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Saturday April 12th 2008 Issue #2713
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//->> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITOR
Colin Vassallo -[editor@...]-
Two of our WrestleMania XXIV promotion contest were chosen and participated
in yesterday's Ringside Live audio show. One person still has not replied
and there's a deadline till tomorrow. If the winner does not reply a new one
will be chosen and same rules will apply - you will have to call in on
Ringside Live for a short interview to get your goodies.
Order the new Triple H 'King of Kings' DVD now!
Do you want to see the Hottest Girls in the Desert?
Visit the Girls of Loaded Entertainment at
http://www.LoadedEnt.com to see the best Phoenix has
to offer. Get all the girls in the calendar or pick
out a poster of your favorite girl!
//->> NEWS FROM THE WRESTLING-ONLINE NEWSWIRE
Web version at -[http://www.wrestling-online.com/news%5d-
> WRESTLEMANIA XXV TRAVEL PACKAGES OUT NOW- Travel packages for WrestleMania XXV went on sale to the general public
yesterday and those interested should send an e-mail to
wrestlemania.packages@... to receive their application form. There are
three different packages: Platinum, Gold and Silver. A single Platinum goes
for $1,776, a single Gold goes for $1,236 and one Silver goes for $1,068.
Price decreases if you're more than one individual and each package can hold
up to four people. Each package contains tickets to the Midday Madness
autograph session, tickets to WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, tickets to Bacon,
Bagels & Biceps Brunch, exclusive WM XXV souvenirs, three nights hotel and
of course tickets to WrestleMania. Order forms must be received before
Friday June 6th.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=6418]
> TORRIE ADVISED NOT TO WRESTLE AGAIN DUE TO INJURY- In one of her latest blog updates, WWE Diva and Playboy cover girl Torrie
Wilson wrote that she was told by two back specialists that she should not
step foot inside a WWE ring again if she wants to remain to be able to walk
in a few years time. Wilson has been off WWE television since November of
last year when she was given time off to take care of her back although she
did make one appearance on 'Project Runway' earlier this year with other WWE
Divas. During her time off she still did promotional work for the company
and is expected to remain doing the same work for the time being. Wilson had
been training to improve her in-ring wrestling abilities rather than just
being stuck as a valet or "wrestling" in bra and panties matches. She and
her boyfriend, former Spirit Squad member Nick Mitchell, have a clothing
store in Texas called Officially Jaded.
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=6416]
> JUDGMENT DAY PPV POSTER- We have received the promotional poster for the May pay-per-view Judgment
Day which airs on Sunday May 18th and features Triple H. The poster has a
pretty awesome drawing of an angry Triple H dressed up in an orange prison
outfit walking through a prison hall with cells on each side an inmates
watching from a different floor. Hands down one of the best posters WWE ever
did. You can check it out at
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/%5d
> WWE VIDEOS ON BILLBOARD- The following WWE videos are on Billboard's Top 10 Recreational Sports
chart for the week ending April 19th. 'Triple H: The King Of Kings' makes
its debut in the first place, 'No Way Out 2008' in third, 'The Legacy Of
Stone Cold Steve Austin' in sixth, 'The Best Of Raw: 15th Anniversary
1993-2008' in seventh, 'John Cena: My Life' in eighth place, 'Undertaker
15-0' in ninth and 'Royal Rumble 2008' wraps up the list in the tenth place.
There are two UFC videos on the list as well occupying the fourth and fifth
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/%5d
> BRET HART TALKS ABOUT WORKING WITH WWE AGAIN- British tabloid newspaper The Sun has interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Bret
'Hit Man' Hart about his book, working again with WWE and much more. In the
interview, Bret said that hopefully in the future he will be able to induct
his brother Owen or his father into the WWE Hall of Fame. When asked if he
would do something with WWE again, Bret didn't shoot down the possibility.
"I always tell them they can always ask. There's no harm in asking. If I
thought I could have fun with it, my whole attitude is 'can I have fun with
it', you know?," he added. You can read the whole interview at
- [Discuss: http://www.wrestling-online.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=6417]
//->> WELCOME TO THE JUMBLE
By Jen Robinson -[jenwrestlingonline@...]-
Hello, Wrestling-Online fans, and welcome to the 50th edition of Welcome to
the Jumble! I can't believe we've already made it to number 50! Thank you so
much for not only reading my columns but also for all of the messages you've
sent to me via email and left on my MySpace page! I appreciate it more than
I can say!
So much to talk about, so little time! Let's get right to it!
I hope those of you who either attended "WrestleMania 24" or saw it on TV
enjoyed it! It seemed like a pretty good show, except for that scary
accident with the pyro at the end of the night. Let's all be thankful no one
was seriously injured and pray it never happens again!
