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WWE ratings & viewership sink Way Down !

Report  By - Kent Jones,  TheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS
Your Ad Here -Despite WWE advertising Shawn Michaels in-advance and Raw being in WrestleMania hype mode, Monday's episode of Raw scored a 2.99 (3.0) rating, down eight percent compared to a 3.25 rating last week. Raw was down 16 percent from a 3.55 rating two weeks ago the night after the Royal Rumble PPV.


-- Raw averaged 4.12 million viewers, down 11 percent compared to last week and down 21 percent compared to the post-Rumble Raw. Overall, Raw was down 1.1 million viewers compared to the post-Rumble Raw. 


Raw's first hour averaged 3.92 million viewers, down nearly one million viewers compared to last week's first hour and down 1.4 million viewers compared to the first hour post-Rumble. It was the fewest first hour viewers since September 12 (22 weeks).


Raw then increased to an average of 4.31 million viewers in the second hour, which was down 130,000 viewers compared to last week's second hour and d…

Raw 2/13: Humor column breaks down Raw A-to-Z - Anchors, Debates, Flowers, Jokes, Quotes, Robots, Spiders

Report  By - Matt RightsDebbie MatthewsKent JonesVince Knight,  TheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS
-A – Aww. How many guys working backstage got super excited when Kane said someone was going to ride in an ambulance tonight? I feel so bad for them. I mean, ambulances are awesome. Not only do they get to ride things backwards, but they get cool flashy lights and make noises! As a child who enjoyed a dump truck or two (mostly two. I don’t think any regular reader of this column would be surprised to learn that I enjoyed dolls), I’d be very excited. Poor backstage guys, they’re going to be bummed when Ryder is hurled into the back.


B – Boo. Really? A debate? This is the kind of thing that gets wrestling mocked on terrible local news “morning shows.” You know, the one where they sit around a couch drinking coffee and read cue cards about how they aren’t reading cue cards and just “hanging out” with you? Yep. I can see it now: 


Anchor 1: “As you know, this is the time of year for…

Raw 2/13: Humor column breaks down Raw A-to-Z - Anchors, Debates, Flowers, Jokes, Quotes, Robots, Spiders

What was the ECW TV main event 15 years ago?

Report  By - Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS -The ECW TV main event 15 years ago (February 14, 1997) was The Eliminators beating Rob Van Dam & Sabu to retain the ECW Tag Team Titles. The show also featured the ECW debut of Lance Storm, Terry Funk pinning Tommy Rich, and advanced hype for ECW's first PPV, "Barely Legal" on April 13, 1997. -
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WWE Studios signs new distribution agreement, new installment of "The Marine" series announced

Report  By - Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS WWE Studios has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to distribute three new straight-to-DVD movies in 2012 and 2013.

The first title revealed is "The Marine: Homefront," the third installment of the series that started with John Cena in 2006 and continued with Ted DiBiase in 2009.

According to a report by Deadline.com, 20th Century "will handle worldwide distribution" for the three movies on DVD, Blu-ray, Video-on-Demand, and digital download. WWE will promote the movies on TV and through other marketing means.

“WWE Studios will continue to expand its film offerings to appeal to a wide range of movie fans in 2012 and 2013,” said WWE Studios president Michael Luisi. “We look forward to building upon our relationship with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to present movies that bring action, adventure and humor to audiences all over the globe.”
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What Happened After the SmackDown Tapings, Update on Brodus Clay's WWE Status

Report  By - Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS
- The dark main event after last night's WWE tapings in Fresno, California saw Sheamus defeat Wade Barrett in a Street Fight.

- The Wrestling Globe reports that WWE officials have decided to put Brodus Clay's "Funkasaurus" gimmick on hold for the time being. Word is that Vince McMahon feels that Clay's ring work wasn't where it needed to be for WWE TV.

The match against Heath Slater was cut from SmackDown a few weeks back when the decision was made that Clay needed to work on his in-ring skills.- -
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Dennis Rodman Bio

Report  By -  Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS Height: 6'8"
Weight: 220 lbs
Real Name: Dennis Rodman
DOB: 5/13/1961
Hometown: Trenton, New Jersy
Other Names: "The Real Hot Rod" (nWo), "The Worm" (nWo), "Rodzilla" (nWo)
Wrestler Since: 1997
Finishing Maneuver: None 


History: Dennis Rodman definitely had a small run in the world of professional wrestling, but he was most well-known for his activities in another pro sport. Rodman displayed his rebounding skills with the Chicago Bulls (among other teams) in the National Basketball League and made it on the NBA Championship team four times (2 with Detroit, 2 with Chicago). He first appeared as a wrestler in March 1997, when he accepted an nWo t-shirt from "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. He later appeared infrequently at Hogan's side, due to his basketball commitments.
In June '97, after the NBA season ended, Rodman appeared once again at Hogan…

Dennis Rodman Bio

**SPOILERS** Full TNA Impact Wrestling Tapings For February 23rd

Report  By - VinceKnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS -TNA taped the February 23rd episode of Impact Wrestling on Monday and Tuesday night in Orlando at the Impact Zone.

