Programming Alert: Wednesday, September 30

Former NFL’er and sort-of-current MMA’er, Herschel Walker, will be a guest on tomorrow’s edition of ‘The Dum Ass Club,’ a live, one-hour podcast (1 PM – 2PM ET), hosted by Rick Fairless.

If you want to catch it, you’ll need to sign up, but membership is free, and if you have a comment or question, here’s where you can leave them.

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Pop-Quiz Time! Jon Jones Or Justin Bieber?

1.) Which one is the UFC Light-Heavyweight champion?

2.) Which one is a world-famous singer/songwriter?

(I know what you’re thinking … This is too easy.)

3.) Which one of these role models, despite being a self-avowed Christian and only in his twenties, has a recent past scattered with such moral behavior as a public skirmish (or two), a DUI arrest (which included a vehicle crash), and drug use?

(Now, all Jones needs is to buy himself a plane.)

If You’re Going To Be In Or Near Calgary On December 13 (Wandering Euan, I’m Talking To You!) …

… You can purchase tickets (via Ticketmaster) to see comedian Dane Cook, marking fourteen-years of The Owen Hart Foundation (if you can believe that), who will have shows at 6:30 PM and 10 PM at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

 

To members of the general public, tickets will be available starting Monday, November 10 at 10 AM (prices range from $97.65 to $118.40).

We all know that Casey doesn’t pay much, so let’s hope Wandering Euan has plenty of time to save up.

More On WWE’s Relationship With Ten Sports

IndianTelevision.com has an interesting look at WWE’s recent reup with Ten Sports.

Two of the more-noteworthy reveals are that the five-year deal is worth roughly twenty-million-dollars-per, and that there are serious plans to open WWE stores in India, which should make Wandering Euan happy, because he’s from India … I think.

Topps Chrome Returns To The WWE Ring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, June 10 (NEW YORK) – Your favourite Superstars, Divas and Legends are about to be Chromed.

After an absense from the Topps WWE product line, Chrome returns for 2014. These premium cards have been favorites in sports for years, dating back to their debut in Topps MLB and Topps NFL series in 1996.

“The Chrome treatment to our popular 2014 Topps WWE base brand series will really stun collectors,” says Colin Walton, Art Director. “metal etching treatments really make the photos pop, while a thicker coating ensures that the cards remain well protected throughout the years.”
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Iron Sheik Documentary THE SHEIK Released TODAY

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Amid Toronto’s Hot Docs Headlines and Mayoral Uproar THE SHEIK Movie Launch Date Accelerates and is now available at http://www.sheikmovie.com powered by the Vimeo On Demand platform

TRAILER: http://sheikmovie.com/trailer

“I am the real! I am the legend! Everywhere I go I make the f—ing world news!” The Iron Sheik

“Remarkably candid” – NOW magazine
“Any fan of wrestling will enjoy this doc” – The Globe and Mail
“At once the funniest and most touching doc” – Toronto Sun

TORONTO, May 1st, 2014 The greatest and funniest villain in the history of wrestling is getting his close-up 8 days earlier.

The Sheik – the emotional journey of an Iranian-refugee-turned-WWE star, and the Iranian-Canadian twin brothers who helped him reinvent himself as a Twitter star – is being released for worldwide download today, a full eight days ahead of schedule.
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BATTLEGROUNDS MMA ANNOUNCES COMPETITORS FOR ONE-NIGHT, EIGHT-MAN TOURNAMENT IN TULSA, OKLA. ON JUNE 27

DENNIS HALLMAN, CODY MCKENZIE, CHRIS HONEYCUTT, LUIGI FIORAVANTI, DAVID MITCHELL AND JOSH BRYANT SET TO BATTLE FOR $50,000 GRAND PRIZE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

TULSA, OK (May 1, 2014) – BattleGrounds MMA (www.battlegroundsone.com), the upstart Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion headed by Olympic wrestling legend Kenny Monday, announced today that it has signed the first six competitors for O.N.E., its highly-anticipated, one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award the winner a grand prize of $50,000 on Friday, June 27 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.
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Must-See: Pat Patterson Does Louis Armstrong!

Just last night, I was flipping through stations on the car radio, and I heard Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World.”

I explained to my girlfriend, who knows almost nothing about professional wrestling, that, at WWF New York (dated-reference alert), I once saw Pat Patterson do one hell of a rendition of the song.

I really wanted to find the footage, but me being me, I soon forgot the whole thing.

Well, now, courtesy of the YouTube channel of Chaz Barnes, I can share this little morsel (from Wednesday night, April 2, at Bourbon Street’s Cat’s Meow):

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