Archive - 2013

Kurt Angle returning to TNA during Bound For Glory weekend

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle will be returning to TNA Wrestling at the Bound For Glory weekend where he will be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame the day before the company’s biggest pay-per-view of the year. Angle has been off TNA television since the beginning of August after he was admitted to rehab for drug and alcohol use. He was arrested on August 2 in...

WWE hires new SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

WWE HQ

WWE today announced the appointment of Laura A. Brevetti as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, reporting directly to WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Vince McMahon. Brevetti brings extensive legal and management experience to WWE and will be a key member of the senior executive team. As General Counsel, Brevetti...

Dusty, Dustin, and Cody Rhodes on RAW next Monday

Cody Rhodes

In the latest sit-down interview segment between Michael Cole and Triple H on WWE.COM, the COO has invited Cody Rhodes, his brother Goldust, and their father Dusty Rhodes to Monday Night RAW and have “an open forum.” Totally in character, Triple H said that he got mad at the Rhodes brothers for invading his house, jump his guardrail...

RAW rating for 09/23/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week did a 2.81 rating with an average of 3,739,000 viewers, down almost 300,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one did 3,603,000 viewers, hour two did 3,795,000, and hour three pulled in 3,820,000. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)

Monday Night Raw TV report for 09/23/2013

RAW

Once again, Raw emanates from my favorite American city, Chicago, Illinois. I’m sure this also guarantees an appearance by “The Second-City Saint” himself, C.M. Punk. After missing last week, what will he have to say or do responding to Paul Heyman’s defeat of him at Night Of Champions and being Ryback’s newest...

Ken Anderson and Mickie James removed from TNA website

Mr Anderson

Both Mr Anderson and Mickie James were removed from the roster page of the TNA official website at ImpactWrestling.com, pretty much signaling the end of their time with the company. Contracts for the duo expired and Anderson was written out after he was beaten by Bully Ray on Impact a couple of weeks ago while Mickie James dropped the Knockouts...

Another match set for the Battleground WWE pay-per-view

Ryback

The third match for the new WWE Battleground pay-per-view was announced on Monday Night RAW yesterday with CM Punk taking on Paul Heyman’s new guy, Ryback. The two had a series of matches last year when Punk was the champ and Ryback was chasing the title however this time the roles have been reversed with Ryback playing the heel. The other...

Entire roster for WWE 2K14 video game announced

WWE 2K14

The entire roster of the WWE 2K14 video game was announced yesterday night which includes a total of 83 playable characters – 38 of which are part of the 30 Years of WrestleMania mode which were announced back at SummerSlam weekend. The full roster in alphabetical order consists of: AJ Lee, Akana, Alberto Del Rio, Andre the Giant, Antonio...

Rey Mysterio to return to the ring on October 16

Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio made a surprise appearance during yesterday’s WWE’s non-televised live event in Hidalgo, Texas. The former World Heavyweight champion appeared halfway throughout the show and announced that he would be returning to the ring on October 16, which happens to be a show in Queretaro, Mexico. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns...

RAW in Chicago tonight, CM Punk set to return

CM Punk

Monday Night RAW rolls into Chicago, Illinois, tonight and you know that Chicago’s favorite wrestling son – CM Punk – will not be missing that! Punk, who we saw last at the Night of Champions pay-per-view, will be on the show tonight after a week off to sell the effects of the beating he received from Ryback. No matches have been...

John Cena to do appearances at upcoming European tour

John Cena

Former WWE champion John Cena will be going on the road with his co-workers for the upcoming European tour in November to do special appearances. Cena has been out injured since the day after SummerSlam and underwent elbow surgery, putting him on the sidelines for four to six months. WWE has not announced yet during which shows Cena will appear...

Shaul Guerrero returns to NXT after a one year absence

Raquel Diaz

Shaul Guerrero, the daughter of Vickie and the late Eddie Guerrero – is back working at NXT after leaving the company in September of last year. The 22 year old wrestles under the name of Raquel Diaz and is already back on Twitter using the Twitter handle @RaquelDiazWWE. When she was in FCW before WWE rebranded to NXT, Diaz was the longest...

WWE Studios reserves a spot at New York Comic Con

WWE Studios

WWE Studios announced that they will be holding a Q&A session on Sunday, October 13, at the New York Comic Con for two of their upcoming movies, See No Evil 2 and Leprechaun: Origins. See No Evil 2 will star Kane and starts filming next week in Vancouver. It will be released straight-to-DVD next year.  Leprechaun: Origins will feature...

SummerSlam 2013 buyrate down from last year’s show

SummerSlam

The preliminary buyrate for SummerSlam this year is not looking that good with 298,000 buys, down 60,000 buys from last year’s show which was headlined by Triple H and Brock Lesnar. The show had 186,000 buys domestically and an additional 112,000 overseas, barely surpassing the 2011 SummerSlam by 2,000 buys. The numbers are not final and...

Nick Dinsmore joins WWE Performance Center as trainer

WWE Performance Center

PWInsider.com is reporting that Nick Dinsmore, better known as former WWE Superstar Eugene, will be returning to the company as a trainer down at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Dinsmore wrestled for WWE between 2004 and 2007 and was introduced as the nephew of RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff. He had his WrestleMania...