* RAW on August 19th in Regina drew 3,500 fans for $130,000.
* RAW on August 20th in Saskatoon drew 4,400 fans for $172,000.
* SmackDown on August 20th in Tacoma, Washington drew 4,000 fans for $120,000
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Kevin Nash made it clear last week at RAW that he was not going to do his promos by reading from a script. Nash tried doing it that way the first time and got lost. Nash said he would only take bullet points from now on and Triple H backed him up on it
Tune into the Pro Wrestling Rewind on snsradionetwork.com, this will undoubtably be, the biggest interview in the 8 plus year history of the Rewind. It is a can't miss program. I would strongly suggest clearly your calenders for this one and I can sum up tonights program in just two letters. . . M J . . . The news of the week, your calls and more tonight, 9pm EST right here on the SNS Radio Network. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!
At “Best in the World 2011”, Matt & Nick Jackson made their return to Ring of Honor after a nearly a year away to go toe-to-toe with Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly in New York City. The match, available exclusively on the DVD release, proved to be a tremendous contest between four hungry young athletes but was brought to a sour end when Lancelot & Harlem Bravado interfered in the bout. Ruled a DQ victory for the Jackson’s, the four match participants turned the tables on the Bravados and left them crawling away with their tails between their legs.
Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly would get their chance at revenge at “Tag Team Turmoil 2011” when they beat the Bravados in the Tag Contender’s Lottery to earn a future shot at the ROH World Tag Titles as well as a $5,000 bonus check. But Cole & O’Reilly were still left with a sour taste from NYC…
As for Matt & Nick, they have been left for months with no closure. Their match with the team now dubbed Future Shock was ruined and The Bravados basically got away with it from the perspective of the Jackson brothers. Well there is good news for two of the teams involved in this triangle….
At “Death Before Dishonor IX” on September 17th, live on iPPV, the Young Bucks will return to ROH to take on BOTH Future Shock (Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly) and the Bravado Brothers in a 3-Way Elimination Bout! The battles between Cole & O’Reilly and The Bravados have gone down across the country, and now the Bucks will have their opportunity to exact some revenge on Lancelot & Harlem for what went down at “BITW ‘11”!
“This sounds like a conspiracy to me if I’ve ever heard it.” offered Lancelot Bravado, “I think Ring of Honor officials have it out for me and my brother Harlem because we showed up the Briscoes in Richmond and because of how we took it to Charlie & Shelton in Charlotte. My grandma once told me that nothing breeds jealousy like success and I think everyone in the tag team scene is coming down with some green in their eyes. I suppose me and my brother will just have to show everyone, again, why the Bravado Bandwagon is what’s carrying ROH to the promised land in 2011!”
“This is perfect.” said Matt Jackson, “Not only do we get to finish what we started with Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly, but we get to give those obnoxious boys from North Carolina a beating they’ve had coming since June. Words can’t adequately capture how Nick and I feel to be back in the ROH ring again, but our actions will definitely showcase how we feel about Lancelot and Harlem. Then, once they’re out of the way, me and Nick, Adam and Kyle, we can show the world what tag team wrestling in ROH is all about!”
The Young Bucks vs. Future Shock vs. The Bravados, 3-Way Elimination Match, “Death Before Dishonor IX” in NYC! Get your tickets for our 9/17/11 return to The Manhattan Center here: http://www.rohstore.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=546, or order on iPPV courtesy of GFL.TV: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Wrestling/Ring_of_Honor___Death_Before_Dishonor_IX/1146!
The Civic Arena in St. Joseph, Missouri has issued the following statement:
"The WWE Smackdown event scheduled for Monday August 29th has been cancelled. They are looking to reschedule next July 2012. All purchased tickets are available for refund at point of purchase. Please call 816-271-4717 for further questions."
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There are a lot of people who work at the WWE offices worried that another "Titan Towers Massacre" is about to happen. The term comes from WWE's mass firings in early 2009. Members of the WWE staff are expecting the company to start looking for ways to cut more costs so they can be more financially beneficial. Several employees are looking at what might be next for them because some feel it's time to move on.
