Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Taping Date & Location For WWE's Tribute To The Troops Special‏

WWE will be taping the Tribute To The Troops Special on Sunday, December 11th, 2011 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Go to for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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WWE Shuts Down Live Event Website

According to PWInsider, WWE has shut down heir live events website (found after nude images of former WWE Divas Chyna and Tiffany were published in the photo gallery.
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Update On Kurt Angle's DUI


FRONT ROYAL -- The Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Office has reduced a driving under the influence charge against pro wrestling champion Kurt Angle to reckless driving.

Angle was absent from a hearing Tuesday in Warren General District Court during which Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Fleming disclosed the amended charge. Reckless driving and driving under the influence as a first-time offense carry the same penalties -- a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

Fleming distributed a press release before the hearing. It read in part: "Based upon our review, the commonwealth feels that a reckless driving charge is strongly supported by the evidence and we have elected to prosecute that charge in lieu of the charge of driving while intoxicated."

Fleming refused to comment on the reasons for amending the charge. Angle's attorney, C. Todd Gilbert, also refused to comment. Judge W. Dale Houff scheduled a trial date for Nov. 8.

Angle, 42, of Corapolis, Pa., was arrested shortly after midnight on Sept. 4 on Interstate 66 near Linden. He had performed at the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock earlier in the evening.

A state trooper pulled Angle over after noticing the car he was driving was weaving back and forth over the center line, according to court records.

The arresting officer, C.R. Scally, wrote in his report that he detected "the strong odor of alcoholic beverage" and asked Angle how much he had drank. Angle replied three beers, according to Scally's report.

After Angle struggled with roadside tests, some involving his ability to recite the alphabet and count off numbers, Scally administered a preliminary breath test that registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.091 percent for the wrestler, court records say.

A second blood-alcohol test administered after 2 a.m. at the Front Royal police headquarters showed Angle's blood alcohol level at 0.06, below the legal limit of 0.08.
In comments days after the arrest, Gilbert said the result from the initial roadside test "is so inherently unreliable and the protocols for its use so flawed that these results are inadmissible as evidence under Virginia law."

Gilbert said the second test showing Angle below the legal blood-alcohol limit "is one that passes the rigorous scientific standards set forth by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science."

In a written statement issued two days after the arrest, Angle also denied he was driving while intoxicated.

"I was returning from an iMPACT Wrestling show in an unfamiliar place, late at night and trying to find the exit for my hotel," he said. "I did not believe my driving behavior was reckless or otherwise improper. Apparently law enforcement may have believed otherwise and pulled me over."
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CHIKARA: Brockton & Manhattan debuts now available on DVD

Our intrepid video team from Smart Mark Video has just released our September events from Brockton, MA and Manhattan, NY on DVD! With original artwork, backstage interviews and bonus materials, these new releases are terrific additions to your CHIKARA collection! Details are as follows:

"Odyssey of the Twelfth Talisman" - 9.17.11 - Brockton, MA
Featuring these bouts:
1. The Batiri (Obariyon & Kodama) vs. The Throwbacks
2. Johnny Gargano vs. Marshe Rockett
3. Doug Summers/Amber/JT Dunn/Da Hoodz
vs. Todd Sople/Triplelicious/Buddy Romano/M1nute Men
4. Vin Gerard vs. Jigsaw [12 Large: Summit, Block B]
5. Chuck Taylor vs. Ophidian
6. Ares vs. Sara Del Rey
7. Icarus vs. Mike Quackenbush [12 Large: Summit, Block A]
8. Die Bruderschaft (Tim Donst/Tursas/Jakob Hammermeier) vs. The Colony
Plus backstage interviews and 4 bonus features!

"Martyr Yourself to Caution" - 9.18.11 - Manhattan, NY
Featuring these bouts:
1. Ophidian vs. Sara Del Rey [12 Large: Summit, Block A]
2. The Colony (Soldier Ant/Green Ant) vs. The Throwbacks
3. Icarus vs. Gregory Iron
4. Tim Donst/Tursas vs. The Young Bucks
5. Ares vs. Marshe Rockett
6. The Dark Army (Kizarny/Obariyon/Kodama/Kobald)
vs. The Spectral Envoy (UltraMantis Black/Hallowicked/Frightmare) & ?
7. F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor/Johnny Gargano) vs. Mike Quackenbush/Jigsaw [Campeonatos de Parejas]
8. Fire Ant vs. Eddie Kingston [12 Large: Summit, Block B]
Plus backstage interviews & a visit to "Dark Match"!

Own them today:

Come see our next 2 live events taking place this weekend:

"Small But Mighty"
Friday evening - 10.7.2011
Live @ Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium
1813 Frank Holt Drive
in Burlington, NC!
The action starts @ 7:30 pm, Doors open @ 7:00 pm!

"Klunk in Love"
Saturday evening - 10.8.2011
Live @ The Kingsport Civic Auditorium
1550 Fort Henry Drive
in Kingsport, TN!
The action starts @ 7:00 pm, Doors open @ 6:30 pm!

