Archive | July 2013

Fan Arrested In South Africa For Violently Attacking Randy Orton, WWE Issues Statement

As reported earlier today, there was a scary moment at today’s WWE live event in Cape Town, South Africa, as Randy Orton was attacked by a fan following his match against Big E Langston. TMZ.com, which is currently covering the incident as its lead story, reports that the fan is now in police custody.

WWE released a statement on the matter to the website as well as F4WOnline.com, which states, “Tonight Randy Orton was violently attacked from behind by a South African fan, who is currently being held in jail pending criminal charges. The extent of Orton’s injuries are unknown at this time.”

A short while later, WWE released the following statement on its company website, “WWE.com has learned that Randy Orton was violently attacked by an audience member during a SmackDown World Tour Live Event in Cape Town, South Africa, this evening. Footage of the attack was captured by a WWE fan and posted to YouTube, and shows the perpetrator striking Orton from behind. The matter is currently under investigation by the local authorities, and the South African fan is being held in jail pending criminal charges. The extent of Orton’s injuries are unknown at this time.”

The fan leveled Orton in the groin with a low blow as he was standing on a turnbuckle, causing him to fall to the canvas. The WWE Superstar retaliated against the fan as he was being dragged out of the ring by security personnel by kicking him in the head.

Better Footage Of WWE Fan Attacking Randy Orton In The Ring, Big E Langston Comments

– WWE Superstar Big E Langston tweeted the following about a fan attacking Randy Orton in the ring at Tuesday night’s WWE Live Event from Cape Town South Africa:

“That’s not exactly what we mean by “intimate fan experience.” #WWECapeTown”

– Here is anew video of the attack on Randy Orton, which is much clearer than the previous version that was circulating online:

Second #August1Warning Video Released: Mystery Man Says He’s Not Batista

TNA has released the second #August1Warning video, which they say was delivered to their offices on Monday afternoon.

In the video, the mystery man says that he’s not Dave Bautista – and even though Bautista is a good actor, he’d beat the former WWE superstar in a fight.

Here’s the video:

“At 4:45pm today (Monday), a second video tape arrived at the offices of IMPACT WRESTLING from the party claiming to be #August1Warning. Again, we do not endorse the content.”

CM Punk Talks His Relationship With Vince McMahon, Comments On Brock Lesnar Backstage

CM Punk recently spoke with the CBS affiliate in Chicago to promote his Comic Con appearance.

Punk talked about how he didn’t meet Brock Lesnar until he came back to WWE and spoke on locker room talk:

“There are a lot of people back there who say me and Brock are very very similar. Unapproachable, bad attitude. A kind of cloud hanging over our heads. But to me, he’s a sweetheart. I have no bad stories about Brock, yet.”

Punk also feels that his relationship with Vince McMahon has changed since WrestleMania 29. He talked about his relationship with Vince:

“The relationship is certainly different and that’s something that’s always evolving. My relationship with Vince today is different than it was in April. It’s something that constantly changes.

SPOILERS: Tonights Raw Results

There was an opening promo with Vince McMahon and Daniel Bryan. Daniel Bryan got a huge pop. Brad Maddox was out too, and he and Vince talked to Bryan about his match with John Cena at SummerSlam.

* The Shield defeated Mark Henry and The Usos.

* Rob Van Dam defeated Fandango via countout after Fandango bolted tothe back.

* Kaitlyn defeated Divas Champion AJ Lee in a non-title match.

Dolph Ziggler came out and says he wants a match with Big E.

* Dolph Ziggler defeated Big E via DQ after AJ attacked him.

* Christian pinned Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match.

* Cody Rhodes defeated Wade Barrett. Damien Sandow came out after the match and cut a promo.

* Daniel Bryan defeated Kane by pinfall. After the match Kane chokeslammed Daniel Bryan. The Wyatt Family then came out and attacked Kane.

* Brie Bella defeated Natalya in a quick match.

* Curtis Axel defeated R-Truth. Paul Heyman cut a promo about Axel before the match. After the match, CM Punk hit the ring to a huge pop and attacked Axel.

Backstage segment with Vince McMahon, who said that he wants someone like Triple H to face John Cena at Summerslam.

