WWE superstar Sheamus talks about speaking out against bullies at a Be A Star rally, how his injured shoulder is, how exactly he injured it, what else he has been doing while sidelined, timetable for his return and more.
NXT superstar Xavier Woods talks about being a part of his first WWE Be A Star rally talking about bullying, getting his Masters degree and working on his PhD, the recent comments about him from JBL on Raw, when we might see him on the show and more.
The ratings for Monday’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw were released. The show had a 2.71 rating with an average of 3.83 million viewers. That is down from last week as that show scored a 2.88 rating with an average of 3.99 million viewers.
The first hour of this week’s Raw averaged 3.91 million viewers, hour two averaged 3.80 million viewers and the third hour averaged 3.76 million viewers. Raw competed with ESPN’s Monday Night Football game with the New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings had 13.24 million viewers and their were games in Major League Baseball.
The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Birmingham, Alabama. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at last night’s tapings.
- The show opened with Michael Cole interviewing Triple H in the ring. They were seated in chairs for the sit-down interview. Triple H said six people were fired for setting up the production for Big Show. He noted that Show filed a lawsuit. He said Show is irrelevant and he remains fired and he can’t comment further.
- They spoke briefly of the Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena match and moved onto Daniel Bryan and Shawn Michaels. Hunter said Michaels will do the right thing. Daniel Bryan’s music hit. Hunter stayed in his seat. Bryan cut a promo saying he will prove Hunter wrong at Hell in a Cell. Bryan had a staredown and Triple H left to yes chants
- The Uso Brothers defeated Luke Harper and Erick Rowan (w/Bray Wyatt). Miz was at ringside and kicked Wyatt. Rowan chased Miz, and the Uso’s double teamed Harper and got the three count.
- A.J. Lee (w/Tamina Snuka) beat Nikki Bella (w/Brie Bella). A.J. picked up the win with the Black Widow in three minutes.
- Los Matadores defeated Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre. Zeb Colter and The Real Americans watched the match from the stage. A quick win for Los Matadores. They are kinda over with the crowd. Zeb cut promo saying the Americans will prevail at Hell in a Cell.
- Backstage, The Wyatt Family had Miz chained up in a dark cage with “liar” painted on his stomach.
- Ryback and Paul Heyman defeated C.M. Skunk in a No DQ handicap match. Yeah, that’s right C.M. Skunk, a local jobber with skunk hair. The crowd really popped when Punk’s music hit, but it was merely a squash match for Heyman and Ryback. Afterward, Heyman cut promo on Punk, saying he is Best in the World. He absolutely had the most heat of the night thus far.
- Big E Langston told Vickie Guerrero that he wants in the main event match now that Miz is out. She agreed after he told her that she is nothing like Brad Maddox.
- Alberto Del Rio delivered a promo on the stage. Pretty standard mic work from Del Rio.
- The Great Khali (w/Natalya) fought Fandango (w/Summer Rae) to an apparent no-contest. Summer Rae slapped Natalya and they fought inside the ring, which led to the apparent no-contest. Khali chopped Fandango to end the segment.
- Daniel Bryan, Big E Langston, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust defeated Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Dean Ambrose in an eight-man tag. Bryan pinned Orton to win the match. A standard eight-man tag with near falls. Overall, a good match live.
Results from 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 Birmingham, Alabama. Here is what took place on WWE Main Event.
- Seth Rollins (w/Roman Reigns) defeated Goldust (w/Cody Rhodes) in roughly five minutes. Huge pops for Goldust and Cody. The Shield received an okay pop too. Back and forth action and the crowd was really into Goldust. Rollins won with a rollup after Goldust was distracted by Cody and Reigns brawling at ringside.
- A John Cena video promo was shown and the crowd really booed him.
- The Real Americans defeated The Prime Time Players. The Real Americans came out to not much heat. The Players were next they didn’t get the reaction I expected. The Real Americans were in control to begin. A “We The People” chant started and then the crowd had a small pop for the hot tag to Titus O’Neil, but he got caught in Antonio’s spin before Swagger put him away with the Patriot lock in about seven minutes.
- Cameron and Naomi defeated Alicia Fox and Aksana. A typical Divas match with Cameron pinning Aksana in four minutes.
- Damien Sandow defeated Dolph Ziggler. Dolph received a huge pop and Sandow got a lot of hate. In fact, it was the most heat of the night. Back and forth action from both guys with Sandow picking up the win in about five minutes.
Results from ProWrestling.net.
Triple H cut controversial promo on Daniel Bryan in the main event segment on Raw when he compared Bryan to Chris Jericho, Edge and Rob Van Dam.
