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Venue Announced For The 2013 Royal Rumble, Raw Openings from 2002-2006, More

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS *The site of tonight's Money in the Bank pay-per-view event, US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, will host the Royal Rumble on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Ticketmaster.com is holding a pre-sale tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST.

- WWE has uploaded a compilation video of Raw openings from 2002 to 2006. The program's theme song then was "Across The Nation" by The Union Underground. Big Show's entrance theme was played at last Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. It was used by St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holiday, who has been coming up to bat to the song for much of the season. News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Venue Announced For The 2013 Royal Rumble, Raw Openings from 2002-2006, More

Shawn Michaels Tweets Homophobic Remark, Kelly Kelly Appearance, Alicia Fox

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS *WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels posted a homophobic remark on Twitter in response to a fan query concerning his hairline.

"Another Dude obsessed w/my hair #homo," he wrote on Thursday.

Michaels subsequently deleted the message after garnering negative feedback.

- Kelly Kelly is advertised to appear at the SkyBar Lounge in Bakersfield, California this Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The $40 ticket includes an amazing line up of food catered by Cafe Med restaurant, a photo with Kelly Kelly and two autographs.

The appearance was booked without outside of WWE as they are not promoting it on their website.

- WWE.com has published new photos of Alicia Fox.

- The late Bam Bam Bigelow is today's feature Superstar on WWE.com. News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Shawn Michaels Tweets Homophobic Remark, Kelly Kelly Appearance, Alicia Fox

Who was the Masked Men know as "Aces & Eights" who Attacked Sting and Hulk Hogan?

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Who was the Masked Men know as "Aces & Eights" who Attacked Sting and Hulk Hogan?

Fozzy Performing In Louisville,More

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- Chris Jericho's band Fozzy will perform at The Vernon Club in Louisville, Kentucky on September 6, 2012. Tickets go on sale July 21. Click here for additional information.

- Former WWE Superstars Koko B. Ware, Sylvan Grenier and Tatanka appear for Top Of The World Wrestling on Saturday at Le Beach Club de Pointe-Calumet, Quebec (701 38 Street Pointe-Calumet, QC J0N 1G2, Canada). News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Fozzy Performing In Louisville,More

Buff Bagwell Arrested This Week

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS *Former WCW talent Marcus Alexander Bagwell (a/k/a Buff Bagwell) was apprehended by Georgia law enforcement on Monday and charged with reckless driving, according to the official website of the Georgia Department of Corrections. The 42-year-old wrestler was taken into custody to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and subsequently released on bond.

Bagwell has largely recovered from injuries suffered in a serious car accident on April 23 while traveling in Cherokee County, Georgia. News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Buff Bagwell Arrested This Week

Vince McMahon Talks About WCW

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS WWE.com published a rare interview with company chief Vince McMahon that WWE Magazine conducted in 2007 in celebration of 15h anniversary of Raw. The WWE Chairman discusses the longevity of Raw, competing with WCW, the future of the sports entertainment industry and who he feels is the most important Superstar in the evolution of the program—it's a Rattlesnake.

"There’s no question that guys like Triple H, The Rock, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker have all made enormous contributions to this company, but if there was one single personality that exemplified Raw in the truest sense of what I wanted it to be, it would be "Stone Cold" Steve Austin," McMahon said.

"Make no mistake, the Attitude Era started long before "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Bret Hart was the first one to push Mr. McMahon on his ass. When the audience responded to that incident so positively, I knew we had something. The great …

Vince McMahon Talks About WCW

Hulk Hogan Undergoing Another Back Surgery

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS TNA ran an angle at the conclusion of Thursday's Impact Wrestling where the masked group of attackers known as "Aces & Eights" took out Hulk Hogan.
 the reason behind the attack is that Hulk Hogan will be undergoing another back surgery in the coming weeks. Hogan has had upwards of 10 back surgeries in recent years to remove bone spurs and alleviate chronic pain.

