wild brawl that leaves one unlucky lady beaten and battered in the middle of the ring…Angelina vs. Vanessa Kraven where the returing Amazonian Kraven shows why she is considered one of the best, if not most violent, women in the sport today…and TNA Knockout SoCal Val vs. The Grand Yubari where the beautiful TNA Knockout goes one-on-one with the deadly submission specialist in a battle of that will leave you begging for more. And fans, don’t forget the main event…Empress Sayuri vs. Amy Love in a match to unify the RingDivas World Championship and the FightGirl Championship! Oh yeah…you have to know that whenever Sayuri and her DragonStar team mates are involved in a match, things are going to get interesting…and this match is no exception. I just got through watching it, and instead of spoiling it for all of you, just let me say that the ending has got to be seen to be believed…and even then you might not believe it!

And fans, if that isn’t enough…Battle Angels: CyberStorm 2007 also features a sneak peek at the upcoming RD Studios movie, Girls of War, featuring SoCal Val and Crystal Johnson. This preview is hot!

So, whether you are a fan of hard hitting women’s wrestling or just like to watch super sexy, scantily clad women roll around with each other…do yourself a favor and pick up a copy (or download) of Battle Angels: CyberStorm 2007 today!!

Joe Babinsack Looks at Chick Fight V

Participants of Chick Fight VAside from solid wrestling, two ways to get my attention are superior graphics and a well booked tournament, and having it be women’s wrestling certainly adds its own appeal.

Chickfight is a San Francisco based operation run by Jason Deadrich, and has recently run events in the UK. It features some of the top women wrestlers in the country, and the world for that matter, but the glory of the promotion is a regular tournament that pits eight top women’s wrestlers in a grueling competition.

In the latest DVD installment, Chickfight V, wrestlers from Neo Ladies Pro Wrestling (Japan) join the fray, including Yoshiko Tamura, Tanny Mouse and Sumie Sakai. Tamura is holder of both the NEO Singles title and the NWA Pacific Title; Mouse is a solid veteran; and Sakai is a baby-face looking hardcore dynamo.

Filling out the tournament seeds are ECW great Jazz, the ubiquitous Allison Danger, West Coast standout Cheerleader Melissa, Chickfight IV winner MsChif and one time TNA star Simply Luscious.

The first thing that stands out is the awesome DVD production values. It simply cannot compare to any other promotion on any level. Augmenting that is the background and statistical information that is often lost in other products. We get a stylized ring entrance for each wrestler, with hometown, vital statistics and even training background.

The graphics nicely set up the matches, and the announce team of Jason Deadrich and Shane Stoli are exactly what is necessary: intelligent, low key and insightful, providing no distractions and lots of interesting commentary. Unlike so many products, it is impossible to watch Chickfight without coming out of it knowing the names of the participants and a wealth of background
material.

The tournament is set up nicely by the graphics, as well as the solid booking.

Since few tournaments in the US hold up to high standards (or low ones, at that!) Chickfight comes across as unique and worthwhile. I’m always a sucker for a great tournament: it forces finishes, it provides a great “measuring stick” and it demands rematches down the road.

From the basis of watching only one Chickfight tournament, I can see that the promotion excels at the presentation.

Eight fighters is a solid seeding for the tournament, with four first round matches, two semi finals and the championship match.

It was beyond simply interesting how the announce team set up the “unique” styles of several of the first round matches. The Japanese women had some quirks, and a wide range of reputations. It seems as though the announcing was acknowledging the disparities in talent when talking about someone’s “unique” style. That was apparent with Tanny Mouse, and most notably with Simply Luscious.

The Mouse took on Cheerleader Melissa, the latter having participated in all the first five Chickfight tournaments, but having won none of them. That was a not so subtle hype job. All things considered, this was close to a squash as the promotion is going to put on, as Cheerleader Melissa got to display her talents, aggression and interesting finishing hold – the Curb Stomp – where she lifts the prone gal up by both arms, and stomps the back of her head.

There’s not a lot of margin of error on that one.

