Capitol Punishment Tag

Posted On August 4, 2011By StaffIn News

PPV Buyrates Revealed For WM27, Extreme Rules, OTL, More

WWE announced its 2nd quarter financial results on Thursday – including the pay–er-view buyrates for WrestleMania, Extreme Rules, Over The Limit and Capitol Punishment. WWE did a total of 1,598,000 pay-per-view buys in the second quarter of 2011, mostly due to the 1,059,000 buys from WrestleMania 27. * Extreme Rules 2011 did 209,000 buys, up from 182,000 in 2010. * Over the Limit 2011 did 140,000 buys, down from 197,000 in 2010. * Capitol Punishment 2011 scored 170,000 buys, up from Fatal 4 Way doing 143,000 in 2010. Comparing theRead More

Posted On July 27, 2011By StaffIn News

WWE PPV Numbers Improve, Sin Cara Advertised For WWE Event

– WWE’s Capitol Punishment pay-per-view event featuring R-Truth vs. John Cena drew approximately 200,000 buys, according to business figures released for the month of June 2011 on their corporate website. The preliminary figure is up from 143,000 buys for the previous June’s pay-per-view event, Fatal 4-Way. Capitol Punishment was also up from the previous month’s pay-per-view, Over the Limit, which drew approximately 150,000 buys. Cena was also featured in the main event, but against The Miz in an “I Quit” Match. — Sin Cara, who is currently serving a 30-dayRead More
– With The Nexus likely being dropped following CM Punk’s departure from WWE, Mason Ryan is expected to be repackaged. WWE’s creative has discussed using him as a bodyguard for either The Miz or Alberto Del Rio. — The Capitol Punishment DVD will feature a single extra, a backstage interview with Christian following his loss to Randy Orton. An image of John Cena holding the American Flag is featured on the cover of the DVD. To view it, click here. — The latest issue of WWE Magazine, which features ReyRead More

Posted On June 23, 2011By StaffIn News

WWE Creative Team News, Tyson Kidd Cuts Hair, More

- Tyson Kidd debuted a new haircut on last night’s WWE NXT as he has cut off what little bit of hair he had on his head. Regarding the cut, Kidd wrote the following on Twitter: “Getting a lot of ?’s concerning the hair….a wise man once said “enough is enough and it’s time for a change!”” – The WWE creative team is said to be burnt out right now, after the recent string of three-hour RAW shows, the Capitol Punishment pay-per-view and the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view.Read More

Posted On June 20, 2011By StaffIn News

CM Punk Promises “Monumental” Event On Raw, Cena/Haters

- CM Punk is something “monumental” on tonight’s 3-hour “Power To The People” edition of WWE RAW. CM Punk wrote on his Facebook page today: “Last night at Capitol Punishment, I not only defeated Rey Mysterio, I also vowed to perform the most honest act in WWE history. Join me on tonight’s Power to the People episode of Monday night Raw, and witness the genesis of something monumental.” – WWE Champion John Cena addressed the mixed reactions he receives from live WWE audiences on Twitter: “The divide between those whoRead More

Posted On June 20, 2011By StaffIn News

Orton Concussion Update, Fake Obama’s Identity, More

- As previously reported, World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton’s status for Capitol Punishment was up in the air until just days before the event. Orton suffered a concussion last weekend and had to pass an “impact concussion test” prior to being medically cleared to compete on Sunday night. WWE officials were said to be very concerned that Orton would not be able to wrestle and had discussed several other scenarios for the SmackDown title match just in case. Orton received his medical clearance on Friday and defeated Christian to retainRead More

Posted On June 20, 2011By StaffIn News

New Champions Crowned At Capitol Punishment & More PPV News

- Dolph Ziggler became the new WWE United States Champion at tonight’s Capitol Punishment pay-per-view from Washington, DC. He defeated Kofi Kingston in the opening match. – Ezekiel Jackson became the new WWE Intercontinental Champion at Capitol Punishment by defeating his former partner Wade Barrett. This is Jackson’s second title reign as he held the ECW Title for a night. – The dark match before tonight’s pay-per-view saw Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov beat Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel.Read More
Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry on his official website, Highlights are as follows: Tonight’s WWE Championship Match between John Cena and R-Truth: “Cena vs. Truth….WWE Title…Cena likely wins but if Truth upsets Cena as I mentioned earlier in the week the Raw deck is reshuffled considerably. Without question, this is Truth’s biggest professional opportunity ever IMO. The newly minted villain has only one chance to make an impact in his first ever, WWE PPV main event. How Truth comes out of D.C. is intriguing.” Tonight’s WorldRead More

Posted On June 17, 2011By StaffIn News

R-Truth Speaks On Capitol Punishment PPV, Paying Your Dues

The following is an excerpt from a new R-Truth interview. In the following quote, R-Truth speaks on paying your dues and working his way up to a WWE title match at the upcoming Capitol Punishment pay-per view. “It’s a long road of paying your dues. I mean, each and every person that’s in this business has to go down that road. Some people may not have to. Some people may be given that road instantly because of who they are. For those who are acting like (look at the) sweat,Read More

