Wrestling Friday / May 17
NWA TNA will debut on ppv on Wed Jun 19. The program will showcase the National Wrestling Alliance on a weekly basis, originating from a different arena every other week. The debut show comes from the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. Tix for the event go on sale tomorrow morning @ 10:00 local time. Jeff Jarrett will be on hand to sign autographs.
- Country music's Toby Keith and NASCAR's Sterling Martin will appear on the debut NWA TNA broadcast on Jun 19.
- Former Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling President and owner Shoichi Arai was found dead Thur, along with a suicide note, in Mizumoto Park in Tokyo.
- The May 20 issue of Time features the first-ever obituary of a pro wrestler in the magazine, Lou Thesz.
- Ohio Valley TV taping, this past Wed night : Benjamin/ Redd Dogg d Magnus/ Jeter... Nova d Prototype... O'Haire d Dinsmore... TP Trash d Conway.
- Ray Lloyd, aka Glacier in WCW, is now a high school Social Studies teacher @ Lassiter High in Marietta, Ga. Dusty Rhodes has a son who attends the same school.
- WWE and UPN confirm that WWE Smackdown will return to the network for a fourth season this fall.
- Poor tix sales have forced the cancellation of WWE in Baton Rouge on Jun 1.
Wrestling Thursday / May 16
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