Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Smackdown Star Set For Push

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon has given the nod to Ted DiBiase and he will be getting pushed. McMahon felt DiBiase should be rewarded for his "DiBiase Posse" tailgating parties with fans. The idea with DiBiase and Zack Ryder is to reward those who come up with original ideas to get over.
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WWE "Upset" With Indy Wrestler

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

It's said that independent wrestler Gregory Iron, who has cerebral palsy, has some people unhappy in WWE after his recent Twitter campaign to get him a spot in the 2012 Royal Rumble. Because of Iron's petition, some in the company feel pressured to not anger the fans who sign his petition, since WWE is so serious about Twitter these days, and they don't want to come off as cruel to someone with a disability
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Original Plan For "Awesome Truth"

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter,WWE had been planning for The Miz and R-Truth to win the Tag Team Titles from Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston after the Survivor Series pay-per-view. A combination of Bourne and Truth failing Wellness tests changed those plans
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE Raw 11/21/11

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

In the segment breakdown, the show opened at a 3.66 quarter rating for CM Punk's interview and appearance by John Laurinaitis. This ended up being the high point of the show. Zack Ryder vs. Alberto Del Rio lost 882,000 viewers while Jack Swagger vs. Sheamus and the Kevin Nash segment gained 120,000 viewers. Cody Rhodes vs. Santino Marella and Cody's angle with Booker T lost 104,000 viewers.

CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler gained 197,000 viewers, a bit weak for that part of the show, while Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett lost a whopping 485,000 viewers. The finals segment with John Cena, R-Truth and The Miz did big numbers - a gain of 1,125,000 viewers for a 3.65 overrun rating.
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Wrestling DVD Released Early

Was reported on WWEDVDNews.com that the Stone Cold Steve Austin DVD, that's scheduled to be released next week on the 29th, is available at some Best Buy and FYE stores in the US.

I myself can confirm that this is the case as I just purchased the DVD at a local FYE and was given in a two pack exclusive as it was paired with a past Austin release "The Stone Cold Truth".

Contact your local FYE/Best Buy to see if you're able to get it prior to the schedlued release.
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CHIKARA: Meet n' Greet the stars of December's JoshiMania tour

Philadelphia, Boston and Manhattan are in for a rare treat the first weekend of December - as 12 stars of joshi team-up with the CHIKARA gang to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime extravaganza called JoshiMania!
For several of these lethal ladies, JoshiMania marks their first foray into the United States - while others have not appeared here in years! But you'll have the chance to meet them all prior to the events at special Meet n' Greets we're organizing in each city! These sessions will be offered to front-row-ticket-holders for FREE, all others will pay $20 for admission to the pre-show Meet n' Greet.

Take a look at the marquee matches for each night of JoshiMania:

~AT THE ASYLUM ARENA IN PHILLY!~
Aja Kong [Oz Academy] vs. Sara Del Rey [CHIKARA]

~MAIN EVENT AT THE EVERETT REC CENTER!~
Ayako Hamada vs. Aja Kong

~HEADLINING THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM IN NYC!~
Sara Del Rey vs. Ayako Hamada

The full list of lethal ladies joining us from Japan:

-Manami Toyota
-Aja Kong [Oz Academy]
-Mayumi Ozaki [Oz Academy]
-Ayako Hamada
-Mio Shirai
-Kaori Yoneyama [JWP]
-Toshie Uematsu [WAVE]
-Cherry [Union]
-Gami [WAVE]
-Tsubasa Kuragaki [JWP]
-Sawako Shimono [Osaka Joshi]
-Hanako Nakamori [JWP]

Also on Friday, December 2nd, we are proud to offer the chance to train with Meiko Satomura of Sendai Girls Pro-Wrestling and her assistant trainer in our ring in Philadelphia! Not only will selected wrestlers spend 90 minutes in the ring with Satomura, but they will also be observed by the acting presidents of several joshi organizations.

This is a tremendous opportunity, not just to learn first-hand from the most respected female trainer active in Japan today, but to also impress the heads of several joshi organizations as well! The cost for this training seminar is $120.00 for selected candidates. To be considered for this, please email your information/wrestling resume to us at: chikarachallenge@aol.com

For more information on all things JoshiMania: http://www.JoshiMania.com/

Come see our next 3 live events:

"JoshiMania"
December 2 - 3 - 4, 2011
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
Philadelphia, PA - Everett, MA - Manhattan, NY
Tickets on sale now!

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Bison Smith Passes Away

It's been reported by Ring Of Honor wrestling that Mark "Bison" Smith, who wrestled with the company in 2009, has passed away. He was booked to wrestle this weekend in Puerto Rico when he suffered a massive heart attack last night. Smith was 38 when he passed.

Besides wrestling in ROH, he is known to have wrestled in Japan's Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan and the International Wrestling Association in Puerto Rico.

You can go to Ring Of Honor's website where you can read comments from the wrestlers on their thoughts of Smith and passing. Our prays go to the family and friends of Mark Smith.
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Heat On Zack Ryder For Dying Hair

According to PWInsider,, Zack Ryder currently has heat with some people in WWE for dying his hair blonde without permission. Certain officials are upset because all of his merchandise shows him with the dark hair
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John Morrison Finishing With WWE This Week-Update On Possibly Going To TNA

Source:PWInsider.com

John Morrison is finishing up with WWE and his final date will be next Monday's RAW Supershow.

Word going around is that TNA is very interested in bringing in Morrison and Melina as a couple. TNA is looking at making Morrison the star attraction of the X Division.

