Archive - 2013

Smackdown TV report for 07/05/2013

Smackdown

The Smack is being laid Down for us tonight in Topeka Kansas. Smackdown begins with CM Punk making his way to the ring. Punk tells us that if he was John Cena, he would give us a heartwarming speech about the 4th of July being about Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect. Luckily for us, he is not John Cena. Punk tells us the thing he likes about the 4th is...

Angelina Love places 4th in Ms. Bikini Universe competition

Angelina Love

Former TNA Knockout Angelina Love competed in the 2013 Ms. Bikini Universe competition which was held last weekend in Miami Beach. Competing under her real name of Lauren Williams, the 31 year old was introduced as a professional wrestler and fitness model and eventually made it to fourth place overall. You can see a video of her strutting her...

The Miz, Ziggler, and RVD at Comic Con on July 18

Rob Van Dam

WWE will once again be present at the Comic Con in San Diego this year, which will kick off on July 18. The first day will be dominated by WWE’s partnership with Mattel as WWE toys will be showcased to the fans. The first session at 10AM will include a Q&A session followed by a 1PM session with The Miz and Dolph Ziggler along with Mattel...

WWE Superstars and Divas in Japan and Taiwan for quick tour

WWE

While the majority of the U.S. population enjoys the 4th of July holiday doing BBQs with their families, the WWE Superstars and Divas are on the road on the other side of the world to entertain their fans. There will be two back-to-back shows in Tokyo, Japan, at the Ryogoku Kokugikan today and tomorrow, followed by another show in Taipei, Taiwan...

Taz signs new TNA deal

Taz

TNA announcer Taz announced on his Twitter today that he has signed a new contract with TNA Wrestling, ending the speculation about a possible move to WWE. “I’m very proud to announce that I’ve re-signed w/TNA Wrestling! ! #Lovemyhome,” Taz wrote on Twitter. Last week the former ECW champ posted a message which was then...

TNA fires four as more releases could be on the way

TNA

As of this writing, TNA has released four of its contracted Superstars due to cost-cutting measures according to the Wrestling Observer. The four pink-slipped are Crimson, Christian York, Joey Ryan, and Taylor Hendrix. More releases could be coming as TNA starts offloading personnel as the company tries to save money.

Total Sports Asia to deliver TNA television in South East Asia

TNA

Total Sports Asia has inked a three year deal with TNA to air TNA programming across South East Asia excluding Thailand, a deal which will increase TNA’s distribution and revenue in the region. “It is a sport that transcends religious, racial and regional boundaries to become appointment TV in every country and we are delighted to be...

RAW rating for 07/01/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW did 3,956,000 viewers this week for a 2.89 rating, down around 30,000 viewers from the previous week. Hour one did 3,720,000 viewers, followed by 4,135,000 in the second, and then 4,012,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)

Paul Heyman’s father passes away

Paul Heyman

It has been reported that Paul Heyman’s father, Richard, has passed away this week at the age of 87.  It is not known if this will effect Heyman’s participation next week on RAW. On another sad related note, R-Truth’s sister Francetta also passed away last week from cancer. Condolences to both families during this difficult time.

WWE signs new 3 year TV deal in Myanmar

WWE

WWE announced yesterday that a new three year TV deal with Myanmar’s SkyNet DTH has been signed, allowing the broadcaster to carry WWE programming. Beginning this month, SkyNet DTH will broadcast Monday Night Raw, Smackdown, Main Event and NXT on the SkyNet Sports 3 & SkyNet Teen channels. “Joining WWE to bring their world-class...

Monday Night RAW TV Report for 07/01/2013

RAW

Subsequent to two fantastic Raws in a row, and a great edition of Smackdown! (read that fine report on this fine website), what is in store for tonight as we push towards Money In The Bank on July 14? Since the participants have now been announced, I smell some bouts between individuals on the rise; which all could be very awesome considering the...

Three additional matches set for Money In The Bank 2013

AJ

Three new matches were added to the Money In The Bank pay-per-view yesterday. The first one is the kick off match which will air on Facebook, YouTube, WWE App, and a bunch of other online properties featuring The Shield taking on The Usos. The other two matches set for the actual PPV broadcast are AJ Lee vs Kaitlyn for the Divas title and Curtis...

Ricardo Rodriguez suspended for 30 days

Ricardo Rodriguez

Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez was suspended for 30 days after failing a Wellness Program test. This is his first strike. The announcement was made on WWE.COM and on the company’s social media accounts, with a short statement saying, “In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended...

Nancy Benoit’s sister talks about the 2007 tragedy

Chris Benoit

Sandra Toffoloni, the sister of Nancy Benoit, talked to The2Count.com about the tragedy that hit their family back in 2007, when her brother-in-law and former World Heavyweight champion Chris Benoit murdered her sister, nephew, and eventually killed himself as well. She talked how Chris loved Nancy so much that he would never have hurt her that...

Natalya and Tyson Kidd tie the knot

Natalya

Natalya and Tyson Kidd got married this week in Florida after the two have been dating since the end of 2001. The wedding – along with her bachelorette party – were captured by the cameras of E! for the television show Total Divas. The Divas were in Las Vegas for the bachelorette party and other fellow WWE Superstars were present at...

Brooke Hogan gets engaged in Las Vegas

Brooke Hogan

TNA Knockout Brooke Hogan is getting married – for real this time – and got engaged in Las Vegas yesterday. Brooke posted some photos on Instagram getting proposed in Vegas with the Paris Hotel & Casino in the background. USA Today Sports reported that Brooke is getting married to Phil Costa of the Dallas Cowboys.

DDP confident in Roberts’ progress despite drinking

Jake Roberts

A very emotional Jake “The Snake” Roberts called his progress at the Accountability Crib with DDP a “rest of my life project” despite saying it is not easy for him to be there battling drug and alcohol addiction. Last week it was revealed that Roberts fell off the wagon once again and was caught drinking, eventually...

Austin Aries revealed as Suicide

Austin Aries

During IMPACT this week, the man behind the Suicide mask was revealed to be former TNA champion Austin Aries after a five minute segment involving Hulk Hogan and Bully Ray. The character was originally part of the TNA video game but then transitioned to a “real-life” character on TNA’s shows and portrayed by Kazarian, Christopher...