Anderson believes that he has probably had three major concussions during his wrestling career including the one he is currently recovering from. But he also admits that he has other mild concussions including one earlier this year and even continued working with it. He tried to do the same with this one but that was a mistake. "I took a week off and I got back in the wrestling ring and I was having a match with AJ Styles and I forgot everything that we had talked about in the locker room. It was one of the scariest things. I literally couldn't remember anything and I couldn't think. I'm usually pretty good on my feet and I couldn't think of anything to do. It was kind of a scary situation and I went back to the locker room and I told (agent) D'Lo (Brown) about it and he said 'you're going home tomorrow.' " In the past, wrestlers would be expected to act like unbeatable tough guys and work through an injury like this. Suck it up and continue on with the show. But that was then. Anderson says that no one in TNA made him feel weak for taking time off for a head injury. In fact, TNA has taken the measure to ban chair shots to the head, realizing the dangers involved in that. "Times are changing in the wrestling business and people are realizing that you can't wrestle 300 days a year and be healthy and you can't get regular concussions or take chair shots to the head and things like that and be OK long term."Former WWE apologist Mr. Anderson has clearly forgotten how that turned out for him, as he's fast becoming TNA's top apologist, as he can't shut up about how well TNA handled his latest serious concussion. Let's just ignore the obvious contradiction of him admitting that he regularly worked through mild concussions in the past and tried to do the same with this more serious concussion. We should still conclude that TNA are great employers because they are reactive enough to take him off the road after a "kind of a scary situation" where he "literally couldn't remember anything and couldn't think", even though this scary situation was easily preventable if they were proactive enough to take him off the road for a more extended period after he suffered his first concussion.
Now that Linda McMahon lost, the WWE can revert to producing kid-targeting sleaze. Some figured the WWE’s TV shows went PG the last few months because the McMahons’ consciences bothered them.See, this is why Phil Mushnick gets a bad wrap at times: He doesn't always bother to do the research. WWE going PG was part of the Mattel deal. Nothing is going to change Monday aside from the addition of what Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com referred to as of "more inside comments and things of that nature"
I'd like to see it but I don't want to see either guy turn to a babyface and I think in this case that would be Sheamus.
TNA has absolutely thrown down the gauntlet and said no more unprotected chair shots. And every time there is a chair involved in the ring, the agents will come up and say please make sure for me that you are not going to ... that you're going to put your hand up. Please tell me you're going to put your hand up or it's going to be a back shot or something like that. The chair shot that I received from Jeff Hardy was not intended to hit the back of my head. I heard through the grapevine that there were some people who were concerned about that. That was an accident and, you know what, in our business, accidents are going to happen. Sometimes you're going to get a boo-boo and things are going to hurt.Please, please don't cry for Mr. Anderson. After all, TNA wrestlers are highly trained professionals that know how to throw and take a chair shot (except when they don't, of course). He's a tough guy like Mick Foley and severe concussions to them are only a minor boo-boo that can be shrugged off.
One issue that I clearly saw as important is the potential dangers of steroids -- the real dangers of steroids -- and the long-term health consequences of steroid use and that will be a focus of mine as a United States Senator. I won't say beyond that what I would do about any of the other issues in the campaign that related to the way my opponent ran her business or treated the people who worked for her, but I think the campaign clearly involved a contrast in our respective records.Dick Blumenthal's answer to Brian Lockhart's question about whether he wants to pursue greater regulation of the professional wrestling industry now that he's Senator-elect of Connecticut. It's highly disappointing that Blumenthal didn't explicitly mention the dangers of concussions and prescription painkiller abuse too, given that they are arguably the greatest dangers facing professional wrestlers today. The latter sentence seems to indicate that Blumenthal doesn't plan to forget about WWE's dodgy classification of its wrestler as independent contractors and their profit motivated decision to make their toys overseas, instead of back home in Connecticut.
Vince let me in the Rumble if I win i get taker at mania.If I lose I'll join the kiss your ass club the next raw................DEAL? Vince will smell the money he'll snap out of his coma.Kevin Nash on Twitter lobbying for the top spot at WrestleMania 27 - a match with The Undertaker. Really the only money left in Nash for Vince is to put him in the WWE Hall Of Fame and make a retrospective DVD of his career. He's far too banged up to warrant a WrestleMania main event match up.
This is clearly heavy-handed bullying from big government and would appear to be desperate political activity in closely contested elections in Connecticut. This is consistent with some Attorney Generals’ tactics that threaten litigation for political gain.Vince McMahon is hilariously flabbergasted that WWE is being "bullied by (the) feds"
The Department of Justice has recently received information indicating that your client, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), might be providing or planning to provide free merchandise to voters at polling places. However, the available information also indicates that, if this practice is actually planned or occurring, it is open and notorious. Accordingly, this letter is to advise you that WWE might be operating in ignorance of applicable federal criminal law, and to notify you of that law. Specifically, Section 1973i (c) of Titale 42 of the United States Code makes it a federal offense to pay or offer to pay an individual a thing of value for voting. Violations of Section 1973i (c) is punishable by imprisonment up to five years and a fine not to exceed $250,000. Please note the Department's understanding that this statute prohibits a person from providing a thing of value--such as clothing--in return for an individual's participation in the voting process. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Sincerely, Richard C. Pilger Director Election Crimes BranchThe Department of Justice, through a letter to Jerry McDevitt, forces WWE to stop their plans of giving away merchandise to Connecticut voters near polling places today.
I was extremely pleased to see the concussion storyline as it was executed on TNA. I think it was a positive portrayal of the issue, and it was great to see Matt Morgan treated as the babyface for his concern about the consequences of returning to the ring so soon after a concussion. Matt Morgan has been an energetic support of the Sports Legacy Institute and this issue, and I was proud to see him able to reach millions with this message. However, I must note that I'm not happy the storyline was generated by a chair shot to the back the head of Ken Anderson, another SLI supporter, but I was told it was not scripted that way. I hope TNA notes the cause and effect of that hit and puts more in place (training, fines, etc.) to prevent future use of the chair in that manner and keep top talents in the ring.Chris Nowinski speaking to ProWrestlingMalware.com about TNA's recent concussion angle.