A Macho Man Randy Savage outfit was sold on Pawn Stars for $5000.
Commentary: The guy selling this sickens me. He wanted to make a profit off of a gift given to him by Randy’s wife. This is just sick.
A Macho Man Randy Savage outfit was sold on Pawn Stars for $5000.
Commentary: The guy selling this sickens me. He wanted to make a profit off of a gift given to him by Randy’s wife. This is just sick.
Following a massive rape allegation, WWE has released the Cruiserweight Champion, Enzo Amore. On WWE.com, the company released this statement:
WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore).
He wasn’t even future endeavored.
Commentary: If the allegations are true, good for WWE for not putting up with it. Even if the allegations are false, this is a good move for WWE to act swiftly.
January 11, 1993, Monday Night RAW airs for the very first time on the USA Network. January 22, 2018, RAW celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary and 1,287th episode on the same channel, at the very same venue it first debuted, the beautiful and intimate Manhattan Center in New York City. It also took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, yup, two venues for this special show!
I don’t remember exactly, but I’m pretty sure my 11-year-old self watched the very first episode of Monday Night RAW, and I was a loyal viewer every single week for years. If you told me at 11 that Monday Night RAW would still be on the air 25 years later and that I’d still be watching it, I’m not sure I’d believe you. There’s not a lot of things I was doing at 11 that I am still doing today, but my love for wrestling has never faltered.
During the 3+ hour show tonight, there were some amazing moments, some great nostalgia and some disappointing moments as well. Most of the time when I watch RAW, I focus on the matches, but tonight, the matches were secondary for me, I really wanted to see the superstars from years past.
My favorite moments of the night were as follows:
Stone Cold Steve Austin coming out and stunning Shane and Vince McMahon. I will ALWAYS pop when I hear that glass break! It’s never not going to be entertaining as hell to watch the rattlesnake put back a couple of Miller Lites, deliver a stunner and throw up a couple of middle fingers. By the way, Steve Austin is now 53-years-old and looks great, he looks exactly the same as he did in the 90’s! I think Reby Hardy said what we were all thinking in her tweet tonight:
I want the whole show to just be Austin stunning everybody. The whole 3 hours. #RAW25
— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) January 23, 2018
Another great moment was when the Undertaker came out at the Manhattan Center and cut a promo in the ring. I was kind of disappointed with his entrance though, the venue didn’t go dark like it usually does before he comes out. All the lights remained on when his music hit, kind of a buzzkill. However, I still got chills hearing his music hit, the man is an icon, a legend and arguably the very best character ever created by the WWE. When I was a kid, I was terrified of the Undertaker and wouldn’t go to a show if he was advertised on the card. Now, I kick myself because he’s legendary, I would love to see him live, maybe one day I’ll get to!
My favorite part of RAW 25 was when Degeneration X came out, hands down, they brought back the most memories for me. I was (and still am) a huge Shawn Michaels fan. I always loved HHH and have followed his career since his debut in WWF/E. The same goes for X-PAC, I was a fan of his since the days of the 1-2-3 Kid back in the 90’s, so I was patiently waiting for him to come out at the Manhattan Center, joining the rest of the DX crew in the ring. Oh! And then Razor Ramon came out! I had heard he’d be at RAW tonight, but good ol’ Scotty Hall has had some issues in the past, so I wasn’t sure if he’d show and/or be coherent. He’s aged, that’s for sure, but The Bad Guy was back in the ring tonight, woo hoo! I also loved that Triple H mentioned Chyna. She was a major part of the WWE, paved the way for a lot of others, and was taken from us far too soon. I’m glad she was not forgotten tonight and was properly recognized.
— Chyna (@ChynaJoanLaurer) January 23, 2018
Now onto the disappointments, there were a few, mostly stemming from certain people not being on the show for one reason or another.
Where was my girl Lita?! Ok, so I’m not even going to sugar coat it, I love Lita, she was my favorite diva, she’s the reason I got into the wrestling business, I idolize her in a totally non-creepy ‘I wish we were friends in real life’ kind of way. When the divas were being brought out to be recognized one by one (or two by two in the case of the Bella’s), I was eagerly awaiting Lita’s music to hit (and was ready to cry when it did), but was so stinkin’ disappointed when the last name was called and they moved on to the next segment (or went to a commercial for Hardee’s, that sounds more likely). I was happy to see Trish Stratus though, looking amazing as always, I was always a big fan of hers as well. So, I tweeted my lack of Lita disappointment by the way, and LITA LIKED MY TWEET! Day. Made.
— Loren Petisce (@RadioLoren) January 23, 2018
I’m kind of bummed that Kevin Nash wasn’t on RAW 25, but at least he said he wasn’t coming ahead of time, so I was prepared. He said he wouldn’t be able to make the show because he recently had knee replacement surgery and wanted to avoid any issues he may incur while flying. Understandable.
