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Old 03-07-2007, 12:10 AM   #196
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Allen "Bad News Brown" Coage passes away at the age of 63

It is with a sad heart that I must report the passing of Allen Coage, better known to wrestling fans as "Bad News" Allen or "Bad News" Brown. Coage was rushed to Rockyview Hospital in Calgary after experiencing chest pains and passed away early this morning. He was 63.

Coage, a bronze medal winner at the 1976 Olympics in Judo, was a major star in several promotions including Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling as well as New Japan Pro Wrestling. He entered the WWE in the late 80's and had a few stand out moments that fans still remember him by.

It was Coage who double-crossed Bret "Hitman" Hart at the end of the over-the-top-rope battle royale which opened Wrestlemania 4 so that he could go on to win the prize trophy. Brown also feuded with Rowdy Roddy Piper, leading to their match at Wrestlemania 6 where Piper painted his body half black. One of his last feuds in the WWE before leaving the company was with Jake "The Snake" Roberts, where he tried to pit his "Harlem Sewer Rats" vs. Jake's snake Damien. Coage even had a few matches with WWE Legend Hulk Hogan.

At the time of his passing, Coage was working as a security guard and had just signed a "Legends" deal with the WWE to produce a Classic Superstar action figure of himself. He was also scheduled to appear at the Legends of the Ring convention on April 28th, 2007 in New Jersey.

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Old 03-07-2007, 08:44 AM   #197
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Kurt Angle's name including in steroid bust

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two more people linked to a nationwide investigation into the illegal sale of steroids were arraigned Tuesday on drug-related charges as published reports implicated more athletes, including former star relief pitcher John Rocker.
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SI.com reported that Rocker, 1996 Olympic wrestling gold-medalist Kurt Angle, major leaguer David Bell and Victor Martinez, winner of the latest Ohio bodybuilding competition named for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, all showed up on a client list of Applied Pharmacy, a Mobile, Ala., company raided in connection with the investigation.

Rocker's publicist told the Daily News that he admitted taking HGH, now banned by Major League Baseball, but said it was for medical reasons.

"That was a growth hormone that was prescribed by a doctor in relation to his rotator cuff surgery in 2003, so I don't really think there is anything to the story," Debi Curzio, Rocker's publicist, told the Daily News for a story on the newspaper's website Tuesday night.

SI.com reported that Rocker received two prescriptions for somatropin between April and July 2003.

John Rocker's name could only stay out of the news for so long. (Getty Images)
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Steven and Karen Lampert of Anti-Aging Centers in Nanuet pleaded not guilty in an Albany County, N.Y., courtroom and were released without bail. They are charged with submitting prescriptions to a Florida pharmacy -- some "obviously forged" according to the district attorney -- for drugs totaling more than $50,000 for people without a medical need.

Steven Lampert is charged with 20 counts, his wife with two.

"It seems as though our clients have much less involvement than the others," said Jay Golland, a lawyer for Karen Lampert.

Prosecutors describe the Lamperts as "criminal associates" of Signature Pharmacy in Orlando, Fla. Albany County District Attorney David Soares says Signature was at the center of a web of businesses and doctors that illegally wrote prescriptions for steroids.

The arraignments come a day after not guilty pleas were entered in Albany by 11 other defendants, including four Signature Pharmacy officials.

Soares acknowledged that Martinez was an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the case and is linked to the Lamperts' Anti-Aging Centers. Martinez won the Arnold Classic bodybuilding competition Saturday in Ohio.

A spokesman for Schwarzenegger said he wants bodybuilders to stop using steroids.

"He's clearly opposed to these steroids," said Aaron McLear. "And he's working with top officials in the bodybuilding community to come up with a system where they rid the sport of steroids."

Martinez told the New York Times he bought testosterone from the Lamperts after their clinic told him he had low levels of the hormone. He also said the company asked him to become a partner, but he declined.

"I didn't trust them, and other people were warning me not to do business with them," he told the Times.

Calls placed by the Associated Press to Jim Lorimer, a bodybuilding promoter and co-creator of the Arnold Classic, were not immediately returned.

Bell told SI.com he received the shipment of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) last April but said the drug was prescribed "for a medical condition," which he declined to disclose.
Other names that were on the list were former boxing heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, Anaheim Angels player Gary Matthews Jr., the Pittsburgh Steelers doctor (probably giving them to the whole team) Almost everyone in professional sports are abuncha cheaters and liars, not that it should be a suprise.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:03 AM   #198
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If you look at athletes around 50 years ago we didn't see very many massively built people. You look at all our athletes today they all have a 6 pack and can break records not imaginable in the past.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:08 PM   #199
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I guess I may start watching the McMahon+Trump segments just for the fact that Austin's been included now, and then stop watching.
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:23 PM   #200
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WWE Raw Results

1.Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton by Pin.

