Archive - May 2013

WWE App to air the post-RAW Bret Hart celebration

Bret Hart

While The Score in Canada will air the Bret Hart Appreciation Night post-show celebrations for Canadian fans, other fans not in Canada can still watch all the off air stuff live as it happens. WWE announced that tribute to Bret “Hit Man” Hart will be airing exclusively on the WWE App as soon as the broadcast on USA Network goes off the...

TNA and Always Evolve launch fitness mobile app

TNA

TNA today announced the launch of the TNA Always Evolve fitness app for iOS and Android devices, available for $4.99 on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. TNA Wrestling teamed up with Always Evolve to create one of the most revolutionary fitness applications on the market with Jeff Hardy as your workout partner. The Hardy avatar will lead you...

CM Punk and Curtis Axel go at it on Twitter

CM Punk

Two of the “Paul Heyman guys” went at it on Twitter today after CM Punk corrected a grammar mistake of a tweet posted by Curtis Axel. “Life is good when your a #PaulHeymanGuy!!!,” tweeted Axel followed with a photo of Lesnar, himself, CM Punk, and Paul Heyman. CM Punk was quick to correct his team mate – if you can...

WWE television producer John Gaburick leaving the company

WWE

PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE Vice President of Television Production, “Big” John Gaburick, is leaving the company. Gaburick is best known for having an on-screen role during the Tough Enough seasons which aired on MTV over a decade ago. He is a longtime WWE employee and has been working there since the 90s and was a big part of...

IMPACT TV report for 05/24/2013

Impact

Impact begins with Hulk Hogan making his way to the ring in his home town of Tampa Florida. The crowd is really into Hogan tonight, but I won’t hold that against them. Hogan claimed to be drinking beers with Shark Boy earlier at his beach. Hogan also says he wants to call out his friend, Sting. Sting comes out and Hogan tells him he...

WWE signs two female fitness models to developmental deals

NXT

The NXT developmental group welcomed two new Divas-in-training to their facility last month as the WWE has signed female fitness models and bodybuilders Alexis Kaufman and Christina Vargas. The 21 year old blond Kaufman is from Columbus, Ohio, and participated in several fitness/bodybuilding competitions where she also won the 2011 IFBB Arnold...

Cena wrestles dark match after RAW goes off the air

John Cena

While John Cena was not part of the Monday Night RAW television broadcast to sell the aftermath of his match against Ryback at Extreme Rules, the WWE champion did appear in front of the live crowd. After the show was over and Triple H was escorted out of the arena, John Cena and Alberto Del Rio teamed up to take on Jack Swagger and Ryback in a tag...

RAW rating for 05/20/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week drew 4,227,000 viewers overall with a 2.96 rating, up from last week’s 4,047,000 number. Hour one did 4,078,000 viewers, followed by 4,295,000 in the second hour, and 4,307,000 in the third. It’s the first time since the August 13 episode of RAW that the show saw an increase of viewers in every hour. (Ratings...

Jim Ross meeting with NFLPA officials for possible WWE/NFL deal

Jim Ross

FOX Sports is carrying an article about a possible partnership between WWE and NFL which would see the cut NFL players trying out for WWE. Jim Ross, who was in charge of WWE’s talent for several years, is meeting with the NFL Players Association officials today in Washington, D.C., to pitch the idea. “Everybody doesn’t make the...

Tammy “Sunny” Sytch released from jail

Sunny

WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch is finally out of prison after serving four months for violating a restraining order according to TMZ.COM. Sunny was arrested six times in a span of four months and charged with disorderly conduct, assault, 3rd degree burglary and violating the restraining order. TMZ also adds that Sunny contracted...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 05/20/2013

RAW

Many questions arise for tonight’s Raw, as it is just under twenty-four hours removed from the end of Extreme Rules. Who walked out the Last Man Standing and WWE Champion – John Cena, the champion, or Ryback, the challenger? Was it Jack Swagger or Alberto Del Rio that made the other say “I Quit?” Is “The Shield”...

Cities of Windsor and Detroit bid for WrestleMania 31 and 32

WrestleMania

The BlackburnNews.com website is reporting that the cities of Windsor and Detroit have teamed up to submit a bid to host WrestleMania 31 and/or 32. Detroit Sports Commission Executive Director Dave Beachnau said an emphasis on the international appeal of hosting the event at Ford Field gives them an edge. “It’s appealing because a lot...

TNA and Georgia Lottery team up for new instant game

TNA

TNA and Georgia Lottery have teamed up to create the IMPACT Wrestling instant game with TNA becoming the first wrestling company to be featured on a Georgia Lottery ticket. “Our partnership with the Georgia Lottery is a uniquely exciting one for both our Impact Wrestling brand and our superstar talent,” said TNA President Dixie...

WWE Superstars praise Curtis Axel

Curtis Axel

The (re)debut of Curtis Axel as the third Paul Heyman guy got a lot of positive and encouraging tweets from fellow WWE Superstars who were excited that the man behind the character is finally getting his push. “Genuinely proud of @WWEMcGillicutty. Go get em, kid!” wrote the current World Heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler. Chris...

Lawler issues apology to Triple H after stroke comment on RAW

Jerry Lawler

The situation with Triple H where he was helped at the end of RAW because he was showing signs of concussions was all part of the show to sell the match from the previous night against Brock Lesnar. Triple H was wrestling Curtis Axel when he started losing focus and couldn’t climb back in the ring. He moved over to the ringside WWE doctor...

Curtis Axel is the third Paul Heyman guy

Curtis Axel

Joe Hennig, the son of the late WWE Hall of Famer Mr Perfect, was repackaged and given a reboot yesterday on Monday Night RAW using the name of Curtis Axel, the third Paul Heyman guy. Hennig has been signed to a WWE deal since March 2007, wrestling for FCW. He appeared in the second season of NXT under the name of Michael McGillicutty but came up...

Billboard Music Awards stunt gone wrong gets the JR treatment

Jim Ross

A stunt gone wrong at the Billboard Music Awards yesterday put wrestling into the spotlight as singer Miguel attempted to jump from one stage to another which resulted into a nasty looking finish. The 27 year old attempted to jump over a pit with fans during the live awards ceremony and while he barely made it on the other end, he landed on two...

WWE returning to Abu Dhabi in October

WWE

WWE will be returning to Abu Dhabi later this year in October with three live events to be held at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium. “Zayed Sports City is delighted to have WWE return to our facility this year. They are truly one of the world’s most popular entertainment brands as demonstrated by three successful shows last...