Tuesday, September 30, 2008

wrestling's TV schedule for the week

This week is a huge one in the pro wrestling business, particularly for WWE fans. Tonight ECW will start airing at its new 9 PM Eastern Standard start time on the Sci-Fi Network. On Thursday sports-entertainment lovers will get to choose between watching TNA Impact on Spike TV or the broadcast TV premiere of WrestleMania XXIV on MyNetwork TV. On Friday SmackDown debuts on MyNetwork TV with what is expected to be a huge show. Saturday The Condemned airs on USA Network at 6:30 PM EST. Finally, WWE presents No Mercy on pay-per-view Sunday night. God help you if you also have an indy show in your area or WWE Classics on your TVs. Those of you wrestling consumers fortunate enough to also own a TIVO, DVR, etc. should be fine, however. Not since the boom period of pro wrestling a decade ago has the business consumed so much television time at once. I love it and I'm sure the rest of you do as well.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

WWE news

Edge is expected back soon from injury.

Ron "R Truth" Killings is expected to get pushed hard by WWE management. WWE officials want to attract more minority viewers and feel Killings has enough personality to draw them in.

Batista is said to be unhappy with his current WWE role. He feels his career has peaked and has expressed an interest in trying Hollywood acting.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

wrestling news

Jim Ross stated in his blog that the Starrcade DVD has not been canceled as previously reported.

Tonight's broadcast of ECW is the last ECW show airing at 10 PM EST. Starting next week, ECW will air at 9 PM/8 Central on Sci-Fi.

Wrestling For Bisexuals will be represented in full force at pro wrestling convention Signamania III this weekend. So far the most popular suggestions for our "What should Brian Blair sign?" contest are a PFLAG shirt or a dildo. Cast your vote now!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jeff Hardy update

Rumors have been running rampant about Jeff Hardy the past few days. I wanted to wait to post about the situation until all the facts were in. Here is the up-to-date information.

The Tennessean.com is reporting that Jeff Hardy was denied boarding on a flight because he "appeared intoxicated at Nashville International Airport's Southwest gate" according to Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz. After his alleged intoxication was reported, Southwest denied his entry on the flight. Hardy was not arrested and instead opted to take a later flight home. He did not cause a scene at the airport. WWE is currently investigating the situation and will "take action if necessary." Jeff Hardy has a history of previous WWE Wellness Policy violations.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WrestleMania ticket prices/changes

The on-sale date for WrestleMania tickets has been pushed back to October 11th. Also, the ticket prices have been announced as follows: $755, $255, $155, $100, $60 and $40.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Unforgiven results

World Wrestling Entertainment successfully surprised its audience last night by making Chris Jericho the Raw brand's World Heavyweight champion. Randy Orton "injured" CM Punk earlier in the night, making him unable to defend his title in one of the three scheduled Championship Scramble matches. Jericho took Punk's place and walked out as World Heavyweight Champion, but not before losing his own scheduled match to Shawn Michaels earlier in the night. WWE fans seem split on this decision, but all are talking about it, which arguably already makes the move a success.

In other Unforgiven results, Matt Hardy captured the ECW World Championship in the ECW Scramble match, and Triple H retained his WWE Championship in the SmackDown Scramble. Also, Big Show turned heel by attacking The Undertaker, World Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated Cryme Tyme, and Divas Champion Michelle McCool defeated Maryse.

Raw should be very interesting tonight.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Shark Boy interview! Randy Savage blocked!

Below is the exclusive interview we conducted earlier today with TNA's Shark Boy. We'd like to thank Shark Boy and TNA for their cooperation.

Wrestling For Bisexuals: For the wrestling fans who may not know you, please explain your character.

Shark Boy: Shark Boy originally began as sort of a hero-type character who would rise from the water to fight the wresting bad guys. More recently he suffered some head trauma in the ring so Shark Boy has had a bit of a personality change and now my mannerisms are very similar to another very popular star.

WFB: Did/Do you have a favorite "gay" wrestling character?

SB: I really enjoyed the Lenny and Lodi stuff in WCW. I thought that was very interesting. There was a whole lot of double entendres and euphamisms all over the place. Ultimately I believe the idea was they were going to turn out to be brothers but it didn’t play out that way for several weeks.

WFB: Are you featured in the upcoming TNA video game?

SB: Yes. I think the graphics on that game really stand out. Last night (on TNA Impact) Robert Roode hit his finisher and they did a split-screen with the real version on the left and the video game version on the right. It’s unreal how similar it is.

WFB: Is your lawsuit against Miramax Films over their movie The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl still pending?.

SB: The case was settled a year ago.

WFB: Was the late John Tenta an influence in your career because of his "Shark" character?

SB: Not really. I honestly didn’t try to rely heavily on anything else shark-related that had already been in the wrestling world. I wanted this character to be original. I remember a lot more about Earthquake like when he feuded with Hulk Hogan and the tag team with Typhoon. (The Shark character) really didn’t last that long and I don't really remember a whole lot of it. I think he was part of a big faction. I actually can’t think of another character who played a shark besides him.

WFB: What to date is your favorite match you've participated in?

SB: Yeah that’s kind of a hard question for me to answer. One that was a recent match that stands out was in March in Norfolk, Virginia. Curry Man and I defeated Team 3D in a Fish Market Street Fight, as strange as it sounds. We literally hit each other with live fish! Real fish!

WFB: What kind of fish?

SB: I don’t know. For a shark I actually know very little about fish. But they were big fish. I got the victory over Devon. YouTube it. There's video out there. That's one of the biggest wins of my career.

WFB: When will we see you in a water-themed gimmick match on TNA television?

