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Why Jim Ross Segment Was Cut

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By -Vince Knight

Jim Ross' advertised segment with Michael Cole was cut from Monday's Raw SuperShow because The Walt Disney Company were contractually guaranteed that no scheduled segment featuring The Muppets would be cut from the program. It wasn't a last minute decision, though, as Ross' segment was eliminated before Raw took place. Contrary to Cole's claim, Ross was at Philips Arena.

Why Jim Ross Segment Was Cut

Eve Steals Sisters of Destruction's Car

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By -Vince Knight

During filming for their "Day in the Life" for WWE.com, Beth Phoenix and Natalya become stranded when Eve steals their car

Eve Steals Sisters of Destruction's Car

Booker T's Return To The Ring Confirmed

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By -Vince Knight

Cody Rhodes is advertised to defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Booker T at the December 29 SmackDown live event at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

It had been rumored in recent weeks that the six-time world champion would be returning to the squared circle for a program with Rhodes.

Booker T's Return To The Ring Confirmed

Injury update on TNA's James Storm

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight

James Storm says he could be out of action for up to two months after suffering a concussion at last Wednesday's Impact TV tapings in Georgia. Despite the concussion, which was diagnosed over the weekend, Storm wrestled Thursday and Friday on TNA's house show tour in California. Either the concussion is part of an angle or it creates questions on TNA's handling of a wrestler with concussion symptoms. Storm tweeted, "Confirmed.... TV tapings in Macon the cowboy sustaind(sic) a concussion. Doc says 6-8 weeks. But that's for a normal man."

Injury update on TNA's James Storm

WWE RAW Supershow Results 10/31/11

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By -Vince Knight

WWE RAW Supershow kicks off with Michael Cole welcoming us. The Rock's music begins to play and we see him on the big screen in a pre-recorded video shot earlier today it says. The Rock talks about John Cena wanting him to team up at Survivor Series. Rock says Cena represents an era and a generation, but he also represents an era and a generation. Rock says Cena asked him from the heart and he felt it. The Rock says hell no, from the heart. Hell no, again, and again. The Rock says in order for he and Cena to be a tag team, he would have to slap the skin on his hand in a match. Rock says he would rather slap Cena in the mouth. Rock says Cena wants Team Bring It to team up with Cena and the Fruit Loop Troop. No, hell no, no way, says The Rock. Wait a minute. Rock says then he started to think about it and listen to all the tweets coming to him on Twitter from fans. Rock says Team Bring It hates The Miz and R-Truth. Rock says it's about w…

WWE RAW Supershow Results 10/31/11

John Morrison On "WWE Superstars"

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By -Vince Knight

Matches taped Monday night in Atlanta, Georgia for this week's episode of WWE Superstars were Drew McIntyre vs. John Morrison and Tyson Kidd vs. Yoshi Tatsu.

John Morrison On "WWE Superstars"

Evan Bourne Issues Comment Following Suspension

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By -Vince Knight

Evan Bourne stated the following on Twitter after WWE announced they had suspended the Raw Superstar for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of their Talent Wellness Program.


"Love you guys! I'll be back in a flash. AirBoom will not be derailed!"

Evan Bourne Issues Comment Following Suspension

today birthdays

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By -Vince Knight

In today's birthdays, Raw Superstar Tyler Reks turns 33 years old, former WWE Superstar Billy Gunn turns 48 years old and WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan turns 67 years old.

today birthdays

WWE Upset With Twitter

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By -Vince Knight

- WWE officials were upset with the tepid response towards their Twitter trending efforts Monday night during Raw. No WWE related terms trended until the show's conclusion, which was only brief.

WWE Upset With Twitter

Punk's T-Shirt From RAW & More

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By -Vince Knight

The t-shirt CM Punk wore on Monday's RAW was from the action comedy movie, "Big Trouble in Little China."

-- The WWE website features a video of WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio saying that he agreed to give CM Punk a title shot at Survivor Series just so he could get out of Atlanta.

Punk's T-Shirt From RAW & More

WWE's Recent Wellness Policy Violations

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By -Vince Knight

WWE annuonced today that Evan Bourne has been suspended for 30 days after his first violation of the company's Wellness Policy. WWE issued a press release announcing the Bourne suspension, the first time they've done this in a long time.

Following the recent Wellness suspensions from Sin Cara, Mike Chioda, Darren Young, Heath Slater and now Evan Bourne, some WWE superstars believe the suspensions are related to WWE cracking down on synthetic marijuana, which is a legal substanc


WWE's Recent Wellness Policy Violations

Breaking News: WWE Suspends Evan Bourne For 30 Days

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By -Vince Knight


WWE has announced that tag team champion Evan Bourne has been suspended for 30 days.

The official statement from the WWE website reads:

"In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Matthew Korklan (Evan Bourne) for 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the company’s policy."

Bourne and his tag team partner Kofi Kingston lost non-title matches on both Friday's SmackDown and Monday's RAW.

