Saturday, December 29, 2012

Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show: SmackDown, Dec. 28, 2012

Backstage Fallout: December 28, 2012

The Shield Promo From SmackDown, Dec. 28, 2012

The Usos vs. The Primetime Players: SmackDown, Dec. 28, 2012

SmackDown Slam of the Week: Dec. 28, 2012

Sheamus vs. Brad Maddox: SmackDown, Dec. 28, 2012

The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler: SmackDown, December 28, 2012

Zack Ryder vs. Antonio Cesaro: SmackDown, Dec. 28, 2012

Kofi Kingston & Team Hell No vs. Wade Barrett & Rhodes Scholars: Dec. 28, 2012

Brodus Clay vs. Primo: SmackDown, Dec. 28, 2012

Santino's Foreign Exchange: Episode 48

Samoa Joe vs. Aces & Eights Member: Dec. 27, 2012

IMPACT Post Show (Dec. 27)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christopher Daniels & Kazarian Holiday Promo: Impact, Dec. 20, 2012

WWE en Espanol: 21 de Diciembre

New Age Outlaws vs. Road Warriors: Mayhem in Manchester 1998

X-Pac vs. Shane McMahon: No Mercy 1999

The Hardy Boyz vs. Brock Lesnar & Shawn Stasiak: Insurrextion 2002

Billy Kidman & Torrie Wilson vs. John Cena & Dawn Marie: Rebellion 2002

Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match: Insurrextion 2001

Edge & Christian, X-Factor, The Hardy Boyz and The Dudley Boyz all compete in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Tag Team Match at Insurrextion 2001.

Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Guerrero: Insurrextion 2000

Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel vs. 3MB: WWE Main Event, Dec. 26, 2012

Antonio Cesaro Attacks The Great Khali: Dec. 26, 2012

Battle Royale: Main Event, Dec. 26, 2012

J.R. Posts Awesome New Blog

The following was written by the legendary Jim Ross for

Happy Holiday season everyone and here's hoping that everyone who celebrated the holidays in some shape, form or fashion had a memorable one. Christmas was great here in Norman as the cold weather moved in with some snow that kept us homebound which isn't a bad thing. Let's 'unwrap' some random thoughts.... 

Got an IPod Nano from my wife for Christmas which I love but have no idea how to fully utilize it. Way above my pay scale even after reading the info on 'how to' online. I'm an analog man in this Ol digital world...thanks @JoeWalsh. Got a feeling that a visit to the Apple Store or to the Geek Squad boys at Best Buy is in order later today. I had an older IPod but accidently left it at security in Tampa along with my jacket coming back from England the last trip and, of course, both items never made it to lost and found. So someone in Tampa is wearing a jacket with a JR's logo and listening to my classic rock laden, old school IPod. How did I forget my items? The IPod was in my jacket, I was jet lagged and wore out and the TSA dude wanted to do a Q&A like meet and greet. I got distracted and forgot the damn stuff.

If I had one low level, simple request for the New Year it would be that people would actually read our archived blogs and our Twitter timeline @JRsBBQ before asking questions that have been addressed multiple times. That failure is the epitome of laziness.

I'm going to celebrate my January 3 birthday in Dallas as that falls on the eve of the January 4 Cotton Bowl on which I plan to attend on the Sooner sideline. The Texas A&M, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback @JManziel2 is getting all the media love and living life in the fast lane, 2nd Eagles reference BTW, while my #Sooners are the underdog and essentially considered an after thought by many pundits. All I ask is for #OU to play with intensity, don't turn the ball over and then let the cards fall where they may. 

Hitting Del Frisco's in Dallas on January 3 with some OU buddies and an ample portion of red meat. 

Where does Cain Velasquez career go if he loses to Junior Dos Santos at the upcoming @UFC PPV? Has #UFC missing the boat by not portioning Cain as being in a 'must win' situation in his attempt to regain his UFC Heavyweight Title? Basic human nature is always the best natural 'hook' in any competition including performances within sports entertainment. If heroes or any athlete who fans respect/like are put in believeable and feasible jeopardy it generally helps build the bottom line. This should be a great fight that I'll likely buy on PPV  but the build, thus far, has been less than compelling.

Any one who thinks that women can't contribute to the profitability of @UFC, etc are miss informed. Athletic women are interesting to interview, promote, and to watch in a genre that has a strong male demo. Plus, women MMA fighters, when their personalities are allowed to be developed on TV, will attract more new, female fans plus the female partners of the already  established male demo. @RondaRousey is in the right place at the right time and has made many fans virtually forget about Gina Carrano who carried a large facet of Strikeforce on her shoulders before moving to making films. I see women in MMA as a promoter's/marketers dream unless said promoters ignorantly put limits on what they perceive the gender can produce. At worst, female MMA fighters, who are properly built and marketed, will be vital attractions that provide the consumer with another reason to buy a PPV in an era of less than ideal disposable income.  

Speaking of Strikeforce, I hope to attend their January 12 event in OKC, if schedules allow. Broadcaster Mauro Ranallo is trying to hook me up with tickets. 

Doing some radio this week, Thursday at 12:30 pm central time on Norman's KREF,, and Saturday morning nationally on at 10:30 am central time with my pal Sean Pendergast...noted Notre Dame alum. 

