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Posted On April 24, 2012By StaffIn News

Early WWE Raw Rating, More On Edge’s Raw Appearance

- Early numbers for last night’s WWE RAW Supershow rating show an average of 4.39 million viewers over three hours. The first hour did the lowest – 3.66 million. This should equal out to a 3.0 or 3.1 overall rating. Full ratings will be out later. – As noted earlier, WWE had Edge in Detroit, Michigan last night for contract negotiations. His appearance on RAW and segment with John Cena was scripted into the show at the last minute. Also as noted before, WWE officials were upset when news ofRead More

Posted On April 24, 2012By StaffIn News

Laurinaitis On Reks & Hawkins, Jake Roberts In New Horror-Comedy

- The WWE house show at the Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas has been moved to July 6th, 2012. It’s original date was the 20th of July. – The April 21st episode of WWE’s AM RAW scored a 0.65 rating with 716,000 viewers. – WWE Legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts appears in a new horror-comedy movie called Little Creeps. The movie premieres at Rave Cinemas in Flint, Michigan this Wednesday night at 7:30pm. Call 810.208.LYON for ticket information. – As noted before, Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins failed to getRead More

Posted On April 24, 2012By StaffIn News

Vince McMahon Appears After Raw Goes Off-Air, John Cena Party

Following this week’s three-hour edition of Raw, John Cena & WWE Champion CM Punk beat Chris Jericho & Kane in the dark match main event. Punk did some more funny staggering and saluted John Laurinaitis during the match. WWE threw a birthday party for John Cena after the match. Vince McMahon, Triple H, and all the wrestlers in street clothes came out to sing Cena Happy Birthday. The Great Khali sang solo. The WWE Divas also came out for a “pig pile” on Cena. Cena’s party ended with Hornswoggle runningRead More

Posted On April 23, 2012By StaffIn News

Edge Returns, Paul Bearer Appears On Raw, Raw Attendance

- The announced attendance for this week’s three-hour WWE Raw Supershow from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan was 16,122. The show is a sellout. – WWE Hall of Famer Edge made a surprise return to Raw in the opening segment with John Cena and John Laurinaitis. Interestingly enough, Edge mentioned he will no longer be under WWE contract in a couple of days. – Paul Bearer was featured in a backstage segment on WWE Raw. Randy Orton tied him up and locked him in a freezer. Bearer, whoRead More

Posted On April 21, 2012By StaffIn News

Antonio Cesaro Debuts On SmackDown, Save Reks & Hawkins

- WWE is advertising Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan, Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton vs. Kane in a Last Man Standing match for their August 9th show in Tokyo, Japan. For the August 10th show in the same city, they are advertising Show vs. Rhodes and Sheamus vs. Bryan vs. the winner of Orton-Kane from the night before. Alberto Del Rio is also being advertised for the mini-tour. – Tyler Reks says he and Curt Hawkins will be re-hired by John Laurinaitis if they can get #SaveReksAndHawkins trendingRead More

Posted On April 21, 2012By StaffIn News

WWE Finishing Overseas Tour, SD’s Newest Tag Team Arrives

- WWE’s shop website has released new wristbands for CM Punk and Kofi Kingston. – WWE’s RAW brand is finishing up the overseas tour today with a show in Antwerp, Belgium. They will return home to prepare for Monday’s three-hour RAW Supershow in Detroit. The SmackDown brand will finish up their tour with a show in Glasgow, Scotland tonight. – Titus O’Neil and Darren Young are now officially members of the SmackDown roster. They appeared on last night’s show and defeated The Usos. O’Neil and Young were brought to SmackDownRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By StaffIn News

Miss USA-WWE Update, Lex Luger Autobiography, Submissions

- After her drunk driving trial last week, Miss USA Rima Fakih indicated that she was now working for WWE once again. It’s likely that she will be part of a WWE Network show when it launches or she may be introduced as a TV character. Fakih pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges. She will be sentenced on May 9th where she is expected to receive probation and serve it in the state of California, where she now lives. – John Hollis of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is working with wrestlingRead More

Posted On April 16, 2012By James WrightIn Columns

The Heel Report – Week 2 (2012-2013 Season)

Lockdown approaches and TNA seem to be doing an alright job promoting the PPV, although they are giving far too much time to this whole Garrett thing and the fans are starting to get agitated, even in the Impact Zone. I find it strange that Hogan and Bischoff can’t turn a mirror on themselves, especially when Steiner is spelling it out for them on Twitter, even if he is doing it in an almost undecipherable manner. The WWE is still pretty interesting in its post-Wrestlemania developments, but the Blast FromRead More
– With WrestleMania XXVIII in the books and new talent being promoted to the main roster, there’s a lot of talk that WWE’s annual talent purge will occur “sooner than later.” This week alone saw the debut of six new talents, and according to Jim Ross, many more wrestlers from Florida Championship Wrestling will likely be introduced in the coming weeks. — has released a Daniel Bryan Yes Authentic T-Shirt. — Christian will appear for Florida Championship Wrestling on May 18 at Orlando Armory 2809 S. Ferncreek Ave. Orlando,Read More

Posted On April 3, 2012By StaffIn News

WWE Preparing For Tour, WWE’13, Laurinaitis-Smackdown, Austin

- WWE is preparing to go overseas for the WrestleMania Revenge tour. William Regal announced today he will be competing on the whole tour:  “I found out yesterday that I will be competing on the entire Smackdown tour of Britain and Ireland.Lovely.”   - Jim Ross and others did work on WWE ’13 yesterday.   - John Laurinaitis wrote on Twitter that Friday Night SmackDown will be “new and improved” now that he has full control of the show.   - Steve Austin was asked about “YES!” replacing “WHAT!” onRead More

