Thursday, August 25, 2011

Money In The Bank 2011 Buyrate

According to PWInsider,the 2011 Money in the Bank pay-per-view with John Cena vs. CM Punk in Chicago did over 265,000 worldwide buys. This is up over 100,000 pay-per-view buys from the first Money in the Bank pay-per-view, which did 165,000 worldwide buys.
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Backstage Feeling Within TNA

Credit:PWInsider

There was lots of frustration within TNA going into tonight's Impact Wrestling tapings from Huntsville, Alabama. At last word a few days ago, there were only 800 tickets sold. Internally, company officials were only expecting around 2,000 fans, in an arena that is set up for 10,000 or 12,000.

There has been lots of head shaking about the low ticket sales and people within TNA wondering how Spike TV officials will react since Spike is covering some of the expenses of taking Impact Wrestling on the road.
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New Date For WWE Event In Ontario‏

WWE's event at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California has been moved to February 25th, 2012. The original date was December 2nd, 2011. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Update On Maryse's Surgery

On Twitter, Maryse reported that she was under going surgery for a hernia. On Facebook she posted:

I am home now, and feeling good, still very tired from the anesthesia, but its normal, i will be posting pics of my tummy when they remove the bandages, my doctor did an amazing job and the scar should be very small in my belly button! be sexy.
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Backstage Feeling Towards Sin Cara

According to PWInsider,There were lots of people backstage at the SmackDown tapings this past Tuesday night rolling their eyes at Sin Cara. WWE had to do two re-takes of Cara's match against Heath Slater. The original Mistico is back under the mask after returning from suspensio
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Update On Changes To WWE.Com

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

A reported before,there have been major changes to WWE's corporate restructuring and the website recently. WWE's website is now part of a new division called WWE Creative. There will be other changes and restructuring as part of Stephanie McMahon's concept and vision.

Former WWE Executive VP of Digital Media Brian Kalinowski, who has been released, was responsible for the recent overhaul of WWE's website with more video content. He was also in charge of restructuring the WWE shop website. A lot of people were critical of Kalinowski because he was a guy recruited outside of wrestling who didn't understand the unique business. Kalinowski grew to learn the wrestling business and was considered a strong leader by many. His departure surprised a lot of people and the feeling was that his dismissal had nothing to do with job performance and everything to do with Stephanie McMahon taking over the website.

There is said to be a bigger power struggle going on between Stephanie McMahon and WWE production head Kevin Dunn. While Vince McMahon is a fan of Dunn's, Stephanie is not. It's noted by sources that Dunn is aware he will lose a power struggle with Stephanie but Dunn is good as long as Vince is around. Dunn is one of the few people Vince listens to and values the opinion of.

WWE's digital media department was already unhappy when they found out Kalinowski was leaving but morale went down once they got the memo that Stephanie is now running their department and everything from here on out must be coordinated through her office.
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Goldust Comments On WWE Divas

Goldust wrote the following on Twitter:

"Want all the wwe divas to know that i am proud of all of you. Y'all r kickin some good storylines"
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Heat On Jeff Hardy For Announcing TNA Return

Source:PWInsider.com

There is said to be lots of heat on Jeff Hardy right now for announcing on Twitter this week that he was returning at tonight's Impact Wrestling tapings in Huntsville, Alabama. TNA had wanted to keep Hardy's return a surprise until tonight but when Hardy announced it on Twitter, they went ahead and announced it on their website.
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Reason Kevin Nash Was Shown Shaking Hands Backstage On Raw

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the reason WWE showed footage of Kevin Nash shaking hands with a person backstage was a "fun poke" at the Twitter drama between Booker T and The Young Bucks, where Booker claimed they didn't shake hands when they were backstage for a WWE tryout a few weeks back.
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Audio: The Pro Wrestling Rewind With Mickie James Interview 8/24/11 Archived

Mickie James joins the program at the bottom of the hour to talk to Andy about her current music career as well she discusses her time in the WWE and TNA. This will be the most talked about interview from PWR this year,+news of the week and your calls, on this week's Pro Wrestling Rewind exclusively on the SNS Radio Network

http://www.archive.org/download/ProWrestlingRewind82411SnsRadioNetworkEspnRadio/PWR082411.mp3
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