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By Ryan Clark | August 14, 2008
The pre-sale code for the 10/29 Smackdown/ECW taping in San Diego, CA is HHHEDGE. The pre-sale is ongoing right now.
The NWA Legends convention in Charlotte, NC begins today and will feature Ric Flair's first convention appearance since leaving WWE tomorrow.
Former WWE/WCW star, Jorge "El Gigante" González, 42, was on deathwatch as recently as a few days ago due to renal complications, reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He's apparently okay now as he was released from the hospital on Tuesday. It was a big news story in Buenos Aries, Argentina since Gonzalez was a national team basketball star in the late 80s before starting his professional wrestling career. His health has deteriorated in recent years due to his overwhelming size (González is legitimately 7-6 ˝) as his knees have gotten very bad, to the point that he can barely stand on his own two feet. He uses a wheelchair to get around.
Fuse TV sent out this press release yesterday: FOZZY Singer CHRIS JERICHO To Host FUSE TV's 'Shame 2 Fame' Fuse, the national music television network, has signed Chris Jericho, a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar and lead singer of the heavy metal band FOZZY, to host the new original series "Shame 2 Fame", premiering Wednesday, October 29 at 11:00 p.m. ET. The series follows ten women as they compete for a last chance at musical stardom. The winner will receive a major record deal and star in a music video to air on Fuse. "Many people know Chris Jericho as a WWE legend but he is also a musician and the lead singer of his own band FOZZY," said Matt Farber, executive vice president, Programming, Development and Digital. "Chris is someone who has worked hard to get to where he is today, and that experience makes him a valuable resource and mentor for these women vying for a chance at stardom." For the last nine years, Chris Jericho has played for thousands and sold hundreds of thousands of records as the lead singer of FOZZY. As an avid rock fan and a rock star, Chris Jericho displayed his vast knowledge of music not only in talk, but in action as the host of the XM Radio show "The Rock of Jericho". During his WWE career, he has held six different titles and was the first ever Undisputed Champion of the WWE. From touring internationally to sold out shows, to starting his own record label, Ash Records, Chris Jericho understands the hard work and dedication it will take for these women to capture their dream of a record deal, that has long been out of their reach. Produced by Zig-Zag Productions USA, "Shame 2 Fame" pits ten talented female singers who have addictions, criminal records, emotional problems and bad attitudes against one another as they dream of fame and musical stardom. Each week, the women compete in a series of outlandish, transforming challenges, from performing at a Sweet 16 to being grilled by a publicist about their past, ultimately resulting in one girl sent packing. Only the strongest will be redeemed and given the opportunity to sign with a major music label.