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My brother is attending the Royal Rumble in January. He had an extra ticket and asked if I wanted to go. As much as I would love to experience some different kind of live entertainment, I think I'll be watching a movie that night.


i wouldn't pass on the rumble. any other non-wrestlemania ppv, sure. the rumble is almost always entertaining and doesn't need to rely on the current feuds to make it interesting. plus, the rock is in a match this year.

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**Neat story making the rounds about Shawn Daivari (who was Sheik Abdul Bashir in TNA), which started on TMZ.com. Apparently he was a passenger on a train where another patron got very abusive and threatening, and Daivari subdued him with a rear naked chokehold before the police could arrive.

**WWE's newest announcer Tony Luftman, has a background in sport announcing including working for the St. John's Television Network.

**Despite reports elsewhere, Shaul Guerrero, daughter of Vickie and Eddie, has not been released by the WWE. She is still in developmental in Florida.

**According to Hollywood rumours, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is pegged to star in Lore, an adaptation of the IDW comic about magical “Shepherds” who keep creatures of myth and legend away from our earthly realm. Barry Sonnenfeld, the director of the Men In Black movies, is slated to lens the film.

**A 13-minute edited version of the interview Jim Ross conducted with CM Punk and Steve Austin in August was briefly posted this morning before being pulled. Ross had initially said it was a multiple hour interview and will likely be officially released sometime before WWE ’13 comes out on October 30th.

**Below is a panel that was taped during SummerSlam weekend to promote the WWE ’13 video game hosted by Jim Ross with a panel that includes Steve Austin, CM Punk, Mike Tyson, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Brodus Clay, Cameron, Naomi and AJ.




**Punk was on WGN News this morning promoting the screening and his DVD release for next Tuesday.

**Hulk Hogan is doing a ton of media next week leading up to Bound for Glory including Howard Stern, The Today Show, Sean Hannity on FOX News, Piers Morgan on CNN, Don Imus, VH1 and Showbiz Tonight.

**Gawker is reporting that they have received the full sex tape involving Hulk Hogan that had been discussed months ago. Hogan has addressed it in the past stating that it occurred in between leaving Linda and meeting his new wife Jennifer and was not aware he was being taped.

**Cave Magazine has an interview with Machine Gun Kelly, whose song “Invincible” was the theme for WrestleMania 28 this year. He stated that prior to his live performance in Miami that John Cena passed him some Moonshine to drink before he came out.

**Jeff Hardy chats Bound for Glory, problems he and his brother have gone through over the past few years and how he has turned his life around over the past year at http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackal ... hoenix.php.

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Every time I tried to watch american pro-wrestling, I cringe due to the soap-opera it has become, and a quite bad one.

Japanese pro wrestling manages to be much funnier and the guys actually know how to grapple and pretend to fight. Minowaman and Sakuraba were both pro-wrestlers who could hang with jiu-jitsu guys. In WWE only Lesnar and the Gravedigger know how to grapple because both heavily train jiu-jitsu.

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**Former WWE star Dave Bautista had his first MMA fight Saturday night in Providence, Rhode Island.
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"The Animal" knocked out Vince Lucero in the first round.



**Linda Bollea, ex-wife of Hulk Hogan, was arrested Friday morning and charged with DUI in Malibu, Calif. She was originally pulled over for speeding when she blew a 0.84 blood alcohol level. The legal limit is 0.8.

**Curt Hawkins announced he recently underwent surgery for a torn PCL and Meniscus. It is unknown how long he will be out of action.

**Cody Piper, the son of Roddy, will make his professional wrestling debut in December in Chile.

**Impact Wrestling did a 0.84 this past Thursday averaging 1,060,000 viewers and their lowest audience dating back to June 2010.

**The WWE Raw tapings are in Sacramento on Monday night featuring the return to television of Vince McMahon for a State of the WWE address. John Cena has also announced that he will be back on Raw tomorrow night. The Smackdown and Main Event tapings are in San Jose on Tuesday night.

**The WWE announced on Sunday that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the social media ambassador on Monday night and promoting his new book that just came out.

**Here is the Before the Bell special that TNA has put together for Bound for Glory next weekend (these are always really well done and this is no exception):


**Matt Morgan appeared on both TNA live events this weekend in Hot Springs and Fort Smith, Arkansas so not good news for D-Lo Brown.

