Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Posted by Chris Kelly on 8:50 AM
Following comments by Joshua Fisher of The Darien Times where he said WWE was "a product that is barely above pornography", WWE sent out the following open letter: Dear Mr. Fisher: We are writing regarding your column that appeared in the Darien Times on May 17, 2012, where you state that WWE is a product “barely above pornography.” Although this was an opinion piece, your position as editor of the Darien Times would ethically require you to report the facts accurately and not distort the truth. For future editorials and news stories that may pertain to WWE, we wanted you to be aware of the facts so you clearly understand our programming content and the type of entertainment we provide to our more than 300,000 fans in the state of Connecticut and millions around the world. All WWE television programming features only TV-PG content as rated not by us, but by the network TV distributors and their standards and practices departments. WWE weekly programming has always appeared on basic cable or broadcast television. As any casual television viewer knows, your description of our programming, based on the Federal Communications Commission rules alone, would not be permitted on broadcast television or basic cable. WWE is family entertainment. In fact, 40 percent of the millions of fans who attend our live events bring their children. It’s insulting to these parents to think that they would condone their children watching inappropriate content. WWE may not be your personal choice of entertainment, but that does not give you the right to damage our corporate reputation. On behalf of WWE, its 690 employees and our fans in Connecticut, we would appreciate it if you would stick to factual statements about our organization and brand. For more information on our company, please go to corporate.wwe.com and feel free to reach out to us for the facts in advance of any articles you write relating to WWE. Sincerely, Brian Flinn Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Posted by Chris Kelly on 8:47 AM
Source:PWInsider.com A lot of people within WWE are talking about how the company has went back to having pretty much no direction in the storylines. The feeling is that things were looking up after WrestleMania 28 when Brock Lesnar returned but with the People Power era and the push of John Laurinaitis, things have started to go back downhill.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:33 AM
Credit:PWInsider The 5/21 edition of Raw did a 3.0 rating with 4,156,000 viewers. The show did hours of 3.08 and 2.99
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:32 AM
Credit:PWInsider Smackdown Smackdown starts with Eve Torres coming out on behalf of John Laurinaitis. Alberto Del Rio comes out asking to face Sheamus for the World title at No Way Out. Randy Orton, then Kane came out as well pleading their case and demanding a shot at the title. There will be a Triple Threat match later with the winner getting the PPV title shot. *WWE Intercontinental champion Christian defeated Hunico. *Titus O'Neal and Darren Young defeated The Usos. *Cody Rhodes promo on getting the IC title back. *Ryback, sporting a black eye, defeats two wrestlers. *They air a promo announcing Sin Cara will return next week. *WWE United States champion Santino Marella defeated Ricardo Rodriguez. *World champion Sheamus came out and acted as if he was going to apologize for running through John Laurinaitis on Raw but of course, in the end, he didn't. *World champ Sheamus defeated Jack Swagger in a good match with the Brogue Kick. *Damien Sandow defeated Yoshi Tatsu with the neckbreaker. The Big Show came out in a tie. He got YOU SOLD OUT chants. He explained that he backed Big Johnny for a big bonus and to get his job back. The crowd chanted for John Cena. The main event was a Triple Threat Match. Daniel Bryan ran in and distracted Kane. Alberto Del Rio got the win and will face Sheamus at the PPV.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:30 AM
Credit:PWInsider The NXT matches that were taped Tuesday in Wilkes Barre, PA will be airing Wednesday night. The plan is to close out the "current season" before the company begins to run the footag