Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Posted by Chris Kelly on 11:54 PM
The Pro Wrestling Rewind returned tonight with The Power Andy Knowles going solo, as the BronxFather is on the injured list! Little Egypt joined the show to promote the upcoming GLOW movie screening in New York City, and then the show took a shocking turn as Little Egypt actually got women’s wrestling legend Ivory on the line! Please visit www.kickstarter.com and www.glowthemovie.com for all the details on the GLOW movie and GLOW Wrestling. In the next segment, Justin Berry, the executive director of the Adirondack Pro Wrestling Federation joined the show and thanked the PWR listeners for their support. Andy then took your phonecalls to wrap up this edition of the Pro Wrestling Rewind http://archive.org/download/TheProWrestlingRewind6-13-2012SnsRadioNeworkEspnRadio/PWR061312.mp3
Posted by Chris Kelly on 11:06 PM
Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter As reported before, the 6/11 edition of WWE Raw did a 3.23 cable rating with 4.65 million viewers over three-hours. The usual two hours did a 3.46 rating with 4.99 million viewers. The show opened with Vince McMahon returning at a 2.88 rating, well above the usual start of a three-hour RAW. Tensai vs. Sheamus lost 415,000 viewers while Tensai attacking Sakomoto, Big Show knocking out R-Truth and Vince's segment with Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis gained 146,000 viewers. Santino Marella and Layla vs. Beth Phoenix and Ricardo Rodriguez and the backstage segment with Vince and Daniel Bryan gained 98,000 viewers. Bryan's segment with CM Punk, Kane and AJ Lee gained 978,000 viewers for the 9pm time slot, RAW's usual start time. The Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. The Great Khali vs. Jack Swagger match and Ryback's squash gained 4,000 viewers. The backstage segment with Vince and Hornswoggle making fun of Jim Ross lost 145,000 viewers. Big Show vs. Kofi Kingston in the cage match at 10pm gained 320,000 viewers for a 3.59 quarter rating. Curt Hawkins vs. Sin Cara lost 450,000 viewers while Vader vs. Heath Slater gained 324,000 more viewers, an impressive gain for that time in the show. The main event with AJ and Punk vs. Bryan and Kane lost 19,000 viewers. The final segment with Vince, Laurinaitis, John Cena and Big Show gained 721,000 viewers for a 3.99 quarter rating in the overrun.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 5:19 PM
THE BOUND FOR GLORY SERIES: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO TNA'S ANNUAL POINT-BASED COMPETITION Twelve IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars battle in grueling series of matches with the ultimate prize on the line - a World Championship Match in the main event at October's "Bound For Glory" Pay-Per-View spectacular, our biggest event of the year! The wrestler with the most points at the end of the Bound For Glory Series wins and advances to the Bound For Glory main event! The 12 Competitors Find out who will be in the 2012 Bound For Glory Series during the Gauntlet match at 8pm on Spike TV! How to Get Points Points are determined by wins and losses – how you win is equally as important! Submission Victory – 10 points Pinfall Victory – 7 points Countout Victory – 5 points Disqualification Victory – 3 points Draw (Time Limit/Double Countout/Double Disqualification) – Two points Disqualification Lose – you LOSE 10 points The Type of Matches Each wrestler will battle each other ONCE in the series! These matches will take place over IMPACT WRESTLING on Spike TV and on TNA's live event tours across the country, with the point structure outlined above. Standings and How to Win! The standings will be updated on ImpactWrestling.com. The standings will be "locked" on the September 6 edition of IMPACT WRESTLING on SpikeTV. The top point leaders advance to No Surrender PPV (9/9) for a one-night playoff to see who gets the Bound For Glory World Title Match!
Posted by Chris Kelly on 12:34 PM
WNL returned to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network (www.snsradionetwork.com) with “The Outlaw of the IWC” The TreyDawg & “Mr. Money on the Mic”JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay. The boys had a lot to discuss on tonights program as “The Bronx-father”Tony Mirabella took a much needed night off and JJ and Trey talked the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from last nights 3 hour RAW.The boys were joined by former “TNA Gut Check Challenge” Joey Ryan who discussed what went down at TNA and where he goes from here, Joey discussed his gimmick , future and more on this awesome interview with The TreyDawg. Trey wanted to talk about the recent Vince Russo shoot video and set up clips from said video in hopes of showing that Russo is and was not entirely to blame in bad storylines in pro wrestling, JJ and Trey had a nice healthy debate over things Russo said and JJ even agreed with some of what Russo says.JJ randown the latest “News of the Week”sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com before wrapping with a few emails and some WHAM…Blame Trey for this one folks…on this entertaining yet informing episode of Wrestling News Live. http://archive.org/download/WNL_6-12-12/WNL_6-12-12.mp3
Posted by Chris Kelly on 12:08 PM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE officials were impressed with Tensai's match against Sheamus on Monday's RAW Supershow. People backstage felt it was one of his best matches since returning to the company.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 12:06 PM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter With guys like Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho and Randy Orton returning to action in the next two months, the feeling within WWE is that their roster is so limited right now that no matter what Vince McMahon is thinking about a particular talent at the moment, when the day comes that someone is cleared to return, they will be brought back regardless of any concerns or politics
Posted by Chris Kelly on 12:04 PM
As reported before, Christian Cage appearing at TNA's Slammiversary was part of the deal that saw Ric Flair appear at the WWE Hall OF Fame. According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter,
Posted by Chris Kelly on 12:02 PM
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, many expect Ric Flair to return to WWE by Raw 1000 despite the company saying they have no interest to in a recent statement regarding their lawsuit with TNA.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 11:59 AM
Goldberg tweeted the following: WWE or TNA ......anytime fans would chant my name years after I've retired ....it's an honor. Glass half-full.
Posted by Chris Kelly on 11:57 AM
According to PWInsider, the following talents were released by WWE: Eli Cottonwood Jiro Benicio Salazar Sonny Elliot