Wrestling News Report 28/12/2012
The Latest Names Being Considered For HOF
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
With next year’s WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the company plans to pay homage to the famous area.
Besides Mick Foley likely being enshrined, there is discussion of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) and Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) being inducted, according to several sources. Johnson made his debut at the famous arena in 1996, while Harlem Heat was a New York-based gimmick. In the case of The Nasty Boys, who hail from Allentown, Pennsylvania, the two were billed from “The Streets of New York City” during their time in World Championship Wrestling.
Company officials would also like to honor Owen Hart, who defeated Bret Hart in a memorable WrestleMania match at Madison Square Garden in 1994. Despite the push for Owen, the enshrinement is unlikely to materialize because his widow would not allow it. Hart’s brother Smith revealed on Twitter earlier this year, “Because she blames the wrestling business in its entirety for his death. She is the sole owner of his estate. With Martha, there will never B a way, perhaps his kids may eventually make the choice. But thats at least 20 yrs in future.”
Plus, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events, is said to “desperately” want Bruno Sammartino enshrined, but it’s considered a long shot for a multitude of reasons including Bruno’s hatred for Vince McMahon.
According to tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com, Monday’s Christmas Eve episode of RAW averaged 3.167 million viewers over the course of two hours, down from 4.23 million the week before for a show that drew a 2.9 cable rating.
Here’s the hourly breakdown, which saw viewership drop again during the third and final hour.
Hour one: 2.94 million viewers
Hour two: 3.271 million viewers
Hour three: 3.219 million viewers
How Did John Cena & Daniel Bryan Spend Christmas?
John Cena, who is currently dating former WWE Diva Nikki Bella, spent the Christmas holidays with her family, as well as Brie’s boyfriend, WWESuperstar Daniel Bryan. If you’re interested, you can click here to view a group photo of John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella and their father.