Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Radio: The CAWsCast 4-5-11 Archived

The CAWsCast returned on 4-5-11 on the SNS Radio Network and Caws.ws with "The Phenom" Charles Shane and "Mr. Money on the Mic" JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay. On the show Charles and JJ discussed WrestleMania 27 and their thoughts on this years "SuperBowl of Wrestling" that fell a little flat minus the epic Underttaker vs Triple H match, also the discussion moved on to the fallout from the 4-4-11 edition of RAW with the Sheamus vs Bryan US title match, the debut of Sin Cara (which means almost broke my neck...in spanish) and the possible current direction of the character, The Rock and Cena confrontation leading into the announced match for WrestleMania 28 in Miami as it will be John Cena vs The Rock ...and why this seems like a bit of a longshot given a year to build, plus the continuing rumours of yet another Triple H vs Taker match at Mania. After the break Charles and JJ transitioned into WWE ALLSTARS discussion giving their intial thoughts on the pros and cons, Charles and JJ answered a few calls in regards to ALLSTARS and their thoughts on future Wrestling titles for THQ, The diffrence between THQ San Diego and Yukes and what Yukes should take notice from in the future, plus an email from "The King of all Italy" Mike Siciliano in regards to WWE ALLSTARS on the PSP for a review before ending this packed episode of The CAWsCast.

http://caws.ws/cawscast/podpress_trac/web/367/0/CAWsCast-04-05-2011.mp3
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ROH Talents Sign New Contracts

The following was posted on http://www.rohwrestling.com

ROH officials are happy to announce that several talents have re-signed contracts and one man has signed on the dotted line for the first time!

Rhett Titus, coming off a bloody brawl at “Honor Takes Center Stage: Chapter 2” against The Briscoes, has officially re-signed with Ring of Honor. A graduate of the ROH Wrestling Academy, Titus has truly broken out in the last year as a singles competitor with impressive outings against Jay Briscoe & Homicide, among others, as well as in the tag team ranks alongside All Night Express partner, Kenny King. They nearly captured the ROH World Tag Titles when The ANX took The Kings of Wrestling to the limit at the “9th Anniversary Show” and have now become embroiled in a heated rivalry with Jay & Mark Briscoe that saw much blood spilt in Atlanta last weekend. ROH is happy to have this talented young athlete officially on board, and we can also announce that both he and Kenny King will be in action when ROH returns to Dearborn & Toronto in May!

Bobby Cruise, the Voice of ROH, and Senior Official Todd Sinclair have also re-signed with Ring of Honor for the foreseeable future. For years the distinctive voice of Bobby Cruise has welcomed fans to ROH live events and introduced many a talent to the live audience. Todd Sinclair has officiated for ROH for many years as well, establishing himself as one of the best in the process, and earning the position of Senior Official. ROH would not be the same without either of these men and we are ecstatic that they will remain with Ring of Honor.

And for the first time, the powerhouse of The House Of Truth, Michael Elgin has signed a contract with Ring of Honor. Making his debut with the HoT back in November of last year, Elgin has truly established himself as a force with impressive showings against Christopher Daniels, Eddie Edwards, and El Generico just to name a few. Elgin’s combination of power & speed is sure to make him a force in the years to come here in Ring of Honor and we are excited to see what the future has in store for Michael Elgin. We can also announce that Elgin with join previously announced HoT members Christopher Daniels & Truth Martini in Dearborn & Toronto on May 6th & 7th.
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Video: Tough Enough Contestant Runs Into Old Friend

The USA Network has released a video on their website of Tough Enough contestant att (M-Dogg 20 on the independents) running into his friend CM Punk. The video can be viewed at this link
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Stone Cold Steve Austin Clears Up Tough Enough Comments

Stone Cold Steve Austin tweeted the following:

let me bottom line something right now--i meant no disrespect to Melina or Alicia on TE. both women are class acts and hard workers. cheers.
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TPI 2011 updates‏

John Thorne sent the following in:

Absolute Intense Wrestling
Presents
TPI 2011

Friday May 20,2011
and
Saturday May 21,2011

7:00pm Bell Time
Live from The AIW Arena
St. Gregory's Byzantine Hall
12920 Madison Ave. Lakewood,Ohio

Tickets:
Night 1:$15
Night 2:$15
Two Day Pass:$30

Tickets are on sale now at http://shop.aiwrestling.com/tickets.html

TPI 2011 is a two night single elimination Pro Wrestling tournament that
will feature 24 of the best Independent Wrestlers in the world ending in
a 3 way dance final on Saturday May 21st.

