#Spotlight is born: Jason Saint introduces himself to Austin Bradley and Kyle Maverick
D1W Destination Road - October 25th, 2013
In the D1W Tag Team Championship tournament, director Jason Saint claimed that he would choose a team to manage in the tournament with high hopes of finding the next D1W tag team champions. As the match began with Austin Bradley and Kyle Maverick teaming against Apollo and Gabriel Grey, Saint came down to ringside with his assistant, Sadie Vanderkammp, and began cheering on the team of Maverick and Austin, who secured a win! This was what took place in the locker room following that match.
On October 27, 1989, Howard Brody helped create Ladies Major League Wrestling. The promotion featured women wrestlers that had previously competed in the WWE, NWA, and AWA, among others, and came to popularity under the WWOW name (Wild Women Of Wrestling). Luna Vachon wasn’t only one of the performers for the company, she was also a commentator and a booker. After the company folded, she attempted to help her future husband David Heath (Gangrel) get a job with the WWE, which helped capture her some spotlight as well. Strange thing is, nobody knew where she was. The WWE actually hired a private investigator to search out the whereabouts of Luna, who was actually working in a restaurant as a waitress at the time. The following April, she made her WWE debut at WrestleMania by the side of Shawn Michaels.
I’m still completely confused as to why Chris Hero would be released by the WWE. According to every dirt sheet and rumor mill ever (which should be looked at for what they are, really), Hero has been cited as “lazy”, and that he didn’t lose weight or bulk up the way the company wanted him to. I don’t know if either rumor is true, really, but it wouldn’t be shocking to read either. Hero has always been his own wrestler, and while lazy isn’t a word I would use to describe him or his work ethic, I could see why the WWE brass would look at him, as talented as he is, and say “Why isn’t he doing more?”
The answer is, he’s already there. You’ve got a ton of guys in developmental who are working (some are not) to be the best they can be and Hero is already one of the best. He’s been one of the best for a long time, and if his body type is the big issue, then what is professional wrestling? As long as I’ve been watching, I’ve seen champions of all calibers. Fat, skinny, bulky, muscular, short, tall, wide, slender, it doesn’t really hold a candle to the fact that in my opinion, Hero’s release is an injustice. The WWE is where the most talented wrestlers in the world come to showcase their abilities, and Chris Hero was released from that company. It just doesn’t make sense.
There are many photos of professional wrestlers that make you stop and say “THAT… is pro wrestling." This photo is pro wrestling.
As irritating as Heartbreak Christian was, the new DX was pretty damn hilarious at times.
Joe Coleman’s high school photo. “Joey”.
“There’s been a lot of talk and speculation about where me and Eddie will end up by the end of the year. So, I guess ill just tell you: We’ll end up in a wrestling ring, doing what we love, and being the best at it. The company is irrelevant, the passion for wrestling is what matters.” - Davey Richards
Triple H and Kane
How soon we forget…
The Hardy Boys 
In 2000, Goth fashion had made a full-fledged comeback. With bands like Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Korn, and many others, the style to be dark, eyebrow raising, and just out of the normal became very… normal. The Hardy Boyz were a defining piece of that fashion sense, with tribal markings, studded belts, and even Jeff Hardy’s signature torn-pantyhose armbands. Looking at them now, it’s easy to tell why these two were such a popular part of the WWE in the era- nobody else looked like them!
Kassius Ohno Released From WWE?
While still unconfirmed, word from PW Insider is that Kassius Ohno, the former Chris Hero, has been released from the WWE. Ohno is an Internet darling and former golden boy for the NXT brand until he was taken off TV and replaced with a more over Sami Zayn.
Ohno is the former partner of Antonio Cesaro, whom which they are the only team to hold the CHIKARA, CZW and ROH tag team titles at the same time.
While it would have been nice to see a feud or pairing with Cesaro on WWE television, this isn’t a complete surprise. Ohno has been on and off NXT and the rumor is he was told to lose weight and has neglected to do so. While not fat by any means, he has been criticized to be lazy in the past.
While I hope this is all rumor and he remains with the WWE, a return to PWG would be highly appreciated. Bring on Chris Hero vs Kevin Steen.
If this is true, fuck.
I still maintain that Shelly Martinez is one of the most attractive women on the planet.
I’m trying to come up with a good Twitter handle for #Spotlight. I can’t fit “HashtagSpotlight”, “#Spotlight” won’t work, and “SpotlightInc” and “SpotlightPro” don’t work. Any suggestions?
It’s apparent that Val Venis and Chris Candido shop at the same place.