Friday, August 19, 2011

Audio: Unplugged Following WWE Smackdown 8/19/11 With Michael Tarver At 10:30pm EST

Tune in tonight starting @ 10:30pm Est, 8:30pm Mst on the SNS Radio Network located at as UnPlugged returns to the airwaves. JJ will review the 8/19/11 edition of WWE Smackdown, also Chris Kelly of joins the show to talk the latest “News of the Week”. The boys are then expecting to be joined by former WWE talent Tyrone "Michael Tarver" Evans for what should be a fun interview. In the second hour “The Sensational Sequel” Sean joins the show to talk the latest Gaming News and JJ will open the skype sponsored by and take your phonecalls @ (501) 588 7957 or send your emails to and join the “Live” chatroom to be an interactive part of the show.
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CZW 'Wired TV' Callihan-Afa, Jr; 'Sickness' Adam Cole Challenge‏

CZW tapes the next 'Wired TV' on Sunday, August 28 at The Parkwood Youth Organization, 3301 Mechanichsville RD in Philadelphia, PA at 2 pm.

Admission is FREE with a $10 donation to the J.T. Roberts' Memorial.

Just announced, "The Callihan Death Machine" Sami Callihan takes on Afa, Jr.!

Also, CZW Owner DJ Hyde takes on Fredo Majors!

Show your support at the CZW 'Wired TV' Facebook Event site!


Was CZW Owner DJ Hyde able to stay one step ahead of Greg Excellent and Sami Callihan?

Witness the intesity of the TWO RING, EIGHT MAN, AERIAL ASSAULT MATCH!

BLK JEEZ & Devon Moore...a Lumberjack Strap Match...but WHO is the CZW World Heavyweight champion?

And WHO survived the TWO RING, PSYCHO CIRCUS DEATH between Scotty Vortekz and Drake Younger!

All this AND SO MUCH MORE (like CZW Tournament of Death X, CZW New Heights, and Acid Fest 2) available at HYBRIDENT.TV!

CZW INVADES MONSTER-MANIA CON! - From Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21, CZW World Heavyweight champion Devon Moore, The Runaways, Chrissy Rivera, Kimber Lee, & Rory Mondo will be on-hand for Monster-Mania Con in Cherry Hill, NJ! For more information, visit's Preview of The Invasion.


The Chri$ Ca$h Memorial, 'Down With The Sickness 2011' returns Saturday, September 10 to The Asylum Arena, 7 W. Ritner ST in Philadelphia, PA with a 7:30 pm bell time

Ultraviolent Underground champion MASADA defends against BJW superstar Ryuto Ito. (See what MASADA has to say on CZW's Official YouTube).

Also, CZW Junior Heavyweight champion Adam Cole has issued an open challenge to ANY previous CZW champion. Who do you want to see accept?

Tickets available now at the CZW Pro Shop. Show your support at the 'Down With the Sickness 2011' Facebook Event site!
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE Raw 8/15/11

The August 15th edition of WWE RAW did a 3.27 cable rating and 5.04 million viewers. In comparison, the New York Jets vs. Houston Texans NFL preseason game did a 3.71 rating with 4.97 million viewers. RAW this week was the sixth highest rated show on cable for the night.

What's not good about this week's ratings are that the second hour plus the overrun averaged 380,000 less viewers than the first hour. RAW's second hour normally does better since viewers know to tune in at 10pm and 11pm for the main event. Here is the segment breakdown.

The opener with Triple H and then Alberto Del Rio did a 3.73 rating, the high point of this week's show. R-Truth vs. John Morrison in the Falls Count Anywhere match lost 817,000 viewers - one of the worst declines of any match all year.

The Miz's Subway segment gained 225,000 viewers while Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres vs. The Bella Twins lost 52,000 viewers. Kevin Nash's interview and segment with CM Punk gained 556,000 viewers in the 10pm slot, which is about average.

Alex Riley vs. Jack Swagger lost 619,000 viewers, which is worse than usual. Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne vs. David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty lost another 412,000 viewers. The main event for the WWE Title with Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio gained 763,000 viewers, bringing the overrun to a 3.41 rating.
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Smackdown House Show In October Moved To Texas‏

The Smackdown house show on October 8th, 2011 has been moved to the Ford Arena in Beaumont, Texas. The original venue was the Oman Arena in Jackson, Tennessee. Go to or for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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No WWE Events This Sunday‏

The Smackdown house show on Sunday, August 21st, 2011 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada has been canceled. This means WWE won't have any events that day as the Raw house show was also canceled awhile back. Go to or for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Backstage Reaction To Kevin Nash/CM Punk On Raw

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

All the younger WWE talents were backstage at RAW watching the segment with CM Punk and Kevin Nash on monitors. Punk is seen as a kind of hero to some of the younger guys because he puts them over and speaks for them since they can't say what he gets away with saying. Nash is in great shape but with his history of knee operations, he wasn't walking very well. The feeling is that a CM Punk vs. Kevin Nash match won't be too pretty

Kevin Nash is expected to be at this coming Monday's RAW and will be a regular character on WWE TV going forward.The idea behind Punk and Nash feuding is to give Punk a top name that would put him over.

Regarding their segment on Monday's RAW, the feeling backstage was that Punk got the better of Nash and Nash's comebacks were too inside and outdated compared to Punk's.

Since Nash didn't get that big of a reaction when he came out on RAW, there was talk that they need to do a better job of explaining on TV to the current generation of fans who Nash is.
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Backstage Reaction To Melina And Gail Kim Leaving WWE

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

With the exception of John Morrison and a few others, there weren't a lot of people within WWE sad to see Melina go because of the reputation she had developed. The same deal applies for Gail Kim to an extent. Officials felt that Kim speaking out was getting the other Divas riled up.
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Why Smackdown Is Going Live On August 30


As posted earlier, WWE Smackdown will be live on Tuesday, August 30 at 8-10PM/ET on Syfy and the reason for the schedule change is because the original September 2 air date falls on Labor Day weekend. Officials are anticipating a poor rating for that day and therefore the show will air three days earlier.