Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Pro Wrestling/Mixed Martial Arts news and notes 2/21/07

By Art Shimko

-- Funeral arrangements for Mike "Awesome" Alfonso: A viewing is scheduled on Thursday evening from 6-8PM at the Serenity Meadows Funeral Home in Riverview, FL where his funeral will be on Friday at 10AM. [source:]

-- The Wrestling Observer website reported yesterday that Steve Austin will be the special guest referee for the Trump/McMahon hair vs hair match at Wrestlemania. Umaga was picked by McMahon to be his representative while Trump will be picking his rep at next week's Raw which will most likely be Bobby Lashley.

-- The trailer for Austin's movie The Condemned can be viewed here.

-- "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig was named the second inductee in this year's Hall Of Fame ceremony on Raw Monday night.

-- Smackdown spoilers from San Diego on Tuesday night; notes include Booker over Kane to go to the Money In The Bank Match at Wrestlemania and Rey Mysterio made an appearance.

-- has a "Where Are They Now?" article on Kevin Sullivan; he currently runs a fitness center in Tavernier, Florida and also catches and commercially sells lobsters and attended Superbowl XLI, he's also involved in a film project called Card Subject to Change about independent wrestling and also resides in Whidbey Island which is eighty miles northwest of Seattle, WA.

-- Tazz is back doing a guest host spot on 92.3 Free FM in New York from tonight until Friday from 10PM-12AM. You can call in at 1-800-313-FREE and also listen online at

-- Candice Michelle discusses her eating habits on The Clarion-Ledger's website.

-- Former NFL wide receiver Andre Rison appears on tomorrow night's episode of Impact when Abyss gives him a black-hole slam in the ring. When will TNA stop cross promoting with athletes? Shit don't make no sense~!

-- Tickets for TNA's “Lockdown Fan InterAction” on 4/14 at the St. Louis Airport Hilton go on sale Friday, tickets are $40 at or $50 at the door.

-- Last weekend Kurt Angle & Yuji Nagata defeated Giant Bernard & Travis Tomko at New Japan's Ryogoku Kokugikan show in Toyko. [credit:]

-- Steve Corino appears on The Dark Match tomorrow night at 7PM EST.

-- A huge ROH main event takes place this Saturday night in Chicago as Takeshi Morishima & Nigel McGuinness take on Samoa Joe & Homicide in Joe's final ROH match in the states.

-- There's an article on about Insane Clown Posse's upcoming show at the Agora Theater this coming Monday 2/26 which will also feature wrestlers from their Juggalo Championshit Wrestling promotion.

-- Casey Trowbridge of Old Country Times has opened a new message board, check it out and join today!

-- Professional Athlete Discusses Concussion Dangers

-- Rasslin' with the Devil

-- Travis Vaughn, a U.S Army Specialist who fought in an Iowa Challenge MMA show promoted by Chad Bergmeier died on Sunday in Afghanistan when a helicopter he was aboard crashed due to a mechanical problem.

-- Pride added Sergei Kharitonov vs Mike Russow for its Las Vegas show this weekend, the rest of the card can be seen here and as you can see Travis Wiuff still doesn't have an opponent.

-- Dan Henderson Interview on Pride's website.

-- Tonight Spike replays the Ultimate Fight Night with Assuerio Silva vs. Tim Sylvia at 9PM EST.

-- At 43 years old, Randy Couture says he's ready for Tim Sylvia

-- UFC heavyweight champion Tim (The Maine-iac) Sylvia says bring it on

-- Before you decided to purchase that IFL stock check this article out: Shares of IFLI are trading on hype right now. A lot of people are excited about the potential (including, I suspect, many first-time, young investors), but there are really no fundamentals in existence to justify the stock's valuation. What if IFL is the next WWE? If it is, it is worth less than Mr. Market apparently thinks it's worth now. Wall Street is an expectations game, and the expectations for the IFL couldn't be much higher than they are right now.

-- International Fight League Names Joel Ehrlich Chief Marketing Officer and President of Sales

-- Five Ounces of Pain: Interview with Bas Rutten

-- Romeo martial artist prepares for big fight in Vegas

-- Mayweather mocks 'pussy' De La Hoya
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