Tonight at www.sundaynightshowdown.com The Pro Wrestling Rewind returns tonight, 9:00 pm Est, 7pm Mst exclusively on the SNS radio network. On the show, "The Power" Andy Knowles will break down the debacle that was "Power to the People". The WWE's technical issues. Plus we'll look back at WNL's Chyna and Shawn Michael's interviews too. All that and your calls tonight on the Pro Wrestling Rewind.
A lot of people have sent word that CM Punk's farewell tweet is very similar to what he wrote when he announced he was leaving ROH in 2005. In the livejournal.com post, CM Punk wrote the following in 2005:
I knew I was gone at the beggining of the year. I just woke up one day and knew. That's the way I work a lot of the time. I think it's creepy too, but it's really helpful. I honestly knew i'd be history by June. Come say goodbye on Saturday, I promise to go out with a bang. Trust me. XxX
On Monday, CM Punk tweeted the following:
I knew I was gone at the beginning of the year. I just woke up one day and I knew. That's the way I work a lot of the time. I think it's creepy too, but it's really helpful. I knew I'd be history by July. Come say goodbye on July 17th. I promise to go out with a bang. Trust me. XxX"
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, The WWE creative team is said to be burnt out right now, after the recent string of three-hour RAW shows, the Capitol Punishment pay-per-view and the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view
According to ImpactWrestling.com, Matt Hardy has been pulled from this week's Impact Wrestling live events in Ohio and Indiana despite being advertised. This after it was reported by PWInsider.com that Matt Hardy had been suspended by the company for often arriving late to events
Last July, we shattered our live attendance record with a special event called "Chikarasaurus Rex!" Well, the Rex is back - and we're loading up on special guest stars to help make this an unforgettable event! For starters, we are proud to welcome back British wrestling legend Johnny Saint, returning to the U.S. for the first time since King of Trios 2009! This will also mark the U.S. debut of Saint's long time friendly rival Johnny Kidd! Plus, we've got two of the fastest-rising females stars from Japan, as Ice Ribbon sends us Makoto and Tsukasa Fujimoto, both set to make their U.S. debuts at "Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Sequel." And that's not all! We're pleased to announce the inclusion of one of the most popular joshi stars in the world, who most recently has been active in CMLL learning the lucha style - the inimitable Mima Shimoda is coming to CHIKARA as well! Although more guests are yet to be announced, plus the scheduled "12 Large: Summit" round robin tournament matches for the weekend, advance tickets are already on sale! Don't miss out on this unique event coming to Reading and Philadelphia, PA!
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"Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Sequel - Night 1" Saturday evening - 7.30.2011 Live @ The Goodwill Beneficial Assoc. 100 Madison Avenue in Reading, PA! The action starts @ 7:00 pm, Doors open @ 6:30 pm!
"Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Sequel - Night 2" Sunday afternoon - 7.31.2011 Live @ Asylum Arena (former ECW Arena) 7 W. Ritner Street in Philadelphia, PA! The action starts @ 4:00 pm, Doors open @ 3:30 pm!
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According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Last night's three-hour episode of WWE's Monday Night RAW with a "Power to the People" theme scored a 3.1 cable rating overall and a 3.3 rating in the normal two hours.
The entire three-hour show averaged 4.75 million viewers with 4.03 million in the first hour, 5.03 million in the second hour and 5.1 million viewers in the third hour
Smackdown opened with Teddy Long to address the World title controversy from Capitol Punishment. Long calls Christian to the ring. Christian says he deserves another title shot. Long tells him he has to earn it, so it's Kane vs. Christian to determine the new number one contender tonight. *Sin Cara defeated Ted DiBiase in a good match.
*Cody Rhodes came out for his match with Daniel Bryan. Bryan came out and said that unlike what Cody thinks, looks aren't everything and showed a photo of Dusty Rhodes on the Titantron. He said Dusty may not have been the best looking guy but had charisma and was a good person, something Cody is not. DiBiase comes out when the match begins. Cody gets the win.
*Johnny Curtis vignette in catering. He stands in front of a table with ketchup, mayo and mustard. He takes the first two and leaves the mustard, because he can cut it.
*Backstage, Matt Striker interviews Big Show about being attacked by Mark Henry. Show says he's going to get Henry back when Henry spears him out of nowhere into the set. The referees help Show up and out as Henry walks off.
*WWE Intercontinental champion Ezekiel Jackson has his first title defense, defeating Wade Barrett.
*Jack Korpela interviews World champion Randy Orton. He says that Christian getting another opportunity to be the number one contender is comical but if he has to, he will defeat him again.
*Backstage, Wade Barrett comes across Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel. They mock him for losing to Jackson and say they are going to go out there and do something he can't - win.
*Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater defeated the Usos.
*Jinder Mahal vs. Yoshi Tatsu never happened as Mahal attacked Tatsu and laid him out. Mahal cut a promo saying Great Khali is done kissing fat women and they will dominate.
*Mark Henry attacked Kane to cause a DQ in Christian vs. Kane. Randy Orton came out to even things up. Teddy Long made it a tag match. Orton nailed Christian with an RKO but Henry nailed Orton with the World's Strongest Slam and pinned him, so Christian ends up with a title shot at the MITB PPV.