Archive - June 2013

Bryan vs Orton III live on RAW tonight

Randy Orton

Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton are set to go one on one again for the third time tonight on Monday Night RAW. The first match between the two on last week’s show was stopped by WWE officials after Bryan suffered a stinger. The stoppage caused a real-life backstage argument between Triple H and Bryan after Bryan showed his displeasure for...

Rob Van Dam explains why left TNA Wrestling

Rob Van Dam

WWE-bound Rob Van Dam pulled no punches on Twitter when he was asked by a fan why ddi he ever leave TNA Wrestling. “Contract expired. So did professionalism, courtesy and respect,” RVD said in his reply. Van Dam worked for TNA between March 2010 and March 2013, making his debut on an episode of IMPACT defeating Sting. He won both TNA...

Ron Simmons Appreciation Night celebrated at live event

WWE

The non-televised WWE live event in Tallahassee, Florida last night was a Ron Simmons Appreciation Night. Ron’s friend John “Bradshaw” Layfield hosted the festivities, introducing the former WCW champion going through his young days at FSU, playing football, and having his jersey retired. The WWE Hall of Famer was then introduced...

WWE shoots funny SummerSlam 2013 commercial

SummerSlam

The hilarious promo for the SummerSlam 2013 pay-per-view has been released featuring the Bella Twins, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Prime Time Players, Dolph Ziggler, and AJ Lee. The ad has the Bella Twins playing beach volley, Daniel Bryan trying to start a fire at camp with kids and never manages, Kane coming to the rescue, PTP munching away on corn on...

Smackdown TV report for 06/21/2013

Smackdown

The Smack is being laid Down for us tonight in Dayton Ohio. After a recap of the results from last Sunday’s Payback PPV, Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring. Bryan is upset that for the first time in his 13 year career, a match was stopped due to injury. Bryan acknowledges that the WWE claims they were acting to protect him, but he knows...

Foley appears on The Daily Show and challenges Zeb Coulter

Zeb Colter

Mick Foley appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – or John Oliver now – a few days ago to challenge Zeb CoulterĀ in a hilarious segment. During the episode, a clip of Zeb Coulter’s segment from RAW was aired regarding immigration including a clip with JBL and Cole arguing with closed captions while William Regal and Antonio...

Sting brings back Main Event Mafia on IMPACT

Sting

TNA Hall of Famer Sting brought back the Main Event Mafia during this week’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling on Spike TV. Sting assembled the band back together to take down the Aces & Eights and the second member of the group was revealed on last night’s show and it was non other than Kurt Angle. TNA taped another TV show after the...

Ric Flair’s daughter Ashley makes her NXT TV debut

Ashley Flair

The daughter of two time WWE Hall of Famer and former 16 time World Heavyweight champion Ric Flair, Ashley, made her NXT television debut during yesterday’s tapings held at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Her dad was with her to share the experience with his daughter and appeared in the ring as well in front of the fans...

Newspaper says The Rock is rumored for Terminator 5

The Rock (Movies)

The Examiner newspaper is reporting that a script for Terminator 5 is being prepared with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in mind to play alongside with the original Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Film producer Megan Ellison – who now owns the rights for the Terminator franchise – is determined to get the former WWE...

Matt Striker released from WWE

Matt Striker

WWE announcer and former wrestling Matt Striker has been released from WWE effective immediately after the company decided not to give him a new deal. “WWE.com has learned that WWE has chosen to not renew Matt Striker’s contract. As of today, June 20, 2013, Striker will no longer be working with WWE. WWE wishes him the best in all his...

Another creative writer leaves WWE

WWE

WWE creative head writer David Kreizman has parted ways with the company, this time instead of being fired he was the one who walked away from WWE. The former soap opera writer who worked on television hits such as Guiding Light, As The World Turns, and All My Children, joined WWE in March of this year and only managed to stay onboard for less...

Rey Mysterio undergoes another surgery

Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio underwent surgery earlier today again under the care of Dr. James Andrews, a surgery which Mysterio himself described as a “minor procedure.” The 38 year old Superstar has been out of action since March of this year and was taken out of story lines by Mark Henry due to a knee injury he had to fix. His return was supposed...

WWE issues statement after being associated with murder story

WWE

WWE made the news for all the wrong reasons after a 5 year old was killed by her brother after he practiced “wrestling moves” on his sister in Louisiana. The brother, 13 years of age, was arrested on on day and charged with second degree murder after autopsy revealed that his sister died of severe blunt trauma, which included broken...

On-the-fly ending of RAW match leads to backstage argument

Daniel Bryan

PWInsider.com is reporting that the match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton was called off for real and was not part of the storyline yesterday. The call was made after Bryan suffered a stinger following the missile dropkick on Orton. The site also adds that Bryan was pissed backstage and expressed his anger towards Triple H for stopping the...

RAW rating for 06/17/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW did 4,153,000 viewers for this week’s show for a 3.0 rating, up 163,000 viewers from last week. Hour one did 4,030,000 viewers followed by 4,260,000 in the second and 4,170,000 in the third hour. (Ratings compile by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)

CM Punk vs Brock Lesnar targeted for SummerSlam

SummerSlam

The first time ever match between CM Punk and Brock Lesnar is expected to be held at SummerSlam in August and not at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view next month. With Lesnar still on limited dates with the company, it makes sense to hold off on to this big match for one of the biggest pay-per-views on the WWE calendar, not to mention that it...

WWE and Fruity Pebbles extend partnership

John Cena

Post Fruity Pebbles announced in a press release today that WWE champion John Cena will be appearing on TV commercials, a mobile photo app and a toy giveaway, extending the partnership between WWE and Fruity Pebbles. Cena became the first man to knock Fred Flintstone off the popular cereal box and TV commercials, a partnership that started thanks...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 06/17/2013

RAW

Last night, I’m sure many wrestlers got payback, but let’s just see who. Here’s hoping that both Heavyweight Champions retained their titles, as their challengers do not need/should not have, respectively, the championships. Also, what was the fallout from Chris Jericho VS. C.M. Punk? Did they actually wrestle, or did the...