The next match featuring that “unique” style highlights the wrestling talent of ECW/WWE’s Jazz. Actually, don’t take that sarcastically, although most anyone in the ring with Simply Luscious, on that night, would be taken at the world class level just to get a good match going. The announcers had a field day with Luscious, and there must be more to the story. (At one point Luscious looks for a breather, but Jazz drags her back in the ring for more.)

[Another perspective comes from the bonus tag team match, pitting Luscious and Allison Danger against the Japanes duo of Sakai and Mouse. It wasn’t that great of a match, but it put Simply Luscious in a spotlight as being far more annoying than Allison Danger, and for that, I simply remain amazed.]

Jazz pulled out the victory with the STF, which is both a rarity for her to use a submission hold, and a rarity anymore for Masahiro Chono’s masterpiece of a submission hold to actually score the win instead of just looking nifty.

Yoshiko Tamura is touted as one of the best women’s wrestlers in the world, and she gets to shine with Allison Danger.

[Danger, I learned from this DVD, is originally from Canada, which explains her strange Can/Am/Japan T-shirt image and saying. I always thought she was simply from the less hospitable side of Pennsylvania. I’d love to further reference the “evil” Canadian theory that goes back to the Rougeaus, but it doesn’t seem appropriate at this time.]

Reputations are lived up to in this match.

Tamura works a stiff, aggressive and technically sound style. She has a particularly devastating knee attack, where she rushes the corner and strikes her opponent’s head multiple time with her knee. (sort of like Delirious’s clothesline assault.) Everything Tamura does builds to the match, sets up psychology and comes across utterly believable, dangerous and hard hitting.

Danger, as always to me, has that certain something where she manages to do something inexplicable – not bad, not crazy, but instills just that sort of “huh” type reaction in me. Sometimes its leading the crowd in clapping when she’d be better off circling her opponent, sometimes its overselling instead of interacting, other times its just a cloying display of personality.

But Danger does tend to live up to the talent of her opponent, and it’s a match that builds the reputation of the Chickfight tournament.

Which can also be said of the final first round tourney match.

Sumie Sakai is the perennial underdog, due to size and appearance, but as the announcers hype, she’s a hardcore style wrestler. That’s pretty much what you might expect of MsChif, but here she shows another facet of her talent. She plays up the overconfidence of being the defending Chickfight Tournament winner (from iteration 4.0) and sells much of the match, selling the point that Sakai came here to prove herself, and took advantage of someone expecting to sail through to the Semis.

Eventually, and likely at the point where Sakai does her traditional kiss of the opponent, Mschif does wake up and show her stuff. Well, she shows that she can batter her opponent and make her tap out in weird contortionist positioning. Here, Mschif grabs one arm in a hammerlock and the other in a crossface position and ties Sakai up in a pretzel.

What I love about the Tournament format is that is presents an opportunity for pacing, for match-ups and for speculation. Chickfight takes advantage of those opportunities to the fullest: while the first set of matches are merely interesting and worthwhile, they strongly set up the second round, having already established certain storylines, match-ups and expectations.

The semi final round is thus set up for big things, and it doesn’t fail to produce.

These aren’t just matches, they are wars.

Like I said, the opening matches set up the second round, and the second round sets the final match up as even bigger. The pairings are Jazz against MsChif, and Melissa against Yoshiko; the former being a battle of the powerhouse against the last tournament champion, the latter pairing up the most decorated of the contestants against the most rounded wrestler

(who happens to have been in all the tournaments to this point, without winning it….)

Jazz vs. MsChif is a well anticipated matchup. Jazz is all about power – but in the first match she showed she can hang with the faster paced, submission oriented current style of wrestling. The announcers tout her ECW background, and all that plays well against MsChif, who by reputation, move set and attitude has taken those expectations of an ECW wrestler and hyped them up beyond belief.

It comes across as an epic battle, the powerful force against the bendable –but unbeatable body. This is the kind of give-and-take that makes a great match, and the believability factor is in full effect. It’s also the kind of match you’d expect in a high profile tournament, where everyone’s giving it all.

