- CM Punk’s apparent blade job on Monday’s RAW was being talked about backstage among the wrestlers, according to PWInsider. They added that Punk continuing to refer to himself as a wrestler, being a hardcore heel to Jerry Lawler and bleeding in the main event has led to hope that part of RAW will start to have a harder edge to it. – Regarding Cameron’s DUI arrest, F4Wonline.com reports that the feeling within WWE is that she probably would have been fine with management if not for the story comingRead More
- The final numbers for WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was 14,205 fans in attendance for $1,135,590. The UFC event two weeks prior in the same building did $1,044,453 with 10,151 paid fans and a total of 16,080 in attendance. – As PWMania.com previously reported, former WWE and WCW star Butch Reed was being held on jail for a probation violation. The reason for his violation was a number of DWI charges. – Here are some WWE attendance figures for the month of August: *Read More
- Batista will be appearing on Spike TV’s MMA Uncensored next Thursday, September 6. He will be discussing his MMA debut fight which takes place in October. PWMania.com has uploaded photos of Batista training for his MMA debut which you can view at this link. – There was a lot of talk backstage at Tuesday night’s SmackDown tapings that the Jerry Lawler vs. CM Punk angle is a precursor to WWE inducting the late Andy Kaufman into their Hall of Fame next year. – As previously reported, potential TNA talentRead More
Arda Ocal of The Score recently saw down with former WWE Superstar Tyler Reks in his first interview since leaving the company last week. Reks discusses how he decided to leave, life after wrestling, his career highlight at RAW 1000 and lots more. The interview is embedded below: http://youtu.be/ju9kMGZ4HzwRead More
The official WWE website caught up with Vickie Guerrero and RAW General Manager AJ Lee after last night’s show where AJ attacked Vickie in the ring. The two have played their feud up on Twitter and Vickie told the cameras that AJ has not seen the last of her yet. Vickie vented about AJ abusing her power and said she would have the last word after talking with WWE’s Board of Directors. While Vickie was upset, AJ was all smiles when the cameras caught up with her. AJ repeated thatRead More
Since SummerSlam, the Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar rematch has been speculated for WWE’s Survivor Series and Hell in a Cell pay-per-views. Now The Wrestling Observer reports that word coming out of RAW was Triple H won’t be wrestling again until WrestleMania 29. No word yet if this means Lesnar’s WrestleMania opponent will be Triple H or if it means they have nixed the rematch altogether. WWE originally didn’t have a Triple H speech planned for RAW this week. Last night’s segment was done because of the crowd reaction theyRead More
- WWE.com spoke with Daniel Bryan after Monday night’s RAW where he was counted out for getting into an extended shouting match with a fan at ringside. Bryan insisted he doesn’t have anger issues and says Kane needs the classes because he’s mad over the SummerSlam loss. Bryan also talked about his new nickname – Mr. Small Package. – Mick Foley felt like Triple H was referring to him during his RAW speech Monday night where he talked about not wanting to be the guy who just hung around. HereRead More

Posted On August 28, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Raw – It’s All About The Game

What’s up guys? After an unexpected two-week break, I’m back with another edition of “From Across the Pond”. To be honest, after all the writing I’ve been doing lately I’ve begun to feel a little bit burned out, so the break’s done me some good. I thought I was gonna struggle for something to write about this week, but that was before I watched the last couple of Raw episodes, so thanks for that WWE! You can probably guess from the title that this article is gonna be about theRead More
- WWE’s website caught up with WWE Champion CM Punk after last night’s RAW and the attack on Jerry Lawler. Punk mentioned needing to get staples in his head. You may remember Punk’s head was busted open towards the end of last night’s cage match. Punk also talked about how he had the pleasure of beating John Cena in Chicago last year and will have the pleasure of beating Cena in Boston this year. – John Cena and Kane vs. Daniel Bryan and CM Punk is being advertised for theRead More
- We noted before that independent wrestler Scorpio Sky, who was recently featured in TNA as Mason Andrews, was the guy who played Harold in the anger management skits with Daniel Bryan on RAW. The skits were filmed in Los Angeles last week at the WWE tryouts. WWE reportedly used a lot of indy guys as extras so expect to see them over the next two weeks when the skits will be airing. Sky tweeted during the RAW skit last night: “I’m laughin’ straight to the bank with this. HaRead More