**Hornswoggle recently noted he had his gallbladder removed and has been off the road for the past month.

**Big Show Vs Randy Orton headlines WWE Main Event this Wednesday night at 8pm EST on Ion Television.

**Here are the Ring of Honor results from Saturday night in Rahway, New Jersey:
*Michael Elgin over Mike Bennett
*The Bravado Brothers over 3.0
*Bobby Fish over QT Marshall
*Jimmy Jacobs & Steve Corino over Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin and Rhett Titus & BJ Whitmer to keep the Tag Titles
*Roderick Strong over Kyle O’Reilly
*Davey Richards over Mike Mondo
*The Briscoe Brothers over Adam Cole & Eddie Edwards
*Kevin Steen and Jay Lethal fought to a 35:00 no contest for the ROH Title

**Saturday night was also the debut of Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore promotion from Poughkeepsie, New York at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center:
*Shawn Daivari over Crowbar
*Danny Doring & Roadkill over The FBI
*Jazz over Winter
*Tony Nese over Alex Reynolds with Mikey Whipwreck as the referee
*Scott Steiner over Luke Gallows
*Chris Mordetsky over Hale Collins
*Rhino over Sami Callihan
*Paul London & Brian Kendrick over The Young Bucks
*Carlito over Tommy Dreamer and Mike Knox to keep the FWE Title

**Edge also appeared on the House of Hardcore promotion to cut a promo for the live audience in Poughkeepsie. Raven and The Sandman also appeared on the show.

**The Gawker website has obtained a copy of the 30-minute Hulk Hogan sex tape involving Heather Clem (the then wife of Bubba The Love Sponge). The site has posted a one-minute edited version on their site along with a description of the entire video. Gawker noted that they received the tape for free with no one asking for money or credit. Hulk Hogan’s legal team is planning a big lawsuit to anyone that plays the video with Hogan unknowingly being recorded on camera. It’s terrible timing because Hogan is set to do a ton of media in the New York market this week and no doubt the sex tape will be the hot button topic for a lot of news outlets to go after with Hogan.

**Tammy Sytch is writing her autobiography and is looking for a publisher.

**From Oct 5th
*It was on this date in 1997 that Brian Pillman passed away after being found in a hotel room in Bloomington, Minnesota on the morning of the WWF Bad Blood event. Pillman was battling numerous addictions at the time of his passing and many people were concerned for his well being during this period. Pillman was the talk of the industry in early 1996 doing his work/shoot angle with WCW and Eric Bischoff, where he was able to get out of his WCW contract and was a marquee free agent. At this time he was involved in a serious humvee accident that shattered his ankle and he would never be the same in the ring after this injury. Despite the career threatening car wreck the WWF still signed him and he felt obligated to rush back to the ring to earn his salary and was in the ring at times when he shouldn’t have been in 1997. The company did go ahead with the pay-per-view that night in St. Louis with a very sombre feeling amongst the locker room. The night after the pay-per-view rubbed a lot of people the wrong way where they promoted an interview all night long with widow Melanie Pillman and teased it at the end of every break to build the audience and felt very tacky. Pillman had so many factors working against him and overcame a lot of issues to make it in the business and for a period of time was the most newsworthy figure in the business and influenced a lot of talent including a young Lance Storm when he decided to break into the business citing Pillman as an influence.

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 Post subject: Re: ***The Official WWE/Pro Wrestling Thread***
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**The Ring of Honor Glory By Honor XI is getting great reviews from those that watched the show either live or on iPPV. There has been lots of praise for the main event between Kevin Steen and Michael Elgin along with Jay Lethal Vs Davey Richards. Here are the full results from the show at the International Centre in Mississauga:
*Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander over The Bravado Brothers
*Mike Bennett over Mike Mondo
*Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas over Rhett Titus & B.J. Whitmer
*Jay Lethal over Davey Richards
*Tadarius Thomas over Rhino
*Adam Cole over Eddie Edwards to keep the Television Title
*Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs over The Briscoe Brothers to keep the Tag Titles
*Kevin Steen over Michael Elgin to keep the ROH Title

After the main event Nigel McGuinness gave a package to Steen, which contained the mask of El Generico to re-start that program and signal the return of Generico to the promotion (which is going to up the match quality a lot if he is coming back full time).

