Monday, August 22, 2011

Update On Mick Foley Possibly Returning To WWE

Credit:PWInsider

There has been lots of talk lately about Mick Foley making his WWE return. Word is that if Foley and WWE agree on something, he will be returning in late Fall.

Foley will reportedly be involved in the John Cena vs. The Rock storyline going into WrestleMania 28 and possibly act as a mouthpiece of sorts for The Rock when he can't be there live in person.

It's believed that Foley won't return for a full-time TV role but will work a Legends deal and do appearances and other gigs for the company
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Report: WWE Looking At at Signing Cruiserweight Wrestlers

According to PWInsider, there has been discussion within WWE lately about the company looking to see what cruiserweight or light heavyweight talents are out there and signing them to developmental deals.

It hasn't been confirmed yet that WWE will be doing a full-fledged revival of the cruiserweight division but they are interested in bringing talents who fit that bill. The idea is that cruiserweights will give guys like Evan Bourne or Sin Cara someone to work with and would add a quality of wrestling to WWE's under card.
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New Tag Team Champions Crowd on Raw

Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne defeated David Otunga and Michael Mcgillicutty to become the new WWE tag team champions.
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Audio: Wrestling News Live With “Rowdy” Roddy Piper At 11:30PM Est Following WWE Raw 8/22/11

Tune in tonight to www.snsradionetwork.com starting @ 11:30pm Est, 9:30pm Mst as WNL returns to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network with “The Outlaw of the IWC” The TreyDawg & “Mr. Money on the Mic” JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay.Tonight the boys welcome to the show Mark “The Shark” Dicarlo as WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper joins the broadcast to talk about his latest projects and memorable moments in his Lengendary career…with the HotRod around anything is possible and just when you think you have the answers he is known to change the questions. JJ & Trey will cover the latest “News of the Week” sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com as well talk about the latest happenings from RAW. Time permitting the boys will take your calls @ 501 588 7957 or your emails to wnlshow@yahoo.com and join the “Live” chatroom to be an interactive part of the show.
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Live results for WWE Raw 8/22/2011

Stay tuned right here for Live results for WWE Raw. And don't forget to join us over at www.snsradionetwork.com for discussions during Raw. And also a special Wrestling News Live after Raw tonight with a special guests. Tune in to find out who it is over at www.snsradionetwork.com

We start Raw off with Alberto Del Rio coming out to Ricardo Rodriguez announcing him to come out. They show video footage of last weeks Alberto Del Rio vs Rey Mysterio match, showing footage of him attacking Mysterio after the match and injuring him. Alberto Del Rio speaks, and says, "My Name" before John Cena's music hits and out he comes to a chorus of boo's. Cena says that everybody knows who ADR is, that everyone knows that its his destiny to hold the title. But Cena has come out to re-introduce himself, he is John Cena and hes the guy whos going to take the title off of Alberto Del Rio's waist. And that hes going to hurt ADR, hes going to hurt him so bad that hes going to go running back to his parents house. Don't get him wrong, Cena is a nice guy, but the nice guy act is fading away. And there is only 1 person who can go toe to toe with Cena as a chant of CM Punk comes over, and Cena says that since he is not CM Punk he is going to kick his ass. And CM Punks music hits and out he comes to a loud and raucous cheer. All 3 men stand in the ring as a loud CM Punk chant comes out of the Canadian crowd. Punk asks if this is a re-run because John Cena is asking for another title shot. But if anyone is going to get a title shot, its going to be Punk. Cena asks Punk why hes not going to get a title shot, and ADR interrupts both of them saying that it is his time because he is the champion. Punk asks ADR if hes done, and Punk tells him that he should never interrupt Punk again. Punk says he knows that Cena has had problems with HHH and that Punk is having problems with HHH, hell Punk insulted Stephanie straight to her face. Alberto Del Rio tells Punk that him holding the belt is destiny, but Punk says he will be using his rematch clause, and then Cena says that hes going to use his rematch clause. But Del Rio says that hes going to ignore both of them tonight as he defended his title last week, tonight is his night to celebrate, as HHH's music hits and out he comes in a suit. First thing out HHH tells ADR to take that smug look off of his face because Hunter is not there to protect him. As for the rematch clause, they aren't like Money in the Bank, they can't use them whenever they want. But as for ADR and Night of Champions, and who his opponent will be is the winner of the main event as Cena takes on Punk. But ADR has a match and its next.

