Monday Night Mayhem Wrestlemania Fallout

mic83.jpgAttention Fans Around The World!

We are just hours removed from “The Showcase Of The Immortals” taking place @ The Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL, and “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” will once again have you fans covered for the fallout from WrestleMania Sunday!

Join The Big Mosh, Blade, & DFL for Monday Night Mayhem’s WrestleMania XXIV Countdown Special (beginning at 8PM ET/7PM CT, exclusively on www.MondayNightMayhem.com & www.AudioWrestling.com) this evening, March 31st. Your best source for the most in-depth analysis & breakdown of “The Grand Daddy Of Them All,” presented by Sweet Sunshine: the awesome, all-natural sauce & the proud presenter of Monday Night Mayhem’s WM Fallout Coverage

We strongly encourage all fans around the world to drop us a line for tonight’s program by dialing up The WrestleMania XXIV Mayhem Line (presented by The Monster Factory) @ (800) 760-9164 or by e-mailing the program w/your WM thoughts & takes @ MondayNightMayhem@hotmail.com. Be sure to take part in the live, interactive Mayhem chat & Mayhem message board, found exclusively at www.MondayNightMayhem.com. And don’t forget to check out The Mayhem on MySpace, located at www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem.

On board to recap the night’s festivities in “The Sunshine State” include The Mayhem’s National WWE Correspondent & MNM Hall Of Famer Scott Hudson, The Mayhem’s National ECW Correspondent/The Monster Factory’s very own Jim Molineaux, & much more!

Tonight, you fans have the opportunity to win two more copies of SmackDown Vs. RAW 2008 (for the X-Box 360 & PS3), courtesy of our friends at THQ. Plus, thanks to the good people at Fathead, we will be giving away two official “main event” WWE Fatheads of the new World Heavyweight Champion, The Undertaker & John Cena WWE Fatheads are printed in limited quantities, so order today for guaranteed delivery — Check out www.Fathead.com, or call (877) FATHEAD for more details on how you an get your hands on the official wall-graphic of World Wrestling Entertainment.

*If you missed out on yesterday’s four-hour WrestleMania XXIV Countdown Special, it is now available for download via www.MondayNightMayhem.com & www.AudioWrestling.com.

03/30/08 MNM WM XXIV Countdown Special (streaming audio): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/033008.wax

On board to preview “The Showcase Of The Immortals” included some of the most respected names in the business of professional-wrestling & sports-entertainment: both inside & outside of the squared circle: former manager of The Four Horsemen, J.J. Dillon, The Orlando Sentinel’s Andrea Adelson, The Baltimore Sun’s Kevin Eck, SLAM Wrestling’s Bob Kapur, Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Dan Murphy, former WWE Head Of Security Jimmy Noonan — plus a few more surprises!

Fans around the world now have the first opportunity to hear The Mayhem’s newest & hottest edition, “Miss Mayhem” herself, the beautiful & vivacious Helena. She joined us live as part of our four-hour WM special, as we inducted VH-1 “Best Week Ever” panelist & former Daytime Emmy Award-Winning stand-up comedian, Greg Fitzsimmons as the 2008 Monday Night Mayhem Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award. In the meanwhile, check out our official website (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, our official MySpace page (located at www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem), & her brand-new MNM MySpace page (located at www.MySpace.com/MissMNMayhem), as you will be seeing plenty more of this beauty as part of our new spring season & into the upcoming “Summer Of Mayhem 2008.”

*And if that isn’t enough, The Mayhem’s “Road To WrestleMania” contest will be concluding tonight, as Mosh, Blade, & DFL will be giving away a copy of the WrestleMania III: Collector’s Edition DVD, courtesy of TicketRelief.com, the official online traffic school of The Mayhem! TicketRelief.com is the preferred choice for satisfying traffic school on the Internet. It’s a quick, easy, & convenient way to dismiss your ticket. Ticket Relief has grown to become one of the nation’s leading traffic schools & defensive driving course on the Internet. Our goal at TicketRelief.com is to provide users with the best update-to-date information & education because we believe educated drivers lead to safer roads for all of us. TicketRelief.com — a new road to safe driving.

