Archive - March 2013

RAW rating for 03/25/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW drew a 3.24 rating for a total average of 4,617,000 viewers. That is up from last week’s 3.09 rating and around 350,000 more viewers overall. Hour one did 4,580,000 viewers, hour two did 4,690,000 and hour three matched hour one with another 4,580,000 viewers. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by...

Intercontinental title match added to WrestleMania 29 card

Wade Barrett

Another match has been added to the WrestleMania 29 card, a title match featuring Wade Barrett defending the Intercontinental title against The Miz. The match was made official on WWE.COM today. This is the ninth match on the WrestleMania card, joining the recently announced Chris Jericho vs Fandango and Team Hell No vs Dolph Ziggler and Big E...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 03/25/2013

RAW

It is only two weeks until “The Showcase of the Immortals!” The main-events are set, the undercard is being built, and The Road continues tonight in Philly. What will go down in the city of “Brotherly Love?” Hopefully a lot more and much better than last week! Read on! Monday Night Raw Report for March 25th, 2013 –...

Terry Funk to induct Mick Foley in the WWE Hall of Fame

Mick Foley

Mick Foley announced that his friend and former tag team partner Terry Funk will be inducting him into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6 in Madison Square Garden. The announcement was made in a video on YouTube owned by Mick’s son Mickey. Foley said that such a monumental announcement could only be done on his YouTube channel but before he...

WrestleMania Axxess attractions announced

WrestleMania 29

WWE has announced all the attractions that will be available for all ticket holders at the four-day WrestleMania Axxess fan interaction event. This year Axxess will be held at the IZOD Center, the first time that such an event is being hosted inside an arena instead of a convention center. The attractions are: Main Event, Superstar signings...

Ric Flair pulled out from RAW and sent to hospital

Ric Flair

Two time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was at Monday Night RAW yesterday and was supposed to be part of the final segment with The Rock and John Cena however Flair ended up in the hospital after a health scare. PWInsider.com reports that WWE doctors looked at Ric Flair’s leg backstage as he did not appear to be in good shape and pulled him out...

12 years ago today: The end of WCW Nitro

WCW

Twelve years ago, the Monday night wars came to a close with a shocking night on television: Vince McMahon announcing live on RAW that he purchased WCW and his son Shane McMahon appearing on Nitro to say it’s him he bought WCW and not his father. A surely once-in-a-lifetime episode of RAW and Nitro came together with a simulcast – RAW...

List of Superstars, Divas, and Legends appearing at Axxess

WrestleMania 29

Tons of WWE Superstars, Divas, and Legends will be appearing at the four-day Axxess event during WrestleMania week for autographs and photo opportunities with fans. The full list (subject to change) of those who will be appearing are: 04/04 evening session: Mark Henry, Booker T, Jack Swagger, The Prime Time Players, 3MB, Rosa Mendes, Jimmy...

WWE releases senior referee Jack Doan

WWE

In a surprise move, WWE has released one of its senior referees, Jack Doan, after working for the company for a total of 22 years. The 40 year old referee joined the WWE in 1991 as a truck driver and worked for the ring crew. He was usually seen on the early 90s WWE television shows collecting Superstars’ clothing from ringside before making...

WrestleMania 29 in HD to cost $69.99

WrestleMania 29

WWE is set to make some more money off of those who purchase WrestleMania 29 on pay-per-view as all major operators are listing the price for the HD version at $69.99 while the normal SD version will cost $59.99. The HD version is around $5 more than what WWE charged for the last two WrestleManias. The online stream of the pay-per-view will cost...

Paul Bearer’s cause of death revealed

Paul Bearer

A heart attack claimed the life of former WWE manager Paul Bearer, who passed away two weeks ago at the age of 58. According to a story on TMZ.COM, the death certificate of William Moody lists supra ventricular tachycardia, SVT, as the cause of death. SVT is a rapid heart rhythm which is often treated and not always fatal. His son Michael says...

New rules announced for the X-DIvision

TNA

TNA has announced new rules for their X-Division which will see all title matches held under triple threat rules. The wrestler who is pinned in the X-Division title match will be eliminated from a future title match while the other person who is not involved in the decision will get to wrestle whoever is the champion in the following title...