Archive - 2013

Abyss makes surprise return on IMPACT

Abyss

The character of Abyss made a surprise return on IMPACT Wrestling this week, joining number one contender Sting and Kurt Angle to take on Bully Ray, Devon, and Mr. Anderson in the main event of the TNA show. Abyss – played by Chris Parks – last appeared on TNA television at the Genesis pay-per-view in January of last year where he was...

No more MMA coverage on W-O

Wrestling-Online

We have decided to stop covering mixed martial arts here on Wrestling-Online.com due to lack of resources from our end among other factors. Covering wrestling is already a difficult task, adding MMA to the mix was a big undertaking, but with the help of our MMA TV reporter David Comer it was a bit easier. He wrote tons of PPV and TV reports over...

Big Show vs Randy Orton announced for Extreme Rules

Randy Orton

A new match has been added to the Extreme Rules pay-per-view featuring Big Show taking on Randy Orton in an extreme rules match. Meanwhile, the Sheamus vs Mark Henry match also at the same pay-per-view is now a strap match, making all matches announced so far with stipulations. Show vs Orton is the fifth match on the card with one week to go for...

Hogan’s attorneys targeting websites which covered sex tape

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan is going all out at trying to remove all traces of his sex tape from the Internet according to TMZ.COM. The article states that Hogan’s attorneys are firing off letters to websites who have posted screenshots or published any part of the footage from the sex tape threatening to take legal action against them. One website which was...

Bret Hart appreciation night on May 27 RAW in Calgary

Bret Hart

WWE.COM announced that the May 27 edition of Monday Night RAW from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will be a Bret Hart Appreciation Night as the WWE Hall of Famer and former WWE champion will be in attendance. While previous appreciation nights celebrations happened after the show went off the air, this time around it will all be televised as WWE pays...

IMPACT TV report for 05/10/2013

Impact

Impact begins with Sting and Kurt Angle making their way to the ring. Sting grabs the mic first and puts over Angle; Angle calls out AJ Styles. AJ comes out and gets a little bit of “good cop bad cop” from Angle and Sting. Angle is sick of AJ refusing to take a side, and Sting is trying to get Kurt to calm down and coax AJ into...

TNA joins YouTube’s subscription-based channels

TNA

WWE didn’t take YouTube’s subscription-based channel offer, but TNA Wrestling was ready to jump in and fill the wrestling void. Joining UFC, Cars.TV, National Geographic, 50 other companies, the TNA channel will be available for $4.99 a month and features the majority of the TNA pay-per-view library and DVD releases. Additional titles...

WWE announces new construction toy line

WWE

WWE announced yesterday a new multi-year deal with The Bridge Direct, a toy manufacturer to develop and market WWE construction toys. The new toys will be marketed for kids of the ages between 4 and 14 and will include figures, accessories, and construction bricks to “build your own” playsets. “We are excited to partner with The...

Dolph Ziggler suffers concussion at Smackdown tapings

Dolph Ziggler

WWE.COM is reporting that World Heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler suffered a concussion during last night’s Smackdown tapings when he interfered in a match involving Big E. Langston and Jack Swagger. “He [was] having some memory difficulties and a bit of a headache … he definitely has a concussion,” said WWE doctor Michael...

WWE opts not to go subscription-based on YouTube

WWE

Variety is reporting that WWE opted not to be a part of YouTube’s subscription-based model, keeping the popular WWEFanNation channel on the Google-owned website free of charge. The story says that YouTube tried to lure WWE into signing as a pay-channel however WWE is happy doing money with advertising running throughout their thousands of...

IMPACT moving back to 9PM time slot on May 30

Impact

TNA’s flagship television show IMPACT will be moving back to its original time slot of 9PM EST starting on May 30. The big news was announced by TNA President Dixie Carter on Twitter earlier today. It was on May 31, 2012, that Spike and TNA agreed to move IMPACT an hour earlier to kick off at 8PM EST, a move which didn’t bring much...

Sin Cara cleared to return after concussion

Sin Cara

Sin Cara will be returning to the ring next week according to a tweet by the man behind the mask. “Finally I was given the all-clear to go back to wrestling. Next week my comeback to the WWE ring,” Sin Cara wrote. He has been out since mid March after he suffered a concussion and was kept off television because of his injury. The...

RAW rating for 05/06/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week pulled in less than 4 million viewers in total, getting an average of 3,917,000 viewers over three hours for a 2.9 rating. That is down 368,000 viewers from last week. Hour one drew 3,970,000, followed by 3,870,000 in hour two and then down to 3,910,000 in hour three. This has been the lowest number since the December...

Jerry “The King” Lawler returning to the ring this month

Jerry Lawler

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler will be wrestling for the first time since his heart attack when he teams up with fellow Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr., on Saturday, May 25 as part of the !Bang! TV show in Florida. “The King” suffered a heart attack on the September 10, 2012, live edition of Monday Night RAW while...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 05/06/2013

RAW

Can Raw tonight follow up last week’s amazing WRESTLING show? I hope so, as we are live from Roanoke, Virginia. How will the south-eastern fans of the U.S. take to Fandango? What is the update on WWE Champion John Cena and his (literate) achilles heel? The Shield continue to dominate, on their way to a potential WWE Tag-Team Championship...

The Miz wraps up filming of his Christmas TV movie

The Miz

Former WWE champion The Miz was advertised to be appearing on Monday Night RAW yesterday however he wasn’t at the show as he was stuck in Vancouver doing some final scenes for his upcoming movie. Filming for the Christmas Bounty movie – made for TV between WWE Studios and ABC Family – ran a bit longer than expected which...

Cena, Kane, and Bryan have fun with crowd in West Virginia

John Cena

John Cena, Kane, and Daniel Bryan had some fun with the Wheeling, West Virginia, crowd this past weekend during a non-televised live event. After Kane took both tag titles, and Bryan complained about it, John Cena said they are in WV and it’s a tradition that when WWE comes here, they do a little something different. Cena told Bryan that he...

WWE mentioned in story about YouTube going subscription-based

WWE

In a story carried by the Financial Times it was revealed that YouTube is planning to announce a subscription model where viewers will be able to subscribe to certain channels for as little as $1.99 a month. WWE was listed in the story however it states that it is unclear which companies have signed up to adopt the new subscription-based...

Last man standing match for the WWE title at Extreme Rules

Ryback

The main event of Extreme Rules has got itself a stipulation added apart from being for the WWE title. Current champ John Cena will defend his gold against number one contender Ryback in a last man standing match as announced yesterday on Monday Night RAW. This is the third gimmick match for the pay-per-view with Lesnar vs Triple H in a steel cage...