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WWE talent Kia Stevens (a/k/a Kharma) has issued a statement denying Byron Wilcott’s claim that he is the father of her child. Wilcott, a former WWE developmental talent, posted a message on his Facebook account earlier this week claiming to be the baby’s father. Stevens’s legal representation issued a statement today denoting the claim as “completely false.” The statement reads: “Mr. Byron Wilcott is not the father of Ms. Stevens’s baby. The post on Mr. Wilcott’s Facebook page is completely false and we do not know why he would publishRead More
– The June 3 episode of WWE SmackDown featuring a World Heavyweight Championship Match scored a 1.77 cable rating, down from 1.83 on May 27 and 1.89 on May 20. SmackDown averaged 2.7 million viewers, extending the program’s streak of less than 3.0 million viewers to five consecutive weeks. Prior to the program’s ratings downturn, the show was averaging 3.06 million viewers per episode in 2011. — WWE will highlight “High Flyers” during July on WWE Classics On Demand. The synopsis reads: “All July on WWE Classics On Demand, weRead More
– WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase guest hosted last night’s SmackDown live event at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. He kicked off the show by announcing that there would be a battle royal for a shot at the Intercontinental Championship—won by Daniel Bryan, who subsequently beat Wade Barrett via disqualification. DiBiase held the “Million Dollar Challenge,” which was a dance contest between four people. A child won the contest and was able to go backstage to meet the SmackDown Superstars. — Jon Moxley,Read More
– The May 26 episode of IMPACT WRESTLING scored a 1.19 cable rating, up from the prior week’s 1.17 number. The program averaged 1.7 million viewers over the course of two hours, the same as the prior week’s show. — Kurt Angle will be doing an autograph signing in London, England, this week. The multi-time champion will be meeting fans at Wembley Arena beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. He will be accompanied by Jeremy Borash and an Xplosion camera crew. More details are available here. — Robert Roode isRead More
Terry Taylor, TNA Wrestling’s Director of Talent Relations, has resigned from his post with the organization. TNA published the following statement on the company website: “Terry Taylor, TNA Director of Talent Relations, has decided to leave TNA effective May 31, 2011. TNA is grateful for Terry’s contributions to TNA’s growth and wishes him success in his future endeavors.” Dean Broadhead will oversee contractual matters while former WWE executive Bruce Prichard will handle Taylor’s remaining duties. Taylor had been with TNA since 2003 in a management role and served as headRead More
– The May 12 episode of TNA iMPACT! scored a 1.27 cable rating, up from the previous week’s 1.15 number. iMPACT! averaged 1.8 million viewers overall, up from 1.6 million the week before. It was also the program’s most watched show since March 17. — The role of Kurt Angle’s on-air “mistress” went to former WWE Diva Chyna instead of independent wrestler Isis the Amazon due to concern over her wrestling ability and behind-the-scenes reputation. With the role calling for a wrestling match this Sunday at Sacrifice, TNA Wrestling officialsRead More

Posted On May 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Murdoch Works Second Dark Match, Watts Comments On Cut

– Former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch worked a dark match prior to tonight’s SmackDown taping in Nashville, Tennessee, losing to Jey Uso. Murdoch received minimal reaction from the audience and and cut a brief promo on Tennessee prior to the bout. The WWE World Tag Team Champion controlled the match’s early going, but Uso came back with a flurry of offense and won in approximately three minutes with the Snuka splash. Murdoch also worked a dark match prior to last night’s Raw taping in Knoxville, Tennessee, losing to Evan Bourne.Read More
– The May 6 episode of WWE SmackDown, featuring a World Heavyweight Championship Match, scored a 1.73 cable rating. The number is down 12 percent from the previous week, a 1.94. It is the lowest rated episode of 2011. The show drew 2,793,000 viewers overall. Smackdown ranked No. 10 in total cable television viewers for the night. It also ranked No. 7. in Males 18-34 and No. 5 in Males 18-49. — WWE.com has posted a photo gallery for the new Masked Kane Mattel Ringside Collectibles Exclusive figure. The figureRead More
– Ezekiel Jackson worked as a babyface at last night’s SmackDown live event in Pensacola, Florida, teaming with WWE Tag Team Champion Kane. The monstrous duo beat Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater, who portraying sneaky heels. Kane chokeslammed Slater for the win. Jackson defeated Big Show in a singles match on Friday’s episode of SmackDown and refused to celebrate with fellow Corre members afterward. Backstage, he was attacked in retaliation. — WWE launched a program between Sin Cara and Chavo Guerrero on Friday’s episode of SmackDown as the third generationRead More
– Hulk Hogan refuted criticism that he “never jobs.” He wrote last Friday on Twitter in response to a fan alleging he would not agree to job to wrestlers below his level of stardom: “You mean like Billy Kidman, who beat me 3 weeks in a row. HH.” When asked about not jobbing to Shawn Michaels at SummerSlam 2005, he responded: “Vince is the only man that makes those decisions, that came from him. hbk didn’t want to job, not me. Bye, over it. HH.” — Mr. Anderson took aRead More
– WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat hosted last night’s Raw live event in Dothan, Alabama, but was interrupted by Alberto Del Rio upon his arrival. Del Rio attacked Steamboat, who was saved by Rey Mysterio. CM Punk then arrived on the scene, but was fended off by Kofi Kingston. Mysterio and Kingston beat Del Rio and Punk in a match later in the show. WWE developmental wrestler Percy Watson also worked the show, beating Zack Ryder in a singles match. — The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh encountered JinderRead More
Following tonight’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view broadcast, John Cena announced that during the event, U.S. troops “captured and compromised” Osama bin Laden. His announcement drew a massive ovation from the audience. The new WWE Champion gave a speech about American pride while fans chanted “U-S-A.” He posed with fans while ring announcer Justin Roberts thanked the audience for attending Extreme Rules. Cena then went on Twitter to comment on the news. He wrote, “CeNation. Proud day in the war on terror. Many brave soliders made the ultimate sacrifice in hopes ofRead More

