Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya’s company ‘Golden Boy Enterprises’ has acquired four periodicals from Kappa Publishing Group, Inc., including Pro Wrestling Illustrated. They also purchased the rights to three boxing magazines in The Ring magazine, KO, and World Boxing. De La Hoya said, “These magazines will be held in an editorial trust where they will be operating totally independent of any influence from me or others from the Golden Boy Companies as it relates to editorial direction or content.” Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said, “The Ring and Pro Wrestling Illustrated brands are, in our opinion, two of the strongest and most recognized brands in their respective fields. We are looking forward to being part of the next chapter of these great titles and are very respectful of the deep history of each.”
Former WWF stars Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and Jim Powers now have pages on MySpace. You can find Beefcake’s page at myspace.com/brutusbeefcake21 and Powers’ page at myspace.com/mrjimpowers.
WWE.com has deleted the article talking about memorable moments in wrestling history involving hard chairshots. The article was posted over the weekend, but quickly pulled, likely due to complaints.