WWE Intercontinental Championship
2.Umaga defeated Jeff Hardy by Pin.

I'm sure you know by now, but anyway Stone Cold Steve Austin was chosen as the Guest Referee for the "Hair Vs Hair" Match at WM23.

Falls count anywhere match for the WWE Woman's Championship
3.Melina defeated Mickie James by Pin.

MITB3 Qualifying match
4.Carlito Vs Ric Flair- No Contest.

5.John Cena defeated Johnny Nitro by DQ, the match was originally Cena Vs Edge.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:56 PM   #201
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It is my sad duty to let all of our fans out there know that former WWE Superstar and Hall of Famer "The Big Cat" Ernie Ladd passed away at the age of 68 last night after losing a long and rough battle with cancer since 2004.

Ladd was one of the very few athletes who were able to really cross the boundaries between two sports, as he was a star lineman at Louisiana’s Grambling State University and went onto the NFL where he played with the Houston Oilers, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the San Diego Chargers where he found his greatest success, being part of the Chargers 1963 AFL Championship team and being part of 4 consecutive AFL All-Star Games from 1962-1965.

When Ladd made the transition to wrestling, he had a great amount of success in the 1960's and 1970's, and was a constant challenger to the WWE champions at the time like Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, and Pedro Morales.

"The Big Cat" will be missed and we should never forget the accomplishments he made to this industry during his time on this earth. We here at LOP wish to express our dearest condolences to the Ladd family during this time of mourning.

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Old 03-13-2007, 01:09 AM   #202
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WWE Smackdown Results

1.King Booker defeated Matt Hardy by Pin.
2.Batista defeated Kane by Pin.
3.Mr. Kennedy defeated CM Punk by Pin.
4.Undertaker defeated Finlay by Pin.
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WWE Raw Results

Final MITB3 Qualifying Match
1.Randy Orton defeated Ric Flair and Carlito.

Gauntlet Match for the World Tag Team Championship
2.John Cena & Shawn Michaels defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin, Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch and MNM.

3.Jeff Hardy Vs The Great Khali- No Contest, once again Edge was the original opponent, i wonder why he never wrestles.

4.Melina defeated Torrie Wilson by Pin.

Updated WM23 Card
1.WHC- Batista Vs Undertaker.
2.WWE Championship- John Cena Vs Shawn Michaels.
3.Battle of the Billionaires, loser loses his hair- Bobby Lashley (Donald Trump) Vs Umaga (Vince McMahon), Special Guest Ref- Stone Cold Steve Austin.
4.MITB3 8 Man Ladder Match- Edge Vs CM Punk Vs King Booker Vs Jeff Hardy Vs Matt Hardy Vs Finlay Vs Mr. Kennedy Vs Randy Orton.
5.ECW Originals- R.V.D, Tommy Dreamer, Sabu & Sandman Vs The New Breed- Elijah Burke, Matt Striker, Marcus Cor Von(?) & Kevin Thorn.
6.WWE Woman's Championship- Melina Vs Ashley.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:09 AM   #203
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JBL, do you work for WWE? Are you paid to promote them across the internet? Ring of Honor is much better.
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:32 AM   #204
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JBL, do you work for WWE? Are you paid to promote them across the internet? Ring of Honor is much better.
No, i don't work for WWE, i'm simply a WWE fan trying to keep my thread up to date.
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:57 AM   #205
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ECW will soon be adding tag team titles. Dusty Rhodes was the one who pushed hard for this addition, as he told Vince that ECW was too "one-dimensional". La Resistance have been brought to ECW already, and Dusty wants Cade and Murdoch. Reforming the team of Vito and Guido is also being considered.

There will probably be a tag team battle royal at Wrestlemania.

Vickie Guerrero is going to be the new Smackdown GM and Teddy Long will get a new role. The original plan for Mysterio's return angle on last week's SD was Vickie apologizing to Rey, but that was changed.

WWE is considering creating a new authority figure character for ECW. The idea of bringing back Heyman for a short-term role as GM before being attacked by the new guy faction and then coming back as a manager for the old guys was brought up to vince, and he turned it down almost immediately.

Flair said in a recent interview that he plans on wrestling only for another year.

Daniel Rodimer and Vladimir Kozlov will not be getting the pushes that were originally planned for them. In the case of Kozlov, nobody was saying anything bad about him at first until a meeting when one of the agents brought up that he wasn't ready and they all agreed. At that point, Vince got all mad that no one had said anything before and asked them why they were pushing him if he was so bad. After that, the plans were dropped for Rodimer too since he isn't ready either.