**Their next iPPV is Final Battle on December 16th at the Hammerstein Ballroom (a 2pm EST start time on a Sunday and the same day as the WWE TLC pay-per-view in the New York market) with a lot of big plans for the show to incorporate some older names from the past on the show in addition to the current talent. They have put a lot of focus on Jay Lethal but may now be going the Generico direction and hold off on Lethal for the anniversary show early next year. The show will likely feature Adam Cole Vs Matt Hardy, which began at the Death Before Dishonor event last month and a rematch of the MOTY candidate between Davey Richards and Michael Elgin.

**John Cena tweeted on Saturday that he will be ready to go for Hell in a Cell on October 28th.

**Jim Cornette has been written off of Ring of Honor television with the storyline that following the no contest main event this past Saturday in Rahway, that Jay Lethal injured Jim Cornette’s back in the locker room and will be fined. Cornette will not be at the Glory By Honor XI show this weekend but doesn’t have anything to do with the job title change as Cornette was never planning to come due to his issues getting past the border into Canada. Ring of Honor shot the following angle after the Rahway event last Saturday to write Jim Cornette off of television after Jay Lethal snapped on him:


**JBL issued an apology on Facebook after catching word that Carlos Colon was upset about JBL’s comments during Monday’s broadcast of Raw when JBL stated he owed him money. JBL defended himself saying he is a heel that is trying to entertain and at times uses statements to entertain whether they are true or not and said he is sorry if he offended anyone.

**The Hulk Hogan sex tape fiasco continues to get more bizarre. Hogan appeared on TMZ Live this week along with his lawyer by phone and one of the TMZ staff members (who had watched the sex tape in full) told Hogan that at the end of the video Bubba the Love Sponge (Todd Clem) entered the room and told Heather (Heather Cole, formerly his wife) that if they could retire one day with this tape and indicating both were in on the secret recording. Hogan acted shocked and said if that was true that he was sick to his stomach and later stated he confronted Bubba, who denied any connection to the tape. There are others who have indicated Hogan is aware of Bubba’s involvement and may have already known what was revealed at the end of the tape. Hogan was on Piers Morgan on CNN and said he has still not seen the tape.

**The WWE has a story on their website on the CM Punk incident from Monday night with comments from Punk.

**Highspots is trying to raise funds for a documentary on Tom “Dynamite Kid” Billington after interviewing him in England recently. The trailer is below:

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**Bobby Eaton is recovering at hospital in Arkansas from Pneumonia and heart failure, expected to be released in a few days.

**The following was posted on Tammy Sytch's Facebook page: “I am Tammy’s lawyer Rob Serafinowicz and Tammy asked me to issue the following statement on her behalf. Tammy thanks everyone for all their support. She will be entering a long term treatment program soon and looks forward to putting this situation behind her. It also appears that Damien is selling her personal items on eBay and asks that these items be reported as stolen.”

**The reason Rey Mysterio did not work on Monday night at the Raw tapings was due to a serious stomach virus he is battling and could not perform. The company is hopeful he will be able to return next Monday for the finals of the tag tournament. Because of the illness he has been removed from the shows in Egypt.

**The George Tragos / Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced Ric Flair, “Cowboy” Bill Watts and Chris Taylor as the class of 2013 inductees to take place July 12-13th in Waterloo, Iowa.

**Last week’s edition of Main Event did 1,330,000 viewers while Saturday Morning Slam did 1,240,000 viewers this past weekend.

**Smackdown will air on a Tuesday night on November 6th for a show for a taped show from Birmingham, England that will be taped earlier that day because of the time zone difference.

**Ryback Vs Dolph Ziggler will headline Main Event next Wednesday and be taped next Tuesday night in Providence, Rhode Island.

**Ring of Honor released numbers for this past Saturday’s Glory By Honor XI event with the show drawing just over 900 fans and as of this morning doing 1,500 buys on iPPV (with 300 of them being free orders for people that attended the Rahway show last week or signed up for the Ringside membership and also noted that 350 of the orders were first time buyers). The attendance is a good number but the more important one is the iPPV number, which has to be considered a great sign that they have a very forgiving fan base when it comes to these shows. Their highest number they have ever done for an iPPV is 2,300 buys for last year’s Final Battle event and if they have done 1,500 for a show that wasn’t promoted as a major one than it’s a very good sign going into this year’s Final Battle that they could break the 2,000 mark again.