Posted On June 17, 2011By StaffIn News

Alex Riley Speaks On Sunday’s Capitol Punishment, WWE & More

- WWE Superstar Alex Riley recently spoke with The Miami Herald to promote Sunday’s Capitol Punishment pay-per-view. Here are some highlights: WrestleMania 28 in Miami: “I expect to be in it. The Rock is going to be in it. I’ve already been fortunate enough to be in the ring to work with The Rock, work with John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Roddy Piper. I have a long way to go to becoming one of them, but I want that.” What he loves about WWE: “What I love about WWE?Read More

Posted On June 17, 2011By StaffIn News

*Spoilers* WWE Smackdown Taping Results For Tonight

WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Thanks to Wrestling News World readers Sean and Austin McIntosh for providing us with text-message updates. Below are full results: Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy): * World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton comes out to open the show. HE says he has a concussion but that’s not going to stop him from beating Christian up at Capitol Punishment on Sunday. Teddy Long says due to his injury status, he will not allow Orton to compete tonight.Read More
A World Heavyweight Champion Match between Randy Orton and Christian was officially declared last night on SmackDown for WWE’s upcoming Capitol Punishment pay-per-view event. An Intercontinental Championship Match between Wade Barrett and Ezekiel Jackson was also announced for the event. The update card is as follows: WWE Championship Match John Cena (c) vs. R-Truth World Heavyweight Championship Match Randy Orton (c) vs. Christian The Miz vs. Alex Riley Intercontinental Championship Match Wade Barrett (c) vs. Ezekiel Jackson Photo of Cody Rhodes kissing Angelina Love ->Read More

Posted On June 7, 2011By StaffIn News

The Miz vs. Alex Riley Added To WWE Capitol Punishment

It was announced on Raw that The Miz will face Alex Riley at Capitol Punishment. The Pay-Per-View will be held on June 19 in Washington, DC. Also announced for the show so far is John Cena vs. R-Truth for the WWE Championship.Read More

Posted On June 7, 2011By StaffIn News

WWE Championship Match Announced For Capitol Punishment

During this week’s WWE Raw, it was announced that R-Truth will face WWE Champion John Cena at Capitol Punishment for the WWE Championship. Capitol Punishment will take place in Washington, DC on June 19.Read More

Posted On May 31, 2011By StaffIn News

Raw Main Event For WWE Capitol Punishment PPV

R Truth vs. John Cena will be added to the WWE Capital Punishment pay-per-view. Joey Styles tweeted: “Raw’s GM has ordered R-Truth to apologize next week on Raw to earn a WWE Title Match with John Cena at Capitol Punishment. Video on”Read More

Posted On May 30, 2011By StaffIn News

HHH At Raw Tonight Tonight? Confrontation Planned For Raw

- The Miz will be tonight’s guest on WWE Tough Enough. We are down to the final three competitors – Luke, Andy and Jeremiah. – While Triple H is being advertised for tonight’s Raw from Nebraska, it should be noted that the advertisements were done months ago. – As of this weekend, a confrontation between R-Truth and John Cena was booked for tonight’s Raw. This could be a strong sign that the Capitol Punishment pay-per-view will feature Truth vs. Cena or the two in a multiple person match.Read More

Posted On May 25, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Capitol Punishment News, Diva Debuting On SD, CM Punk, More

- Expect lots of political parodies on WWE TV in the weeks leading up to the Capitol Punishment pay-per-view, and the show itself. WWE has already parodied Barack Obama and are planning on mocking other known politicians. – WWE Diva AJ Lee will be making her SmackDown debut this Friday night, teaming with Kaitlyn to take on Alicia Fox and Tamina. – CM Punk’s ring gear that was a tribute to Randy Savage on Monday’s Raw was something that he came up with himself without company officials. Punk went toRead More

Posted On May 24, 2011By StaffIn News

*Spoiler* Possible Main Event For WWE Capitol Punishment

WWE officials have been discussing a cage match main event for either the WWE Title or the World Heavyweight Title at next month’s Capitol Punishment pay-per-view from Washington, DC.Read More

Posted On May 23, 2011By StaffIn News

WWE Issues Statement About Obama On PPV Poster

- As previously reported, the official pay-per-view poster has been released for WWE’s upcoming Capitol Punishment event on June 19th – and it features a cartoon of President Obama standing between John Cena and Rey Mysterio. WWE issued the following statement regarding its use of President Obama’s image to promote their show: About Capitol Punishment artwork The cartoonist artwork portraying President Obama as a referee is intended to publicize WWE’s (World Wrestling Entertainment) pay-per-view event known as Capitol Punishment, which emanates from our Nation’s Capital on Sunday, June 19.Read More