CM PunkPhillip Jack Brooks
- Birthdate: 10/26/1978 (age 36)
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 218 Ib
He was titled in the WWE as "the longest-reigni...
-- ESPN.com and Grantland.com columnist Bill Simmons wrote that WWE was missing a golden opportunity by not cashing in on the NFL scandal surrounding former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who is currently banned from coaching in the NFL due to a bounty program. He wrote: "That reminds me, where was the WWE during this Gregg Williams saga? How did they not create a wrestling manager/Williams parody who keeps 'crossing the line,' offers bounties for his wrestlers to injure other wrestlers, stirs up an ongoing moral dilemma and comes out to the entrance song, 'Kill the Head (and the Body Will Die)?' How long do we have to wait?"
-- Tonight, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla will be at Reseda, California for their annual DDT4 tag tournament. The winning teams will get a future PWG Tag Team Championship shot against Super Dragon & Kevin Steen.
The tag tournament will consist of seven matches with eight teams scheduled to be involved. The first round match-ups are:
Sami Callihan & Roderick Strong vs. El Generico & Willie Mack
Future Shock (Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly) vs. The Dynasty (Joey Ryan & Scorpio Sky)
RockNES Monsters vs. Fightin' Taylor Boys
The Young Bucks vs. Super Smash Bros
Kevin Steen is scheduled for a PWG Title defense against an opponent named at the show, as part of a special Open Challenge.
-- TNA's "Lockdown Revenge Tour" ends tonight in Estero, Florida at the Germain Arena, with the second of two weekend house shows.
The original main event last night in Ft. Lauderdale was Robert Roode vs. James Storm, but Storm is off this weekend to sell his short-term departure, so the main event was Robert Roode vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray.
The other top matches advertised are: Samoa Joe & Magnus vs. Daniels & Kaz for the TNA Tag Titles, Austin Aries vs. Zema Ion for the X Division Title, and Matt Morgan vs. Crimson in a Lockdown re-match.
The full line-up for the weekend house shows is as follows:
TNA World Title match: Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray
TNA Tag Title match: Samoa Joe & Magnus vs. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian
Matt Morgan vs. Crimson
TNA TV champion Devon vs. Gunner
X Title match: Austin Aries vs. Zema Ion
KO Title match: Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky