Archive - 2013

WWE raises over half a million dollars for Sandy Relief Fund

WWE

WWE today announced that Superstars for Sandy Relief, the largest ever global online auction to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York and New Jersey, has raised $524,742. As part of WrestleMania Week activities around the New York and New Jersey region, the auction was a combined effort between WWE, New York City Mayor Michael R...

What to do with The Shield

The Shield

Scott Batchelor is a lifelong WWE fan looking to break into the field of writing about wrestling. This is his first published article (and hopefully not the last). You can contact him at [email protected] I was skeptical at first. When The Shield debuted, it kind of upset me honestly. To come out during a highly touted PPV match at Survivor...

CM Punk throws a hint at tonight’s RAW broadcast

CM Punk

Former WWE champion CM Punk revealed on the MMA Hour show with Ariel Helwani that he might be attending the UFC event in San Jose, California, this weekend, suggesting that maybe he will not be traveling with the WWE crew for the bi-annual long European tour. Punk said he didn’t want to spoil anything about tonight’s RAW but they have...

Steve Austin predicts big things for Fandango

Steve Austin

WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin wrote on Twitter that judging by the reaction Fandango has been getting since the night after WrestleMania, he predicts some big things for him in the coming months. “Bold prediction – Fandango will be IC champ within 6-8 months,” Austin wrote. “You heard it here...

Sports teams play Fandango’s theme for fans in stadiums

Fandango

Sports teams are jumping on the Fandango bandwagon, playing the WWE theme song in stadiums prior or after matches after a lot of requests from fans. In England, Everton, Wolves, and Blackpool played the song for their fans at football (soccer) stadiums while Rangers in Scotland also did the same this weekend. In the United States, the Kansas City...

Dwayne Johnson decides not to undergo surgery for injury

The Rock (Movies)

Dwayne Johnson, on suggestions by his doctors, has chosen not to undergo surgery to reattach tendons to his pelvis according to a tweet from the former WWE champion. “They’ll just scar up,” Johnson wrote, noting that he is continuing his prep to shoot his next big movie, Hercules. Putting Johnson under the knife would have...

CM Punk attends the TUF 17 finale in Las Vegas

CM Punk

Former WWE champion CM Punk was present at the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale yesterday in Las Vegas and was shown on the air during the broadcast on FX. “For all you wrasslin fans, CM Punk has arrived at TUF Finale,” tweeted Dave Sholler, the UFC Director of Communications. Sholler also revealed that Punk attended the post-fight press...

The Ultimate Fighter moves to FOX Sports 1 in August

The Ultimate Fighter

LAS VEGAS – A new network, new day and time, new coaches and new captivating storylines. The Ultimate Fighter, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) signature reality series, moves to FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports’ newly minted multi-sport national cable channel, when it returns in September. The series, featuring UFC women’s bantamweight...

TUF 17: Jones vs Sonnen Finale recap

The Ultimate Fighter

UFC will crown a tournament champion for season 17 at the 185 pound weight limit. Also a season 18 coach will be decided as the winner of Miesha Tate vs Cat Zingano will get the job and a shot at Ronda Rousey and her belt.  In the main event Urijah Faber takes on former fellow WEC fighter Scott Jorgensen. Keep refreshing and the most current...

Remember Torrie Wilson? Yep, she’s still looking hot!

Torrie Wilson

Torrie Wilson stepped out by the pool with boyfriend and MLB star Alex Rodriguez to show off her smashing bikini body while on vacation in Miami, Florida. The two have been dating since the end of 2011 now and last year they were filmed ringside at WrestleMania in Miami. The two are reportedly looking for a home in Beverly Hills. The 37 year old...

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Jones vs Sonnen Finale tonight

The Ultimate Fighter

Tonight the UFC wraps up another TUF season as season 17 comes to a close.  Uriah “Prime Time” Hall will compete against Kelvin Gastelum to see who will be crowned the new Ultimate Fighter middleweight winner. The action begins on Facebook at 5:30 pm ET /2:30 pm PT. The FuelTV prelims will follow at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT and main event...

WWE network of pages surpass 100 million fans on Facebook

WWE

WWE has surpassed the 100 million Facebook fans across its network according a press release issued this week, making WWE one of the most followed brands in the world. WWE’s Facebook network – which includes all the Facebook pages of current WWE Superstars and Divas – has more fans than the NFL, MLB, NHL, ESPN, Pepsi, CNN, and...

Dwayne Johnson attends Pain & Gain premiere in Miami Beach

The Rock (Movies)

Dwayne Johnson attended the Pain & Gain red carpet movie premiere at Regal Cinemas on Miami Beach yesterday in his first public appearance since WrestleMania 29 last Sunday. Johnson was there with his fellow co-stars Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, and Ken Jeong as well as director Michael Bay and...

PETA tells you to “Fahn Dahn Go Vegan” in new video

Fandango

Not to be outdone by 51 hot cheerleaders, PETA – the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – decided to do their own Fandangoing! “PETA’s animal rights and WWE fans show their love of fleet-footed fighter Fandango. Lay the smack down on cruelty to animals by going vegan, and you’ll never miss another step. FAHN...

Alternate WWE title designs released by WWE

WWE title

WWE has released photos of the suggested designs for the WWE title which eventually were scrapped in favor of the current design which made its debut under The Rock and now us around the waist of John Cena. From circled, to shield-type, square, with fire, chains, and even a pretty cool looking eagle one, the sketches and color rendering of these...

Say his name and sing his song, the Fandango revolution is here

Fandango

As ridiculous as it may sound, the Fandango Revolution has kicked in although how long it will last remains to be seen. The strong online support has catapulted the song to the top charts on iTunes in the US, UK, and Canada as well on Amazon. WWE has made a ton of money with purchases of the song and hopefully, the composer/producer of the song...

Swagger to appear in court on June 25 for February arrest

Jack Swagger

The Sun Herald newspaper is reporting that Jack Swagger is set for trial on June 25 in Gulfport Municipal Court to answer the charges of driving under the influence, speeding, and possession of marijuana from back in February. Swagger was arrested right after he finished taping Smackdown after the cops stopped his car for speeding. Cops then...

Fandango’s theme set for wrestling history in UK Top 40 chart

Fandango

W-O reader Ian Hamilton sent in word that the UK Chart Company has placed Fandango’s theme song at number 37 in the provisional sales chart. That means that by the end of this week, if sales continue to be strong thanks to strong support from WWE fans worldwide, the song titled ChaChaLaLa and produced by WWE’s Jim Johnston would be...

Time to change the Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

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). The WWE Hall of Fame induction...