— WrestleCade has announced that Jack Swagger will appear at WrestleCade Weekend, which takes place in November in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Swagger joins Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Jerry Lawler, Ivelisse, Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock and The Midnight Express with Jim Cornette as talent announced for the three-day event.
— A fan has started a petition online to get Bret Hart a statue at Madame Tussauds’ Hollywood Wax Museum. The Change.org petition is a href=”https://www.change.org/p/kirk-white-immortalize-bret-hit-man-hart-as-a-wax-figure-at-madame-tussauds-hollywood-wax-museum” target=”_blank”>here and has 174 signatures so far.
The petition notes:
“When wrestling fans think of wrestling, one name comes to mind: Hulk Hogan, in which I respect. When I think of wrestling, I think of one name myself: Bret “Hit Man” Hart. I believe Bret Hart is the perfect person to represent wrestling at Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum by creating a Wax Figure of him if possible. He’s a retired professional wrestler that is known as the Excellence of Execution. He was one of the safest wrestlers to ever step foot inside a wrestling ring. He protected himself, his opponents and his craft while in a match. He was a 7 time world champion. Today, he’s still known as the Best there is, the Best there was and the Best there ever will be. Outside of the ring he’s a Canadian Icon, born and raised in Calgary Alberta Canada. He was once voted the best Albertan in the world, as well as being Calgarys favorite son and a Canadian Jr Hockey League named their team after him, The Calgary Hit Men. He wasn’t only a fighting champion in the ring but outside of the ring as well. In 1999, he suffered a career ending concussion by a kick to his head that unfortunately ended his career. He’s a Stroke and Prostate Cancer Survivor and has contributed alot of his time to the stroke recovery foundation, prostate cancer research as well as make-a-wish foundation to name a few. Overall he’s very loved and very respected by his community and wrestling fans all around the world. It would only be fitting if he would be selected to be immortalized as a Wax Figure and represent the wrestling industry at Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum.”
— DJZ posted to Twitter giving an update on his status after suffering a fractured colon in a match for The Crash: Lucha Libre in April. The iMPACT! Wrestling talent had to undergo emergency surgery to repair the injury and stop internal bleeding:
Thanks to everyone who has been there for me during this crazy time in my life. Heres an update on everything. pic.twitter.com/gTFAln3dco
— D J Z (@IAmDJZ) June 6, 2017