Archive - January 2013

John Cena to grace the box artwork of Fruity Pebbles cereals

John Cena

AdAge.com is reporting that John Cena is about to boot Fred Flintstone from the Fruity Pebbles boxes in a promotion covering 4 million boxes of the cereal along with Cocoa Pebbles. Cena already did this last year thanks to The Rock when he called him Fruity Pebbles, triggering the company to take advantage of the free advertising. However last...

Details for TNA’s two 3-hour special show tapings revealed

TNA

On January 12, TNA will be taping two 3-hour special shows that will be broadcast internationally to make up for the two less pay-per-views that the company will not do this calendar year. The two shows will be titled ‘X-Travaganza’ and ‘Jokers Wild Tag Team Tournament’ and will taped at the IMPACT Zone at Universal Studios...

First live IMPACT of 2013 scores best audience since August

TNA

The first IMPACT of 2013 combined with the return of Sting paid dividends for TNA as the show secured its largest audience since the August 23 episode, getting over 1.6 million viewers. The show did nearly over 300,000 more viewers than the previous week and almost over 400,000 viewers more than the two shows prior to that one. (Ratings compiled...

Mike Knox revealed as latest member of Aces & Eights

Aces & Eights

Former WWE Superstar Mike Knox was unveiled as a member of the Aces & Eights during yesterday’s IMPACT on Spike. Knox was part of a tag team cage match in the main event of the show which saw the return of Sting and he was unmasked by Kurt Angle after he ended up alone in the ring against Samoa Joe, Sting, and Angle himself. Knox...

Hogan refiles lawsuit against Gawker in Florida

Hulk Hogan

After dismissing the federal lawsuit against Gawker for the posting of his sex tape, Hulk Hogan refiled the lawsuit against the same company in a Florida state court. TMZ.COM is reporting that Hogan is once again seeking $100 million from Gawker and has refiled the case to consolidate his claims against the NY-based media company and Heather Clem...

RAW rating for 12/31/2012

RAW

The New Year’s Eve Monday Night RAW drew a 2.31 rating with an average of 3,552,000 viewers, up just slightly from last week’s 2.2 rating on Christmas Eve. Hour one did 3,397,000 viewers, hour two did 3,644,000, while hour three did 3,614,000. It marked the second time in a row that hour three gained viewers on hour one in months...

IMPACT TV report 01/03/2013

Impact

Impact begin with a recap of recent events, including the news that Sting will be returning tonight to get revenge on Aces and Eights. Jeremy Borash is the first person in the ring as Impact begins. Borash tells us that he has the 5 finalists, and winner, of the TNA wrestler of the year award.  The nominees are Bully Ray, James Storm, Austin...

Sting returns tonight on the first IMPACT of 2013

Sting

The first IMPACT of 2013 airing tonight on Spike will feature the return of former WCW and TNA champion Sting. Sting returns to seek revenge on the Aces & Eights for putting him out of action back in early November when A&E member Doc smashed him with a ball peen hammer after he was put through a table. Speaking of Aces & Eights, the...

The Rock added to the 20th anniversary of RAW show

The Rock (WWE)

The 20th anniversary of Monday Night RAW will be electrified as former WWE champion The Rock has been added to the mix. The Rock will be practically appearing every week on WWE television leading up to the Royal Rumble where he will be facing whoever the WWE champion will be at that time. The match between CM Punk and The Rock has been in the...

Kurt Angle and wife welcome second daughter

Kurt Angle

Olympic gold medalist and former TNA champion Kurt Angle and his wife Giovanna Yannotti welcomed their second child – and his fourth – yesterday. “18 hours at the hospital,” tweeted Angle, before getting a congratulatory message from his employer, TNA President Dixie Carter for the new arrival. The 7lbs 12oz baby girl was...

Video from the Hogan’s Beach grand opening in Tampa

Hogan's Beach

Hogan’s Beach grand opening was a massive success on New Year’s eve and well over a 1,000 guests showed up to eat, drink, and party as they welcomed 2013 with the Hulkster. Channel 10 in Tampa covered the launch with a live link during the news, even managing a short interview with the WWE Hall of Famer. Hogan showed up for the...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 12/31/2012

RAW

This is it – the last Raw of 2012! How will WWE go out – on a high note “cliffhanger,” or the usual “blah” kind of show, knowing darn well that no one will be watching since it is New Year’s Eve when airing? (My vote is for the latter!). In any case, it is still Monday Night Raw and the year’s finale...

TV commercial for RAW’s 20th anniversary celebration show

RAW

In two weeks time, WWE will celebrate a major milestone with Monday Night RAW as the company will air the 20th anniversary show on January 14. RAW made its debut on USA Network on January 11, 1993, and apart from a 5 year period between 2000 and 2005, WWE aired all their RAW shows on USA. “A television event 20 years in the making...