Shane McMahon, among others, really wants John Laurinaitis to re-sign RVD.

The reason why Benoit hasn't been prominently featured on SD is because he might be going to Raw after WM.

Gedo and Jado got a tryout match before Smackdown on 2/20.

WWE is considering Todd Grisham for a spot as an ECW commentator.

credit: wrestling observer newsletter

Due to her Playboy cover, WWE is attempting to market Ashley Massaro as the new face of WWE women's wrestling. The best person for Ashley to work with is Melina because she's got a strong heel personality, thus meaning that Mickie James will be left out in the cold for the next month or so while they build towards WrestleMania. Melina was given the title on 2/19 over Mickie James so that Ashley could feud with her. Ashley and Melina will be having a match at WrestleMania and there is a very good chance that Ashley will be walking out with the Women's Championship.

At the No Way Out pay-per-view, WWE didn't bother to do a fan reaction to decide who the winner would be for the Diva Talent Invitational because they feared that the crowd wouldn't react as the company wanted. So they just declared Ashley Massaro as the winner.

JBL doesn't like SmackDown referees Charles Robinson and Chris Kay. In Robinson's case, he doesn't drink alcohol, so that automatically puts him on JBL's bad side.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:24 AM   #206
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I hope RVD sees reason and leaves ASAP. If he signs again it's at his own peril. WWE is the main reason why so much of the former ECW talent became wasted and underutilized, and, besides, it's not ECW anymore. Taz has been wasted completely. I remember him at Royal Rumble getting thrown out of the ring within less than ten seconds of entering it by Kane. So stupid!!! Tommy Dreamer is basically put there to job to the people they want to push. RVD started out strong but was soon wasted, just like the others. Sabu was also wasted quickly ...completely underutilized, and then the biggest slap in the face: Vince makes him talk, completely destroying his integrity. Sabu never talks! That's why when he was in ECW Paulie put Fonzie alongside him to do the talking for him while he made all sorts of expressions and such. It worked perfectly that way. Jerry Lynn went to WWE but was quickly lost in the mix. This man is super-athletic, was always great in ECW, but as soon as he was put under contract with WWE, Vince was quick to waste him. I never really cared for Justin Credible, but while he was in ECW he had a good work ethic it seemed. When he entered ECW they told him he couldn't do his corkscrew piledriver -- 'That's Incredible' -- because only the Undertaker was allowed to use it; also, he wasn't even allowed to spray water out of his mouth (WTF?!) because Triple H saw it and said no. His debut featured him getting manhandled by Kurt Angle. Knowing that he was just going to spend his tenure there jobbing, he left.

I haven't watched WWE nor "ECW" in over a year because they suck. I hope that when Shane and Steph take the helm it goes down in flames.
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:42 PM   #207
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Taz can't wrestle today due to injuries with his neck; a similar problem with Austin too.

Austin would probably walk out again, injury or none, because the writing today is much more horrible than it was a few years ago. I mean, Eddie Guerrero's wife in the whole mix with a storyline included; WTF?! No disrespect to him, but I'd never expect the WWE to start hiring family members.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:48 PM   #208
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Edge, Eddie Guerrero and more linked to steroids

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Documents: 'Edge,' 'Hurricane' allegedly ordered HGH
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Eddie Guerrero died of heart disease, with his enlarged heart (linked to his past anabolic steroid use) being a contributing factor.

Inside The Steroid Sting
From SI.com
HEYMAN: Matthews denies HGH use in statement
HEYMAN: Angels owner mulls options on Matthews
Former Braves pitcher ordered HGH through lab
SI EXCLUSIVE: Investigation rocks sports world
Hairston Jr. denies purchasing shipment of HGH
Angels' $50 million outfielder linked to HGH order
Holyfield used 'Evan Fields' alias to obtain steroids
SI reporters witness police raid of Florida drug lab
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Matthews Jr. apologizes to Angels for 'distraction'
Doctor pleads guilty for illegal steroid prescriptions

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• Orton allegedly ordered drugs from same doctors as Matthews Jr.

Since last summer Sports Illustrated reporters Luis Fernando Llosa and L. Jon Wertheim have been investigating an alleged illegal steroid distribution network that has implicated numerous pro athletes. On Feb. 27 the two SI writers accompanied federal and state drug enforcement agents on a raid of a Jupiter, Fla., anti-aging clinic that investigators allege conspired to fraudulently prescribe steroids, human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs over the Internet.

SI.com: What's the latest?

Llosa/Wertheim: Investigators in Albany and Orlando continue to go through the material from last month's seizures. This means everything from testing drugs found in desk drawers to cross-referencing names that, we're told, include athletes of all levels.

SI.com: Any sense when these names will be made public?

