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We noted earlier that filming for the new season of WWE Tough Enough has been reportedly pushed back until October due to WWE’s ongoing budget cuts. Word now is that a second season of Legends House is up in the air and if they still do a second season, it will be delayed. At the same time, there have been people close to filming that were told there will be no second season at all, delayed or not. WWE’s original plan was to begin Tough Enough filming this week andRead More
There was talk of doing The Miz vs. Chris Jericho at this month’s Battleground pay-per-view and saving Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt for SummerSlam in August. With Jericho confirmed to be back through September, his only major feud will be with Bray Wyatt. The idea behind the feud is that Jericho elevates Wyatt before taking another hiatus. As noted, Miz vs. Jericho has been announced for Monday’s RAW. Source: PWInsiderRead More
The new season of WWE Tough Enough was scheduled to begin filming this weekend at the Performance Center in Orlando but it has reportedly been pushed back until October. Tough Enough being pushed back is part of WWE’s ongoing budget cuts. We noted last week that there were some issues with Tough Enough filming and Thursday was the day when plans were officially changed. Source: F4Wonline.comRead More
- Chris Jericho’s Codebreaker is featured in WWE’s latest 30 Second Fury video: – Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge premieres tonight at 8pm EST on CMT. – Lance Storm praised WWE NXT commentary on Twitter: “One of the best things about #NXT…the announcers actually talk about the people in the match. Everything feels so much more important.”Read More
TNA’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view from Japan this year will feature both TNA and Wrestle-1 stars. The card has not been decided yet but word is that Wrestle-1 wants their top four stars on the show but the number of Japanese wrestlers on the card could be considerably more. The idea is to do both TNA feud matches from TV as well as some TNA vs. Wrestle-1 matches. They will likely split wins as neither side wants to bury the other. Source: Wrestling Observer NewsletterRead More
- Former WCW and nWo star Scott Norton tweeted the following health update this past week: “Excellent checkup w/my cardiologist today. down 52 lbs. in 1 yr. feeling blessed #strongstyle4life” – The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that attendance numbers for this year’s WWE WrestleMania Revenge tour of Europe were identical with last year’s tour. They averaged 6,600 paid fans per event. – Today would have been the 100th birthday of Vince McMahon Sr.Read More
- Below is the full schedule for Sunday, day 134 of the WWE Network launch: 2am EST – ECW Hardcore TV: 2/7/1995 3am EST – ECW Hardcore TV: 2/13/1995 4am EST – WCW Clash of The Champions 20 6am EST – WWE King of The Ring 1997 9am EST – WWE Money In the Bank 2014 12pm EST – WWE Main Event replay 1pm EST – WWE NXT replay 2pm EST – WCW Great American Bash 1995 5pm EST – WCW Great American Bash 2000 8pm EST – WWE GreatRead More

Posted On July 6, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 6th

Trivia 1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 4.93 to 4.0 in the ratings 2004 – Ric Flair’s autobiography “To Be The Man” is released 2008 – Mickie Knuckles, who had just debuted as “Moose” on TNA, suffered a broken leg during an IWA Mid-South event in Joliet, Illinois.  Knuckles would undergo surgery the next day.  The surgery and recovery would eventually cost her a planned TNA contract 2009 – Rudy Charles, who had been one of the top referees for TNA and had been withRead More
- We noted before that several wrestling stars were in San Francisco a few weeks ago doing motion capture work for the WWE 2K15 video game. Below are photos of Cesaro and Paul Heyman doing work for the game: – Friday night’s WWE SmackDown ranked #3 overall for the night in Nielsen’s new Twitter TV ratings, behind NBC and VH1’s 4th of July special. SmackDown had a unique audience of 380,000, which represents the number of Twitter accounts that commented on the show. This is up from the previous lastRead More
Brock Lesnar
While Brock Lesnar is expected to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title and there’s been talk of Lesnar defending against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 31, it’s still unknown how much Lesnar will be working besides SummerSlam, Night of Champions and a possible appearance at Battleground to put “plan B” in motion against John Cena. It’s also expected that he would work Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 31 at least but there would be many dates he would have to work if he’s going to hold the title for several months. Source:Read More
