We’ve noted how Jack Swagger has missed a string of recent WWE live events and TV tapings, including this week’s RAW and SmackDown.
WWE has removed Swagger from all events until the June 29th live event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s worth noting that Swagger’s next court date for his DUI is on June 25th, just a few days before he’s scheduled to return.
On Tuesday, Swagger posted a photo of his hand with stitches:
“This what happens when you say what THEY don’t want you 2say…#conspiracy”
According to a report by KCCI, two men were charged with stealing an authentic and replica TNA World Title belt on August 18 in Ottumwa, Iowa, which is when TNA held a house show in Ottumwa.
The authentic belt was valued at $6,000 and the replica belt was valued at $400, according to police. Both title belts have been recovered since then, and both Joel Luke and Forrest Jamison, were charged with second-degree theft. Luke was released on $5,000 bail and his alleged accessory, Jamison, was released on $3,000 bail.
Credit – WrestlingNewsWorld
KirsvilleDailyExpress.com has a new article online featuring quotes from Kurt Angle to promote Saturday’s TNA live event in Ottumwa, Iowa. In the article, Angle reveals his current TNA contract is a part-time deal. Below is an excerpt:
“At the beginning there wasn’t much of a difference,” Angle said. “I came down here with hopes of building the program, which TNA has done an amazing job of doing, but having a lighter schedule, and that didn’t occur for four or five years. It kind of blossomed after I got here and we went from doing 25 house shows to 125 and one hour on TV to two hours. With the timing of me coming in and what was going on, they needed me to be full-time. My new contract is part-time.”
Angle signed the three-year contract last September.
Click here to read the article in its entirety.
Former WWE Superstar Perry Saturn won his first championship in over a decade on April 27 in Des Moines, Iowa as he beat Arik Cannon and Sir Bradley Charles in a Triple Threat Match to gain the 3XW Pure Wrestling Championship.
WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan appears at Fayette County Fair in West Union, Iowa on July 24 and the Jackson County Fair in Maquoketa, Iowa on July 25
For those fans who want to go but haven’t done so yet, Ticketmaster.com is currently holding a pre-sale for WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view event, which takes place July 15 at the US Airways Centerin Phoenix, Arizona. The password is WWEMONEY.
Republican Rick Santorum, who did not win the Iowa caucuses but experienced much success, is in the news this weekend
and his past with WWE is being brought up. Not only did Santorum lobby and legal work for WWE years ago, he is also a huge professional wrestling fan. One of Santorum’s 2006 Senate campaign ads had a pro wrestling theme to it.
Republican Rick Santorum, who won the Iowa Caucuses this week, once worked as a lawyer for WWE and has been described as a former lobbyist for WWE in media reports this week.
Kurt Angle stated on Twitter that he will be participating in the United States Olympic wrestling trials that will be held in Iowa City, Iowa this April to determine the team that will go to London, England for the 2012 Olympics.
“I’m Already Qualified for final Olympic trials In June. But I Will Official Enter Olympic trial Qualifier Tourney in April in Iowa! I’m Ready,” he wrote.
Angle revealed his Olympic hopes this past June. He told The Sun, “I’ve set my sights on this. There are certain goals I had in my life and I’ve done them. I won an Olympic gold medal, but last time I did it I didn’t really enjoy it. I didn’t have fun. It was more of a job and there was a lot of pressure on me. This time I’m going to soak it in, enjoy everything I do from the training to going to London and making the Olympic team, enjoying it and remembering the Olympics instead of putting it out of my mind.”