Triple H said they are all talented and very popular, but they were never the one. He then said no one wants to say it, but it’s a fact that if any of those guys had been the face of WWE back in the day, they would all be working for Ted Turner right now.
One of those responded and that was Chris Jericho. Jericho was talking to someone on Twitter when he tweeted this.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 22, 2013
Jericho then put up this tweet, but he later deleted it.
“Time to move on guys. Bye bye @wwe! Now time for more important things…any doubt that #DayInTheLife is the best @thebeatles song ever??”
The former WWE champion hasn’t been seen on television since an episode on Friday Night Smackdown when he was brutally attacked by Ryback and a took a sabbatical to tour with his band Fozzy.
With these comments by Jericho, do you think he will return to the WWE?
Brian and Steve recap WWE Raw from Monday night including the buildup to Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV, the finishing segment with the Triple H promo, who looks to be upset about something he said, getting back to a formula on Raw, why Norv Fernum should have been on the show and much more. Plus, they talk about TNA going with a rematch between AJ Styles and Bully on Impact this week and the entire angle.
WWE Friday Night Smackdown airs tonight on SyFy starting at 8 p.m. ET. The show was taped on Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri. We posted the spoilers from the show earlier in the week. If you didn’t read the spoilers, here is what will be on the show tonight.
- Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox promo
- Luke Harper and Erick Rowan vs The Miz and Kofi Kingston
- Brie Bella vs AJ Lee (Non-Title Bout)
- The Big Show promo
- CM Punk vs Big E Langston
- Alberto Del Rio promo
- The Usos vs The Real Americans
- Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs The Shield
The “YES” chant by Daniel Bryan has been quite arguably the biggest thing in the WWE in the last year. Bryan has been a WWE tag team champion and a two-time WWE champion. The Washington native will be headlining WWE’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-event against Randy Orton for the vacant WWE championship on Sunday, October 27th.
The “YES” chant though wasn’t started by Bryan. The “YES” chant was started by UFC star Diego Sanchez, who battles Gilbert Melendez tomorrow night at UFC 166.
Sanchez did an interview yesterday with MMAFighting.com, the topic came up and stated that Bryan hasn’t gotten back to him after reaching out to him. Sanchez is very happy though for how Bryan has taken the chant to new heights.
Watch the video above as the comments are toward the end of the interview.
Jim Ross frequently writes a blog on his website JRsbarbq.com discussing various pro wrestling and UFC topics. The WWE Hall of Famer brought up the topic of Hulk Hogan and why it would be best for “The Hulkster” to return to the WWE.
“I have no dog in the hunt and nor do I know any insider “dirt” but for my two cents Hulk Hogan would be better off re-signing with WWE in a limited role that would put him back in the global, WWE mix and add a jolt to his career which never hurts anyone than re-signing with TNA.
“Even though Hogan says he has ‘one more match left in him’ that fact, if true, is irrelevant to my way of thinking. Hogan’s opportunity to do PR work, appear occasionally at live events and on a timely basis on TV and to have his likeness on more, sellable products is logical to me. If it is the dollars holding this matter up as in a bigger guarantee now and not willing to wait on the WWE business model to generate more, new Hogan bucks, then the deal may be simply and only about the immediate cash which isn’t a sin either.”
Is Jim Ross on the mark regarding Hulk Hogan?
The 2014 WWE superstar calendar was released on WWEShop.com and inside the calendar was the pay-per-view schedule for 2014. Here are the dates for 2014.
- January 26th
- February 23rd
- April 6th
- May 4th
- June 1st
- June 29th
- July 20th
- August 17th
- September 21st
- October 26th
- November 23rd
- December 14th
The schedule shows instead of the annual two events in October, two events will take place in June.
Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman are back with the weekly video talking about his Sunday’s TNA Bound for Glory 2013 PPV headlined by Bully Ray vs. AJ Styles for the TNA World Championship and the poll on the greatest Hell in a Cell match of all time. (We apologize for the audio for Fritz as something was set incorrectly which is why the audio is a lower quality.)
Since its inception in 1998, the Hell in a Cell match gimmick has seen some incredible battles… and some not-so-incredible ones. But which one is the greatest of all time? Let us know what you think by voting in the poll below. And be sure to watch the next ‘Between the Ropes’ video podcast where we here at Between the Ropes discuss the results of the poll, and give our own favorite Hell in a Cell memories. [Read more...]
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 Kansas City, Missouri. Here is what took place on WWE Main Event.
- Dean Ambrose defeated Dolph Ziggler to retain the United States Title
- Tensai, Brodus Clay and Santino Marella defeated 3MB
- Damien Sandow defeated R-Truth
- The Great Khali defeated Fandango
Results from WrestlingInc.com.