Archive - January 2013

WWE hires new General Counsel and Senior Vice President

WWE HQ

WWE today announced the appointment of Monty Sarhan as General Counsel and Senior Vice President. He replaces former General Counsel Michael Luisi, who was promoted to President of WWE Studios. Sarhan will report directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. As General Counsel, Sarhan will be a key member of WWE’s senior management team...

W-O News HD for iPad version 2 released

W-O iPad app

We are happy to announce that the new version of our iPad app – W-O News HD – is now available to download from the iTunes Store. The new app features Retina Display support, completely redesigned screens, support for iOS 6.0, background running for multi-tasking, Facebook and Twitter integration, offline reading, unread stories...

Indy wrestler El Generico signs with WWE

El Generico

Popular indy wrestler El Generico has signed a WWE developmental deal and is reporting to Tampa, Florida, in the next few days. The 28 year old Canadian has built his reputation by appearing in several indy promotions over the past several years including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Chikara, Ring of Honor, and Dragon Gate. He wrestled his last indy...

Intercontinental Cup tournament scrapped

Main Event

The Intercontinental Cup – a tournament involving eight Superstars to determine the number one contender for the IC title – has been scrapped. It was supposed to start on tonight’s Main Event on ION which was taped yesterday before the Smackdown show however there was no mention of it all. “I am pleased to announce that I...

Sheamus celebrates birthday after RAW goes off the air

Sheamus

After RAW went off the air, JBL and Jerry Lawler attended to Vince McMahon while EMTs placed the Chairman and CEO on a stretcher. Soon after, John Cena came out and gave a small update on Vince and then informed the crowd that it was Sheamus’ birthday and they are here to celebrate the occasion. Sheamus came out and the Las Vegas crowd sang...

Just one Chamber match scheduled for Elimination Chamber PPV

Alberto Del Rio

The current plan for the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view is to only have one Chamber match instead of the usual two. Usually, one title is defended on the show in a Chamber match while the other match is to determine to number one contender for the other title for WrestleMania. The Rock and CM Punk already have a one on one match at the...

RAW rating for 01/28/2013

RAW

Fans were interested to see if The Rock won the WWE title and who won the Royal Rumble as this week’s RAW did 5,020,000 viewers and a rating of a 3.7, the highest it did since the July 23 RAW 1000 episode. Hour one did 4,860,000 viewers, hour two did 5,270,000 viewers, and hour three did 4,930,000 viewers. The show in total did around...

TUF: Jones vs Sonnen episode 2 recap

The Ultimate Fighter

The two teams rush the house and Jones’ team takes the upstairs and Team Sonnen are in the rooms  down stairs. Jones brought in Frank Mir, Bubba Jenkins, John Wood and Stonehorse Goeman to help coach this season. While Sonnen has help this season  from Vinny Magalhaes, Clayton Hires, Mike Dolce, Jamie Huey and Scott McQuary. Jones team is...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 01/28/2013

RAW

As I say every year now following “The Royal Rumble,” tonight the Road To Wrestlemania begins! And if my heart won-out from last night, that means Dolph Ziggler is driving towards a World Heavyweight or WWE Championship Title match (after winning the Royal Rumble match of course), and C.M. Punk continues his WWE Title reign! However...

Tammy Sytch remanded in custody after court appearance

Sunny

Looking like a hot mess, far away from her glory WWE days or even her Hall of Fame night, Tammy “Sunny” Sytch appeared in court yesterday dressed in sweats, slippers, and handcuffs, to respond to her sixth arrest for violating a protective order. The New Haven Register reports that Sytch was remanded in custody lieu of a $100,000 cash...

Randy Couture joins Spike TV and Bellator MMA

Randy Couture

Loretta Hunt of Sports Illustrated broke the news that UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture has signed a multi-year deal with Spike TV to appear for Bellator MMA and other Viacom-owned productions. Couture’s first business with Spike and Bellator will be as a coach on the upcoming Bellator show which will be similar to The Ultimate Fighter. The...

Intercontinental Cup starts on Main Event tomorrow

Wade Barrett

The number one contender for the Intercontinental title will be decided during a three-week Intercontinental Cup, with 8 WWE Superstars in the tournament. The participants are Antonio Cesaro, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Damien Sandow, Darren Young, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, and The Miz. The Intercontinental Cup begins tomorrow night on WWE Main...

Brock Lesnar returns to RAW, F5’s Vince McMahon

Brock Lesnar (WWE)

Well, here comes the pain…again! Former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made his return to WWE television yesterday five months after he “quit” following his victory against Triple H at SummerSlam. Lesnar returned in the final few minutes of RAW to protect his manager and friend Paul Heyman and delivered the F5 to WWE...