Wednesday, October 12, 2011

News On Upcoming WWE PPV's

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE currently has pay-per-view main events penciled in through the Royal Rumble, which is the opposite of how they have booked in recent years.

There has been talk of doing a Scramble match at the Survivor Series pay-per-view with Sheamus, Mark Henry, Christian, Randy Orton, Big Show and Kane. Henry vs. Show in a Tables Match at the TLC pay-per-view is also being discussed.

It's also said that creative has picked out a tentative winner for the Royal Rumble already, and that Superstar is from the SmackDown brand. The idea is that the winner will end up with the World Heavyweight Title before WrestleMania 28, likely at Elimination Chamber, because Daniel Bryan will be challenging with his Money in the Bank briefcase.
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Report: WWE Unhappy With Reaction To Walk Out

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE officials were disappointed at how the crowd reacted towards some of the bigger stars participating in the walkout angle, and the fact that two of the people the crowd reacted to the most were Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE Raw 10/10/11

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported before, the 10/10 edition of WWE Raw did a 3.24 cable rating with 5 million viewers against Monday Night Football, the Major League Baseball playoffs and other competition. The rating was higher because the first 30 minutes this week did a 3.62 rating but from that point it declined. The final hour of RAW this week was well below normal levels.

In the segment-by-segment breakdown, the opening segment with Triple H being removed from his RAW duties and Vince McMahon returning, and the Christian vs. John Morrison match lost 224,000 viewers. Triple H and Laurinaitis' backstage segment and the Big Show vs. Mark Henry video lost 361,000 more viewers.

In the 10pm timeslot, Henry vs. Randy Orton and Eve Torres & Kelly vs. Tamina & Rosa Mendes, plus the Jim Ross firing segment gained just 132,000 viewers, which is below normal for 10pm. Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne and Mason Ryan vs. Dolph Ziggler, David Otunga and Jack Swagger lost 658,000 more viewers.

The decline continued as Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk lost 213,000 viewers and did a 2.77 quarter-hour rating. The overrun this week with Punk and Del rio vs. The Miz and R-Truth with Triple H's run-in gained 667,000 viewers, doing a 3.20 rating for the overrun
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Audio: The Pro Wrestling Rewind Live Tonight 9pm EST

Tune into as Pro Wrestling Rewind returns on the SNS Radio Network. The Power is not a great mood tonight so be ready for a lot of soapbox ranting. The Raw debacle this past week, Tyson Tomko's arrest, wrestling in general. A lot to talk about tonight and your calls, coming up on the Pro Wrestling Rewind, 9pm est exclusively at
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WWE Returning To Jackson, Mississippi In January‏

WWE returns to the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi on January 6th, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Go to or for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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WWE Returning To San Angelo In January

WWE returns to the Foster Communications Coliseum in San Angelo, Texas on January 8th, 2012 at 3 PM. Go to or for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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News On Mick Foley Possibly Returning To WWE

It's widely expected that former WWE superstar Mick Foley will be returning to the company in the next few weeks, with Foley himself even teasing his return in recent interviews and on twitter.

According to a source in WWE, there's been a lot of talk behind the scenes this week about Foley's return taking place around Survivor Series.

With Foley's longtime friend The Rock returning to the ring at Survivor Series and appearing on the final RAW before Survivor Series on November 14th, it's expected that Foley will make several appearances on WWE television leading up to and after the big event.
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Update On Brock Lesnar In WWE 12

According to Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter,the announcement of Brock Lesnar being in WWE '12 was supposed to happen back in July of this year. There were plans to shoot promos with him in July but he wasn't in the mood. The timing just wasn't right with Lesnar, considering everything he had been dealing with.

A few weeks ago, Lesnar agreed to do the media appearances for the game to help promote it and now here we are. Lesnar is one of the big mystery roster reveals that THQ officials have been hyping over the past few months.

THQ decided they wanted Lesnar in the game once they saw how hot the Lesnar vs. Undertaker WrestleMania talk was last year.
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Jim Ross Comments On Being Fired From Raw

Jim Ross tweeted:

Let's get something straight. I hired Laurinaitis in WWE when he had NO job. I helped him prep 4 his job & I remained an EVP in another dept

I'm not going to Smackdown or PPVs. I'm done as best that I know. Might do some Roundtable type stuff. My services aren't required weekly.

