PWI 500 List
WWE Talent and the number
they are ranked:
King Booker - ?
I added him here since no one is sure if he is staying.
Ric Flair - ? I added him here because WWE still considers him an
The Great Khali
Jimmy Wang Yang
124. Super Crazy
135. Trevor Murdoch
137. Lance Cade
148. The Miz
157. Hardcore Holly
162. Charlie Haas
172. Cody Rhodes
182. Tommy Dreamer
184. Mark Henry
212. Jamie Noble
214. Dave Taylor
220. Mike Knox
234. Robbie McCallister
240. Rory McCallister
245. Val Venis
255. Big Daddy V
256. Hacksaw Jim Duggan
264. Balls Mahoney
266. Stevie Richards
268. Shannon Moore
271. Brett Major
273. Brian Major
275. Rob Conway
281. Jerry Lawler
312. Festus Dalton
336. Matt Stryker
The above are chose by
win-loss ability, technical ability, influence on the sport, success against the
highest grade of competition, success against the most diverse competition, and
In Memory of Sherri
has posted that WWE paid for Sherri Martell’s funeral and Booker T, who was
managed by Martell at one point in his career, paid for the stone to mark her
grave. Source: Keelan Balderson.
HBO Special: “Real
Sports With Bryant Gumbel”
I couldn’t find anyone I
knew who subscribes to HBO, therefore, I did not get to see the show.
www.rajah.com has a recap of the show
available for the rest of the fans who were left out.
The segment was called
“The Life” and it was a follow up to a piece done four years ago. Marcus
“Buff” Bagwell and Del “The Patriot” Wilkes were both interviewed for
the show and a clip of Vince McMahon’s 2003 temper tantrum was shown.
I wonder if they asked
Vince to do an interview on this segment?
Another Drug Pushing
Dr. John Todd Miller of
Tampa, FL will serve 18 months in federal prison for conspiring to dispense
steroids to a teenage inline skater. Former WWE patients of Miller named were
Billy Kidman, Hector Guerrero, Danny Spivey and Paul “Big Show” Wight.
Kidman stated that the late Brian “Crush” Adams referred him to Miller. Even
worse than another bad doctor? The
kid’s Dad was in on getting the steroids too! Source: ProWrestlingFans.com.
Monday Night Raw Numbers
Monday Night Raw Numbers
PWInsider tells us that Raw
last Monday did a 3.3 cable rating which is way down from the 3.9 the week
LordsofPain.net report last
weeks Smackdown did a 2.6 broadcast rating.
reports this weeks ECW did a 1.4 cable rating.
Fan Dies at ECW/Smackdown
Police in Atlanta, GA
report that a fan fell from a walkway and died.
The fan had a WWE ticket in his/her possession.
No other details were made available. Source: ProWrestlingFans.com. Read
the story here:
Punjabi Prison Match
Announced for No Mercy
Batista and the Great Khali
will be facing each other in a Punjabi Prison match. Other matches confirmed for No Mercy will be Triple H vs.
Umaga and John Cena vs. Randy Orton in a Last Man Standing match. No Mercy will
be held October 7, 2007, at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL.
CM Punk New WWE Cover
CM Punk is on the cover of
the Fall Preview edition of WWE Magazine.
WWE and Y2J
Chris Jericho has been in
talks with TNA and WWE. Unless his
showmanship has hit the skids, he is a keeper. Since Chris spent his career
previously with WWE, it would surprise me to see him on TNA, however, I have
learned to never say never.
Randy Orton’s Mental
Irv Munchnik, author of the
book “Wrestling Babylon” indicates well placed sources in the WWE have told
him Randy Orton attempted suicide earlier this year. He also mentions the fact
that Orton was not disciplined when his name came out on the Signature Pharmacy
client list. Source: Tim Brown, www.prowrestlingfans.com.
I reported this because the story is out there but please understand this
is RUMOR until we know the facts.
And we already have an
updated Bob Orton, Jr., Randy’s Dad is claiming this story is false and that
he has spoken to Randy who says he has no idea how the story started.
Irv says that he believes the story is true but that the date would have
been in 2006 after Orton was in trouble twice with WWE. Irv again brings up the
fact that Orton was not suspended during the Signature Pharmacy bust even though
the last date Orton was said to have received anything from Signature would have
been in 2007. Source: www.wrestling-edge.com.
If this matter wasn’t so
serious, the following slip up would be hysterical. One website posted that Randy Orton committed suicide earlier
this year. Gee, we didn’t know
WWE taped shows that far in advance.
Note to Bob, Jr.: I
don’t know whether Irv has proof of this beyond a shadow of a doubt, but if
there is even an inkling of truth to this story, whether it was on purpose or an
accident, make sure your son gets the help he needs. You better than anyone should know that you can’t wait
around for your employer to take action. Better
to have a non wrestling son than no son at all, if you get my meaning.
Sonny Sakai Regarding
Release from WWE
Sakai issued a statement
regarding his release from WWE indicating that he had personal problems at home
and that his family comes first. Source:
Monday Night Raw News
It was reported that
Security was taking signs, and going after anyone taking cell phone pics or
videos. The heat matches included
Hardcore Holly vs. Roughhouse O’Reily, KC James vs. Cody Rhodes, Johnny
somebody vs. Ron Simmons, and the Highlanders vs. London & Kendrick.
After the show went off the air, Cena and Orton had another go around
with the ring still not hooked up. Source: www.wrestlezone.com.
