Monday, September 26, 2011

Mason Ryan Returns To WWE Raw

Former Nexus member Mason Ryan returned to WWE Raw on Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger's team to take on Zack Ryder and AirBoom.
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Cody Rhodes Retains WWE Intercontinental Title

Cody Rhodes defeated 9 other men to defend his WWE Intercontinental Title on WWE Raw Supershow. The results on WWE Raw Supershow 9/26/11 can be viewed at this link
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The Sun Interviews Stone Cold Steve Austin: I’d Pick CM Punk For My Final Match

Credit:The Sun

STEVE AUSTIN'S dream final wrestling match would be against current WWE star CM Punk.
Stone Cold retired due to injury in 2003 after battling The Rock at WrestleMania XIX but has since built a successful career as a movie star.

His latest release, Born To Fight, is out on DVD next week and the grappling legend reckons his current Twitter banter with Punk could turn into a full-blown scrap at WWE's showpiece pay-per-view event.

Austin, who was the face of the WWE's revamped Tough Enough series, told SunSport: "I think Punk is a great guy.

"I'd say he looks up to me for what I did in the ring back in the day — and I look up to him for what he is doing now. I'd say it's a case of mutual respect.

"I hear the stories and if the stars aligned and all things worked out to benefit us all — the WWE, myself and Punk — I'd say that he is the guy I'd pick to face.

"I'm sure I could get another match out of this carcass of mine."

Austin, 46, had a taste of what it would be like to step back in the ring at WrestleMania when he officiated the Michael Cole-Jerry Lawler match at this year's event — which also featured his close friend and mentor Jim Ross.

He added: "Mania was a lot of fun. If you can't be one of the guys in the ring competing, why not be the guy who is pulling the strings in there instead?

"I enjoyed the experience and it's always fun to be in a WWE ring. I really get the fans and they still appreciate what I've done and continue to do.

"WWE has changed, it was a lot edgier in my day, but things do move on and that was my time I guess.


WANTED MAN ... CM Punk
"It's fun being closer to wrestling again. I loved Tough Enough and hear there may be a second series.

"If a few other things get ironed out in the company first, I'd say it's a good 95 per cent guaranteed. My Involvement was a lot more hands on than I expected and I enjoyed that.

"Wrestling is part of my system. I don't miss the bumps, the travel grind or the pain, but I do enjoy it when I get back and feel the rush of being in front of a crowd."

Stone Cold also gave us his views on one match set for next year's WrestleMania — John Cena against his old rival The Rock — and the Hulk Hogan-Sting bout that is likely to take place at TNA's showpiece event Bound For Glory.

Austin said: "A year-long build is something no one has ever done so Cena v Rock will be very interesting. Rock is doing his thing in Hollywood so can't make every taping, plus you can't overdo these things.

"WWE are doing their part and keeping it moving along, but there is still a long time until the pay-off.

"I'll be honest, I hadn't heard about Hogan v Sting. That will be interesting too, I mean Hogan had back surgery didn't he?

"They are both great guys. I'm a fan of Sting's and he can still go with the best of them. I know Hogan well and he still has it when he needs it.

"It will be a very interesting night at the office that one and I will most certainly be watching Bound For Glory to see how it works out.

"I get annoyed when people say that such and such should retire, or they shouldn't compete due to injury or age.


"I know how it works and many of these guys find it hard to stay out of the ring. Hogan, for example, was put on this world to be there.

"There may often be money involved when guys step back in the ring, but it's more about their need to be there than the financial rewards.

"The other thing is that there are so few people coming up through the ranks who can match the success of guys like Hulk, Flair, Sting or myself.

"Cena may be the only one who has reached that level — I've yet to see another hit that peak yet."

Born to Fight takes Austin away from his comfort zone of action films.

Telling the tale of a young man new to high school who experiences bullying, this is one film that Stone Cold feels will appeal to more than just his loyal fan base.