Tyson Kidd lost to Trent Barreta tonight on NXT when he was distracted by a Japanese symbol on the Tron. Being that this is week 25 of would should have been a 13 week season, the Japanese symbol probably meant "apathy". #howmuchmoreheatcaniget
Next week, Season 5 of NXT reaches week 26,twice as long as every other season. Can we just give Titus and Darren WWE contracts and move on?
While we're at it, let's find Percy Watson who should have been on this season instead of Darren Young and sign him and Derrick Bateman too! As a bonus, we have Maxine who would look phenomenal on any WWE or any TV show and Naomi who looks great inside and outside the ring.
Derrick Bateman's distraction allowed Maxine to defeat A.J. Afterward, Titus O'Neil tried to restore order, threatening Bateman. No, really. That was the main event. Next week is week #26 of NXT Season 5. Is it bad manners to request a wine list a week in advance?
Brett Hart entered the ring as the guest general manager of Smackdown. He spoke about the live Smackdown next Tuesday and said it was his decision. Sure, it was. He said Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton will take place on that show. Out came Christian, who said it was not his fault for losing at SummerSlam. He blamed Edge and said he couldn't concentrate during the SS match. Christian wants his rematch Tuesday on live SD.
Bret told Christian to stop being a crybaby. He said he's an embarrassment to the WWE Universe and to Canada. Yikes! He said he has to work his way back up. Christian called Bret an embarrassment and said he's the only relevant Canadian. Christian presented a court order to Bret that says he gets his rematch before anyone else gets a title shot. Bret gave it to him for next Tuesday and added that it will be in a steel cage match.
Mark Henry came out and said he's been here for 15 years. He said this is disrespect and that he earned his shot. He said someone's gonna get hurt. He wants the winner of the cage match. He was trying to bully Bret. Out comes Sheamus, who tells a story about how his uncle castrated a black bull. He is gonna do the same. He clears Henry from the ring.
They did a retake of Sheamus and Henry.
1. Christian defeated Daniel Bryan. Christian won with the Killswitch. An excellent match, just as you would expect from these two.
Wade Barrett came out for a match against a local wrestler. He said he is responsible for attacks on John Cena and others. He said he has shaken WWE to its very core (get it, Corre?). He says there is no way he will face this guy. He said it was an embarrassment and then left. That was the end of the segment. Seriously.
Alberto Del Rio will face Sin Cara on the live show next week.
2. Sin Cara beat Heath Slater. There were a couple of botched moves and a quick roll up for the win. They had to reshoot the finish because it was so bad the first time. The kids love Sin Cara, though.
3. Randy Orton defeated Ted DiBiase (w/Cody Rhodes). Cody said he performs miracles and is resurrecting the Intercontinental Title. The paper bags were handed out. It was a nice match with lots of great spots. They had obvious chemistry with one another. Orton got the win with the RKO. Cody was pissed and hit CrossRhodes on DiBiase after the match. He put a bag on his head and their relationship appears to be finished.
4. Kelly Kelly beat Tamina. Kelly Kelly won with her new finisher.
Jinder Mahal was schooling The Great Khali and telling him he needs to take care of Ezekiel Jackson, which is coming up next.
Randy Orton vs. Christian in a cage match was officially advertised for the live Smackdown show.
5. Ezekiel Jackson defeated The Great Khali. Jackson broke out of the Vice Grip and put Khali in the Torture Rack. Impressive.
Randy Orton cut a promo on the big screen. He basically asked how many times he has to fight Christian.
6. Sin Cara defeated Heath Slater. They redid the match completely. No kidding. And, shockingly, it was way better the second time.
7. Sheamus defeated Mark Henry by countout. This was a slow plod. Sheamus scored the countout victory after throwing Henry into the announce table. Afterward, Henry killed Sheamus with the World's Strongest Slam onto the ring steps.
1. Randy Orton defeated Christian in a Street Fight with Bret Hart as the special referee.
Monday's WWE Raw television show drew a 2.97 rating, which is down from the 3.27 rating the show drew last week. Monday's Raw averaged 4.64 million viewers. The first hour produced 4.611 million viewers, and hour two scored 4.662 million viewers.