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WWE RAW Supershow Results 12/5/11

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By -Vince Knight


Tonight's WWE RAW Supershow opens up with the pyro going off inside the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW and is joined by Jerry Lawler.

- We go right to the ring and out comes John Cena to a mixed reaction. Cena talks about last week's RAW and thanks Roddy Piper for telling how he felt about Cena last week. Cena talks about how each and every fan has earned the right to tell him how they feel about him. Cena invites the fans to boo or cheer him, whatever they want. Cena says he's been dealing with reactions like this since he got here but for some reason, people are making a big deal out of it now.

Cena says CM Punk needs a #1 contender and the only thing bigger than The Rock vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 28 is Rock vs. Cena for the WWE Title. Cena goes to call out Punk but Alberto Del Rio interrupts and walks down the ramp. Del Rio says Cena doesn't get a title match because the nex…

WWE RAW Supershow Results 12/5/11

WWE Jab at Morrison

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By -Vince Knight

The John Laurinaitis Twitter account took a jab at John Morrison today while plugging the "Future Endeavors" t-shirt on WWE's shop website:

"It wasn't John Morrison's week last week...but I did offer him one of these t-shirts as a parting gift..."

WWE Jab at Morrison

Lilian Garcia Returning to WWE

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By -Vince Knight

WWE's website has a new video up with former Diva Lilian Garcia, taped backstage at tonight's RAW in Tampa, Florida.

It's revealed that Lilian is returning to WWE as an announcer for the SmackDown brand full-time

Lilian Garcia Returning to WWE

Beth's Comments to Menounos

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By -Vince Knight


WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix wrote the following to Maria Menounos in reply to her tweets about preparing for her WWE return:

"@mariamenounos are you challenging me? Do u remember what happened last time? Dont forget waterproof mascara ;) #crybabycry"

Beth's Comments to Menounos

Jay Lethal Takes Shot At TNA Wrestling Via Twitter, Jeff Jarrett Responds

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By -Vince Knight


Former TNA Wrestling star Jay Lethal knocked his former employer's visibility Saturday via Twitter, saying that more people recognize him from his appearances on Family Feud than his lengthy run with the wrestling organization.

The six-time X Division Champion wrote, "Today just Proved that more people recognize me from Family Feud, than my 6+ year run in TNA."

Bob Ryder, TNA Wrestling's Director of Talent Bookings and Travel, shot back, "Maybe so....but it was a TNA themed week on Feud, so........ :)"

Jeff Jarrett then added his thoughts on the matter.

"Exactly!" he wrote regarding Ryder's tweet. "Moronic would be an understatement.."

Jay Lethal Takes Shot At TNA Wrestling Via Twitter, Jeff Jarrett Responds

The December 1 edition of WWE Superstars

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By -Vince Knight



The December 1 edition of WWE Superstars

TNA Impact Wrestling rating: Did the show bounce back from the holiday rating?

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By -Vince Knight


Thursday's TNA Impact Wrestling rating drew a 1.16 rating, up from the 0.99 rating that the Thanksgiving edition produced. The show averaged 1.43 million viewers, up from the 1.4 million who watched last week.

TNA Impact Wrestling rating: Did the show bounce back from the holiday rating?

Preview For Next Week's Impact Wrestling - Three Matches Announced

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By -Vince Knight


Don't miss Thursday's huge TNA IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c as the road to the December 11 "Final Resolution" Pay-Per-View continues, just days before the epic event! The main event will feature AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy vs. World Champion Bobby Roode and Jeff Jarrett!

Here is a preview of Thursday's broadcast:

- The main event of the huge broadcast features World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode teaming with "The King Of The Mountain" Jeff Jarrett to battle "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles and "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy! Styles will challenge Roode for the World Title at Final Resolution, while Hardy faces Jarrett in a Steel Cage Match! What will happen when these four athletes battle just days before the Pay-Per-View? Don't miss it!