He said: "Born to Fight shows a softer side to me than the previous ones I guess. I'd call it the Karate Kid meets Rocky type of film.

"I play an ex-boxer turned school janitor. I see this kid being bullied and I train him to become a boxer — teaching him how to stand up for himself, while learning more about myself too.

"I enjoyed the role as it stretched me as an actor. There was more dialogue for me to tackle for a start — and I don't even cuss once in this one!"
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TV Rating For WWE Smackdown 9/23/11

Source:PWInsider.com

The 9/23 edition of WWE Smackdown scored a 2.3 cable rating, a sharp increase from 1.78 the week before.
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Update On Hulk Hogan/Eric Bischoff's Future In Impact Wrestling

Source:PWInsider.com

The contracts of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff with Impact Wrestling reportedly expire the week of TNA's Bound For Glory. There has been no word yet about Hogan or Bischoff re-signing.
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Report: TNA Title's Contract To Expire Soon

According to PWInsider.com, Word is that several TNA contracts are set to expire in the next few months. While no names have been disclosed, it's said that one of the contracts expiring belongs to a current TNA title holder.

The current champions are:

Kurt Angle

Eric Young

Austin Aries

Winter

Hernandez & Anarquia

Tara & Miss Tessmacher
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Rey Mysterio To Undergo Surgery Again?

Rey Mysterio wrote the following on Twitter:

Might need surgery #2 on my knee this week, need to go back in & reinforce the pcl ( Posterior ligament) Shouldn't b bad,hopefully!1 luv 619
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Live results for WWE Raw 9/26/2011

Whatsup guys and thanks for coming to Headlocks2Headlines.com for all your wrestling news, this is the SensationalSequel Sean here and after last weeks firing of Miz and R-Truth what is going to happen tonight on Raw. With HHH supposedly having lost control of Raw, will Vince McMahon be brought back in to take control, and where is Kevin Nash, all these questions and more will hopefully be answered tonight. And don't forget to join us in the chat over at SNS Radio Network to talk about Raw with everyone.


To start off Raw HHH is coming out as they show a video of him firing R-Truth and Miz at the end of last weeks episode. HHH says that he wants to talk about his actions last weeks, he then shows a video that apparently was shot after Night of Champions, and he says that is why they were fired. HHH says that Miz and Truth who is watching at home, they were fired by their own actions for attacking WWE officials. HHH says he wasn't going to fire them, but he used them to get one more main event out of them. HHH says that the 250k dollar fine is still floating around out there, and that fine is going to go to Mark Henry for putting his hands on Jim Ross and for injuring and putting Jerry "The King" Lawler through the announce table. He then says no one person is above the WWE, as he continues to talk on this and Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero then interrupts him, with Dolph asking him what he is going to do for Dolph after Hugh Jackman fractured Dolphs jaw, and then asks HHH what is going to do about it. HHH says what he doesn't know what Ziggler wants him to do, but he will get him some security for when the muppets are there. While HHH continues to talk, Cody Rhodes comes out talking about the attack that Randy Orton committed against him last week on Smackdown and the staples in his head. While HHH starts talking to Cody, Christian comes out talking about Sheamus pushing Christian back into the ring, and asking how is that fair that Sheamus costs him the World Title. HHH then tells Christian that it was a Lumberjack match and thats what they were supposed to do, but Christian tells HHH that he feels the biggest lawsuit with Cody and Ziggler against the WWE, but Christian says that he wants 1 more match, and HHH says ok, I will give you 1 more match this Sunday against Sheamus, 1 more match this Friday against Randy Orton, and tonight 1 more match against the WWE Champion John Cena, but its not for the title. Christian walks away yelling at HHH. Dolph looks at HHH and asks what is he going to do about him, and says that tonight he is going to defend the title against Zach Ryder. And then tells Cody Rhodes he gets the night off. Cody tells HHH he can give himself the night off, and then HHH asked him what he said, and Cody tells HHH that he is a poor excuse of a COO and HHH hears Cody saying he wants to defend his title, Cody then says something else, and HHH hears that Cody wants to defend his title in a triple threat match, Cody says thats not what he said, and HHH hears a Fatal Four Way. Cody then says he won't do it, and HHH tells him to stay right here that his match is next, and that he is going to walk backstage and the first 9 guys he sees will come out and compete in a Over the top Rope battle Royale for the Intercontinental Championship.


1st match Intercontinental Championship/ 10 man Over the Top Rope Battle Royal
Sin Cara vs Cody Rhodes vs Daniel Bryan vs John Morrison vs Sheamus vs Justin Gabriel vs Drew McIntyre vs Alex Riley vs Ted Dibiase vs Ezekial Jackson


1st Elimenation Drew McIntyre
2nd elimenation Sin Cara x2
3rd elimination Alex Riley
4th elimination Justin Gabriel
5th elimination John Morrison
6th elimination Daniel Bryan
7th elimination Ted Dibiase
8th elimination Ezekial Jackson
9th elimination Sheamus


Winner: Cody Rhodes


They show the video from last weeks Raw where Mark Henry attacked and put Jerry the King Lawler through the announce table.


Backstage we see David Otunga with John Laurinitus, Otunga talking about having a law degree and he doesn't want to use it. Laurinitus then tells Otunga that he will start using his power a little bit around there and Otunga leaves as Laurinitus pulls out his phone and starts texting someone.


2nd match Divas Tag Team match
Kelly Kelly and Eve vs Sisters of Destruction (Natalya/Beth Phoenix)
Winner(s): Sisters of Destruction (Natalya and Beth Phoenix)  (On a side note: I like the name of Divas of Destruction or Divas of Doom a lot better than Sisters of Destruction)


3rd match
Mark Henry vs Great Khali



Before the match even starts Henry attacks Khali with the title and then delivers a Worlds Biggest Slam as he yells "You better be scared" and then yells "No one tells me what to do". 


Out comes John Cena who sees the Hell in a Cell and points at his wrist and then at the Cell and says we must be close to Hell in a Cell. (Jim Ross just dropped a pretty good line on commentary, "Hell in a cell is like a church, many attend, only a few understand".) First thing Cena says is John Cena is going to hell and they show the picture for the poster on the titantron. He says that this match is necessary, that his title is surrounded by controversy starting with Punk walking out of the building with the title at Money in the Bank to Alberto Del Rio getting the title, to Cena holding the title for the 10th time. He says that when the door is locked this Sunday the 3 biggest forces in the WWE will be locked in Hell and will make history. He says that on Sunday he will run into the Devil's Playground, that he will look satan dead in the face and yell is that all you got. Cena says that he has walked through hell, and that there is no way in hell he will walk out without that belt. Alberto Del Rio's music hits and out he comes to go to the commentating table along with CM Punk who then comes out with his announcers jacket.


4th match
Christian vs John Cena

Winner: Cena by disqualification


During the match Alberto Del Rio attacked CM Punk and then attacked Cena while he was going for the AA. Del Rio grabs a mic on the way up the ramp and says its his destiny to win the title at Hell in the Cell.


5th match US Title Match
Zach Ryder vs Dolph Ziggler

Winner: Dolph Ziggler retains his title by pinfall after help from Jack Swagger


After the match Ziggler and Swagger starts attacking Ryder, all of a sudden pyro goes off on stage and out comes Air Boom (Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne) to help Ryder. Teddy Long comes out and tells Vickie she has 3 minutes to find a 3rd partner for Swagger and Ziggler because when we come back from commercial its going to be a 6 man tag match with Air Boom and Zach Ryder going against Swagger, Ziggler, and a mystery partner.


