Pro Wrestling Torch Tag

– The February 3 episode of TNA iMPACT! drew a 1.30 cable rating and averaged 1.95 million viewers. Last week’s show garnered a 1.28 rating, which was the program’s highest number since October 14. TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter indicated on Twitter that it was their second highest rated show ever on Thursday night. She wrote, “Last night was our 2nd highest rated Thursday night iMPACT! ever!! Thank you all so much!! Lots of great TV coming up… Stay tuned.” — Tommy Dreamer is off television now because creative teamRead More

Posted On February 3, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Story On Alberto Del Rio Almost Quitting WWE Last Year

– JTG and Trent Barreta vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks is advertised for tonight’s episode of WWE Superstars. Others matches scheduled to take place include Melina vs. Tamina; David Hart Smith and Yoshi Tatsu vs. Primo and Zack Ryder. — Alberto Del Rio’s meteoric rise to a World Title Match at WrestleMania XXVII is a story that almost didn’t happen. According to sources within Florida Championship Wrestling, he indicated to WWE officials approximately a year ago that he was not pleased with being situated in the developmental promotion (whichRead More

Posted On February 3, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Reason For WWE Allowing Mysterio To Handpick Current Feud

It was reported Sunday that Rey Mysterio is working through an injury to his rotator cuff. He suffered the injury while working the SmackDown brand’s most recent tour overseas. Doctors advised him not to fly due to an inner ear infection he was suffering from at the time but company officials asked him to work the tour anyway, assuring him that wouldn’t have to work any matches. However, he was asked to wrestle while on tour, and complied, only to suffer an injury to his rotator cuff. There was muchRead More
– Jeff Hardy is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Power Slam, which covers his ongoing drug trial and recent matches. — Ric Flair returned to TNA Wrestling’s European tour Friday in Manchester, England, accompanying Beer Money, Inc. for their match against Douglas Williams and Magnus. Flair wrestled Williams himself the following night in London, beating the Englishman via submission. Flair bled heavily during the match, so much so that the ring mat was mopped afterwards. — In an apparent first, TNA Wrestling officials recently punished twoRead More

Posted On January 30, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Nash Removed From TNA Website, Impact Delivers Strong Rating

– The January 27 episode of TNA iMPACT! scored a 1.28 cable rating, the program’s highest mark since October 14. iMPACT! averaged 1.93 million viewers over the course of two hours, which is the third largest average audience in the program’s history The first hour drew a 1.34 rating before dipping to a 1.23 in the second hour. — Tommy Dreamer is now working as a producer backstage. — Three months after Kevin Nash’s last appearance for TNA Wrestling, his profile page has been removed from the company website’s rosterRead More

Posted On January 26, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Bringing Back The Diva Search

World Wrestling Entertainment held a web conference today enticing prospective promotional parters and it was disclosed that the Diva Search would be brought back. Julie Stenz, WWE’s Director of Partner Marketing, said a ten-week competition would be held during the company’s “regularly scheduled” programming and that sponsorship opportunities would be available. An official start date for the upcoming competition has not been disclosed. Organization officials have auditioned prospective female talent in recent months, some of whom are expected to participate in the Diva Search. See *NEW* non-WWE photos of EveRead More
– There continues to be great concern amongst WWE officials over the match line-up for WrestleMania XXVII. While it’s likely that WWE will produce a strong wrestling card, the major point of concern is that it will take more than that to attract the masses and draw the type of revenue that is expected of the organization’s grandest event of the year. — Former TNA Women’s Knockout Champion Taylor Wilde turns 25 years old today while Road Warrior Animal turns 51. — February is “Defrost with the Divas” month onRead More
On the same day two weeks ago (January 12) that UFC President Dana White shot down online rumors of Brock Lesnar appearing at WrestleMania XXVII in Atlanta, Georgia, he met with Vince McMahon in New York City. It was largely assumed that McMahon would make a proposition for Lesnar to appear at WrestleMania XXVII. It is said that while their encounter was cordial, nothing changed regarding the former WWE Champion appearing at the annual pay-per-view spectacular. Of those talked to regarding the matter, no one within WWE believes Lesnar willRead More
– TNA Wrestling head writer and former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vince Russo celebrates his 50th birthday today. — TNA Wrestling’s creative team are under the impression that there is “nothing to worry about” in regards to Jeff Hardy’s current legal matter. — While Matt Hardy has accused “dirt sheet” reporters of having an agenda for critically panning his TNA Wrestling debut against Rob Van Dam at Genesis, none of his new co-workers have defended the match. “He’s so bloated he can’t even move,” observed one TNA wrestler. The wrestlerRead More

Posted On January 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Scores Record Rating On Syfy, Update On Sheffield

– Last Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 2.1 cable rating, setting a record for the series on Syfy. The show garnered 3.3 million viewers overall. It was the third consecutive week SmackDown set a new viewership record, surpassing the previous week’s number of 2.9 million. — Jim Ross noted on Twitter that he’s taping a sports show for KSBI TV 52 tonight in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. — WWE officials are hopeful that Skip Sheffield will be healthy enough to return to action by the post-WrestleMania television tapings. HeRead More

