SmackDown Tag

– Two matches have been announced for Raw tonight: * Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk * WWE United States Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler — Raw was No. 43 in Pay TV in Australia last week with 63,000 viewers. — Last week’s episode of SmackDown featured 35 minutes and 11 seconds of in-ring action, down from the prior week. — Vickie Guerrero remarked last Thursday on her Facebook account that her boyfriend, who was also her personal trainer, cheated on her with a married woman. She also made theRead More
– John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio is advertised for the July 30 Raw live event show at the Rockford MetroCentre in Rockford, Illinois. CM Punk, however, is not advertised for the show taking place in his home state. The Straight Edge Superstar has not renewed his contract with WWE, so it appears that if he does indeed leave the company, it would be by then. — Randy Orton, Alicia Fox, Jinder Mahal, The Great Khali and Sheamus, among others, were trending on Twitter last night during SmackDown. — ThisRead More
– WWE announced today that due to a scheduling conflict, the SmackDown live event at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon on August 20, 2011 has been canceled. Monday Night Raw will return to the Rose Garden on February 27, 2012. An on sale date has not been announced. — Jake “The Snake” Roberts appears at the Sports Heroes and Legends 10 Giffords Lane Staten Island, New York on July 23, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4L00 p.m. — The obituary for the late Randy Savage has been posted online.Read More
Former WWE Women’s Champion Layla announced this evening on her Twitter account that she tore both the ACL and MCL in her knee and will undergo surgery tomorrow. “Well my knee injury is worse than I thought… I tore both my ACL and MCL,” she wrote. “Having surgery tomorrow.” “I’m ready to heal and be stronger than ever!!!!” She continued, “Not gonna blame anyone yet for making it worse than after Michelle McCool and my match. “Just need the time to heal. Thank you all for support always.” Recovery timeRead More
– “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is scheduled to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. The program airs at 12:35 a.m. on NBC. — This past Friday’s episode of SmackDown featured 44 minutes and 1 second of in-ring action, up from 39 minutes and 11 seconds the prior week. Also, 21 minutes and 59 seconds of in-ring action took place on last week’s episode of WWE Superstars. — SmackDown Superstar Daniel Bryan turns 30 years old today while Raw Superstar Husky Harris turns 24. — Randy SavageRead More
– The promotional advertisement for WWE’s October 23 pay-per-view event at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas is listing the show as WWE Vengeance. The show, which was originally billed as WWE Bragging Rights, was announced as WWE Uprising at last Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at the AT&T Center. — Former WWE Tag Team Champions Demolition, Ax and Smash, are scheduled to compete at tonight’s Full Impact Pro internet pay-per-view event. Former WWE star Kaval headlines the event against Bobby Fish. Visit www.wwnlive.com for more information. — On Saturday, JuneRead More
– WWE.com is advertising a match between World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry for tonight’s episode of SmackDown on Syfy. Other matches taped Tuesday night in Corpus Christi, Texas for tonight’s show include: * Christian vs. Sheamus * Trent Barreta vs. Ted DiBiase * Big Show, Kane and Ezekiel Jackson vs. Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett * Natalya vs. Brie Bella * Daniel Bryan vs. Chavo Guerrero — SmackDown Superstar Trent Barretta worked last night’s Florida Championship Wrestling television tapings in TampaRead More
– New Florida Tag Team Champions were crowned last Thursday in Tampa, Florida as Big E Langston and Calvin Raines (a/k/a Patrick Brink) defeated Richie Steamboat and Seth Rollins. Steamboat and Rollins had reigned since March 25. — Mason Ryan has been announced for autograph signings at the June 3 Florida Championship Wrestling live event at Largo Minnreg Hall in Largo, Florida and the June 4 show at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds in Port Charlotte, Florida. — WWE developmental wrestler AJ Lee beat Rosa Mendes in a dark match priorRead More
– WWE has posted a video package entitled “Has The Great Khali gone soft?,” which highlights the uproarious comedy stylings of “The Punjabi Playboy.” Khali is currently involved in a storyline where Jinder Mahal is trying to get him to behave in a more serious manner. The newcomer interrupted “The Khali Kiss Cam” last Friday on SmackDown by slapping the former World Heavyweight Champion twice before walking away. — Hunt to Kill starring Steve Austin will be added to Netflix’ Video on Demand servce in a few weeks in theRead More
– The following bonus features will be included in the Blu-ray version of WWE Extreme Rules, available May 31, 2011: * Edge’s Retirement Announcement – April 15 SmackDown * John Cena’s Draft Night – April 25 Monday Night Raw * The Rock’s Birthday Celebration – May 2 Monday Night Raw — The SmackDown brand will tour South Africa in early July with two shows scheduled for the 9th and 10th Johannesburg. Justin Gabriel, who is from the country, will be emphasized as a top babyface at the events. He isRead More
– In Raw live event attendance notes, the May 10 show in Highland Heights, Kentucky drew 3,300 paying $85,000; May 11 in Hermosillo, Mexico drew a sellout crowd of 10,300 paying $570,000; May 12 in Guadalajara drew 6,500 paying $400,000; May 13 at Los Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City drew a sellout crowd of 19,900 paying $870,000; May 14 at Arena Monterrey drew a sellout crowd of 13,800 paying $750,000. Smackdown on May 14 in Lake Charles, Louisiana drew 3,300 paying $95,000 and May 15 in Austin, TexasRead More
– WWEShop.com has discontinued its ECW Men’s “Old School” T-shirt featuring the barbed wire logo. A reader placed an order for the shirt and received a WrestleMania VII shirt instead. The women’s shirt, however, is available. — Former WWE star Gregory Helms will be next week’s guest on the AfterBuzz TV AfterShow for Tough Enough, hosted by former WWE Divas Torrie Wilson, Lilian Garcia and Candice Michelle. The program airs Monday night at 11:15 p.m. on www.ustream.tv/afterbuzztv. — The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that WWE developmental wrestlers AJ Lee andRead More
– Bret Hart criticized WWE’s utilization of Drew McIntyre, who headlined last week’s episode of WWE Superstars against Chris Masters. He wrote on Twitter, “I honestly can’t believe that the best way 2 utilize a talent like Drew McIntyre is 2 waste him on Superstars. Who’s genius is that? Idiot!” — Ron Simmons celebrates his 53rd birthday today. — NXT Season 3 contestant AJ is on the road with the SmackDown brand this week. She worked last night’s SmackDown live event in Lake Charles, Louisiana, teaming with Natalya in aRead More