* John Cena defeated Ryback in a Tables match. After the match, Daniel Bryan came into the ring and handed the WWE title belt to Cena. Cena and Bryan celebrated to end the show.

E!’s ‘Total Divas’ Series Premiere Rating

E!’S “TOTAL DIVAS” SERIES PREMIERE DELIVERS 1.3 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 10PM

New E! Series Taking Viewers Inside the World of WWE Divas Both Inside and Outside the Ring Delivers E!’s Most Watched Series Debut Since “Married to Jonas” in August 2012

In last night’s series debut at 10pm, “Total Divas” delivered 1.3 MM Total Viewers / 855K A18-49 / 1.1 HH rtg making it E!’s most-watched new series debut since Married to Jonas in August 2012.

“Total Divas” was the 2ndmost social program in all ad-supported cable forthe day (65K), behind only E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
Across both airings at 10pm and midnight, “Total Divas” delivered 2 MM Total Viewers and 1.3 MM in its core demo, A18-49.

“Total Divas” launched off the back of the continued strength of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which delivered its 2ndmost-watched telecast of Season 8 with 2.8 MM Total Viewers.

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WWE Raw Preview – July 29th, 2013

1. WWE Champion John Cena vs. Ryback (Tables Match)

Daniel Bryan was pushed to his very limits last week in a series of three brutal bouts, culminating in Ryback putting the war-torn No. 1 contender through a table. But when Ryback was poised to inflict more punishment, WWE Champion John Cena charged in to protect the wellbeing of his SummerSlam challenger. After The Champ drove Ryback from ringside, he called for a Tables Match between the two. With the bout set to take place this Monday on Raw, which titan will prevail by smashing the other through a table?

2. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan

Kane vs. Daniel Bryan

Last week, Mr. McMahon grilled Brad Maddox about whom Daniel Bryan should face next to bring out his “vicious side.” The Chairman suggested Bryan’s opponent be someone bigger and stronger than him. As Maddox pondered his options, he settled on Kane as Bryan’s next opponent, which drew immediate approval from the boss. What will unfold when the two former WWE Tag Team Champion partners collide this week on Raw?

3. Rob Van Dam vs. Fandango

Since his recent return to WWE, the high-flying Rob Van Dam has taken down the likes of nine-time Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho and former Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett. But Van Dam’s red hot streak came to an end on SmackDown when World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio got a questionable win after seemingly giving up in the bout. Will Mr. Monday Night rebound with a win over Fandango?

4. Kaitlyn vs. Divas Champion AJ Lee

AJ vs. Kaitlyn

The bitter feelings continue to persist between former Divas Champion Kaitlyn and reigning champion AJ Lee. Now that Dolph Ziggler has dumped AJ, the scorned Diva has been more emotional than ever. During AJ’s “state of her mind” address on SmackDown, the two came to blows. What will unfold when the former best friends go one-on-one for the first time since Money in the Bank?

Christian continued his winning ways by taking down Titus O’Neil last week on Raw, while World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio managed a win over Rob Van Dam on SmackDown. Will Captain Charisma capitalize on his wave of momentum and score an upset over the World Heavyweight Champion? When will we learn who Del Rio will defend his World Title against at SummerSlam?

Mark Henry & The Usos vs. The Shield
And in a bid to perhaps impress Mr. McMahon and company, Maddox has planned yet a sixth high-caliber match! It will be Mark Henry & The Usos vs. The Shield! After taking down The World’s Strongest Man with a triple powerbomb, The Shield have been in Henry’s sights. What will unfold when they go to war on Raw?

As the road to SummerSlam heats up, tune in to Monday Night Raw at 8/7 CT on USA Network.

*Spoilers* WWE SmackDown Taping Results For 7/26

WWE taped this week’s WWE SmackDown episode from the American Bank Arena in Corpus Christi, Texas. Here are the full results.

WWE SmackDown

* Randy Orton kicks off SmackDown and comes out with his Money in the Bank briefcase. Damien Sandow’s music interrupts and here he comes with his briefcase. Sandow vs.Orton is announced for later tonight.

* Damien Sandow vs. Randy Orton is up first. Orton gets the win after Rhodes runs away with Sandow’s briefcase. Sandow is distracted and turns around to a RKO for the win.

