-- Brian Fritz has an interview up at FanHouse.com with Mr. Anderson where he talks about joining TNA, leaving WWE, and more.
-- TNA will run in Pikeville, Kentucky on April 9that the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center. The pre-sale code for the online sale is WRESTLE, and the sale started at 10AM ET.
-- Did WWE have to buy out a major insurance policy in order to get Bret Hart to participate in a match at WrestleMania? As noted yesterday here on the site, TNA executive Eric Bischoff was asked this week on Facebook if he thought the Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon storyline was being done well. Bischoff responded with:
"For what it is..yes. Allegedly WWE found out about a Lloyds of London (insurance) policy that Bret had in effect AFTER setting up this match, and as a result Lloyds of London has to approve of the physical structure of the match. Can't confirm this, and perhaps WWE has "bought out" the problem, but if not..could be disappointing. Either way, I am looking forward to it and am happy for Bret. Going back to WWE in any capacity was the right thing for him to do at this stage of his life."
Though Bischoff is unable to confirm that validity of this story, it appears that Bret Hart has been collecting insurance money due to his health preventing him from making a living in the ring. With Bret Hart is getting physical once again at WrestleMania, those payments would stop. When Bischoff says WWE might have "bought out" the problem, he means that WWE would have to be paying Bret Hart enough for him to voluntarily wave the insurance money he'd automatically receive by not wrestling.
-- The following press release was sent out earlier today:
ATT ALTITUDE GYM GRAND OPENING THIS SATURDAY MARCH 6
Come Join MMA Fighter Bobby Lashley for a Day of Music, Food, and Fun
After several months of establishing itself as an up and coming elite gym for everyone, ATT Altitude is ready to celebrate with a Grand Opening on March 6th, 2010 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Gym owner, undefeated MMA fighter, and professional wrestler Bobby Lashley plans to conduct demonstrations and hold open classes to show what the gym has to offer.
There will be food from local restaurants and numerous giveaways throughout the day. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome. DJ Chonz will be participating in the event as well to support the festivities. Organized contests will be held including a variety of fitness and wii contests for men, women, and kids in which prizes will be rewarded. Additionally, there will be a ring girl contest for a significant cash prize. Membership specials will be available for those interested in becoming a part of the gym.
Also, as part of the official grand opening, ATT Altitude has relaunched it's website at attaltitude.com. On the website you can keep up with the latest events at the gym, view a list of classes and view exclusive videos on Bobby Lashley's training at the gym.
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