Recent Wrestling Deaths, WWE Attendance Figures, Orton

Ryan Clark

Three matches have been announced for No Way Out including two huge main events from the RAW brand. The WWE title will be on the line as Randy Orton defends the gold against the Royal Rumble winner John Cena. Six Superstars – Jeff Hardy, JBL, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Umaga – will be fighting for the number one contender spot at WrestleMania inside the Elimination Chamber and Mr Kennedy will try to end Ric Flair’s career as he challenges the Nature Boy in a Career Threatening match. (Thanks to Colin Vassallo)

Arturo Zaldana let us know that the date of Booker T’s “Texas TapOut” Eventâ<80> is 2/16.

Here are some recent WWE attendance figures:

– The 1/19 Smackdown show in State College, PA drew 3,700 fans.

– 1/20 Raw in Binghamton drew 3,700 fans.

– 1/21 in Hampton, VA drew a sellout of 7,500 fans.

– 1/21 Smackdown in Upper Marlboro, MD did 3,000 fans.

Randy Barber, 49, a television jobber during the 80’s in Georgia passed away on 1/1 from a heart attack.

Roxxy Lunnar (real name Heather Murray), an independent female wrestler in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana passed away on 1/2.

Nick Haplin of Kenton, TN, passed away on 1/6. Haplin died after complaining of being exhausted at a pro wrestling class in Dyresburg, TN. Haplin was rushed to a hospital, and passed away the following day.

Del Adams, an Australian wrestler, passed away at the age of 59. Adams wrestled under the ring name Jim Raye.

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