1 more time..I'm fired from wk'ly tv. Our products are still being sold at because it's good business. Thx 4 support
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Audio: Wrestling News Live 10/10/11 Archived

WNL returned to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network with “The Outlaw of the IWC” The TreyDawg & “Mr. Money on the Mic” JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay. JJ opened the show talking about Canadian Thanksgiving…and his intepretation of its origins which involved Columbus, The Mackenzie Brothers , and even Wayne Gretzky. Mark “The Shark” DiCarlo joined the boys to talk about the upcoming card for the October 28th Next Generation Stampede Wrestling featuring ROH talents The Briscoe Brothers,and former WWE Talents Bobby Lashley & Chris Masters.JJ and Trey ran down thelatest “News of the Week” sponsored by After the break JJ welcomed Harmony to the show for the RAW recap as she wanted to discuss her new found hatred for John Cena in a word…SCAB. The Boys and Harmony gave thier thoughts on the show , after the break JJ opened the phone lines and took a few calls on topics ranging from TNA, A possible Cena Heel Turn and why JJ feels it would not work and so much more on this over 3 hour edition of WNL.
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Video: New Age Outlaws Show "The #OUDK: Episode 4" Featuring Lita & Co

Billy Gunn and Road Dogg have released their latest show featuring guests such as Lita, Sean Waltman and Samoa Joe.

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DX Reform Before Smackdown

According to live reports, Shawn Michaels and Triple H re-united as DX before tonight's Smackdown tapings in Dallas, Texas cutting a usual non-PG DX styles promo.

Shawn Michaels tweeted:

I've lost my voice. I can no longer yell for a promo & not lose my voice. The ol' yelling vocal cords are out of practice :-)

Was great to see everybody at WWE & of course a big thank you to the folks of Dallas. As I've said before. I will not be on Smackdown. It was just DX doing their silly stuff for the live audience which requires screaming."
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Tyson Tomko Arrested


A former WWE wrestler was arrested in Florida yesterday after cops say he was injecting himself with stolen pain medicine ... while hiding inside the bathroom of a local Chili's restaurant.

Tyson Tomko -- who wrestled in the WWE between 2002 and 2009 -- is accused of robbing a CVS Pharmacy on October 10th ... allegedly threatening to attack the pharmacist unless he forked over several bottles of Oxycodone.

The pharmacist claims he complied -- and Tomko escaped with 210 tablets of the powerful painkiller.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Tomko went to a nearby Chili's ... where he asked his waitress for a spoon. When the server brought him a teaspoon, he asked for a "deeper spoon" ... and when he got it, he took it to the men's room ... where he remained for 30 to 40 minutes.

Cops were eventually tipped off ... and when they arrived on the scene, one officer says Tomko had "needle marks and blood running down his arm" ... and had just flushed something down the toilet.

Tomko was taken into custody -- and allegedly told police he has a "severe drug problem."

Cops say Tomko admitted he took the Oxycodone from CVS ... and injected 178 pills, which he crushed up and melted down ... but he swore he never threatened the pharmacist.

Tomko was taken to a nearby hospital ... then transported to a nearby jail, where he was booked for robbery. He's currently behind bars -- bond was set at $7,500.
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Press Release: WWE Touts The Rock's Return

Finally, The Rock(R) Returns to Boston

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WWE(R) announced today that "the most electrifying man in entertainment," The Rock, will return to the city of Boston at the TD Garden on Monday, November 14 for a special three hour Raw(R) SuperShow that will air live on USA Network at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT.

What will happen when "The People's Champion" The Rock and John Cena(R) meet in Cena's hometown in their first face-to-face encounter since the spring? Ever since the announcement of the epic main event of Rock vs. Cena at WrestleMania(R) XXVIII on April 1, 2012, the two Superstars have engaged in a war of words. Can these two Superstars get along six days before they team up at Survivor Series(R)?

Tickets for the special Raw SuperShow are available at the TD Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, , or by calling 1-800-745-3000. The live event portion of the show has a special start time of 7:15 PM.
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TV Rating For WWE Raw 10/10/11

According to PWinsider, the 10/10 edition of WWE Raw drew a 3.26 rating and averaged 5,021,000 viewers for the two hour broadcast.
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*Spoiler* Results For WWE Smackdown 10/14/11


The show opened with Johnny Ace and Teddy Long announcing that the winner of a 41 man battle royal would get a title show. Randy Orton won and said he would face Mark Henry tonight.
Teddy Long told us that Sheamus would get a shot at Alberto Del Rio tonight.

Beth Phoenix beat Kelly Kelly.

The Sin Caras fought backstage. The heel took the face's mask and then beat Justin Gabriel.

Alberto Del Rio beat Sheamus after Christian ran in to help him. Christian attacked Sheamus and left him laying. Looks like they have a match coming up.

Zack Ryder and Kofi Kingston beat Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger.

Orton beat Henry by DQ when Cody Rhodes ran in. So they are setting up Orton and Rhodes. Big Show ran in and made the save and laid out Henry.
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