Thursday, June 28, 2012

Undertaker Appearing At FCW

UNDERTAKER AT FCW!

The Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida will be hosting a live FCW event on Wednesday, August 1st with special guest The Undertaker!This is an all-ages event. Doors open at 5:30pm.Gold Circle tickets (including a meet & greet with The Undertaker and an up-front seat) are $50, VIP tickets are $25 and general admission is $15.To purchase tickets, call Tammy Williams at (727) 243-8293.
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Report: Diva Quits WWE

According to PWInsider, Maxine, who's been seen mostly on WWE NXT and a few Raw appearances, including Monday's Battle Royal, has quit the company and is gone, according to WWE sources.The word making the rounds is that she had been frustrated with a number of things, including not being offered a guaranteed deal and not having the chance to prove herself onTV beyond the WWE NXT level.
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TNA Reveals Story Behind Dixie/AJ Call


With the truth coming out last week on IMPACT WRESTLING that "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles and TNA President Dixie Carter were NOT having an affair, ImpactWrestling.com has been provided in-depth information regarding the audio recording played by Christopher Daniels on the May 31 IMPACT broadcast.  
THIS phone conversation that Daniels provided seemed to indicate a liaison between Styles and Carter:  (TEXT: Click for full transcript, or scroll down)  (AUDIO: Click Here To Listen)
In an exclusive, ImpactWrestling.com has received the ACTUAL phone conversation that took place. THIS full conversation is proof that the call that aired on the May 31 IMPACT was doctored and edited. The actual phone call reveals that AJ and Dixie were discussing a surprise birthday party for Dixie's husband Serg. We reached out to Christopher Daniels for comment, but he has yet to respond.
(TEXT: Click for full transcript, or scroll down)  (AUDIO: Click Here To Listen)
Tune in to SpikeTV tonight at 8/7c, as more information will be revealed on the relationship between AJ Styles, Dixie Carter and Claire Lynch, plus AJ Styles and Kurt Angle defend the World Tag Team Titles against Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels!
AJ Styles / Dixie Carter EDITED Phone Call
Dixie: Hello.
AJ: Hey, it’s me.
Dixie: Hey, how are ya?
AJ: I’m good.
Dixie: Good, I’m so glad you called I’ve been waiting to hear from you.  Are you coming this weekend?
AJ: I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Dixie: I’m so glad.  I am so glad.  But you have to do me a favor.  Do not let him know you are coming into town ok.  I really don’t want him to have a clue.
AJ: There’s no way he is going to find out. I’m excited.
Dixie:  I can’t tell you what it means to me that you’re going to be here.
AJ: How long do you think it will be before Serg gets there?
Dixie: Well I, I think…
AJ: How much time do we have?
Dixie: You know, let me just, do you mind if I text you, like when you’re on the road and let you know and just kind of figure that out if you need to hang back a while or whatever?
AJ: Absolutely, just let me know
Dixie: Perfect, perfect. I can't wait to see you. So glad you're coming. Talk to you soon.
AJ:  Alright, bye bye.

AJ Styles / Dixie Carter Real ORIGINAL Phone Call (EDITED ITEMS BOLDED) 
Dixie: Hello.
AJ: Hey, it’s me.
Dixie: Hey, how are ya?
AJ: I’m good.
Dixie: Good, I’m so glad you called I’ve been waiting to hear from you.  Are you coming this weekend?
AJ: I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Dixie: I’m so glad.  I am so glad.  Serg is gonna be so excited that you are going to be able to make it, and...  But you have to do me a favor.  Do not let him know you are coming into town ok. I’ve kept this birthday party a secret long enough, uh, he’ll know once he pulls up, but up until that point I really don’t want him to have a clue.
AJ: There’s no way he is going to find out, this is gonna be awesome, this is gonna be a great party.  I’m excited.
Dixie:  Well listen, you and Wendy y’all bring the kids if you can.  There’ll be lots of families there, kids, jump houses, the whole thing, but I, I can’t tell you what it means to me that you’re going to be here.
AJ: Well let me ask you this, something, uh, since we’re driving in, how long do you think it will be before Serg gets there?
Dixie: Well I, I think…
AJ: How much time do we have?
Dixie: You know, let me just, do you mind if I text you, like when you’re on the road and let you know and just kind of figure that out if you need to hang back a while or whatever?
AJ: Oh yeah, yeah
Dixie:  But, uh, I think I’ll have a better idea once we get there.
AJ: Yeah, just let me know.  Give me a call.
Dixie:  Ok, talk to you soon.  Can’t wait.
AJ:  Alright, bye bye.
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News On Eve Torres/Raw

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Eve was reportedly backstage at Monday's RAW Supershow but not used, despite being scheduled to return. No word yet if she will return next week or what role she will return in but officials were high on her in the role of Executive Assistant to John Laurinaitis.
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Latest On WWE's Network

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Word is that DirecTV has no interest in carrying the WWE Network, which would knock about 30% of its potential revenue off. There's been talk that very few cable carriers are committing to paying a per subscriber rate for WWE's Network, which is what the company was counting on for profitability. The alternative is to be like HBO or Showtime and charge a subscription fee directly to consumers.

There's still no official word on when the Network will launch but they cut a new commercial for it this past week that should begin airing soon.
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News On Jeff Jarrett's New TNA Project

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter


Jeff Jarrett has been in preliminary talks with the Endomol company about producing a TV show similar to Ring Ka King for the Argentina market. Endomol is the company that TNA worked with on India's Ring Ka King show.
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE RAW 6/26/12

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported before, the 6/26 edition of WWE RAW Supershow scored a 3.29 cable rating with 4.72 million viewers.

In the segment breakdown, CM Punk vs. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan lost just 30,000 viewers from the opener. Big Show vs. Brodus Clay gained 50,000 viewers while Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger lost 167,000 viewers. John Cena's interview and the return of Chris Jericho gained 803,000 viewers for a 3.69 quarter rating - up from the usual 10pm growth this year.Psycho Sid's return didn't see the same success that Vader's did as Sid's win over Heath Slater lost 607,000 viewers. Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio in the #1 contender's match gained 202,000 viewers while the Divas Bikini Battle Royal lost 238,000 viewers. The main event with Chris Jericho vs. John Cena gained 567,000 viewers for a 3.57 overrun rating.
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News On Ric Flair Possibly Returning To WWE

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Ric Flair has a non-compete clause in his release from TNA but details are not known. WWE has said in court papers that they have no interest in Flair but Flair seems to think that he will be back at some point
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News On Latest Gut Check Talent

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter


Independent women's wrestler Taeler Hendrix will have her Gutcheck evaluation on tonight's episode of Impact Wrestling but there was disappointment within the company over her performance last week when she wrestled Tara. Apparently there was also some disappointment over both her look and her work in the ring. There was also heat on agent Al Snow for choosing her as the latest Gutcheck participant
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