Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WWE Returns To Bethlehem, PA On 6/22‏

WWE returns to the Stabler Arena at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on June 22nd, 2012. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about wrestling shows worldwide.
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Terry Taylor Working For WWE Again?

Credit:PWInsider

Former WWE and TNA executive Terry Taylor was recently at WWE developmental in Florida. There is a lot of talk that Taylor will begin working for WWE again soon, possibly with the new developmental project that is being planned for Stamford near WWE headquarters.
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TNA Cover Ric Flair Attending WWE Hall Of Fame

International celebrity the Nature Boy Ric Flair is set to become the only wrestler in history to be inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame twice. Flair’s dominant 1980s wrestling group, the Four Horsemen, known to be the greatest in ring performers of all time, will be granted their seat in the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Miami, FL on March 31st, the day before Wrestlemania XXVIII. Flair will be inducted along-side fellow members of the Four Horsemen: Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham, and J.J. Dillon.

The news of Flair’s second induction was followed by a firestorm of controversy. Questions flew about whether Flair would attend the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony as he is currently under contract with Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. Understanding what a huge honor this is for Flair, TNA is graciously supporting him in the decision to attend the Hall of Fame ceremony alongside his fellow inductees. “Being inducted once was one of the greatest accomplishments of my career, so I’m humbled and honored to be recognized again. I wouldn’t miss the ceremony for the world,” says Flair.

TNA President Dixie Carter says, “We are proud of Ric’s many accomplishments and contributions he has made to the world of professional wrestling and beyond. We wish to congratulate him on yet another honor he truly deserves.”

Flair, a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, was inducted individually into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. On becoming a two-time inductee his agent Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment says, “We are all so proud to be watching Ric continue to make history. There will never be an athlete more deserving of wearing two Hall of Fame rings than Ric Flair.”
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JBL Comments On John Cena

Credit:The Sun

Former WWE grappler Layfield — known as Bradshaw — lost to him at Wrestlemania 21 back in 2005.

That defeat ushered in Cena's first world title reign and set the tone for him to become one of the industry's biggest stars.

But Layfield claims he always knew his fellow American was destined for the very top.

He said: "I knew Cena could be the guy, there was no doubt in my mind. What he's done is just phenomenal.

"I could not be happier for him. He's one of the most hard working guys I have ever seen, who just has a knack for this business.

"I hear that he can't wrestle — he can wrestle. Drawing a crowd is working. I think he's done a wonderful job.

"What do you want? A guy that can go out there and do a bunch of seamless wristlocks and anklelocks, or do you want a guy who is going to put a bunch of people in seats and entertain them?

"To me a guy who can entertain is a great worker. I don't understand why purists would say that he wasn't one on any level, because I think he is."

Cena will collide with The Rock in the main event at Wrestlemania 28 this weekend in Miami.

The pair have been locked in a bitter feud for months but will finally settle their differences at the Sun Life Stadium.

Layfield added: "I see all this stuff on Twitter going back between The Rock and Cena.

"It's awesome what these guys are doing. Everbody's talking about it. Whether they really feel that way or not, I have no idea, because I don't have privileged information.

"But to me it's entertaining. As a fan, I just want to sit back and say 'this is fun to watch'."

Since hanging up his tights, Layfield resides in Bermuda and devotes much of his life to helping underprivileged children.

He revealed: "I'm doing a fundraiser called Seven Summits For Kids.

"I'm going to climb the tallest peak on every continent — or at least I'm going to try to!

"I start this summer, on June 17, climbing Mount Elbrus in the Russian Caucasus Mountains.

"I'm paying for the trips. 100 per cent of money raised goes directly to the kids. Not one dime goes to me for travel or anything.

"Hopefully I'll place a Bermudan flag on each of the Seven Summits — if I live, that is!"
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WWE Looking At Doing More "TV Specials"

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE officials are interested in doing more one-hour specials for big events like they did with the "Once In A Lifetime" special for John Cena and The Rock this week.
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Update On Alberto Del Rio/WrestleMania

Source:PWInsider.com

Regarding Alberto Del Rio being pulled, WWE officials looked at the 12-man match and felt that Del Rio didn't fit in it. They are planning on pushing Del Rio soon and didn't want him in a match that will be full of comedy and other shenanigans. With that said, it's interesting to note that they kept guys like Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and The Miz in the match.

