Friday, April 15, 2011

TV Rating For TNA Impact 4/14/11

PWInsider is reporting that the 4/14 edition of Impact did 1.14 rating with 1,540,000 viewers.
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UK Version Of WWE Smackdown 4/15/11 Edited

The UK version of Smackdown was edited as the show ended with Christian winning the battle royal for the right to face Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules. The UK broadcast missed out the following events: "Following the main event of Smackdown, Edge joined former tag partner Christian in the ring and did their "5 second pose" before the roster came onto the stage to clap Edge."
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WWE Asking Fans To Help With New PPV Name

WWE has posted a survey online asking people which of the four names they like best for a PPV:

WWE Champions
WWE Uprising
WWE Revolution
WWE Vengeance
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Radio: Unplugged Featuring Christy Hemme Following 4/15/11 WWE Smackdown

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 4-15-11 edition of Smackdown which features Edges emotional farewell to the WWE Universe.Chris Kelly of Headlocks2Headlines.com drops by to talk the latest news of the week and then JJ and Crelly are joined by former WWE Diva search winner,playboy covergirl and current TNA Knockout Christy Hemme.In the second hour "The Sensational Sean" joins the show to talk the latest gaming news and notes, plus JJ will be opening the phone lines via skype just add sundaynightshowdown to your buddy's list or simply call 501 588 7957 or send your emails to unpluggedjj@yahoo.ca and join the "Live" chatroom to be an interactive part of the show
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Mick Foly Blogs On Edge's Retirement

TNA talent Mick Foley wrote a blog in regards to Adam "Edge" Copeland that can be read below:

AN AMAZING CAREER

For those of you who don’t know, Edge and I used to regularly perform one of the greatest tag-team moves of all time. Let me set the scene for you. Any arena, in any part of the country for roughly an eighteen month period -maybe early 1999 through late 2000. Al Snow, despite what I may have written in the past, was actually quite a witty guy; more than capable of holding his during the course of our legendary (if ridiculously drawn-out) battle of the brains. Think of each insult or joke as a punch, putting together as many as possible - some better than others, some hitting their mark, other missing wildly – with the ultimate goal of knocking your verbal sparring partner out. It was not unusual for Al to start off strong, peppering me with jabs, sinking some solid body shots. But like DeNiro in Raging Bull, Al Snow never did put me down. Why? Because he lacked my secret weapon. Because, literally, he had no Edge. But I did.

Sensing that his friend might be in danger of an embarrassing loss to the underdog Snow, Edge would leap into action, overselling the laughs at whatever feeble comeback I tried to mount, before combining with me to hit the valiant, yet doomed Snow with that most incredible of finishers – The White Guy Jumping High Five! The move was a guaranteed knockout: creating such waves of laughter among my WWE contemporaries, that Al would simply concede defeat, saying something about how it wasn’t fair, that Edge was my henchman, that my jokes weren’t even funny, blah, blah blah. All valid points, but none of that mattered at the time..or even now. All that mattered then..and now, is that Edge was my secret weapon, and that I was undefeated in locker-room (or airplane, train, boat, baseball games..you get it) showdowns with Al Snow.

It didn’t take a crystal ball to see that Edge was going to be a star. He clearly had the moves, the look, the charisma. But it wasn’t until a particular “Brood” interview, where Gangrel seemed to stumble verbally, that Edge was given a chance on the stick – an opportunity he took full advantage of; leaving all the boys with that unmistakable “ohh, he can talk, he’s going to draw money” feeling. Clearly, this guy was not meant to be either silent or brooding, and within a matter of weeks (or so it seemed) Edge and Christian had been de-Brooded and began to explore their more comedic side, from the 5 second poses for those with the benefit of flash photography, to their stellar showdowns with the kick-ass, take-names new Commissioner of WWE –me! I’ve often mentioned that my days as WWE Commissioner were among the happiest of my career. And of all the things that went into making that time so happy, nothing made me happier than to work with Edge and Christian on a series of bizarre, innocent and ridiculous backstage vignettes we collectively referred to as “Chredgeley” – as in CHRistian, EDGE, and foLEY. You know, until I wrote that out, I never realized that Edge got his whole name in there, and Christian and I only got three letters each. Hey, that doesn’t seem fair! Not trying to sell A DVD here, (especially since I have a new one coming out on 4/19 that I WILL be trying to sell) but I enjoyed working with Jay and Adam (pretty sure you know which is which) so much, that I specifically asked for a “Credgely” compilation package on 2000’s “Hard Knocks and Cheap Pops” video.

