— MLB star Josh Reddick celebrated the Oakland A’s AL West division title on Wednesday by dressing in a Ric Flair robe and chugging beers like Steve Austin. Reddick, who is a noted wrestling fan, drew coverage from Sports Illustrated for his celebration.
— NFL star James Laurinaitis discussed the wrestling career of his father, “Road Warrior Animal” Joe Laurinaitis, in an NFL Network interview Thursday night. Laurinaitis joined the NFL Network set to talk about the game and his famous father. Laurinaitis said his father was “Joe” at home and as his sports coach, but the “Animal stuff” was his identity on the road.
— Wrestling New Classic in Japan has announced an eight-man tournament to determine the promotion’s first champion. Tajiri, Carlito and Tommy Dreamer are set to compete in the tournament. Tajiri vs. Carlito set for October 26 in Tokyo.
— Family Wrestling Entertainment debuts on iPPV tonight with the following card…
* FWE champion Tommy Dreamer vs. Rhino
* Velvet Sky & Angelina Love vs Maria Kanellis & Winter
* Unsanctioned Street Fight: FWE Tri-Borough Champion Damien Darling vs Johnny Knockout
* Big Daddy V vs. Malta the Damager
* Colt Cabana vs. Mike Bennett
* Open Challenge from Chris Masters to anyone on the FWE Roster
* One Night Tag-Team Tournament featuring:
~ Sonjay Dutt/Daivari
~ Diamond Inc
~ Adrenaline Express
~ All Money is Legal
The iPPV will feature live commentary from Michael Schiavello, Maryse and Winter. You can order the show at this link.