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-- NWA Southwest also has a big card in August, this one on August 15. Adam Pearce is scheduled to face former WWE star Charlie Haas. Also scheduled is Matt Borne in what is being billed as his final appearance as Doink the Clown. Charlie's wife Jackie Gayda-Haas is also set to appear. The show will be taped to air locally and will be released on DVD in October.
-- Colt Cabana is doing a weekly podcast callled "The Art of Wrestling." The first episode, featuring an interview with Shawn Daivari, is available at http://www.welovecolt.com/ and on iTunes.
-- The DVD for Fred: The Movie, which features John Cena, comes out on October 5.
-- As we reported earlier, Carlito will appear at the next set of tapings for MTV2's Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors. Here is the press release issued by MTV2:
Former WWE Superstar Carlito Colón joins Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors for Saturday Aug 7th. Event at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Lucha Libre USA is proud to add former WWE Superstar Carlito Colón to the evening's matches as it rolls into the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas for another "Masked Warriors" event. Originally from Puerto Rico, Carlito signed his first contract with WWE in 2003 and made his debut on WWE SmackDown on October 7, 2004 as Carlito Caribbean Cool. He is a former U.S. Champion and Intercontinental Champion and has been part of both the RAW and SmackDown WWE brands. He is the only wrestler to win titles on two separate debuts in WWE and the second Puerto Rican to become Intercontinental Champion after Pedro Morales. At WrestleMania XXV, Carlito and his brother became the first tag team to unify the WWE Tag Team Championship and World Tag Team Championship.
Tickets for "Masked Warriors" are available at UNLVtickets.com, 739-FANS, Thomas & Mack Center box office and all UNLVtickets Outlets. General admission tickets for children under 12 are only $10! Purchased $58.00 VIP seating will receive a special meet and greet with Lucha Libre USA Superstar Wrestlers one hour before doors open! This momentous occasion is set to be filmed for MTV2 & Tr3ìs: MTV Música y Más for broadcast later this summer. The show will feature the highest level of professional wrestlers, directly from Mexico. Fans of professional wrestling will have the opportunity to witness the high flying and explosive action that only Lucha Libre USA can deliver. MTV2 and Tr3ìs: MTV Música y Más is airing 52 weeks of Masked Warriors, the first English language Lucha Libre series. Featuring amazing aerial acrobatics and elaborate masks, Lucha Libre is a significant part of Mexican culture. It is the best-attended live sporting event after soccer, the national sport. For the first time, Mexican-Americans will see their beloved traditional sport make the crossover from Latin television to American mainstream media.