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Saturday, July 3 2010 Issue #3310
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> STEAMBOAT SUFFERING FROM BRAIN ANEURYSM- According to latest reports, WWE Hall of Famer Ricky "The Dragon"
Steamboat is suffering from brain aneurysm and his stay in the hospital
could be longer than one would hope for. Steamboat was rushed to the medical
facility in Tampa, FL., on Wednesday night after suffering from neck and
shoulder pains. "The Dragon" got beat up on RAW by the Nexus group as part
of a storyline while he along with other WWE Legends were promoting
Steamboat's brand new DVD which was released on Tuesday. Yesterday his son
Richie - a WWE developmental wrestler working at Florida Championship
Wrestling - urged his Twitter followers to keep his father in their thoughts
and prayers. "The issues are worse than expected but he could be worse. God
will help him through it!!!" he said.
> WRESTLEMANIA TRAVEL PACKAGES OUT ON JULY 12- WrestleMania XXVII travel packages will be available via World Wrestling
Entertainment starting on Monday, July 12 at 3PM EST. Platinum, Gold and
Silver packages will be offered which will contain hotel accommodation,
tickets to Axxess, Hall of Fame, WrestleMania and RAW as well. Packages will
be limited and will be sold on first come first served basis only.
WWEShop.com will handle the sales like last year.
> SMACKDOWN PARTICIPANTS FOR MONEY IN THE BANK MATCH- Six of the eight participants for the Smackdown Money in the Bank ladder
match were announced yesterday. So far The Big Show, Matt Hardy, Christian,
Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes and Kane are all in this match with two spots
remaining. Hardy, Christian, Kingston and Kane have participated in this
type of match before at WrestleMania.
> TNA BACK TO HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM, TICKETS OUT NOW- TNA Wrestling will be returning to New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom in
September for a live event on the 23rd. The Hammerstein Ballroom is not new
to wrestling events as ECW held several shows in the past and WWE did the
One Night Stand pay-per-view in 2005 at that location as well. Tickets went
on pre-sale yesterday and will go through Friday July 9 at Ticketmaster.com
with regular priced tickets going on sale on July 10 at 10AM. There's a $8
discount off price levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 during the pre-sale. Floor tickets
are selling for $100 and anyone who purchases a ticket in the first four
rows will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars one hour
before doors open.
> LESNAR TAKES ON UNDEFEATED CARWIN TONIGHT- Former WWE Heavyweight champion and the current UFC Heavyweight champion
Brock Lesnar is gearing up for the biggest fight of his still short MMA
career tonight as he goes one on one against the undefeated Shane Carwin.
Carwin defeated Lesnar's rival Frank Mir earlier this year to become the
interim heavyweight champion while Lesnar was sidelined with an injury. The
fight against Carwin was delayed after being announced to give Brock enough
time to recuperate from the life threatening Diverticulitis problem he
suffered last year. Lesnar's current MMA record stands at 4-1 while Carwin
stands at an impressive 12-0. The fight is being marketed as the biggest
heavyweight fight in UFC history.
> FRIENDS OF LESNAR FROM WWE DAYS IN VEGAS FOR SHOW- Several of Brock Lesnar's friends who worked with him during his WWE days
will be in attendance for tonight's mega heavyweight fight between the
current interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin and the heavyweight
champion himself, Brock Lesnar. Lesnar's one-time on-screen manager and
personal friend Paul Heyman has been in Vegas with Lesnar during the whole
time while WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Steve Austin will be joined by
Bill Goldberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at the show. It will be
interesting to see if any of them will get a few seconds of face time during
> LESNAR EXCITED TO BE BACK IN THE OCTAGON- Weigh-ins for the UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin were held yesterday at the MGM
Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The two heavyweights both topped the
scale at 265lbs and following their respective weigh-in, both were short and
sweet in their comments. "We find out who the baddest man on the planet is,"
said the interim champion Shane Carwin when asked about his thoughts for
tonight's fight. When UFC color commentator Joe Rogan announced Lesnar, the
crowd booed as expected and told him it's great to see him back. Lesnar said
he's excited to be back in the Octagon and "that's all I got to say."
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