1st match
Alberto Del Rio vs John Morrison
Winner: Alberto Del Rio

After the match Alberto Del Rio puts the armbar on John Morrison as he lays outside the ring on the mat.

2nd match
Eve (w/ Kelly Kelly) vs Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella)
Winner: Eve

After the match Natalya and Beth Phoenix walk out on stage and clap once again for Kelly Kelly and Eve.

Vickie is announced in the ring, and she announces her newest protege, Jack Swagger.

3rd match
Jack Swagger vs Alex Riley
Winner: Alex Riley

Out comes HHH talking about Summerslam and the moments after the WWE Title match and the controversy. HHH asks Kevin Nash to come out so they can talk about what happened and whats going on. HHH said that Nash thought he was helping out a buddy, but Nash knew he didn't receive the message from HHH. Nash said he was coming out tonight to apoligize to CM Punk but after all the crap that HHH ran past Nash last week, and hes not going to do that now. Because of all the stuff that Punk said to Nash. HHH says that Nash doesn't work here, that Nash can't be calling people out like that. Nash says that the security from last week wasn't for his safety, it was for Punk's. HHH tells Nash once again he doesn't work there, that he can't call out Punk, but he can go across the street and call him over there and beat him over there. Out comes CM Punk, and all he wants to know is who sent the text message. Punk looks at Nash and says you were going to apoligize to me? You should have just apoligized, that Punk crossed the line last week? Punk is a line stepper, he steps across the line all the time, just like Nash. Punk says that last week Nash got off easy, but tonight hes going to kick his ass. HHH pushes Punk to the side, and Punk tells him to get his hands off him. But Punk starts asking HHH whos really running the show? HHH? Big Sexy? Or Hunters bean headed wife? HHH tells Punk hes not the same man as before, that he will kick Punks ass. Punk tells HHH he doesn't  want him to fold up the suit and put it in his wifes purse where he keeps his cell phone, and his balls. And Nash decks Punk from the side as HHH pushes Nash outside the ring and starts talking to Nash as Punk sits up and starts smiling and laughing.

Back from commercial we see HHH and Nash backstage, HHH telling Nash that he can't put his hands on the superstars. HHH tells Nash that he has to leave and Nash says that HHH has changed.

4th match Tag Team Title Match
Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne vs David Otunga and Micheal McGillicutty
Winner(s): Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne are the new Tag Team Champions

Backstage we see a celebration with Kofi and Bourne. We then see HHH walking backstage as John Laurinitus comes running up to him to tell him that Kevin Nash has been in a accident and has been taken to the hospital. HHH asks Laurinitus if he has everything under control as HHH starts to leave.

5th match was supposed to involve Santino Marella, but instead he gets attacked from behind by The Miz and R-Truth. Miz and Truth beat down Marella in the ring as Truth gets a mic and tells everyone to shut up. He then says thats what will happen to all the little Jimmies every time. Truth says that he knows that there is a conspiracy around because HHH is in charge. He then tells Miz that its no longer about him. Miz says that he cant believe he is agreeing with Truth, and he was just main eventing Wrestlemania with John Cena only a few months ago, but then HHH takes charge and Miz is no longer the top person. They then insult Canada and Miz says hes going to talk slow for everyone. Miz says hes tired of seeing Santino on Raw when he hasn't won in 5 years (really 5 years?), when Miz and Truth are sitting in the back. But now, Miz and Truth are going to take anything they want, and that people are going to get got, and its AWESOME.

5th match Number 1 Contendership match for the Undisputed WWE Championsip
John Cena vs CM Punk
Winner: John Cena

During the match Kevin Nash comes walking out and distracts Punk to cause Punk to lose. After Cena gets the pin Alberto Del Rio who was sitting at ringside attacks Cena and completely destroys him as Johnny Ace aka John Laurinitus rushes in to pull ADR off of Cena, but ADR pushes through and continues to attack Cena multiple times as Laurinitus continues to pull him off. The camera fades to black as we see Alberto Del Rio staring down at John Cena and Laurinitus pushing him back.

Well thats Raw for tonight. Thanks for tuning in guys, and don't forget to go over to www.snsradionetwork.com for Wrestling News Live with your hosts The TreyDawg and JJ$exay with special guest, Rowdy Roddy Piper. Its definitely looking to be a big show tonight. So thanks for joining us, and hope to see you in chat for WNL. Peace
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Rey Mysterio Announces He's Having Surgery

Rey Mysterio tweeted the following:

Buenas tardes" Siento mucho el tener que dejarlos sin mi presencia en el ring por UNOs meses! Sirugia8/26 le pido a dios qca la ultima!619!