Just this week, there was talk of Hogan wrestling at Bound For Glory in October, teaming up with Sting in a "special attraction" match against Aces and Eights. After his latest back surgery, it remains to be seen if Hogan will be physically able to ever "wrestle" again. Here's a video clip of the Hogan attack angle from Impact:*  News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Hulk Hogan Undergoing Another Back Surgery

Impact post-show

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS This week's Impact post-game show mainly focuses on the end of Impact with another attack on Sting by the Aces & Eights group of "thugs." The second-half of the post-show contains an interview with Kurt Angle, who discusses his Bound for Glory Series victory over Mr. Anderson. Angle also talks about wrestling Samoa Joe, whose submission style he compared to Chris Benoit, and the upcoming Olympics. The show is hosted by Jeremy Borash and So Cal Val.*  News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Impact post-show

Stephanie McMahon Says WWE Is Looking at Investing In Other Start-Ups

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS *Stephanie McMahon spoke with PEHub.com about WWE investing in new social media start-up Tout.

Stephanie says this won't be the first start-up that the company invests in as they are currently exploring working with others:

"Tout is really the first deal that we’ve done of this kind, but we’re very opportunistic, so if the right opportunity came along, we’d definitely consider it." News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Stephanie McMahon Says WWE Is Looking at Investing In Other Start-Ups

Friday, July 13th, 2012 Pro Wrestling Events

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS*2CW @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds (Baseball Stadium) in Watertown, New York
APW @ APW Arena in Chester, South Carolina
APW @ Cherry Street Gym in Royston, Georgia
APW @ Community Center in Hillview, Kentucky
AWC @ Old Burnsville Gym in Burnsville, North Carolina
CPW @ Perfect Practice Athletic Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma
CSW @ Mont Clare Lanes in Chicago, Illinois
D2W @ American Legion in Wharton, New Jersey
EW @ Academy Theatre in Avondale Estates, Georgia
FCW @ Charlotte Harbor Event Center in Punta Gorda, Florida
FP @ Community Center in Robinson, Illinois
FPW @ Hey Brothers Entertainment Complex in Bradenton, Florida
HPB @ Warner Park in Madison, Wisconsin
IPW @ Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa
IWA @ The Backstage in Chillicothe, Ohio
IWE @ Old Cornville Elementary School in Cornville, Maine
KFW @ National Guard Armory in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
LAE @ Boys & Girls Club in Gadsden, Alabama
NPWS @ International Comba…

Friday, July 13th, 2012 Pro Wrestling Events

Spoiler Notes From NXT Taping

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS WWE kicked off an eight-man "Gold Rush Tournament" to determine the first-ever WWE NXT Champion at Thursday's WWE NXT taping at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Competitors participating in the tournament include Bo Dallas, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Justin Gabriel, Leo Kruger, Michael McGillicutty, Richie Steamboat and Seth Rollins.

First round tournament matches taped Thursday were Richie Steamboat vs. Leo Kruger, Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre, Justin Gabriel vs. Michael McGillicutty and Bo Dallas vs. Jinder Mahal. Both semifinal matches were also taped Thursday. The match to determine the first WWE NXT Champion will take place at the next taping on July 26.

Heath Slater continued his storyline of demeaning former WWE Superstars, which led to the return of Scotty 2 Hotty. The former Too Cool member scored the pinfall victory after performing the Worm.

Other matches taped Thursday for upcoming WWE NXT e…

Spoiler Notes From NXT Taping

WWE's Social Media Ambassador For 1,000th Raw Shutting Down His Twitter Account

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS WWE is "losing."

Two weeks before Charlie Sheen, star of the new FX sitcom, Anger Management, is scheduled to join WWE as the Celebrity Social Media Ambassador for the historic 1,000th episode of Raw SuperShow, the award-winning actor is giving the heave-ho to social media.

TMZ.com reported Thursday night that Sheen plans to shut down his Twitter account within days, or possibly hours, due to his belief that the social media platform is not worth his while.

