Wrestling Observer Tag

The Wrestling Observer reports that Alberto Del Rio is disliked by some of his WWE colleagues due to how he carries himself and the belief that his position in the company is unwarranted. The two-time WWE Champion is seen as off-putting behind the scenes as he portrays himself as a master backstage politician and struts around as a superstar. There is also a perception that he is not over to the level of his sizable push as his matches and promos garner tepid reactions from the audience. Company officials, however,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

Posted On February 9, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Covers Up The Undertaker’s Head For New WWE Magazine

WWE has released four different “WrestleMania” covers for the March 2012 issue of WWE Magazine, featuring The Undertaker, Triple H, John Cena and The Rock. The magazine indicates that Triple H will face The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVIII. The headline for “The Game” cover says “Can The Game End The Deadman’s Reign?” while the headline for the issue bearing The Undertaker reads “Will “The Streak” Survive?” The Undertaker cover was apparently designed to conceal his lack of hair as his head is surrounded by photoshopped fire, with no hair visible.Read 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
– Lance Storm stated Tuesday on Twitter that he will be attending the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Miami, Florida to see longtime friend Edge’s enshrinement. He added that he does not know yet if he’ll stay for WrestleMania. — A photo of The Rock face-to-face with John Cena is featured on the cover of the latest issue of The Wrestler. — Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer reports that Mason Ryan’s sizable push was halted weeks ago due to his inability to connect with the audience. Nonetheless, WWERead More

Posted On January 31, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Star Named Most Overrated Wrestler, RVD DVD Planned

– Crimson has been named Most Overrated Wrestler in the 2011 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards. He is trailed by Mason Ryan, Kevin Nash, Mr. Anderson, Jeff Hardy, Triple H, Sin Cara, Matt Morgan, CM Punk and Randy Orton. Regarding Crimson, Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer wrote, “Crimson is probably the prime example of a guy who isn’t overrated by fans, but pushed to a level that hasn’t really worked. He’s got size, and good facials at times, and a good look and comes across like a tough guy. But heRead More
– The January 12, 2012 episode of Impact Wrestling drew a 1.12 cable rating. Last week’s show drew a 1.11. The program averaged 1,600,000 viewers, the same as last week. This nearly matches the 2011 yearly average of 1,610,000 viewers. — Matt Morgan and Gail Kim appear at Direct Auto Insurance 700 North Military Highway Norfolk, Virginia on February 12, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 757-455-9072 for more information. — Chavo Guerrero is featured in a promotional advertisement for Ring Ka King, TNA Wrestling’s professional wrestling promotionRead More
Velvet Sky stated on Busted Open (which airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Sirius 92 and XM 208 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.) that TNA Wrestling officials clarified to her an online rumor published on various wrestling websites last month indicating that they view her unfavorably: it’s untrue. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer reported in December that much of Karen Jarrett’s degrading on-air dialogue toward the wrestling starlet is based on how certain company officials legitimately perceive her. She immediately dismissed the rumor on Twitter, “LOL that RUMOR isRead More

Posted On January 3, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Why WWE Didn’t Fly Chris Jericho On A Private Jet To Raw

WWE officials ultimately decided not to fly Chris Jericho on a private jet to Memphis, Tennessee—the site of Monday’s Raw SuperShow—because they felt the plan they had devised to keep his return from being spoiled was infallible. WWE decided to have Jericho fly into Nashville International Airport on Sunday instead of Memphis on Sunday or Monday, have a limousine pick him up and hide him until showtime. “They didn’t figure somebody would take a photo of him at an airport 220 miles away,” Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer stated onRead More

Posted On January 3, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Mickie James Is Most Popular On Google, Rating For Impact

– The final episode of Impact Wrestling of 2011 garnered a 1.16 cable rating, with 1,510,000 viewers. This is up from the prior week’s show, which drew a 1.03 cable rating with 1,360,000 viewers. — Gunner stated on Twitter that he faces Rob Van Dam on this Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling. — Matt Morgan and Gail Kim appear at Direct Auto Insurance 700 North Military Highway Norfolk, Virginia on Feb. 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 757-455-9072 for more information. — Mickie James was the most searchedRead More

Posted On December 23, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Considering Taking Title Off CM Punk Due To Poor Ratings

F4WOnline.com reports that WWE officials are considering taking the WWE Championship off CM Punk due to ‘terrible ratings patterns’ for his weekly segments on Raw. The matter was broached prior to Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view event, which saw Punk ultimately retain the strap in a Triple Threat Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match against Alberto Del Rio and The Miz. The trend of lackluster ratings for his segments continued the following night on Raw as the program’s overrun, which saw the Straight Edge Superstar, Daniel Bryan and Zack Ryder overcame TheRead More
– TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter is conducting a survey regarding the location for next year’s Lockdown pay-per-view event. She tweeted, “Doing site surveys now for a location for Lockdown 2012. Where do you want to see it take place?” — Velvet Sky has dismissed yesterday’s report attributed to Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer that much of Karen Jarrett’s degrading on-air dialogue toward the Knockouts Division starlet is based on how certain company officials legitimately perceive her. She tweeted Tuesday in response to a fan, “LOL that RUMOR is soRead 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

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
Cincinnati.com reports former professional wrestler Andre Davis was convicted Wednesday in a Hamilton, Ohio court on 14 of 15 “felonious assault” charges for failing to disclose to sexual partners that he is HIV positive. Each felony carries a potential sentence of two to eight years in prison. Davis also stands accused in similar cases with five women in Butler and Warren counties. Davis’ sentence will be determined after he undergoes a psychological evaluation. Sentencing is scheduled for December 21, 2011. The full story is available here. Davis found out heRead More

Posted On November 22, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Jericho Not Returning To WWE On 1/2/12, Mysterio Appearance

– WWE has announced that Rey Mysterio will appear at the 52nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. His appearance is scheduled for Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. More details are available here. — The November 19, 2011 episode of A.M. Raw garnered a 0.23 rating with 487,000 viewers. — During Monday’s Raw SuperShow, WWE displayed a graphic pointing to a YouTube page. The page features a cryptic video teasing the return of a familiar wrestler on January 2, 2012—theRead More
Evan Bourne’s suspension for his first violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program has generated a great deal of controversy amongst talent as some feel a double standard is in place. Bourne, who’s real name is Matthew Korklan, was suspended for thirty days on November 1, 2011 after testing positive for Spice, a synthetic marijuana brand. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer reports Bourne and another wrestler higher up the card smoked the marijuana substitute drug at a party, yet he was the only one of the two to be suspended. TheRead More
– WWE.com has added Sean Waltman to their Alumni section. The multi-time champion is listed as Sean Waltman despite never actually performing for WWE under his real name. The official Twitter feed of Mick Foley’s UK Stand Up Comedy tour wrote the following Wednesday, “Lots of talk about @TheRealXPac from @WWE today. What could it possibly mean? #TwoWordsForYa.” Waltman retweeted the post. Waltman is loosely affiliated with WWE as he scouts and evaluates talent for Florida Championship Wrestling, their developmental league. — John Morrison’s current contract with WWE expires atRead More
Following Monday’s Raw in which John Morrison was defeated by Christian in approximately a minute and subsequently assaulted by Dolph Ziggler, Christian and Jack Swagger, a man wrote to Melina on Twitter accusing her of killing his WWE career. He wrote, “Will you stand trial for killing your bf’s career? #prayforJoMo.” The former WWE Diva responded via private message, “The WWE did it. I never did anything but stand by him through thick & thin. We should all be so lucky as to have someone like that in our lives.Read More