Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Posted by Chris Kelly on 10:28 PM
Credit:PWTorch Daniel Bryan opened the show cutting a promo. He talked about getting rid of A.J. and his guest referee job on Raw. Alberto Del Rio interrupted and said he would be the next World champion after Extreme Rules. Big Show interrupted and cleared both men from the ring. He then chokeslammed Ricardo Rodriguez. (1) Alberto Del Rio beat IC champion Big Show in a non-title match. Del Rio won via Cody Rhodes outside interference. Damien Sandow talked on-screen about the age of enlightenment. (2) New Divas champion Nikki Bella beat Alicia Fox after Twin Magic. (3) Darren Young & Titus O'Neil beat Yoshi Tatsu & Ezekiel Jackson. Michael Cole interviewed Randy Orton about his rivalry with Kane ahead of Extreme Rules. Jinder Mahal then interfered and ate an RKO. (4) Antonio Cesaro (Claudio Castagnoli) beat Tyson Kidd in a try-out match. The same Brock Lesnar hype video from Raw aired. (5) Great Khali beat Cody Rhodes. (6) Ryback beat local wrestler Jacob Kaye in another squash match. They recapped A.J. attacking Natalya last week after D-Bryan dumped her. (7) World Hvt. champion Sheamus beat Mark Henry in a non-title match.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 7:29 PM
Crediy:PWInsider The 4/23 edition of Raw did a 3.0 rating, with 4,388,000 viewers during the three hour period. During their usual time period, they did a 3.3 rating with 4,752,000 viewers. That is up from last week and a good sign for the Brock Lesnar-John Cena feud. The show did hours of 2.48, 3.22 and 3.41.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 7:28 PM
Source:PWInsider.com WWE sources this afternoon confirmed that the Beth Phoenix injury was last night was actually just a work to explain the title change. She did a hell of a job, to the point that a number of wrestlers thought she was hurt backstage. Beth Phoenix actually sold the injury after leaving the building last night and in the Detroit airport this morning while she was in front of fans.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 7:26 PM
Credit:PWInsider We don't have much in the way of details, but the word making the rounds among former WCW wrestlers is that Marcus "Buff" Bagwell was hospitalized and is in intensive care following a car wreck
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:18 PM
Credit:PWInsider WWE Hall of Famer Edge was brought to Detroit, Michigan for last night's WWE RAW Supershow so he and company officials could negotiate his new contract. As noted before, WWE had previously offered Edge a new contract and were upset that the news leaked about his deal coming to an end. Word going around is that WWE tried to lowball Edge on the new contract they offered him before he came to Detroit this week. No word yet on how negotiations went last night. To get an idea of how bad WWE tried low-balling Edge, Shawn Michaels makes around $300,000 a year under his contract with WWE and Mick Foley makes a "little less." It's said that Edge wasn't even offered close to what Foley makes.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 9:37 AM
WNL returned to the airwaves of the SNS Radio Network (www.snsradionetwork.com) on 4/23/12 with host the TreyDawg and the Bronxfather guest-hosting for a still sick “Mr. Money On The Mic” JJ $exay. The boys break down the latest offering from WWE Raw, the 3-hour SuperShow and the signing of the much-anticipated Brock-Cena match — or did it really happen? Plus the surprise return of Edge sparks off a great debate between Trey & Bronx, and Bronx gets introduced to an old WNL friend…the buzzer is back! They also peruse all the latest news in the world of pro wrestling, sponsored by our good friends at Wrestling-Online.com, including a new WWE Films venture, the release of Tough Enough winner Alex Levine, and sneak in a little MMA talk as well, plus your phone calls (no emails this week, sorry)! An informative, entertaining 2-hours await you http://archive.org/download/WNL_04-23-12/WNL04232012.mp3
Posted by Chris Kelly on 9:33 AM
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter,The decision to release Andy Leavine from his WWE developmental deal was made a few weeks back. The feeling was Tough Enough's winner wasn't progressing and just wasn't good in the ring Tough Enough judge Stone Cold Steve Austin tweeted the following: Big Andy won Tough Enough. All day long and twice on Sunday. Thanks for your passion and opinions. Like it or not...He won. End of story.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 9:31 AM
Source:PWInsider.com Nikki and Brie Bella are still slated to depart WWE on 4/30 when their contracts officially expire. The decision to put the WWE Divas title on Nikki had been planned for some time (at one point, it was slated for Extreme Rules) with the idea that Kharma would return and lay waste to the Bellas as revenge for their words against her when she announced her pregnancy last year. The Kharma return would lead to another WWE Divas title change and bring Kharma right back into the forefront of the Diva storyline
Posted by Chris Kelly on 9:27 AM
Beth Phoenix tweeted the following: Thank you to everyone that helped me thru the airport this morning. Will keep every posted on MRI and xray results. Believe me...nothing hurts worse than my heart right now after the loss and even worse thought of missing competition. But i have been bere before, and if there is one thing Beth Phoenix knows how to do, it's rise from the ashes. The title will be mine again. #unbreakable
Posted by Chris Kelly on 9:26 AM
The following was posted on Wade Barrett's Twitter page: Due to a number of factors, Mr. Barrett has signed the administration of this account over to his attorney for the foreseeable future. Mr. Barrett will be making no further comment at this stage. Regards, Peter Lazarou, Esq
Posted by Chris Kelly on 9:24 AM
Source:PWInsider.com As seen on RAW last night, Eve Torres is now the new Executive Administrator to General Manager John Laurinaitis. Eve's new role is seen internally as a big push for her. Vince McMahon is said to be a really huge fan of Eve and her work. She has been one of his favorite Divas for well over a year now.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 12:06 AM
Credit:WWE.com DETROIT – In her WWE Divas Championship loss to Nikki Bella on Raw SuperShow Monday, Beth Phoenix suffered what WWE medical personnel have confirmed is a severe sprain to her left ankle. Phoenix was limping visibly after she leapt from the ring apron to the floor during the championship encounter, which was contested in a Lumberjill Match. After the bout, WWE trainers assisted Phoenix to the locker room area. According to Dr. Michael Sampson, the former Divas champion will undergo an MRI. “It looks like she affected her anterior talofibular ligament, which is the most common injured ankle ligament on an inversion injury,” Sampson told WWE.com. “She has some swelling, [and] she’s having a hard time walking or ambulating on it. We’re going to need an MRI just to make sure there’s nothing else going on and see how we can treat it – if we need surgery or if we can do it conservatively.” Check back later for updates on the status of Phoenix’s injury.