Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What You Missed In Wres-- Entertainment This Week.

Hello all. It's Tuesday and so far this week, nobody has been forced to retire. Maybe a few threats, but nothing concrete. Here's what you missed since last weekend.

Chikara King of Trios

Chikara held it's annual King of Trios tournament this past weekend in Philidelphia. The Colony won the tournament defeating Team FIST in the Main Event of Night 3. The big story coming out of this weekend though was Sean "X-Pac/6Pac/Syxx" Waltman participated as the 1-2-3 Kid, a persona not seen in years. Waltman received a standing ovation and a "Please Come Back" Chant after his match with El Generico. He addressed the crowd and said this may be his last year to wrestle and posted this note in the locker room at the end of the night.

Neidhart arrested

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart was arrested in Tampa on Monday for driving without a license and operating an unregistered vehicle. He was released after paying a $750 bond. This is the second time in a year Neidhart has been on the wrong side of the law, the last time being September of 2010 when he was charged with 6 felony counts and gave us this mugshot:

R-Truth's Smoking Controversy

On last night's Raw R-Truth turned heel and attacked John Morrison. But that's not what everyone was talking about today. Truth lit up a cigarette after the attack and blew smoke in Morrison's face. Besides the crowd chanting "That's illegal", Truth made it on TMZ and has drawn the attention of Patrick Reynolds, Executive Director of TobaccoFree.org. Probably not the reaction Vince was looking for. WWE released a statement saying: "The negative effect smoking has on one’s health and physical performance was a part of a storyline on last night’s Monday Night Raw. Negative depictions of tobacco use on television are not unusual and can be seen on other TV-PG shows." And that's the Truth. Ba dump bump.

Extreme Rules Card updated

Joey Styles announced on his Twitter page that CM Punk and Randy Orton will face each other in a Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules. This adds to the card along with the Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship between Christian and Alberto Del Rio and the Triple Threat Cage Match between Miz, John Cena, and John Morrison.

Jackson Andrews released

"Hey kid, good news! We're moving you up to the big show. You'll be Tyson Kidd's bodyguard! The new HBK and Diesel!" *2 weeks later* "Pack your bags Andrews, you're going back to Florida." Just when he thought it couldn't get any worse, Jackson Andrews has been removed from the FCW Roster page and word is he's been released. We hardly knew him...

Jarrett injured at Lockdown

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Jeff Jarrett suffered broken ribs in his 2 out of 3 falls match with Kurt Angle Sunday. Angle said on twitter that he separated his shoulder. He also said he used an RKO out of respect towards Randy Orton. Anti Twitter hacking? Jeff meanwhile, will be recovering at home with this:

WWE Draft is next week

Because the Brand Extension has been so strong and you rarely see a Smackdown Star on Raw, be sure to tune into Raw this Monday for the Draft Lottery. Chances are a Main Event level person will be moved to the Smackdown side to make up for the loss of Edge.

Lockdown Results

Other than Jeff Jarrett being injured, here's what you need to know about Lockdown:

  • Max Buck won an X-Division Xscape Match featuring Robbie E, Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal, Jeremy Buck, Suicide, Amazing Red, and Brian Kendrick
  • Ink Inc. defeated Crimson & Scott Steiner, Eric Young & Orlando Jordan, and The British Invasion
  • Mickie James defeated Madison Rayne to become the new Knockouts Champion
  • Samoa Joe defeated The Pope
  • Matt Morgan defeated Hernandez
  • Jeff Jarrett defeated Kurt Angle in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match
  • Sting defeated Mr. Anderson and RVD to retain the TNA Championship
  • Fortune defeated Immortal in a Lethal Lockdown

Who to follow on Twitter

The world of Twitter is filled with many wrestling entertainment personalities, but in this section I will show you who is the cream of the crop. This week's honor goes to the Extreme Announcer himself, Joey Styles. @JoeyStyles is filled with inside jokes, flat out honest commentary, and WWE exclusives. Since his WWE talent contract expired, Styles has been the go to guy when it comes to pointing out he obvious flaws in wrestling.entertainment. I also got a heads up on a huge WWE Shop sale by following him. Here's a few of his tweets:

  • Zack Ryder puts the "Entertainment" in World W-------- Entertainment. Great cameos by Scott and Colt
  • Today in 1908, Frank Gotch defeated Georg Hackenschmidt for the World Heavyweight Title. Tonight, Snooki won a match at WWE WrestleMania 27
Media Spotlight of the Week

Seems like everybody has some sort of social media outlet these days, and many, like Zack Ryder, are using them to show a side of themselves we don't see on the weekly shows. This week I'm spotlighting a former WWE Superstar, ROH Tag Champ, and the current NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Colt Cabana. Every week at welovecolt.com/ Colt talks to various people in the industry. He's been everywhere, including FCW, OVW, ROH, IWA: Mid South, and WWE, so he knows everybody. It also helps when CM Punk is a friend. Currently on Episode 38, Colt has talked with people ranging from this weeks guest Dave Lagana, to CM Punk, Homicide, Evan Bourne, Austin Aries, Luke Gallows, Mikey from the Spirit Squad, and many more. New shows come out every Thursday on WeLoveColt.com and iTunes.

That's it for this week. I welcome comments here and by email at toamuseme@gmail.com. Follow my antics on twitter at @CMJarrod. Thanks for reading, hope to be back next week to show you what you missed this week in wrestling Entertainment.


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