TV Tag

- Following last night’s SummerSlam kickoff party in Beverly Hills, WWE talent will be taking part in various community service activities today, with wrestlers visiting hospitals in the Los Angeles area and anti-bullying rallies taking place at schools. Mark Henry and Alberto Del Rio will be visiting Watts, a part of South Los Angeles known to be a violence-prone and impoverished area. – WWE recently sent out a memo to fans asking for ideas for Classics On Demand in 2013. Since WWE won’t be launching the WWE Network until afterRead More
- WWE officials are looking at trying to find a TV outlet to air their pay-per-view pre-shows on, similar to what the FX Network does with UFC events. WWE’s goal is to have the YouTube pre-show moved to regular TV by early 2013. They also want to have a UFC-like one-hour coutndown show for WrestleMania 29, similar to the special they did for The Rock vs. John Cena. – When John Laurinaitis was in Japan for the recent WWE shows, people in the Japanese wrestling business who aren’t aware thatRead More
Kevin Nash
Speaking to Steven Muehlhausen of The Fight Club Chicago at last week’s Chicago Comic Con, Kevin Nash addressed his controversial remarks stating that the professional wrestling industry died at WrestleMania XX when the pay-per-view event concluded with “Vanilla Midgets” Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero—small-statured, gifted technical wrestlers that lacked big in-ring personalities but were beloved by fans—reigning atop as world champions. “(People getting mad) at something I said ten years ago, yeah okay. It’s great that it’s still relevant ten years later. I guess I’m not allowed to haveRead More
- The social media score for Monday’s 3-Hour WWE RAW was 369,933, down 8% from last week (401,202). RAW ranked #5 on cable TV, behind “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” (VH1), “Teen Wolf” (MTV) and Shark Week programming (Discovery). – The series premiere of NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes” reality show featuring WWE Diva Eve Torres drew 5.15 million viewers for the two-hour premiere. – John Cena posted the following gym video to Tout on Tuesday: Solid @Tout showing full frontal #snatch. 110k, some catch and stability issues, but illRead More

Posted On August 14, 2012By StaffIn News

Kurt Angle Says His New TNA Contract Is ‘Part-Time’

- Kurt Angle has revealed that his new TNA contract is a part-time one. Angle revealed the news in an interview with Kirksville Daily Express while promoting an upcoming house show, revealing that the contract allows him to do more acting while still competing for TNA. “I came down here with hopes of building the program, which TNA has done an amazing job of doing, but having a lighter schedule, and that didn’t occur for four or five years,” he said. “It kind of blossomed after I got here andRead More
- Chris Jericho took fan questions on Twitter this weekend and was asked about WWE releasing AW. He replied: “It’s a drag. But it’s not the attitude era anymore” – SmackDown General Manager Booker T noted that the hardcopy version of his new book From Prison to Promise will be in stores September 1st but can be pre-ordered through iBook. Booker sold around 300 copies of his book at the Chicago Comic-Con this weekend. – WWE Diva Eve Torres is featured on NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes reality TV show. ItRead More
- WWE continues to do work for the WWE Network. They recently reached out to several stars from the 1990’s to do interviews for the Network’s Monday Night Wars programming. – Jim Ross was asked on Twitter when WWE NXT will air on TV in the US. He replied: “Some day…not sure when. Has to find a good home. It will in time.” – WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz will be appearing at the State Fair in Billings, Montana on August 15th to meet fans and sign autographs. (Partial source:Read More
- NBC will premiere their new reality TV show Stars Earn Stripes this coming Monday night at 8pm EST. The show was filmed a few months back and features WWE Diva Eve Torres, among other celebrities. Eve recently spoke with the USO website about the experience. Here are some highlights: Getting ready for the show: “I can honestly say I didn’t have any idea what I was getting myself into. I thought it sounded great, the premise of the show, but I had no idea the wringer that they wereRead More
- Daniel Bryan noted in several media interviews that his inspiration for the “YES!” chants was UFC fighter Diego Sanchez. In a new interview with, Sanchez says Bryan is supporting him in a way and he has his back. Diego expressed interest in working with Bryan as his team has reached out to Bryan’s people. Sanchez said: “My team has reached out to them and we’ll see what happens. We both are the ‘Yes’ men and if we could help each other that’s what it’s about. It’s about thatRead More

