Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Cabana signs with WWE, UFC-Mania on TV this week, Lashley saluted, WSX update, Jacobs at IWA, Serra article, IFL, more

By Art Shimko

-- Colt Cabana has signed with WWE thus his final date with ROH will be 4/28 in his hometown Chicago facing Adam Pearce. "For the past four and a half years the only consistent thing in my life has been ROH," Cabana said. "ROH has been my home and family. The Chicago show on April 28th is not going to be a farewell, but a celebration. We are going to celebrate how great ROH is and will continue to be. It's not going to be a good bye, its going to be a "Seeya later". Thanks for all the good time, and great memories!" During his ROH run, which began in 2002 at Philadelphia's Murphy Rec Center with best friend and current ECW wrestler CM Punk, Cabana has been ROH Tag Team Champion twice with Punk and has been involved in many great moments with the promotion including his heated feud with Homicide and the recent great angle with Lacey and Jimmy Jacobs. Let's hope Cabana gets to display his unique sense of humor and excellent ring work in the big leagues.

-- Lots of UFC programming on Spike this week:
- Tonight: Unleashed from 9-11PM EST
- Wednesday: UFC 69 Countdown: St-Pierre vs. Serra @ 10PM EST and UFC All Access: Georges St-Pierre @ 11pm EST
- Thursday: Unleased @ 6 and 7PM EST; Fight Night LIVE @ 8PM EST; The Ultimate Fighter 5 Premiere @ 10PM EST; All Access: Georges St-Pierre replay @ 11PM EST
- Saturday: All Access: Georges St-Pierre replay @ 11:30AM EST; UFC 69 Countdown: St-Pierre vs. Serra replay @ 6PM EST

-- Bobby Lashley is on the cover of this month's Salute magazine.

-- Last week Linda McMahon was at a presentation in Washington, DC that honored first lady Laura Bush with a a lifetime achievement award from the USO of Metropolitan Washington. Linda presented the first lady a championship title belt that read “USO Champ: Laura Bush” beforehand.

-- WWE The Music: Vol. 7 is now available on iTunes.

-- MTV doesn't plan on airing the tenth and final episode of WSX as they treated the 3/13 airing of episode nine during a marathon as the final episode. Unless the WSX wrestlers' contracts are extended to 6/13 it looks as if those on the roster will become free agents as seen with the recent signing of Colt Cabana (Matt Classic) to WWE. [source: www.pwinsider.com]

-- IFL this Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT @ 8PM EST:
- Dragons [coach: Carlos Newton] vs Scorpions [coach: Don Frye]:
- Wagnney Fabiano vs. Santino Defranco (155 lbs.)
- Gideon Ray vs. Gabe Casillas (170 lbs.)
- Brent Beauparlant vs. Seth Baczynski (185 lbs.)
- Wojtek Kaszowski vs. Mike Whitehead (205 lbs.)
- Rafael Custodio vs. Chad Griggs (265 lbs.)

- Pitbulls [coach: Renzo Gracie] vs Wolfpack [coach: Matt Lindland]:
- Erik Owings vs. Ryan Schultz (155 lbs.)
- Delson Heleno vs. Mike Dolce (170 lbs.)
- Fabio Leopoldo vs. Gerald Harris (185 lbs.)
- Jamal Patterson vs. Matt Horwich (205 lbs.)
- Bryan Vetell vs. Devin Cole (265 lbs.)

-- Jimmy Jacobs takes on The Barbarian this Friday at IWA Mid-South in Plainfield, IN

-- Flashy Wrestling Shows Grab the World by the Neck and Flex

-- Women’s wrestling: dirty business

-- That's what I call entertainment!

-- 20 years of dorkdom

-- THQW smacks down wrestling game

-- Serra revels in the underdog role in preparing for St. Pierre
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