WWE Money in the Bank 2013 Results

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Money in the Bank is in the Bank for WWE this year and now comes the time to see how my predictions, taken from the staff predictions stacked up against the actual event results
All-Star Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE Championship contract
Randy Orton def. CM Punk, Christian, Daniel Bryan, Rob Van Dam, and Sheamus to win the contract. I totally did not see this coming but the interference by Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman made for an interesting result. Ultimately, though, I award myself no points.
WWE Championship Match
John Cena [c] def. Mark Henry, and I called it. No way Cena was going to lose this title now. 1 point.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Alberto Del Rio [c] def. Dolph Ziggler by DQ after AJ hit Del Rio with the Divas Title belt. I called this one, but not necessarily the angle. Either way, 1 point.
Ryback def. Chris Jericho, I honestly saw Jericho getting the win on this one, but score 1 for Ryback and none for me.
WWE Divas Championship Match
AJ Lee [c] def. Kaitlyn, saw this one coming a mile away. 1 point.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Curtis Axel [c] def. The Miz, the newest Paul Heyman guy struck again (and then again later in the night). 1 point.
Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Championship contract
Damien Sandow def. Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Dean Ambrose, Fandango, Jack Swagger, and Antonio Cesaro after an unexpected but exciting betrayal of former partner Cody Rhodes. I did not even see this one coming. 0 points.
WWE Tag Team Championship Pre-Show Match
The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) def. The Usos, in what was an exciting high-octane match to get the night started. My prediction came to fruition and the Shield left Philly gold firmly around their waists. 1 point.
This puts my score for the night at 57%. My total for the last three events at 58%. How will things look when wrestling is next on pay per view with next month’s SummerSlam, stick around to Between the Ropes for all the latest

WWE Payback Predictions – How Did I Do?

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We are just under a week removed from a wildly spontaneous and interesting June WWE pay-per-view event in Payback. So, as I always like to do, it’s time to look at just how well I was able to guess the results of the match. For those curious this will differ from Brian’s post in that I will be specifically recapping how my pre-show predictions match up to the results and assigning a score passed on that.

 
WWE Championship – Three Stages of Hell Match: John Cena (c) def. Ryback 2 falls to 1. I correctly guessed that result for a point in my favor.

 
World Heavyweight Championship: Alberto Del Rio def Dolph Ziggler (c) to win the title. I did not see this one coming I was hoping Ziggler wasn’t going to be a transitional champion. No points.

 
Intercontinental Championship – Triple Threat Match: Curtis Axel def The Miz & Wade Barrett (c) to win the title in what was considered a forgone conclusion by all commentators, including me. 1 point.

 
WWE United States Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) def. Kane by Countout. I correctly predicted this result for another point.

 
WWE Tag Team Championship: The Shield (Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) (c) def. Randy Orton & Daniel Bryan. This was another no-brainer to pick as the Shield are completely dominant at the moment. 1 point.

 
WWE Divas Championship: AJ Lee def. Kaitlyn (c). Who didn’t see Aj winning? I certainly thought she would. 1 point.

 
Singles Match: CM Punk def. Chris Jericho. Punk winning…in Chicago, another forgone conclusion. 1 point.

 
Pre-Show Match: Sheamus def. Damien Sandow. I don’t where they are heading with this, all I know is I called it for Sheamus. 1 point.

 
I did much better on predicting this event than the TNA Slammiversary event for a score of 7/8 or 87%. Combined with the Slammiversary event my total now stands at 10/17 or 52%. Let’s hope I can crawl past average with next month’s Money in the Bank event.

WWE Partnering with Yahoo for Online Content

While the WWE hopes to launch its network in the near future, the company continue to make other in-roads in online content.

 

Today, Yahoo announced during its NewFront event that it is teaming with WWE for new digital content.  The web portal will be the “premiere global video distribution partner” for WWE.  The partnership includes Yahoo launching a new WWE online hub hosting exclusive Monday Night Raw pre-show content.  That includes a 30-minute preshow for Raw that will only air online.

