Archive - January 2013

RAW rating for 01/21/2012

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week scored a 3.04 rating with an average of 4,320,000 viewers, down from the 3.2 rating it did the previous week and around 230,000 viewers less. Hour one of the show did 4,370,000 viewers, hour two did 4,420,000 viewers, and hour three dropped to 4,160,000 viewers. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online...

THQ dissolved, faith of WWE video game license unknown

WWE 13

THQ – the video game publisher for WWE – has been dissolved and the company is no more according to a letter to its employees by the CEO and President. “If you are an employee of an entity that is not included in the sale, we regret that your position will end,” said the letter. Different companies have acquired different...

Miz vs Cesaro to air as the Rumble 2013 pre-show match

The Miz

From WWE champion to wrestling on a pay-per-view pre-show match – and that is the story of the self proclaimed “must-see WWE champion” ever, The Miz. WWE announced that The Miz will be taking on Antonio Cesaro for the United States title in the pre-show of the Royal Rumble, a free match that will air on WWE.COM, YouTube, and...

TNA: British Boot Camp winner revealed

TNA British Boot Camp

29 year old James Curtin, who is known to TNA fans in the UK as Rockstar Spud, has won the TNA British Boot Camp television series, earning himself a TNA contract. Spud was fighting for a contract on the reality-based television show with Marty Scurll and the Blossom twins, Holly and Hannah. Spud was chosen as the winner on the season finale which...

2014 TNA Maximum Impact UK tour dates announced

TNA

TNA has already announced the dates for their yearly Maximum Impact tour in the United Kingdom for 2014. The company will be visiting Glasgow, Scotland, on January 30 at the Glasgow Hydro; Manchester, England, on Friday, January 31 at the Manchester Arena; London, England, on Saturday, February 1 at the Wembley Arena; and Birmingham, England, on...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 01/21/2013

RAW

With just six nights before the Royal Rumble, what will go down in the “City of the Sharks?” (Yes, that is a sub-par hockey reference, but I also think just a cool name for San Jose!) Hopefully, A LOT more than last week’s MAJOR disappointment of a show. In all honesty, why wait? Since we already know the main matches for the...

TUF: Jones vs Sonnen episode 1 recap

The Ultimate Fighter

This season’s coaches are Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones.  Jones and Sonnen will face each other at the end of the season for Jones’ Light Heavyweight Championship belt. Competitors and winning coach at the end of the season will both receive a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle. For the first time the fighters get to bring family and...

Team Jones vs Team Sonnen TUF kicks off tonight on FX

The Ultimate Fighter

Las Vegas, Nevada – The world’s longest running sports reality TV series is back as The Ultimate Fighter® returns for its exciting 17th season TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FX with a special two-hour premier show. Featuring UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Chael ‘the American Gangster’ Sonnen as coaches, the premier...

23 spots filled so far for the Royal Rumble

Royal Rumble

Twenty three spots have so far been filled for the Royal Rumble, leaving seven open spots. Chances are that more entrants will be announced during the Smackdown tapings and maybe keep one or two spots reserved for a possible surprise entries. So far confirmed appearing in the Rumble are (in alphabetical order): Antonio Cesaro, Brodus Clay, Cody...

Bob Backlund announced for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

63 year old Bob Backlund is the latest Superstar to be announced for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame which will take place at Madison Square Garden the night before WrestleMania. Backlund’s journey with the WWWF started in 1977 and just one year later, Backlund won the then WWF title in MSG and kept it for almost six years, before losing it to the...

Live RAW event results from 01/18 in Los Angeles

Ryback

This past Friday, the RAW brand were at the Staples Center for a non-televised live event. W-O reader Dr. Harold J Washington, Jr. attended the show and sent in the follow results: Brodus Clay defeats JTG; Jack Swagger defeated Alex Riley; Kaitlyn defeated Tamina; Bo Dallas defeated Damian Sandow via DQ; Rey Mysterio & Bo Dallas defeated...

Pre-sale code for WrestleMania 29 Axxess

WrestleMania 29

The pre-sale for WWE WrestleMania Axxess starts tomorrow at 10AM EST and will run till January 25 at 11:59PM EST on Ticketmaster.com. Fans who want to purchase tickets for the event can do so by using the code FBAXXESS. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, January 26, at 10AM EST. The general admission ticket price is $45 plus an...

TNA starts tour in Ireland, Scotland, and England

TNA

TNA Superstars and crew are currently in Europe for six days where they will perform five events including four television tapings. The tour kicks off today in Dublin, Ireland, at the Dublin National Stadium which is followed by a one day off. The tour resumes on Wednesday at the Glasgow Braehead Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, and then on Thursday...

TNA extends TV deal in Australia with Fuel TV

TNA

TNA has extended its contract with Fuel TV in Australia for two more years and the channel will keep broadcasting TNA television Down Under. Apart from their existing deal, Fuel TV will also air two new TV shows – Unfinished Business and British Boot Camp – one which tackles the feuds among the top TNA Superstars and the other about a...

Artwork and match listing for new Bret Hart WWE DVD

Bret Hart

On March 5, WWE will release a new Bret Hart DVD and Blu-Ray titled The Dungeon Collection, with the DVD having 3 discs and Blu-Ray coming with 2 discs. This release will feature a ton of matches which were never seen before on DVD and the first match featured go back to 1978 from Stampede Wrestling against the Dynamite Kid. Other matches included...