–- Celebrating birthdays today are Nelson Frazier (Viscera, Big Daddy V, Mabel), who turns 40, and Tommy Dreamer, who turns 41.
-- IZW's Violent Valentine took place this past Saturday night. In the main event, Jermaine Johnson regained the IZW heavyweight championship for the second time by defeating Aaron "The Real Deal" Neil in a TLC Match. You can get full results for the event by clicking here.
-- CHIKARA's A Death Worse Than Fate plays takes place on February 25, 2012 from The Goodwill Beneficial Assoc. in Reading, PA. Colt Cabana is scheduled to appear, while UltraMantis Black and Hallowicked will face F.I.S.T. for the CHIKARA tag team titles. All children under the age of 12 will be admitted for free with a paying adult. For more information, check out chikarapro.com.
-- The following press release was sent out regarding Trish Stratus' new movie, Bounty Hunters:
THE MOST HONORED AND REVERED WOMAN WRESTLER IN HISTORY MAKES HER BUTT-KICKING ACTION MOVIE DEBUT BOUNTY HUNTERS
Seven-Time WWE Champion Trish Stratus Hits the Streets to Put All the Scum on Notice That They Have a New Force to Reckon With in This Adrenaline-Fueled Thriller, Coming to DVD From MPI on February 28, 2012
New York, NY (January 30, 2012) – She's the pro wrestling phenomenon with the covergirl looks, and now Trish Stratus brings her breathtaking awesomeness to the screen in her action-movie debut, BOUNTY HUNTERS. The action-packed thriller, which gives fans a look at the impressive Stratus that they've never seen on WWE Raw, hits DVD on February 28, 2012, from MPI Home Video, with an SRP of $24.98.
A group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters, led by Jules Taylor (Stratus), hit the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with $100,000 on his head. But their world is turned upside down when mob boss Hal Lambrino (Joe Rafla) and his impressive associate Ruby (Andrea James Lui) offer them a million dollars in exchange for the informant.
When Jules and her partners Chase (Boomer Phillips) and Ridley (Frank J. Zupancic) refuse "the offer you can't refuse," the Mafia unleashes a trio of assassins on them who use all their power to bring the bounty hunters down, and to get their man – dead or alive.
In the course of the nonstop action, Stratus puts her amazing wrestling moves to good use, battling a bail dodger in a gym and, most memorably, getting into it with Ruby in an ambulance – a mighty display of flying legs, one woman outfitted in a nurse's uniform, the other in a hospital gown. The movie "has some real fights in there and they are, quite frankly, moments of awesomeness," raved Fred Topel of Screen Junkies.
Besides being WWE Women's Champion an amazing seven times, Trish Stratus has had a remarkable career outside the ring, including sexy cover girl, fitness icon, yoga entrepreneur, travel series creator and host, reality TV star and comedic performer on such shows as MAD TV. And now, BOUNTY HUNTERS, directed by Patrick McBrearty (Psycho Ward), provides yet another level of Stratusfaction to the countless fans of this stunning force of nature.