Missing Links on Backlash, Black Machismo, Bad News Tribute & More


Backlash is this weekend, with all six announced matches for one of RAW, SD or ECW’s championships. One of those matches is for the World Tag Team Titles, and WWE.com has interviewed the Redneck Wrecking Crew – Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch – about the upcoming fight. In the story, the RWC flames Internet fans and all naysayers, and WWE.com actually admits that Cade was trained by Michaels and Murdoch by Race (although it doesn’t mention their previous reign as Champs).

Also on WWE.com, the site will follow Mickie James all day on Sunday, there is a new Diva Dish update, as well as stories on JBL playing golf, Michelle McCool’s new theme song and tons on Austin’s movie.

In other news, there’s a Bad News Allen tribute planned for May 25 at the Spray Lake Family Recreation Centre in Cochrane, Alberta, according to an article in SLAM! Wrestling. Goldust, Abdullah the Butcher, Tito Santana, Samoa Joe and Juggernaut are among those expected to attend, and tickets are available at ticketweb.ca, by phone at 1-888-222-6808 or locally at the venue’s box office or the Bottoms Up Sports Pub. You can learn more about it in the SLAM! article as well as at this MySpace page.

Speaking of MySpace, on its page, Barbaric Wrestling Media has posted an interview with TNA star Jay Lethal. In the interview (Listen Here), Lethal talks about idolizing Macho Man Randy Savage — who is apparently cool with the Black Machismo gimmick — how Samoa Joe helped get him into TNA and more.

Also on MySpace, ECW ring announcer Justin Roberts has posted a blog entry about the hectic past month from Mania to Europe and back to the U.S.

In non-MySpace blog news — guess who’s posted a new blog entry! Yep. Jim Ross says that he thinks three World Titles is too many, that Randy Orton may win the belt on Sunday, that Christian would probably not (if he had to guess) have won a World Title if he stayed in WWE, plus talks about Chyna, Crash Holly and more.

Finally: don’t steal figures!

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