Archive - 2013

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...

WrestleMania 29: The World Television Premiere on August 3 on NBC

WrestleMania 29

WWE issued a press release today announcing that WrestleMania 29: The World Television Premiere will air on Saturday, August 3, at 9PM EST on NBC. This is the fifth time in a row that WWE will air segments of WrestleMania on free TV on NBC thanks to a partnership between the two companies. The show will have the main event – featuring 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...

WWE and E! team up for Make-A-Wish fundraising initiative

WWE

WWE and E! Entertainment today launched the first-ever Superstars for Hope fundraising initiative to support Make-A-Wish, featuring chances to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences available to anyone who makes a contribution. A Superstars for Hope red carpet party will be held in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 15, at the Beverly Hills Hotel as a...

Big WWE Australia, South Africa, and China tour starts this week

WWE

WWE taped next week’s Monday Night RAW yesterday and will be doing Smackdown tapings tonight and tomorrow as both crews head out for another International tour on Friday. On July 26, WWE invades Australia and take the stage at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, followed by another show the next night in Sydney at the Allphones Arena. On...

Full match listing for the upcoming Goldberg DVD/Blu-Ray release

Goldberg

FemantleMedia, through their website WWEDVD.CO.UK, released the full match listing for the upcoming Goldberg DVD and Blu-Ray which will be titled Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection and released on October 8. The DVD version will contain three discs while the Blu-Ray version will contain two and both will have 30 full matches from Goldberg’s...

Sorensen talks about Dixie Carter’s broken promises

Jesse Sorensen

Former TNA Superstar Jesse Sorensen enlisted the help of fundraising website gofundme.com to try and raise $600 so he can enter a bodybuilding competition that he had to drop out from after he was released from his TNA contract. In less than 24 hours, 13 people contributed $630 at time of this writing, beating the goal by $30 already. In his...