Thursday, November 22, 2012

News On The Miz Turning Face

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

One of the main reasons WWE is turning The Miz babyface is because he has two movies coming out next year that will be centered around him. Another reason is because he was starting to get cheered a lot in some of the European venues on the recent tour. The Miz as a babyface failed early in his career but now he's not really seen as "a reality TV star trying to be a wrestler" so the feeling is it may work this time.
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Talks Of Title Change With Tag Titles

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Two weeks ago on WWE Main Event, the feature match saw WWE Tag Team Champions Kane and Daniel Bryan defeat Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes. This was the match where Rhodes went down with an injury. There was a lot of talk about changing the titles in this match but for whatever reason, they chose not to.
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TV Rating Breakdown For WWE Raw 11/19/12

Source: <a href="">Wrestling Observer Newsletter</a>

As reported before, the the 11/19 edition of  WWE RAW did a 2.73 cable rating with 3.83 million viewers. This would make it the fifth lowest rated episode of RAW and the fourth lowest number of viewers for a non-holiday episode in the last 15 years.

In the segment breakdown, a rarity came when the highest rated segment of the show was the Ryback interview and Ryback vs. Tensai, which did a 2.91 quarter rating. Wade Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston lost 298,000 viewers. A segment with Paul Heyman and CM Punk plus Kaitlyn vs. Aksana lost 80,000 viewers. Antonio Cesaro vs. Brodus Clay and the John Cena Make-A-Wish video gained 376,000 viewers back.

The segment with Vickie Guerrero, AJ Lee, Cena and Dolph Ziggler gained 195,000 viewers for a 2.85 quarter rating. This is a very low growth for the 9pm timeslot. Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton in the 2 of 3 Falls Match lost 122,000 viewers. Primo and Epico vs. The Great Khali lost 186,000 viewers. The Miz vs. David Otunga gained 223,000 viewers. Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow gained 105,000 viewers in the 10pm timeslot.

The AJ Lee and Ziggler locker room segment that ended with the Cena and Ziggler brawl lost 241,000 viewers - not a good number considering it was one of their top angles right now. Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara lost 266,000 viewers for a 2.50 quarter rating. The video package with highlights of the Cena-AJ stuff gained 101,000 viewers. The celebration for CM Punk's 365th day as WWE Champion gained 419,000 viewers for a 2.87 overrun.

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Who Is Booking WWE Live Events?

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter,Michael Hayes remains the person in charge of booking WWE's live events. This used to be the job for Head of Talent Relations but now that Jane Geddes is doing that and has no wrestling background.
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News On Attendance At WWE Survivor Series

The 2012 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis drew just 8,500 fans according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The event was reportedly heavily papered. There were a lot of free tickets being handed out in the final week.
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Current Plans For WWE TLC Card