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*Check out the official MNM Podcast Page, as part of The Mayhem’s “Road To WrestleMania XXIV,” featuring recent interviews with WWE Hall Of Famers Jim Ross, “The Mouth Of The South” Jimmy Hart, Bruno Sammartino, & “Johnny Fabulous” himself, John Cena, Sr. You are able to download your favorite editions of The Mayhem…and listen to them at your own leisure. Another exciting feature for you, our loyal listeners — brought to you by “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio.”

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All new & old Mayhem listeners can still check out the archived programs/shows of “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” from our six+ years of audio excellence, featuring the official Monday Night Mayhem WrestleMania 23 Countdown Special from Detroit’s Hilton Garden Inn, the official Monday Night Mayhem Dream Reunion II On-Location Special from Kokomo, IN — featuring: former WWE Diva search contestant Jessica Hatch, Al Snow, Marty Jannetty, Chavo “Classic” Guerrero Sr., “Nasty Boy” Brian Knobbs, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Rosey, The Midnight Express (“Loverboy” Dennis Condrey & “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton), “The Genius” Lanny Poffo, & The Orient Express’ Pat Tanaka, & our “Best Of 2007” show (featuring the top three interviews of 2k7 heard on The Mayhem), plus current WWE superstars (Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Candice Michelle, & Charlie Haas), WWE Hall Of Famers (Jim Ross, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, “The Mouth Of The South” Jimmy Hart, The Iron Sheik, Tito Santana, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, Harley Race, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, & Don Muraco), the finest from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (Jeff Jarrett, Jim Cornette, Kevin Nash, “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, The Dudley Boyz/Team 3-D, Scott Steiner, Kip/BG James, “The Notorious 187” Homicide, Eric Young, Kaz, & “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal — along with TNA knockouts Christy Hemme, Gail Kim, & Traci Brooks), Ring Of Honor’s warriors (ROH Champion Nigel McGuinness, “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson, & ROH head booker Gabe Sapolsky), ECW originals (Rob Van Dam, “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, Raven, The Sandman, “The Pitbull” Gary Wolfe, Danny Doring, & ECW founder Tod Gordon), some of the greatest managers in the history of our business (Percy Pringle III/Paul Bearer, “The Doctor Of Style” Slick, JJ Dillon, & Gary Hart), the voices that have called the sport/sports-entertainment for years (World Class’ Bill Mercer, the Mid-Atlantic/NWA’s Bob Caudle, & WCW/AWA’s Lee Marshall), wrestling legends/personalities from over the years, past & present (Terry Funk, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, The Honky Tonk Man, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Vader, Konnan, Tully Blanchard, Diamond Dallas Page, “Nasty Boy” Brian Knobbs, Nick “U-Gene” Dinsmore, Low-Ki, “The Wildman” Marc Mero, David “Gangrel” Heath, & Chris Nowinski), & some of the funniest entertainers from around stage & screen (Dave Coulier of TV’s “Full House,” VH-1 “Best Week Ever’s” Greg Fitzsimmons of VH-1’s “Best Week Ever,” Dustin “Screech” Diamond of TV’s “Saved By The Bell,” Howard Stern’s Gary The Retard, “Mad TV’s” Aries Spears, & Comic Relief founder Bob Zmuda). All this & so much more…now available on www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com, & www.ITunes.com.

As we begin to celebrate the new spring season of the program, Monday Night Mayhem’s crew of The Big Mosh, Blade, & DFL wish to thank our loyal fans around the world who have helped us get to where we are at now and for your continued dedication, loyalty, & support.

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Raw Report

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Wrestlemania Press Release

wwelogogws1.jpgORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Champions were crowned, the legendary Ric Flair was forced to retire, boxer Floyd Mayweather prevailed, and Undertaker extended his undefeated streak as World Wrestling Entertainment® set both attendance and ticket sale records at WrestleMania XXIV tonight at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

WWE® grossed more than $5.85 million in ticket sales, making it the highest grossing live event in WWE history and in the history of the Citrus Bowl. WWE set an attendance record for the Citrus Bowl with 74,635 fans from all 50 states, five Canadian provinces and 21 countries invading Orlando, pumping up to $30 million into the local economy. The WWE’s annual pay-per-view, pop culture extravaganza is televised to more than 100 countries.

