Archive - 2013

Cena wrestles dark match after RAW goes off the air

John Cena

While John Cena was not part of the Monday Night RAW television broadcast to sell the aftermath of his match against Ryback at Extreme Rules, the WWE champion did appear in front of the live crowd. After the show was over and Triple H was escorted out of the arena, John Cena and Alberto Del Rio teamed up to take on Jack Swagger and Ryback in a tag...

RAW rating for 05/20/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week drew 4,227,000 viewers overall with a 2.96 rating, up from last week’s 4,047,000 number. Hour one did 4,078,000 viewers, followed by 4,295,000 in the second hour, and 4,307,000 in the third. It’s the first time since the August 13 episode of RAW that the show saw an increase of viewers in every hour. (Ratings...

Tammy “Sunny” Sytch released from jail

Sunny

WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch is finally out of prison after serving four months for violating a restraining order according to TMZ.COM. Sunny was arrested six times in a span of four months and charged with disorderly conduct, assault, 3rd degree burglary and violating the restraining order. TMZ also adds that Sunny contracted...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 05/20/2013

RAW

Many questions arise for tonight’s Raw, as it is just under twenty-four hours removed from the end of Extreme Rules. Who walked out the Last Man Standing and WWE Champion – John Cena, the champion, or Ryback, the challenger? Was it Jack Swagger or Alberto Del Rio that made the other say “I Quit?” Is “The Shield”...

Cities of Windsor and Detroit bid for WrestleMania 31 and 32

WrestleMania

The BlackburnNews.com website is reporting that the cities of Windsor and Detroit have teamed up to submit a bid to host WrestleMania 31 and/or 32. Detroit Sports Commission Executive Director Dave Beachnau said an emphasis on the international appeal of hosting the event at Ford Field gives them an edge. “It’s appealing because a lot...

TNA and Georgia Lottery team up for new instant game

TNA

TNA and Georgia Lottery have teamed up to create the IMPACT Wrestling instant game with TNA becoming the first wrestling company to be featured on a Georgia Lottery ticket. “Our partnership with the Georgia Lottery is a uniquely exciting one for both our Impact Wrestling brand and our superstar talent,” said TNA President Dixie...

WWE Superstars praise Curtis Axel

Curtis Axel

The (re)debut of Curtis Axel as the third Paul Heyman guy got a lot of positive and encouraging tweets from fellow WWE Superstars who were excited that the man behind the character is finally getting his push. “Genuinely proud of @WWEMcGillicutty. Go get em, kid!” wrote the current World Heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler. Chris...

Lawler issues apology to Triple H after stroke comment on RAW

Jerry Lawler

The situation with Triple H where he was helped at the end of RAW because he was showing signs of concussions was all part of the show to sell the match from the previous night against Brock Lesnar. Triple H was wrestling Curtis Axel when he started losing focus and couldn’t climb back in the ring. He moved over to the ringside WWE doctor...

Curtis Axel is the third Paul Heyman guy

Curtis Axel

Joe Hennig, the son of the late WWE Hall of Famer Mr Perfect, was repackaged and given a reboot yesterday on Monday Night RAW using the name of Curtis Axel, the third Paul Heyman guy. Hennig has been signed to a WWE deal since March 2007, wrestling for FCW. He appeared in the second season of NXT under the name of Michael McGillicutty but came up...

WWE returning to Abu Dhabi in October

WWE

WWE will be returning to Abu Dhabi later this year in October with three live events to be held at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium. “Zayed Sports City is delighted to have WWE return to our facility this year. They are truly one of the world’s most popular entertainment brands as demonstrated by three successful shows last...

Kevin Jonas is the social media ambassador for tonight’s RAW

RAW

Kevin Jonas of the famous Jonas Brothers will be the social media ambassador for tonight’s WWE Monday Night RAW. The singer and reality TV star will be tweeting during the three hour broadcast using his @KevinJonas account which has over 3 million followers. Previous social media ambassadors included Arnold Schwarzenegger, Larry King, Khloe...

Extreme Rules 2013 live on pay-per-view tonight

Triple H (non DX)

Live from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, WWE presents Extreme Rules on pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: John Cena vs Ryback for the WWE title in a last man standing match; Alberto Del Rio vs Jack Swagger in an I quit match for the number one contendership for the World Heavyweight title; Brock Lesnar vs Triple H in a steel...

Fund raiser effort to help Zema Ion cover medical expenses

Zema Ion

A fund raising effort for TNA’s Zema Ion has kicked off with the target of $30,000 to help cover his medical expenses after the former TNA X Division champion was diagnosed with appendicitis and a colon tumor. Ion – real name Michael Paris – unfortunately has no medical insurance and has to foot all the bills. The tumor found on...

WWE appoints new Vice President of Marketing for WWE Studios

WWE Studios

Deadline.com is reporting that WWE has hired Julie Tustin as the new Vice President of Marketing for WWE Studios and will be overseeing all marketing, publicity, and brand development for the company’s film division. Tustin was working as the Senior Vice President of Special Marketing Projects at Paramount Pictures before joining WWE. She...

The Rock talks wrestling during Fast & Furious 6 interview

The Rock (WWE)

In an interview with Emmy winning entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet, former WWE champion The Rock talked about his match at WrestleMania 29 and his future while promoting his Fast & Furious 6 movie. Rock said it was a “dream scenario” for him to walk into the biggest WrestleMania as the WWE champion and then passing the torch...