Wednesday, August 8, 2012

News On Kelly Kelly's WWE Future

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it appears that Kelly Kelly will not be returning for time to WWE. She is only committed to working for the next two or three weeks and as an ambassador afterward.
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More On Talents Being Upset With WrestleMania 28 Payoffs

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Regarding JTG and other WWE midcard talents being upset at pay, it's said that they all got paid just $500 per night on the recent tour of Central and South America. They are used to getting paid big on international tours but this one wasn't this successful.

 When it comes to the WrestleMania 28 payoffs, WWE encourages the talents to bring their families in town for the whole WrestleMania week but the talent has to pay for it. The guys at the bottom of the roster only got paid $2,000 for the whole week, which wouldn't be much left after you factor in bringing the family in for a week and other costs. These low payoffs were a surprise and led to a lot of unhappiness, considering how WWE was touting the success of WrestleMania this year
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News On Jim Ross/NXT

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Jim Ross is calling the main events on NXT because it's considered a developmental show and the idea is to develop Byron Saxton as a play-by-play announcer.
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News On Possible Plans For The WWE Title

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE's booking committee are contemplating a scenario where CM Punk would drop the WWE Championship to John Cena at SummerSlam to set up a rematch between Cena and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at Royal Rumble-Johnson announced at Raw 1,000 that he would face whoever the WWE Champion is at the January pay-per-view event. Johnson would defeat Cena at the Rumble and then defend the title against Punk at WrestleMania XXIX.
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Jim Ross Blogs On Kevin Nash's Comments

Jim Ross wrote the following:

I'm an old school guy who thinks that wrestlers come in all shapes and sizes and that the final, final decree on how well said talents produce is ultimately left up to the consumer aka the fans."

Lots of sub six feet tall athletes have been huge box office draws in the biz over the years. There are too many to mention here.

Several big men who have migrated into the pro wrestling world simply because of their size have failed. Some haven't. Kevin Nash was and still is very successful. He's made a lot of money and he's saved it. Smart guy. Out of the entire Grantland piece the thing that I felt was most compelling for today's wrestlers, rookies, wannabe's, etc, is that Kevin Nash made big money and he took care of it"
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Chavo Guerrero Sr Responses To Kevin Nash's Comments

Chavo "Classic" tweeted the following:

nash remain a f— moron idiot just because he was a freak and bigger than normal people he stll has no clue wt a wrestler .. entertainer or worker is my grandson that i am training noe cld have abetter match than him, idiot i can take his fat ass down now .. cant do a promo and if u saw his last promo in wwe with punk punk punked him he had no clue wt a waste of body maybe .. maybe his a syncronized wrestler diesel my ass"

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Audio: Wrestling News Live 8/7/12 Archived

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WNL returned to the airwaves on the newly revamped SNS Radio Network (www.snsradionetwork.com) with “The Outlaw of the IWC”The TreyDawg, “The unofficial 3rd leg of the tripod”The Bronx-Father Tony Mirabella &“Mr. Money on the Mic”JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay.

The show started with all the details from Trey’s expierience from the 8-5-12 TNA house show in Tulsa OK. Trey broke it down from bad to good and talked about someone he ran into at the show.

Bronx joined the show to talk about the 8-6-12 edition of RAW (JJ was absent from this segment from not watching the show)Bronx and Trey discussed the show and gave letter grades.

JJ randown the “News of the Week”sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com including the WrestleMania travel packages. JJ said he and Harmony were going but not using that travel package, Trey even discussed going in this segment.
JJ opened the phone lines and read a few emails before wrapping the show with a little Smashing Pumpkins “Tonite,Tonite”on this latest episode of WNL
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Bully Ray Posts Cryptic Tweet

Following reports he is set to leave TNA Wrestling, Bully Ray tweeted the following:

Shakespear time kids. "To stay or not to stay, that is the question". Lets hear YOUR opinion. #BULLYNATION
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Former DX Member Working With FCW Talent

According to PWInsider, Billy Gunn has been down at WWE developmental this week to work with the FCW talents.
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WWE Buys ROH & IWA Mid-south Footage

