By Ryan Clark | November 23, 2008
As we've been reporting, lawyers of World Wrestling Entertainment have sent a cease and desist order to former superstar Ed Leslie, better known as Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake. WWE is demanding Leslie stop using the "Barber" name they claim to own on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling (CCW) television series. CCW Executive Producer Eric Bischoff has posted a blog addressing the situation, which can be read in its entirety at EricBischoff.com Bischoff claims that Vince McMahon is angry and thinks the show "exposes" the business. "I won't go in to the legal aspects of the case, but suffice to say that we received a letter from Vince McMahon's lawyer in early November and responded accordingly". They continue to use the Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake name each week on the show. "Prior to receiving the letter, I got a call from Brian Knobs who informed me that Vince's surrogate, Johnny Ace, called Brian, who hasn't worked for WWE in a decade, and threatened him not to go near any WWE talent or events as no one who is associated with CCW will ever work for WWE again. Then I found out that Jimmy Hart, one of the hardest working and loyal people I have ever met, was told he was no longer going to be used for WWE promotions because of his associations with CCW, even though he asked for and received permission to do our show!"
The ice storm I had talked about up here in Albany, NY on Tuesday now looks more like a rain storm so we should be good to go. We'll broadcast WZR Radio LIVE from inside the Times Union Center, site of a double SmackDown! taping.
Jim Ross offered his comments regarding an actual WWE Hall of Fame building in the latest blog post in Jeff Wilen's JAWBreaker. Ross said, "I've heard nothing. I'm assuming that the WWE has bigger fish to fry these days than investing in a new entity such as a HOF. I do think it will happen but when is another question."
WWE Star Kicked Out Of The Zo Train? (Video), Colin Delaney Teases Another WWE Match (Video), JYD
Terry Funk On His Hardcore Style, ECW Competing With WWE, Retirement, More
What Happened After WWE Tapings With AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler Cuts WWE US Title Promo, Zack Ryder
Hideo Itami's WWE 205 Live Debut Revealed, Colin Delaney Returns To WWE TV (Video), Clash Theme Song
Naomi Returns (Video), WWE SmackDown Match Changed, Fashion Files Full Video, Tonight's Dark Match
WWE 205 Live Results (12/12): Is The Zo Train Derailing?, Cedric Alexander In Action, Drew Gulak
Daniel Bryan's WWE Clash Of Champions Role Revealed
New Matches Set For WWE Clash Of Champions On Sunday
WWE Monday Night RAW Results - Kane Vs. Braun Strowman, Absolution Attacked, Roman Reigns Defends
Backstage News On What WWE Has Planned For Brock Lesnar And The WWE Universal Title At Royal Rumble
Spoiler: Former Impact Star Debuting With WWE Very Soon
WWE SmackDown Results - Daniel Bryan Referees, Final Clash Of Champions Hype, Bludgeon Bros, More
Paige On Why She And Alberto El Patron Split, Her Health, WWE Studios Movie, Absolution Praise, More
Paul Heyman Reacts To Big RAW Change, The Rock Expecting Third Child, Latest ?WWE Now?
Matt Morgan Talks Rich Swann's Arrest, Meeting Swann In The Past
Ex-Porn Star Mia Khalifa Accepts Invite To Wrestling Event Days After Ripping WWE