Title : NOTES & NEWS FOR FRIDAY 4/27/12
Author : Bob Mulrenin
Date : 04/27/2012 (00:25:18 AM)
“Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan sent in this video promo to send a message to Hammerjack for May 19! http://youtu.be/nWVUbeD6c9c
Nashville’s own Crossfire Entertainment has continued to bring some of the best wrestlers back to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Having put the Mecca back on the map, Crossfire Entertainment will be returning to Nashville on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds and the card announced has been stellar.
Already announced for the main event, in his second visit back to the United States since leaving WWE, former WWE and Japan superstar MVP will be making his Crossfire Entertainment debut against his former tag team partner and bitter rival Matt Hardy. Will these two be able to contain their hatred in the ring or will it spill all over the arena?
Crossfire announced that there will be a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT about the biggest star to ever come to Nashville and Crossfire! Secure your tickets today to find out on May 19!
Maria Kanellis has been bringing in some of the best women wrestlers that are in the sport today. She has signed Reby Sky to take on Crossfire Entertainment’s resident bad girl in Jessicka Havok. Will Havok be able to contain herself or will Kanellis throw another fine and suspension her way?
Having proved himself time and again, Hammerjack will be headed back to the ring against one of the most legendary extreme wrestlers in “The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan. Sullivan is an icon in all facets of wrestling. Will Hammerjack be able to survive in the Tree of Woe and Sullivan’s sadistic style?
The tag team division has continued to bring some of the best matches to the fans of Nashville. After the last two shows, the Diamonds in the Rough have continued to bring the pain to their opponents The Hot Shots. But The Hot Shots, Cassidy Riley and Chase Stevens, are no walk in the park for the Diamonds in the Rough’s David Young and Sigmon. These four men will be returning to the ring to settle a score.
Jerry Lynn and Kid Kash are in the middle of a best of series. The matches between this duo have been some of the best seen in any ring. Nashville fans have seen the best of the best and now who will walk away with the victory and the advantage in the best of series?
Any time a wrestler sees a loser leaves town match on the contract, there is always reflection into the past. Brian Christopher and Wolfie D have come full circle when it comes to any wrestling ring. But now, these two men will find out who will take the victory and send the other out of Crossfire Entertainment with their pink slip.
“King” Shane Williams has shown that he is ready to defend his title as the “King” of Nashville Wrestling with every match that he has. Now, Williams will be facing off against one of Nashville’s fan favorites when Shark Boy makes his return to Nashville. Will the former TNA Superstar take the crown of “King” of Nashville or will Williams continue on his streak?
“The Franchise” Shane Douglas has been a force in Nashville’s own Crossfire Entertainment. He has strived to bring the company to another level and with that advancement, there always comes obstacles. This time, the obstacle is none other than Arrick “The Dragon” Andrews. Andrews, who has been a name in the Nashville area, wants to show that Douglas is just another step in his bright future. But Douglas is a veteran and the author of this game. Who will finally turn tail and leave or will Nashville’s fans see a battle of epic proportions?
Nashville will also see the return of Caleb Konley but he will be facing off against Nashville’s own LT Falk. Also announced, Jimmy Vega$ will be making his debut and the fans will get a meet and greet with wrestling legends in the pre-show.
Card is subject to change.
Tickets for Nashville’s Crossfire Entertainment are available online at www.crossfirellc.vze.com for $15 VIP seats or $10 for general admission. For each ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Doors will open for VIP ticket holders at 5:30 p.m. General admission will be opening at 6:30 p.m. Bell time is 7:30 p.m.
Make sure to get your tickets online or over the phone. They are selling fast and will be gone!
Thanks to Devin
WWE will be holding a Raw & Smackdown Supershow at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana on June 30th, 2012. Bell time is 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale May 12th, 2012 at 10 AM.
TNA will be holding a Basebrawl event on July 21st, 2012 at MCU Park in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets go on sale May 21st, 2012.
TNA will be holding a Basebrawl event at Consol Energy Park in Washington, Pennsylvania on July 28th, 2012.
Thanks to Jeff Sheridan
Dwayne Johnson Joined G.I. Joe To Improve Franchise
Dwayne Johnson signed up for 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' because he thought there was ''room for improvement'' in the franchise after watching 2009's 'G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra'.
Dwayne Johnson signed up for 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' to improve the film series.
The 39-year-old star - who also wrestles in the WWE as The Rock - has joined the franchise as Roadblock, and he thought there was ''room for improvement'' in the movie series after watching 2009's 'G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra'.
He said: ''I was even more than 'Yeah I'm in.' But also too, you wanna be a little bit poised with your excitement at first. When I first heard it, the idea of starring in 'G.I. Joe', first of all you get a second crack at something that is - the franchise is that big, the title is that big, the first one did well [but there was] room for improvement.
''We get a second crack at bat with this; I wanted to grab this by the throat and not let go. The moment I locked in, we all agreed, I'm in.''
Dwayne trained his ''ass off'' to get in shape for the action movie - which sees the G.I. Joe special mission unit go up against a spy who assassinates most of their members - because he was determined to ''pay honour and respect'' to the US military.
He added to Collider.com: ''I trained my ass off for this role, wanted to become Roadblock, wanted to pay homage to the mythology of G.I. Joe, and not only that but then pay honour and respect to our military in a real way where it's gritty and rooted and grounded and boots to the ground, and we're not shooting off lasers and s**t; these are real rounds.
''We wanted to pay homage to and elevate the fantastical side of G.I. Joe with Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow and the incredible ninjas that we have. It was a great blend of worlds, collision of worlds, and when they came to me with the idea of starring in it was like, there's the throat, there's the grab, I'm in.''
Low Ki's Challenge Accepted For Charlotte & Concord
The controversy surrounding Low Ki has been increasing. He started at EVOLVE 10 by saying he was going to "take his profession back" and it blew up at EVOLVE 11 when he had some pointed words towards El Generico after their match.
It continued this past week when Ki sent out a challenge on Twitter @OneWorldWarrior throwing out a challenge for one of the boys to "step up" and wrestle him in North Carolina. Jigsaw, coming off a big win at EVOLVE 10, tweeted @JigsawCHIKARA that he has "been known to "step up" when the time calls for it."
We can confirm now that it will be Low Ki vs. the popular Jigsaw on May 11th in Charlotte, NC. Go to www.DGUSA.tv for building and ticket info. You can pre-order the live iPPV of this event now at www.WWNLive.com with three different pricing options.
In a surprise, Jon Davis called the EVOLVE office this week and demanded a match vs. Ki. It has been officially signed. It will be Low Ki vs. Jon Davis on May 12th in Concord, NC. Ticket and building info is at www.DGUSA.tv. This event will also be on live iPPV at www.WWNLive.com and you can pre-order it now with three different pricing options.
This makes the EVOLVE doubleshot in North Carolina the toughest weekend of Jon Davis' life. It will be Davis vs. Fit Finlay in Charlotte and Davis vs. Ki in Concord. It really doesn't get any bigger than that.
"It's do or die time," Davis said. "I beat all three members of D.U.F. and won that feud. I went toe-to-tie with Akira Tozawa. Now is the time for me to reach the next level of my career. Having good matches isn't enough anymore. Showing potential doesn't mean anything. I have to defeat the greatest and I will in North Carolina."