Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012: WWE NXT



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WWE Raw Rating

This week's WWE Monday Night Raw scored a 2.7 Nielsen rating and took in 3.915 million viewers total.

This is the lowest number Monday Night Raw has drawn since September of 2011.

ANOTHER WWE Main Eventer Suspended

For the third time in his WWE career (second for violation of the Wellness Policy), Randy Orton has been suspended.

 His suspension will be for 60 days.

WWE Superstar To Star In New Film

Although no director has been announced, WWE has slated Hornswoggle to play in the new film Leprechaun: Origins.

According to IMDB, the film is currently in pre-production.

HUGE Update On WWE 13

The following is a press release from WWE:

"LIVE THE REVOLUTION" - THQ Announces Development of WWE® '13

Flagship WWE Videogame Franchise Returns to Provide the Most Authentic, Seamless and Passionate Experience to Date - All While Turning Up the Attitude

Last summer, one man revolutionized the current WWE (NYSE: WWE) landscape. In a legendary moment at the end of Monday Night Raw®, WWE Superstar CM Punk® - as the voice of the voiceless - changed everything the world knew about WWE. Through his words and actions, a new leader emerged to set a higher standard, convey a new brand of attitude and ultimately ignite a revolution among the WWE Universe.

It's not the first time WWE has seen such rebellion. Nearly 15 years ago, the legendary Stone Cold Steve Austin® also revolutionized the WWE realm, sparking a new generation of supporters through his relentless, antihero behavior in one of WWE's most celebrated time periods ever: the "Attitude Era." Why did it happen? In his words, "'Cause Stone Cold said so."

Today, a new crusade is on the horizon, and it doesn't start with an iconic WWE Superstar on television, online or at a live event. THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced development of WWE® '13, the revolutionary next installment in the WWE flagship videogame franchise. Positioned to offer the most authentic, extensive and fervent experience to date, including the debut of a brand new WWE Live™ audio and presentation system, as well as a single-player campaign based on the highly influential "Attitude Era," WWE '13 is currently in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii™ system from Nintendo, with a scheduled release date of October 30, 2012 in North America.

"WWE '13 is certain to ignite our enthusiastic, worldwide fan base and encourage them to live a revolution that simply cannot be ignored," said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President, Global Brand Management, THQ. "WWE Live will bring the impassioned WWE live event experience into the living rooms of consumers, while critical core gameplay improvements and a serious dose of attitude will enable them to experience WWE action like never before."

WWE Inbox Episode #18


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WWE Raw Backstage Fallout


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ROH: Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole vs. Mike Bennett vs. Roderick Strong


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May 28, 2012, Raw: Brodus Clay vs. The Big Show


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May 28, 2012, Raw: The Miz Loses It, Randy Orton Confronts Him


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Information Regarding Smackdown


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May 28, 2012, Raw: David Otunga vs. Sheamus


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May 28, 2012, Raw: The Miz vs. Christian


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May 28, 2012, Raw: Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk


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Big Johnny Mad At David Otunga and Eve Torres


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Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston & R-Truth: Raw, May 28, 2012

Official Cover For WWE '13


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May 28, 2012, Raw: Brodus Clay Confronts Big Show


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May 28, 2012, Raw: Santino Marella vs. Alberto Del Rio


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Saturday, May 26, 2012

WWE Releases Top 25 "Masters of the Mic"

The following is courtesy of WWE.com:

"Top 25 Masters of the Mic."

1. Stone Cold

2. Roddy Piper

3. The Rock

4. Ric Flair

5. Chris Jericho

6. Jake Roberts

7. John Cena

8. Dusty Rhodes

9. Bobby Heenan

10. JBL

11. Randy Savage

12. C.M. Punk

13. Hulk Hogan

14. Mick Foley

15. Billy Graham

16. Vince McMahon

17. Edge

18. Paul Heyman

19. Triple H

20. Jesse Ventura

21. The Miz

22. Ted DiBiase, Sr.

23. Santino Marella

24. Rick Rude

25. Captain Lou Albana

25 de Mayo: WWE en Español


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WWE Foreign Exchange: Episode #17


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Z! True Long Island Story Part 68


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May 25, 2012: WWE Backstage Fallout


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May 25, 2012: WWE Smackdown


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Information Regarding Sin Cara's Return


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May 24, 2012 - WWE Superstars


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Friday, May 25, 2012

Suspended Superstar's Reaction

The following is from WWE.com:

At a WWE Live Event in at São Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday evening, Chris Jericho reportedly denigrated the Brazilian flag during a match against WWE Champion CM Punk. Suspended indefinitely, Jericho responded to the incident in his own words.

