Rumor Mill (March 29)

Celeste WinchesterSenior Analyst IMarch 29, 2009

Hi, people, and welcome to another episode of the Rumor Mill.
Let’s get started, shall we?


Afa will be in Houston for WrestleMania festivities.


Shane Douglas announced yesterday that he was planning a new ECW Reunion event, to take place in November of this year, called "November to Remember."

Superstars and Divas

In a recent article “How I Got My Body” Edge talks injuries, wrestling and his future.

Here are some highlights:

“What we do is a very physical form of entertainment. People who think wrestlers don't get hurt haven't watched us. I don't understand how you can see someone get thrown 10 feet and not think it hurts.”

“Breaking my neck was scary. I've torn both pecs and both knees, but those injuries were just annoying. Breaking my neck was the real shock.”

“Size isn't that important. We run the gamut in wrestling, all shapes and sizes. Height will help, but being short isn't a deterrent.”

“When you first get in the ring, everything hurts. You learn to land on your back on the mat.”

“Eventually you build up a resistance. Hitting the mat makes you foggy at first, it scrambles you, and it takes a while before you're able to get up and continue.”

“Will I still be wrestling at 50, like Mickey Rourke's character in The Wrestler? Noooooo. I'll stop before it gets embarrassing.”

Full article here

Mickie James, Jericho and CM Punk singing “Summer Nights.”

LOL this is so dreadfully awful I just had to share it with you, enjoy.

Sure am glad that hey can wrestle better than they can sing, they really give the phrase "don't give up your day job" validation.

Link here


Behind the scenes

BNN website has an interview with Linda McMahon and Stephanie McMahon-Levesque from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, where they appeared yesterday.

The funniest part of the interview was when Steph was asked about the creative process and she gave all the credit (some may say blame.I kid) to Vince McMahon. She said managing him was a full-time job.

Interview here



This year's future HOF Dory Funk give an Interview to Ocala openly speaking about his 40 plus career and speaks up against performance enhancing drugs.
Here are some highlights:

"I grew up in old-school wrestling," said Funk, 68, who has been in the ring since 1963. "For me, it wasn't a dark business but an uplifting one. I never used drugs, and I didn't abuse my body. This is a tough business with a lot of pressure. If you want to be a wrestler, you have to have mental toughness as well as physical toughness."

"My father always made us work hard; he was my biggest influence,"

"I gave everything I had to it," he said. "That's why the hall of fame means so much to me."

Full article here

Jimmy Hart has founded an all-girl wrestling promotion named Wrestleicious.

Website here

Well that’s it for today , stay tuned for more rumors , news and gossip.