Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No Same Day Coverage Of WWE HOF On USA Network‏

The USA Network will not be airing same day coverage of the 2012 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 31st. No word yet on when/if it will air. Last year, the Hall Of Fame coverage aired 2 days after the ceremony took place. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com or http://prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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Update On WWE's Network

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE is planning to launch the Network around November of this year. Of course that could change and most likely will. The next set of commercials for the Network is scheduled to air around WrestleMania 28.
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WWE Looking At 3D Broadcasting

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE officials are looking at doing a 3D theater presentation of the SummerSlam pay-per-view after UFC recently announced similar plans.
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE Raw 12/23/12

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported before, the January 23rd WWE RAW Supershow did a 3.17 cable rating with 4.61 million viewers. This was the first RAW in a while with no nationally televised sports and the Male skew showed it at 68.1%. Ratings with Male Teens, Males 18-49 and Female Teens were also up.

The opening angle with John Cena, CM Punk and John Laurinaitis did a strong 3.49 quarter rating but Punk and Cena vs. Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler lost 528,000 viewers - a bad loss for a segment with top stars like Cena and Punk. The Chris Jericho Highlight Reel segment also lost viewers - 287,000.

Kane vs. Zack Ryder in the Falls Count Anywhere Match gained 601,000 viewers. Jinder Mahal vs. Sheamus lost 490,000 viewers while Heath Slater vs. Brodus Clay gained 35,000 viewers and The Miz vs. R-Truth lost 19,000 viewers. The ending segment with John Laurinaitis and CM Punk gained 761,000 viewers for a 3.54 overrun rating. This is normal growth for the overrun but better than usual for a segment with CM Punk
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Video: The Slam Featuring H2H's Chris Kelly

In the latest episode of The Slam, Jim Smallman was joined by Rob McNichol, lead wrestling writer for The Sun, and podcaster Chris Kelly. The trio chatted about this weeks Royal Rumble, while looking back on Rumble's of the past. Plus, a review of Raw, comedy chat with The Noise Next Door, and some fantastic Skypes.

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Rowdy Roddy Piper Comments On WWE's Legends House

Rowdy Roddy Piper wrote the following on Twitter:

"LEDGENS HOUSE! WHY ME! I'M NOT A LEDGEN, I'M THERE NIGHTMARE. I DON'T LIKE IT WHEN I'M ASKED A FAVORE! BABY JESUS..I'LL GET IN SOMUCHTROUBLE"

"IF HTM IS THERE I GIVE MYSELF 1 DAY BEFORE I STRANGLE HIM WITH THE PHONE CORD, WHILE HE SLEEPS! MAYBE CONCIDERED A PUBLIC SERIVCE!!"

"@WWE!! I said to @WWE, who's in the house? @WWE, we can't tell you! SERIOUSLY!! THEN IT'LL BE A MASS MURDER WITH HTM'S GUITAR STRINGS!"

"On the other hand, maybe Vincent is in the house. I might get my ANGEL WINGS for a ritual killing of Satan!"

"IF I DO this train wreck. I promise, ALL OLD SCHOOL RULES APPLY!! I know that doesn't mean nothing to my Tweeters. THE BOYS WILL BE TERRIFIED!"
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News On Zack Ryder's Injury Angle

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there had been talk for weeks of keeping Zack Ryder off TV for some time.

While this isn't confirmed, there are now rumblings that Ryder is away filming a movie or some kind of program, possibly for the WWE Network

It was noted a few weeks back that WWE reached an agreement with "The Luke & Duane Show" to feature the song "Just Take Care, Spike Your Hair (The Broski of the Week Song)" on WWE programming. Speculation now is that Ryder may be away filming episodes of his "Z! True Long Island Story" YouTube show for the Network. Again, none of this is confirmed - just talk.
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*Spoiler* Results For WWE Smackdown 1/27/12

Credit:PWInsider


They announce Mark Henry vs. Big Show tonight coming out of a segment where World champion Daniel Bryan rips on Show for what he did to AJ, while Show feels very guilty.

*WWE Intercontinental champ Cody Rhodes pinned Justin Gabriel.

*Sheamus pinned Drew McIntyre.

*WWE Tag Team champions Epico & Primo defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Santino Marella.

*Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett turns into a huge brawl. A number of officials and wrestlers try to break it up, only to end up eating a number of RKOs for their trouble.

*Ted DiBiase vs. Hunico. DiBiase wrestled with a heavily taped wrist. Hunico targeted the injury and defeated DiBiase. They did a post match beating and injury angle.

*Daniel Bryan tried to manipulate Mark Henry to really hurt Big Show tonight in a backstage segment.

*Brodus Clay pinned Alex Riley.

*In a segment just for the live crowd, Teddy Long announced a Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett Streetfight for the dark match.

*Aksana pinned Natalya in five seconds. Natalya attacks her and applies the Sharpshooter but Tamina made the save and laid out Natalya with the Superfly Splash.

*Big Show defeated Mark Henry by countout. Daniel Bryan attacked Show and laid him out with a chair and got the LeBell Lock on him, but Show broke free and chokeslammed Bryan. Bryan escaped the ring before Show could nail him with another.
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TV Rating For WWE Raw 1/23/12

According to PWInsider, the 1/23/12 edition of WWE Raw scored a 3.2 cable rating with 4,617,000 viewers. This week's show did hours of 3.19 and 3.16. The first hour of RAW this week did 99,000 more viewers than the second.
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WWE Returning To Alabama In May‏

WWE will be holding an event on May 4th, 2012 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Tickets go on sale March 10th, 2012. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com or http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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