Thursday, May 19, 2011

Audio: The Dawg House Returning To SNS

Tonight the TreyDawg will be recording a new episode of "The Dawghouse" it will be returning in podcast form covering TNA's "Impact Wrestling" and your thoughts and topics which can be sent to Trey at The SNS Radio Network welcomes "The Dawghouse" into the fold.
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Drew McIntyre Sents Up Twitter Account

Wade Barrett revealed on Twitter that Drew McIntyre has joined the micro-blogging site. Drew can be followed at this link
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Paul Heyman Comments On WWE's Lack Of Push For CM Punk

Paul Heyman tweeted the following:

"I'm sure he will get heat for me saying this, but @CMPunk is STILL the most underutilized talent on the WWE roster. And my apologies to @CMPunk for the heat he'll get, but come on already. Punk is the best heel in the biz today! WAKE THE F**K UP! It's amazing to me (and not in a good way) that WWE doesn't see how @CMPunk has brought out the best in every opponent."

CM Punk responded: oh you know me, if I don't have heat I'm doing something wrong. Keeps me warm

WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin commented by saying : Agreed."
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TNA Release Details For Upcoming UK Events

TNA posted the following on

Jeremy Borash is heading to the UK next week for three huge fan events. The first will be a TNA UK Fan Party in Manchester on Thursday May 26th from 7-10pm, which will be hosted by JB and feature a live Spin Cycle with a very special secret guest and top British wrestlers Lionheart and Johnny Moss. IMPACT WRESTLING superstars will also appear via video link and there will be contests and giveaways throughout the night. The event is strictly for competition winners only, who must be over 18. Fans can win tickets on or by following @JeremyBorash on Twitter.

For those who don’t win, TNA has now confirmed two events for the following day that are open to everyone of all ages. Fans in Nottingham can spend their lunch hour with JB on Friday May 27th from 12.30-1.30pm. JB will Tweet the location next week and is bringing signed merchandise from top IMPACT WRESTLING stars to give away to the most hardcore fans he meets.

JB then heads to London for an autograph signing at The Entertainer toy store in the Westfield Shopping Centre in White City on Friday May 27th from 6-8pm. Again there will be big giveaways and surprises for those who attend.

TNA TV cameras will be at ALL three events to tape footage for Xplosion, broadcast on Challenge TV.
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Breakdown of WWE Raw TV Rating

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The May 16th WWE RAW did a 3.09 rating with 4.69 million viewers. Here's a segment breakdown:

Kofi Kingston vs. CM Punk lost 97,000 viewers from the opener while Kelly Kelly vs. Brie Bella and Kharma's appearance gained 333,000 viewers. There seems to be a trend of Diva segments doing well in the ratings since Kharma's arrival.

Alberto Del Rio vs. Rey Mysterio gained 1,500 viewers, which isn't good for the 10pm timeslot. Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole's contract signing lost 70,000 viewers while Kane & Big Show vs. Nexus lost 165,000 more viewers.

The main event of John Cena vs. Jack Swagger and The Miz's post-match attack gained 560,000 viewers, bringing the overrun to a 3.40. This less than usual for RAW's overruns.
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Backstage News On Bret Hart/Drew McIntyre

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Bret Hart recently stood up for Drew McIntyre on his Twitter and said that he thought Drew was being wasted on WWE Superstars. The story goes that one reason Hart is a fan of McIntyre is because at Hart's last WWE match in Turkey where he teamed with Edge and Rey Mysterio to take on McIntyre, Cody Rhodes and Alberto Del Rio, the three heels were arguing backstage because all of them wanted to lose to the Sharpshooter. Bret ended up winning the match for his team with the Sharpshooter on Del Rio.
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Update On WWE Changing Wrestlers Contracts

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported yesterday, WWE is now requiring all contracted talents to carry health insurance. Without an insurance policy, the talents contract with WWE will not be valid. However, the talents will be able to write-off the insurance policies on their taxes. It's said that the change has been in the works for a few months now
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Developmental Talents Set For Main Roster Call Up

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, several WWE developmental talents besides Maxine and AJ Lee are scheduled to be called up to WWE's main roster soon. Those post-WrestleMania roster cuts are also still expected to happen soon.
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CHIKARA: We bring "Aniversario" to Union City, NJ this Sunday, May 2

