Tuesday, June 28, 2011

TV Rating For WWE Raw 6/27/11

According to PWInsider.com, The 6/27 edition of Raw did a 3.1 rating with 4,943,000 viewers. The show did hours of 3.1 and 3.16.
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Update On CM Punk's "WWE Suspension"

WWE.com posted the following:

UPDATE: As of Tuesday, June 28, WWE and CM Punk have reached an agreement that Punk will fulfill his non-televised live event obligations for the remainder of his contract, through July 17. Furthermore, both sides have mutually agreed not to disparage one another.
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Batista Comments on Finlay's Release from WWE

Former WWE Superstar Dave Batista tweeted the following:

so im going to say this because i said i would elaborate later....and im sure i'll get some grief over it but i dont realy care. and this is completely the opinion of an outsider looking in. i only know what ive been told about Fit Finlay's release and i dont know exactly what happened...but no one in this world could convince me that Fit, the honorable man that he is, did anything that would warrant him losing his livelihood. i wouldn't have made it to the top without fit,and i wouldn't have made it through alot of the longass unbearable tours either. i seriously think that there's a huge void in the WWE without him. he isn't replaceable."
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TNA Rep Denies Homicide And Jack Evans Backstage At Taping

According to Bob Ryder, who is the Director of Talent Bookings and Travel for TNA Wrestling, Homicide and Jack Evans were not backstage at yesterday's Impact Wrestling taping in Orlando, Florida.
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Wrestlers Comment On CM Punk's Promo

Mick Foley: "I have no idea where this @cmpunk thing might go, but I know I'll be watching. Captivating stuff."

Jim Ross: "Most compelling, controversial end of Raw in a long time. @cmpunk edgy, attitudinal & full of rage. Don't know what to think. Wow."

Joey Styles: "Holy crap! I thought I was bad when I was shooting on Vince and the company. OMG! Holy crap!"

Billy Corgan: "@CMPunk that may have been the GREATEST promo i have ever seen...to paraphrase Paul E, 'you sir, are f'n hardcore'..."

Maryse: "@CMPunk for President of the United-States...."

Daniel Bryan: "With revolution dripping off his lips with every word, @CMPunk was a god last night."

Chris Jericho: "Congrats to @cmpunk and Vince McMahon for doing something tonight that hasn't been done in awhile...make history."

JBL:"I haven't watched a wrestling program since well before I left WWE 2+ years ago. Heard about CM Punk's promo and watched it this morning-WOW! That was awesome, as good as I have ever seen. I worked with CM when he first became champ-really enjoyed it and really happy to see what a stud he has become. When you can put doubt as to whether shoot or work-you have done your job very well!
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CZW 6.28.11: Germany Invasion; New Heights July 9‏


FORMER Wired TV champion Drew Gulak and CZW standout Jon Gresham head
to Germany for wXw’s ‘Dead End XI’ on July 2. See what they have
to say on CZW’s Official YouTube channel

. Visit wXw-wrestling.com
for more on 'Dean End XI'.

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– The aftermath of T.O.D. comes to The Asylum Arena, 7 W. Ritner ST
in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, July 9 with a 7:30 pm bell time!

With the return of “The Havanna Pitbull” Ricky Reyes to CZW,
despite not pulling out a victory in the Six-Man Y.A.R.F. match last
month, is promising to come to ‘New Heights’ on July 9 to set “a
new standard by which wrestling excellence is measured”. Hear what
Reyes had to say about ‘New Heights’



* CZW World Heavyweight champion Devon Moore defends against
Philly’s Most Wanted’s Joker

* CZW Ultraviolent champion Danny Havoc vs. Tournament of Death X
winner MASADA (winner takes the belt AND faces BJW’s Deathmatch
champion Ryuji Ito at the Chri$ Ca$h Memorial event on September 10)

* Necro Butcher vs. “Callihan Death Match” Sami Callihan

* Greg Excellent will be “The Boss” DJ Hyde’s slave

* BLK OUT (Ruckus & Alex Colon) vs. The Set (J-Sinn & Lance Lude)

* All this and much more coming to ‘New Heights’ on July 9

Download flyers for July 9 featuring CZW Junior Heavyweight champion
Adam Cole

and CZW Wired TV champion AR Fox


Also, show your support on the ‘New Heights’ Facebook Event Site


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– How did we get to Tournament of Death? Find out now at

. Available on DVD and On-Demand Streaming, ‘Prelude to Violence’
is available now.

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‘Acid Fest 2’ will take place Sunday, July 10 at The Asylum Arena,
7 W. Ritner ST in Philadelphia, PA at 4 pm. A $10 donation is being
collected at the door for Trent’s family. For the latest, visit

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– Already announced for ‘Tangled Web 4’ on Saturday, August 13
at The Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, PA, a *2 Ring Psycho Circus Death
Match* – “The Golden Boy” Drake Younger vs. Scotty Vortekz.

