Posts Tagged ‘Carlito’

Off The MainStream: 3rd

February 19, 2008

Welcome to the third edition of Tuesday’s Off The Mainstream.

Well first up, the incest storyline have started between Paul Burchill and his sister Katie Lea on RAW. Vince has always wanted to do an incest angle for years. He once suggested to be the father of his daughter Stephanie’s baby. As revealed on the McMahon DVD, Stephanie turned down the story. It is said that the “return of the incest angle” was initiated by both Paul and Katie. Thankfully, they are not related by blood in reality.

Carlito’s youngest brother Eddie Colowill has debuted in Florida Championship Wrestling this past week. He’s been down there training for the past few weeks since leaving Puerto Rico. You can catch him in action here.

There have been recent rumors on Eminem joining WWE a few days ago. I chose not to report it then because i speculated that it would be some prank from some idiots (as always). Indeed, the spokeperson of Eminem have cleared these speculations. Recently, there have been similar case happening to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. An impersonator claimed that Dwayne obtained gifts and memorabilia from Manchester Football club. The impersonator has been sued for fraud charges.

Well speaking of The Rock, he recently appeared with Orlando Jones and the Governator, Arnold Schwartzenegger at a banquet in Beverly Hills. They got together to commemorate the 8 year partnership between Audemars Piguet and Afterschool All-stars. You can view the pictures here.

WWE has announced that effective from 2010, Mattel will become the exclusive toy licensee covering all global territories upon the expiration of their current toy license with JAKKS Pacific Inc. JAKKS Pacific Inc. has also announced that effective 2010 they will become the exclusive toy licensee for TNA Wrestling. The TNA Vs WWE war is brewing unknowingly.

The Million Dollar Man’s son, DiBiase Jr, who is currently under Florida Champion Wrestling (FCW) was arrested recently for driving under the influence in Hillsborough County, Florida

Gregory Shane Helms of Smackdown, aka. Hurricane Helms has done an interesting interview with Marvel.com recently. Quite interesting read up on how Helms is so in love with Marvel’s comics. You can view the interview here. I have also updated Helm’s official blog here at WrestlingMAT.

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Column Of The Week: My Way To The Highway

February 17, 2008

It started with a creative idea from Eric Bischoff and it evolved into a massive, high profiled match at Madison Square Garden on 2002. By far, 5 separate elimination chamber matches have torn 20 men apart. Tonight, the solid steel beams, thick vast of chain and ten tonnes of punishment will placed 12 men within its grasp. 3 brands, 2 matches, 2 winners, 1 night of glory.

Survivor Series 2002
The World Heavyweight Championship was on the line at the first Elimination Chamber. Shawn Michaels, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Kane, Chris Jericho, and Triple H all entered the steel chamber. A sweet chin music from Michaels hailed him back to the top with thunderous applaud crowning his success.

Summerslam 2003
The second EC participants were Triple H, Chris Jericho, Goldberg, Randy Orton, Kevin Nash, and Shawn Michaels. Goldberg was the man of the match before being ambushed by Triple H & his protege of evolution.

New Year’s Revolution 2005
Edge, Batista, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Triple H, and Randy Orton stepped into the 3rd Elimination Chamber to fight for a vacant World Heavyweight Championship. Shawn Michael was the guest referee. This match will be remembered mainly for the fans cheering for Batista to turn on his Evolution teammate Triple H.

New Year’s Revolution 2006
Kurt Angle, Kane, Shawn Michaels, Chris Masters, and Carlito stepped into the cage to fight for John Cena’s WWE Heavyweight Championship. John Cena remained the top and after the match, Edge cashed in on his Money in the Bank award and captured the gold from the weakened Cena.

December to Dismember 2006
The Big Show put his ECW Heavyweight Championship on the line in the 5th Elimination Chamber. The challengers were CM Punk, Hardcore Holly, Rob Van Dam, Test, and Bobby Lashley. This match added unique hardcore elements of steel chair, crowbar, barbed wire, baseball bat, and tables. Bobby Lashley captures the title after eliminating Test and the Big Show.

