— The TNA wrestlers will appear on Family Feud on November 1st through the 5th. Jay Lethal, Mick Foley, Matt Morgan, Mr. Anderson, and RVD will battle the team of Velvet Sky, Lacey Von Erich, Angelina Love, Tara, and Christy Hemme. Anderson and Hemme previously appeared on the show back when the show did a WWE week several years back.
— USA Today has a story this weekend on WWE Studios’ shift from producing action-type movies to low-budget films aimed at families. The article features quotes from WWE Superstars John Cena and Triple H discussing the company’s initiative. Legendary, which is set for release this Friday, is the first of nine movies tapped under the company’s new direction. Billed as a “limited release” film, company officials are hoping it gets picked up by more theaters in the ensuing weeks. “These are good character-driven stories,” says WWE Studios president Mike Pavone of movies such as Legendary. “We’re not blowing up buildings and we get wonderful people in the mix of our ensemble casts. It really elevates the project and makes a big difference. We’ve put together a wonderful family of crew. We do our homework. We have a couple of solid foundational columns, then we weave everything else around it.” Triple H, who stars in a family film of his own set for release next year entitled The Chaperone, parroted Pavone’s remarks by saying WWE Studios is shying away from the public’s preconceived notion of wrestlers beating people up and destroying things. “The movies we do are not what people would stereotypically think,” says Triple H. “The stereotype goes ‘WWE, the wrestling guys, they blow stuff up and beat up people and there’s going to be a big car chase and 100 cars are going to get ruined. People don’t care about that,” he feels. “They care about good stories.”
— There is no ROH on HDNet programming tonight, due to HDNet showing a marathon of Prison Break.
— ROH debuts in Plymouth, MA at the Plymouth Memorial Hall on Friday with the following matches announced:
* ROH champion Tyler Black vs. Christopher Daniels
* ROH Tag Team champions The Kings of Wrestling vs. Colt Cabana & El Generico
* ROH TV champion Eddie Edwards vs. Erick Stevens
* Steve Corino & Kevin Steen vs. The Necro Butcher & Shawn Daivari in a First Blood Match
— ROH Glory By Honor IX takes place on Saturday September 11th and can be ordered through Go Fight Live. Here is the lineup?
* ROH champion Tyler Black vs. Roderick Strong – No DQ.
* ROH Tag Team champions The Kings of Wrestling vs. Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas
* Double Chain Match: Kevin Steen and Steve Corino vs. El Generico and Colt Cabana
* ROH TV Title champion Eddie Edwards vs. Shawn Daivari with Prince Nana
* Austin Aries vs. Christopher Daniels