Tuesday, November 25, 2008

WrestleMania, Raven, and making out with Mickie James!

Raven has started a fan club via his Web site. Members can get tickets to wrestling shows featuring Raven, Raven merchandise, questions answered by Raven, etc. Details about the fan club and how to join can be found at: http://www.theraveneffect.com/fanclub/

In her new shoot interview, Allison Danger tells a story about making out with Mickie James. Video of Danger discussing the angle is currently circulating around YouTube.

SPOILER ALERT! Currently scheduled WrestleMania matches are listed below. If you want to be surprised about the WrestleMania card, stop reading here. Thanks.

WWE has scheduled the following matches for WrestleMania next year in Houston, Texas. As always, plans are subject to change.

Steve Austin versus John Cena

Jeff Hardy versus Edge for the WWE championship

Batista versus Randy Orton for the World championship

Triple H versus The Undertaker

Team WWE versus Team NFL

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Survivor Series results

Team Raw (Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Cancie Michelle, Jillian Hall and Beth Phoenix) defeated Team SmackDown (Maria, Maryse, Victoria, Natalya and Michelle McCool) in a Survivor Series match. Beth Phoenix was the sole survivor.

Team Orton (Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, William Regal, Mark Henry and Shelton Benjamin) defeated Team Batista (Batista, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, CM Punk and Matt Hardy) in a Survivor Series match. Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes were the sole survivors.

Team HBK (Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, Cryme Tyme and The Great Khali) defeated Team JBL (JBL, Kane, MVP, The Miz and John Morrison) in a Survivor Series match. Michaels, Mysterio and Khali were the sole survivors.

John Cena defeated Chris Jericho to win the World Heavyweight title.

Edge (replacing Jeff Hardy by orders of Vickie Guerrero) defeated Triple H and Vladimir Kozlov in a Triple Threat match to win the WWE title. Jeff Hardy interfered in the match.

The Undertaker defeated The Big Show in a Casket match.

Jeff Hardy and Ashley news

Jeff Hardy's stairwell injury reported on WWE.com is most likely a work.

Ashley Massaro's pet recently passed away after running into traffic.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


TMZ.com is reporting that "Rowdy" Roddy Piper now has a medical marijuana prescription. Am I the only one who believes this would make for some entertaining television?

Armando Estrada has been officially released from World Wrestling Entertainment. His release is not part of a Wellness violation.

Dustin Rhodes' WWE contract is a standard talent contract and not a Legends deal. Rhodes has canceled all independent bookings as a result, but is still expected to do his scheduled autograph signings.

WWE has apologized for an error on the packaging of their Intercontinental title DVD. Buddy Roberts is present on the package instead of Pat Patterson. Also, WWE.com recently incorrectly listed Tito Santana as Rick Martel's partner at WrestleMania III. The correct partner was Tom Zenk.

Monday, November 17, 2008

matt hardy injured

Matt Hardy re-injured his knee during the WWE's international tour, but is determined to work through the injury.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Orlando Jordan interview

Whoever we interview, we do it big. Our series of exclusive interviews continued last weekend when we spoke with former WWE superstar Orlando Jordan from his home in Florida. Jordan is an openly bisexual African-American wrestler, making him a true rarity in the sports-entertainment business. Read on as OJ candidly discusses his WWE run, false rumors, carrying the Warrior, and plans for his future.

The former United States champion refused to emphasize his sexuality when he spoke with us about his career. "I never really came out and said that I was bi. I'm me. I'm happy being who I am." Similarly, Jordan didn't want to stress his race when discussing role models. "[Being a] role model isn't something you choose. When you're in the public eye people find qualities in you."

Jordan was a natural athlete from day one. He competed in gymnastics since age six before becoming a member of the United States Forest Service. After moving to Florida he competed in amateur boxing and wrestling, becoming both a National and All-American champion. However, OJ revealed that the diverse background didn't make it hard to pick a ring style once he went pro. "I think it's who I was. I don't think it was something I chose over the years of training. It just kind of fit for me. I'm a pretty good-sized guy even though every time I meet a fan they always say 'Wow you're bigger than I thought.' I'm 6'4 and about 255 but for doing acrobatic stuff with that it's something that I needed to do. A lot of amateurs don't really make a good transition [to the professional circuit]. Kurt Angle, Brock [Lesnar], Shelton [Benjamin], Charlie Hass and myself have made good. I wanted to get away from that. I wanted to be a pro."

One of Jordan's most memorable feuds during his time with World Wrestling Entertainment was against the late Chris Benoit. When describing his experiences working with the now infamous performer, Jordan said their in-ring chemistry was "like peanut butter and jelly. Benoit was a great person to work with. Once I got the news it hurt my heart to find out what took place. Chris was a good friend to me. I enjoyed working with him. We were able to go out there and connected off the bat from the first time [we wrestled each other]. He's a hard worker and so am I."

