WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Duggan has launched an Indiegogo.com campaign to assist in paying for a needed shoulder surgery. He's trying to raise $6,500 and has a little over $1,600 with six days to go. He's offering a number of rewards in exchange for fans that can assist him with a donation. There's a great interview with Paul Heyman on Slam! Wrestling talking his current role, why he prefers not to be called a manager, the work of his agency outside WWE, his take on appearing on TV (which is that it's simply an audition to appear for next week) and competition among talents vying for the same spot on the roster. He makes it clear he has a few goals left as well, including working the Wrestlemania main event.
Speaking of Heyman, did anyone else notice it was former ECW ring announcer Stephen DeAngelis doing a voiceover on Heyman's "2K14" announcement video a few days ago?
Kris Zellner reporting....Alberto del Rio tweeted yesterday that he would be wrestling on one of his father Dos Caras' retirement shows in Mexico next February with permission from the WWE.
Sin Cara wrote on Twitter that he's been in Mexico working out, preparing for his WWE return.
The synopsis for issue two of the forthcoming WWE comic book written by Mick Foley: " Imagine a city much like any other crumbling, crime-ridden, corrupt modern city, except it? key people are shockingly similar to WWE super-stars. That city is Titan City. And Titan City is on the brink of chaos while warring factions try to track down the missing $10,000,000.00 that was allegedly stolen by John Cena! CM Punk prepares the people against the corrupt McMahon machine. John Cena finds himself manhandled by the enforcer Mark Henry. And Randy Orton confronts someone who could change the landscape of the city forever with just one word: yes! Daniel Bryan is ready to take over!"
Well, that's pretty unique.
Hell in A Cell will be released on DVD on 11/26.
The WWE Susan G. Komen t-shirts will remain on sale through January 2014. I can't say enough about how great that WWE's campaign was this year. It was one of those things that makes you proud to care about professional wrestling and it added a lot of class. Let's just hope that the money raised helps do some good, as there are far too many people out there suffering today from breast (and other) forms of cancer.
Thomas Rude sent the following video links:
Mustache Mayhem-Who Wore It Best? http://youtu.be/MYw7HX5sJxk
WWE Rank'd-Impressions http://youtu.be/J24Qn4LvumQ