Archive - 2013

RAW rating for 06/03/2013

RAW

The NBA game going head to head against Monday Night RAW pummeled the WWE show in the ratings, with RAW getting only a 2.6 rating with an average of 3,640,000 viewers, down 300,000 viewers from the previous week. The show had 3,620,000 viewers in the first and second hour and 3,800,000 viewers in the third, giving RAW the lowest rating in months...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 06/03/13

RAW

Following last week’s ending, who will Curtis Axel pick on next to elevate himself? (He needs to now have a legitimate win, other than Sin Cara from Smackdown two weeks in a row! As long as Paul Heyman cuts a promo tonight with him, that’ll be good enough for me to sell the repackaged man for another week! Also, how will Chris Jericho...

TNA announcer Todd Kenely’s services no longer required

TNA

PWInsider.com is reporting that TNA announcer Todd Kenely has been let go and will no longer form part of the announce team. Kenely was hired in October of last year by Eric Bischoff and was added to the Taz and Mike Tenay announce team. Before joining TNA, he worked for NWA Hollywood as a backstage interviewer and then served as the ring...

Former UFC champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson coming to TNA

Quinton Jackson

TNA Wrestling, Bellator, and Spike TV, today announced that former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, has signed a multi-year partnership with the three companies. The announcement was made by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President, Bjorn Rebney, Bellator CEO, and Dixie Carter, TNA Wrestling President. The landmark partnership includes...

Kurt Angle announced as the second inductee in the TNA Hall of Fame

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle was announced as the second inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame yesterday during the Slammiversary pay-per-view. The 44 year old Olympic gold medalist joined TNA Wrestling in 2006 after an eight year stint with WWE. He made his TNA debut in October, a month after TNA President Dixie Carter announced that Angle signed a deal with TNA. His...

Dolph Ziggler back on the road but no wrestling yet

Dolph Ziggler

World Heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler returned to be a part of the non-televised live events yesterday in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, however did not wrestle as he is still not cleared to get physical in the ring. Ziggler took the mic to address the fans about his concussion and told them that he can’t wrestle but his friend Big E. Langston...

Slammiversary XI live on pay-per-view tonight

Bully Ray

Live from the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts, TNA Wrestling presents Slammiversary XI on pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: Bully Ray vs Sting for the TNA title in a no holds barred match with the stipulation that if Sting loses he can no longer wrestle for the TNA title; AJ Styles vs Kurt Angle; Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez vs...

Dwayne Johnson gets his female co-star for Hercules movie

The Rock (Movies)

Dwayne Johnson got his co-star for his upcoming Hercules movie in the form of Russian model and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl Irina Shayk. This will be Shayk’s first feature film, a massive role where she will play the wife of Hercules in the Brett Ratner-directed movie, currently titled Hercules: The Thracian Wars. “Excited...

WWE stocks hit 52-week high

WWE

WWE stocks hit a 52-week high yesterday, reaching 9.83 during trading hours before ending the day at 9.74, 0.72% up from the previous day. The 52-week low sits at 7.44. The company has a market cap of $728.77 million at the time of yesterday’s closing.

WWE Chief Financial Officer talks about the WWE Network

WWE Network

Earlier this week, WWE’s Chief Financial Officer George Barrios attended the Citi Global Consumer Conference to discuss the WWE business. Barrios talked how WWE “launched the pay-per-view business” with WrestleMania I and now they are going to”re-imagine” the same business with the WWE Network. “We are going to...

San Diego to host Bound For Glory 2013 pay-per-view

Bound For Glory

This year’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view will be coming to you live from the Viejas Arena on the campus of San Diego State University in San Diego, California on October 20. This will be the first time that TNA has done a show in San Diego, choosing their biggest pay-per-view of the year for their debut in the city. “I’m really...

IMPACT TV report for 05/31/2013

Impact

Impact begins with a look inside the Aces and Eights Clubhouse. Bully Ray says that AJ Styles is their first order of business tonight. Last week AJ declined an invitation to join Aces and Eights by attacking them with a hammer. D Lo tells Mr. Anderson he’s sorry that his plan to recruit AJ didn’t work out and pats him on the arm...

Cena, Bryan, Steamboat, at Wizard World this week

John Cena

WWE Superstars John Cena and Daniel Bryan along with WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat will be appearing at Wizard World, Philadelphia’s Comic Con in the next few days. Cena is appearing at the convention today from 3:30PM till 7:30PM while Daniel Bryan will be there on Saturday, May 1, between 12:30PM and 3:30PM...

IMPACT moves to 9PM time slot starting tonight

Impact

TNA IMPACT will go back to its old time slot of 9PM EST starting with tonight’s episode on Spike TV. The change was announced earlier this month. TNA and Spike moved IMPACT to the 8PM time slot a year ago on May 31 to try and increase their viewership however the move didn’t really work with the first hour of the show often getting...

Jeff Hardy returning at Slammiversary pay-per-view

Jeff Hardy

Former TNA champion Jeff Hardy will be returning this coming Sunday at the Slammiversary pay-per-view after more than six weeks off television. Hardy was last seen on TNA TV on the April 11 edition of IMPACT, losing to Bully Ray in a Full Metal Mayhem match for the TNA title. His return was announced by TNA President Dixie Carter on Twitter, who...

RAW rating for 05/27/2013

RAW

The Memorial Day edition of Monday Night RAW did 3,945,000 viewers, down from last week’s 4,227,000 viewers for a 2.82 final rating. Hour one did 3,993,000 viewers, followed by 3,950,000 in the second hour and then 3,891,000 viewers in the third hour. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)

AJ Lee makes it in Complex Magazine’s Top 100 list

AJ

WWE Diva AJ was made the Complex Magazine 100 Hottest Women Right Now list which was published today. The 26 year old New Jersey native is half-way down (or up) the list, sitting in the 50th place. “Admit it, you’d love to have AJ Lee kick your ass. That’s one of the main appeals of the WWE’s lovely lineup of...