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 footage taped in Florida last Thursday. So, if you were looking forward to seeing some of the FCW talents moving up to the next level, the good news is you'll see them, but you'll have to be a little more patient.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:28 AM
Credit:PWInsider Several WWE stars took to Twitter to announce that their flight to Sao Paulo, Brazil for tomorrow's house show was canceled. Both CM Punk and Chris Jericho wrote on their respective Twitters that the crew were looking for somewhere to sleep for the night and they hoped to still be able to make it in time for the show.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 1:01 AM
WNL returned to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network (www.snsradionetwork.com)on 5-21-12 for the final edition of WNL on Monday nights with hosts “The Outlaw of the IWC” The TreyDawg & “Mr. Money on the Mic”JJ (ALL CAPS)$exay. JJ kicked off the show with “The Bronxfather”Tony Mirabella for the RAW Recap. Trey joined the show and discussed the Big move for WNL to tuesday nights at an earlier time. The boys gave their thoughts on RAW before JJ randown the latest “News of the Week”sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com. JJ and Trey looked at the”Top 50 Superstars of WCW”compiled from WWE.com….Some names on the list were way off base and JJ and Trey disagreed on some but gave their thoughts on the placement of the superstars.JJ read a few emails and opened the phone lines before wrapping the show with some Boys2Men”Ãnd of the Road” as the move to tuesdays begins next week starting at 9pm Est, 7pm Mst on the SNS Radio Network. http://archive.org/download/WNL_5-21-12/Wnl5-21-12.mp3
Posted by Chris Kelly on 12:59 AM
WWE sent out the following survey: What is your age? Under 14 14-17 18-24 25-34 35-49 50 or older What is your gender? Male Female Please select the ways you listen to the radio. (Select all that apply) Satellite Radio (i.e. SiriusXM Radio) AM Radio FM Radio I don't listen to radio at all Imagine a live radio talk show produced by WWE and hosted by a popular radio personality and a WWE Legend. The daily show would feature the latest in WWE News both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, exclusive interviews with the hottest Superstars and Divas in WWE, unique recurring segments centered around the world of WWE, and give fans an opportunity to regularly call in to interact live with the hosts and guests. How likely would you be to listen to this radio program on standard AM/FM radio? Very likely Somewhat likely Neutral Not very likely Not at all likely If the WWE radio program were only available as a free podcast on WWE.com, how likely would you be to listen? Very likely Somewhat likely Neutral Not very likely Not at all likely If the WWE radio program were only available as a free podcast on Apple iTunes, how likely would you be to listen? Very likely Somewhat likely Neutral Not very likely Not at all likely Do you currently listen to any podcasts? Yes No How often do you listen to podcasts? Every day A few times per week Once per week A few times per month Once per month Less than once per month Where do you listen to podcasts? (Select all that apply) At home In the car At work or school Other (please specify) How do you listen to podcasts? (Select all that apply) Download to a mobile device Download to a computer Online streaming to a computer Online streaming to a mobile device Other (please specify) From the list below, please select the days/times you listen to podcasts during the average week (Select all that apply) Weekday (6a – 10a) Weekday (10a – 3p) Weekday (3p – 7p) Weekday (7p – Midnight) Weekday (Midnight– 6a) Weekend (6a – 10a) Weekend (10a – 3p) Weekend (3p – 7p) Weekend (7p – Midnight) Weekend (Midnight– 6a) What type of podcasts do you generally listen to? (Select all that apply) Comedy News Politics Latin Religion Sports Talk Music Family/Health Live Sports Entertainment Other (please specify)