Archive - January 2013

IMPACT TV report 01/10/2013

Impact

After the traditional TNA recap, Sting is the first person to make his way to the ring, and he’s accompanied by Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle. Sting says he made his return on the 13th just like he said he would, and now he wants to fight DOC at the Genesis Pay Per View this Sunday. Sting says he’s just getting started, and has the support...

Draw your best #RockDoodle and win tickets to the Rumble

Royal Rumble

Our good friend Jeramie McPeek from the Phoenix Suns sent in word that the U.S. Airways Center – site of the Rumble – has launched a promotion in partnership with Doodle.ly to give away free tickets for the sold-out Royal Rumble and the Rumble FanFest the day before the event. The promotion works by having fans showing their artistic...

Ric Flair to appear on the 20th anniversary of Monday Night RAW

Ric Flair

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will be on RAW this Monday for the 20th anniversary show. The Nature Boy will be resuming his angle with CM Punk which took life during the Slammy Awards episode last month. Punk attacked Flair but Flair fought back and even put Paul Heyman in the figure four before he...

Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash to visit NXT tapings tonight

NXT

WWE will be holding the new NXT television tapings tonight in Florida at the Full Sail University and the one and only WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is going to be in the house. Every time WWE holds a television taping for NXT, current or former WWE Superstars and Divas usually pop up for an appearance to help the talent and the...

RAW rating for 01/07/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW with the return of The Rock and a TLC match between CM Punk and Ryback pulled in 4,420,000 viewers with a rating of 3.1. Hour one did 4,290,000 viewers, hour two did 4,320,000 viewers, and hour three did 4,650,000 viewers. This is the first time since the August 13 show that the viewers increased each hour and also the first time...

Superstar Billy Graham rips into CM Punk for RAW promo

CM Punk

WWE Hall of Famer Superstar Billy Graham was somewhat offended by the CM Punk promo from RAW on Monday and called the last hour of RAW the “worst excuse for a show” he has ever seen. Graham jumped in defense of Bruno Sammartino after Punk said that his 414 days as champion would amount to more if he wrestled like Sammartino just once a...

D’Angelo Dinero leaves TNA Wrestling

D'Angelo Dinero

Elijah Burke, otherwise known as D’Angelo Dinero, announced yesterday on Twitter that his contract with TNA Wrestling expired on January 1 and he did not sign a new one, effectively ending his commitments with the company. Burke started with TNA Wrestling in May 2009, around six months after he was released from his WWE contract. He has been...

WWE Encyclopedia: Updated & Expanded book released

WWE

DK Publishing has released the WWE Encyclopedia: Updated & Expanded book which is written by former WWE staff members Kevin Sullivan and Brian Shields. The ever-growing encyclopedia packs 416 pages of resources for anything WWE including title history details, profiles, photos, fact, statistics and much more. Hundreds of Superstars of all...

Alistair Overeem gets his license back, to fight in February

Alistair Overeem

Former STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem was granted his license again by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and will be able to fight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on the February 2 show in Las Vegas. His last fight was on December 30, 2011, where he defeated – and retired – Brock Lesnar from his MMA career...

Title switches hands during Smackdown tapings

Smackdown

WWE splashed the news all over Twitter and WWE.COM late last night as Alberto Del Rio defeated the Big Show on Smackdown to become the new World Heavyweight champion. The tapings were held in Miami, Florida, yesterday, the same place where Del Rio received a massive ovation the night after WrestleMania when he interrupted Sheamus. The program is...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 01/07/2013

RAW

Tonight is the start of a new year, and tonight (hopefully) is the start of something fresh and monumentus for Monday Night Raw! On the cards of course is the main event Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match between Ryback and WWE Champion C.M. Punk. Who will climb the ladder and claim WWE’s ultimate prize? Also, “The Great One,”...

CM Punk and The Rock entertain the crowd after RAW goes off air

CM Punk

The Rock and CM Punk entertained the Tampa crowd a little bit more yesterday after the show went off the air, sending the people home happy. After The Rock delivered the Rock Bottom to CM Punk and the show faded to black on television, the WWE champion came back out and told the People’s Champion that he wasn’t finished with him. Punk...

Storm to tag team with Hardy in the main event of IMPACT

James Storm

The main event for this Thursday’s IMPACT was announced by TNA President Dixie Carter on her Twitter account today. “Aries/Roode #SorryAboutYourDamnLuck,” Carter wrote before revealing that Jeff Hardy has picked James Storm to be his partner for the night. Hardy will be defending his TNA title against Aries and Roode at this...

THQ releasing 3rd WWE ’13 video game DLC pack today

WWE 13

The bankrupt THQ is releasing a new WWE ’13 DLC pack today for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This is the third downloadable content pack that the company has released for the successful video game. The first pack will include six Superstars which will be available for 80 Microsoft Points each for Xbox or 99 cents for the Playstation 3. These...

The Rock says he will main event WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey

The Rock (WWE)

The website Showrenity.com was present at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour where Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was there to promote his new TNT reality series titled The Hero. During the discussion with reporters, The Rock also talked about his involvement with WWE leading up to WrestleMania, which will add tons of more...

Kevin Nash says he won’t be at the RAW 20th anniversary show

Kevin Nash

With the 20th anniversary of Monday Night RAW just slightly over a week away, former WWE and WCW champion Kevin Nash has ruled out an appearance during the show. “Will not be on RAW’s 20th,” Nash wrote on Twitter, adding that he’d never go back to TNA either. Nash wrote that Triple H is like a brother to him and if he needs...