No Way Out 2008 [RAW]
RAW’s Elimination Chamber will be hyped up with three experienced wrestlers heading to the match. Shawn Michaels will be at EC for his 5th time. Triple H and Chris Jericho will be entering for the 4th time. Triple H held the highest winner record in EC with two victory. Jeff/JBL/Umaga have never stepped into the EC before. The final push has been narrowed to two names, Jeff and Triple H. Triple H vows to be the man tonight and Jeff has built considerable amount of momentum to be able cash his victory.

No Way Out 2008 [ECW/SMACKDOWN]
Pretty new entrants for this side. Only Batista entered the EC before. Undertaker/Khali/Finlay/Big Daddy V/MVP are new to this match. With Mysterio possible departure, it would be interesting to see how things would turned out. Again, it has been to narrowed down to two names, its either Undertaker or Batista. My vote would definitely be with Taker since the original plan of Edge/Taker have not been changed.

Some interesting things to note, many who had competed in the EC have surprisingly high chances of leaving the company. Of all the 20 unique men who had entered, nearly half of them have left the company in some ways. This includes Booker T, RVD, Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, Chris Masters, Test & Bobby Lashley.

Since there are two EC matches in one night, be prepared for a short display of performances. (yes, booooooo~) The conservative nature of the management style have always been safe guarding its talent. Furthermore, the impending grand daddy, Wrestlemania, would require them to be around for good. So, with that said, enjoy the matches tonight! Short & Sweet.

Valentine Frenzy – Pick A Date

February 14, 2008

Love itself is complicated. It get worse when you stole someone else partner. It get better if you date an ex-wife. It get controversial if you date a guy. Today, WrestlingMAT take a Valentine Day snapshot at many current WWE superstars and alumni and see how things are going in their love lives.

1/ Without this couple, there wouldn’t be a WWE. Today let’s honor the top wrestling promoters, Vince/Linda Mcmahon. The two met in church when Linda was 13 and Vince was 16. This would be their 42nd Valentine anniversary.

2/ Call em famous or infamous, Triple H/Stephanie marriage has skyrocketed both their career. Both are dominance in their own areas. They are expecting a second child this summer.

3/ Shane Mcmahon married his high school sweetheart Marissa Mazzola on September 14, 1996. Shane has stated that Marissa was the only girlfriend he ever had. Together they have two sons, Declan James (4 yrs old) and Kenyon Jesse (2 yrs old). Marriage is still going strong.

4/ Undertaker have two wives. He first married Jodi Lynn in 1989, and they had a son named Gunner (15 yrs old). Then he married Sara and have two daughters Chasey (6 yrs old) and Gracie (3 yrs old)

5/ Kane is married to Maurisa Jacobs and have two step-daughters. He never had a kid of his own.

6/ CM Punk has reported dating RAW’s Maria for a few months. The relationship was going strong for a few months before his move to ECW. He is now single and available.

7/ Charlie Haas married wrestler, Jackie Gayda 3 years ago. He became a father in 2006.

8/ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson married Dany Garcia on May 3, 1997, a day after his 25th birthday. They have a daughter together at 2001. Late last year, they split up on mutual agreement.

9/ Loudmouth Ken Kennedy recently wed his high school sweetheart, Shawn Trebnick. This would be their first, married Valentine together.

10/ Shawn Michael is married to former WCW Nitro Girl, Rebecca Hickenbottom. Together they have a son (8 yrs old) and a daugther (4 yrs old). Shawn is said to be facing up and downs with Rebecca in their early days. Now, things seem bliss.

11/ Edge have been married on two occasions. He was originally married to Alanah Morley, Val Venis’s Sister and then allegely stole Matt’s Gf, Lita. They ended up in divorce due to public’s heavy pressure.

12/ Whether on screen or not, Matt Hardy has been a dedicated boyfriend to his 6 years relationship with Lita. After Lita’s betrayal, Matt took a long period of time to recover. He is currently seeing RAW’s Ashley Massaro.

13/ His brother, Jeff is said to be currently dating a woman that is outside of the wrestling business.

14/ With Matt and Edge departure, Lita is currently seeing Shane Morton, her Luchagors bandmate.