We saw Christian, but you know who we didn’t see? His best buddy, Edge! I was curious if there was a legit reason as to why Edge wasn’t there, so I googled it. Turns out, he said he wanted to be there, but was on location in Ireland, so he couldn’t make it. Boo.
A few of you wondering if I’ll be at #RAW25 tonight. If you listen to the non award winning @EandCPod you know the answer. So start listening dammit! And no, I’m on location in Ireland so I won’t be there as much as I’d love to be. I will be there in spirit.
— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) January 22, 2018
Bret Hart, my ALL TIME FAVORITE WRESTLER (besides Lita)…I got a chance to meet The Hitman in 2014 and I cried like a child when I did…yes, it’s true. I was so damn excited to meet my idol that I couldn’t make words, just tears. Anyway, would have loved to see him on the show, but read somewhere that he wasn’t able to make it because he had a meeting with a hand surgeon who was flying in from Paris, and he couldn’t postpone. I wasn’t sure if Bret still had heat with the WWE, I thought it had been squashed, but didn’t know for sure…either way, I’m sad that the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be, wasn’t at RAW 25.
Last by not least, where in the world was The People’s Champion? The Great One? The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment? The Rock! He’s been a massive part of WWE and Monday Night Raw, it seems wrong that he wasn’t there! In fact, after the show was over, I went over all the segments in my head, assuming I’d just missed his…nope, he was not there. I don’t know why The Rock wasn’t there, but I imagine it has something to do with his ridiculously busy schedule. What a shame, he’s been such an integral part of wrestling, it felt like something was missing without him.
In closing, I read a lot of comments online about what people thought of tonight’s show, some were good, some were bad, some were in the middle. For me, tonight’s show brought me back to a simpler time in life, when I was just a kid and these performers were everything to me. WWE has always been a huge part of my life and these people were my heroes growing up. I believed what they said on TV, I cried when they lost the belt or turned heel, I was invested! I know more about the insides of the business now, but WWE, you always made me feel something and I was always entertained, still am…thank you.
If you’re interested in learning how to become a pro wrestler, referee, manager, announcer, commentator, or work in the wrestling industry in any capacity, I highly recommend attending a wrestling camp/seminar. In fact, I would strongly suggest you attend more than one, as many as your schedule and budget allow. They are THAT good, completely and totally worth your time and money.
When you attend a pro wrestling camp/seminar, here’s what you get for your money: professional training by multiple well established trainers in the business in an actual wrestling facility; these people have all been in the wrestling business for years, many of them have worked in WWE, NXT, ROH, NJPW and many more successful, reputable wrestling companies. You get to learn from some of the best in the business, not only how to wrestle and/or advance your current skill set, but how to get booked on shows, how to develop your character/gimmick, the psychology behind wrestling, how to cut a promo, build confidence, communication, social media skills, networking with other promotions & talent, etc.
I’ve worked on three seminars in the past six months (Hangs With Bob Gets Better Super Camp, Capitol Wrestling Seminar & Tryout Camp and World Famous Monster Factory Super Camp), and you cannot put a price tag on the friendships, camaraderie and networking that organically has taken place by the end of each camp. You can ‘follow’, ‘friend’, ‘add’ as many people on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as you want, and yes that’s helpful and certainly encouraged, but nothing can take the place of a human connection. You will make friends, you will form bonds, and you will network with more people than ever thought possible, and in my opinion, that alone is worth the price of the seminar/camp. Of course you get so much more than that though, and I’ve not once heard anyone from any of the seminars I’ve worked on say that they were unsatisfied and didn’t feel like they got their money’s worth. These camps are created for all skill and talent levels by people who want to share their expertise, journey, and experiences with you, take advantage of that, soak it all in!
I’ve received one on one instruction and feedback from some of the greatest minds in the business, as well as personal advice which has helped me develop who I am and given me more self-confidence. I’ve also had some amazing wrestling opportunities through networking with both coaches and other seminar attendees. – Cici Galavis ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’
So, how do I know all of this and what part do I play? I’ve been working in the broadcasting industry for the past 14 years as an On Air Personality and also as an instructor, teaching radio at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. I’ve hosted countless events, performed on stage, and hosted radio shows in every day part from small town radio to where I am currently, major market radio in Boston, MA. I bring that knowledge and experience with me into the wrestling world as a ring announcer, host, and communication/promo coach at seminars. Maybe you’re wondering what radio has to do with wrestling? Here’s the thing, communication is communication across the board, no matter how you look at it. My job as a performer is to entertain, whether it’s a radio audience, a wrestling audience or anything in between, it doesn’t matter. Once you learn how to communicate, you can communicate with anyone, the skills are all the same and can be applied in any situation. There’s many aspects of a wrestling promo that are similar to an on air radio break. In both instances, you’re trying to capture the attention of your audience, make them feel something and entertain them. See? Very similar. In addition to teaching promo classes and communication skills at these wrestling camps and seminars, I too have made friends, networked, gained knowledge, confidence and experience. I leave each camp learning so much from everyone, teachers and students alike, every single person has something to bring to the table! Plus, I have these seminars, the people who run them and the people who attend, to thank for some of the amazing opportunities I have had in wrestling! I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of you!
