Tuesday, July 26, 2011

TV Rating For WWE Raw 7/25/11

Credit:PWInsider.com

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

http://www.archive.org/download/WNL_7-25-11/Wnl_7-25-11.mp3
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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.

http://www.archive.org/download/BeyondTheBellEpicEncounters4/BTB-EE4.mp3
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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

Source:PWInsider.com

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