Here is the final card for tonight’s #WWE #WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view:

Here is the final card for tonight’s WWE WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view:

WWE Championship Match:
The Rock (c) vs. John Cena

The Undertaker vs. CM Punk

No Holds Barred Match:
(If Triple H loses, he must retire)
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Jack Swagger

Randy Orton, Sheamus & The Big Show vs. The Shield

WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
Team Hell No (c’s) vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston

Ryback vs. Mark Henry

Chris Jericho vs. Fandango

Brodus Clay, Tensai & The Funkadactyls vs. Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow & The Bella Twins

YouTube.com Pre-Show:

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match:
Wade Barrett (c) vs. The Miz

A Battle Royal Match

In anticipation for WrestleMania 29, we’ve put together a huge compilation of all the rumors surrounding the event

In anticipation for WrestleMania 29, we’ve put together a huge compilation of all the rumors surrounding the event. Enjoy!
Rumors for the Day:
From http://www.cagesideseats.com/
Rumors have been popping up recently that the trio of Dolph Ziggler, Big E Langston, and AJ Lee could be in for a sizable push following WrestleMania 29. Ziggler and Langston have a match set at WrestleMania against Team Hell No for the tag team titles and, of course, Ziggler still carries the Money in the Bank briefcase for a guaranteed shot at the world heavyweight championship. Despite this, there is some doubt that Ziggler and Langston will come away with any of the aforementioned titles at the event itself. Early advertising for May’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view has Alberto Del Rio taking on Jack Swagger in a submission match, so it is unlikely that Ziggler cashes in to the take the world heavyweight title out of that picture. Additionally, the tag team division is still lacking a quality “face” team behind Team Hell No. This was rumored to be a reason that Team Rhodes Scholars never got to take the titles away from Hell No. Tons of Funk may be being built up as such a team, and they are expected to defeat the Rhodes Scholars and Bella twins in a mixed tag team match at WrestleMania, so perhaps they will become the foil to Ziggler and Langston in the event they take the titles. Regardless, this is a situation worth keeping an eye on.
John Cena recently gave an interview to NorthJersey.com. In it, he basically says a heel turn won’t be happening anytime soon, or possibly ever. Granted, it could be an elaborate work, but as with any rumor hinting at any changes to Cena’s “superhero babyface underdog” character, it’s best to wait and see before getting too excited. Previous rumors indicated that Cena may be an “edgier” character following the event, however.
Speaking of interviews, CM Punk also gave one to ESPN.com. One interesting nugget of information there is that Punk doesn’t believe that WWE has any type of “locker room leader” like Undertaker used to be back in the day. Specifically:
“I’m not really sure anybody could fill Taker’s shoes, and I don’t think anybody is trying to, either. God help us all if I’m the leader, but when you look around the landscape, there’s really nobody else besides myself and John Cena. That’s about it.”
Yesterday, we mentioned that 2012 WWE Hall of Fame class headliner, Edge, would not be attending this weekend’s festivities. Some of the past WWE greats who are expected to attend include: Bret Hart, Tommy Dreamer, Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras, Diamond Dallas Page, and Jake Roberts.
One rumored reason as to why U.S. Champion Antonio Cesaro doesn’t have a WrestleMania 29 match is because WWE was planning to have Sin Cara challenge for the title. (This is why Sin Cara defeated Cesaro several weeks ago on Main Event.) Sin Cara, however, suffered a concussion in a match against Jack Swagger and was not cleared to wrestle until early last week.
While this year’s WrestleMania has been blasted by critics for being too predictable, WWE may still have a few tricks up their sleeve to keep things interesting. Rumors abound of several possible heel turns at the event. In particular, major speculation is surrounding Ryback as a possible candidate to turn heel. There is also speculation that he may feud with John Cena for the WWE title following the event, using his elimination by Cena at January’s Royal Rumble as a basis.
Despite his advanced age (48) and countless injuries and surgeries (include two on his hip and shoulder since last year’s WrestleMania,) Undertaker appears to be in excellent shape according to backstage sources. He reportedly returned 30 pounds overweight but has been working since then to lose the weight and improve his conditioning.
If you have heard of any interesting rumors that you’d like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Please remember, these are merely rumors. Try not to take them too seriously, just have fun with them.WRe

#Divas Battle Royal will take place this Sunday night on the #WWE TLC pre-show

#1 Contender’s Divas Battle Royal will take place this Sunday night on the WWE TLC pre-show. The pre-show will air live at 7:30EST on WWE’s official YouTube.com channel.

Colt Cabana Backstage At RAW

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Colt Cabana posted a photo from backstage at the WWE Monday Night RAW taping in Newark, New Jersey noting that he was using “TOUT” for the first time. Steve “Brooklyn Brawler” Lombardi also noted on Twitter that Cabana was backstage at the show. He was simply visiting friends. Cabana used to work in WWE as “Scotty Goldman” and is best friends with CM Punk in real-life.

The Likely Final Card For Sunday’s WWE TLC PPV

Source ewestlingnews
On RAW this week, several new matches were announced for this Sunday night’s WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view. WWE announced a #1 contenders Tables Match featuring Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow. A #1 contenders Divas Battle Royal match was also announced for the YouTube pre-show.

Here is the updated card for WWE T:C:

Ladder Match – Money In The Bank Briefcase On The Line:
John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler

Chairs Match – World Heavyweight Title Match:
Sheamus vs. The Big Show

Six-Man Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match:
Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns vs. Kane, Daniel Bryan & Ryback

WWE Intercontinental Title Match:
Wade Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston

WWE United States Title Match:
R-Truth vs. Antonio Cesaro

Tables Match -#1 Contendership For The Tag-Team Titles:
Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow

YouTube Pre-Show – #1 Contender’s Divas Battle Royal:
Tamina Snuka, Aksana, AJ Lee, Natalya , Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox & Others

Cena beats Punk to become #WWE champion at #nightofchampions

Sheamus beats Del Rio at #nightofchampions

Eve defeats Layla to become the new Divas champion at #nightofchampions

Orton defeats Ziggler at #nightofchampion

Ceasaro retains at #nightofchampions

Kane and Bryant are new #wwe champions at #nightofchampions

Miz wins at #nightofchampions

Zach Ryder wins preshow battle royal

Pat Patterson?

Source: The Wrestling Observer

As of Saturday, the plan was not to have Pat Patterson appear live on RAW. As many of you know by now, WWE has been billing the event as “Pat Patterson Appreciation Night”. The plan is to do something similar to what they recently did with the “Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night”.

WWE Monday night RAW is being held from Patterson’s hometown of Montreal. He’s been affiliated with WWE since the late 70s when he had a run with Bob Backlund for the title. He’s also worked as a booker, announcer, agent and head of talent relations during his WWE tenure. He is also the man behind the Royal Rumble concept.

As far as Bret Hart is concerned, he will appear live on the show. The angle between CM Punk, Paul Heyman and John Cena will also continue.

TNA PPV – title match results

No titles changed hands during TNA’s No Surrender PPV Sunday night. Daniels & Kazarian retained the Tag Titles over Kurt Angle & A.J. Styles, Zema Ion retained the X Division Title over Sonjay Dutt, and Miss Tessmacher retained the Knockouts Title over Tara.

Ninjas, Superstars and turtles?! – “WWE Download” – Episode 32

Raw – Heyman returns to TV

Paul Heyman returned to WWE TV at the very end of Monday’s Raw to begin associating with WWE champion C.M. Punk. Earlier in the night, Punk left Raw in a getaway car. Punk then returned at the end of the show to KO John Cena, allowing Alberto Del Rio to pin Cena in the main event. Heyman then revealed himself to be the driver of Punk’s getaway car as Raw signed off.

The show-ending developments sets up an angle to play out throughout the fall season as WWE begins head-to-head competition with Monday Night Football and fall TV programming next week.

from pwtorch

WWE Diva wins NBC competition show

WWE Diva Eve Torres won NBC’s first season of “Stars Earn Stripes.” The season finale of NBC’s post-Olympics series was Monday night against Raw. By virtue of the victory, Eve and her operative, Grady Powell, raised an extra $100,000 for the USO on top of what they won in their missions.

WWE begins Scooby Doo voice-overs

WWE star The Miz revealed in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that WWE has begun voice-over work for their new co-produced Scooby Doo movie due out in 2014. “I just did voice-over work for it yesterday (earlier last week), and it was fun,” Miz said. “But, you know what is weird about that? You are doing voice-overs, and you are just standing there with a microphone. To get you into the character, like say my character was running, then I would be running in place next to the microphone. It doesn’t look that cool. But, I guarantee you that the movie will be laugh-out-loud funny and the movie seems like it will be really good. It’s going to be weird to see myself animated, although I am already pretty animated in real life.”

[ LINK: Miz's full interview can be read at LATimes.com - http://lat.ms/Nch4jo ]

Report – Durst apologizes to #WWE for middle finger; #WWE issues statement

“Limp Bizkit” frontman Fred Durst was not kicked out of Staples Center following his middle-finger to the camera during WWE’s Summerslam broadcast Sunday night, according to a TMZ report. Durst reportedly left ringside to apologize to WWE…and beat the L.A. traffic out of the arena.

“We appreciate Fred’s apology,” a WWE spokesperson told TMZ. “However, we take our family-friendly environment very seriously and this was a violation of that. We sincerely apologize to our fans.” Durst tweeted about his departure, saying, “I was leaving to beat the traffic! Haha, security escorting me out?? WWE is family. hahaha. Is this really a rumor? Amazing. My boys at WWE are cracking up! Note — never leave early to beat traffic!”

[ LINK: Report at TMZ.com - http://bit.ly/QTfm1e ]

Opening segment for post-PPV Raw

WWE released a post-Summerslam video of Paul Heyman telling WWE’s website that Brock Lesnar will kick off Monday’s three-hour Raw “answering questions” following his PPV main event victory over Triple H. Monday’s Raw is Lesnar’s last advertised TV appearance for the time being.

Video URL: http://bit.ly/P8wMYt

HBK appearing on Raw tonight?

Playing up the story of Triple H teasing retirement at the end of the Summerslam PPV, Shawn Michaels tweeted that he may appear “via satellite” on Monday’s Raw addressing Hunter following his loss to Brock Lesnar.

“Just talked to Hunter…lets just say, I completely understand whats going through his head. We’ll just have to wait and see. I have to admit…I’m not entirely sure I’m comfortable just letting this go,” Michaels tweeted Sunday night. “Time for me to go, I gotta make a few calls and see if i can get a Satellite Truck out here by tomorrow night!”

from pwtorch.com

Brock Lesnar beats HHH at the main event for #Summerslam

CM Punk defeats Cena and Big Show at #summerslam

R Truth and Kofi Kingston defeats PTP at #summerslam

Sheamus defeats Del Rio at #summerslam

Miz beats Mystero at #summerslam

Daniel Bryant defeats Kane at #summerslam

Chris Jericho beats Ziggler at #summerslam

Ross confirms #Summerslam status

WWE announcer Jim Ross confirmed in a “Summerslam Sunday” blog on jrsbarbq.com that he will not be part of the announce table for the Summerslam PPV. “Watching SummerSlam w/ my wife in THQ suite at Staples Center. Looking forward to the show. Great opportunities await many talents,” Ross wrote. Ross also noted he will be attending Mick Foley’s comedy show with William Regal at the Hollywood Improv Sunday night after Summerslam.

