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Edge Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch At MLB Game, WWE Returning To Belfast, Our Lady Peace Discuss Retiring The Late Chris Benoit’s WWE Theme Song

April 16, 2012   ·   0 Comments

Edge threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Friday’s Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles game at Rogers Centre. The WWE Hall of Famer was joined by Tommy Dreamer on the field. The official Twitter feed of the Blue Jays has released a photo of Edge gripping a baseball.

Edge appears at Wizard World Toronto Comic Con (taking place at at Metro Toronto Convention Centre) today from noon to 4:00 p.m. Details on the Edge VIP Experience are available here.

— WWE returns to the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on November 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

— WWE is holding two live events today; Raw at O2 World Berlin in Berlin, Germany and SmackDown at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Jon Chattman of The Huffington Post conducted an interview with Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace where they discuss how they’ve had to retire Chris Benoit’s WWE theme song “Whatever” altogether because of the incomprehensible tragedy that took place five years ago.

Over a three-day period ending on June 24, 2007, Benoit killed his wife Nancy and strangled his seven-year-old son Daniel before committing suicide via hanging. Chattman, a music blogger, asks band frontman Raine Maida and guitarist Steve Mazur if they still play “Whatever” following the event.

“I couldn’t imagine singing that to be honest, it’s so tied into him and the tragedy that happened, I just couldn’t get it out of my head,” says Mazur.

Maida adds they’ve removed the song from their catalog. Chattman thinks it a shame they no longer play it since it’s such a “kickass” song.

– WWE conducted an angle at Friday’s SmackDown house show at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland where ring announcer Lilian Garcia nearly came to blows with Natalya during a heated confrontation. Fed up with the third generation wrestler’s shabby treatment of her, Garcia aggressively shoved Natalya’s jacket back at the SmackDown Diva following her loss to AJ.

— Brie and Nikki Bella are scheduled for next week’s television events at The O2 Arena in London, England but not any house shows. As reported earlier, the twin duo is expected to part ways with WWE after their respective contracts expire on April 30.

— WWE will hold a SmackDown house show at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

— Former WWE Women’s Champion Lita turns 37 years old on Saturday.

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