WWE Survivor Series 2013 Preliminary Buyrate Drops From Last Year

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Expectations weren’t good headed into the 2013 WWE Survivor Series due to the top matches on the card. The event was headlined by Randy Orton defending the WWE championship against Big Show. The co-feature had John Cena defending the World heavyweight championship against Alberto Del Rio.

Those expectations were spot on as WrestlingObserver.com is reporting that the preliminary buyrate for the event did 179,000 buys, which is down from last year. The 2012 edition of the show did 208,000 buys.

This year’s show did 95,000 buys domestically and 84,000 buys internationally.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday December 20, 2013

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in San Antonio, Texas. The show will air on tomorrow night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

- Randy Orton made his way to the ring and cut a promo. Orton said that winning the championship awarded him nothing but a match with Daniel Bryan. John Cena interrupted Orton. Cena said he’s out here because he’s gonna prevent Orton from looking like a fool. Cena said that since Orton is champion everyone is watching him and after him. Cena called Orton a giant pussbag. Cena said Orton took the easy way out by winning by DQ on Monday. Daniel Bryan made his way out to a huge pop. Bryan said that Orton is afraid of Bryan beating him. Bryan said that when Cena gets his rematch Cena will win and that Cena will grant Bryan a title shot. The Shield came out to attack then Punk ran out to even the odds. Vickie came out to massive boos to announce the main event which is Shield vs Punk, Bryan and Cena.

-Big E Langston defeated Jack Swagger. Langston won with the big ending in a quick match.

-Brie Bella defeated Tamina. AJ sat in on commentary. Brie rolled up Tamina for the win and then pushed AJ at ringside.

-Bad News Barrett did a promo ringside.

-Sin Cara defeated Drew McIntyre.

-Tensai defeated Brodus Clay. Tensai won after a distraction from the Funadactyls and Xavier Woods. After the match Woods and Tensai cleared the ring.

-Eric Rowan and Luke Harper defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a non-title match. Great tag match. After the match the Wyatts tried to attack but Bryan made the save which led to…

-Daniel Bryan and The Rhodes brothers defeated They Wyatt Family. Bryan hit the running knee to win.

-Damien Sandow cut a promo about canceling Christmas. Miz came out and said where he comes from they celebrate Christmas. It led to a match.

-Damien Sandow defeated The Miz. Sandow won by rolling up and hooking the tights.

-Fandango defeated Kofi Kingston. Fandango won with the top rope leg drop.

-Backstage, Renee Young started to interview Bryan when The Wyatts attacked. They beat Bryan down and threw him off a ledge out back. That changed the main event to a handicap match.

-John Cena and CM Punk defeated The Shield by disqualification. The Shield ganged up on Punk to get DQed. The Shield took out Punk and hit the triple powerbomb on Cena. Big E Langston made the save and had a stare down with Roman Reigns to close the show.

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Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.

WWE Royal Rumble 2014 Commerical (Extended Version)

The WWE Royal Rumble is the first pay-per-view of 2014. The even takes place on Sunday January 26th from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The WWE today released an extended version of the Royal Rumble promotional commercial featuring superstars like CM Punk, Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler.

You can watch the commercial above.

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WWE Monday Night Raw Spoilers For Monday December 23, 2013

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The WWE held the Monday Night Raw tapings in Austin, Texas. The show will air on Monday night on USA starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

