WWE Survivor Series takes place from the TD Garden from Boston, Massachusetts. The main event will feature Randy Orton defending the WWE championship against Big Show.
Tom Billington aka The Dynamite Kid suffered a stroke a couple of days ago. Billington is most known for his time in the WWE from 1984-1988, when he formed the tag team, “The British Bulldogs” with Davey Boy Smith. Billington also wrestled in Stampede Wrestling in Canada and All Japan Pro Wrestling, and Michinoku Pro Wrestling in Japan.
Billington moved to England when his wrestling ended to variety of injuries. The former wrestling star was infamous for the diving headbutt off the top rope. As soon as we get more information, we will pass it along.
WWE superstar Cody Rhodes talks about this Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view, being a part of a traditional elimination team match on the show, the holidays growing up in a wrestling family, why he hugged Rey Mysterio on Raw when the two men feuded the last time they were around one another, on what happened with the Bed Bath and Beyond card the McMahons got him and his wife for a wedding present, teaming with Goldust, whether or not they could face one another at WrestleMania XXX and the end of his mustache.
The WWE held their Smackdown tapings on Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will air on tonight on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what you will see on the show tonight.
- Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs The Real Americans
- Ryback vs The Great Khali
- Cameron and Naomi vs AJ Lee in a handicap match
- Rey Mysterio and The Usos vs The Shield
- Big Show Promo
- Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler vs Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow
- The PrimeTime Players vs 3MB
- Daniel Bryan vs Luke Harper
Survivor Series is three days away on Sunday night from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The main event will feature Randy Orton vs Big Show for the WWE Title. The co-feature will have John Cena vs Alberto Del Rio for the World Hevyweight Championship.
The WWE has released a promo video highlighting the Orton vs Show and Cena vs Del Rio matches.
David Shoemaker of Grantland.com talks about his new book “The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling” (which you can get on Amazon.com), how the mainstream press looks at wrestling, changes in wrestling over the years, why the WWE is still so reliant on big guys, this weekend’s Survivor Series PPV, the future of the WWE, Triple H in his current role with the company and more.
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Monday’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw was the go home show for this Sunday’s Survivor Series. The show was panned for not really hyping the event, but the people watching on television didn’t seem to mind. The rating came in the same as last week at a 2.73 and averaged 3.8 million viewers. That was up slightly from last week’s average of 3.77 million viewers.
The show was highlighted by a promo at the open of the show with The Authority and WWE champion Randy Orton. The second hour was highlighted by Big Show vs Ryback and the beginning of World heavyweight champion John Cena. The final hour of the show was highlighted by the rest of Cena’s promo, which involved Alberto Del Rio.
The main event of the show featured a 12 man tag team match with CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, The Usos, Goldust and Cody Rhodes vs The Shield and The Wyatt Family.
Does the fact the rating stayed the same with a hot Monday Night Football game that had 15.77 million viewers bode well for the Survivor Series buyrate?
The WWE held their Smackdown tapings in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.
- Goldust and Cody Rhodes defeated Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro (w/Zeb Colter) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship. Goldust got the pin. He can really go and it was even better in person.
- Ryback cut a promo about why he loves being a bully. He issued an open challenge that The Great Khali accepted.
- Ryback defeated The Great Khali. Ryback won cleanly.
- Cameron and Naomi defeated A.J. Lee (w/Tamina) in a handicap match. The match was set up by Vickie. Naomi did all the work while Tamina kept Cameron outside.
- Rey Mysterio and The Uso Brothers defeated The Shield. The match was slow at first and picked up when Rey took a hot tag. Rey was really over.
- Big Show came out for a promo. Randy Orton cut in and whined about not getting help at Survivor Series.
- Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler defeated Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow. Very quick match.
- The Prime Time Players defeated 3MB. 3MB playing the Fabulous Freebirds. Heath Slater played the part of Michael Hayes, Jinder Mahal played Jimmy Garvin, and Drew McIntyre was Terry Gordy. Slater does an awesome Hayes impersonation. However, the younger crowd didn’t get it.
- Daniel Bryan beat Luke Harper. C.M. Punk came out. The Wyatts got the better of Punk and Bryan to close the show.
Dark Main Event
- John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. A fun match that sent the fans home happy.
Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.
