Archive - May 2013

Off air notes from RAW in Tulsa, Oklahoma

John Cena

W-O reader Jarrod Griswold attended last night’s RAW in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and sent in these following off air notes. After RAW went off the air, a dark match between John Cena, Randy Orton, and Alberto Del Rio taking on Ryback, Jack Swagger and the Big Show took place. The match lasted around 10 minutes and ended with Cena giving Big Show an...

Miz vs Rhodes to air on Extreme Rules pre-show

The Miz

The Miz will get his second pay-per-view pre-show match in a row as the returning former WWE champion was announced to be taking on Cody Rhodes this Sunday before Extreme Rules goes on the air. Miz returned last night on RAW after he’s been out for a month due to the filming schedule he had in Vancouver, Canada, for his upcoming made-for-TV...

Del Rio vs Swagger replaces ladder match at Extreme Rules

Jack Swagger

At Extreme Rules, the World Heavyweight title will not be defended since Dolph Ziggler is out with a concussion which wipes the triple threat ladder match off the card. The other two Superstars who were supposed to be involved in the same match – Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio – will however wrestle in an I quit match on the...

James Storm to undergo MRI for possible hernia injury

James Storm

Former TNA champion James Storm was injured on Thursday’s IMPACT episode while refereeing the tag team match of Austin Aries and Bobby Roode versus Daniels and Kazarian. According to doctors, Storm has suffered a torn lower abdomen and ligament damage and will be going back again on Wednesday for an MRI to check if he has a hernia injury as...

WrestleMania 29 Blu-Ray and DVD out tomorrow

WrestleMania 29

The WrestleMania 29 Blu-Ray and DVD will be released tomorrow in stores nationwide and online. The DVD version will contain the 3 discs while the Blu-Ray version will have 2 discs. Extras on the DVD version include the pre-show match between Wade Barrett and The Miz and the complete 2013 Hall of Fame ceremony. The Blu-Ray version will have the...

Michael Cole to climb Mount Whitney with JBL

Michael Cole

WWE commentator Michael Cole has decided to tag team with his broadcast partner JBL to climb Mount Whitney in August as part of JBL’s Seven Summits program. Cole wrote in his blog on Layfield’s website that he wants to drop down 40 pounds by mid August to be in better shape for his first climb. It will be interesting to see how it...

Abyss makes surprise return on IMPACT

Abyss

The character of Abyss made a surprise return on IMPACT Wrestling this week, joining number one contender Sting and Kurt Angle to take on Bully Ray, Devon, and Mr. Anderson in the main event of the TNA show. Abyss – played by Chris Parks – last appeared on TNA television at the Genesis pay-per-view in January of last year where he was...

No more MMA coverage on W-O

Wrestling-Online

We have decided to stop covering mixed martial arts here on Wrestling-Online.com due to lack of resources from our end among other factors. Covering wrestling is already a difficult task, adding MMA to the mix was a big undertaking, but with the help of our MMA TV reporter David Comer it was a bit easier. He wrote tons of PPV and TV reports over...

Big Show vs Randy Orton announced for Extreme Rules

Randy Orton

A new match has been added to the Extreme Rules pay-per-view featuring Big Show taking on Randy Orton in an extreme rules match. Meanwhile, the Sheamus vs Mark Henry match also at the same pay-per-view is now a strap match, making all matches announced so far with stipulations. Show vs Orton is the fifth match on the card with one week to go for...

Bret Hart appreciation night on May 27 RAW in Calgary

Bret Hart

WWE.COM announced that the May 27 edition of Monday Night RAW from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will be a Bret Hart Appreciation Night as the WWE Hall of Famer and former WWE champion will be in attendance. While previous appreciation nights celebrations happened after the show went off the air, this time around it will all be televised as WWE pays...

IMPACT TV report for 05/10/2013

Impact

Impact begins with Sting and Kurt Angle making their way to the ring. Sting grabs the mic first and puts over Angle; Angle calls out AJ Styles. AJ comes out and gets a little bit of “good cop bad cop” from Angle and Sting. Angle is sick of AJ refusing to take a side, and Sting is trying to get Kurt to calm down and coax AJ into...

TNA joins YouTube’s subscription-based channels

TNA

WWE didn’t take YouTube’s subscription-based channel offer, but TNA Wrestling was ready to jump in and fill the wrestling void. Joining UFC, Cars.TV, National Geographic, 50 other companies, the TNA channel will be available for $4.99 a month and features the majority of the TNA pay-per-view library and DVD releases. Additional titles...

WWE announces new construction toy line

WWE

WWE announced yesterday a new multi-year deal with The Bridge Direct, a toy manufacturer to develop and market WWE construction toys. The new toys will be marketed for kids of the ages between 4 and 14 and will include figures, accessories, and construction bricks to “build your own” playsets. “We are excited to partner with The...

Dolph Ziggler suffers concussion at Smackdown tapings

Dolph Ziggler

WWE.COM is reporting that World Heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler suffered a concussion during last night’s Smackdown tapings when he interfered in a match involving Big E. Langston and Jack Swagger. “He [was] having some memory difficulties and a bit of a headache … he definitely has a concussion,” said WWE doctor Michael...

WWE opts not to go subscription-based on YouTube

WWE

Variety is reporting that WWE opted not to be a part of YouTube’s subscription-based model, keeping the popular WWEFanNation channel on the Google-owned website free of charge. The story says that YouTube tried to lure WWE into signing as a pay-channel however WWE is happy doing money with advertising running throughout their thousands of...

IMPACT moving back to 9PM time slot on May 30

Impact

TNA’s flagship television show IMPACT will be moving back to its original time slot of 9PM EST starting on May 30. The big news was announced by TNA President Dixie Carter on Twitter earlier today. It was on May 31, 2012, that Spike and TNA agreed to move IMPACT an hour earlier to kick off at 8PM EST, a move which didn’t bring much...

Sin Cara cleared to return after concussion

Sin Cara

Sin Cara will be returning to the ring next week according to a tweet by the man behind the mask. “Finally I was given the all-clear to go back to wrestling. Next week my comeback to the WWE ring,” Sin Cara wrote. He has been out since mid March after he suffered a concussion and was kept off television because of his injury. The...