MEXICO, July 26, 2011 – WWE announced today they will present live events in six cities across Mexico from Oct. 12-15 with the WWE World Tour. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 26 at 11am local time.
This landmark WWE World Tour will bring the first ever WWE TV tapings to Mexico City and WWE debut live events to Merida, San Luis Potosi and Veracruz.
Don’t miss WWE Superstars John Cena, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Alberto Del Rio, Sin Cara, Kelly Kelly and many more* in Mexico this October.
Event and Ticket Purchase information:
Wednesday, October 12: WWE Raw, Monterrey Arena Monterrey, 8:30 p.m. Local charge by phone: 1515 4100 Tickets also available at www.superboletos.com and all OXXO locations
Thursday, October 13: WWE SmackDown, Monterrey Arena Monterrey, 8:30 p.m. Local charge by phone: 1515 4100 Tickets also available at www.superboletos.com and all OXXO locations
Thursday, October 13: WWE Raw, Merida Kukulcan Baseball Stadium, 8:30 p.m. Local Charge by phone: 5325 9000 Tickets also available at www.ticketmaster.com.mxs.com and all Gandhi locations
Friday, October 14: WWE Raw, Puebla Estadio de Beisbol, 8:30 p.m. Local Charge by phone: 5325 9000 Tickets also available at www.ticketmaster.com.mxs.com and all Gandhi, MixUp, Farmacias de Ahorro, ETN locations
Friday, October 14: WWE SmackDown, San Luis Potosi November 20th Baseball Stadium, 8:30 p.m. Local Charge by phone: 5325 9000 and 8369 9000 Tickets also available at www.ticketmaster.com.mxs.com and all Gandhi, MixUp, Farmacias de Ahorro locations
Saturday, October 15: WWE SmackDown, Veracruz Beto Avila Baseball Stadium, 8:00 p.m. Local Charge by phone: 5325 9000 and 8369 9000 Tickets also available at www.ticketmaster.com.mxs.com and all Gandhi, MixUp, Farmacias de Ahorro, Fabricas de Ahorro locations
Following Zack Ryder's use of the "Ultimate Broski" on his YouTube show, Ultimate Warrior wrote the following on Twitter: ..another one of the ALL TIME GREATS making my "talentless" UW look like a million bucks. Awesome belly laughs! No abs 4 me 2day.
WNL returned to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network on 7-25-11 with “The Outlaw of the IWC” The TreyDawg & “Mr. Money on the Mic” JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay. The boys opened the show talking about John Cena regaining the WWE Championship…briefly before jumping into “News of the Week” sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com. After the break The boys jumped into Monday Night RAW with 2 WWE title matches, 2 new champions crowned , the return of JR, Morrison, & CM Punk + even Zack Ryder had a match.. After the final break JJ opened the phone linesand took several calls from the WNL/SNS family, Trey and JJ got into a heated debate, and the boys read emails before wrapping the show with some Knarles Barkley
This edition of the Epic Encounters series features a fan pic and a long-standing brutal rivalry. Host Ring Announcer Sean Beckerman looks back at one of the most brutal, hardcore, and memorable matches of all time. Volume 4 features: Nick Bockwinkel vs Curt Hennig & Mankind vs The Undertaker. Also, check out the latest “BTB Mail Bag” and go back in time with this week’s “Old-School Theme of the Week.” So buckle up and get ready to rewind and relive on this weeks edition of Beyond The Bell on the SNS Radio Network.
According to his Twitter, Santino Marella broke his nose last night at the Superstars taping during a tag match where he teamed with Chris Masters to face WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty.
WWE returns to the Century Link Center in Bossier City, Louisiana on October 9th, 2011 at 5 PM. Tickets go on sale August 27th, 2011 at 10 AM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
I’ve decided this week to try my hand at tackling TNA. Its strong points, its week points, and its possible future. Also, the never-ending hate towards the company by the IWC.
Now, a lot of people seem to wonder why if WCW could compete with the WWE, why can’t TNA. I’m going to simplify this with a list.
Reasons why TNA hasn’t grown that are NOT the company’s fault:
- TNA has never had the massive financial backing that WCW had, via Ted Turner.
- TNA existed for years with no big television deal.
- Even after getting a TV deal, they were picked up by Spike, a network not nearly as widely available as Turner’s networks.