During the three-hour milestone event July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network, the "winning" actor is scheduled to entertain his 7.7 million Twitter followers and the WWE Universe all night long with his unique 140-character analysis of the action.
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WWE's Social Media Ambassador For 1,000th Raw Shutting Down His Twitter Account

Match and More for Next Week's Impact Wrestling, Main Event for TNA Hardcore Justice

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS TNA's Open Fight Night will return on next Thursday's live episode of Impact Wrestling.

Also advertised for next week's show is a Destination X rematch with World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries taking on Bobby Roode in a non-title match.

Roode will get his title shot rematch for the World Heavyweight Title at TNA's Hardcore Justice pay-per-view next month. News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Match and More for Next Week's Impact Wrestling, Main Event for TNA Hardcore Justice

Joey Ryan's latest promo

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWSJoey Ryan's latest YouTube video continues his on-air feud with TNA announcer/Gut Check judge Taz. Ryan shows clips of him recently winning the EWF Hvt. Title in California, then accuses Taz of resenting independent wrestlers based on Taz "rejecting" him for a TNA contract. Ryan continues his promo by noting EWF has been around longer than TNA and has lasted longer than ECW did. *  News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Joey Ryan's latest promo

Behind-the-Scenes of Raw 1,000 Commercial, Kane's Two Personalities, Lilian Garcia

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS WWE.com is asking fans which personality of Kane they prefer; his dominant side or his humorous side. The website has also posted videos of his most terrifying moments and most lighthearted moments.

- Diva ring announcer Lilian Garcia is today's featured Superstar on WWE.com.
WWE has released a behind-the-scenes video of the USA Network-produced commercial promoting the historic 1000th episode of Raw on July 23. Appearances include Vince McMahon, John Cena, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Big Show, AJ, R-Truth, Kane, CM Punk, Triple H and The Great Khali.*
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Behind-the-Scenes of Raw 1,000 Commercial, Kane's Two Personalities, Lilian Garcia

IMPACT WRESTLING RESULTS 7/12/12

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS *[Q1] The show kicked off with a recap of Aries' victory…

The previously on Impact recap aired…

1. Joseph Park vs. Bully Ray. Bully Ray toyed with Park as Tenay implored the audience to have Direct TV subscribers complain to their provider because they no longer carry Spike.

Bully Ray checked his Twitter as Park sold on the mat. Bully Ray retrieved some weapons, but he was taken down by park before he had a chance to use them. The crowd cheered park on as he retrieved a steel chair. Ray battled back and knocked park back to the mat. Ray began to work over Park with various weaponry.

Park had a few hope spots but Bully remained in control. Bully Ray began cutting a promo, and park hit Ray in the crotch with a cheese grater before blasting ray with a kendo stick. Park slammed Ray on a pile of thumbtacks. Ray came back and hit Park with a chain to pick up the win…

Bully Ray defeated Joseph Park in 8:02.

After the match, park saw his ow…

IMPACT WRESTLING RESULTS 7/12/12

Ambrose's Tweets Deleted, Kharma Added To Alumni

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS *It's interesting to note that almost all of the tweets from WWE developmental wrestler Dean Ambrose have been deleted. This could be another sign that his WWE debut is imminent (@TheDeanAmbrose).

- WWE has posted the official Money in the Bank contract online, which you can view here (.PDF).

- WWE diva Kharma's profile has been moved to the Alumni section of WWE.com. She tweeted on Thursday afternoon:

"Yes. I have been officially promoted to the alumni section of the WWE roster. Getting a flood of dm's. I guess the cat's out of the bag." News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Ambrose's Tweets Deleted, Kharma Added To Alumni

Kharma Released From WWE

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS *Kia Stevens, also known as "Kharma," may have been released from WWE.

