-- GoErie.com has an article about Kurt Angle's aspirations to make the U.S. Olympic team. Angle revealed that he wants to make the team because he doesn't remember much from his first experience, and that it is a long shot. "Slim to none," Angle said, when speaking about his chances. "I'm 43 years old and I'm not as good as I used to be, obviously, but I believe I can still contend." You can check out the full article by clicking here.
-- The following was sent this morning by Vince Russo's booking agent, Bill Behrens:
BABY FACES, BLADE JOBS and BOOKING
Everything you wanted to know about writing a professional wrestling show but were afraid to ask.
A SEMINAR HOSTED BY VINCE RUSSO
During the years of 1995-2012, Vince Russo was one of the most controversial figures in the history of sports entertainment/professional wrestling, while serving as the head writer of all three major wrestling companies, WWE, WCW and TNA.
During that tenure, Russo wrote over a thousand televised wrestling shows--which achieved some of the highest ratings of all time-- while also having a hand in helping create some of the biggest stars in the history of the business. From Stone Cold Steve Austin to "The Rock", Russo has written for just about anybody who's anybody in the world of sports entertainment/pro wrestling.
Whether it was in front of the camera, or behind the scenes, Russo has played an influential part in helping to bring the drama of the squared circle to the forefront of American pop culture.
Now, in this limited engagement and for the first time ever, Russo is going to bring the "behind the curtain" aspect of his job, into the spotlight, by sharing his craft and experience with wrestling fans around the world. In his ground-breaking seminar entitled, "Baby Faces, Blade Jobs, and Booking, ", Russo is going to share first hand, what it takes to be a successful writer in the world of sports entertainment/professional wrestling.
Just some of the topics Russo will be covering in this no-holds-barred presentation:
* Where to get your start in writing for a professional wrestling organization.
* How to use the experience you've built to get in the door of one of the major companies
* How to create larger-than-life personas and personalities
* Writing effective dialogue for specific characters
* How to format a wrestling show
* How to generate new ideas 52-weeks out of the year
* How to present and sell your idea to a talent
* How to create a successful working environment between talent and writer
* Dealing with egos
* Overcoming writer's block
* Avoiding the pitfalls of politics
* How to generate ratings
* The difference between "writing" a show and "booking" a show
Baby Faces, Blade Jobs and Booking; nothing will no longer be sacred!!