SD/NXT Tapings Tonight, Austin’s Next Film, Trish Note


— WWE tapes SmackDown and NXT tonight. A non-title match, featuring Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton, will main event the show. The dark matches advertised for the show are: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show for the World Title and Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett in a Street Fight.

— Steve Austin will be spending most of February in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada, near Vancouver, to film scenes for his next film, The Package. Austin will be co-starring with Dolph Lundgren, who he worked with in The Expendables. Filming locations in Abbotsford include private residences, outdoor scenes in Matsqui Village, and Dogwood Bowling Alley.

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Seven-Time WWE Champion Trish Stratus Hits the Streets to Put All the Scum on Notice That They Have a New Force to Reckon With in This Adrenaline-Fueled Thriller, Coming to DVD From MPI on February 28, 2012

New York, NY (January 30, 2012) – She’s the pro wrestling phenomenon with the covergirl looks, and now Trish Stratus brings her breathtaking awesomeness to the screen in her action-movie debut, BOUNTY HUNTERS. The action-packed thriller, which gives fans a look at the impressive Stratus that they’ve never seen on WWE Raw, hits DVD on February 28, 2012, from MPI Home Video, with an SRP of $24.98.

A group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters, led by Jules Taylor (Stratus), hit the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with $100,000 on his head. But their world is turned upside down when mob boss Hal Lambrino (Joe Rafla) and his impressive associate Ruby (Andrea James Lui) offer them a million dollars in exchange for the informant.

When Jules and her partners Chase (Boomer Phillips) and Ridley (Frank J. Zupancic) refuse “the offer you can’t refuse,” the Mafia unleashes a trio of assassins on them who use all their power to bring the bounty hunters down, and to get their man – dead or alive.

In the course of the nonstop action, Stratus puts her amazing wrestling moves to good use, battling a bail dodger in a gym and, most memorably, getting into it with Ruby in an ambulance – a mighty display of flying legs, one woman outfitted in a nurse’s uniform, the other in a hospital gown. The movie “has some real fights in there and they are, quite frankly, moments of awesomeness,” raved Fred Topel of Screen Junkies.

Besides being WWE Women’s Champion an amazing seven times, Trish Stratus has had a remarkable career outside the ring, including sexy cover girl, fitness icon, yoga entrepreneur, travel series creator and host, reality TV star and comedic performer on such shows as MAD TV. And now, BOUNTY HUNTERS, directed by Patrick McBrearty (Psycho Ward), provides yet another level of Stratusfaction to the countless fans of this stunning force of nature.

About Trish Stratus

Trish Stratus is a fitness icon, TV personality and entrepreneur who is recognized as one of the top sports entertainment athletes in the world through her achievements as a seven-time WWE Women’s Champion. Over the last decade, Stratus has dedicated her life to health and fitness, and has parlayed her success and passion into a recognized lifestyle brand. Stratusphere was officially launched with the opening of her yoga studio, the largest in Canada. Stratusphere Living, a yoga fitness product line created by Trish launched nationally fall 2011 with the release of her first workout DVD ‘Stratusphere Yoga’ all of which reflect her core philosophy of achieving wellness through balanced living. For more information please visit or follow @trishstratuscom

About MPI Home Video

Chicago based MPI Home Video, a subsidiary of MPI Media Group, is a market leader for high quality releases to both wide and specialized audiences through home video distribution. Founded in 1976, MPI Home Video remains one of the largest independent companies producing and distributing a compelling slate of the world’s most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television programs.

About MPI Media Group

The MPI Media Group is a leading producer, distributor and licensor of films, home entertainment, historical footage and more. Founded in 1976, Chicago-based MPI Media Group remains one of the largest independent entertainment companies producing and distributing a compelling slate of the world’s most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television programs. MPI’s wholly owned subsidiaries include MPI Home Entertainment, Dark Sky Films, and the WPA Film Library.

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