Archive - June 2013

WWE going to Shanghai, China in August for one show

WWE

WWE has announced that the company will be returning to China for a live show on Friday, August 2, in Shanghai at the Oriental Sports Center. “We are extremely delighted to be back in Shanghai and offer the ‘WWE LIVE’ experience to Chinese fans for the first time,” said Sweesin Wu, WWE’s Vice President & General...

Rampage Jackson to appear on IMPACT live tomorrow

Quinton Jackson

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will make his first TNA appearance tomorrow night live on IMPACT Wrestling which is being held in Duluth, Georgia at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. Spike, TNA, and Bellator held a press conference today to announce more details of the deal between all parties which includes Rampage getting his own TV show on...

RAW rating for 06/03/2013

RAW

The NBA game going head to head against Monday Night RAW pummeled the WWE show in the ratings, with RAW getting only a 2.6 rating with an average of 3,640,000 viewers, down 300,000 viewers from the previous week. The show had 3,620,000 viewers in the first and second hour and 3,800,000 viewers in the third, giving RAW the lowest rating in months...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 06/03/13

RAW

Following last week’s ending, who will Curtis Axel pick on next to elevate himself? (He needs to now have a legitimate win, other than Sin Cara from Smackdown two weeks in a row! As long as Paul Heyman cuts a promo tonight with him, that’ll be good enough for me to sell the repackaged man for another week! Also, how will Chris Jericho...

TNA announcer Todd Kenely’s services no longer required

TNA

PWInsider.com is reporting that TNA announcer Todd Kenely has been let go and will no longer form part of the announce team. Kenely was hired in October of last year by Eric Bischoff and was added to the Taz and Mike Tenay announce team. Before joining TNA, he worked for NWA Hollywood as a backstage interviewer and then served as the ring...

Former UFC champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson coming to TNA

Quinton Jackson

TNA Wrestling, Bellator, and Spike TV, today announced that former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, has signed a multi-year partnership with the three companies. The announcement was made by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President, Bjorn Rebney, Bellator CEO, and Dixie Carter, TNA Wrestling President. The landmark partnership includes...

Dolph Ziggler back on the road but no wrestling yet

Dolph Ziggler

World Heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler returned to be a part of the non-televised live events yesterday in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, however did not wrestle as he is still not cleared to get physical in the ring. Ziggler took the mic to address the fans about his concussion and told them that he can’t wrestle but his friend Big E. Langston...

Slammiversary XI live on pay-per-view tonight

Bully Ray

Live from the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts, TNA Wrestling presents Slammiversary XI on pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: Bully Ray vs Sting for the TNA title in a no holds barred match with the stipulation that if Sting loses he can no longer wrestle for the TNA title; AJ Styles vs Kurt Angle; Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez vs...

Dwayne Johnson gets his female co-star for Hercules movie

The Rock (Movies)

Dwayne Johnson got his co-star for his upcoming Hercules movie in the form of Russian model and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl Irina Shayk. This will be Shayk’s first feature film, a massive role where she will play the wife of Hercules in the Brett Ratner-directed movie, currently titled Hercules: The Thracian Wars. “Excited...

WWE stocks hit 52-week high

WWE

WWE stocks hit a 52-week high yesterday, reaching 9.83 during trading hours before ending the day at 9.74, 0.72% up from the previous day. The 52-week low sits at 7.44. The company has a market cap of $728.77 million at the time of yesterday’s closing.

WWE Chief Financial Officer talks about the WWE Network

WWE Network

Earlier this week, WWE’s Chief Financial Officer George Barrios attended the Citi Global Consumer Conference to discuss the WWE business. Barrios talked how WWE “launched the pay-per-view business” with WrestleMania I and now they are going to”re-imagine” the same business with the WWE Network. “We are going to...