Wrestling Observer Newsletter Tag

Posted On February 15, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Ratings Breakdown For Raw – CM Punk vs. The Miz Scores Low

The February 13, 2012 episode of the Raw SuperShow averaged 4.14 million viewers for a 3.01 cable rating. The prior week’s show garnered a 3.25 cable rating and averaged 4.62 million viewers. In the segment-by-segment breakdown, the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Debate that kicked off Raw drew a 2.93 rating. From there, Chris Jericho’s match against Kofi Kingston lost 49,000 viewers. Backstage segments with John Cena, Zack Ryder, John Laurinaitis and David Otunga lost 24,000 viewers. Randy Orton taking on Big Show gained 93,000 viewers. The advertised return of ShawnRead More

Posted On February 15, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

HHH Wants More Hispanic Wrestlers, Latest WWE Inbox Episode

– Triple H reportedly wants more Spanish-speaking wrestlers signed since he believes the Hispanic market is a major key to the prosperity of WWE. More specifically, he wants wrestlers who can conduct interviews in both English and Spanish. Rosa Mendes in particular has been directed to yell at ringside in Spanish as much as possible since she’s bilingual. — In episode three of WWE Inbox, WWE Superstars and Divas answer questions on their favorite superhero, favorite television show and funniest wrestler. Alex Riley, Beth Phoenix, Derrick Bateman, Dolph Ziggler, DrewRead More

Posted On February 15, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On “WWE Legends’ House”, Top Merchandise Sellers

– Dusty Rhodes, Iron Sheik, Jimmy Snuka, Sgt. Slaughter and The Honky Tonk Man will not be appearing on WWE Legends’ House. “Hacksaw” Jim Jim Duggan, “Mean” Gene Okerlund and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper have been confirmed to appear on the program. The show began filming last week at the former house of Harpo Marx in Rancho Mirage, California. WWE officials contemplated having Sheik appear on the reality program due to the perception that he is funny but a doctrine is in place for the show to not appear “sad.” —Read More

Posted On February 15, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Details On The Miz’s Backstage Heat, Warrior Appearing In NY

– Ultimate Warrior has been announced to appear for Northeast Wrestling on March 23, 2012 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. He will sign autographs, cut a promo and it’s being teased that he will do something physical. The show will also feature John Hennigan vs. Dave Finlay and the first-ever match between Melina and Velvet Sky. Matt Hardy, Tommy Dreamer and Jerry Lawler are scheduled to appear as well. — The Miz has as much heat as anyone in WWE, but it has little to doRead More
– Lilian Garcia stated on Twitter that she will be releasing a music video for her latest single, Ur Girl (Til the End of the World), on March 1. — Saturday’s SmackDown live event at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California drew 4,000 paying $135,000. Sunday’s show in Bakersfield, California drew 5,000 paying $130,000. — WrestlingFigs.com reports Kevin Nash will appear at Wrestling Universe 34-29 Francis Lewis Blvd. Flushing, New York on April 21 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. — R-Truth appearing more animated in recent weeks has toRead More
– Shelly Martinez posted a video recently explaining why she loves Brian Kendrick. The former WWE Diva says she missed seeing him at a recent independent wrestling show, but that she plans on finding on him. Martinez went looking for the TNA star again on Saturday after being informed he was in Venice Beach, California. Video of her search is available here — Hulk Hogan will guest host Thursday’s episode of the syndicated talk show The Wendy Williams Show. — Rob Van Dam appears in the upcoming film Boardwalk Hempire:Read More

Posted On February 1, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Idea For MITB Match At Mania, WWE Not Interested In Lashley

– Wrestling legend Jake Roberts was asked on Facebook if any wrestler ever refused to work with him due to fear of snakes. He replied, “Some refused to have the snake put on them, but otherwise, not really. Roddy Piper wouldn’t come out around them at all…” — Although Bobby Lashley is interested in resuming his professional wrestling career, WWE reportedly “wants no part of him right now.” WWE officials weren’t happy about how he left the company years ago after receiving a large push, not to mention that thereRead More

Posted On February 1, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On The WWE Network, Michael Cole Called An Imbecile

– Kevin Dunn, WWE Executive Vice President of Television Production, has taken initiative on the WWE Network project by hiring numerous people for mid-level management. Many of the people hired had worked for WWE in past. Regarding Dunn, the Wrestling Observer says he understands how to interface with Vince McMahon and adapt to his haphazard decision making. — WrestlingFigs.com reports that Maryse Ouellet will appear alongside John Morrison at George’s Collectibles 7755 New Falls Road Levittown, Pennsylvania on March 10, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit GeorgesCollectibles.com forRead More

Posted On January 5, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jersey Shore’s The Situation Appearing At WrestleMania 28?