Jordan, a member of the Cabinet stable, praised his former leader JBL. "Bradshaw was my partner and mentor." Jordan credited JBL as a locker room leader on the level of the Undertaker. What about the notorious pranks JBL is known for pulling in the locker room? "I was probably right there with him, and if not, instigating. There's tons of them I can tell [but] I can't think of any off the top of my head that won't get me in trouble."

OJ's three-year WWE stint came to an end in 2006. He pulled no punches when shedding light on the reason for his release or the speculation that went along with it. "By now they have all kinds of stuff out and people say a lot of things. Bottom line is that they I think didn't know what to do with me. That's the creative side's fault. Also of course rumors saying stuff about me because I'm bi getting released. I really don't like touching on stuff like that because it feuls bullshit. I think that people read the internet and quickly judge not knowing the truths. I've alwas wanted people to judge me for who I am. What's the difference between gay and bi? I'm bisexual; not gay. If you're going to call me something and stereotype me, do it right. None of the things you read that people put out I can say aren't true."

The former "Chief Of Staff" made headlines earlier this year when he wrestled the Ultimate Warrior in the Warrior's comeback match after a decade's absence from the ring. The Warrior has publicy stated in the past that he is against homosexuality, making one wonder if the two performers would have difficulty working together. "Despite what people might think I had no problem working with him," Jordan told us. "It takes two to wrestle. I think it was a case of not biting the hand feeding you. He was real compliant with me. I didn't have to deal business-wise. He had to trust me and rely on me to get through the match. I think his reputation preceeds him."

OJ's future looks equally bright. He's pursuing modeling and acting opportunities through his own company Wildcat Entertainment while working regularly with European wrestling group New Wrestling Evolution. He's also one of many wrestlers featured in Bloodstained Memoirs, a positive wrestling documentary expected out in 2009. Mostly though "I'm on a break for the holidays."

Orlando closed the conversation by informing us he was willing to grant us a second interview in the future. We're going to hold him to it, so send us your questions now! We encourage our readers to show your support for Orlando by becoming his MySpace friend. You can reach him at myspace.com/wwesuperstaroj.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Three WWE releases and a possible WWE return

"World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of SmackDown Superstar Kenny Dykstra and ECW's Elijah Burke and Lena Yada as of Nov. 10, 2008. WWE wishes them the best in all future endeavors."

Christian Cage is also rumored to be returning to WWE in the near future. Cage's move is said to be strictly a financial decision.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

TNA Turning Point results

Eric Young beat Jay Lethal, Doug Williams, Tanahashi, Petey Williams, Consequences Creed, Homicide, Jimmy Rave, Sonjay Dutt and Volador in an elimination match to become #1 contender to the X Division title. After the match, Young cut a promo on the Main Event Mafia.

Taylor Wilde and Roxxi beat
Awesome Kong and Raisha Saeed.

Rhino beat
Sheik Abdul Bashir in a non-title match.

Beer Money Inc. beat The Motor City Machineguns in a Tag Team Championship match.

Booker T beat Christian Cage in a Legends Championship match. As a result, Cage must join the Main Event Mafia.

Kurt Angle beat Abyss in a Falls Count Anywhere match.

Kevin Nash beat Samoa Joe.

Sting beat AJ Styles in a TNA World Championship match.

Friday, November 7, 2008

WWE releases

Mike Adamle is rumored to be finished with WWE. Both sides believe Adamle is not working out for the company, which is why he was removed from his position as Raw General Manager this week.

In similar news, the releases of Chuck Palumbo, Super Crazy and Paul London have been confirmed by WWE.com. The wrestlers were released as part of a cost-cutting initiative by WWE.

WWE officials are cracking down on marijuana usage in the locker room. Currently a marijuana-positive drug test results in a $1,000 fine, but officials have warned the wrestlers previosuly caught that the punishment is about to become "more severe."

The general feeling within WWE is that they’re looking to a big storyline on the RAW brand with Shane and Stephanie McMahon, possibly against each other, that will eventually see the TV return of Vince McMahon in time for WrestleMania 25.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

rumors debunked and other news

Several rumors were debunked at Ringside Fest '08 this past weekend in New York. Ric Flair confirmed that he's retired from wrestling contrary to reports of him negotiating with Japan. Flair did state, however, that the only thing that may talk him into a one-time comeback is an angle involving his youngest son Reid's pro wrestling career.

Eric Bischoff also debunked the long-standing rumor that he was starting up his own promotion to compete with WWE once again. Bischoff said he had "been there and done that" and that the opportunity would have to be just right for him ever to re-enter the wrestling business in such a capacity.

Lastly, the rumor that WWE has asked announcers to refer to on-screen talent as "entertainers" has now been confirmed as false.

Goldust has been re-signed to WWE. It is currently unknown if his contract is a Legends one or a standard talent deal.