Wrestling News Report 30/11/2012
WWE NXT Wrestler Arrested
Thomas Latimer, who appears as Kenneth Cameron for WWE’s developmental promotion, NXT, was arrested late Thanksgiving Eve in St. Petersburg, Florida, on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and disorderly intoxication. He was taken into custody to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and released on $5,100 bail, with the battery charge costing $5,000 and the disorderly intoxication charge costing $100. You can click here to view his mugshot.
This is not Latimer’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested on January 29, 2011 in Hillsbourgh, Florida, on charges of driving under the influence.
It would appear that WWE cut ties with Latimer following his arrest. His profile has been removed from the roster page of the developmental promotion’s official website, fcwwrestling.info.
Latimer, who is 26-years-old and hails from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, joined WWE two years ago. He has been tag teaming with Conor O’Brian as of late, with the duo known as The Ascension.
Kharma On Whether Her WWE Release Was Appropriate
Kharma spoke today with Diva Dirt about her brief WWE career and release, whether she would go back to TNA and more. Check out the highlights:
On signing with WWE: ”I did not see it coming. I was actually about 14 days away from announcing my retirement in wrestling. I got a call. I’ll never forget, I was sick with a cold and I got a call from Tommy Dreamer and he asked if he could give my number to John Laurinaitis. And I said, ‘Um, yeah!’ Five minutes later I got a call from John Laurinaitis who spoke with me and offered me a position at WWE. I don’t think I closed my mouth for a good 20 days.”
On her WWE release: ”Sometimes things aren’t moving along as quickly as they need to be, and some things weren’t progressing as quickly as they should have been. I think the release was actually a good idea and very appropriate. WWE, the world knows they don’t just hire anyone. If they hire you, they’re going to invest in you. They’re going to apply any and every resource they have for anything that you’re going through, so having said that, again, the timing just was there. My release was, in my opinion, appropriate.”
On whether she would go back to TNA: ”I do appreciate the opportunities I was given by TNA, Dixie Carter and Terry Taylor. I appreciate my time there, it was good… until it wasn’t. [Laughs] No [communication] whatsoever with them. I’m very grateful, they’re the ones that introduced me to the U.S. market, but that time is gone.”
The Top Four Rumored WrestleMania 29 Matches
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As of right now, the top four WrestleMania 29 matches are below. Most of these have been previously reported in the last few days, though the last of them is a newly-reported one:
* The Rock vs. John Cena (WWE Title Match??)
* CM Punk vs. The Undertaker (WWE Title Match??)
* Ryback vs. The Big Show
* Sheamus vs. Randy Orton (heel)
Where Brock Lesnar fits in is yet to be seen, though there is still the possibility of a rematch with Triple H.
Kevin Nash resurfacing at WWE event next month
Former WWE star Kevin Nash has been announced for the next WWE NXT TV taping at Full Sail University in Florida. Nash, who is local to the area, is one of several stars announced for the December 6 TV taping.
“Looking forward to the NXT tapings next week,but mostly hanging with my brother HHH for the day,” Nash tweeted late Thursday night. “Life becomes so simple as time goes on#Kliq.”
Also announced for the taping is main roster star Wade Barrett, NXT stand-outs and main roster call-ups The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns), main-roster WWE Divas, and announcer Jim Ross.
In addition to Dec. 6, upcoming NXT TV taping dates at Full Sail University include January 10, January 31, February 21, March 14, and April 11.
New Matches Announced For TNA Final Resolution
Two new matches were announced for TNA Wrestling’s Final Resolution pay-per-view event during Thursday’s Impact Wrestling broadcast.
Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez will defend the TNA World Tag Team Championship against Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan. Plus, Bully Ray will do battle with Austin Aries.
Here is the updated card for Final Resolution, which takes place December 9 in Orlando, Florida.
* TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match - Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Bobby Roode
* Bully Ray vs. Austin Aries
* AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels
* TNA World Tag Team Championship Match – Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez (c) vs. Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan
* TNA Women’s Knockout Championship Match – Tara (c) vs. Mickie James
Eric the Actor Quits TNA Gig
Eric the Actor of The Howard Stern Show fame, who appeared on a handful of TNA Today segments alongside Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash, recently quit the gig. He stated on Thursday’s radio show that he ceased his affiliation with TNA Wrestling because he was tired of the “abuse” he received via e-mail and on Twitter from wrestling fans.