It's said that Morrison wants out of WWE and the company wants him gone also.
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Matches On Raw Given More Time

Source:PWInsider.com

The Wade Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston and CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler matches at Monday's RAW Supershow both received extra time beyond what was originally planned. A worker in the WWE production truck argued that they are trying to get Barrett over so he should get more time in the ring.
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Why Brodus Clay's Raw Debut Was Delayed Again

According to PWInsider.com,Brodus Clay has been backstage every week and was there this past Monday night. This week's show was re-written several times and re-writes are what keep pushing Clay's return back
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Tammy "Sunny" Sytch Trashses Ashley Massaro On Facebook, Ashley Responds

Over on Facebook, Tammy "Sunny" Sytch wrote the following about Ashley Massaro:

"Ashley Massaro can kiss my hof ass...not once did she introduce herself to me," she "Not once and she dressed like a stripper."

Ashley responded: "Just a few words I'd like to share. This may be a bit long so bare with me. When I arrived at WWE I ALWAYS greeted every single talent there with the utmost respect and made it a point to shake hands and greet everyone my entire tenure. NOW when some piglet talks smack about myself and half the divas roster, and then gets bothered by the fact that I did not do the same after she bashed myself and my friends, she can go eat another meatball sub and stay the f away from me.

"Do you honestly think I respect you after the things you said? Well I don't and I hope I've made that clear. Mind your own life and I'll do the same. You got a problem HIT ME UP! Don't cowardly talk about me on your Facebook or in interviews.

"Get a life you beached whale and stop with the jealousy because I see right through you. I love my life, my fans, my punx and my family. You're just pissed because the rest of us you tried to throw under the bus haven't gained 70 pounds. So hate on hater, I'll be happy living my life and laughing at your poor attempts to make others feel bad. You make yourself look so foolish talking bad about others. Get some self confidence and maybe a diet. Lol."
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TV Rating For WWE Raw 11/21/11

The 11/21 edition of WWE Raw did a 3.20 cable rating with 4,723,000 viewers.

This week's show did hours of 3.24 and 3.17. The trend continued this week of viewers tuning out from one hour to the other
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Report: The Miz Set For Main Event Push

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter,"Awesome Truth" was split on last night's Raw SuperShow in part to WWE creative's plan to insert The Miz into the title picture over the next few months.
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Why Actor Jonah Hill Didn't Appear On RAW

Source:PWInsider.com

WWE had advertised actor Jonah Hill to guest host last night's RAW Supershow from Hershey, Pennsylvania but he did not appear.

Word going around is that Hill actually taped his segments for RAW weeks ago in Los Angeles and he was never scheduled to appear live.

Yesterday's RAW was re-written several times during the day and there's speculation that the show changed so much, Jonah's pre-taped videos wouldn't have made sense with the changes.

The USA Network was still airing commercials for Jonah's appearance right up until RAW went on the air.
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Smackdown Wrestler Moves To Raw

Over on WWE.com, Epico has been moved over to the Raw brand.
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*Spoiler* Results For WWE Smackdown 11/25/11

Source:PWInsider.com

Mark Henry comes out on a crutch and cuts promo saying he will fight through his leg injury. Big Show comes out. H tells Henry that what he just did to him, Henry did to Show. Henry called Show the world's largest loser. Show laid out Henry with KO punch. Daniel Bryan came out and cashed in MITB. We have a new champion.
Not so fast. Teddy Long comes out and says Henry was not cleared to compete. He takes Title off of Bryan and gives it back to Henry.

This set up a Fatal 4 Way for the Number one contendership. The winner faces Henry for Title next week I think, then winner of that match faces Big Show.

Hunico beat Justin Gabriel.

Alicia Fox joins commentary. Divas tag match. Beth & Natty vs. AJ and Kaitlyn. Very quick. Natalya wins with The Sharpshooter on AJ. Post match there was a beatdown. Fox makes save.

Zack Ryder was backstage playing the WWE '12 video game. Sheamus comes in. Comedy ensues. They are tagging tonight vs. Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. Now Long is on the screen and getting heavy boos. Henry comes in and is pissed about defending next week. Funny stuff from both. Long makes it a steel cage match for title next week.

Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus and Zach Ryder. It was a long match and really good. The crowd was hot. Ryder won with The Rough Ryder on Ziggler.

Backstage, AJ is pissed at Daniel Bryan for leaving her out there while Beth and Natty attacked her. Wade Barrett comes and tries to intimidate Bryan.

Ted DiBiase vs. Heath Slater. At the bell, Jinder Mahal pops up on screen speaking a foreign language. He is talking to DiBiase. He self translates saying that Ted turned his back on his wealthy family. The match begins while he's talking. The crowd is not into this match at all. It's almost as if we haven't been given a reason to care about either of these two in years. It's a shame, they are working their asses off. Decent match. Ted DiBiase goes over clean.

Cody Rhodes cuts promo backstage. He talks about throwing water at an announcer. Then says he's gonna win the 4-way.

The Fatal 4-way is up next. Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett vs. Cody Rhodes.

Daniel Bryan wins when Cody taps. Cody did a post match beatdown on Bryan until Orton made the save. That was the end of smackdown.

Dark main event is Orton and Bryan vs. Barrett and Rhodes. I'm sure the faces will win to send us home happy. My wife is 8.5 months pregnant so we are going to beat the crowd to the parking lot. Goodnight from Wilkes-Barre, PA.
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*Spoiler* Former WWE World Champion Set To Return Following Raw Promo

PWInsider.com reports that the cryptic promos airing for January 2012 are meant for Chris Jericho.

News came out last week that talks fell through between WWE and Jericho. Also, Jericho recently said he would never wrestle for WWE again and when asked what he would be doing in January, he said working in Hawaii.

Word is that the deal between WWE and Jericho is not done yet but Vince McMahon wanted to get it out there now. WWE officials want Jericho on the RAW brand to help boost ratings.
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