News on Davey Richards, Demolition, UFC bonuses, and more
Oct 11, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
– From Bill Behrens: A Ring Of Honor Spotlight match has been added to the Doctoberfest card on Sunday, 10-30-11 at Johnny Gs in Warner Robins, GA as ROH Champion, Davey Richards returns to NWA RPW to face one half of ROH’s Future Shock tag team, Kyle O’Reilly.
– Smith Hart was on the Canadian version of Dragon’s Den last Wednesday. It’s an internationally syndicated show where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in order to secure investment from a panel of venture capitalists (aka Dragon’s). Smith says his pitch was taped last May and they edited about 80 percent out. He was asking for $350,000 for a 33 percent stake in his business, which was a Hart wrestling promotion in Calgary, believing that the Hart family name alone was worth $1 million. The Dragon’s eventually passed saying that wrestling’s popularity has dwindled in recent years and many fans had now switched to UFC.
– Demolition Smash tweeted: Ax and smash going to Edmonton Canada Friday Sat.on the road again
– MMAjunkie.com reports that Joe Lauzon has earned $365,000 with seven UFC fight-night bonuses. Chris Lytle’s 10 bonuses earned him $515,000.