Archive - 2013

Three new locations for upcoming IMPACT shows on the road

Impact

Along with the announcement of Hardy’s new deal with TNA, Dixie Carter also announced three new locations for IMPACT on the road. TNA will tape two episodes of IMPACT in each location, one live, and one which will air the following week similar to what WWE used to do with RAW in the late 90s. On March 28, the company will be in Jonesboro...

Jeff Hardy signs new 2 year deal with TNA

Jeff Hardy

TNA President Dixie Carter announced during the Bellator MMA broadcast last night on Spike TV that current champion Jeff Hardy has signed a new deal with the company. Hardy is now under contract to TNA till February 2015, following a two year extension. This is Hardy’s second stint with the company after a two year deal between 2004 and...

UFC Primetime: Rousey vs Carmouche debuts tonight

Ronda Rousey

Las Vegas – UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche are set to make history on Saturday, Feb. 23 when they become the first women to compete in the UFC’s hallowed Octagon®. Tonight, fans get an all-access pass inside their training camps before the historic championship bout, as episode one of UFC...

UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Melendez announced for April 20

UFC on Fox

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC® lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title in a long-awaited showdown with Gilbert Melendez, the last man to hold the Strikeforce® lightweight title, on Saturday, April 20 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the Octagon® back to HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The 29-year-old Henderson is...

Bret Hart undergoes knee surgery

Bret Hart

WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart underwent knee surgery earlier this week and is now in recovery. Hart wrote on Twitter that he knows has “a matching set” while showing a photo of his large scar that runs vertical across his knee. You can see the photo at (Warning: Graphic content) It will be interesting to see if...

Pre-sale for post-WrestleMania 29 RAW kicks off tomorrow

WWE

The post-WrestleMania RAW tickets will go on pre-sale tomorrow on Ticketmaster.com at 10AM and will be available till Friday at 11:59PM EST. Ticket prices will range from $20 to $95 plus additional taxes and fees and they go on sale to the general public on Saturday at 10AM EST. The show will be held at the IZOD Center on April 8 in East...

RAW rating for 02/04/2013

RAW

This week’s Monday Night RAW drew a 3.5 rating and an average viewership of 4,810,000 viewers. It was down around 200,000 viewers from last week in total but still the second best number since the RAW 1000 episode. Hour one pulled 4,863,000 viewers followed by 4,857,000 in the second hour and 4,711,000 in the third hour. While the drop...

WWE celebrates over 1 million subscribers on YouTube channel

WWE

WWE has surpassed the 1 million subscribers mark on YouTube, surpassing popular YouTube channels such as ESPN, HBO, Comedy Central, Discovery Networks and Apple. WWE was one of the first partners with YouTube to launch original content on their channel, and the company premiered almost 30 hours of original programming in 2012 with shows such as...

TUF: Jones vs Sonnen episode 3 recap

The Ultimate Fighter

This episode has been built up for one of the most devastating finishes of all time. Will it be Hall or Cella to go down? They show an ambulance loading someone into it with one of Sonnen’s coaches standing there in the clips leading up to this weeks episode. Lets see how it will happen as Team Jones’ Adam Cella faces off against Team...

Aldo to face Pettis on August 3rd

UFC

Jose Aldo will defend his UFC Featherweight belt for the fifth time this summer and for the third time against a fighter coming down from the UFC’s lightweight ranks. Anthony “Showtime” Pettis will be the man making the extra ten pound weight cut this time. Pettis who is a top contender for the UFC’s Lightweight champion...

Monday Night Raw TV Report for 02/04/2013

RAW

With the boss laid out last week at the hands of Brock Lesnar, who will return to take Mr. McMahon’s place, and what consequences and/or actions could the former WWE Champion face? The Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View is shaping up. WWE Champion The Rock (still hard to type) and C.M. Punk are booked for a rematch, and the Smackdown Chamber...

Six man tag match announced for the Elimination Chamber PPV

The Shield

Another match was announced for the Elimination Chamber yesterday after RAW went off the air. While The Shield were among the fans in the stands following the beating they got at the end of RAW, John Cena grabbed the microphone and challenged the trio to a six man tag team match at the pay-per-view with his tag team partners Sheamus and...

Ticket prices for first IMPACT on the road in Illinois

Impact

Tickets for IMPACT at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, on March 14 will run for quite a steep price. TNA will be using approximately half the arena for these two tapings – one live and one recorded – with tickets priced $15, $25, $45, and $75. For $125, you can get a luxury fan suite which includes appearances by...

Vince McMahon undergoes surgery, already back to work

Vince Mcmahon

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon underwent hip surgery this past week but is already back in the driving seat of his company and attended RAW last night. McMahon had to fix a problem which was there before he got F5’ed by Brock Lesnar and it was decided to use the storyline to explain why he’d be off television. The fact that Vince...

WWE issues press release on Sammartino, video from RAW

Hall of Fame

WWE issued a press release yesterday announcing Bruno Sammartino entering the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 6, at Madison Square Garden. “Having sold out more than 200 shows at Madison Square Garden and being the longest reigning WWE champion in history, Bruno Sammartino is truly ‘The Living Legend,’” said Vince McMahon...

Mark Henry returns on RAW

Mark Henry

The world’s strongest man Mark Henry returned on Monday Night RAW yesterday and squashed Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara after Daniel Bryan tapped out Mysterio. The former World Heavyweight champion has been out of action since May after undergoing surgery for an injury that he never specified what it was. He wrote at the time that if he...

TNA ReACTION returning as a YouTube series

TNA

TNA President Dixie Carter announced on her Twitter account that the TNA ReAction show will be making a comeback this month. “Happy to announce that “ReACTION” will be returning in mid-February as an online series on YouTube,” Carter wrote. She didn’t give out any more details but said that more info will be coming...