- From Dixie Carter‘s Twitter:
“TNA iMPACT DS and PSP games in stores June 29th.”
- The 6/11 episode of WWE Friday Night Smackdown drew a 1.9 broadcast rating, with 2.81 million viewers.
This week’s episode of WWE Monday night Raw drew a a 3.5 cable rating.
- Kurt Angle was critical about how TNA have been using AJ Styles, during an interview with The Miami Herald. He said:
“I like (creative) to look at an individual and say all or nothing. In other words, push him to the moon or don’t push them at all. No halfway. Let’s ride them as far as you can ride them, and then maybe get somebody else. Once they rise to stardom, God willing, then maybe we can do another one as well. It’s going to take a little time. We need to follow through with our characters. We were getting there with AJ Styles. He was just at that elite status. He was very close. Then we kind of pulled the title off. AJ, in my mind, still is the best wrestler today. His championship run was a little short.”
- Thanks to Nick Noel of WrestlingEpicenter:
Ross Hart told the Calgary Herald that he believes WWE’s “Hart & Soul” DVD was done in good taste. “If (WWE) exploited (Owen’s) name negatively, I can understand but this really was a documentary about the whole family,” Hart told the Calgary Herald in response to the lawsuit Martha Hart filed against the company.
“It was done in pretty good taste, even by WWE standards. Wrestling is what made Owen famous and successful and such a legend and you can’t erase that. As tragic and wrongful as his death was, you can’t erase his legacy and what he accomplished in wrestling.”
Meanwhile, WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt stated that an Ontario court shot down Martha’s attempt for an injunction over the release of the DVD. “Owen Hart was a public figure,” McDevitt said. “His death was widely reported. (Martha) wrote a book about it. Everybody that Owen’s life touched has their right to tell their version of the Owen Hart story and he’s a part of the WWE’s history.” To read the full story, visit CalgaryHerald.com.
The story notes that Martha and Bret Hart were not available for comment. WWE officials have labeled the lawsuit she filed on Tuesday as a political attack on Linda McMahon, who is running for the U.S. Senate. Linda and Vince McMahon are both named in the lawsuit along with WWE.
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