The other semifinal is the hometown favorite, Cheerleader Melissa, against the top of the Japanese food chain in Yoshiko Tamura.

This is another classic, far more technical but no less brutal than the other semi. The big picture is the story, the story of Cheerleader Melissa overcoming odds to make her way to the finals and the tournament championship. The cover alone paints the picture, with Melissa stretched out, reaching for the victory.

But the long term and tournament booking are also flawless and compelling. It’s wonderful when the matchmaking and the individual efforts line up “correctly” and make the whole more than just a sum of the parts. Each match builds up the tournament, and each round sets up the next.

Melissa overcomes the “best wrestler” in the field, then is pitted against the most powerful and the “biggest name”.

The bonus match, just to digress a moment, is the “consolation” match, between Tamura and MsChif, and a great bonus it is. Ten minutes of solid and hard hitting action. In a sense, MsChif has a lot to prove in this match. She works it a little less stiff, a little slower and a lot more technical than I’ve seen of her.

She also pulls out the standing moonsault, and highlights her uncanny flexibility in a series of near-falls, crazy submission attempts and a great ability to take punishment.

It was an “old school” feel from the opening announcements, and even in what appears to be a huge hangar with few fans, the atmosphere can barely contain the passion.

Of the seven tournament matches and the consolation, the final four are without doubt some of the best wrestling around.

The final match is the culmination and cannot be looked at without watching the entirety of the tournament. Not that I’m dissing it, but its what you would expect after seeing some hard-fought matches leading up to this championship match. It’s a little slower, a little more methodical than the semis, but here’s two women who are pounding the heck out of each other, and are telling a match with the utmost of respect for the craft of pro wrestling.

My only criticism is that the finish seemed to come too cheaply, but again, after a long day of wrestling, just winning the match is an effort beyond all efforts, and an accomplishment well worthy of respect.

If I were to choose an “MVP” of the tourney, it would be Jazz. It’s easy to cast aside the reputation of the WWE and not expect much from a name level talent slogging away at the indy level, but Jazz stepped up and delivered, working a hard pace in three straight matches, carrying someone in the first, and not losing a beat to two of the top gals in the sport today, and two with whom she matched up well with, in terms of style and expectation.

If you can’t figure out who won, well, then that’s all the more reason to go out and buy the DVD.

Chickfight has a growing reputation and a great roster, as well as the connections to Japan and elsewhere to highlight the best wrestlers in the world. It’s booking is top notch, the amount of nonsense is absolutely nil, and the packaging and presentation of the product is something that needs to be emulated by a lot of other indy promotions.

By the way, ChickFight also has a toll-free number for info: The 24-hour toll-free number is 1-888-337-5103

Joe Babinsack can be reached at chaosonejoe@yahoo.com. Don’t forget to bug your comic book shop about Headlocked: Work of Art. Next up is some ROH and potentially an opinion piece on the nature of pro wrestling.

Source: Wrestling Observer

Article from WWE on ?How to Turn Your Girlfriend Into a WWE Fan?

Extreme ExposéWhat is it going to take to make your girlfriend yell “Wooo!”? Divas, female fans and relationship experts reveal their treasured secrets!

Your girlfriend has seen you naked and yet she’s still hanging around. It’s a good sign. It means she’s not repulsed easily. But will she be able to deal with the hard-hitting action on Raw every Monday night? To answer that question we went right to the source: women. From a relationship expert and female fans to WWE Diva Victoria herself, we’ve compiled the best advice on the subject. Pay attention!

You Have the Right to Watch
You’ve finally landed a lady friend. Congrats! We’re guessing she’s gonna reserve Friday nights for romantic outings, so ya might wanna TiVo SmackDown. Lucky for you, there’s still WWE action Monday and Tuesday nights. “When you become a couple, you shouldn’t have to give up anything that you like,” says Dr. Susan Campbell, relationship expert and author of Saying What’s Real: Seven Keys to Authentic Communication and Relationship Success. “Sharing activities with each other isn’t so much about the activity, it’s about being together.” Victoria agrees: “If you’re a new girlfriend, you should want to experience what your new boyfriend is into.” So while you may want to hide things like bad credit or insane ex-girlfriends, feel free to celebrate your love of sports-entertainment.