6th match 6 man tag match
Air Boom (Kofi Kingston/Evan Bourne) and Zach Ryder vs Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, and (a returning) Mason Ryan
Winner(s): Air Boom (Kofi Kingston/Evan Bourne) and Zach Ryder by pinfall on Dolph Ziggler after Mason Ryan turned on Swagger, Ziggler, and Guerrero.


Backstage we see Otunga talking to Ziggler, Christian, and Rhodes about their rights and things that they can do, but they had to be in for it, and they all agreed to join up.


7th match
Alberto Del Rio vs CM Punk
Winner: CM Punk


After the match the hell in a cell stops lowering down as Ricardo Rodriguez attacks CM Punk, but Cena stops Rodriguez's escape to the outside and throws him back into the ring as Punk delivers the Go To Sleep on Rodriguez and then a AA from Cena. After the AA Punk tries to hit the GTS on Cena, but Cena gets out and goes for the AA on Punk, but Punk gets out as Del Rio slides into the ring with chair and begins to lay into Punk and Cena with the chair and he stands victorioius over both bodies as the camera fades to black.


Well thats Raw for 9/26/2011, hope you guys enjoyed it. And don't forget that at 1130pm EST over at SNS Radio Network WNL will be starting up. So go listen to JJ$exay and the Trey Dawg as they talk about Raw, the news of the week, and to take any phone calls from everyone. Thanks for reading guys.
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Audio: Wrestling News Live Following WWE Raw 9/26/11

Tune in tonight to www.snsradionetwork.com starting @ 11:30pm Est, 9:30pm Mst as Wrestling News Live returns on the SNS Radio Network with “The Outlaw of the IWC” The TreyDawg & “Mr. Money on the Mic” JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay. The boys will rundown the “News of the Week” sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com,recap the 9-26-11 edition of WWE RAW and take your phonecalls via the skype line sponsored by Headlocks2Headlines.com just call 501 588 7957 or add sundaynightshowdown to skype or send your emails to wnlshow@yahoo.com and join the “Live” Chatroom to be an interactive part of the show.
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TNA Returning To Vicksburg On November 19th‏

Vicksburg, MS will host the TNA IMPACT WRESTLING World Tour on Saturday, November 19 at the Vicksburg Convention Center at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 7 at http://ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. All tickets to the event include all you can eat popcorn, fountain soda, hot dogs and nachos with cheese. Fans that purchase a $55 ticket will receive a special meet and greet with TNA IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars at 5:30pm (redeemable with ticket the night of the show). Appearing live and in person will be Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson, Mexican America, Mickie James, Brian Kendrick and more! Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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TNA Returning To Greenwood On November 18th‏

Greenwood, MS will host the TNA IMPACT WRESTLING World Tour on Friday, November 18 at the LeFlore Civic Center at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 7 at http://protix.com and charge by phone at 1-866-977-6849. All tickets to the event include all you can eat popcorn, fountain drinks, hot dogs, candy, pickles and cookies. Fans that purchase a $55 ticket will receive a special meet and greet with TNA IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars at 5:30pm (redeemable with ticket the night of the show). Appearing live and in person will be Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson, Mexican America, Mickie James, Brian Kendrick and more! Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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New Ring Of Honor Website Launched

Ring Of Honor has launched a new version of its website which can be found at http://rohwrestling.com
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News On Edge Appreciation Night On Smackdown

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Before the recent Edge Appreciation Night on SmackDown, there was talk within WWE that Edge didn't want to participate in any angles at this time and was hesitant about the big night in Toronto.
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WWE Event Sold Out Without John Cena Advertised

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Saturday's Raw live event at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas drew a sellout crowd. Furthermore, John Cena was not advertised for the event.
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Randy Orton Vs Cody Rhodes Feud Talked About

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, whilst Randy Orton is presently involved in a program with Mark Henry, there is talk of building up another match against Cody Rhodes due to the amount of attention their match on Friday's SmackDown garnered.
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UK TV Rating For WWE And TNA

