Archive - July 2013

WWE to report 2013 Q2 financial results tomorrow

WWE HQ

WWE will be reporting their 2013 second quarter results tomorrow before the market opens and then at 11AM EST there will be a conference call held with WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and other senior management officers. These results will include all the money generated from WrestleMania 29, held in April at the MetLife Stadium in East...

Total Divas replay on USA Network reaches even more viewers

Total Divas

The first episode of Total Divas that aired after Monday Night RAW, a day after the premiere on E!, did more viewers than the original airing at a later time slot. Total Divas on USA Network did an additional 1,530,000 viewers, up 200,000 from the E! broadcast. The USA airing started at 11:05PM versus the 10PM airing on Sunday. The first replay of...

RAW rating for 07/29/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW did a 2.87 rating and an average of 3,768,000 viewers for this week’s taped version, down 238,000 viewers from the previous week. Hour one did 3,662,000 viewers, followed by 3,896,000 in the second and 3,746,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)

Randy Orton attacked by fan in the ring in South Africa

Randy Orton

Randy Orton was attacked by a crazy fan in Cape Town, South Africa yesterday after his match against Big E. Langston finished and Orton was celebrating. The incident occurred as Orton was celebrating in the corner, doing his usual pose and while the lights were dimmed, a fan jumped in the ring, waited a bit, and then low-blowed the Money in the...

The Great Muta meets Jeff Jarrett at TNA offices

Jeff Jarrett

Japanese wrestling legend The Great Muta met with Jeff Jarrett at the TNA offices in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier today in a business-related encounter. The TNA website says that Muta – who know heads up the WRESTLE-1 promotion in his homeland – was in the States to discuss a potential agreement with TNA, most likely something...

WWE SlamCam augmented reality app for iOS released

WWE

Gravity Jack, Inc. today announced the iOS release of ‘SlamCam’, an interactive sweepstakes and multimedia-filled mobile application commissioned by WWE for a test program in the Canadian market. Users of The SlamCam app can scan any of WWE’s ‘SlamCam infused’ marketing materials, like billboards, Facebook cover...

Ticket information for the Battleground 2013 pay-per-view

WWE

The First Niagara Center website has released ticket information for the new WWE October pay-per-view Battleground which replaces Over The Limit in the WWE calendar. Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 3, at 10AM EST with the prices of $402.50, $302.50, $97.50, $72.50, $47.50 and $27.50. Tickets can be purchased at the First Niagara Center Box...

Second mystery man August 1 video released

TNA

A second video hyping up the August 1 mystery wrestler was uploaded by TNA Wrestling on their website and YouTube account. “August 1 is coming. I am not signed to Impact Wrestling but you will see me this Thursday,” the man in the shadows says. He also adds that he is not Dave Bautista, eliminating one rumor which fans made up...

Total Divas delivers 1.3 million viewers for debut episode

Bella Twins

WWE and E! hit a slam dunk with Total Divas as the show delivered 1.3 million viewers for its debut episode yesterday, making the show the most watch series debut since August of last year on E! The 1.3 million viewers translated to a 1.1 cable rating and an additional 700,000 viewers saw the replay at Midnight. The show had a strong lead-in...

4 hour WWE block on USA Network tonight

WWE

USA Network will have a four-hour WWE block tonight starting with Monday Night RAW at 8PM EST and then a repeat of the first episode of Total Divas airing immediately after RAW goes off the air. Tonight’s RAW is not live as it was taped this past Tuesday since the whole crew is on an overseas tour. Set to air on the show tonight are Curtis...

Yahoo features article on Jake The Snake and DDP

Jake Roberts

On Friday, Yahoo! posted a lengthy article titled ‘The resurrection of Jake “The Snake” Roberts,’ a candid look at Roberts and his ups and downs with addiction and the help offered by Diamond Dallas Page. The article was so popular that it eventually started trending worldwide on Yahoo.com for two straight days. Written by...

Total Divas debuts tonight on E! at 10PM EST

Bella Twins

Total Divas, the new show by WWE featuring Nikki and Brie Bella, Natalya, Cameron, Naomi, Eva-Marie, and JoJo, will debut tonight on E! at 10PM EST. Tonight’s first episode is titled ‘Welcome to the WWE’ with the synopsis reading, “The WWE Divas begin their preparations for WrestleMania. Nikki starts to have doubts...

Live WWE event results from 07/27 in Sydney, Australia

John Cena

W-O reader Geoffrey attended the live WWE event in Sydney, Australia, today and sent in the following results: Zack Ryder defeated Heath Slater; Natalya defeated Aksana; The Great Khali defeated Jinder Mahal; Dean Ambrose defeated The Miz in a street fight to retain the U.S. title; Curtis Axel defeated Antonio Cesaro to retain the Intercontinental...

TNA posts video of mystery guy coming on August 1

TNA

TNA has posted a video on its website about a mystery guy who’s coming to TNA on August 1 during the live Impact tapings in Wichita Falls, Texas. The video shows a silhouette of a male with the voice distorted talking about an August 1 warning, which TNA is trying to push on its social media with the #August1Warning hashtag. The man in the...

Smackdown TV report for 07/26/2013

Smackdown

The Smack is being laid Down for us tonight in Corpus Christi Texas. Match #1: Randy Orton versus Damien Sandow in a Money in the Bank winner versus Money in the Bank winner. Damien Sandow berates the crowd before the match, claiming they usually get their entertainment from cow tipping and watching bug zappers. After the bell the two men lock up...

Fight in the stands at RAW tapings leaves father unconscious

RAW

The Laredo FOX affiliate FOX39 is reporting that a brawl broke out in the stands at the RAW tapings on Tuesday at the Laredo Energy Arena. A police report says that the fight started when a child walked in front of another family several times, stepping on them repeatedly. After the father of the seated family drew the attention of the...

Booker T honored by City of Houston yesterday before Smackdown

Booker T

Booker T was honored by the City of Houston yesterday before the Smackdown tapings at the Toyota Center with July 25, 2013, officially designated as “Booker T. Day.” The WWE Hall of Famer was presented with an official proclamation from the City of Houston outside of the Toyota Center during a 10 minute ceremony. WWE announcer Michael...

Dixie Carter talks recent changes in TNA in message to fans

Dixie Carter

TNA President Dixie Carter wrote a message to fans which was posted on the ImpactWrestling.com website to address the recent events and changes within the company. “In the 11+ years that I have been with TNA, I am still amazed by the passion of pro wrestling fans. That passion – both positive and negative – is remarkable and something...