Make a Proper Introduction to The World of WWE
Sooner or later, she’s going to introduce you to her friends and—gasp—parents. As you probably know, first impressions are key to a relationship’s future. Equally important is her first impression of sports-entertainment. “Introduce the whole thing gently,” Campbell says. “Tell her you want to share an important part of your life with her because you enjoy her company. Let her know that watching WWE is important to you and then ask her how she feels about that.” Way to go, bro! You just opened what’s called a channel of communication.

Compromise. Compromise. Compromise.
John Cena notwithstanding, there’s a strong chance that your girlfriend is not going to become a wrestling fanatic straight off. Don’t let that hinder your efforts. She may just need some added incentives to tune in. “It’s important to have quid pro quos in a relationship, especially if the relationship is going to last,” Campbell says. “So you need to brainstorm. ‘What are some of the things that you’d like me to do in exchange for you watching WWE?’ ” Don’t think of it as bribery; after all, you’re both benefiting from the deal. Give her a range of options. Taking her shopping might be cost-prohibitive, so Campbell suggests romantic interactions, like handholding during shows. Hell, a foot-massage should seal the deal. Worst case scenario: Two hours of Raw may cost you an Ugly Betty and a Grey’s Anatomy. Hey, we didn’t say this would be easy.

Mark Your Calendar Early and Often
“Don’t spring your viewing schedule on her at the last minute. This way she won’t be surprised by your plans,” Campbell says. “Give her a schedule so she has the option to make other plans.” Just make sure she knows that you want her to be part of your evenings (every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and, occasionally, Sunday night). Also, investigate when the next live event is in town. That information will play an important role much later on in the process. By the way, now is a good time to tell her that WWE has inspired you to hit the gym more often. Don’t worry: Inspiration is just talk.

Dim the Lights and Tune In!
So, it’s Monday night at nine, and you’ve finally lured her to the couch. Showtime! Raw is live, so prepare her for the unexpected. “Let her know that there’s drama going on all the time,” says Jade Ingardona, 23, a self-described female Superfan from Chicago. “The plot impresses every girl that I’ve convinced to sit down and watch. I think girls are very interested in the drama behind it.” Is she always updating you on the latest comings-and-goings of doctors McDreamy and McSteamy? Explain the drama happening on Raw using the plots of her favorite shows as points of reference. According to WWE fan Debbie Pritchett, 21, of Henderson, New York, “Ladies love the cruiserweights. I think the high-flying moves appeal to women. Even if there’s a new Superstar that I’m not familiar with, I’m able to watch and enjoy them.”

Deal with the Divas Dilemma
A few basic tips: Don’t drool when Divas appear on screen. Keep your eyes in your skull at all times. Refrain from whistling at the TV. Your appreciation of the Divas could make her uncomfortable, so some damage control may be in order. “We’re kick-ass girls who can walk the walk and talk the talk,” Victoria says. “We may be sexy–esque with our outfits, but I think that’s the image we want to portray—hot girls that are independent and hold their own as freaking wrestlers.” So, let her know, in no uncertain terms, that you do NOT watch WWE to gawk at the Divas. Heck, that’s what the Internet is for. “My approach would be to get some older DVDs,” says fan Ashlee Schenke, 21, of Granite City, Illinois. “There were some great matches with Lita and The Hardys doing inter-gender tags. Really introduce a girlfriend to the Divas that can grapple, like Melina and Victoria.”

Deal With the Dudes Dilemma
In the same way that you gaze at the Divas, don’t be surprised if she lustily eyes Superstars. “I’m sure the guys are breathing harder when the Divas come out, so this is payback, baby,” says Victoria. Don’t freak out. “Get used to it! Men and women like to look at nicely shaped bodies,” Dr. Campbell says. “If you’re jealous, say you’re jealous. A little jealousy never killed anybody.” Besides, if ogling at The Champ gets her to watch, you’re well on your way to creating a wrestling fan.

