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Why is World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus so happy? In this SmackDown edition of “Backstage Fallout,” he talks about why he loves his job while The Prime Time Players show the WWE Universe how to work the microphone.Read More
Dolph Ziggler was interviewed this week by to promote next Tuesday night’s SmackDown tapings from Moline, Illinois. Here are some highlights of what Ziggler said about: Living His Dream In WWE: “True story. When I was 5 years old, I went to my first WWE live event with my dad. I loved it so much I wanted to start wrestling. Two months later, I was wrestling at 5 years old. It’s been a dream job since I was a child.” Politics In WWE: “I’d been such a fan andRead 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 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
- As reported Wednesday, SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia suggested on Twitter that Michelle McCool and The Undertaker had a baby this week, tweeting, “Congrats @McCoolMichelleL & Taker! Soooooo happy 2 hear about ur new bundle of joy!!! #BestWishes!” The Undertaker’s eldest son, Gunner, stated Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that the baby is a girl and her name is Kaia Faith Calaway. The new child is Undertaker’s fourth and McCool’s first. has photos of The Undertaker and Michelle McCool together including a snap from their wedding at this link.Read More
- Hornswoggle and Cody Rhodes made the media rounds to promote this week’s SmackDown taping in Green Bay, WI. They also appeared on Murphy in the Morning earlier today. – Here are some more of appearances from the stars earlier today: NBC26 Today: FoxcitiesRead More
- Quinnipiac University has released new polling data that shows Linda McMahon is currently leading her Democratic challenger Chris Murphy 49% to 43% in a battle for one of Connecticut’s United States Senate seats. “The poll is good news for Linda McMahon. In our first likely voter poll in Connecticut, McMahon has a 3 point advantage in a too-close-to-call-race. Her edge is due to her double- digit lead among independent voters and being close among women, a group she struggled with in her 2010 run,” said Quinnipiac University Poll DirectorRead More
- Booker T announced via Twitter Monday evening that Randy Orton will face Dolph Ziggler this Friday on SmackDown. The announcement, which was acknowledged by WWE announcer Michael Cole on Raw, reads: “Attention: Breaking News! This Friday on #Smackdown, @HeelZiggler will face @RandyOrton in the main event! Now can you dig THAT!?” – During this week’s RAW from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI, it was announced that WWE will be returning to the arena for the RAW “Road to Wrestlemania Tour” live event on March 10th, 2013.Read More
- Ted DiBiase won’t be at this week’s WWE RAW and SmackDown tapings as he’s currently battling a case of pneumonia. DiBiase noted on Twitter that he’s at home in Mississippi preparing for Hurricane Isaac. – WWE’s website has a new article up looking at Eve Torres and if she has a hidden agenda after appearing to play babyface with Layla and Kaitlyn on SmackDown. Eve played up the storyline on Twitter: “I’m a little confused as to why everyone is questioning my behavior on SmackDown. What ever happened toRead More

