Wrestling Observer Tag

The August 2011 issue of the UK based wrestling magazine Power Slam reports that there is a sizable pay discrepancy among the female performers of TNA Wrestling. The magazine states that Christy Hemme and Mickie James are the highest-paid female talent in the organization: each earn more than $100,000 per year. Meanwhile, the rest of TNA’s female wrestlers and personalities (Angelina Love, Brooke Tessmacher, Cookie, Jackie, Madison Rayne, ODB, Rosita, Sarita, SoCal Val, Tara, Traci Brooks, Velvet Sky and Winter) earn far less: $600 per appearance at most. Karen Jarrett’sRead More
Jimmy Yang angrily stated Monday night on Twitter that he still has yet to be paid by TNA Wrestling after appearing for the organization seven weeks ago. He also states that an office employee called him unprofessional after revealing on the microblogging website last Thursday that the check he was issued two weeks prior bounced. “Seven weeks and still no check. Somebody called me and said I was being unprofessional. Not paying somebody for a job is UNPROFESSIONAL,” Yang wrote. Yang, reviving his Elvis impersonator character, made a one nightRead More
John Cena responded to rumors of his scheduled match with The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII being in jeopardy. A fan asked, “Any truth to the rumours that a top WWE exec wants your match with The Rock removed from the WM 28 card?” He responded, “none at all. That match needs to happen. If they kick us out we will fight.in parking lot.” The rumor is attributed to the Wrestling Observer, as they reported last week that a high-ranking executive with great influence over Vince McMahon is lobbying for theRead More

Posted On August 1, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Warrior & Hogan Offered Six Figures To Meet Face-to-Face

Shortly after resurfacing online in May to pay tribute to the late Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior launched a hate-filled attack via YouTube against his longtime nemesis Hulk Hogan—claiming the wrestling icon is a cocaine-abusing “dope head” who once tried to get him to have sex with his wife. The WWE Hall of Famer responded by saying he plans on filing a lawsuit against the Warrior for “spewing sewage.” A video company has now stepped in and offered the wrestling legends a chance to settle their differences face-to-face. The Wrestling ObserverRead More

Posted On July 29, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Match Preview, Sin Cara Removed From Intro

– Advertised for tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown is an appearance by Triple H, who will address the WWE Title situation. The synopsis reads: “Newly-christened WWE COO Triple H made monumental shifts in the WWE landscape on Raw. How will The Game’s new regime affect Friday Night SmackDown when the suited Cerebral Assassin comes to town?” Matches slated to take place are as follows: * World Heavyweight Champion Christian vs. John Morrison (Non-title Match) * A.J., Kaitlyn and Natalya vs. Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes and Tamina * Mark Henry takesRead More
- Scott Hall’s 20-year-old son Cody is currently training to be a pro wrestler at the I Believe in Wrestling school in Orlando, Florida. – The reason John Laurinaitis was with Vince McMahon at Money in the Bank for the run-in is because Vince has been told by his doctors not to take any bumps, according to the Wrestling Observer. – As we reported earlier this week, the storyline of CM Punk leavin with the WWE championship is expected to continue off television. Punk’s name will not be mentioned onRead More
– 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 response to fans telling him that Impact is bad. Hogan was on hand for the event to promote his new video game, Hulk Hogan’s Main Event. — TNA World Heavyweight Champion Mr. Anderson and WWE Hall of Famer Sunny are advertised to apepar at K & M All Star Sports at the Crystal Mall 850Read More
– WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels posted a lengthy blog on his Facebook account explaining why he hunts animals. He wrote, “I recognize that no matter how much love, faith, and factual information I provide there are going to be people who simply will not agree with the lifestyle I have chosen. Personally, it’s that diversity that makes us so great. I would ask that as I respect your right to disagree, you show me the same courtesy. I spent 25 years defending myself and you against the stereotypeRead More
– 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 Edge is featured on the cover of the latest issue of The Wrestler. The headline reads: “Gotta Run! (And Far Too Soon) – How History Will Remember Edge.” — As reported earlier, Kharma has taken a leave of absence from WWE due to pregnancy. She is expected back, but not for at least nine months.Read More
Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer stated today on F4WOnline.com that recent allegations made by WWE Hall of Famers George “The Animal” Steele and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper concerning Vince McMahon’s soured relationship with Randy Savage have nothing to do with the WWE chief’s animosity towards the late wrestler. Piper alleged last Friday on Twitter that Savage slapped McMahon in a bar. Steele then suggested in an interview that McMahon held Savage in contempt for abruptly jumping to World Championship Wrestling in 1994 because he considered him “almost like a son.” SteeleRead More