15/ John Morrison was in a long term relationship with Melina Perez, his former on screen manager. The pair met during auditions for Tough Enough III, although she didn’t make the show. Currently, Morrison is said to be dating someone in the Hollywood. Suit his gimmick isn’t it?

16/ Batista was married to a woman named Glenda in the early 1990’s and had two daughters with her, Keilana (18 yrs old) and Athena (16 yrs old). He was divorced and is currently dating RAW’s Melina Perez.

17/ Randy Orton married his longtime girlfriend, Samantha Speno last year. They are expecting a child this summer.

18/ John Cena and his longtime girlfriend is set to get married this year but an unexpected event caused the couple to break up recently. With his eligibility, he should have no problem finding a suitor.

19/ Rob Van Dam met his wife, Sonya, at a ringside event a couple of years ago. They dated and got married recently.

20/ Not much word have been said about Smackdown First Voice’ Michael Cole. It seems that the 40 yr old commentator is still single.

21/ Joey Styles is married to a woman named Janice and have a two year old daughter.

22/ RAW’s hotchick, Candice Michelle has been married to Dr. Ken Gee Ehrlich, a West Los Angeles chiropractor in 2005.

23/ The 21 yrs old, Kelly Kelly is currently in a relationship with retired wrestler Andrew “Test” Martin.

24/ Michelle Mccool is said to be involved in a rendezvous relationship with a “married, experienced wrestler from Smackdown” He goes by the slogan, “This Is My Yard”

25/ John Bradshaw Layfield is married to Meredith Whitney, executive director of CIBC World Markets. It is no wonder why he lives in a penthouse.

26/Potential Family Man, Jericho’s is married to a woman named Jessica Lee Lockhart, with whom he has a son, Ash Edward Irvine (5 yrs old) and a twin daughter (2 yrs old)

27/ Chavo is married and have 2 sons. His wife is named Susan, and they have been married since 1998.

28/ Lillian García was previously married, but is now divorced. She announced that she is dating a “nice guy outside of wrestling”

29/ The very cool man, Carlito is not that cool in his love life. He is still single and have not much rumor of dating around.

30/ Rey Mysterio has recently announced that he and his wife Angelica have separated. Together, they have two children, Dominik (who was involved in the Eddie Guerrero and Gutierrez storyline) and Aaliyah.

OVW & WWE Part Ways

February 8, 2008

World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) will no longer be affiliated with World Wrestling Entertainment as an official developmental territory, making Florida Championship Wrestling™ (FCW™) WWE’s official development training facility for talent around the globe.

Over the weeks, the management team from WWE has been going on the firing rampant, axing at least 8 development talents off the list, including wrestling trainer, Al Snow. It has been one of the most sudden eruption coming from WWE since their ties with OHW has been going strong.

OVW has been a good school that created many talents including John Cena, Randy Orton, Mr. Kennedy, Bobby Lashley, Beth Phoenix, Carlito, Charlie Haas, Cody Rhodes, DH Smith, Jillian, Lance Cade, Meina, Maria, Mickie James, Paul London, The Highlanders, Santino Marella, Snitsky, Batista, Cherry, Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder, Deuce & Domino, Festus & Jesse, Kenny Dykstra, Mark Henry, Michelle McCool, Victoria, Armando Estrada, The Boogeyman, CM Punk, Elijah Burke, John Morrison, Kelly Kelly, Kofi Kingston, Shelton Benjamin & The Miz. Upon hearing this news, many of the alumni were in shock.

It was mentioned that high authoritive figures walked out of the boardroom with solemn resentment to the decision. But that’s business and that’s Vince.

For those who are unclear over FCW, it is a new training center, set up by WWE’s producer, Steve Kire for future WWE Superstars. The facility has four wrestling rings and approximately 35 contracted athletes, with plans to increase that number to more than 70 in the near future. The new training facility will also host a weekly show in front of a live audience, to be broadcast for regional television.

Coming from a WWE viewpoint, the good prospect FCW can give, makes no surprise for this decision. It is business overall.

WrestlingMAT: Get You Talking!