“I made a bad judgment call in the course of entertaining [WWE] fans in Brazil,” Jericho told WWE.com. “I apologized to the people in the crowd for showing disrespect.”

During Jericho’s match with the WWE Champion at São Paulo’s Ginásio do Ibirapuera, the flag found its way into the ring, where Jericho crumpled it up and then kicked it.

Local law enforcement stopped the bout and gave Jericho the opportunity to apologize to those in attendance or face incarceration. The former World Champion expressed his regret to the crowd and the WWE Live Event continued.

Due to his actions, WWE officials suspended Jericho indefinitely. “It was a bad move,” Jericho said. “I did it with [our] fans’ entertainment in mind and I’ll accept the consequences for that.”

Top WWE Star Suspended

The following is from by WWE.com:

Chris Jericho has been suspended indefinitely due to an irresponsible act of denigrating the Brazilian flag at a WWE live event in São Paulo on May 24. WWE has apologized to the citizens and the government of Brazil for this incident.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ring of Honor Press Release

The following press release has been sent out by Ring of Honor:

Ring of Honor has announced that this coming Monday at 8:00 PM ET that they will be streaming a match that was taped at the last set of TV Tapings in Baltimore this past Friday on ROHWrestling.com.

The match will be a 4 Corner Survival to determine who will face Ring of Honor World Champion Kevin Steen for the Ring of Honor World Title on June 30th in Pittsburgh, PA.

The particpants are as follows:

-"The Prodigy" Mike Bennett
- Jay Lethal
- Adam Cole
- Ring of Honor Television Champion Roderick Strong

For more information, you can go to this link: http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/world-title-contender-will-be-determined

TNA Sues WWE

The following is from pwinsider.com:

TNA has filed a lawsuit against WWE and former TNA and WWE employee Brian Wittenstein. The company filed the lawsuit yesterday in Nashville with charges of interference with existing contracts, conversion, breach of contract, civil conspiracy, unfair competition, and violation of the Tennessee Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Wittenstein is also being sued for breach of duty of loyalty.

The suit claims that Wittenstein, who worked for the company for three years from 2008 – 2011, gave WWE inside information on contracts and other details from his time working with the company and that WWE is trying to steal talent from the company via that information. Wittenstein was hired by WWE earlier this year but was let go in April, which TNA claims is after they were presented with the information. However, WWE did not inform TNA that they had been given that information for several weeks.

TNA claims that they were informed of the insider information on May 7th and that several days later, Ric Flair approached TNA trying to get out of his contract so he could go to WWE. The company says Flair hasn’t appeared at events since. Alex Shelley, who is rumored to be heading to WWE, was not mentioned in the lawsuit.

An injunction has been issued demanding that WWE and Wittenstein return whatever confidential material Wittenstein obtained from TNA and were specifically instructed not to destroy any of the material. A hearing is set for next month.

Press Release Regarding Stone Cold Steve Austin

CMT has issued the following press release:

THE ULTIMATE REDNECK-STYLE COMPETITION SERIES "REDNECK ISLAND," HOSTED BY WWE SUPERSTAR STEVE AUSTIN, SET TO PREMIERE JUNE 9 ON CMT

NASHVILLE – May 24, 2012 – Hosted by WWE superstar Steve Austin, REDNECK ISLAND will take 12 red, white and blue-collared Americans out of their element, and far away from cold beer, for the ultimate redneck-style competition series, which debuts Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with a special 2-hour long premiere. Visit CMT.com for a sneak peek at REDNECK ISLAND.

From a remote tropical paradise, Austin will guide the men and women through a number of hilarious mental and physical challenges designed to celebrate the group's strengths and limitations in a quest for $100,000. At the end of each episode, teammates will send one competitor packing.

The REDNECK ISLAND contestants include:

Catherine Long (Harrisburg, N.C.) – Blonde, bubbly and funny "Southern belle." Likes to have a good time and is fun to be around, but can become stubborn and hot-headed at times. Loves her family, hunting and drinking beer.

Cayton "Tex" Flippen (Sumner, Texas) – Small town guy with a competitive nature and plenty of ambition. He is highly motivated and always wants to succeed. He is married and has a young daughter.