Posted On August 25, 2012By Graham MatthewsIn Columns

WWE SmackDown, August 24: GSM’s Analysis and Aftermath

With the historic SummerSlam in the books, the subsequent SmackDownfeatured all the fallout from the summer spectacle, including Divas action, shocking finishes and a foreshadowing of feuds. As Night of Champions nears, a new No. 1 contender was named to Sheamus’ World Heavyweight Championship in the main event. Here, I will analyze each significant segment presented on the show. I will also provide a combination of aftermath and wishful thinking about what I hope to see in coming weeks. Opening Segment Decent opening segment featuring SmackDown general manager Booker T, Alberto Del Rio, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and Randy Orton. We’ve beenRead More
- WWE began a new feud for the Tag Team Title contendership on last night’s SmackDown. The Usos, Epico & Primo, Titus O’Neil & Darren Young plus Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel all participated in a backstage segment where they thought they should get a title shot. Booker T’s assistant Eve Torres gathered win-loss records for each team so we should get a better idea of where they’re headed on next week’s SmackDown. – #1 contender Kaitlyn and Natalya have been going back and forth on Twitter after last night’sRead More
Superstar and Divas talk to the WWE Universe about recent SmackDown events.Read More
- As previously noted, Mercedes KV (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado), a 20-year-old New England-based women’s wrestler who recently signed a WWE developmental contract, is the first cousin of rapper Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg). – Kelly Kelly stated on Twitter that she shot photos for her upcoming calendar all day Thursday. Click here to view a preview image. – WWE will hold a SmackDown taping on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Crown Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. WWE Superstars advertised to appear include Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, Alberto Del Rio,Read More
Brodus Clay recently spoke with The Appleton Post Crescent to promote next week’s SmackDown tapings in Green Bay. Here are some highlights: The Funkasaurus Gimmick vs. being a monster: “To be honest, that’s more of who I am. I never was the silent angry type. I’ve always had a big mouth. I’ve always been loud. Some people would say obnoxious, other people say entertaining, charming, it just depends on who you’re around. This is just more of who I am. … It’s hard to be angry all the time IRead More
- updated its roster page this week to reflect recent storyline developments. Eve and Curt Hawkins are now official members of the SmackDown roster. On last week’s episode of SmackDown, Eve defeated Kaitlyn to become the SmackDown Assistant General Manager to Booker T. Hawkins appeared on the show with Tyler Reks as they debuted male stripper characters. Reks was briefly listed on the page before he was granted his contract release on Tuesday. AJ Lee is officially a member of the Raw roster after being named Raw General ManagerRead More

Posted On August 22, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Rey Mysterio Diagnosed With Concussion announced Wednesday that Rey Mysterio suffered a concussion during his match Sunday against The Miz at SummerSlam. The website notes that according to a backstage source, WWE personnel “suspected [a concussion] because he hit his head.” The following day, precautionary impact testing was conducted and “showed that [Mysterio] is below baseline, which means he sustained some sort of concussion.” The website has confirmed that Mysterio is not medically cleared to compete at this time. The San Diego native did not appear on Raw or SmackDown, and has been removedRead More
After rumors surfaced online that WWE had parted ways with Tyler Reks due to his profile being transferred from the SmackDown Superstars section to the Alumni page, the infrequently used grappler confirmed his departure from the sports-entertainment organization through his Twitter account, which is now located @GabeTuft. Reks reveals that he requested to be released. He writes, “I just want to say thank you to WWE, Inc. for allowing me to be part of an incredible entertainment experience. On Monday, I asked for my release and the company was graciousRead More
It would appear that WWE has parted ways with SmackDown Superstar Tyler Reks as he is now listed on the company’s website Alumni section. As WWE infrequently announces talent departures, this is often seen as a sign that a talent has been parted ways with the sports-entertainment organization. Reks had recently tried out a new gimmick. Two weeks ago on SmackDown, he and tag team partner Curt Hawkins talked to General Manager Booker T about landing a spot on the program. After being told to “step it up,” the duoRead More
- For fans hoping that Chris Jericho will be back on WWE television next Monday night, don’t get your hopes up. Jericho will doing a promotional appearance for Fozzy on Monday night at Collector’s Realm in Poughkeepsie, New York. Jericho and the rest of the band will be appearing from 5:30-7:30pm EST to signing CDs and celebrate the release of their new album, “Sin & Bones”. – The broadcast team for the WWE Saturday Morning Slam taping that took place on Tuesday night from Bakersfield, California was Josh Mathews andRead More
- Monday’s post-SummerSlam episode of Raw rebounded from last week’s 2.84 rating to draw a 3.1. The program averaged 4,478,000 over the course of three hours, an improvement from 4,134,000 the week before. Viewership peaked during the second hour with 4,657,000, while the first and third hours both drew 4,352,000 viewers. – The second edition of the WWE Encyclopedia is now scheduled to be released on November 19, 2012, according to The 400-page book was originally scheduled to be released on September 3. – Eve Torres has launched aRead More