February 1, 2008

A new month, a new look and a new attitude!

The pioneer campaign, WrestlingMAT Fever has been recorded in our history book and the current promotion, WrestlingMAT: Get You Talking, is set to last 6 months, till July.

Get You Talking is our new slogan to get you talking about WrestlingMAT. We will focus on promoting our website and also dedicating more creative elements to our content.

As such, we will release two new columns, The Star Award, a monthly review of wrestling as well as Off The Mainstream, where we dedicate some time off for news outside the mainstream wrestling such as new wrestlers, backstage politics and underdog story lines.

Seasonal specials such as Valentine Day, Black Friday, April Fool, CNY are set to come as well to enhance interactivity. Superstars blog will also be updated along the way, creating a one stop webpage for you, to access wrestling information as well as personal stuff from your fav superstar.

What to expect in Feb: Tomorrow we will be publishing the first ever Star Awards for the month. Who are the winners? Who are the losers? and What’s to come. Also, this Sunday column is dedicated to Bobby Lashley Departure. What are the reasons behind his departure and what holds for him in the future.

And what can forget, Valentine Day Special, CNY Special and PPV Preview are already on the waiting list.

With that all said, keep your attention coming here! Let’s talk about WrestlingMAT, let’s get you taking!

Founder, Scott. TA

Column Of The Week: The 21st Royal Rumble

January 27, 2008

Tonight, the 30 man Royal Rumble will determine who is going to the highest spot of wrestling entertainment, the main event match with a heavyweight champion at Wrestlemaina. Over the years, superstars like Stone Cold, The Rock, Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart have took the prize. There are also great talents like Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Chris Jericho and Kane who never had to chance a to be crowned the man. Let’s us look at some the potential winners for tonight, the 21st Royal Rumble.

Undertaker
Don’t be surprised if the Deadman wins the Rumble tonight. Management wanted to push Taker as the World Champion opponent, at Wrestlemaina. Whoever that might be, Taker/Edge could pull some stop. Undertaker has told the corporation that this could be his last few years in the company. A last strong push is well-deserved for Taker.

CM PUNK
Punk has dropped his title last Tuesday and that makes him a strong possible winner for this year, Royal Rumble. WWE.com has just removed Punk and Chavo match from the tonight event. A hunch is crawling somewhere that Punk sudden lost to Chavo is due to Lashley departure. Since Edge has been feuding with Punk lately, with Punk winning the Rumble and facing Edge at Wrestlemaina seems really feasible.

Triple H
Perhaps one of the most overrated superstar in the corporation. Triple H has used his powers to establish himself as the Game, not just to the fans but also to everyone backstage. Only his story is hype up this month, so I could say, he stands a high chance to win. He seems to be on a conquest for the heavyweight title again.

Batista
If management team were going for a safe bet that it is likely that Batista would win it and head to RAW. Raw Creative Team wanted to put him in a match against Randy Orton or Triple H. These men are protégé of the Evolution and the angle would easily lead from there. Furthermore, these men have feud since the Orton Lashback in 2004 and recent heat from Raw 15th Anniversary Show.


This year Royal Rumble should be a stick in the mud. What the creative team have done wrong was to placed too much hope on returning superstars. Cena is still on the recovery list. Lashley is going to quit. Big Show return might not be able to draw as much. RVD refused to come back YET.

It is even more annoying to learn that rising talents like Jeff Hardy, JBL, Mysterio, Y2J are involved in separate matches. Especially Jericho and Jeff who deserved to be pushed as Rumble winners instead of the potential winners.

CM Punk (Mystery Slot), Triple H, Batista and Undertaker now joins Umaga, Snitsky, Hardcore Holly, The Miz, Morrison, Hornswoggle, Foley, Kane, Noble, Finaly, Cody, Shelton Ben, Carlito, Santino, Shawn Michaels, Mark Henry, The Great Khali, Kennedy, Tommy Dreamer, Big Daddy V and Chuck Palumbo in the battle of tonight’s main event. This leaves 5 more mystery slots.

My personal support goes to Punk. Let’s see tonight show to find out!