**Mike Mondo broke his tibia at the show on Saturday night and is going to be out of action for quite some time as a result. Harlem Bravado also broke his nose on the show in the opening match with Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander.

**Davey Richards worked the show on Saturday with a badly injured hand and told Dan Lovranski that he believed two of his fingers were broken (the hand was significantly swollen) and injured it in jiu-jitsu.

**The WWE has posted a portion of the Steve Austin and CM Punk interview they taped during the weekend of SummerSlam with Jim Ross. The clip was leaked a few weeks ago and was then pulled. It’s designed to push the WWE 13 video game and also keep the idea of a dream match in the back of people’s minds. Austin was certainly turning the dial up for this one.


**Hulk Hogan has told TMZ he is planning to launch a lawsuit against Bubba the Love Sponge (Todd Clem) and Clem’s ex-wife Heather Cole over the sex tape they recorded without his knowledge or consent.

**The New York Post had a story discussing WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium next April to coincide with John Cena at the New York Jets Vs Indianapolis Colts game yesterday as honorary captain of the Jets. The story noted that a recent poll was done that believes the weekend could bring in over $100-million to the New York / New Jersey with all of the events the WWE has planned.

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It was a complete role reversal for former wrestling star Shawn Daivari.

The one-time WWE villain made headlines earlier this month when he choked out a drunken transit passenger who was allegedly threatening to kill passengers.

In an update to the story that sent waves through the wrestling world two weeks ago, Minneapolis authotities have released new video of the incident, which rolls from start to finish aboard a Minneapolis light-rail car.

"It was definitely different than any other ride I've taken on that train," Daivari told Fox Minneapolis-St. Paul after the incident.

When Daivari boarded the car he noticed a man swearing and hurling racial slurs at other passengers. Several passengers used the emergency call buttons, but there was no immediate help from the Metro Transit Police.



"Another passenger told him to sit down and be quiet because he was making the ride bad for everybody," Daivari said. "That's when he got in the passenger's face, saying, 'I am going to kill you,' and stuff like that."

That's when Daivari sprung into action and put a rear-naked choke hold on the man. Daivari maintained the hold until the man fell unconscious and emptied his bladder.

"It's one of those things where I'd rather be safe than sorry," he said. "If police are taking too long to respond, I'd rather not sit on my hands and wait for them to show up."

Daivari then held the man in a scissor hold until the next stop and removed him from the train.

"That was the hardest part," Daivari said. "He was a big, fat guy -- 280 pounds. I had to lug him out the door. It was like throwing out a dead ox."

Daivari added: "Stuff like this happens, and when it does, people need to take care of themselves as well. It might be that one second too long, and you live to regret it."

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**WWE is planning a new Bret Hart DVD featuring rare and unseen matches and footage. Hart has given the WWE some footage for the set. No release date is set.

**With the U.S. holding their elections in a few weeks, Linda McMahon is trailing Chris Murphy by 2% points in recent polls for the Connecticut Senate Seat.

**Rumors are floating that the WWE might be hiring up to 200 new corporate employees for the planned WWE Network.

**"Wildcat" Chris Harris recently posted the following update to his fans: "Thanks for the calls and well wishes. I go into the hospital on Tuesday for a stem cell transplant. I was diagnosed last November with Multiple Myeloma and have been involved in a clinical trial since then. Results have been very promising and the stem cell transplant is the final step in the process, at least for now. I have already gone through the stem cell “collection” process, and next week will have high dose chemo designed to destroy my immune system so they can put the stem cells they collected back in. I’m expected to stay in the hospital for around three weeks and will then continue recovery at home. Can’t say I’m looking forward to it, but I am very much looking forward to getting it over with. I feel fine, and am dramatically improved since last November and should feel even better after the transplant. Thanks again for everyone who has supported me this last year, and to all who have sent positive thoughts my way."