Llosa/Wertheim: No. Obviously the "big names" are what have made this investigation a national concern. And, in all candor, it's the main reason news organizations -- including Sports Illustrated -- are pursuing the story. But investigators insist that athletes are really ancillary to their investigation. They're much more interested in breaking up the distribution pipeline which, they allege, is a marriage of fraudulent anti-aging clinics, complicit compounding pharmacies and doctors who rubber-stamp prescriptions for human growth hormone (HGH), testosterone, steroids, etc., often without examining the patients.

For example, David Wilbirt, an Arizona doctor, was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency from 2001 to 2005 for allegedly writing 3,879 prescriptions between November 2004 and April 2005, all for "patients" who had requested drugs over the Internet. Though that was two years ago, his name has surfaced several times in the official documents we reviewed from the "Operation Netroids" investigation.

SI.com: Do investigators believe any of Wilbirt's "patients" were athletes?

Llosa/Wertheim: Yes. We'd already seen his name come up in conjunction with Kurt Angle, a 1996 Olympic gold-medal-winning freestyle wrestler and now a star professional wrestler who allegedly received two prescriptions for trenbolone and one for nandrolone between October 2004 and February '05. It turns out Angle isn't the only pro wrestler alleged to have received prescriptions from Wilbirt. According to the official documents we reviewed, Wilbirt was billed for HCG and the steroid stanozolol that were sent to WWE star Eddie Guerrero in early 2005. (Guerrero died on Nov. 13, 2005, in a Minneapolis hotel room due to what a coroner later ruled as heart disease, complicated by an enlarged heart resulting from a history of anabolic steroid use.) Wilbirt also allegedly issued prescriptions for the steroids nandrolone and stanozolol to Oscar Gutierrez, whose stage name is Rey Mysterio. (Through the WWE, Gutierrez declined comment.)

When reached at his home Wilbirt spoke with us briefly, asserting, "I'm not even practicing medicine now, so... I don't remember doing half the stuff you're talking about." (The Arizona Medical Board confirms that his license is currently suspended.) Asked specifically about the professional wrestlers, Wilbirt remarked: "I'll tell you one thing and then this conversation is going to end. They had done blood work and had laboratory work done and they had come to see me." Wilbirt obviously remains a "person of interest" for the investigators.

In total, there were 11 professional wrestlers listed in the documents that we saw. Some of these wrestlers are working as independents; some are out of the business entirely; others are first-tier stars. Consider Randy Orton, who allegedly received eight prescriptions for six different drugs -- stanozolol, nandrolone, anastrozole, Clomiphene citrate, oxandrolone and testosterone -- between March 2004 and August 2004. (Through the WWE, Orton declined comment.) Interestingly, according to the documents, Orton's prescriptions came from the same two doctors whose names appeared on the prescriptions in major league outfielder Gary Matthews Jr.'s file.

SI.com: Most of the athletes named in your previous stories were allegedly receiving human growth hormone. It sounds as though the professional wrestlers were allegedly mostly receiving steroids.

Llosa/Wertheim: Right. At some level this stands to reason: The skill-set required for pro wrestling is obviously different from that of most other competitive sports. According to the documents two prominent wrestlers, Adam Copeland, a.k.a. Edge, and Shane Helms, a.k.a. The Hurricane, received HGH. (Through the WWE, Copeland and Helms didn't respond to a request for comment.) But virtually all the others allegedly received a wide variety of anabolic steroids. In each case these were supplied by Applied, the Mobile, Ala., compounding pharmacy that was raided last fall.

SI.com: Does the WWE have a drug policy?

Llosa/Wertheim: Gary Davis, a WWE spokesman, pointed us to a Talent Wellness Program instituted in February 2006. As to whether anabolic steroids and HGH are banned, Davis sent us an email quoting the policy: "The WWE policy prohibits the use of performance-enhancing drugs, as well as other prescription drugs which can be abused, if taken for other than a legitimate medical purpose pursuant to a valid prescription from a licensed and treating physician. For purposes of WWE's policy, prescriptions obtained over the Internet and/or from suppliers of prescription drugs from the Internet are not considered to have been given for a legitimate medical purpose."

Citing privacy issues, Davis declined to say whether WWE wrestlers have tested positive for banned substances since the policy was implemented.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...ers/index.html

In case you don't want to read all that the wrestlers named were Edge, Eddie Guerrero (who of course died, this was prior to his death but is just now being discovered) Shane Helms aka the Hurricane, Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio Jr.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:37 AM   #209
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Plus 5 or 6 more who are unnamed. I can't say I'm surprised by this story. Question is, will they get away with it?
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:48 AM   #210
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I guess now we know what killed eddie.
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