-- Boxing great "Smokin'" Joe Frazier passed away last night at the age of 67 after a brief bout with liver cancer. Frazier will always be remembered for his epic trilogy with Muhammad Ali, with both fighters each defeating the other by unanimous decision before meeting for the final time at the Thrilla in Manila in 1975. In one of the greatest heavyweight boxing fights of all time, Ali defeated Frazier via referee technical decision.
Frazier went on to fight twice more before retiring from the sport. He did some work in pro wrestling, cornering Mr. T against "Rowdy" Roddy Piper at WrestleMania 2, as well as refereeing the Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes match at Starrcade in 1984. RIP Smokin' Joe.
-– Here is the current card for Sunday's CHIKARA High Noon iPPV:
* To Crown The First Ever Grand Champion: Mike Quackenbush vs. Eddie Kingston
* The Spectral Envoy vs. Ares & Tim Donst – No DQ
* The Young Bucks vs. Fire Ant & Soldier Ant
* Gregory Iron vs. Icarus
* Green Ant vs. Tursas
* Sara Del Rey vs. Jacob Hammermeier
* Colt Cabana vs. Archibald Peck
* The future of the Osyrian Portal is revealed
* Free Preview match via U-Stream: El Generico vs. Jigsaw
-- TrishStratus.com has a report stating that MPI Media Group has bought the U.S. rights to Bounty Hunters from Raven Banner Entertainment. The film, starring Trish Stratus, is scheduled to release in the spring.
"I'm looking forward to delivering Stratusfaction worldwide," Stratus said of the movie. You can check out a trailer for the flick below: