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ROCK SAYS HE'S GETTING 'FURIOUS' SPINOFF, RVD TALKS, BIG WEEKEND IN CALI AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-03-21 18:20:20
Online now in the PWInsider Elite section is a new interview with Rob Van Dam discussing his appearances at Wrestlecon for Legends of the Ring, why he's so impressed with the event, his thoughts on the insanity that now sprouts up around Wrestlemania, all the side projects he's working on (and there's about a million), whether these projects take away from his passion for the business or rejuvenate it, where his head is regarding the business right now, choosing to walk away from every major promotion, whether Triple H running WWE hurts his chances of returning there, thoughts on Triple H, getting to wrestle Jerry Lynn again, Lynn's retirement, thoughts on Booker T being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, why he feels being a non-conformist has hurt him in the business, the idea that the Internet thinks RVD is "too old" to wrestle, a conversation he once had with Bruce Prichard about stepping up in WWE, the era of his career he gets recognized the most from, why he thinks Paul Heyman utilized him better as an asset than anyone else, why there is still a fascination with ECW, reuniting with Sabu, why people should stop trying to recreate it and tons more! A great discussion you can check out by signing up for Elite by clicking here.

The Rock has been making the promotional rounds for the new "Fast & Furious" film and noted a spinoff film for his character is in the works:

Rock is currently bulking up for his role as Hercules, which he will shoot after Wrestlemania. Ian McShane and Joseph Fiennes have both signed on for the picture as well, which is being directed by Brett Ratner.

Tommy Dreamer announced that due to the amount of fake accounts out there, he has launched an official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheTommyDreamer.

The GLOW documentary aired earlier this week on the LOGO Network. It's a damn great documentary, much better than you will expect going in. There's some really touching stuff with Mt. Fiji. The film will be released on DVD on 3/26.

This is a pretty big weekend for indy wrestling in California. On Friday & Saturday, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla will be holding their All Star Extravaganza weekend in Reseda, CA with a pair of awesome lineups.

Friday 3/22:
*Guerrilla Warfare Match: Sami Callihan vs. Drake Younger
*AR Fox & Samuray Del Sol vs. Inner City Machine Guns (Rich Swann & Ricochet)
*Roderick Strong vs. Trent? (Baretta)
*Future Shock (World Champion Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly) vs. Unbreakable F'N Machines (Brain Cage & Michael Elgin)
*Paul London vs. Kevin Steen
*Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor vs. PWG Tag Team champions The Young Bucks
*Eddie Edwards vs. Jay Lethal

Saturday 3/23:
*PWG champion Adam Cole vs. Winner of Sami Callihan vs. Drake Younger on Night One
*PWG Tag Team champions The Young Bucks vs. DojoBros (Eddie Edwards & Roderick Strong)
*AR Fox vs. Kevin Steen
*Inner City Machine Guns (Rich Swann & Ricochet) vs. Unbreakable F'N Machines (Brian Cage & Michael Elgin)
*Kyle O'Reilly vs. Loser of Sami Callihan vs. Drake Younger from Night One
*Paul London vs. Trent?
*RockNES Monsters (Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma) vs. Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor
*TJ Perkins vs. Samuray Del Sol
*Jay Lethal vs. Willie Mack

For ticket information, visit www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com.

Then, on Sunday, Brian Kendrick will be promoting the first ever "King of Flight" tournament at the Pappy Pineda Dome in Huntington Beach, CA. The first round features:

*Amazing Red vs. Ricochet.
*Paul London vs. Samuray del Sol.
*AR Fox vs. Nick Buck.
*Matt Buck vs. Rich Swann.

The second round and finals will take place the same night, as well as a special minis match. For more details, email TheKingofFlight@gmail.com.

So, that is a hell of a trilogy of shows this weekend. Between those promotions, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, the Lucha scene and Wrestling Cares debuting next month, there is a lot of awesome wrestling in the LA area right now.