Taped Monday:

* New York Giant Brandon Jacobs comes to the ring and talks about his friend James Storm. Jacobs calls out Bully Ray for spitting in his face last week. Ray does good mic work here but says he's not going to waste his time on someone who barely got any yardage in the Super Bowl. Jacobs exits the ring and chases Ray off to the back.

* The main event of the show is taped - James Storm and Jeff Hardy beat Bully Ray and Kurt Angle in a No DQ Match. Brandon Jacobs was in the corner of Hardy and Storm for the match. Jacobs chokeslammed Ray through a table towards the end of the show. Jacobs and Storm celebrated to end it.

Taped Tuesday:

* Bobby Roode opened the tapings and runs down Sting. Roode says he has forced Sting into retirement and everyone can say their goodbyes later tonight. Roode c…

**SPOILERS** Full TNA Impact Wrestling Tapings For February 23rd

*SPOILERS* WWE SmackDown Tapings for 2/17/12

Report  By -  Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight's tapings in Fresno, California. These will air this Friday going into the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view:

* SmackDown opens with Teddy Long and World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan backstage. Security is guarding Teddy's office. Long is concerned about Randy Orton's condition and pulls him from the Elimination Chamber match on Sunday.

* Big Show and The Great Khali defeat Wade Barrett and Cody Rhodes. After the match, Show turns on Khali and takes him out.

* Mark Henry returns backstage and wants Teddy Long to put him into the Elimination Chamber match. Big Show came in and demanded a match against Daniel Bryan for later tonight. Show got pissed, laid out Henry and tore up Teddy's office before leaving. Long put security on notice and told them to take Big Show out of the arena if they see him.

* Hunico defeated Ted DiBiase with the help of Camacho.

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*SPOILERS* WWE SmackDown Tapings for 2/17/12

New Projects Announced by Sean Waltman, The Rock Talks Cena to MTV News

Report  By - Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS

MTVNews.com has posted the following video of The Rock talking about John Cena and their WrestleMania 28 match

Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog :-Sean "X-Pac" Waltman announced that he will be opening a pro wrestling school and debuting a new talk show soon. He wrote on Twitter:

"Im also opening a professional wrestling dojo for beginners & those with prior experience who need help making it to the next level. My new Pro Wrestling Dojo will be in the Tampa, FL area … Im happy to announce I’ll be debuting a new call in tv talk show very soon. Great guests from all over, including current WWE Superstars." -
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Matches Taped for This Week's WWE NXT, Divas In Action on Superstars

Report  By -  Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS The following matches were taped tonight in Fresno, California to air on this week's WWE NXT:

* Yoshi Tatsu vs. Titus O'Neil

* Tyson Kidd vs. Curt Hawkins

* Percy Watson vs. Michael McGillicutty

* Heath Slater & Johnny Curtis vs. Justin Gabriel & Derrick Bateman

- Aksana vs. Maxine was taped tonight in Fresno, California for this week's WWE Superstars.

- There was no dark match before the Fresno tapings.- -
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Spoiler: Change to the World Title Elimination Chamber Match, Updated Card

Report  By -  Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS -Due to injury, Randy Orton was pulled from the World Heavyweight Title Elimination Chamber match at this Sunday's pay-per-view. A battle royal was held to determine who would fill Orton's spot in the Chamber and that battle royal was won by none other than Santino Marella.

Here's what looks to be the final card for Sunday's pay-per-view:

Elimination Chamber for the WWE Title
The Miz vs. R-Truth vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. CM Punk

Elimination Chamber for the World Heavyweight Title
Santino Marella vs. The Great Khali vs. Big Show vs. Wade Barrett vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Daniel Bryan

WWE Divas Title Match
Tamina Snuka vs. Beth Phoenix

Ambulance Match
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Spoiler: Change to the World Title Elimination Chamber Match, Updated Card

Bischoff welcomes new TNA Creative team member

Report  By - Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS Following the news of Vince Russo's official TNA departure, TNA executive Eric Bischoff welcomed new Creative team writer Dave Lagana to the team. "Welcome David Lagana! Had the opportunity to work with David in WWE and learned to respect his knowledge of story structure and detail," Bischoff tweeted Tuesday night. - -
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WWE News: WWE announces Orton out of Elimination Chamber match

Report  By -  Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS -WWE announced Tuesday night that Randy Orton has been removed from the Smackdown brand's Elimination Chamber match at Sunday's PPV.