[ LINK: Ross's full blog previewing each of the matches can be read at jrsbarbq.com ]

Stephanie McMahon Assigned More #WWE Duties

The official website of WWE Corporate has updated Stephanie McMahon’s bio and it is noted that as Executive Vice President of Creative, her duties have expanded to overseeing the creative development of all WWE print, digital and social media content, in addition to television and pay-per-view programming, print. She is also listed as a member of the Board of Directors for the social media company, Tout, Inc., which WWE has invested in.

#Summerslam rumors: Tyson & Austin

WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin confirmed on Twitter Sunday night before Summerslam that he will not be part of the PPV. “No, I will not be doing a run in tonight at #Summerslam. I will not be doing a limp in either. #limpinainteasy #wwe #brokenskullranch,” Austin tweeted. However, Mike Tyson has hinted at his involvement in the Summerslam PPV, saying on Twitter that he will be supporting Triple H. Tyson, who is rumored to be involved in the Hunter-Brock Lesnar match, was part of a WWE video game panel Saturday in Los Angeles.

Gold medalist at WWE SS function

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte appeared at WWE and B.A. STAR’s Summerslam Kick-off Party in the Los Angeles area Thursday night. This was the event DJ’ed by Raw Social Media Ambassador D.J. Pauly D.

WWE Videos – Summerslam promos – Brock, Cena, Punk, Miz




Tenille’s New #WWE Name is…

The latest FCW Diva to receive a new ring name from WWE is former independent star, Tenille Tayla.

The Australian Diva revealed via Twitter that her new name going forward is Emma.
The former SHIMMER wrestler wrote on Twitter: “You may now call me…. EMMA!! New ring name – check! Let’s get this show on the road ;) Ready or not here I come #WWE #NXT #DIVA”

Thoughts: Did someone in WWE watch the Spice Girls at the Olympics closing ceremony last night? There is a resemblance between Tenille and Baby Spice, Emma Bunton.

What Happened After WWE RAW Went Off The Air Last Night

Credit: Chris Blanton & ProWrestling.net

Shawn Michaels was hauled out on a stretcher after RAW went off the air. After he left, Big Show came out and talked about being from Miami and how Miami had winners. He ran down Dallas before John Cena ran down and entered the ring. They fought back and forth until Cena hit a 5 Knuckle Shuffle and then an Attitude Adjustment.

Big Show left and Cena talked about how Dallas was a winning town by proof of all the NBA and NHL banners hanging in the arena. He thanked us for coming and then left.

Justin Roberts thanked us ad said Raw would be back on February 25. There was no dark match as advertised.

Overall, a pretty good show. There was a lot of dead time and it seemed like they were just trying to pass time.

Angle rips Punk, calls him “b—-”

TNA wrestler Kurt Angle ripped WWE champion C.M. Punk on Twitter Monday night. Angle said he was insulted by Punk calling TNA an “indy league,” which was in reference to comments made by Punk during a Comic Con Q&A over the weekend. “Punk wants to Say Tna Is An Indy League? I Was On top in Wwe when You Were trying to Get a Job Anywhere. It Was My Choice to go to Tna,” Angle tweeted. “If I ever See You Punk, Hide Bitch!”

Jericho in-store appearance today

WWE star Chris Jericho is advertised for a pre-Smackdown appearance in Austin, Texas on Tuesday to promote the release of Fozzy’s new “Sin and Bones” album. Jericho is scheduled to appear at the Waterloo Records store in Austin at 1:00 p.m. prior to WWE’s Smackdown taping at the Erwin Center on Tuesday night.

[ LINK: Details on Jericho's appearance can be found at Facebook.com - http://on.fb.me/Mtv8TY ]

WWE Releases Top 50 Greatest Finishers DVD & Blu-ray

– Here is the card for Friday’s CHIKARA debut in Milwaukee, WI at the Miramar Theater…

CHIKARA: “Shoot a Crooked Arrow”
Friday, August 17th, 2012
Live at the Miramar Theater!
Right in Milwaukee, WI!
Doors = 7:00 pm :: Belltime = 7:30 pm

– Gavin Loudspeaker gets you all caught up as Season 11 rolls on full force! We take a look back at our Season 11 iPPV extravaganza “Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur”!

WrestleMania 29 Travel Packages Go On Sale Today

WrestleMania 29 Travel Packages go on sale today and details are available here. WWE Travel Packages include tickets to:

* WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, April 7, 2013
* WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at “The World’s Most Famous Arena” Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013
* WrestleMania Axxess at the IZOD Center, where you can meet your favorite WWE Superstars, from Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 7, 2013
* Monday Night Raw at the IZOD Center on Monday, April 8, 2013 (only with 4-night hotel accommodations)
* Hotel accommodations in New York City

The top package is priced at $6,825, with the bottom package set at $875.

TNA Hardcore Justice Results (8/12) – Ladders & Tables!

Event: TNA Hardcore Justice Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, August 12th, 2012 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The iMPACT! Zone in Orlando, FL
Results by TNAWrestlingNews.com

TNA Hardcore Justice Opener:

The show opens with a video package highlighting the Bound for Glory series, and the stipulation matches that will be taking place tonight.

The pyro hits and Mike Tenay welcomes us to the show. He immediately begins hyping tonight’s title matches, as well as the Bound for Glory series matches. Tenay is alongside Taz and they break down the stipulation of the World Title match, which states if Aries loses, he wont receive a rematch. They’re interrupted by the music of Kid Kash, as he makes his way out with his partner Gunner.

Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Kid Kash & Gunner

Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez are out next, and they get a nice pop from the Impact Zone crowd.

Gunner and Kash jump Chavo and Hernandez and Hernandez is sent from the ring. Kash and Gunner team up on Chavo, but Chavo dropkicks Gunner, sending him from the ring, and he hits the three amigos on Kash. Chavo heads to the top but he’s pushed down by Gunner. Kash tags in Gunner and we get a bit of a double team, beat down including a couple of chops and a double shoulder block that puts Chavo down for two. Kash comes back in and kicks at Chavo before hitting him with clubbing blows to the face. Gunner gets in a couple of cheap shots and makes the illegal tag, slingshotting Chavo into the bottom rope before tagging in Kash and hitting a double slingshot suplex.

Kash goes for a cocky pin but doesn’t get three. Chavo begins to fight back with a headscissors out of nowhere, but he’s clotheslined by Gunner out of nowhere. Kash ties up Chavo’s legs in the ropes before being forced to break by the ref. Gunner tags in and blasts Chavo with another big clothesline but it’s only good enough for one. Gunner locks in a rear chin lock but Chavo is able to fight up and out of it. Gunner puts him down with a big back drop which is good for another near fall. Kash tags in and hits Chavo with a big right before distracting the ref and hitting Chavo with a low blow. He rakes Chavo’s chest before locking in an arm bar.

Gunner tags in and double teaming from Gunner and Kash stops any kind of momentum from Guerrero. Gunner chokes Guerrero against the bottom rope before Kash tags in. Guerrero tries to fight back but a big right hand from Kash stops him. Kash chops and kicks Chavo, but Chavo comes back with a big chop. Gunner takes Chavo down with a cheap shot and Kash follows up with a kick and a camel clutch. Chavo responds by standing up in an electric chair and drops Kash down to the mat.

Gunner tags in and stops Chavo from tagging out, stomping and punching away at Guerrero. Kash tags back in and chops away at Chavo. Chavo fights back with a big upper cut, but misses a dropkick. Kash slingshots Chavo into the corner, but Chavo hangs on and down a moonsault, landing on his feet. Both men hits clotheslines. Hernandez tags in and goes to work on both Kash and Gunner, launching both men with huge shoulderblocks. Hernandez takes Kash over with a giant hip toss and squashes him with a big splash before slamming him down to the mat hard. A pin is broken up by Gunner, but a double team attempt leads to a double clothesline from Hernandez. Gunner bails, so Hernandez leaps over the top to take him out. Chavo makes the tag out of nowhere. Hernandez hits the slingshot shoulderblock on Kash and Chavo follows up with the frog splash for the three count.

Winners: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez

- After a BFG series video package, and a quick look at the leaderboard, it’s time for the first BFG series match. Rob Van Dam is the first man out to the ring, and he gets a nice reaction from the crowd.

D’Angelo Dinero’s music comes on, but he’s nowhere to be seen. They start the music over again, but still no sign of Pope. Backstage, he’s shown being assaulted by Aces and Eights. His arm is smashed in a gate and Pope is left screaming in pain.

20-Point Bound For Glory Series Falls Count Anywhere Match
– Rob Van Dam vs. Magnus vs. Mr. Anderson vs. “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero

Moving right along, Magnus makes his way out to the ring and I guess we’re just going to act like nothing happened. Magnus is looking over his shoulder to make sure he’s not attacked next.

Mr. Anderson is the last man to make his way to the ring, for the now three way match. Anderson stops at the top of the ramp to call down the mic and do his thing. He says it looks like Aces and Eights just made this a three way dance. The crowd chants ‘A-hole’. Anderson says that’s one less b**** he’s got to worry about. 20 points on the line for the man from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The bell rings and all three men are slow to start. RVD takes in the crowd, but his gloating leads to Magnus knocking him out to the floor. Magnus shoulder blocks Anderson, but he’s hip tossed and clotheslined for two. Anderson kicks Magnus in the shoulder, but Magnus comes back with a clothesline. RVD comes back in and takes Magnus into the corner, and Anderson into the opposite. He kicks Anderson and monkey flips Magnus before leg dropping Anderson and kicking Magnus, sending himself and Magnus crashing to the floor. RVD suplexes Magnus into the barricade and kicks Anderson in the head, but Anderson crashes into him and knocks him from the apron into the barricade. Magnus pulls Anderson from the ring and backs him into the apron hard.

Anderson turns things around, backing Magnus into the ring apron before sending him head first into the ring steps. Anderson goes for a pin and gets a two. Anderson smashes Magnus’ head into the barricade, but an Irish whip is reversed and Anderson is sent into the ring steps. Magnus grabs a chair and winds up, but Anderson ducks, kicks Magnus and kicks…
Magnus in the gut. Anderson teases a DDT on the chair, but Magnus pushes Anderson down on the chair hard. Magnus takes Anderson up toward the entrance way, punching him the whole way. He suplexes Anderson into the guard rail, but RVD throws a chair into Magnus’ back out of nowhere.

