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Wednesday May 30th 2007 Issue #2482
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//->> NEWS FROM THE WRESTLING-ONLINE NEWSWIRE
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> CENA, RON KILLINGS ALTERCATION AT CHARLOTTE AIRPORT- PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE champ John Cena and former NWA
champion and TNA star Ron 'The Truth' Killings had an altercation at the
Charlotte Douglas International Airport in NC., this past Monday morning.
Cena was the one who spotted Killings and took the decision to approach him.
Killings recently made some negative comments on Cena on YouTube.com in a
TNA-produced promo and the comments did not sit well with the champ.
According to sources at the scene, Cena stared down 'The Truth' but Killings
didn't say anything about it apart from staring back at Cena. Afterwards
Cena continued to his route, catching a plane to Toronto and Killings going
to Orlando for TNA.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=4720]
> MORE MATCHES ANNOUNCED FOR ONE NIGHT STAND- More matches have been announced for this Sunday's One Night Stand
pay-per-view. Announced on Monday was the Hardys vs The World's Greatest Tag
Team in a ladder match for the tag team gold; Melina vs Candice Michelle in
a non-title pudding match; Randy Orton vs Rob Van Dam in a stretcher match;
CM Punk, Tommy Dreamer & Sandman vs Elijah Burke, Matt Striker & Marcus Cor
Von. The whole pay-per-view will be under extreme rules and all matches are
gimmick matches including the three World title matches.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=4706]
> THE CONDEMNED FINALLY OUT OF THEATERS- 'The Condemned' is finally out of theaters surviving just under a month.
The movie started playing in 2,310 cinemas initially and then dropped to 508
theaters in fifteen days and finally to 207 before getting kicked. It
gathered a total of $7,371,706 in domestic box office revenues and as of May
20th another $121,316 in worldwide box office. The movie was only screened
in Philippines and Iceland so far. Either way you look at it, the movie was
a total disaster and DVD sales and rentals is the only thing that can save
the movie to at least break even.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=4571]
> SMACKDOWN! AND iMPACT! RATINGS- Smackdown! last Friday did a 2.4 rating with a 4.8 share, down from the
usual average while TNA iMPACT! did a 1.0 rating for Thursday's show.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/%5d
//->> THE VERTEBREAKER
By George Brazzel -[v-man@...]-
Hola humanoids! It's been a while. Thanks to Jim and "Just Jen" for
remembering my birthday yesterday. I may be somewhat out of the loop,
admittedly so. Honestly, have I really missed that much? WWE is still cross
promoting its "brands". Vince McMahon is still wasting what I assume is
valuable airtime every Monday night with his gaga. Tuesdays also now,
apparently. I've still been paying attention-well, a little.
Understanding McMahon owns WWE, and can do whatever tightens his sack; he
has still degraded yet another world title by holding it himself. It makes
me long for a David Arquette comeback. I guess with great power... comes
great stupidity. My apologies to Cliff Robertson.
The WWE Divas have had their fair hare of positives and negatives. Melina is
showing improvements in the ring about every week, as is Candice Michelle. I
also like Maria, who has also improved in the ring; and hopefully will be
more of a title threat one day soon. Why release Ariel? She had to have just
pissed someone off. She would've easily been repackaged and moved to Raw or
Smackdown. She has true wrestling talent, and was undervalued by WWE. You
talk about undervalued, what is going on with Victoria now? Build her up to
knock her down seems to be WWE Creative's way of thinking. Hmm.... as
unpopular as this may be, I liked the Bikini Battle Royal; so much so that
it is now on the main page of v-man-online.com, if anyone wants to watch it
again. It was fun to watch, and a great twist with Michelle McCool taking
the win. Nice. Maybe she'll get into the title hunt as well. It pains me to
say this, but I'm not sure I even care about this non-title mud match at the
pay-per-view. Guess I am getting old.
My personal view, and my alone here; is that Cena isn't, never was or will
be "Hulk Hogan". Try as they may, there will never be another Hulkster-
ever. Though he is overcoming some major obstacles in the past few months-
ala Hogan. I've never been a big Cena fan, or a fan of his Sergeant
Slaughter / Stone Cold gimmick blend he's been saddled with. That being
said, I can't help but respect him. Doesn't matter how the fans react, he
maintains and puts on a great show. I have yet to hear of him showing his
ass behind the curtain because he doesn't like the "plan" for the evening.
People seem to forget that Stone Cold became somewhat of a backstage diva,
even quitting more than once because he didn't like the way his story line
was playing out. Like it or not, John Cena is more of a man, in that
respect. And yes, His movie did better in the box office, didn't it? I don't
I'm jacked about Edge winning another world title. Yes I know, he always has
to cheat to win... blah blah blah, whatever. He's a devious thinker, and is
smart enough to cheat and take the easiest route to victory. People don't
have to like it. That is what makes him a heel, after all. I think he's
great. He reminds me of a younger Ric Flair actually, only a modern version.
I guess all he needs now are a few horsemen to help him dominate for a
Time for another draft. I guess that's good. I'd still rather just nix the
whole brand idea. I miss having one world title, one set of tag titles,
intercontinental and women's title; all contested on the various shows. I
guess we sort of have that now, though with WWE maintaining the security of
its precious brand extensions. Guess I'm old fashioned. We're being teased
with all of these cross brand matches, and I like them. I guess with all of
the injuries lately, WWE needs to regroup. I'm glad they're making an
Kane, Victoria, Chris Benoit... common thread? All competitors that dominate
one minute and get jobbed down to Randy Mulkey status the next. I hate it.
Now that TNA has parted ways with the NWA, will they step it up another
notch or what? I love how Sting put Angle in his place; stating that without
guys like him paving the way, Angle would be a gold medal winning gym
teacher. Ouch! Also, that you for the latest reunion of the Steiner
Brothers. I love it. Scott tore into Team 3D, and it rocked. And I still
love how aggressive Gail and Jacqueline are in and out of the ring. TNA has
it all really, in the talent department. If their creative and promotional
aspects can advance, the next level is not far away.
Why isn't Trinity wrestling? Why is Mark Henry still wrestling? Why isn't
JBL running for President in 2008? Why doesn't Vince McMahon spend less time
on camera, and more time promoting a quality product? Why doesn't everyone
just put a dollar in the box? Is there really such thing as an overachiever?
I did, in fact, turn 34 yesterday. My daughter turned 14 on May 25th. She's
starting high school this fall. Ugh. She started in their summer basketball
program yesterday, and I'm sure she'll do great. Defensively, she's an
unstoppable monster. And they say watching wrestling doesn't help a child's
development. She's awesome to watch.
I understand Batista won yet another title shot, but let's give an unlikely
a shot... like Funaki! Edge versus Finley sounds good to me right now.
Hornswoggle? Dammit, where are you David Arquette?!? Honestly, I'd love to
see Edge lock up with C M Punk right about now. Michelle McCool won her
battle royal... watch out Edge.
Why don't the divas have a Money In The Bank match? This is normally where
I'd make a sexist comment about women and mishandling money, but I just got
Short and sweet. Find me at v-man@... with all your juicy
thoughts, or at www.myspace.com/geovinbra. Warm kisses to all your pink
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