Archive - 2013

UFC announces Fan Expo 2013 in Las Vegas for July

UFC Fan Expo

(LAS VEGAS, NV) – The Ultimate Fighting Championship presents its eighth UFC Fan Expo event on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Also, slated for July 6 is UFC 162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN at MGM Grand Garden Arena. “We love giving UFC fans unprecedented access to our sport and athletes,” UFC...

Vince McMahon finally posts his first tweet!

Vince Mcmahon

Well it finally happened! Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO, sent his first tweet during RAW last night. “Hello @WWEUniverse! The Chairman is now on @Twitter. Get ready for #BigReveal on Friday night. In the meantime…#RAW,” McMahon wrote. The tweet was splashed across the screen during RAW and McMahon got a nice bump in his...

North Jersey website looks at the economic impact of WrestleMania

WWE

NorthJersey.com has an article regarding the economy that WrestleMania 29 will leave in the New York and New Jersey areas as thousands upon thousands of fans from around the world descent into the cities for the showcase of the immortals. WrestleMania is estimated to give the New York City and North Jersey economies a lift of $100 million or more...

WWE takes over New York City starting tomorrow

WrestleMania 29

WWE issued a press release today announcing the multiple appearances of several WWE Superstars and Divas throughout the New York area. WWE will be taking over the city visiting the Empire State Building, the Lexington Avenue Armory, several children’s hospitals, Radio City Music Hall, Wall Street, Liberty Science Center and others. It is...

Dwayne Johnson rocks box office with G.I. Joe: Retaliation

The Rock (Movies)

Dwayne Johnson rocked the box office with his G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie this weekend, climbing to the top chart with over an estimated $51,000,000 in box office revenue according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. The movie – starring The Rock, Channing Tatum, and Bruce Willis, and directed by Jon Chu – however opened less than the original G.I...

WWE nominated for six Shorty Awards

WWE

WWE has been nominated for six awards at the fifth-annual Shorty Awards, which honor the best in social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. WWE has been nominated for outstanding work in the following categories: Best...

Mainstream media picks up Reid Flair’s passing

Reid Flair

There have been no new developments on the tragic death of Reid Flair, who passed away yesterday at the age of 25 at a hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Reid and his father, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, were scheduled to be part of two events for the Big Time Wrestling promotion in Hagerstown, Maryland, yesterday night and tonight in...

Backstage interviewer debuts on Smackdown

Renee Young

A new backstage interviewer made her debut on Smackdown last night although she has been working for WWE for a few months. Renee Paquette, who goes by the name of Renee Young in WWE, was involved in a backstage segment on the show, interviewing Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show. She was signed by WWE in October of last year from The Score in...

New Executive Vice President of WWE International appointed

WWE HQ

WWE yesterday announced the hiring of Gerrit Meier as Executive Vice President of WWE International. Meier will report directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. As the head of the International division, Meier will be a key member of WWE’s senior management team. He will be responsible for growing WWE’s brand and business outside...

Scott Hall gives video update regarding his progress

Scott Hall

Scott Hall, who is currently in Atlanta living with Diamond Dallas Page and Jake “The Snake” Roberts inside the ‘accountability crib,’ sat down for a small video to talk about his ongoing progress. Hall is looking good and healthy and said he feels great. He said unlike other previous rehabs, he has no urges for alcohol and...

Wrestling personalities tweet about Reid Flair’s passing

Reid Flair

The Twitter world exploded with tweets just minutes after the announcement that 24 year old Reid Flair had passed away, sending his name and #RIPReidFlair trending worldwide in the top spot. Wrestling personalities, most of whom worked with his father Ric, sent in their condolences. “Heavy heart. Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to Ric...

Reid Flair, son of Ric Flair, dead at age 25

Reid Flair

Reid Flair, the 25 year old son of two time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, has passed away according to PWInsider.com. No cause of death has been reported. Reid has been training to be a professional wrestler for quite a few years and this past January traveled to Japan with his father, replacing him in the tag match after Ric was pulled out due to...