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?


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