Sports Columns

June 21, 2013

Jamie Jones: Legends reunited for 'Swap'

Here are the notes and news items from the world of pro wrestling: During their wrestling careers, Ric Flair and Roddy Piper swapped plenty of punches. Now they’re swapping lives and homes.

The wrestling legends will appear on ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” at 8 p.m. on June 30. Flair’s girlfriend, Wendy, will live with Piper for a week while Piper’s wife, Kitty, will live with Flair for a week.

An ABC press release describes the families: “Ric and Wendy live a very lavish and fast-paced lifestyle and enjoy the finer things in life, spending most evenings out on the town where Ric revels in his celebrity and the attention of fans. The Pipers are a close-knit family who enjoy spending time at home together. Kitty is solely responsible for the running of the home, including cooking, cleaning and caring for the family’s animals.”

• WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan is legitimately injured, according to several reports.

The Local Corner: TWA Friday Night Brawl is 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 is at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 806 Second Ave. in Chatsworth. TNA’s Gunner and Steven Walters will face off in a steel cage match this week.

Trivia Teaser: What adjective was used to describe Ron Garvin during his stint in the WWF?

Check back next week for the answer.

Last week’s question: The Road Warriors said they snacked on this and dined on what?

They snacked on danger and dined on death.

Jamie Jones invented “The Garvin Stomp.” You can contact him at jamiejones@daltoncitizen.com or (706) 272-7723.

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