Ashley Massaro News

ashley_massaro_playboy1.jpgFormer WWE Diva Ashley Massaro has posted on her blog on MySpace that she will be back on our television screens “in no time.” Here is what she posted:

NEW NEWS!

The meds are working! FINALLY!! So happy what a hug weight off my shoulders. I cant tell you how rough it was for awhile butt hings are looking up punkers!! I shoud be back o your television screens in no time! I miss you terribly and want to thank everyone ho showed support and love during this hard time. I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. I OVE YA!!!!

So much to tell you but its a surprize!!!!!!!

Drop a line again super soon promise

xoxoxoxooox

Beth Phoenix and Santino new Chyna and Eddie?

bethsantino.jpgHere’s an excerpt from “Rant of the Week” by Phantom Lord,

‘But on the other hand sometimes stuff that shouldn’t work ends up working so brilliantly you can’t help but applaud its greatness.

‘As you know Santino Marella is one of my favorites and now they have him in this relationship with Beth Phoenix. Last week they kissed for some reason after his match but had the looks of what did we just do. This week they agree to keep it strictly professional and after Santino wins their match and does his awesome marching band pose, they have some tension as Santino wants to make a move but Beth keeps scaring him. Finally he’s about to leave and she grabs him and plants one on him and all while this was going on me and Phantom Classic were laughing our asses off. It was so damn funny. It’s easily the best random pairing the WWE has ever done and it can only get better.

‘I personally believe Santino can be the new Roddy Piper, but even if he’s just a comedy act the guy is pure gold. He makes what should not work end up working better then anyone can imagine. Beth and Santino will be Chyna and Eddie for a new generation.

‘Speaking of Beth, how could you not mark out when she pressed D-Lo Brown? As much as I love Mickie James, Beth needs the belt back for an extended run with her just running rough shot over everyone as Santino swoons over her.’

(source: www.wrestling-edge.com)

WWE Champion Mickie James top search, Dawn Marie Being False Advertised

mickiejameschamp.jpgWWE Women’s Champion Mickie James was the top searched term Monday on Yahoo.com. The actual name that was burning up the Yahoo engines was “Alexis Laree”, which was her name on the independent circuit and the name she used while posing in the May 2000 edition of the “leg Show” magazine, an adult publication that focuses on women’s legs.

From Dawn Marie’s Myspace:

‘ Hey, I just wanted everyone to know that Dawn Marie won’t be at the Velocity Pro Wrestling on August 16 in Philadelphia that fed has been false advertising her for. She will be at the NWA Legends Fanfest that August 15-17 weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been booked for that event for awhile now. VPW has falsely been advertising her to appear on their upcoming 8/16 show. The last thing that Dawn needs is her reputation be looked down on for something that’s not her fault like her being false advertised, and it’s not fair to her and all you her fans who come to see her. Anyway, just wanted you guys to know – thanks’

Brooke Hogan Blog

brooke-hogan3.jpgBrooke Hogan recently posted on MySpace that she didn’t miss Nick’s birthday:

“Heres how stupid and inaccurate the media can be…

According to the press I didn’t show up to my brothers 18th birthday at the jail.

Lets see…

*hes in jail
*Its an important birthday…the big 18!!!
*I’m only a 4 hour drive to Tampa
*He’s the most important thing in my life.

They must have thought I didn’t show cause they didn’t SEE me.

uhh…there’s such thing as a back door you jerks.

In conclusion…That goes to show you that you can’t believe anything you watch on TV or read in magazines. Cause people will make up BS without even knowing the facts. Hey Media! Why don’t you gather facts, check them, and then give the public the truth? That might work. Oh no…I forgot. You make too much money telling LIES.

Needless to say, I WAS there for my brother on his birthday because he is my best friend and NOTHING comes before family.”

Brooke says that present at her visit with Nick were her mom, Linda and Linda Oliver from New York- who Nick is reported to be fond of- who Brooke flew in so she could join the hour-long visit, which was done via video. Brooke further says she and her mom were just a foot away from each other for most of the time at the jail, but they “didn’t even make eye contact.”

