Partial source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
– As noted earlier, there was an unconfirmed report that The Iron Sheik was arrested last week after behaving badly on a flight. Mike Aldren says that according to Sheik’s rep, he was not arrested. Jim Ross made mention about the incident on his website and Twitter last week.
JR wrote on his blog: “Small world….an old friend of mine was on a flight from Vegas to Atlanta this week and was seated on the same row, row 10, with a reportedly rowdy Iron Sheik. My friend, who is not in the wrestling biz, sent me a few text messages describing the scene which apparently was a little wild. It’s hard to believe that when I first met the Iron Sheik that he was quiet, weighed about 195 pounds or so, had hair, and was then a regular traveling partier with Danny Hodge.”
Ross later wrote the following on Twitter: “Friend called from Vegas airport boarding flt 2 Atl. It was loud & noisy. Reason: Iron Sheik was boarding! Maybe 2 many jabroni’s” and “My friend called me and Sheik got met by PO-leese @ ATL airport. Ouch, Daddy.”
– It looks like Tyson Kidd won’t be participating in Stu Hart’s WWE Hall of Fame induction this year as he has been booked for the Fan Axxess event that takes place during the Hall ceremony. It was reported a few weeks back that the plan was for Natalya Neidhart and David Hart Smith to do the introduction for Stu while Bret Hart gave the acceptance speech.