- Darren Young and Titus O’Neil are booked for tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings. WWE will likely be furthering the tag team contenders storyline tonight with O’Neil & Young, Primo & Epico, The Usos and the team of Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel. – WWE held a special screening of The Day for the crew backstage at RAW yesterday. The movie opens in select theaters tomorrow. – WWE stars have commented on Triple H after his RAW speech last night. Here are comments from Lilian Garcia and Jim Ross: Ross: “I’mRead More
- Eve Torres noted on Twitter that it was NBC who contacted WWE to have her on the Stars Earn Stripes reality TV show. Eve tweeted last night that after 3 missions, she has raised $30,000 for the USO. The Stars Earn Stripes finale airs next Monday night. – Some of the WWE trends from last night’s RAW were Zack Ryder, Triple H, Michael Cole, Josh Mathews, Jerry Lawler, Kane, Pete Rose, Katie Vick, Heath Slater, Aksana, Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, David Otunga and R-Truth. – As previouslyRead More
WWE announcer Josh Matthews is playing up the angle of WWE being an “unsafe work environment” after he was attacked by Kane backstage at WWE SummerSlam. Matthews tweeted the following storyline-driven messages on Monday afternoon, talking about RAW and SmackDown’s General Managers needing to do something about the situation: “Just arrived to arena for #RAW, as an announcer, shouldn’t have to feel uneasy about being here. It’s my JOB to get exclusives with…” “The Superstars. Now due to gross acts of rage/anger I’m suppose to be intimidated? No one hasRead More
- It was believed that Intercontinental Champion The Miz would be absent from RAW a few weeks as WWE sent him to London for promotional work. Following this week’s tapings, Miz will be headed back overseas for more work but will indeed be at RAW tonight. He wrote on Twitter that he flew from London to Chicago late last night, drove to Milwaukee for tonight’s RAW and then woke up at 6am this morning to begin local media appearances. – WWE Superstar The Great Khali turns 40 years old today.Read More
- We noted before that Triple H has been added to the listing for Monday’s RAW from Milwaukee. WWE has announced that RAW will kick off with Triple H addressing his WWE future. – WWE’s website has posted footage of WWE Champion CM Punk after Thursday’s NXT tapings. Punk is shown in the ring with NXT Champion Seth Rollins following the dark main event. Rollins isn’t named but they show John Cena appearing on the big screen to announce his September 20th NXT appearance. WWE plays up the fact thatRead More
Hello all, Geddy Cahoon here once again with another edition of The Cahoon Run Down. For the second week in a row, I actually had a pretty good idea of what to write about for my article. Last week it was CM Punk, this week it’s two WWE TV personalities who have been a thorn in my proverbial side for a very long time: AJ Lee and Jerry Lawler. There’s not much else to say here, other than that I may get unapologetically enraged over the course of this article,Read More
According to those in WWE, the situation with Charlie Sheen is that around the time he agreed to be the Social Media Ambassador for RAW 1000, he also verbally agreed to work the SummerSlam pay-per-view since it was happening in Los Angeles. About two weeks later, Sheen backed out due to scheduling issues. We now know that he had a big family birthday party that had been planned for months. While the SummerSlam deal fell through, officials are hoping that Sheen will agree to appear more for them in theRead More
- With the appearance on last night’s RAW, it looks like Paul Heyman has signed some sort of contract extension with WWE. Heyman’s original deal was set to expire with his appearance at Sunday’s SummerSlam pay-per-view. – Here are the theater locations where WWE Studios’ The Day will be playing at beginning August 29th: * Tempe, Arizona – Harkins Mills * Universal City, California – Century 20 El Con * Los Angeles – Rave Bridge Cinema, LA Live Stadium * Miami, Florida – AMC Aventura 24 * Tampa, Florida –Read More
- Despite being featured in the graphic for last night’s #1 contenders battle royal on RAW, WWE Divas Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix weren’t even backstage. – Right after RAW ended last night, WWE Champion CM Punk said “respect” on the microphone before walking off and leaving Jerry Lawler lay. WWE’s website has footage of the moment. The WWE.com interviewers caught up with Punk backstage shortly after. Punk said Jerry Lawler got what he deserved and from now on, everyone is going to get the same for turning their backRead More