Brook later said in an interview with People.com that she feels that Nick’s time in jail and especially his time in solitary confinement have ‘broken his spirit.’ “When they put him in solitary, he was on the outs. I was worried about him, and his safety, and his well-being.”

“His personality is slowly coming back,” Brooke says. Brook’s family gets to visit Nick three times a week now, but “it sucks” because, “I can’t just walk over to his room and give him a hug, or talk to him, or confide in him.”

Brooke Hogan Interview

brooke-hogan.jpgNekesa Mumbi Moody of The Associated Press interviewed Brooke Hogan recently. Brook claims in the interview that the decision to do another reality show is to benefit her music career and that the throughout the first four shows, she didn’t have her stuff together. When asked if the reality show tore her family apart, Brook answered that she doesn’t think that a camera and a cameraman can destroy a family and that her parents were fighting. Here’s some other excerpts from the article:

Nakesa Mumbi asks Brooke Hogan how she has dealt with her brother not being around?

‘It’s really, really hard because I feel like our whole lives I was able to protect him … and now I had to watch him walk away in handcuffs and I couldn’t do anything about it. It’s hard because he’s like my best friend. I mean, I have friends, but my brother is really the one person who I can confide in and talk to about anything. So it’s tough because everything that we talk about now is recorded. And we saw what happened with that.’

How did she and her mother get so far apart?

‘My mother and I naturally have a tremendous bond, there’s like a bond that you just can’t break with us. … Right now, I’m just really disappointed with her and I feel like I wish I could talk to her, but you just can’t. It’s one of those kind of things where, I am a very straight-laced person and maybe that makes it even harder for me to see the path that she’s going down as being right, but I look at her now and I’m like, “You were my hero at one point. Why are you making these weird choices?” I don’t understand it. I definitely don’t condone what’s going on. I definitely don’t think it’s cool who she’s dating. I think it’s ridiculous, but at the end of the day she’s my mother and I will still respect her and love her but right now. … I just have to love her from a distance for now.’

Was she at one point as disappointed in her dad?

‘My dad and I had a little bit of a tiff earlier this year, and that kind of stuff I really don’t want to talk about now, but I was disappointed for a minute. But what I respect about my dad is he comes forth and he tells the truth, and he’s a very honorable person. I respect him a lot. He, I know deep down, has a good heart. Honesty with me goes such a long way that once the truth comes out and that person can be man enough to tell you the truth, it gives me an even higher respect for them than before.’

Is Brook Hogan dating anyone?

‘I was actually dating somebody that I’ve actually known since I was 15, and that was a great experience and I’m still really, really close to him and I still really love him, but we just recently kind of broke it off, so it didn’t seem right anymore. So as of right now, I’m single.’

(source: www.newsday.com)

Mickie Knuckles Update

3a.jpgMickie Knuckles has had her staples removed and the doctor says she is healing fine. Mickie has some numbness in her leg, but that is expected. Knuckles is now having more dull pain since most of the feelign is coming back, which the doctors say is good. Mickie Knuckles has been added to the TNA roster page at tnawrestlingcom. If all goes well Mickie wil be back in the ring soon.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that the incident with Mickie Knuckles has TNA heavily re-evaluating the outside booking of their talent. Booking talent to outside and international groups has been a way for TNA to generate extra money in the past, but the company is doing much better financially and doesn’t need to do that as they once did. Mickie Knuckles broke her leg performing in front of sixty people.

Wrestling Confidential would like to extend hope and prayers out to independent wrestling Rollin Hard. Rollin has cancer and his teatments aren’t going so well.

WWE Diva Katie Lee on Summerskin

katielee1513.jpgNow we know where WWE Diva Katie Lee acquired that unbelievable sexy accent.

