- We noted before that former WWE star Awesome Kong (Kharma) will be returning to the ring on November 17th against Jazz for the Florida Underground Wrestling promotion in St. Petersburg, Florida. On Friday night for the SHINE 5 internet pay-per-view, Kong will team with Jazz to face Mercedes Martinez & Rain. So that will actually be Kharma’s first match since leaving WWE.
– Diamond Dallas Page will receive the Frank Gotch Award at the 2013 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend. The weekend takes place July 12th and 13th, 2013 from Waterloo, Iowa. Chris Taylor, Bill Watts and Ric Flair have already been chosen as the 2013 Class.
– Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy will be bringing back their OMEGA Wrestling promotion, the one they ran years ago, for a “Chinlock for Chuck” event on January 15th, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina at Northern Durham High School. The event will benefit wrestler Chuck Coates, who is battling Hodgkin’s Disease. Jeff, Matt, Shane Helms, Gunner, CW Anderson, Lodi, Christian York and others will be appearing at the event. Visit facebook.com/chinlockforchuck for more information. Here is the event poster: