Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has been part of some memorable comedic moments in WWE history … and now his sense of humor is being called into action for a superhero parody movie.
Variety reports that Michaels has been cast in Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars — a spoof of Star Wars and Marvel superhero adventures.
The plot is about superheroes who have been forced into hiding after billions of dollars in damages have been incurred from one too many face-offs with supervillains.
HBK will play a mentor to a character named Superbat, played by Stephen Rannazzisi. Also appearing in the film are Amy Smart and Simon Rex.
May the farce be with him!
Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet
Adam Rose is teasing big news on his twitter account. He said that something big is coming that will blow the roof off. At the end of his tweet, he included the hashtags #AdamRose and #WWE.
As of this writing, WWE owns the “Adam Rose” trademark so it doesn’t appear that he is getting ownership of the name anytime soon. It’s possible that he will be returning to WWE and, if that is the case, then we should find out soon.
Rose has been working under the name Aldo Rose on the independent scene and he is scheduled to make an appearance for Preston City Wrestling on 10/28. He is also booked for IPW in the UK on 11/6.
Rose was released from his WWE contract back in May following a suspension for violating the company wellness policy.
Variety reports that Fox has picked up a new comedy from The Rock and Will Ferrell, inspired by Rock’s real life relationship and experiences with former WWE head writer Brian Gewirtz.
Rock’s Seven Bucks Productions and Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions are producing while Andrew Gurland, creator of FX’s “Married,” will write the pilot script.
The series will offer a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional pro wrestling company, chronicling the one-of-a-kind odd couple relationship that develops between a charismatic young character like The Rock and a painfully awkward comedy writer new to the world of pro wrestling. They wrote, “A fish-out-of-water among all of these alpha males, this beta former sitcom writer needs as much help as he can get navigating the extremely passionate, sometimes crazy and always unpredictable world of professional wrestling.”
The Rock said:
“This November will mark the 20th anniversary of my professional wrestling debut. I was 24 years old, putting in the hard work, making $40 bucks per match and had no clue of the long journey that lay ahead of me with characters and backstage stories so colorful you’d think there’s no way that can be true. The entertaining show that goes on in front of the crowd pales in comparison to the insanely entertaining show that goes on backstage. Brian and myself can’t wait to tell our stories.”
“Coming from Hollywood to the wrestling industry, with its intense backstage atmosphere and larger than life personalities, was a major culture shock. After working in the business for over 15 years, Dwayne and I had encounters and experiences that were unbelievable as well as unforgettable. We can’t wait to bring this project to the fans.”
TNA’s Bobby Lashley steps back inside the Bellator MMA cage this evening to meet Josh Appelt in the co-main event of Bellator 162. The contest airs live on Spike TV at the FedEx Forum in Memphis.
Lashley has picked up seven consecutive wins, including four straight finishes with Bellator. He is coming off a November first round TKO win over James Thompson, and has also stopped Dan Charles Karl Etherington and Josh Burns since 2014.
Earlier this month, Lashley lost the TNA World Heavyweight Championship to Eddie Edwards after successfully defending it vs. Ethan Carter III.
If Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella‘s baby wins a wrestling title one day, it’s gonna be the Women’s Championship — because the couple has revealed they’re having a girl!
The Danielson’s announced the gender via E! News and Brie said, “I have such an amazing relationship with my mom and I think, wow, I’m going to have that with my daughter. Also as a woman I now have my own blood to follow my legacy. It’s such a special feeling! My mini me!”
As we previously reported, the couple’s baby is due in spring of 2017.
Bryan also talked about his enthusiasm over the gender … adding, “I’m so excited we’re having a little girl. I’m sure that, just like her mother, she’s going to steal my heart.”
Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet
Former WWE manager and wrestler Jean “Frenchy Martin” Gagne passed away this morning after a battle with cancer, according to PWInsider. He was 66 years old.
“I led an extraordinary life,” Martin told The Montreal Journal last month. “I am proud to have succeeded in the world of wrestling. I am no more worthy than another, but I’m not afraid of death. I accept the result. ”
Martin had long runs in Stampede and Puerto Rico before coming to the WWF in the 1980s, where he wrestled, did commentary, hosted an interview segment for international broadcasts and managed the late Dino Bravo among others. He was known for his trademark sign that read “USA is not OK”
The World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico dedicated their Anniversario events over the weekend to Martin.
On behalf of everyone here at Wrestling News Blog, we’d like to send our deepest condolences to Martin’s family, friends and fans.
The following is set for tonight’s 10/20 TNA Impact Wrestling on Pop TV:
TNA World Championship: (C) Eddie Edwards vs Cody Rhodes
#1 Contenders Match: Lashley vs Moose
TNA Grand Champion Aron Rex is the guest on Eli Drake’s “Facts of Life”
TNA Tag Team Champions The Hardys vs The Tribunal
Mike Bennett in action
An interview with TNA X-Division Champion DJ Z