Breaking News: WWE Suspends Evan Bourne For 30 Days

Finlay Talks About His WWE Departure, Turning Down An Offer From TNA

Finlay Talks About His WWE Departure, Turning Down An Offer From TNA

CBS VIDEO Sheamus and John Cena in TNA

TheWrestlingTimes.com By - Kent Jones

IMPACT WRESTLING was featured on CBS Sacramento to hype an upcoming tour there. You will notice that both Sheamus and John Cena are mistakenly shown at the end but overall this is good publicity for the company.

- VIDEO - 


CBS VIDEO Sheamus and John Cena in TNA

Maryse released by WWE, having a release party tonight in LA

TheWrestlingTimes.com By - Kent Jones



WWE announced the release of Maryse Ouellet on Friday. WWE's official statement reads:

"WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Raw Diva Maryse as of today, October 28, 2011. WWE wishes Maryse the best in all of her future endeavors."

Call it the NXT Season 5 curse, as Maryse's most-recent TV role was co-hosting the never-ending season of NXT that has seen Rookies, Pros, and announcers leave WWE during the show.

Maryse had not appeared on TV for a few months due to abdominal/hernia surgery over the summer. She was recovering from the surgery and expected back on TV by the end of the year.

After WWE made the announcement, Maryse that she's having a "release party" Friday night in Los Angeles.

"I'M OUT and sexier than ever! Thanks to all my fans, colleagues and @WWE Universe. Time to party! 'Release' party tonight at @trousdale LA," she said. "Im Happy, im Smiling, and FREE."

Maryse released by WWE, having a release party tonight in LA

Nash Comments on the Triple H Attack

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By -Vince Knight


- Kevin Nash wrote the following on Twitter today regarding his sledgehammer attack on Triple H from this past Monday's RAW Supershow:

"Recall HHH bashing me in the head at the Night of Champions with a sledgehammer? Now I'm the bad guy or do I scare the shit out of you?

Nash Comments on the Triple H Attack

WWE Partnering Up with YouTube for New Paid Content Channel

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By -Vince Knight

According to Variety, WWE will be joining about 100 other channels on a new TV initiative by the Google-owned YouTube.

WWE will be providing content to YouTube's new service. It sounds like this could be the first clearance for the new WWE network.

YouTube will pay each channel no more than $5 million and in turn, will charge viewers a fee to view the content.

YouTube is launching the new initiative to compete with satellite and cable TV providers. Other channels joining WWE include The Wall Street Journal, skateboarder Tony Hawk, actor Ashton Kutcher, Shaq and others.

Most of the channels will be launching early next year and once up and running, the channels will provide about 25 hours of new content each day.

WWE Partnering Up with YouTube for New Paid Content Channel

John Cena Close to Another Milestone

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By -Vince Knight

As noted before, John Cena's Facebook page recently added it's 9,000,000th fan, making him the #8 most-followed athlete on Facebook.

WWE also promoted today the fact that Cena recently acquired over 1 million Twitter followers. However, a quick look at Cena's Twitter page shows he's about 500 followers short of 1,000,000.

John Cena Close to Another Milestone

Opener for Monday's RAW Revealed

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By -Vince Knight

he Rock will make his decision regarding teaming with John Cena at Survivor Series on this coming Monday's Halloween RAW Supershow.

WWE has revealed that The Rock's Survivor Series decision will kick off Monday's RAW. We noted before that officials were talking about getting Rock to appear live this Monday but at last word, he will just appear via video but that could always change.


Opener for Monday's RAW Revealed

MVP Criticizes Impact

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By -Vince Knight

MVP gave a critical review of Thursday's episode of Impact Wrestling on Twitter. He wrote: "1st time I tune in to Impact to watch @JEFFHARDYBRAND & I see Bischoff's son angle is more important than the HVYWT title angle?????Hey, at least that angle had Ric Flair cutting a great promo. Without that it would have been beyond insufferable."

MVP Criticizes Impact

Hulk Hogan Asks If He Should Come Back As "Hollywood

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By -Vince Knight

Hulk Hogan posed the following question to his Twitter followers Friday: "Should Hulk Hogan or should Hollywood Hulk Hogan come back and save the wrestling world. HH or HollywoodHH?"

Hogan's query to return as "Hollywood" garnered an overly negative response as he stated the following hours later: "Ok ok ok guys I get it, the good guy red and yellow, I just thought I would ask,I get it brother."

Hulk Hogan Asks If He Should Come Back As "Hollywood

Paul Orndorff birthday on Saturday

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By -Vince Knight


-- WWE Hall of Famer Paul Orndorff turns 62 years old Saturday.

Paul Orndorff birthday on Saturday

Chris Jericho In "WWE '12"?

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By -Vince Knight

Chris Jericho confirmed Friday on Twitter that he will not be featured in THQ's WWE '12 video game.

"No I wont be in WWE 12," he said in response to comment. "But i just heard im gonna be in WWE 47!!"

