WWE News Bytes

WWE News Bytes

September 25, 2007

by Sassy

Another Internet Pharmacy Busted

The U.S. Attorney’s office recently busted a St. Louis operation for illegally distributing drugs. The company is Specialty Distribution Systems, Inc. The New York Daily News reported that HGH was sent from Specialty Distribution to an “entertainer/athlete” who is 6’5” and weighs 276 lbs. and to “a well known athlete in Massachusetts”. It is not clear whether they are referring to one individual or two separate individuals. Source: Daniel Pena, www.rajah.com

As the old saying goes –it ain’t over till the fat lady sings – and it looks to me like the old gal is just getting warmed up.

Biggest Illegal Steroid Drug Bust to Date

CNN reports the DEA has made 124 arrests and busted 56 labs in the largest illegal steroid raid in history. “Operation Raw Deal” was conducted over a period of 18 months. Arrests were made in 27 states, and included Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, San Diego, CA, Providence, RI, and Kansas City, MO. The DEA linked illegal raw material being sent from China to the US.  Other countries including China  that cooperated during the investigation were Mexico, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Thailand. Source: www.wrestleview.com. Names of clients have not been released to the public as of this writing but it is being said that athletes and possibly wrestlers, were involved.

Ric Flair Smacks Down Unemployment Rumors

Ric was at the Dover Speedway this weekend for the races.  He publicly proclaimed that he never left WWE and that he will officially be retiring next year.

Smackdown Ratings

Last Friday’s Smackdown did a 2.7 national rating. Source: www.prowrestlingfans.com.

It was noted that the fans continued chants of “We Want Wrestling!” throughout the phony wedding ceremony.

The Latest on Teddy Long

ProWrestlingFans is reporting Teddy suffered a heart attack as a result of hypertension complicated by a dose of Viagra. Just when you think the story lines can’t possibly get worse we get this stupid, really stupid story line.

Harry Smith Debuts in St. Joseph, MO

Harry Smith, son of late superstar Davey Boy Smith, British Bulldog, debuted at the Smackdown/ECW tapings in St. Joseph, Missouri.

CM Punk in the News

CM Punk was featured in the most recent edition of USA Weekend. Punk talked about his love of G.I. Joe. Source: WrestleZone.com.

WWE’s Letter to Former Wrestlers

The letter sent by WWE to former wrestlers regarding rehah and WWE’s willingness to pay for the same can be found here:


Raw Will Ring in the New Year

The Final Raw of 2007, New Years Eve, will be taped December 29, 2007, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Source: www.twnpnews.com.

The Latest on Booker T

ProWrestlingFans reports that Booker T is expected to return to WWE after his 60 day suspension is up.  Both sides are apparently trying to work out a deal.

UWF Capital Punishment II Results: $20,000.00 was raised for the Commonwealth Autism Fund. You can see the results of all of the matches at www.gerweck.net. A round of applause for all the wrestling stars who worked the event.

Where Are They Now?

War Games Matches in Richmond, VA

Team Sgt. Slaughter: Dustin Rhodes, The Steiner Brothers and Team Macktion vs. Team JBL: Steve Corino, Elix Skipper and CW Anderson.  Winner:  Team  Sgt. Slaughter.

D’Lo Brown defeated Abyss.

Ron Simmons also appeared.

Where Are They Now

Joanie Laurer aka Chyna is appearing on Celebrity Rehab scheduled to start October 1.

The Rock will be on Regis and Kelly September 25 and on Conan O’Brien September 27 to discuss his new movie.

The first three seasons of Hogan Knows Best will be released on DVD September 25.

Sean Waltman, former WWE superstar, recently moved with his girlfriend, Ryan Shamrock, also a former WWE superstar, to an apartment in Mexico.  It appears Ryan now works for a Mexican wrestling organization and they moved so she could be closer to her work.

Marcus Cor Von may not be returning to wrestling in the near future.  The rumors are that he took a leave of absence to care for his sister’s children after his sister passed away.  Source: www.wrestling-edge.com. As much as we well miss him in the ring, it is nice to know that he cares about his family.

Hillbilly Jim, Percy Mandoberg, and Billy Joe Shaver appeared on The Moonshine Matinee Report September 22, 2007. Source: Gerweck.net.

ECW Originals will be performing in Top Rope Promotions: A Night of Extreme Professional Wrestling, September 28, 2007, Pal Hall, 31 Franklin St., Fall River, MA.  Further information on the event can be found here: www.topropepromotions.com. Justin Credible, New Jack and Spike Dudley are scheduled to appear.

Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore will do his first interview since leaving WWE on Monday Night Mayhem. For information regarding the interview, go to www.mondaynightmayhem.com.

Dawn Marie is reported to be in talks with TNA about returning to wrestling. Dawn Marie currently works in real estate in the New Jersey area.  Source: www.pwpix.net. I couldn't find the original story but I think WWE released her because she was pregnant.

Nick Hogan’s Driving Records

Two weeks before the accident that seriously injured John Graziano, Nick pleaded No Contest to a speeding charge, was fined $1,000.00 and ordered to attend driving school.

Mike Tyson Pleads Guilty

Mike Tyson has pled guilty to drug possession and driving under the influence stemming from a traffic stop in Scottsdale, AZ last year. Police found cocaine in Tyson’s possession.  Tyson checked into rehab shortly after the incident. Source: www.gerweck.net.

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