The tweet translated to English means:
Good afternoon. I am very sorry to have to leave them without my presence in the ring for a few months! Surgical methods8/26 i ask god qca the last! 619!

Rey then tweeted:

Need to have surgery again! Sorry4 the let down! Promise to make it back as soon as possible!Gonna miss what I luv most-ENTERTAINING U's!619
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Content Listing for WWE's The Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn DVD

Credit:WWEDVDNews

It’s the veritable definition of “high risk, high reward” in sports entertainment—a rich reward hangs high above the ring and a superstar must climb a ladder to win the match and retrieve the prize. But the falls from the ladders can be devastating, and the punishment one can inflict when using the cold steel ladders as weapons can be brutal. The first Ladder Match DVD in 2007 was one of the biggest-selling DVDs in WWE History, and now the Ladder Match is back with an all-new collection of memorable bouts from WWE, WCW, ECW, and more in The Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn. ”

Disc 1

The Evolution of the Ladder Match

Ladder Match for the Undisputed Intercontinental Championship
Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon
WrestleMania X 20th March, 1994

Ladder Match
Tracy Smothers vs. Chris Candido
Smoky Mountain Wrestling March, 1994

Ladder Match for the WCW United States Championship
Eddie Guerrero vs. Syxx
n.W.o Souled Out 25th January, 1997

Ladder Match for the Hardcore Championship
Mankind vs. Big Boss Man
Raw 30th November, 1998

Ladder Match for the WWE Championship
The Rock vs. Mankind
Raw 15th February, 1999

Setting the Bar for Drama

Handicap Ladder Match for Control of the WWE
Vince McMahon & Shane McMahon vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
King of the Ring 27th June, 1999

Ladder Match
3 Count vs. Jung Dragons
New Blood Rising 13th August, 2000

Amazing Rewards, Serious Consequences

Ladder Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz
Raw 25th September, 2000

Disc 2

A Whole ‘nother Level

Ladder Match to Unify the Intercontinental & European Championships
Rob Van Dam vs. Jeff Hardy
Raw 22nd July, 2002

Ladder Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Team Angle vs. Eddie Guerrero and Tajiri
Judgment Day 18th May, 2003

Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Christian vs. Rob Van Dam
Raw 29th September, 2003

Different Side of the Divas

Ladder Match for the Undisputed OVW Women’s Championship
Katie Lea vs. Beth Phoenix
OVW 23rd December, 2006

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Mr. Kennedy vs. CM Punk vs. Edge vs. Finlay vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy vs. King Booker vs. Randy Orton
WrestleMania 23 1st April, 2007

The More The Merrier

Ladder Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
The Hardys vs. The World’s Greatest Tag Team
One Night Stand 3rd June, 2007

Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Jeff Hardy vs. Carlito
Raw 10th December, 2007

Disc 3

“Somebody Else’s Yard”

TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Undertaker vs. Edge
One Night Stand 1st June, 2008

Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels
No Mercy 5th October, 2008

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
CM Punk vs. Kane vs. Mark Henry vs. MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Finlay vs. Christian
WrestleMania 25 5th April, 2009

“Brand New Concept”

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
The Miz vs. Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Evan Bourne vs. Ted DiBiase vs. John Morrison vs. Edge vs. Mark Henry
Money in the Bank 18th July, 2010

#1 Contender’s Ladder Match for the WWE Championship
John Morrison vs. Sheamus
TLC 19th December, 2010

Ladder Match for the Vacant World Heavyweight Championship
Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio
Extreme Rules 1st May, 2011

“Action Packed, Innovative, and Dangerous”

Blu-Ray Extras

Ladder Match for World Heavyweight Championship
Edge vs. Jeff Hardy
Extreme Rules 7th June, 2009

Ladder Match for the ECW Championship
Christian vs. Shelton Benjamin
TLC 13th December, 2009

TLC Match for WWE Championship
The Miz vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler
Raw 29th November, 2010

Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger
TLC 19th December, 2010
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TV Rating For WWE Smackdown 8/19/11

Credit:PWInsider.com

The 8/19 edition of WWE Smackdown scored a 1.83 cable rating with 2.92 million viewers
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Video: Reby Sky Re-Signs With Lucha Libre USA

