Monday, December 28, 2009

The Best?

As he prepares to go head to head with TNA next week (which, by the way, has not outright been said by the WWE, and in fact, has almost been ignored), Vince McMahon announced tonight on Raw that Bret "The Hitman" Hart will be guest hosting Raw!

Perhaps this is Vince's way of telling Hulk Hogan and Dixie Carter that the WWE is "the best is, the best there ever was and the best there ever will be."

In my opinion, TNA is jumping the gun by going on the air against Raw this early. However, I'll be pretty disappointed if there is no DX action in Orlando next week...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Monday Night War

TNA Impact will go live Monday, Jan. 4, against WWE Raw. Hulk Hogan made the announcement Saturday night at the UFC event he and TNA President Dixie Carter were attending.

"We're going to battle with the WWE," Hogan said. "Hulk Hogan and TNA, we're coming after everybody."

It sounded like Hogan wasn't planning on making his TNA debut until Jan. 4, but Hogan also said, "You never know when the old man with the yellow boots might just step into that ring, brother."

TNA's show will be in Florida at Universal Orlando, while Raw will be in Dayton, Ohio, that night. Impact is scheduled to start at 8 pm, and Raw still appears to airing at it's regular 9 pm start.

Umaga dies of heart attack

Eddie Fatu, better known as Umaga (and before that, Jamal of 3 Minute Warning), died of a heart attack in a Houston hospital Friday, CNN reports. The 36-year-old was a member of the Anoa'i family which includes Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Rikishi and the Wild Samoans.

Fatu was released from his WWE contract in June for violating the Wellness Policy and refusing to go to rehab. He was a 2-time Intercontinental Champion.