Archive - March 2013

WWE officially announces Payback to its PPV lineup

WWE

WWE officially announced the newest pay-per-view of its calendar – Payback. Set to take place on Sunday, June 16, at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, the preview on WWE.COM describes the show as to see “just how far Superstars will go to settle scores and gain retribution against their fiercest foes.” It is not known if...

Lesnar accepts Triple H’s challenge…with a stipulation

Brock Lesnar (WWE)

Brock Lesnar gave his answer to Triple H last night on RAW as the former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion decimated Triple H’s close friends – Billy Gunn and Road Dogg. During the New Age Outlaws match against the Rhodes Scholars, Lesnar came out and decked out both former tag team champions with an F5 each. Lesnar’s mouthpiece...

WWE honors Paul Bearer at Monday Night RAW

Paul Bearer

WWE paid tribute to Paul Bearer yesterday on Monday Night RAW but as always, things didn’t go as smooth as they were supposed to be. The show opened with the fantastic video tribute that WWE put up online last Thursday, followed by the entrance of the Undertaker. Undertaker walked down to the ring as an urn was waiting in the middle of the...

The Bella Twins return to WWE during RAW

Bella Twins

The Bella Twins returned to WWE yesterday in a backstage segment with the Rhodes Scholars. The two were introduced when Damien Sandow said he had a plan for a double date and introduced the Bellas on screen. “This sorry Divas division has never needed us more,” the Bellas told WWE Divas champion Kaityln who was also in the room. The...

Royal Rumble 2013 buyrate up from previous year

Royal Rumble

The Royal Rumble this year with the return of The Rock taking on CM Punk for the WWE title did 498,000 buys in total worldwide, with 322,000 buys domestically and 176,000 from overseas providers. That is up from last year’s show which did 443,000 worldwide buys with Sheamus winning the Rumble. In 2011, the Rumble did 481,000 total buys and...

STAPLES Center website releases SummerSlam ticket info

SummerSlam

The STAPLES Center website has released information on this year’s SummerSlam, which once again will be taking place in Los Angeles, California, on August 18. Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 23, at 10AM PST and will be available at axs.com. Prices for the show are $25.90, $36.25, $56.75, $88...

Paul Bearer’s sons flown to Indianapolis, backstage at RAW

Paul Bearer

Several online insiders reported today that Michael and Daniel Moody, the sons of the late Paul Bearer, were flown to Indianapolis by WWE, the site of tonight’s Monday Night RAW. It is not known if they will be asked to appear on the show or if they will be just hanging backstage with their father’s former employers and...

TNA and Bobby Roode iron out contract issues

Bobby Roode

The contract situation between Bobby Roode and TNA was ironed out before the pay-per-view yesterday and Roode participated in the show as expected, defending the tag team titles with Austin Aries. PWInsider.com is reporting that Roode’s contract was left to expire and it was all Bruce Prichard’s fault who heads up that particular...

Bubba Ray new TNA champion, revealed as President of Aces & 8s

Bully Ray

Last night at the Lockdown pay-per-view, Bully Ray managed to get his first major singles title in his 22 year career, defeating Jeff Hardy in the main event and revealing himself as the President of Aces & 8s. Aces & 8s interfered in the main event and Ray and his opponent and reigning champion Jeff Hardy fought them off before...

Lockdown 2013 pay-per-view results

TNA

Here are the results from yesterday’s Lockdown pay-per-view which took place from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Kenny King defeated Zema Ion and Christian York to retain the X Division title; Joseph Park defeated Joe Ryan; Velvet Sky defeated Gail Kim to retain the Knockouts title; Robbie T defeated Robbie E; Bobby Roode and Austin...

Slammiversary 2013 to be held in Boston, Massachusetts

TNA

The Agganis Arena, on the campus of Boston University, in Boston, Massachusetts, will be the site of this year’s Slammiversary pay-per-view. The event will be held on June 2 at this 7,000-seater arena which is home of the 2009 National Champion ice hockey team, the Boston University Terriers. With TNA moving out of Universal Studios in...

Bobby Roode’s TNA contract expires

Bobby Roode

The big news this weekend is that current TNA tag team title holder and former TNA champion Bobby Roode has an expired contract and might and might not show up tonight at the Lockdown pay-per-view. Roode did not attend the fan interaction events this weekend for Lockdown and has been off television since the last Impact television show taped from...

Lockdown 2013 live on pay-per-view tonight

Aces & Eights

Live tonight from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, TNA presents Lockdown 2013 on pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: Jeff Hardy vs Bully Ray for the TNA title in a steel cage match; Sting, Magnus, Samoa Joe, James Storm, and Eric Young vs Devon, Mr. Anderson, Mike Knox, DOC, and Garrett Bischoff in a Lethal Lockdown match; Kurt Angle vs...

Three new locations announced for live IMPACT shows

Impact

TNA has announced new locations for its live television tapings of IMPACT for the months of April and May. On Thursday, April 25, TNA will tape two episodes of IMPACT at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Tickets go on sale on March 29 at kovalchickcomplex.com. On Thursday, May 9, the show moves to the...

Help DDP raise $80,000 to cover Scott Hall’s medical bills

Scott Hall

Diamond Dallas Page is asking for help from fans to bring back Scott Hall to the man he once was, and with over 40 days sober, things are looking good. However Hall’s body was much more damaged than initially thought. DDP is now enlisting help of fans to raise $80,000 to cover his hip replacement surgery, physical therapy,  dental work, and...

TNA says thank you to Orlando with highlight video

TNA

On March 19, TNA will tape its final shows from the IMPACT Zone in Orlando, Florida, at the Universal Studios. These will be two, three hour pay-per-views from the One Night Only series which will air at a later date. The company has compiled an almost six minute video titled ‘Thank You Orlando – From IMPACT Wrestling’ which...

Bearer’s funeral services information and obituary

Paul Bearer

Funeral services for William Moody, better known in the world of professional wrestling as Paul Bearer and Percy Pringle, will be held this weekend. Tonight there will be a public wake held at the Serenity Funeral Home in Mobile, Alabama, between 5PM and 8PM and his funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 10 at St. Vincent Catholic Church in...

Sean “X-Pac” Waltman signs WWE Legends contract

Sean Waltman

Former DX and nWo member Sean Waltman announced on his Twitter that he was offered a WWE Legends contract. “I’m proud to be able to announce that I just received the executed copy of my WWE Legends Contract moments ago. I’m humbled by this honor,” Waltman wrote. A Legends contract allows WWE to produce merchandise and other...

WWE pays tribute to Paul Bearer in fantastic video

Paul Bearer

WWE produced a fantastic 2 minute 43 second video as a tribute to the late Paul Bearer, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 58. The video has comments from various WWE personalities including Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon who opens the video  saying that Bearer was the most unique manager they ever had. Various clips from Bearer’s...

IMPACT TV report 03/07/2013

Impact

Impact begins with its traditional recap of recent events. The first person we see in the back is Kurt Angle, and he looks pissed off. Angle tells us that he will reveal who the VP of Aces and Eights is later tonight, and warns that no one in TNA is safe. The first person to the ring is Austin Aries.  Aries tells us that he hasn’t been able...