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TMZ.com is reporting that actor Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, who performed in WWE as Zeus and World Championship Wrestling as Z Gangsta, has agreed to plead guilty to a mortgage fraud scheme that cost banks $3.8 million. The 54-year-old actor entered the plea agreement Friday, the same day prosecutors charged him with conspiring from 2005 to 2007 to purchase homes he could not afford and to withdraw more than $1.1 million cash in home-equity loans that were not repaid. According to the plea agreement obtained by TMZ, the No Holds BarredRead More
- Steve Austin’s surgery back in July was full blown reconstructive surgery to repair his ACL and PCL. Austin has reportedly been doing three hours of physical therapy three times a week and is hopeful to be ready for action movie roles again in January. Austin wrestling at WrestleMania 29 is highly unlikely, mainly due to The Rock and Brock Lesnar being booked for the pay-per-view event and the focus wouldn’t be on him as strong as it should. Reports suggest Austin wants to be 100% for a return matchRead More
- We noted before that independent wrestler Scorpio Sky, who was recently featured in TNA as Mason Andrews, was the guy who played Harold in the anger management skits with Daniel Bryan on RAW. The skits were filmed in Los Angeles last week at the WWE tryouts. WWE reportedly used a lot of indy guys as extras so expect to see them over the next two weeks when the skits will be airing. Sky tweeted during the RAW skit last night: “I’m laughin’ straight to the bank with this. HaRead More
- We noted before that it came out Charlie Sheen had a family party the night of SummerSlam that was planned months in advance. While at the party, Sheen was asked about working SummerSlam and joked that it would cost WWE a ton of money to get him to do it. Several WWE sources report that WWE is still interested in getting Sheen to work an angle at a future pay-per-view, possibly WrestleMania 29. – Antonio Cesaro’s WWE United States Title win at SummerSlam was covered as a mainstream storyRead More
- Several of the WWE Superstars and Divas have commented on CM Punk assaulting Jerry Lawler via Twitter and most of them side with Lawler. Michael Cole says the General Managers need to take action for announcers being assaulted lately. Cole tweeted: “I don’t agree with what @jerrylawler says most of the time, but @cmpunk kicking him in the head because he offered an “opinion” was wrong! The gms must take action! Superstars assaulting us for doing our job is a bad precedent. @wwejoshmathews and @jerrylawler need to complain!” –Read More
Coming out of the SummerSlam weekend events in Los Angeles, word from sources is that Steve Austin will indeed be wrestling one more match with WWE but that match most likely will not take place at WrestleMania 29 in 2013. Austin’s final match isn’t expected to happen until WrestleMania 30 in 2014. The story is that Austin won’t come back for anything but a WrestleMania main event. Those familiar with Austin’s situation note that he’s not physically or mentally ready for the match to take place next year. (Source: PWInsider)Read More
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- Injured WWE Superstar Evan Bourne says he is looking forward to challenging new United States Champion Antonio Cesaro upon returning. He tweeted: “Congrats to the new United States Champion @AntonioCesaro! I can’t wait to heal up and challenge you. USA! Chants? Very likely!” – PWInsider reports that WWE stars recorded their voice-overs for the new Scooby Doo movie while in Los Angeles for SummerSlam this past weekend. – Revolver Magazine has named Fozzy’s Sin And Bones their album of the week, Chris Jericho revealed on Twitter today.Read More
- Some of the WWE terms trending on Twitter during SummerSlam were Antonio Cesaro, Scott Armstrong, Intercontinental Title, Zig Zag, Walls of Jericho, Justin Roberts, Michael Cole, Kevin Rudolf, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Brock Lesnar and WrestleMania, among others. – Chris Jericho had a rough time making it to SummerSlam on Sunday. Following a Fozzy gig on Saturday night in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jericho’s flight to Los Angeles was canceled. Jericho ended up driving to Memphis, Tennessee from Little Rock and then catching a flight to Los Angeles in timeRead More
- Shawn Michaels continued tweeting about the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H match after Summerslam. HBK noted that he was going to try and get a WWE satellite truck to his home for RAW so expect him to appear live via satellite. – We noted before that WWE recently reached a settlement with the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) which allows them to use the WWF logo on older footage. WWE did this because of the amount of work and manpower it would take to blur years of footage for theRead More
