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APRIL 2007
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April 3, 2007

Please keep Enrique Torres in your thoughts and prayers, as he has been hospitalized and unfortunately the family has been told he
may not make it.  Let’s hope this Georgia legend answers the bell for another go.

According to a press release from
World Wrestling Entertainment, Sunday night’s event drew 80,103 fans to Ford Field in Detroit, and
they are reporting it to be the highest grossing live event in the history of the company, said to be $5.38 million in ticket sales.  The city of
Detroit has estimated that $25 million was pumped into their local economy over the weekend, which also consisted of the
WWE Hall of
Fame ceremony, as well as a premiere of Steve Austin’s film, “the Condemned�, and many special appearances around
town.

The road to
Backlash, which will be held in Atlanta on April 29 at Philips Arena, began Monday night with a live RAW show from Dayton,
Ohio.  Based on the first forty minutes of the program, it is clear now that a full blown angle between John Cena and Shawn Michaels is
in high gear.  Thus, look for a rematch of their main event from WrestleMania to take place here.  In case you missed it, Jonathan
Coachman came out during a verbal duel between World Tag Team Champions Cena and Michaels to inform them that instead of the
impromptu challenge rematch for the WWE Heavyweight Title, Vince McMahon had ordered them to put the belts up against ten teams in
a battle royal.  After they succeeded, Coachman came back out and threw ten more teams at them.  During the second royal, Michaels
threw Cena out of the ring, hence giving up the belts, which were eventually won by Matt & Jeff Hardy.  In other matches: Ric Flair & Carlito
over Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas when Haas submitted to Flair’s figure-four leglock; the Great Khali over Super Crazy; Bobby
Lashley retained the
ECW Heavyweight Title in a “McMahon-ordered� handicap bout against Umaga & Armando Estrada in the
main event.

The new
TNA 2-DVD release “Phenomenal: the Best of A.J. Styles, Volume 2â€� is available as of today.  The package features
matches against Jeff Jarrett, Abyss, Roderick Strong, Petey Williams, Chris Sabin, Ron Killings, and more.

Over at
GWTK, Chad Parham has been chosen as the March Wrestler of the Month.  It is the first time he has won the honor since the
monthly selections began in October 2003.  A former member of the Lost Boys team, Parham has been wrestling for about seven years,
and is currently the
NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Champion, as well as claiming their Television title as well.

Results are in from
Pro Wrestling Evolution’s card in Trion from March 31: Jason Hampton over the Big Wood in the opener; Brian
Rivers & Dangerous Minds over Jerry Anderson & the Underground Mafia in a six-man tag bout; Luke Patterson over Lamar Phillips in a
questionable finish; Kid Ego over Murder-One with outside help from Air-Paris; Paris over debuting Chris Silver; and Maul over Bobby
Hayes in the main event by referee decision.  PWE returns to the PWE Arena in Trion Saturday at 8:00 PM.  Tickets are $10.00.  Call (706)
767-6741 for more information.

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.