In the match billed as a showdown between the greatest fighter in the world and one of the largest athletes on Earth, undefeated WBC Welterweight Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather barely survived against 7-foot, 441-lb. Big Show, eventually knocking him out with brass knuckles. Flair, a 16-time World Champion and 2008 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee, lost to another legendary star, Shawn Michaels, in an emotion-filled match, forcing him into retirement as one of the greatest pro wrestling stars of all-time. Undertaker defeated Edge® to become the new World Heavyweight Champion, extending his undefeated streak at WrestleMania to 16-0. Randy Orton® retained the WWE Championship in a Triple Threat match against Triple H® and John Cena®. Kane became the new ECW Champion, crushing Chavo Guerrero.

Always a star-studded event, WrestleMania XXIV featured several celebrity participants in addition to Mayweather. John Legend performed “America The Beautiful” to open the event, Snoop Dogg served as Master of Ceremonies for the BunnyMania Lumberjack Match, Kim Kardashian was a special guest hostess, and Raven-Symoné played host to 50 Make-A-Wish kids being honored by WWE in its largest wish granting event ever.

Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: WWE – News) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/

Wrestlemania Live Coverage

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TNA Impact Preview

tna20921.bmpHere’s the preview for next week’s TNA Impact:

PREVIEW FOR THURSDAY’S “iMPACT!” ON SPIKE TV: AJ STYLES & TOMKO VS. CHRISTIAN CAGE & RHINO AND MUCH MORE!
By Bill Banks

TNA returns to SpikeTV this Thursday night for two hours of Total Nonstop Action as the road to the April 13 “Lockdown” Pay-Per-View continues!

The below is a preview of what is scheduled for the huge broadcast:

MAIN EVENT: THE ICON STING VS. “COWBOY” JAMES STORM
Sting has returned to TNA Wrestling in a major way, first joining Team Cage for the upcoming Lethal Lockdown match, then winning the huge eight-man war this past week! On Thursday night, Sting returns to the main event as he will face the superstar that smashed a beer bottle over his head in “Cowboy” James Storm! Will Storm have hell to pay at the hands of the icon – or will the Cowboy upset Sting’s return?

TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS AJ STYLES & TOMKO VS. “THE INSTANT CLASSIC” CHRISTIAN CAGE AND “THE WAR MACHINE” RHINO
In a preview of the Lethal Lockdown match, it will be Christian Cage and Rhino teaming up again as they rebuild their friendship to face TNA World Tag Team Champions “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles and Tomko!

Also on Thursday night’s “iMPACT!” broadcast…

– The TNA Knockouts will be in action in a Grudge Match as it will be Traci Brooks battling her nemesis Ms. Payton Banks

– In another Xscape Match qualifier, it will be Shark Boy taking on “Primetime” Elix Skipper

– Plus, more news and matches will be announced for the Lockdown Pay-Per-View event on Sunday, April 13!

source: gerwick.net

Sid Vicious Conference Call

1sid1.jpgHere’s the recap of Sid Vicious’s recent conference call:

