Archive - 2013

RAW rating for 07/22/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week did a 2.9 rating with a total of 4,006,000 viewers, down around 95,000 viewers from the previous week. Hour one pulled 3,922,000 viewers, hour two followed with 4,162,000, and hour three went back down to 3,933,000 viewers. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)

TNA releases Jesse Sorensen from his contract

Jesse Sorensen

TNA has released 24 year old Jesse Sorensen from his contract, 16 months after he broke his neck in a match working for TNA. “I have officially been released by @IMPACTWRESTLING. Would like to say thank you to my supportive family, friends & fans,” Sorensen tweeted earlier today. Sorensen suffered a C-1 vertebrae fracture with...

WWE changes name for its October pay-per-view

WWE

Our good friend Luca Franchini who is the WWE commentator for Sky Italia sent in word that WWE is changing the October pay-per-view name, eliminating Over The Limit completely from the calendar. The new name chosen is Battleground and the WWE London office gave the order to change all promotional material for that particular...

Director chosen for Chris Benoit movie Crossface

Chris Benoit

Movie website Deadline.com is reporting that Vicente Amorim has been chosen to direct the upcoming Chris Benoit flick Crossface, based on the adaptation of Matthew Randazzo book Ring Of Hell. “Wrestling is showbiz taken to the extreme and ‘Crossface’ is Limelight on steroids,” said Amorim. “Chris Benoit’s story...

Brie Bella suffers wardrobe malfunction on RAW

Bella Twins

WWE Diva Brie Bella apologized to WWE fans on Twitter last night after suffering a wardrobe malfunction during the Miz TV segment on RAW. “I apologize 4 my wardrobe malfunction I’m embarrassed & it looks as though the humidity made my tape come off You’ll never see that again! B,” the Bella twin wrote. The accident came...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 07/22/2013

RAW

With the (supposed) main-event now set for SummerSlam, how will the coming weeks see WWE Champion John Cena and his new challenger, Daniel Bryan, go at it? Especially since they are both babyfaces! Could we see Randy Orton get involved with his Money In The Bank briefcase, which secures him a shot at the WWE Title? What havoc will The Wyatt Family...

Bella Twins promoting Total Divas on TV this week

Bella Twins

The Bella Twins will be doing some TV promotion on different shows for their upcoming Total Divas show which premieres this weekend on E! On July 24, Nikki and Brie will be on the Today Show on NBC early in the morning and then they will do The Crossover with Michelle Beadle on NBC Sports starting at 6PM EST. Then on July 26, they will be on E...

Vote for the next BFG Series matches to air on IMPACT

Bound For Glory

TNA is letting its fans choose the next Bound For Glory Series matches which will air on the August 1 and August 8 editions of IMPACT Wrestling. The fan vote will run through Monday, July 29, on ImpactWrestling.com with three card choices consisting of six possible matches each. Those two particular IMPACT episodes will be taped from Wichita...

Big mess at TNA’s non-televised show in Missouri

TNA

The TNA non-televised live event in Cape Girardeu, Missouri, yesterday turned into a big mess as some of the wrestlers – including the newly crowned TNA champ Chris Sabin – were not allowed to wrestle as they did not possess the proper license to perform in the state. The announcement was made at the start of the show and as expected...

Warrior speaks in first WWE interview in 15 years

Ultimate Warrior

In his first WWE official interview in fifteen years, the Ultimate Warrior talked about how he started his career and his admiration towards Vince McMahon earlier this week at the WWE 2K14 press event. Perhaps the most interesting part of the interview was when Warrior spoke candidly about Vince McMahon and he said he admire Vince because he still...

The Miz to host SummerSlam this year

The Miz

Former WWE champion The Miz announced at the San Diego Comic Con that he will be hosting this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view from Los Angeles, California. It is still not clear what he means by “hosting” and what his duties will be but it’s safe to say that The Miz will not be wrestling on the show. SummerSlam is once again...

Cause of death for Doink The Clown released

No Image

TMZ is reporting that the official cause of death for Matt Osborne, better known to fans as Doink the Clown, was an overdose from morphine and hydrocodone. The results were released by the Collin County, Texas, medical examiner. “I am of the opinion that [Osborne], a 55 year old white man, died as a result of toxic effects of opiates,”...

Vince McMahon welcomes back Warrior on Twitter

Vince Mcmahon

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon welcomed back the Ultimate Warrior with a message on his Twitter account, a few days after Warrior was announced as a playable character in the upcoming WWE video game WWE 2K14. “I want to personally welcome Ultimate Warrior back to @WWE,” McMahon wrote, adding a link to the WWE.COM story of...

Chris Sabin wins TNA title at Destination X IMPACT

Chris Sabin

A new TNA champion was crowned yesterday on IMPACT as Chris Sabin defeated Bully Ray to win the big one just weeks after he vacated the X Division title for a shot at Bully Ray. With Aces & Eights and Main Event Mafia surrounding the ring, a brawl was inevitable and both groups unloaded onto each other after Mr. Anderson slid a hammer to Bully...

IMPACT transforms into Destination X tonight on Spike TV

Bully Ray

Tonight’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling will be a Destination X show, with the event moving from pay-per-view to free television after TNA restructured their pay-per-view business earlier this year. The show is being taped from the Broadbent Arena in Louisville, Kentucky. The main event will be the reigning TNA champion Bully Ray defending his...

RAW rating for 07/15/2013

RAW

RAW pulled in 4,101,000 viewers this week for a 3.0 rating, down around 66,000 viewers from the previous week. The first hour of the show did 3,926,000 viewers followed by 4,108,000 in the second and 4,268,000 viewers in the third and final hour. RAW has been getting some good “growing” trends in the past few weeks with the third hour...