Archive - April 2013

Has the Internet destroyed wrestling?

Chris Jericho

Keith Cohen has been a wrestling fan since that fateful day in 1983 when he saw Bob Backlund viciously assaulted by the Iron Sheik. 30 years later, he still loves it just as much. He welcomes you to send all feedback to [email protected] or on twitter @strutter71 (where you are also welcome to follow him). I realize that most of you...

Smooth Benson Henderson retains title and gets engaged after

Ben Henderson

“Smooth” Benson Henderson came into hostile territory to defend his title and escaped San Jose with the lightweight title and a future Mrs. Henderson. While it took a split decision with two of the judges scoring it three rounds to two for the champ the other judge saw it as three to two but for the former Strikeforce lightweight...

Edge lands series regular role on television show Haven

Edge

WWE Hall of Famer and former multiple time WWE and World Heavyweight champion Edge has landed a series regular gig on the SyFy television show Haven starting from the upcoming season 4. Edge, real name Adam Copeland, plays the character of Dwight Hendrickson which was introduced in the second season of the show. He has appeared in 11 episodes over...

TNA to launch new Knockouts website on April 25

Velvet Sky

TNA will be launching the new Knockouts website this coming Thursday showcasing the beautiful women who wrestle for the company. The theme of the website will be “dare to be” as the preview video for the site has Knockouts saying what they dare to be – glamorous, extraordinary, feisty, and strong. TNA currently has 11 Knockouts...

Forbes interviews Stephanie McMahon and Triple H

Stephanie Mcmahon

Forbes.com has an interview with WWE’s power couple – Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon. HHH talked about the Attitude Era, describing it as “wild and crazy time” but a lot of fun due to a bit of “a free reign” that he and others such as The Rock and Steve Austin enjoyed. When the two were asked what keeps...

Local workers who helped for WrestleMania get big payday

WrestleMania 29

NJ.COM is reporting that local workers who were involved in helping with setting up WrestleMania and Axxess earned around $1.4 million in gross salaries and benefits. A total of 450 people helped in setting up the huge set at the MetLife Stadium, transformed the IZOD Center for Axxess, and then set up for RAW, with workers coming in even as far as...

IMPACT TV report for 04/18/2013

Impact

TNA begins with a recap of the title match between Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy last week. In the back, Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco assure Devon that they can take care of Kurt Angle tonight. Wes and Garrett will be facing Angle in a handicap match, but Devon wants to make sure they don’t take him lightly. They seem over confident, Devon...

TNA BaseBrawl events in West Virginia and Kentucky in June

TNA

TNA announced two BaseBrawl events for June at minor league baseball parks in West Virginia and Kentucky. On June 14, TNA Superstars will be at the Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, West Virginia starting at 7:30PM. Tickets for this show went on sale last Friday at wvpower.com starting at $15. On June 15, Lexington, Kentucky, will host TNA at...

WWE announces the Performance Center in Orlando

WWE

Today WWE announced the launch of the Performance Center which will open this summer in Orlando, Florida, and which will serve as the new home of NXT. The 26,000 square feet building will house seven training rings, a world-class strength and conditioning program, and cutting-edge edit and production facilities to house the WWE’s...

Jim Ross visits UFC headquarters in Las Vegas

Jim Ross

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross visited the UFC offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, yesterday, while he was in town for the annual Cauliflower Alley Club meet-up. The visit was announced by Dave Sholler, the UFC Director of Communications, on Twitter, saying, “Business just picked up at Zuffa HQs!” Ross was invited for an office tour by Marc...

RAW rating for 04/15/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week did a 3.08 rating with an average of 4,149,000 viewers. That is down from the 3.45 from last week’s post-WrestleMania RAW and 461,000 less viewers overall. The show did 4,185,000 viewers in hour one, 4,236,000 in hour two, and 4,026,000 in the third hour. That is the lowest number since the November 5, 2012 episode...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 04/15/2013

RAW

In light of the tragedy in Boston, I will not be giving my usual Raw preview or an episode title, but instead, offer my condolences, thoughts, and prayers to all affected by the incident. May God take care of all in need. Monday Night Raw Report for April 15th, 2013 Introduction Segment: Recap/Preview and Welcoming A montage of last week’s...

Mick Foley to appear on Smackdown next week

Mick Foley

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will be appearing at the Smackdown television tapings from London, England, next Tuesday, for the show that will then air on Friday. Foley announced his involvement in a message on Twitter, saying he will be in the UK for his comedy tour so he will be dropping by before he starts his 18-city over a span of 19...

No more non-televised live events for CM Punk

CM Punk

PWInsider.com is reporting that CM Punk has been pulled out of all future WWE house shows and will not be working non-televised events for the time being, including the upcoming European tour which starts this week. This deal will limit Punk’s wrestling for WWE to just once a week plus other appearances for the company, a nice change from...

The Undertaker to wrestle on RAW next week from London

The Undertaker

The Undertaker will be making a rare appearance at the WWE International tour and will be a part of next week’s Monday Night RAW which will be taped from London’s O2 Arena. Usually just wrestling just once a year lately and only at WrestleMania, the 21-0 record holder will be joining Kane and Daniel Bryan to take on The Shield in a...

12 days, 12 countries, 22 shows for WWE Euro tour

WWE

RAW and Smackdown Superstars and Divas will embark on the yearly post-WrestleMania unforgiving tour of Europe, with 12 days on the road and a total of 22 consecutive shows. The tour will take the WWE crew to 12 different countries – Netherlands, Ireland, France, Switzerland, England, Belgium, Russia, Poland, Italy, Germany, Wales, and...