Archive - 2013

Kofi Kingston to undergo elbow surgery

Kofi Kingston

Former U.S. champion Kofi Kingston will be off WWE television for up to two months as he will be undergoing elbow surgery this week. Kingston did appear at last night’s Smackdown television tapings which were taped in Edmonton and shot an angle to explain his absence for the next several weeks.

WWE and Warner Bros. team up for Flintstones movie

WWE Studios

WWE Studios and Warner Bros. announced today that they are teaming up to co-produce a Flintstones animated movie which will be released in early 2015. This is the second agreement between the two companies to co-produce an animated movie after the two announced a Scooby Doo movie last year. “Warner Bros. is thrilled to continue our...

CM Punk to wrestle Chris Jericho at Payback pay-per-view

CM Punk

CM Punk will be returning to WWE television next month at the Payback pay-per-view to face Chris Jericho in his home town of Chicago, Illinois. Punk last appeared on TV on the April 15 episode of Monday Night RAW where he addressed the crowd after his loss to the Undertaker at WrestleMania. Punk walked out of the arena and fell off the wrestling...

WWE honors Bret Hart after RAW goes off the air

Bret Hart

Live, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, it is now time for the REAL main-event of the evening: honoring Bret “The Hit Man” Hart! A quick highlight package of Bret airs for the intro, then we cut to Jerry “The King” Lawler in the ring. He welcomes the WWE Universe, everyone watching on the WWE App, as well everyone in Canada...

Main event of Payback changed to “3 stages of hell” match

Ryback

The main event for the Payback pay-per-view between John Cena and Ryback is now a “3 stages of hell” match instead of just an ambulance match. The change was announced yesterday on RAW after Cena suggested the new match which will have a lumberjack match for the first fall, a tables match for the second fall and, and if necessary an...

NXT’s Wyatt Family coming to the main roster

NXT

A promo on yesterday’s Monday Night RAW introduced the Wyatt family consisting of the man formerly known as Husky Harris, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan. Harris was in NXT and The Nexus a few years ago however his time in the main roster was short lived as he was written off WWE television when Randy Orton kicked him in the head, sending him...

Monday Night Raw Report for 05/27/2013

RAW

Live from my home country, Canada, Raw is back in Calgary! And of course, along with Raw is Bret “The Hit Man” Hart! The “Excellence Of Execution” makes a triumphant return home and will be appreciated/celebrated tonight, (hopefully) on the air, as well as off. FYI – since I live in Canada, I get to watch the post-Raw...

Luchador Samuray del Sol signs developmental deal with WWE

Samuray del Sol

Mexican-American independent luchador Samuray del Sol has signed a developmental deal with WWE after he passed all his medical tests. The 26 year old from Chicago works under a mask and has wrestled for AAA in Mexico as well as Combat Zone Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA, and Evolve. Resistance Pro, the promotion headed by Billy Corgan, issued a...

Hulk Hogan takes a quick trip to the ER

Hulk Hogan

The Hulkster made a quick trip to the ER yesterday after his boat radiator exploded in his hand. Hogan posted some gross photos of his injury on Twitter showing his hand and fingers all bubbled-up as a result of the fire. Doctors at the Tampa General Hospital cut and skinned his hand to remove the big bubbles and he was then sent packing home. I...

Mexican wrestler Hector Garza passes away

No Image

Former TNA and WCW wrestler Hector Garza passed away yesterday from lung cancer, just eight months after he was diagnosed with the illness. Garza made one appearance for the then WWF, wrestling in the 1997 Royal Rumble before going to WCW. Unfortunately his run in WCW wasn’t a very successful one and mostly he appeared on the B-shows with...

Dwayne Johnson lands another movie in the top of box office

The Rock (Movies)

Fast and Furious 6 with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson sped to the top of the box office chart with a weekend of $98.5 million in box office receipts in addition to $177 million in worldwide box office for a total of $275.5 million. The latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise had the best opening weekend in the history of the...

WWE App to air the post-RAW Bret Hart celebration

Bret Hart

While The Score in Canada will air the Bret Hart Appreciation Night post-show celebrations for Canadian fans, other fans not in Canada can still watch all the off air stuff live as it happens. WWE announced that tribute to Bret “Hit Man” Hart will be airing exclusively on the WWE App as soon as the broadcast on USA Network goes off the...

TNA and Always Evolve launch fitness mobile app

TNA

TNA today announced the launch of the TNA Always Evolve fitness app for iOS and Android devices, available for $4.99 on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. TNA Wrestling teamed up with Always Evolve to create one of the most revolutionary fitness applications on the market with Jeff Hardy as your workout partner. The Hardy avatar will lead you...

CM Punk and Curtis Axel go at it on Twitter

CM Punk

Two of the “Paul Heyman guys” went at it on Twitter today after CM Punk corrected a grammar mistake of a tweet posted by Curtis Axel. “Life is good when your a #PaulHeymanGuy!!!,” tweeted Axel followed with a photo of Lesnar, himself, CM Punk, and Paul Heyman. CM Punk was quick to correct his team mate – if you can...

WWE television producer John Gaburick leaving the company

WWE

PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE Vice President of Television Production, “Big” John Gaburick, is leaving the company. Gaburick is best known for having an on-screen role during the Tough Enough seasons which aired on MTV over a decade ago. He is a longtime WWE employee and has been working there since the 90s and was a big part of...

IMPACT TV report for 05/24/2013

Impact

Impact begins with Hulk Hogan making his way to the ring in his home town of Tampa Florida. The crowd is really into Hogan tonight, but I won’t hold that against them. Hogan claimed to be drinking beers with Shark Boy earlier at his beach. Hogan also says he wants to call out his friend, Sting. Sting comes out and Hogan tells him he...

WWE signs two female fitness models to developmental deals

NXT

The NXT developmental group welcomed two new Divas-in-training to their facility last month as the WWE has signed female fitness models and bodybuilders Alexis Kaufman and Christina Vargas. The 21 year old blond Kaufman is from Columbus, Ohio, and participated in several fitness/bodybuilding competitions where she also won the 2011 IFBB Arnold...