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    Update On Suicide Character, Knockouts In Action (Video), Referee Makes History

    source: www.f4wonline.com — As seen this past Thursday night on iMPACT!, Frankie Kazarian appeared as himself rather than the Suicide character, which seemed to indicate that the gimmick is through. It should be noted that he is still playing the masked character at house shows, but will be appearing as himself on television from this point forward. Though he will no longer play the character on television, TNA plans on continuing the gimmick as they are considering other wrestlers for the role. Also note, TNA has added Kaz to its roster page, with Suicide retained. — TNA referee Mike Posey defeated Alabama Junior Heavyweight Champion Mike Jackson this past Friday…

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    Backstage Details Behind Maria's Release From World Wrestling Entertainment

    sources: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, www.pwtorch.com Maria Kanellis’ release from World Wrestling Entertainment is being seen as a surprise considering that the fans voted her Diva of the Year in an online poll last December not to mention that she will be appearing as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, which debuts in two weeks on NBC. She herself has told friends she was blindsided by the release and that she had no reason to believe it was coming. Her departure was said to be due to management’s negative reaction to an interview she did with The Sun this past January where she said she wasn’t sure how much longer she’d stay…

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    WWE Releasing 26 Different Magazine Covers, Goldust In Line For A Push?, More

    — It appears Goldust may be in line for a renewed push on SmackDown after a stellar outing with Chris Jericho on a recent episode of WWE Superstars as he defeated Money in the Bank participant Dolph Ziggler at last night’s SmackDown live event in Stockton, California. He also gained a victory over Mike Knox on last week’s episode of WWE Superstars. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion praised his match with Goldust on his Twitter account, writing, “I really dug the match with Goldust. He’s in the best shape of his life and is as good as anybody in the WWE. Very underrated..” — Speaking of Goldust, both he and…

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    The John Report: Talking Smack for 03/26/10

    Welcome to the Talking Smack column where I offer up a quick rundown of WWE’s Friday broadcast, Smackdown. I’ll have an explanation about the whole internet hacker situation involving my accounts (and Facebook, where I now have a new account) at the bottom of this. Also explains why the Shawn Michaels column won’t be until next week. I assume some of you don’t care, though, so I’ll put it at the end. This recap is short since Smackdown was about an hour long this week with Axxess footage and video packages filling the show out. For those that have asked I’ll be having a running commentary up on thejohnreport.net during…

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    Early Ratings Numbers For Last Night's WWE Raw & TNA "iMPACT!"

    source: prowrestling.net WWE took a sizable hit in the ratings last night as Monday Night Raw drew a 3.2 cable rating, down from last week’s 3.7 figure. TNA’s iMPACT! scored a 0.9 rating, up from last week’s record-low 0.56 rating. The overrun held its own against Raw as the teased Knockout striptease produced a 1.0 rating. Meanwhile, the NCAA championship game earned its highest television rating since 2005 in the form of a 14.2 fast national rating and 23 share. That’s up 31 percent from the 10.8/18 for North Carolina’s blowout win over Michigan State last year. See pics of Lacey Von Erich & Daffney’s striptease from Impact ->

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    Goldberg Comments On His Celebrity Apprentice Elimination

    Former WWE & WCW Champion Bill Goldberg was eliminated from Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” show last night. He was selected as the team leader for last night’s task, which was creating an image makeover for country music stars Emily West and Luke Bryan. After his team lost, Goldberg was held accountable. Regarding the elimination, Goldberg wrote on Twitter, “If I would have stayed any longer they would have put me in jail for murdering someone,” Goldberg wrote. “Being a contestant just ain’t me. Sorry to let u down.” Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis is still one of the remaining contestants. * MP3: Listen to Maria’s First Music Single Here

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    Impact Wrestling Rebellion PPV set for April

    Impact Wrestling’s next pay-per-view is set for April. During Hard to Kill tonight, it was announced that Rebellion 2021 will be Impact’s next PPV. It’s taking place on Saturday, April 24. Rebellion will be Impact’s second major PPV of 2021. Of note, the logo for Rebellion has an Omega symbol in it. AEW World Champion Kenny Omega made his Impact Wrestling in-ring debut by teaming with Impact Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) against Impact World Champion Rich Swann, Moose & Chris Sabin at Hard to Kill tonight. Omega got the win for his team by pinning Swann after hitting the One Winged Angel. In 2020,…

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    WWE SmackDown Preview For Tonight

    Tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown will feature the debuts of drafted stars Kofi Kingston and Cody Rhodes and the final appearances from Chris Jericho and John Morrison, who are headed to RAW. We’ll also see a #1 contender named for Jack Swagger’s World Heavyweight title and the continuation of Rey Mysterio’s feud with CM Punk and the Straight Edge Society. Here are the matches scheduled for the show: – Kofi Kingston vs. Chris Jericho – John Morrison vs. Cody Rhodes – WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix & Kelly Kelly vs. Michelle McCool & Layla – Rey Mysterio & MVP vs. CM Punk & Luke Gallows We’ll also see appearances…

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    TNA Sacrifice Results – May 16, 2010

    TNA Sacrifice Results Sunday, May 16, 2010 Results by: Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com We get a video package highlighting the main feuds heading in to tonight, as well as the ‘sacrifice’ theme of the show, with many of the competitors talking about what they’re willing to give up to open the show. The pyro hits and Mike Tenay welcomes us to the show. He immediately begins hyping the World Title match between AJ Styles and RVD later tonight in a rematch of the match where RVD won the title. The Motor City Machine Guns’ music hits, and it’s time for the #1 Contender’s match. Beer Money, Inc. vs. The Motor…

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    Speculation On Bryan Danielson's Firing, Bourne Comments On Transition To WWE

    — While Vince McMahon informed Bryan Danielson he was being let go from World Wrestling Entertainment due to choking ring announcer Justin Roberts with a tie, some within the company believe spitting on John Cena was the real reason for his release. McMahon hates spitting and has banned it in WWE’s rings for the past several years. In addition to spitting, McMahon greatly dislikes people smoking cigarettes and sneezing as it’s been noted that if someone near him sneezes, he will lash out at the guilty part for it. On another note, it’s said to be guaranteed that Danielson didn’t spit on Cena without clearing it with him ahead of…