Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Fans may not have seen the last of Kevin Nash in TNA Wrestling as both sides are negotiating a new contract. His old deal expired last week. — Regarding TNA Wrestling’s recent acquisition of...

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World Wrestling Entertainment officials had discussed releasing Matt Hardy from his contract weeks before it was officially granted last Friday. There were some in WWE who wanted Hardy gone as soon as he requested his...

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Several WWE stars have privately indicated in recent weeks that they are contemplating leaving the organization—and the wrestling business altogether—once their current contracts expire. Edge, who’s current deal with World Wrestling Entertainment expires in two...

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— Among those discussed this past week for induction into the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame were Bill Goldberg, Lex Luger and Ron Simmons. Also under consideration for induction into the Hall is that of...

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— In an update on the condition of Patrick Henry, older brother of WWE Superstar, Mark Henry, doctors have taken him off the medication that was keeping him in a coma and he is expected...

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— TNA Wrestling’s decision to turn Jeff Hardy heel was made approximately seven weeks ago. The creative department felt that it was adamant that the group Abyss had been referring to as “they” for the...

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— Following Monday’s Raw, one spot remains for Team Raw for the WWE Bragging Rights Tag Team Match at WWE Bragging Rights. The remaining spot was tabbed for Mark Henry, and may still be, but...

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— According to today’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Sting is “expected to be gone” from TNA Wrestling following this week’s set of television tapings, which were completed yesterday in Orlando, Florida. The multi-time champion is limited...

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— It has been confirmed that The Great Khali will appear on the ongoing fourth season of the Indian version of television reality show Big Brother, Bigg Boss. The WWE Superstar will be introduced as...

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— Based on the initial advertisement that was cut for Bragging Rights, the original plan was for John Cena and Big Show to be the respective captains of Raw and Smackdown. — In attendance notes,...

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— Christian’s surgical procedure two weeks ago to repair a torn pectoral muscle was the first operation he had ever endured. Like most WWE performers, he had the surgery performed in Birmingham, Alabama by famed...

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— Former WWE talent Ed Leslie (a/k/a Brutus Beefcake) said on the Miami sports talk radio show The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz Friday that he’s joining Hulk Hogan in TNA Wrestling. He noted...

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— WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk, 66, has agreed to wrestle in a Legends Battle Royal at the WrestleReunion event taking place this January in Los Angeles, California. (source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter) — Former...

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source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — Today is former WWE Women’s Champion The Kat’s birthday. She turns 40 years old. — It was reported Sunday that WWE performer Taryn Terrell (a/k/a Tiffany) had been cleared of...

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source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — WWE has discussed turning Kaval heel and having him feud with Rey Mysterio early next year. When the NXT season two winner was initially signed, Mysterio was one of the...

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source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — Regarding WWE’s overall reaction to less than stellar television ratings in recent weeks, many are not worried. However, a number of people are butting heads over the company’s creative direction...

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sources: Pro Wrestling Torch, Wrestling Observer Newsletter — Cody Rhodes’ lack of major push is said to be attributed to Vince McMahon’s lack of faith in the second generation wrestler. “Cody Rhodes is capable of...

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