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Posted On January 27, 2011By StaffIn News

Mason Ryan’s Hometown Upset He’s Billed From Another City

WWE newcomer Mason Ryan (real name Barry Griffiths) was born in Gwynedd, Wales, however WWE bills him as being from Cardiff, Wales. According to the UK’s Daily Post newspaper, Ryan’s hometown isn’t happy about being snubbed by WWE. The chairman of Porthmadog Town Council calls WWE’s decision to not acknowledge them as a great disappointment. “We are very proud of him and all he has achieved in his profession, so it is a great disappointment that he is not being promoted as from this area.” Ryan’s father Malcom also expressedRead More
– “Superstar” Billy Graham, 67, is suffering from Third stage liver disease. A new drug developed in Wales that the Indiana University School of Medicine has picked up on has stopped Hepatitis C—which has caused Graham’s liver issues—in the majority of cases. However, it is not expected to be approved by the FDA until November 2011. The WWE Hall of Famer has already made arrangements for a cemetery plot in Phoenix, Arizona which would be very close to that of Eddie Guerrero’s, a former friend of his. — Luke Gallows,Read More

Posted On November 18, 2010By StaffIn News

Val Venis-WWE Update, Raw Attracting Older Audience, More

– Attendance figures for initial shows of WWE’s European tour were: Nov. 5 in Cardiff, Wales, was 4,900 (sold out) for $311,003; Nov. 6 in Birmingham, was 10,533 paying $578,608; Nov. 7 in Nottingham was 6,885 paying $331,744; Nov. 7 in Glasgow was 5,050 (sold out) paying $361,344. — Thirty percent of viewers of recent episodes of Monday Night Raw have been over the age of fifty. — Sean Morley (a/k/a Val Venis) will not be returning to WWE as a performer. He was on hand for the company’s “OldRead More

Posted On November 8, 2010By StaffIn News

News & Notes From WWE Smackdown’s European Tour

- Goldust had a scare over the weekend at the Raw show in Cardiff, Wales. He suffered an eye injury during his match with Ted DiBiase which required some stitching. He was sent to the local hospital and at one point doctors were debating whether or not to perform minor surgery. Despite the injury he worked the next night with DiBiase in Birmingham. – Rey Mysterio came to Europe for the tour despite not being cleared to wrestle. They are doing an injury spot following his entrance, so he’s notRead More
– Goldust noted today on Twitter that he received stitches to his eye after suffering an injury during his match last night in Cardiff, Wales with Ted DiBiase. — WWE Chief Operating Officer Donna Goldsmith said at Thursday’s investor conference call to company stockholders that sales of Nexus merchandise have increased since John Cena joined the pack. — The WWE website has released a soundboard highlighting NXT Rookie Diva Aksana’s most memorable remarks to date on NXT, such as “Billion Dollar Baby,” “Aksana Here Not By Mistake,” and “She LovesRead More
– Wade Barrett’s father was in attendance at last night’s Raw live event in Cardiff, Wales, which saw the leader of The Nexus lose to Randy Orton, with John Cena serving as special guest referee. Barrett attended high school in Cardiff. — Edge has missed the first shows of SmackDown’s live event tour of Europe to film the third season finale of Syfy’s Sanctuary. He will play the role of “an abnormal” named Thelo, with the episode scheduled to air in spring 2011. — Goldust suffered an injury to hisRead More