- Peabody Award winning actor Nick Searcy (Justified, Moneyball, Cast Away) appeared on The Matthew Aaron Show to discuss his career and much more. Searcy, who is a massive wrestling fan, dropped a few details about a project he is currently working on.
"For the last year I have been working on this show about independent wrestlers, I went to Georgia last summer and shot for about a week with a wrestler named Mickey Gotti, we got picked up by Magilla Entertainment in New York (Long Island Medium, Moonshiners) and in the next 2-3 weeks we start pitching the show," Searcy said.
Nick was quick to point out that his show will be completely different than the show Billy Corgan is doing in Chicago.
"The show that we've got is definitely way different that what Billy's got, ours is much more about who these guys are, who does this, who are these people that want to be wrestlers that also work at carpet mills and garages during the week and then on the weekend for 25 or 50 bucks they are dropping each other on their heads and they long to be in the WWE."
Searcy added that he has talked with Matt Hardy, who is a friend of his, about doing some stuff together if the show takes off. He also added that he will be stepping into the ring, but not as a wrestler. Searcy also discussed the upcoming sixth and final season of Justified which starts filming in August, his politics, current projects and more. You can listen to the full interview at this link or for free download on iTunes.
- The match between New Japan Pro Wrestling IWGP Champion AJ Styles and Great North Wrestling Canadian Champion Hannibal on August 30th in Hawkesbury ON will be a best 2 out of 3 falls match for the GNW title with a one hour time limit. Hannibal had some words for AJ Styles, that can be seen here.
- American Icon Autographs, House of Hardcore and Harrah's Resort Southern California have teamed up to bring San Diego its largest professional wrestling event. On June 14th American Icon Autographs has 50 confirmed professional wrestling stars and legends appearing to sign autographs and take photos with fans at Harrah's Resort Southern California. The autograph signing runs from 10am - 5pm, with individual times to be announced. At 5pm Mean Gene Okerlund is hosting a Q&A with a few select wrestlers for the fans. The Q&A period is open to fans that purchase the SuperTicket, one of the Deluxe Packages to the signing or have a premium ticket to the House of Hardcore show.
The House of Hardcore LIVE pro wrestling show will feature 7 - 10 matches with some of the most talent names in professional wrestling today as well as some of the legends of the sport.
Matches announced so far are as follows:
* Tommy Dreamer w/ Terry Funk vs Matt Hardy w/ Reby Sky vs Carlito Colon in an EXTREME Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match
* Mil Mascaras vs Aaron Aguilera
* The Young Bucks vs Bad Influence
* Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis vs Lance Storm
* Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs Matt Striker
On Sunday, June 15th American Icon Autographs is having a fan breakfast with some of the wrestlers. There will be 1 - 2 wrestlers and 6-9 fans at each breakfast table. This gives fans a solid hour to converse and enjoy a meal with some of their favorite wrestling personalities.
Confirmed for the fan fest are Ric Flair, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Bill Goldberg, Terry Funk, Mil Mascaras, Dennis Rodman, Tommy Dreamer, Eric Bischoff, Mean Gene Okerlund, The Sandman, Bob Holly, Don Frye, Ron Simmons, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Candice Michelle, Carlito Colon, Matt Striker, Aaron Aguilera formerly known as Jesus, Maria Kanellis, Mike Bennett, Bad Influence – Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels, The Young Bucks – Nick & Matt Jackson, The Nasty Boys – Jerry Sags & Brian Knobbs, The Wild Samoans – Afa & Sika, Bushwhacker Luke, Adam Pearce, Joey Ryan, Stevie Ray, Candice LeRae, Tommoso Ciampa, Matt Hardy, Reby Sky, Chris Mordetzky formerly known as Chris Masters, Big Zeke formerly known as Ezekiel Jackson, Balls Mahoney, Ken Patera, Amy Dumas formerly known as Lita, Gangrel, Jr Fatu formerly known as Rikishi, Barbie Blank formerly known as Kelly Kelly, Lance Storm, Tiny Lister formerly known as Zeus, Sean Waltman formerly known as X-Pac & the 123 Kid, and The Midnight Express - Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton.