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John Morrison’s First Post-WWE Match, Piper Confirmed for Legends House, Is Chris Jericho Working Full-time For WWE?, Jerry Lawler Teaming With HOF’er, 50 Cent Mentions HBK In New Song, & More

January 5, 2012   ·   0 Comments

— As WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper alluded to on Twitter on Tuesday night, he has signed on for the WWE Network’s “Legends House” reality show, which begins filming in Tampa, FL next month.

Piper is the first confirmed name for the show, although based on the WWE Network promos that have aired on WWE television, Mene Gene Okerlund also appears to be a cast member.

— WWE returns to Puerto Rico for a live event at the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juanon Saturday, March 24th.

Puerto Rican wrestling legend Carlos Colon, who has been rumored to be joining the WWE Hall of Fame this year, recently stated in an interview with Norticel that it would be an honor to be inducted and he has considered offering the WWE footage from his WWC promotion for the WWE Network.

— Former WWE star John Morrison will wrestle his first post-WWE match on February 4th in the Philippines for the World Wrestling Fan Xperience promotion. Morrison will be replacing Ken Anderson in a match against Shelton Benjamin.

Other former WWE names announced for the show include Melina, MVP, Chris Masters, Carlito, Rhino, Billy Gunn and Jillian Hall.

– Jerry “The King” Lawler will team up with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk, Jr. in his return to Ocala, Florida and Funking Conservatory Wrestling’s !BANG! television taping on Saturday, January 21. They will be paired with Johnny Magnum and Cory “Wild” Weston in an eight man tag team match. Their opponents will be Chinese Champion, Shane Chung, Blain Rage, Fushicho Masuku and a mystery partner.

— Former WWE star Chuck Palumbo stated on Twitter that his band is performing at Count’s Vamp’d in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday beginning at 9:00 p.m.

— Chris Jericho, who returned to WWE at Monday’s Raw SuperShow, will be working a full-time schedule for the organization.

He is scheduled for this weekend’s Raw house shows in Tyler, Texas as well as the Raw live event tour in California the following week and then regularly shortly thereafter.

– The Miz and Eve Torres will be appearing at tonight’s Anaheim Ducks NHL game at the Honda Center. They will be promoting the 1/16 RAW from the same venue and will be signing autographs during the second intermission.

— In a new rap song featuring 50 Cent, Young Jeezy and T.I., 50 cent is the latest hip hop star to reference pro wrestling in his rhymes. 50 gives WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels a shoutout with the line, “I be on that elite sh*t, that HBK Heartbreak Kid freak sh*t.” You can listen to the song at DefSounds.com, the HBK line comes when there’s 2:35 left in the song, about 40 seconds in.

— Beth Phoenix has responded to E! television host Chelsea Handler’s negative comments about women’s wrestling on her Tuesday night “Chelsea Lately” show. Beth tweeted:

“@chelseahandler made some off color comments about Women’s Wrestling last night…Being WWE’s Diva’s Champ I can tell you with confidence that if @chelseahandler has any question about what a “women’s wrestler” can do or how well we entertain, Id be happy to show her…”

“@chelseahandler please allow me to invite you to see a WWE event, live first hand 2/24 at the Staples Center. Of course, the invitation to @chelseahandler extends to the ring…any time
… any place… if you would like to see what the Champ is made of.”

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