- The GM (General Menace) "The Icon" Sting is back, and he's asked TNA President Dixie Carter to appear on Thursday's broa…

Preview For Next Week's Impact Wrestling - Three Matches Announced

WWE Business Updates

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By -Vince Knight


WWE averaged 4.607 fans at domestic live events for the month of October 2011.

- WWE's website had 12.8 million visitors in October 2011, down 10.5% from October 2010. They also averaged 710 shop orders per day.

WWE Business Updates

Video: Sarita's Scary Face-First Fall Onto The Floor During Match Last Week

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By -Vince Knight




Video has surfaced of Sarita taking a scary fall during a two out of three falls tag team match at Arena Mexico last week.

Sarita, who appears as Dark Angel for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, slipped on the top rope while attempting to dive and fell flat on her face onto the floor. She was placed on a stretcher while the match continued and immediately hospitalized.

The Canadian grappler thanked her fans for their well wishes the following day via Facebook and stated that while she remains sore, she is okay. She participated in CMLL's annual bodybuilding competition the next day and won for the sixth consecutive year.

She appeared at Monday's Impact Wrestling taping in Orlando, Florida, but did not compete.

Video: Sarita's Scary Face-First Fall Onto The Floor During Match Last Week

Steve Austin Explains What "Attitude" Means, Responds To Brock Lesnar

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By -Vince Knight

Speaking to WWE Magazine, Steve Austin responds to Brock Lesnar telling ESPN.com during a recent interview promoting WWE '12 that he was "downright scared" to face him on the June 10, 2002 Raw (Austin balked facing Lesnar, feeling the marquee bout lacked proper buildup. Ultimately, he declined to attend Raw, briefly leaving WWE).

Austin responds, "It wasn't a Brock issue at all. It was a stupid business decision, and I flew off the handle. I was wound up pretty tight at the time. I thought they [WWE] were poking me with a stick, and I admittedly handled that in the worst possible way. It never had anything to do with Brock Lesnar—it was just a stupid business decision, and although I handled it wrong, there wasn't anyone in that company who can tell me it was a smart move to me in that match with no build and blow a total marquee pay-per-view or rivalry that could have lasted God knows how long!

"I don't ha…

Steve Austin Explains What "Attitude" Means, Responds To Brock Lesnar

CM Punk Insults WWE's Twitter Initiative

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By -Vince Knight

During CM Punk's appearance on the latest edition of Colt Cabana's Art Of Wrestling Radio podcast (available on WeLoveColt.com and iTunes), the reigning champion took a swipe at WWE's Twitter initiative.

"I am on Twitter at CMPunk; that is my satirical way of making fun of how the WWE has beat the living shit out of Twitter in the last couple of weeks," he said.

CM Punk Insults WWE's Twitter Initiative

Impact Wrestling Results (12/1) - New #1 Contenders For Crimson & Morgan, Roode Meets His "Consequences"

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By -Vince Knight


Sting comes out and says there are alot of inmates trying to run the asylum, but it is so out of hand that he is going to deal with them right now and calls out Bobby Roode. The champion makes his way out and says his calendar is pretty full and Sting is wasting his time so he wants to get to the point, but Sting says he is on his time now. Sting says everyone has been behaving except for Roode, and he attacked Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles but Roode says it makes good television because he took them both out. He says it is an amazing way to go off the air, and he thinks Sting brought him out there to thank him because he is going to save Impact and carry the company into the new year. Sting says he didn't bring him out to thank him, he brought him out to remind him that everytime he makes a bad choice there will be consequences, and they will start right now. AJ Styles makes his way out and Roode says he knows what is going on because …

Impact Wrestling Results (12/1) - New #1 Contenders For Crimson & Morgan, Roode Meets His "Consequences"

ROH starting women's division?, Del Rey wants WWE shot

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By -Vince Knight


Sara Del Rey revealed in an interview that Ring of Honor is considering starting a women's division in 2012. “Right now, they’re really starting from scratch again just re-establishing the brand and the product with Sinclair," she told Diva-Dirt.com in an interview. "I’ve talked to them recently and they have hopes to start the women’s division up, hopefully next year sometime, and they definitely want to include me.” Del Rey said her goal is to make a WWE roster, though. "I've been doing this nearly 11 years now and I just feel like that would be a very new, interesting challenge for me to be there," she said. "That's my main focus and goal right now - just to get a shot. I've never done it. I don't think I'll be wrestling the rest of my life, so I'd like to do it before my wrestling career is over, so that's my main my focus for the rest of 2011 and 2012."

