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May 10, 2013

Jamie Jones: Ziggler hurting, Lawler healing

Here are the notes and news items from the world of pro wrestling: Dolph Ziggler suffered a concussion Tuesday night during the “Smackdown” taping.

The WWE world heavyweight champion has undergone several tests and is not expected to miss this month’s “Extreme Rules” pay-per-view.

• The U.K. Sun has confirmed Bill Moody (Paul Bearer) will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014. Moody passed away earlier this year.

• Jerry Lawler almost died after suffering a heart attack on air during a WWE “Raw” episode. Later this month, he returns to the wrestling ring. As a wrestler.

Lawler is scheduled to wrestle in Ocala, Fla., on May 25 for “Bang TV,” a promotion run by Dory Funk Jr.

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.

Trivia Teaser: “Big Cat” Ernie Ladd won an American Football League championship with this team in 1963.

Check back next week for the answer.

Last week’s question: In what year did Bruno Sammartino make his wrestling debut?

1959.

Jamie Jones is waiting for his call to join the WWE Hall of Fame. You can contact him at jamiejones@daltoncitizen.com or (706) 272-7723.

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