Lagana On Punk's Days As ECW Champion, Ortiz Tones Down Trash Talk, TNA In IN & IL

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Lagana On Punk's Days As ECW Champion, Ortiz Tones Down Trash Talk, TNA In IN & IL
-- In his latest blog, former WWE creative writer David Lagana looks at the time CM Punk was ECW Champion - from how he was booked, to the characters he worked with, to the finishes that lacked logic. "After beating John Morrison on TV, Punk's first title defense on PPV was against Elijah Burke," he wrote. "After losing to John Morrison on PPV three times in a row, Punk needed a strong and decisive victory to show he was a deserving champion. Elijah beat on Punk for a large majority of the match. Without a comeback, Punk simply rolled up Elijah to get the victory. No real chance for Punk to shine. No use of his finishing maneuver the GTS. He was the champion who survived a beating and was able to roll up the challenger who looked far superior in the match." You can check out the full blog entry by clicking here.

-- Springfield, IL will host the IMPACT WRESTLING WORLD TOUR on Friday, September 23 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 12 at http://www.ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans that purchase a $50 ticket will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars at 5:30pm (Redeemable with ticket the night of the show). Appearing live and in person will be "King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett, Beer Money, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero and more!

-- Hammond, IN will host the IMPACT WRESTLING WORLD TOUR on Saturday, September 24 at the Hammond Civic Center at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 12 at http://www.protix.com and charge by phone at 866-977-6849. Fans that purchase a $50 ticket will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars at 5:30pm (Redeemable with ticket the night of the show). Appearing live and in person will be "King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett, Beer Money, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero and more!

-- FightLine.com has an article up about UFC superstar Tito Ortiz toning down the trash talk for his upcoming bout with Rashad Evans. The article talks about his feud with former WWE and TNA superstar Ken Shamrock and how Ortiz says he's changed, you can check it out at this direct link.

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