Sunday, March 11, 2007

Weekend Wrestling/MMA news & notes

By Art Shimko

-- Sunday is TNA's Destination X pay-per-view at 8PM EST, here's the line-up courtesy of Casey:
*NWA World Title: Samoa Joe Vs. Christian Cage
*Kurt Angle Vs. Scott Steiner
*Elevation X: Rhino Vs. AJ Styles
*Last Rights Match: Sting Vs. Abyss
*NWA World Tag Team Titles: Team 3D Vs. The Latin American Xchange - Ghetto Brawl
*X-division Title: Jerry Lynn Vs. Chris Sabin - 2 out of 3 falls
*Austin Starr Vs. Senshi - you can only win with the Chickenwing.
*Double Bullrope Match: Gail Kim and Petey Williams Vs. Jackie Moore and James Storm
*Voodoo Kin Mafia Vs. Christy Hemme's mystery team
Check the Old Country Times blog on Sunday afternoon for our expanded roundtable preview.

-- Going in Styles

-- High-flying Styles a reluctant X man

-- If you haven't heard it yet Casey and Euan (Old Country Times) and myself did a podcast earlier this week to preview TNA's Destination X pay-per-view , we did it before Thursday night's Impact so there are matches added we didn't get to mention but that doesn't matter. What really matters is the wacky Russo abuse in the middle of the show. ENJOY~!

-- Thursday night I appeared on The Dark Match hosted by James Young for a segment discussing WWE developmental, the women's division, the wrestling scene in Philadelphia and more. You can listen to the show here which also features The Stro and Roddie. Listen to The Dark Match every Thursday night at 7PM EST at

Takeshi Morishima's ROH April schedule:
- April 13th in Long Island: Morishima & Chris Hero vs. Nigel McGuinness & Doug Williams
- April 14th in Edison: Morishima vs. McGuinness for the ROH World Title
- April 27th in St. Paul: Morishima vs. Austin Aries
- April 28th in Chicago: Morishima vs. Shingo

-- Results from Saturday night's CZW show, the best line on the CZWFans message board was posted by someone who attended the show, named on the board efs120, who said I'll be there next month because the top two matches should be a lot of fun, but after that, who knows. Sad state when Zandig is doing the old CZ f'n W on the mic and people are rolling their eyes on the way out the door instead of cheering along with him. Yep, Zandig ALREADY made an appearance right after he retired in December.
- Greg Excellence defeated Asylum in an Ultraviolent Tryout Match
- JC Ryder, Cheech, and Niles Young defeated Eric Tuttle, Javi Air and Andy Sumner and are in contention for a spot at Best Of The Best
- Pandora's Box (Adam Flash and BJ Whitmer w/ Pandora) defeated Justice Pain and Danny Havoc
- BLK OUT defeated Checkmate (Lionel Knight and Christopher Bishop)
- Babyface Fire (Shiima Xion and Jason Gory) defeated Sterling James Keenan and Justin Idol
- Eddie Kingston defeated Hydra
- Eddie Kingston defeated Dave Greco
- Jon Dahmer defeated Eddie Kingston
- Cloudy, Derek Frazier, Jigsaw defeated Ryan McBride, Drew Gulak and Hallowicked and are in contention for a spot at Best Of The Best
- ULTRAVIOLENT TLC MATCH: Vortekz defeated Grim Reefer
- CZW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Justice Pain (c) defeated Sonjay Dutt (w/ Pandora)
- NO ROPE BARBED WIRE MATCH: John Zandig and Toby Klein defeated Mitch Ryder and DJ Hyde

-- Allen Coage, 63; black Olympic medalist in judo, pro wrestler

-- Mick Foley will be signing copies of his new book The Hardcore Diaries at Borders [17636 Garland Groh Blvd.] in Hagerstown, MD on Sunday at 2PM. Call (301) 745-5897 for more info.

-- WWE and AT&T have paired up to present mobile video content, news and a mix of ringtones and graphics. (thanks to Matt Satten)

-- For the week of 2/26-3/4 both hours of Raw scored the top two spots in Nielsen Nielsen Media Research's top 15 shows, hour two aired in 3.99 million homes with 6.19 million viewers and the first hour aired in 3.92 million homes with 6.06 million viewers.

-- J.R.'s latest blog~!

-- WWE holds its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on 5/11 at 10AM at the WWE Television Production Facility [120 Hamilton Avenue] in Stamford, CT. Registration begins at 9AM and seating at 9:30AM.

-- Lashley will be appearing at Skore Lanes [22255 Ecorse Road] in Taylor, MI on 3/31 from 1-3:30PM for a Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraising event, tickets are $50, $100 and $150. Call (313) 291-6220 for more information or log onto

-- IGN: Ashley Massaro Interview

-- WWE body slams TCC-an inside look at a professional wrestling match

-- Jason Cage back in ring after near-death experience

-- Professional wrestlers come to city

-- Five Ounces of Pain: Dana White interview (Part 1 of 2)

-- A new form of boss bashing

-- UFC boxes out spot in sports marketplace

-- FOX takes aim at UFC

-- Noted Quebec hockey enforcer looks to make mark in mixed martial arts

-- Former UFC Fighter Pleads No Contest to Molestation

-- Woman ready to rumble

-- Rodriguez looks to be crowned king of cage

-- World Combat League Names Matthew Ody & Associates to Handle Demand for International Distribution
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