Eric Bradford (Lexington, S.C.) – The party boy jock. As a professional wrestler and former cheerleader in college, he is extremely energetic and highly competitive, but can sometimes come off as abrasive and selfish.

Kevin "Bobo" Floyd (Midland City, Ala.) – A good-hearted truck driver who will do anything for you, as long as you don't piss him off. Loves beer, hunting and guns, but is terrified of tornadoes.

Jeannie Hunter (Marble Falls, Texas) – Fun-loving and adventurous, pistol-packing "Southern belle." Enjoys bull riding and went to college on a full rodeo scholarship. Likes to hunt and be outdoors.

Jennifer Kercher (Lakeland, Fla.) – A tough ex-Navy girl, Jen is a certified EMT and a guy's girl who can change her own car tires and oil. She is outgoing, caring and always up for anything. Having grown up with a twin, Jen is also highly competitive.

John Paul "JP" Burwell (Panama City, Fla.) – A bartender who enjoys drinking and having a good time. He is outgoing and can talk to anyone. Loves playing golf almost more than he loves hunting, fishing and four-wheeling.

Adam Freeman (Nashville, Tenn.) – After two marriages that ended in divorce, he came out as a gay man. He is a hairstylist with a big and fabulous personality, but is just as much of a proud redneck as the next guy. Adam is competing for his five kids.

Kassie Worley (Navarre, Fla.) – Single mom who likes to get dolled up and pretty, but not afraid to get down and dirty. She may come off as sweet and innocent, but is not afraid to speak her mind and tell it like it is.

Adam Sullins (Bristol, Virg.) – Outgoing and likeable professional wrestler. He is very competitive and always expects to win. Loves hunting, fishing, mudding, NASCAR, beer and football. Competing to win money for his fiancé and baby daughter.

Teri Allen (Ft. McCoy, Fla.) – Proudly calls herself a loudmouth party animal. Became a grandmother at the age of 30 by marriage, and is very outgoing. Loves shooting guns, and even has a shooting range in her home.

Dove Bush (Castlewood, Virg.) – Educated, artistic and open-minded. She is a huge Dolly Parton fan and tribute artist. Adventurous and loves traveling, music, spirituality and outdoor activities.

The Rock's Movie Release Postponed

It is being reported that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's upcoming movie, G.I. Joe 2, has been pushed all the way back from it's original release date of June 29, 2012 to a new date of March 29, 2013.

As wrestling fans know, this is WrestleMania season, which obviously could mean we will see The Rock return to the WWE to promote the film. He has already said that he plans to participate in the encent scheduled to take place in New Jersey.

WWE Outside The Ring: May 24, 2012

May 23, 2012: WWE NXT

Two MAJOR TNA Stars Quit Company

It is being reported that two of TNA's biggest stars, Ric Flair and Alex Shelley, have left the company.

 It is even being reported that Flair went as far as to go off script when he named Alex Silva the winner of TNA's Gut Check segment. TNA would have to spend more money and time to get Silva a United States work visa, as he is from Quebec, Canada if they would want to use Silva more often.

 However, it is not being reported who actually was supposed to win.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Major TNA News Regarding Future of Impact

The following is from ImpactWrestling.com:

TNA’S IMPACT WRESTLING CELEBRATES SUMMER 2012 BY GOING LIVE!

SPIKE TV TAKES HIGHLY RATED SHOW LIVE AND TO 8:00PM/ET BEGINNING THURSDAY, MAY 31st

NASHVILLE, TN - (May 17, 2012) -- TNA IMPACT WRESTLING President Dixie Carter and SPIKE TV President Kevin Kay announce today that the highly-rated “IMPACT WRESTLING” will be going Live! from Universal Studios beginning May 31st and continue through the summer. This announcement coincides with the recently announced new, one-hour earlier time slot change of 8:00-10:00pm/ET every Thursday night beginning May 31st.

“We are excited to take IMPACT WRESTLING Live! all summer long, and have our first Live! summer show launch our new 8:00pm/ET time slot,” says TNA President Dixie Carter. “Summer of 2012 is going to be remembered as the most momentous time in our company's history-to-date. Stay tuned."

