Wrestling News Report 27/02/13
WWE To Crown Saturday Morning Slam General Manager
In was announced in a press release today, WWE will begin a mini-tournament to determine the first Saturday Morning Slam General Manager on this week’s episode of the show. The CW announced the following in today’s press release, as the tournament plays out over three weeks…
* March 2nd: ”Mayhem breaks out among the Superstars of WWESaturday Morning Slam. It’s time to bring in a powerful General Manager to rein them all in. As the WWE Superstars start to jockey and compete for the chance to become boss, things get even more heated.”
* March 9th: ”The battle to be boss continues when four top WWESuperstars face off to impress the powers-that-be.”
* March 16th: ”The electrifying conclusion to the story will air on March 16 when the new General Manager of WWE Saturday Morning Slam will be crowned.”
JBL Gives An Update On Mountain Climb
JBL gave the following updates today about his ongoing “Seven Summits” climb of Mt. Aconcagua:
At 8,900 feet. 3-4 hour climb tomorrow to over 11,200 and then 18 mile climb to 14,300 base camp Thursday. #sevensummitsforkids
After tonight no more cell connection, may have some Internet I can use at base camp, I’m hoping! Won’t have cell reception for 15 days.
More Big NJPW Releases?
MVP will no longer be working with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Yesterday, MVP, as well as Low Ki and Shelton Benjamin, were removed from New Japan’s roster page.
Rey Mysterio-WWE Update, Gene Okerlund Joins Twitter
Rey Mysterio has been removed from some previously-advertised RAWappearances leading up to WrestleMania. Mysterio was scheduled to faceCM Punk; he will now face either Kofi Kingston or the Miz, depending on the date. Mysterio is still dealing with his family situation.
– Gene Okerlund has joined Twitter; you can follow him here. He posted that he will be at RAW next week.
Raw TV ratings are in
The loaded WWE Raw episode on Monday, February 25 scored a 3.46 rating, up five percent from last week’s 3.30 rating for the post-Elimination Chamber PPV episode.
Within the show, Raw’s third hour (John Cena vs. C.M. Punk) scored the highest in adults 18-49 and males 18-34. For males 18-49, the second hour was highest-rated, followed by the third hour and first hour.
- Raw averaged 4.71 million viewers, which was only up one percent from last week’s post-PPV episode.