Title :
NOTES & NEWS FOR THURSDAY 8/9/12
Author : Bob Mulrenin
Date : 08/09/2012 (01:02:43 PM)


I'm currently in Chicago for Wizard World Comic Con, which features appearances by CM Punk & John Cena. We'll have plenty of photos here on the site from each day of the Con.

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The VOC Nation is LIVE on 1360 WNJC Philadelphia tonight from 5PM ET all the way until 9PM.

TNA Impact Wrestling Star Hernandez will join the show to talk about his renewed push, his thoughts on the current product, as well as his future in the world of sports entertainment.

Following the tragedy that struck the family of Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid, we will also dive deeply into the problems with drugs and popular culture, including the long list of professional wrestlers that left us far too soon.

This will be a heavy edition of the VOC Nation, but we would love to hear some of your fond memories of those who are no longer with us. You can reach the show live by calling toll free: 855-VOC-WNJC (855-862-9652), or leave your memories on the hotline: 724-790-4VOC (724-790-4862).

Listen live or anytime online: http://vocnation.com

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The DVM Podcast Empire is proud to announce it's new weekly podcast "Wrestling Resource". This show will be discussing Pro Wrestling and will feature recaps of WWE,TNA, and other wrestling news. This podcast which is hosted by PL Myers who also hosts Wrestling Resource TV, will also feature past interviews with some of the biggest names in pro wrestling. For more information on how to listen, go to www.DVMPE.com and tune in to Wrestling Resource for your weekly recap of Pro Wrestling.
 
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Thanks to Devin
 
WWE returns to the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut on October 21st, 2012 at 5 PM.
 
Spike TV will be airing movies that feature WWE superstars immediately after TNA Impact in late August. Here are the dates & movies:

Thursday, August 23rd @ 10 PM - "Doom" starring The Rock
Thursday, August 30th @ 10 PM - "The Marine 2" starring Ted DiBiase Jr
 
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Thanks to Mike Informer
 
 
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As we inch ever so much closer to this weekend's weekend of heavy metal and wrestling at the second annual Heavy T.O. music festival at Downsview Park in Toronto, the Apocalypse Wrestling Federation and Live Nation Canada are pleased to announce that former Extreme Championship Wrestling star RAVEN will appear live on the afternoon drive show of TSN RADIO 1050 to chat with radio host James Cybulski on Cybulski & Company, tomorrow, Thursday Aug. 9 at 6:30 PM.

TSN Radio 1050 can be tuned in on the AM dial by sports fans in the Toronto area and/or can be listened to online at www.tsn.ca/toronto/listen/

Raven and wrestling stars such as RHINO, TOMMY DREAMER, JOHNNY SWINGER, JOE E. LEGEND and the stars of Toronto's Apocalypse Wrestling Federation will be sharing the weekend billing with heavy metal icons such as Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, System of a Down, Lamb of God and dozens of other bands as part of the weekend long Heavy T.O. festival this Saturday and Sunday Aug. 11 and 12.

More information on the AWF's Heavy T.O. Heavyweight Series can be found online at www.heavyto.com/heavyweight-series/ whereas a full listing of all the activity going down at Heavy T.O. can be found online at www.heavyto.com.

Please be sure to visit the official site of the Apocalypse Wrestling Federation at www.AWFaction.com and/or 'like' us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awf.wrestling.

Who: Extreme Championship Wrestling star RAVEN
What: Live Radio Appearance
Where: TSN RADIO 1050 www.tsn.ca/toronto/listen
When: Thursday Aug. 9, 2012 @ 6:30 PM.
 
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It's the big one. King of Trios. A tournament so big, so outrageously awesome, that the entire world of professional wrestling cannot help but turn and look when it rolls around. So far, 7 of the participating 16 trios have been made public, and the line-up is already stacked! Take a look at just some of the teams heading to Easton, PA for the eagerly-anticipated weekend of September 14 - 15 - 16:

1) The Extreme Trio assembled by Tommy Dreamer represents the spirit of ECW, and Jerry Lynn (who retires later this year) and Too Cold Scorpio will make this epic threesome the team to beat this year!

