Friday, February 18, 2011

Was Dolph Ziggler Officially The World Champion?

Since Smackdown went off the air, there has been talk regarding the status of Dolph Ziggler and if he is a one time world champion. According to WWE.com's title history, Dolph Ziggler is officially recognised as a one time champion. You can see the list at this link
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TV Rating For TNA Impact 2/17

Source:PWInsider.com

The 2/17 edition of Impact did a 1.1 rating, the same as last week
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Radio: Unplugged Following WWE Smackdown 2/18/11 At 10:30PM Est

Tune in tonight to www.sundaynightshowdown.com starting at 10:30pm EST, 8:30pm Mst as UnPlugged with JJ $exay returns to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network. On tonights show JJ will review the latest episode of WWE Smackdown on the SyFy Network leading into this Sundays WWE Elimination Chamber PPV. Chris Kelly of Headlocks2Headlines.com will join the show to discuss the latest news of the week including Mondays rating for RAW when the Rock returned and the latest on 2-21-11 Promos.

Tenatively Scheduled for Tonights show is Former WWE talent Luke Gallows who will be working a show in Puerto Rico tonight and will attempt to join the show live. "The Sensational Sean" will be stopping by to talk about the latest gaming news , so be sure and join the "Live" chatroom to be an interactive part of the show and JJ will be taking your calls via the skype line just add sundaynightshowdown to your buddy's list or simply call
501 588 7957 or send your emails to sundaynightshowdown@yahoo.ca .
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Breakdown of WWE Raw TV Rating

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

This past Monday's WWE RAW scored a 3.14 cable rating with 4.8 million viewers. In the segment breakdown, the opener with CM Punk vs. John Cena gained 41,000 viewers and finished with a 3.05 rating. The appearance by Vickie Guerrero and the Divas Title match with Eve Torres vs. Natalya gained 190,000 more viewers, up from what the usual Diva match does.

The preview for The Chaperone and Sheamus attacking Mark Henry lost 406,000 viewers. This is the second week in a row the preview for Triple H's new movie has lost viewers. Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz gained 127,000 for a 3.0 rating, down from the usual numbers for that point in the show. Three out of the last four times The Miz has been put in the 10pm slot he hasn't done well. The previous two times were matches with Edge.

The R-Truth and John Morrison vs. David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty match gained 47,000 viewers while the segment with actress Ariel Winter and The Great Khali's Kiss Cam lost 175,000 viewers. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton gained 406,000 viewers back. The Rock's return promo was off the charts, gaining 1,212,000 viewers overal
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How WWE Kept The Rock's Raw Appearance Secret

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE did all they could to keep The Rock's appearance on RAW this past Monday a surprise. People working in WWE production were told that Justin Bieber would be announced as the WrestleMania 27 guest host. It was scripted into the show, titled "Leave it to Bieber."
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Intercontinental Champion Vs World Heavyweight Champion At WrestleMania 27?

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As of posting, Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston match at WWE's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view is a non-title match with Kofi's Intercontinental Title not on the line. The match may be changed because at one point there was discussion of having World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Intercontinental Champion Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania 27
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Update On WWE Tough Enough

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE will reportedly film Tough Enough for seven weeks, which would end filming in late March. Most of the men and women that are in the Simi Valley, California house have independent wrestling experience.
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TNA Lockdown Tickets On Sale

TNA issued the following reminder that tickets for the Lockdown PPV go on sale today at 10 AM:
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION (TNA) WRESTLING RETURNS TO CINCINNATI FOR “TNA LOCKDOWN 2011”

TICKETS ON SALE 10 AM: CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO AT TICKETMASTER.COM

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling returns to Cincinnati, one of America’s most famous wrestling cities, for Lockdown 2011. The annual pay-per-view extravaganza is scheduled for Sunday night, April 17, at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. This will be TNA Wrestling’s first televised event from Cincinnati.

“Lockdown 2011” is promised to be the most brutal pay-per-view event of the year featuring every match contested inside a 15-foot reinforced steel cage, making it the only all-steel cage Pay-Per-View event in professional wrestling. The TNA World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line and two teams will compete in a “Lethal Lockdown” match for an unforgettable night of action.

The reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Mr. Anderson, leads the invasion of TNA stars including Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair along with Cincinnati native, “The Monster” Abyss, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, “King of the Mountain” Jeff Jarrett, “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy, Rob Van Dam and more.

“Cincinnati is a great city for professional wrestling. We are excited that the first time we will bring TV cameras to Cincinnati it will be for one of our biggest events of the year, Lockdown 2011.” said TNA President Dixie Carter.

TNA Wrestling will also offer fans from around the world the chance to take part in the "TNA Lockdown VIP Weekend", which includes the following:

• TNA Fan Interaction to be held starting at 11am on Saturday, April 16 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Fans will have a chance to get autographs and photos with the stars of TNA, including "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Mr. Anderson, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett, Beer Money, Inc, Kazarian, Mickie James, and many more.

• The VIP Weekend experience continues on Saturday at 4:30pm immediately following Fan Interaction with "SuperStar Extras", two unique opportunities available only to fans participating in the VIP Weekend. Fans will receive a professional photo with Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy in a special commemorative photo jacket designed by Jeff Hardy. Fans will also be the first to receive the new "Best of Mick Foley" DVD, which will not be released to the general public until late April. Mick Foley will be on hand to personally autograph the DVD.

• The VIP Weekend excitement continues Saturday night at 8pm with a special river boat cruise. TNA has chartered the “River Queen" for a special evening that will include a deluxe dinner buffet, music, and appearances by many TNA stars.

• And, VIP Weekend activities continue on Sunday with early VIP admission to Lockdown. VIP Weekend fans will be the first to enter the arena where Don West will be waiting with a special "VIP Brown Bag Special". (PPV ticket must be purchased separately)

"TNA Lockdown VIP Weekend" packages are available starting Friday, February 11 for only $199 and can be purchased at www.shoptna.com

TNA will also be offering a limited number of travel packages that will include lodging and tickets to Lockdown. Full details of the travel package offers are available at www.shoptna.com

Tickets for “TNA Lockdown” go on sale Friday, February 18 at Noon, at all TicketMaster locations, www.TicketMaster.com, the U.S. Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000
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CHIKARA's King of Trios 2011 - Get a FREE ticket to the Fan Conclave

The weekend of April 15, 16 and 17th will see 48 wrestlers converge on the former ECW Arena in South Philadelphia for the monstrous King of Trios 2011! In all, 16 trios will compete across the three days, until just one is left standing. Until the end of February you can get a ticket for the 4th annual Fan Conclave absolutely FREE when you purchase advance tickets to all 3 nights of the tournament!
The 4th annual Fan Conclave - your chance to meet and mingle with the stars of the tournament - features a live performance by melodic rock icon Stan Bush (who has lent us his tune "Sam's Theme (The Touch)" as the official song of King of Trios 2011!) Plus, just added to the Conclave line-up - the Tursas Body Slam Challenge!

UNTIL FEB. 28th - Get a FREE ticket to the 4th annual Fan Conclave when you buy advance tickets to all three nights of King of Trios 2011 - but act fast! There isn't much time left to save a few bucks!

Previously announced for the biggest weekend in independent pro-wrestling:

-Manami Toyota/Mike Quackenbush/Jigsaw
-The Colony (Fire Ant/Soldier Ant/Green Ant)
-F.I.S.T. (Icarus/Chuck Taylor/Johnny Gargano)
-The Osirian Portal (Ophidian/Hieracon/Amasis)
-Da Soul Touchaz (Acid Jaz/Marshe Rockett/Willie Richardson)
-The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield/Sugar Dunkerton) with Matt Classic
-Sinn "Kizarny" Bodhi & The Batiri (Obariyon/Kodama)
-A trio representing the BDK captained by Tim Donst
-Another trio will be revealed Tuesday at http://www.kingoftrios.com/ !

Season 10 begins here:

"Caught in a Cauldron of Hate"
2.19.2010 - Saturday Evening
Live @ The Goodwill Beneficial Assoc.
100 Madison Ave.
in Reading, PA!
The action starts @ 7:00 pm!

"Clutch of Doom"
2.20.2010 - 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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