RVD comes off the entrance ramp and crashes down on top of Anderson, laid out across the barricade, with a big leg drop. He stops to gloat and Magnus takes him out from behind with a chop block to the knee. Magnus locks in a cloverleaf, and RVD holds on. Anderson breaks things up with a clothesline to the back of Magnus’ head. Anderson takes Magnus down to the ring and hits him with rights, but Magnus fights back with rights of his own. Both men go for, and connect with, clotheslines and both go down. RVD comes in and goes to the top, but Anderson hits the ropes and crotches RVD.

Anderson heads up after RVD. Magnus tries to get in on it, but Anderson tosses him from the ring. RVD fights Anderson off and hits the five star frog splash, but Magnus pulls him from the ring to break up the pin. Magnus hits a big suplex on the entrance ramp to lay out RVD. Magnus wants a chair, and gets into a bit with a chair for his, but doesn’t get it. Magnus eventually does track down a chair and he lays it down on the top of the entrance ramp. He picks up RVD, but RVD fights out. RVD grabs the chair and tosses it to Magnus, hitting a single leg drop kick to drive the chair into Magnus’ face. RVD gets the pin, and the three count.

Winner of 20 points in the BFG series: Rob Van Dam

Backstage:

JB is backstage and he talks about the uneasy feeling after the Aces and Eights attack earlier. Madison Rayne comes in and JB asks about Earl Hebner. Madison says she thinks JB has a crush on Hebner. She’s been champion before and she doesn’t need help to win the title. When the title’s on the line, Tessmacher can’t beat her. She blows a kiss to Hebner before walking off.

TV Title
Devon vs. Kazarian

Kaz backs out to the apron and drops to the floor as soon as Devon hits the ring. Kaz is hesitant to get in the ring, so Devon brings him in the hard way over the ropes. Devon takes Kaz out with a back elbow before beating on him in the corner. Devon hip tosses Kaz, taking him over hard. Devon sends Kaz into the ropes and hits a Manhattan drop before sending Kaz into the corner so hard it launches him out to the floor. Kaz tries to get out through the crowd, but Devon stops him and hits him with a bottle of water before continuing to give chase and blast Kaz with right hands.

Kaz jumps up to the ring steps and leaps off with a cross body, but Devon catches him and body slams him on the floor. Both men head back into the ring and Kaz begs off. Devon shakes Kaz’s hand, but pulls him in for a short arm clothesline. Kaz heads into the corner, and Devon tries for a splash, but pulls up shots. Kaz rakes the eyes and hits Devon with a big clothesline. Kaz mounts Devon and rains down with punches.

Kaz chokes Devon in the ropes, the hits him with a back elbow when Devon tries to fight back. Kaz picks Devon back up and ducks a clothesline, hitting a springboard back elbow, then a springboard leg drop that’s good for a two count. Kaz hits Devon with a kick to the back before clamping on a rear chin lock. Devon fights up to his feet and out of the hold, but falls to a dropkick.

Kaz slaps at Devon’s head and then stomps away at the back of his head. Devon fights back with a couple of right hands and a series of chops. Kaz stops him with a poke to the eye and takes him into the corner for some punches, kicks, and forearms. Devon fights back with right hands, ducks a springboarding Kaz, and hits a big spear.

Devon hits a big clothesline, then another and a third. He takes Kaz out with a shoulder block, then a neckbreaker. A big head butt from Devon and he calls for Kaz to get up. He squashes Kaz with a splash, then another flying shoulder block. Kaz comes up with a jaw breaker out of nowhere. Kaz leaps up into the corner, but Devon pulls him down with a giant neck breaker from the second rope that’s good for a near fall. Devon tries for a backbreaker, but Kaz counters into a pin for two. Kaz tries for fade to black, but Devon gets out and plants Kaz with a spinebuster. He pins Kaz and gets the three count.

Winner and STILL TNA Television Champion: Devon

TNA Knockout Women’s Championship Match
Miss Tessmacher (c) vs. Madison Rayne

We get a video package showing the events that have led up to this match over the past few weeks, as well as the developing relationship between Rayne and referee Earl Hebner.

The bell rings and we get a lock up. Rayne pushes Brooke away. Another lock up and Brooke pushes Rayne away. A third lock up and Brooke pushes Rayne into the corner and breaks clean. Another lock up and Rayne backs Brooke into the corner. Brooke gets a roll up, then another. Brooke gets a backslide and Rayne rolls to the outside.

Rayne heads back up to the apron and slams Brooke’s head into the corner turnbuckle before taking her out with a big clothesline. She knees her in the stomach before smashing her head into the corner turnbuckle again and choking her with her boot. Rayne sends Brooke flying across the ring by her hair before chopping her. Brooke comes back with a kick, cross body a clothesline before being wiped out by a back elbow.

Rayne hits a Norther lights suplex before turning Brooke over for the scissors stomp. Rayne goes for the pin and gets one. Brooke connects with a chin breaker, and a big right. Brook follows with more rights and a couple of clotheslines. A big flying fist takes Rayne down again. Rayne blocks a suplex and shoves Brooke into the corner, but misses a backsplash. Brooke hits a facebuster and heads up to the top rope. Brooke hits an elbow drop, but Rayne gets her foot on the ropes to break the pin.

Rayne rolls up Brooke and uses the ropes for
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leverage, getting the three count.

Winner and NEW TNA Knockouts Champion: Madison Rayne

Backstage:

JB is backstage with Bully Ray. Ray calls JB over to him. He says he’s not stupid. He asks if JB saw what happened to Pope. He says the guys that laid out Pope are coming for him. No one is jumping him while he’s talking to JB. He went to his truck and sitting on the windshield wipers were playing cards. He knows he’s a tough guy, but when you have that many people, you can only do so much. Ray asks if Aces and Eights know who he is. He’s the baddest mofo you could put a target on. He’s the guy with the biggest calves, mouth and chain. They know where to find him. In that ring, picking up 20 points, putting people through tables. Then he’s going to Bound for Glory and he will become the TNA World Champion.

20-Point Bound For Glory Series Tables Match
– Bully Ray vs. James Storm vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Robbie E

The bell rings and all four men stare at each other. Bully tries to appeal to Jeff to attack Storm. He says he’s the one behind Aces and Eights. Robbie shoves Bully and says no one cares. Bully lays in with a huge chop. Storm punches Robbie and Hardy kicks him. Hardy and Storm dump Robbie over the top. Bully attacks both men from behind. He tells Robbie he’s sorry and tells him to get the table while he attacks Storm and Hardy. Robbie slides the table in the ring and Bully sends Robbie flying from the ring apron with a big forearm.

Bully sets up a table in the middle of the ring. Hardy and Storm attack and go for a double suplex, putting Bully through part of the table, as Robbie moves it. The refs says it’s not the end of the match though, as it’s an obvious botch. Robbie attacks Storm and sends Ray from the ring. Robbie sets up another table in the middle of the ring before knocking Bully from the apron to the outside again. Robbie slams Storms head into the turnbuckle and punches Hardy, laying him across the table. He hits him with a couple of rights and heads up to the middle rope. Storm stops him with an enzugiri and an open hand chop.

Storm goes for a superplex, but Hardy breaks it up. Hardy goes for a powerbomb on Storm, and Storm and Robbie crash to the mat as Bully moves the table. Bully clotheslines Hardy and stomps at Robbie. Bully pulls the table to the middle of the ring and tries to back drop Hardy through it, but Storm moves the table and hits Bully with the code breaker. Storm props the table up in the corner and goes to Robbie E, stomping on his hand. Robbie tries to whip Storm into the table but Hardy stops him. Hardy hits Robbie with a front suplex.

Hardy heads to the outside and sets up a table on the floor. He smashes Robbie’s head into the ring apron and lays him on the table, pounding away at his back. Hardy heads in the ring and up to the top, but Robbie T is out to stop him. Hardy flies over the table and takes out Terry. Robbie E comes in from out of nowhere with a big blow to Hardy’s back before whipping him into the barricade. Robbie positions the table and lays Hardy across it. Robbie lays in with a couple of right hands before heading up to the middle rope. Robbie leaps off with an elbow drop, but Hardy moves and Robbie crashes through the table.

Bully sends Hardy into the steps before heading back into the ring. Storm meets him with a series of jabs and an enzugiri, but Ray takes Storm down with a clothesline. Ray takes Storm head first into the table in the corner. Members of Aces and Eights comes out and surround the ring, allowing Storm to hit the superkick. One of the members gives Storm the thumbs up. Storm calls them out, but they wont come in. Hardy flies in and takes Storm out from behind, hitting the dropkick in the corner.

Hardy positions the table in the middle of the ring and he and Storm slug it out. Hardy hits the whisper in the wind out of the corner. Hardy and Storm exchange rights. Hardy blocks the superkick and hits the twist of fate. Hardy rolls Storm on the table, and Aces and Eights come back to the ringside area. Storm hits the superkick and goes for the eye of the storm, but Ray boots Storm and tosses him out. Ray powerbombs Hardy through the table and immediately bails from the ring.

Winner of 20 points in the BFG series: Bully Ray

Backstage:

JB says they don’t know where Aces and Eights are coming from, or where they’ve gone. Austin Aries comes in and says there are more questions than answers, but he’s prepared for anything. JB asks why Aries gave up the rematch clause. Aries says Roode has shown him nothing but disrespect. He assured everyone he’ll beat Aries, but his main concern was a rematch clause. He’s not going to need one. His victory was not a fluke. He the greatest man that ever lived. And Roode is not at the AA level.

TNA X Division Championship Match
– Zema Ion vs. Kenny King

The bell rings and King and Ion circle each other. A lock up and Ion backs King into the corner. King shoves Ion out. King locks in a top wrist lock and takes Ion down to the mat. He brings his knee down on Ion’s shoulder before putting on an arm bar. Ion fights up and out of the hold by pushing King into the ropes. King clamps on a headlock, but Ion fights out. Ion hits a shoulder block, but King connects with a drop toe hold and floats into a side headlock. King rolls Ion up for a quick one count. A second and third roll up don’t get any more, but he locks on another side headlock. Ion takes him into the corner, but he misses a dive and catches a right hand to the face. King goes out to the apron but Ion pulls his feet out from under him. He sends him into the apron but King jump up to the apron and leaps off and into Ion.

King sends Ion back into the ring, but he’s stopped on his way back in. Ion hits a flipping dive over the top to ta ke out King. Ion rolls King back into

the ring. King punches Ion in the face, so Ion hot shots King and hits a big…
neckbreaker. Ion throws Kenny’s head back into the turnbuckle before stomping away at him. Ion chokes King in the rope before being forced to break. King doles out a couple of forearms to Ion, but he’s caught with a low knee that’s good for a near fall for Ion. Ion snap mare’s King over and locks in a rear chin lock. King fights up and out of it quickly, but eats a DDT for another two count.