A few quick thoughts on some of the matches: I can't believe Floyd
Mayweather was allowed to get a win over The Big Show. The guy might be a
good boxer but he's a punk in the wrestling world. Then again, this is the
WWE we're talking about and it seems like non-wrestlers have a tendency to
defeat wrestlers (Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow, for example).
Congrats to Kane for not only winning the 24-man battle royal but for
defeating Chavo Guerrero for the ECW Title in 8 seconds! Let's hope this is
a nice, long reign for The Big Red Machine! Congrats also to Kane's
"half-brother" The Undertaker for his win over Edge! I think most people
probably predicted Taker to win and keep the streak alive so it would not
have surprised me in the least if WWE had given the win to Edge instead, but
they were smart and went with the fans' choice in Taker! Batista defeated
Umaga so that means "SmackDown" is now the brand leader over "Raw," right?
Somehow I don't think one match changes anything. "Raw" is still live every
week and will continue being the dominant brand. Perhaps if "SmackDown" were
to go live every week it would have a better shot of beating "Raw." I was a
little disappointed that CM Punk won "Money in the Bank" but maybe this will
be just what he needs to catapult him to a Heavyweight title belt!
Randy Orton had a point last Monday night - I don't think many people were
expecting him to retain his title. Triple H seemed to be the favorite to
win, but in the end it was Orton who had his hand raised in victory. So who
deserves a re-match? Definitely not JBL who tried to worm his way into one.
What has he done lately to deserve a title shot? Answer: Absolutely nothing!
So what if he had the longest reign as champ on "SmackDown?" He was a
commentator for a long while following his championship reign and hasn't
done much on "Raw" to earn a shot at all. If JBL wants a shot, then he needs
to prove he deserves one. Right now the only people who deserve a title shot
are Triple H and John Cena because the losers of a title match always get a
Oh good grief, Cryme Tyme is back. Not much more I can say about that.
So Khali has decided he wants to try and intimidate Big Show, huh? Good
luck, dude! Intimidating Show is not going to be easy, especially when Khali
keeps walking away from him.
What is Batista's problem? I like the man but this hatred he's got going for
Shawn Michaels is ridiculous and childish. He actually wanted Shawn to lay
down at "Mania" just so Flair could win and keep wrestling? What?? I know
Batista and Flair are friends but someone needs to remind Batista (and he
may need this reminder over and over) that Flair is the one who talked Shawn
into wrestling him and told HBK to give him "Mr. WrestleMania." Their match
wasn't about to be a repeat of Hulk Hogan versus Kevin Nash where Nash fell
down and was pinned after being poked in the chest by Hogan. It was going to
be a full-on wrestling match with one man getting the victory over the
other. I do like the idea of a Batista/HBK feud but wasn't there a better
way of sparking one than to have Batista act like a whiny kid?
Yes, we finally have another member of the Hart Family joining the TV world
of the WWE! For those of you who didn't already know who she was, the blonde
who attacked Michelle McCool and Cherry following Michelle's win in the Top
Diva contest (like we didn't see THAT coming) was Natalie Neidhart, the
daughter of Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and niece of Bret and Owen Hart. I'm
beyond thrilled that she's finally made it to onto TV and can't wait to see
how far she goes! My only problem with her being on "SmackDown" is that the
ladies of this brand seem to be more T&A than actual wrestlers, and we've
all seen where that's gotten Victoria lately. If WWE is smart they would
either move Victoria and Nattie to "Raw" so they can wrestle for the Women's
Title or bring more female wrestlers to "SD" so they have some competition.
Matt Hardy is an incredible wrestler, as evidenced by his match on
"SmackDown" against MVP (and countless matches in his past), but he is also
a good-hearted man! He is searching for pictures and memorabilia to give to
his brother Jeff after everything Jeff owned was lost when his home burned
to the ground. He is trying to bring a little joy back into the lives of
Jeff and his girlfriend, and for that I think he deserves the world! (Yeah,
I know, I'm a sucker for the sentimental stuff!)
I want to take this opportunity to give my own thanks and best wishes to Ric
Flair as he embarks on a new path in his career working PR for the WWE. I
would never be called Flair's number one fan but I truly respect him for
what he's done for the business and for the career he's had. This was a man
who wasn't supposed to walk again following a plane crash and yet found the
strength to overcome everything he'd been through to re-enter the ring and
become a 16-time champion. That's not a small feat by any stretch of the
imagination! He was a mentor and friend to many and an unbelievable
entertainer to even more people around the world. Thanks, Ric! It's been
Take care, everyone, and I'll see ya in The Jumble!
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