(WGN) Sept 20 2011: Matt Hardy arrested on felony drugs charges…

 

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Matt Hardy arrested on drugs charges: Matt Hardy is facing multiple drugs charges following a raid at his home on 9/14. He was charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver a schedule III controlled substance (anabolic steroids), possession of a schedule I controlled substance (Ecstasy), maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges appeared this morning on the North Carolina Court System. News of his latest arrest comes just hours after posting a YouTube video where he talks about entering a WWE-sponsored substance abuse program. Hardy told how he wanted to put past issues behind him and get clean. “When I finish (rehab)… I’m coming back and giving back to the wrestling business by opening up a wrestling school,” an emotional Hardy said in the video at http://tinyurl.com/yl9543e. “I want to help teach others how to be smarter wrestlers, smarter workers, live better lifestyles, and I know can do it.” Hardy is scheduled to appear in court to answer these latest charges on 9/29.

Reby Sky lashes out: Following on from our report yesterday, Reby Sky (Rebecca Reyes) commented on Twitter that she recently picked up a speeding ticket. She said: “I got a speeding ticket rushing to the hospital to get Matt earlier this week. THAT’S IT. God, you people are insane.” What she doesn’t point out is that she was also charged with reckless driving, as reported here, which is a criminal charge in North Carolina, hence why she was arraigned to appear in court on 11/2. In all likelihood she’s hiring a lawyer to plea down and pay a fine but we felt the timing of the bust was somewhat ironic due to her being the girlfriend of Matt Hardy. Sky is also the on-air host of Lucha Libre USA on MTV2.

NEWS IN BRIEF

WWE: Quick Raw results from Cleveland, OH: Sheamus, Justin Gabriel, Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston over Christian, Wade Barrett, David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty; Alberto Del Rio over John Morrison; Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes was a no contest; Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres over Beth Phoenix & Natalya; Zack Ryder over Dolph Ziggler; and CM Punk & John Cena over Miz & R-Truth.The big storyline on the show was Triple H firing Miz and Truth. This is pure speculation but perhaps there will be more “firings” in the weeks ahead which will lead to these guys returning for a match at Survivor Series.

Jerry Lawler was legitimately hurt last night when Mark Henry slammed him through an announce desk which was supposed to be gimmicked. He went to a Cleveland area hospital by ambulance but there is no further information at press time. Lawler has spawned a 40-year career avoiding serious injury so hopefully all is okay with The King. Backstage after the spot Henry was said to be devastated. Jim Ross wrote on Twitter that he didn’t expect Lawler to make Raw next week in Kansas City.

 

Referee Scott Armstrong will be sidelined for a couple of weeks after an x-ray confirmed a rib injury suffered at Night of Champions.

Edge was removed from advertising for the television tapings tonight in Dayton. He was previously promoted as appearing on the Nutter Center website.

WWE announced that The Muppets would be guest hosting Raw from the Phillips Arena in Atlanta on Halloween night. They will be pushing a Thanksgiving movie.

The movie that Kevin Nash is working on is called “Magic Mike” starring Channing Tatum, Joe Maganiello, Alex Pettyfer, Jessica Biel and Olivia Munn. Directed by Steven Soderberg (“Ocean’s Eleven” and “Contagion”), the film is a comedy about a male stripper (Pettyfer) who is mentored on and off the stage by Magic Mike (Tatum). The project is loosely based on Tatum’s days as a 19-year-old stripper in Tampa.

Teenage UK wrestler Britani Knight (Saraya-Jade Bevis, 19) appears to be finally heading to developmental. She was offered a deal several months ago but visa paperwork held up the process. Britani is the daughter of veteran British wrestler’s Ricky Knight and Sweet Saraya who have pretty much groomed her for the business since an early age. She had her first pro match at the age of 13.

Mick Foley was having fun on Twitter last night teasing returning as a guest referee at the HIAC pay-per-view.

Smackdown last Friday did a 1.8 rating and 2.6 million viewers.

Several readers wrote in regarding the Spanish announcers. Marcelo Rodríguez who did commentary Sunday at the pay-per-view with Carlos Cabrera has actually worked for the company since 2000. He voices Spanish versions of WWE shows and alternates commentary between Cabrera and Hugo Savinovich. His popularity amongst Latin fans has grown significantly in recent years. He’s basically the Michael Cole of Spanish announcing, favoring the heels.

IMPACT WRESTLING: 

The final shows before Bound For Glory on 10/16 will be taped Wednesday in Knoxville at the Civic Coliseum. The main angle will be Hulk Hogan departing the company. There are still good seats available in all sections other than ringside. More info at www.impactwrestlingtour.com.

TMZ reports that the little guys behind “Half Pint Brawlers” are pissed at Hulk Hogan and his new show “Micro Championship Wrestling” claiming he stole the midget show concept from them and now they may sue. Brawlers ran on Spike TV for one season last year but Spike sources tell us there are no plans for a second season. MCW currently airs on truTV.

OTHER:

Linda McMahon officially announced her candidacy for senate today in Southington, Connecticut.

 

Former WCW Executive VP Kip Frey was hired last week as CEO and President of EvoApp, a social media company based in North Carolina. During his time with WCW in the early ’90s Frey’s most significant contribution to the company was the institution of workrate bonuses. He is also a professor at Duke Law School, teaching intellectual property and entrepreneurship at the university’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

During recent interviews it was noted by former wrestler Dan Spivey that WWE paid for all three of his stints in rehab since 2007.

 

From the where are they now files… Retired wrestler Jerry Oates, 63, is now serving as Tybee Island’s animal control officer in Savannah, GA.

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One Response to (WGN) Sept 20 2011: Matt Hardy arrested on felony drugs charges…

  1. Avatar mrakbaz
    mrakbaz says:

    im sick of these dickheads the north kakky lackey crew along with shane helms, matt hardy they should all get fucked up and go joy riding off the grand canyon, these idiots are examples of how do you say waste of humanity.