Thursday, March 29, 2012

WWE Returning To Arkansas In July

WWE returns to the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about wrestling shows worldwide.
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Sting Signs New Contract

Dixie Carter tweeted the following:

THRILLED to have just signed the new @Sting talent contract. So proud to have him part of the TNA family! Here's to some great times ahead!
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Original Plans For TNA Tag Team

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported before, Chris Sabin has been cleared to return and will be reuniting with Motor City Machinegun partner Alex Shelley. The original plan was to have them feud with Samoa Joe and Magnus for the TNA Tag Team Titles but that was before Joe and Magnus turned babyface.
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE Raw 3/26/12

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported before, the go-home WrestleMania 28 episode of WWE's RAW Supershow scored a 3.05 cable rating with 4.44 million viewers - a disappointment to WWE officials.

In comparison, the WrestleMania 27 go-home show which also featured The Rock and John Cena did a 3.84 cable rating with 5.89 million viewers. This year's go-home show had a 21% decline in ratings and a 25% decline in total viewers.

In the segment breakdown, Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan and Kane gained 239,000 viewers from the opener. Santino Marella vs. David Otunga and the video for Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Undertaker lost 32,000 viewers. Eve Torres vs. Kelly Kelly lost 246,000 more viewers.

The angle with CM Punk and Christian plus Chris Jericho's interview and Brodus Clay vs. Curt Hawkins gained 132,000 viewers to a 2.96 rating - another bad number for the 10pm timeslot. Big Show vs. Primo lost 104,000 viewers and Mark Henry vs. The Great Khali plus the Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long angle gained 362,000 viewers - which is good.

The closing angle with The Rock and John Cena gained 626,000 viewers and closed the show with a 3.57 overrun rating. Again, this is nothing special, especially for the go-home show of WWE's self-proclaimed biggest pay-per-view in history.
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Update On Undertaker's WWE Future

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Sources are still under the impression that The Undertaker won't be retiring this year and that he will be back for another match at WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey. WWE has already been working on ideas for next year's top matches
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One Reported Request From TNA To WWE Regarding Ric Flair At Hall Of Fame

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

One of the things TNA wanted when negotiating with WWE for Ric Flair's Hall of Fame participation was that they wanted it to be said in some way during the show that Flair worked for TNA or was there due to TNA. No word yet if WWE agreed to that particular stipulation but it was one of the key things that was being discussed over the past few weeks.
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News On CM Punk Vs Chris Jericho At WrestleMania 28

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the idea behind CM Punk and Chris Jericho's WrestleMania 28 match for the WWE Title is to keep the feud going, no matter who wins
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WWE Returns To Poughkeepsie In May‏

WWE returns to the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on May 23rd, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about wrestling shows worldwide.
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