APRIL 2007
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April 2, 2007

In the WrestleMania XXIII opener last night, Mr. Kennedy won the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match over C.M. Punk, Edge, Randy Orton,
King Booker, Fit Finlay, and Matt and Jeff Hardy – Edge was taken away on a stretcher and Finlay was a bloody mess; the Great Khali
over Kane; Chris Benoit over MVP to retain the U.S. Heavyweight Title; Undertaker over Batista to become the World Heavyweight
Champion; Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer, Sabu & the Sandman over Matt Striker, Elijah Burke, Kevin Thorn & Marcus Cor Von; as
expected, Bobby Lashley over Umaga in the Hair Match – Donald Trump got in a clothesline on Vince McMahon at one point during the
match, and special referee Steve Austin gave Trump the Stunner, which he does to everyone, so no surprise there – Trump and
Lashley did indeed shave McMahon’s head completely bald, and it turns out McMahon’s hair was real, despite rumors of a
hairpiece; Melina over Ashley to retain the Women’s Title; and John Cena over Shawn Michaelsby submission to retain the
Heavyweight Championship.  Attendance was reported to be 80,103.

There are still tickets available for
Backlash, which takes place at Philips Arena in Atlanta on April 29, and that a combined ECW /
Smackdown event will be coming to the Columbus Civic Center on June 17 and the Savannah Civic Center on June 18.  Tickets for the
Atlanta show are already on sale and some are still available.  Tickets go on sale on April 14 for Columbus and April 28 for Savannah.

Takao Omori regained the
AWA World Heavyweight Championship from Steve Corino in about twenty minutes on Saturday in Yokohoma,
Japan.  This is Omori’s third claim to the title.

AWA World-1 South has a card scheduled Friday at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The event is to help raise funds for
the school’s athletic program, as well as the
American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and matches will begin at 8:00 PM.
Tickets range from $8 to $20, and are available now at the local Applebee’s location, Southern Office Supplies, the First Community
Bank of Tifton, the ABAC Book Store, and the One Vision Media Group office. Bouts advertised include a Lights Out Match between Dave
Holiday and Big Bank Barfield; Glacier defending the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title against Francisco Ciatso; K.I. Elite challenging the
Heartbreak Express for the AWA World-1 Tag Team Championship; Steve Madison and Alexis Smirnoff (not the original) meet the
Hillbillies; and Johnny Rodriguez is set to face Chase Adams. Call (229) 506-0307 for more information.

There are less than two weeks to go to the World-1 return to the Alee Shrine Temple in Savannah on April 14.  All kids get in for $5, and
adults can attend for $12 with advance tickets, which can be purchase at their website, or at Sandfly, Slugger’s Café, or Two Men
and a Truck.  The scheduled main event will feature Vordell Walker against Jon Davis, with a title match set between AWA World-1 South
Light Heavyweight champion Chasyn Rance and challenger Chris Jones.  Also advertised are Francisco Ciatso, Ron Niemi, Amy Vitale,
Tommy Vandal, Steve Madison, Daron Smythe, Dave Holiday, Bruce Santee, Big Bank Barfield, and Dagon Briggs.  Bell time is set for 8:
00 PM.

Aside from the weekly TV taping in McDonough on Thursday at 7:30 PM,
Deep South Wrestling debuts at the Jones County Recreational
Complex in Gray on Saturday. Call (678) 432-4410 for more information.

Results are in from Milledgeville, where the
GIWA presented its fifth anniversary card Saturday night: the Outlaws (Johnny Camo & Mac
Davis) over Dan Ivey & Shawn Hunter; Tommy 2 Much over Jason Stone; J-Rod over Oko Nono; K.I. Elite (Mike Stratus & Jake Slater) over
Lance Christian & Sean Logan; A.J. Steele over Preston Paradise; Velvet Jones over Cru Jones to retain the GIWA Heavyweight Title.

Results are in from
NWA Anarchy’s annual Hardcore Hell show in Cornelia on Saturday night: Awesome Attraction (Austin Creed &
Hayden Young) over the Hollywood Brunettes (Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander); Sal Rinauro over Todd Sexton; Patrick Bentley over
Adrian Hawkins & Seth Delay in a handicap match; Justice Served (Jason Justice & Mikki Free) over the Urban Assault Squad (Nemesis
& Shadow Jackson) to retain the Anarchy Tag Team Title; Phil Shatter, Truitt Fields, T.J. & Kirby Mack over Brodie Chase, Brandon
Phoenix & Anger, Inc. (Adam Roberts & Don Matthews) in an eight-man tag team battle; Chad Parham over Ace Rockwell, Slim J, and
Jeremy Vain in a double jeopardy match; and the Devil’s Rejects (Tank, Iceberg, Azrael & Shawn Tempers) over the NWA Elite (Jeff
Lewis, Kory Chavis & David Young). It was reported to be a sellout, which is typically just more than 300.