Wednesday, August 1, 2012

News On The Rock & His WWE Title Shot

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

After AJ Lee was named General Manager of Raw last week on Raw 1,000, her first act in the position was to grant Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson a WWE Championship Match at the Royal Rumble. The angle, however, was nixed due to time constraints and Johnson announced that he would face whoever the WWE Champion is at the pay-per-view event.

WWE plans to downplay Johnson's upcoming title shot until after the Survivor Series on November 18 as to not draw attention away from any of the other shows they have to promote in the meantime. Officials also want Royal Rumble, which takes place in Phoenix, Arizona, to be sold out by November.
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WWE Impressed With Billy Gunn

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE officials were impressed with Billy Gunn at Raw1000 & he is expected to have at least one last TV match within WWE.

On the other hand, its being reported that people backstage were saying that Sean "X-Pac" Waltman was out of shape and people were surprised he appeared on the show due to his sex tape a few years back. 
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News On TNA Staying Live

The following is from IMPACTWrestling.com

Just Updated August 23: IMPACT in Orlando, FL (LIVE)
August 30: IMPACT in Orlando, FL (LIVE)

September 6: IMPACT in Orlando, FL (LIVE)
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Chris Jericho Leaving WWE


Credit:PWInsider

Chris Jericho's final date with WWE will be Tuesday 8/14, which would be a Smackdown taping in Austin, Texas.

Jericho is not slated to return to the company in any capacity until he is done with all Fozzy promotional work and concert dates.
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Poster For TNA No Surrender

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Poster For WWE Night Of Champions

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TV Rating For TNA Impact Wrestling 7/28/12

According to PWInsider, the 7/28 edition of TNA Impact Wrestling scored a 1.09 cable rating with 1.578 million viewers.
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WWE.Com Announces Booker T as New Smackdown General Manager

Credit:WWE..com

INDIANAPOLIS – At tonight’s live SmackDown event in Indianapolis, Mr. McMahon confirmed the speculation of a new SmackDown General Manager – that man is Booker T. This confirms what was first indicated by WWE’s Breaking News mobile alert service earlier Tuesday.

The six-time World Champion has been a staple voice on the show since finding his place at the SmackDown announce table in February 2011. This exciting development comes just twenty four hours after Raw’s GM, AJ Lee, took the reins of Monday night.

To find out how this all played out, don’t miss SmackDown on Syfy, Friday night at 8/7 CT.

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Viewership For WWE Raw 7/30/12


Credit:PWInsider

The 7/30 edition of Raw averaged 4,495,000 viewers, well down from the over 6 million that they did for last week's Raw 1000 show.
The show did viewership hours of:

8:00 PM 4,064,000
9:00 PM 4,719,000
10:00 PM 4,701,000
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*Spoiler* Results For WWE Smackdown 8/3/12- New Smackdown General Manager Announced

Credit:PWInsider
Smackdown opened with Vince McMahon announcing Booker T was the new General Manager of Smackdown. Alberto Del Rio came out and said he wouldn't be wrestling until Summerslam. Sheamus came out, leading to Booker announcingt Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Lord Tensai for tonight.
*World champion Sheamus defeated Tensai.

*Eve Torres attempted to get in with Booker. Instead, it turned out Teddy Long had been given a job and told Eve to take a hike.

*Antonio Cesaro defeated WWE United States champ Santino Marella in a non-title match.

*Matt Striker interviewed Daniel Bryan. Basically a backdrop for Bryan to say "No" a lot.

*Daniel Bryan & WWE Intercontinental champ The Miz & Dolph Ziggler defeated Chris Jericho & Kane & Christian.

*Matt Striker interviewed Randy Orton, who said he would defeat Alberto.

*Ryback defeated Jinder Mahal via DQ when Mahal nailed him with a foreign object and ran to the back.

*Darren Young pinned R-Truth.

*WWE Divas champ Layla congratulated Booker T. Cody Rhodes popped up and said he that although he ended Booker's career, they can work together. Booker told him he would wrestle Sin Cara next week.

*Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio by DQ when Ricardo interfered as Orton was going for the RKO.

Dark Match: John Cena defeated Big Show and Cody Rhodes.


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