Eric Bischoff’s New Promotion, “The Wrestler” Wins Top Award

Nick Paglino

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Eric Bischoff is indeed in talks with CMT about the creation of a new wrestling promotion which would air on the channel. Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff are currently in the process of debuting Hogan’s new celebrity wrestling show, and talks then lead to Hogan and Bischoff possibly creating a new promotion entirely. The issue at hand is that there appears to be no “name” talent that could appear with the promotion that is not currently signed to WWE, TNA or ROH. The only big name free agents available at this point, excluding Hogan, are RVD, Goldberg and Bobby Lashley.

Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler,” featuring Micky Rourke, recently won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival. The festival is one of the most prestigious of European film festivals, and the Golden Lion is its top award.

Stevie Richards will be appearing at the NWA Upstate event in Henrietta, New York on November 15th, 2008. Go to for info about NWA Upstate and for info about upcoming shows worldwide. Trevor Murdoch, Tammy Sytch and Manny Fernandez will be appearing at the All-Star Wrestling event in Gilbert, West Virginia on September 6th, 2008. Jerry Lynn and Daffney will be appearing at the Anarchy Championship Wrestling event in Austin, Texas on September 6th, 2008.

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