Major problems at Wrestlemania

Posted by Andy Durham on March 31, 2008 at 10:35 am under Professional | 7 Comments to Read

“Skyrockets in Flight, No Afternoon Delight”

The AP and local Florida news outlets are reporting that at least 40 fans at the Citrus Bowl last night in Orlando were injured during the final fireworks display following The Undertaker’s World Hvt. Title victory.

Firefighters on the scene said there was a “fireworks malfunction” that sent hot cables flying into the crowd. At least three people were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries.

WWE has not commented on the incident, and the AP is reporting that phone calls to WWE’s public relations department were unsuccessful.

Orlando’s Ch. 9 interviewed several of the injured fans. “It felt like a whip. I have a welt on my neck,” said victim Barbara Vetere. “Like a baseball bat hit me. It was horrible. Horrible.”

Firefighters said they acted as quickly as possible to help injured fans, but Vetere said that wasn’t the case. “We had to sit up in the bleachers and wait for a paramedic to come. They didn’t really examine us,” she said. “And we had to walk all the way down to first aid and had to ask for a bag of ice just to put on our head.”
*****from James Caldwell and pwtorch.com reports*****

+++++Also Ric Flair was a loser Sunday evening and his career is over. “Little Naitch”, Charles Robinson was the special referee and from all of the accounts that we have been seeing and reading, it was a special match, and everything was well executed and was done with dignity and precision by Flair and Shawn Michaels. Randy Orton retained his belt, Undertaker reamains unbeaten at Wrestlemania, Mayweather beat the Big Show with the Brass Knucks, and CM Punk was the the winner of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.+++++


  • Doug Cockman said,

    I was listening to Tom Joyner this morning on QMG and he started talking about last night’s WrestleMania. At one point, the conversation turned to Flair and Joyner asked if there was ever any speculation that “the Nature Boy” practiced an alternate lifestyle because of his wild outfits. Obv. Joyner is not familar with Space Mountain. While Tom may be the hardest working man on the radio, he has nothing on Rick. Flair was styling, profiling and limousin riding long before anyone in these parts even knew who TJ was.

  • John said,

    Two questions – who the hell is Tom Joyner and what the hell is QMG?

  • Alvin said,

    WQMG 97.1 is an Urban oldies radio station in the Greensboro-Triad market and Tom Joyner is a syndicated morning radio host who is well-known for his ties to the black community. Me thinks that Joyner is based out of Dallas, Texas.

  • Big C said,

    WWE needs a real pyro tech. I use tubes and large cubes (36 shoots each) for amazing displays. No large cables required. On serious note, that is to bad for the fans that got hurt. WWE should compenstate them well. That is to bad for ol Flair. We all knew it was coming thogh. He had to end it sometime and will be missed. His WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO’s and strut’s will never retire. Good luck to you old man. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Doug Cockman said,

    Sometimes Tom is referred to as “the Fly Jock” Tom Joyner, not to be confused with GreensboroSports.com’s own Andy “Jock” Durham. In the mid-80s, TJ was simultaneously offered two on air jobs – one for a morning show in Dallas and one for an afternoon show in Chicago. Instead of choosing between the two, Tom chose to take both jobs, and for years he commuted daily by plane between the two cities, thus earning the nicknames “The Fly Jock” and “The Hardest Working Man in Radio.” In the mid-80s, Andy could be seen jogging between his home in Plesant Garden and the WKEW studios on Summit Ave. Greensboro both in the morning as well as late at night.

  • KC said,

    Tom Joyner is part of the Radio One Broadcasting Network and is heard in many major markets across the US.

    Ric Flair is washed up and should have quit wrestling many years ago.

    Santino Marella is the next Rock and he will have many acting opportunities in Holywood.

  • Big C said,

    Are you kidding me Santino Marella cant be compared to The Rock. Santino is a loser and a want to be italian. Maria if you are reading this I want you to know Sanloser was no good for you anyway. You need a real man and I am available. Oh and if you Carlito have a problem with that you will have more than seagulls pecking and pooping on you to worry about. Hornswoggle should have more opportunities than Sanloser Marella.