Archive - 2013

WrestleMania 29 grosses over $72 million in revenue

WrestleMania 29

WWE issued a press release today announcing that WrestleMania 29 grossed in excess of $72 million, the highest grossing event in WWE history. The press release also revealed that the show will once again exceed 1 million global pay-per-view buys although it’s not expected to surpass last year’s show. WrestleMania 29 will make more...

IMPACT to air from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa in May

Impact

TNA Wrestling announced that IMPACT will be coming to Hulk Hogan’s home town of Tampa, Florida, for two tapings on Thursday, May 23. IMPACT will be airing live from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa and the announcement was made by USF’s newest head football coach Willie Taggart and the General Manager of the USF Sun Dome Trent Merritt at the...

RAW rating for 04/22/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week, which was taped and aired on delay from London, England, drew 4,400,000 viewers with a 3.1 rating. Hour one drew 4,190,000 viewers, hour two did 4,650,000 viewers, and hour three did 4,360,000 viewers. The show overall did around 250,000 viewers more than the previous week. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research...

John Cena celebrates birthday with cake at Nottingham show

John Cena

John Cena celebrated his birthday with a non-televised live event in Nottingham, England, yesterday, however some of the WWE Superstars had a surprise for him after the show was over. After the last match and with Cena in the ring, Tons of Funk, Zack Ryder, R-Truth, Michael McGillicutty, Daniel Bryan, AJ, Tamina, Kaithlyn and referee Mike Chioda...

The Vertebreaker 04/24/2013

Ryback

Just a basic take on a few things. Hit me up on Twitter @TheVertebreaker or [email protected] to share your opinions. After watching WWE RAW last night, I kept asking myself certain questions… questions that, on the whole, were easy for me to answer. I asked myself, and I quote: “How can we have RAW in the UK, and have...

Michael Bay tells Dwayne Johnson to “grow up”

The Rock (Movies)

Hollywood director Michael Bay – the man behind films such as the Transformers franchise, Bad Boys, The Rock, and the new movie Pain & Gain – has told Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to “grow up” and forget WWE. Johnson missed the Los Angeles premiere of his Pain & Gain movie due to the surgery he underwent to...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 04/22/2013

RAW

Raw is overseas tonight, as it emanates from London, England! What will go down in the historical royal country? I can definitely guarantee you an appearance from The Undertaker, as “The Deadman” will team up with Tag-Team Champions “Team Hell-No” to face The Shield! Also, what will the fallout be from Ambrose, Rollins, and...

Scott Hall undergoes successful hip surgery

Scott Hall

Former nWo member and Intercontinental champion Scott Hall  has appeared in another DDP video to update on his condition, this time shot at the hospital after he underwent hip surgery. The video shows Hall being attended to by nurses as he lays in a hospital bed after the surgery is done. Hall once again thanks the fans who donated the $80,000 to...

Bella Twins attend the E! Upfront event in New York

Bella Twins

The Bella Twins took the night off from RAW in London and attended the 2013 E! Upfront event which was held at The Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center in New York yesterday. Brie and Nikki Bella will be part of the upcoming Total Divas reality TV show which will start airing on E! in July along with Natalya, Cameron, Naomi, and two new Divas...

Georges St-Pierre: The Way of the Fight book review

Georges St Pierre

Undisputed Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has had one of the most astonishing careers in the history of mixed martial arts and has accumulated an impressive 24-2 professional record. The champ has now ventured into writing to give everyone an unparalleled look into his life and the sport of mixed martial arts through his eyes. St-Pierre...

WWE hires new SVP of Global Sales & Partnership Marketing

WWE HQ

WWE today announced the appointment of Michael Pine as Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Partnership Marketing. Prior to joining WWE, Pine held senior level sales positions at Turner Broadcasting, UFC, World Triathlon Corporation, and most recently IMG. He will report directly to WWE Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle D. Wilson. As head...

Rosa Mendes sent home from WWE European tour

Rosa Mendes

PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE Diva Rosa Mendes was sent home from the European tour, a week before the tour was supposed to wrap up. Unconfirmed rumors online say that Mendes was having alcohol issues while touring with the rest of the crew and while WWE didn’t confirm the reason why she was sent packing, a statement issued to...

UFC 159: Jones vs Sonnen media call recap

UFC 159

UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones and his opponent for the upcoming UFC 159 took the time for a media call today. Also on the call was co-main event fighters Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher. UFC president Dana White was on a flight and unable to attend. Below are some of the highlights but the full audio is linked also. This fight is...

Meet the two new WWE Divas-in-training

Eva Marie

The new WWE Divas who will be featured in the Total Divas E! show are Natalie Eva Marie and Joseann Alexie Offerman, both found during a non-televised Divas Search that WWE held over the past several months. Eva Marie is a 2012 Powertec fashion model winner, athlete, and an actress who has appeared on tons of magazine covers. Joseann Alexie...

New Divas show to air weekly on E! from July

Bella Twins

At its upfront presentation, E! today unveiled a surprise new unscripted series titled Total Divas, taking a look at the women behind the WWE. The new series will premiere on Sunday, July 28, at 10PM EST and will look at the personal lives of some of the WWE Divas in hourly episodes. Total Divas will be produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray...

Has the Internet destroyed wrestling?

Chris Jericho

Keith Cohen has been a wrestling fan since that fateful day in 1983 when he saw Bob Backlund viciously assaulted by the Iron Sheik. 30 years later, he still loves it just as much. He welcomes you to send all feedback to [email protected] or on twitter @strutter71 (where you are also welcome to follow him). I realize that most of you...