For those who read my last Fight Network column, well, Jeff was sent home from Raw last night.
If the Pacman Jones thing isn't nutty enough, we bring you the TNA Impact spoilers.
The Nancy Grace segment on wrestling has been postponed indefinitely. I suspect they'll return to coverage later this month around the time that Vince McMahon actually hands over all of the Wellness documentation to Congress, and certainly if we actually get hearings.
Naturals get a WWE tryout on September 17th. I hope they do my gimmick where they're brought into ECW and called the Major Brothers, and WWE just switches off the teams every week and pretends they're all the same guys.
MUSCLE MILK~! is now an official IFL sponsor.
TUF VI premieres September 19 following a UFC Fight Night Special. Signed thus far are Din Thomas vs. Spencer Fisher, Chris Leben vs. Terry Martin, Junior Assuncao vs. NATE DIAZ~!, Mike Swich vs. Jonathan Goulet, Gray Maynard vs. Joe Veres, Cole Miller vs. Leonard Garcia, and Pete Sell vs. Nate Quarry.
Jimmy Rave suffered a ruptured eardrum this weekend. Guy can't catch a break.
This week's new 25,000-word Figure Four Weekly newsletter is packed with pro-wrestling and MMA news and analysis from around the world! Our cover story looks at the results of the Benoit family toxicology reports and what it all means. We'll look at the drugs that were found in Chris, Nancy and Daniel's systems, what they are used for and what doses they were in. We'll discuss the testosterone vs. steroids debate, what the government says about the issue, and what WWE is trying to claim. We'll break down Chris' T/E ratio, explain what it means, and look at what it would have meant in any other sporting organization in the world that tests for drugs. Also, what the coroner said about Nancy's BAC, what this reveals about the manner of Daniel Benoit's death, what the media wanted to know about the situation, whether or not it was roid rage, WWE's official response to the situation, quotes from other steroid and drug experts as well as the head of WWE's drug policy, the results of Benoit's previous tests, what friends said about his recent steroid use, tons of notes on the media over the past few days, including thoughts on McDevitt and Dr. Black on Nancy Grace and other shows, what Black was trying to claim about replacement therapy and what the truth is, a raid on Dr. Astin's office and what they found, the latest on his case and when it might go to court, tons of notes from the funeral of Nancy and Daniel, who showed up, who did not show up, what people were saying about Vince in the days after the death as compared to what they're saying about him now, what the backstage reaction to toxicology was, what made Vince 1000 times more angry that same day, how the WWE stars were prepped before being sent out, why Vince chose Fit Finlay and others in particular, a real list of dead wrestlers that is not sensationalized like the ones you see on TV, how all these people died and what it shows, a huge rant about Ken Kennedy both in his blog and on TV, the blatant lies he told and what the truth is, Cena also looking bad, update on Olympic ratios, the exact wording of the WWE policy and a look at how similar it is to the NFL policy, Congressman looking into regulation, my thoughts on regulation and whether it's even possible, a look at what would be necessary for it to happen, drug testing in MMA and how it works, more WWE names revealed as patients of Dr. Astin, NFL players also dying young and why, Ted DiBiase speaks out and a look at all that he said, Booker T on Benoit's death, another Benoit story I don't think I've ever told, Angle on the tragedy, notes on what the WWE schedule really is like as opposed to what people are claiming, notes on Benoit's diary that he wrote to Eddy Guerrero, and tons more. The coverage is definitely not slowing down on this story, but we also made room for tons of other non-Benoit-related stories, including a look at the Victory Road PPV, star ratings for all the matches and backstage notes, a blow-up backstage at WWE, what it was about and who calmed Vince down, which writer is getting abused regularly by Vince, new World Champion, the circumstance behind it and what happened, the Smackdown title curse, WWE lawsuit regarding JBL, Mark Henry with some great quotes about life in WWE, Flair off TV, ratings news and notes, UFC and Spike close to huge deal, plans to run another major state, line-ups for a number of upcoming UFC shows, two new stars backstage at TNA Sunday, why one of them is ridiculous this week but it's really no surprise, this person's history of being fired from companies, TNA backstage person released, plans for some babyface and heel turns, big lucha show in LA results, yet another Iron Sheik story, Scott Hall wrestles Carlito this week (seriously), tons of other MMA, indy and Mexican news notes, Vince reviews Florida Brothers Volume I, I review DERBY CITY WRESTLING, the OVW developmental group, full reviews of every major TV show including Raw, Smackdown, and TNA, and TONS more! Of course, as a member you also get full access to ALL new and archived radio shows dating back to 2005, plus all the new and archived (280-plus issues) Figure Four Weekly newsletters dating back to 2001. To sign up, please click here, or PayPal users can use the Quick Buy link at the top of this page to be online within 60 seconds. Rates start at just $7.99 per month (27 cents a DAY), so it's a steal. Thanks for your support!
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