Archive - April 2013

Stevie Ray to induct his brother Booker T in the Hall of Fame

Booker T

It is going to be a Harlem Heat reunion at the Hall of Fame on Saturday as it was announced that Stevie Ray, the real life brother and former tag team partner of Booker T will be inducting him. Ray and Booker made their debut in WCW in 1993 and together they won the WCW tag team titles on 10 separate occasions. Ray retired in 2002 and opened up a...

WWE changes plans and adds Foley to HOF broadcast

Mick Foley

It looks like WWE has “buckled” under pressure from fans and Mick Foley has been given his Hall of fame spot on the USA Network broadcast which will air this coming Tuesday. Foley was left out of the one hour edited version of the show and instead Trish Stratus, Donald Trump, and Bruno Sammartino were going to be highlighted. Foley...

IMPACT TV report for 04/04/2013

Impact

Impact begins with Aces and Eights walking to the ring. Mr. Anderson is the first person to speak and he calls us all douche bags.  When Anderson is a babyface he calls us assholes, but now we’re douchebags. Anderson offers AJ styles an Aces and Eights leather vest. Devon is also there and he has a mysterious envelope that he says belongs...

TNA and InterContinental Hotels Group announce partnership

TNA

TNA Wrestling announced that it has reached a one year agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group to provide Candlewood Suites as the official hotel partner for TNA’s live events. “We are really looking forward to this new relationship with TNA IMPACT WRESTLING,” said Robert Radomski, Vice President of Brand Leadership...

Mick Foley comments on being left out of HOF broadcast on USA

Mick Foley

Mick Foley is determined to deliver the best speech at the Hall of Fame to let the powers that be know what a stupid decision they made for leaving him out of the Hall of Fame broadcast on USA Network on Tuesday. “I’ll give the best speech I can, and let the decision makers make the decisions,” Foley wrote after it was revealed...

Many more celebrities announced for WrestleMania 29

WrestleMania 29

While Sean “Diddy” Combs was the only celebrity announced to be appearing at WrestleMania, more names were added today and announced at the WrestleMania 29 press conference which is being held at Radio City Music Hall. Boxing legend Mike Tyson, actor Charlie Sheen, talk show host Jimmy Fallon, rapper Lil’ Wayne, and reality TV...

Trish Stratus explains why she chose Steph McMahon to induct her

Trish Stratus

In an interview on her own website at TrishStratus.com, the soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer and former 7-time WWE Women’s champ explained the decision to have Stephanie McMahon induct her in the Hall of Fame. “As the Hall of Fame is a nod to what one has accomplished in their career, my mind naturally went to Stephanie as there would have...

WWE and Martha Hart settle lawsuit out of court

Owen Hart

WWE and Martha Hart have finally ended their legal war out of court with an agreement reached to settle the lawsuit that Martha brought forward against WWE. Terms of the settlement were not announced. The settlement was announced yesterday by Martha Hart, WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and his wife and former CEO Linda McMahon according to the...

TNA show in New York tomorrow with Hulk Hogan

TNA

Taking advantage of the thousands of people who will be in the New York/New Jersey area for WrestleMania, TNA will be presenting a show tomorrow at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, New York. TNA is promoting the non-televised event as the road to Slammiversary during “pro wrestling’s most anticipated weekend in the area in...

2K Games to stream WWE ’13 Superstar Challenge from Axxess

WWE 13

WWE’s new video game publishers 2K will be streaming this year’s WrestleMania 29 Superstar Challenge live from Axxess on the Internet. The WrestlemMnia 29 Superstar Challenge will feature some of the best WWE Superstars and Divas in a WWE ’13 tournament which has become a tradition at every Axxess. Zack Ryder, Big E Langston...

Hundreds attend Reid Flair’s funeral in Charlotte

Reid Flair

Hundreds of friends, family, and wrestlers attended the 90-minute Reid Flair funeral today at the Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reports that the funeral featured words of remembrance by his sister, girlfriend, and two-time Hall of Fame father. “I want to make sure he knows this turnout isn’t...

Ric Flair pulled from Axxess VIP autograph session

Ric Flair

Ric Flair will not be a part of WrestleMania Axxess as planned tomorrow due to the death of his son Reid. Flair was scheduled to be at Axxess from 7:30PM onwards as part of the VIP Autograph Session which was sold out. WWE is not giving refunds and replaced Flair with The Undertaker. He will be there till 9PM. The Undertaker is also scheduled for...

RAW rating for 04/01/2013

RAW

With six days away from WrestleMania, Monday Night RAW did not deliver at all even though it was packed with Superstars as the show did 4,305,000 viewers with a 3.12 rating, down from last week’s 3.24 and overall 300,000 viewers less. Hour one opened with 4,031,000 viewers followed by 4,483,000 viewers in the second hour and then slightly...

WrestleMania 29 press conference tomorrow at 1PM

WrestleMania 29

WWE will hold a WrestleMania press conference on Thursday at 1PM EST live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York which will be streamed live on WWE.COM, Facebook, and YouTube. Jerry “The King” Lawler will be hosting the press conference which will have appearances from The Rock, John Cena, Triple H, CM Punk, Vince McMahon, and...

Vince McMahon to induct Donald Trump in the WWE Hall of Fame

Donald Trump

Stephanie McMahon will not be the only McMahon doing the honors at the Hall of Fame this time around as the Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon will be inducting Donald Trump as well. “Battle of the Billionaires revisited? I’m honored to be inducting @RealDonaldTrump into the @WWE Hall of Fame this Saturday. #WWEHOF,” McMahon tweeted last...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 04/01/2013

RAW

Tonight is the final stop on the “Road To WrestleMania!” What will go down in the America’s capital for that one last push to the “Granddaddy Of Them All?” Why speculate, let’s just get right to it! Read on, folks! Monday Night Raw Report for April 1st, 2013 – “Legacy, My Time, and The Will Of The...

Record-level social media initiatives to be used for WrestleMania

WrestleMania 29

In a press release issued today, WWE officially unveiled the record-level of digital and social media initiatives that will happen during this WrestleMania week. Among the stuff that WWE is producing are embeddable content widgets delivered through Yahoo! for blogs, new Facebook game, WrestleMania interactive press conference, the monitoring 24/7...