Archive - March 2013

Bully Ray apologizes again over his gay slur comments

Bully Ray

TNA champion Bully Ray has issued a second apology over his poorly chosen words last week at the IMPACT tapings in Chicago, Illinois, when he confronted a fan at ringside and used a lot of gay slurs to insult the fan. “Had a very positive talk with the man I got into a verbal altercation with in Chicago,” Bubba Ray wrote on his...

IMPACT TV report 03/21/2013

Impact

Impact begins with Bully Ray, the recently revealed President of Aces and Eights, bragging about destroying the Hogan family. The first person to the ring is Hulk Hogan. Hogan is upset about being fooled, but he wants to thank the 4 men that led the (unsuccessful) charge against Aces and Eights last week and calls out Magnus, Samoa Joe, Kurt...

Creative team member promoted to head writer

WWE

Former WWE writer Court Bauer revealed on Twitter that WWE has named David Kreizman – a recent member of the creative team – as a head writer. Kerizman is a Daytime Emmy Award winner, where in 2007 he won the best writing category for the soap opera Guiding Light. He was also nominated in 1999, 2003, and 2008 for the same soap and in...

WWE announces SummerSlam 2013 travel packages

SummerSlam

WWE has announced two travel packages for their SummerSlam event which will once again take place in Los Angeles, California. The Gold packages will start from $564 per person while the Platinum will kick off at $1,056 per person. Both prices are based on a four-person occupancy. The Platinum will include the ringside seat for SummerSlam with the...

WWE CFO says pay-per-views will go away over time

WWE Network

In a video interview with 4-Traders.com, WWE’s Chief Financial Officer George Barrios said that pay-per-views will eventually “go away” as fans migrate to the WWE Network over time. He said to break even they would need around a million subscribers to the proposed WWE Network, and with two million it will be a very good business...

RAW rating for 03/18/2013

RAW

This week’s Monday Night RAW did a 3.09 rating with an average of 4,260,000 viewers, down from last week’s 3.36 number and 553,000 viewers less overall. Hour one did 4,252,000 viewers, hour two did 4,415,000, and hour three slipped even further down to 4,114,000. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by...

Harley Davidson and UFC reunite for epic 2013

UFC

MILWAUKEE (March 20, 2013) – To celebrate 110 years of freedom, Harley-Davidson Motor Company is riding again with the Ultimate Fighting Championship®. The UFC and Harley-Davidson first teamed up five years ago to forge a unique partnership between these two heavyweight brands. “It’s been an amazing ride with the UFC,” said Dino...

CM Punk pulled out from non-televised live events

CM Punk

Former WWE champion CM Punk will not be appearing at non-televised live events leading up to WrestleMania after the company pulled him out from the shows. Punk also missed the last couple of non-televised shows and on another occasion he only did an interview, avoiding getting physical in the ring. Rumors are that Punk is injured and WWE is...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 03/18/2013

RAW

It is now just under three weeks away from WrestleMania XXIX! Of course, we know the two main-matches, but now the undercard is starting to shape up with the addition of “The Shield” taking on Ryback, Sheamus, and “The Viper,” Randy Orton. after last week, I can see (and hope for) a Tag-Team Championship bout placed on the...

Stipulation for Brock Lesnar vs Triple H announced

Triple H (non DX)

The stipulation for the Brock Lesnar vs Triple H match at WrestleMania 29 was announced yesterday on RAW after Triple H beat up Paul Heyman during the contract signing closing segment on the show. Brock Lesnar came out to confront Triple H after Heyman was out all beat up at ringside however stopped short of getting in the ring after HHH produced...

Ryback to take on Mark Henry at WrestleMania

Ryback

As expected, Ryback was pulled out from his involvement in the six man tag team match at WrestleMania 29 and placed in a one on one match. Ryback was originally part of the team with Randy Orton and Sheamus to take on The Shield however his feud with Mark Henry over the past few weeks changed the direction. Ryback will now face Henry in a one on...

Booker T announced for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2013

Booker T

The latest person to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2013 is the one and only Booker T! The announcement came yesterday during the live Monday Night RAW. Booker T made his professional wrestling debut in 1989 and his and his brother’s hiring at the Global Wrestling Federation put them on the map. In 1993, Booker T and his...

Brock Lesnar on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine

Brock Lesnar (UFC)

Just in time for WrestleMania, former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is gracing the cover of the April 2013 edition of Muscle & Fitness magazine. The preview of the story in the magazine goes over that why people say WWE is fake, Lesnar decided to show critics that he can hold his own even in the real world of the...

No Rock on RAW tonight again

The Rock (WWE)

For the second straight week, the current WWE champion The Rock will not be on Monday Night RAW as he is in the United Kingdom to promote the movie G.I. Joe: Redemption. The champ will be back on TV next Monday though in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as on Smackdown the next day and the RAW after that on April 1. Earlier today, Rock tweeted...