WWE's storyline reason is a concussion suffered following a belt shot from World Hvt. champion Daniel Bryan on Monday's Raw.

WWE is currently taping Friday's Smackdown episode in California, and will likely announce a replacement for Orton.

Along with announcing Orton's removal from the Chamber match, WWE announced that Mark Henry was at the Smackdown taping - or a "Smackdown live event," as they called it - and suggested Henry could take Orton's place in the match.

"Henry is among numerous Superstars who are no doubt vying for Orton’s newly vacated position in the World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match," WWE said. -
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Phoenix Comments on Snuka Match, Teaser from WWE Games, Bret Hart Offer

Report  By - Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart is giving away a free autographed 8x10 cartoon promo to fans who make an order on his website before March 1st. Bret's store is located at http://store.brethart.com.

- WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix wrote the following on Twitter about her match against Tamina Snuka at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view:

"Myself Vs @TaminaSnuka is like Xena vs Wonder Woman. I might be more excited than the @WWEUniverse for #EliminationChamber #iamthewarrior"

"Been studying Roddy Piper's strategy. Since @TaminaSnuka is channeling her father, Ill be channeling the Hot Rod. #changethequestions"

- The WWE Games Twitter and Facebook accounts have been teasing something on February 21st. They posted the following graphic of Randy Savage:


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Angle visits Sorensen, 1-year recovery?

Report  By - Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS TNA wrestler Kurt Angle says he visited Jesse Sorensen in the hospital and doctors say Sorensen may need up to one year to recover from the neck injury he suffered in the opening match of Against All Odds on Sunday. "I Visited Jesse Sorenson. He Is Moving His Arms and Legs. Drs. say 1 Year recovery. I Say 4 Months. Jesse Is a Hero and Fighter. 'I'll Be Back,'" Angle tweeted. - -
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Viewership Down For Monday's Raw, New Addition To SmackDown Roster, The Rock

Report  By -  VinceKnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS In early viewership numbers for Monday's Raw SuperShow, the program averaged 4.1185 million viewers over the course of two hours. Last week's show averaged 4.62 million viewers, resulting in a 3.25 cable rating. The prior week's show garnered 5.22 million viewers with a 3.55 cable rating.

In a positive note, WWE reversed the long-standing trend of viewership sinking during the second hour. Monday's show averaged 4.305 million viewers in the second hour compared to 3.932 million in the first.

-- WWE.com has added Hunico's low-rider bicycle rolling partner in crime Camacho to the SmackDown roster page. The son of former WWE star Haku debuted on the December 15, 2011 episode of WWE Superstars.

-- Today marks the one-year anniversary of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's return to WWE and arrival on Twitter. Johnson, who has garnered over two million followers, writes of micro-blogging site, &q…

Viewership Down For Monday's Raw, New Addition To SmackDown Roster, The Rock

Why is DGUSA offering a $1.99 iPPV?

Report  By - Kent Jones,  TheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWSDragon Gate USA will be offering their next Internet PPV, "Open The Ultimate Gate" on March 30 from Miami, for $1.99 (live broadcast only; on-demand excluded). DGUSA executive Gabe Sapolsky said in an announcement, "We have to admit that our iPPV buyrate has hit a plateau. Don't get me wrong, we are very happy with our buys, and they have slowly increased over our first year at WWNLive.com. We have just hit a wall that we are looking to break through... Yes, we will lose money on this and we are giving up one of our most important shows of the year for just $1.99. We know it will be worth it because you will be blown away when you see the current DGUSA brand." The scheduled main event is Low-Ki vs. PAC. The March 31 iPPV from Miami will be offered at the standard $14.99 iPPV price.

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Evan Bourne Removed From Raw Intro, Former Diva At Playboy Mansion, Matt Hardy

Report  By - Vince KnightTheWrestlingTimes.comTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS , MMA News --WWE premiered an updated intro on Monday's Raw SuperShow and the over two-year-old shot of Evan Bourne performing Air Bourne was noticeably removed.

Bourne, whose real name is Matthew Korklan, is currently serving a sixty-day suspension for his second violation of WWE's Talent Wellness Program. He will be eligible to return to action on March 18.

-- Former WWE Diva Shelly Martinez attended P Diddy's Grammy Party at the Playboy Mansion over the weekend. Photos of her night out are available on her Facebook page.

-- Matt Hardy has been announced to appear at Legends of the Ring 14, which takes place on Saturday, June 2 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Monroe, New Jersey.

-- A.J. confirmed via Twitter that she does not have a Facebook account. She wrote Tuesday, "I don't have a Facebook. I had one for two seconds during NXT and deleted it. Only one is WWE Official fan page. I'm much too …