UFC/WWE, HOF Notes, Austin, & More News

Ryan Clark


With UFC already in HD, there was internal talk of targeting next year’s Wrestlemania to debut WWE in HD. WWE’s first experiment with HD included a few glitches such as being able to hear wrestlers call spots. WWE is planning another round of HD testing. The CW Network is ready for Smackdown to go HD, while USA won’t be ready for HD until next year.

The 3/31 WWE hall of fame ceremony at the Fox Theater in Detroit, MI lasted three hours, and was heavily edited for television.

About 4,000 fans attended the hall of fame ceremony. There was a chant of “wifebeater” directed at Steve Austin, and “colon cancer is a slobberknocker” towards Jim Ross.

Ted DiBiase Jr. made his Pro Wrestling NOAH debut in Japan earlier this month.

According to government documents, additional wrestlers have been linked to Dr. David Wilbirt of Phoenix. Sports Illustrated had previously published such names as Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio Jr. as wrestlers that were prescribed steroids by Wilbirt. In addition, Jon Heidenreich, Matt Bloom (Giant Bernard, A-Train) and Jon Hugger (Johnny Stamboli) were sited in the documents for having been prescribed steroids.

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