Thursday, March 1, 2012

TNA Still Paying Vince Russo

Credit:ProWrestling.net

Despite Vince Russo reportedly quitting TNA's Creative team, it is believed that Russo will be paid for the remainder of his contract, which expires in October, according to Prowrestling.net. As reported before, Russo became frustrated with his loss of power on the Creative team and quit with several months remaining on his contract.
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Audio: Pro Wrestling Rewind 2/29/12 Archived

The Pro Wrestling Rewind returned with “Wrestling’s Truth Detector” The Power Andy Knowles and the Bronxfather Tony Mirabella.

On this episode, the hosts talked about the Rock’s statements on Monday Night Raw and discussed an article about TNA that was actually positive for once.

Later, the history of “kayfabe” was brought up, as well as the Undertakers streak and Cody Rhodes’ IC title

http://www.archive.org/download/TheProWrestlingRewind2-29-2012/PWR022912.mp3
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TNA & NWA Champions, Ring Ka King Star Appearing In Arizona On 3/27‏

NWA Wild West returns to the Graham Central Station in Tempe, Arizona on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012. Bell time is 7 PM. Tickets cost $5 at the door.

Scheduled to appear are:

Robbie E (TNA Television Champion)
Adam Pearce (NWA World Heavyweight Champion)
Colt Cabana
Joey Ryan (AKA Hollywood from Ring Ka King)

Go to http://nwawildwest.com for info about NWA Wild West and http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide
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Money In The Bank PPV Moved

Credit:PWInsider

WWE sent an updated list of future pay-per-views to their media affiliates. The Money In The Bank event on July 15th, 2012 has been moved to the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. It's original location was Las Vegas. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Update On Ric Flair/WWE Hall Of Fame 2012

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Regarding Ric Flair attending the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in Miami, it's said that the situation with TNA is still up in the air. Flair has indicated that he will be there but as of now, TNA has not officially given him clearance to attend. No word yet on where things stand between TNA and WWE regarding Flair attending and appearing on camera.
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WWE Interested In ROH Talent

Credit: PWTorch.com

In a correction from what was reported earlier today, WWE showed interest in Adam Cole, but did not offer him a contract. The situation was similar to that of the Briscoes where WWE showed interest in Cole, but it never went further than that due to Cole's contract with ROH
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Current Plans For WWE's Hall Of Fame 2012

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The current plan is to air The Four Horsemen and Edge's WWE Hall of Fame inductions during the USA Network broadcast on Monday, April 2nd.

Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Dusty Rhodes will all induct The Four Horseman. There was a big push to have Rhodes involved because he has so much association with The Four Horsemen in the glory days of the group. Edge will be inducted by Christian.

It is reported that both The Four Horsemen and Edge have been given a 10 minute time limit each on their speeches
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE Raw 2/27/12

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported before, the February 27th RAW Supershow with The Rock's return did a 3.14 cable rating with 4.64 million viewers. This was down from the previous week and a disappointment considering it was the hyped return of The Rock.

This week's show did a 2.7 with Male Teens (down from 4% last week), a 2.7 with Males 18-49 (down 3%), a 1.1 with Female Teens (down 8%) and a 1.2 with Women 18-40 (up 9%).

In the segment breakdown, the CM Punk and Chris Jericho opener started with a 3.22 quarter rating. Punk vs. Daniel Bryan lost 289,000 viewers. The video package for Triple H vs. The Undertaker gained 526,000 viewers and did a 3.38 quarter rating, which is a great number because video packages usually lose viewers. Kelly Kelly vs. Nikki Bella lost 816,000 viewers.

The Miz vs. John Cena gained 388,000 viewers and did a 3.09 quarter rating - a bad number for the 10pm timeslot. Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler vs. R-Truth & Kofi Kingston vs. Primo & Epico for the Tag Team Titles lost 221,000 viewers while the Eve Torres in-ring segment gained 225,000 viewers back. Big Show and Sheamus vs. Cody Rhodes and Mark Henry gained 3,000 viewers.

The Rock's promo at John Cena gained 643,000 viewers to a 3.53 quarter rating, which is nothing really special for the overrun. John Cena coming out to cut a promo and The Rock closing the show lost 349,000 viewers. The show finished with a 3.30 quarter rating, which likely came as a surprise to officials.
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Guest Host Announced For WWE Raw 3/12

The following is from WWE.com:

OK, who knew this was coming?! Well, at least one guy did: Psych star James Roday, who's going to guest-star on Raw SuperShow when it emanates from Cleveland, Ohio Monday, March 12 at 9/8 CT.

On USA Network's popular show - resuming its sixth season tonight at 10/9 CT - Roday plays Shawn Spencer, a man with highly-trained powers of observation who poses as a psychic to help solve crimes for the Santa Barbra Police Department. The show has featured WWE Superstars as guests before, including John Cena in the 2010 episode "You Can't Handle This Episode." Now The Miz is scheduled to appear in the March 14 installment, titles "Shawn and The Real Girl."
(VIEW PHOTOS OF MIZ AND RODAY ON THE SET OF PSYCH)

Likewise, this is not the first time Roday has lent his considerable talents to WWE. A self-professed member of the WWE Universe, the actor had been slated to guest-star on Raw in 2010, alongside co-star Dule Hill. However, a last-minute appendectomy forced him to cancel. (Hill, however, still appeared, and memorably ran afoul of Alicia Fox after wrongly predicting she would win her match that night.) Roday also appeared on an episode of "WWE Tough Enough" in 2011.

Psych resumes its sixth season tonight with a special, super-sized episode at 10/9 CT.
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