As funny, and as talented as each were, it wasn’t until Summerslam 2000’s “Tables, Ladders and Chairs” match that the world began to see them as legitimate superstars, and ironically, not until returning from 2003 spinal fusion surgery on his neck, that Edge was given a legitimate chance at breaking through that glass ceiling; the invisible, yet very real barrier that prevented most WWE Superstars from ever taking that final step from Superstar to SUPERSTAR – from valuable role-player to main eventer. The 2003 Edge didn’t tap at that ceiling. He didn’t ask politely if he might gain entry. He smashed through it, just bleeping shattered it. He didn’t take that final step; he pretty much just vaulted over everybody. And he did it with a hybrid of tools – ring experience, psychology, humor, physicality, determination – that allowed him to steal just about every show he appeared on. I got to see a few of those matches live. I watched many more on television. Hell, I even got to be in one of them – Wrestlemania XXII, where the Edgester wove his magic spell on a clearly out of shape, past his prime relic of a by-gone era and allowed him (meaning me) to have that one elusive great Wrestlemania moment.

I had no doubt at the time, 2006, that Edge was the number one wrestler in the business. I think one could put up an argument that he was the number one wrestler for a period of time during any one of a number of years. His matches with the top WWE stars of his era – The Undertaker, Triple H, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, John Cena, etc. etc. – are the stuff of legend. If there is any weakness to an argument for Edge, it is that he did amazing matches with such regularity that I’m not sure fans could completely appreciate just how amazing they were. Following my Mania match with Edge, I spent a LONG time in bed, caught a late flight, and made it home just in time to see Edge on Raw, stealing the show again – less than 24 hours after stealing the biggest show of the year.

I don’t know if there will ever be a consensus on who the best wrestler or worker of that era (call it 2003-2011, starting and ending with the neck injury) is or was. I once said I could make a good argument for Shawn Michaels - and I can. I think I could make a pretty good argument for Kurt Angle. Based on big money matches, some might say Triple H. For pure wrestling, maybe AJ Styles or Samoa Joe, or any number of Japanese stars who have flown beneath the mainstream radar.

But look at the other attributes that Edge brought to the table. A willingness to fully immerse himself in every storyline – to make people believe, or at least to believe that he believed. He embraced the ridiculous. He loved the emotional. He thrived under pressure. He stood up for what he thought was best for his characters, his matches, his opponents, and the shows. As viewers, we knew that every segment he appeared in was going to be good. But more importantly, we knew that any segment with Edge had the potential be great. In baseball terms, he was a five-tool player; a guy who could do it all. There have been other five-tool players in the wrestling game – guys who could wrestle, draw money, talk, create characters, be dramatic or comedic. But to me, he was the most versatile, and the most entertaining. So while there may be an argument over who the GREATEST WRESTLER was from 2003-2008, to me, there is no real argument over who was the era’s GREATEST PERFORMER. Hands down, it goes to Edge. What an incredible person. What an amazing career.

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Video: Chris Jerichos State Of The Union Address to the WWE Universe

Chris Jericho released a video asking WWE fans to help him win this reasons dancing with the Stars. The video can be seen at this link
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Front Cover For WWE's "The Very Best of WCW Nitro" DVD

Silvervision have released the front cover of WWE's upcoming "The Very Best of WCW Nitro" DVD that will be released on June 7th

The front cover can be seen at this link
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Jim Ross Comments On Upcoming Tag Team Match

Over on his official website, Hall of Famer Jim Ross wrote the following about his tag team match at Extreme Rules that will aee him team with Jerry Lawler to take on Michael Cole and Jack Swagger:

In a perfect world I would rather not be involved in the in ring stuff. Some announcers may enjoy it but I've been there and done that. Unfortunately, WWE is thin on star power so guys like Lawler and me have to step up and help the company while younger, more talented performers evolve. I can assure you that working in the ring with Swagger is physically demanding and I don't care what anyone says about the 'show biz' aspect of the wrestling business. I'm a team player and will continue to do what I'm instructed to do to help the team.
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Theme Song For WWE's Extreme Rules PPV

For those wondering, the official theme song for WWE's Extreme Rules PPV is Justice by Rev Theory.
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CZW 04.15.11: Your Chance to Become an CZW Star, FREE TV Taping, New Matches Announced for May 14th, Relive Best of the Best X on iPPV, and MORE

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Results For TNA Impact 4/14/11

Source:PWInsider.com

We begin with a look back at last week’s invitation by ‘Sting’ to entice Ken Anderson to get attacked by Rob Van Dam. We then see Van Dam and Sting’s confrontation in the ring. Then we see Hulk Hogan setting up the match between Sting and Rob Van Dam. We see the building of the dastardly plan between Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. Then we see Ken Anderson going into business for himself . . . or did he join Immortal? It turns out that Ken Anderson played Hogan . . . brother.

