Thursday, April 26, 2012
Posted by Chris Kelly on 6:28 PM
TNA will be holding a Basebrawl event on July 21st, 2012 at MCU Park in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets go on sale May 21st, 2012. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming shows worldwide.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 6:28 PM
TNA will be holding a Basebrawl event at Consol Energy Park in Washington, Pennsylvania on July 28th, 2012. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com/unitedstates.htm for info about upcoming shows in the US.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 6:26 PM
Only days after she captured the Divas Championship from a hobbled Beth Phoenix, Nikki Bella will get a chance to prove herself when she defends the butterfly championship against The Glamazon at Extreme Rules in Chicago. The devious Diva shocked the WWE Universe when she capitalized on an injury to Phoenix on Raw SuperShow and pinned the dominant champion to capture the coveted prize. (PHOTOS | WATCH) However, in a surprise move, WWE officials have cleared Phoenix to compete at Extreme Rules, and her bid for a rematch against Nikki for the Divas Title has been accepted. Even with Phoenix rebounding from an injury, the contest will be a close one: Phoenix is one of the most physically dominating Divas in the history of the division, and her reign as Divas Champion was as dominant as the WWE Universe has ever seen. Nikki, on the other hand, is one half of the most cunning twosome in the Divas division, and the fact that she captured the title without the Bellas’ signature “Twin Magic” speaks volumes to her talents as a competitor. It will be a classic match of brains against brawn when The Glamazon and Nikki Bella clash for the Divas Title, but who will prevail? Find out at Extreme Rules, this Sunday at 8/7 CT, only on pay-per-view
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:19 PM
The following is from WWE.com STAMFORD, Conn. – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Oscar Gutierrez (Rey Mysterio) for 60 days effective Thursday, April 26 for his second violation of the company's policy.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 10:03 AM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter The claw slam that Lord Tensai uses has been modified slightly for safety precautions. The hold now comes from the standing position, giving the opponent the ability to land back-first. The original way of starting from Tensai's knee caused the point of impact to be on the back of his opponent's head.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 10:01 AM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE Tag Team Champions Primo and Epico will be defending the titles on April 28th in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico at a WWC event. Their contract with WWE allows them to work a few shows per year with WWC, since WWC owner Carlos Colon is WWE's local promoter. They will defend the WWE titles against a masked team called Los Enmascarados Misteriosos
Posted by Chris Kelly on 9:59 AM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter James Storm is out of action to sell the interview he did on Impact Wrestling where he said he was going home due to being depressed from losing to Bobby Roode at Lockdown. The current plan is for the Roode vs. Storm program to end at this year's Bound For Glory pay-per-view. Storm is also taking time off to rest the ankle that he had surgery on.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 9:57 AM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter As seen on WWE TV this past week, Hornswoggle is the new comedy sidekick for Brodus Clay. This is the role that was originally planned for United States Champion Santino Marella but plans were changed in the past couple of weeks.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 9:57 AM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter As reported before, Beth Phoenix did the injury angle on RAW and lost the Divas Title to Nikki Bella to set up Kharma's return to TV. WWE officials have wanted to bring Kharma back and make her a monster champion from the start but felt that Kharma vs. Phoenix is the money match and should be saved for down the line. No word yet on when WWE plans on holding the Kharma vs. Phoenix match. One plan had Kharma squashing Nikki for the Divas Title at either Extreme Rules or on RAW the following night
Posted by Chris Kelly on 9:55 AM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter When Chris Jericho actually leaves WWE to tour with Fozzy this summer, it's expected that he will return to wrestle full-time once the tour with his band is over.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:45 AM
For Immediate Release April 25, 2012 WWE HALL OF FAMER SHAWN MICHAELS SIGNS WITH EYEBLACK EyeBlack to Produce Custom Product Featuring Michaels’ Trademarks, Phrases, and More Rockville, Md. – EyeBlack, the company that started a sports revolution by combining logos, phrases and bible verses with EyeBlack, today announced a partnership with Shawn Michaels, former WWE Superstar and current star of the Outdoor Channel’s show Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures. Michaels will serve as an ambassador for the company and will collaborate with EyeBlack to produce a customized product line. The licensing agreement signed between Michaels and EyeBlack gives EyeBlack the rights to create and sell product featuring Michael’s trademark phrases and nicknames including: Showstopper, Mr. HOF, and Mr. Hall of Fame. EyeBlack will also produce custom designs printed on camouflage EyeBlack for Michael’s hit show MacMillan River Adventures. To begin the relationship, EyeBlack will be offering 20 pairs or more of Shawn Michael’s product for 50% off. To order Michaels product you must use the code "Showstopper" when ordering on www.EyeBlack.com before May 4, 2012. "I'm very excited about this new relationship,” said Michaels. “Beyond being a cool product in itself, it’s functional and I’m looking forward to using EyeBlack product in my hunting adventures and in some WWE related activities." Shawn Michaels wrestled for the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) for over 20 years. During that time, Michaels was a four-time World Champion, three-time WWE Champion and World Heavyweight Champion, among many other awards and honors, including his 2011 HOF induction. After his retirement from wrestling in 2010, Michaels continued his relationship with the WWE by signing on as an official ambassador for the company. In addition to these duties, Michaels stays busy by hosting Shawn Michaels’ MacMillian River Adventures, with his good friend Keith Mark, on the Outdoor Channel. The 30-minute program gives viewers an exclusive look into the unique lifestyle of hunting and the duo’s large game hunts across the world. “Shawn is a fantastic athlete and we are proud to have him on the EyeBlack team,” said Peter Beveridge, president and founder of EyeBlack. “Shawn had a prolific pro wrestling career and is the perfect representative for the EyeBlack brand as we branch out into the professional wrestling and hunting arenas.” Michaels joins an impressive roster of professional athlete ambassadors whom EyeBlack has signed in the last year. The company boasts endorsements and customized lines from NFL stars Stevie Johnson, Marshawn Lynch and LaMarr Woodley, as well as tennis pro Bethanie Mattek-Sands and softball legend Jennie Finch and Monica Abbott. Recently, the company inked a deal with Chicago Bears’ Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher to be the face of the Original product line.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:40 AM
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the current plan for Brock Lesnar at this year's SummerSlam PPV is for him to have a match with Randy Orton. WWE feels an Orton vs Lesnar match could be a good sell for their big summertime pay-per-view