SID ANNOUNCES HE IS RETURNING TO WRESTLING WORLD WITH THE NWA, AND SETS HIS SIGHTS ON COMEBACK TO WWE, DISSES TNA
RECAPPED BY : Steve ” Rockamaniac ” Wilson of www.maineventradio.com
Thomas Colfax, Sid Vicious’s representative, welcomes the media to the conference call, and tells us that Sid has a announcement regarding his future in the wrestling business and that he would like Sid to make the announcement after which a Q + A session would follow.
Sid comes on the line and announces that the NWA board of directors recently contacted him and following some negotiations, He has agreed to sign on with the company, and his first date will be April 18th in Rhode Island, and then April 19th in New Jersey.
Thomas Colfax then introduces a NWA Board of Directors member (Ed Truman?), who makes a statement about Sid’s deal with the NWA : “The NWA is proud to be able to give a platform like this to a major personality like Sid, the relationship between us is for multi dates, and again that relationship starts at the NWA showcase tapings as Sid said April 18th in Rhode Island and April 19th in Wildwood New Jersey..More dates will follow and we will now take your questions.
Thomas Colfax asks for questions to be on topic with the announcement, and turns it over to the press…
Q : In a interview that you did recently you were talking about making a comeback and one of the questions was would you come back to either TNA or WWE, and one of the things you said at that time was that you wouldn’t want to go to TNA because it wouldn’t give you the showcase, it wouldn’t be the type of the arena you wanted to work in, you wanted to work in front of a very large audience of fans such as a Wrestlemania, so with that said, why would go back to this route of doing the smaller arena’s?
A: Well there is one good reason for that, the NWA is not just located down in Florida, its located in Peurto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Europe and also the United States and also it gives me the bigger format or bigger podium to promote myself, me and some of the guys at the NWA, we got that understanding that if I get the chance to go back with Vince then we’ll work out a deal and I’ll move on, but the NWA right now gives me the best chance to further my future.
Q: So your ultimate goal is then to get back to Vince McMahon and the WWE or go into TNA?
A: Well that both, and also we talked to some guys at the NWA, im never gonna say never, this thing can really take off, and if it does, it could make me happy enough to stay here, but my ultimate goal is to make it back to WWE.
Q: How are you doing physically, how’s the ankle, and I know you had a few matches back in Canada and stuff like that, but what should people expect to see when they see Sid Vicious in the year 2008 while working for the National Wrestling Alliance.
A: …Well working at a recent show in Ottawa…There was a bunch of guys from TNA, I wont go through all their names, but they said that my match was the best match of the night, My condition is the better than it’s ever been, My leg is 100%, I run bleachers every day, Im ready to go.
Q: What would it mean to you to hold the NWA world title after having held the WWE and WCW world titles?
A: Well to me when I think of wrestling, I think of Harley Race and I think of the NWA, cause this guy went around and he is probably my favorite wrestler of all time, I look forward going to different towns, different parts of the country, different countries, and representing the NWA, and maybe being the champ.
Q: What is workout regiment like right now coming off of that horrible leg injury years back, and what made you decide to come back to wrestling?
A: Well first of all that’s not the way I see myself going out, I fought my ass off for over 3 and half, almost 4 years, to get to where I could walk and run properly again, My regiment is pretty easy, I get up at 4am, I have my first breakfast, I have a second breakfast, I go to the gym, I work out, after that, weather permitting, I go straight to the track and do my bleachers, I come home, I eat, I take a nap, I get back up, I go to the gym a second time, then I hit what I call all the small things, like ill just hit a small muscle group, I do agility drills, then go home, eat supper and go to bed, so its like 6 or 7 hours a day of training.
Q: Good to hear that you’ll be making a full time return to the world of pro wrestling, First these return rumours came up last year and obviously now they are no longer rumours, and in relation to your injury, obviously your feeling a hell of a lot better now and as you’ve explained your training a lot more, and in relation to that the rumours last year stated you were still having to use painkillers…
A: That’s not true, I haven’t used a painkiller in over 4 years, and that just not true.
Q: Ok so last year you absolutely no contact with the WWE either?
A: Last year Johnny Ace came to one of my shows in Connecticut, purposely just to watch me, he told me after the match that all we need to do at that point is have a physical, but then the very next week was when they had all those problems with the (steroid) commissions up in jersey or wherever that was.
Questions wrap up at that point and some more comments are made in closing…
NWA Board Member : For all of you wrestling fans out there, you’ve been waiting for a man like Sid Vicious to come back to the sport for a long time, I have been waiting for a man like Sid Vicious to come back, Sid is a former NWA world tag team champion right Sid?
Sid : Yes, And you know what you guys, we can hit on this right here, this will be, in all of sports history, the biggest comeback of all time, no one has come back from something like this, and im not only coming back, but im coming back in better shape, bigger stronger faster, and with a dirtier attitude.
NWA Board Member : You know, the wrestlers in the NWA need to look at this as a platform to up their game, Sid Vicious is one of the toughest, meanest, strongest and biggest wrestlers of all time, he has a platform that is not only national and international television, he has the ability to go to New Japan, and meet some of their biggest champion such as Nakamura, he could go to Mexico and meet some of their biggest stars such as Blue Demon, and of course once he is comfortable, im sure he is gonna set his sights on the NWA world title that’s currently held by Adam Piece, and one never knows, Sid could be the man that wears the belt next, and then he would of accomplished pretty much everything there is to do in this game as far as gaining world titles, and as he said at that point, set his sights for higher things,
Sid: And that’s true
NWA board member : And were glad to have you here
Sid : Well im glad to be with you guys, ive had interest in TNA before but ive told them I wasn’t interested in their small format, I believe the NWA has a bigger format, when it comes to world, and the name itself means more than whatever they can make TNA say, this deal is a blessing, im so happy to be a part of the NWA, im so happy to maybe mentioned one day with people and names like Harley Race, and I will go for that title and if I do, I hope to be able to defend like Harley for all those years and bring the NWA to every town in the US and all over the world.
NWA board member : And we look forward to that also.
Conference Call Wraps Up