ROH starting women's division?, Del Rey wants WWE shot

Hogan's son sued over 2009 car crash

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By -Vince Knight


Nick Bollea, the son of Hulk Hogan, is being sued for over $25,000 in damages resulting from a 2009 car crash on a Los Angeles freeway. Marcela Posada claims she suffered "significant damages" both physically and to her car as a result of the crash. According to a TMZ report, Posada did not report injuries at the time of the crash

Morgan reveals length of TNA contract, is he returning to WWE?

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By -Vince Knight

TNA tag champion Matt Morgan fielded a series of #AskMatt questions on Twitter Thursday. Morgan revealed he is signed to TNA for two more years. Asked about possibly returning to WWE, Morgan said, "Happy where I'm at. Biz changes so often though,that's why u keep options open." Asked later if he's thought about returning, Morgan said, "Yes. But I'm ecstatic where I am now,so...I'm good."

Asked about John Morrison possibly signing TNA, Morgan said, "JoMo has been 1of my best friends so I'd be happy4him." ... Asked if he watches WWE, Morgan said, "I DVR EVERY SHOW from any co." ... Asked who his best friend in wrestling is, Morgan said it was WWE wrestler Kevin Nash, but is now Mr. Anderson. ... Asked about WWE wrestler Zack Ryder's character, Morgan said, "He's killing it." ...

Morgan reveals length of TNA contract, is he returning to WWE?

WWE Video: 11/30 WWE NXT

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By -Vince Knight


WWE Video: 11/30 WWE NXT

TNA Video: Final Resolution "Before The Bell"

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By -Vince Knight



TNA Video: Final Resolution "Before The Bell"

, Evan Bourne Returning To The Ring

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By -Vince Knight


WWE is advertising Evan Bourne for Saturday's Raw live event at the Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is eligible to resume competing as his thirty-day suspension for his first violation of WWE's Talent Wellness Program expired Thursday.

, Evan Bourne Returning To The Ring

WWE.com Wants WWE Title Redesigned

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By -Vince Knight


WWE.com has published an article pleading for WWE to abandon the present "Spinner Title" design and return to the pride and tradition radiated by past WWE Titles. The article lists the prestigious replacements from which to pick and offers opinions from John Cena, The Miz and current strap holder CM Punk. "The Voice of the Voiceless" is very much in favor of change.

"YES! [The current title] is old and passé," said Punk. "It's gaudy and ugly. It says "Champ" instead of Champion! That's ridiculous. I need a dignified title, not a blinged out rapper accessory.

WWE.com Wants WWE Title Redesigned

Scott Hall Resurfaces (Video)

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By -Vince Knight


In the latest episode of Last Call with Scott Hall, Scott Hall narrates footage from the 1995 Midway video game WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game featuring the Razor Ramon character in matches against Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart and a second Razor Ramon. “Vince was drug testing the dog piss out of us, so all we did was drink and take pills,” Hall quips during the video. He also pokes fun at his video game character performing a top rope move, as well as Bret Hart.

Scott Hall Resurfaces (Video)

JBL Returning To Pro Wrestling Next Summer

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By -Vince Knight


Former WWE star JBL has confirmed that he will be in Waterloo, Iowa next summer to accept the Lou Thesz Award at the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction weekend.SLAM! Wrestling has posted an article on this featuring some quotes from JBL. Below is an excerpt:“I still talk to the guys at WWE regularly. I’ve got a great relationship. I did the one thing with “Stone Cold” [Steve Austin] several months ago to promote WrestleMania. It’s not that I don’t want to do anything, it’s just I don’t want to travel. I’m tired of getting on a plane. Plus, living in Bermuda, it’s a long trek to get anywhere to do something for them,” he said.

