– It’s been confirmed that former TNA wrestler Lance Hoyt, who was just signed by WWE, will be heading to the company’s developmental promotion in Tampa, Florida.
– Former WWE announcer Taz has updated his Facebook page with his latest batch of Q&A’s. The Human Suplex Machine talks about whether he’s trained MMA, the origin of his finishing move and catch phrase and more. When asked who was the most difficult person to deal with in the original ECW locker room, Taz didn’t have to look far to pick a name.
“I hate to admit this but I’m gonna shoot straight with you, I was probably the biggest A-Hole back in the original ECW days. I don’t think most of the locker room “liked” me….and they shouldn’t have. At times, I was a bit immature and difficult to deal with….it took me a long time to “make it” and I was always told I would NEVER make it in the industry and that motivated me but also developed a huge chip on my shoulder so I wasn’t mature enough (sometimes) to handle the push and was very protecting of what I achieved. If I had to do it all over again, I would put a better effort in being humble! Life experiences and settling down has taught me to not take myself so serious.”
– MMAJunkie.com features an article about up and coming MMA fighter Colt Toombs, son of WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy “Roddy” Piper. The 19 year old fighter is 3-0 and trains with Team Quest, coached by UFC regular Matt Lindland.
“I did a lot of boxing growing up with my dad, and I also did other various martial arts, including wrestling and training with (“Judo”) Gene Lebell,” Toombs said. Although he’s been successful so far in his young career, Toombs admits that he’s already thinking about making a name for himself in the MMA world. “I’d like to have at least a couple more fights for experience,” Toombs said. “But being a kid, of course I want to jump in there with the top guys right now.”
Toombs’ father does have some influence over his career, but Piper told MMAJunkie that his son “goes by his Christian name, Colten Toombs, because he doesn’t want to ride off his fathers name. He wants to make it on his own.”