- JBL and Michael Cole come out for commentary. No Jerry Lawler.
- The Authority kicks off RAW and hands out Santa Claus hats to the crowd. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton makes his way out and is given the night off.
- The first match is a 12 Divas Jingle Bells match with Eva Marie, Natalya, The Bella Twins, Cameron and Naomi vs. Aksana, AJ Lee, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, Tamina Snuka and one other Diva. Natalya gets the win for her team with a Sharpshooter on Aksana.
- Sin Cara defeated Curtis Axel.
- Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. The Wyatt Family is up next. Bryan is crazy over tonight. The Wyatts dominated most of the match until Cody got a hot tag. Goldust comes back in and The Wyatts take turn beating him up. Bryan gets a hot tag and clears the ring. “This is awesome” chants start as Bryan kicks Rowan. They go on and all hell breaks loose. Bray hit Sister Abigail on Cody for the win. After the match, The Wyatts beat up Bryan some more and the lights go out.
- Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre are out with no Heath Slater. Santino Marella and The Great Khali are out next followed by Xavier Woods and R-Truth. Renee Young is in the ring to host a Christmas Carol contest. Cameron and Naomi are with Truth and Woods. This segment was described as crap. Crowd noise picks the winners. Khali and Santino get the win.
- Fandango vs. Dolph Ziggler is up next in a “Present on a Pole” match. The winner will get an Intercontinental Title shot on the New Year’s Eve RAW. Fandango gets the win and is the new #1 contender.
- Darren Young and Titus O’Neil vs. The Usos is up next. Darren Young botched his pre-match promo and said we were in Houston. Fans ate him up. A “this is Austin” and “Houston sucks” chant starts up. The Usos end up getting the win.
- “Bad Santa” Damien Sandow vs. “Good Santa” Mark Henry in a Battle for Christmas is up next. Christmas trees and presents are put around the ring before the match. Sandow comes out with some Sinister Santa music. They actually wrestle as Santa. They open a present in the ring and it’s a toilet, before fighting up the ramp. Sandow tears up some of the set and takes out a Christmas tree. Henry gets the win and saves Christmas.
- Los Matadores defeat Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro.
- Ryback beat Kofi Kingston.
- Backstage segment with CM Punk and Big E Langston.
- Bad News Barrett comes to ringside for a promo.
- The Shield vs. CM Punk, Big E Langston and John Cena is next. Into the match, Big E gets a hot tag from Punk and destroys The Shield. Langston hits the Big Ending on Dean Ambrose but Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns break the pin up. The referee calls for the bell. The babyfaces clean house and celebrate to end RAW.

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Results were courtesy of WrestlingInc.com.

WWE Raw Reaction 12/16/2013: “We Listen to the WWE Universe”

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After a surprisingly decent Survivor Series, last night’s WWE RAW was a mixed-bag of mediocrity. Some of it worked. Some of it didn’t. Still, at least El Torrito wasn’t featured heavily – or maybe I Just fell asleep during that portion of the show. [Read more...]

WWE Raw Features Wrestling, More Details on WWE TV Rights Deals

RAW_bryanortonBrian and Steve are back for the weekly WWE Raw podcast including all of the wrestling on the show including a fantastic main event between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels appearing on Raw again and if he will return to the ring and, if so, who he may face, Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton being tied together, the Variety article on the WWE negotiating their new TV deals and some of the most interesting aspects of the  article, AJ Styles and TNA Wrestling and more.

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How Would You Grade Last Night’s WWE Monday Night Raw?

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Monday Night Raw took place last night in Dallas, Texas. Some of the highlights included a ceremony with Randy Orton becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Shawn Michaels making a surprise appearance and doing a promo with CM Punk and a great main event with Orton facing Daniel Bryan.

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WWE TLC 2013 Reaction: “Fifty Years in the Making”

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So WWE TLC 2013 wasn’t a complete bust. In fact, the first and last hours were surprisingly entertaining, and the stuff in-between was just alright. Best of all, no Hornswaggle! [Read more...]

Randy Orton Defeats John Cena To Become The WWE World Heavyweight Champion

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In what was announced as the biggest match in the history of the WWE, Randy Orton defeated John Cena to unify the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at the TLC pay-per-view.

The match was billed as a tables, ladders and chairs match and the match lived up to the billing as Cena and Orton throughout the match used the weapons that were as advertised. The ending of the match was when Orton was able to handcuff Cena to the bottom rope of the ring. Orton grabbed the ladder and slowly went up the ladder and Cena was able to rip the rope off. Cena was able to go up the ladder and try to stop Orton and was able to land some punches. Orton was able to bounce back and knock Cena off the ladder, who went through the table. After a few moments, Orton unhooked the belts to win the match.

The match ended and then Vince McMahon’s music hit and he came out with The Authority to head to the ring. They entered the ring and clapped for Orton, with Stephanie giving him a hug and receiving a handshake from HHH. The show ended with Orton raising both belts and Cena looking towards him.

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Post WWE TLC 2013 PPV Roundtable

Watch Brian Fritz, Steve Muehlhausen and Michael Wiseman in the post WWE TLC 2013 PPV roundtable as they talk about the show including Randy Orton beating John Cena to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk against The Shield, Daniel Bryan against the Wyatt Family and the rest of the card.

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More on WWE Network, Hot Ending to WWE Raw and WWE TLC 2013 PPV

TLC-OrtonCenaOn this week’s BTR Flagship, Brian and Michael talk about the WWE Network and what it is expected to look like, the downgrading of WWE pay-per-views, the hot finish to Raw on Monday night and the many different directions that can go in now, the WWE TLC PPV coming up on Sunday with some predictions and more.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday December 13, 2013

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings in Portland, Oregon. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

It’s advertised that Randy Orton will apologize to Triple H tonight.

