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November 9, 2012

Jamie Jones: Linda gets pinned in Senate bid

Here are the notes and news items from the world of pro wrestling: Don’t be surprised if you see Linda McMahon back on WWE programs. She was defeated Tuesday in her second failed U.S. Senate bid in Connecticut.

• Scott Steiner is suing TNA for injuries he received in a match with Jeff Hardy in November 2011. The artist known as “Big Poppa Pump” is seeking $1 million.

• “The Rock” (Dwayne Johnson) has been selected for the main role in the Paramount Pictures movie “Hercules.”

• Jerry Lawler plans to return to the announcing booth on the upcoming “Raw” episode. He has been sidelined since suffering an on-air heart attack on Sept. 10.

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.

Trivia Teaser: Jesse “The Body” Ventura was mayor of this town in Minnesota before becoming the state’s governor.

Last week’s question: Which wrestler was Hacksaw Jim Duggan arrested with in 1987?

The Iron Sheik.

Jamie Jones hopes Linda McMahon’s U.S. Senate defeat leads the WWE back into “The Attitude Era.” You can contact him at jamiejones@daltoncitizen.com or (706) 272-7723.

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