Archive - 2012

USA to air Christmas Eve episode of Monday Night RAW tonight

RAW

USA Network will air a new episode of Monday Night RAW tonight that is expected to have not so good viewership considering it is Christmas Eve. The show will not be live and was taped this past Tuesday right after the live commercial-free Smackdown wrapped up. Taped for tonight’s three hour show are Kane vs Cody Rhodes; Eve, Tamina, Aksana...

Survivor Series 2012 registers almost 100,000 less buys than 2011

WWE

This year’s Survivor Series registered almost 100,000 less buys than the show did last year according to the latest figures from the WWE corporate website. Survivor Series 2011, which saw the return of The Rock to the ring, registered just over 310,000 buys and while that figure was somewhat disappointing considering it had Rock and Cena...

Hulk Hogan launches restaurant and bar in Tampa, Florida

Hogan's Beach

Just a couple of months ago, Hulk Hogan opened up the Hulk Hogan Beach Shop in Clearwater, Florida, where tons of wrestling merchandise and memorabilia are up for sale and display. Now the WWE Hall of Famer and TNA regular has announced his latest venture – a 20,000 square-foot indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar titled Hogan’s...

WWE Superstars and Divas on short break for Christmas holidays

WWE

The Superstars, Divas, and WWE crew are getting a few days off for the Christmas holidays, although not that much! After the live Smackdown and RAW tapings ended on Tuesday night, everyone headed home and there are no shows planned until Wednesday, December 26. On Boxing Day, there will be two shows, with RAW in Detroit and Smackdown in Chicago...

Sting returning to TNA on 1/3/13

Sting

“A reckoning is at hand.” At least that’s what the TNA 1/3/13 promo says and it was revealed during last night’s IMPACT that Sting is the one returning on that day. The former WCW and TNA World Heavyweight champion has been off TNA television since the November 8 episode of IMPACT where he was taken out by Aces &...

Sin Cara undergoes knee operation, off WWE TV for a while

Sin Cara

Sin Cara will be off WWE television for a while as he underwent knee surgery yesterday. The masked WWE Superstar was on the receiving end of an attack by The Shield during the commercial-free Smackdown this past Tuesday as a way to explain his absence from television. Before heading for surgery, which he called “mini,” Sin Cara tweeted...

Royal Rumble Fan Fest to be held at the U.S. Airways Center

Royal Rumble

The U.S. Airways Center website is promoting a Royal Rumble Fan Fest event which will take place on Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27. The event will be held on the U.S. Airways plaza on the corner of 1st Street & Jefferson. Several WWE Superstars, Divas, and Legends will be appearing for meet and greet, and there will also be live...

WWE’s video game publisher files for bankruptcy

WWE 13

WWE’s video game publisher, THQ Inc., has filed for bankruptcy protection and Clearlake Capital Group secured an asset purchase agreement to finance the company. THQ will continue operating its business without interruption during the sale period, subject to Court approval of THQ’s first-day motions. All of the company’s studios...

Ryback vs CM Punk to headline first RAW of 2013

Ryback

The first RAW of 2013 will feature a big main event for the WWE title as CM Punk defends his gold against number one contender Ryback. The match was announced during the special live Smackdown yesterday on USA Network and a stipulation to the match between the two was added when WWE taped next week’s Christmas Eve RAW right after Smackdown...

Trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s Pain & Gain movie released

The Rock (Movies)

The first trailer for the Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg movie Pain & Gain from director Michael Bay has finally made its way online. The action/comedy movie is based on a true story about a couple of Florida bodybuilders who become criminals involved in an extortion ring and a kidnapping plot that goes horrible. It follows the 1999 series...

RAW rating for 12/17/2012

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week following the TLC pay-per-view did a 2.9 rating with a total of 4,230,000 viewers, up slightly from last week’s 2.67 and around 466,000 more viewers overall. Hour one did 4,290,000 viewers followed by 4,410,000 viewers in hour two and then down to 3,990,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen...

10th annual Tribute to the Troops airing tonight on USA Network

Tribute To The Troops

USA Network will air the 10th annual of Tribute to the Troops tonight starting at 9PM EST as part of WWE Week on USA. The show was taped two weeks ago at The Scope in Norfolk, Virginia, in front of thousands of U.S. military personnel and their families. Matches taped for tonight include Sin Cara, Khali, Brodus Clay, and Hornswoggle vs Epico...

WWE hires two new execs for India office

WWE HQ

WWE issued a press release today announcing the hiring of Mayuri Pitale as Consumer & Promotions Licensing (CPL) Manager and Carl Sequeira as Marketing Manager in its India office. Pitale will be responsible for spearheading the licensing and retail expansion for WWE in India, and Sequeira will be responsible for executing marketing campaigns...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 12/17/2012

RAW

Following the last pay-per-view of 2012, what has changed for tonight’s Raw? I’m guessing (and hoping) some championships. For example, it would be really cool to see Dolph Ziggler walk out to the ring with a new Heavyweight title! And Wade Barrett should be the Intercontinental vhampion. Those are my main picks. Also, of course, the...

Ric Flair says WWE is the best place in the world to work

Ric Flair

In an interview with WWE.COM, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair said that WWE is “the best place in the world to work,” adding that he loves being there and appreciates all the friendships and loyalty among the people who work at WWE and the fans. When he was asked about CM Punk and being the best in the world, Flair told the interviewer to...

Smackdown main event for tonight to feature big tag match

Smackdown

USA Network will air a special edition of Smackdown tonight live from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as part of the WWE Week on USA Network. The main event for tonight’s show will feature John Cena teaming up with Sheamus to take on the World Heavyweight champion Big Show and Dolph Ziggler, who just last night tried to cash in his Money In The...