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K&S/Highspots convention/Aug 27th This Saturday!!!/Vladimir Kozlov Added

K&S & HIGHSPOTS Presents.... A HOT SUMMERS NIGHT... Saturday AUGUST 27th 20011

at the Ramada Hotel in Essington PA(5mins outside philly airport)

**JUST ADDED** Highspots Presents former WWE Superstar VLADIMIR KOZLOV!!!!

Scheduled to appear...

former WWF Women's Champ..WENDI RICHTER..
former WWE Women's Champ..CANDICE MICHELL..
former WWE Women's Champ..ROCKIN ROBIN..
former WWE Diva..TORRIE WILSON..
former WWF/WCW Women's Champ..MADUSA
former WWE Diva..TERRI RUNNELS
former WWE Diva..ARIEL(Shelly Martinez)
former WCW Star..ASYA
former WWF Star..HEIDI LEE MORGAN
former TNA Knockout..SOJO BOLT
former WWF Star..MIKE MCGUIRK
former WWE.WCW Star..DEBRA
former WWE Diva..THE KAT(Stacy Carter)
former WWE Diva..CHERRY

also appearing...

PMS Presents...
TNA Knockouts... CHRISTY HEMME & TRACI BROOKS

VOC NATION RADIO Presents..
"The Mouth of the south" JIMMY HART

HIGHSPOTS Presents...
WWE DIVA..ISIS THE AMAZON

RF VIDEO Presents..
WWE/WCW SUPERSTAR.. FIT FINLAY

ECWA Presents..
WWF Diva.. SUNNY

Also Appearing...Thomas "inchworm" Rodman, Bad Karma, Chubby Dudley,Blue Meanie,Amy Lee,Cindy Rogers,Missy Sampson,Roxxi Cotton, and more!!!

GO TO WWW.KANDSWRESTLEFEST.com for all info on tickets

Mail order is welcome/Vendor tables avialable... call ken at 516 473-4944 or email us at wrestlefest05@hotmail.com
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Update On Matt Hardy's Arrest-Police Say He Took An "Impairing Substance"

Credit:ProWrestling.net & FayObserver.com

Matt Hardy was not drinking when he drove his car into a tree on Saturday night in Moore County, N.C. However, the trooper on the scene stated that it appeared Hardy had taken some type of "impairing substance".
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TNA Finally Pays Jimmy Yang

After waiting almost 8 weeks to be paid for this TNA appearance, it appears as if Jimmy Yang has finally been paid. He tweeted:

Woo Woo Woo finally got paid i guess better late then never
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TMZ Release Matt Hardy Mug Shot

The following is from TMZ

TMZ has obtained the photo of wrestling superstar Matt Hardy ... taken moments after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in North Carolina this weekend.

As we first reported, Hardy was arrested after his Corvette smashed into a tree Saturday.

Hardy submitted to a blood test following the crash. The results are pending ... but judging by the photo ... he's totally F'd.


The photo can be seen at this link
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WWE Announce New Member To Board Of Directors

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WWE today announced that Stuart U. Goldfarb has been elected to its Board of Directors. Goldfarb will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee.
Since June 2011, Goldfarb has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Atrinsic, Inc., a marketer of direct-to-consumer subscription products and an Internet search marketing agency. From 2001 to 2009, he served as President and CEO of Direct Brands, Inc. Under his leadership, the company grew to be the world's largest direct marketer of music, DVDs and books, with household brands such as Columbia House, BMG Music, Doubleday book Club and many more. Prior to that, Goldfarb was President and CEO of bol.com, Bertelsmann's premier online international retailer of books and music. He has served as Vice Chairman of Value Vision International, a cable TV home shopping and e-commerce company, as well as held various executive level positions at NBC.

"Stuart is a great addition to our Board of Directors," stated Vincent K. McMahon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WWE. "He brings broad marketing and operational experience across a wide range of distribution platforms, including cable television and the Internet. His proven international experience and overall business perspective will be very valuable to the WWE Board."

