WWE & TNA News: Another New Talent, TNA Show Dropped, Orton, Batista, More

  • From John Owens: Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Year End Awards issue doesn't hit newstands until February 5th, but their website, pwi-online.com, has given away the winner of the wrestler of the year award. For the second straight year the winner as voted by the fans is John Cena, with Kurt Angle as 1st runner up, Batista as second runner up, and Randy Orton as third runner up.
  • From Jeff Sheridan: WWE hall of famer Johnny Rodz's next Brooklyn show is 1/26.
  • From Todd Hammer: "Sean's Space" has another bigger post about Saturday's WWE show in Poughkeepsie with better pics. Here's the link: https://seantm.blogspot.com/2008/01/ah-memories.html
  • WWE has signed Gary Marasciulo to a developmental deal. Marasciulo wrestled as Plazma for Mikey Whipwreck's New York Wrestling Connection promotion, which also produced the Major Brothers (Edge Heads) in WWE.
  • Spike TV has decided to drop the Road To PPV specials.
  • Footage from the Belton, TX house show is now online at TNAwrestling.com.
  • Speaking of the Belton event, reports suggest that the show drew around 800 fans.
  • The lineup for TNA in Troy and Youngstown, Ohio is as follows:

    – TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle vs. Booker T
    – Samoa Joe vs. Robert Roode
    – TNA World Tag Team Champions AJ Styles & Tomko vs. The Latin American Xchange
    – X Division Champion "Black Machismo" Jay Lethal vs. Petey Williams
    – The Motor City Machineguns vs. "Primetime" Elix Skipper and Johnny Devine
    – "Cowboy" James Storm vs. Shark Boy
    – Awesome Kong vs. Ms. Brooks

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