Rosey Update, Linda McMahon Note, UFC News

Ryan Clark

WWE CEO Linda McMahon accepted on behalf of WWE the Ticketmaster Platinum Ticket Award, presented by Ken Lesnik, Sr. Regional Director Sales & Marketing, Ticketmaster. The award is given to Ticketmasterâ<80><99>s national clients whose sales in North America exceeded 500,000 tickets through Ticketmaster channels in 2006. With sales exceeding more than 640,000 tickets in 2006, WWE joins 35 other touring events, performers, venues, promoters and sports teams including Aerosmith, Dave Matthews Band, Disney on Ice, Madison Square Garden, House of Blues and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey in receiving this award. The Ticketmaster Platinum Ticket Award is the highest, and the only, award given by Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster also recently announced their mid-year ranking of the nationâ<80><99>s Top Ten Most Requested Events based on online page views, information requests, and ticket sales through Ticketmaster sales channels. WWE was the second â<80><9c>Most Requested Sporting Eventâ<80> during the first half of 2007.

The following is a press release regarding former WWE superstar Rosey, who will be taking part in a new ABC reality series, “Fat March”: All you need is a pair of sneakers! Twelve overweight people set off on the walk of a lifetime! It’s an epic, life-changing journey that begins at the starting line for the Boston Marathon and ends in Washington, DC. The contestants and their two charismatic fitness trainers, Steve Pfiester and Lorrie Henry, will walk over 570 miles, passing through nine states, with the goal of shedding unwanted pounds and getting fit along the way in an attempt to permanently alter their lives. In addition, they all will compete for a prize pool of $1.2 million. Stressing team work, the more people who finish, the more money each person wins, on Fat March, premiering TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. During each leg of the excursion there are “luxury reward challenges” where an individual or team can win incentives such as spa treatments, low calorie gourmet meals prepared by a private chef or deluxe accommodations for the night to help them on their trip. There are also amazing prizes at stake, such as get-aways to Hawaii and Las Vegas. The challenges are geographically specific to the area contestants are in. At the elimination, participants are able to expel a group member who is holding them back from reaching the finish line in the allotted time. However, eliminating a fellow competitor has a price: $10,000 is deducted from each competitor’s potential prize money with each elimination. As for their diet during the trip, the contestants eat five small meals each day, a combination of all natural whole grains, lean poultry, fresh vegetables and fruits. In the premiere, “Episode 101,” a huge surprise awaits the 12 contestants when they learn they will not be living in a mansion to lose the weight, but will be expected to walk over 570 miles to melt off the pounds, camping along the way. The march begins at the starting line of the Boston Marathon, where contestants walk alongside America’s fittest athletes. During the first stage of the journey, they will take on their first exercise-based challenge in Massachusetts, harvesting cranberries in a flooded bog. The luxury prize for this test is a gourmet healthy meal and a night’s stay at a luxe cranberry-themed bed and breakfast. Along the way, as they also hike through Rhode Island and Connecticut, one contestant, suffers a medical emergency and another has an emotional meltdown. Each competitor suffers through uncomfortable soreness and a fight against the elements that take significant wear and tear on their bodies. Following are the 12 contestants walking through city streets and the countryside, completing special challenges along the way. Matt, 36, 6’3″, 386 pounds, professional wrestler — He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio and is married with two children. He was released from pro wrestling in the U.S. last year when officials felt he was too heavy and it wasn’t safe for him to compete. He must lose weight to return to his career.

Team Quest now has a facility in Alpharetta Georgia. At the moment, they have a mere 4000 square feet, but are expanding that quite substantially to include a full conditioning gym, and a venue for up to 1000 people. The instructors are Master Ricardo Murgel, 7th Deg Red/Black, and one of America’s most decorated wrestlers, Lee Kemp. Classes are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and an open mat day on Saturday. Any questions contact

American Top Team issued a statement on the Underground announcing TUF 3 veteran Kalib Starnes has joined ATT. “Kalib Starnes has officially joined the ranks of ATT! Kalib originally came to us while preparing for his fight against Chris Leben whom he defeated at UFC 71. During his stay with us, Kalib enjoyed working with our coaches; Master Ricardo Liborio, Coach Howard Davis Jr., Benkei, and the rest of the team. He has since decided the best thing for his career would be to join the team and maximize his full potential with us. In between preparing for his fights, Kalib will travel back and forth to Canada where he can be with his family and care for his 5 year old daughter Sienna. He will continue to train with Revolution Fight Team in British Columbia, Canada. We feel Kalib is another great fit to our team, and are pleased to have the opportunity to work with him and further develop his careeer.” Welcome to the family Kalib, American Top Team”

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