JBL Returning To Pro Wrestling Next Summer

Celebrities Announced For "Tribute to the Troops"

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By -Vince Knight


NBC TO AIR “WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS,” FEATURING MARY J. BLIGE, NICKELBACK, MARIA MENOUNOS, GEORGE WALLACE AND MISS USA ALYSSA CAMPANELLA ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 AT 9 P.M. ET

NBC will join forces with the WWE once again to honor the United States Armed Forces with the fourth annual holiday telecast of "WWE Tribute to the Troops." This year, WWE’s biggest Superstars, Divas and special guest stars, will travel to Fort Bragg, North Carolina for the hour-long special airing Saturday, December 17 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

In the grand tradition of Bob Hope, the most patriotic holiday special of the year will feature performances by Grammy Award winning R&B sensation Mary J. Blige, Multi-platinum rock band Nickelback, comedian George Wallace, and WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas for thousands of Fort Bragg military personnel and their families at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC.

Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella will make a special app…

Celebrities Announced For "Tribute to the Troops"

WWE Website Pulls "Biggest Turkeys" Article Following Complaints

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By -Vince Knight

WWE.com has pulled last week's controversial Thanksgiving-themed slideshow article counting down the seven biggest "turkeys" to ever trot the squared circle. The page is now inaccessible.

The list was heavily scrutinized by fans and former talent alike who felt it was hurtful as well as hypocritical. Former WWE performers Vito LoGrasso (a/k/a Vito) and Nick Cvjetkovich (a/k/a Kizarny) both took to social media outlets to respond to being labeled turkeys. Vito stated the following Friday on Facebook:

"A lot of people are upset with the WWE today. They spoke of me in a negative way which put the fans in shock. How would they post something like this on a holiday?! I have a family and the kids are all upset. I thought they had an anti-bullying policy."

LoGrasso stated in a subsequent interview that he planned to take the matter to GLAAD and TMZ, pointing out the hypocrisy in WWE bullying him when they have an anti-bull…

WWE Website Pulls "Biggest Turkeys" Article Following Complaints

Synopsis For Austin & Steven Seagal's Movie

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By -Vince Knight

When former black ops operative TOM STEELE (Seagal) and his partner MANNING (Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he’s caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined.

Synopsis For Austin & Steven Seagal's Movie

John Cena Debuts New Look

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By -Vince Knight

After recently ditching his jean shorts in favor of camouflage shorts, John Cena debuted a totally new look at Thursday's WWE live event from Japan. Cena came to the ring wearing a long red and white pants and a silver jacket with the word "Ribera" on it - a nod to the local Ribera steak house, which has been frequented by wrestlers for decades.

John Cena Debuts New Look

WWE PPV Draws Second Worst Buy Number Of All-Time

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By -Vince Knight

WWE's Vengeance pay-per-view event on October 23, 2011 garnered 130,000 buys overall—70,000 in North America and 60,000 overseas.

With the exception of the disastrous December to Dismember pay-per-view event in 2006, Vengeance is the lowest-selling domestic pay-per-view event in WWE history—dating back to the infancy of pay-per-view in the 1980s. December to Dismember, which was branded as an ECW event, drew 55,000 buys in North America.

Vengeance was headlined by Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena in a Last Man Standing Match, Mark Henry vs. Big Show in a World Heavyweight Championship Match, and Awesome Truth vs. CM Punk and Triple H.

WWE PPV Draws Second Worst Buy Number Of All-Time

Evan Bourne's Suspension Period Ends

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By -Vince Knight

Evan Bourne's thirty-day suspension for his first violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program has expired. Therefore, he is now eligible to resume performing for the organization.

WWE announced on November 1, 2011 that the WWE Tag Team Champion had been suspended for thirty days due to his non-compliance with their drug testing policy.

