-- On Thursday night, the first WWE TV taping of NXT: Season Six took place at Full Sail University in Florida. WWE is expected to return to Full Sail seven times over the next six months to tape NXT6 episodes. Before the taping began, Triple H announced to the live audience that the show will be seen internationally. According to the Orlando Sentinel, plans for airing season six in the US "are not yet known." On Thursday, Jim Ross noted on his Twitter account that he does not believe the show will continue airing online. The Orlando Sentinel's video report can be seen at OrlandoSentinel.com.
-- Bobby "The Brain" Heenan is scheduled to appear at the NWA Legends Fanfest in Charlotte, NC, to sign autographs and take photos. The fanfest will take place from August 2-5. Heenan's date and time as a guest of TMart Promotions has not yet been announced.
-- A new women's promotion from Sal Hamaoui and Dave Prazak is expected to debut on July 20 in Ybor City, Florida. The promotion will be a sister to Prazak's SHIMMER. Since SHIMMER only tapes DVDs a few weekends a year, the idea behind the sister promotion is to give new talent a chance to work. The monthly shows will bridge the time between the SHIMMER tapings. The company is currently assembling their talent roster, and all of their events will be streamed via Internet Pay-Per-View on WWNLive.com. Former WCW and TNA star Daffney and Lexie Fyfe are heavily involved in this new promotion. An official announcement – which will include the name for the promotion – is expected to be released in the near future.
-- CHIKARA will present a matinee show tomorrow at the Highline Ballroom, and they have presented a CHIKARA inspired menu for the fans attending. The menu includes a "Colt Cabana Grilled Chicken Wrap," "Frightmare French Fries" and "The Quackenbush Truffle Butter Popcorn Bag."
-- On Sunday, May 20, The Highline Ballroom in Manhattan will present CHIKARA's "Aniversario: The Ogg and I." Belltime is 1:00pm.
The following matches are scheduled for the event:
Chikara Grand Championship: Eddie Kingston vs. Jigsaw
Tim Donst/Jakob Hammermeier/Delirious vs. The Spectral Envoy vs. The Batiri vs. The Swarm
3.0 vs. 17 and The Shard
Meiko Satomuro vs. Sara Del Rey
Los Ice Creams vs. The Colony (Soldier Ant and Green Ant)
Colt Cabana vs. Dasher Hatfield
Saturyne vs. Kagetsu
Dash Chisako and Sendai Sachiko vs. The Bravado Brothers
If you arrive early enough, you can participate in Billy Kumohara's "Quiz Present Crisis Battle" before entering.
Tickets begin at $25 and can be ordered at the door or at TicketWeb.com.