All the action for ‘Tangled Web 4’ will air LIVE on iPPV at
! Download the flyer for Tangled Web 4!

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*For the latest news and to sign up for Combat Zone Wrestling’s text
service and e-mail newsletter, visit CZWrestling.com


CZW DVDs and streaming videos are available on HybridENT.tv


Visit our official DVD affiliates at SmartMarkVideo.com

, RFvideo.com
, and HighSpots.com

For overseas fans, CZW DVDs are available at The wXw Shop

and BigJapanShop.com

*Follow CZW on ALL major Social Network Sites at
, Twitter.com/CombatZone
, and Facebook.com/CombatZoneWrestling
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Transcript Of What CM Punk Said At End Of Raw


(Punk sits down at the top of the ramp)

John Cena, while you lay there, hopefully as uncomfortable as you possibly can be, I want you to listen to me. I want you to digest this, because before I leave in three weeks with your WWE Championship, I have a lot of things I wanna get off my chest.

I don't hate you, John. I don't even dislike you. I like you a hell of a lot more than I like most people in the back. I hate... this idea... that you're the best... because you're not. I'm the best. I'm the best in the world. There's one thing you're better at than I am, and that's kissing Vince McMahon's ass. You're as good at kissing Vince's ass as Hulk Hogan was. I don't know if you're as good as Dwayne... he's a pretty good ass-kisser... always was and still is. Oops... I'm breaking the fourth wall. [Punk waves to the camera.] I am the best... wrestler... in the world. I've been the best ever since Day One when I walked into this company, and I've been vilified and hated since that day because Paul Heyman saw something in me that nobody else wanted to admit. That's right, I'm a Paul Heyman guy. You know who else was a Paul Heyman guy? Brock Lesnar... and he split, just like I'm splittin', but the biggest difference between me and Brock is that I'm going to leave with the WWE Championship.

I've grabbed so many of Vincent K. McMahon's imaginary brass rings that it's finally dawned on me that they're just that. They're completely imaginary. The only thing that's real is me, and the fact that day in and day out, for almost six years, I've proved to everybody in the world that I am the best on this microphone, in that ring, and even on commentary. Nobody can touch me. And yet, no matter how many times I prove it, I'm not on your lovely little collectors' cups, I'm not on the cover of the program, I'm barely promoted, I don't get to be in movies, I'm not on any crappy show on the USA Network, I'm not on the poster of WrestleMania, I'm not on the signature that's produced at the start of the show. I'm not on Conan O'Brian, I'm not on Jimmy Fallon, but the fact of the matter is I should be, and trust me, this isn't sour grapes, but the fact that "Dwayne" is in the main event of WrestleMania next year and I'm not makes me sick!

Oh hey, let me get something straight, those of you who are cheering me right now... you are just as big a part of me leaving as anyone else, because you're the ones sipping out of those collector cups right now, you're the ones that buy those programs that my face isn't on the cover of, and then at five in the morning at the airport, you try to shove it in my face thinking you can get an autograph and sell it on eBay because you're too lazy to get a real job.

I'm leaving with the WWE championship on July 17 and hell, who knows, maybe I'll go defend it in New Japan Pro Wrestling... maybe I'll go back to Ring of Honor... [Punk waves to the camera again] hey, Colt Cabana, how you doing? The reason I'm leaving is you people because after I'm gone you're still going to pour money into this company

I'm just a spoke on the wheel -- the wheel's gonna keep turning. And I understand that... that Vince McMahon's gonna make money despite himself... he's a millionaire who should be a billionaire... you know why he's not a billionaire? It's because he surrounds himself with glad-handing nonsensical [censored] yes-men like John Lauranitis, who's gonna tell him everything he wants to hear... and I'd like to think that maybe this company will be better after Vince McMahon is dead, but the fact is it's gonna get taken over by his idiotic daughter and his doofus son-in-law and the rest of his stupid family.

Let me tell you a personal story about Vince McMahon. You know we do this whole bully campaign...

(Microphone is cut off. Punk hits the mic a few times, says something inaudible, yells "I've been silenced", and we fade to black.)
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Video: CM Punk "Shoots" On WWE Raw

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*Spoiler* New Number One Contender Announced On Raw 7/4/11

Alberto Del Rio defeated Rey Mysterio and R Truth with a cross arm breaker on Mysterio to become the new number one contender for the WWE Championship. It was announced earlier in the show that CM Punk had been striped of his chance to face John Cena.
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WWE.Com Comments On CM Punk's "Suspension"

WWE.com posted the following:

Monday Night Raw’s abrupt conclusion last night was not due to technical difficulties. The decision to suddenly end the broadcast in that manner was made by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, who gave this quote to WWE.com:

“CM Punk was suspended indefinitely for his unprofessional conduct as soon as Raw went off the air.”

With his WWE contract expiring on July 17, one can only assume that this suspension effectively terminates CM Punk’s tenure with WWE.
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