Archive - March 2013

WWE Studios finally lands a big hit with The Call

WWE Studios

WWE Studios landed their first hit in forever – or maybe even their first hit ever – with the movie The Call, which opened in the second place in the box office chart over the weekend making $17,118,745 in box office receipts. The movie – which has Halle Barry in the leading role and WWE Superstar David Otunga in a small part...

Madison Rayne announces she’s pregnant

Madison Rayne

TNA Knockout Madison Rayne announced that she is pregnant with her first child and is expected to give birth in August. “I want to announce b4 it gets out elsewhere, that I’ve been away from the ring b/c @Reaper_3 and I are expecting our 1st Raynedrop in Aug :),” Rayne said on Twitter. @Reaper_3 is her husband Jesse Cabot. The...

Fans raise over $80,000 for Scott Hall

Scott Hall

The fund raising effort started by Diamond Dallas Page on Indiegogo.com in benefit of Scott Hall has reached the original $80,000 goal, with as of this moment nearly $85,000 donated with 21 days left in the campaign. The funds, which will be managed by Diamond Dallas Page and his team, will help Scott Hall get his hip replacement surgery, physical...

The Ultimate Fighter 18 to feature men and women bantamweights

The Ultimate Fighter

Between the preliminary card and main card for UFC 158 last night Dana White announced that TUF 18 will feature both men and women. Both sexes will be fighting at the bantamweight limit of 135 pounds. Also the men and women will be training together and living in the same house on the upcoming season. One of the two coaches will be current...

UFC 158 St. Pierre vs Diaz prelims recap

UFC

The first fight of the preliminary card on FX was started off with a lightweight bout between Daron “Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank and John “The Bull” Makdessi.  These two taekwondo fighters delivered a plethora of unique strikes as both went deep into the arsenal for axe kicks, wheel kicks and everything that you could...

GSP decisions Diaz to join Hughes atop all time UFC wins

Georges St Pierre

Georges “Rush” St, Pierre and Nick Diaz finally got a chance to meet in the Octagon and St. Pierre showed why he belongs at the top of pound for pound ranks. Diaz got taken down within the first minute of the fight by the champion which turned out to be how much of the fight would go on to play out.  St. Pierre was one step ahead of...

The Shield get their WrestleMania match

The Shield

The fourth match announced for WrestleMania was made official yesterday during the episode of Smackdown. A six man tag team match will be featured on the show with the team of The Shield – Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins – taking on Ryback, Randy Orton, and Sheamus. A Mark Henry vs Ryback match is rumored for WrestleMania...

WWE releases WrestleMania 29 merchandise

WrestleMania 29

With only a few weeks away from the big pay-per-view, WWE has finally released most of the WrestleMania 29 official merchandise on WWEShop.com. Merchandise available include sweatshirts, fleeces, beanie bears, different baseball caps and t-shirts, gloves, pillows, and more. You can order from WWEShop.com and also make use of the 17% off for all...

Aces & Eights “take over” official TNA website

Aces & Eights

The TNA website ImpactWrestling.com has been “taken over” by the Aces & Eights, with a pop up welcoming you to the site saying, “This website is now property of Aces & Eights.” Everything on the site is Aces & Eights related including graphics, news, merchandise, and everything else, except for the title of the...

IMPACT TV report 03/14/2013

Impact

Impact is in Chicago tonight and begins with a recap of Lockdown and Bully Ray’s title win and betrayal of the Hogan family. Match #1: Tag title match, Chavo and Hernandez versus champions Austin Aries and Bobby Roode. Chavo and Hernandez come out first, but before Aries and Roode are even introduced, Aces and Eights run into the ring and...

WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso arrested and charged with a DUI

Usos

WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso was arrested in Hillsborough County, Florida, yesterday and was charged for driving under the influence. He was released around 3PM on the same day on a $500 bond. This is his second DUI charge after in September of 2011, he was arrested in Tampa after he drove the wrong way on a one-way street and then failed a...

Ticketmaster out of WrestleMania 29 tickets

WrestleMania 29

Ticketmaster.com is out of WrestleMania tickets in any section and any price range anywhere in the MetLife Stadium. The stadium is being configured to hold just over 71,700 fans in total with the majority of the seats carrying a price of $175, almost 19,000 of them. There are over 16,000 seats selling for $35 and over 10,000 going for $60. More...

Dwayne Johnson takes WWE title to Korea for movie launch

The Rock (Movies)

WWE champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, March 21, to promote his new movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation and obviously WrestleMania 29. He will be the first guest on the show, which also has Chris Paul, and Atlas Genius appearing afterward. The Rock was in Korea this week –...

RAW rating for 03/11/2013

RAW

This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW did a 3.3 rating with an average of 4,813,000 viewers for the three hour show. This is down from last week’ 3.5 rating, a show which did 5,018,000 viewers. Hour one did 4,980,000 viewers, hour two dropped down to 4,890,000, and hour three dropped even more to 4,570,000. (Ratings compiled by...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 03/11/2013

RAW

Tonight, I begin with a tribute message about William Moody, a.k.a. “Paul Bearer.” As many of you who read this report, know by now I’m sure, he passed away on Tuesday, March 5th, at the age of 58. I will talk more about him and my memories growing up watching him throughout the 90s and early 2000s as a manager, but for now, I...

John Cena wrestles on RAW after the show goes off the air

John Cena

You might have noticed something different yesterday during RAW. Yes, there was no John Cena. The only appearance of Cena on the show was in a video to hype up the WrestleMania match between him and The Rock however the former WWE champion did appear in person after the show was over. Cena was part of the post-show non-televised dark match...