Archive - April 2013

Fandango’s theme set for wrestling history in UK Top 40 chart

Fandango

W-O reader Ian Hamilton sent in word that the UK Chart Company has placed Fandango’s theme song at number 37 in the provisional sales chart. That means that by the end of this week, if sales continue to be strong thanks to strong support from WWE fans worldwide, the song titled┬áChaChaLaLa and produced by WWE’s Jim Johnston would be...

Time to change the Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

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). The WWE Hall of Fame induction...

Former producer sues WWE and Big Show over Royal Rumble incident

Big Show

Former WWE producer Andrew Green is suing the company and the Big Show after Green claimed that Show choked him and hit him in the face while he was doing an interview for WWE.COM at the Royal Rumble according to Courthousenews.com. Green says that he was tasked with a job to interview the Big Show on that night in Phoenix, Arizona, and Show...

Mickie James debuts new music video with Trish and Magnus

Mickie James

TNA Knockout Mickie James released a new music video for her song “Somebody’s Gonna Pay” featuring TNA Superstar Magnus and former WWE Divas champion and Hall of Famer Trish Stratus. The video is about a guy – played by Magnus – who is going out with a girl and dumps her and then goes to a bar where his former girl is...

The Rock back training after his injury at WrestleMania

The Rock (WWE)

The Rock is back training after suffering an abdominal and abductor tear off the bone during his WrestleMania match against John Cena. “My dr’s said that starting back training w/ torn abdominals would be a bitch. Just found out they were right;). We gotta push thru..” he wrote on his Twitter, interestingly enough only after he...

RAW rating for 04/08/2013

RAW

The energetic post-WrestleMania RAW unfortunately didn’t do as great in the ratings, pulling a 3.45 and an average of 4,610,000 viewers for the three hour “we are awesome” broadcast. Hour one had 4,490,000 viewers, followed by 4,780,000 in the second, and 4,560,000 in the third. The show did almost 300,000 viewers more than the...

WWE releases the WrestleMania: The Music 2013 album

WrestleMania 29

WWE has released the WrestleMania: The Music 2013 album on iTunes containing 23 songs and selling for $7.99 and it is currently sitting in the 8th place in the Soundtracks chart on the U.S. iTunes store. The themes part of the album are of The Rock, The Shield, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Randy Orton, Mark Henry, Kane, Alberto Del Rio, The Miz...

Fandango’s theme selling big on iTunes

Fandango

The craziness over Fandango’s theme has translated into thousands of sales of the actual song on iTunes in the United Stads and United Kingdom, pushing the song – officially titled “ChaChaLaLa” in the top 10 charts. In the U.S., the song, which was written by WWE’s resident music producer Jim Johnston, is currently...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 04/08/2013

RAW

For the first time since WrestleMania XXII in 2006, my Dad and I did NOT watch the “Granddaddy Of Them All.” Simple reason – we just had no interest in the overall show. However, I also have NO idea what happened last night, and am really excited for Raw, to see how the landscape has changed as the old cliche goes. So...

Cena wrestles at Mania sick and with a broken thumb

John Cena

HollywoodLife.com is reporting that John Cena wrestled on Sunday at WrestleMania sick and with a broken thumb despite going a long way in his match against The Rock. Cena had a bad case of food poisoning which he suffered earlier in the week but nothing was going to stop him from being part of the main event of WrestleMania again. “With The...

WrestleMania Weekend… From The Couch

WrestleMania 29

Ian Hamilton has been a wrestling fan since 1992, and has watched the best of the best and the worst of the worst… and has been to two WrestleManias. Formerly host of the “Ringside” podcast, Ian has also released several books available on Kindle, iTunes and also in dead tree (paperback) formats. Twitter @theianhamilton or visit...

WWE Hall of Fame broadcast on USA Network tonight

Hall of Fame

WWE will air an edited version of the Hall of Fame ceremony tonight on USA Network starting at 10PM EST. The 75 minute broadcast – extended by 15 minutes – will feature some of the best moments from Saturday’s three and a half hour Hall of Fame event which took place on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Originally the show...

Chris Sabin ready to return after 9 months out

Chris Sabin

TNA’s Chris Sabin is making his return to TNA Wrestling this month, 9 months after suffering a torn ACL. The former TNA X Division and Tag Team title holder suffered an injury during an episode of IMPACT back in June 2012 and it was then announced that he tore his left ACL while wrestling Austin Aries and Zema Ion in an Ultimate X match. He...

Triple H to appear on Smackdown this week

Triple H (non DX)

Triple H will be appearing on the Smackdown broadcast this week, which is being taped in Boston, Massachusetts tonight. The Game – who overcame Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania – had to get an X-Ray on his hand after his match was over as it was swollen after landing badly on it. The X-ray showed no broken bones however. “Hand and...

Crazy fans at IZOD Center light up Monday Night RAW

WWE

Last year on the day after WrestleMania, the Miami crowd showed all the fans how to interact during a live RAW. This time around, New Jersey and the tons of International fans that made it to the show showed Miami that they do it better in New Jersey. The fans inside the IZOD Center for RAW gave a Hall of Fame worthy performance, singing, dancing...