Thanks to all who made the holiday season so successful at including those who 'sold out' of all our JR's shirts. Our BBQ Sauce and condiment biz is booming and we are looking to grow significantly in 2013. If you are a business owner or buyer in the retail grocery business and want to carry our line of products, please email Ed Clements at for more info.

If you live in the UK, you can access JR's products from @americansoda and at their American Candy stores. 

This time of the year is nostalgic for yours truly. Lots of big holiday cards were held this time of the year that were memorable. Starrcade events notwithstanding Mid South Wrestling holiday shows in New Orleans on most Thanksgiving and Christmas nights. For a good period of time,  I spent more of those two holidays away from family and with the Big Cowboy (Bill Watts). I missed the cornbread stuffing/dressing in Oklahoma and could never acquire a taste for the Louisiana oyster dressing. We had some great times there nonetheless. 

Thanks for those who thought my call at the Flair-Luger Starrcade '88 was up to par. Wrestling announcing is a unique entity. The best are able to suspend disbelieve regarding the theater of the genre while not insulting the audience and to provide adequate lyrics to the music that the performers create. I learned early on that, as Shakespeare said "The play is the thing." Announcers who attempt to 'get themselves over' and make the conversation about themselves or talk in long, mindless sentences are doing the talents a disservice. Antagonist broadcasters who are simply 'bad guys' for 'bad guy's sake' soon become jokes. Selective objectivity is always a good  goal to have for every broadcaster and in the entertainment world one can always bring things back around to fit the proper TV persona to which they have been cast. Same goes for protagonist broadcasters who always damn the villains, no mater the circumstance, and support the fan favorites no matter their deficiencies.  

Been asked the highlight of my WWE year and without question it was being afforded the opportunity by WWE upper management to broadcast the HIAC bout at WM28 featuring the Undertaker, HHH and @ShawnMichaels. Big time bucket list memory for me and a night that I'll always fondly remember. I'm hopeful that I can call one bout at WM29 just to be a part of the event. Many of us worked some amazing hours over the years to contribute to building this amazing event. When I sit back and see where WrestleMania has come since I made my debut in Vegas at WM9, I am honestly amazed. I see continued use of stadiums for future WrestleMania events and hope that I can be a small part of the proceedings for as long as I'm able. It's our Super Bowl and who wouldn't want to be associated with the biggest event in our profession? Old players still like to play.        

Disappointed that @Steelers are not going to the NFL playoffs this year but it never seemed to be in the cards. Untimely holdouts at the start the year along with seemingly an endless list of injuries that carried over deep into the season adversely affected the Pittsburgh season. An offense that seemed to never find its identity or much needed rhythm and the apparent philosophical differences between the star QB and the new, brash, offensive coordinator didn't help matters. The favorite team in the Ross household feels old and will hopefully address all their issues after the season and get back in the hunt in 2013. 

Was thinking about a Christmas might many years ago when the Rock 'n Roll Express defeated Ted DiBiase and Hercules Hernandez to win the Mid South Tag Titles on Xmas in New Orleans. RNR was one of the greatest teams ever in the business and will always be on any personal top ten teams that I ever saw or worked with back in the day. I wonder how  tag teams today who really want to be good ever take the time to study the greats from previous generations or do they think that those amazing teams are too 'old school?' If the latter is applicable, then the teams of today are likely too stupid to consistently lace their boots because fundamentals and basic crowd psychology will never go out of style. 

If I were a young in ring talent in today's word (no jokes please), then DVD study of my predecessors would be a a regular part of my weekly routine just as is going to the gym and eating smartly. Some talents will spend more time 'tanning,' playing video games, etc than watching the work of stars of previous generations which is somewhat pathetic when one thinks about it.

If you have questions that you would like for me to address, please submit them here on our site at the Q&A section of which I've updated and try to keep updated throughout the week. 

JR's Chipotle Ketchup makes a great steak sauce. Warm a small portion up in the microwave or stove top and use on steaks, prime rib, etc. Mix with sweet relish and onion if you choose for a great burger topping. We don't produce regular, run of the mill, ketchup. 

If you mix JR's Main Event Mustard with our ketchup, relish and onion you've created an amazing hot dog relish or sandwich condiment. 

Enjoy WWE this week for their big, super sized Holiday cards adn let's hope that the seats are full, the athletes are primed and that there are no injuries to report.

Boomer Sooner!


The Rock Scheduled For HUGE Appearance

The Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California has been advertising the following message:

The Rock has been added to the card... This WWE Smackdown guarantees to be an electrifying show as 'The Most Electrifying Man in Entertainment,' THE ROCK, will be in Sleep Train Arena LIVE! Here is your chance to witness 'The Great One' lay the smack down!

The WWE will be hosting SmackDown at this arena, the show before the Royal Rumble.

NBA Stars Compared To WWE Wrestlers?!

The following article is from

The Washington Wizards and their WWE Counterparts: A Perfect Comparison

By Thomas Pruitt on Dec 26, 2012

A comprehensive and statistically-sound list of each Wizard player's WWE equivalent.

