Wednesday, June 20, 2012

TNA And Scot Steiner Possibly Heading To Court Over Twitter Comments

Credit: http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/scott-steiner-hulk-hogan-twitter-feud-lands-davidson-co-court A Twitter feud between pro wrestlers Scott Steiner and Hulk Hogan has spilled over into a Davidson County courtroom. Nashville-based Total Nonstop Action Entertainment, who Hogan works for, filed a verified complaint Monday in Chancery Court asking for an injunction to stop Steiner’s “disparaging remarks.” Steiner made headlines on wrestling blogs and websites in April when he launched a social media campaign to “save” TNA. In a series of tweets, Steiner bashed TNA, Hogan, and TNA wrestling booker Eric Bischoff. In additional to critical, sometimes profane, comments on Twitter, Steiner called TNA “bush league” and compared them to the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling organization. TNA is claiming that Steiner’s comments violate a contract he signed with them in December 2010. The contract specifically stipulates that Steiner is forbidden from making public statements, including tweeting, concerning TNA or any of its officers, wrestlers, or other individuals without prior approval. TNA claims those acts constitute a breach of contract. “In blatant disregard of the parties’ Agreement, Steiner has engaged in a concerted effort to disparage TNA, its wrestlers, and other talent and cast them in a negative light,” the lawsuit stated. TNA formally demanded that Steiner stop the tweets on May 10. Steiner responded on May 15: “Havent tweeted lately bcuz I got a letter from a lawyer representing hogan n [Bischoff] basically saying... They take my tweets seriously and if threats continue they will take to law enforcement....really hogan my.. Tweets scare you,Ive said worse in interviews on tv,LOL.” After the official notice, Steiner also took shots at Hogan’s daughter, Brooke, whom he called a whore on Twitter. Steiner, who turns 50 next month, has more than 54,000 followers on Twitter. According to his contract, he was paid $2,500 per pay-per-view performance during his time with TNA. The lawsuit by TNA accuses Steiner of breach of contract and asks for injunctive relief. TNA hasn’t, however, filed an order for injunction, so no hearing on that matter has been set.
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Plan For WWE Raw When It Moves To 3 Hours

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter The current plan once RAW moves to three-hours in July is to spend the first 50 minutes or so hyping up a top-of-the-hour match on both TV and Twitter, then kick it off at 8:55pm to run through the top of the hour. WWE will go with another big match or segment right around 10pm and the final angle will close out the show during the overrun as usual. RAW will apparently have a more structured feel to it.
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News On Mick Foley/Dean Ambrose

Following their internet war of words, it appears Mick Foley and Dean Ambrose are no longer at war. Mick Foley tweeted: Finally had a talk with @TheDeanAmbrose . Unique type of cat. We'll probably never exchange holiday cards, but it was good to clear the air.
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Update On Amazing Red/WWE

It was reported that former TNA talent Amazing Red had a WWE Try Out watch prior to No Way Out.Wrestling Observer Newsletter has now confirmed this and its reported that Red is likely to be hired for WWE's all-Cruiserweight project that is in development
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Report: Alberto Del Rio Threatened To Quit WWE

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter A source reports that Alberto Del Rio had a dispute with upper-level management and threatened to quit WWE. One company source says Del Rio was frustrated with his role and contemplating a departure. A second source said the incident wasn’t that big a deal and that both sides were wrangling over a contract matter. A third source believes the spat was a little bit of both. Del Rio has leverage; he has no issues with income and could return to Mexico as a heralded former WWE Superstar. A company employee expressed skepticism Monday night that Del Rio had legitimately suffered a concussion, noting that he was “too injured” to work No Way Out Sunday but healthy to work Monday’s RAW. The employee believes the concussion was a cover excuse for issues that came up between Del Rio and WWE, necessitating his removal from the match.
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News On John Cena Divorce

Credit:TMZ John Cena's estranged wife is convinced ... the WWE superstar was bangin' around behind her back during the marriage ... and now she's on a mission to prove it in court. TMZ broke the story ... John blindsided his high school sweetheart Liz Cena with divorce papers back in May after 3 years of marriage. Now, Liz's attorney Raymond Rafool tells TMZ ... they've been getting tips Cena had been messing around during the marriage ... which, if true, could be grounds for Liz to challenge the prenup. "We're definitely following up on every lead relative to his being unfaithful before AND after the separation," Rafool says. So far, it's unclear if Liz's camp has found any real leads. Calls to John's camp have not been returned.
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TV Rating For WWE Raw 6/19/12

According to PWInsider, the 6/19 edition of WWE Raw scored a 3.4 cable rating with 4,963,000 viewers. This week's show did hours of 3.38 and 3.43
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Smackdown Returns To Bossier City In November‏

The WWE Smackdown taping on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 will be held at the Century Link Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. Go to http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk for info about future events.
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Audio: Wrestling News Live With Bobby Roode Interview 6/19/12

WNL returned to the SNS Radio Network airwaves (www.snsradionetwork.com) with “The Outlaw of the IWC” The Trey Dawg & guest host “The Bronxfather” Tony Mirabella (due to “Mr. Money On The Mic” JJ $exay tending to home duties). The guys kick right off with the Raw Recap, fully loving the Paul Heyman/HHH confrontation, then TNA Champion Bobby Roode stops by to discuss his roots within TNA and his future with the company. Sadly it was a quick interview, but he assures us he will be back. Then Trey further advances his Vince Russo theory, with a bit of help from Kevin Nash himself! We round off the show with listener calls, and a special challenge from PWR’s “The Power” Andy Knowles — what could the challenge be? Listen now to find out, and then tune into WNL next week to catch the result! http://archive.org/download/WNL_6_19_12/WNL06192012.mp3
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