Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mike Tenay Renews Contract With TNA

According to ProWrestling.net, TNA recently re-signed Mike Tenay to a new contract
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Barry Windham Hospitalized In ICU

Credit:PWInsider

Former NWA World champion and Four Horsemen member Barry Windham, 50, who was easily one of the top in-ring wrestlers of the 1980s, is currently hospitalized in an Intensive Care Unit in Florida.

Reports are that Windham either suffered a stroke or a heart attack sometime over the last 24 hours. One story making the rounds is that he was found after having fallen and was awake but something was obviously wrong.
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Possible Traditional Tag Match for Survivor Series

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Kane and the blue Sin Cara vs. Christian, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, Brodus Clay and the black Sin Cara has been discussed as a traditional Survivor Series match for the pay-per-view
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE Raw 10/24/11

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported before, the 10/24 edition of WWE RAW Supershow did a 3.31 cable rating with 4.70 million viewers

In the segment breakdown, the show's opening quarter did a nice 3.85 rating but the second part of the Triple H and Kevin Nash angle lost 612,000 viewers. Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Christian and Cody Rhodes gained 232,000 of those viewers back while Santino Marella vs. Dolph Ziggler lost 445,000 more.

The segment with CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio and John Laurinaitis gained 466,000 viewers while Alicia Fox vs. Natalya lost a whopping 981,000 viewers. John Morrison vs. Wade Barrett gained 16,000 viewers and the main event of John Cena vs. The Miz and R-Truth gained 723,000 viewers bringing the overrun to a 3.42 rating
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Report: Vince McMahon Upset With Zack Ryder's T-Shirt

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon was said to have "freaked out" at Zack Ryder's T-Shirt as it contained the word "Spike" in his catchphrase : "Take Care, Spike Your Hair"

Apparently this has to do with Spike TV and TNA being on their network.
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Update On Mick Foley Returning To WWE

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Mick Foley likely won't be in person at the Survivor Series pay-per-view on November 20th because of a previous charity commitment. Foley will still appear on the November 14th RAW from Boston and likely the November 21st RAW from Hershey, PA. The belief is that Foley will become a regular on WWE TV, in a non-wrestling role, beginning early next year.
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Vince McMahon High On Twitter

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon is said to be high on the use of Twitter hence the reason push of it on TV.
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*Spoiler* World Title Change At TNA Impact Taping

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Bobby Roode defeated James Storm by turning heel and hitting Storm with the beer bottle to win the TNA World Championship.
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*Spoiler* Title Change At TNA Impact Wrestling TV Taping

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Gail Kim and Madison Rayne defeated Tara and Miss Tessmacher to capture the TNA Knockout's Tag Team Championships
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News On TNA's Future On Spike

Source:PWInsider.com

For a few months now, many had speculated that Spike TV would move away from "manly" programming after losing right to UFC broadcasts. Some theorized that it put TNA's place at the network in jeopardy. Fear not TNA fans, their position just got stronger as Viacom, the parent company of Spike, has bought Bellator Fighting Championships and will start airing programming on Spike on 2013. The manly programming shall stay on Spike.

Corporate synergy has already begun between Bellator and TNA as Dixie Carter has announced that Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney will be at tonight's Impact taping in Macon, GA.