Archive - September 2012

Jerry Lawler suffers heart attack during live RAW broadcast

Jerry Lawler

Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack during the live broadcast of Monday Night RAW yesterday in Montreal, causing some ringside chaos and some change to the show. Medical personnel rushed to ringside as the incident happened during the tag team match of Kane and Daniel Bryan vs Prime Time Players. Lawler fell off the chair and with the commentary...

Kurt Angle forced to bow out of planned MMA commentary job

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle’s part time job of doing MMA commentary for NBC Sports has been scrapped and he will not be joining the World Series Of Fighting as previously announced. Angle revealed the news himself earlier today on Twitter, saying that due to conflict of interest he would not be commentating on November 3. The only conflict of interest that...

Two WWE fans storm the ring during live event in Hamilton, Ontario

WWE

During the non-televised live WWE event in Hamilton, Ontario, on Saturday, two fans stormed the ring, hit the ropes and then were tackled by security. The incident happened during the break with the lights dimmed with most fans having bathroom breaks and buying food and merchandise. As soon as the two fans hit the ring, one of them ran the ropes...

Jeff Hardy wins the 2012 Bound For Glory Series at No Surrender

Jeff Hardy

Here are the results from yesterday’s No Surrender pay-per-view which took place from the IMPACT Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Jeff Hardy defeated Samoa Joe in the first BFG Series semi final; Bully Ray defeated James Storm in the second BFG Series semi final; Miss Tessmacher defeated Tara to retain the Knockouts title;...

No Surrender 2012 live on pay-per-view tonight

Aces & Eights

Live tonight from the IMPACT Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, TNA Wrestling presents No Surrender 2012 on pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: Austin Aries vs any member from Aces & Eights; Jeff Hardy vs Samoa Joe in the BFG Series semi final; Bully Ray vs James Storm in a BFG Series semi final; Winners of both BFG Series...

WWE to screen Punk’s new documentary in a Chicago theater

CM Punk

Capitalizing on the popularity of CM Punk in his home town of Chicago, Illinois, WWE will be giving the Chicago fans the first showing of CM Punk: Best In The World documentary at the Portage Theater. The screening will be held on Thursday, October 4, starting at 7PM, in this 1920s movie house which has been restored and showcases a lot of...

Wrestling-Online Archives launched with 13,500+ articles!

W-O Archives image page

With the move to a new design, unfortunately old articles that date back from May 2002 could not be ported over however all 13,500+ articles that are in the archives remain completely accessible to wrestling fans, creating one of the largest archives for wrestling news available on the Internet today. Articles can be accessed by searching for...

Wade Barrett returns on Smackdown

Wade Barrett

Former Nexus leader Wade Barrett returned to WWE television during yesterday’s edition of Smackdown, defeating Yoshi Tatsu in his first match back since the end of February. Barrett was initially diagnosed to be out only for eight weeks after suffering a partial dislocation of his left elbow. His injury occurred during a RAW battle royal...

Hart says return to Montreal will be special for him

Bret Hart

In an interview with the Montreal Gazzette ahead of Monday’s RAW at the Bell Centre, Bret “Hit Man” Hart said that it will truly be a special night for him, something that he’s been waiting for ever since the screw job at the Survivor Series in 1997. Returning to the scene of the crime for the first time in fifteen years...

Bobby Lashley signed for the first WSOF show in Vegas

Bobby Lashley

Former ECW champion Bobby Lashley will be returning to MMA with a fight on November 3 in Las Vegas, the first televised show for the newly-created World Series of Fighting promotion. His opponent has not been announced yet as the card hasn’t been put together. WSOF announced yesterday a television deal with NBC Sports which will broadcast...

Kurt Angle joins broadcast team for new MMA company WSOF

Kurt Angle

It was revealed in an article on the New York Post that Olympic gold medalist and TNA Superstar Kurt Angle will be joining the broadcast team on NBC Sports for the World Series of Fighting MMA promotion. The WSOF promotion announced during a press conference held yesterday a one year contract with NBC Sports, formerly known as Versus. NBC Sports...

Bully Ray signs new deal with TNA Wrestling

Bully Ray

PWInsider.com is reporting that Bully Ray has signed a new two year deal with TNA Wrestling ending a dispute after the two parties failed to agree on terms for a new contract. Ray was believed to be on the way out like his former tag team partner Devon, who left TNA as their Television champion last week. The former tag tam title holder will keep...

Spike TV to air one hour countdown show before Bound For Glory

Bound For Glory

Spike TV will be airing a one hour special titled Countdown To Bound For Flory on Sunday, October 14, at 7PM ET, giving TNA fans exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the company’s biggest event of the year. The show – which will air live an hour before the actual pay-per-view – will feature live interviews, a pre-show match, and...

IMPACT TV report for 09/07/2012

Impact

Impact begins, as it always does these days, with a replay of the Aces and Eights attacks from recent weeks. After the replay, we are informed that the Final Four in the Bound For Glory series will be decided tonight. James Storm has already qualified. Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe will face each other first, and later tonight Bully Ray will face RVD...

WWE announces Bret’s return to RAW next Monday

Bret Hart

WWE.COM has confirmed that Bret Hart’s appearance this coming Monday in Montreal won’t be just for the fans in the arena, but the WWE Hall of Famer will also appear during the televised show. The official WWE website uploaded a video of AJ Lee announcing the return of the “Hit Man” to Montreal after 15 years, his first time...

Randy Orton begins work on WWE Studios film 12 Rounds: Reloaded

Randy Orton

Randy Orton has started working on the upcoming WWE Studios movie 12 Rounds: Reloaded and has been removed from all future non-televised live events till production finishes. According to several trade magazines, filming will actually kick off on September 26 in Vancouver, Canada, and he’s expected to work some television dates. Orton will...

RAW rating for 09/03/2012

RAW

The Labor Day edition of RAW this week drew a 2.8 rating with an average of 4,203,000 viewers for the three hour broadcast. Hour one did 4.3 million viewers, hour two did 4.39 million viewers and hour three went down to 3.9 million viewers. It’s interesting to note that hour three, compared to last week, lost 600,000 viewers overall. This...