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Bray Wyatt Injury Update
Wyatt was injured at a house show this past weekend. As of now, PWInsider.com was told that Wyatt suffered a deeply bruised calf muscle and will be re-evaluated today.
Credit Mike Johnson, PWInsider.com
James Storm is Pitching an idea for a Reality Television Show
|Hey Scott, here are some potential scenarios for Wrestlemania 30. Could you tell me what you think the likelihood of each one is and how you think each would play out if they were to take place? Thanks. 1.) The Ultimate Warrior is inducted into the hall of fame. 2.) Hulk Hogan is involved in person somehow. 3.) Shawn Michaels comes out of retirement to take on Daniel Bryan. 4.) Cena takes on the Undertaker. 5.) The Rock takes on Brock Lesnar. 5.) Sting is inducted into the hall of fame.
> Do you or anyone else on the BoD know if Vince and company ever explored the possibility of selling Wrestlemania to the networks like the super bowl? I know with the current model they are making approx.. $60 million in ppv revenue.
> The NFL tv rights are worth $3.1 billion a year across fox, CBS and NBC and that's for all games broadcasted including the super bowl.
> 2 years ago the super bowl brought in about $250 million in ad revenue. Could WWE draw a 3rd of that and get a network to pay $75 million for Wrestlemania? You would have to think you would get more eyeballs just because it's on free tv right?
> Curious to hear your thoughts.
The yearly WM special barely draws a million viewers, and their flagship show does 4 million on a GREAT day. Vince would be suicidal to throw away PPV revenue on that level when advertisers still treat our so called sport like its the ghetto of TV.
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake defeated Randy Savage and Zeus at SummerSlam when Hogan pinned Zeus following a leg drop. Prior to the match, Miss Elizabeth came out to be in Hogan’s corner. After the bout, Beefcake cut some of Sherri’s hair.
WWF Intercontinental Championship Scene: (currently held by: Rick Rude)
The Ultimate Warrior regained the WWF Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam after Roddy Piper distracted Rick Rude by mooning him at ringside. This marks Warrior’s second title reign and the second consecutive SummerSlam where he won the championship. Rude and Heenan tried to get the match restarted after seeing the video replay of the finish but were unsuccessful.
Anderson and Blanchard defended the championships against the Bushwhackers and Demolition throughout the month. They would usually lose by disqualification but as a result retained their championships.
– The Rockers and the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers competed in a series of sixty minute iron man matches on the house show market. The Rockers were victorious in each instance that the stipulation was used. At SummersSlam, the Rockers teamed with Tito Santana to take on the Rougeau Brothers and Rick Martel in a six man tag match. Martel pinned Jannetty following a clothesline while Jannetty had one of the Rougeau’s rolled up.
SummerSlam 1989: 4.8
Quite a bit of new developments taking place as the WWF prepares for the fall and winter months. I’m actually interested in most of the feuds. Rude and Piper are two great characters and from what I’ve watched from ’89, their feud was quite heated. They are two big names and should help the undercard for the WWF.
I’m not interested in a Andre/Warrior feud over the Intercontinental Championship.
Barry Windham’s return to the WWF isn’t all that exciting for me personally. He had a good run in the NWA with a few entertaining matches against Flair. I;d have to look into how his performance was. I will be able to do that since I recently got Superstars ’89 DVD set.
Considering Rick Martel is an underrated wrestler, in my opinion, it’s good to see Martel develop a heel persona with the Model gimmick. It’s a gimmick I enjoyed and thought more could have been done with it.
I kind of want to find the Rockers/Rougeau sixty minute iron man matches. I wonder if any of them were recorded. Did anyone ever attend a show with that match happening?
Yearly Review should be back and running on here. Please feel free to share your thoughts on what was going on in the WWF during this time.
Thanks for reading and for your support!
Hey, Scott, check this out. A Battle Royal match for unknown promotion from 1995 featuring Cactus Jack, Disco Inferno, RVD, Van Hammer, Scorpio, and Scott Flamingo but he’s wearing the Raven attire. I thought it would be interesting to share
I’d like to start by thanking Scott for granting me posting privileges to this fine blog.
I’m sure some of you have noticed I haven’t made a post in a couple weeks, and after some thought about my schedule and priorities–I am announcing that I’m going on Hiatus from my ROH reviews for the foreseeable future. I’ve put this off for awhile thinking I could handle everything on my plate right now, and some weeks I can–other weeks I cant.
When things settle down, and I’ve had a chance to refresh, I’d love to return as a contributor (Scott permitting), but for now this is it for me.
Thank you to all my readers who gave me nothing but support, I hope I’ll be able to write for you again sooner rather then later.
Here are my picks for the week:
Seattle (-13.5) vs. Tennessee
Pittsburgh (+2.5) vs. New York Jets
Houston (-7) vs. St. Louis
Last week: 1-2
I have to admit, I thought you were completely exaggerating about the state of TNA Wrestling in your blog. I think it’s because there’s been rumors since its inception that TNA is going out of business. However, after reading recent reports that the Carters are potentially looking to sell the company to get something out of it, I stand corrected.So if these reports are accurate and if you were a betting man, what would be the chances of Vince buying the company? I would think between the video library and the Thursday night timeslot on Spike, there would be interest in buying it, eh?I’m curious if you agree but I have a weird feeling there’s going to be NXT on Thursday nights sometime in the next 6-8 months…..