Archive - May 2013

Kevin Jonas is the social media ambassador for tonight’s RAW

RAW

Kevin Jonas of the famous Jonas Brothers will be the social media ambassador for tonight’s WWE Monday Night RAW. The singer and reality TV star will be tweeting during the three hour broadcast using his @KevinJonas account which has over 3 million followers. Previous social media ambassadors included Arnold Schwarzenegger, Larry King, Khloe...

Extreme Rules 2013 live on pay-per-view tonight

Triple H (non DX)

Live from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, WWE presents Extreme Rules on pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: John Cena vs Ryback for the WWE title in a last man standing match; Alberto Del Rio vs Jack Swagger in an I quit match for the number one contendership for the World Heavyweight title; Brock Lesnar vs Triple H in a steel...

Fund raiser effort to help Zema Ion cover medical expenses

Zema Ion

A fund raising effort for TNA’s Zema Ion has kicked off with the target of $30,000 to help cover his medical expenses after the former TNA X Division champion was diagnosed with appendicitis and a colon tumor. Ion – real name Michael Paris – unfortunately has no medical insurance and has to foot all the bills. The tumor found on...

WWE appoints new Vice President of Marketing for WWE Studios

WWE Studios

Deadline.com is reporting that WWE has hired Julie Tustin as the new Vice President of Marketing for WWE Studios and will be overseeing all marketing, publicity, and brand development for the company’s film division. Tustin was working as the Senior Vice President of Special Marketing Projects at Paramount Pictures before joining WWE. She...

The Rock talks wrestling during Fast & Furious 6 interview

The Rock (WWE)

In an interview with Emmy winning entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet, former WWE champion The Rock talked about his match at WrestleMania 29 and his future while promoting his Fast & Furious 6 movie. Rock said it was a “dream scenario” for him to walk into the biggest WrestleMania as the WWE champion and then passing the torch...

Zema Ion diagnosed with appendicitis and colon tumor

Zema Ion

TNA’s Zema Ion was rushed to a hospital two days ago and had to undergo surgery to remove his appendix yesterday according to a post on his Facebook account. Ion wrote on his Twitter that he’s been sick for a few days thinking he got some kind of food poisoning since he had been “hugging the toilet” vomiting. Eventually...

WWE donating $1.2 million for concussion treatment research

WWE

In a story carried by USA Today in the sports section it was revealed that the WWE is donating $1.2 million over three years to further research aimed at developing a treatment for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the brain disease associated with repeated concussions which is often linked to depression and dementia. “Obviously, I think...

WWE fires seven from the NXT developmental system

NXT

PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE went on a firing spree today, getting rid of seven NXT developmental talent. The unlucky ones are Derek Bateman, Briley Pierce (Dolph Ziggler’s younger brother), Tensai’s former manager Sakamoto, Brandon Traven, Percy Watson, and Divas-in-training Anna Bogomazova and Audrey Marie. WWE usually fires a...

Dixie Carter open for TNA/WWE crossover event

Dixie Carter

While she was in the UK just recently, TNA President Dixie Carter did an interview with entertainment website Digital Spy to discuss the upcoming TNA tour in the UK in 2014 and an idea that will probably never happen. Carter said that she would be open to hold a TNA/WWE crossover event although she doesn’t think that WWE shares her...

IMPACT TV report for 05/17/2013

Impact

Impact begins with Hulk Hogan walking to the ring. Hogan is shocked at how wild Hulkamania is running here in Tupelo. I don’t suffer from Hulkamania, so I’m always a little shocked when it runs wild. Hogan is also shocked that AJ Styles walked out on TNA last week. So Hogan has decided to make a match between AJ Styles and Kurt Angle...

WWE 2K14 set for release on October 29

WWE

WWE and 2K announced that the next WWE video game which will be titled WWE 2K14 will be hitting stores nationwide on October 29 while Europe will get the game a few days later on November 1. 2K now holds the license to produce and distribute WWE video games around the world after they bought the rights from THQ which went bankrupt earlier this...

Aries fined and apologizes to Christy Hemme over incident

Austin Aries

TMZ.COM is reporting that former TNA champion Austin Aries was hit with a big fine from TNA for shoving his crotch into Christy Hemme’s face last week during the live IMPACT following an honest mistake by the ring announcer. Hemme mistakenly called Aries and Storm as Kazarian and Daniels during their entrance, and Aries followed by cornering...

RAW in Brooklyn on July 15 pre-sale code

RAW

WWE will be invading the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for the first time ever with a live Monday Night RAW on July 15 and the pre-sale has kicked off today. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.com with prices ranging from $26.50 up to $76.50 plus additional fees. The pre-sale ends tomorrow, Friday May 17, at 10PM EST. The code...

Dixie Carter addresses Aries/Hemme incident from IMPACT

Austin Aries

TNA President Dixie Carter addressed the incident between Austin Aries and Christy Hemme from last week’s IMPACT on her Twitter today saying that the issue was taken seriously and handled immediately. “TNA has ZERO tolerance for inappropriate behavior,” Carter wrote on Twitter. Last week, Hemme introduced Aries and his partner Bobby...

RAW rating 05/13/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week did a 2.9 rating with an aerate viewership of 4,047,000. That is slightly up from last week’s 3,917,000 average. The first hour of the show did 3,790,000 viewers followed by 4,100,000 in the second and then 4,250,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by...

TNA press conference in Las Vegas today at 1PM EST

Hulk Hogan

TNA is in Las Vegas today to hold a press conference at 1PM EST with Hulk Hogan, Jeremy Borash and Kenny King appearing for an announcement. LVCVA Host Committee Chairman Oscar B. Goodman as well as execs from the Orleans Arena will be in attendance as well as TNA announces that IMPACT Wrestling will be coming to Sin City on June 29 for tapings at...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 05/13/2013

RAW

Tonight is just six nights before Extreme Rules! We know most of the matches and their respective stipulations, so all that’s left is one final push. That will happen for sure in three segments, with Brock Lesnar and Triple H face-to-face, and … The other hot rivalry already featured will be a “Dance-Off” between Chris...