"Aniversario" rolls into Union City, NJ this coming Sunday afternoon, May 22nd, as we start a brand new year and continue "12 Large: Summit" round robin tournament! Sunday's card will be comprised of eight stellar bouts:

Amazing Red/Los Maximos vs. The Colony

Brodie Lee vs. Vin Gerard

Eddie Kingston vs. Chuck Taylor

The Spectral Envoy vs. Kizarny & The Batiri

Hieracon vs. Grizzly Redwood

Sugar Dunkerton vs. Archibald Peck

Dasher Hatfield vs. Jakob Hammermeier

~ALSO IN ACTION: Claudio Castagnoli~

For more info or advance tickets to the show:

Come see us live:

"Aniversario & his Amazing Friends"
Saturday evening - 5.21.2011
Live @ The Palmer Center
4100 Green Pond Road
in Easton, PA!
The action starts @ 7:00 pm, Doors open @ 6:30 pm!

"Aniversario: The Legendary Super Powers Show"
Sunday afternoon - 5.22.2011
Live @ The ACE Arena
725 Sip Street
in Union City, NJ!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm, Doors open @ 3:30 pm!

"The Case of the Bulletproof Waldo"
Friday evening - 6.24.2011
Live @ The Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N. Kedzie Avenue
in Chicago, IL!
The action starts @ 7:30 pm, Doors open @ 7:00 pm!

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The Pro Wrestling Rewind 5-18-11 Archived

This past week on The Rewind, The Power Andy Knowles and The King Mike Siciliano reviewed the news of the week including what we hope will be the last hoorah with Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler. Plus Wrestlicious and Impact Wrestling news along with your phone calls.
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The CAWsCast 5-17-11 Archived

The CAWsCast returned on 5-17-11 with "The Phenom" Charles Shane and "Mr. Money on the Mic" JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay. Charles and JJ talked about last weeks Superstars as Tyson Kidd is now being managed by Michael PS Hayes and how bringing back managers could be a fresh idea to the product...and long overdue.JJ opened the phone lines and talk shifted to the leaked photos of "Impact Wrestlings" new set and how TNA plans to phase out the TNA name over time. Charles and JJ talked about Over the Limit and the possible outcomes of the "I Quit" match, Swagger 's performance on RAW against Cena...was it necessary to put Cena over him? JJ throws out a little fantasy booking on where he would go with the current directions of Miz, Swagger, Mysterio, Truth, Morrison and Cena.Callers in this segment included Don Bronx, JMS,"The Sensational Sean" ,& Sean Beckerman, and "Charles's Beard" was dishing out the" Heel Heat" to all the callers.Also Charles discussed the upcoming WWE ALLSTARS Tournament with details being revealed soon. After the Break The boys took more calls and were joined by Matt Black as the discussion turned to Smackdown vs Raw 2012, rumours and a breakdown of Cory Ledesema's Anagram Twitter message that has been decoded as "Change is Coming". Charles, JJ, and Matt give their ideas on what will change and features that they want to see going forward in the Smackdown series.Charles and JJ wrapped the show with several emails in regards to SVR2012 and shows on the SNS Network, Charles talks about Randy Orton in "Thats the way I am" on this over 3 hour episode of The CAWsCast.
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WWE Looking At Breaking Mask Record

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

After the California Angels received publicity for setting a Guinness world record on May 10 for most costume masks worn at a single gathering, WWE discussed an attempt at the record next year at WrestleMania XXVIII.

Company officials have discussed holding a singles match between Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara at the event. Should it occur, it will be the match where WWE aims for the record
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NXT Divas Set For Main Roster Call Up

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

AJ Lee and Maxine are scheduled to be called up to the SmackDown roster soon.

AJ worked two SmackDown live events this past week, teaming with Natalya against Alicia Fox and Rosa Mendes.
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Update On Scott Steiner/TNA Wrestling

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it appears as if Scott Steiner has resolved his financial dispute with TNA Wrestling as he appeared at the last set of iMPACT! Wrestling taping. After building up a match between Matt Morgan and Scott Steiner for TNA Sacrifice, company officials stopped pushing it just prior to the event since "Big Poppa Pump" accepted a booking for an independent show in Port Colborne, Ontario on the same night.
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Report: Mick Foley Not First Choice For Ne