Source: Herald Citizen
It is a very busy week in the world of pro wrestling, and we begin this week with two injuries.
The first is to Shawn Michaels, who will be out 6-8 weeks after having surgery on his knee. He apparently suffered the injury on Raw two weeks ago and tried to wrestle at the PPV last week, and that explains his short match loss to Randy Orton.
Also, Shane Helms had surgery this week on his neck after suffering two broken vertebrae in a recent match. The surgery was called a success, and he will be out at least nine months to one year in his rehab.
There is also sad news to report as Jill Jarrett, the wife of TNA star Jeff Jarrett, died this week in Nashville. Jarrett had suffered from cancer for several years. It had been in remission until about a year ago, and Jeff had drastically cut his schedule to be by her side the entire time of her illness.
Kurt Angle is talking to the Ultimate Fighting organization about joining that company. Angle has had talks with them before and obviously is interested in giving it a try. Another former wrestler is scheduled to be in the MMA Martial Arts Card next week in Los Angeles. Brock Lesnar is scheduled for his debut match, but the fighter he is scheduled to face can’t get a license in the state of California. Lesnar had said that he would like to fight Angle one day, and with Kurt changing to Ultimate Fighting, it might happen one day.
Another wrestler was released this week, with Rob Conway being shown the door. Conway was pretty successful as a tag-team wrestler; however, he just never could find his way as a singles performer.
Again, this week I have had several people ask about Chris Jericho. Y2J is one of the most popular performers of fans in this area, and you might get to see him again on television sooner rather than later.
Jericho is at least interested in a return to wrestling after his two-year hiatus. He is taking his time about deciding who and what to return to, but I think he will be wrestling again somewhere by fall of this year.
I had a good week on my Judgment Day picks, only missing a couple and the HBK match being one of those. It lasted just a few minutes because of Shawn’s knee injury. It disappoints me that Vince McMahon continues to be the ECW champion. To me, it just continues to insult what was one of the best “wrestling companies” in the history of sports entertainment.