Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Report: Script For Raw Changed Six Times

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there were actually six different scripts written for RAW - one of which would have resulted in Triple H laying out CM Punk with a pedigree.

Although the obvious scenario would be for WWE to capitalize on CM Punk's recent popularity and push him to the moon, most of the scenarios presented for Monday's RAW were not to get Punk over, but to emphasize Triple H's new role as Vince McMahon's successor.

Prior to WWE settling on what we saw unfold on Monday night, the original plan for CM Punk's return was for him to get attacked and pedigreed by Triple H. Alberto Del Rio then would have come out, cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase against John Cena at SummerSlam.

WWE did everything they could on Monday to keep the arrivals of CM Punk and Jim Ross a secret before their returns aired on TV. Both were kept away from just about everyone and both were sent to different hotels so people wouldn't see them. Ross and Punk also were kept out of the building until it was time for their return.

None of the six mentioned either talent.
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Update On CM Punk/Cult of Personality Theme Song

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Following the use of Living Colour's "Cult of Personality" on Monday's RAW during his return, CM Punk managed to break one of Vince McMahon's rules of not paying royalty rights for a theme song.
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Why Kane And Big Show Were Taken Off TV

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Both Big Show and Kane are taking a few months off to rest up with the feeling that it's best for them to rotate in and out for the benefit of his long-term health, especially at this stage of their career. The use of Mark Henry to take them off TV was a way to get him over as the biggest heel with WWE looking to turn Sheamus face.
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Buy Rate For WWE's Capitol Punishment PPV

Credit:PWInsider

WWE's Capitol Punishment PPV garnered 200,000 buys, according to business figures released for the month of June 2011 on WWE's corporate website. That preliminary figure is up from 143,000 buys for the June 2010 Fatal Four Way PPV, the concept of which was dropped as a PPV event.
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TNA Duo To Appear At Wrestle War V‏

Gunner & Murphy will be appearing at EAW Wrestle War V, which takes place on August 26th, 2011 in Wentworth, North Carolina at the National Guard Armory. Go to http://easternallstarwrestling.webs.com for full info & http://sportsentertainmentevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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TNA Returning To Wilkes-Barre On September 17th‏

Wilkes-Barre, PA will host the IMPACT WRESTLING World Tour on Saturday, September 17 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 5 at http://www.ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans that purchase a $50 ticket will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars at 5:30pm (Redeemable with ticket the night of the show). Appearing live and in person will be Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Mr. Anderson, "King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, Beer Money and more! Go to http://www.wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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TNA Returning To Rahway, New Jersey On September 16th‏

Rahway, NJ will host the IMPACT WRESTLING World Tour on Friday, September 16 at the Rahway Rec. Center at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.wrestlingrahway.com and charge by phone at 732-415-0451. Fans that purchase a $50 ticket will receive a special meet and greet with TNA Superstars at 5:30pm (Redeemable with ticket the night of the show). Appearing live and in person will be Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Mr. Anderson, "King of the Mountain" Jeff Jarrett, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, Beer Money and more! Go to http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Join CHIKARA's Mike Quackenbush at the Grizzly Bear Egg Cafe this week

Every week, pro-wrestler and CHIKARA co-founder Mike Quackenbush joins FOX news anchor Clayton Morris at the Grizzly Bear Egg Cafe, a free pop-culture podcast! This week there's talk of the origins of "kayfabe," the rise and fall of World Class and the Von Erich family, a review of the 1996 album Factory Showroom by They Might Be Giants plus discussion of Captain America: The First Avenger and the latest Harry Potter flick!

Visit the podcast's official site here: http://grizzlybearcafe.com/

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Come see Mike Quackenbush live this weekend:

"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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Backstage Reaction To JR's Return To Raw

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Several people in WWE were surprised to see Jim Ross return full-time to commentary. Most felt that because of JR's age and the direction WWE was going in, that he wouldn't return besides the occasional special appearance.