WWE Issues Press Release Regarding Raw News

WWE issued the following press release:

WWE® MONDAY NIGHT RAW® EXPANDS TO THREE ELECTRIFYING HOURS LAUCHING WITH THE 1,000th EPISODE, JULY 23 ON USA NETWORK

@JohnCena Tweets Historic Announcement From USA Upfront Presentation



NEW YORK – May 17, 2012 – WWE Superstar John Cena® announced via Twitter today that WWE Monday Night Raw will expand to a three-hour event 52 weeks a year. The extended telecast will kick-off July 23 at 8/7C on USA Network and marks the 1000th episode of the WWE Raw franchise and a television record – no other series has ever reached this milestone.

The announcement was tweeted today by Cena (the No. 1 most influential male athlete on Twitter last month) during USA’s upfront presentation in New York City. The move firmly put WWE’s stake in the ground as one of the most powerful social brands in the world and an integral part of USA Network’s social media initiative.

“The WWE Universe is one of the most socially active and passionate fan bases in all of television,” said Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, co-presidents USA Network. “The powerful three-hour block of live TV truly makes USA the year-round destination for young male viewers on Monday nights.”

“WWE is proud to celebrate this historic milestone with our partners at USA Network,” said WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. “Our new three-hour Raw represents the next generation in interactive television where our fans won’t just watch the show, they will help create it.”

The expanded WWE Monday Night Raw will transform television to an unprecedented level of viewer interaction. Fans will have new ways to get involved in the show through WWE.com and social media by deciding matches, stipulations and new character development. WWE will brand this unprecedented fan interaction as “#RAWactive.”

The #1 network in all of basic cable, USA Network is seen in 115 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals including POLITICAL ANIMALS, Suits, Necessary Roughness, WHITE COLLAR, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, PSYCH, Covert Affairs, COMMON LAW, FAIRLY LEGAL and IN PLAIN SIGHT. The network offers 52 weeks of spectacular live television with WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

WWE Superstars: 5.17.12


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Raw Permanently Changing Times

According to John Cena's official Twitter account, starting in July, with the 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw, the show will be three hours long permanently.

Mark Henry Visits Arnold Museum


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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WWE NXT - 5.16.12


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WWE Inbox - Episode #16


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Press Release Regarding Christian

The following is a press release from Florida Championship Wrestling:

**WWE Superstar CHRISTIAN Appearing in Orlando**
Orlando, Fl – May 16, 2012

Two-time World Heavyweight Champion Christian will be appearing this Friday night May 18th in Orlando with FCW Wrestling! Christian, one of the most exciting and charismatic WWE Superstars of all time, will be featured in a special once-in-a-lifetime Meet and Greet Autograph/Photo session at the Orlando Armory. This will be one of the biggest FCW events of all time...and Orlando fans will NOT want to miss out.

Former two-time World Heavyweight Champion Christian has been one of the top Superstars in WWE since he first joined the company in 1998. His career in WWE began with his former tag-team partner and current WWE Hall of Famer, Edge, with whom he captured countless tag titles and had countless unforgettable matches. Christian is also a former two-time ECW champion, and has captured the World Heavyweight Championship on two separate occasions. Christian's title reigns – which are almost uncountable – also include both the European and Intercontinental Championships. Most recently, Christian inducted his former tag partner Edge into the WWE Hall of Fame. And much like the entire WWE Universe, Christian himself eagerly anticipates his return to the ring.

Along with this appearance by Christian, this event will also feature Smackdown Superstars Antonio Cesaro and Damian Sandow in action, 8 action-packed matches, including titles defenses and Divas action! Florida Championship Wrestling is the official developmental territory for WWE. That means that the Superstars fans watch in the ring and interact with Saturday night are the next wave of Superstars on RAW, Smackdown! and NXT. Since tickets have already been going quickly for this show, fans should try to purchase them in advance. FCW events are always family friendly, which means that there is something for everyone!

Bell time is at 6:30, with a special Meet-and-Greet with the WWE Superstar Christian starting at 6:30. The Orlando Armory is located at 2809 S. Ferncreek Drive, Orlando, FL 32856. Tickets start at just $10 for kids and $20 for adults and can be purchased at Buddy's Home Furnishings in Orlando 2121 Americana Blvd (407) 857-2172, and of course at www.fcwwrestling.com.

QUICK GLANCE

WHAT:
FCW Wrestling Live

WHEN:
March 18, 2012
Orlando Armory
2809 S. Ferncreek Ave
Orlando, FL 32856

BELLTIME:
7:30 pm

AUTOGRAPHS:
with Christian starting at 6:00 pm.