**The WWE sent out a press release today officially announcing that tickets for WrestleMania 29 go on sale Saturday November 10th at 10am EST. Ticket prices range from $35-$850. They are also offering a limited amount of Gold Circle packages for the first four rows ringside where ticket holders will receive a VIP stadium entrance and a commemorative chair to take home for $2,000 per ticket. WrestleMania 29 takes place Sunday April 7th from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

**Randy Orton announced today that he has wrapped filming for “12 Rounds: Reloaded” that he has been shooting for the past month.

**TNA has announced they will be holding double tapings in both Manchester and London, England on their European tour next January. The tapings will cover the entire month of Impact tapings for February.

**Ring of Honor has announced a date for January 18th in Dearborn, Michigan at The Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

**Chris Jericho is targeting February of 2014 for the release of his third autobiography that starts off with his November 2007 return to the WWE and will detail that incredible heel run including his feud with Shawn Michaels in 2008.

**Here is the full interview Howard Stern conducted with Bubba the Love Sponge this past Tuesday discussing the fall out with Hulk Hogan:


**The USA Network has announced they will run three straight nights of WWE programming from December 17th-19th with Raw on the Monday night, a special Tuesday night edition of Smackdown and the two-hour Tribute to the Troops special on Wednesday night. It is unknown if the Tribute to the Troops special will also air in their annual one-hour block on NBC, with the WWE’s contract with NBC-Universal stating that NBC will air two annual specials on the network. There will actually be four straight nights of show because this programming is coming out of the TLC pay-per-view on December 16th. In fact between the WWE, TNA (two episodes of Impact), ROH (Final Battle), UFC (live shows on the Friday and Saturday) and Bellator (Friday night show) that is probably going to be the busiest seven-day stretch all year long if you follow all of those promotions.

**Rey Mysterio had the weekend off to recover from a terrible stomach virus he had contracted in order to be ready for Raw on Monday night and the tag finals in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The virus caused Mysterio to miss last weekend’s house shows along with Raw on Monday night and he was scheduled to travel to Egypt last week for three Raw live events.

**TNA has added Rob Van Dam Vs Zema Ion for the X Division Title to this Thursday’s edition of Impact along with Jeff Hardy defending the TNA Title and Tara Vs Miss Tessmacher for the Knockout’s Title.

**Dragon Gate USA’s next weekend of iPPV events will be November 2nd, 3rd and 4th with iPPV shows in Everett, Massachusetts then Voorhees, New Jersey and then finishing up with a Sunday card in Long Island, New York. All of the shows will be available at WWNLive.com.

**Bobby Eaton is now out of hospital after being admitted two-weeks ago for pneumonia and fluid build up.

**WWE’s Chief Financial Officer George Barrios recently spoke about the status of the WWE Network and how they are hoping to receive financial aid from the state of Connecticut to move forward.

**Paul Heyman on Hot 97 with Pete Rosenberg discussing his return to the WWE, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk and the Stephanie McMahon promo she cut at Raw 1000:


**Tammy Sytch has checked into rehab once again for a three-month stint at a facility in Pennsylvania following her most recent arrests for violating a court order and breaking into the home of Damien Darling (her ex-boyfriend). The rehab is being paid for by the WWE, who assisted in getting her to the facility.

**In one of the more tasteless examples of promotion on the independent scene. An NWA event in New Jersey scheduled for November 17th is promoting “Former WCW star” Mortis (the late Chris Kanyon) appearing on their show. Just beyond sleazy.

**The Alex Rodriguez story of trying to land phone numbers of various women over the past week has been covered all over the place. Rodriguez had been dating Torrie Wilson for a period of time (and acknowledged as part of Tara’s storyline in TNA) but assuming that one is over.

**Jonathan Snowden over at Bleacher Report is starting a new series of articles looking pro wrestling shoots and street fights with the first story on Randy Savage and Bill Dundee up at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1374 ... ill-dundee.

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**WWE Smackdown ring announcer Lilian Garcia was hospitalized after being hit by a car in Los Angeles on Friday. She suffered multiple contusions and lacerations on the left side of her body" according to the WWE. She has been released from hospital but may have a bit of a recovery ahead. There is no timetable of when she may be back on the road with the company.

**Tonight Raw is in Charlotte, North Carolina for the television tapings coming out of last night’s pay-per-view event. The company is very lucky the timing worked out as Hurricane Sandy would have put Raw in a difficult spot a week ago when they were in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The company will run Fayetteville tomorrow night and then the crew heads overseas for a ten-day tour including next week’s television tapings in England.