Credit:PWInsider


Raw - all numbers are for the live airing/2am Tuesday morning
- drew 101,000 for the August 22 show (w/e Aug 28) - down 35,000/-33% on the prior week
- drew 153,000 for the August 29 show (w/e Sep 4) - up 52,000/+51%
- drew 146,000 for the September 3 show (w/e Sep 11) - down 7,000/-5%


SmackDown - all for the first airing on Friday nights
- drew 97,000 for the August 26 show (w/e Aug 28) - down 23,000/-19%
- drew 72,000 for the September 2 show (w/e Sep 4) - down 25,000/-26%
- no rating for the September 9 show (w/e Sep 11)

TNA Impact
- the August 18 show drew 209,000 airing on August 23 - down 9,000/-4%
- the August 25 show drew 194,000 airing on August 28 - this was Impact's first airing on a Sunday, it's new regular slot - down 15,000/-7%
- the September 1 show drew 180,000 airing on September 4 - down 14,000/-7%
- the September 8 show drew 149,000 airing on September 11 - down 31,000/-17%
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WWE's Big Four PPV's To Move To WWE Network?

WWE sent out a survey which gave a bit more insight to the upcoming WWE network. It said:

Imagine a 24-hour cable network that was run by The WWE. It featured a mix of WWE-made programs, including new shows, repeats of Raw and SmackDown from USA and Syfy and "classic" or "historical" programs featuring shows from different promotions like classic WWE footage, WCW, ECW, NWA, AWA, etc. from years past.

It would have two new weekly WWE live in-ring shows (wrestling), but not SmackDown or Raw.

It would have a daily live in-studio viewer interactive show similar to SportsCenter.

Additionally, this network would include WWE's "classic big 4" pay-per-view events including WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and Royal Rumble to the lineup at no additional cost. Rather than having to pay for them, they would now be specials with the same match quality you're used to seeing on pay-per-view for no additional cost. These 4 events would only be available on The WWE Network.

In addition to The WWE Network, you would receive approximately 30 additional channels including NFL Network, NBA TV, Biography Channel, Fox Business Network and Fuel TV.

How interested would you be in upgrading your service for an additional $7-$12 per month to a tier which would include the WWE Network described above?"
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Breakdown Of TV Rating For WWE Raw 9/19/11

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported before, the 9/19 edition of WWE Raw did a 3.01 cable rating with 4.32 million viewers against lots of competition like Monday Night Football, Two and a Half Men and more.

The opening segment with CM Punk, Triple H and John Laurinaitis opened to a 3.46 rating but the eight-man match with Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, Sheamus and Justin Gabriel taking on Christian, Wade Barrett, David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty lost 1,046,000 viewers. With 23% of the viewers tuning out during this match, this was the biggest segment decrease in a long time.

John Morrison vs. Alberto Del Rio and the segment with Hugh Jackman, Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero gained 524,000 viewers while the impromptu match with Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara lost 187,000 viewers. The segment with Mark Henry, Jerry Lawler and Mark Henry gained 262,000 viewers back, which is below average for that time slot.

Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix and Natalya with Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder, and the appearance by Hugh Jackman, lost 239,000 viewers. Jack Swagger's promo video and segment with Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero, plus the backstage segment with CM Punk and John Cena lost 357,000 viewers.

The main event of Cena and Punk vs. The Miz and R-Truth gained 172,000 viewers for a 2.86 rating, which is way below average for a RAW main event. The overrun this week with Triple H firing The Miz and R-Truth gained 670,000 viewers to a 3.32 rating.
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Buy Rate For WWE's Summerslam PPV

Source:PWInsider.com

WWE updated their Key Performance Indicators. The preliminary buyrate is only 301,000 buys, down the 2010 buyrate. Based on the breakdown, the buyrate looks to be 174,000 in North America and 127.000 from International markets.
In 2010, the PPV drew 350,00 buys. In 2009, the PPV drew 369,000 buys.
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