Posted On May 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Updated Card For WWE Over the Limit Pay-Per-View

It was announced last night on SmackDown that Randy Orton will be defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Christian at WWE Over the Limit on May 22. Later during the show, Wade Barrett challenged Ezekiel Jackson to an Intercontinental Championship Match at the event. The announced card is as follows: “I Quit” Match for the WWE Championship John Cena (c) vs. The Miz World Heavyweight Championship Match Randy Orton (c) vs. Christian Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole (Jerry Lawler will give up his WWE Hall of Fame ring to MichaelRead More
– Tough Enough will begin airing in Canada on the Fight Network on Monday, May 23. — John Morrison is scheduled for an appearance at the FYE located at 40 Massachusetts Avenue NE in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m. The signing is open to the first 200 attendees who purchase WrestleMania XXVII on DVD and Blu-Ray or the John Morrison: Rock Star DVD. — Booker T is advertised to appear at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas on Saturday, June 4 as part of the annualRead More
– WWE announced Friday that they will tape an episode of Raw and Smackdown this October in Mexico City. The October 17 episode of Raw will be taped on Saturday, October 15. The October 21 episode of SmackDown will be taped on October 16. The events will take place at the Palacio de los Deportes Arena in Mexico City. — Former WWE star Sean “X-Pac” Waltman is evaluating talent at Florida Championship Wrestling headquarters in Tampa, Florida today. Bill DeMott, Booker T, Trish Stratus and the cast of Tough EnoughRead More
– For tonight’s episode of SmackDown, WWE.com is advertising Christian addressing the WWE Universe after losing the World Heavyweight Championship to Randy Orton last week. Matches scheduled to take place are as follows: * Daniel Byran vs. Sin Cara * Kane vs. Wade Barrett * Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase * Christian and Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry and Sheamus — Former WWE star Jimmy Wang Yang celebrates his 30th birthday today. — Former WWE Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder reunited on this week’s episode of WWERead More
Sin Cara was transferred to SmackDown in the 2011 WWE Draft due to his frequency of botched maneuvers. Seeing as though it’s a taped show, WWE would be able to edit them out. Triple H, who reigns as head of WWE’s talent development department, felt that Sin Cara would work out better on a taped show until he becomes accustomed to WWE’s style of wrestling. Company sources indicate Triple H is taking his new role very seriously but is nervous about Sin Cara since he’s his first project. Photos ofRead More

Posted On May 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Murdoch Works Second Dark Match, Watts Comments On Cut

– Former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch worked a dark match prior to tonight’s SmackDown taping in Nashville, Tennessee, losing to Jey Uso. Murdoch received minimal reaction from the audience and and cut a brief promo on Tennessee prior to the bout. The WWE World Tag Team Champion controlled the match’s early going, but Uso came back with a flurry of offense and won in approximately three minutes with the Snuka splash. Murdoch also worked a dark match prior to last night’s Raw taping in Knoxville, Tennessee, losing to Evan Bourne.Read More