Archive - 2013

Co-workers show their support on Twitter for Darren Young

Darren Young

With Darren Young basically making WWE history, a lot of his peers and others in the wrestling business showed their support by posting messages on Twitter. “Congratulations to @DarrenYoungWWE for being the first openly gay WWE Superstar,” tweeted Stephanie McMahon. Steph’s husband Triple H also echoed his wife’s statement...

WWE issues statement supporting Darren Young

WWE

WWE issued a statement today on its website supporting one half of Primetime Players, Darren Young, after coming out publicly, becoming the first openly gay WWE Superstar. “On TMZ this morning, WWE Superstar Darren Young revealed to the WWE Universe that he is gay. WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will...

John Cena proud of Darren Young for coming out

John Cena

John Cena said that he is very proud of Darren Young for coming out as gay even though he had no idea about it until he was told by the TMZ camera crew. Cena and Nikki Bella were stopped by TMZ while they were out in the city and was asked if he knows about any openly gay WWE Superstars. Cena said no, they don’t have any, but then he was...

Lex Luger interview on UnPlugged archived

Lex Luger

SNS UnPlugged returned to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network (www.snsradionetwork.com) on August 13 with “The Bronx-Father” Tony J. Mirabella and “Mr. Money on the Mic” Jeff Jackson. The boys start off the show with a special guest, the former two time WCW World Champion and author, “The Total Package” Lex Luger to talk about his...

Darren Young publicly comes out as gay

Darren Young

TMZ.COM caught up with Darren Young of the Primetime Players at an airport and asked him if a gay wrestler would be able to make it in WWE. “Absolutely, look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you I’m gay, and I’m happy,” Young said. And with that, Young became the first WWE Superstar to come out...

Hardcore Justice edition of Impact Wrestling tomorrow on Spike

Bully Ray

Tomorrow’s episode Impact Wrestling will carry the Hardcore Justice theme, similar to what the company did last month with a Destination X-themed show. The two hour broadcast will be headlined by Chris Sabin taking on Bully Ray in a steel cage match for the TNA World title with the added stipulation that if Bully Ray loses he will never get...

WWE publishes full SummerSlam 2013 calendar of events

SummerSlam

WWE released the full details of their very busy SummerSlam week with two events already done and dusted – the press conference on Tuesday, and children’s hospital visits held today. Apart from those two events, WWE will hold Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies, Superstars for Hope to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation, appearances at the...

Eva Marie fires up the September issue of Maxim Magazine

Eva Marie

Diva-in-training Eva Marie is featured in the September edition of Maxim Magazine which has UFC champion Ronda Rousey on the cover. This is the first time that Eva Marie has been in Maxim Magazine and let’s just say that it’s a safe bet that it will not be the only time that she will be gracing the pages of this – and other...

Sheamus successfully undergoes shoulder surgery

Sheamus

Former WWE champion Sheamus successfully underwent shoulder surgery yesterday and is now starting his long rehab road to get back in action. “Six anchors inserted in my left labrum,” tweeted Sheamus after he came out of surgery, noting that his shoulder was stiff but rehab would be starting today. Sheamus injured his shoulder after he...

RAW rating for 08/12/2013

RAW

This week’s Monday Night RAW pulled in 4,111,000 viewers and a 3.0 rating, down 60,000 viewers from the previous week. Hour one did 3,743,000 viewers, hour two did 4,273,000 and the third hour increased to 4,317,000. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)

Maria Menounos to wrestle in a tag match at SummerSlam Axxess

WWE

Maria Menounos will be wrestling at SummerSlam after all however it won’t be on pay-per-view, but at SummerSlam Axxess. The Extra television host will be teaming up with Natalya to take on Brie Bella and a partner of her choice on Sunday morning, just hours before Natalya and Brie face off against each other on pay-per-view. The match was...

SummerSlam Kickoff show to run for 60 minutes

SummerSlam

The SummerSlam Kickoff show will be running for sixty minutes rather than the usual thirty minutes according to a press release issued today by WWE. Headlined by Rob Van Dam vs Dean Ambrose for the U.S. title, the kickoff show will also have a panel featuring Shawn Michaels, Booker T, and Natalya. Natalya is also involved in a one-on-one match...

E! extends season one of Total Divas to 14 episodes

Total Divas

E! has extended the first season of Total Divas with an additional six episodes for a total of 14 which will make up season one. The new run of episodes start airing on November 17. The news comes to no surprise as the show has been performing with great numbers for E! in that time slot. Apart from strong viewers, the show is hitting all the right...

WWE Studios acquires rights for movie featuring Jason Momoa

WWE Studios

Deadline.com is reporting that WWE Studios along with Anchor Bay Films have acquired distribution rights in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand to Road To Paloma, the directorial debut of Jason Momoa. The movie involves Momoa as a Native American who is pursued by the FBI for taking the law into his own hands after thugs...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/12/2013

RAW

Tonight is the last Raw before the biggest party of the summer gets underway, SummerSlam! It is time to wrap up the loose ends and send everyone to Sunday. How will said “loose ends” finish, particularly with WWE Champion John Cena and his challenger, Daniel Bryan? Also, is Christian solidified as the only contender to Alberto Del...

Divas match set for SummerSlam, Triple H to referee main event

Triple H (non DX)

Apart from RVD taking on Ambrose at SummerSlam, a new match was added to the show yesterday on RAW featuring the Divas. While the initial stories hinted to a tag match with Natalya and E!’s Maria Menounos taking on the Bellas, it was confirmed yesterday that Natalya will be taking on Brie Bella in a one on one match. Brie will have Nikki and...

RVD to take on Ambrose in the SummerSlam Kickoff match

Rob Van Dam

Rob Van Dam won a battle royal on RAW yesterday and earning himself a shot at the United States title which is being held by The Shield member Dean Ambrose. Van Dam was left in the ring with Ryback and Mark Henry as the final three and both RVD and Henry eliminated Ryback before the former WWE and ECW champion managed to get rid of Mark Henry to...

John Cena game for iOS available on the iTunes App Store

John Cena

WWE released a John Cena game for iOS devices yesterday and it’s now available for free on the iTunes App Store. Titled John Cena’s Fast Lane, the game puts you in the driving seat while you challenge 80 different opponents in different cities. You can upgrade and customize your car and unlock different vehicles as you go up...

Total Divas adds 100,000 viewers over last week’s show

Total Divas

The fans seem to love Total Divas on E! as the show this past Sunday pulled in 1,671,000 viewers, an increase of over 100,000 from last week’s show. If the numbers keep going up like this an order for a second season will surely come WWE’s way from E! Episode 3 tackled romantic problems and sister fights. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen...

WWE releases WrestleMania XXX travel packages

WrestleMania XXX

WWE released the WrestleMania XXX travel packages today with prices ranging from $795 per person in a room with four people for up to $5,270 per person also in a room with four people. The highest priced ticket is a single for $6,225. Each package will include tickets for WrestleMania, Hall of Fame, and Axxess, a $50 Pat O’Brien’s gift...