ABOUT FCW:
For nearly half a century, Florida Championship Wrestling has been the Sunshine State's primary wrestling promotion. Now officially sanctioned and recently reorganized by WWE, FCW has also become the training ground for future WWE Superstars.

Under the tutelage and leadership of Florida wrestling legend Steve Keirn, FCW's goal for the fans is simple: To give them a glimpse at the potential Superstars of tomorrow, while providing exciting ring action that leaves the entire family with smiles on their faces.

The key objective within Florida Championship Wrestling is to train the next generation of WWE Superstars. FCW takes enormous pride in its live events all over the southeast, and in promoting tryouts at the organization's Tampa location to showcase young men and women interested in a career as a sports-entertainer.

Current WWE Superstars that have come from the FCW include Sheamus, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston Ted DiBiase, Primo Colon, Ezekiel Jackson, , Evan Bourne, Drew McIntyre Tyler Reks, Abraham Washington, Alicia Fox, Alberto Del Rio, Drew McIntyre, Mason Ryan, Alex Riley. Damian Sandow, Antonio Cesaro, Epico, Hunico, Tyson Kidd, , Natalya, Hunico, Derrick Bateman, and many more.

INFORMATION
For more information please login www.fcwwrestling.com

Ted DiBiase A Proud Father

The following is from Ted DiBiase's official Twitter account:

Tate McKinley DiBiase was born a healthy boy today at 4:17pm, weighing 6.9 lbs! Thank you Lord. May Tate bless your name! Psalm 127:3

WWE Posts Tribute To Los Conquistadors

Monday, May 14, 2012

WWE Over The Limit Pre Show To Air On WrestleRap!

The WWE Over The Limit Preshow will be embedded from WWE's YouTube channel in Crystal Clear HD right here on WrestleRap! The match announced will be "Long Island Iced Z" Zack Ryder vs. "The Big Red Machine" Kane.

Make sure you are following @WrestleRap on Twitter to join us in discussion during the Pay-Per-View!

Alex Riley's Superstar Toyz

WWE Press Release Regarding Full Sail University

The following is from WWE Corporate:

STAMFORD, Conn., May 14, 2012 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Full Sail University announced today an innovative partnership that moves live tapings of WWE NXT® series to Full Sail Live, the university’s state-of-the-art performance venue, and creates a new student scholarship fund.

Beginning May 17, 2012, students of the university’s entertainment-focused degree programs, including Film, Show Production, Digital Arts and Design, Internet Marketing and Entertainment Business, will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience working with WWE, a leader in global entertainment, to produce NXT.

Throughout the taping schedule, Full Sail University students, staff, faculty and the general public will be invited to attend the live tapings on the campus. All proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales will go towards a scholarship fund for students enrolled at or planning to attend Full Sail University.

"WWE has always been a leader in creating superstars in front of the camera. Now, with this unique partnership with Full Sail University, WWE will develop stars behind the camera as well,” said Paul “Triple H®” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events for WWE. “With the opportunity to host events at Full Sail's top-notch facilities and the chance to tap into Full Sail's greatest resource, its students, we are excited to provide real-world experience while giving us a fresh, creative perspective from ambitious students."

“As a leading entertainment and media focused institution we are delighted to announce this remarkable new collaboration, which highlights WWE’s commitment to education and advanced growth in the entertainment industry and Full Sail’s commitment to bringing industry-leading organizations directly to our students,” said Ken Goldstone, Chief Operating Officer for Full Sail University. “We look forward to sharing this incredible experience with our students, the entire Central Florida community and the millions of WWE fans worldwide.”

WWE NXT airs in more than 60 countries worldwide and also on WWE.com. WWE NXT showcases WWE’s brightest young talent as they battle to become the elite WWE Superstars of tomorrow.

Raw Pre Show Starring The Miz

First NXT/FCW Tapings Information

According to Full Sail University's official Facebook page, the first WWE NXT/Florida Championship Wrestling taping has been officially sold out. More information will be available soon regarding the next taping.

WWE Download - Episode #16

WWE Are You Serious? - Episode #15

Monday, May 7, 2012

WWE or TNA? Who's Fan's Are More Dedicated?

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WWE Article On HHH In Mayweather's Entourage

The following is from WWE.com:

Floyd Mayweather Jr. had a little extra muscle in his corner this past Saturday in Las Vegas when WWE COO Triple H – sporting a brace and a small sling over his broken left arm – accompanied the undefeated boxing champion to the ring for his highly anticipated bout against Miguel Cotto.

