Archive - January 2013

Jeff Hardy off UK tour due to legal problems

Jeff Hardy

The current TNA champion Jeff Hardy will not be traveling to the United Kingdom for the Road to Lockdown tour and will miss four weeks worth of IMPACT as the company will be taping the television shows in Manchester and London. In an official statement, TNA said that Hardy will not be making appearances on the other side of the pond due to an...

UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs Bisping weigh in results and video

UFC on FX

The UFC held the weigh ins for the UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs Bisping event yesterday at the Ibirapuera Arena in São Paulo, Brazil, where the event will take place tonight. 1 fight will be airing on Facebook, six will air on Fuel TV, and the main card with five more fights will air on FX. Below are the results of the weigh ins for each fight and...

Wedding angle leads to IMPACT viewership increase

Impact

The wedding angle between Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan garnered a spike in interest amongst the TNA fans as the this week’s show registered around 300,000 additional viewers from the previous week. The live IMPACT on Spike TV did 1,600,000 viewers with a rating of 1.15. The show had just an average of 18,000 viewers less than the January 3...

Brooke Hogan suffers wardrobe malfunction at IMPACT

Brooke Hogan

What happens when you have a brawl and you are wearing a dress with your top half already almost falling out of the dress? Two words: wardrobe malfunction. That’s what happened to Brooke Hogan during the final part of the wedding on IMPACT on Thursday night as the daughter of the Hulkster had her first such incident on a wrestling...

Taz is revealed as the newest member of Aces & Eights

Taz

As expected, the wedding between Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan didn’t go as expected and it was interrupted by a friend of the former multiple-time tag team champion. Just as the rings were going to be exchanged, color commentator Taz – who was the “best man” for the wedding – asked Ray if he really wants to go ahead...

IMPACT TV report 01/17/2013

Impact

The show begins as it always does with a recap. In case anyone forgot, this is the week Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan get married. Bully Ray is greeted by Brother Runt and Tommy Dreamer, who will both be part of the wedding party. Brooke is also getting ready with Miss Tessmacher. Tessmacher asks if her dad is showing up and there is uncomfortable...

UFC 158: St-Pierre vs Diaz announced for Montreal on March 16

Georges St Pierre

Toronto, Canada – UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has posted an impressive 10-fight win streak during his reign atop the 170-pound division. On Saturday, March 16, he will look to extend that streak by one more as he steps back into the Octagon® in his hometown to face former STRIKEFORCE® champion Nick Diaz at Montreal’s Bell...

FremantleMedia launches new store for WWE videos in Europe

WWE

W-O reader Robert Collie sent in word that FremantleMedia has launched the new WWE UK DVD and Blu-Ray store, two weeks after taking over the license for WWE videos in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. A lot of the DVD and Blu-Ray discs are still in pre-order status although there are some old releases which have been made available...

Man busted for selling duplicate tickets to same WWE show

WWE

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times is reporting that local police arrested a 33 year old individual who was caught selling fake WWE tickets for a non-televised RAW event in the area. The tip to the police came after a woman who purchased the fake tickets called the cops to report him after she was denied entry at the arena for having an invalid...

Brooke Hogan and Bully Ray tie the knot tonight on IMPACT!

Brooke Hogan

Can you hear the wedding bells ringing? Tonight on IMPACT, TNA will present the Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan wedding live on Spike TV! History suggests that wrestling weddings never go according to plan and it will be very, very surprising if this one goes on without a hitch! Bully Ray had his bachelor’s party yesterday at Rick’s Cabaret...

RAW rating for 01/14/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW did a 3.2 rating this week for the 20th anniversary show with an average of 4,550,000 viewers. That number is up 0.1 from last week and around 100,000 in additional viewers. Hour one did 4,500,000 viewers, hour two did 4,680,000 viewers, and hour three dropped down to 4,470,000 viewers, once again going below the first and second...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 01/14/2013

RAW

20 years (and three nights, technically!) a “revolution” began that changed professional wrestling and television forever. It has been on a roller coaster of ups and downs, but through it all, has lasted more than any other weekly television event. Surprise hirings, surprise firings, drafts, unexpected returns and debuts, monumental...

Rock and CM Punk battle continues after RAW goes off the air

The Rock (WWE)

After RAW went off the air, the battle between WWE champion CM Punk and The Rock continued and once again it didn’t turn out good for the current champ. CM Punk got in the ring after The Rock walked back up the ramp, grabbed the microphone and told his opponent, “13 days my ass! Just bring it.” After stalling for a few seconds...

Eve Torres thanks fans in an emotional video message

Eve Torres

Former Divas champion Eve Torres gave an emotional thank you speech to her fans in a video she posted on her official website. “I’ve had some of the most amazing years of my life in the WWE and I’m so glad I got to share those moments with you,” Torres said in the video she recorded yesterday. “Whether you loved me or...