If it is Thursday night at 9:00, it means that it is time for Eric and the Bischoffs to make their way to the ring. Eric is joined by everyone in Immortal.

Hogan says that it is quite obvious to him and the Immortalmaniacs that there is nothing but Top Choice in the ring. However, there is the rotten stench of crap in the building. He wants Ken Anderson to come out.

Ken Anderson makes his way to the ring and he enters the Lion’s Den and stands face to face with Hogan. Hogan welcomes him to the big show . . . brother. Hogan says that he has given Anderson every opportunity to do the right thing. He tells Anderson brother that he can do things the hard way (the Anderson Way) or he can do it the easy way (The Immortal Way). Hogan says that Anderson has been spitting in the face of authority and that means that he spits in Hogan’s face.

Anderson says that he used to look up to Hogan, but he sees the sheep in the ring hanging from his nuts. Anderson points out that Bischoff has been riding Hogan’s coat tails and he wants to know why Hogan can’t see it.

Anderson says that he will not step in line like the other lemmings. At the end of the day, he has to look at himself in the mirror and he says ‘Mr. Anderson . . . Anderson, you really are an asshole.’ Anderson says that he is okay with that. The other guys have to live with the fact that they are just up Hogan’s asshole.

Hogan pushes Anderson down and that means that Immortal attacks Anderson. Gunner, Murphy, and Terry hold Anderson for Matt Hardy. Hogan tells Anderson that he has disrespected him for the last time. When Immortal gets done with him tonight, he won’t even make it to Lockdown. Hogan tells Kenny boy that he is responsible for this so whatever happens to him, he attracted it to himself. Hogan tells Kenny Boy that they are going to cross paths again. Hogan says that he will take Anderson out on his time, not Anderson’s.

Bully Ray gets spat in the face by Anderson and that means that Ray has to take a shot at Anderson and he drops him with one punch.

Anderson is left laying in the ring while Immortal stands over him.

We see Velvet Sky knocking on the door trying to talk to Angelina. Winter tells Velvet that Angelina is resting and wants nothing to do with Velvet. Winter tells Velvet that Angelina is a big girl and she tells Velvet that Angelina wants nothing to do with her.

Velvet tells Winter to tell Angelina that she is going to go to the ring and call out Angelina and if Angelina doesn’t come to the ring for her receipt, she is going to come and get her.

We go to commercial.

We are back and if you haven’t had enough Immortal, you are in luck. They are celebrating their beatdown while Eric is on the phone, probably with the network. Eric tells everyone that he got a call from the network. Immortal thinks they loved it. Eric says that they want to do a best of three series of Fortune with Immortal and the winner gets a one man advantage at Lockdown. Hogan tells Eric that he was supposed to take care of the network problem. Hogan says that someone on the inside is smartening them up. Eric and Hogan exchange bros brother. Eric leaves and it is time for a strategy session.

Match Number One: Crimson with Scott Steiner versus Jesse Neal with Shannon Moore versus Orlando Jordan with Eric Young versus Douglas Williams with Magnus

Williams and Neal start things off and Williams with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Neal with an arm drag into an arm bar. Williams with a snap mare after Neal gets distracted by Moore on the floor. Neal with a hip toss and Orlando tries to sneak in. Orlando with a side slam for a near fall while Moore and Steiner continue to argue on the floor.

Jordan with a punch but Neal with a flying shoulder and Orlando goes to the floor. Crimson comes in and he kicks Neal and hits an exploder suplex for a near fall. Crimson sends Neal into the turnbuckles and he punches him. Crimson with an Irish whip but Neal with a kick and then he hits a cross body. Neal with a spear on Crimson and Moore continues to get involved with Steiner and Neal loses focus. Moore pushes Steiner on the floor and Steiner kicks Moore.<