Here are the notes and news from the week in pro wrestling:
• Buff once was the stuff. Marcus Alexander “Buff” Bagwell recently told The Pro Wrestling Torch he plans to retire. Bagwell, a native of Atlanta, enjoyed a productive 21-year career with WCW, WWE, TNA and several smaller promotions. But man, “The Handsome Stranger” was a terrible idea.
• Good-bye, good old J.R.? The relationship between WWE officials and former announcer Jim Ross continues to be ... well ... weird. During this week’s “Raw,” WWE took his voice out of the introductory video montage. Perhaps WWE officials are worried Ross will jump ship to TNA and wanted to sever all ties with him to avoid any embarrassment.
Ross didn’t seem to mind, posting on Twitter:
“While @ gym got messages my voice was removed from Raw show open. If it matters, that’s news 2 me. Been nice 2 have been informed. Oh, well”
The Local Corner: Action continues at TWA.
The TWA Action Zone runs at 8 p.m. on Saturdays in the TWA Arena off Reed Road in north Whitfield County, about 3 miles north of the bypass. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids younger than 6 are admitted free. Any military member with proper identification will also be admitted free.
EWA runs Friday nights at the TWA Arena. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids younger than 6 are admitted free.
Action continues at DCW.
DCW runs Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at the DCW Arena at 1243 Cavender Rd.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for kids and children 5 and younger are admitted free.
Trivia Teaser: How many people have held the WWE world heavyweight title?
Check back next week for the answer.
Last week’s question: What is the name of Abdullah the Butcher’s Atlanta restaurant?
Abdullah the Butcher’s House of Ribs and Chinese Food.
Just a few weeks in and Jamie Jones is already bored with the “Raw” anonymous general manager. He can be reached at 706) 272-7723.