- The new no-compete clauses imposed by the WWE severely limits the impact that wrestlers jumping ship to TNA have. 60 days of watching WWE programming and not seeing a wrestler on TV makes the fans forget about that wrestler. By the time they get to TNA, that “former WWE wrestler” is nowhere near as big a deal as Lex Luger, Hall, and Nash showing up in WCW literally days after leaving the WWE.
- Lastly, WCW made its move when the WWE was hurting from the steroid trials and going through a period of decline. TNA’s television deal came at a time when the WWE was going strong, and fans had no reason, in their minds, to try another product.
Reasons why TNA hasn’t taken off that ARE the company’s fault:
- Firstly, without a doubt, lack of advertising! When the only venue you are advertising on is the same station your show is playing on, how do you expect to get new viewers?
- A very poor management structure. As Trey and JJ of Wrestling News Live have said numerous times, “too many chiefs, not enough Indians.” You need one person, or a well established group of people who have the final say in storylines and booking, rather than everything having to go through 10 guys.
- Not giving the fans what they want, but rather giving them what you think they SHOULD want. Making heels out of established TNA babyfaces and vice versa.
- Having every show at the same arena with the same crowd. TNA should have been on the road from day one, exposing itself to different demographics and locations.
- Failure to police Pay Per View streams. I have literally seen thousands of people watching a TNA PPV stream. These are thousands of people who are not paying for your product.
- Allowing superstars to have creative control of their own characters. This is one of the many things that helped kill WCW.
- Allowing troubled superstars like Jeff and Matt Hardy into your company.
I could go on, but I don’t want to make this too long-winded. Let me say that I’ve been a TNA supporter for a long time, and still am. I generally enjoy Impact Wrestling, and will keep watching. I don’t know if this company can ever be hugely successful in the long run, but I hope so, because competition is good for the business and, if you’re a wrestler, it’s damn hard to find good paying work as it is.
And, here’s my final short list.
Friendly Advice for the IWC:
- If you watch a product for 20 weeks in a row and in that time can find nothing to do but complain, STOP WATCHING IT! Would you go to a restaurant with crappy food more than twice?
- Don’t complain about a Pay Per View you didn’t pay for!
- Don’t base all your opinions of the product on spoilers. It’s never the same as actually watching the show. For example, Sea Captain gets obsessed with killing whale. Whale kills him at the end. Now, write me a review of Moby Dick.
- Don’t criticize TNA for the in-ring talent. TNA has some of the best wrestlers in the world working for them. Yes, the writing and storylines are often bad, but when the bell rings, you can honestly say those guys and gals bust their asses every week.
- Realize that, in the end, if TNA should fall, the wrestling world will have a HUGE gap to fill. Many people will be out of work, and we’ll be stuck with basically nothing, but WWE.
When it comes to TNA, I’ve seen better, but I’ve also seen much worse. Their ratings haven’t gone up, but they haven’t tanked either, which means there is a loyal, dedicated fan base out there that watches every week. I criticize both companies when they deserve it. At the end of the day, sit down with some popcorn on Thursday nights and just try going with it. Or not. Unlike kissing the ring, watching TNA is totally optional.
It's guest stars galore when we present "Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Sequel" in South Philly this Sunday! In addition to the likes of British mat masters Johnny Saint and Johnny Kidd, we have up-and-coming stars Makoto and Tsukasa Fujimoto, and a bonafide legend of joshi, Mima Shimoda! If that's not enough to pique your interest, we've also got returning pals El Generico, and the inimitable Colt Cabana! The announced card for Sunday, July 31st is as follows:
~ONCE IN A LIFETIME MATCH-UP!~ Johnny Saint & Mike Quackenbush vs. Johnny Kidd & Colt Cabana
~12 LARGE:SUMMIT TOURNEY MATCH!~ Claudio Castagnoli vs. Sara Del Rey
~12 LARGE:SUMMIT ROUND ROBIN MATCH!~ Eddie Kingston vs. Jigsaw
~LETHAL LADIES BATTLE IT OUT!~ Daizee Haze vs. Mima Shimoda
~TECNICO TRIOS CLASH!~ El Generico & 3.0 vs. UltraMantis Black/Hallowicked/Frightmare
~ICE RIBBON SHOWCASE!~ Makoto vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto
~ONE ON ONE!~ Dasher Hatfield vs. Archibald Peck
For more info or advance tickets to the show: http://www.chikarapro.com/events.php
Come see us live:
"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 PWInsider.com, WWE is looking to go "old school" with the booking process in the sense that they will be planning several months out and working backwards. Expect to see lots more long-term planning from here on out. WWE is very happy with how they announced John Cena vs. The Rock for WrestleMania 28 in advance and how both Superstars have managed to keep the feud alive online.