SB: That’s what the Fish Market Street Fight was designed to be: Shark Boy’s specialty match. It was so original. So maybe we’ll see that sometime.

WFB: Is there anything you'd like to promote at this time?

SB: I always like to get a plug in for my Web site. If the fans get a chance, check out sharkboy.net. All the projects I’m currently involved in are up there.

We encourage everyone reading this to watch TNA Impact every Thursday night on Spike TV. For more information on the company, check out http://www.tnawrestling.com. Also don't forget to order their upcoming pay-per-view No Surrender on Sunday, September 14th. The show will be available on InDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, TVN, Viewer's Choice Canada and more, and tickets are still available! The main event features a Four-Way match for the TNA Championship between Samoa Joe, Booker T, Kurt Angle and Christian Cage. Our good friend Shark Boy is also on the card, teaming up with Curry Man and Super Eric to take on The Rock N Rave Infection. The show also features Jay Lethal, Petey Williams, Angelina Love and more! Call your local cable or satellite provider for ordering details.

In other news, "Macho Man" Randy Savage has been blocked by WWE officials from appearing in the upcoming Legends Of WrestleMania video game.

Everone enjoy your weekend.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Kowalski dead; Raw/SmackDown spoilers

Walter "Killer" Kowalski passed away Saturday at age 81 due to the effects of a heart attack. Kowalski was one of the original wrestling villains in the early days of television and went on to train several modern day stars including Triple H after retiring from the sport. Kowalski has been inducted into two professional wrestling halls of fame, including WWE's (WWF's at the time). He is survived by his children and his wife Theresa. A funeral is scheduled at Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home and burial service is set in St. Joseph's Church on Thursday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Raw and SmackDown spoilers are posted below. If you want to be surprised, stop reading here.

Raw opens with a Raw vs. SmackDown 2008 promo followed by a memorial video for "Killer" Walter Kowalski.

Randy Orton comes out to open the show. Orton gets on the mic and says that he is still injured. He says that Beth Phoenix, Santino Marella, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase hurt Raw. He also says that CM Punk disgraces the World Heavyweight Championship belt and that he'd like to take the title from him once he's cleared to wrestle. CM Punk hits the ring and says that Orton is jealous of him. Orton leaves the ring. JBL then comes out and tells Punk that he is going to win the World Heavyweight Championship at Unforgiven. Kane comes out and says that Rey Mysterio won't be at Unforgiven because he's still in hell. Batista comes out and clears the ring of everyone.

Kofi Kingston beat Charlie Haas, who came out dressed as John Cena.

Team Priceless confronts Randy Orton backstage. They say Orton should give them respect. Orton asks Cody if he remembers how he smacked his dad, Dusty Rhodes. Cody says yes and receives a slap from Orton.

Backstage, Theodore Long and Mike Adamle say that they have an agreement to do an ECW Battle Royal on Raw tonight.

ECW World champion Mark Henry beats Matt Hardy, Chavo Guerrero, The Miz and Finlay in a five-man Battle Royal.

Chris Jericho signs the legal papers for his match with Shawn Michaels at Unforgiven.

Jamie Noble with Layla beats William Regal.

Candice Michelle, Mickie James and Kelly Kelly beat WWE Women's champion Beth Phoenix, Katie Lea and Jillian Hall when Candice pinned Beth Phoenix. Before the match Beth addressed Randy Orton insulting her.

WWE Intercontinental champion Santino Marella beat D-Lo Brown.

John Morrison and The Miz versus Cryme Tyme ended in a draw when Cryme Tyme was attacked before the match began by Rhodes and DiBiase, who took their Tag Team championship belts back.

Kane beat Batista, CM Punk and JBL in a four-man Battle Royal. Rey Mysterio was supposed to be in the match, but no-showed. Randy Orton did commentary during the match. After the match CM Punk throws water in Randy Orton's face and Rey Mysterio shows up and attacks Kane.

Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels did an in-ring contract signing for their match at Unforgiven. Mike Adamle announces that neither of the two are allowed to make contact during the signing or the match will be called off. They obey that rule until the contract is signed, then brawl. Lance Cade joins in the attack, but Michaels fights them both off.

Shawn Michaels legitimately suffered what is believed to be a triceps tear during the taping.

WWE SmackDown spoilers (airing this Friday)

Triple H opens SmackDown with an Unforgiven promo. Shelton Benjamin interrupts, but is himself interrupted by MVP. Brian Kendrick attacks Hunter from behind. MVP and Benjamin join in the attack until Jeff Hardy comes out for the save.

R-Truth beat Bam Neely. Killings came out through the crowd and was rapping.

The Undertaker cut a promo about Vickie Guerrero.

Shelton Benjamin beat MVP

Maryse beat Maria. Michelle McCool stares down Maryse after the match.

Brian Kendrick beat Jeff Hardy after interference from Ezekiel Jackson.

Super Crazy beat Ryan Braddock. After the match Vladimir Kozlov comes out and attacks Super Crazy. He talks about not having any competition. Big Show comes out to the ring to confront him, but Vickie Guerrero says she will not allow for the match to happen. She demands that Big Show get out of the ring and go home or he will be fined and suspended. She goes on to say that she won't let Undertaker intimidate her.

Brie Bella beat Victoria.

Triple H is confronted backstage by Jeff Hardy. Hardy says that Hunter has a big problem and that problem is him. Hunter pretends he is on the phone and hands it to Jeff, saying it's Doctor Black.

Triple H beat The Great Khali in a Lumberjack match. Jeff Hardy, MVP, Brian Kendrick and Shelton Benjamin were the lumberjacks. Triple H pedigrees the lumberjacks after the match.