Archive - 2013

Mr Anderson’s status with TNA remains a mystery

Mr Anderson

Mr Anderson’s status within TNA remains a mystery as the former two time TNA champion was written out of television during Thursday’s Impact with his contract expiring next month. Similar to the case of AJ Styles’ contract negotiations with the company, financial terms was the major issue for a new deal that would keep Anderson...

WWE revises financial outlook for rest of 2013

WWE HQ

WWE issued a press release announcing that they have revised their financial outlook for the rest of 2013, lowering the outcome in the range of between $40 to $50 million. The company said that high operating leverage and continued investment in the brand and content contributed to an approximate 5% reduction in second half revenue...

Total Divas reunion show to air after finale tomorrow

Total Divas

Following the finale of the first half of the first season of Total Divas, E! will air a sort of a “reunion show” with the Bella Twins, Natalya, Ariane, Trinity, Eva Marie, JoJo, John Cena, John Uso, TJ, and a surprise guest. This show will air at 11PM EST as soon as episode 8 finishes. This particular program was filmed last week in...

Darren Young appears on The Ellen DeGeneres show

Darren Young

Darren Young was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday to talk about his coming out and how his life has since changed. Young, who was referred to by his real name of Fred, thanked Ellen for paving the way. He said the support he received from his WWE family has been incredible and after he spilled the beans to TMZ about it, he was terrified and...

Spike TV to air one hour Bound For Glory special

Bound For Glory

Spike TV will be airing a Countdown to Bound For Glory special on Sunday, October 20, at 7PM EST, one hour before the biggest pay-per-view of the year for TNA hits the air. The countdown show will feature a Bound For Glory match, highlights of the BFG Series, live backstage interviews, and behind-the-scenes access to Bound For Glory weekend events...

Total Divas episode 8: No Longer The Bridesmaid preview

Total Divas

This Sunday, E! will air the finale of the first part of the season of Total Divas featuring the wedding of Natalya and Tyson Kidd. Natalya’s parents – Bret’s sister and her dad Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart – will be making an appearance on the show as well. The episode will also tackle Ariane going to the hospital...

RAW rating for 09/09/2013

RAW

Monday Night Raw this week drew a 2.9 rating and an average of 3,886,000 viewers, down only 51,000 viewers against the first of Monday Night Football. None of the three hours broke the 4 million viewer mark with hour one pulling 3,801,000 viewers, hour two doing 3,903,000, and then hour three increasing to 3,953,000. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen...

Jim Ross addresses his retirement in short blog

Jim Ross

Jim Ross addressed his retirement last night in a blog posted on his official website JRsBarBQ.com, calling September 11, 2013, as “quite a day” as it was his last day with the company. “Time flies when one is enjoying one’s dream job. Heck, it only took me 19 years to make it to the NFL of sports entertainment. Overnight...

The McMahons tweet their thanks to Jim Ross

Vince Mcmahon

The McMahons tweeted their thanks to Hall of Famer Jim Ross who spent his last day as WWE employee yesterday. “Thank you @JRsBBQ for 20 years of service with @WWE,” wrote Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon in a short tweet, clearly nowhere near the 140 limit character. “Thank you for everything @JRsBBQ I’ve learned so much from...

Jim Ross announces his retirement from WWE

Jim Ross

WWE.COM today confirmed that WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has announced that he will be retiring from the company to focus more on his personal business. The news comes out of nowhere as Ross often claimed that he’s happy to be doing part-time stuff for WWE and doesn’t have to travel as often except to do commentary and work for NXT as...

Monday Night Raw TV report For 09/09/2013

RAW

Tonight, Raw is back in “bizarro-land,” otherwise known as my home-country of Canada. Specifically, it lands in Toronto, also the home of WWE Hall-Of-Famer Edge, who will be returning to please his fans! What will the “Rated-R” Superstar and former World Heavyweight/WWE Champion have to say and/or do? Also, the other big...

Episode 7 of Total Divas the least watched show of the series

Total Divas

Episode 7 of Total Divas received a big drop in its viewers on Sunday, getting only 1,091,000 viewers, making it the lowest rated episode of the show. That number represents a decrease of over 400,000 viewers from episode 6, which was the second most watched show of the series. Episode 8, which is the finale of part one of the series, takes place...

WWE cancels two shows from live tour in Spain in November

WWE

The WWE live event which was scheduled for November in Spain has been called off by the company with no official reason given. The two live events were supposed to happen on November 7 and November 8 in Barcelona and Madrid respectively but a simple announcement on the official WWE Spanish website confirmed that the tour is now off. WWE will kick...

Off air notes from September 9 edition of RAW

CM Punk

W-O reader Mark Stanley attended last night’s RAW in Toronto, Canada, and sent in the following off air notes. After the show was over, CM Punk defeated Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman in a non-title, no disqualification match. Punk shook hands with everyone at ringside before heading back to the locker room. The WWE merchandise department were...

5-way tag match on Night of Champions kickoff show

Jack Swagger

The Night of Champions kickoff match this coming Sunday will feature a five-way tag team match with the winners of the match going on the face The Shield for the tag team titles on the pay-per-view. The match will consist of Brodus Clay and Sweet T vs 3MB vs Usos, vs Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro vs Prime Time Players. It will air on the...

Edge to be in Ottawa for Smackdown as well

Edge

The website for the Canadian Tire Centre – the site of tomorrow’s Smackdown tapings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – is listing WWE Hall of Famer Edge on the card. Edge will be returning on RAW tonight for one night only mainly to promote the new season of Haven which airs on SyFy and where he has a recurring role. It is not known if...