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The San Jose Mercury News reports that San Jose mayor Chuck Reed will not be attending the Great American Bash PPV in San Jose tonight and that he will be discouraging his kids from watching wrestling due to the ongoing drug problems in the industry.

Court Bauer left World Wrestling Entertainment’s creative team last week. Bauer had been recently working on the Smackdown creative team. Based on what is known right now, when Dusty Rhodes was moved over to working for the ECW brand, Bauer and Michael Hayes were said to have disagreed a lot creatively. As a result of being frustrated for some time, Bauer made the decision to give his notice and he finished up with the company last week. For those who remember, a similar situation also took place with another writer named Andrew Goldstein who also had problems working with Michael Hayes. Goldstein was reportedly given a lot of credit internally for helping to turn around the Smackdown brand last year, but was then dropped by the company after “butting heads” with Hayes over creative issues. Goldstein is now working as a TV producer for MTV.

To follow up on a report we issued on Thursday, it now appears the strongest candidates for TNA’s Bound For Glory PPV this October will either be in Norfolk, VA or Huntsville, AL. According to strong sources that WrestleZone.com has spoken with, the belief within TNA is that they can draw a bigger crowd in the southern market as opposed to Boston or Philadelphia right now (which was rumored earlier). A confirmation on the PPV is expected to be finalized in the next two weeks. It should be noted that while TNA President Dixie Carter really wanted Bound For Glory to be held in Chicago, it simply didn’t work out for a number of reasons according to sources.

Bobby Strouss sent this in: THQ has opened a Smackdown vs Raw 08 Subsite. You can check it out at www.svr2008.com. Just thought I would pass that along.

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