Wrestling Observer Radio Tag

Ivelisse Vélez (a/k/a Sofia Cortez), who was released from her WWE developmental contract late last week, is disputing reports attributed to F4WOnline.com that her termination stemmed from a perceived “attitude problem.” Dave Meltzer stated on Wrestling Observer Radio late Saturday that according to sources in Florida Championship Wrestling, Vélez believed her talent level did not correspond with her position in the organization and had been vocal about not being promoted to the main roster. The Puerto Rican grappler took to Twitter to dispute the online claims, which she labeled asRead More
- Dave Meltzer stated Tuesday on Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE has Ryback continuously facing independent wrestlers at televised events because their contracted talent are wary of wrestling him. Additional details were not disclosed. – WWE.com has posted a video of Michael McGillicutty, Tyson Kidd, Jack Swagger and Jerry Lawler reacting to Big Show knocking out Vince McMahon during the Chairman’s return to Raw SuperShow. – Dean Ambrose’s dark match opponent at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Manchester, New Hampshire was fellow WWE developmental wrestler Big E Langston. Langston, who wasRead More

Posted On December 27, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Ryder Reportedly Demoted Due To Low Rating, Chimel Resurfaces

– Dave Meltzer stated on the Dec. 27 edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that Zack Ryder being placed in a romance storyline with Eve Torres and away from the main event scene stems from the staggeringly low quarter hour rating for last week’s Raw SuperShow main event, which saw Long Island Iced-Z, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan stand tall against The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler. The main event garnered a 2.67 cable rating (2.55 for the first half of the bout), which was the lowest-rated main eventRead More
– Dave Meltzer stated on the December 24 edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that the Survivor Series pay-per-view buy figure is lower than the initial estimate of 280,000. It was reported that of that figure, 180,000 pay-per-view purchases came from the United States. The updated estimate drops the buy figure to 260,000 as only 160,000 pay-per-view purchases came from the United States for The Rock’s first wrestling match in over seven years. The estimate compares to 244,000 buys for Survivor Series in 2010 and 235,000 in 2009, which nearly gotRead More

Posted On November 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Morrison’s Contract Status, Celebrities Attend PPV

– Among those in attendance at the Survivor Series were Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock, mixed martial arts writer Ariel Helwani, This Is Hell lead singer Travis Reilly and This Is Hell guitarist Rick Jimenez. Mick Foley was backstage at the event. — Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart appears at The Whole Scoop 1149 North Railroad Staten Island, New York on Saturday, December 17 from noon to 2:00 p.m. Call 347-992-0038 for more information. — Regarding John Morrison’s contract status with WWE, his original deal has expired. He agreed to anRead More
Former WWE star Batista appeared on Wrestling Observer Radio last week to promote his latest project, the Gracie Fighter Gym. It is a Tampa, Florida based jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts school he is operating in association with Cesar Gracie. Highlights are as follows: * Batista stated during the interview that his martial arts base was Kali, and after taking up Muay Thai and jiu jitsu several years ago, it become his passion. He originally intended to make the gym private, a place near his home where he couldRead More

Posted On February 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Sting Not In Talks w/WWE, Morrison Workout DVD, Ziggler

– Kent State alum Dolph Ziggler appears next Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Kent State University at the Mac Center in Kent, Ohio. He will be participating in an autograph signing following the wrestling meet. — John Morrison noted today on Twitter that he plans on releasing his own workout DVD, Out of Your Mind Fitness. The Raw Superstar said he will be filming it soon. — Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer stated during yesterday’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that there has been absolutely no contact between Steve “Sting”Read More