Chris Jericho In "WWE '12"?

"The Soup" Makes Fun Of Triple H

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight

On this week's episode of E's The Soup, Joel McHale targets the opening segment of Monday's Raw SuperShow.

After Triple H says Kevin Nash broke his heart, McHale quips, "It's true, Kevin Nash was the worst thing that has happened to his heart since HGH."

"The Soup" Makes Fun Of Triple H

Injury Update On Alex Riley

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight

Alex Riley is still working through a hip injury he suffered during WWE's tour of Mexico earlier this month. He underwent an MRI following the tour and was cleared to wrestle this past week. He returned to action at Tuesday's SmackDown taping as he took part in the post-broadcast 41-Man Battle Royal.

Injury Update On Alex Riley

Maryse Ouellet Celebrates Release From WWE

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight

Maryse Ouellet celebrated her release from WWE's shackles Friday at a night club in Los Angeles, California. She posted a photo on Twitter of a cake that reads "Congratulations on your release Maryse Be Sexy." She captioned the pic as "lets get this party started."

Meanwhile, Eve Torres praised her longtime rival. She tweeted, "(Maryse) is an incredible performer & a beautiful woman inside & out. She taught me how to have fun in the ring. #ThankYouMaryse."

Maryse Ouellet Celebrates Release From WWE

Impact viewership (27/10/11) Rating

TheWrestlingTimes.com By - Kent Jones

Impact viewership (27/10/11) 1.522 million
The same edition last year had 1.484 million, so it is up  year-on-year, seem to have gained a massive amount year-on-year.  So they've gained viewers. Good news.


Immortal has lost most of it's power in TNA. James Storm just beat Kurt Angle to become World Champion. Bound For Glory was main evented by a TNA Original, Bobby Roode...
...and we're bound to get main event title feuds like Roode vs Storm & Roode vs. AJ

Sting is the new authority figure and has stepped aside to let the younger guys get their opportunities. TNA is focusing heavily on their youth and grooming guys like Crimson, Matt Morgan & Austin Aries as the future of their company. Hell, we're even gonna get a title match between Roode vs. Storm next week

Impact viewership (27/10/11) Rating

Dixie Carter Taking Fan Questions

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By -Vince Knight

TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter is asking fans on Twitter to submit questions for her to answer on ImpactWrestling.com.

She wrote, "It's been a while since I've done this. Submit questions to me & I will answer the most frequently asked ones and post on ImpactWrestling.com.

Dixie Carter Taking Fan Questions

Hulk Hogan Teasing Return Of "Hollywood

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By -Vince Knight

Hulk Hogan teased Friday the potential return of his boisterous persona, "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan.

He wrote on Twitter, "Hey yo, I think TNA needs HOLLYWOOD to help Sting straighten out the mess that Impact wrestling is in. 2sweet. HOLLYWOODHH"

Hulk Hogan Teasing Return Of "Hollywood

New #1 Contender

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By -Vince Knight

Bobby Roode became the new #1 contender on last night's episode of Impact Wrestling by defeating Samoa Joe in a contender's match. Roode will face World Heavyweight Champion James Storm on next week's episode.

New #1 Contender

Dixie Comments on Hardy

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By -Vince Knight

Dixie Carter wrote on Twitter last night before Impact aired about how very proud she was of the man Jeff Hardy has become and that she was excited about his future in TNA.

Dixie Comments on Hardy

Bull Buchanan Discusses Career

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight

The Scripps Howard News Service has an article on former WWE star Bull Buchanan, who now works as supervisor at a SONY distribution and packaging center in Carrollton, Georgia. He believes his transformation from a serious enforcer to the more light-hearted B2 character who briefly seconded John Cena turned off Vince McMahon, leading to his departure from WWE in 2003.

"The fun part of it probably boomeranged on me," Buchanan said. "Everything I had done to that point in my career had been so serious. I took this as something where I could be a little more tongue-in-cheek. Vince, though, had always seen me as a killer brutalizing people in the ring and throwing them around. This was different."

John Cena Says The Jorts Are Retired, Explains The Meaning Behind New Shirt

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight


Sunday at Vengeance, John Cena debuted new ring gear, replacing his trademark "jorts" with shorts featuring a variety of camouflage designs. He says this will be a permanent move.

"The jean shorts, for the moment, have been retired," Cena tells WWE.com. "These are military-issued camo, and I think they will stand out. I have every U.S. Military service branch represented: Army, Marine Corps., Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard. I’ll be changing it up from time to time."

Cena, however, clarified that he hasn't ditched the denim completely.

"They're always in the closet," Cena said. "Maybe when they come back in style 30 years from now I'll bust them out for the WWE Hall of Fame or something."

Cena also discussed his new "Rise Above Hate" shirt, which features the logo of the anti-bullying "be a STAR" campaign printed on the sleeve.

"I wanted to make a positi…