According to PWInsider, WWE went to ROH and asked them for permission to use footage for CM Punk's upcoming DVD. Most likely WWE paid some amount of money to ROH's parent company Sinclair Broadcasting. WWE also paid some money to Ian Rotten to use footage of Punk in IWA Mid-south.
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Update On JBL & Possible WWE Return

According to PWInsider, A WWE source reports that JBL returning to WWE has not been discussed and there are no plans for him to return to SmackDown for commentary. The source pointed out that JBL is "rich and lives in Bermuda, so why would he want to deal with Vince McMahon every week?"
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Update On Velvet Sky/TNA

It was reported by PWInsider that Dixie Carter wanted to bring Velvet Sky back to the company following the Knockout leaving TNA a few weeks back. It doesnt appear that Sky will be returning soon as she has announced a few independent dates over the next few months.
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News On WWE No Longer Blurring WWF Logo

According to PWInsider,WWE noted that their legal proceedings with The World Wildlife Fund were settled in the last quarter. Details of the settlement were not listed, but that would probably explain why the scratch logo was not blurred at RAW 1000.

WWE wanted the issue with blurred logos put to rest in advance of launching the planned WWE Network.
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*Spoiler& Results For WWE Smackdown 8/10/12

Credit:PWInsider

Smackdown opened with GM Booker T coming out and requesting Sheamus apologize for taking Alberto Del Rio's car on Raw. Del Rio showed up and said he wanted to press charges. Booker announced Sheamus vs. Alberto would take place tonight, yes, two weeks before the PPV, for the title.
*Sin Cara defeated Cody Rhodes.

*Christian defeated Antonio Cesaro but was laid out after,

*Randy Orton pinned Jack Swagger with the RKO.

*Backstage, Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins demanded more chances. Booker told them they didn't look like they could handle it after losing to Ryback on Raw.

*Jinder Mahal won a handicap match. Ryback hit the ring and ran off Mahal, then destroyed Mahal's opponents.

*The Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho only featured Vickie Guerrero as Dolph Ziggler wasn't there. Jericho ripped on Vickie until Dolph hit the ring from the crowd and laid out Jericho with a shot from the Money in the Bank briefcase.

*The Primetime Players defeated Primo and Epico by DQ. No Rosa.

*Booker T set up Eve Torres vs. Kaitlyn for next week and the winner becomes his assistance.

*Rey Mysterio pinned WWE Intercontinental champ The Miz in a non-title bout. They did a dark segment where HHH came out and nailed Miz with a Pedigree after.

*Daniel Bryan cut a promo about Summerslam, leading to Kane's arrival. AJ came out and demanded Bryan shake hands with Kane and Bryan kept saying no. They brawled and AJ loved it.

*Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio never took place as Sheamus was attacked by Del Rio and some hired goons. They went off the air with Sheamus being laid out.

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Chris Jericho Responds To Kevin Nash's Comment Saying Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero "Killed The Business"

In an interview with Grantland.com, Kevin Nash said the following:

When Benoit and Guerrero hugged [at the end of WrestleMania XX], that was the end of the business. Has business been the same since that WrestleMania? Has it come close to the Austin era? Has it come close to the nWo or the Hogan era? You put two fucking guys that were great workers that were the same height as the fucking referees, and I'm sorry, man. Are you going to watch a porno movie with a guy with a three-inch dick? Even if you're not gay, you will not watch a porno movie with a guy with a three-inch dick. That's not the standard in porno films. So you put a 5-foot-7 guy as your world champion."

Chris Jericho posted the following on Twitter:

Funny how @realkevinnash says wrestling “died” when Benoit and Guerrero were champs-Yet the worst year for WWE biz was 95 when he was on top

Nash then tweeted:

Once again the puppet master pulls the marks strings .Knew Jericho was a closet mark.First one eliminated on a bullshit sing show...REALLY!!

Jericho then finally tweeted:

Hope @realkevinnash doesn’t tear his quad tweeting! #typicalbigman #nwothirdwheel

Former WWE talent MVP then tweeted: Kevin Nash is right. Smaller guys don't draw. I mean who would pay any money to watch itty bitty guys like Mayweather or Paquiao?


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