Daivari Speaks On Benoit, His New TNA Name, ROH Postpones Shows

Nick Paglino

Current TNA X-Division Champion and former Voice of Wrestling guest Shawn Daivari has begun blogging on his official website www.shawndaivari.com. In a recent blog Daivari spoke on his name change in TNA, how he is enjoying his time there so far, Benoit and more. He says, “Another interesting thing is my new name. In TNA Wrestling I will be known as Sheik Abdul Bashir. Daivari is actually my last name so neither WWE, TNA or anyone for that matter can trademark, or copyright it. I understand the business decision behind it because more or less when you are a contracted talent to a company you are their investment. And the hope is that if they invest in you (TV time, appearances, promotions) that at some point they can cash out and use you in a highly grossing financial situation. If unfortunately you leave the promotion before they have the chance to “cash out” being able to work else where with the same name, obviously same look, that investment is a loss. But alas I have seen one of the most successful tag teams in wrestling, The Dudley Boyz, continue being one of the most successful tag teams in wrestling as Team 3D. What’s in a name?” In his last blog, he talked about Chris Benoit. On him he wrote: “The only thing I can say is that I know what I learned in life, and in my career from Chris are invaluable, and I don’t think there will ever be a caliber of performer that will show the same interest in me, and sharing that knowledge. Who knows how many other people were influenced as much as I was, and who knows if I was one of the few. Unfortunately though like I said earlier, it doesn’t matter and soon the source will be forgotten by those who I and maybe those others share it with. As this perhaps one of the only scenarios where the first impression isn’t the one that will be remembered, but sadly, for everyone, it’ll be the last.”

Ring of Honor has postponed two shows scheduled in Florida next month for undisclosed reasons. They posted the following on their website: “The 10/10 Coral Springs and 10/11 Orlando events have been postponed and will be rescheduled for early 2009. All tickets purchased for these events will be honored on the new dates. We hope to have a new dates announced next week. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for your support.”

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