You can see video of Sid Vicious wrestling in a match for the NWA earlier in the year at youtube.com/watch?v=XW9zkRfvlVA. Despite his advanced age and severe leg fracture seven years ago, he appears to be moving well and the match doesn't seem all that different from his matches in the past.
Indy women's wrestler Lacey, 25, has quit the wrestling business and returned to college.
The DUI arrest of indy women's wrestler Becky Bayless got some coverage on The Smoking Gun website. They put up her mug shot in their weekly Mug Shot Roundup feature entitled Deer In The Headlights. Regarding her, they wrote, "The alleged drunk driver on page #6 wrestles professionally as "Becky Bayless" and recently won the "Texas Ladies Championship," whatever that is." You can see her mug shot on the website at thesmokinggun.com. Bayless was arrested for DUI in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, August 21 with a 0.21 blood alcohol level (significantly above the 0.08 legal limit).
Author Irv Muchnick is working on a book about Chris Benoit's murder of his wife and son, and suicide, entitled Chris and Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death. It will be released by ECW Press next year.
Add JAKKS Pacific to the list of organizations that have defeated World Wrestling Entertainment in the courtroom. JAKKS Pacific issued a press release yesterday saying that WWE's claims on a void licensing agreement and alleged bribery with the company was dismissed by the Connecticut Superior Court. JAKKS Pacific head Jack Friedman said, "From the outset, we have maintained that WWE's claims against us were meritless and part of an attempt by WWE to force us to relinquish our financial stake in our licenses. We have refused to be bullied into submission and are delighted that the Connecticut Court has granted summary judgment in our favor." WWE has stated that they will be appealing the decision handed down by federal court last week.
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