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Update On Chris Jericho Returning To WWE


According to sources close to the situation, Chris Jericho has been talking with WWE about his future with the company. Jericho's return may not be a full-time thing and it's said he may work a limited schedule, something similar to The Rock. There's no word yet on when he might return but it's believed he will work with WWE again closer to 2012.
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Update On CM Punk's Push

According to sources,There has been a lot of talk that Punk will win the WWE Title in late 2011 or early 2012 and carry it into WrestleMania 28.

WWE officials do not want the WWE Title to be a part of John Cena and The Rock's match at WrestleMania.
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Sheamus Set For Big Push

According to PWInsider, Sources are reporting that WWE officials are looking at Sheamus to be the next big star for the SmackDown brand and will be pushing him as a major player going into WrestleMania 28. The idea is that Mark Henry, Randy Orton and Sheamus will be the cornerstones of the blue brand.

Regarding early ideas for WrestleMania 28 next year, that will likely change several times, Sheamus challenging Henry for the World Heavyweight Title is penciled in.
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Video: Rey Mysterio Talks About His Injury And Recovery

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William Regal Comments On Raw

William Regal tweeted the following:

Some people have asked about the walkout on Raw.My personal reasons for my action was that I think HHH has enough on his plate being the COO.I know exactly what it takes to be in charge of Raw and it comes at a dear price(or it did with me).HHH is in charge of the WWE.He needs to concentrate on the company as a whole and put a suitable candidate in charge of the Raw brand.

Although we haven't had much to do with each other(apart from the odd scuffle)18 years ago myself and HHH where very close. We choose separate paths but my heart went out to him last night as for whatever has happened in our respective lives,we where once friends.

I don't agree with the superstars on any of there reasons for walking out on HHH.I just want him to share some of his burden. And I hope this message gets to him and he respects my view."
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*Spoiler* Results For WWE Smackdown 10/7/11

*Smackdown opens with a backstage segment featuring Teddy Long and Zack Ryder discussing the Raw walk-out. Long says Raw's loss will be Smackdown's gain.

*In the ring are Christian, Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes and Vickie Guerrero. They say that unless HHH steps down as COO, they will be boycotting live events as its not a safe working environment.

*WWE champ Alberto Del Rio comes out and says that the Smackdown stars won't return to Raw as long as HHH is COO. He's here to show Smackdown what Raw will be missing this Monday. Teddy Long comes out and announces Sheamus & Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes & Christian as tonight's main event, but says that since Del Rio wants to be in action tonight, he will face Sin Cara.

*WWE champion Alberto Del Rio defeated Sin Cara. After the match, Black Cara attacked Blue Cara.

*Backstage, Matt Striker interviewed WWE Tag Team champions Air Boom, asking them why they walked out on Raw. They said it was a culmination of many things but until HHH steps down, the fans won't see Air Boom anywhere but Smackdown.

*Jack Swagger and WWE United States champion Dolph Ziggler defeated WWE Tag Team champions Air Boom in a non title match. The champions were attacked as they made their entrance and were on the defensive for most of the match.

*WWE Divas champion Beth Phoenix defeated Alicia Fox in 30 seconds. After the match, Fox was trapped in Beth's submission while Natalya screamed at her on the mic to cry and scream.

*Big Show makes his return and cuts a promo about finally returning after being hurt for several months. World champion Mark Henry came out and cut a promo saying he'll deal with Show in time, but Show hasn't done a thing to deserve a title shot.

*Matt Striker interviewed Randy Orton, asking him why he wasn't out there for the HHH vote of confidence on Monday. Orton says if he has a problem with HHH, he'll deal with him personally. He says he doesn't play well with others and doesn't like a group mentality.

*Big Show returns to the ring and says that he wants Mark Henry tonight and wants Henry's answer by tonight. It looks like they are adding something to the previous segment or perhaps re-filming it.

*Ezekiel Jackson pinned Jinder Mahal.

*Backstage, Johnny Ace shows up in Teddy Long's office and says Teddy can count on him if he needs anything.

*There is a segment where Hornswoggle and Booker T do Spinaroonies, but that's likely going to be a segment for the live house only.

*Randy Orton & Sheamus defeated WWE Intercontinental champion Cody Rhodes & Christian after Orton nailed Cody with the RKO

* Mark Henry and Big Show had a staredown and teased a brawl to end the show
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News On WWE Studios

WWE is looking for ways to put out more content from WWE Studios and have it be a big part of the WWE Network. The movie division, which is currently in a re-organizing phase, reportedly has a new strategy and will be looking to release more movies per year, and more titles internationally.

WWE Studios is currently looking into doing more sequels of past movies and have screenwriters right now working on a draft for The Marine 3
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TV Rating For WWE Raw 10/3/11

According to PWInsider, the 10/3 edition of WWE Raw scored a a 3.05 cable rating with an average of 4,270,000 viewers. Hour 1 did a 2.95 rating while hour 2 did a 3.14.