Archive - September 2012

The Big Show returns to action this weekend

Big Show

Former WWE champion The Big Show will be returning to action this weekend, replacing John Cena in main event matches against CM Punk. Cena is out for up to six weeks following an elbow surgery, throwing also the planned main event for Hell In A Cell up in smoke as well. Big Show has been absent from WWE television since SummerSlam after he asked...

IMPACT to keep airing live through the end of 2012

Impact

Spike TV and TNA issued a press release yesterday announcing that IMPACT Wrestling will continue to run live through the end of 2012. The original deal was that IMPACT would be airing live till the end of Summer however since going live the show has provided better ratings as well as registering an increase in social media activities during the...

Impact TV report for 09/21/2012

Impact

Impact begins with Hulk Hogan talking to Shaq.  Shaq wants to help Hogan out with his Aces and Eights problem.    The first two people to the ring are Kurt Angle and AJ Styles.  Kurt and AJ recently earned a title shot against Tag champs Kaz and Daniels, but so did the team of Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero.  Angle and AJ call out Chavo and...

Jerry “The King” Lawler holds press conference in Memphis

Jerry Lawler

Jerry “The King” Lawler, returning to Memphis on Monday after spending a whole week in a Montreal hospital following a heart attack, held a press conference earlier today in his home which was streamed live by several news outlets in Memphis. Lawler noted that he only remembers the first part of the show, the interview segment between...

RAW rating for 09/17/2012

RAW

This week’s RAW drew an average of 4,051,667 viewers for a composite rating of 2.9. It drew the lowest average of viewers since RAW went to three hours on July 23, and compared to that episode it dropped by 2 million viewers. The first hour drew 4,111,000 viewers, the second hour did    4,119,000 viewers and the third hour dropped to...

Edge to appear on this week’s Smackdown, joins Twitter

Edge

Twitter just got Rated R as WWE Hall of Famer Edge joined the social networking website today. “Yes I’m a hypocrite and finally gave in to twitsanity,” he posted as the first tweet, referring to the many times that he said he wouldn’t have a Twitter or Facebook account in the past. In just over 12 hours, Edge attracted over...

WWE begins selling new Lawler and Cena merchandise

John Cena

The WWE merchandise website is already selling the two t-shirts that made their TV debut on Sunday at Night of Champions and on RAW yesterday. The John Cena pink and black Rise Above Cancer t-shirt is available for men, women, and youths, and WWE will be donating 100% of profits – around 30% of the retail sale – till October 31, 2012...

John Cena undergoes surgery to remove bone chips from elbow

John Cena

WWE.COM is reporting that former WWE champion John Cena had surgery today to remove bone chips in his elbow under the care of Dr. James Andrews, at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Cena will be flying home to Tampa, Florida, today to begin his rehab and will be spending the minimum amount of time at the...

Jerry “The King” Lawler to appear on RAW next week

Jerry Lawler

As noted yesterday and confirmed on RAW, Jerry “The King” Lawler is back in Memphis, Tennessee, after Vince McMahon personally escorted Lawler and his family with the WWE corporate jet from Montreal. The WWE Hall of Famer was greeted by Dr. Michael Sampson who last week on RAW pretty much was credited for saving Jerry Lawler’s...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 09/17/2012

RAW

I would like to start tonight’s report by thanking God and all who care for Jerry “The King” Lawler. Prayers and well-wishes were answered, and he is now on the road to recovery. Get well soon and back to WWE “King!” On to Raw! Following last night’s Night Of Champions pay-per-view, what “new era”...

WWE corporate jet lands in Montreal

WWE Jet

The WWE corporate jet with Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon landed in Montreal just minutes after Noon ET today to transport Jerry “The King” Lawler and his family back to his home in Memphis, Tennessee. The King has been at a Montreal hospital since Monday night after suffering a heart attack during a live edition of RAW. W-O reader...

Boston gets post-WrestleMania Smackdown next year

Smackdown

The post-WrestleMania Smackdown next year will be taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, the site of yesterday’s Night of Champions pay-per-view. The last time WrestleMania was held in New York in 2004, the TD Garden was also the host for the first Smackdown following Mania. The pre-sale started yesterday on Ticketmaster.com and will run...

John Cena injures his ankle in match against CM Punk

John Cena

John Cena has revealed on Twitter that he got injured early in his match yesterday against CM Punk, rolling his ankle but still managing to go all the way to the end. “Wild night tonight, nuthing to do now but move forward. This is my left ankle. It was rolled early in match,” Cena wrote, adding a photo of his ankle which was swollen...