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

Credit:Prowrestling.net

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

Credit:Prowrestling.net

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.
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The HeadBangers Call Out Three Tag Teams

In the videos below, the Headbangers called out WWE's Air Boom, ROH's World Greatest Tag Team and TNA's Mexican America:





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"Macho Man" Randy Savage And Mick Foley Confirmed For WWE 12?

The following is in this month's WWE Magazine:



It reads:

WWE '12 boasts a WrestleMania-sized roster of icons that, for the first time ever, can be used by gamers right off the bat. Superstars such as Demolition, Ricky Steamboat, Kevin Nash and others are available initially: future downloadable greats will include the likes of Shawn Michaels, Randy Savage and Mick Foley. Oh yeah, and they'll also offer alternate attire for Edge and Christian, a throwback to their late-'90s tag team heyday, just for the benefit of those with flash photography
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CHIKARA: Just 2 days left to win a signed UltraMantis Black "High Noon" poster

Our Director of Fun Wink Vavasseur thought he had signed Ares and UltraMantis Black to a singles contest on our first iPPV event, "High Noon"! While Ares is trying to weasel out of it, the posters for this match have come in - and we've got nothing to do with them! So, we had UltraMantis Black sign a bunch and we're giving them away to great CHIKARA fans like you! So, how can you get one of these posters?

It's easy. All you have to do is order the "High Noon" iPPV by this Friday (Oct 28th) by visiting this link: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Wrestling/CHIKARA__High_Noon/1159
If you've never used GFL before, you'll need to make a free account using your email address - and we're going to randomly select 5 people from those email addresses we see ordering and send them autographed "High Noon" posters. You can see what the poster looks like at this link:

http://www.chikarapro.com/images/Nope640.jpg

So don't miss out - order early, and YOU might be getting an autographed UltraMantis Black "High Noon" poster sent right to you! They aren't available for purchase. There's no other way to get one. Order now and be in the running to win! Take a look at what's in store:

~TO CROWN THE GRAND CHAMPION OF CHIKARA!~
Eddie Kingston vs. Mike Quackenbush

~NO DISQUALIFICATION TAG TEAM WAR!~
UltraMantis Black/Hallowicked vs. Ares/Tim Donst

~UNFINISHED BUSINESS!~
Gregory Iron vs. Icarus

~THE BIG GRUDGE MATCH!~
Green Ant vs. Tursas

~REMATCH FROM KING OF TRIOS!~
Colt Cabana vs. Archibald Peck (w/ Veronica & Colt Cabunny)

~THE FUTURE OF THE OSIRIAN PORTAL REVEALED!~
Amasis speaks!


Come see our next 2 live events:

"No Safety in Numbers"
Saturday evening - 10.29.2011
Live @ The Goodwill Beneficial Assoc. Hall
100 Madison Avenue
in Reading, PA!
The action starts @ 7:00 pm, Doors open @ 6:30 pm!

"Maiden Flight of the Great Condor"
Sunday afternoon - 10.30.2011
Live @ The Campbell Street Center
600 Campbell Street
in Williamsport, PA!
The action starts @ 4:00 pm, Doors open @ 3:30 pm!

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Article On How Miami "Won" Wrestlemania

n his five years recruiting athletic tournaments to Miami-Dade County, Mike Sophia had never boarded a jet to make his pitch in person. But for WrestleMania, Sophia bought a plane ticket.
“This event is as big as it gets,’’ said Sophia, head of the tax-funded Miami-Dade Sports Commission and part of the county delegation who traveled to World Wrestling Entertainment’s Conneticut headquarters to bid on the annual event. “WrestleMania is up there in the league with Super Bowls and Final Fours.”
Such comparisons capture the high expectations as professonal wrestling’s most popular event prepares for its South Florida debut.
A sold-out crowd at Sun Life Stadium is expected for WrestleMania XXVIII on Sunday, April 1, 2012, when University of Miami alum Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be the star wrestler. Organizers predict an economic windfall easily topping $60 million, with tens of thousands of families planning vacations around the event.
The numbers may be hard to prove, but there’s no denying the championship-level treatment for an event that is much more stagecraft than sports. It’s a status WWE began cultivating three years ago, when executives decided to invite cities bid on WrestleMania in the same way they compete for the Super Bowl.
“They’re tough. They wanted to know every detail of what we proposed,’’ said County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, who flew to Stamford, Conn., for the headquarters pitch and met WWE CEO Vince McMahon . “Wherever they go, they want to make sure they have a quality product.”
The contest for WrestleMania — Miami lost out to Atlanta for WrestleMania XXVII — captures the financial calculus behind the rowdy plot lines and frequent betrayals showcased throughout the year on WWE’s twice-weekly shows.
WrestleMania debuted in Madison Square Garden in 1985 with a tag-team match between Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. It now stands as the most lucrative day on WWE’s calendar, bringing in a $17 million profit this year, about 40 percent of the company’s gross earnings for the first half of 2011, according to regulatory filings.
For more than two decades, wrestling executives sought out venues across the country and booked WrestleMania the way concert promoters do. Then, in 2008, WWE decided to make venues come to them, and pick the location that offered the best package.
“One of the weighted factors is: Which community will best embrace the vision for the continued growth of WrestleMania Week?” said John Saboor, the former head of the Central Florida sports commission hired away by WWE in 2008 to run WrestleMania’s bid process and other special events. “Cities now approach this like they approach the nation’s other great sporting events.”
There is one glaring difference, which WWE mostly acknowledges. WrestleMania only involves pretend sports. WWE describes its wrestlers as “performers” and “superstars” who follow plots and scripts crafted by WWE writers.
The winners and losers for WrestleMania?
“That is all decided in advance,’’ said WWE spokesman Adam Hopkins, who described the company as providing “scripted” entertainment. “While our superstars are performers, they are also highly trained athletes. There is an element of sports to it.”


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/25/2471834/miami-fought-for-wrestlemania.html#ixzz1btZDOqKW
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News On The Rock Teaming With John Cena

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As noted earlier today, WWE changed plans with The Rock and John Cena at Survivor Series as they originally had a traditional Survivor Series match planned with the two on the same team. That was changed to The Rock and John Cena vs. The Miz and R-Truth in part because officials felt that putting Rock and Cena in a traditional 5-on-5 match would take too much attention off them going into their WrestleMania 28 match.
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James Storm Comments On Being "Too Southern" To Be World Champion

Following reports that some in TNA think James Storm is "too southern" to be world champion, the new TNA world champion tweeted: "I think it's awesome that I'm to "southern". It makes me....ME. So to the people who don't like it... Sorry about you damn luck. And a little FYI it's not to southern, it's to redneck and the are beer drinking rednecks all over THE WORLD not just the south."
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TV Rating For WWE Raw 10/24/11

According to PWInsider, the 10/24 edition of WWE Raw scored a 3.3 rating with 4,714,000 viewers. The show did hours of 3.53 and 3.11
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*Spoiler* Results For WWE Smackdown 10/28/11

Credit:ProWrestling.net

Teddy Long came to the ring. Christian interrupted him and wanted a championship match. C.M. Punk interrupted them both. Heavy applause and a C.M. Punk chant. Teddy booked them in a match for later in the show.

1. The Miz and R-Truth defeated Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne. Awesome Truth got the win using a double team finisher.

2. Wade Barrett beat Trent Baretta. Barrett won a quick squash.

3. Randy Orton beat Dolph Ziggler (w/Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match. Cody Rhodes was on commentary.

4. Daniel Bryan beat Tyson Kidd via submission.

5. C.M. Punk beat Christian
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