Ion goes for a moonsault but lands on King’s knees. King hits a couple of big clotheslines and rights hands. King sends Ion into the ropes and hits a huge spinning kick that’s good for a two count. King charges into a back elbow, but launches Ion into the corner with a big suplex. Ion falls to the outside, so King jumps over the top with a twisting body press over the top. King sends Ion back into the ring and heads up to the apron. King hits a springboard blockbuster, but can’t keep Ion down for two. King shoulders Ion but Ion fights out. Ion backs King into the corner, but King fights out. King locks on a single leg Boston crab.

Ion fights out of it with a kick and charges into a big boot from King in the corner. King misses a spin kick, and Ion connects with a crazy facebuster across his own knee for another near fall. Ion positions King and heads up in the corner. King stops him with a big right. King heads up after Ion but is thrown off. King lands on his feet and kicks Ion in the back of the head for another two count. King hits Ion with an enzugiri and rolls Ion up for another two. King charges into Ion in the corner, but whatever he did is sloppily reversed by Ion. Amazingly, that’s the end of the match, as Ion gets the three.

Winner and STILL TNA X Division Champion: Zema Ion

Backstage:

JB is backstage with Samoa Joe. Joe says he’s ready, because tonight he seals his place in the final four. Tonight he’s one step closer to his goal, regaining his World Championship. And on a night when a lot of people are nervous, Joe isn’t nervous. If someone starts something with Joe, they go until one of them isn’t there anymore. Joe will beat up everyone, take the envelope, and the 20 points.

20-Point Bound For Glory Series Ladder Match
– AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe

The bell rings and once again, everyone stares each other down. Styles jumps Daniels and beats him down in the corner, stomping away. Angle pulls him off only to stomp and choke him with his boot. Joe hits Daniels with Kawada kicks and all three men hit him with rights. Daniels kicks everyone, but misses a moonsault on Joe. Joe hits an atomic drop/big kick/senton combo. Joe beats on Styles in the corner before peppering Angle with rights. He splashes both men before hitting Angle with an enzugiri and face washing him with his boot. Daniels pulls Joe to the outside and slams his head into the apron. Daniels heads in and jumps over the top, but he’s caught by Joe. Styles jumps over the top and wipes out both men.

In the ring Styles beats on Angle, taking him from corner to corner. Styles heads out to the ring apron, but Daniels uses a ladder to take out Styles’ knee. Angle slides to the outside and Daniels sends him crashing into the guardrail. Daniels brings the ladder into the ring and uses it to hit Joe in the gut. He traps Joe in the corner and charges in with a running forearm. Daniels charges in again and Joe drives him down into the ladder. Joe sets up the ladder but Styles stops him. Styles hits Joe with a dropkick that sends Joe to the outside. Angle comes in and hits Styles with a couple of big right hands and upper cuts. Angle hits Styles with a tilt a whirl backbreaker, but Daniels uses the ladder to low blow Angle before tossing him to the outside.

Daniels begins to climb to the top, but Joe powerbombs him into the corner instead. Joe tosses AJ from the ring and heads up the ladder. Angle pushes the ladder down and launches Joe with a belly to belly suplex. Angle grabs the ladder and sets it up, but Styles attacks from behind. Both men trade rights. Angle chokes Styles in the ropes before hitting him with a cross face blow, them stomping away at him. Styles tosses Angle to the ladder and Kurt ducks it, but Styles pushes the ladder into Angle’s face. Styles hits Joe with a big Pele kick.

Styles stops Daniels from using the ladder as a weapon, and he mounts him in the corner, hitting him with repeated right hands. Styles hits Daniels with a big upper cut and a nasty chop. Joe comes back into the ring and hits both AJ and Daniels before back dropping Styles to the floor. Joe hits a suicide dive through the ropes to take out Styles. Joe charges Angle, but he’s caught and Angle hits a belly to belly suplex on the outside. Daniels DDTs Angle on the floor. Daniels sends Joe back into the ring. He tries to whip AJ into Joe but it’s reverses. AJ runs into a boot, then Joe hits a clothesline to Joe and Daniels before knocking Angle from the ring apron. Joe suplexes Daniels into the corner before running into double boots from AJ. Joe stops AJ from going to the top and tries for the muscle buster, but Angle stops by suplexing Joe, causing Styles to fall on his face.

Daniels takes Angle down with an STO and then sets up the ladder. Angle yanks him from the ladder and locks in the ankle lock. Daniels taps out but it doesn’t matter. Daniels fights out of the hold and sends Angle face first into the ladder. Styles hits a springboard clothesline to Daniels out of nowhere. Styles drags the ladder to the middle of the ring. Styles begins climbing, but Daniels pushes the ladder and Styles falls over the ropes to the outside. Daniels takes a bow and resets the ladder. Daniels climbs but Joe and Angle shove the ladder out of the way. Joe suplexes Daniels, then so does Angle. Joe hits a German suplex, then so does Angle.

Joe hits another suplex, so Angle hits the Angle slam. Angle sets up the ladder. Joe and Angle thread Daniels through the standing ladder. Joe…
kicks Daniels hard, then so does Angle. Joe and Angle fight it out until Angle low bridges Joe. Joe grabs another ladder and sets it up. Joe knocks Angle down with a head butt, but Styles comes out of nowhere and springboards onto the ladder, leaping up and grabbing the paper that represents the points, winning the match.

Winner of the 20 points in the BFG series: AJ Styles

Backstage:

JB is standing backstage and Bobby Roode comes in for an interview. A fan asks if Roode is afraid of Aries. Roode says he’s not afraid of anyone, most certainly not Aries. His victory last month was nothing more than an f-l-u-k-e, fluke. It’s time to become the World Champion again. Roode has been main-eventing shows for the last year an carrying the company. Aries’ dream comes to an end tonight and Roode will right the wrong, and walk into Bound for Glory as the World Champion.

TNA Championship Match
If Roode loses, he will not get a rematch.
– Austin Aries (c) vs. Bobby Roode

We get a video package detailing the history between Roode and Aries, including the events that led up to their match last month where Aries won the title.

After formal ring introductions from JB, we’re ready to begin the main event of the evening.

The bell rings and Aries and Roode walk out to the center of the ring. Roode yells at Aries. Aries shrugs and spits water in Roode’s face. Aries connects with a drop toe hold and tries to go right for the last chancery, but Roode bails to the floor. Roode heads back in and Aries locks in the last chancery. Roode makes it to the ropes, then heads to the floor. He’s slow to get back into the ring, composing himself and asking for Aries to be backed up. Roode finally gets back into the ring and the slides right back out.

Roode gets back into the ring and Aries catches him with a corner dropkick. Aries teases the brainbuster but Roode rolls right back out to the floor. Roode shrugs it off and begins walking up the ramp. Roode asks for a time out, but the ref says no. He breaks the count, and turns around to eat an Austin Aries plancha. Aries rolls Roode into the ring and Roode rolls through, so Aries heads out with a plancha over the other side. Aries rolls Roode in again and pounds on him in the corner. Aries hits a snap mare and a dropkick to the back from the middle rope. Aries picks up Roode and blasts him with a nasty chop.

Aries kicks Roode hard and Roode heads to the outside. Aries flies from the top rope, but Roode moves and Aries crashes into the barricade. Roode backs Aries into the apron hard before taking him around the ring and launching him into the barricade. Roode stomps away at Aries on the floor before bringing things back into the ring. Aries kicks at Roode’s back and side, stomping at him in the corner. Aries tries to fight back but Roode pokes him in the eye. Roode suplexes Aries across the top rope, and then brings him back into the ring with a suplex. Roode drops a knee across Aries’ chest and goes into a seated bear hug.

Aries fights up to his feet and out of the hold with a series of elbows. Roode backs Aries into the corner and Roode drives his shoulder into Aries’ midsection. Aries rolls up Roode out of nowhere for two. Aries tries for a crucifix, but Roode counters, shouldering Aries and dropping him into a gut buster for two. Roode stomps at Aries’ gut, then his ankle. Roode chops Aries in the corner, and lays him out with a big right hand.

Aries fights back with a couple of right hands, but runs right into a knee to the gut that’s good to get Roode a two count. Roode locks in a body scissors, clamping down to wear down Aries. Aries rolls Roode into a pin to try and counter but Roode kicks out and holds on to the hold. Aries fights up to his feet and out of the hold, but he gets caught in a cross body and Roode slams him into the corner into a tree of woe. Roode stomps away at Aries, wearing him down. Roode heads into the corner and Aries scores with a couple of kicks to the head and a stunner to get himself out of the tree of woe.

Both men are slow to get to their feet. Aries lays in with a couple of chops and left hands. Aries mounts Roode in the corner for a couple of punches, then drops down for an inverted atomic drop and a big clothesline that sends Roode to the floor. Roode sees a suicide dive coming and moves, so Aries heads to the top and comes off with a double sledge. Aries hits Roode with an awesome running dropkick when he’s seating in a chair in the ringside area. Aries rolls Roode back into the ring and locks in the last chancery. Roode teases tapping, but he rips at Aries’ face to break the hold. Aries takes Roode down into the crossface.

Aries cranks back but Roode is able to get to his feet and break the hold with a backbreaker. Roode takes Aries down into a crossface, but Aries doesn’t look like he’s going to give. Aries crawls toward the ropes, finally making it and forcing Roode to break the hold. Roode is frustrated, screaming at the ref. Roode hits Aries with a big forearm, then chops him hard in the corner. Aries turns things around with a big chop of his own. Aries and Roode trade lefts and rights. Roode tosses Aries to the apron. Aries hits a giant shoulderblock, then heads to the top for a huge missile dropkick.

Aries hits the corner dropkick, but Roode comes back with the spinebuster out of nowhere for two. Roode takes Aries into the corner and the two trade punches, with Roode getting the better of Aries. Roode seats Aries on the top turnbuckle and goes for the superplex, but Aries blocks it and chops Roode down to the canvas. Aries stands on the top turnbuckle and goes for the 450, but Roode gets his knees up. Roode runs in for a spear, but Aries moves and Roode wipes out the ref. Aries hits Roode with a series of right, but runs into a big spear.

Roode covers Aries and another ref comes down and counts two, Roode picks Aries up and tries for a fisherman…
buster, but Aries blocks it. Aries tries for the brainbuster, but Roode backs him into the corner and takes out the new ref. Aries connects with a kick to Roode’s head and hits the brainbuster. The first ref comes around and makes the count, counting two, but Roode kicks out!

Aries heads to the top, but Roode hits the ropes and crotches him. Roode heads up after Aries and tries for the superplex, connecting this time. Roode makes the pin and both men’s shoulders are on the mat. Both referees make the count, and both hold up either man’s hand.

There’s an argument between the two refs and Roode takes the belt and runs. Earl Hebner comes down and grab the belt from Roode. Earl consults with the refs in the ring. He hears differing reports from the refs. The match is going to restart with the original ref.

