Archive - November 2012

Bonnar and Herman fail UFC 153 drug tests

UFC

MMA Junkie is reporting that Stephan Bonnar failed his UFC 153 drug test and tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone. In addition to Bonnar, Dave Herman also botched his drug test and tested positive for Marijuana metabolites. The drug test was performed by the UFC as there’s no Brazil athletic commission. Mark Ratner...

Hogan says he and Bubba will never be friends again

Hulk Hogan

Even though Hulk Hogan settled the lawsuit against his former friend Bubba “The Love Sponge” over the sex tape, Hulk says that the two are not friends anymore. “Just for the record, Bubba and I are NOT friends and never will be friends,” Hogan wrote in a message on Twitter before once again stating that the two are not...

Former WWE Superstar revealed as Aces & Eights member

Aces & Eights

Drew Hankinson, who wrestled for WWE as Festus and later as Luke Gallows, was revealed as a member of the Aces & Eights yesterday during IMPACT. He was unmasked by Joseph Park as he was being assaulted and Park was then driven through a table for his trouble. Gallows was not identified on television by the commentary team and will most likely...

John Cena grants wish for Kids Wish Network kid

John Cena

Former WWE champion John Cena helped grant a wish to an eight year old kid who suffers from a condition called hydrocephalus – which is a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull – after the Kids Wish Network came knocking. Maurice Wilson’ met his hero after Kids Wish Network arranged for an all expenses paid trip to Atlanta for...

IMPACT TV report 11/01/2012

Impact

TNA begins with a recap of last week’s show involving Aces and Eights,  Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy.  The first person to the ring when the show begins is attorney Joseph Park. Park wants to fight someone from Aces and Eights to get some revenge after they kidnapped and tortured him.  Park says he hasn’t gotten an answer from Hogan...

WWE Network to be subscription-based when it launches

WWE Network

The proposed WWE Network will be a premium subscription model according to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and it will be carried by all major cable providers. McMahon called it the “most interactive network in the world” however stopped short in announcing when the Network will eventually launch. The Network was supposed to launch...

Brad Armstrong passes away at age 51

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WWE today announced that Brad Armstrong, the son of WWE Hall of Famer Bob Armstrong and the brother of WWE employees Road Dogg Jesse James and referee Scott Armstrong, passed away at the age of 51. A short story on WWE.COM said that Brad was found unresponsive this morning and last week he went to see a physician for a medical issue. Armstrong...

Pay-per-view buys increase 13% thanks to good SummerSlam buyrate

SummerSlam

Only Money In The Bank performed worse than last year in the past quarter as far as pay-per-view numbers go with SummerSlam and Night of Champions both registering a nice increase in total buys. The July Money In The Bank show did 188,000 buys this year compared to the 195,000 of last year. SummerSlam in August did 358,000 with Lesnar vs HHH as...

Q3 2012 revenue hits and misses for each WWE department

WWE HQ

Six of the ten departments within WWE registered a loss of revenue compared to the same quarter last year while the remaining four departments generated an increase. In the good department, Pay-per-view went up to $16.3 million versus $15.8 million as last year thanks to SummerSlam; TV revenues were $34 million, on par with the figure of last...

John Cena returns to action after elbow surgery

John Cena

John Cena returned to action last night in Strasbourg, France, for his first match since his elbow surgery in September. He wrestled – and defeated – Dolph Ziggler with their match taking place in the middle of the card. Cena underwent surgery on September 18 and was estimated to return in time to fight CM Punk at Hell In A Cell...

WWE announces Q3 2012 financial results

WWE HQ

WE today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012. Revenues totaled $104.2 million as compared to $108.5 million in the prior year quarter. Operating income was $5.0 million as compared to $15.9 million in the prior year quarter. Net income was $3.5 million as compared to $10.6 million in the prior year quarter...