The United Pro Wrestling Association brings LIVE pro wrestling action THIS SATURDAY, 7/30 to the National Guard Armory, 2221 Carolina Beach RD in Wilmington, NC.
Proceeds will benefit Jimmy Kadnar, a retired New York City firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center attack on September 11, lost his home in a fire on July 5.
IN ACTION: * UPWA Heavyweight champion LA Tank faces Djinn in an I QUIT MATCH! * UPWA Tag champions The Beasleys defend against Smooth Excellence in a TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS MATCH * UPWA Cruiserweight champion Christopher McKenzie is challenged by Amazing Velvet in a TITLE VS. CAREER MATCH! * Also featuring UPWA Carolinas champion Tavare Hill, UPWA Women's champion Mia Svennson, Josh Hunter, Moe Hill, J.R., Danny South, TJ Biggz, & More!
Door opens at 7 pm, bell time 7:30 pm.
Presale tickets available: * $10 TODAY at TheUPWA.com via PayPal * $10 TODAY at Browncoast Pub and Theatre, 111 Grace ST, Wilmington, NC * $10 TODAY at Yellowdog Records, University Landing, Wilmington, NC * $15 THIS SATURDAY at The National Guard Armory, 2221 Carolina Beach RD, Wilmington, NC
Kurt Angle came to the ring for a promo. He asked Hulk Hogan to come out so they can end this once and for all. Angle said all week that Hogan has been blowing up his phone. Angle says there is nothing appealing to him about Immortal. It is led by two of the biggest scumbags in the world in Bischoff and Hogan. He is going to beat Sting for the TNA World Heavyweight Title at Hardcore Justice and because he has never beaten Sting before. He wants to prove that he is the best in the world. He asks if Hogan knows what it's like to be the best in the world. Hogan says he knows. When there was no Sting, Matt Morgan, or Rob Van Dam.
When there were no ‘Young Guns’ he carried the business on his back. He turned the business from territories into an international phenomenon. When Angle was still pooping in his diapers, Hogan was selling out arenas. Hogan says he has been calling Angle because he thinks Angle has had a vision of a higher level. He wants to help Angle make more money. He questions why Angle is disrespecting him.
Angle says that the reason he is not kicking Hogan's ass now is because he respects Hogan. Angle says unlike Anderson he can't be bought. Hogan says he paid to see him like many others. Angle questions if he can go anymore and Hogan says that he will never set foot in this ring anymore due to his eight back surgeries. Hogan says that if Angle is going to keep insulting his kids and whatnot then Angle will have to prove something.
He calls what Angle has done a fluke, including his gold medal win. If Angle wants to fight with him over pride, we are close to seeing that right now. Angle says that there is no doubt in his mind that Hogan can still go. Hogan asks Angle what he is trying to say. Angle says Hogan is trying to pay him money to take out Sting. Angle says why doesn't Hogan take out Sting himself and then Angle leaves.
Rob Van Dam defeated Gunner in a Bound For Glory Series Match with a five star frog splash.
They did a backstage promo with Eric Bischoff and Immortal (Bully Ray, Jeff Jarrett, Abyss, Ken Anderson, and Karen Jarrett). The Network has sent a letter to Bischoff that due to the success of Destination X they have to bring in more X Division talents. Hogan shows up and says he wants to eliminate Angle. Brother Ray volunteers Ken Anderson to do it. Ray says if Anderson is afraid they can have Karen take care of it. Bischoff reads more of the letter but Sting shows up in a red suit and he is carrying a black cage that is covered up. Sting says that everyone in Immortal knows that he has a great relationship with the Network. Sting tells Immortal that he is now the Network Executive. The first line of business is he is confirming Kurt Angle versus Ken Anderson tonight is a Steel Cage Match. He then says that Fortune is going to be around the ring to make sure that Immortal doesn't get involved. Hogan tells Sting that has no power to do that, but Sting says he just did it.