Aries dives out of the ring with the heat seeking missile, right into the belt that’s in the hands of Roode. Roode picks Aries up and drags Aries back into the ring. Roode rolls Aries into the ring and covers him but Aries still kicks out! Roode shoves the ref, but the ref shoves back. Roode picks up Aries, but Aries rolls him

From ewrestlingnews.com

Shawn Michaels added to Raw

WWE announced Friday night that Shawn Michaels will appear on this Monday’s Raw from Dallas leading into the Summerslam PPV. Triple H and Brock Lesnar are also advertised for the show. Michaels added to the show sets up Lesnar to follow through on his threatening statement from this week’s Raw that he will “see Michaels before Summerslam.” Michaels will be in Triple H’s corner for Hunter vs. Lesnar at Summerslam.

WWE Developmental Diva released

WWE Developmental Diva Sofia Cortez (Ivelisse Velez) announced on Twitter Saturday that she has been released by WWE. “I, as well, have been released by WWE. Sorry my #Soljas,” she tweeted, apparently referencing news of A.W. being released from the main roster on Friday.

Prior to announcing her release, Velez tweeted, “At your lowest point, is the best time to reconsider who to keep close. Since it’s the time when you find out… who was #Real.” Velez appeared on the most-recent season of WWE Tough Enough in 2011 before signing a Developmental contract and using the ring name Sofia Cortez.

Video – Aftermath of Steen punching two fans at ROH live show

Video – Aftermath of Steen punching two fans at ROH live show

 

Kelly Kelly Not Committed To Returning Full-Time

– Though it would appear that Kelly Kelly is back full-time with WWE following her appearance on RAW, as of a few days ago, she had not committed to a road schedule. She is only committed to working for the next two or three weeks and as an ambassador afterward.

The Rumored Royal Rumble & WrestleMania Main Events

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE’s booking committee are contemplating a scenario where CM Punk would drop the WWE Championship to John Cena at SummerSlam to set up a rematch between Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at Royal Rumble.

Johnson announced at RAW 1,000 that he would face whoever the WWE Champion is at the January pay-per-view event. Johnson would defeat Cena at the Rumble and then defend the title against Punk at WrestleMania XXIX. There is that scenario and the other is that CM Punk would defeat John Cena at SummerSlam to retain his title and then go on to face The Rock at the Royal Rumble. Johnson would win the title there and then go on to face John Cena in a rematch from last year’s WrestleMania main event. As of last word, WWE didn’t want to do a Cena/Rock rematch at WrestleMania 29 so the first scenario looks more likely. Either way, The Rock, John Cena and CM Punk are the three men WWE wants involved in the angle.

Of course, plans can and likely will change but this was at least talked about during backstage meetings at RAW on Monday.

NXT returns to Full Sail tonight – top stars scheduled to appear

WWE returns to Full Sail University in Florida on Thursday night for the latest set of NXT TV tapings. Main roster stars scheduled for the taping include Sin Cara and Ryback, plus WWE Divas and WWE announcer Jim Ross calling the top matches. The tapings will have fall-out from the conclusion of the NXT Title tournament at the previous set of TV tapings.

[ LINK: Full details at Full Sail's Facebook page at this link - http://on.fb.me/ONd3xo ]

Orton not wrestling at Summerslam?

WWE star Randy Orton suggested on Twitter that he will not be appearing on the Summerslam PPV. Upon arriving in Japan for this week’s international tour, Orton fielded a series of questions, including why he’s not on the video promo for Summerslam. Orton replied, “Because unfortunately I’m not working.” Orton has yet to enter into an actual program since returning from a two-month suspension last month, which could keep him off the PPV.

source pwtorch.com

Why The WWF ‘Scratch’ Logo Is No Longer Blurred By WWE

For the past ten years, video content from WWE’s “Attitude Era” (1998–2002) has been edited due to a lawsuit with the World Wide Fund over the WWF initials. All WWF “scratch” logos and references to the initials had to be blurred or edited out. This directive has now changed, at least in part.

In regards to the former “scratch” logo appearing unaltered in video packages in recent weeks, use of the symbol in flashback sequences is permitted after the organization’s legal proceedings with the World Wide Fund were settled in the last quarter. However, it is unclear whether the permission extends to complete matches and other archival footage.

Meanwhile, WWE.com published a photo gallery Tuesday chronicling the long line of Presidents, Commissioners and General Managers that have ruled over sports-entertainment and a shot of Mick Foley donning a T-shirt with the WWF “scratch” logo on display is shown.

Report: Dixie Carter Looking to Bring Velvet Sky Back to TNA

TNA may not have seen the last of Velvet Sky yet, this according to a new report from PWInsider.

They claim that shortly after Velvet received her release paperwork from the company, she received a call from TNA President Dixie Carter, querying her as to what it would take to bring her back to TNA.

Although as of writing, Velvet has not signed a new deal, PWInsider says that there were people within TNA that were allegedly quite upset upon learning Sky had been officially released, citing the recent music video she had just shot through the company for Montgomery Gentry (“So Called Life”) and the time TNA had put into developing her as a personality for the company as examples.

Velvet has already accepted a number of independent bookings since her TNA release, including a match for Family Wrestling Entertainment in Brooklyn, NY, where she’ll reunite with her Beautiful People tag team partner Angelina Love, to take on Maria Kanellis and Winter.

Sarita Heading to Japan for Two Months

Fans hoping to see Sarita back in TNA may have to hold out a while longer — she’s heading to Japan for two months.

She wrote:

I’m very excited to announce that in less than 2 weeks I’ll be leaving for a 2 month tour of Japan with STARDOM, and to compete in the 5 STAR GP2012 tournament. I’ll miss you, Mexico!

Dave Batista Speaks Out On First #MMA Fight

Summerslam – HBK added to PPV

Shawn Michaels has been added to the Summerslam PPV in two weeks. Michaels announced during Raw that he will be in Triple H’s corner for the headline match of Hunter vs. Brock Lesnar

The Rosa Mendes Situation #wwe#diva

Partial Source: Pwtorch.com

– It was previously reported that Rosa Mendes was arrested for public intoxication on Sunday, but the truth of the matter is rather different. As noted earlier, TMZ reports that Mendes (real name Milena Roucka) told police that her fiancé, former WWE talent Jackson Andrews, has been abusing her and had assaulted her in Las Vegas before she flew to San Antonio for Raw.

A police report obtained by the site reports that Mendes was found by the San Antonio PD crying in a bathroom stall in San Antonio International Airport and saying that she needed help. Mendes told the police that Andrews (read name Andy Slocum) had “hit her several times at their shared residence in Las Vegas.” Mendes said she was afraid that Slocum would try to kill her and that the abuse has been ongoing. Mendes filed a battery report at 10:17 PM and police took about thirty pictures, which appeared to show bruising and scratches. The police report noted that Mendes was under the influence of alcohol.

Slocum worked in WWE as Tyson Kidd’s bodyguard for about a month and then was sent down to FCW. He was released in 2011 for breach of contract after he continually missed training sessions.

A rep for the WWE stated, “Milena Roucka contacted a WWE Talent Relations representative this morning to notify WWE that, upon her arrival in San Antonio last evening, she contacted police at the airport to report alleged domestic abuse that occurred just prior to her flight. WWE is supportive of Rosa and will provide her with professional assistance.

“Celebrity” to be involved in next week’s Raw broadcast

D.J. Pauly D from MTV’s “Jersey Shore” show has been announced as the Social Media Ambassador for next Monday’s WWE Raw. Pauly D will be part of next week’s Raw broadcast to promote his Summerslam VIP party event during Summerslam weekend in Los Angeles. Pauly D will be tweeting during Raw @DJPaulyD .

 

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A Beautiful People Reunion Planned

The Beautiful People, Angelina Love and Velvet Sky, will face Maria Kanellis and Winter at Family Wrestling Entertainment’s “Back 2 Brooklyn” show taking place October 6 at Saint Patrick�s Gym 9511 4 Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11209-7414. Former WWE Divas Champion Maryse Ouellet is also scheduled to appear and the league’s official Twitter feed notes that she will be commentating the match.

WWE Video – latest WCW & Hogan mockery in Are You Serious?

This week’s edition of WWE’s “Are You Serious?” YouTube show resumes WCW mockery with focus on Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash’s Fingerpoke of Doom, Hogan’s guaranteed contracts, and WCW Nitro era vignettes on the beach. Plus, mockery of Jim Niedhart on WWF’s Dating Game. The show is hosted by Road Dogg Jesse James and Josh Mathews.

Reasons for Kharma’s WWE departure

More details have emerged on what led to Kharma (Kia Stevens) parting ways with WWE last month. According to a TMZ report, Stevens became depressed after she miscarried at the end of 2011 and put on more weight, causing her to fall out of wrestling shape. Now, Stevens says she is motivated to get back into shape to return to wrestling.

TMZ also reports that Stevens has been in touch with production companies to document her recovery training to potentially lead to a reality TV deal.

[ LINK: Report at TMZ.com ]

#WWE developmental has drastically changed

WWE developmental has drastically changed in recent months due to Triple H taking it over earlier in the year. It is said that Vince McMahon is almost completely hands off and is giving Triple H a chance to carry on with his own vision of WWE developmental.

x #wwe Dive Maryse To Open A Jewelry Store

The Miz posted on his Twitter that Maryse (his current real-life girlfriend) will open her own jewelry business next week. You can find it on Twitter at @HouseOfMaryse.

SD social media score up 75 percent

Friday’s WWE Smackdown scored 85,228 in social media activity, up 75 percent from last week’s show, but down 11 percent from the 2012 high point two weeks ago. Overall, the show was the fifth-most socially active Smackdown episode of the year. On cable TV Friday night, Smackdown ranked #6 behind NBC Universal’s Olympics coverage and “SpongeBob SquarePants” on Nickelodeon.

#WWE match Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels Tag 5/1/05

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#wwe The Great Khali Released From Hospital

The Great Khali was released from the hospital this week. After being released, he headed home to Texas. He is expected to be back by WWE‘s Survivor Series pay-per-view event.

#wwe Santino’s Foreign Exchange featuring Tout Man

SIN CARA HEADING TO NXT TAPING THIS WEEK

WWE/NXT Live Event
Date: August 9, 2012 – 6:30pm
Location: Full Sail Live

WWE/NXT returns to Full Sail University live on August 9, with appearances by superstars Sin Cara and Ryback. The WWE Divas will be on hand, and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross will call all of the WWE/NXT in-ring action. During the event, a selection of local area specialty food trucks will be on site, so come hungry, as the food truck service begins at 5pm.

WWE Tickets:
FREE to students, 2 tickets maximum, w/Full Sail I.D. (Limited Supply)
$5.00 for Full Sail Staff w/Full Sail I.D.
$10.00 for General Admission tickets

Available at the Full Sail Live Box Office only:
141 University Park Drive, Winter Park, FL 32792
Monday August 6, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm
Tuesday August 7, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm
Wednesday August 8, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm
Thursday August 9, 2012 from 4pm till Show Start @ 6:30pm

Note: Limited seating, tickets available on a first come, first serve basis.

