Tuesday, April 17, 2012

*Spoiler* Results For NXT 4/18/12

Dark:
*WWE developmental talent Antonio Cesaro defeated a local talent, UK Kid.

WWE NXT:

*Percy Watson defeated Johnny Curtis.

*Maxine defeated Kaitlyn.

*William Regal forces Maxine and Curtis to sign contracts that say Maxine is his manager.

*Backstage promo with Darren Young and a new manager going to SmackDown apparently. We see Matt Striker smiling and sporting a new walking cane. *Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins come out and plead their innocence when it comes to the kidnapping of Matt Striker. Striker shows up with a walking stick and tries to attack them but instead Regal announces they will face each other with Striker as the referee and the loser is fired.

*Tyler Reks beat Curt Hawkins with a roll-up, so Hawkins is fired. Then, Regal fires Reks too.
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WWE Returning To London In November‏

The WWE event in London, England on November 4th, 2012 will be held at the Wembley Arena.

WWE.com briefly had the O2 Arena listed as the venue.
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*Spoiler* Results For WWE Smackdown 4/20/12 From London, England

Michael Cole and Booker T are out for commentary. Lilian Garcia comes down to sing God Save the Queen and trips coming down the ramp. A six-man match with Mark Henry, Cody Rhodes and Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton, Sheamus and The Great Khali is announced, possibly the dark main event.

* Daniel Bryan opens the show to lots of YES chants. He says Sheamus cheated to win the World Heavyweight Title and talks about how he will win it back at Extreme Rules.

* Natalya vs. AJ is up next. AJ takes out all her rage on Natalya in the corner and gets disqualified, still crying.

* Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio is advertised for later.

* A Damien Sandow promo airs.

* Hunico and Camacho come out next. Brodus Clay comes out with his partner Hornswoggle. Hunico and Camacho come out next. Brodus Clay comes out with Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle is dressed like Brodus. Brodus gets the quick win.

* Backstage segment with Teddy Long, Darren Young and Titus O'Neil. Laurinaitis walks in and makes a joke of Teddy before leaving.

* Matt Striker is backstage with Randy Orton, who gets a big pop. Orton says his dad is fine after the attack last week and talks about Extreme Rules. Orton says Kane will see just how sick and twisted he can be.

* The Usos vs. Titus O'Neil and Darren Young is next. Young and O'Neil get the win after a Hart Attack combo move out of the corner.

* Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show is up next. Cody Rhodes interferes and hits a Disaster kick on Show, allowing Del Rio to get the win. Cody attacks Show after the match but just pisses him off. Show chases Cody off through the crowd

Ryback gets the squash win over local talent James Lerman

Backstage Teddy Long is dressed as a Queen's Guard and other Superstars mock him. Laurinaitis comes out of his office and welcomes Antonio Cesaro into his office.

* Six-man main event time. Daniel Bryan is out first followed by Mark Henry and then Cody Rhodes. Sheamus comes out next to a big pop. Orton is out next and The Great Khali. Cody interrupts Khali's entrance and takes out his knee, injuring him. Khali is helped to the back but Big Show comes out as his replacement. Cody isn't happy but starts the match against Orton. The end comes when Show hits the knockout punch on Cody and then the KO punch on Henry. Orton RKO's Henry for the win
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TNA Knockout Confirms TNA Departure

Traci Brooks tweeted the following:

Yes it's true my time with TNA has come to an end, what a great time I had

I love the TNA family and will miss everyone but will be watching every Thursday!
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News On Hulk Hogan/Ric Flair Segment From Lockdown

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

The segment between Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair at Lockdown went longer than planned and caused the remaining matches on the card to get less time. Hogan reportedly went longer than he was supposed to on his part of the segment
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News On Eric Bischoff/TNA

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

While Eric Bischoff was written off TNA TV at the Lockdown pay-per-view, he will still be working backstage as a top executive for the company.
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Kevin Nash Comments On CM Punk

Kevin Nash tweeted the following:

just got done with Raw.Punk needs to keep the belt at least till next May

what is old is now new. let him have that love affair with the fans make them pat to see him get beat make it epic. Make a heel"
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WWE Supershow In Texas On 7/1

WWE will be holding a Raw & Smackdown Supershow at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas on Sunday, July 1st, 2012. Bell time is 5 PM. Go to http://eventosdeluchalibre.tk for info about upcoming shows worldwide.
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WrestleReunion Suspends Operation

We told everybody that we would make a decision regarding the future of WrestleReunion following our event in Toronto. That time has now come and we have unfortunately decided that WrestleReunion will not be running future events at this time.