Numerous fans have sent word that her WWE.com profile was seen in the website's "Alumni" section, which would indicate that she had in fact been released. However, as of this writing, that is no longer the case. Kharma's WWE Twitter profile, however, has been added to the "Alumni" list of WWE's official Twitter account, where she is seen as a "recently added member."

Kharma has posted the following tweets within the past hour:

"Getting a flood of dm's. I guess the cat's out of the bag." News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Kharma Released From WWE

Former WWE Creative Writers Recall Infamous Katie Vick Storyline

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS *Former WWE creative members Seth Mates (@sethmates) and Chris Gough (@kcmetropro) appeared on The LAW's 'Review a Wai' podcast to chat about the infamous Katie Vick angle that took place on the October 21, 2002 episode of Raw. On the program, a vignette was shown of Triple H, dressed as Kane, simulating mock sex with a mannequin in a casket. Excerpts from the interview are as follows:

The genesis of the Katie Vick storyline: "At this point, (Vince) wanted to start having a lot more backstories to wrestlers. He didn't want it just to be like, 'Oh, I wanna beat you up. You stole my girlfriend, let's have a match.' He wanted it to be more like, 'I wanna know who every character is.' Their backgrounds, and a lot of that. You've seen through the years of wrestling, he's gone up and down with this kinda stuff.

"It was just a matter of, 'We want to know more about Kane. We know abo…

Former WWE Creative Writers Recall Infamous Katie Vick Storyline

Dixie Carter will be part of "The Real Housewives of Nashville"

The Real Housewives of NashvilleReport  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS
* Dixie Carter will be part of "The Real Housewives of Nashville"  A new show is in the works called “Real Housewives of Nashville” and is being produced by the same people who did “Real Housewives of Orange County.” Apparently they want TNA President Dixie Carter on the show and getting her on the cast is of high priority. News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Dixie Carter will be part of "The Real Housewives of Nashville"

Dustin Rhodes Interview

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS *The wrestler formerly known as Goldust, Dustin Rhodes, joined Kayfabe Wrestling Radio Tuesday night. In a nearly 20 minute interview, he talked about the creation of the Goldust character, his father’s wrestling and how that affected his career decision, his use of ring psychology, his time tag teaming with Booker T, his teaming with Ricky Steamboat and what he learned from it, his hopes for a heavyweight championship run, what he wants to do before he retires and a host of other topics.

Would he still have been a wrestler if his father (WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes) wasn't involved with the industry: “Probably not. Just growing up, watching it all the time because dad being in the business probably was the one factor that lead me to be in the business. So, if he was not, then I have no idea what I’d be doing, probably playing football or something like that; maybe be in the NFL by now. Who knows?”

What he learned from workin…

Dustin Rhodes Interview

Backstage News on John Laurinaitis, JBL Reviews Monday's RAW

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS *
- The real-life power base of John Laurinaitis within WWE continues to weaken. Triple H now has his hires running just about every aspect of WWE's talent relations department. Laurinaitis is still doing WWE's payroll but is considered to be a performer mostly. The feeling is that he will return to WWE TV this year as a main character

JBL has began reviewing WWE's RAW Supershow on his YouTube account. Here is his first review for this week's show:. News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com

Backstage News on John Laurinaitis, JBL Reviews Monday's RAW

Del Rio Geting Let Go By WWE

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We are being told WWE is looking for a way out with Alberto Del Rio. WWE thinks they get everything they could get out of Alberto Del Rio so WWE well be leting him go by the end of this year. People that are close with Dio Rio says that he has plans in going to TNA when WWE Releases him from his contract.
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Del Rio Geting Let Go By WWE

WWE Attitude Era DVD Confirmed

Report  ByThe Wrestling TimesTAGS - WWE NEWS , TNA NEWS - WWEDVDNews reports that WWE will release "The Attitude Era" on DVD and Blu-ray this Holiday season, either late November or early December. A DVD on the Attitude Era has been rumored for sometime. We know that Booker T and Mick Foley have been interviewed for the release.*  News REPORTS WANTED - reportwanted@gmail.com