Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Naomichi Marufuji has been added to ROH’s Toronto debut as well as the company’s return to Manassas, VA, New York City and Detroit, Michigan in late July/early August.
The Associated Press release the following today – ATLANTAâ<80>“The personal doctor to a pro wrestler who killed himself, his wife and their 7-year-old son has pleaded not guilty to a new 175-count indictment charging him with conspiracy and improperly dispensing drugs. Dr. Phil Astin did not attend Monday’s hearing in Atlanta federal court. His attorney, who entered the plea, says in a statement that Astin is not a criminal. The May indictment replaces a seven-count indictment last July and involves 17 patients. Astin was a doctor for wrestler Chris Benoit, who wrestled for Connecticut-based World Wrestling Entertainment. Authorities say Benoit strangled his wife and son, then hanged himself in their home in June 2007. They have said Astin prescribed anabolic steroids to Benoit, but a medical examiner was unable to say if steroids played a role in the killings.
Hulk Hogan will be appearing on Larry King Live on CNN on Tuesday. The preview reads: “His first interview since his son Nick was jailed for critically injuring his friend in an accident. Plus, the shocking jailhouse tapes!”
Former TNA wrestler A-1 has come out of retirement. He wrestled at Emile Dupre’s Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling show in Berwick, Nova Scotia on Saturday. The wrestler formerly known as A-1 now goes under the name “Nature Boy” Buddy Austin. He lost to “The French Phenom” Rene Dupree in the main event.