Friday Night Smackdown Recap

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Chris Jericho Interview Recap

jericho38s.jpgBetween The Ropes
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
ESPN Florida AM 1080 and AM 1060
Simulcast online at BetweenTheRopes.com

On Tuesday night, March 25, WWE Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho joined hosts Brian Fritz, Dickerman, and Vito DeNucci live on Between The Ropes on ESPN Florida AM 1080 and AM 1060 to discuss getting punched in the face by Big Show, his match at WrestleMania, his upcoming second book, and much more.

The interview started off with Chris being asked about how his face felt after taking a stiff right hand from the Big Show on Raw. Chris said that “it looked a lot worse than it really was, but it sure felt like getting hit by a ten ton hammer…It was one of those things where, when you watch it back, you’re glad it looked as good as it did.”
Chris also offered up his thoughts on the Big Show v. Mayweather match at WrestleMania saying that it’s a “freak show. The size differential is just so ridiculous. I’m not expecting it to be a five star classic match, although it could be. I do expect it to be a total spectacle, which fits in with the whole WrestleMania vibe…It could be a huge train wreck or it could be awesome, but I know it’s going to be interesting.”
When asked if working as a wrestler feels any different since coming back from his hiatus Chris said that he was enjoying it more. He explained that ideas have seemed to come to him easier lately and that the company also seems to see him differently now that he is one of the more experienced workers on the roster. Chris also touched on balancing his busy life and said that now he’s “focused a little bit more on the WWE. Another thing that’s cool too is that when I leave the arena I can leave the work at the arena rather than carrying it around with me and thinking about things that I have no control over or aren’t worth stressing over.”
Next Chris touched on his match at WrestleMania, the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. “I came up with the idea for the Money in the Bank match back in 2005 for the L.A WrestleMania and it worked out so well that it’s become an annual tradition and a big part of the show. Usually the stories going into it aren’t as strong as those for some of the other matches, but it’s still become a highlight of the show. It’s a stunt show, but it’s also thrilling and exciting and there’s something big at stake so people bought into that…I’d rather be in this match than another match just to be on the card since this one is a potential show stealer.”
Jericho’s work as an author was then brought up and he was asked what his upcoming second book might cover. Chris replied that he would treat it like A Lion’s Tale, gearing it towards a non-wrestling fan reader since wrestling fans would like it anyway. He also said he would be writing about the Chris Benoit situation in the book and that he hopes he’ll be able to gain some closure by doing so.
The interview finished up with some talk about how Chris didn’t really burry too many people in A Lion’s Tale. Chris said “there really wasn’t a lot of burying because what do I have to burry and who do I have to complain about? My goal when I first started out was to make it to the WWE. And then at the end of A Lion’s Tale I made it, so I win. Then when I got to WWE my goal was to be a champion and make my mark on the company and I did that as well. I guess you could do a burial maybe if I was run out of the business, blackballed, and buried myself, but that was never really the case. So why would I burry somebody when, in the end, I win?
To listen to the entire Chris Jericho interview, including his thoughts on the main stream media’s coverage of WrestleMania, as well as the entire March 25th edition of Between The Ropes in streaming audio, visit the show online at http://www.BetweenTheRopes.com. In addition to listening to this weeks show with Chris Jericho you can become a site member and access hundreds of previous Between The Ropes shows and interviews. Join us for Between The Ropes for two hours every Tuesday night at 6:00pm ET on ESPN Florida AM 1080 and AM 1060 and worldwide on BetweenTheRopes.com.

