WWE star arrested in Tampa. Jonathan Fatu, who wrestles for World Wrestling Entertainment under the name Jimmy Uso, was arrested Thursday morning in Tampa for driving under the influence after being pulled over by Tampa Police at 3:14am for driving erratically. Fatu, the son of former WWE star Rikishi, had a blood alcohol level of .180 according to ABC News, which would be more than twice the legal level (.08). Fatu is part of a tag team with his brother Joshua, who wrestles as Jey Uso, and the two have been part of WWE for the past two years after getting their start in Florida Championship Wrestling, the developmental company for WWE. At this time, WWE hasn’t made a statement on the situation.
WWE returns to PPV this Sunday. WWE has their Hell In A Cell Pay-per-view this Sunday, October 2nd. While the Hell In A Cell concept (a roofed steel cage covers the ring and ringside area, and anything goes) originally was reserved for feud-ending matches, the company made the decision to turn it into a PPV theme, and as a result, some of the magic has been lost. For example, the PPV this Sunday features two Cell matches, but neither are the results of long-running rivalries coming to a climax. In fact, both matches are the product of “contractually obligated rematches” according to the storylines presented on Raw and Smackdown. WWE Champion John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk in the first ever Triple Threat Hell In A Cell match main events, with World Champion Mark Henry taking on former champion Randy Orton in the other Cell match. The card is rounded out by Divas Champion Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix and Sheamus vs. Christian. Coming only two weeks after the Night Of Champions PPV, WWE has their work cut out for them in getting fans to purchase another show so soon.
FCW in Orlando tomorrow with WWE stars. Florida Championship Wrestling, the official developmental company of World Wrestling Entertainment, will run an event tomorrow, September 30th at the Orlando Armory with special appearances by Zack Ryder and Dolph Ziggler. Ryder and Ziggler will be available for autographs at 6:30pm, followed by eight FCW matches starting at 7:30pm. Tickets start as low as $20 for Adults and $10 for children. For more information, visit Florida Championship Wrestling .
LIVE AND LOCAL– Upcoming live wrestling events in Florida.
Florida Championship Wrestling
September 30 – Orlando Armory – Orlando
October 1 – MLK Multi-Purpose Center – Gainesville
October 8 – Winter Haven Armory – Winter Haven
New Florida Wrestling
October 1 – S. Combee Road – Lakeland
September 8 – S. Combee Road – Lakeland
September 15 – S. Combee Road – Lakeland
October 1– Sanford Salvation Army Gym – Sanford
TNA Impact Wrestling
October 18 – Universal Studios – Orlando
October 19 – Universal Studios – Orlando
I Believe In Wrestling
October 22 – Narcoossee Road – Orlando
December 5 – St. Pete Times Forum – Tampa
December 6 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville
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