It hasn't been a good year for the Washington Wizards. They've lost games, respect, and quite a bit of Ted Leonsis' money in the form of dead weight contracts this season, and the team's short-term future really doesn't look all that good. Even if John Wall comes back healthy and the Ws start coming, the fact that they were this bad without him says a lot about the current roster's talent (or lack thereof). Shelvin Mack is back and I guess that's pretty cool, but anyone who thinks a player of Mack's caliber is going to make that much of a difference to a team that's three and infinity is deluding his or herself.

There's really not that much you can say about the team right now. They're just bad, and they're not going to get that much better any time soon. Rather than continue to dwell on the on-court problems of a team that, let's face it, hasn't been legitimately good since the 1970s, I thought it might make sense for us as a community to take a moment to turn our attention to the only sport other than professional basketball that truly matters: professional wrestling. In the spirit of the WWE's return to the Verizon Center on Saturday, December 29, here's a guide to each Wiz kid's wrasslin' counterpart.

A.J. Price is Jack Swagger Neither is particularly good, healthy, or important to their organizations. Price was handed the reigns to the Wizards when Wall got hurt and the results were about as pretty and memorable as Swagger's World Heavyweight Championship run.

Bradley Beal is Ryback Beal and Ryback are complete opposites in terms of physical appearance, yet they share one thing in common: They're both rookie performers with high expectations whose success or failure could have an enormous impact on their respective organizations.

Cartier Martin is Dolph Ziggler Underutilized? Check. Reputation for stealing the show? Check. One-time bit player who somehow managed to stick around? Check.

Chris Singleton is Daniel Bryan The American Dragon struggled out of the gate, but he eventually found his way once the WWE tweaked how he was presented. Is that really all that different from how Singleton has had quite a bit more success as a smallball power forward than he did as a rookie wing? Plus, Singleton's online tee shirt store gives him a level of indie cred that can only be matched by Bryan's pseudo-veganism and luscious beard.

Emeka Okafor is The Big Show They're both big, they're both practically the definition of average, they both peaked in their early 20s (when Okafor was an NCAA player of the year and Big Show was winning titles from Hulk Hogan), they're both veterans and no one really loves or hates them.

Jan Vesely is The Miz Mike "The Miz" Mizanin is still semi-famous overseas due to his earlier professional experience, has a ridiculously attractive girlfriend and still hasn't quite clicked with fans. Jan "The Airwolf" Vesely is still semi-famous overseas due to his earlier professional experience, has a ridiculously attractive girlfriend and still hasn't quite clicked with, well, anyone.

John Wall is CM Punk Wall and Punk are young guys you could build a promotion/team around and who are out-of-action with knee injuries. While Wall's not as quotable as Punk, the current WWE champion could learn a thing or two from Wall's distinct cadence and Southern accent.

Jordan Crawford is John Cena Both J.C.'s are occasionally electrifying, frequently infuriating performers who you can't take your eyes off of. While Cena's been at the top of the WWE during one of the worst eras in the company's history, Crawford has been the best full-time player on one of the worst Wizards teams in recent memory.

Kevin Seraphin is Kevin Nash Big Sexy only knows four wrestling moves and can barely walk, making him one of the most predictable wrestlers in history. Seraphin only does two things when he catches the ball - take a hook shot or take a turnaround jumper - making him the most predictable player on the team, if not in the entire NBA.

Martell Webster is Kane Webster and Kane are both veteran performers who have had surprisingly solid years. Is playing really good for a bad team the basketball equivalent of being the tag team champions in 2012?

Nene Hilario is Mr. Perfect One of the top guys in the industry who excels at everything and who's only real weakness is that he's spent half his career on the sidelines? Yep, the late, great Curt Hennig (who missed years of his prime with back injuries) and the effortlessly excellent Brazilian have quite a bit in common. There are also more than a few unfortunate similarities between the over-the-top awfulness that the Wizards have provided glimpses of this year and unwatchably bad WCW years that Mr. Perfect had to endure in the late 90s. Shelvin Mack is Chris Jericho Like Y2J, Mack will return to the team with a little bit of fanfare, then proceed to be on the losing end of almost everything he's involved in.

Trevor Ariza is R Truth Similar to the situation Trevor Booker is in right now, Ariza is a guy who's not really a huge part of the organization's long-term plans but who is too talented to just bench. They're also both out with injuries and had very brief periods where they were almost household names, with Ariza's fame coming from his Finals runs with the Lakers and Truth's coming from his Survivor Series tag team match against The Rock and John Cena last year.

Trevor Booker is Booker T Aside from the name, both Bookers are just sort of there and not doing anything these days, even though they're still technically employed.

Ted Leonsis is Ted Dibiase This one is too easy.

Ernie Grunfeld is Hulk Hogan Like Hogan, Grunfeld is a guy who probably should have been unemployed years ago, yet he's stuck around in a position of power at a major organization solely due to his ability to justify any and everything that goes wrong when he's around. Where's Sting when you need him?

Andray Blatche is Kurt Angle Seven Day Dray used to claim to have a work ethic that was similar to the OCD gold medalist and eventually turned into a parody of a well-meaning but completely full of it athlete. Like Angle with TNA, Blatche has also found success with another company but still finds time to occasionally trash his former employers.

Gilbert Arenas is Scott Hall Like Hall, Gil is an obscenely talented embarrassment to his former employers and didn't exactly leave on the best of terms. No, he's never had to struggle with substance abuse like the former Razor Ramon, but does anyone really doubt that we'll eventually see a 30 For 30 on Agent Zero?