Goldfarb also sits on the Board of Directors of Atrinsic and Vitacost.com. He graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Arts degree followed by a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law.
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Update On Rey Mysterio

Credit:PWInsider

Rey Mysterio had been under the impression that he torn his ACL and MCL. Going into the match with Alberto Del Rio on last Monday's RAW, the idea was to take things easy but Rey tore his bad knee up very bad on a baseball slide. The latest from someone close to him is that he may be out of action for "months and months," and will most likely need the surgery now.
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Hunico Praised For His Sin Cara Role

According to PWInsider, WWE developmental talent Hunico, who had been performing as Sin Cara up until this weekend, received praise from WWE officials while on the main roster the past few weeks. Some feel that he may be on the fast track to being called up from FCW in the next few months. There are talks that Hunico may be called back up to feud with the original Sin Cara in a Cara vs. Cara feud.
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Interview Transcript Tyrone Evans AKA Michael Tarver Speaks Out On John Cena, Nexus's debut & What Went Wrong, NXT & More

Show: Unplugged

Hosts: Crelly and JJ

Former Nexus member Tyrone Evans aka Michael Tarver was a guest on this week’s Unplugged, located at http://snsradionetwork.com , hosted by Crelly and JJ. The show in full can be heard at this link starting at the 43 minute mark. Below are some of the highlights:



What the Nexus members were told prior to their Raw debut:

Well actually, we didn’t know anything until the night we showed up at the arena. We weren’t told anything, we showed up pre show, did our usual rehearsals and right before the show started we got pulled into an office and we were told there was a decision made about The Nexus. Wade Barrett was approached and he approached the rest of us and we all sat down and had this very intense meeting and agreed not to tell anyone in the Locker room. Basically we were told if this leaked out, it was coast us our jobs but if we did it correctly, the potential could be unbelievable. When I walked out there, I can even describe the feeling of walking out through the crowed and seeing people’s reaction. When we left, the arena was like a cold, dead silence and no one left(the arena). Like I said, we weren’t told much until the very last minute and the rest of the locker room didn’t even know and they started questioning us when they saw us warming up at the end of the very last match of the night as everyone was about to leave and we come out and destroy everything…. They told us two things; destroy everything and don’t touch the cameras. Apparently during the melee, there was a fan, and if you remember there was a bell ringing and no one there to ring it, a fan had reached over the guard rail and started ringing the bell.



What the Nexus members were told about the release of Daniel Bryan:

There were a lot of things floating around as far as the reason for that: one being that he choked out someone with a tie,that he spit in John Cena’s face and we were never given deferent answer to why that happened, we were all surprised and we were all very much surprised at Summerslam when he came back. We kind of had a clue he was coming back but we weren’t sure and WWE is really good about keeping their storylines behind closed doors to protect them.. in most cases. We weren’t really told much; we were just very disappointed and surprised by it. I remember personally reaching out to him and never heard anything and I was like, “Ok, what’s going on” as I’m friends with him but you don’t know, it could have been a planned angle from the start.

Who or What was meant to be The Nexus’s “Higher Power”?

As far as the story when, we has gotten a hint that there had been someone pulling the strings behind Wade Barrett as what was told to us and what we had to portray. It never came to light, who or what it may be. There was a lot of speculation with fans as far as who was doing the talking and who was doing the writing and who was pulling the strings. There was a lot of things behind the scenes that the fans didn’t see that if they has seen, would have seen the Nexus in a new perspective on the entire thing.



What lead to The Nexus being disbanded?

We honestly did not know. As far as what happened, we did not understand why we had to lose at SummerSlam but we had to understand and appreciate being there. In my opinion, I felt we could have come away with the victory there and it wouldn’t have hurt any of the Superstars that we were working with because they were long sine established and we were just getting established. As far as Darren Young getting eliminated, we were never told why, the fans were never told why then Skip Sheffield had a really bad injury to his leg and then my injury as well.

His opinion on John Cena:

Professionally, I have the up most respect for John Cena. I think John Cena is the face of the company and should be the fact of the company because there is no one there that can do it the way he does it. John Cena is who he is for a reason, I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as he does and the man is working (between) 5 and 7 days a week for WWE, Basically he is WWE. Personally, I don’t really care for him but it doesn’t matter if I care for him.

His side of the story about John Cena purposely injuring him with a chair:

That night, David Otunga and I knew that we were taking chair shots and we knew when we were taking them, something of that magnitude can be dangerous and we were prepared for it. I had my reservations about it because on an independent show in 2005, a guy I was working with hurt me pretty bad with a chair, hitting me in the back of the head and necking leading to me being temporally unconscious and paralyzed for 45 minutes so I had reservations about taking chair shots. (During the segment), I look over and see David Otunga taking his shot and it sounded like it was a lot harder than it show have been so as I prepared for mine, I felt it and it felt like he was trying to swing for a home run so I dropped out and I wasn’t selling it because I was legit hurt. As I’m laying there, I see David Otunga taking multiple chair shots, more than the one that we were told we were taking so when I saw that I decided to get out of there because I was thinking about what happened in 2005 and when I get up, I see part of a chair swinging towards me and I put my left arm up to protect myself.

