Wrestling Thursday / June 6
Charlotte, N.C.'s David Baucom has started the NWA Carolinas promotion with former NWA pres Howard Brody as President. Baucom owned NWA Mid-Atlantic, and retained his NWA affiliation when he sold the promotion to Rikki Nelson. Nelson will serve as the Vice-Pres of NWA Carolinas, while maintaining his Mid-Atlantic Ch Wrestling promotion. The three men will present shows in N.C. and S.C. under both banners. There are plans to expand into Va, Ga, Tenn and Ky.
The NWA Board of Directors has issued a statement refuting this story, claiming that Brody has no authority within the promotion and that Baucom did not originate the press release.
- Tonight on WWE Smackdown, taped on Tue night in Oklahoma City : A 20-man Contender's Battle Royal gets down to HHH and Hogan, who are eliminated simultaneously... Billy/ Chuck d Rikishi/ Rico TO WIN THE WWE TAG TITLES... KOTR Qualifier : Val Venis d Christian... Kurt Angle d Hardcore Holly... Torrie visits Maven in the hospital and flirts with him while Tajiri watches... KOTR Qualifier : Chris Jericho d Edge... Farooq d D-von... Tajiri attacks Maven... Lance Storm d Billy Kidman... ME: HHH d Hogan... After the match, The Undertaker interferes... NOTE: Taped off-camera, Hurricane's stalker is revealed to be Tough Enough's Nidia.
- This weekend on WWE Velocity, also taped on Tue night : Test d Randy Orton... The Godfather d Hugh Morrus... Chavo Jr d Funaki... Ivory d Tough Enough's Linda.
- Bobby Fulton had an argument with the promoter and left before the start of the WCEW show this past Sat night in Hamlet, NC.
- Bill Goldberg, on Kansas City, Ks radio yesterday, confirms that he has no plans to return to pro wrestling.
- Vince Mc Mahon guests on WWE Byte This !!! this Fri afternoon.
- The Soprano-like ads for the Mc Mahon family are also running in Chicago.
- Fifth-row seats were available as of Wed for the NWA TNA ppv show in Huntsville on Jun 19. The promotion has signed Rick Steiner.
- Summerslam 2002 may have Vince Mc Mahon taking on Hulk Hogan in a stips match.
- The NWA Board of Directors has given the Jarrett family authority over the NWA World and NWA Tag Titles.
- WWE Live in New York's Madison Square Garden on Sat Jun 29 : ME has Ric Flair and Eddie Guerrero taking on Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan. Tickets remain for the lower arena as of yesterday. The WWE has not sold out MSG for the previous two live shows.
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