Wrestling Observer Newsletter

According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there were six different scripts written for this past Monday’s RAW. The main goal for the entire CM Punk storyline was not so much for him...

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The Honky Tonk Man predicted during an interview last week with Monday Night Mayhem that the late Randy Savage will receive his long overdue enshrinement into the WWE Hall of Fame next year. “I think...

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Randy Orton garnered a lot of heat from both talent and company officials regarding alarming comments he made two weeks ago during an interview with Phoenix, Arizona based rock station 98KUPD. “The Viper” candidly discussed...

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— With The Nexus likely being dropped following CM Punk’s departure from WWE, Mason Ryan is expected to be repackaged. WWE’s creative has discussed using him as a bodyguard for either The Miz or Alberto...

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— Former WWE Superstar Finlay is advertised to wrestle at a Top Catch event, which takes place August 29 in Dinslaken, Germany at the Dintrab Arena. He will facing former WWE developmental talent Chris “The...

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— The Wrestling Observer reports that Hulk Hogan was overheard saying at last month’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles that Vince Russo is to blame for the quality of Impact Wrestling. Hogan’s remarks were in...

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— Former WWE talent Dave Finlay is advertised to appear for EVOLVE on July 26 at BB King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square, Manhattan, New York. He will appear in the main event...

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— New Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson is advertised to defend his title against former champion Wade Barrett on tonight’s episode of SmackDown. Other matches slated to take air include: * Sin Cara vs. Ted DiBiase...

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While WWE has yet to release the buy number for last month’s Over the Limit pay-per-view event, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the show is estimated to have garnered 65,000 buys in the United...

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TMZ.com reported this morning that Chyna would be making her much anticipated return to the adult industry in the form of an extremely graphic pornographic video. Vivid President Steve Hirsch told TMZ he was approached...

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— Maryse deleted a cryptic Twitter message she posted after Raw concerning her female colleagues being “cranky.” She wrote, “The WWE divas are cranky tonight, they should go get some mcdonalds……” — Retired WWE star...

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— The following bonus features will be included in the Blu-ray version of WWE Extreme Rules, available May 31, 2011: * Edge’s Retirement Announcement – April 15 SmackDown * John Cena’s Draft Night – April...

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— In Raw live event attendance notes, the May 10 show in Highland Heights, Kentucky drew 3,300 paying $85,000; May 11 in Hermosillo, Mexico drew a sellout crowd of 10,300 paying $570,000; May 12 in...

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— WWEShop.com has discontinued its ECW Men’s “Old School” T-shirt featuring the barbed wire logo. A reader placed an order for the shirt and received a WrestleMania VII shirt instead. The women’s shirt, however, is...

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— Mick Foley was not TNA’s original choice for the role of Network Consultant. Company officials had a nineties star in mind for the role but couldn’t come to terms on an agreement—it was not...

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— The original wrestling ring from Killer Kowalski’s Institute of Pro Wrestling in Massachusetts is up for auction on eBay. A number of notable wrestlers learned the ropes in this ring including Triple H, Chyna,...

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— WWE Executive Vice President of Television Production Kevin Dunn’s compensation for 2010 was $746,154 in salary, $608,400 in stock grants and $359,000 in other income for a total of $1,713,554. — Former WWE Superstar...

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— WWE shipped 474,000 DVD units during the month of March, which is considered a large number. This is up from 211,000 units shipped the month before, with the increase being attributed to the release...

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— 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...

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— Ric Flair’s reported shoulder and injury rotator cuff tear is at the top of the shoulder. The front and back are fine and he is able to lift light weights without much pain. The...

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