Sunday, February 27, 2011

WWE Looking For New Staff

WWE posted several new jobs on their corporate website, such as Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs; Supervising Producer, WWE Programming (creating shows from the WWE library); Administrative Assistant - Creative Writing

You can see the jobs in full at this link
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Buyrate For WWE's Royal Rumble 2011

The preliminary estimates for Royal Rumble is 449,000 buys, slightly down from last year's number.
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The Honky Tonk Man Blogs On Hulk Hogan

c posted the following on his official site:

"You guys keep asking what's the issue with Hogan. Here's the deal. Hogan is in a back brace and without it he is on a walker as an old crippled dogshit of a man who could only be found with his feet in Lard Ass Bubba's ass. You ask why HTM doesn't like Hogan?

Jeff Jarrett approached HTM for a TNA merchandise deal in 2010 and "sent" a contract. Contract never came. HTM signs with WWE & Mattel. The same time, Hogan and Bischoff join TNA and Bischoff publicly insults HTM. HTM is called up for the "Hogan & Friends Tour", went to the show and had a great event with the boys and the fans. HTM and Jimmy Hart spend hours setting up the show, spots etc. HTM and his web team promote "Hulk and Friends" everywhere which Hogan's agent praised and admitted none of the other stars did! Bubba the lard sponge calls out HTM on his radio show so HTM posted a video owning Bubba in retaliation. Hogan goes off without seeing the facts and HTM is off the tour.

HTM went to Hogan's room on the Hogan & Friends tour and spent hours talking to Hogan. Hogan was nice to HTM's face. That's the deal with Hogan. That's always the deal with Hulk Hogan. Ask Vince McMahon or Randy Savage.Hogan is a walking dead because he went with that travelling door to door meat salesman Bischoff instead of hanging with the guys who stood beside him and once again turned on WWE. McMahon's done with Hogan and WWE have no interest in his dead ass. They put over Hogan, built him up as Babe Ruth and he spat in their face. Hogan was due to wrestle John Cena at a recent past WrestleMania but couldn't commit due to his health issues then announces at Vince's backyard MSG that he's signed with TNA. Now after taking TNA nowhere Hogan's had to take a pay cut with TNA and mark my words within 6 months he'll be gone.

What is WWE going to do with a free agent crippled Hulk Hogan? Nothing. They own the entire back catalogue, anything of worth they have. Hogan has his chance to be the Babe Ruth of WWE and spat in their face. He demands top money from Vince and has nothing in return to offer.Hogan's "Hulk & Friends" Tour is dead in the water. Events were cancelled due to poor ticket sales and performance and Hogan's $100k fee demand while paying his fellow boys $3k.

THQ recently signed Hogan to WWE Allstars as his contract allows for outside licensing which is a slap in the face to TNA. Would McMahon let any WWE star sign a TNA merchandise deal? How is that taking "the company to the next level" Brother!.

The guys in the back have no respect for Hogan and Nash is laughing his ass off now that Hogan is broke and Nash is back as a player.

A major TNA backstage player has bolted TNA for WWE, someone close to Hogan which has left Hogan reeling. More on that to come..

Hulkamania killed itself.

HTM Team"
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Update On Christopher Daniels

ROH TV champion Christopher Daniels was legitimately out on his feet after hitting his head on a guard rail during his title defense against Eddie Edwards.

Daniels tweeted the following:

Thanks to everyone checking on me. Got a clean bill of health, except for the big cut on my forehead. No concussion, though, luckily.

I did, however, land on the tippytop o' my noggin, much to my chagrin, & my neck will be sore after my medication wears off
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Ring Of Honor's 9th Anniversary Show Results

Colt Cabana vs Davey Richards

Great choice to start by kicking the show off with the hometown star. They follow the Code of Honor to start and we're off, with Cabana trying to confuse Richards with some of his British wrestling techniques but Richards was able to escape and Cabana barely dodges a hard kick. Cabana turns a Richards drop down into a modified O'Connor Roll for 2 and then gets a combination Indian Deathlock/Boston Crab, but Richards sits up out of the hold and turns it into a Thesz Press for 2. Cabana with a schoolboy for 2 and Richards tries to reverse to an anklelock, but Cabana rolls free and goes to the floor where Richards hits a baseball slide and the dive through the ropes, though he landed at ringside instead of the fifth row like usual. Richards takes Cabana down in the ring and tries for a LeBell Lock type move, but Cabana makes the ropes so Richards takes him down with a hammerlock and adds the half nelson, trying to stack Cabana to his shoulders but Cabana won't go over so Richards turns it into a bridging hammerlock. Cabana escapes so Richards takes him down with a side headlock and scissors the arm at the same time, which is a really nasty stretch. Richards keeps up the attack on the arm and Cabana again tries to escape, so Richards dropkicks him in the face and then hits a stiff kick to the back. Richards gets a hammerlock suplex and goes to the top, but comes off right into the raised boots of Cabana, who starts firing back with right jabs and the Bionic Elbow. Cabana with repeated double chops and goes for the Flying Apple, but Richards blocks so Cabana hits a Lionsault for 2 instead. Cabana goes up top and Richards nails him with a leaping enziguiri and then goes up, but Cabana picks him up with a fireman's carry and tries to drop Richards on the top rope, but seems to lose him and Richards hits in the ring. Cabana covers for 2 and then goes right back to the top and hits a moonsault for 2, then goes for the Colt 45, Richards escapes and rams Cabana's shoulder to the ringpost, then hits a missile dropkick and goes back to the top. Richards leaps almost the entire length of the ring with a diving headbutt for 2, then gets a cross armbreaker on Cabana. Cabana tries to roll Richards to his back but instead counters to the Billy Goat's Curse and Richards reverses that to a bridging O'Connor Roll for 2. Richards with another hard kick and a bridging German Suplex for 2, then hits a running forearm and running knee in the corner, and comes out with a swinging tornado DDT and a Falcon Arrow suplex into a cross armbreaker and Cabana taps.