Brian Kendrick and Alex Shelley come out for a promo. Kendrick says some cryptic stuff and Shelley translates it as "Austin Aries is a jackass" and calls Aries out. Aries comes out to the ring (Aries has new entrance music and video for the screen). Shelley drops names of people who helped define the X Division including Low Ki, Jerry Lynn, Christopher Daniels, AJ Styles, Brian Kendrick, and himself. Shelley commends Aries on winning the contract but says the X Division was defined on ‘hybrid wrestling’ and calls out Aries on his cheating.
Aries says he played by their rules when he beat two guys to qualify and he continued to play by the rules when he beat three guys to earn his contract. Now he is playing by his rules. His one rule is to win at all costs. He says Shelley and Kendrick are about pleasing the fans but Aries is out to do what is best for himself. He points out that he has had plenty of five star matches but he is about having a five star bank account. With him the ends justify the means and the ends will be him winning the X Division Title.
Kendrick takes the mic and says some more cryptic stuff. Aries asks if he can get that translated. The crowd chants you suck and Shelley says there is the translation. Shelley says he is going to get his rematch at Hardcore Justice against Kendrick and Aries will be involved in a Three Way Dance.
Abyss comes out and says they don't make the decisions. Abyss says he is getting his rematch against Brian Kendrick tonight and he will kill the X Division once and for all. Sting comes on the screen and he says he has more stroke than Hogan and Bischoff combined. Sting says they will find out if monsters are afraid of heights because Abyss will face Brian Kendrick for the X Division Title in an Ultimate X Match.
Crimson defeated Bully Ray in a Bound For Glory Series Match.
Winter defeated Tara. Angelina Love and Miss Tessmacher came out with their respective partners but were sent to the back before the match started. Tara went for the Widow's Peak but referee Earl Hebner got bumped, Winter hit Tara with a mule kick followed by the Swinging Side Slam into a Backbreaker for the win.
Velvet Sky and Traci Brooks come out for a promo. Traci says she is issuing a personal invite to ODB and Miss Jackie. They walk down the ramp. Traci says she was the original Knockout. She says that TNA asked her to move aside to make room for fresh faces. Traci says that she didn't try to jump over people like Velvet. This ends tonight.
ODB says that she and Jackie didn't lose her jobs until Velvet started rubbing herself all over the ropes. Velvet left no room for the real ass-kicking women.
Velvet takes the mic and talks about how she was bullied when she was younger. As she grew older, she told herself she was not going to be a victim. The day she came to TNA was the happiest day of her life. She earned her spot. Velvet says she doesn't owe them an apology. She understands the way both of them feel. Velvet says if they wanted their jobs they should have tried asking. Velvet says that they can do whatever they want here, but Velvet is no longer being anyone's punching bag and walks out.
Backstage, Fortune is talking and mention how they have a Six Man Tag Match at Hardcore Justice. Daniels pulls AJ aside and asks if he remembers what they talked about last week.
Sting shows up and asks if they are ready to keep all the bad guys away from the ring tonight. AJ asks what is in the cage he is carrying around and Sting says it is a present for Eric Bischoff, and he is going to give to him right now.
TNA X Division Champion Brian Kendrick defeated Abyss to retain the TNA X Division Title in an Ultimate X Match. Throughout the match, Abyss was hesitant to climb to the top rope, and tried shaking the Ultimate X structure to knock down the X Division title. Kendrick tried to climb the cables but Abyss managed to stop Kendrick a few times. Abyss went to chokeslam Kendrick but he lifted Kendrick up high enough for Kendrick to grab the X Division title and win the match.
Kurt Angle defeated Ken Anderson in Steel Cage Match. At one point, Kurt Angle hit a top rope Angle Slam on Anderson. Immortal came down to the ring to battle with Fortune. Mexican America came down to the ring and targeted Beer Money. Bully Ray shows up on his own when everyone else was gone from ringside. He used one of the camera cuts in the cage to grab Angle, distracting him and giving Anderson the advantage. Ray opened the cage door to give Anderson a chair. As Anderson went to take the chair, Ray held onto it. Angle took advantage and hit Anderson with the Angle Slam and got the pin.
After the match, Ray walked up the ramp and left. The lights went out and Sting was in the ring and raised Angle's arm for his victory.
Crimson defeated Devon in an Xplosion Championship Series Match.