Having already made use of baseball’s no. 1 heel, A.J. Pierzynski in an angle late last year, wrestling’s no. 2 promotion, TNA, has acquired the services of a man who is no stranger to cutting a promo. (link courtesy Jon Solomon
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Ozzie Guillen delivered a vicious left-handed homerun with a steel chair to the back of Simon Diamond after the TNA Wrestling hot-shot arrived unexpected and unwanted at the Chicago White Sox spring training facility in Tucson, Ariz.
Diamond took batting practice, wearing complete White Sox garb, then confronted White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski and Dale Torborg, the team™s strength and conditioning coach, with several teammates nearby.
Guillen came to the defense of his Sox, cracking Diamond with the chair. œGet off my field, you piece of @#$%, Guillen shouted at Diamond.
Full highlights of Guillen™s attack will air Saturday, March 18, on TNA iMPACT! (Spike-TV, 11 p.m. ET).
Diamond has had a running feud with Pierzynski and Torborg since last December. Diamond also took exception to TNA Wrestling executives presenting Pierzynski with a championship belt that the White Sox will award to its Player of the Game throughout the 2006 season.
Photos and video of Guillen™s chair-shot are available from TNA. And the actual chair used by Guillen, since signed by members of the White Sox and TNA Wrestling, soon will be auctioned by the Chicago White Sox to aide White Sox Charities.
Torborg, son of former ChiSox manager Jeff, is well known in wrestling circles for his unfortunate portrayal of the Gene Simmons-inspired “Demon”, if not his attempts to terrorize Antonio Alfonseca.