WWE REPORTS SECOND QUARTER FINANCIALS

Four months after The Rock and John Cena clashed in the WrestleMania 28 main event, WWE reported Thursday an official WM28 buy total along with other Second Quarter business results. What was not disclosed were the long-awaited details on what a potential WWE Network will look like. WWE CEO Vince McMahon said during the quarterly conference call that an announcement should be coming in the next quarterly conference call, but WWE management has said that before.

Tyson/Austin at Summerslam function

WWE Hall of Famers “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Mike Tyson are scheduled to attend a Summerslam Weekend function in Los Angeles, according to WWE announcer Jim Ross. Ross wrote in his latest blog on jrsbarbq.com: “If you see me wandering around L.A. Summerslam weekend, I’m there for a major, THQ function at the Grammy Museum the night before the PPV. Among those scheduled to attend the private affair are @steveaustinBSR and @miketyson, among many others.”

Lex Luger Looking super skinny?

New Sexy Photos of Lilian Garcia Showing Off Her Goods

Fun watching Jack Swaggers career go down the tubes #raw1000

Ryder says back was “messed up badly” from wheelchair spot earlier this year

WWE wrestler Zack Ryder is suggesting that the spot earlier this year when Kane threw him off the Raw stage while in a wheelchair caused physical damage. “That messed up my back pretty badly,” Ryder told the New York Daily News newspaper, which published a story on Monday’s Raw recognizing 1,000 episodes. It’s unclear if Ryder was acknowledging a legitimate injury or playing up storyline injuries.

The newspaper also interviewed The Miz and Mick Foley for the story. Miz said about Monday’s Raw, “If you’ve never seen ‘Raw,’ this is the episode to watch. You will see things you will remember for a lifetime.”

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Ziggler unsure of Raw 1,000 role

Promoting Monday’s Raw when WWE recognizes 1,000 Raw episodes, WWE wrestler Dolph Ziggler told A.M. New York that he’s unsure what his role will be on the show, but he plans to make a lasting impression. “I don’t exactly know what my role will be,” Ziggler said. “When that show ends, people will say, ‘I came to see those guys (top stars & returning Legends), but I remember what Dolph Ziggler did. He went out there and did what he said he would do: He found a way to steal the show, even on a star-studded card like that.”

DDP, Evan Bourne & Randy Orton At 1,000th RAW?

Evan Bourne announced via Twitter that he won’t be on the 1,000th RAW tomorrow night, which is from his hometown in St. Louis. Bourne posted the following: Sorry friends! I won’t be in STL for the epic #raw1000 but when I DO work my way back on Raw, it will also be epic!

Randy Orton will not be at the 1,000th RAW from his hometown of St. Lois due to his current Wellness Policy suspension. He’ll be able to return at the end of the month.

– Diamond Dallas Page is being promoted as a guest on the St. Louis’ FOX affiliate morning show tomorrow. That means he’s in St. Louis for RAW so expect him to appear.

source www.ewrestlingnews.com

1,000TH RAW UPDATES: MAJOR NAMES & *SPOILERS*

Below are some confirmed and rumored names + segments for tonight’s 1,000th episode of RAW. This is a recap of all the 1,000th RAW news we’ve posted over the past week. This is what we know so far and we’ll be updating this post leading into the show tonight:

* The show begins at 8EST and will be three-hours weekly (8-11EST) starting next week.

* WWE Title Match: CM Punk vs. John Cena.

* Intercontinental Title Match: Christian vs. ???

* DX Reunion: This will open the show at 8EST.

* Sean Waltman (X-Pac) appeared on the Cowhead show on Friday and hinted that he will be at RAW on Monday night. Waltman said, “I can’t foresee a DX reunion without X-Pac.” WWE has been contacting numerous former talents this week so it’s possible he’ll be there. He had been tweeting in recent weeks that WWE had not contacted him. All signs are now pointing to a “full” DX reunion with Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac all appearing. That is not confirmed just yet but it is looking more and more likely. Chyna will not be appearing for obvious reasons.

* During a recent interview with The Miami Herald, Jerry Lawler was speaking abut the origin of the “puppies” line he had used for years. While doing so, he may have announced another surprise return for Monday’s 1,000th RAW“I actually got to give credit to a guy who I think will be returning on the 1,000th episode. It was a member of DX, Road Dogg (Jesse) James. I believe he was talking to Sable at the time. DX was in the ring, and Sable was in the ring, and somehow I believe Road Dogg said, ‘Hey, show us your puppies.’ It kind of floated by. No big deal at that point and time, but then I started using the word a couple of weeks later, and it just stuck.”

* Brock Lesnar returns and will confirm his match with Triple H at SummerSlam. Paul Heyman will be there with Lesnar.

* The Rock returns to WWE to address his quest for the WWE Title. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is rumored to be contemplating competing in a match or two before WrestleMania XXIX on April 7, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. An announcement could come as soon as Monday.

* There have been rumors for months that WWE was going to be doing a big summer angle that would get people talking. There is a lot of speculation that the angle will be kicked off Monday night, likely at the end of the show. There aren’t many details going around at this time, as those within the company have been keeping tight lipped.

* Daniel Bryan and AJ will have a wedding.

* The announcement of a new permanent RAW General Manager.

* WWE Legends Bret Hart, Mick Foley and Roddy Piper are all confirmed to return.

* Roddy Piper posted the following, discussing whether or not he will appear at the 1,000th RAW“If I go to Raw’s 1000th episode I’m not doing lame work. Let me roll Vince. I’ll show them why Raw’s the longest running show!” As noted above, Piper is confirmed for next week’s show.

* Local Advertisements in St. Louis are promoting Bret Hart to appear at Monday’s 1,000th RAW. Hart was advertised a few weeks ago, but then there was no follow up. The new local ads that started to run this week pushed Hart as appearing. As noted above, Hart is confirmed for next week’s show.

* Vince and Stephanie McMahon will appear on the show. Shane McMahon is said to be a long shot and Linda McMahon probably won’t happen because of her ongoing Senate campaign trying to distance her from the WWE product. There will also be the usual “2nd tier” legends appearing as well.

* WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross discussed Monday’s RAW 1,000 show on the Sports Illustrated Hot Clicks Podcast, and what he would like to contribute to the show: “It’s kind of like a baseball player going to the All Star game in Kansas City. I’m just kind of waiting to see what the manager puts on the lineup card. I know I’m on the roster, I know I’m figured to do something, I’m just waiting to see where my name is penciled in. With an old guy like me who’s been around the horn — been weathered — there’s nothing that can be assigned that I probably haven’t already done. In a perfect world I’d love to call a match, but that’s not my call. But I’m ready to play, whatever they want me to do, I’m ready to roll.”

* As most of you know by now, WWE‘s flagship program RAW will celebrate its 1000th episode this coming Monday. During her near seven-year run, Trish Stratus participated in 160 matches-the most of any female-and created many memorable moments along the way. The legendary grappler is recalling the memories on her official website, TrishStratus.com, as she ranks her top five moments and top five matches. The quintessential Diva also offers an inside look with comments on each one of these Stratusfy-ing appearances. She ranks her match against Lita on the Dec. 6, 2004 episode of RAW, the first time in history that the Divas were solely featured in the show’s main event, as her top match. She says of the bout, “What an amazing feeling for Lita and I to be given the trust and confidence to close out our flagship show in the main event of Monday Night Raw. Plus, a true testament to the hard work of the women’s division as a whole.”

* We can confirm that both Lita and Trish Stratus have been contacted to appear at the 1,000th WWE RAW event.

* Both Stephanie McMahon and Jim Ross will be in St. Louis, Missouri next Monday, the site of that day’s unprecedented 1000th RAW episode. The WWE Hall of Famer appeared Wednesday on KREF Sports Talk 1400 The Ref and confirmed he would be on the show. He added he has no idea what his role will be. McMahon, who participated in a Twitter chat Tuesday and hinted but did not confirm an appearance on Raw, will be in the area that day for a ‘be a STAR’ anti-bullying.at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis’ Herbert Hoover location (2901 N. Grand Ave.). She will be joined World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, The Miz, Eve and American Idol finalist James Durbin.

* We can now exclusively confirm that The Undertaker will be appearing on Monday 1,000th RAW event. This will be the Phenom’s first appearance since WrestleMania. His role on the show will be unclear, but he will be live at the show in St. Louis.

* WWE‘s creative committee is rumored to be leaning towards CM Punk retaining the WWE Championship next Monday on RAW when John Cena is supposed to cash in his Money in the Bank contract. According to sources, there is a lot of talk within the organization that Cena will be the first person to not win a title directly after cashing in the briefcase. The feeling is that Cena is the one guy that can handle losing the cash in. They also could have The Big Show or The Rock cost Cena the match, which keeps Punk as champion and sidetracks Cena into another feud. There was also talk at RAW this week that there would be a major angle between John Cena and CM Punk next week where somehow Cena would keep his Money in the Bank briefcase. It’s almost guaranteed that this will change numerous times before RAW next week so take this with a grain of salt for now. Triple H recently directed that title reigns should be longer in order to build the importance of the belts. As you know by now, both CM Punk and Sheamus retained their titles at Money in the Bank. We noted that Cena’s Money in the Bank win was made within the last few weeks. At one point, he was going to be given the pay-per-view off.

* WWE has apparently put together a list of names they are expecting to appear on the show, but want to keep several names unadvertised. They have told these names to do “anything and everything” to keep the surprises secret including saying publicly that they will be somewhere else the night of the 1000th RAW.

* Tatanka, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, DDP, Steve Blackman, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Vader, Doink the Clown, Bob Backlund and Sid Vicious have all also teased appearances, appeared recently, or been contacted by WWE about appearing. Expect a ton of former WWE talents to appear in addition to these names.

* Any talents who are under contract with TNA (Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Kurt Angle, etc.) will obviously NOT be appearing at the event.

* Ric Flair will likely not appear due to the ongoing TNA vs. WWE lawsuit. WWE isn’t going to risk taking any chances with TNA talents.

* The company didn’t promote Charlie Sheen as Social Media Ambassador, suggesting he will not be involved due to the fact that he quit Twitter.

* Goldberg shot down rumors that he will be at RAW next week for the 1,000th episode. When asked over Twitter by a fan, he posted: It’s not true!! RT @mrpops96: @Goldberg there are videos and rumours suggesting that you will be at Raw 1000 is it true?

* Kelly Kelly returns to WWE this week after being granted time off the road in late May. She tweeted Sunday, “On the road again. Can’t wait to see everyone at the #raw1000.” Kelly, who had been on the road on a weekly basis since joining WWE in 2006, was reportedly granted a break to spend time with her family and boyfriend. She last competed on television on the May 21 Raw SuperShow, losing to Beth Phoenix.

