[MISC] Late-night News Dump


– Brock Lesnar retained the IWGP Heavyweight Title early this morning at the New Japan Tokyo Dome show, beating Shinsuke Nakamura in 8:48. Photos on NJPW’s Web site show Lesnar is back together with Sable. (WrestlingObserver.com)

– Paul Heyman, whose contract expired on December 31, was at tonight’s OVW tapings, leading many to assume that a deal has been worked out. In fact, he is working under an extension of his old deal as negotiations continue. (PWInsider.com)

– Lionsgate announced today that the Kane movie See No Evil will be the first movie it ever releases both on DVD (using the new high-definition Blu-ray Disc format) and in theaters on the same day. (WrestlingObserver.com, Lionsgate.com)

– Dory Funk Jr. was backstage at last night’s iMPACT! tapings, and met with Jeff Jarrett to settle a long feud dating back to money over an appearance at Funk’s BANG! promotion. Sting and Toby Keith were also backstage. (PWInsider.com)

– According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Shane and Marissa McMahon are expecting a second child. (Click here for subscription information)

– Christy Hemme will be participating in this year’s Lingerie Bowl III pay-per-view show, airing during halftime of the Super Bowl. She’ll be a quarterback in the competition, which she also took part in in 2004. (WrestlingObserver.com, ChristyHemme.com)

– Ron Simmons was inducted into the The Regions Bank Orange Bowl Hall of Fame on Tuesday, in recognition of his being a defensive tackle at Florida State in the eighties. (WWE.com)

– Torrie Wilson talks about New Year’s Revolution, Chloe and more on WWE.com.

– WWE.com has posted photos and a story about Eddie Guerrero being honored in El Paso, TX, receiving the “Star of the Mountain” award.

– Early reports from tonight’s ByteThis! on WWE.com (with guests Carlito and Masters) indicate that a number of callers got on the air mentioning TNA, only to be hung up on by Todd or otherwise ignored. The archive of the show is not yet online, and these comments are likely to be edited out.

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.