Andrew Rote interviews Katie Lee for Summerskin. In the article, Andrew discusses Katie Lea growing up, joining WWE as a Diva and what goals Katie Lee has within the division. Katie Lea grew up a tomboy in Germany and aspired to be involved in movies as an actor and a writer. Katie’s father sang opera and her mother danced ballet. After graduation, Katie moved to England to study drama while attending a wrestling school, where we took the indie circuit by storm. Katie now aspires to become the greatest WWE Diva in history as she considers herself the perfect fit for the role.

Katie likes men to be bigger than her and seeks compatibility. Guys who are controlling or self-absorbed turn her off. Katie’s favorite date was to the zoo, to see the bears.

Check out photos, video and more indepth articles on Katie Lee at wwe.com’s Summerskin!

April Hunter Interview

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by Richard Vasseur for Canadian Comics

How did you originally get into wrestling?

I did Playboy. The peeps at WCW saw the layout, contacted me and I was invited to do an interview with 12 other girls. I think 6-7 of us were chosen to work as valets.

What is the attraction of wrestling for you?

The athleticism. I was kinda bored with being a valet…you walk the guy down, you walk him back. That’s all it was at that time. But during the day, I’d sit in the arena and watch the wrestlers go over their matches. The cruiserweights were always the most fun to watch, they were so very athletic. As a former gymnast, that’s what appealed to me. Eventually I left (at the urging of Jim Ross, who was head of talent relations for WWE) to become a fully trained wrestler at Killer Kowalski’s dojo. While I was training, both WCW and ECW folded. So, I worked a lot of tours & TV overseas (Japan, Europe, Mexico, Canada, UK) and the “independents” (which are the minor leagues) back home. When I was modeling full time, the wrestling business wanted their girls to be fully trained wrestlers. By the time I finally! learned to wrestle, the wrestling business wanted their women to be models. Go figure that it would be such a timing issue!

What was Killer Kowalski like?

He’s awesome. I couldn’t have picked a better trainer and didn’t realize how good I’d had it until I started on the road and realize what the other girls out there WEREN’T learning. Kowalski wouldn’t hold back. If you were messing up, he’d stand up and yell, “Hey, STUPID! Do it right this time!” LOL. Tough love. But I learned a lot of valuable lessons from him about life as well as wrestling and he has a big heart.

Do you prefer being a manager or a wrestler?

Manager. I like to get involved in the ring (and outside of it) but can do that as a manager and prefer the drama of having involvement in match finishes.

What was it like posing for Playboy and would you do it again?

Yes. It was actually a very long photo shoot. We did 3 layouts that day…so far, only one has come out, so I’m sure the others will pop up somewhere! We started at 7 am, then shot until 7 pm. Modeling isn’t hard work, but it’s difficult and tiring. There were a ton of people on the shoot, so it’s not for the shy at heart. I always say that the modeling isn’t hard…it’s everything else that is. The workouts, giving up yummy food and dieting, the mental beat downs you get in life from others (people/agents/photographers), explaining what you do to your family and boyfriend material (which always causes problems), the traveling. It seems so glamorous…and it CAN be, but these things I mentioned are also the hardest part.

You were photographed for Boris Vallejo what was that for?

For his fantasy art productions. They made me into images for his calendar and paintings. That was actually a really quick shoot. I arrived with my makeup already on, got naked, stepped up on a pedestal and was handed a bizarre array of weapons I’d never seen before anywhere. Boris and Julie clicked off a ton of photos really fast, then I was paid and free to go. It was fun.

What are some of the secrets to taking great photos?

Having sexy thoughts. It all comes out on in the picture. And I have a verrrry dirty mind.

Would you say wrestlers are like live superheroes?

No. I’m sure superheroes don’t whine and complain like wrestlers do. Not to mention, superheroes probably get some kind medical coverage…maybe.

I see you watched “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” what did you think of it?

I liked it a lot and was surprised how good it was. Sequels can be hit or miss but I especially like when they bring back the original cast like this flick did. However, I loved the first one a tad more because Hellboy was had more witty one liners and and biting sarcasm.

