Pillman Memorial to Return & More Random News

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From HWAOnline.com:

May, 2000.

The HWA’s Brian Pillman Memorial.

An event that was unlike any other, that brought together the best of the best. So many of the most talented, most influential, most entertaining, and most talked about wrestlers in the world all joined together to honor a man who had touched so many, and to keep his memory alive for future generations. Chris Benoit. Eddy Guerrero. Dean Malenko. Steve Regal. Tom Prichard. Shane Douglas. Of course, the HWA’s own Cody Hawk, Shark Boy, D’Lo Brown, and so many others. They were all part of history that night, and no one who was there will ever forget that once-in-a-lifetime feeling.

Yeah, it’s back.

Saturday, April 5, 2008.

Stay tuned … and get ready.

For more information, go to HWA’s Web site linked above, or to the promotion’s MySpace page.

In other comeback news, Pro Wrestling Insider is reporting that on May 16, Madison Square Garden Network’s WWE Classics show returns to the air.

PWInsider also reported that Mick Foley was backstage visiting at the ROH LI show.

Ashley Massaro needs ankle surgery, with a screw in her ankle loosening up, according to WrestlingObserver.com.

Also from WrestlingObserver.com, Hulk Hogan appeared on Memphis TV this weekend to build to his match vs. Big Show on April 27, blaming Jerry Lawler for chickening out.

Last Friday’s Smackdown did a 2.5 broadcast rating, with a 4.5 share, according to Nielsen Media Research by way of Pro Wrestling Insider.

Finally, Pro Wrestling Insider has reported that WWE will be taping the June 2 Saturday Night’s Main Event on May 29 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario. Smackdown will also tape that night. ECW talent is being advertised for the May 28 RAW tapings, so it is possible that the show will tape on Monday that week.

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