Torch Today TORCH TODAY - WEDNESDAY: Trump-Vince hype, JYD doll inspires, Rick Steiner, Joe
Feb 14, 2007 - 2:28:00 PM
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By Wade Keller, Torch editor
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---Thanks to PWTorch contributor Mike Roe for his detailed reports on both this week's Raw and Smackdown tapings. Both of his reports can be found in the WWE News section, so you can read what happened on both of this week's big WWE programs - Thursday Raw and Friday Smackdown.
---WWE hyped the Donald Trump appearance on this week's Raw with the following release: Last night during Monday Night Raw on The Score, business icon Donald Trump may have overstepped his bounds when he challenged mogul Vince McMahon to a hair match that will take place at WrestleMania 23 in Detroit on April 1 live on pay-per-view. "It looks like Trump and McMahon will settle everything at WrestleMania 23 and Trump may get a haircut after it is all over," said one excited WWE fan. The two billionaires have been feuding for weeks, after Trump upstaged McMahon on WWE fan appreciation night by dumping thousands of dollars from an arena ceiling.
---A college basketball coach, Winthrop's Gregg Marshall, uses a Junk Yard Dog action figure as inspiration for his play. Read about it here: Marshall brings "Junk Yard Dog" to Eagles. [Thanks to PWTorch.com reader Ben Billings]
---Where Are They Now: Rick Steiner is scheduled to appear at a Dirty South Chhampionship Wrestling event in Shallotte, N.C. on Mar. 10. He will wrestle DSCW Champ Chris Craven in the main event. [Thanks to PWTorch.com reader Stro - former WCW wrestler Maestro]
---Samoa Joe has been stripped of his Pure Wrestling Championship by the Pure Wrestling Association in Canada.. In fact, they're wiped his title reign off the record books. For details why, click here. [Thanks to PWTorch.com reader Devin Cutting]
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