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