Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TV Rating For WWE Raw 7/25/11


The 7/25 edition of Raw did 3.2 rating with 4,805,000 viewers. The show did hours of 3.01 and 3.4.
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WWE World Tour Returns to Mexico

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

*Card subject to change.
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Ultimate Warrior Comments On Zack Ryder

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.
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New CM Punk T-Shirt Now For Sale

The new CM Punk T-shirt that debuted at WWE Money In The Bank is now available on WWE.com. It can be seen at this link
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Video: CM Punk Talks Following Raw

The following was posted on WWE.com following CM Punk's return to WWE.The video can be seen at this link
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Zema Ion Signs With TNA

According to PWInsider, Zema Ion, known on the independents as Shima Xion, has signed with TNA after his strong showing at the Destination X PPV.
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Audio: Wrestling News Live 7/15/11 Archived

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

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Video: CM Punk Appears On Jimmy Kimmel's Show

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Audio:Beyond the Bell:Epic Encounters 4 Archived

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.

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Santino Marella Breaks Nose During Superstars Taping

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.
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TV Rating For WWE SMackdown 7/22/11


The July 22 episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.89 cable rating, the program's best mark since May 20—also a 1.89.

SmackDown had not scored in the 1.80 range since May 27, with the number fluctuating between 1.63 and 1.77 during that time.
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WWE Returning To Bossier City On October 9th‏

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.
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COLUMN: Shooting from the Hip #2 by Tony Mirabella

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.

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CHIKARA: Johnny Saint, Colt Cabana & more in Philly this Sunday, July 31st

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:

Johnny Saint & Mike Quackenbush vs. Johnny Kidd & Colt Cabana

Claudio Castagnoli vs. Sara Del Rey

Eddie Kingston vs. Jigsaw

Daizee Haze vs. Mima Shimoda

El Generico & 3.0 vs. UltraMantis Black/Hallowicked/Frightmare

Makoto vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto

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!

Our homebase: www.chikarapro.com - Updated daily!
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Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/CHIKARAoffice
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Update On Michael Cole/Raw

According to PWInsider,WWE management are still deciding if Michael Cole will remain on Monday Night Raw.
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*Spoiler* On Diva's Match Booked For Summerslam

According to PWInsider, Eve is expected to win next weeks Diva battle royal and face Kelly Kelly at Summerslam.
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Report: WWE Looking At Long Term Booking Of Feuds

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.
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UPWA Charity Event THIS Saturday 7/30 – Wilmington, NC‏

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.

* 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
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*Spoiler* Results For TNA Impact Wrestling 7/28/11


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. Angeli