Originally written on cheap-heat  |  Last updated 9/17/12

Kurt Angle discusses Austin Aries stature:
During a recent interview with the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Kurt Angle discussed whether Austin Aries is too small to be TNA’s World Champ:

“No. I think Austin Aries as champion, I think he deserves it, he’s an awesome talent,” said Angle. “Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero, unfortunately their tragedies really damaged the ability for smaller guys to step up and become champions. I don’t know why but I think they were just unfortunate. I don’t think it was because of their size, I think they were just terrible tragedies that happened with both those families and it’s gotten a little bit of a bad reputation now, the under 6 foot club and I don’t think it should be that way. I think any size is a good size.”

Angle also discussed his role in putting younger guys over:

“They’d bring in somebody like the Pope or Mr. Anderson or whoever else that was coming in that was coming from WWE or had somewhat of a name, the first program they’d do would be with me. I’ve always enjoyed that it’s a good challenge and Desmond Wolfe was another one that came from Ring of Honor. So I like that and I know that the company has faith in me. Both WWE did and TNA had the faith in me to make the guys look as good as I could.”
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JBL returns to the announcing booth:
Former WWE Champion and commentator JBL returned to commentating at last nights Night of Champions PPV, to replace Jerry Lawler. He is being billed as a guest announcer, and will be on hand for at least tonight’s Raw. The company are expecting The King to be back in his usual role within weeks. Until then JBL and perhaps other guest announcers will take the spot. Roddy Piper and the Honky Tonk Man have expressed interest.
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Flake escapes:
The little dog of former WWE Diva Maryse has gone missing! She wrote on Facebook:

“Please if you see my dog Flake in Hollwood area, call the number thats on him thank you”

Flake managed to escape from a dog-sitter’s home.


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Cena goes Pink for the cure:
Press Release:

WWE® and John Cena® Go Pink with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure featuring WWE Superstar John Cena co-branded, pink and black ring gear, which will be debuted at tonight’s Night of Champions pay-per-view event in Boston. Cena will wear the Special Edition gear through October in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Fans can purchase the merchandise, including co-branded hats, t-shirts, headbands and wristbands, at live events and online at WWEShop.com, and WWE will donate 100 percent of its profits (at least 30 percent of the retail purchase price) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research and community outreach programs. To support Susan G. Komen’s mission, WWE will utilize all its assets, including TV broadcasts, live events, digital and social media to generate awareness and encourage fans to get involved by signing up for “Race for the Cure” events in their local communities.

Approximately five million women — more female viewers than the top rated shows on women’s networks – watch WWE’s weekly programming.

“This partnership will reach millions of women and families with breast cancer education and awareness messages, while raising funds for Komen research and health outreach programs in the communities we serve,” said Dorothy Jones, Vice President of Marketing for Susan G. Komen. “We’re ready to cheer on John Cena and the WWE Superstars and thank them for helping Komen fulfill our promise to end breast cancer.”

“Breast cancer is a devastating disease, and we’re committed to using WWE’s global resources to support Komen’s fight to end breast cancer forever,” said WWE Superstar John Cena. “I’ll be proud to wear pink in the ring to support this great cause.”

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. There are 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org/wwe or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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