Winner: Davey Richards

Excellent opener, a lot of action and their styles blended a lot better than you'd think they would. They follow the Code Of Honor again after the match in a nice display of sportsmanship.

Throughout the evening, we're going to see different choices for the top moment in ROH history, and the first of those was CM Punk's farewell back in 2005.

Four Corner Survival: Grizzly Redwood vs Mike Bennett vs Steve Corino vs Kyle O'Reilly

Corino and Bennett start us out, but Bennett tags out to Redwood before making contact. Corino shakes Redwood's hand and then takes him down with a shoulderblock, so Redwood tries a couple of shoulderblocks of his own and gets nowhere, so he stomps on Corino's foot and takes him down with a shoulderblock before tagging in O'Reilly, who appears to be sporting a new tattoo around his ribs. O'Reilly unloads with a series of kicks and a slap to the face, so Corino slaps him back and invites O'Reilly to give him some more kicks, so O'Reilly obliges and comes off the ropes and Corino powerslams him. Now Bennett tags himself in and goes after O'Reilly, hitting a dropkick and then making a blind tag to Redwood. O'Reilly boots Bennett to the floor and runs Redwood at Corino's boot, but Redwood changes directions and knocks Corino off the apron, so O'Reilly hits a running boot off the apron onto Bennett, and Redwood follows him with a dive of his own. Corino sets up for a dive of his own, but Bennett slides in and takes Corino out with a clothesline. Bennett with a slam that doesn't even get 1, so he takes Corino to the corner and hits some chops and then whips him hard into the opposite corner. Bennett rains down rights in the corner and then distracts the referee as Bob Evans drags Corino to the floor. Corino goes to nail him, but Bennett goes outside and nails Corino before he can get his hands on Bob. The video freezes for about a minute, and Grizzly Redwood is beating O'Reilly up when it comes back. Redwood unloads with chops and forearms, but O'Reilly hits the rolling butterfly suplexes for 2. O'Reilly goes up top but Bennett shoves him into the guardrail and I guess that counted as a tag because he comes in and goes after Redwood, who rolls to the other corner and tags Corino. Corino with a rolling elbow and a leg lariat, and he goes for the Magic Thumb, but settles for hitting a combo DDT/Flatliner on Bennett and Redwood. Bennett clotheslines Corino and Redwood hits a DDT on Bennett, O'Reilly goes for a German Suplex on Corino and Redwood sunset flips him into a German Suplex on Corino, and then Bennett hits a spinebuster on Redwood and they're all down. They get up and O'Reilly destroys everyone singlehandedly, then goes up top and hits a double missile dropkick on Corino and Redwood, but Evans grabs O'Reilly as Bennett gets an O'Connor Roll on Redwood and O'Reilly breaks with a stiff kick to Bennett's head. Redwood with an abdominal stretch on O'Reilly and Corino starts to go for the thumb on Redwood, but Bennett nails him and hits a Side Effect for the win.

Winner: Mike Bennett

Lots of action in this one. This is making for a pretty action packed undercard. O'Reilly looked like a monster in this one.

Our next Top 5 Moment is the main event of the first ROH show with Low Ki, Christopher Daniels, and Bryan Danielson going at it in a three way match.

Michael Elgin vs El Generico

They follow the Code Of Honor, but then Elgin suckerpunches Generico and works him over in the corner. They exchange blows in the middle of the ring with Generico coming out on top, so Elgin shoves him into the corner but misses a charge and Generico goes for a sunset flip, but Elgin blocks and yanks Generico back to his feet and pops him in the air, but Generico hits a dropkick in midair. Truth Martini grabs Generico's foot from the outside, allowing Elgin to nail him and hit the standing curb stomp. Elgin starts working Generico over with stomps and forearms and then hits repeated side backbreakers and a running senton for 2. Elgin takes Generico to the floor and tries to ram him into the ringpost, but Generico reverses and Elgin hits the post and then Generico tries for a tornado DDT on the floor, but Elgin blocks the move and runs completely across the ringside area and plows Generico into the barricade. Generico beats the count back in, so Elgin continues pounding on him. Generico tries to come back with some clotheslines, but can't take Elgin off his feet so he dodges a charge and Elgin tumbles to the floor. Generico follows him out with a dive, then sends him back in and hits a flying bodypress for 2. Elgin catches Generico with a back elbow and goes for a powerbomb, but Generico escapes and finally hits the tornado DDT for 2. Elgin hits Generico with a couple of hard forearms that make an audible WHAM and then hits a Here It Is Driver for 2. Elgin picks Generico up for a slam and drives him into the corner, then hits a Cyclone for 2. Elgin creams him with another hard forearm and hits a running charge in the corner,