Posted On January 22, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Batista Expected To Return, Quote On Rumble Change, Maryse

– More than one person within WWE feels its only a matter of time before Batista returns to the organization, reports the Pro Wrestling Torch. He’s currently in Thailand filming The Man with the Iron Fist with mixed martial artist Cung Le, his highest profile acting role to date. Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu also star in the movie. — One WWE source feels the Royal Rumble match expanding from 30 to 40 men is not a good idea. “When you have 30 guys who are not over and youRead More
– Yoshi Tatsu vs. Tyson Kidd is the lone match advertised for tonight’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America. Other bouts scheduled to take place include David Hart Smith and Darren Young vs. Primo and Zack Ryder, Chavo Guerrero vs. JTG, and Chris Masters vs. Curt Hawkins. — John Cena has been dealing with an assortment of injuries in recent weeks. In addition to his hip injury, Cena has also been working through an issue with his neck. — Regarding the report of Kimbo Slice making an appearance atRead More

Posted On January 20, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Taker vs. HHH Discussed For Mania, WWE Title Match Corrected

– Former WWE referee Scott Armstrong has launched an account on Twitter. — It was reported yesterday that the website for the JQH Arena at Missouri State University, which hosts a Raw live event on Friday, March 11, was advertising a WWE Championship Match between John Cena and CM Punk. “Fandy Orton” was also advertised to face The Miz in a non-title match. Information for the event has been corrected as Orton will face The Miz in a WWE Championship Match while Cena will face Punk in a non-stipulated match.Read More
– WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele will be appearing at the Wrestling Universe 34-29 Francis Lewis Blvd. in Flushing, Queens NY. 11358 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 19. — The only names currently being ‘heavily discussed’ for induction into this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class are The Fabulous Freebirds, which most notably consisted of Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts. — There’s nothing medically preventing Triple H from returning to the ring at this point as he is fully healed from surgeryRead More
– Six-time world champion Batista celebrates his 42nd birthday yesterday. — The following two matches were taped last night in Tulsa, Oklahoma for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America: Chavo Guerrero vs. JTG, Chris Masters vs. Curt Hawkins. — Tyler Reks beat Percy Watson in a dark match prior to last night’s television tapings in Tulsa, Oklahoma. — Vince McMahon has been discussed for a major role on the revival of Tough Enough on the USA Network. However, it’s considered a long shot because the show willRead More

Posted On January 19, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

*Spoiler* Wade Barrett’s Faction Named, Jim Ross Appears

– Former WWE announcer Jim Ross made a live appearance during tonight’s SmackDown taping in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ross briefly spoke to his home state crowd before being interrupted by fellow Oklahoma native Jack Swagger. The “The All-American American” directed derogatory remarks towards Oklahoma and J.R. before facing Kofi Kingston in an amateur wrestling match. It is unclear whether the segment will air during the SmackDown broadcast. — Wade Barrett’s four-man faction including Ezekiel Jackson, Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater was officially dubbed “The Core” at tonight’s SmackDown taping in Tulsa,Read More

Posted On January 19, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

*Spoilers* WWE SmackDown Taping Results For Friday

Wade Barrett names the group The Core. They even have a new video put together. Big Zeke talks, then Heath Slater, then Justin Gabriel. Theodore Long comes out and interrupts to lay down the law. Del Rio comes out & tells the Core he’s going to win the Royal Rumble. He’s facing R-Truth. (1) Alberto Del Rio beat R-Truth via submission. During the match, the Jumbotron cuts to Teddy Long unconscious in the back with Michael Tarver, Vickie Guerrero, and Dolph Ziggler checking on him. R-Truth dominates most of theRead More

Posted On January 19, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

NXT Elimination Announced, SmackDown Scores Viewership High

– The January 14 episode of WWE SmackDown on Syfy scored a 1.9 cable rating, tying the previous week’s ratings high. The program garnered 2.98 million viewers over the course of two hours, setting a new benchmark on Syfy. The previous week’s show averaged 2.85 million viewers. — The results of the second poll of the fourth season of NXT were revealed on last night’s episode and it was announced that Alberto Del Rio’s Rookie, Conor O’Brian, has been eliminated from the competition. A disappointed O’Brian spoke on the microphoneRead More

Posted On January 18, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Star Breaks Collarbone, Backstage Snickering Over Hardy

– Motor City Machine Gun member Alex Shelley reportedly suffered a broken collarbone at yesterday’s TNA Wrestling live event in Hagerstown, Maryland. — Some in the TNA Wrestling locker room instantly began snickering over Matt Hardy upon his debut last week at Genesis. One wrestler felt that Hardy looked out of shape and compared his modified appearance to Raven’s. Wrestlers were also chatting about his state of mind throughout the day. Though it was largely believed that Matt Hardy would join TNA following his departure from WWE, some within theRead More