Posted On April 29, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Sabin Suffers Injury During TNA Impact, HBK Thanks Hogan

– Shawn Michaels posted the following message on his Twitter account in response to Hulk Hogan giving him a shout out while hosting the National Spicy Chicken Taste Test yesterday in The Heartbreak Kid’s hometown of San Antonio, Texas. He wrote, “Hear from u all the Hulkster’s in town. I hope our city is treating him well. I appreciate the shout out from him. Hope he is well.” — Chris Sabin injured his knee during a match against Anarquia that aired on tonight’s episode of TNA iMPACT!. The Motor CityRead More
– The April 22 episode of WWE SmackDown on Syfy scored a 1.87 cable rating, down nine percent from 2.05 the previous week. The two-hour program averaged 2.8 million viewers, which is down six percent from April 15 and down fifteen percent from April 8. The overall rating was the lowest since February 11 and the second-lowest of 2011. — The Smackdown live event on September 10 in Halifax, Nova Scotia will be held at the Halifax Forum. A Raw live event taking place the same day in London, OntarioRead More

Posted On April 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former X Division Champion Gone From TNA

It has been confirmed that Jay Lethal has parted ways with TNA Wrestling. His profile was removed from the organization’s website Wednesday night. Details regarding his departure have yet to be disclosed. Lethal’s departure surprised some people within TNA. One company source who was on hand for this week’s television tapings was not aware Lethal was leaving the company. Lethal worked Tuesday’s iMPACT! television taping after competing in the X Division Ultimate Xscape Match at TNA Lockdown. Lethal has been sparingly featured since dropping the X Division Championship to KazarianRead More
– Sting surprised a lot of people by stating during a recent interview with The Daily Star that he was offered a match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVII as well as a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame. People within WWE have said that there were no formal talks between Sting and the organization. They also say that Sting was not offered a match against The Undertaker, but there was informal talk regarding a legends contract and a spot in the Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, TNA Wrestling sourcesRead More

Posted On April 17, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Hulk Hogan Comments On Desmond Wolfe’s TNA Status

Hulk Hogan addressed Desmond Wolfe’s status with TNA Wrestling Friday on his Twitter account. When asked when fans can expect Wolfe to return to television, Hogan responded, “Desmond’s situation is beyond TNA’s control, the ball is completely in his court.” Wolfe and Magnus were scheduled to face Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin for the TNA World Tag Team Championship at No Surrender, but were pulled from the event at the last minute, with the organization citing a “personal issue” as the reason. The Pro Wrestling Torch reported that according toRead More
– Chavo Guerrero said today that his Twitter account was hacked. However, he believes he has gotten a hold of it. Guerrero also made light of Kurt Angle claiming last week that his account on the micro-blogging site was hacked. He wrote, “Ok guys, my twitter was hacked. I think I fixed it. If u got a Dm from me and I was mean, it was a fraud. Probably. :). Big ups 2 my boy @MATTHARDYBRAND for giving me the “heads up”on my twitter being hacked.I promise I didnt pullRead More
– The April 14 episode of TNA iMPACT! drew a 1.14 cable rating, down from last week’s 1.15. The number continues a downward slide as the show garnered ratings figures of 1.18, 1.22, 1.27, 1.25 and 1.36 in previous weeks. This week’s show averaged 1.5 million viewers, the same number as last week. — Robert Roode and James Storm are advertised for an autograph signing on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 p.m at Jefferson Hall (located on 1 Levee Way #2118, Newport, Kentucky). Call 41071 859-491-6200 for more information. —Read More