Archive - December 2013

Monday Night Raw TV report for 12/30/2013


Tonight is the last Raw of 2013, and let’s hope it goes out with a bang! However, judging from the promo last week, I am expecting more shenanigans and comedy for this “New Year’s-themed show. On the card is an Intercontinental Championship bout, with Big E. Langston defending against Fandango. Will the dancing-phenomenon pull a...

WWE Legends and Hall of Famers advertised for Old School RAW

Ric Flair

The first RAW of 2014 will be an Old School edition with several WWE Legends returning to the broadcast which will be in retro-mode, using old WWF graphics, logos, theme song, and setup. A video to promote the special edition of the show aired during RAW yesterday and included Ric Flair, Diamond Dallas Page, Million Dollar Man, IRS, New Age...

Brock Lesnar returns, attacks Mark Henry

Brock Lesnar (WWE)

The beast is back. Brock Lesnar returned on WWE television yesterday on the final Monday Night RAW of 2013 and attacked former World Heavyweight champion Mark Henry. Lesnar – accompanied by Paul Heyman – was introduced back by Triple H, who shook hands with both of them before leaving the ring. Heyman, who was also last seen at the...

Royal Rumble 2014 main event announced

Royal Rumble

The main event for the 2014 Royal Rumble will be Randy Orton defending the WWE World Heavyweight title against John Cena in a rematch from the TLC pay-per-view. While the match will not be a tables, ladders, and chairs one, it will have a stipulation attached to it: the match can only end in a pinfall or submission, with Stephanie McMahon saying...

Tribute to the Troops 2013 rating

Tribute To The Troops

This year’s Tribute to the Troops television special which aired on NBC this past Saturday scored 2,310,000 viewers and a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 adults demo, a 100% increase from last year’s show. The show was taped from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Fort Lewis, Washington, and while NBC only aired an hour episode, WWE presented a full show to...

Final RAW of 2013 live on USA Network tonight


Tonight is the final RAW of 2013 and one match has been announced for the broadcast – an Intercontinental title match between Big E Langston and Fandango. WWE.COM is also hyping up that the Big Show will be donning a diaper to “ring in 2014,” a sight which we are not sure anyone wants to see. WWE is running another live event tonight in...

Here comes the pain! Lesnar set for RAW tonight

Brock Lesnar (WWE)

Brock Lesnar was not shown at UFC 168 as rumored however the former WWE and UFC champion is scheduled to be on tonight’s Monday Night RAW. Lesnar’s appearance was spoiled at the Smackdown tapings yesterday after backstage vignettes were filmed referring to Lesnar attacking a particular person on tonight’s broadcast according to...

AJ Styles to wrestle for ROH in January after 8 year absence

AJ Styles

Former TNA champion AJ Styles is returning back to the company he made famous – Ring of Honor – for an event which will take place at the Nashville Fairgrounds on January 4. His match against Roderick Strong will be taped and airing on ROH TV the weekend of February 1. This will be the first time in 8 years that Styles will appear for...

RAW goes old school on January 6 in Baltimore


The first Monday Night RAW of 2014 is being advertised as an Old School RAW on the website of the Baltimore Arena. There is no mention yet anywhere on WWE.COM about the special theme but WWE does send out promotional material in advance to the marketing teams of the hosting arena to promote it on their websites. The company has been doing these...

RAW rating for 12/23/2013


This week’s taped edition of Monday Night RAW did 3,821,000 viewers, down 331,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one did 3,893,000 viewers followed by 3,959,000 in the second, and 3,610,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by

Brock Lesnar rumored to be attending UFC 168 tomorrow

Brock Lesnar (UFC) is reporting that WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar is rumored to be attending tomorrow’s UFC 168: Weidman vs Silva 2 in Las Vegas and reporters who had a chat with Dana White following the press conference yesterday asked him about it. When White was asked if UFC was going to talk business with one of their biggest PPV draws in the...

WWE shares shoot up to 52-week high on Boxing Day


WWE shares shot up to a 52-week high today, reaching $16.33 at one point during the Boxing Day trading. Shares eventually settled at $16.19 a piece, which is the highest it has closed for a couple of years, and it was an increase of 2.27% over Wednesday’s closing. The company currently has a market cap of $1.19 billion.

WWE resumes live events with 10 shows in 5 days


WWE Superstars and Divas are back on the road today, with two shows every day until December 30 as their Christmas break is over. Today the will be shows in Chicago and New York, with a return to Madison Square Garden. On Friday it’s Hartford and Indianapolis, then Saturday to Newark and Detroit, Sunday is Smackdown tapings in Washington, D.C...

Batista comments on his WWE return


On his official @DaveBautista Twitter account, the former WWE and World Heavyweight champion Batista made his first comment after his return to the company was announced on Monday Night RAW yesterday. “I can’t wait to get to the Cheesefest in Hoakietown and punch somebody right In the f’n face! Playtime’s over children,”...

TNA issues statement on the departure of Jeff Jarrett


TNA has issued an official statement on the departure of their minority owner and Vice President, Jeff Jarrett, one of the two founders of the company. “TNA Entertainment, LLC announced today that it has accepted Mr. Jeff Jarrett’s resignation from the company effective January 6th, 2014,” the statement read. TNA’s President, Dixie...

WWE officially announces the return of Batista on RAW


With the surprise factor gone, WWE has officially announced that Batista will be returning to the company on the January 20 edition of Monday Night RAW, a week before the Royal Rumble. The return of Batista was spoiled by the website of the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, promoting his appearance on the website for their February 16...