Posted On August 6, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

Dave Scott – Three Hours Too Much & Q&A

Hey there guys Dave Scott here for some usual Monday night life changing analysis of men wearing tights. This week I’m going to be going a bit half and half about my column here. I’m going to start off with a topic and then move onto a few Q&A questions that I’m planning to do going forward from here. So if you want to send me your wrestling related questions for my future columns, post your comments below. Send any WWE or TNA questions you want, past, present, serious, notRead More
- There has been a lot of talk about how the entire WWE developmental system has improved since Triple H took things over from John Laurinaitis. Vince McMahon is keeping his hands off developmental, which is why they are attempting to turn it into something like a sports franchise training system with Triple H hiring ex-professional athletes to work in talent relations. – The WWE NXT tapings at Full Sail University are running more and more smoothly. Shows have been very wrestling-heavy, going about 3 hours. While Triple H isn’tRead More
- As of this week, plans are for the Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night festivities to be held off-camera at RAW from San Antonio, Texas next Monday. A source expects that to change and Michaels be featured on TV in an angle with Brock Lesnar. – It was noted that Vince McMahon wanted the RAW 1000 show to be completely positive and made the call not to humiliate Jim Ross as he often likes to do. Vince has been trying to soften Michael Cole’s character lately, as to not be anRead More
- WWE announced the news of Booker T being named the new SmackDown General Manager on their website and Twitter. WWE wants fans to tune in to Friday’s SmackDown to see how it all played out. – The runtime of the documentary on WWE’s “Rock vs. Cena: Once in a Lifetime” DVD is just over 45 minutes. The synopsis refers to the doc as an “expanded” version but it looks like it will end up being exactly what was shown on TV. The three-disc DVD set will have a totalRead More
- Brock Lesnar’s “Here Comes the Pain: Collector’s Edition” DVD and Blu-Ray are scheduled for a October 30th release. WWE using the same name as their DVD release a decade ago could be an indication that they may be re-releasing material as part of that set. – Shawn Michaels and Rey Mysterio DVDs will be released as part of WWE’s lower priced Superstars Collection DVD line. Already featured in that line are Zack Ryder, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton and Sheamus. – Friday’s WWE Smackdown social mediaRead More
A still-shot highlight reel from Thursday’s NXT television taping featuring WWE crowning the first-ever NXT champion, Seth Rollins (formerly Tyler Black), produced by Josh Parry. High-resolution photos of Rollins on-stage with the NXT locker room celebrating his victory, Triple H and Dusty Rhodes congratulating Rollins on his championship victory and other photos from the TV taping are also included.Read More
Rey Mysterio revealed he really thought about quitting the business after his most recent knee injury in an interview with “This past year that I’ve been recovering from my surgery, I really thought about it (quitting wrestling)… And my family has been supportive from day one, especially my wife. She tells me, ‘God is giving you the blessing to go out there and do it again.’ All over [again],” Mysterio said. “My knee is good after the surgery and, you know, I’m just going to take this ride asRead More
As previously reported, Seth Rollins became the first-ever WWE NXT Champion at Thursday’s tapings in Full Sail University, defeating Jinder Mahal. WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel did the ring announcing for the match and after it was over, Dusty Rhodes presented him with the belt while Triple H came to the ring to congratulate him. After Triple H came down, the rest of the NXT babyface wrestlers came down to join in on the celebration. The entire roster, including Hall of Famers in attendance, watched the match fromRead More
- Regarding Dolph Ziggler’s crazy bumps, it’s said that he comes up with all of the ideas and pretty much pushes to be allowed to do them. The big bump at Money in the Bank with Tensai was exactly as he had envisioned it and pushed for. – One person in WWE who was asking around noted that they couldn’t find one person happy about RAW going three-hours permanently. – The aerial view of the Las Vegas strip that WWE used on RAW last week was actually several years oldRead More

Posted On July 25, 2012By StaffIn News

Talent Not Used At WWE RAW 1000, Daniel Bryan Tout, RAW 1000 DVD

- There is talk of making Raw 1000th part of a multi-disc compilation. The idea is still in the early stages of discussion. – Speaking of Raw 1000th, several WWE & WCW alumni were not used at this week’s tapings. Reports indicate that WWE was concerned that some talent didn’t look TV-ready. – Derek Bateman filmed a new Tout video backstage at this week’s SmackDown tapings, featuring Daniel Bryan and Hornswoggle. After Hornswoggle stumbled in on one of his recent Touts, Bryan makes him pay for it and says thatRead More