Shelton Benjamin leaves ROH:
Although he denied being contacted by WWE, Shelton Benjamin return rumors have resurfaced now that his ROH deal is through.
According to the Wrestling Observer Benjamin requested his release to pursue WWE negotiations.
This doesn’t mean he’s immediately leaving ROH, but is no longer contractually restricted from jumping ship.
As previously reported WWE are looking to re-sign former stars that are young enough to perform good matches and put over the next generation of talent.
“There is a very likely possibility, I feel like I’ve got some unfinished business there,” said MVP.
“I would say there is a very realistic chance if it’s up to me barring injury or any unforeseen circumstances, before it is all said and done I will probably show up in a WWE ring again.”
Slammy Awards voting fixed:
As with most of WWE’s voting gimmicks, this year’s WWE Slammy Awards are strongly suspected of being rigged.
Despite plugging the WWE App for voting, the winners envelopes were placed on the podium before the segments took place, while people were still voting. At no point did they display percentages or voting numbers.
There’s no way the company could have produced winner envelopes so quickly if voting was legitimate.
Most likely the winners were decided long in advance and stars like Flair were informed in the back. The envelopes were just props.
When Wrestling was Golden:
The UK’s BBC have produced an excellent documentary on the rise and fall of British professional wrestling.
When Wrestling was Golden: Grapples, Grunts and Grannies, looks at the sport’s semi-legitimate beginnings, it’s outlawing by the Government, re-emerging as a TV staple, and its demise at the hands of snobby executives that saw it as low brow and unmarketable.
UK viewers can watch the documentary online through the BBC iPlayer service.
Timeshift turns back the clock to a time when villains wore silver capes, grannies swooned at the sight of bulky men in latex and the most masculine man in the country was called Shirley. In its heyday, British professional wrestling attracted huge TV audiences and made household names of generations of wrestlers from Mick McManus and Jackie ‘Mr TV’ Pallo to Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy. With contributions from inside the world of wrestling and surprising fans such as artist Peter Blake, this is an affectionate and lively portrait of a lost era of simpler pleasures, both in and out of the ring.
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