- Daniel Bryan defeated Erick Rowan via disqualification after Bray Wyatt interfered. Bryan escaped and nailed Bray Wyatt with a knee to the face.
- The Real Americans defeated Goldust and Cody Rhodes in a non-title match.
- There was a Bad News Barrett segment.
- Mark Henry defeated Damien Sandow via countout in a short match after Sandow left the ring. Big E Langston was on commentary.
- AJ Lee & Tamina defeated The Bella Twins. Natalya was on commentary.
- John Cena cut a promo hyping his match with Randy Orton this Sunday at TLC.
- Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns defeated The Usos. Dean Ambrose was on commentary. After the match, CM Punk cut a promo on the titan tron.
- The Big Show (w/ Rey Mysterio) defeated Ryback (w/ Curtis Axel) in a squash match with the chokeslam. After the match, Rey Mysterio hit a 619 on Axel into a WMD from Show.
- There was a Wyatt Family promo.
- Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston was scheduled next, but never took place after The Miz attacked Kofi Kingston and nailed him with the skull crushing finale
- In the main event segment, Randy Orton came out to apologize to Triple H. Triple H came out and accepted his apology, saying he forgave him this once. He then left and that ended the show.

Dark Match:

After the taping ended, John Cena came out and faced Randy Orton in a dark match. Cena defeated Orton via DQ after Orton used a steel chair.

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Results were courtesy of WrestlingInc.com.

More Discussion on Final Segment of WWE Raw, John Cena and Daniel Bryan Going Forward

rawwhathappenedAnother podcast with Brian and Michael who insisted he get a chance to talk about the final segment from WWE Raw on Monday.  They give their impressions from the segment, what intrigued them so much about it, what the future could be for both John Cena and Daniel Bryan, WrestleMania 30 possibilities, WWE changing their imagining and more.

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WWE Raw Comes Alive With Spectacular Final Segment, People Really Like Daniel Bryan

RAW_1072_Photo_191Brian and Steve talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including a spectacular final segment, all the different directions the company could possibly go in now, the reaction to Daniel Bryan and how the fans are demanding for more of him, the smarts of John Cena, how this could play into the WWE TLC PPV on Sunday, more WrestleMania 30 speculation when it comes to matches, the Slammy Awards, WWE Network, AJ Styles done with TNA Wrestling and more.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday December 6, 2013

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

- Randy Orton cut a promo. Daniel Bryan said he would be first in line to face the undisputed champion, then challenged Orton to a match.

- Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston defeated Fandango.

- Curtis Axel and Ryback defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a non-title match.

- C.M. Punk defeated U.S. Champion Dean Ambrose in a non-title match.

- Natalya defeated Tamina Snuka.

- Rey Mysterio and Big Show beat Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger.

- WWE Champion Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan after a distraction by Bray Wyatt via the video screen.

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Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.

WWE RAW Reaction 12/2/13: “There Can Only Be One”

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The opening segment should’ve been right up my alley. CM Punk? Count me in… except, unfortunately, this feud with The Shield seems completely superfluous. Put Punk one-on-one with ANY of these three men (yes, even Seth Rollins) and my interested might be perked. But the idea of a 3-on-1 handicap matching being the attraction on a major PPV really grinds my gears. [Read more...]

October WWE PPV Numbers Released

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The WWE presented two pay-per-views in October as Battleground and Hell In A Cell took place. The company released that the two shows combined did 334,000 buys worldwide, but an exact figure for each show hasn’t been released as of this time.

Battleground featured Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton for the vacant WWE championship and HIAC featured a third bout between the two, with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee inside the cell structure and the return of John Cena. As soon as we get the exact numbers from each show, we will release those numbers to you.

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WWE Raw is Puke But There Will Be One Unified Champion Between John Cena and Randy Orton at TLC

RAW_CenaTitlesBrian and Steve are back to talk Raw from Monday night including the announced lineup so far for the upcoming WWE TLC pay-per-view, how one person will be crowned the UNIFIED CHAMPION at that show between John Cena and Randy Orton, John Cena promoting the importance of the match and the championships, the overuse of authority figures, what is going on with Sin Cara, handicapped matches and Titus O’Neil has a tendency to puke.  They also talk about the upcoming WWE Network, when they think it could be announced and how much money they would spend on it.  Plus, WWE DVD talk and even some Manilow!

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