You're welcome.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Age Outlaws In Very Honest Shoot

The Gangstas Turn Down Huge Offer From Jim Cornette

Backstage Fallout: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio - Street Fight: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

12-Man Tag Team Match: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

Daniel Bryan vs. Damien Sandow: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

The Great Khali vs. Brad Maddox: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

The Miz & Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro & Wade Barrett: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

Zack Ryder vs. David Otunga: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

Sheamus vs. Big Show - Lumberjack Match: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

8-Diva Tag Team Match: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

Kane vs. Cody Rhodes: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

Alberto Del Rio Nearly Murders Santa Claus: Raw, Dec. 24, 2012

8 Divas Tag Team Match: Armageddon 2008

Ebeneezer Piper: Tuesday Night Titans, Dec. 20, 1985

Ernest "The Cat" Miller Wants To Fight Santa: Nitro, Dec. 21, 1998

WWE Download with Dolph Ziggler: # 48

8 Diva Tag Team Match: Raw, Dec. 17, 2007

Wildest, Messiest and Funniest Holiday Moments

Saturday, December 22, 2012

New Jack Talks About Having To Knockout Brain Knobbs

Jim Cornette, New Jack, And Mustafa Share SMW Stories

Michelle McCool Shoots About Kelly Kelly

Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries: Impact, Dec. 20, 2012

Impact Wrestling Postshow: Dec. 20, 2012

Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan vs. Kenny King and Rob Van Dam - Dec. 20, 2012

Kazarian and Christopher Daniels Holiday Promo: Impact, Dec. 20, 2012

Aces and 8s React To Sting: Impact, Dec. 20, 2012

Tara vs. Mickie James: Impact, Dec. 20, 2012

Joseph Park Trains In OVW

Kurt Angle vs. Devon - Impact, Dec. 20, 2012

Major Promo Regarding Sting

The Prime Time Players New Entrance Theme

The Prime Time Players Interview Sugar Tongue Slim

Shockmaster Claus: WCW Saturday Night, Dec. 25, 1993

The JBL & Cole Show: #4

Friday, December 21, 2012

Z! True Long Island Story: #97

THQ Owes WWE $45,000,000

By Dawn McCarty & Michael Bathon From

THQ Inc. (THQI), the money-losing video- game maker, filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to sell most of its assets to affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group LP. The company listed assets $204.8 million and debt of $248.1 million as of Dec. 17 in Chapter 11 documents filed today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware. Chapter 11 is the section of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code used by companies seeking to reorganize. Affiliates THQ Digital Studios Phoenix, THQ Wireless, Volition and Vigil Games also sought protection.

“The sale will allow THQ to shed certain legacy obligations and emerge with the strong financial backing of a new owner with substantial experience in software and technology,” THQ said in a statement today. The proposed deal is subject to court approval, as well as better offers. Clearlake, which has agreed to be the lead bidder at a court-supervised auction, offered a total of about $60 million, including a new $10 million note. Assets include the company’s four studios and its games in development, according to the statement.

THQ publishes game franchises including “Saints Row,” “Company of Heroes,” “Darksiders” and “Red Faction,” according to its website. “Saints Row,” with more than 11 million units shipped globally, is THQ’s most-successful owned- IP franchise, according to a May 2012 press release.

‘Saints Row’
In “Saints Row,” an open-world action-adventure game that lets the player have free roam of the virtual world to play the story and explore the world how they choose, players take on the persona of a gang member to take on rival gangs and end violence in the made-up city of Stilwater. “Saints Row” was followed by two more sequels and a third, “Saints Row 4,” is in development.

The company also makes wrestling games based on World Wrestling (WWE) Entertainment as well as games based on characters from Disney and Nickelodeon including SpongeBob Squarepants and Disney’s Princesses.

The video-game maker required more time for some of its upcoming titles and had to delay the March introductions of “South Park: The Stick of Truth,” based on the popular adult cartoon show from Matt Stone and Trey Parker, “Company of Heroes 2” and “Metro: Last Light.”

‘Expedited Sale’
“Absent an expedited sale, the value of the debtors as a going-concern will be jeopardized because the debtors will not have sufficient liquidity to continue operating pending any sale,” Brian Farrell, THQ chief executive officer, said in court papers. The company is seeking to complete the sales process in about 30 days.

The company plans to borrow as much as $37.5 million from Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) and Clearlake to help fund operations during the sales process, according to court papers. The company said its business won’t be interrupted and obligations to customers and workers will be fulfilled. The company’s foreign operations, including Canada, aren’t included in the filing.

THQ’s largest unsecured creditors listed in court papers include holders of $102 million in 5 percent debentures due in 2014, under trustee Wilmington Trust NA; World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., owed $45 million; Yuke’s Co. (4334), owed $17.8 million; Mattel Inc. (MAT), owed $12.8 million; and Viacom International Inc., owed $10 million.

Shares of the Agoura Hills, California-based company fell the most in 12 years on Nov. 6 after THQ posted a second-quarter loss and announced that it had hired Centerview Partners LLC to evaluate its options and raise cash. THQ tumbled 50 percent to $1.50 on that day.

THQ declined 12 percent to $1.22 today before trading was halted. They had fallen 82 percent this year before today.