After a brief hiatus from our first three events, we resumed WrestleReunion (4) in Los Angeles in 2010. We battled a tough economy and the stigma of a previous failed convention in San Francisco, but we saw potential for growth and immediately decided to return the following year. Our return to LA in 2011 turned out to be our highest attended convention of all time and then had a very successful event in Atlanta.

After these two amazing events, we really felt that economy had recovered to the point where there was a market for WrestleReunion. We decided in April of 2011 that in addition to returning to Los Angeles, we would continue to run an event tied to WrestleMania weekend and also bring this to the Toronto market, our most requested and most vocal city based on our feedback. Nearly one year in advance, we planned three cities for the first quarter of 2012 with the option to do a fourth city (Chicago) in the fall.

Unfortunately, 2012 in Los Angeles saw a dramatic decline in our attendance from the previous year and made the idea of returning there extremely unlikely. We felt it was in our best interest to get through our next two events before making any longer term decisions, as the success of those two cities would likely play a role in our decision making. Quite simply, Toronto sales didn’t meet our expectations. Despite nearly one year of advance notice and having lots of local promoters and media helping to publicize the event, we didn’t reach enough people interested in our product.

Our results, along with results of other autograph shows that I am involved in, along with a glut of events that are out there tell me that it is time to take a step back and let conditions correct themselves and or let other opportunities come to the fore front. I am currently exploring some potential single show events using some of the legends and younger talent that we have used over the last several years at WrestleReunion events. I have always wanted WrestleReunion to provide fans with something they can’t get anywhere else and I feel like we have done that. It could have been an option to scale back our model but I have always felt either go big or go home.

I wanted to thank everybody that has attended a WrestleReunion event, particularly the fans that purchased VIP ticket to our events in the Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta, and Miami shows, many of you purchasing prior to even knowing the full lineup of guests. You were a small number, but very loyal. We just wish we had twice as many of you! Don’t take this as WrestleReunion is going away permanently we just aren’t ready to announce any events in any cities at this time and I have absolutely informed the Westin hotel in Los Angeles that we wont be returning for 2013. I am always looking for the next opportunity that makes sense for myself the talent and mostly the fans.

I also wanted to thank our lead sponsor, Highspots.com. their financial support made these events possible. It is my understanding they will continue to run conventions tied to the WrestleMania weekends and will always keep their options open to further business opportunities in other cities.

“The Big Cheese” Sal Corrente, WrestleReunion Founder
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Mick Foley Blogs On Dean Ambrose

The following is from Mick Foley's blog:

Given my history of concussions, I would have to be an absolute idiot to place my future in the hands of someone I don't trust. Since I like to think I am not an idiot, I won't be placing any trust in him [Ambrose]. He had the golden ticket, and he blew it, because he would not honor the simple request I made - to his face - to not include my children in any way in his tweets. If I can't trust him to honor that simple request, I certainly can't trust him not to take liberties in the ring
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Attedance For TNA Lockdown 2012 PPV.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

TNA had about 2,000 fans in a 9,000 seat arena in Nashville last night for the Lockdown 2012 PPV.
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WWE Returning To Lexington & Louisville In July‏

WWE returns to the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on July 28th, 2012 at 7:30 PM and the Broadbent Arena in Louisville, Kentucky on July 29th, 2012 at 7 PM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming shows worldwide.
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Audio: Wrestling News Live 4/16/12 Archived

WNL returned to the SNS Radio Network airwaves (www.snsradionetwork.com) with your hosts The TreyDawg and special co-host The Bronxfather, with JJ out of action due to family matters. The boys give us the Raw Recap with special emphasis on the continuing Brock Lesnar-John Cena fued, and Trey gets a bit hot about chat room malcontents! After the break our “News Of The Week” segment, sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com gives a recap on the latest in the Kurt Angle Olympic saga, fallout from last night’s TNA Lockdown PPV, and the incredulous fact that Bronx has no clue who Gina Carano is! We open the phone lines and Trey gives one lucky listener a quick history on the downfall of WCW, and we wrap the show with “One Night In Bangkok”.

http://archive.org/download/WNL_04-16-12/WNL041612.mp3
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