Friday, March 2, 2012

Ring Of Honor Pokes Fun At Internet Rumors Regarding Talents Leaving

Following reports that Ring of Honor stopped Adam Cole,Jay & Mark Briscoe from joining WWE, Ring of Honor posted the following picture online:

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Jesse Sorensen Out Of Action For Up To A Year

Dixie Carter tweeted the following:

@TNASorenson met w/doctors this wk & is out for up to a yr. We're blessed he will be back at all. He's staying positive. No comment on Zima
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Update On Money In The Bank/WrestleMania 28

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there will be no Money In The Bank match at WrestleMania
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New York Post Talks About WWE's Network

Vince McMahon’s plan to expand his Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment empire through a dedicated cable channel is on the ropes.
Although WWE’s TV shows draw big ratings, it has yet to strike a single deal with a cable or satellite-TV provider to carry its own cable channel, sources said.
WWE had timed the April 1 launch of the network in 40 million homes to coincide with its pay-per-view extravaganza, Wrestlemania. The company even had a clock counting down to the April launch date on its site, which has since disappeared.
The Stamford, Conn., company is also lagging when it comes to hiring experienced cable executives. It was expected to hire some 200 employees, including a general manager to run the channel.

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WWE’s Vince McMahon hasn’t been able to pin down a single pay-TV distributor to carry his proposed WWE channel, which has been a tough sell to advertisers.

“WWE has the programming and marketing muscle, but they just have no one with cable experience who can execute for them,” said one cable executive.
WWE swung to a loss in the fourth quarter on costs to launch the TV network and revamp its film division. The company lost $8.6 million, while revenue fell 7.8 percent to $122.5 million. WWE spent $4 million in the quarter to get the network off the ground.
While WWE still targets mostly 18-to-34 year-old men, the company has toned down its once raunchy programming in a bid to become more family friendly and broaden its appeal for advertisers.
"Distribution is a hard fought battle that takes time," said a WWE spokesman, adding that the company is "actively" in negotiations with pay-TV providers. "We have a seasoned executive staff of television veterans from such well-regarded companies as ESPN, Warner Brothers Television, Viacom, Fox and Discovery who are actively involved in the continued planning of the WWE Network, and we will continue to add top professionals from the cable industry.
"We are confident that WWE Network will be well received given our proven track record of developing top-rated PG cable programming."
WWE’s often raunchy programming targets mostly 18-to-34 year-old men, although the company has made efforts to become more family friendly and broaden its appeal for advertisers.
“Given the content issues, I think a whole channel would be a stretch,” said Gerri Donini, senior vice president broadcast at media-buying shop R.J. Palmer. “It is very limited in who it reaches.”


Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/wwe_smackdown_ugf9Ju67DsXq4yq06OEZ6I#ixzz1nz4BPMSE
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Triple H Signs New WWE Contract

Credit:PWInsider

WWE published their 10-K report, which includes a renewed wrestler contract with Triple H.
HHH's new deal went into effect Jan. 1 and ends March 30, 2016.

Highlights:

*HHH will be paid a "Minimum Annual Compensation" of $1 million for each year under contract.

*He will be limited to 180 dates per year, unless both parties mutually agree to extend beyond that number.

*In addition to other wrestling companies, he cannot appear for any "martial arts" company while under contract.
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Vince Russo Issues Statement About Leaving TNA

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Despite the continuing rumors, speculation, and hearsay surrounding my departure from TNA Wrestling, in an effort to set the record straight, I was not fired, terminated, released, or let go from the company--it was my decision to walk away, and from there the separation was mutual, amicable and professional.

It simply makes good business sense that where someone of my talent and ability was not going to be used to their capability or capacity, that a parting of the ways was inevitable.

In closing, I’d like to thank my fellow writer and friend, Matt Conway, for giving me purpose, my friend and brother, Jeff Jarrett, for hiring me, Dixie Carter and the entire Carter family, for keeping me employed, but, more importantly, every man and woman in the locker room for giving me the opportunity, and ability, to work in the professional wrestling business for the past twenty years. Without their blood, sweat and tears . . . I would have not been able to support my family and make a living. My greatest loss by far is leaving them behind.

And truly, from the bottom of my heart, I wish TNA all the best in their future endeavors.

PS: I couldn’t help myself with that last line, but I truly DO wish TNA all the success in the world!

Peace,

Vince
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WWE House Show Moved‏

The WWE house show at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia has been moved to July 27th, 2012. It's original date was May 6th, 2012. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Audio: Running The Ropes With Shawn Hernandez Interview 3/1/12 Archived

This week, the guys go over more of the growing implications of John Cena shooting on The Rock for their match at WrestleMania as well as the TNA's sudden cause for damage control! Plus, a special archive only interview with former TNA Tag Team Champion and former leader of both LAX and Mexican America, "Super Mex" Shawn Hernandez! Only on Running The Ropes on the SNS Radio Network, the Unchained Wrestling Network, and KJCC Real Campus Radio

http://www.archive.org/download/RunningTheRopes3-1-12/Rtr3-1-12.mp3
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Jay Briscoe Denies ROH Blocked Him From Signing With WWE

Following reports that ROH blocked Jay & Mark Briscoe from signing with the WWE, Jay wrote the following on Twitter:

Just to set shit straight, ROH didnt block us from gettin signed to the WWE. The internet is fucking stupid
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