The winner will receive a open contract for the AIW Absolute Title which
he can use at any time!

Participants
1.Mad Man Pondo
2.Tim Donst
3.Sonjay Dutt
4.Sugar Dunkerton
5.Bobby Beverly
6.Marion Fontaine
7.Shiima Xion
8.Dave Crist
9.Gregory Iron
10.Jimmy Jacobs
11.Facade
12.Jonathan Gresham
13.John Kermon
14.Flip Kendrick
15.The Duke
16.Louis Lyndon
17.???
18.???
19.???
20.???
21.???
22.???
23.???
24???
First Round Match ups (Friday May 20th,2011)
Tim Donst VS. Mad Man Pondo

The Event will also Feature Non Tournament Matches on Both Nights

Non Tournament Matches Night 1 (Friday May 20th,2011)

Johnny Gargano VS. Akira Tozawa

AIW Womens Championship
Mickie Knuckles VS. AIW Womens Champion Jessica Havok

Non Tournament Matches Night 2(Saturday May 21st,2011)
The return of AIW Tag Team Champions The Olsen Twins
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Update On Sin Cara Debut

Credit:PWTorch

As Sin Cara made his WWE debut, there was a mini trampoline right in front of the ring that a WWE worker pushed out from under the ring just as he ran to the ring.

There was said to be concern backstage among several people that the little "boost" could go wrong if the trampoline was slid into a slightly imperfect position. Those fears were almost founded as the trampoline wasn't in the right position. It was so close to the ring that Cara clearly was trying to get the pace of his approach just right to launch off of the trampoline, and when he did launch off of it, he got high but was so close to the ropes that he nearly didn't clear the top rope.

Cara also was originally scheduled to leap off the top rope onto Sheamus on the floor doing a tornado twist in mid-air, but he called an audible and just did a high crossbody which looked good, but wasn't as flashy as was planned.
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Report: Raw Re-Written Few Hours Before Show

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there was a massive last-minute re-write of RAW on Monday afternoon. Early in the afternoon, they were going with Triple H vs. The Undertaker at SummerSlam and Taker vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 28. Of course, this was changed to The Rock vs John Cena
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Who Shawn Michael's Count Mention During Hall Of Fame Indcution

Shawn Michaels tweeted the following:

There seems 2b confusion on the "who" I couldn't mention during my speech. It was Vince. He doesn't want focus on him. U wanna c the real Vince watch the HOF ring presentation on the WWE Diary w/me. The rest is gimmick, don't believe what u read. It sounds like a schill but its fact. But of course that's jus 1 guys opinion that actually knows him...for 20+ yrs. Whadda I know
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Report: Incidents Between Matt Hardy And Tough Enough Cast

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, There were hotel bar incidents with Matt Hardy and the WWE Tough Enough crew in Atlanta this past weekend for WrestleMania.Whilst many detail are unknown, WWE of course cant punish Matt Hardy Hardy but there may be some repercussions for the Tough Enough cast. One source says if a main roster WWE star had done some of the things they did, they might have been released if they were low enough on the roster.

Reby Sky, Matt Hardy's girlfriend, said that Matt Hardy and her are now banned for life from the hotel in question.
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Press Release: USA Touts the Success Of WWE Tough Enough's Premier

The USA Network issued the following:

“WWE TOUGH ENOUGH” PUTS REALITY WORLD ON NOTICE IN DEBUT

WWE TOUGH ENOUGH premiered to huge numbers last night in its debut on USA Network. WWE TOUGH ENOUGH is #2 new reality series premiere of the year on cable in P18-49 and P18-34.

- P18-49: 1.969 million
- P25-54: 1.714 million
- Total Viewers: 3.326 million
- P18-34: 1.064 million

WWE TOUGH ENOUGH premiered last night immediately following WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW, and moves into its regularly scheduled timeslot, Mondays at 8/7c, starting on Monday, April 1
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WWE Issues Press Release on The Rock vs. John Cena

WWE issued the following last night:

The Rock vs John Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII

STAMFORD, Conn., April 5, 2011 – Arguably the most anticipated match in WWE® history was set on Monday Night Raw®. WWE Superstar John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will face off at WrestleMania XXVIII on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in The Rock's hometown of Miami, Florida.

At WrestleMania XXVII, The Brahma Bull™ denied John Cena the WWE Championship when he jumped into the ring and delivered a Rock Bottom to Cena during the title match vs. The Miz®. The Rock and Cena met in the ring just minutes ago on Monday Night Raw on USA Network and the challenge that everyone was looking forward to was finally issued. WrestleMania XXVIII will be broadcast in more than 100 countries around the world.

