Archive - August 2012

WWE stocks surge after analyst lifts rating and price target

WWE HQ

WWE stock is enjoying a new surge after analyst Richard Ingrassia of Roth Capital Partners lifted his rating from Neutral to Buy and price target saying there appears to be increasing fan interest. Ingrassia said that pay-per-view buy rates for non-WrestleMania events increased 37 percent in the second quarter, the first meaningful improvement in...

Impact TV report for 08/31/2012

Impact

This week’s broadcast of Impact Wrestling begins with a recap of the huge brawl between the wrestlers of TNA and the gang of thugs known as Aces and Eights that ended last week’s show. We go to the Impact Zone live and the first person to the ring is the TNA heavyweight champion and self professed greatest man that ever lived, Austin...

TNA World title stolen and later recovered by police

TNA

TMZ.COM has a story about the TNA World title which was stolen on August 18 in Ottumwa, Iowa, after a stagehand left it unguarded while he was unloading the truck for the non-televised show. The title, carrying an estimated cost of $6,000, was stolen along with its $400 replica, by two individuals who were later caught because they didn’t...

The Undertaker and Michelle McCool welcome baby daughter

The Undertaker

The Undertaker and his wife, former WWE Diva Michelle McCool welcomed their newborn baby on August 28, their first child together. This is Taker’s fourth child, a girl which was named Kaia Faith. He has a son, Gunner, from his first marriage, and two daughters, Chasey and Gracie, from his second marriage. His kids are aged 19, 10, and...

Hulk Hogan stops by the Republican National Convention in Tampa

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan appeared on Fox & Friends and was interviewed about the Republican National Convention that is going on right now in Tampa, Florida. Hogan, who lives in Tampa himself, said he was excited with the Romney and Ryan combination and while he was an Obama supporter in the past, actions speak louder than words and according to Hogan, he...

Live RAW event results from 08/30 in Brisbane, Australia

Santino Marella

W-O reader Daniel Mohr from Australia attended the live WWE event in Brisbane earlier today and sent in the following results. Brodus Clay defeated Jack Swagger; Zack Ryder defeated Daniel Bryan; The Miz defeated Alex Riley; Kofi Kingston and R-Truth defeated Epico and Primo; Layla defeated Rosa Mendes; Santino Marella defeated David Otunga; CM...

WWE Saturday Morning Slam on CW delivers the kids rating

WWE

WWE issued a press release today announcing that the debut episode of Saturday Morning Slam on the CW was the most watched program on the network among total viewers and a bunch of kids demographic that the show was initially after. It drew the top spot in demos for Kids under 18, Kids 2-5, Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11, Kids 9-14, Boys under 18, Boys 2-5...

Devon departs TNA Wrestling after seven years

Team 3D

Current TNA TV champion Devon announced on his Twitter that he has left TNA wrestling after seven years with the company. “I would like to thank the TNA fans for making the last seven years fun. I’m sure we will see each other again down the road real soon. I’m ready to see where God brings me to next. I can’t wait,”...

The Ultimate Fighter Fridays final 32 cast revealed

The Ultimate Fighter

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 30, 2012) – The field of 32 of the most talented unsigned mixed martial artists in the world has been finalized for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS which begins Friday, September 14, on FX with a special two-hour premiere airing at 9 PM ET/PT. Similar to the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter on FX, this upcoming season...

W-O News for Android available now for European customers

App for Android

We are happy to announce that the Wrestling-Online.com News app for Android is now available for customers in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, from the Amazon Appstore. Up until this month, the app has been only available to Amazon customers in the United States due to Appstore geo restrictions. It sells for 99 cents in the US Appstore...

RAW brand in Australia for 3 day tour

John Cena

The RAW brand started a short, three day tour in Australia today that will wrap up on Saturday night. The first show was held earlier today in Brisbane at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and will be followed by a show  tomorrow in Sydney, at the Allphones Arena, and then on Saturday at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. The crew will head back...

RAW ratings for 08/27/2012

RAW

Monday Night RAW scored the second 3.1 rating in a row, with an average of 4,482,000 viewers off hours 2.9, 3.3, and 3.2. Hour one did 4,160,000 viewers, hour two did 4,786,000, and hour three dipped to 4,499,000. The show was very, very slightly up in viewers from last week by about 4,000. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put...

Linda McMahon takes lead in poll for Seante seat

Linda McMahon

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released today, former WWE CEO Linda McMahon is ahead of her rival, Christopher Murphy, to snatch the Senate seat this November, leading 49% to 46%. McMahon leads 54% to 42% among men voters although she’s looking the women battle 50% to 46%. She also leads 55% to 40% among possible independent...

Georges St. Pierre medically cleared to make his return

Georges St Pierre

It looks like the king of the welterweights has been given the go ahead to get back in the gym and begin training. Georges St. Pierre has been out of the Octagon since he defeated Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April of 2011. St. Pierre has been sidelined after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and back in December of last year, he had a...

Punk vs Cena to headline Night of Champions 2012

CM Punk

CM Punk and John Cena will once again headline another pay-per-view as yesterday on RAW it was announced that the two will battle for the WWE title in one of the main events of Night of Champions. This year’s Night of Champions show will be taking place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, which is John Cena’s home state. The...

Monday Night RAW TV report for 08/27/2012

RAW

A cliffhanger and a question mark loom over tonight’s Raw. The cliffhanger is the pondering that WWE Champion C.M. Punk has about John Cena, and will he name him the #1 Contender for the title? The question mark is Triple H’s career – “The Game” is set to address the WWE Universe regarding SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar...

Rating for WrestleMania 28 special on NBC

WrestleMania 28

The WrestleMania special Rock vs Cena on NBC this past Saturday did just a 0.9 rating and an average of 2,720,000 viewers. The yearly special was considered to be something extra special this year with the marquee match between the two however it failed to live up to the expectations and even lost out to last year’s WrestleMania special...

Chyna’s next adult movie to be a wrestling parody

Chyna

Former WWE Intercontinental champion and Diva Chyna is about to have her next adult movie released by Vivid Entertainment, a movie which carries title of “Chyna Is Queen Of The Ring” Released for your viewing pleasure online on September 4 and in stores on September 12, this XXX parody will see Chyna battle WWE Superstars look-a-likes...