- Matches from this weekend’s SummerSlam Axxess were Michael McGillicutty over Heath Slater, Brodus Clay over Johnny Curtis, Tamina over Aksana plus tag team action with Darren Young and Titus O’Neil over The Usos. – A new wrestling talk show called WrestleTalk TV is coming to the UK’s Challenge network beginning August 26th at 11pm, right after TNA airs. The show will air every two weeks and their first guest that Sunday is Chris Jericho. – Former WWE women’s wrestler Jazz is now on Twitter at @Phenom_Jazz. – Former WWERead More
- AJ Lee is expected to confront Kane tomorrow night on Raw as a result of the attack on the officials at SummerSlam . AJ sent out a tweet confirming the segment. “Oh, I dont know if I would’ve put my hands on a WWE announcer, Kane. I will deal with you tomorrow on #RAW.” – Despite WWE teasing a possible appearance from Charlie Sheen at tonight’s SummerSlam pay-per-view, he was not at the event in any form. – The announced attendance of SummerSlam 2012 was 17,482. The show wasRead More
- Apparently WWE Champion CM Punk recommended Lilian Garcia for the WWE Hall of Fame at the WWE ’13 roster reveal event in Los Angeles yesterday. A fan wrote kudos to Punk for pushing Lilian for the Hall of Fame. Lilian replied: “That was SO nice of him!!” – WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch says she will be getting out of rehab this coming week. She wrote the following odd message on Facebook this weekend: “hey MINIONS!! ILL BE OUT OF REHAB ON THURSDAY AND BACK ON FBRead More
- WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view takes place from Los Angeles tonight. Remember to join us for live coverage beginning at 7:30pm EST with the pre-show match. – Also tonight is Mick Foley’s comedy show in Los Angeles, right after the pay-per-view. William Regal, Jim Ross and others will be in attendance. If you attend the event, please feel free to send in a report. – Kaitlyn wrote the following about Eve Torres defeating her for the job of Booker T’s assistant on SmackDown: “so close to the asst. GM position lastRead More
- Next year’s WWE SummerSlam will once again take place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. There was a lot of talk at WWE headquarters on Friday that Madison Square Garden could host the event, but the ongoing renovations that prevented NYC from hosting the show this year will be continuing through next summer. – During an interview with Arda Ocal of theScore in Los Angeles, Wade Barrett revealed that he is not 100 percent. Barrett said he still needs a few more weeks to fully recover fromRead More
Wrestling mastermind Paul Heyman has crossed over into another form of social media – WWE’s new video sharing platform, Tout. Heyman Touted his first video on Saturday, checking from Los Angeles with his prediction for Sunday’s Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H match at SummerSlam: Heyman also followed up with this video shortly after:Read More
- WWE is plugging a Tout video from Brodus Clay where they say he is training for a SummerSlam match. The video shows Clay working out in Los Angeles and at the end, he just yells Sandow. We noted before that Clay vs. Damien Sandow was penciled in for SummerSlam but still hasn’t been officially announced. – There are just a handful of tickets left for Mick Foley’s post-SummerSlam comedy event in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Several WWE Superstars and Divas will be in attendance. Foley teased that someRead More
- Two weeks ago, SmackDown General Manager Booker T told Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks to step up. The two appeared on last night’s WWE SmackDown and before their match, came out dressed in suits. The two proceeded to strip off their suits, dance for the fans and went on to defeat two local wrestlers. The crowd boo’d while they danced and the announcers played up how Reks and Hawkins were doing whatever they could to get noticed. – WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth plus Divas ChampionRead More
- Eve Torres defeated Kaitlyn on last night’s WWE SmackDown to become the new Assistant to General Manager Booker T. For those keeping track, Teddy Long’s official title is the Chief Advisor to the General Manager. – Jim Ross was asked to predict the SummerSlam match between Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H. He tweeted: “HHH must avoid kimura. If not, Lesnar wins. It will be physical.” – Former WWE developmental trainer and tag team champion Tom Prichard turns 53 years old today. – Several of the WWE Superstars and DivasRead More
- We’re seeking fan reports from any of the SummerSlam Axxess events in Los Angeles this weekend, including the screening of WWE Studios’ The Day with David Otunga, Randy Orton and others participating. Feel free to e-mail me your reports. – Speaking of Axxess, one match we know will be taking place at today’s event is Brodus Clay vs. Johnny Curtis. That match will take place at 4pm. – While in Los Angeles this week for SummerSlam, Ryback met with a group of five WWE fans at a local Gold’sRead More