Originally posted by Swordsman YenKevin Nash - Knee, expected to return after WM.
Actually, Nash's injury was a quad tear.
Scotty II Hotty - Neck. Possible retirement
Tazz - Neck. Retired.
I have a special friend. He's the baby Jesus and I love him and...and...he don't give me no s**t and he don't f**k around and he's just the f**king coolest guy and I wanna say I love the baby Jesus.I can't say enough.I love the baby Jesus and I think...he's the best thing and he's really great when he shares his love for everbody.You know what I mean?I can't even see a manger without thinkin' about him,eh?I just love the Jesus.I've only been into him for a couple of hours though,but I'm really into him. --Bruce McCulloch
Remember that the dates they usually give for "will be out for" means til they're fully cleared -- there's generally some non-trivial time to get back in ring-shape from that point til they're really ready to work again.
Originally posted by Lord of the ManorWhatta 'bout TAKA? Is still employed and hurt or did he get let go at some point?
TAKA asked for his release, and got it, a while ago. I think he's either wrestling in Japan or training in Japan. Either way, he's in Japan.
The Chase Is On: 8th: Oilers [28-23-8-8] 72pts; 15 games left 14th: Flames [21-31-10-4] 56pts; 16 games left Flames must win 7 more games than the Oilers do to make playoffs Any combination of 8 Oilers wins or Flames losses eliminates them from the playoffs
See, this is why I miss the Ross Report. Is John Cena out with a legit injury, or did they merely write him out for a month or so? And if not, why would they work an injury ankle with a perfectly healthy guy?
The monthly "where's TAKA response": TAKA was injured and recovering in Japan a year or so ago, when his contract expired. He started his own federation (K-DOJO) which is all guys trained by him, and does the occasional work at other shows. He's gonna wrestle in an M-Pro show against the Great Sasuke, and if he loses, he'll take the Michinoku out of his name.
Originally posted by eviljonhunt81The monthly "where's TAKA response": TAKA was injured and recovering in Japan a year or so ago, when his contract expired. He started his own federation (K-DOJO) which is all guys trained by him, and does the occasional work at other shows. He's gonna wrestle in an M-Pro show against the Great Sasuke, and if he loses, he'll take the Michinoku out of his name.
I was always of the mind that "Michonoku" was his actual last name. I guess it's like the sumo term "Yokozuna" (i.e. Grand Champion). Do other Japanese sports have cool-sounding titles for their champions?
The Chase Is On: 8th: Oilers [29-23-8-8] 74pts; 14 games left 14th: Flames [23-31-10-4] 60pts; 14 games left Flames must win 7 more games than the Oilers do to make playoffs Any combination of 7 Oilers wins or Flames losses eliminates them from the playoffs
Michinoku means "north east," which is where Michinoku Pro runs their shows. M-Pro doesn't have any titles, although their guys occasionally win titles in other federations.
Few, if any, of the titles in Japan are named after the company that the title is defended in. Also, there's interpromotional shows fairly often as of late, so titles might go to another promotion. For example: All Japan's Triple Crown (it is three seperate titles unified into one) was recently won by Shinya Hashimoto, who is in Zero-One. At the Zero-One show I went to last week, Hashimoto and Ohtani fought Mutoh and somebody else (I already forgot who), who are from All Japan, and Takayama and some guy fought two Zero-One regulars, The Predator and Jimmy Snuka Jr. Takayama and his partner are from UFO, which is not a federation but a bunch of guys that hang out. Or something like that. Takayama is also the NWF champion, which is primarily a New Japan title.
Check out www.puroresu.com for more information. I'm too hungover to explain it any better.
edit: M-Pro does have some titles in its roster, but they aren't really "M-Pro" titles. It's more like titles that ended up there. For example, Sasuke is the NWA Lightweight champ (or something like that) and they also have the NWA Welterweight title.
Triple H has a calcified...something... in his thigh muscle. He couldn't wrestle Brock at the MSG show and has been working a lighter schedule since.
Have you got a reference for that? (The "something" is the hematoma, which becomes a much more problematic thing if it actually calcifies. Last I'd heard, it was resolving itself without calcification. Do we have a new update?)
If we're going to start to list all the injuries that the guys have that they continue to work through ... well, it'd be easier to try to come up with the list of who's completely healthy.
A few thoughts on the SD side: Even with neck surgery, Kurt Angle still has managed to have more matches than Taker. Perhaps instead of jobbing Taker, they've decided to take the phase him out philosophy.