Kevin Nash's New Film, Midget Wrestler Passes Away, More
-- As noted last week here on the website, TNA iMPACT! Wrestling on 9/1 did a 1.06 (1.1) cable rating. The episode earned a 0.83 M18-49, a 0.64 in M18-34 and an average audience of 1.4 million viewers. The quarter hours were: 1.01, 0.99, 1.07, 1.03, 1.14, 1.05, 1.02, and 1.14.
-- Little Tokyo (real name Shigeri Akabane), the legendary midget wrestler, passed away earlier today at the age of 70. Initial reports say he suffered a heart attack, but he had been battling tongue cancer for most of last year. He held the NWA World Midgets championship several times in the early 1970s. He also made a memorable appearance at WrestleMania III? where he teamed with King Kong Bundy? and Littlebrook in a mixed tag against Hillbilly Jim?, Little Beaver and The Haiti Kid?.
-- Jimmy Hart?, Kevin Nash? and former WWE star Kurrgan are all on the cast of the horror film Monster Brawl!. The story is as described as follows: "Set in the tradition of a Pay-Per-View main event, comes a grotesque and hilarious fight to the death featuring a cast of eight classic combatants in all. Along with their colorful managers, these Monsters compete in visceral bloody combat in the ring to determine the most powerful monster of all time."