* CM Punk comes out and talks about his SummerSlam match against Brock Lesnar. Fandango interrupts. Punk ends up laying Fandango out with a GTS in front of Summer Rae.

* Mark Henry and The Usos beat Darren Young, Titus O’Neil and Wade Barrett.

* AJ Lee is shown walking backstage. Still to come, Rob Van Dam vs. Alberto Del Rio.

* Backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Alberto Del Rio, who wants to pick his opponent like John Cena did. Rob Van Dam comes in and wants a title shot. Del Rio says he needs to earn it tonight.

* Segment with Damien Sandow looking for his briefcase. He runs into Sin Cara, who speaks no English.

* Alberto Del Rio defeated Rob Van Dam. RVD was distracted and arguing with the referee.

* Sandow runs into Mark Henry and Booker T backstage.

* AJ comes out with Big E Langston. They call Dolph Ziggler out. AJ mocks Ziggler and trashes some of his belongings. Kaitlyn ends up coming out and spears AJ while Ziggler takes out Big E.

* Erick Rowan and Luke Harper defeated Tensai and Brodus Clay. Bray Wyatt cut a promo on Kane after the match.

* Christian vs. Jack Swagger is up next. Christian gets the win after a Killswitch.

* Sandow confronts Vickie Guerrero about his briefcase and is determined to find it tonight. He comes out and offers a reward for its return. Rhodes appears on the big screen and taunts Sandow with the briefcase. Sandow runs off and chases after Cody.

* CM Punk defeated Fandango. This concluded the tapings.

Former NXT Wrestler Arrested For Murder

Former WWE developmental talent Brian McGhee, who worked in developmental under the name DT Porter, is being charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a woman in Tampa, Florida last night at an apartment complex.

The incident took place around 8:30pm. Police arrived at the apartment and found a female victim, believed to be McGhee’s girlfriend, stabbed multiple times. The woman died from her injuries.

McGhee fled from police and ended up crashing his Pontiac Grand Prix after a chase began. McGhee was taken to a local hospital and was going to be charged with first degree murder once released.

This Day In Wrestling History – July 25th

Events

In 1999, WWF Fully Loaded was held in Buffalo, New York

– Jeff Jarrett defeats Edge to win the WWF Intercontinental Title, thus becoming the first 5-time Intercontinental Champion
– The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) defeat The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) & Michael Hayes in a Handicap Tag Team Match to win the WWF Tag Team Titles
– D’Lo Brown defeats Mideon to win the WWF European Title
– The Big Boss Man defeats Al Snow to win the WWF Hardcore Title
– Road Dogg & X-Pac defeat Mr Ass & Chyna to win the rights to the ‘D-Generation X’ name
– Triple H defeats The Rock in a Strap Match
– Steve Austin defeats The Undertaker in a First Blood Match to win the WWF Title. As a result, Vince McMahon is no longer permitted to appear on WWF television

Title Changes

1966 – Tony Borne defeats Louie Tillet to win the Texas Brass KnucklesTitle

1977 – Captain USA defeats Bruiser Brody to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1980 – Johnny Mantell defeats Wahoo McDaniel to win the vacant MSW Louisiana Title

1981 – Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton defeat Ed Wiskowski & Mike George towin the TSW Tag Team Titles

1983 – Jimmy Garvin defeats Kevin von Erich to win the vacant WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1988 – Steve & Shaun Simpson defeat John Tatum & Jack Victory to win the WCCW Texas Tag Team Titles

1997 – Gary Albright & Steve Williams defeat Johnny Ace & Kenta Kobashi towin the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

2004 – Atlantis & Blue Panther defeat Los Guerreros del Infierno (Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero) to win the CMLL Tag Team Titles

2011 – Rey Mysterio defeats The Miz in the final of a tournament to win the ‘vacant’ WWE Title, though John Cena would defeat him later in the show to win the title. Throughout all this, CM Punk is also champion, as he ‘left the company’ with the title around one week previously

Birthdays

Happy birthday to current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Prince Devitt (32), Japanese female legend Jaguar Yokota (52), former AAA World Champion El Zorro (38) and former WWE and AJPW Tag Team Champion Kenzo Suzuki (39)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time NWA World Champion Whipper Billy Watson (98)