Royal Rumble To Air In HD?, Backstage TNA Note, More

Ryan Clark

Former WWE star Afa the Wild Samoan has announced that he will be training actor Mickey Rourke for his starring role in the upcoming movie, The Wrestler. The film will be directed by Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream). Afa was personally selected by Aronofsky to train Rourke as a wrestler.

A high definition website reports that the WWE Royal Rumble will be the first WWE PPV to be presented in HD.

As noted earlier, Pat “Simon Diamond” Kenney ran the TNA house show last night in Montreal since Terry Taylor is out following knee replacement surgery.

From Michael Carpenter: WWE 2008 Royal Rumble tickets at Madison Square Garden in New York City go on sale tomorrow. Prices are $400, 90, 75, 50, and 35. NO BOX OFFICES SALES.

From Adam Lebow: During the Pacific Prime edition of TSN Sportscenter (which replays as the morning edition), co-host Jay Onrait was introducing the Sportscenter Top 10, which was themed around a team or player being ‘perfect’. In his introduction of the Top 10, which showed perfect playoff runs and perfect pitched games, Onrait stated that (paraphrahed) “the Top 10 will not include professional wrestler Curt Hennig who wrestled as Mr. Perfect but does include a football team that was perfect.”

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