News & Notes on The Rock, Sting to WWE, Harry Smith, Teddy Hart & Booker T Post-WWE, Security Confiscating RAW Signs and More


The Rock was voted into to the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame in the latest issue of the newsletter, which according to the preview Dave Meltzer wrote in his latest news updates, “features a major career and life biography on The Rock, first covering his grandfather, grandmother and father in wrestling, as well as growing up around the business, moving around the country and going from school-to-school, his start in wrestling, his obstacles and his short but lucrative career that made him one of the biggest money earners in the history of the industry.” It’s a great issue, and you can click here.

Booker T’s first interview since being released was this week on Between the Ropes at WQM 740 in Orlando. If anyone heard the interview and wants to send in a recap, please do so by emailing me at matthew (at) insidepulse (dot) com. According to, Booker’s next show is 10/24 in Pasadena, TX, and he is calling it “Halloween Havoc” (Jay Lethal is being advertised as appearing).

Also from Teddy Hart’s first match since his WWE release will be tomorrow night for the PWA in Calgary at the Ogden Legion with Hart teaming with Kid Nichols vs. A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe.

Harry Smith wrestled Carlito in a dark match before Monday’s RAW. The match is available as a exclusive and an interview with Smith is here.

The UK Sun has an article on WWE confiscating signs at RAW.

SLAM! Wrestling has an article on the upcoming San Francisco wrestling festival.

PWInsider reported that Bobby Heenan recently underwent jaw surgery where his jaw was replaced with bone from his hip.

Finally, Wade Keller of has a great column up explaining why WWE should do what it can to sign Sting when his TNA contract is up at the end of the year. Personally, I agree 1000% and would mark out like a teenager to see Sting vs. The Undertaker at Wrestlemania.

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