Paul J. Pucino, who was chief financial officer for four years, resigned as of Nov. 21.

The case is In re THQ Inc., 12-13398, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware (Wilmington.)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

John Cena vs. Antonio Cesaro: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

Josh Mathews With Antonio Cesaro: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

R-Truth Talks To Team Hell No: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

R-Truth & Team Hell No vs. 3MB: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

The Miz vs. Damien Sandow: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

Ten Years of Tribute to the Troops

Miz TV: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

Ryback vs. Alberto Del Rio: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

Josh Mathews Talks To Fozzie Bear: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

Flo Rida Performs: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

Josh Mathews With John Cena: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

Layla With Muppets: Tribute to the Troops, December 19, 2012

WWE Tributes USA Military: Tribute to the Troops, Dec. 19, 2012

Zack Ryder & Santino Marella vs. Primetime Players: Main Event, Dec. 19, 2012

Team Hell No vs. Rhodes Scholars: Main Event, Dec. 19, 2012

Brodus Clay vs. Brad Maddox: SuperSmackDown, Dec. 18, 2012

John Cena & Sheamus vs. Big Show & Dolph Ziggler: SmackDown, Dec. 18, 2012

Kaitlyn & AJ Brawl Backstage: SmackDown, Dec. 18, 2012

Kaitlyn vs. Eve: SmackDown, Dec. 18, 2012

Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro: SuperSmackDown, Dec. 18, 2012

Ryback Warns CM Punk

Santino Marella vs. Tensai: SuperSmackDown, Dec. 18, 2012

Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow: SuperSmackDown, Dec. 18, 2012

Miz TV with AJ & Dolph Ziggler: SuperSmackDown, Dec. 18, 2012

Crush Joins The nWo: Nitro, February 16, 1998

Crush vs. Savio Vega: Raw, August 12, 1996

Crush vs. Repo Man: SummerSlam 1992

Demolition vs. Paul Diamond & Joe Champ: Superstars, June 23, 1990

Lanny Poffo's Poem For Hulk Hogan: Tuesday Night Titans, Oct. 18, 1985

Mr. McMahon & Lou Thesz: Tuesday Night Titans, June 26, 1984

USA President Barack Obama Speaks To WWE

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Extreme Elimination Chamber: December to Dismember 2006

Extreme Battle Royal: ECW, June 13, 2006

Big Show vs. Batista: ECW, August 1, 2006

Backstage with Slammy Winners And Losers

John Cena & Vickie Guerrero vs. Dolph Ziggler & AJ: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

Match of the Year: 2012 Slammy Award Presentation

Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

Newcomer of the Year: 2012 Slammy Award Presentation

The Miz, Alberto Del Rio, & Tommy Dreamer vs. 3MB: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

Trending Now Award: 2012 Slammy Award Presentation

LOL Moment of the Year: 2012 Slammy Award Presentation

Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

Brodus Clay vs. JTG: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

Ryback Saves Ric Flair From The Shield: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

Ric Flair Attacks Paul Heyman: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

Superstar of the Year: 2012 Slammy Award Presentation

The Great Khali vs. David Otunga: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

Kiss of the Year: 2012 Slammy Award Presentation

Comeback of the Year: 2012 Slammy Award Winner

Kofi Kingston vs. Tensai: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

Moment of The Year: 2012 Slammy Award Winner

Kaitlyn vs. Eve: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

Rey Mysterio vs. Damien Sandow: Raw, Dec. 17, 2012

WWE en Espanol: 14 de Diciembre

WWE Download with Dolph Ziggler: # 47

Diva Battle Royal: WWE TLC 2012 Pre Show

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Santino's Foreign Exchange: #46 - With The Ryback

WWE Backstage Fallout: Dec. 14, 2012

Sheamus vs. Antonio Cesaro: SmackDown, Dec. 14, 2012

Kaitlyn vs. Aksana: SmackDown, Dec. 14, 2012

Randy Orton Attacked by The Shield: SmackDown, Dec. 14, 2012

Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio: SmackDown, Dec. 14, 2012

8 Man Tag Team Match: SmackDown, Dec. 14, 2012

The Great Khali, Hornswoggle, Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel vs. Primo, Epico, & The Prime Time Players.

MizTV: Team Hell No - SmackDown, Dec. 14, 2012

The Usos vs. Team Rhodes Scholars: SmackDown, Dec. 14, 2012

R-Truth vs. Big Show: SmackDown, Dec. 14, 2012

Z! True Long Island Story: #96

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

3 Count vs. Brian Knobbs: Nitro, Feb. 28, 2000

WWE Backstage Fallout: Raw, Dec. 11, 2012

WWE Superstar Toyz: #16 with Mick Foley

MizTV - Team Rhodes Scholars: Raw, Dec. 10, 2012

John Cena vs. Big Show: Raw, Dec. 10, 2012

AJ Lee vs. Vickie Guerrero: Raw, Dec. 10, 2012

Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro: Raw, Dec. 10, 2012

Zack Ryder vs. Alberto Del Rio: Raw, Dec. 10, 2012

CM Punk Promo From Raw Dec. 10, 2012

Alicia Fox vs. Eve: Raw, Dec. 10, 2012

The Usos vs. Team Rhodes Scholars vs. Primo & Epico vs. Prime Time Players

R-Truth vs. Wade Barrett: Raw, Dec. 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Think Mark Henry's Strength Is A Work? Think Again

