Sports Columns

March 22, 2013

Jamie Jones: Bully’s rant too much for TNA

Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: Bully Ray is certainly living up to his name. The ringleader of TNA’s “Aces & Eights” was caught on camera at a show in Chicago last week hurling anti-gay remarks at several fans.

One of the fans recorded the distasteful diatribe. Ray has apologized and TNA official Dixie Carter denounced his actions.

• A top WWE executive said he believes pay-per-views will eventually be phased out. All but one of the pay-per-views would be shifted to the WWE network. Wrestlemania would remain as the sole pay-per-view.

The Local Corner: Action continues at TWA.

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. The TWA Action Zone runs at 8 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets for all shows are $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6 to 12; senior citizens 60 years and older with proof of age will be admitted for $3. Kids younger than 6 are admitted free. Any military member with proper identification will be admitted free. If it’s your birthday, you will be admitted free.

At 8 p.m. on March 30, TNA’s D.O.C from “Aces & Eights,” Raven and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express are scheduled be at Renegade Championship Wrestling.

Among matches from this past Saturday night: Antonio Thunder defeated Aaron G; Ray Fury downed Jayke Murphy and Jason Fear to qualify for the No Limits Championship tournament; Big Red Adams topped Blackjack Miller; Diamond Roberts beat Lindsey Lambert; “Ace in the Hole” Savin Roberts defeated “The True Italian Bad Boy” Chad Guillani and now has a title shot against Wes Blaze on March 30.

RCW runs at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 806 2nd Ave. in Chatsworth.

Trivia Teaser: Mark Henry joined this WWE faction in January 1998.

Check back next week for the answer.

Last week’s question: What music group wrestled alongside The Oddities in WWE?

The Insane Clown Posse.

Jamie Jones wishes he had a video camera during an ECW house show at the trade center to record The Dudley Boyz berating the crowd. You can contact him at jamiejones@daltoncitizen.com or (706) 272-7723.

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