 

Yahoo will have exclusive access to WWE’s archives of historical full matches, shows, highlights and other events, and Internet portal will air a live preshow content for every pay-per-view event. Plus, short-form clips from all WWE television programs will now be available on Yahoo.

 

With these programming agreements, it shows that there are plenty of online company (including YouTube and Hulu) that are excited to work with the WWE.  At the same time, you have to wonder what all of this does to a potential WWE Network and when — and even if — it will ever launch.

WWE Announces New Performance Center Opening

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STAMFORD, Conn., April 18, 2013 – Opening this summer, the WWE state-of-the-art Performance Center will serve as the new home to WWE’s talent developmental system, recently re-branded NXT® and create nearly 100 high-wage jobs in Orlando, Florida.

 

With 26,000 square-feet, seven training rings, a world-class strength and conditioning program and cutting-edge edit and production facilities, the new Performance Center will give WWE the ability to train more potential performers than ever before through a comprehensive program including in-ring training, physical preparedness and character development. The new center will be the training ground for talent that includes former professional and collegiate athletes, Olympians and entertainers, and will offer a best-in-class sports medicine program creating a central location for all WWE talent to receive the best care both in and out of the ring.

 

“Our economy has created nearly 300,000 new private sector jobs in just over two years, meaning that thousands of Florida families now have the opportunity to pursue their dreams,” said Governor Rick Scott. “WWE could have chosen anywhere in the world to house this new global performance center – and they chose the Sunshine State. Today’s announcement that WWE will create nearly 100 more jobs for families in Central Florida is further proof that everything we do is geared towards job creation and it’s working.”

 “We are so excited that WWE has chosen to establish its training and talent development operations in Central Florida,” said Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County. “In addition to strengthening our burgeoning entertainment production industry, the WWE Performance Center brings high-value jobs, capital investment and continued economic expansion to our area.”

 

Today’s announcement solidifies WWE’s presence in Orlando and evolves WWE’s partnership with Full Sail University. Last year, WWE and Full Sail announced an innovative partnership that moved live tapings of WWE NXT series, WWE’s weekly one-hour show that broadcasts on WWE.com and in more than 60 countries worldwide, to Full Sail Live, the university’s state-of-the-art performance venue. The partnership, which created a new student scholarship fund, also allows students of the university’s entertainment-focused degree programs, including Film, Show Production, Digital Arts and Design, Internet Marketing and Entertainment Business, to gain real-world experience alongside WWE production staff during WWE NXT tapings.

 

“The WWE Performance Center and our partnership with Full Sail University are critical to the future of our company,” said Paul “Triple H®” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events, WWE. “Orlando is now the home to the next generation of WWE Superstars.”

“Collaborating with WWE has elevated the education experience here at Full Sail University by creating many opportunities for our students to gain hands-on experience by being mentored by some of the best minds in the entertainment production industry,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “We are excited to welcome WWE to the neighborhood and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this evolving partnership.”

Report: The Rock Not at Monday Night Raw and Planned Angles Scrapped

the rockDwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he came back to wrestling for the people. Well the man who calls himself. “The People’s Champion” has left the people.

 

According to a report in The Wrestling Observer, without telling anybody Johnson is not at WWE Monday Night Raw as scheduled.

 

The Observer states that the WWE was planning to shoot the main event angle for Wrestlemania 30 tonight with Johnson and Brock Lesnar. There is right now “absolute panic” backstage and rewriting the show as we speak.

 

PWInsider.com is reporting that Johnson was set open tonight’s Raw discussing his WWE Title loss to John Cena last night Wrestlemania 29. Lesnar and then Paul Heyman were going to confront Johnson and lay him out setting up the angle for Wrestlemania 30 on April 6,2014. PWInsider also confirms that Johnson flew to Los Angeles, catching the company by total surprise and generating heat backstage.

 

Update:

 

According to The Wrestling Observer, Johnson suffered an injury last night in the match with Cena. The severity of injury is not known at this current time.

 

That doesn’t seem to be a good reason to skip out on the show as all Johnson would have had to likely do is talk and at the worst take one or two bumps. We will be providing more updates as more comes to us.

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