Another week is upon us, so it's time for Monday Headlines. The bad thing is there really aren't any major news stories. I was going to write about this Dixie Carter interview where she said some ridiculous things about Hulk Hogan, but I think beating up on TNA management is getting tiresome even for me.
The lead story I'm going with is about WWE's Legends House, which was filmed over a year ago. The idea was that it was going to be a part of the WWE Network. As I mentioned in Friday Headlines, the WWE Network may not happen until 2015. That means WWE has to try to find a home for this show they filmed a year ago. Here's the story from Lordsofpain (they got it from PWInsider).
WWE officials stated during last week's investors call that they are planning to air WWE Legends House on the Network whenever it launches. However, reports from within WWE suggest they are looking for another home.
There is currently a push within WWE to get the Legends House TV show that was filmed a while back onto a major network under the NBC Universal banner, hopefully this summer.
WWE officials don't want Legends House to become too dated by the time it airs so they're looking at getting it out this summer. SyFy or Bravo look to be leading candidates to pick up Legends House.
Legends House was filmed in early 2012 and features Gene Okerlund, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Hillbilly Jim, Howard Finkel, Jimmy Hart, Roddy Piper, Pat Patterson and Tony Atlas.
Syfy is interested? I'm not sure what classifies a bunch of men in their 60s and 70s as science fiction, but they do have Smackdown so I guess there is a tie-in there.
Here's a pic of the legends in the house:
With all due respect to the legends there, I doubt I could watch more than five minutes of this. I've never been a fan of "reality" TV shows unless they are based around a competition like Survivor (still watch it) or Amazing Race (stopped watching a few years back). I really don't think watching guys like Hillbilly Jim and Howard Finkel make cupcakes is entertaining television. I don't know if that actually happens. I don't think I want to know.
Good luck to WWE in pitching this show. It's probably a good thing they didn't film other stuff for their network. If they did pitch something for the network then maybe Mark Henry can have a show where he bakes muffins for school children, slams them on the table and then says "THAT'S WHAT I DO!" Gold Jerry, gold.
(By the way, a light bulb just went off in my head for a column idea. Oh yes this could be awesome. Soon.)
IN OTHER NEWS
- This isn't really news, but I don't care. It's the latest JBL & Cole show. Daniel Bryan continues to be amazing. If you skip some of the show that's fine. Go to 4:00 mark. Watch as William Regal laughs while kicking Bryan in the nuts and Bryan does a damn good job of trying to no-sell it. Even Hornswoggle has a funny appearance, which is rare.
Daniel Bryan continues to be my favorite wrestler in WWE because he can carry guys like Ryback to good matches like the one on Smackdown. He's also my favorite because of hilarious skits like this one.
- In "TMZ is terrible" news, they did it again. This time their story features UFC fighter Chael Sonnen saying he wants to buy WWE. I used to like Sonnen, but he's become a media whore who takes attention away from fights. But he does wrestling style promos to get people interested, so UFC loves him. I doubt he fights in UFC much longer. I could see him appearing in WWE because he seems to like it so much. The fact that TMZ even ran this story is pretty bad.
I feel bad for even mentioning the story, so to make it up for you here's TNA Knockout Miss Tessmacher. She used to be Brooke Tessmacher, but TNA changed it because when they hired Brooke Hogan they thought wrestling fans were too stupid to tell the difference between two people with the same first name. I'm not joking. That's just TNA.
That is asstastic. She has a move called that. Really. Good for her.
- The new country album of TNA Knockout Mickie James is released on Tuesday. It's called Somebody's Gonna Pay. You can pre-order it on iTunes here or order it off the ShopTNA website. I help run her website and am also in charge of her social media ventures among other things. She's a great friend (find pics here - also including me pointing at Daffney's boobs) who has really worked her shapely ass off to get this done. Please support her. Thank you. And just because I love you here's a pic of her from a recent TNA photo shoot.
It's a great pic. It shows off her beautiful…eyes.
TNA actually did a great job with their Knockouts website. This is proof that I can praise them for something good that they did.
- Lastly, tonight on Raw it's expected that Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho and The Miz will all be back. Lesnar's on the "week on/week off" type of schedule it seems. Jericho was on tour with Fozzy in Europe, but that's done. He's expected to pick up his feud with Fandango. Also The Miz was out filming a Disney movie in Vancouver. That's wrapped, so he's back on WWE TV. (WrestlingInc from F4WOnline.com)
Can Lesnar destroy Heath Slater again? Please? That was fun.
I'm done. I'm not writing the Raw Deal live tonight. I'll be watching the Toronto Maple Leafs game, which starts at 7pmET. The game will be done by around 10pmET. Then I'll watch Raw, write about it and post the Raw Deal either really late Monday night (at like 1amET) or wait until Tuesday morning by like 10amET. Not sure yet. Have a great week.
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