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


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 for full info & or 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 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 or 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 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 or 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!

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"Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Sequel - Night 2"
Sunday afternoon - 7.31.2011
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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.
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Former WWE Champion Offers To Help CM Punk

Kevin Nash wrote the following on Twitter:

Punk if you want back up you got my number.Your worth me going back on the road full time.Offer stands understand if you want to go it alone
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Report: WWE Changes Plans For Alberto Del Rio Again

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the card for WWE’s upcoming Summerslam PPV was changed just hours before Monday’s Raw. John Cena vs Alberto Del Rio had been planned but with the recent events involving CM Punk, WWE Creative changed his plans as the original plans for Punk were said to be “awful”.

In another change, at some point during the week, there was talks that The Miz would win the WWE title from the tournament but as seen on Raw, Rey Mysterio won the belt.
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*Spoiler* Results For TNA Impact Wrestling 8/4/11

Show started with Immortal coming to the ring. Mr. Anderson said he respected everyone out there except for Bully Ray. Anderson issued a challenge for a match against Bully Ray and they started fighting when Fortune comes out and clears the ring. It was never made clear when the match between Anderson & Bully Ray would take place, but we're to assume it will happen at the Hardcore Justice PPV.

Mickie James joins the announce table.

1. Miss Tessmacher w/ Tara d. Madison Rayne. After the match Tessmacher & Tara double teamed Rayne. Mickie James tried to make the save but was blindesided on her way down the ramp by Angelina Love & Winter.

2. BFGS Match - Devon d. AJ Styles. Pope sat with Devon's kids. Christopher Daniels sits ringside and inadvertently distracts AJ allowing Devon to get the pin.

Matt Morgan joins the announce table.

3. BFGS Match - Samoa Joe d. The Pope via chokehold submission but the ref reversed his decision when Joe would not release the hold. Pope wins by DQ. Devon sat ringside during the match. When Joe wouldn't let go of the submission Devon's kids were urging Devon to help. Devon responded by pushing one of his sons.

4. Street Fight No Rules Match - Hernandez w/ Mexican America d. Robert Roode w/ James Storm via pinfall with his feet on the ropes and distraction help from Mexican America. It was originally supposed to be Storm in the match but he was selling an injury and Roode took his place.

5. Austin Aries d. Alex Shelley.

6. BFGS Match - RVD & Crimson d. Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner & Gunner via RVD pinfall on Steiner.

In ring segment Hardcore Justice contract signing between Kurt Angle & Sting. They talked, respected each other, signed the contract, and left without physical contact. End of Impact.

TNA Xplosion Match - Douglas Williams w/ Brutus Magnus d. Hernadez w/ Mexican America. Magnus and Mexican America were booted from ringside midway through the match. The Mexican America girls come back out to distract but it backfired and Williams got the pinfall.
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*Spoiler* Results For WWE Smackdown 7/29/11

HHH starts off the show in the ring talking about the title situation on Raw. He is interrupted by Christian who welcomes him to SD. HHH says its a slap in the face to interrupt him & tells him at SummerSlam he'll be defending his title against Randy Orton in a No Holds Barred match.
R-Truth comes out & says he followed HHH from Raw & talks about the conspiracy against him. HHH makes a match for tonight, R-Truth vs. Orton. He tells Christian he brought someone from Raw to face him, John Morrison. They have a good match, Christian wins with his finisher.

Backstage Teddy Long is with HHH & Zack Ryder interrupts them. HHH says he's gotta take a call but appoints Ryder as Teddy's assistant.

Wade Barrett is in the ring talking about how he should have won MITB & gotten a WrestleMania paycheck, not Daniel Bryan. Bryan interrupts & says he's gonna main event Mania. Barrett attacks him. Bryan is able to get the LaBell lock on him, Barrett taps & Bryan lets him go.

Backstage Mark Henry walks into Long's office & wants a match. Long says no one wants to get in the ring w/ him after what he did to Big Show & Kane. Ryder says he'll find him an opponent.

Tamina, Rosa & Alicia Fox def Kaitlyn, AJ & Natalya.

Video package on Justin Gabriel is shown (highlights of WWE's recent tour of South Africa).

Mark Henry defeated local guy Bobby Howard. After the match he tries to attack him with a chair but Long comes out & stops him. He says there's already one lawsuit pending & he'll find him competition. Sheamus comes out & says if he wants competition he'll fight him & slaps him. Henry goes after him but Sheamus throws him over top rope. Sheamus tries to hit him w/ chair but Henry leaves.

New Nexus defeated The Usos in a title match, so they kept the titles.

Backstage Ryder tells Long he made a match