Archive - 2012

Benson Henderson steps out the cage in Denver still LW Champ

Ben Henderson

Benson Henderson went thru an ultra close five round fight tonight against Frankie Edgar and when the judges scores were counted, he ended up winning by split decision. This was his first title defense since he took the belt back in February from Edgar. The first judge scored the fight in favor of Frankie four rounds to one. Both of the other two...

UFC 150 Henderson vs Edgar II live play by play

Frankie Edgar

Tonight from the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO the UFC returns to where it all started. Denver was the site for the very first two UFC events. Tonight the former Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar faces off with the current champion Benson Henderson, the man to take the 155 pound crown from Edgar in their last fight. The co-main event will feature...

Former TE contestant Ivelisse Velez released from WWE

Ivelisse Velez

Ivelisse Velez, the former Tough Enough contestant who recently was wrestling under the name of Sofia Cortez in NXT, was released from her developmental contract. “I, as well, have been released by WWE,” Velez wrote on her Twitter account. The Puerto Rican native was eliminated from the Tough Enough competition due to an injury but was...

Shawn Michaels advertised for the next RAW in Dallas, Texas

Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels has been added to the upcoming Monday Night RAW which will be airing from Dallas, Texas, to continue his angle for his SummerSlam appearance. During the past RAW, which was billed as the Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night, HBK announced that he would be at SummerSlam in Triple H’s corner. When Lesnar hit the ring, he said he...

Rock vs Cena special to air on NBC on August 25

The Rock (WWE)

NBC issued a press release yesterday announcing that for the fourth consecutive year, a WrestleMania special will be coming network television. The one hour WrestleMania 28: Rock vs Cena show will be airing on Saturday, August 25 at 9PM ET on NBC. Rock vs Cena will chronicle the yearlong journey to this epic match including exclusive...

Abraham Washington fired from WWE, then goes on Twitter attack

WWE

WWE has released Brian Jossie, who wrestling fans know better as Abraham Washington, effective immediately, most likely thanks to his comment on RAW a few weeks ago which WWE had to apologize for on the air following the first commercial break. A few weeks ago on RAW, as Titus O’Neil was beating on Kingston, A.W., claimed on his microphone...

WWE hires new Executive Vice President of Digital Media

WWE HQ

WWE announced the hiring of Perkins Miller as the new Executive Vice President, Digital Media, who will be in charge of overseeing the development of strategic plans and initiatives across all of WWE’s digital and social channels on a global basis. He will report directly to WWE Executive Vice President of Creative, Stephanie McMahon. Prior...

Ronda Rousey on Conan, talks about photo shoot, arm bar, and sex

Ronda Rousey

Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey was on Conan yesterday to promote her upcoming fight against Sarah Kaufman on August 18 on Showtime and her All Access episode. During her appearance, Rousey talked about her ESPN Body Issue cover and pictorial, where she appears naked in the magazine, the arm bar which has so far won her eight fights including the...

Smackdown brand in Japan and China for four day tour

Randy Orton

After a long trip, the Smackdown brand has landed in the far east for a four day tour that will take them to Japan and China. The first two shows will be held in Japan, both at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, tonight and tomorrow and then it’s off to Shanghai, China, on August 11 for a show at the Oriental Sports Center, before going to...

WWE to launch 30 minute Saturday morning show on CW Network

WWE

The Los Angeles Times has revealed in an article today that the CW Network is launching a five hour block of original children’s programming called Vortexx which which will be headlined by a thirty minute WWE show titled WWE Saturday Morning Slam. The new show makes its debut on August 25 and it will be the first time that WWE returns on the...

Gail Kim’s wedding to be featured on The Food Network

Gail Kim

The Food Network will feature the wedding of their resident chef Robert Irvine to TNA Knockout Gail Kim on an episode of Wedding Impossible on August 18 at 10PM ET. The show is a special from his current shows Restaurant: Impossible and Dinner: Impossible. “When he’s not rescuing a restaurant, Restaurant: Impossible’s host Robert...

TNA relaunches their video-on-demand website

TNA

TNA has relaunched their video-on-demand website at TNAOnDemand.com, keeping the price of $3.95 per month. The subscription entitles fans to watch the complete archive of TNA pay-per-views and DVD releases as well as shows dating back to the start of the company from 2002. Live pay-per-views are not part of the package and require an additional...

Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman main event preview

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is the face right now of women’s MMA as the current Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. The World and Olympic judo medalist has gone from fighting on Strikeforce’s Challenger series to winning the belt and is now on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue and making numerous television appearances. You can tune...

RAW rating for 08/06/2012

RAW

Monday Night RAW pulled in a 3.1 composite rating with an average of 4,367,000 viewers for this week’s show off hours 2.8, 3.3, and 3.2. Hour one did 4,007,000 viewers, hour two did 4,648,000 and hour three did 4,446,000 viewers. The number is slightly up from last week’s 3.08 rating however total viewership was down by around 130,000...