What is “Frisky Dingo”?

Ha! You have to see it! It’s a cartoon series from Adult Swim about an evil villain planning to blow up the earth (KillFace) vs. the local Superhero, but it’s set in modern times. And complete with economic cutbacks, death and dismemberment, raising a child as a single villain, health insurance being dropped and lawsuits. Oh, and a lot of sick, twisted humor.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?

To be beamed anywhere. Or fly. That would save so much time and I hate f-cking airports. I hate TSA. I hate checking my liquids and being forced to buy a $3 bottle of water. I hate baggage charges. I hate long lines and idiots who don’t have their shoes off ahead of time and their laptops out. I hate other peoples screaming babies. So, beam me up.

Did you read any comics as a child growing up?

No but I watched a lot of cartoons. Cartoons were so good when I was a kid that we’d actually get up early on Saturday morning for them.

How can someone contact you?

Easy. Through my site. www.AprilHunter.com. The email comes directly to me. And if you’re nice, I’ll get back to you relatively quickly.

What’s up with the trial membership you’re offering?

Welp, it’s a special offer for first time & “welcome back” members for just $9.95. Members will enjoy unlimited instant access to over 10,000 photos, over125 videos, more than 200 guest babes and over 200 Behind-The-ScenesDiaries…all updated weekly! The reasons for this reduced price offer is due to the economy being tough, as well as a big THANK YOU for those who have been so good to me. I know many have said they’d like to try out my site, so what better time than now? See for yourself! http://www.aprilhunter.com

Any words of advice for your fans?
You can sleep with a blond and you can sleep with a brunette…but you’ll never get any sleep with a redhead. 😉

(source: gerweck.net)

TNA Knockout Cristy Hemme ‘Fathoms’ Deep

christhemme.jpgCristy Hemme’s myspace blog from 23 July,

In the water…

A couple months ago I sat seemingly paralyzed on my couch at home in space that once felt so peaceful and warm. My smile was drained from my face and my body flowed with cooled blood… only warmed by the unexplainable tears that rolled down my face. Numbed past the point of fighting… “My stillness will move me”… were the only words I was able to conjure in a moment so distant from all that once felt so good.

For anyone who is into myspace, my page as well as my bands page was completely blank… sometimes a fresh start and perspective is just the medicine you need in life. Im not gone, the band is not gone but the need for this stillness came as everything around me felt so wrong. I haven’t been able to write this column in months, look at the beauty around me, write my poetry or songs, draw or even open up to the people so close and dear to me. I felt as though my light had just shut off. Had age gotten me or maybe my abundance of energy just ran out?

Even though I am a total workaholic, my personal life always comes first. The result of how you are living inadvertently always effects what you do. The result of how I have been living, with my history of codependency, had completely sucked me dry. This depth of water that I slowly sank into was effecting what I do so much so, that my precious drive and passion floated high above my head and the weight of history hanging from my feet was so heavy, it kept them out of reach.

I was drowning in water that appeared to be the surroundings of what life had done to me and my will to reach this place high above it. Land I will deserve once I get there. I have had it in my head for years that once I achieve the difference and purpose I feel is so necessary out of my life, then I can really enjoy it, but until then I will wade as hard as I can.

As I started to examine some of these thoughts and statements that repeat like a broken record in my head, I could feel the strength of their damage cutting me. Drenched to a salt water scar, seen through keloid eyes, that felt like life. I don’t deserve to be happy now? I don’t deserve someone who treats me well because Im strong enough to help them through all they need? I will love something completely self absorbed enough and cant truly love me back because Im not worth it anyways?

Once the burden on my own weights jerked my attention awake, I first and foremost knew that change needed my full awareness on this cognitive process and anything that was part of the problem in my immediate life, needed to cease. Goodbye.

So what are we always hiding from with personal perception and separation from each other and truth. I decided to focus on the broken record created by history, turned with fingers for the future. I allowed this “thought” of who I am, what has happened, what I do/done or what I want to be completely unattached to the me that just is.

