Hulk Hogan Allowed To Wear Bandana In Court
An interesting aside to Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker is that the judge has permitted the wrestling legend to wear a “plain bandana” while in the court room.
He will however have to use his real name so as not to make the proceedings a “carnival.”
Hogan is suing Gawker for publishing clips from his sex tape with Heather Clem, the former wife of Bubba The Love Sponge. Even the FBI have bee involved in trying to discover who made and leaked the tape.
The full 30 minutes of footage is going to be played in court but will not be viewable to the media or public gallery.
Kevin Owens Tops Rolling Stone Ranking
Kevin Owens was named the “Best of the Rest of the Half-Year” by Rolling Stone this week, followed by Roman Reigns. They wrote:
In a matter of months, the father of two from Marieville, Quebec has not only stared down his potential but surpassed it, becoming a lynchpin of two promotions and building a character inspired by everything it took to get him to this point. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny his impact on the first six months of 2015 – or wonder how high he’ll climb by year’s end. It’s wrestling, folks. It’s Kevin Owens.
Check out the full awards at RollingStone.com
Coach Wants ESPN At Summerslam
It’s no secret that ESPN and WWE have been on good terms over the past year or so, but former WWE star the Coach who works there, is pushing for ESPN SportsCenter to actually attend Summerslam:
"SportsCenter On The Road at Summerslam." How does that sound. Show my bosses the power of @wwe fans by retweeting as many times as possible
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) July 1, 2015
Billy Graham Wants Dusty’s Job
Superstar Billy Graham has been angling for WWE to give him Dusty Rhodes’ former position at NXT. Those who have followed Graham’s post wrestling career know this notion is about as insane as WWE giving the job to Chyna, which certainly calls in to question the 72 year old’s mental state.
This is a guy who has publicly blasted the company and Vince McMahon on so many occasions there’s no way to count them all. He even pawned off his Hall of Fame ring because he saw it as “worthless.”
Nonetheless this is what he wrote. You can’t deny he was huge talent in his day and a pioneer of the charismatic “wrestling promo,” but this is just delusional:
Hello wrestling fans, this is Superstar Billy Graham. With all of the rumors going around about my interest or lack of, concerning a position for me with the NXT that my dear friend Dusty Rhodes had, I thought that was necessary to give you a direct statement from me to set the record straight. First off, I have been planning on moving back to Florida for some time now. My wife of 35 years, Valerie, is from Tampa and all of her family lives there. Also my daughter lives in West Palm Beach.
This morning, Tuesday, June 30th 2015 I sent an email directly to Vince informing him that if the position that Dusty once had has not yet been filled, that I am very much interested in taking it since I am moving back to live in Florida . I have not heard back from Vince or any of his staff as he is a very busy man. I am sure at some point I will get an answer from Vince concerning this question.
About my qualifications for this position: It should be obvious that I am qualified for this NXT position of coaching the younger talent about how to to do promos and communicate with the worldwide WWE TV wrestling audience. Also, I am not so stupid that I would try to teach them how to be charismatic to the level of a Dusty Rhodes or myself, one is born with that level of charisma, but a young wrestler can be taught to be more confident in their delivery and bring out their full potential in this area.
About my health: As almost everyone knows, I have had a successful liver transplant. My liver, according to a recent test, is doing extremely good. I feel very robust, alert, and healthy, as the doctors at the world famous Mayo Clinic Hospital here in Phoenix have told me and I train at a 24 hour fitness gym 4 days a week.
As soon as I hear from Mr Vince McMahon regarding the NXT position one way or another, I will post that information on my Facebook. Thank you for your time and every one have a nice day, Superstar Billy Graham.