Hilarious Damien Sandow/The Miz Segment

Zack Ryder vs. Tensai: WWE Superstars, Dec. 7, 2012

Z! True Long Island Story: #95

3 Man Band To Give "State Of The WWE Address"

The following release was issued on Twitter by none other than Drew McIntyre:

@TheDrewMcIntyre: We at 3MB would like to take a moment to let everybody know that we can appreciate all the greatest artists had critics but never acknowledged anyone or let it slow them down as they only seen the bigger picture. The enlightened already know. You can love us or hate us we couldn't give a damn either way because we are fighting for the whole universe...for all of you!!! musically and in ring, we are changing the world one song and one beating at a time. True we like to have fun but when that bell rings or the red light goes on in the studio we are all business. We are simple men and being disrespected at shows with a locker room the size of a closet is not showing talent like us the proper respect. Then we see our fellow 'talent' on their I pads, playing angry birds.....something is wrong around here and this Monday we will be conducting our 3MB state of the WWE address....for all of you!!! #3MB #3MBandwagon

Randy Savage vs. Bad News Brown: October 10, 1988

Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs. Bad News Brown: SummerSlam 1990

Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Antonio Cesaro & Wade Barrett: Main Event, Dec. 5, 2012

Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro: Main Event, Dec. 5, 2012

The 'Bad' Maddox Experience: Outside the Ring #26

Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show: SmackDown, Dec. 7, 2012

Even The Rock Makes A Fail: Are You Serious #45

Santino's Foreign Exchange: #45

WWE Countdown: Shocking WWE Returns

The Shield Does Awesome Interview: Smackdown, Dec. 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Vince McMahon Writes Fans A Letter To Fans

The following is from


During CM Punk’s brief, albeit brutal encounter with Ryback this past Monday on RAW, CM Punk suffered a knee injury. The surgery to repair Punk’s partially torn meniscus was successful.

Thus, CM Punk will be in no condition to defend the WWE Title against Ryback at the TLC pay-per-view on Sunday, Dec. 16. However, Ryback does deserve a WWE Title match against CM Punk and will have the opportunity in the very near future.

Recent events on RAW have led me to make the following match at the TLC pay-per-view. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, “The Shield,” will take on Team Hell No and Ryback. This match will be a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match and for the first time ever, it will be decided only via pinfall or submission.

Vincent K. McMahon

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CM Punk Undergoes Major Knee Operation

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Monday night, after Ryback drove him through a table, The Straight Edge Superstar took a late night flight to Florida for an emergency consultation with Dr. James Andrews. A review of his condition resulted in the WWE Champion’s immediate surgery. has confirmed that Dr. Andrews completed a scope of CM Punk’s left knee. Andrews successfully trimmed a cartilage tear in Punk’s knee.

“CM Punk underwent knee surgery today to remove a piece of torn meniscus that had locked up his knee,” said Andrews’ colleague, WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann. “The surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews, went smoothly and CM Punk is expected to make a full recovery.”

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Randy Orton Gives Opinions On The Shield

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Sin Cara vs. Alberto Del Rio: Raw, Dec. 3, 2012

Antonio Cesaro vs. Wade Barrett vs. R-Truth vs. Kofi Kingston: Raw, Dec. 3, 2012

Randy Orton vs. Brad Maddox: Raw, Dec. 3, 2012

Santino Marella vs. Damien Sandow: Raw, Dec. 3, 2012

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Gabe Sapolsky Talks About Current State Of Dragon Gate USA

Gabe Sapolsky has sent out the following:

This is a special edition WWNLive Alerts. We normally try to fill the WWNLive Alerts with quick news bits, specials, pictures and videos. This edition will change the pace. It will focus on three key areas of DGUSA/EVOLVE, our strengths and weaknesses as well as what we are doing to make each brand better for you. There is a very personal conclusion to this lengthy email blast.

We do need to note that the Black Friday sales at have been extended until this Friday, Nov. 30th, at midnight EST. This means you still have a few hours to save 50% on DGUSA DVDs, 33% on EVOLVE DVDs and 40% on all DGUSA/EVOLVE/Dragon Gate gear. This is your last chance, as the sales will definitely be over for good this Friday at midnight EST. No codes are needed and everything is already marked down in the Store or order by calling 267-519-9744.

Now it's time for the State Of DGUSA/EVOLVE Address from Gabe Sapolsky. Let's get to it....


We are extremely proud of the roster we have built over the last few years. It's been an amazing journey watching the new generation grow and develop into today's new stars. This is the strength of DGUSA and EVOLVE.

2012 was a landmark year. We said goodbye to PAC and Brodie Lee, who both signed WWE contracts. Recently, we saw Jon Moxley, who has an extensive history in DGUSA and EVOLVE, make a sudden impact in WWE as Dean Ambrose. These developments prove that the new wave of major league talent is on the current DGUSA/EVOLVE roster.

DGUSA/EVOLVE does not have tomorrow's stars, our roster features the best going today. We have strengthened our roster this year with over 15 talents signed to contracts. In addition, our positive work environment and growth potential has allowed us to re-sign several of our established stars to multi-year contracts. This means we have secured a tremendous roster for you to follow.