Posted On May 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former Writer Rips WWE Over Randy Savage Tribute Video

Former WWE creative writer Chris DeJoseph (a/k/a Big Dick Johnson), who worked alongside Vince McMahon from 2005 through 2010, ripped his former employer over last night’s Randy Savage tribute video on Raw. He feels it’s hypocritical that WWE would sing the Macho Man’s praises after he had been ostracized from the organization during the final years of his life. Pointing the finger of blame to Vince McMahon, DeJoseph wrote on Twitter, “Vince is steaming watching this Macho Man package. “Only in death Macho Man was allowed back on WWE TV.Read More
– To add further fuel to the widespread belief that Vince McMahon held Randy Savage in contempt during the wrestling legend’s final years, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper claimed Friday on Twitter that the multi-time world champion once slapped the WWE Chairman at a bar. He wrote, “Randy slapped Vince in a bar…End of that story!!” The WWE Hall of Famer was writing stories on Savage following his passing earlier in the day. Former WWE talent Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, however, doesn’t believe that their alleged animosity is due to the bar incidentRead More
Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer has corroborated our earlier report of members of the WWE women’s locker room being upset with Trish Stratus, as well as Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. He says that several WWE Divas weren’t happy with the originally planned multi-women’s tag team match being nixed from WrestleMania XXVII, leaving a scant few to participate in skits, and only Lay-Cool competing. This led to heat on Stratus and Polizzi as some girls felt they “took their spots” because unlike them, they’re on the road all year long. The originallyRead More

Posted On April 7, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Matt Hardy Denies Being Involved In Altercation At Hotel

It was reported earlier that an altercation took place late Sunday night at a sports bar between members of the Tough Enough cast and TNA Wrestling performer Matt Hardy. The incident occurred at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Atlanta, where WWE held the reality show contestants and consumers who purchased WrestleMania XXVII travel packages. Many of the cast members were watching WrestleMania at the hotel’s sports bar and warmly greeting fans. Michelle Deighton, in particular, was giving fans chops. Hardy and girlfriend Reby Sky, who were in town for theRead More
– The February 17 episode of TNA iMPACT! scored a 1.13 cable rating, down from 1.20 the previous week and 1.31 on February 3. The first hour scored a 1.15 before dropping to a 1.11 in the second. iMPACT! averaged 1.5 million viewers over the course of two hours, down from 1.7 million viewers last week and 1.9 million viewers on January 27 and February 3. It was tied with the January 6 episode for the fewest average viewers of the year. — Isis the Amazon, the six foot nineRead More
– Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer said yesterday on the f4wonline.com message board that WWE had absolutely no hand in the casting decisions for the revival of Tough Enough. USA Network officials and the show’s production company, Shed Media Us, had full control on that aspect. The goal was to select models for the reality program. — Rosa Mendes, who has not toured with WWE in three weeks, indicated on her Twitter account that she has been dealing with a personal issue as of late. She wrote Thursday, “Just finishedRead More

Posted On February 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Terry Funk Appears At WWE Show, Lilian Garcia Walks Red Carpet

– WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk made a surprise appearance at tonight’s SmackDown live event at the First United Bank Center, the home arena of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. He spoke to the crowd before having his hand raised by Big Show. — Faster starring former WWE talent Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson debuted at No. 8 this weekend in Australia for a gross of $800,000. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer believes it to be the lowest opening for a Johnson flick in the country. — FormerRead More

Posted On February 10, 2011By Keelan BaldersonIn News

Latest On Undertaker’s Wrestlemania Opponent

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter According to the Wrestling Observer several ideas for Undertaker’s role at Wrestlemania have been scrapped. He won’t be wrestling Wade Barrett, Sting has not signed a deal and Brock Lesnar was not given permission by the UFC to take part. The only possibility left is some kind of match with Triple H, who is set to return in the coming weeks. As reported last month this idea has been on the cards, but seems to have been forgotten under the furor surrounding Sting. As noted WWERead 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