- TMZ has an article up about former WWE stars JTG and Shad Gaspard, now known as Crime Time, appearing at Khloe Kardashian’s 30th birthday party in Las Vegas last night. The duo are in Vegas for this weekend’s UFC 175 event and were hanging out at Tao, where Kardashian’s party was held. Below is a photo from JTG’s Twitter: – We noted in this week’s WWE NXT match listing that CJ Parker’s opponent was an unknown wrestler but it was actually Steve Cutler. Cutler is former Northeast indie wrestlerRead More
The Miami Herald has published part 2 of their interview with Kevin Nash to promote this weekend’s Florida Supercon event. Below are some highlights: His health: “My wife, my son and I went on a European vacation. Three or four days walking around London. Three or four days walking around Paris. Three or four days walking around Munich. My knees were so swollen. My ankle has been operated on. It’s got a plate, screws in it. My body just couldn’t take walking eight to 10 miles a day. What areRead More
Vince McMahon
Former WWE Tag Team Champion and current WWE producer Joey Mercury recently appeared on The Big O and Dukes Show. Below are some highlights: Triple H’s perceived reputation with fans and how he really is: “First and foremost, he’s a wonderful person. He’s just a great human being. He cares deeply for those around him and he takes care of them really, really well. I’ve wrestled Hunter in the past when I was a talent, but I didn’t really know him. I knew how good he was in the ring,Read More
- has an article up about Dolph Ziggler helping out at the Downtown Mission’s Food Bank in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, where WWE had a live event last night. WWE fans were given a discount on tickets for donations of food items and the staff of the WFCU Centre collected non-perishable food items during Friday night’s live event. – The Motley Fool website has an article up looking at why the WWE Network might not be working. Here’s part of what the author wrote: “I think the only reason whyRead More
WWE officials have been discussing more future plans that would see former The Shield members Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose working together. We noted before that there has been talk of reuniting the group in a few years and doing reunions every few years after that, similar to what has been done with DX. WWE officials have been considering a big spot for the 2015 Royal Rumble match with Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose as well. The idea is that the final three Superstars in the match could beRead More
- Regarding a potential Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon match at SummerSlam, it will likely see Brie getting her job back with WWE if she wins. – WWE RAW averaged a 2.81 rating and 3.91 million viewers for May 2014. This was down from a 2.89 rating and 4.04 million viewers in May 2013 – a 2.8% decline in ratings and a 3.2% decline in viewers. – SmackDown averaged a 1.75 rating and 2.40 million viewers for May 2014, down from a 1.83 rating and 2.46 million viewers in MayRead More
It was noted before Vince McMahon was having some second thoughts about several of the newer WWE characters, including Adam Rose. Rose’s match with Damien Sandow at WWE Money In the Bank was considered his “PPV chance” and the crowd not getting behind the match has made things worse for Rose with Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn. Rose made a brief appearance on RAW in a backstage segment with Santino Marella but did not wrestle on this week’s RAW, Main Event, Superstars or SmackDown. Source: F4Wonline.comRead More
- Bayley vs. Summer Rae in a #1 contender’s match has been announced for next week’s episode of WWE NXT. The winner will get a shot against NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte. – WWE booked Bo Dallas into Daniel Bryan’s segment at Money In the Bank because there’s a feeling that nobody is really booing Bo and they want to get him over as a heel. This is the same reason why they had him slam El Torito on this week’s SmackDown. – WWE’s latest Top 10 video looks at shockingRead More
- Chris Jericho is booked to work singles matches against Bray Wyatt on WWE’s tour of Australia next month. – As noted, WWE Network’s pre and post-shows will now be airing from the WWE studios in Stamford. This is indeed a budget cut. Network panelist Alex Riley tweeted the following about the change: “Really enjoying the new Raw Pre & Post show , very comfortable feel.. Tune in we are gonna have some fun!” – Cesaro is featured in this week’s WWE RAW Slam of the Week: – Sheamus isRead More