The practice isn’t exactly new for the prizefighter known as “Money,” who can often be seen with rapper 50 Cent at his side when the takes the long walk from the training room to the squared circle. But his entourage expanded considerably at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this past Saturday, when The King of Kings and singer Justin Bieber joined 50 Cent in backing WrestleMania XXIV veteran Mayweather as he took to the ring.

"I've been friends with Floyd since [WrestleMania XXIV]," The Game told WWE.com reporters. "Quite frankly, I was just going to see the fight, and then he sent word that he wanted to see me before the fight and asked if I wanted to walk down to the ring with him."

The Game was part of an impromptu entourage of sorts that included 50 Cent and Bieber, who is one of Mayweather's daughter's pop idols and was in town for the fight.

"It was quite the interesting trio," the WWE COO conceded.

Though The Game was showing the effects of an attack by Brock Lesnar this past week on Raw SuperShow, it didn’t stop him from enjoying the pulse-pounding bout. The multiple-time World Champion addressed his injuries and speculation within the locker room and across the WWE Universe.

“It wasn’t just one thing that was broken," said Triple H of damage sustained almost a week ago. "It's complex and that's why there's misinformation."

The Game thus finds himself toting a mechanical brace that offers various ranges of motion and, fortunately, versatile enough to remove for media photo opportunities while in attendance for the major boxing event.

"I have to be able to take the brace on and off [to rehab]," he said. "Trust me, it was the last thing I wanted to wear while I was in Vegas trying to have a good time."
Mayweather ultimately won the tightly-scored fight, capturing Cotto’s junior middleweight title in the process.

"I thought it was a phenomenal fight," The Game said, describing his friend's victory. "I think Floyd rises to the occasion of every fighter he fights."

WWE Classics - AWA All-Star Wrestling 8.1.81

"WWE Download" - Episode #15

Goldust Released From WWE

It appears as though Goldust, Dustin Runnels, has been released from WWE.

His profile has been removed from the alumni section WWE.com. It's also being reported that it is a result of something that may have happened at this past week's Smackdown tapings.

Friday, May 4, 2012

May 3 TNA Impact Wrestling Post-Show

Z! True Hollywood Story - #65

Interview With Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake

WWE Superstars - May 3, 2012

WCW/NJPW Supershow 1991: Sting vs. The Great Muta

Nitro 97: La Parka vs. Juventud Guerrera

Psychosis vs. Rey Mysterio: Bash At The Beach 96

Eddie Guerrero vs. Konnan: WCW US Title

WWE Posts Video Montage Of Johnny Ace's In-Ring Career

Bella Twins Issue Statement Regarding WWE

The following is from NicoleandBrianna.com, the official site of the Bella Twins:


What a whirlwind few days. As you all know by now, TwinMagic has decided to take some time away from wrestling. First and foremost, we want to thank each and every one of you for your support. We would not be where we are without the Bella Army. This beautiful chapter in our life was filled with many amazing memories, friendships and moments with you all that we will cherish. Being apart of WWE is like being apart of a family, we will always be in it. 

Just so you know, we need your continued support. We are on the cover of Maxim Espanol this month and later on this week check out the calendar to see where you can meet us. 


Throughout the last five years, the Bella Army has helped us take home two Diva Championships and helped make us two of WWE’s most popular Diva’s, but most importantly the interaction we had with Bella Fans everywhere has allowed us to have so much fun. We want this fun to continue. Keep talking to us on Twitter and interacting on our blog posts. We will also do fan questions this week with the hash tag #BellaArmyForever. 


Remember it’s not Good-Bye….the fun is just getting started BELLA style! 


Today at 4pmEST/1pmPST we will be doing a twitter Q&A so join us @thebellatwins 


Besos! 


B&N

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

WWE Backstage Fallout - May 1, 2012

Sin Cara Return Date

It looks like Sin Cara will be returning on May 23 in Brazil, during WWE's tour of Latin America. He's been injured since he tore his ACL at Survivor Series.

TNA Signs New Wrestler

The following is from SLAM! Wrestling:


Montreal's Alex Silva inks TNA deal
By PATRIC LAPRADE - SLAM! Wrestling


From great depths often come great heights. For Montreal's Alex Silva, the death of his trainer, best friend and father, ex-wrestler Tommy Rose, in February has been tempered by Silva's just-signed deal with TNA.

