Archive - 2013

List of Superstars, Divas, and Legends appearing at Axxess

WrestleMania 29

Tons of WWE Superstars, Divas, and Legends will be appearing at the four-day Axxess event during WrestleMania week for autographs and photo opportunities with fans. The full list (subject to change) of those who will be appearing are: 04/04 evening session: Mark Henry, Booker T, Jack Swagger, The Prime Time Players, 3MB, Rosa Mendes, Jimmy...

TNA produces 5 part series on the whole Aces & Eights back story

Aces & Eights

TNA has put up a 5 part series on the rise of Bully Ray and the whole backstory of how Aces & Eights came about. All videos are narrated by the TNA champion and goes back to 9 months, showing how the plan to take over TNA was executed from start to finish. It is a very well produced mini series which includes footage of all the twist and turns...

WWE releases senior referee Jack Doan

WWE

In a surprise move, WWE has released one of its senior referees, Jack Doan, after working for the company for a total of 22 years. The 40 year old referee joined the WWE in 1991 as a truck driver and worked for the ring crew. He was usually seen on the early 90s WWE television shows collecting Superstars’ clothing from ringside before making...

WrestleMania 29 in HD to cost $69.99

WrestleMania 29

WWE is set to make some more money off of those who purchase WrestleMania 29 on pay-per-view as all major operators are listing the price for the HD version at $69.99 while the normal SD version will cost $59.99. The HD version is around $5 more than what WWE charged for the last two WrestleManias. The online stream of the pay-per-view will cost...

Paul Bearer’s cause of death revealed

Paul Bearer

A heart attack claimed the life of former WWE manager Paul Bearer, who passed away two weeks ago at the age of 58. According to a story on TMZ.COM, the death certificate of William Moody lists supra ventricular tachycardia, SVT, as the cause of death. SVT is a rapid heart rhythm which is often treated and not always fatal. His son Michael says...

New rules announced for the X-DIvision

TNA

TNA has announced new rules for their X-Division which will see all title matches held under triple threat rules. The wrestler who is pinned in the X-Division title match will be eliminated from a future title match while the other person who is not involved in the decision will get to wrestle whoever is the champion in the following title...

Bully Ray apologizes again over his gay slur comments

Bully Ray

TNA champion Bully Ray has issued a second apology over his poorly chosen words last week at the IMPACT tapings in Chicago, Illinois, when he confronted a fan at ringside and used a lot of gay slurs to insult the fan. “Had a very positive talk with the man I got into a verbal altercation with in Chicago,” Bubba Ray wrote on his...

Paul Bearer’s family gives WWE the okay for WrestleMania angle

Paul Bearer

TMZ.COM has a story about Paul Bearer’s family giving their stamp of approval to go ahead with the whole CM Punk stealing the urn angle during RAW. Last week, CM Punk interrupted the tribute that WWE was giving to the late Paul Bearer, who passed away days before the show. Eventually Punk ended the show stealing the urn and earlier this week...

IMPACT TV report 03/21/2013

Impact

Impact begins with Bully Ray, the recently revealed President of Aces and Eights, bragging about destroying the Hogan family. The first person to the ring is Hulk Hogan. Hogan is upset about being fooled, but he wants to thank the 4 men that led the (unsuccessful) charge against Aces and Eights last week and calls out Magnus, Samoa Joe, Kurt...

Creative team member promoted to head writer

WWE

Former WWE writer Court Bauer revealed on Twitter that WWE has named David Kreizman – a recent member of the creative team – as a head writer. Kerizman is a Daytime Emmy Award winner, where in 2007 he won the best writing category for the soap opera Guiding Light. He was also nominated in 1999, 2003, and 2008 for the same soap and in...

WWE announces SummerSlam 2013 travel packages

SummerSlam

WWE has announced two travel packages for their SummerSlam event which will once again take place in Los Angeles, California. The Gold packages will start from $564 per person while the Platinum will kick off at $1,056 per person. Both prices are based on a four-person occupancy. The Platinum will include the ringside seat for SummerSlam with the...

WWE CFO says pay-per-views will go away over time

WWE Network

In a video interview with 4-Traders.com, WWE’s Chief Financial Officer George Barrios said that pay-per-views will eventually “go away” as fans migrate to the WWE Network over time. He said to break even they would need around a million subscribers to the proposed WWE Network, and with two million it will be a very good business...

RAW rating for 03/18/2013

RAW

This week’s Monday Night RAW did a 3.09 rating with an average of 4,260,000 viewers, down from last week’s 3.36 number and 553,000 viewers less overall. Hour one did 4,252,000 viewers, hour two did 4,415,000, and hour three slipped even further down to 4,114,000. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by...

Harley Davidson and UFC reunite for epic 2013

UFC

MILWAUKEE (March 20, 2013) – To celebrate 110 years of freedom, Harley-Davidson Motor Company is riding again with the Ultimate Fighting Championship®. The UFC and Harley-Davidson first teamed up five years ago to forge a unique partnership between these two heavyweight brands. “It’s been an amazing ride with the UFC,” said Dino...