The Big Date…At a Live Event!
Remember a few steps back, when we told you to keep an eye out for upcoming live events? Well, now is the time to take your special lady on a big date. But make sure the show is merely the culmination of a night out on the town. Begin the evening with tables and chairs…at a nice restaurant. Then it’s off to the big event. “I’m a girly girl, and my friends are all shocked that I love wrestling. I didn’t even want to watch it on TV,” says fan Tina Marie Harmon, 30, of Fort Drum, NY. “But I went to see my first live event, and it was just so awesome. It’s nothing like television. My voice went hoarse from yelling Batista’s name.” If the show is televised, be sure to record it. Pick a moment during a match and plant one on your lady. When you return home to watch the show, pause that same moment and re-enact the smooch. If you’re lucky, you’ll get your own private bra and panties match.

The End Result
Is she a fan? Or did the process derail along the way? If it’s the latter, then head straight to www.wwe.com/magazine for a last ditch, emergency plan. If it worked, or hell, even if it didn’t, e-mail your tale to magazine@wwe.com.

What Type of Fan Is She?
Is she a Raw addict…or is she raw from watching? Take our quick compatibility test and find out if she’s right for you.

1. When you watch WWE together, she cheers for…
A The Undertaker, and thinks his ring entrance is cool.
B Ric Flair, and thinks his mat skills are unparalleled.
C Batista, and won’t stop staring at his stomach tattoo.

2. At a live event she….
A Cheers along at key moments and grabs your arm when Edge’s pyro goes off.
B Loves The Hardys matches, but is disappointed that the ladders aren’t higher.
C Complains that she is bored and fails to appreciate dinner, a delicious, $2 corn dog.

3. While watching a Lumberjill match, you ask your companion who her favorite Divas are. She answers with:
A “Ashley and Candice, because they’ve appeared in Playboy.”
B “Victoria and Mickie, because they’re technicians in the ring.”
C Silence, crossed arms and flaring nostrils.

4. For your girlfriend’s birthday you buy her the new Ladder Match DVD. Upon opening her gift, she says…
A “Very funny.”
B “Let’s watch the Money in the Bank match first!”
C She’s too busy choking back tears to speak.

5. The tag team that best represents your current relationship is:
A Cade & Murdoch, because they show promise.
B The Hardys, because you work well together as singles, and are unstoppable as a team.
C Cryme Tyme, because you’re both looking to get something for nothing.

How to score the test
For every question answered A, add 1 point
For every question answered B, add 2 points
For every questions answered C,
add 0 points

LightWeight (0-4 points)
You have a lot of work ahead of you to win this girl over. Good luck, pal.

Diva Search Winner (5-8 points)
She has major potential. Follow the steps in our feature to seal the deal.

Women’s Champion (9-10 points)
Wow, was she ever enrolled at Stu Hart’s Dungeon? Or did you train her yourself?

The above article can also be found in the August edition of WWE Magazine. Pick up your copy on newsstands today.

Results: WWE Great American Bash

Great American BashMontel Vontavious Porter (c) vs. Matt Hardy – US Championship
Back and forth match-up from the start. MVP rolls out of the ring to catch his breath. Matt follows and rolls him back in. Matt goes up for his elbow drop, but MVP pulls Matt right off the top. Some more back and forth. Matt goes up again, but MVP catches him, and MVP nails a SUPERPLEX. MVP looks for another SUPERPLEX, this time a belly to back, but Matt rolls into a press. Matt nails the middle rope leg drop for 2. Matt calls for the Twist of Fate, but MVP reverses it for a Playmaker, which Matt reverses for a Side Effect for 2. They exchange roll ups. MVP goes for his big boot in the corner, but Matt dodges it and tries another roll up for 2. MVP finally hits his boot, and then the Playmaker for the win.
Winner and Still Champion – MVP

Todd with Dusty Rhodes. Dusty says that he invented the GAB. Dusty continues to ramble incoherently.

