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 dawghouseshow@yahoo.com. 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 tnawrestling.com

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 www.facebook.com/tnawrestlinguk 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:

~TRIOS EXPLOSION!~
Amazing Red/Los Maximos vs. The Colony

~12 LARGE: SUMMIT TOURNAMENT ACTION!~
Brodie Lee vs. Vin Gerard

~FIRST TIME EVER!~
Eddie Kingston vs. Chuck Taylor

~IT HAD TO HAPPEN!~
The Spectral Envoy vs. Kizarny & The Batiri

~TINY TITANS COLLIDE!~
Hieracon vs. Grizzly Redwood

~SINGLES CONTEST!~
Sugar Dunkerton vs. Archibald Peck

~ONE ON ONE!~
Dasher Hatfield vs. Jakob Hammermeier

~ALSO IN ACTION: Claudio Castagnoli~

For more info or advance tickets to the show: http://www.chikarapro.com/events.php

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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