2) Wrestling's Most Dangerous Trio, F.I.S.T., will be a force to reckoned with as the configuration of Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano and Icarus are more than formidable!

3) They're creepy in every sense of the word - and The Batiri are looking to cast their spooky shadow over all of wrestling, as Obariyon, Kobald and Kodama look to take the KOT crown in Easton!

4) The ever-popular Spectral Envoy were slowed down by a serious injury to Frightmare last year, but the frenetic ball of kinetic energy has bounced back and joined with Hallowicked and UltraMantis Black in their quest to become Trios champs!

5) It's been a breakout year for rookie sensation "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti, who captains a hand-picked team comprised of his step-cousin-in-law Dasher Hatfield and Matt Classic onto the biggest playing field of all: King of Trios 2012!

6) An injury prevented Commando Bolshoi from joining the stars of JWP at December's JoshiMania event - but she's all healed up and will partner with powerhouse Tsubasa Kuragaki and joshi sparkplug Kaori Yoneyama in September!

7) A trio representing Ring of Honor should come as no surprise - given that Nick and Matt Jackson, The Young Bucks, are our current Campeones de Parejas! They team with "The Prodigy" Mike Bennett, one of the company's highest-ranked competitors!

8) Our Director of Fun, Wink Vavassuer, put his complex "CHIKARAbermetrics" system to work and came up with a trio of ants that he things make for an optimal threesome! Even though Soldier Ant has been at war with The Swarm for most of Season 11, he has now been assigned the partners of deviANT and combatANT!

9) When the Greatest Female Wrestler of All Time calls and says it is time to put the trio back together, former Campeones de Parejas Jigsaw and his mentor "The Master of a Thousand Holds" Mike Quackenbush aren't about to object! See Manami Toyota reunite with her partners from last year's King of Trios in what is scheduled to be her only 2012 appearance in the United States!

10) Think of some REALLY scary dudes. You're thinking of The Warlord and The Barbarian, right? Yeah, us too. Then imagine that, despite all odds, that Meng is coming out of retirement. Just for one weekend. And he wants to team up with those two guys. The Powers of Pain? The Faces of Fear? No. These three men are The Faces of Pain, and someone is in for a world of hurt come September 14th.

11) Our promotional partners at Osaka Pro Wrestling have put together the wackiest trio we've seen in a while. And we love it. Assemble for Easton - Kikutaro! Ebessan! Takoyakida! Can these three sensations, best known for their zany antics, convert their crazy chemistry into tournament wins?

12) The fastest-growing joshi group in Japan, Sendai Girls, has assembled a star-studded trio of their very best to represent them at King of Trios 2012. Head trainer Meiko Satomura teams with her two top trainees DASH Chisako and Sendai Sachiko in an effort to win the world's attention at the biggest tournament in all of pro-wrestling!

13) Wink Vavasseur decided that the members of 3.0 should team with Gran Akuma, and while these three athletes make for an unlikely trio, their winning ways these past few months are beyond refute. While they have done well making the best of a strange situation, they'll need to do more than that to triumph over 15 other trios in September!

14) This isn't the classic incarnation of The Colony, but rather, the version ordered by our Director of Fun. Returning from injury, Fire Ant will combine with regular partner Green Ant and rival assailANT to face a deck stacked against them at the biggest and most prestigious tournament in all the land!

15) The lure of King of Trios 2012 has coaxed the ever-popular 1-2-3 Kid back into the fold, as he teams with fellow World Wrestling Federation alumnus Tatanka and "The Porugeuse Man o' War" Aldo Montoya!

Need a little more
KOT? Watch
this official trailer, with an Extreme surprise at the end!
 
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