Now before I continue, when you are in a situation like that in pro wrestling/sports entertainment and you know there is something that dangerous planned, there is no reason for you to have to protect yourself in that way from being legitimate hurt. There is a reason to protect yourself in a match to get that part over but to protect yourself like if you were getting shot at is something different. I’m not trying to say Cena was trying to maliciously hurt me, I’m just saying he wasn’t being very careful. So when he swung the chair, and I put my arm up to project myself, the point of the chair caught my left arm and immediately felt bones crack and knew something was seriously wrong so I ran because I wasn’t going to take another shot as I knew I couldn’t protect myself.

I get backstage and its customary being a rookie, being as it is entertainment and we work together, for you to shake hands and thank the person, especially someone like John Cena, to shake his hand and thank him for that experience because he didn’t have to work with me or any of us for that matter. I’m in the back and I’m kicking all the trash cans and I’m angry and I’m trying not to yell because I didn’t want to lose my job. As he came back, I put my hand out and said “Thank You” and he just looked at me and walked past and of course I was even more angry. He made it about five more steps, looked over his shoulder, laughed and said “How’s the arm?” and I said “It’s fine” and he laughed again and walked off.


Other subjects in the interview include: People comparing the Nexus to the New World Order, Tarver’s thoughts on Wade Barrett as a leader, His thoughts on CM Punk being given the Nexus, His thoughts on the concept of NXT, Rumours that he was to portray a Virgil type character for Ted DiBiase Jr, What was planned before his WWE Release, his MMA Training and more in this hour long interview
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TNA Gets New TV Slot In The UK

The Mirror.com

Impact Wrestling will now be broadcast on Sunday nights in the UK and Ireland after winning record ratings on Challenge TV.
The show – which features Hulk Hogan, Sting, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam, AJ Styles, Mr. Anderson, the TNA Knockouts and many other huge wrestling stars – will now air every Sunday night at the earlier time of 9:00pm starting this Sunday, August 28.

A repeat of the episode will then be shown every Tuesday at 10pm in Impact Wrestling’s current slot.

The move to an earlier day in the week is due to fan feedback, with British and Irish
fans using social media to request transmission closer to the US airing of Thursday nights.

It is also a recognition of the ratings Impact Wrestling has received since starting on Challenge in February. In the last six months, the programme has doubled its audience and become the most watched weekly wrestling show on British television of the last 10 years.

Companion show TNA Xplosion recently moved to a prime time slot on Challenge and is broadcast every Wednesday night at 10pm. Impact Wrestling’s monthly PPV events will also continue to go out on a Wednesday night at 10pm, with Xplosion moving to midnight on Tuesday on those weeks.
Challenge is part of Sky TV and can be found on Sky channel 125, Freeview channel 46 and Virgin Media channel 139.

Andy Barton, Impact Wrestling’s Executive Vice President, said: “We’re thrilled with the success we’ve been enjoying in the UK and were determined to reward the fans by giving them exactly what they’ve been asking for – Impact Wrestling earlier in the week.”

“Sunday nights will never be the same again!”

Barbara Gibbon, Sky’s Director of Production for Sky Entertainment Channels, added:

“We are delighted to be working with Impact Wrestling at this exciting time.”
“British and Irish fans are among the most ardent in the world – and we are thrilled to be able to bring them all the latest action on Challenge.”
Impact Wrestling will be touring the UK in January 2012 with shows in Nottingham, Manchester and London. To buy tickets go to www.gigsandtours.com
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Changes Within WWE.com And WWE Magazine

Credit:PWInsider

According to sources within the company, Stephanie McMahon is now in charge of WWE website as a result of structural changes made in recent weeks.

A few weeks back, the company merged the website and magazine departments. We have heard that the magazine side of things are now overseeing the website, an edict made by Stephanie McMahon that led to the departure of Brian Kalinowski last week.

The corporate side of the WWE.com site was pulled and redirects to the main URL address apparently so the company can make changes to that side of their website.
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