- Riddick, starring Vin Diesel and featuring Batista, fell to #3 at the U.S. box office in its second week after opening at the top spot. The movie took in $7 million over the weekend to bring its domestic cume to $31.3 million.
- Awesome Kong, f.k.a. Kharma, returns to action this Friday, September 20th for Support Your Troops 96: KONGFRONTATION at the !BANG! TV Sound Stage in Ocala, Florida. Showtime is 7:00pm with doors opening at 6:15. Proceeds will go to Interfaith Emergency Services Helping those in Need in Ocala / Marion County Florida. Fans are invited to bring food clothing and personal hygiene items, which are desperately needed in their warehouse. Last year Interfaith touched the lives of more than 37,000 people in Marion County, Florida. WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr. will also be in action at the show. You can get more information or purchase tickets online at http://www.dory-funk.com, or by calling (352) 895-4658 for ticket information.
- Preston City Wrestling sent us the following press release, announcing that former Undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick Bowe will make his wrestling debut for the company next year:
Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick Bowe to make wrestling debut for UK based Preston City Wrestling
The UK based wrestling promotion Preston City Wrestling announced today that former Undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick Bowe will make his wrestling debut for PCW in 2014. Company officials have exchanged contracts with Mr Bowe's representatives for a bout to take place on 1st March 2014. Preston City Wrestling (PCW) officials expect this to raise the company's profile and widen its fan base by appealing to both boxing and wrestling audiences. In addition to wrestling on the 1st March 2014 Mr Bowe will also appear 28th February 2014 for a final contract signing, with his soon to be announced opponent.
PCW owner Steven Fludder said: "This is an exciting coup for Preston City Wrestling. Riddick Bowe is one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time and has been training hard to make the transition to the wrestling ring"
Last month the 6ft 5in star said: "I want to be first heavyweight boxing champion and heavyweight wrestling champion. I have trained hard with those bumps."
Brian Elliot Fighting Sprit Magazine Editor: "Riddick Bowe was a household name for his accomplishments in boxing, and for him to be making his pro wrestling debut for Preston City Wrestling says a lot about how that company is perceived by the international talent who've performed there," said Brian Elliott, the editor of Fighting Spirit Magazine. "PCW has taken the best bits of British wrestling and updated them for a young audience that is influenced by WWE. They are unquestionably the most forward-thinking group in England, and the signing of Riddick Bowe is a testament to that."