Unbelievable! We had to watch all
that writers crap, promos for Austin’s movie, and more writers crap when we
could have been seeing real matches on Monday night? This must be the reason
remote control television was invented
Raw creative team member,
Ed Koskie, played the part of Hornswoggle’s almost adoptive Dad on Monday
The Naturals May Be
Seeking Independent Bookings
It is being said that The
Naturals misstep in placing news on their website regarding a WWE tryout before
it actually happened, cost them a shot at WWE fame. Andy Douglas and Chase
Stevens previously worked for TNA. Source: Ryan Clark, Pro Wrestling Fans.
Is Snitzky MIA?
Daniel Pena at Lords of
Pain reminds us that Snitzky has not been in action in a WWE ring since the
Signature Pharmacy client list made the news.
Paul Heyman left WWE
quietly this week. I can honestly
say there is no ECW in WWE and it breaks my heart that Heyman did ANYTHING
And Yet Another Release
WWE has released Marcus Cor
Von. Marcus had been on an extended
leave of absence due to a family emergency. Note from Marcus fans:
We are glad that you chose family over your career and hope to see you
back in the squared circle again someday soon.
Where’s Rick Flair?
There is no word yet on Ric’
WWE employment status. Currently
Ric has been working hard on his finance company. Source: www.thebalrogslair.com.
Reported Injury on Raw
It was reported that
Hacksaw Jim Duggan suffered a leg injury on Monday Night. Source: www.prowrestlingfans.com.
Vince’s Son, Mr.
The rumors are flying
across the Internet that Hornswoggle will be McMahon’s son only until Mr.
Kennedy is back from his 30 day suspension.
That makes complete WWE sense. Hornswoggle
was not suspended for drug use, Kennedy was.
Let’s get together and reward Kennedy for not only being on Signature
Pharmacy’s client list but being brazen enough to go into interviews bragging
about never using drugs prior to being caught.
Maybe Mr. Kennedy truly is a McMahon after all.
New Territory for WWE
WWE has given approval for
a U.K. territory but it will be a developmental territory such as Ohio Valley
Wrestling or Florida Championship Wrestling. Source: www.rajah.com.
The first Diva has been
eliminated from competition. Naomi Kirk is gone. Source: Pro Wrestling Fans.
WWE will be in Rutherford,
NJ on December 7, 2007, for a house show. Tickets go on sale October 13.
Rey Mysterio’s DVD:
Biggest Little Man will be released October 23, 2007.
It is a 3 disc set.
All house shows, pay per
views, merchandise, and wrestler bios can be found by logging onto www.wwe.com.
UXW Wrestling will be in
Orlando, FL on September 29, 2007 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds Pavilion,
4603 West Colonial Drive. Scheduled to be on the card: Sabu vs. Steve Corino,
D’Lo Brown vs. Vordell Walker. For more information, go to www.uxwwrestling.net.
Chyna appeared on Nancy
Grace last week discussing the recent suspension of wrestlers on the Signature
Pharmacy client list. It is
reported that she appeared clean and sober, unlike her recent appearance on the
Howard Stern show. Source: www.24wrestling.com.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
called into the Joe McConnell Experience on KLAC AM 570 to discuss his movie,
The Condemned, and the DVD that is being released.
You can hear the interview by downloading it from this site:
Rob did an interview that
can be checked out here: www.BetweenTheRopes.com.
Looking for Dawn Marie?
No Longer Stone, Just Steve
Brett The Hitman Hart Book
Brian Pillman Memorial Show
Mexicools Not So Cool
Juventud Guerrera worked an
interview and talks about his problems with WWE, Super Crazy and Psychosis. You
can read parts of the interview here: http://www.angrymarks.com/news/View.php?ArticleID=2037.
Booker T’s PWA
reports PWA Wrestling will be at The Bella Aida Gardens, 9371 Richmond Avenue,
Houston, TX , September 22, 2007, at 7 PM.
Booker T and Sharmell will be in attendance.
PWA will be at the Pasadena
Convention Center on October 14, 2007.
Ring of Honor
Friday, September 21, The
Dish Network and TVN Cable Systems will air ROH’s PPV “Driven”.
Jimmy Rave, of TNA, is listed on the card. For information: www.rohwrestling.com.
Nick Hogan Reports on
Nick posted a report on the
Supra site regarding John Graziano. He
tells everyone that John is expected to make a full recovery and that Nick was
wearing his seat belt which is why his injuries were minimal but that John was
not wearing a seat belt. According
to Nick’s report, John is no longer taking the drug to keep him in a medically
induced coma. Source: Steve Gerweck, gerweck.net.
Tampa Bay’s News 10
reports that Nick’s attorney, Barry Cohen, has backed out of representing
Nick. No charges have been filed in the accident that critically injured John
Graziano. No reason for the
attorney exiting as attorney for Nick.
Brutus Beefcake is
Outraged at Nick Hogan Media Coverage
And he wrote a letter to
The Winchester Star to say so. You
can read the letter here: http://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2007/919/hulk_hogan_303164.shtml.
What I see as “outrage” is in the comment regarding Poor Nicky and not
John Graziano who suffered life threatening injuries.
You can read the interview
Konnan discusses his time
with TNA but he also discusses WWE and the ongoing drug investigation.
Hall of Fame 2008 Names
Ric Flair, Rick Rude, Ted
Dibiase, Gordon Solie, Bob Uecker, Mae Young, and the Von Erichs. Source: www.prowrestlinfans.com.
Phil Astin’s Criminal
A pre-trial conference in
the criminal case of Phil Astin, pill pusher of the wrestling stars, has been
scheduled on September 27, 2007.