Sports Columns

May 31, 2013

Jamie Jones: Midnight Express wrestler in hospital

Here are the notes and news items from the world of pro wrestling: Bobby Eaton, one half of the famed Midnight Express tag team, is “gravely ill” in an Arkansas hospital, according to former WWE announcer Jim Ross. No word on what the illness is.

“Bobby Eaton is one of the nicest guys and most genuine talents that I’ve ever had the privilege to work with in my career,” Ross wrote on his blog at www.jrsbarbq.com. “The Huntsville, Ala. native had uncanny timing and awareness in the ring as well as being a reliable, team player. No territory could ever have enough Bobby Eatons.”

• Kurt Angle is not dismissing the possibility of returning to WWE.

“Since these guys wrestle part time, obviously it’s appealing. But that’s what I do in Impact Wrestling now,” Angle told Newsday. “My loyalty is with Impact Wrestling right now. I can’t think about it yet until my contract is up. But is there a possibility (of returning to WWE)? You can’t throw anything off the table.”

• “Flintstones,” meet WWE. The wrestling organization is teaming up with the classic cartoon in an animated movie where members of the Flintstone family travel to a WWE show, according to “Variety.” Scheduled to appear are WWE personalities with a Bedrock twist: John Cenastone, Vince McMagma and CM Punkrock. The movie’s release date is early 2015.

The Local Corner: TWA Friday Night Brawl runs at 8 p.m. at the TWA Arena off Reed Road in north Whitfield County, about three miles north of the bypass. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6 to 12; senior citizens 60 and older with proof of age will be admitted for $3. Kids younger than 6 will be admitted free. Any military member with proper identification will be admitted free. If it’s your birthday, you will be admitted free.

Renegade Championship Wrestling runs at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 806 Second Ave. in Chatsworth. TNA’s Gunner and Steven Walters fight in a steel cage match June 22.

Trivia Teaser: What position did John Cena play in college?

Check back next week for the answer.

Last week’s question: Who trained Kane?

Jeff Bradley and Dean Malenko.

Jamie Jones is amazed at what Vince McMahon will do for a Yabba-Dabba-Dime. You can contact him at jamiejones@daltoncitizen.com or (706) 272-7723.

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