Thursday, May 24, 2012

Update On TNA's Return To Pittsburgh Area In July‏

Washington, PA will host the IMPACT WRESTLING BaseBrawl event on Saturday, July 28 at CONSOL Energy Park at 8:00pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 26 at http://www.washingtonwildthings.com and charge by phone at 724-250-9555. Fans that purchase a $50 ticket will receive a special meet and greet with IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars at 6:00pm (redeemable with ticket the night of the show). Appearing live and in person will be Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode, AJ Styles, Austin Aries, the Knockouts and more! Go to http://www.prowrestlingevents.webs.com/unitedstates.htm for info about future shows.
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SyFy Confirms Next Live Smackdown‏

SyFy.com has confirmed that WWE Smackdown will air live on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 from 8 to 10 PM. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming shows.
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Video: Reby Sky Vs Shelly Martinez

Reby Sky posted the following on Twitter:
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WWE Extends Rey Mysterio's Contract

According to Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has extended Rey Mysterio's contract for the length of time from when he suffered his knee injury last August until his expected return. This will end up being roughly 10 or 11 months added to the end of his deal
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News On WWE Raw Going 3 Hours

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter As reported before, a lot of people within WWE don't expect RAW going three-hours to be a permanent thing, despite what the official announcements have said. There has been a lot of comparing it to when WCW Nitro went three hours years ago. The format of the show is still a work in progress but the idea is to treat it like a pay-per-view event every Monday night with interactive features. Almost all of the feedback coming from within the company has been negative regarding the change. There is a feeling that two hours drags by each week and adding a third hour won't benefit them. It's said that the USA Network has been interested in a third hour for years but WWE has not been interested. USA currently pays WWE about $700,000 weekly for RAW. An increase of $100,000 would mean $5.2 million in new gross revenue for WWE
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News On WWE Over The Limit Airing In Japan

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is a lot of interest in WWE's Over the Limit pay-per-view in Japan, which airs May 31st, because of John Laurinaitis. WWE pay-per-views air in Japan on tape delay. Laurinaitis hasn't wrestled a match in 12 years and in the 1990's, was an All Japan regular.
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Breakdown Of WWE Raw 5/21 TV Rating

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter As reported yesterday, the May 21st WWE RAW Supershow scored a 3.03 cable rating with 4.16 million viewers. In the segment breakdown, the John Cena and John Laurinaitis opener did well with a 3.40 quarter rating. Big Show's explanation and Cena vs. David Otunga lost 139,000 viewers. Santino Marella's angle with Ricardo Rodriguez lost 521,000 viewers and Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton lost 252,000 more. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan gained 390,000 viewers for a 3.01 quarter rating. This isn't a great number for that timeslot but a good showing for a segment with CM Punk and Bryan. Jinder Mahal vs. Christian lost 259,000 viewers while Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix gained 44,000 viewers. John Cena and Sheamus vs. Tensai, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler in the Lumberjack Match gained 878,000 viewers for a 3.49 quarter rating in the overrun. The main event ratings went from a 2.3 to 2.5 in Male Teens, 2.4 to 3.1 in Males 18-49 but didn't show any real gains among females
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Report: Alex Shelley Contacted By WWE

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter Alex Shelley, whose contract with TNA Wrestling is set to expire, has been contacted by WWE officials. A deal, however, has not been reached. Prior to being contacted, he was looking to work in Japan and possibly Dragon Gate USA
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Buyrate For WWE Extreme Rules 2012

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE's Extreme Rules pay-per-view with the return of Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena in the main event did just over 250,000 pay-per-view buys, based on early numbers. They drew about 147,000 buys in North America and 104,000 outside of North America. The 2011 Extreme Rules show did around 108,000 buys.
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