In case you haven’t seen enough of MTV’s Jersey Shore on WWE and TNA programming in recent years, it appears Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino could be headed to Miami this April. According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, someone in WWE creative recently brought up the idea of bringing in The Situation to do something with Zack Ryder at WrestleMania 28. At this point, we don’t know if WWE has reached out Sorrentino, whether there’s any interest on his part or what his role at WrestleMania would be. He couldRead More

Posted On December 29, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Makes Orton Injury Announcement, WWE Network News

– The first program to air on the WWE Network will be WrestleMania Rewind. The three-part series will air the day of WrestleMania XXVIII. The program is based on last year’s The True Story of WrestleMania, but with additional footage from recent shows. — Matches taking place on today’s episode of WWE Superstars on WWE.com include Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks, Alex Riley vs. JTG, Darren Young vs. Trent Barreta and Tyson Kidd vs. Yoshi Tatsu. — WWE ring announcer Tony Chimel announced atRead More

Posted On December 29, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Participants For Raw Elimination Chamber Match, Del Rio News

– Participants for WWE’s annual Raw Elimination Chamber Match are tentatively scheduled to include Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, John Cena, Kane, R-Truth and The Miz. The outcome of the bout is expected to based on whether Cena’s match with The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII will have the WWE Championship on the line. — When Vince McMahon told Alberto Del Rio to work stiffer and appear more aggressive in the ring, it was indicated that he was due for another WWE Championship reign in 2012. Del Rio is expected toRead More

Posted On December 29, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Diva To Receive Major Push, Ref Undergoing Surgery

– WWE referee Justin King will undergo undisclosed surgery in a few weeks and is expected to be sidelined for several months. The surgery is not related to any injuries on the job. — Will hold a Raw SuperShow at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan on April 23, 2012. Tickets go on sale February 25, 2012. — WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts turns 32 years old Thursday. — Layla is slated to enter the Divas Championship picture upon her return from injury due to the feeling that BethRead More
– Jim Ross believes John Morrison will return to WWE next year after parting ways with the organization in November. He tweeted, “Morrison didn’t renew his contract. Taking time off to heal, rest, train. He’ll likely be back sometime in 2012. Smart move.” Morrison, whose real name is John Hennigan, claimed in an online video earlier this month that he is taking time off to heal and re-train for a return to wrestling. — Stacy Keibler now receives $25,000 per appearance due to her relationship with George Clooney and prominenceRead More

Posted On December 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former WWE Star Expected To Join TNA, Hogan Video Game Ripped

– Official XBOX Magazine named Hulk Hogan’s Main Event the worst video game of 2011. The magazine writes, “This atrocity earns the loudest jeers from us for not only being the least interactive Kinect game to date, but also wasting a great idea (mimicking lavish pro-wrestling entrances) and taking up precious landfill space that could’ve been filled with something more pleasant, like hazardous waste. This game would have been a strong contender for the year’s worst game if it were a $5 XBLA download. At $50, it’s the financial equivalentRead More
– Former WWE talent Maria Kanellis is advertised to face Tara in her return to the squared circle on February 25, 2012 for New York City based promotion Family Wrestling Entertainment. Kanellis tweeted, “I’m so excited. Ive always admired (Tara). She has taught me so much!!” — Christopher Daniels, D’Angelo Dinero, Doug Williams and SoCal Val filmed an upcoming edition of TNA Spin Cycle today in Orlando, Florida. — The Wrestling Observer reports that much of Karen Jarrett’s demeaning on-air dialogue designating Velvet Sky as a promiscuous woman is basedRead More
– Kelly Kelly has responded to online reports saying she is looking to position herself for a career outside of WWE. She tweeted, “Don’t believe everything you read! Wwe is my home.” The report originated from this week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, which states she plans on pursuing acting and modeling work late next year under her real name, Barbara Blank. — A pre-sale for SmackDown in Orlando, Florida following WrestleMania XXVIII kicks off Friday at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. The password is WWEEBSHOW. — Ultimate Warrior saysRead More
– Shelly Martinez is offering a free 8×10 with every pre-order of a Martinez Girlz T-Shirt. To see the T-Shirts, which read #kayfabe, #FunTimeGang and #TheMartinezGirls, click here. — WWE referee Marc Harris is sidelines with a broken nose. — Hot on the heels of former WWE performer Maryse Ouellet’s decision to move on from the professional wrestling industry and attempt to make it in the fashion industry, Kelly Kelly may also be positioning herself for a career outside of WWE. The WWE Diva is looking to position herself forRead More

Posted On December 1, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Pay-Per-View Draws Second Worst Buy Number Of All-Time

– WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view event on October 23, 2011 garnered 130,000 buys overall—70,000 in North America and 60,000 overseas. With the exception of the disastrous December to Dismember pay-per-view event in 2006, Vengeance is the lowest-selling domestic pay-per-view event in WWE history—dating back to the infancy of pay-per-view in the 1980s. December to Dismember, which was branded as an ECW event, drew 55,000 buys in North America. Vengeance was headlined by Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena in a Last Man Standing Match, Mark Henry vs. Big Show in aRead More

Posted On November 26, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Maryse Ouellet Too Hot For PG WWE, Has No Plans On Joining TNA

Regarding Maryse Ouellet’s departure from WWE last month, the Wrestling Observer reports that company officials had been looking to cut ties with the French-Canadian glamour model for over a year since she did not fit their commitment to wholesome, family-friendly, PG content. Her “history of non-PG activity” was of concern to WWE executives, The Observer notes. Ouellet was not initially endeavored due to her relationship with The Miz. WWE parted ways with Ouellet shortly after she asked to be released from her contract. Friends of Ouellet say she lost interestRead More