Chavo Guerrero (c) vs. Jimmy Wang Yang vs. Shannon Moore vs. Funaki vs. Jamie Noble – Cruiserweight Open – Cruiserweight Title
They all attack Chavo to start. I guess this isn’t elimination. They pair off and fight. Chavo starts to isolate Wang, and locks on Lance Storm’s Maple Leaf leg lock. Funaki breaks it up, and Moore and Funaki square off. Chavo in, nails the Gory Special on Funaki for 2, when Wang breaks it up. Chavo hits a superplex on Wang, but Noble has Chavo on his shoulders, and they all fall to the mat. Hornswoggle is back, and climbs the ropes and nails a Tadpole (Frog) Splash off the top rope on Noble and scores the pin!!!
Winner and New Champion – Hornswoggle

Hornswoggle celebrates on the floor, while the others stare him down. They go to get him, but he runs under the ring, and runs up the ramp.

Video package on Lashley.

The Sandman vs. Carlito – Singapore Cane on a Pole Match
Sandman comes out first and doesn’t drink any beer. Carlito then comes out and spits apple in Sandman’s eyes. They put the cane on the pole, and it is VERY high. Sandman finally gets to the cane, and swings at Carlito, but Carlito ducks it and nails the Backstabber for the pin.
Winner – Carlito

Todd with Orton. Orton asks if Todd knew that it was HBK’s Birthday. Todd said he didn’t, and Orton says that HBK didn’t know either, ever since Orton kicked his head in!

Candice Michelle (c) vs. Melina Perez – Woman’s Championship
Melina dominates the beginning of the match. Candice starts to fight back, and hits a top rope cross body for 2. Melina back up, nails a split legged neckbreaker for 2. Melina with a sleeper, but Candice reverses out of it. She sets up for the Unprettier, but pulls it in for a bulldog for the pin. King says that Candice calls it the Candy Wrapper.
Winner and Still Champion – Candice Michelle

Backstage, Matt catches up with his brother Jeff. Matt says not to lose his focus, and he will win. Candice walks up and gets a bottle of water, and starts dumping it all over herself, and it goes really slow with bad porn music. Faarooq comes in for his ‘DAMN’.

Umaga (c) vs. Jeff Hardy – Intercontinental Title
Jeff attacks Umaga to start, but Umaga fights him off and begins to pummel him. Umaga tosses Jeff around from corner to corner and locks on a shoulder nerve pinch. Jeff fights out, goes up for a crossbody, but Umaga catches him and nails a huge Catatonic for 2. Jeff gets some life in him, and knocks Umaga to the floor, and then suicide dives on him. Back in the ring, Umaga clotheslines Jeff and puts him in the corner. Umaga goes for his running ass bump, but Jeff slides out of the way, and hits the Whisper in the Wind, and follows it with a Swanton Bomb for 2. Umaga back up, Thrust Kick sends Jeff sitting in the corner, Umaga then hits the running ass bump, and then the Samoan Spike…all in a very vicious sequence for the pin.
Winner and Still Champion – Umaga

Video package on Cena.

John Morrison (c) vs. CM Punk – ECW Title
In case anyone is wondering, Morrison comes out with the same designs on his tights, and the same ring coat he’s been wearing for months now. This is a very slow and boring match. Morrison’s new name and bad music has just turned me off of him. CM goes for a springboard clothesline but Morrison dodges it, and knees him in the head on the way down for the pin.
Winner and Still Champion – John Morrison

Recap of Dusty/Orton.

Dusty Rhodes vs. Randy Orton – Texas Bull Rope Match
Dusty pulls Orton around a bit to start. They fall to the outside, and Dusty pulls Orton into the ringpost. They roll back in the ring, and then Orton takes over. Orton hits Dusty in the knee with the cowbell. Dusty tries his bionic elbow, but then Orton nails Dusty in the head with the cowbell for the pin.
Winner – Randy Orton

Orton lines up, looking to punt Dusty’s head in, but Cody makes the save.

