Found May 08, 2013 on
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One of the biggest questions leading into WWE WrestleMania 29 was whether The Undertaker would defend the streak. The Dead Man’s status will not be a question going into New Orleans as a report suggests that The Undertaker is ready to go for WrestleMania XXX.
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- John Cena tweeted about tonight’s RAW:“It’s Monday! @WWE @twitter @twitter_es @YouTube ill see you guys 2nite on #Raw not 100% but feeling GR8! #RTimeIsNow”- Triple H was asked on Twitter if he would be on hand for RAW tonight in Roanoke. He replied, “Yes, on my way now.”- As reported earlier, CM Punk was added to several listings throughout the summer for upcoming...
- WWE announced on tonight’s RAW that John Cena vs. Ryback for the WWE Title at Extreme Rules will be held under Last Man Standing rules.
- WWE taped the following matches tonight in Roanoke, Virginia to air on WWE Superstars:
* Ted DiBiase vs. Michael McGillicutty
* Cody Rhodes vs. Justin Gabriel
Let’s say for a moment, that Monday night of March 8, 2010 TNA did something crazy and big enough just before Raw when on the air live, would we still have a new Monday Night War today? Hard to say, however, never say never, right? The question remains.
The Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H trilogy is heating up with just a few weeks to go until their old school Steel Cage Match payoff at Extreme Rules. The latest chapter saw Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman invade WWE headquarters and give an extreme remodeling to Trips office.
- WWE has released a new “21-0″ t-shirt for The Undertaker:
- Here are some recent WWE attendance figures:
* RAW on May 3rd in Youngstown, OH drew 5,000 fans for $190,000
* RAW on May 4th in Wheeling, WV drew 4,700 fans for $155,000
* SmackDown on May 4th in Reading, PA drew 4,000 for $140,000
* RAW on May 5th in Charleston, WV drew 6,000 fans for $200,000
* SmackDown on May...
WWE will be gearing their new Total Divas TV show towards a female audience because that's E!'s general audience.
As of now, they have filmed and plan to air footage showing the real-life relationships of Nikki Bella & John Cena, Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella and Natalya & Tyson Kidd.
Speaking of the show, Natalya posted this photo of she and new Divas Joseann...
- Independent wrestling stars who are said to be in the process of doing medical tests for WWE include Mike Bennett, Samurai del Sol, Shaun Ricker and Sami Callihan.
- We noted that Damien Sandow and John Cena did a talk show segment called “The Damien Sandow Show” after the recent WWE NXT TV tapings. This may have been a tryout for a new SmackDown segment.
- Christian has been...
CBS TV has hired former WWE Senior Vice President of Creative and Development Eric Pankowski. Pankowski, who ran WWE creative from October 2012 until March, will develop first-run syndicated programming and oversee current shows and, among other things, handle Arsenio Hall’s new late-night talk show this fall.
As previously reported, Pankowski had issues in dealing with WWE talent...
John Cena comes to the ring to talk about defending the WWE Title at Extreme Rules. Vickie Guerrero interrupts and brings out Ryback. Ryback announces that Extreme Rules will be a last man standing match against John Cena.
^I like this rivalry. I don’t expect Cena to lose the title at Extreme Rules, but I do expect this feud to last through the summer for the title. Solid opening...
It is now confirmed that the match between Sheamus and Mark Henry at Extreme Rules will be a strap match. Here is the updated lineup:
* WWE Champion John Cena vs. Ryback (Last Man Standing Match)
* World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger (Triple Threat Ladder Match)
* Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar (Steel Cage Match)
* Sheamus vs. Mark Henry (Strap...
As reported earlier, CM Punk was added to several listings throughout the summer for upcoming WWE events and then removed. According to a report by PWInsider, Punk was never supposed to be advertised in the first place.
Punk’s name was added in error, partially because he was originally slated for those dates before he injured his knees in his match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania...