So, off a week or two, but Chock Full's back again with rumors, and rumors, and rumors, and rumors!
- PJG parts ways with long time "on the roster, but really ain't" member, Judo Joe Bushido. This gives the federation another open slot and it's said that they've got their eyes set on a couple of wrestlers who would fit the mold of the federation. One rumor that seemed particularly interesting was that the Paradise-based violent fed has been trying to coax former EMWC terror, Simon Ezra, from retirement. And more? Some of the PJG-spies I've got have stated that the information released about Caleb Temple being Talia Wichzini's husband is 100% false... and just a cover-up to the marriage Mrs. Wichzini has to Mr. Ezra! Dun-dun-dun! [And next on "As the World Turns"...]
- RCW set to come back on air after hiatus - no, Glory wasn't their grand ending. The federation owners felt that after Glory, RCW needed some time to let its wrestlers recoup and allow its writers to come up with some solid storylines for the next cycle of the federation. Learning from past lives in the business, RCW wants to make sure that it produces only the top in terms of quality - both in the ring and on the airwaves.
- Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me... It appears DVW's dead before even getting off the ground. At least that's what my spies are telling me over in Purgatory [how apropos!] Many of the investors are pulling out of the venture, feeling that even if DVW were to get started, it hasn't shown itself stable enough to endure for a profit. Unless owner Rob Magnum can get these investors to come back, kiss Death Valley Wrestling good bye.
- UWF has reportedly signed a former EMWC Champion onto their roster, touting the inking as a "big signing" that should have an impact on the roster immediately. Some are speculating that the longtime fed has made amends with Eddie Van Gibson from long ago and may be ready to put him in a program with now UWF champion, Luke Kinsey.
- While Glory's debuts of Valentine and Axis were shocking, RCW still has one of the biggest "who is it" angles in The Man in Black. Who is it? Still no one knows as RCW management has been very tight-lipped on the identity - even the wrestlers, on-air crew, and production members have been sworn to secrecy. My Chock Spies were sure that the identity of The Man in Black was Shane Destiny some months back, but then Mr. Destiny showed up on HVW programming. Our best guess? It's none other than the figurehead right now for RCW, Luke Kinsey! Uh... ok, that doesn't make any sense. Maybe... Juan Vasquez? Tommy Stephens? Alex Extreme? The Big Chill? Ok, nevermind, we're all baffled.
- In other PJG news, don't be surprised to see Johnny R. Royle dropped soon. With the waiting list to get into the federation ever growing - and not just with the bottom-of-barrel types - the federation can no longer extend its courtesy to Mr. Royle on keeping a guaranteed position. Expect an ultimatum to be given to Mr. Royle on-air, at its big show "Burn, Bleed, Ascend" [aka Bloody Paradise, episode 10].
This tidbit contributed by a non-Chock Full spy - we paid him the going rate for contracted out dirt!
- There seems to be a contract dispute brewing between the UWF and the AWA over the services of Tumaffi. The Samoan behemoth was reportedly double-booked by the organizations last weekend (which was a mild suprise considering that UWF is without a regular television contract, and runs a very light house-show schedule). Tumaffi opted to appear at the AWA event, fueling speculation that the monster has already chosen a side in this dispute. Tumaffi presumably gave a "no comment" to the intern who was sent to ask him about the matter (we haven't heard from him since), but sources close to the situation insist that the decision was logical. "AWA's distribution is small but steady.", said the analyst. "The payouts are smaller, but regular. The UWF has a massive distribution when they can get airtime, but with their schedule, who knows when that will be? Besides that, Tumaffi's UWF deal is soon to expire, and rumors are that he's looking for a very sweet deal in order to stay on. This is a typical contract leverage move." Rumors have placed the Samoan in the mix for both companies' immediate World Title plans, so this situation bears watching.
- Expect UWF back on the air soon, with a new look in not only their roster [as reported in our last edition], but also their sets and very possibly announcers. Word around the UWF is that veteran backstage reporter Moe Owens has been sacked and that Amy Marshall may be moved out of the broadcast team to give more airtime to Daniel Kidd.
And... Well... I'm done. Tired. Finite-o. Might have some PVW, SPW, and AWA stuff next time... MIGHT NOT! WHO KNOWS!?!
The AWA has successfully LOCKED DOWN the locker room to keep the Chock Full spies out!
Or maybe the Chock Full Spy is The Man With The Money.
You just never can tell.
|QUOTE (Chock Full @ May 11 2008, 08:04 AM)|
|UWF is that veteran backstage reporter Moe Owens has been sacked and that Amy Marshall may be moved out of the broadcast team to give more airtime to Daniel Kidd.|
Not true, Moe was simply replaced by his twin brother Joe Owens, in a fiendish bit of plotting more than a decade in the making. Don't believe me? Go back to 1996 and revisit Moe's introduction.
And as for Amy being removed from the booth, Dan Kidd is all for that. Barefoot and preggers isn't just a catchphrase, it's a way of life.