Before the Smackdown tapings take place, the WWE films “Main Event” that will air on ION Television tonight starting at 8 p.m. ET. The tapings took place in Atlanta, Georgia. Here is what took place on WWE Main Event.
- Tamina defeated Naomi in a lumberjill match. The Divas who are in the Survivor Series elimination match were all at ringside serving as the lumberjills.
- Alberto Del Rio defeated Santino Marella. An easy win for Del Rio, who had go away heat in Atlanta thus far.
- Fandango defeated Kofi Kingston. The Miz provided a quick distraction that led to Fandango getting the win. This concluded the Main Event taping.
Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.
Brian and Steve recap WWE Raw is Country, the buildup for Survivor Series which is this Sunday, the five matches on that show, what they think could happen at Series, reaction to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan compared to their spots right now, Hulk Hogan not returning to TNA, other WrestleMania theories and story time with Fritz including the time he put a whipping on Jeff Jarrett.
WWE Survivor Series takes place this Sunday at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Only three matches had been announced heading into last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw. During the show, three matches were made official for the fall classic. Here is the current lineup for Survivor Series.
- Randy Orton vs The Big Show for the WWE Championship
- John Cena vs Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship
- CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
- The Shield and The Real Americans vs The Usos, Cody Rhodes and Goldust and Rey Mysterio
- The Bella Twins, Cameron, Naomi, JoJo, Eva Marie and Natalya vs. A.J. Lee, Tamina, Kailyn, Rosa Mendes, Aksana, Alicia Fox and Summer Rae in a seven on seven Divas elimination match.
- The Miz vs Kofi Kingston in the Suvivor Series kickoff match
The rating for the November 8th edition of WWE Friday Night Smackdown, it was the highest rating since the March 22nd edition of the show. This past Friday’s edition slipped slightly to a 1.9 rating with an average of 2.68 million viewers. The November 8th show did a 2.1 rating with an average of 2.95 million viewers.
This past week’s show featured an arm wrestling match between World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and Alberto Del Rio, with a main event of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs Curtis Axel and Ryback.
Their was competition this week from the NBA, which averaged 1.3 million viewers. Last week their was no game on the network.
WWE Friday Night Smackdown airs tonight on SyFy starting at 8 p.m. ET. The show was taped on Tuesday in Manchester, England. Here is what will be on the show tonight.
- Luke Harper and Erick Rowan vs The Usos
- Natalya vs Tamina Snuka
- RTruth and The PrimeTime Players vs The Union Jacks
- John Cena vs Alberto Del Rio in an arm wrestling match
- Cameron and Naomi vs The Bella Twins
- The Great Khali vs Hunico and Camacho
- CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs Curtis Axel and Ryback
On this week’s edition of The Flagship, Brian, Steve and Michael talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including the bear feud between The Shield and The Wyatts, the lack of matches for the Survivor Series which is less than two weeks away, what is going on in the WWE right now, Hulk Hogan possibly making his return to the company and who he could possibly face at WrestleMania 30, Dixie Carter taking on Spike TV and some thoughts on the passing of Eddie Guerrero with his passing eight years ago.
When you think of WrestleMania, you think of Hulk Hogan. The question has been since Hogan left TNA, is when he will he appear at WrestleMania? Hogan says he will definitely be there even if he has to be there as a fan.
In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, one of Hogan’s closest friends, WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart says that Hogan will be at the biggest event of the year in professional wrestling.
“Hogan knew I was doing this press tour with WWE promoting the DVD,” Hart told the Sun. “He told me to say exactly this: Hulk Hogan will be at WrestleMania if he has to buy a ticket and sit at ringside.
“I think he can step into the ring one more time. We have a school in Florida, and he stepped into the ring there and did some stuff, and he looked great. As his friend, I’d be the first one to say, ‘Listen Hulk, do us a favor, just go out to the ring to Real American, say OK Brother, rip the shirt, do the pose, sign a bunch of autographs and people will still be just as happy, but he does have a couple of good matches left in him, he really does. I’ve got my fingers crossed we see something at WrestleMania.”
WrestleMania 30 takes place on Sunday, April 6 from Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. No matches have been announced yet for the show.
Do you think Hogan will have to buy a ticket or will he walk the aisle one more time at WrestleMania 30?