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 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:

Aja Kong [Oz Academy] vs. Sara Del Rey [CHIKARA]

Ayako Hamada vs. Aja Kong

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:

For more information on all things JoshiMania:

Come see our next 3 live events:

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

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

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,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

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.