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Friday, April 30 2010 Issue #3273
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//->> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITOR
Colin Vassallo -[editor@...]-
TGIf'nF! Man what a crappy work week. Glad it's over.
//->> NEWS FROM THE WRESTLING-ONLINE NEWSWIRE
Web version at -[http://www.wrestling-online.com/news%5d-
> HOGAN SAYS TORRIE WILSON CALLED FOR WORK, WILSON DENIES IT- During an appearance on The Howard Stern show, TNA's Hulk Hogan said that
former WWE and WCW Diva Torrie Wilson has called and is looking for
employment with TNA Wrestling. Wilson immediately took on Twitter to shoot
down that rumor. "Loving my life outside of wrestling guys," she said, later
adding that that message was to address Hulk Hogan's comments on Stern's
show. "Im not," she added, referring to Hogan saying she called for work.
> DWAYNE JOHNSON LANDS ANOTHER MOVIE- Reuters is carrying an article about Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson signing up
to be the leading actor in the upcoming action thriller movie titled
"Protection". The movie is about a Mexico City security operative who is
forced to smuggle the daughter of a high-ranking judge across the border
while being pursued by corrupt cops, drug lords and white-collar U.S.
criminal forces. Simon West - whose directing credits include "Lara Croft:
Tomb Raider," "The General's Daughter" and "Con Air" - will be directing
this movie. It is scheduled to start filming in New Mexico in the fall.
> MCMAHON SAYS SHE WON'T ACCEPT PAY IF ELECTED TO SENATE- Linda McMahon has publicly stated that if she is elected to the U.S.
Senate she will not take any payments for her job, waiving the $174,000 per
year income. "Linda just doesn't believe politics ought to be a cushy job
that turns into a profession," said McMahon's spokesman, Shawn McCoy.
"There's an enormous amount of work that needs to be done to get this
country back on track beginning with job creation and tightening of
government's fiscal belt. Her refusal to take a salary, I think, is an
important symbolic gesture that underscores her principles on this."
According to the last polls, McMahon lead the Republican primary over her
party rivals Rob Simmons and Peter Schiff.
> WWE RETURNING TO MSG- WWE is returning to Madison Square Garden one June 19 for one of their
weekend supershows with both RAW and Smackdown Superstars performing on the
same show. WWE is taking all the big guns to the Garden with Cena,
Undertaker, Edge, Orton and Big Show all appearing. The main event is John
Cena vs Sheamus for the WWE title. Notably missing from the line ups are
Triple H and of course Batista who is leaving the company in May. Prices are
selling from $24.50 to $79.50 with official platinum seats going for up to
$500 on Ticketmaster.com!
> TONY ATLAS RELEASED- WWE has released Hall of Famer Tony Atlas, announcing on his departure on
WWE.COM with the usual short and sweet message wishing him "the best in all
future endeavors." Atlas re-signed with WWE in 2008 and worked for the ECW
brand mainly with Mark Henry. He last appeared on WWE TV on April 2 during
an edition of Smackdown in a backstage segment. Atlas, a former tag team
title holder with Rocky Johnson, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in
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