Archive - March 2013

Bruno Sammartino and Triple H sit down for an interview

Bruno Sammartino

Larry Richert from CBS Pittsburgh sat down with Bruno Sammartino and Triple H for an exclusive interview regarding the upcoming WWE Hall of Fame ceremony and Bruno’s induction into the International Sports Hall of Fame over the past weekend. Triple H – who was always addressed by his real name Paul during the interview – said the...

Lesnar to answer Triple H’s challenge on RAW this Monday

Brock Lesnar (WWE)

Former WWE and UFC champion Brock Lesnar will be on Monday Night RAW this coming week to respond to Triple H’s challenge for a match at WrestleMania 29. Lesnar is also advertised for the March 18 RAW in Pittsburgh and the April 1 RAW in Washington, missing only the March 25 RAW in the build up to WrestleMania. Brock Lesnar is not the only...

TMZ says Moody suffered from blood clot days before death

Paul Bearer

TMZ.COM reported that William Moody, the man who portrayed the character of Paul Bearer and who passed away on Tuesday night, was diagnosed with a blood clot just days before his death. The news came from a representative of the Cauliflower Alley Club, who told TMZ that Moody was admitted to a hospital on Sunday after he appeared at an event in a...

TNA issues statement on the death of William Moody

Paul Bearer

TNA Wrestling issued a statement on the death of William Moody on its website at IMPACTWrestling.com. Moody only worked with TNA between 2002 and 2003 under the name Percy Pringle III. “TNA joins the entire wresting world in mourning the passing of Bill Moody – better known as Paul Bearer in WWE as the manager of The Undertaker, and...

RAW rating for 03/04/2013

RAW

The old school RAW on Monday did a total of 5,018,000 viewers, up from the 4.7 million viewers of last week. The show did a 3.54 rating compared to the 3.4 of the previous week. Hour one did 4,968,000 viewers, followed by 5,239,000 viewers in the second hour and then a dip to 4,847,000 viewers in the third. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media...

Wrestling world mourns the death of Paul Bearer on Twitter

Paul Bearer

Wrestling fans and former colleagues of Paul Bearer mourned his death on Twitter, making the hashtag #RIPPaulBearer trending at the top worldwide. “Goodbye to a good friend, Paul Bearer. Say hi to Owen for me,” wrote Bret Hart. “Thank you for the memories Paul! God Bless,” added Ted DiBiase. TNA President Dixie Carter, who...

Paul Bearer passes away at age 58

Paul Bearer

WWE.COM broke the news that William Moody, better known as Paul Bearer, passed away yesterday at the age of 58. “WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of William Moody, aka Paul Bearer. Moody made his WWE debut in 1991 as the manager of The Undertaker and went on to become a memorable part of WWE over the course of the next 20 years. Our...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 03/04/2013

RAW

The nostalgia is in the air for Raw and I’m truly excited. It’s “old school” time, as WWE goes back in time. The question is, how far? I hope it is like last time and we see the true red, white, and blue ropes, vintage small set, and many surprises & flashbacks. We also look to the future, as WrestleMania XXIX is on the...

Vince and HHH present Mae Young with a Divas title

WWE

Backstage at RAW on Monday night, WWE celebrated Mae Young’s 90th birthday and while her on-screen celebration was interrupted by CM Punk, things went smooth behind the scenes. Vince McMahon and Triple H presented Young a WWE Divas title with her name tag on it. Both Vince and HHH hugged and kissed Mae Young who thanked God for still being...

Undertaker vs CM Punk made official for WrestleMania

CM Punk

CM Punk vs The Undertaker was made official yesterday on Monday Night RAW after Punk earned his way to try and end Taker’s streak at the biggest WWE pay-per-view of the year. The Undertaker made an appearance at the start of RAW appearing on stage with a WrestleMania 29 logo shown behind him after the lights came back up. That was the...

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon joins Twitter

Vince Mcmahon

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, and it did! Twitter welcomed WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon to Twitter this week although the boss has not even sent an initial tweet. The Chairman – who probably won’t even be close to Twitter activity as UFC President Dana White – joined after his daughter Stephanie and...

The Undertaker backstage at RAW

The Undertaker

PWInsider.com is reporting that The Undertaker is backstage at RAW today and will be appearing on the show tonight to kickstart his WrestleMania program. Taker had been touch-and-go regarding his involvement at WrestleMania and it was only just very recently that it was decided that he would be a part of the show this year. He is rumored to be...

Rey Mysterio says he possibly torn his ACL again

Rey Mysterio

Former World Heavyweight champion Rey Mysterio announced on his Twitter today that he is back to see Dr. James Andrews as he fears he is suffering from another injury. “Things haven’t been good since I stepped back in the ring,” Mysterio wrote. “Possibly ACL tear again!” Mysterio suffered a knee injury during a...

CM Punk meets his 77 year old fan…in hospital

CM Punk

CM Punk met his 77 year old fan in Syracuse, New York, yesterday, however the meeting did not happen at the non-televised event as originally planned as Tom Dotterer – who was shot in the eye during a robbery – was admitted back to the hospital. The former WWE champion made good on his promise to meet Dotterer and traveled to the...

Some Old School RAW appearances confirmed

Ric Flair

The old school Monday Night RAW tomorrow will see several WWE legends appearing although the majority of the show won’t revolve around the former WWE Superstars, and maybe Divas. Those scheduled to appear according to TV listings are Mean Gene Okerlund, Dusty Rhodes, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and Ric Flair. More Superstars will be appearing...

The Axe Murderer returns to Japan and rest of main card recap

Wanderlei Sillva

First up on the main card was the welterweights Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim versus Siyar “The Great” Bahadurzada. This fight was all Stun Gun from the get go as he got Bahadurzada down early in each round and finished each round from the mount. I guess you can give credit to Siyar for not just giving up late in the fight when...

UFC on FUELTV 8: Silva vs Stann preliminary card recap

UFC on Fuel TV

Jon Anik and Kenny Florian are calling the action tonight from the legendary Sitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan as the UFC makes their first trip to Japan this year. Welterweights (170 lbs) Marcelo “Magrao” Guimaraes vs “The Ace” Hyun Gyu Lim In the first round the much taller 6’3″ Lim worked the jab and...

William Regal to appear at WrestleCon on WrestleMania Sunday

William Regal

Bruno Sammartino was going to attend this year’s WrestleCon, a convention held during the WrestleMania weekend where several pro wrestling legends meet up to have pictures and autographs with fans. However WWE pulled Sammartino from the event after he agreed to enter the Hall of Fame which will be held in Madison Square Garden. To make up...