Wednesday, February 1, 2012

News On Bobby Lashley/WWE

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Although Bobby Lashley is interested in resuming his professional wrestling career, WWE reportedly "wants no part of him right now." WWE officials weren't happy about how he left the company years ago after receiving a large push, not to mention that there are lingering issues with creative head Michael Hayes.
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News On Mark Henry's Injury

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Mark Henry's knees went out in a match against Big Show on January 24th in Tucson, Arizona. The belief is that Henry's body was overcompensating because of the groin injury and that he shouldn't have been in the ring.

According to a script from the SmackDown show, Daniel Bryan was supposed to run-in when Mark Henry was down and take out Big Show with a chair, like he did. Show was supposed to come back and chokeslam him with Henry then laying out Bryan with a splash. Henry was in so much pain he couldn't get up and splash Bryan.
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE Raw 1/30/12

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The January 30th RAW Supershow did a 3.55 cable rating and 5.21 million viewers. This was the most-watched RAW since May 23rd, 2011.

In the segment breakdown, the opener did a 3.90 quarter-rating. Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler lost 580,000 viewers while Tyler Reks vs. Brodus Clay lost 166,000 viewers. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan gained 219,000 viewers to a 3.54 quarter-rating - which is actually a weak gain for that time slot.

The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston lost 231,000 viewers while The Rock's video lost 329,000. Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix and the Kane vs. John Cena brawl gained 325,000 viewers. The segment with Triple H, John Laurinaitis and The Undertaker gained 753,000 viewers
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News On Brodus Clay's Reaction To New Gimmick

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Brodus Clay was reportedly hesitant about doing his new gimmick at first but "Road Dogg" BG James has been working with him on it. Clay wanted to be a monster heel, like originally planned.