-- WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has commented on the situation, writing on Twitter: "WWE has come to terms on the release of Matt Hardy. Know no details just that fact. Good luck to Matt. Probably best 4 all involved." Over the past several weeks, Hardy had been documenting his interest in a WWE release in YouTube videos. Hardy is expected to join his brother Jeff in TNA Wrestling.
-- USA Today has an article up about how the United States Army has discovered a blood test that can be utilized to determine whether someone has suffered a concussion. The test would pick up proteins in the blood stream that have leaked from brain injuries. The finding could change medicine for head injuries completely and would have an impact on pro-wrestlers who suffer from concussions fairly frequently.
-- As noted earlier here on the website, Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel quoted Ric Flair during Thursday's NLCS press conference, saying "To be the best, you got to beat the best. That's Ric Flair." One of the sports radio shows in Philadelphia, 610 WIP's Morning Show, had fun with it, playing the Manuel clip with "WOOO!" throughout the show. Flair later went on 97.5 The Fanatic and said he was honored to be mentioned by Manuel and did a promo that he says he'd do in person if he met the team. He also said Michael Vick is the best QB in the NFL. It's worth noting that Manuel is a long-time wrestling fan and good friends with Jerry Lawler.
-- Here is the card for tonight's ROH show in Dayton, OH.
*ROH Tag Team champions The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) with Shane Hagadorn vs. Christopher Daniels & Davey Richards
*Homicide vs. Kenny King
*Kevin Steen and Steve Corino vs. Adam Cole and Kyle O' Reilly
*Jay Briscoe vs. Rhett Titus
*Trial Series- Match #1: Andy "Right Leg" Ridge vs. Colt Cabana
*Daizee Haze vs. Lady Jo Jo
*Also scheduled to appear are Mark Briscoe, Ricky Reyes and Mike Mondo.