It's said that WWE has something grander planned for Del Rio this year. Instead of returning in the 12-man match, officials want Del Rio to have a more dramatic return to the company. Even though he recently participated in the angle with John Laurinaitis, the original plan was to do Del Rio vs. Randy Orton at WrestleMania and sources report that the Orton vs. Del Rio feud is still planned. The decision to pull Del Rio was made in the last week some time.
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Audio: Wrestling News Live 3/26/12 Archived

WNL returned on 3-26-12 on the SNS Radio Network (www.snsradionetwork.com) with “The Outlaw of the IWC” The TreyDawg & “Mr.Money on the Mic” JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay.
JJ & Trey started the show off by introducing “The Bronx-Father” Tony Mirabella to the show as JJ played audio from former WWE Superstar John “Morrison” Hennigan performing a HHH VS Undertaker Battle Rap. Bronx randown the “Go Home” edition of RAW and the boys gave their thoughts on the show and Wrestlemania plus thoughts on Rumours around Brock Lesnar and a possible Cena vs Rock rematch. JJ broke down the latest “News of the Week” sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com and the W-O Newsletter topics covered included Shane Douglas’s return to RAW…to disrupt the show and promote his hardcore homecoming show and get ejected, Rumours and truth surronding FCW not closing down and much more.JJ and Trey opened the phone lines and took several calls from the WNL/SNS family and read a few emails as JJ’s Nostradamus of Wrestling Title appeared to be in Jeopardy before closing out the show with a past WrestleMania theme” Big Time” on the latest edition of Wrestling News

http://archive.org/download/WNL_3-26-12/Wnl_3-26-12.mp3
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Update On Ric Flair/WWE Hall Of Fame 2012

Credit:PWInsider

The deal between WWE and TNA for Ric Flair to attend this Saturday's WWE Hall of Fame ceremony was completed just yesterday, according to a WWE source.

The issue was not Flair attending but Flair as a contracted TNA talent appearing on WWE broadcast of the Wrestlemania PPV, Hall of Fame highlights on subsequent WWE broadcasts and the DVD release.

Flair attended last year's Hall of Fame ceremony but was not specifically shown or focused upon during the broadcast or DVD release.

The WWE source was not privy to what the negotiations entailed or whether TNA would be mentioned on the Hall of Fame broadcast. There will be no TNA representatives or officials at the Hall of Fame itself
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Dixie Carter Comments On Ric Flair Going Into WWE Hall Of Fame

Legacy Talent, which represents Ric Flair, issued the following:
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING Star Ric Flair® to Attend WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Flair Confirms He Will be Present in Miami When the Four Horsemen Receive Their Hall of Fame Honor

CHARLOTTE, NC – (March 27, 2012) International celebrity the Nature Boy® Ric Flair is set to become the only wrestler in history to be inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame twice. Flair’s dominant 1980s wrestling group, the Four Horsemen, known to be the greatest in ring performers of all time, will be granted their seat in the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Miami, FL on March 31st, the day before Wrestlemania XXVIII. Flair will be inducted along-side fellow members of the Four Horsemen: Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham, and J.J. Dillon.

The news of Flair’s second induction was followed by a firestorm of controversy. Questions flew about whether Flair would attend the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony as he is currently under contract with Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. Understanding what a huge honor this is for Flair, TNA is graciously supporting him in the decision to attend the Hall of Fame ceremony alongside his fellow inductees.

“Being inducted once was one of the greatest accomplishments of my career, so I’m humbled and honored to be recognized again. I wouldn’t miss the ceremony for the world,” says Flair.

TNA President Dixie Carter says, “We are proud of Ric’s many accomplishments and contributions he has made to the world of professional wrestling and beyond. We wish to congratulate him on yet another honor he truly deserves.”

Flair, a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, was inducted individually into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. On becoming a two-time inductee his agent Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent and Entertainment says, “We are all so proud to be watching Ric continue to make history. There will never be an athlete more deserving of wearing two Hall of Fame rings than Ric Flair.”

For more information on Ric Flair go to www.ricflair.com, follow him on Facebook: Ric Flair, The Nature Boy, or on Twitter: @RicFlairNatrBoy. Flair is currently with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. TNA airs Thursday nights (9/8c) on Spike TV with monthly 3-hour Per-Per-View events.


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TV Rating For WWE Raw 2/26/12

Credit:PWInsider

The "go home" episode of Raw before WrestleMania got a 3.04 rating, with 4,443,000 viewers. The show had hour ratings of 2.96 and 3.12, with 10,000 more viewers in the second hour than the first hour.
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