Bourne, who's real name is Matthew Korklan, was suspended after reportedly testing positive for Spice, a synthetic marijuana brand.

Evan Bourne's Suspension Period Ends

11/28 WWE RAW Rating Sees Big Drop In Viewership

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By -Vince Knight

This past week's episode of WWE Raw, on 11/28/11, scored a 3.2 cable rating with 4.4 million viewers. The show dropped viewers as the first hour drew a 3.3 before the second hour dropped to a 3.07. The show saw a loss in 296,000 viewers over the course of the second hour. These numbers are even more troubling as most network programming on Monday was in repeats and the Monday Night Football game was a blowout in the second half.

11/28 WWE RAW Rating Sees Big Drop In Viewership

Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) will present

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By -Vince Knight


Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) will present their 2011 CZW Cage of Death in Philadelphia, PA at the ECW Arena on Saturday. * CZW champion Devon Moore vs. Masada vs. Scotty Vortekz vs. Robert Anthony in the Cage of Death.
* Eddie Kingston & Homicide vs. Philly’s Most Wanted.
* CZW Junior Heavyweight champion Sami Callihan vs. AR Fox.
* CZW Wired champion Jake Crist vs. Dave Crist.
* Matt Tremont vs. Danny Havoc – Ultraviolent Pits of Death Match.
* Six Man Scramble: Alex Payne vs. Drew Gulak vs. tHURTeen vs. Ryan McBride vs. Derek Frazier vs. Dustin Rayz to determine number one contender to CZW title.
* Best of Three Tables: BLK-OUT (Ruckus & Alex Colon & Chrissy Rivera) vs. The Runaways (Joe Gacy & Ryan Slater & Kimber Lee)
* Drake Younger vs. Rory Mondo.- At 2PM, prior to that event, there will be the Japanese Indie Summit, with the following card…* Dick Togo vs. Kudo.
* DDT’s Danshoku Dieno vs. CZW’s DJ Hyde.
* CZW Junior Heavyweight …

Jim Ross Blog: John Cena Heel Turn, Undertaker-WM28, Morrison's Future

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By -Vince knight


WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog update at JRsBarBQ.com. JR wrote about a number of topics, including CM Punk's popularity, whether Shawn Michaels is really retired, whether the Ultimate Warrior could get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012, The Rock's return to the ring at Survivor Series and much more.

Here are some highlights of what JR said about:

John Cena Turning Heel:"There is a large part of the beloved WWE Universe who enjoys booing Cena and like to see John in less than positive situations. So, what would said change be exactly? Cena would get the little kids and the women to boo him? Come on, and forgo all that merchandise that he sells? That makes zero sense to me. Cena's in ring, TV persona is somewhat reminiscent of Bret Hart's TV persona during a point in time of his WWE run. The Cena 'turning into a full fledged villain role' as some fans constantly encourage see…

Jim Ross Blog: John Cena Heel Turn, Undertaker-WM28, Morrison's Future

*SPOILERS* TNA Impact Wrestling Tapings for 12/8/11

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By -Vince Knight


* Sting opens the show. Dixie Carter and Bobby Roode come out. Sting wants Roode to apologize to Dixie but he won't. Roode spits on Dixie and leaves.

* Abyss beat Samoa Joe after Scott Steiner and Bully Ray interfered. After the match, Abyss hit the Black Hole Slam on Steiner while Ray ran.

* Promo between Devon/The Pope and tag champs Crimson and Matt Morgan. They all start brawling. Devon's kids come in the ring and help Pope stomp on Morgan.

* Mickie James beat Madison Rayne.

* Garett Bischoff beat Gunner. Gunner and Eric Bischoff attacked him after the match and laid him out on the floor. Trainers come check on Garett and they take him away on a stretcher.

* James Storm calls out Kurt Angle. They cut long promos on each other about their match. Storm turns his back and dares Angle to hit him. Angle won't do it. Storm tells Angle that at the pay-per-view, it's real... damn real.

* Backstage segment with Gail Kim, Traci Brooks a…