Monday news: Raw preview, Trish, Forbes list, Rey de Reyes, Kidman, more




By Dr. Bryan Alvarez

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- Raw tonight will be built around a HHH/John Cena contract signing for the WrestleMania main event. So far, this feud has been the very definition of underwhelming. Probably lots of build towards Saturday Night's Main Event (speaking of underwhelming). Shelton also defends the IC Title against Rob Van Dam, which has the potential to be good, or a real train-wreck.

- Billy Kidman will be working the April 30th FWA show in the UK, supposedly using that name, though WWE might have something to say about that.

- Rey de Reyes (King of Kings) results from March 10th in Mexico at Centro de Convenciones de Ciudad Madero: Bulldozer & Darling Boy & Guerrillero beat Los Ku Klux Klan I y II & Loco Castillo; Los Diabolicos (Angel Mortal & Mr. Condor & Gallego) defeated Laredo Kid & Nemesis & ?; Camaro & Dynamite Kansai & Chikayo Nagashima & Mika Nishino & Mayumi Ozaki beat Cinthia Moreno & La Diabolica & Lola Gonzalez & Tiffany & Martha Villalobos by DQ; Charly Manson & Electroshock & Hator & Cassandro defeated El Angel & Rey Cometa & Zorro & Pimpinela Escarlata; Imagen contra Imagen: Intocable battled Alan Stone to a no contest when Alan had to be stretchered out after botching a dive; Torneo por la Rey de Reyes: Vampiro pinned Cibernetico to win the Rey de Reyes. Order of Elimination: Los Guapos VIP (Scorpio Jr./Shocker/Zumbido)/Konnan/Ron “The Truth” Killings/Samoa Joe by DQ after excessive punishment to Chessman by Killings/Chessman & Muerte Cibernetica/Octagon & La Parka Jr. [Thanks to Kris Zellner]

- Results of last week's PPV poll for UFC: Thumbs up 63.2%; Didn't see the show 23.7%; Thumbs in the middle 10.5%; Thumbs down 2.6%. We've got a TNA poll up right now. Thanks to everyone who voted.

- New Forbes 500 came out and both Vince McMahon and Ted Turner are long gone from the list. Vince actually hasn't been an evil billionaire for years.

- Trish is in the new Maxim.

- From the promoters: Tickets are on sale today for UWF/TNA Wrestling shows April 14 at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia and April 15 at Fluvanna High School in Palmyra, Va. The April shows feature the UWF debuts for NWA Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage, the new TNA X-Division Champion Christopher Daniels, and Samoa Joe. Also returning to UWF action is A.J. Styles, Team 3-D, and many others. Visit www.uwfusa.com for event and ticket information.

- The fallout from WWE in Manila continues

- Caged gladiators do battle - and Mike Tyson referees

- Steroid "rage" may be lasting, but reversible

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