Archive - 2013

Zema Ion diagnosed with appendicitis and colon tumor

Zema Ion

TNA’s Zema Ion was rushed to a hospital two days ago and had to undergo surgery to remove his appendix yesterday according to a post on his Facebook account. Ion wrote on his Twitter that he’s been sick for a few days thinking he got some kind of food poisoning since he had been “hugging the toilet” vomiting. Eventually...

WWE donating $1.2 million for concussion treatment research

WWE

In a story carried by USA Today in the sports section it was revealed that the WWE is donating $1.2 million over three years to further research aimed at developing a treatment for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the brain disease associated with repeated concussions which is often linked to depression and dementia. “Obviously, I think...

WWE fires seven from the NXT developmental system

NXT

PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE went on a firing spree today, getting rid of seven NXT developmental talent. The unlucky ones are Derek Bateman, Briley Pierce (Dolph Ziggler’s younger brother), Tensai’s former manager Sakamoto, Brandon Traven, Percy Watson, and Divas-in-training Anna Bogomazova and Audrey Marie. WWE usually fires a...

Dixie Carter open for TNA/WWE crossover event

Dixie Carter

While she was in the UK just recently, TNA President Dixie Carter did an interview with entertainment website Digital Spy to discuss the upcoming TNA tour in the UK in 2014 and an idea that will probably never happen. Carter said that she would be open to hold a TNA/WWE crossover event although she doesn’t think that WWE shares her...

IMPACT TV report for 05/17/2013

Impact

Impact begins with Hulk Hogan walking to the ring. Hogan is shocked at how wild Hulkamania is running here in Tupelo. I don’t suffer from Hulkamania, so I’m always a little shocked when it runs wild. Hogan is also shocked that AJ Styles walked out on TNA last week. So Hogan has decided to make a match between AJ Styles and Kurt Angle...

WWE 2K14 set for release on October 29

WWE

WWE and 2K announced that the next WWE video game which will be titled WWE 2K14 will be hitting stores nationwide on October 29 while Europe will get the game a few days later on November 1. 2K now holds the license to produce and distribute WWE video games around the world after they bought the rights from THQ which went bankrupt earlier this...

Aries fined and apologizes to Christy Hemme over incident

Austin Aries

TMZ.COM is reporting that former TNA champion Austin Aries was hit with a big fine from TNA for shoving his crotch into Christy Hemme’s face last week during the live IMPACT following an honest mistake by the ring announcer. Hemme mistakenly called Aries and Storm as Kazarian and Daniels during their entrance, and Aries followed by cornering...

RAW in Brooklyn on July 15 pre-sale code

RAW

WWE will be invading the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for the first time ever with a live Monday Night RAW on July 15 and the pre-sale has kicked off today. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.com with prices ranging from $26.50 up to $76.50 plus additional fees. The pre-sale ends tomorrow, Friday May 17, at 10PM EST. The code...

Dixie Carter addresses Aries/Hemme incident from IMPACT

Austin Aries

TNA President Dixie Carter addressed the incident between Austin Aries and Christy Hemme from last week’s IMPACT on her Twitter today saying that the issue was taken seriously and handled immediately. “TNA has ZERO tolerance for inappropriate behavior,” Carter wrote on Twitter. Last week, Hemme introduced Aries and his partner Bobby...

RAW rating 05/13/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week did a 2.9 rating with an aerate viewership of 4,047,000. That is slightly up from last week’s 3,917,000 average. The first hour of the show did 3,790,000 viewers followed by 4,100,000 in the second and then 4,250,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by...

TNA press conference in Las Vegas today at 1PM EST

Hulk Hogan

TNA is in Las Vegas today to hold a press conference at 1PM EST with Hulk Hogan, Jeremy Borash and Kenny King appearing for an announcement. LVCVA Host Committee Chairman Oscar B. Goodman as well as execs from the Orleans Arena will be in attendance as well as TNA announces that IMPACT Wrestling will be coming to Sin City on June 29 for tapings at...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 05/13/2013

RAW

Tonight is just six nights before Extreme Rules! We know most of the matches and their respective stipulations, so all that’s left is one final push. That will happen for sure in three segments, with Brock Lesnar and Triple H face-to-face, and … The other hot rivalry already featured will be a “Dance-Off” between Chris...

Off air notes from RAW in Tulsa, Oklahoma

John Cena

W-O reader Jarrod Griswold attended last night’s RAW in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and sent in these following off air notes. After RAW went off the air, a dark match between John Cena, Randy Orton, and Alberto Del Rio taking on Ryback, Jack Swagger and the Big Show took place. The match lasted around 10 minutes and ended with Cena giving Big Show an...

Miz vs Rhodes to air on Extreme Rules pre-show

The Miz

The Miz will get his second pay-per-view pre-show match in a row as the returning former WWE champion was announced to be taking on Cody Rhodes this Sunday before Extreme Rules goes on the air. Miz returned last night on RAW after he’s been out for a month due to the filming schedule he had in Vancouver, Canada, for his upcoming made-for-TV...

Del Rio vs Swagger replaces ladder match at Extreme Rules

Jack Swagger

At Extreme Rules, the World Heavyweight title will not be defended since Dolph Ziggler is out with a concussion which wipes the triple threat ladder match off the card. The other two Superstars who were supposed to be involved in the same match – Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio – will however wrestle in an I quit match on the...

James Storm to undergo MRI for possible hernia injury

James Storm

Former TNA champion James Storm was injured on Thursday’s IMPACT episode while refereeing the tag team match of Austin Aries and Bobby Roode versus Daniels and Kazarian. According to doctors, Storm has suffered a torn lower abdomen and ligament damage and will be going back again on Wednesday for an MRI to check if he has a hernia injury as...

WrestleMania 29 Blu-Ray and DVD out tomorrow

WrestleMania 29

The WrestleMania 29 Blu-Ray and DVD will be released tomorrow in stores nationwide and online. The DVD version will contain the 3 discs while the Blu-Ray version will have 2 discs. Extras on the DVD version include the pre-show match between Wade Barrett and The Miz and the complete 2013 Hall of Fame ceremony. The Blu-Ray version will have the...

Michael Cole to climb Mount Whitney with JBL

Michael Cole

WWE commentator Michael Cole has decided to tag team with his broadcast partner JBL to climb Mount Whitney in August as part of JBL’s Seven Summits program. Cole wrote in his blog on Layfield’s website that he wants to drop down 40 pounds by mid August to be in better shape for his first climb. It will be interesting to see how it...