0Posted by Jim Williams on April 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm
A few days ago we reported that long range weather forecasts hinted at the possibility of rain for Sunday night at MetLife Stadium. As of right now, the forecast for WrestleMania this Sunday looks to be rain free. According to AccuWeather.com, skies will be partly cloudy with temperatures slowly falling from an afternoon high of 60 degrees into the low to mid 50s by bell time. The “Real Feel” temperature will be in the mid-upper 40s during the evening. The forecast keeps the chance of precipitation down to about 20%.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on February 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm
WWE’s “Best of War Games” DVD and Blu-ray set will hit North American stores on June 25th. WWEDVDNews.com has revealed the synopsis for the set:
“BITTER RIVALRIES. MONUMENTAL MATCHES. THE MOST DANGEROUS BATTLES IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT.
Take one part Royal Rumble, one part Survivor Series, add in two punishing steel cages- and the result is a battle that spanned two rings and cemented a legacy as one of the most unpredictable and unmistakable matches of all time: War Games. WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes – the mind behind the mayhem – introduces some of the most famous War Games matches (featuring Ric Flair, Sting, the nWo, and more) and gives viewers a comprehensive look inside NWA/WCW’s most innovative concept that revolutionized sports entertainment.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on February 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm
Credit – Wrestling Observer
There is talk within WWE about how creative is handling Dolph Ziggler’s push. While he had strong wins over Randy Orton at Survivor Series and John Cena at TLC, Ziggler has been constantly losing on WWE TV lately.
He is still in line for a World Heavyweight Title run but the momentum he had at the end of 2012 has stalled out.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on January 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm
According to new data from WWE, the 2012 TLC pay-per-view with John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler plus Ryback, Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns did an estimated total of 170,000 buys. This is down a bit from the 179,000 buys that TLC 2011 drew. An updated number will be released with WWE’s first quarter report.
Here are updated estimated pay-per-view numbers from WWE’s 2012 fourth quarter:
* Hell In a Cell – 200,000
* Survivor Series – 212,000
* TLC – 170,000
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on December 31, 2012 at 10:40 am
- Evan Bourne says he won’t be back in time for the 2013 Royal Rumble match. Bourne tweeted on Sunday:
“If you didn’t know, the Royal Rumble is my personal favorite PPV/match! But no matter how hard I train, my foot will not be ring ready by RR”
- In an update on the earlier Survivor Series buyrate, the breakdown is reportedly 122,000 domestic buys and 90,000 international buys. This would be down 32% domestically and 32% internationally from 2011.
- Mae Young was backstage at Saturday night’s RAW tapings in Washington, DC but not used. At one point she was scheduled to be on the show and her name was referenced in angle but she never appeared in front of the live crowd.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on December 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm
We noted last week that Mick Foley revealed a WWE Superstar asked for permission to use one of his signature moves. Foley says is he headed to tonight’s SmackDown tapings to pass that move on. Foley tweeted after RAW:
“Heading to #Smackdown in Bridgeport tomorrow, specifically to pass an iconic Foley offensive move down to a current @WWE Superstar.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on November 29, 2012 at 8:42 am
On this episode of The Still Real to Us Show: the guys return from their Thanksgiving break to recap WWE SURVIVOR SERIES 2012, look back at CM PUNK’s one-year title reign as WWE CHAMPION, give their thoughts on “THE SHIELD” and get pretty candid about how they first got involved with the “internet wrestling community!”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on November 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm
As late as last week, WWE’s creative staff had contemplated a Survivor Series match pitting Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara against Darren Young and Titus O’Neil, with possible additional wrestler involvement.
It should be known tonight on RAW whether the match occurs.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on November 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm
As seen Monday on Raw, WWE overhauled its plans for Survivor Series on November 18, 2012.
On the show, Vince McMahon mandated that CM Punk will defend his WWE Championship in a Triple Threat Match against Ryback and John Cena at the pay-per-view event. With this turn of events, Team Punk is now known as Team Ziggler, while Team Foley has an empty fifth slot. Prior to the change, The Miz quit the group in protest of Punk’s leadership, and was replaced by Wade Barrett after Paul Heyman aggressively sought him.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE changed their plans for multiple reasons. Among them was the belief that the originally scheduled main event, Team Punk vs. Team Foley in Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match, would draw dismal pay-per-view buy numbers. With rare exceptions, tag team matches as main events are generally mediocre earners on pay-per-view. The entire Bragging Rightsconcept was dropped for that very reason.
What also swayed plans for Survivor Series were the pay-per-view buy figures for Hell in a Cell on DirecTV being “surprisingly strong.” Privately, McMahon credited Ryback for the result and felt placing him in a ten-man tag team match, even though he would likely be left standing, would not be beneficial to him. McMahon feels they need to capitalize on Ryback’s momentum, which would require the muscle-bound grappler to challenge for the WWE Championship in the main event.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on November 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm
WWE officials are considering having The Miz as the final member of Team Foley at Survivor Series. Miz could be in line for a babyface run or there may be a swerve in the works with him staying as a heel.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on November 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm
JBL shared a story about how his path to a major WWE push was derailed by a botched referee’s call on his Facebook page. JBL was referring to the 1996 Survivor Series when he was wrestling as the long-haired “Bradshaw” character.
“My first Survivor Series my team was to go over and it was to be my first big push. It was one of first times refs used ear pieces, or at least, different ear pieces. So, I do a ‘false finish’ and Tim White counts me out! I had kicked out on ’2,’ but Tim was listening to someone in his ear and wasn’t paying attention. He looked up and said, ‘Oh my God, kid, I am so sorry,’ but then had to pantomine he was sending me out of ring.”
“I got to the back and was chewed out, I couldn’t stooge Tim so I just took it-later they realized Tim made a mistake and told me they were sorry. It was my pal Gerald Brisco that had chewed me out as he ran ‘Gorilla’ back then. My push was killed and pretty much so was ‘Justin Hawk Bradshaw,’ but that is a different story-which I’ll tell later. I thought about this today as I was reading some tweets from folks about Survivor Series.”
Looking back at the match, JBL was rolled up from behind during chaos and JBL kicked out in a natural-looking spot, but Tim White kept counting to three, then realized his error.
Vince McMahon and Jim Ross acted befuddled that JBL was counted out, questioning whether the referee made a bad call, in kayfabe terms. A few moments later, WWE replayed the errant three count, with Ross covering for JBL that the ref messed up.