-- According to a statement published on the official website, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom is to shut down effective immediately. The park played host to many OVW summer events featuring WWE
superstars and future stars. Here is the press release: Kentucky Kingdom rejects lease; Park to Close Six Flags announced today that as it nears the scheduled end of its restructuring process, it has decided to reject its lease with the Kentucky State Fair Board relating to the Kentucky Kingdom park. In recent weeks, Six Flags had proposed a new lease arrangement to the fair board that would have enhanced the viability and future of the park. Unfortunately, those proposals were not accepted and the park will cease operations and the company will move expeditiously to re-locate employees and several of the more than 40 rides and attractions to one of its 13 other markets. "We are deeply disappointed to be leaving such a great fan base in the greater metropolitan area of Louisville and we are grateful to the thousands of employees at Kentucky Kingdom and the millions of guests for their dedication, support and loyalty over the years," said Mark Shapiro, Six Flags President and CEO. "This action relates solely to Kentucky Kingdom," Shapiro continued. "The substantial lease payment has been a significant hurdle for this park in recent years. Our other parks, which reside largely on company-owned land, will be completely unaffected and will open as scheduled for the full 2010 season."
-- There's an interview with Colt Cabana at LasVegasWeekly.com regarding his appearance at Total Xtreme Comedy in Las Vegas last night. Unfortunately Cabana could not make it, as he was snowed in in Philadelphia.
-- Jimmy Hart was spotted in a commercial for medical hair restoration, in which he was called "Jimmy." There was no mention of his occupation. One of the "before" pictures showed him with an unidentified wrestler.
-- On his Facebook page, Human Tornado has announced that he is officially retired from pro wrestling. Since the announcement he has been removed from several bookings, including Dragon Gate USA's WrestleMania weekend shows.
-- Matt Hardy posted a video in response to people saying that he would not have pulled over his car to sign autographs for people who weren't wearing Hardy Show merchandise. That followed a tweet from Hardy last night where he talked about stopping his car on the way from Waco to Dallas to sign autographs and take pictures for a car full of people, one of whom was wearing a Hardy Show t-shirt.
-- In Germany, Elimination Chamber has had the name changed back to No Way Out. In all likelihood this move was made to avoid offending anyone.