Posted On April 3, 2012By StaffIn News

Post-Raw News, Laurinaitis Takes Over Long’s Twitter, WWE Draft

- Former WWE developmental talent Alex Koslov, who was released a few months back, has been visiting friends in Mexico’s EMLL promotion and he’s expected to return there soon.   - John Laurinaitis has taken over Teddy Long’s Twitter account @GMSmackDown. Laurinaitis wrote:  “Many people would buckle under the pressure of running two Twitter accounts, but I, John Laurinaitis, welcome the challenge. #BigJohnny”   - Before the six-man match that saw Sheamus, Big Show and Randy Orton defeat Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes and Kane after last night’s WWE RAW SupershowRead More

Posted On April 1, 2012By StaffIn News

Final Card For Tonight’s WWE WrestleMania 28 PPV From Miami

- Below is the final card for WWE’s WrestleMania 28 pay-per-view. Remember to join us tonight at 6:30pm EST for full, detailed coverage from Miami:   Singing America the Beautiful: Lilian Garcia   The Rock vs. John Cena Rappers Flo Rida & Machine Gun Kelly performing   WWE Title Match Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk   World Heavyweight Title Match Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan   Hell In a Cell Triple H vs. The Undertaker Special Referee: Shawn Michaels   Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long David Otunga, Drew McIntyre, Mark Henry,Read More

Posted On March 27, 2012By StaffIn News

Final WWE WrestleMania 28 Card Following This Week’s RAW

- Coming out of tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow, here is the updated card for WrestleMania 28:   Singing America the Beautiful: Lilian Garcia   The Rock vs. John Cena Rappers Flo Rida & Machine Gun Kelly performing   WWE Title Match Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk   World Heavyweight Title Match Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan   Hell In a Cell Triple H vs. The Undertaker Special Referee: Shawn Michaels   Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long David Otunga, Drew McIntyre, Mark Henry, The Miz, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler (with JohnRead More

Posted On March 15, 2012By StaffIn News

RAW Ratings Breakdown: Rock Concert, HBK-Taker, Punk vs. Miz

- Monday’s WWE RAW Supershow from Cleveland scored a 3.29 cable rating with 4.84 million viewers. RAW was the #1 show on cable for the night and unlike recent trends, it did better in the second hour – largely due to the segment with Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker. Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler lost 6,000 viewers coming out of the opener with John Cena rapping. That’s a good loss as usually the second RAW segment loses several hundred thousand viewers. David Otunga & Mark Henry vs. Santino Marella gained 225,000Read More

Posted On March 15, 2012By StaffIn News

Triple H Involved With WWE Executive Release?, Scott Hall Update

- As noted before, WWE executive Ty Bailey, who worked under John Laurinaitis, was let go from the company on March 9th. Bailey was originally the person Laurinaitis put in charge of WWE developmental. When Triple H took over developmental months ago, Bailey began reporting to him directly. Triple H’s developmental changes have been in the works for some time and Bailey’s departure is seen as Triple H’s first major move. – Scott Hall was released from WWE-sponsored rehab on March 6th. Hall visited the Team Vision Dojo in OrlandoRead More

Posted On March 13, 2012By StaffIn News

Tonight’s WWE Tapings, Raw Trends, Hornswoggle On Rock-Cena

- Tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings will take place from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Confirmed for SmackDown is the return of Christian and The Peep Show with guests Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis. If you’re attending tonight’s tapings and would like to help with live spoilers, please e-mail me. – Some of the WWE terms trending last night on Twitter during RAW were Vanilla Ice, Teletubby, The Rock Concert, Brodus Clay, Beth Phoenix, CM Drunk, James Roday, Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Vickie Guerrero and John Cena. – Hornswoggle postedRead More

Posted On March 12, 2012By StaffIn News

Randy Orton Teases Movie Project, Drew McIntyre Storyline & More

- Ed sent the following: The Insider recently featured a 5 things you didn’t know about actor Sacha Baron Cohen of The Dictator and Borat fame and one of them was that he’s a huge pro wrestling fan and good friends with John Cena. – Mick Foley wrote on Twitter that he believes there has been genuine tension between The Rock and John Cena for a while now. – As seen on Friday’s SmackDown, John Laurinaitis booked Drew McIntyre in a match against Hornswoggle to get his job back. McIntyreRead More

Posted On March 12, 2012By StaffIn News

Big Match Announced For WWE Wrestlemania 28

A “memo” from the WWE Board of Directors was posted on the official WWE website officially confirming a rumored Wrestlemania 28 match. It will be a 12-man tag team match with John Laurinaitis putting together a team against Teddy Long’s team. One General Manager will get control of both RAW and Smackdown if his team wins. The participants will be announced over the next few weeks.Read More

Posted On March 7, 2012By StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE Smackdown Taping Results For 3/9

- Thanks to Zack Zimmerman for the following WWE Smackdown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Uncasville, CT. These will air this Friday: Dark Match: * Xavier Woods defeated Hunico WWE Smackdown Lilian Garcia introduced a replay of the U.S. Title match from Raw. A cage lowered halfway, and then the opening video playing. The show opened with John Laurinaitis and David Otunga in the cage. He announced a steel cage match for the U.S. championship 1. Santino Marella defeated Jack Swagger to retain the U.S. Title. Dolph tried to climbRead More