* The Ultimate Warrior recently addressed rumors that he would be appearing at the 1,000th RAW. On Twitter, a fan posted the following message to Warrior… hey did you hear everyone thinks you will be at ‪#RAW1000 Warrior responded with the following… I’ve never done what everyone else thinks. Never. Not once. As of last week, there were no plans to feature The Ultimate Warrior on the show. Of course, plans can change but he is not expected to appear as of this writing.

* Former WWE announcer Todd Grisham has stated that he will not be attending the 1,000th episode of RAW. The Coach will also not be at the 1,000th RAW event.

* During a Q&A session at Comic-Con last week, Dave Batista commented on a potential WWE return. Here is what he had to say… I’m not against going back. It’s just definitely not going to be this year.

* Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks have been tweeting all day about wanting to get a match on the 1,000th RAW event. The duo is asking fans to tweet about it. They have re-tweeted many responses from their followers as well.

* Stephanie McMahon, Jim Ross, Bret Hart, Rikishi, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman and Kelly Kelly have all stated that they are either in St. Louis or on their way to St. Louis for the 1,000th RAW.

* The latest on Wade Barrett’s WWE return is that he’ll be back following the SummerSlam pay-per-view. There was a rumor that he’d be appearing at the 1,000th RAW event but that doesn’t look to be happening now. Sources report that WWE creative already has a plan in place for him when he returns.

* Evan Bourne announced via Twitter that he won’t be on the 1,000th RAW tomorrow night, which is from his hometown in St. Louis. Bourne posted the following: Sorry friends! I won’t be in STL for the epic #raw1000 but when I DO work my way back on Raw, it will also be epic!

* Randy Orton will not be at the 1,000th RAW from his hometown of St. Lois due to his current Wellness Policy suspension. He’ll be able to return at the end of the month.

* Diamond Dallas Page is being promoted as a guest on the St. Louis’ FOX affiliate morning show tomorrow. That means he’s in St. Louis for RAW so expect him to appear live.

* Vader, who like DDP appeared in a segment on RAW in the past several weeks leading up to Monday, is currently in St. Louis and expected to appear at the 1,000th RAW event.

Sun has an interview up with Jerry Lawler who says that “there are almost 30 superstars from these past 1,000 episodes that are going to be coming back and joining us for the 1,000th show.”

* Road Warrior Animal has been telling his Twitter followers to petition WWE for him to appear at next week’s 1,000th RAW event. UPDATE: He is now confirmed for the event.

* Speaking of Road Warrior Animal, after competing at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in San Diego, California, he stopped by the 100.3 KFAN-FM studios for Extreme Pro Wrestling Radio to discuss this coming Monday’s historic 1000th episode of RAW and confirmed his and other former WWE Superstars‘ involvement on the program. The WWE Hall of Famer may have spoiled the payoff of Heath Slater’s returning RAW legend angle while addressing rumors of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin‘s involvement with the program—who has not been announced to appear by WWE but is expected to be there. When asked whether The Rattlesnake will encounter Slater on the show, Animal responded, “Austin will definitely give him the stunner, ya know thats coming! Fans get ready, you’re gonna see a stunner!” Animal, who appeared on RAW in 1997 and 1998, also confirmed that he will be on hand for the festivities: “I will be making an appearance…people will see that my spikes from SmackDown were excellently repainted! Yeah, I’ll be there all painted up, with bells on boys! If it happens it happens, I’m ready!” On what else to expect for the unprecedented show, he said, “It’s gonna be star studded, on my flight alone is me, DDP and Bret “Hitman” Hart!”

* WWE Senior VP of Digital Operations Jason Hoch says that WWE‘s audience will have a say in character and storyline development. Hoch told ESPN.com in an interview that the RawActive social media initiative that starts Monday on RAW will allow the audience to “get a say in what happens next by deciding matches, stipulations, and character development. They can control if a general manager gets fired or who their favorite Superstar’s next opponent will be.”

* WWE Diva AJ Lee was a guest on Mark Madden’s radio show last week to promote tomorrow night’s 1,000th RAW event. The show airs on 105.9 “The X” in Pittsburgh, PA. AJ talked about her recent WWE push and “marriage” to Daniel Bryan on Monday’s RAW. She also talked about her ongoing angle with CM Punk, Kane and Daniel Bryan. She says she’s been a lifelong fan of the business and hints that she may be dating a current WWE superstar:

Source ewrestlingnews.com

 

 

Former WWE Diva attends PWG show

Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis attended Saturday night’s Pro Wrestling Guerrilla show in Reseda, California. Maria tweeted back-and-forth with recent TNA Gut Check contestant Joey Ryan about Joey’s antics in the opening match of the PWG show.

Triple H addresses Orton suspension

WWE executive/wrestler Triple H offered a soundbyte on Randy Orton’s 60-day suspension in an interview with the St. Louis Dispatch previewing Monday’s Raw recognizing 1,000 episodes. Hunter said about Orton, “It is important to remember that all of our wrestlers are human, but they also have to be accountable.” Hunter was not willing to confirm details of Orton’s second Wellness Policy suspension, which will keep Orton off the benchmark Raw in his hometown.

[ LINK: Hunter's full interview can be read at STLToday.com ]

Hot New Photos of Rosa Mendes in a Low Cut Sweater and Short Dress

Photo of Vince McMahon’s Huge Mansion

Vince McMahon Speaks Out – He Hates Sleep, Listening, More

BusinessWeek.com is featuring an interview with Vince McMahon where he talks about a variety of topics including hating sleep and job interviews.

On hating sleep: ”I average about four hours of sleep. I don’t like to sleep. I’m missing something when I’m sleeping. From a personal standpoint, I’m aggressive by nature and I’m truculent by nature. So I need to have a socially acceptable outlet for that. That would be bodybuilding. I enjoy that. It’s a challenge to be stronger. I get a lot of enjoyment by training. Nutrition goes with it. I train for my head—not my body. The ancillary benefits are that I’m healthy as a horse. It really does clear my head. It’s an opportunity to wash anything from my head, business-wise or personal. That’s my moment when I can get into a zone.”

On why you should avoid BS answers when interviewing with WWE:“My first question is: Why do you want to work with WWE? They don’t have to know WWE, by the way. They don’t have to be fans. Sometimes that gets in the way. If they give me a boilerplate answer, I look at them and I say, ‘That’s a boilerplate answer. It’s not what I’m looking for.’ I’m very straightforward and very honest with people. That’s what I want back. Don’t tell how to make the watch—tell me what time it is. Be honest. It cuts through a lot of crap. People know where they stand. They know where you stand. Life becomes a lot easier.”

On listening to his employees: “You can’t say, ‘Go do so-and-so,’ unless you’re willing to do it. You can’t ask someone to put in a zillion hours unless you’re willing to go do it. You can’t ask anyone to have a passion for a product unless you have it. Listening is a lost art. I have a unique ability to listen to myself as I’m talking. That’s somewhat unique, but I think that to listen is to learn. I think some of things begin from a natural standpoint, and you’ve got to work at them. You’ve got to let it evolve.”

On making decisions: “Once you make a decision, you go with it, and everyone gets behind it. There’s no second-guessing. One of my expressions is, ‘First day on the job.’ That’s the way I like our executives to look at our business every day and what they do. When you do that, then it either confirms that what you did yesterday is the right way—or it’s, like, ‘Ooh, now that I have this new information. … There’s this new form of media, there’s a new way of thinking of things, you know, or I read a book last night, I read something in the newspaper ….’ Bringing that degree of intelligence and flexibility into the organization is very, very important.”

On how he’s been successful in business: “Certainly the best way to fail in management [is to be distant and imperious]. You shut people down. If you have all the answers, why is anyone around you? If your ego is so big, then there’s no room for anyone else’s. The fear stuff—that is so rotten. You have to earn everyone’s respect. I have to do it every day. Sometimes I leave the office and I feel great. In military terms, I’ve got ‘scrambled eggs on my cap.’ I’ve got medals dripping off my chest. When I wake up in the morning, they’re all gone. You have to earn everyone’s respect in business every day.”

On decision making: “Indecision ticks me off, but complacency would be the biggest thing. I don’t take anything for granted. There’s no entitlement. I’m not entitled to take my next breath. I will never be complacent. If I climb a mountain, I want to see the next highest peak. Encourage employees by giving them other opportunities. I think if you see complacency, you say from an HR standpoint, ‘We find that you’re becoming complacent.’ So as a quality I don’t like, that’s strike one. Strike two is if they can’t change—if they can’t look at it as the first day on the job. Sometimes people need a kick in the butt for themselves—personally or professionally. Strike three is when it doesn’t work.”

As noted earlier here on the website, The Associated Press is reporting that Linda McMahon has released her tax returns for 2010 show that she earned $30.6 million in 2010 along with her husband Vince McMahon. Linda also plans to release her 2011 returns. The article noted that a “vast majority” of the income came from stock dividends.

Private Photos of Former WWE Super Eugene\’s Hot Girlfriend (1)

‘Eugene’ Gets A TNA Tryout After Defending WWE

Nick Dinsmore, who appeared as the beloved character “Eugene” for WWE for several years, competed in a dark match prior to Thursday’s live iMPACT! Wrestling broadcast on Spike TV. Under the Nick Dinsmore name, he lost to TNA Wrestling veteran talent Kazarian.

Dinsmore has ties to TNA as he works as a trainer and wrestler for developmental promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling and also appeared as the character “Dr. Nicholas Dinsmore” for their Indian-based satellite promotion Ring Ka King last year.

Dinsmore’s appearance comes days after he “stood up for WWE” in response to negative media portrayals toward the Eugene character and the sports entertainment organization. Darien Times writer Joshua Fisher stated in an editorial last week blistering Linda McMahon’s United States Senate campaign that her job creation method included “making fun of retarded men” during her reign as WWE CEO, which spurred Colin McEnroe of the Hartford Courant to assert in an editorial that the Eugene character was “mentally retarded” and “unmistakably, played for laughs.”

WWE then issued a statement “setting the record straight” regarding its programming and storylines: “It is clear, based on Mr. McEnroe’s latest blog post, that he does not understand WWE’s programming. Like Hollywood movies and Broadway shows, it is an exciting blend of action, characters and fictional storylines of good versus evil that entertains millions weekly. His assertion that the Eugene character was “essentially a comic device” is inaccurate and lacks total perspective.”

In their statement, WWE enclosed a video of Dinsmore offering a “truthful portrayal” of Eugene where he argued that the character is an underdog who “always came out on top” and “overcame adversities.”

Here is the full article that we posted the other day here on the website:

WWE.com has posted a response on their website in which they responded to a negative blog written by Colin McEnroe of the Hartford Courant who slammed the company for the mentally challenged character Eugene, who appeared for the company from 2004 to 2007, and once in 2009.

Darien Times writer Joshua Fisher slammed Linda McMahon’s US Senate campaign that her job creation method including making fun of the mentally handicapped.

