Kyle Gilbertson sent the following: According to IGN.com, THQ announced it would release WWE titles for Nintendo DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 this year.
Chris sent the following: I stumbled onto bestbuy.com and came across an online tournament for Smackdown vs. Raw 2007 for the XBOX 360. One grand prize winner and one first prize winner will get a trip/tickets to WrestleMania 23…among other things.
1PW is in negotiations with Nu-Wrestling Evolution in Italy (Rikishi’s group that Vampiro is the current champion of) to run joint shows.
The AWAStars.com website is saying that they have a number of released WWE stars on board with their “AWA” promotion including Tatanka, Romeo Roselli, Antonio Thomas, Danny Basham, Doug Basham, and C.W. Anderson. However, this promotion has a track record of being incredibly shady, so this could very well be false advertising. This is the same promotion that said back in December that Paul Heyman was joining the promotion after he was removed from ECW programming. However, Heyman is still under contract to WWE and they have no plans to release him anytime soon. Also, AWAStars.com lists Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Jerry Lawler, Bret Hart, Scott Hall, King Kong Bundy and several other big name superstars as being affiliated with them. None of those individuals have ever appeared in the current incarnation of this bush league “AWA” promotion.
In a name from the past, former WWF star Shawn Stasiak worked an indie show for Professional Championship Wrestling (PCW) in Arlington, Texas on 1/27. He wrestled a guy by the name of Shadow in the main event. Shadow kicked a chair into his face and put Stasiak down for the pin. One person in attendance said that Stasiak showed very little ring rust after a virtual four-year layoff. He retired in 2003 to become a chiropractor. WWE let him go on September 27, 2002 and he pretty much stopped wrestling after that.