Recap of Edge giving up his title and Khali winning it.

The Great Khali (c) vs. Kane vs. Batista
Kane & Batista double team Khali, but Khali fights back and dominates. Michael Cole responds to the chorus of boos by saying ‘Get used to this SmackDown fans, Khali will continue to dominate.’ They fall to the outside, and Kane & Batista put Khali through the ECW announce table. In the ring, Kane & Batista go at it. Khali comes back in and Kane choke slams him for 2 before Batista breaks it up. Batista hits the big Spinebuster for 2 when Kane breaks it up. Kane and Batista keep fighting with each other, and Khali dumps Batista to the outside, and hits that double choke slam on Kane for the pin.
Winner and Still Champion – Great Khali

They play a HHH Returns video, and it says that he will be back at SummerSlam.

King Booker and Queen Sharmell come out, and Booker again says that HHH is the King of nobody, and that the only true King is King BOOKAH!! He then turns to Lawler, and tells Lawler to come to the ring and surrender his crown at his feet. Lawler says that if Booker wants his crown, he can come take it. Booker calls it treason and leaves.

Recap of Cena/Lashley feud.

John Cena (c) vs. Bobby Lashley – WWE Title
Plenty of back and forth action to start. Lashley starts to take over with a overhead TBone suplex for 2. Lashley hammers Cena’s back, and then hits a sidewalk slam for 2. Lashley whips Cena around a bit, then hits a big time vertical suplex for another 2 count. Cena kicks Lashley in the gut and then hits the Throwback. Cena goes up to the top rope, and hits a leaping famasser for 2. Lashley hits a gut buster, and then locks on a rear naked choke with a scissors lock. Cena finally fights out, hits the dropping powerbomb, then the 5 knuckle shuffle, and then goes for the FU, but Lashley slides out and hits a power slam for 2. Lashley hits the Shock Treatment. Lashley calls for a Dominator, but Cena slides out of it and hits a FU. Both men are down, and Cena finally crawls over for a 2 count. Both men are up, and Lashley charges, but Cena drop toe holds him and locks on the STFU. Lashley scratches and claws his way to the ropes for the ropebreak. Cena lets go, and gathers himself for a moment, but Lashley charges and nails a spear for 2. They then fight into the corner, and Lashley puts Cena up on top looking for a superplex, but Cena grabs Lashley, and then FU’s him off the top rope for the pin.
Winner and Still Champion – John Cena

New Champion Crowned at Smackdown Tapings

New Smackdown Champion Great KhaliWrestlingConfidential.com just learned that the Great Khali has won a 20 man battle royale to become the new World Heavyweight Champion at tonight’s Smackdown tapings in Laredo, Texas.

The title was vacated earlier by Edge due to a torn pectoral muscle.

Also on the Smackdown tapings, Kane and Batista are facing one another to determine the #1 contender for the Great Khali. The winner will get a World Heavyweight Championship title shot at the Great American Bash.

Stayed tuned to WrestlingConfidential.com for further details.

Results of Benoit Family Toxicology Report

Chris BenoitThe press conference begins with District Attorney Scott Ballard briefing the public on the case. He says that today we are here to talk about one component of the investigation and that is the toxicology results.

Ballard hands the podium over to a doctor who says that they found Hydrocodone and Xanax in the system of Nancy Benoit. The doctor says that the levels were at therapeutic levels and she had a 0.184 blood alcohol level. However, he says that they are unable to tell if she had drank alcohol because the blood alcohol level was due to the decomposition process of her body.

Daniel Benoit had Xanax at elevated levels in his system. It is their opinion that Daniel was sedated prior to the time he was murdered.

Chris Benoit’s system was positive for Xanax and Hydrocodone. Both were at therapeutic levels. The only steroid found in Benoit’s system was testosterone. It was found in elevated levels which indicate that he was taking it prior to his death.

No evidence of GHB in any of the three bodies.

Source: Richard Gray/WrestlingNewsWorld

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