Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ex-WWE Star Participating In Tornado Relief Fundraiser‏

Luke Gallows will be part of the tornado relief fundraiser at the armory in Jackson, Georgia on August 20th, 2011. Start time is 7 PM. Tickets cost $10. Go to for full info about the event, plus visit and for info about wrestling shows worldwide.
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WWE And Euro Sports ReNew TV Deal

Eurosport And WWE® Renew Deal

WWE has extended its current distribution agreement with Eurosport for another two years. Eurosport, in all European territories excluding the UK, will continue to broadcast “This Week In WWE” and “WWE Vintage Collection” to more than 113 million homes in 57 countries across the continent on Monday nights, starting at 9PM CET.
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Announcing the deal, Julien Bergeaud, Broadcast Director for Eurosport, said “We are very happy to renew our agreement with WWE, the most prominent action entertainment organisation in the world. The continued partnership reinforces Eurosport’s positioning as Europe's leading sports and entertainment group and demonstrates our commitment to work with the best entertainment groups to offer top quality programmes to fans across Europe.”

Andrew Whitaker, Executive Vice President of WWE International, added “Eurosport is a highly valued partner for WWE. Their penetration across Europe is unrivalled and this renewal is testament to the ever-growing popularity of WWE across the continent.”

“This Week In WWE” is a weekly catch up show aired exclusively by Eurosport in Europe, featuring clips from WWE’s flagship programmes RAW®, SmackDown®, NXT® and WWE Superstars. Each Monday night at 9PM CET, fans can catch up on WWE’s week of action, including the latest matches, feuds and news on their favourite Superstars and Divas.

“WWE Vintage Collection”, which is dedicated to WWE legends from 1970 through to 2000, will also air each Monday at 9:30PM CET. Eurosport will be the only channel in continental Europe offering fans access to WWE’s greatest legends, including Stone Cold Steve Austin®, The Rock®, ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage and Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart.
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Breakdown of WWE Raw TV Rating 6/13/11

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The June 13th WWE All Stars edition of RAW scored a 3.06 rating with 4.51 million viewers. In a segment breakdown, the show opened with a 2.72 rating with the segment between Steve Austin and The Miz. The segment with Austin and Alberto Del Rio plus Kane vs. Del Rio lost 210,000 viewers, which is unusual for the beginning of a three-hour RAW as people typically tune in throughout the first hour because they remember it's on early.

Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan and Ezekiel Jackson vs. Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase gained 65,000 viewers while Sheamus vs. Santino Marella lost 10,000 more viewers, both low numbers.

At 9pm, RAW went from a 2.62 rating to a 3.29 rating as more people tuned in at the normal start time. This brought 924,000 viewers for the segment with Randy Orton and Christian. Christian's match with Rey Mysterio and the angle with Nexus lost 154,000 viewers and the segment with R-Truth and John Morrison's injury lost 131,000 more viewers.

Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne vs. Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger gained 169,000 viewers. Piper's Pit with The Miz and Alex Riley with Miz vs. Roddy Piper gained 342,000 viewers, which is actually below average for that normal time. The Divas on Price is Right footage and the 7 vs. 7 Divas match lost 306,000 viewers while Steve Austin's in-ring segment where he destroyed the General Manager's laptop gained 72,000 more.

The main event with CM Punk vs. John Cena gained 501,000 viewers, which is also below average, bringing the overrun to a 3.62.
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Photo Of Cover For Randy Orton's Upcoming DVD

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