Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Update On Triple H's WWE Return

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Triple H is scheduled to return within a few weeks and is slated to appear at WrestleMania 27. The reason he hasn't been brought back quicker is because he is not involved in the Elimination Chamber angle and obviously wouldn't win, so WWE want his return to have a big impact. In terms of his role right now, he is continuing to learn all aspects of the business and has received praise at the dedication he is showing in trying to learn
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Report: TNA Making Plans For Sting Return

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Sting was originally scheduled to appear on the 1/31 iMPACT! show but at this point has not signed a new contract with TNA Wrestling. Dixie Carter is aware of the WWE rumor and would be disappointed if he jumped ship and left TNA. She has told creative to create a storyline for Sting's return.
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Current WrestleMania 27 Plans For The Undertaker

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

There has been no conversation between Steve "Sting" Borden and World Wrestling Entertainment regarding a possible WrestleMania 27, but there has however been interest from both sides.

The Undertaker vs. Sting match at this point will not be happening and Undertaker vs. Wade Barrett has been dropped as the originally proposed WrestleMania 27 main event. The company has come up with a new direction for the Undertaker which they hope will steal the show - it is also slated to involve Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels in a non-wrestling capacity. The new direction doesn't involve Brock Lesnar at this point.
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Latest On WrestleMania 27 Guest Host

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

According to backstage sources, its being reported that either Stone Cold Steve Austin or Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be the guest host of WrestleMania 27.
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Press Release: WWE Officially Announces Miami As Host Of WrestleMania XXVIII


February 9, 2011

MIAMI – The Miami-Dade Sports Commission, Miami-Dade County, Miami Dolphins, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, and WWE announced Wednesday that Sun Life Stadium, home of the Dolphins and other world-class events, will host WWE’s annual pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania XXVIII, on Sunday, April 1, 2012.

The announcement was made Wednesday at a press conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Miami-Dade County Commissioner and Chairman of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Miami-Dade Sports Commission Executive Director Mike Sophia, Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee, former Dolphins Quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino, and Miami Dolphins limited partner and Grammy Award Winner Emilio Estefan, joined WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and WWE’s Senior Vice President of Special Events John Saboor in making the announcement. WWE Superstars John Cena, The Miz, Mark Henry and Alberto Del Rio, and WWE Diva Eve were also on hand for the announcement.

“Miami has always been the home of first class events, and this event will add to that legacy,” said Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Miami-Dade County Commissioner and Chairman of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission. “Hosting WrestleMania is a huge coup for Miami.”

“On behalf of WWE, I would like to thank Commissioner Diaz and all his colleagues for their support, and the Miami-Dade Sports Commission for graciously rolling out the red carpet to bring WrestleMania to one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO. “We look forward to adding WrestleMania to the list of prestigious events held at Sun Life Stadium.”

“For nearly 25 years, Sun Life Stadium has played host to South Florida’s world class events that provide economic benefit to the entire community,” said Dolphins CEO Mike Dee. “We applaud the efforts of Commissioner Diaz and the Sports Commission on attracting WWE, and look forward to an unforgettable WrestleMania in 2012.”

WrestleMania is not just a one-day event; it’s a week-long celebration, as visitors from around the world are expected to converge on Miami for WrestleMania Week. Activities will include the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, WrestleMania Axxess, the finals of the WrestleMania Reading Challenge and a Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The pay-per-view event will be televised to more than 100 countries.

Over the past three years, WrestleMania and the events surrounding it has generated nearly $150 million in cumulative economic impact for the host cities. Last year, 72,219 fans from all 50 states and 26 countries converged on the University of Phoenix Stadium for WrestleMania XXVI.
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Radio:The CAWsCast 2-8-11 Archived

The CAWsCast returned to the airwaves on 2-8-11 with your hosts "The Phenom" Charles Shane and "Mr. Money on the Mic" JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay. On the show the boys talked about the recent Forum remarks in regards to THQ laying all their cards on the table , rather than hyping anticipation and taking a "Less is More " approach when releasing information. Talk quickly turned to the latest videos from WWE ALLSTARS one of them being a gameplay video featuring a match between John Cena and Triple H. JJ and Charles gave their thoughts on the footage and gameplay mechanics. The boys also took a stroll down memory lane discussing some classic wrestling games from the NES to current gen systems.JJ and Charles also spotlighted a created story titled "Sting vs Undertaker RTW" by TotalDebacle on XBox Live, both the guys played this story and gave the creator credit for his work which is highly recommended by the CAWsCast. JJ threw out some Trivia tonight and Jim316 won an autographed WWE ALLSTARS Poster signed by John Cena which JJ guarentees you can in fact "See the Signature". Talked turned to the biggest topic in wrestling ...What is happening with "The Icon" Sting and "The Pope" Trent Phoenix stopped by with his thoughts on things before JJ ....err The Ultimate Warrior closed out the show.
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CHIKARA: The Osirian Portal vs. The Colony added to Feb. 19 return to Reading