We are also pleased that several talents have been able to travel to Japan to have a strong presence in Dragon Gate. Ricochet is a legitimate star in Japan. Open The Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano, half of the Open The United Gate Champions AR Fox, Rich Swann, Larry Dallas and now Scott Reed have all had successful tours of Japan in 2012.

Another positive development was the arrival of guest stars, particularly El Generico. He has been a significant force in both DGUSA and EVOLVE after his unforgettable surprise debut at Mercury Rising 2012. Other notable guests in 2012 include Colt Cabana, The Young Bucks, Sara Del Rey, Tommy Dreamer, Sabu and some extreme favorites at EVOLVE 10. There is no telling who will show up in 2013.

This might sound like a lot of hype and bragging, but we are this proud of our roster. We are very excited about the possibilities going into 2013.

Live Events

It was a very mixed year for DGUSA and EVOLVE live events. We entered 2012 with a goal of running more live shows. We felt that only running three EVOLVE cards in 2011 stalled the momentum of the promotion. In addition, we felt there was too long of a gap between DGUSA weekends in 2011. The solution was to form a union between the two brands, run more EVOLVE cards between DGUSA weekends and build momentum. This was both a success and failure.

The first failure was losing three of our mainstay, "go to" buildings due to various reasons. BB King's in Manhattan wasn't happy with the food and drink sales at our events and would not book anymore shows. The former ECW Arena in Philadelphia and the Ace Arena in New Jersey both closed down. This left us without any homes in the Northeast. We are still struggling to find a new one. We do have hopes for The Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, which is a first class, centralized facility.

This has led us to try new areas with mixed results. The year started out hot with great crowds in Philadelphia for the final Arena show, Los Angeles and Miami. However, we were unable to draw good crowds in new areas like the Carolinas and Florida. We also had decent results in the Midwest and Toronto, and were devastated by Hurricane Sandy at the last DGUSA tripleshot.

However, we do feel positive about the fact that we tried some new areas. We hope to continue that in 2013 and even build on what we started this year. We do not rule out running shows anywhere.

We were very pleased with the in ring quality of all the shows and felt more events provided a stronger product for you to follow. The outlook for 2013 is on the upswing. WrestleCon could be the biggest crowds in DGUSA/EVOLVE history. There are some leads in the New York City area for a new venue. A West Coast return in the works and there is some other stuff in development. We recognize a crowd can make or break a show. We will do our best to bring the most exciting action with a fun, good live atmosphere to you.


We realize this is a controversial area with DVD vs. iPPV distribution. We also know that we promised that DVDs would be out faster and while we have had several recent releases, we haven't delivered. You don't want to hear excuses, you just want DVDs. Now we will fill you in on what's going on. So here's the deal.

DGUSA/EVOLVE is a mom & pop small business operation with limited resources, both financially and from a manpower perspective. Late last year we lost a key member of our staff for several months due to a medical emergency. This was a huge setback. However, we were getting back on our feet with DVD production when we had to make some choices.

It is no secret that DVD sales are down everywhere. You just have to walk into the shrinking DVD section of Best Buy to see that. Now don't get us wrong, we still know that DVD collectors are plentiful and many of you want to own our shows. We appreciate that and we will always serve you with high quality DVDs that play anywhere in the world with top notch packaging and production. Our recent Mercury Rising 2012, Open The Ultimate Gate 2012, Heat and EVOLVE 11: Finlay vs. Callihan DVDs prove that.

We were faced with a choice earlier this year: Put our limited staff and financial resources into DVDs or iPPV? It is clear that iPPV is the future. We heard your demand for it. The growth in iPPV sales, both live and On Demand, backed that up. We made the decision to put our resources, for the time being, into

We have been very pleased with the results. We had flawless streams all year, except for an under five minute hiccup due to human error in January, which won't happen again. On Demand also has every DGUSA and EVOLVE show in history available to watch anytime. This has given us the opportunity to run a huge sale the whole holiday season where every show is 33% if it happened in 2012 to almost 50% off for all shows from past years.

In addition, we have seen growth with several partners including Kayfabe Commentaries, Combat Zone Wrestling, Extreme Rising, Family Wrestling Entertainment and $5 Wrestling all presenting live iPPVs through The emergence of this platform also paved the way for the SHINE promotion to be launched. In addition, several other promotions have taken advantage of the On Demand option to showcase their brands.

You can also now watch iPPVs at on your iPhone, iPad, Droid device and just recently Xbox 360 and PS3. We have learned that both Xbox 360 and PS3 play our On Demand streams flawlessly, but you can only watch live events on PS3.

This has all happened in under two years! We are thrilled with the results and the best is yet to come. There will be a WWNLive Roku channel launched in early 2013.

This is all good news for DVD collectors. Why? This means that we have gotten WWNLive established so we can turn our resources back to DVD production. We will get the DGUSA and EVOLVE DVDs you want in your hands. In the meantime, we do have several great DVDs for you to catch up on, which you can get at huge discounts until this Friday night.

If you have any questions or comments about the above explanation we welcome it. We appreciate all of your support. It is only with your business that we are able to make better for you and speed up our DVD production. Thank you for making it happen.