WWE® made history again as WrestleMania®, for the second consecutive year, became the highest grossing and most attended entertainment event in the host venue. WrestleMania XXVII grossed $6.6 million, with 71,617 fans from all 50 states and 30 countries attending the sold out event at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The annual pop-culture extravaganza was broadcast around the world on pay-per-view in more than 100 countries and 20 languages.

Ticket information for WrestleMania XXVIII will be announced later this year.
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King of Trios 2011 will include the "Rey de Voladores" mini-tournament as wel

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 addition to the biggest tournament in pro-wrestling, the weekend will also feature 8 high-flyers competing to capture the title "Rey de Voladores," in a mini-tournament conducted over Nights 2 (April 16) and 3 (April 17)! Already confirmed to participate in this year's "Rey de Voladores," are U.K. star Zack Sabre, Jr. and representing the BDK - Pinkie "Pink Ant" Sanchez! Night 2 will contain:

-The 4 King of Trios 2011 quarter-final tournament matches
-2 matches of the "Rey de Voladores," mini-tournament
-An Open Challenge match with Archibald Peck

Don't forget - April 16th also holds the 4th Annual Fan Conclave! Information on this afternoon event can be found right here: http://www.chikarapro.com/conclave.php

Season 10 is here:

King of Trios 2011
4.15 - 4.16 - 4.17 - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Live @ The former ECW Arena
7 W. Ritner St.
in Philadelphia, PA!
The action starts @ 7:30 pm on Friday, April 15th!

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WWE Fines Triple H And Undertaker For Chair Headshots

According to WWE.com's Corporate website, both Triple H and Undertaker were fined for using steel chair shots during their WrestleMania match. The following is from the site:

Pursuant to WWE's Concussion policy, the stunt of using a folded metal chair shot to the head is prohibited. Triple H and The Undertaker have both been fined for violating this policy at WrestleMania XXVII. WWE penalizes through fine and/or suspension for violation of this policy, which is unchanged and still in effect
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TV Rating For WWE Hall Of Fame, Tough Enough And WWE Raw 4/4/11

Credit:PWInsider.com

The 4/4 edition of Raw did a 3.8 rating, with 5,600,000 viewers. The show did hours of 3.71 and 3.93.
The Hall of Fame Broadcast a 2.36 rating with 3,362,000 viewers.

The premiere of Tough Enough did a 2.51 rating with 3,326,000 viewers.

The 12:09 replay of Tough Enough did a 0.97 rating with 1,140,000 viewe
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*Spoiler* Results For WWE Smackdown 4/8/11

Credit:PWInsider.com/ www.TheHistoryofWWE.com

WWE Smackdown opens with Alberto Del Rio complaining about Edge and Christian at Wrestlemania. Del Rio said he would take the World title. Edge comes driving out in a wrecker towing Del Rio's damaged car. They go back and forth. Teddy Long announces a that later tonight it would be Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio with the winner challenging Edge for the World title in a Ladder Match at the Extreme Rules PPV.

Kane, Big Show,Kofi Kingston & Santino Marella defeated The Corre in a Best of Three Falls bout. Kofi pinned Justin Gabriel in the first fall with a crossbody off the top rope. Way more competitive than the Mania bout. Wade Barrett pinned Santino with Wasteland in the Second Fall. The Corre was disqualified in the final fall when Kane was triple teamed as he tried to chokeslam Barrett. Show's team made a comeback, ending with Kane, Show and Santino all teaming to chokeslam Ezekiel Jackson.

*Sn Cara vignette gets a big pop.

*Cody Rhodes defeated Trent Baretta with CrossRhodes. Rey Mysterio runs out to make the save for Trent.

*They are pushing that they will air the Rock-Cena segment from Raw.

*Christian and Edge discuss the possibility that they will have to face off for the World title at Extreme Rules. Edge leaves briefly and Christian gets a good look at the belt.

*Kelly Kelly & Beth Phoenix defeated Lay-Cool after Kelly pinned Layla with a rollup after Michelle McCool went to the floor complaining of a back injury. McCool blamed Layla after the loss.

*Michael Cole and Jack Swagger comes out and cut a promo where Cole brags about beating Jerry Lawler at Wrestlemania. Swagger says it was easy to train Cole. Sin Cara comes out, does his entrance and takes out Swagger with a corkscrew dive to the floor.

*Layla informed McCool she signed them up for couple's therapy. McCool told her they weren't a couple and Layla told her to just show up.

*Alberto Del Rio defeated Christian to earn a World title shot at the Extreme Rules PPV.
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