**Hurricane Sandy has promoted a number of broadcast outlets to go with rerun programming tonight including a number of late night shows cancelling their shows tonight. Monday Night Football will go ahead with the San Francisco 49er’s and Arizona Cardinals but in terms of competition Raw will have little tonight outside of the NFL.

**Sin Cara was okay after the tag match where he landed on his head during a suplex from Titus O’Neil and looked really scary on the replay.

**The WWE 13 video game comes out tomorrow from THQ and is expected to be a huge seller for the company with tons of marketing resources put behind this one.

**The lawsuit that Hulk Hogan filed that included Todd “Bubba the Love Sponge” Clem has been settled out of court with Clem publicly apologizing to Hogan. Clem changed his story stating that Hogan had no knowledge he was being recorded nor had any involvement in the release of the tape. Hogan is still going ahead with his lawsuit for $100-million against the Gawker website with others named in the lawsuit including Heather Clem.

**The WWE got some good news with the World Series ending last night so they won’t have to go up against baseball tonight.

**Jake Roberts is working on losing weight and having one last run through the help of Diamond Dallas Page. The two are moving in together with Roberts using DDP Yoga to lose the weight and get back into the ring. Roberts said he was retiring in January 2011 after a match with Nick “Kizarny” Sinn at a WrestleReunion event in Los Angeles. Roberts is also working on a book to release at a later date as well.

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**Jake Roberts is working on losing weight and having one last run through the help of Diamond Dallas Page. The two are moving in together with Roberts using DDP Yoga to lose the weight and get back into the ring. Roberts said he was retiring in January 2011 after a match with Nick “Kizarny” Sinn at a WrestleReunion event in Los Angeles. Roberts is also working on a book to release at a later date as well.


i like this. always loved jake as a kid and seeing his troubles the last 15 years really disappointed me. i'd love to see him make it through this and become an agent or promo writer or something.

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**Jake Roberts is working on losing weight and having one last run through the help of Diamond Dallas Page. The two are moving in together with Roberts using DDP Yoga to lose the weight and get back into the ring. Roberts said he was retiring in January 2011 after a match with Nick “Kizarny” Sinn at a WrestleReunion event in Los Angeles. Roberts is also working on a book to release at a later date as well.


i like this. always loved jake as a kid and seeing his troubles the last 15 years really disappointed me. i'd love to see him make it through this and become an agent or promo writer or something.


Agreed. Jake's character was one of the best. His calm demeanor in interviews always made him seem more sinister.

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**Lilian Garcia ‏is improving following her car accident. She recently Tweeted: "Thk u all 4 the loving, supportive tweets that keep pouring in. I am doing my best 2 get better quickly so I can return. Love u so much!" (@LilianGarcia)

**WWE held its quarterly investor call earlier yesterday. They announced movement on the WWE Network, but did not have anything significant to report in terms of actual launch date. They did say that in terms of financing the network, they have approximately 80-90% of the infrastructure in place, but additional marketing costs will need to be incurred when it eventually comes time to launch.

They did confirm that the new network will be a “premium subscription channel”. When asked if they thought this business model would potentially cannibalize PPV sales, Vince McMahon said no, and suggested that there were a lot of older fans and ‘lapsed fans” (i.e. former fans) who would want to see historical footage even if they don’t necessarily follow the current product.

Social media was touted as being highly successful, and it was noted that the recently-released “mobile app” will lead to unprecedented interactivity with its TV programming.

Financial highlights:

Revenue for the 3 months ended Sep 30 was $104MM, down from $108MM from the same period last year.
Operating income fell to $7MM from $21MM in the same period last year. This was attributed to: increases in management incentive compensation (i.e. bonuses) to normal levels after they decreased them last year; reductions in net revenues from home video sales and video game sales (though it was noted that there was an additional game release last year).
Average North American live event attendance increased 6%.
Pay-per-view buys increased 13% from last year’s figure. It was noted that buys of this year’s SummerSlam (main event of HHH vs Lesnar) increased 21% from last year (Punk vs Cena).
The company expects year-end income to be 15-25% higher than 2011 results.

