Archive - March 2013

Dwayne Johnson rocks box office with G.I. Joe: Retaliation

The Rock (Movies)

Dwayne Johnson rocked the box office with his G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie this weekend, climbing to the top chart with over an estimated $51,000,000 in box office revenue according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. The movie – starring The Rock, Channing Tatum, and Bruce Willis, and directed by Jon Chu – however opened less than the original G.I...

WWE nominated for six Shorty Awards

WWE

WWE has been nominated for six awards at the fifth-annual Shorty Awards, which honor the best in social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. WWE has been nominated for outstanding work in the following categories: Best...

Mainstream media picks up Reid Flair’s passing

Reid Flair

There have been no new developments on the tragic death of Reid Flair, who passed away yesterday at the age of 25 at a hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Reid and his father, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, were scheduled to be part of two events for the Big Time Wrestling promotion in Hagerstown, Maryland, yesterday night and tonight in...

Backstage interviewer debuts on Smackdown

Renee Young

A new backstage interviewer made her debut on Smackdown last night although she has been working for WWE for a few months. Renee Paquette, who goes by the name of Renee Young in WWE, was involved in a backstage segment on the show, interviewing Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show. She was signed by WWE in October of last year from The Score in...

New Executive Vice President of WWE International appointed

WWE HQ

WWE yesterday announced the hiring of Gerrit Meier as Executive Vice President of WWE International. Meier will report directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. As the head of the International division, Meier will be a key member of WWE’s senior management team. He will be responsible for growing WWE’s brand and business outside...

Scott Hall gives video update regarding his progress

Scott Hall

Scott Hall, who is currently in Atlanta living with Diamond Dallas Page and Jake “The Snake” Roberts inside the ‘accountability crib,’ sat down for a small video to talk about his ongoing progress. Hall is looking good and healthy and said he feels great. He said unlike other previous rehabs, he has no urges for alcohol and...

Wrestling personalities tweet about Reid Flair’s passing

Reid Flair

The Twitter world exploded with tweets just minutes after the announcement that 24 year old Reid Flair had passed away, sending his name and #RIPReidFlair trending worldwide in the top spot. Wrestling personalities, most of whom worked with his father Ric, sent in their condolences. “Heavy heart. Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to Ric...

Reid Flair, son of Ric Flair, dead at age 25

Reid Flair

Reid Flair, the 25 year old son of two time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, has passed away according to PWInsider.com. No cause of death has been reported. Reid has been training to be a professional wrestler for quite a few years and this past January traveled to Japan with his father, replacing him in the tag match after Ric was pulled out due to...

Tickets for Slammiversary XI go on sale today

Slammiversary

Tickets for TNA’s Slammiversary pay-per-view on June 2 went on sale this morning at 10AM on Ticketmaster.com. The show is being held at the Agganis Arena, located on campus at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the 11th annual of one of the big TNA pay-per-views. Tickets are priced $18, $35, $50, $60, $125, and $175, plus...

WWE launches new channel on Yahoo! Screen

WWE

WWE has launched a new channel on Yahoo! Screen, right now dominated with all things about WrestleMania. Apart from the usual links and Twitter feeds to promote the show, there are also three video sections to promote John Cena vs The Rock, Undertaker vs CM Punk, Triple H vs Brock Lesnar. Two other sections feature the road to WrestleMania and...

Sean “Diddy” Combs to perform live at WrestleMania 29

WrestleMania 29

Grammy Award winner Sean “Diddy” Combs will be performing live at WrestleMania 29 as well as co-hosting the Superstars for Sandy Relief party with WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon as part of the WrestleMania week activities. As part of his partnership with WWE, Combs will also be a part of an online auction for Sandy Relief where he...

Trish Stratus joins WNL for interview

Trish Stratus

WNL returned to the airwaves on 3-26-13 on the SNS Radio Network (www.snsradionetwork.com) with “The Bronx-Father” Tony J. Mirabella, the return of the “Outlaw of the IWC” the TreyDawg, and “Mr. Money on the Mic” JJ $exay. The boys discussed the 3-25-13 edition of RAW as Bronx did the RAW recap with WrestleMania 29 just under 2 weeks...

Ric Flair’s agent releases statement with health update

Ric Flair

Ric Flair’s agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment, issued a statement yesterday regarding Flair’s health after a trip to the hospital on Monday. “Ric is doing well, he feels great, and is home. WWE’s medical staff performed a physical on Ric yesterday, like they do all of their athletes, and...

Video of X-Pac’s anal-ripping injury makes it online

Sean Waltman

Video of X-Pac’s ass injury after a missed Bronco Buster was released by RFVideo, showing the real agony on Sean Waltman’s face after he hit the turnbuckle. X-Pac had to go to the hospital and have surgery on his ripped anus after the show was over. He told TMZ that he lost so much blood that he was at risk of losing his life. During...

Eight person mixed tag match announced for WrestleMania

Bella Twins

The tenth match for WrestleMania 29 was announced on WWE.COM today featuring an eight person mixed tag team match. After just a dancing appearance at last year’s event, Brodus Clay will get his WrestleMania match teaming up with Tensai and the Funkadactyls to take on Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, and the recently returned Bella Twins. This is...