I spent the next couple weeks divulged in this idea of being aware of everything going on inside my head. Listening to every thought that passed judgment on life in general and watching the separation it inherently causes between people. I found that through this quiet there were two distinct voices in my head. The first one being all the thought process that thinks and interperpates every person, situation, feeling and myself based on my life’s experiences. The second one being the awareness behind all the judgment. The awareness that sits very collective in the reality that just is.

In my little experiment I found that as I made myself extremely aware of my thoughts turned reactions, they were undeniably conditioned by the past and driven by the future, in turn falling into the identify that begs to ask “who are you”. The “who are you” that is separation and judgement caused by an ego completely unidentified to the true awareness of who we are.

So here I am today… lounging in sand strewn across Venice beach shores. Paper in hand and a pen that wont stop. I have words, songs, ideas and passion sweating through every pour in my body. With a clear mind and heart full of light, all that is manifested and laced through my being has given me the vision of quality that each moment holds if I give attention to it.

In this time of stillness my love for wrestling, music, writing and life in general has graced its way right back into a heart it never really left. Things at TNA are great and I am continually learning so much with a company that has been growing faster than anyone ever imagined, including the launch of our new Midway video game, which is completely ROCKS! Musically the band is taking a new direction as a result of these “changes and realizations” but the outcome being that all these fresh creative juices are flowing their way into the studio in one week to record an EP for a distribution deal with Universal that will put us in Hot Topic’s, Target’s etc. Personally Im happy and in love with life again, so YAA awareness!

As the shore rises to kiss my toes, I brush my hands over the top of its glistening white diamond like tide. The sea water twirls around my fingers as we dance through the surge and my feet push through the ever shifting sand. As they are submerged in weightless water, they play in oxygen that breathes without thought and I have such ease with what I feel… Land never truly escaped from under me. I just simply chose to hover over my ocean floor beginning, suspended in emotional weight from the bottom and want for the top. When all we really have to do is awaken to the beauty of presence that can be every moment. All hardships and past experiences can be accepted because the reality is they are if they are there, its just us that feel its necessary to give them time or label them to who we are. Stress and worry can be eliminated because they are for tomorrow and take you away from accepting this moment your in and giving it the quality of your presence. The reality is we can change our position into living right now and not anywhere that land wont welcome the grace of attention our feet choose to give the footprints we make… as we make them.

We by nature make it so much harder on ourselves, so I am curious… if you took just a couple days off from the noise to be still and view your own thoughts, what do you think you would hear?

Brooke Hogan on voting, JR on Brooke and Playboy

brook1155.jpgBrooke Hogan quote: “You know what? I am actually not that much into voting. I think it’s kinda crazy that a woman is running because I think that women deal with a lot of emotions and menopause and PMS and stuff. Like, I’m so moody all the time, I know I couldn’t be able to run a country, ‘cause I’d be crying on day and yelling at people the next day, ya know?”

As much as we like Brooke Hogan, her statement gives us the willies. Considering men have to deal with testosterone, a rabid sex drive and the mid-life crisis, its amazing men are allowed near the seat of power for the country. In spite of our individual failings- regardless of our sex- the country still needs to be run. That means, citizens have to vote and citizens- male and female- have to step up to help run the madhouse. We would like to see you at the voting booth, Brooke!

Jr’s response to Brooke Hogan and Playboy: ‘Is Brooke Bollea Hogan actually considering posing for Playboy Magazine? First of all, I have zero issues with Playboy Magazine but wouldn’t one think that the timing of this particular matter helps no one but Playboy? What’s next, Nick in semi prison garb in Playgirl magazine? Can everyone, all at one time, say…”LAY LOW”? Leave the media crazy, TMZ-like radar screen and watch public perception improve….if that matters and perhaps it doesn’t. There was a fan’s sign in Philly Tuesday that read, “Hulk We Still Love You.” BROTHER!’

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