"It feels awesome. The best day of my life," told Silva to SLAM! Wrestling Tuesday morning, obviously still overwhelmed with his first major pro wrestling signing.
Trained by the late Edouard Carpentier at the end of the 1980s and having wrestled for nearly 20 years throughout Quebec, the United States and Puerto Rico, Tommy Rose (Jean-Louis Freitas) was the biggest influence on his son's career.

"He didn't have any money, but he made sure he did everything in his power for me to succeed," Silva said after his dad passed away on February 10th at the age of 42 of an undisclosed cause of death.

And Monday night, during TNA Impact! TV tapings in Orlando, Florida, his dream became reality.
Silva was called to the ring to receive his evaluation of last week's match with Robbie E. Judges Bruce Pritchard and Ric Flair were ready to send the youngster home, but Al Snow talked them into changing their minds and Silva had to cut a promo before finally Pritchard and Flair agreed to sign him.

The "TNA Gut Check Open Fight Night" is a new concept and Silva is the first one to be signed out of it.

Currently wrestling for TNA's developmental promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, Kentucky, Silva was on the radar of the main office for a few months now. On November 15, 2011, he had a dark match against Austin Aries. This was at the same time OVW began its partnership role with TNA.

Born January 23, 1990 in Montreal, Alexandre Freitas started wrestling at the early age of 14. Trained by his dad, he made his debut for Paul Leduc's FLQ promotion in Montreal in 2004, under the name of Sean Simmons.

After changing his name to Alex Silva, wrestling many years in the province of Quebec and having some indy bookings in Atlanta, Chicago, Wisconsin and Hawaii, he made his debut for OVW on November 17, 2010.

On December 11, he won the OVW TV title from Mohamed Ali Vaez, becoming the youngest TV champion in OVW's history.

He lost the title back to Vaez on January 26, 2011 and return to Montreal a few weeks after, not without making a good impression on TNA's management.

"He has a lot of potential, he's still a rookie, but he looks good and works hard. He's still young. When you wanna play with the big dogs, you have to get out of your backyard and that's exactly what he did," said Jim Cornette, who worked at the time for OVW, in 2011.

In July 2011, Silva was back with OVW and a few months after, on November 9, he was winning the TV title a second time defeating Rocco Belagio. His second reign was a very short one as he lost the title the week after to the hands of Adam Revolver. He came back to Montreal soon after, but was back in Louisville on March 10 of this year.

That summer was a special one for Silva as he got also noticed by WWE. On August 1, he wrestled Brodus Clay in a dark match. The next day, using the name of Pat Silva, he got another match with Clay, but this time, it was taped for WWE Superstars. During the years 2010-11, he also worked a few matches for Ring of Honor TV tapings, against the likes of Michael Elgin, Tommaso Ciampa and Mike Mondo. He also wrestled a couple of times with Dave "Fit" Finlay for AWE.

In what once was a hotbed for Canadian wrestlers, Silva will only become the third Canadian in today's TNA roster, after TNA's champion Bobby Roode and Knockouts co-tag team champion Eric Young. On the women's side, Gail Kim, Angelina Love and Sarita (Sarah Stock) represent the Maple Leaf flag.

"You have to watch Thursday to get the rest of your answers," concluded the young signee, teasing that his fans will know more about the hows and whens by watching TNA Impact! on Spike TV this Thursday night.

But in the meantime, somewhere, someplace, Tommy Rose is smiling right now, proud of his son, TNA's newest acquisition.

Beth Pheonix and Sheamus Interviewed At Navy Pier

New Champions Crowned On Raw

Tonight on Raw, Primo & Epico lost the WWE Tag Team Championships to Kofi Kingston & R-Truth.

John Cena vs. Johnny Ace?

It was announced on tonight's edition of Monday Night Raw, that in three weeks at WWE Over The Limit, John Cena will face John Laurinaitis.  Lord Tensai and his "junior" with Laurinitis attacked Cena and attempted to break his arm with a steel chair.  


Also announced for the pay-per-view was Daniel Bryan attempting to fight for the WWE Title against current champion CM Punk. Bryan won a "Beat the Clock Challenge" to earn the right.

Bellas Released From WWE?

The following is a new article from WWE.com:

The Bella Twins fired from WWE

DAYTON, Ohio -- WWE.com has learned that The Bella Twins have been fired from WWE.

The news comes just one day after Layla defeated Nikki Bella to capture the Divas Championship at Extreme Rules.

Stay with WWE.com tonight for more details as they become available.