One interesting item that came out of the call was the result of some recent marketing research that showed that approximately 50% of US households are currently, or were at one-time WWE fans. This calculated into a total of 83 million current fans across the US.

**Raw did a 2.9 rating on Monday night and averaged 4,100,000 viewers. It was the usual pattern of decline as the show went on with the first hour doing 4,310,000 and dropping to 4,220,000 in the second hour and bottoming out with 3,780,000 in the final hour.

**Kurt Angle has some fun on Twitter yesterday ripping the WWE for stealing TNA ideas such as the Claire Lynch storyline with John Cena and AJ and also shooting the 3MB interview with Eric Bischoff’s “innovative” style.

**The WWE announced on Twitter that Big Show Vs Sheamus for the World Title has been added to the Survivor Series on November 18th in Indianapolis.

**Here is a story on Yonjo Quiroa, who operated a number of website that streamed illegal content from the NFL, NBA, NHL, WWE and TNA and has been deported to his home country and ordered to pay $2,600 to each of the organizations.

**Dragon Gate USA has a big weekend coming up with three iPPV events on Friday – Sunday. The first card on Friday night from Everett, Massachusetts features Ricochet Vs AR Fox in the main event. All three cards will be available at WWNLive.com.

**Beth Phoenix has wrapped up her tenure in the WWE with Monday night’s angle to write her out of the show.

**Derrick Bateman recently underwent knee surgery and is believed to have injured it during a match with Antonio Cesaro recently.

**The WWE has released an “I’m a Paul Heyman” t-shirt on WWE Shop with “The Voice of the Voice of the Voiceless” written on the back of the shirt.

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**Edge (Adam Copeland) underwent neck surgery today, and confirmed reports through his Twitter feed that it went well: "Btw I don't know how anyone else could "report" it, but surgery went well #guessoneofmyfriendsisastoogelol" he wrote at @EdgeRatedR

**Highspots has reached their goal of $15,000 on Kickstarter to produce a documentary on Tom “Dynamite Kid” Billington and will help fund a trip to Calgary for the production team. They have also hired Davey Richards to be the narrator of the documentary.

**JBL has announced that he is staying on full time as a color commentator on Smackdown and will also fill in on Main Event when The Miz is booked for a match on the show. It is unknown at this time what the Raw broadcast team will be once Jerry Lawler returns with either a two-man booth with Michael Cole or keeping Jim Ross as a three-man team.

**Linda McMahon lost in her attempt to claim a Senate seat in Connecticut, losing to Christopher S. Murphy, a 39-year-old three-term Connecticut congressman. This is McMahon's second attempt at a Senate seat, and she has spent an estimated $100 million of her own money on the campaigns.

**Roddy Piper was very vocal on Twitter complaining about all the money Linda McMahon spent on her two campaigns and lack of benefits the WWE talent receives.

**The WWE has added an April 17th show in Rotterdam, Netherlands for their International tour next year.

**CM Punk will be the Grand Marshall for the Chicago Thanksgiving’s day parade.

**Triple H will be a guest on Craig Carton’s morning show on WFAN in New York tomorrow morning to promote tickets going on sale for WrestleMania 29. Carton is the host of MMA Uncensored Live and co-hosts the WFAN show with former NFL player Boomer Esiason.

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mania tics on sale today.. im pretty sure my buddys runnin a bus trip and im gettin in on that

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i got bugs wrote:
mania tics on sale today.. im pretty sure my buddys runnin a bus trip and im gettin in on that


been to one before?

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you didn't ask me, but i've been to two- wm7 and wm22. i was 12 for wm7, but i still vividly remember some parts. we had shit seats for wm22, a row or two from the very back, and i barely remember that one. it was disappointing.

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AndySlash wrote:
you didn't ask me, but i've been to two- wm7 and wm22. i was 12 for wm7, but i still vividly remember some parts. we had shit seats for wm22, a row or two from the very back, and i barely remember that one. it was disappointing.


Earlier RM always seem better than the latter ones for some reasons.

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i got bugs wrote:
mania tics on sale today.. im pretty sure my buddys runnin a bus trip and im gettin in on that


been to one before?


I've been to 2. 'Mania 6 and 'Mania X8, I was a big wrestling fan back in the day.

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