House of Wrasslin'

Gone are the days of the Von Erichs, Chris Adams, Kamala and other local wrestling legends, but the sport itself is coming back to Dallas. It's definitely not the Sportatorium, but House of Blues is making a go at hosting professional wrestling—I'm just trying to figure out how they are going to do it. Their main room is big but that big? Snap suplexes will be on the menu as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling heads this way to provide a side of beef to that slab of ribs. Samoa Joe, Christian Cage, Booker T, The Motor City Machineguns and The Latin American Xchange are among the few slated to appear for some headlock, pile-driving action. There won't be any Iron Claws around but to get your head-butt on, check out the House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., as they host TNA Wrestling at 8 p.m. Friday. For tickets, visit
Fri., Jan. 11, 8 p.m., 2008
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Rich Lopez