An unprecedented 9th match has been added to our Reading, PA return on Saturday evening, February 19th! Two teams entered into April's massive King of Trios tournament will give fans a preview of what's to come as YouTube sensations The Osirian Portal take on The Colony in 6-man tag action! Plus, both the coveted Young Lions Cup and the Campeonatos de Parejas will be up for grabs as reigning champs Frightmare, and the team of Mike Quackenbush and Jigsaw, lay it all on the line! These are the nine bouts that make up the card:

Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. Obariyon & Kodama

Frightmare vs. Rich Swann

Claudio Castagnoli vs. Dasher Hatfield

Eddie Kingston vs. Johnny Gargano

Tim Donst vs. Max Boyer

Gregory Iron vs. Icarus

The UnStable vs. 3.0

Brodie Lee vs. Sugar Dunkerton

The Osirian Portal vs. The Colony

Tickets & directions available here:

Season 10 begins here:

"Caught in a Cauldron of Hate"
2.19.2011 - Saturday Evening
Live @ The Goodwill Beneficial Assoc.
100 Madison Ave.
in Reading, PA!
The action starts @ 7:00 pm!

"Clutch of Doom"
2.20.2011 - Sunday Afternoon
Live @ The Palmer Center
4100 Green Pond Road
in Easton, PA!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm!

"Operation Big Freeze"
3.12.2011 - Saturday Evening
Live @ The Campbell Street Center
600 Campbell Street
in Williamsport, PA!
The action starts @ 7:00 pm!

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News On CM Punk/Randy Orton Feud

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Word is that CM Punk is the one who reminded WWE creative about the segment at Unforgiven 2008 where Randy Orton and Legacy attacked him. This clip was used on this week's Raw
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Celebrities Set To Appear At WrestleMania 27

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is rumored to be a celebrity for WWE's WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta. Other celebrities linked but not officially announced to WrestleMania include Bob Barker, Justin Bieber and Chili of TLC fame.
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Maria Kanellis Comments On Her Future Within Wrestling

Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis posted the following on her facebook:

I want to make a comment about the wrestling world because a lot of people are saying that I'm not passionate about wrestling because I am not still trying to wrestle. I was completely in love with wrestling and would have done it for the rest of my life if it had a retirement/family plan and fulfilled me creatively. I got into wrestling at 22. I never experienced anything except wrestling. Problem now is my niece is getting older and older. Watching her grow up made me figure out that someday being on the road 250/300 days a year isn't gonna work. I did not want to get out of wrestling at 35-40 and then have to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. Also, I love acting and the 1-5 minutes on TV was no longer enough for me. I miss the fans and I still plan on coming back someday to the wrestling world. But I need to try things, experience things, and see what I really enjoy. I'm going to a Wrestling show on saturday because I miss that world. For now though I am going to really find me. Spending time with friends and family, going to classes, a perfume line, yoga, a web series, a play, a movie, and more music until I know me. I don't do drugs and I'm not a drinker so I can not drown my loneliness out. I have to face my life. I have to find where I belong. Maybe it is wrestling but I think it would have been unfair for me to stay when I was so confused and jaded. Now, IF/When I go back it will be for the right reasons. Passion is what drives me and that is why I still think about the amazing feeling of being on the top rope ready to jump. The fans drove me to jump and now I need to learn to jump on my own. Thank you everyone for your continued support and who knows what the future will bring. Spanks and Kisses!

To hear the interview Maria recently did with Unplugged talking about her time within wrestling, click here
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*Spoiler* Results For WWE Smackdown 2/11/11

* The show opens with Alberto Del Rio. There are balloons in the ring and a red carpet. Kofi Kingston comes out and interrupts Del Rio, tearing up the celebration. This leads to a match between the two.

* Del Rio defeats Kofi Kingston with his armbar finisher in a non-title match.

* Backstage segment with Edge talking about the World Title match tonight.

* Justin Gabriel defeated Vladimir Kozlov. The Corre attacks Vladimir and Santino Marella after the match.

* Drew McIntyre comes out and dedicated his next match to Kelly Kelly. Drew beats Chris Masters with his DDT.

* Backstage segment with Rey Mysterio talking about his match against Wade Barrett tonight and Cody Rhodes.

* Wade Barrett comes out and says he will win the Elimination Chamber and be World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania. Barrett vs. Rey is up next.

* Wade Barrett beats Rey Mysterio with help from The Corre. They beat Rey up after the match until Big Show makes the save. Show gets slammed by Ezekiel Jackson.

* Kane beats JTG in a squash.

* Two backstage segments with LayCool and then Vickie Guerrero.

* WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres beats Layla after some tension with Michelle McCool.

* Edge defeats Dolph Ziggler for the World Title. Vickie is your typical heel referee in this one. She spears Edge and goes down. Edge then spears Dolph Ziggler twice. Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews runs in wearing a referee shirt to make the pin. He and Edge celebrate with belts after the match.
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TV Rating For WWE Raw 2/7/11

The 2/7 edition of Raw did a 3.31 rating with 4,929,000 viewers. The show did hours of 3.28 and 3.33.
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