Archive - 2012

RAW rating for 11/12/2012

RAW

The Veterans Day edition of Monday Night RAW pulled in an average of 4,194,000 viewers and a 2.9 rating. Hour one did 4,154,000 viewers, hour two jumped to 4,399,000 viewers, however hour three dropped to 4,027,000 viewers. The show did 80,000 more viewers than last week and it was the first time since the October 8 edition that all three hours...

WrestleMania 29 tops $10 million in gate money so far

WrestleMania 29

WrestleMania 29 is already the top grossing event in professional wrestling history with a gate of over $10 million. WWE sold over 52,000 tickets from the moment the pre-sale kicked in on Thursday and the stadium is not even close to being sold out yet so the $10 million will increase once more tickets are released and sold. The MetLife Stadium...

WWE announces details for the 10th annual Tribute to the Troops

Tribute To The Troops

WWE will hold its 10th annual of Tribute to the Troops in Norfolk, Virginia, with the show airing on Wednesday, December 19, on USA Network with a two hour special another television special on NBC on Saturday, December 22, with a one hour show. Kid Rock and Flo Rida will be in the house to sing live for the thousands of military personnel and...

AJ Styles signs deal to release autobiography book

AJ Styles

Former TNA World champion AJ Styles has signed a deal with VP Ink Publishing to release his official autobiography. “Styles’ autobiography will cover his life from both in and outside the ring. His autobiography will highlight being brought up in a military family that struggled with poverty and alcoholism,” reads a preview on...

WWE to hold live shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow next year

WWE

WWE will be returning to Russia next year for two shows as part of the WrestleMania Revenge Tour which is part of the massive European tour. Following the success of the first WWE show in Moscow earlier this year, WWE announced that next year St. Petersburg will be getting their taste of WWE action along with Moscow on April 25 and 26...

The Miz joins Team Foley at the Survivor Series

The Miz

The Miz is back in the traditional Survivor Series five on five match however this time he’s on the other side. Originally picked by Paul Heyman to be on Team Punk, the former WWE champion quit the team a week later and was replaced by Wade Barrett on the new Team Ziggler. Team Foley still was one man short after Ryback was pulled from the...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 11/12/2012

RAW

It’s “go-home” again for Monday Night Raw tonight, as we are just 6 nights away from Survivor Series 2012! (Didn’t I just write a “go-home” show 3 very short weeks ago, even though I was sick last week and had to opt out of one Raw? In other words, ) What will go down as the annual pay-per-view is built up? One...

Cena vs Punk headlines tonight’s Monday Night RAW

John Cena

Tonight’s Monday Night RAW is the last one before the Survivor Series pay-per-view and with only three matches announced so far on the card you can bet that WWE will make some more announcements on who will be wrestling at the 26th annual Series show. The main event for RAW is CM Punk taking on John Cena and the other big news for the show...

Live Smackdown event results from 11/10 in Lisbon, Portugal

Randy Orton

W-O reader Mark Roda attended the live WWE event in Lisbon, Portugal, yesterday and sent in the following results: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara defeated Prime Time Players; R-Truth defeated El Local (Ricardo Rodriguez); Wade Barrett defeated Justin Gabriel; Kaitlyn defeated Natalya; Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio; Jack Swagger defeated Ted...

Cole, Ross, and Lawler to work tomorrow’s RAW

Jerry Lawler

Monday Night RAW will have a three-man commentary team tomorrow as Michael Cole and Jim Ross will welcome back Jerry “The King” Lawler to the announce table. Lawler suffered a heart attack in Montreal during the September 10 edition of Monday Night RAW and has been out of action ever since. He appeared during the Smackdown tapings in...

Tunring Point 2012 live on pay-per-view tonight

Austin Aries

Live tonight from the Impact Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, TNA Wrestling presents Turning Point on pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: Jeff Hardy vs Austin Aries for the TNA World title in a ladder match; James Storm vs Bobby Roode vs AJ Styles in a number one contender’s match; Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs...

WWE wraps up 11 day European tour

WWE

WWE Superstars and Divas wrapped up a very long and tiring European tour which spanned over a period of 11 days. In 11 days, the RAW brand performed 11 shows while the Smackdown brand did 9, with 20 shows in total including two television tapings in Birmingham, England. The tour went through France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany...

Ticketmaster selling $9,000 seats for WrestleMania 29

WrestleMania 29

If you thought $2,000 for a WrestleMania 29 ringside ticket is a lot, you have seen nothing yet! Ticketmaster is selling official platinum preferred seats going up to $9,000 for a pair. Yes, $9,000 for two row A seats at WrestleMania in probably freezing cold New Jersey. The tickets website has 55 platinum seats listed starting from $1,500 all the...

Live play by play of UFC Macao Franklin vs Le

UFC on Fuel TV

If you are on the west coast of the United States it is an early morning start time today. Live from China the UFC is back in action with a free fight card for everyone.  The prelims are streaming on Facebook here in about 20 minutes with three fights than the rest will follow on Fuel TV in the United States and Fox Deportes. Prelims on Facebook...

Adam “Edge” Copeland undergoes successful neck surgery

Edge

Former WWE and World Heavyweight champion Adam “Edge” Copeland underwent successful neck surgery this week which was performed by Dr. Joseph Maroon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is his second neck surgery following his first one in 2003 which was performed by Dr. Lloyd Youngblood. The man formerly known as the Rated-R Superstar had...

McMahon says no plans to run for public office again

Linda McMahon

Speaking to Business Week, former WWE CEO Linda McMahon said that she doesn’t see herself running for public office again although things can always change. McMahon is fresh off a second – and much wider – defeat in the Senate elections, having blown almost $100 million for the two campaigns spanning over 4 years. For the first...

WWE in talks to hold SummerSlam in the United Kingdom in 2013

SummerSlam

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE executives are holding talks with different officials from football (soccer) stadiums in the United Kingdom for a potential SummerSlam pay-per-view next year. London hosted the only pay-per-view outside North America in 1992 with SummerSlam, featuring a double-header main event of Macho...

UFC on Fuel TV 6 weigh-in results

UFC on Fuel TV

UFC on Fuel TV 6 is headlined by the five round middleweight bout between Rich “Ace” Franklin and Cung Leand the light heavyweight bout between Thiago Silva and undefeated Stanislav Nedkov,  will air live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macao, China at 9am ET / 6am PT. Fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also see prelim...