Found April 04, 2013 on
Ring Side News:
- PWInsider is reporting that Vince McMahon's "big announcement" that he has been teasing on his Twitter account earlier this week will be revealing who will sing "America the Beautiful" at WrestleMania 29. Rumor going around is that it will be Alicia Keys who will be singing the National Anthem.
- You can bid on a chance to go on a fishing trip with Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark of MacMillan River Adventures, and possibly have the chance of your fishing trip be used for broadcast on HBK's MRA hunting show on The Outdoor Channel. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The auction ends next Tuesday, you can bid or get more details by going to http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/3440219?ref=org
- Speaking of HBK and his show, it will return for its third season on The Outdoor Channel on Tuesday, July 2nd.
- As noted yesterday, "drugs" was the only word written under the "incapacity types" category on Reid Flair's police report. Reid was found dead in his hotel room in Charlotte, NC last Friday at the young age of 25. WBTV in Charlotte reports that one of their sources told the station that investigators are looking into the possibility that Reid may have died from a drug overdose.
Reid's father, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, spoke to the channel off-camera, stating, "I loved my son very much. Thanks to my fans for the support".
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You wouldn’t wish this on your worst enemy. The shock and horror that Ric Flair must have felt, when he found his son unresponsive in his hotel room.
Reid Flair, had a history of substance abuse problems and the police are still investigating, but they believe it was a possible overdose.
No foul play is suspected at this time.
Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for sending in the following newsbits:
– Ric Flair sent out a quick message to the fans for all of the support that they have shown him these past few days. Flair stated:
“I’m overwhelmed by all the love and respect my family and I have received this week. Thank you to each and every one of you.”
– At the funeral for Reid Flair, who passed away last...
- The Rock was scheduled to promote WrestleMania 29 on The Today Show on Wednesday morning but didn’t. No word yet on why he didn’t appear.
- The Charlotte Observer reports that hundreds of family and friends gathered to say goodbye to Reid Flair on Wednesday. A 90-minute service was held at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte. Ric Flair, his daughter Ashley and Reid’s girlfriend...
- Steve Austin tweeted the following about his new podcast, revealing that Shawn Michaels will be on the second episode:
“The debut episode of the Steve Austin show hits http://PodcastOne.com and iTunes this Friday, April 5th. #STEVEAUSTINSHOW In episode 1, Steve explains why he’s doing a podcast and answers tweet questions from his fans.”
“Episode 2 of the SAS will hit...
- Posted below is an updated photo of the WrestleMania 29 set inside Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
- WWE debuted a new Facebook game called Superfan Showdown. You can get more details in the video above, and you can try it at this link.
- The Undertaker will be replacing Ric Flair at Thursday night's AXXESS VIP Superstar Signing. 'Taker will also be appearing...
– Michael Taylor sent this one in: Here is the link to a story on Yahoo about the Rock’s movie “Pain And Gain.” http://movies.yahoo.com/news/survivors-angry-over-pain-gain-depiction-092012347.html I haven’t seen it on any of the sites yet. Thanks.
– yourprowrestling sent this one along:
I took this video from tonight’s Q&A signing featuring Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels:
- Below is video of John Cena mocking a heel turn at the WrestleMania 29 press conference today:- Ric Flair sent the following message out to thank fans for their support:“I’m overwhelmed by all the love and respect my family and I have received this week. Thank you to each and every one of you.”- Booker T confirmed at WrestleMania Axxess today that his brother and Harlem Heat...
- Shawn Michaels appears in a video with Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage to promote the Tony Stewart vs. Joey Logano NASCAR feud:
- Several WWE NXT stars will be wrestling matches at this week’s Axxess events. WWE is planning on having a full-fledged two-hour live event at each Axxess event this week.
- Jim Ross tweeted the following about Mark Henry and WrestleMania...
Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels hosted “The Signing of Lifetime” Thursday night from Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. Here are some highlights followed from the event.
The infamous “midget skit” that aired after the Montreal Screwjob on Monday Night Raw was brought up. Michaels revealed it was an idea of Vince Russo and Hart said he wished he had a better ending in the WWF...
WrestleMania XXV is one of those nights where WWE seemed to not know what the fans wanted. Triple H won to no reaction. John Cena won, again, to the misery of his detractors. Piper and Snuka waddled through the motions while the two aforementioned teams got pushed aside.
– The Miz vs. The Prime Time Players is tonight’s only WWE Main Event match.
– The third season of Shawn Michaels’ television show MacMillan River Adventures returns to the Outdoor Channel on July 2.
– Lance Storm turns 44 years old today.
– Late WWE Hall of Famer Jay Strongbow died on this date last year at the age 83. He suffered injuries when he fell at home in late...