First of all, we appreciate you reading this State Of DGUSA/EVOLVE Address. I want to hear your feedback. What are we doing that you like? What can we improve on? What can we make better for you? Shoot us an email at or use the social network buttons at the bottom of this WWNLive Alerts to give us your thoughts. We can only get better with your feeback.

2012 had its successes and failures. In 2013, we will build on the successes and correct the failures. We will end 2012 in style with EVOLVE 18: Gargano vs. Callihan on December 8th and build momentum to the huge WrestleCon weekend on April 5th-7th.

For me, 2012 has been a year of personal growth. My son turned three-years-old in October. I had no idea how to deal with kids before he was born. In fact, I'll admit I pretty much ignored that kids existed. The last few years I have learned how to be a father. When I was with ROH, the company was my life. I lived it 24/7. The result was me going kinda crazy. It's not something I can do now. It might sound weird, but it took me until a few months ago to figure out how to juggle being a dad and a pro wrestling booker. I have now found that balance.

I am really enjoying the Road To WrestleCon we started a few months ago. I look forward to the next chapter unfolding on December 8th. From there we will add some more events leading to the EVOLVE Title tournament on April 5th and then the biggest DGUSA shows of the year on April 6th and April 7th.

You will see EVOLVE, for lack of a better word, evolve over the next few months to the tournament. The EVOLVE concept was originally developed by Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) and I. Davey Richards then came in when Bryan left and had influence. However, we were unable to move forward with him. We tried to stay true to the original concepts, but now a new vision for EVOLVE is emerging. It's not going to be a radical departure from the EVOLVE you know now, but it is time for some tweaks and changes. The new vision will be develop up until April 5th and the crowning of the first EVOLVE Champion.

Our next WWNLive Alerts will be sent when the new is live. In the meantime, please take advantage of our extended Black Friday Sales in the Store. They expire on Nov. 30th at midnight EST. and then they are done for good. Thank you for your time and support. We will close with a look at the EVOLVE 18 lineup.

Gabe Sapolsky

EVOLVE 18: Gargano vs. Callihan
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Open The Freedom Gate Title Match
Johnny Gargano defends vs. Sami Callihan

Bonus Tag Team Main Event
El Generico & Samuray Del Sol vs. The Super Smash Brothers

Four Way Freestyle
The Winners Of The Following Matches Will Compete In This Bout

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Chuck Taylor vs. Jon Davis

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AR Fox vs. Tony Nese

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Jigsaw vs. Rich Swann

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American Wrestling Legend Buddy Roberts Passes Away

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Buddy Roberts, one-third of the legendary Fabulous Freebirds, passed away at age 65.

Roberts first made an impact on wrestling in the 1970s, working his way through the territories as one-half of a tag team called The Hollywood Blonds with Jerry Brown. The duo racked up championships across the United States before parting ways late in the decade.

As the 1980s began, so did The Fabulous Freebirds. The technically sound Roberts joined forces with the charismatic Michael "P.S." Hayes and the hard-hitting Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy, and Southern wrestling was never the same. The trio ran roughshod over the South before landing in Dallas and World Class Championship Wrestling.

On Christmas night 1982, The Freebirds made history — not only for becoming the first WCCW Six-Man Tag Team Champions, but also more notoriously for turning against Kerry Von Erich, setting off a rivalry that is remembered as one of the greatest in history. The battles between The Freebirds and The Von Erich family are legendary for their sheer brutality and the passion they inspired in Texans.

In the midst of the Freebirds–Von Erichs war, Roberts developed a rivalry with Iceman King Parsons. It began when Roberts cut off Iceman's signature braids, ultimately culminating with a Hair vs. Hair Match at Reunion Arena in June 1983. Leading into the bout, Roberts taunted Parsons with a Nair-like substance he called "Freebird Hair Cream," claiming he would take the rest of Parsons' hair with it.

Roberts used nefarious tactics to win the match, only for the official to restart the bout, during which Parsons smeared the cream over his cranium. The Freebird writhed around the mat, clutching what was left of his once-luxurious blond hair, to the fans' delight. Over the next few weeks, fans giggled as Buddy Roberts appeared on television wearing a blond wig held in place by boxing headgear, claiming his hair had grown back immediately.

After stints in WWE, AWA and Cowboy Bill Watts' UWF, Roberts returned to WCCW, this time as the manager for the animalistic Samoan Swat Team. Buddy Roberts left the industry shortly after WCCW's closing in the late 1980s.

In the years since he left the ring, Roberts survived a battle with throat cancer. Buddy Roberts will always be remembered as a tenacious competitor.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


The following is from TMZ:

Wrestling diva Kaitlyn was arrested earlier today at a WWE event in Michigan ... and it wasn't part of the script ... TMZ has learned.

It all went down at the Van Andel Arena ... sources tell us the 26 year old was taken into custody by the Kent County Sheriff stemming from an old speeding ticket.

We're told shortly after she arrived at the arena police showed up with a warrant ... she was hauled to a nearby police station where she was booked and took a pretty impressive mugshot.

A short time later Kaitlyn -- real name Celeste Bonin -- was released on a $315 bond.

Kaitlyn released a statement to TMZ ... saying, “During a previous visit to Michigan, I was cited for a traffic violation. I am fully cooperating with authorities to resolve the matter.”