TNA Names Celebrity Spokesman

nash838k.jpgKevin Nash, a lifelong sports card and memorabilia collector, was named the Celebrity Spokesman for Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling trading cards and memorabilia, produced via an exclusive agreement with Houston-based TRISTAR PRODUCTIONS, Inc.

Nash, one of the most dominant big men in professional wrestling history, will headline the TRISTAR campaign to promote the new products, including special public and media appearances centered around the products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Nash also will contribute his insight and expertise to a specially-focused card sub-set within at least one product, and his autographs and event-worn attire will be featured in each of the upcoming releases.

The inaugural TNA trading card set from TRISTAR – “TNA iMPACT!” – will debut this spring and will include cards of TNA wrestlers, TNA Knockouts, autographed cards and event-used memorabilia cards. Nash will make his mark on this first release with his addition of unique inscriptions to his autographs that will be coveted by collectors.

“Kevin Nash was a natural selection as the celebrity spokesman for TRISTAR’s TNA trading card and memorabilia products,” said TRISTAR President and CEO Jeff Rosenberg. “He is one of the top wrestling stars in history, and he is knowledgeable about the business of trading cards and memorabilia as a collector himself. He is widely known and recognized outside of wrestling circles based on his appearances in movies and television shows. We look forward to working with Kevin Nash to promote the exciting, new TRISTAR TNA products.”

TRISTAR plans to release three TNA trading card products in 2008. The first release, “TNA iMPACT!,” is named after TNA’s two-hour weekly program on SpikeTV, viewed by an average of 2.3 million viewers weekly. In the fall, TRISTAR will release its second TNA set, tentatively titled “Cross The Line.” And just in time for the holidays, “TNA Knockouts” will feature a look at the attractive females on TNA’s roster, aptly referred to as “Knockouts.”

“It’s an honor to again work with TRISTAR,” said Kevin Nash. “I had the privilege back in the nWo days to do some autograph signings with TRISTAR, and the company always is first-class. TRISTAR is synonymous with first class collectibles and bringing the finest autograph signers to their events.

“One of my earliest and fondest memories was my brother, Mark, and I trying to complete the 1968 Topps baseball card set, and that was of course before anyone knew you shouldn’t be marking (on) the checklist card. All we needed to complete the set was Cookie Rojas. Back then, I believe packs were 5-cents each or a box for $2. So we took our $2 allowance and each of us bought a box of cards, but we didn’t even get one Cookie Rojas card. We then went to our friend’s house and saw that he had 10 Cookie Rojas cards. Unfortunately we confessed that we needed just the Cookie Rojas card to complete our set, so he insisted we give up our Harmon Killebrew and Al Kaline doubles. So we did, and completed the set.”

Nash’s memorabilia collection includes a signed baseball from all members of the exclusive 500 Home Run Club.

“It’s funny, so much is made in the hobby about the T-206 Honus Wagner card from 1909, long considered the Holy Grail of Trading Cards … well, I have a whole bunch of T-206 Wagner cards in the garage, and they’re on an uncut sheet,” said Nash, trying to hide his grin.

source: gerwick.net

The Score Update, Wrestlemania Tickets Sold, Sid Vicious Update, Kurt Angle Talks About Couture.

1sid1.jpgCanadian Sports Network The Score is going to move up Sunday’s edition of the WWE Experience to 1pm, and the 7pm edition will still air and will be head to head with the first hour of Wrestlemania.
WrestleMania has sold 66,000 tickets, and the HOF Ceremony has sold 7,500 at posting(with a total Arena space of around 10,000). Tickets for the Amway Arena(the HOF Ceremony takes place there) are still available for $55 via Ticketmaster, and keep in mind if you decide to go that business attire is requested.
Sid Vicious is once again talking comback, and this time it seems that he’s ready to commit to the Wrestling schedule etc; here’s what he said:
“I am ready to come back and dominate the industry. All of my peers have faded and or are on their way out. I was blessed with this injury because it has allowed me to rest and heal and now I am 100%. There is no one else out there who has what I have and I am ready to re-educate the wrestling world on who Sid Vicious really is.”
TNA Superstar Kurt Angle has come out and said that he has a summer date for a grappling match with UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture via the Pro Submission League out of Brazil, but its still not clear as to whether Couture will be allowed to fight due to his contract disputes with the UFC.

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