If you want to better yourself, learn, grow, network, succeed in the wrestling world, I highly recommend a wrestling camp/seminar. Yes, they cost money, but you are investing in yourself! Aren’t you worth it?
Ronda Rousey has been rumored to be joining WWE for a few years now. Ever since her first appearance in a WWE ring at WrestleMania alongside The Rock, Triple H, and the “The Billion Dollar Princess” Stephanie McMahon, the wrestling world has been waiting for an official announcement from Rousey or WWE announcing her official signing. And more recently, photos of Rousey working out at the WWE Performance Center have gotten the WWE Universe worked up even more. Let’s be honest, Rousey joining the WWE would be ground breaking. For MultiMediaMouth.com, I’m Ruben Jay and here is why Ronda Rousey joining WWE would be a big deal.
Ronda Rousey joining WWE would be a be a big deal because she is a big deal. Rousey would bring so much positive to WWE with very little negative.
Let’s take a look at the fact that two years ago, Rousey was one of the biggest – if not the biggest, name in MMA. Rousey had millions of people buying pay-per-views to watch her fight. Bringing her into WWE, even at a much lower popularity level, would be huge for WWE. And let’s face it, the way WWE ratings have been falling in the last 2 or three years, they need all the help they can get from outsiders.
Not only would Rousey bring in tons of outside viewers, but she would also help legitimize the WWE Women’s Evolution. Rousey is a legit bad ass fighter from the UFC, having a former MMA star mixing it up with some of WWE’s bad ass stars like Charlotte or Sasha Banks would be huge and take this women’s evolution to the next level. I mean, think of the possibilities of Rousey taking on Charlotte.
The ultimate dream match would be for Rousey and Auska to fight head to head at WrestleMania 35 in a streak v. streak. match. And the good thing about this would be that if Rousey was only in if for the short term, Auska would get a huge rub off of beating Rousey! I mean, there is nothing bigger in my honest opinion, than Auska beating an undefeated Rousey.
All in all, Rousey joining WWE would be a big freakin deal. Please make sure to hit that LIKE and SUBSCRIBE button. And let me know in the comment section down below what match you would like to see Rousey in.
For MultiMediaMouth.com, I am Ruben Jay.
Impact Wrestling released the following press release:
IMPACT Wrestling Channel to Launch on Twitch
– New channel to feature legacy and exclusive content, including premiere of Barbed Wire Massacre III –
TORONTO | SAN FRANCISCO – IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., today announced the launch of a new channel on Twitch, the world’s leading social video service. IMPACT Wrestling’s channel (www.twitch.tv/impactwrestling) will feature a 24-hour live stream and exclusive weekly programming.
The IMPACT Wrestling Channel will launch on Wednesday, Jan. 17 with a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week stream of content that leads up to the debut of Barbed Wire Massacre III on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET immediately following the weekly premiere of IMPACT! on Pop.
The IMPACT Wrestling Channel on Twitch will feature exclusive content, including monthly live events and house shows featuring top stars in professional wrestling. The channel will also feature lifestyle programming showcasing IMPACT Wrestling stars outside of the ring – from diets and workouts to relationships and travel. Twitch will also air IMPACT Wrestling’s live event at WrestleCon in New Orleans, La. on Friday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. CT. Other exclusive shows on the channel include:
Programming for the channel will also include past and present episodes of the flagship IMPACT! show, the original weekly show Xplosion, pay-per-view events on a second window, plus over 1,000 hours of original programming showcasing classic content featuring household industry names like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Sting, Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and many more.
“Our expansion on Twitch marks another important milestone in our digital expansion,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “The interactive content and larger-than-life personalities of IMPACT Wrestling are a perfect fit for the platform, whose passionate communities have demonstrated an increased appetite for professional wrestling and live events. As we adapt to new content consumption methods, our partnership with Twitch gives us an opportunity to interact directly with our audience, while engaging and growing our fan base across the world.”
For more information, visit www.impactwrestling.com.
About IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s largest wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 200 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Johnny Impact, Austin Aries, Eli Drake, Bobby Lashley, EC3 and Eddie Edwards, the high-flying X-Division, plus the lovely and lethal Knockouts, including Rosemary, Laurel van Ness and Taya Valkyrie, as well as talent from international partner promotions such as Naomichi Marufuji, Taiji Ishimori and El Hijo del Fantasma. Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT!, broadcasts in more than 120 countries around the world, including Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Pop (a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Lionsgate) in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony ESPN in India, Spike UK in the United Kingdom, SuperSport in Africa and ranFIGHTING in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global sports media company with offices and studios in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and Nashville. Anthem’s portfolio includes Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel now broadcasting in the U.S., Canada and over 20 other countries, IMPACT Wrestling, a professional wrestling promotion seen in 120 countries specializing in television programs, events, products, merchandise, music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers,GameTV, featuring game shows, reality series, movies and sports available in over 9 million homes, andEdge Sport, an extreme and action sports network recently launched in Canada in partnership with IMG. Anthem has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S. available in 45 million homes.
Anthem’s portfolio also includes SportsGrid, comprising of Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY), the world’s first and only channel dedicated to fantasy sports, FNTSY Sports Radio Network, a 24/7 audio channel,RotoExperts.com, a leader in season-long fantasy sports news and analysis, DailyRoto.com, the most comprehensive and far-reaching daily fantasy sports website, and SportsGrid.com, a leader in general sports entertainment commentary.
Twitch is the world’s leading social video service and community for gamers. Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat about shared interests. Twitch’s video service is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for all types of content, including the entire video game ecosystem, the creative arts, vlogging (IRL), and more. Twitch also runs TwitchCon, the annual convention for celebrating the Twitch community. For more information about Twitch, visit our Press Center, Twitter feed (#Twitch), andBlog.
Tim Storm and Jocephus took their NWA rivalry to the Impact Wrestling – Impact Zone on Sunday 1/14/18 for an Empty Arena Match with the winner getting a shot at NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. The match is called by Jeremy Borash and Sam Shaw.
This very personal issue between Tim Storm and Jocephus started in their first match and Jocephus claim that Tim Storm used save in his eye to beat him.
This led to Jocephus petitioning Billy Corgan for a rematch with a chance to earn another title match. In that match, Tim Storm defeated Jocephus one more time. After that match, Jocephus used a ladder to crack the ribs of Tim Storm. That injury was a contributing factor to Tim Storm losing the NWA Worlds Title to Nick Aldis at CZW’S Cage of Death.
Tim Storm wanted badly a chance at revenge against Jocephus but Jocephus was suspended by the NWA for forty-five days. In that time, Jocephus found his spiritual advisor and began his period of contemplation. Jocephus demanded Storm put up the title match and even stalked Tim Storm’s daughter to make sure it happened.
The location of Impact Wrestling and their Impact Zone was chosen by Jocephus. This is the complete unedited match from Orlando Florida.
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Special thanks to Impact Wrestling, Ed Nordholm, Scott D’Amore, Don Callis, Michael Vedder, Keith Mitchell, Greg Werner, Andrew Thomas and everyone at Anthem Sports and Entertainment for their participation in this event.
GOLDBERG™ TO BE INDUCTED INTO WWE® HALL OF FAME
STAMFORD, Conn., January 15, 2018 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) announced today that Goldberg will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Friday, April 6 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans as part of WrestleMania® Week.
One of the fastest-rising Superstars in sports entertainment history, Goldberg made his WCW® debut in September of 1997 and went on to an undefeated streak of 173-0. Over the course of his WCW career, he held the WCW Championship, WCW United States Championship and WCW Tag Team Championship. In 2003, Goldberg made his WWE debut and went on to become World Heavyweight Champion before stepping away from the ring in 2004. Twelve years after retiring from in-ring competition, Goldberg returned to WWE at the 2016 Survivor Series® and defeated Brock Lesnar™ in less than two minutes. He rode that momentum to Fastlane® where he defeated Kevin Owens® to win the WWE Universal Championship.
“Goldberg’s unique athleticism, persona and intensity captured the imagination of sports entertainment fans around the world throughout his illustrious career,” said Paul Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “We are honored to have Goldberg take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame.”
Tickets for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available this Friday, January 19 at 10 AM CT through all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.
WrestleMania 34 takes place Sunday, April 8 from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and will stream live on WWE Network.
PWInsider is reporting that Former Impact Wrestling Champion, EC3, will be finishing up his run with Impact Wrestling at the end of the current tapings.
EC3 debuted for TNA Wrestling as the fictional nephew of then owner and President, Dixie Carter. EC3 has spent a long time in WWE’s Developmental system but was never able to get any momentum. Upon debuting for Impact, EC3 quickly became the star of the promotion.
His time as world champion made TNA must see. At times, EC3 was the only reason I would tune into the program. Here’s to wishing EC3 the best with his future.