Archive - December 2012

Dana White interviewed by Mashable on UFC social media presence

Dana White

Mashable.com has conducted an interview with UFC President Dana White over the success of the company when it comes to the use of social media. The UFC has a big presence on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and White is very active on Twitter, chatting with fans every day and does video blogs for the YouTube channel. In 2011, the UFC was the first...

Billy Gunn joins NXT as trainer

NXT

WWE has hired Monty Sopp, better known to wrestling fans as Billy Gun and Kipp James, as a new trainer for the developmental system NXT. The former tag team title holder joins Joey Mercury, Norman Smiley, Ricky Steamboat, and Terry Taylor as a trainer down in Florida. He last appeared for WWE in July of this year when he returned with Road Dogg...

IMPACT TV report 12/14/2012

Impact

Impact begins with Bobby Roode making his way to the ring.  Roode is pissed off that Aces and Eights attacked him after he paid them off this past Sunday.  Roode wants to know why they attacked him and he calls them out. Devon comes out with Doc and several other Aces and Eights members.  Devon tells Roode that Aces and Eights like doing...

RAW rating for 12/10/2012

RAW

Monday Night RAW did a 2.67 rating this week with a total of 3,764,000 viewers, up slightly from the 2.5 of last week and an increase over 330,000 viewers overall. Hour one did 3,743,000 viewers, hour two did 3,876,000, and hour three continued to lose viewers with 3,672,000 tuning in. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by...

Randy Orton injured at Tribute to the Troops show

Randy Orton

Randy Orton suffered an injury during the tapings of Tribute to the Troops this past Sunday in Norfolk, Virginia. The former WWE and World Heavyweight champion suffered a hand injury while wrestling in a tag team match which will air on the show. Orton was unable to wrestle during the Smackdown tapings on Tuesday and was involved in a backstage...

Time change for WWE Main Event tonight on ION

Main Event

WWE Main Event will air 6:30PM EST tonight instead of the usual 8PM time slot as ION Television will air the 121212 Concert for the Hurricane Sandy Relief. A replay of Main Event will air at Midnight EST right after the concert finishes airing. The two matches taped for tonight’s show are 3MB vs Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd and Ryback vs...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 12/10/2012

RAW

With almost 6 nights to go, the landscape of T.L.C. has changed! Since WWE Champion C.M. Punk is out with an injured knee, Ryback is now teaming with Tag-Team Champions “Team Hell-No” (Kane and Daniel Bryan) to face the trio of The Shield in a regular Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match. This is a really intriguing bout, because both...

Ziggler eats five finishing moves after RAW goes off the air

Dolph Ziggler

After RAW went off the air, the action continued for those inside the Prudential Center in New Jersey. The faces managed to dispose of the heels leaving only one sacrificial lamb – Dolph Ziggler! The show-off had a rough ending to his night as fans chanted “feed me more” and everyone knew what was coming next. First Ziggler...

Commercial-free Smackdown to air on USA Network next week

Smackdown

Smackdown next week will air live on USA Network as part of WWE Week with an encore presentation on Friday in its usual time slot on SyFy. While live Smackdown shows on USA Network have been done in the past, it will be the first time ever that Smackdown will air without any commercials, basically running the show just like a pay-per-view. USA...

WWE Week on USA Network next week

WWE

USA Network will have a WWE week next week with five WWE-related shows airing from Monday through Friday in the evening. The week starts with a live three hour Monday Night RAW featuring the now-yearly Slammy Awards. Tuesday, USA will air a commercial-free live Smackdown followed by the 10th annual Tribute to the Troops on Wednesday. On Thursday...

Slammy Awards 2012 airing on RAW next week

Slammy Awards

Next week’s three hour Monday Night RAW will be a Slammy Award episode with WWE handing out 8 awards live on television. The categories are Superstar of the Year, Breakout Star of the Year, Trending Now (Hashtag of the year), Comeback of the Year, Kiss of the Year, Tell Me I did NOT just see that (Most shocking moment of the year), LOL...

Results from the Final Resolution 2012 pay-per-view

Jeff Hardy

Here are the results from yesterday’s Final Resolution pay-per-view which took place at the Impact Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. James Storm defeated Kazarian; Rob Van Dam defeated Kenny King to retain the X Division title; Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez defeated Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan to retain the Tag Team titles; Austin...

Final Resolution 2012 live on pay-per-view tonight

Aces & Eights

Live tonight from the Impact Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, TNA presents Final Resolution on pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: Jeff Hardy vs Bobby Roode for the TNA World Heavyweight title; AJ Styles vs Christopher Daniels; Bully Ray vs Austin Aries; Aces & Eights vs Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Garett Bischoff, and Wes...

Tribute to the Troops tapings today in Norfolk, Virginia

Tribute To The Troops

WWE will be taping the Tribute to the Troops television show today at The Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. This will be the 10th annual of the Christmas tradition which in the past has been taped in Iraq and Afghanistan as well. The Scope Arena will be filled with U.S. military personnel and their families as no general public will be allowed...

Lilian Garcia back to ring announcing following car accident

Lilian Garcia

WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia made her return on Smackdown yesterday following several weeks on the sidelines after she was hit by a car in Los Angeles, California. Garcia was struck by an SUV as she was working out in late October and was admitted to the hospital where the initial reports from WWE suggested that she was stable and expected to...