He then posted a video and wrote: “Eugene is a mentally retarded WWE character who is, unmistakably, played for laughs. In [the following video], we see him strolling a stadium corner, ogling a skin mag and sporting a huge “my name is Eugene” name tag. He walks into the women’s locker room and “hilarity” ensues. Entirely at his expense. In its latest “how dare you” letter to a Connecticut newspaper, the WWE argues that Eugene is an underdog who repeatedly triumphs. Maybe. That does not change the fact that his mental retardation is essentially a comic device.

If a video like the one above-linked or the one below surfaced in connection with any other campaign, the candidate would have some serious ‘splainin’ to do. Somehow, because she is associated with so many hundreds of dehumanizing videos, Linda McMahon is inoculated against the shame of any one of them. The thing to remember is that, solely on the strength of a career of spewing out this boorish dross, she claims to deserve one of this nation’s 100 Senate seats.”

He also posted another video of Eugene telling Diva Search contestant Carmella DeCesare “I want to see her boobies!” on a 2004 episode of RAW.

WWE responded: “It is clear, based on Mr. McEnroe’s latest blog post, that he does not understand WWE’s programming. Like Hollywood movies and Broadway shows, it is an exciting blend of action, characters and fictional storylines of good versus evil that entertains millions weekly. His assertion that the Eugene character was “essentially a comic device” is inaccurate and lacks total perspective.”

WWE then posted a video of Nick Dinsmore who offered a “truthful portrayal” of the character. The WWE added: “We will continue to implore the media to make accurate descriptions of our characters and storylines versus taking sound bites, scenes and footage out of context that mischaracterizes WWE’s content.”

Dinsmore said in the video:

Hi, my name is Nick Dinsmore, and for five years I had the privilege of playing a character on WWE television, Eugene.

The character Eugene was unique in the fact that he was a person with special needs. The WWE has and continues to showcase a wide variety of characters and a fictious WWE Universe. This WWE Universe comes to you each and every week and entertains millions and millions of fans.

When I was playing the role of Eugene, I wanted to display a character that had not only special needs, but incredible qualities; honesty, strength, very playful, quite naïve at times. But my favorite quality was his heart and desire. He went after his dreams and achieved at any cost and didn’t let anything stand in his way.

Once the fans started to see that he could live his dream, he was winning championships, he was meeting his idols, more and more people cheered for Eugene and wanted to see him succeed. No different than in the movie Forrest Gump when he started to do good for himself, everybody cheered him on, everybody wanted him to do better. Eugene’s no different and the people treated him the same way, they wanted to see him succeed. I’m proud that I got to portray a true hero.

Eugene had a lot of forces, a lot of “bad guys” against him. Probably the meanest, nastiest, dirtiest, devious of them all was the sinister character Mr. McMahon. But even with all those forces against him, Eugene always came out on top—even pinned Mr. McMahon one time.

I’m proud to have been a part of the WWE, an organization that has the commitment to individuals with special needs. WWE is a proud supporter of The Arc (the world’s largest community-based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities),
Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Special Olympics.

Nobody ever really came up to me and said, “Oh you’re doing a bad thing, oh, I can’t believe you did this.” If anything, I got a lot of positive affirmation. I met several people with special needs and without a doubt, they would always run to me and just want to hug me. That one instance for them to be able to meet what I hope would be their hero is a little bit indescribable and is an incredible feeling.

Characters like that have to overcome adversities and face everyday challenges, and they always come out on top.

It’s Hollywood, where the good guys always win!

Source ewrestlingnews.com

Partial WWE Superstars **SPOILERS*

Rikishi was the latest “legend” to return on RAW to participate in the ongoing angle with Heath Slater. Rikishi did the “stink face” among his other signature moves. After the match, he danced with his real-life sons – The Uso Brothers.

– WWE taped several Superstars matches prior to this week’s RAW in Las Vegas, Nevada. There was no dark match this week as they are on the West Coast.

Goldberg At 1,000th RAW?

Goldberg shot down rumors that he will be at RAW next week for the 1,000th episode. When asked over Twitter by a fan, he posted: It’s not true!! RT @mrpops96: @Goldberg there are videos and rumours suggesting that you will be at Raw 1000 is it true?

The Early Full Schedule For The 1,000th RAW Revealed

Partial Source: The Pro Wrestling Torch

Below are the currently-advertised and previously-announced segments for next week’s 1,000th episode of RAW:

* The show begins at 8EST and will be three-hours weekly (8-10EST) starting next week.

* WWE Title Match: CM Punk vs. John Cena.

* DX Reunion: Shawn Michaels & Triple H return. This will open the show.

* Intercontinental Title Match: Christian vs. ???

* Brock Lesnar returns and will confirm his match with Triple H at SummerSlam. Paul Heyman will be there with Lesnar.

* The Rock returns to WWE to address his quest for the WWE Title.

* Daniel Bryan and AJ will have a wedding.

* The announcement of a new permanent RAW General Manager.

* WWE Legends Bret Hart, Mick Foley and Roddy Piper are all confirmed to return.

* It’s likely that Vince and Stephanie McMahon will appear. Shane McMahon is said to be a long shot and Linda McMahon probably won’t happen because of her ongoing Senate campaign trying to distance her from the WWE product. There will also be the usual “2nd tier” legends appearing as well.

* Whether or not The Undertaker will appear depends on if WWE plans for him to work SummerSlam. With the episode of RAW as stacked as it is, it wouldn’t make sense to bring him in unless they were building towards a match.
* WWE has apparently put together a list of names they are expecting to appear on the show, but want to keep several names unadvertised. They have told these names to do “anything and everything” to keep the surprises secret including saying publicly that they will be somewhere else the night of the 1000th RAW.

* Tatanka, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, DDP, Steve Blackman, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Vader, Doink the Clown, Bob Backlund and Sid Vicious have all also teased appearances, appeared recently, or been contacted by WWE about appearing. Expect a ton of former WWE talents to appear in addition to these names.

* Any talents who are under contract with TNA (Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Kurt Angle, etc.) will obviously NOT be appearing at the event.

* Ric Flair will likely not appear due to the ongoing TNA vs. WWE lawsuit. WWE isn’t going to risk taking any chances with TNA talents.

* The company didn’t promote Charlie Sheen as Social Media Ambassador, suggesting he will not be involved due to the fact that he quit Twitter

What Happened After #RAW

After this week’s WWE RAW broadcast went off the air, John Cena defeated The Big Show and Tensai in a handicap match. Show “accidently” KO’d Tensai and Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment. John Laurinaitis ran down and got an AA for his efforts.

Sunny No-Shows CZW Event

WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch did not appear as advertised for Saturday’s Combat Zone Wrestling ‘New Heights’ iPPV in Voorhees, New Jersey. She was admitted to an emergency room the night before and her boyfriend, independent wrestler Damien Darling, insisted that she receive professional help. According to a press release issued by RF Video, she will enter a rehabilitation facility today (Monday). She filmed an emotional interview on Sunday in which came clean on her variety of personal battles over the past few months

Ex-WWE Diva Is Not A Fan Of Ryback

Former WWE Diva and current ROH talent Maria Kanellis tweeted her insight during Sunday’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view event and indicated that she is not a fan of Ryback. She wrote in consecutive messages:

“Why is Ryback Batista?”

“Why is Ryback Goldberg?”

“Why is Ryback Brock?”

“Why is Ryback on my TV?”

Cena wins the second #MITB

CM Punk beat Daniel Bryant at #MITB

Sheamus beats Del Rio at #MITB

Ziggler wins #MITB

Brooke Tessmacher & Jeff Hardy Comic-Con



WWE at Comic Con weekend schedule

Thursday morning, WWE begins a full slate of involvement at this year’s Comic Con event in San Diego. WWE stars will be appearing at a Mattel panel Q&A at 11:30 a.m. PST in Room 24ABC to discuss Mattel’s latest line of WWE action figures and products. WWE stars are also scheduled for autograph appearances at the Mattel booth throughout the weekend. WWE has released the following schedule at the Mattel booth:

- Thursday (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.): WWE champion C.M. Punk, World Hvt. champion Sheamus, and Zack Ryder

- Friday (11:00 a.m. to noon): Daniel Bryan, Arn Anderson, and Alicia Fox

- Saturday (11:00 a.m. to noon): Brodus Clay and Divas champion Layla

Bruno Sammartino Declines WWE Hall Of Fame Invite

Triple H recently contacted Bruno Sammartino and extended an invitation into the WWE Hall of Fame during Wrestlemania XXIX weekend. According to their conversation, Triple H stated the ceremony is possibly being held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Sammartino declined the invitation because of issues with WWE but said Hunter was a gentleman and he was impressed by him. Due to issues with Vince McMahon, Sammartino wants nothing to do with WWE.

Spike TV Goes Dark On DirecTV

All of Viacom’s channels, including Spike TV, have now gone dark on DirecTV. The two companies failed to get an agreement worked out regarding carriage fees, meaning that Spike, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, CMT and other channels have become unavailable for DirecTV customers. The previous contract expired over the weekend.

“We have absolutely no problem compensating Viacom fairly, but they have now knowingly put our customers in the unreasonable position of either accepting their extravagant financial demands or losing some of their favorite TV shows,” said DirecTV EVP Derek Chang. “We feel our customers should not have to pay more for these networks than the customers of any other TV provider. We reiterated this to Viacom today and have not heard back from them.”

DirecTV added that Viacom demanded the channels get taken down and said, “We asked Viacom to allow us to keep the channels up while we continue to negotiate, but they refused. We’re working diligently on a new agreement to keep making these channels available at a fair price to our customers.”

There is no word on when the agreement might come or if the channels will come back by Thursday for Impact.

Fit Finlay Back With WWE – Details

WWE has reportedly rehired Fit Finlay as a producer. Finlay was released in March of 2011 after he allowed the Miz to interrupt the Star-Spangled Banner at a house show, which brought some negative attention to the company.

No word on when he officially returned.

Mysterio’s official return date

WWE is now officially listing Rey Mysterio for next Tuesday’s Smackdown TV taping in his hometown of San Diego. Mysterio could make his WWE TV return at Sunday’s Money in the Bank PPV or at next Monday’s Raw, but WWE is not advertising him for those events. Also advertised for the Smackdown taping post-MITB are John Cena and Triple H.

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Final #TNA Destination X Card

TNA Champion Bobby Roode vs Austin Aries
– X Division Championship Tournament: Four semifinal matches featuring Kid Kash, Zema Ion, Doug Williams, Kenny King, Flip Casanova (Flip Kendrick), Sonjay Dutt and Rashad Cameron, plus one more to be named later.
– Last Chance X-Division Match for final tournament slot: Last chance X-Division match for final tournament slot: Lars Only (Johnny Yuma), Rubix (Jigsaw), Dakota Darsow, and Mason Andrews (Scorpio Sky)
– X Division Championship Final – Ultimate X Match
– Last Man Standing Match: AJ Styles vs. TNA Tag Team champion Christopher Daniels
– Bound For Glory Series Match: Kurt Angle vs Samoa Joe