The Hardy Boys ‘Very Likely’ To Return To WWE In 2013
Matt Hardy appears for Dreamwave Wrestling this Saturday at LaSalle Knights of Columbus 209 Gooding St. LaSalle, Illinois.
Promoting his appearance this Friday for WOH Wrestling at Whitehall Athletic Club in Whitehall, New York, this Friday, Matt Hardy appeared on Passing The Torch Radio. During the interview, Hardy was asked about the possibility of a Hardy Boys reunion in WWE next year, with him being a free agent and Jeff’s contract with TNA Wrestling expiring in February.
He responded, “Very likely!”
Vince McMahon Laying Low At TV Events
At WWE’s weekly RAW events, Vince McMahon generally only meets with producers and other officials, with most talent only encountering him when they head to the curtain. Furthermore, he does not attend approximately half of the SmackDown tapings because he feels it necessary that Paul “Triple H” Levesque gain experience in taking charge of shows because he will ultimately be the leader of the company.
When Levesque is in charge of events, the atmosphere is described as being more laid back (talents) but also chaotic (creative) at the same time. It is said that when disagreements or problems arise, there is nobody in the Vince role of putting his foot down and saying, “This is how it’s going to be done.”
WWE Locker Room Floods Last Night At SmackDown
According to sources, the sprinkler system at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, LA was somehow set off as the company was filming a pre-taped segment for SmackDown. This caused many WWE stars to have their personal effects damaged.
Fire alarms and sprinklers immediately went off at full force, dousing everyone in the room, which led to a mad scramble in the dark as the fire prevention system shut down all electricity in the immediate area. Staff and wrestlers were scrambling through a flooded room in the dark, trying to remove everything of importance as the sprinklers kept spraying. The scene was described as something out of a bad comedy film with people slipping and getting completely soaked.
The company was finishing up the taping of Main Event and was getting ready to shoot SmackDown when the taping process was stopped. The company was working to keep the surge of water from running out of the room and into other backstage areas. The situation was so serious thatTriple H arrived on the scene to direct traffic as the company tried to stop the water from reaching other areas of the building.
Many were said to be thankful that the fire alarms had only caused the sprinkler system to go off in the one room and not a larger portion of the arena, which may have caused the evacuation of the live audience by the local fire marshal. That would have been a disaster for the tapings.
The feeling is that the heat from lights being used for the pre-tape set off the sensors in the room and that led to the flooding.
Jim Cornette Flips Out
Source: The Wrestling Observer
Ring of Honor officials confirmed today that Jim Cornette is officially on a sabbatical from the promotion.
Cornette reportedly had a blow up at the last TV Tapings in Belle Vernon, PA and was not scheduled to attend the Final Battle iPPV event. The blow up was described as usual Cornette frustration “but worse,” where he expressed issues with problems outside the ring. Within the company, there was the belief that he was done and many within the company feel that he is was suffering from a burnout and had been for some time.
The decision was said to be amicable and noted it would become obvious soon enough since Cornette wouldn’t be at the next event. Hunter Johnston (Delirious), the current booker who replaced Cornette in the role, will handle the production of television in his absence. At this time, there is no timetable for a potential return.
List of 2013 WWE Studios movie releases
WWE Studios has released the full line-up of their 2013 movie releases, some of which will be theatrical releases and others will be straight-to-DVD. The following is the 2013 movie schedule:
- “No One Lives” (Jan. 2013): WWE star in supporting role is Brodus Clay.
- “Dead Man Down”: WWE star in supporting role is Wade Barrett.
- “Marine 3: Homefront”: WWE star in the leading role is The Miz.
- “12 Rounds 2: Reloaded”: WWE star in the leading role is Randy Orton.
- “The Hive”: WWE star in a supporting role is David Otunga, plus Halle Berry in a leading role.
- “Leprechaun: Origins”: WWE star in the leading role is Hornswoggle.
- Coming in 2014: Scooby-Doo themed movie when “Scooby Do and the Gang go to WrestleMania.”
WWE Business Figures for October
Here are some other WWEb usiness figures for the month of October:
* Average North America house show attendance was 4,762 (up from the 4,607 last year).
*DVD salessaw 165,000 units moved, down 38% from the year before.
* WWE.com had 11.5 million unique visitors(down 10% from the year before)
* WWEShop.com had 903 orders per day (up 27% from last year).
- Here are updated year-to-date WWEDVD salesfigures, as of 10/31:
* WrestleMania 29: 230,000
* The Rock’s DVD: 150,000
* Undertaker’s DVD: 112,000
* CM Punk’s DVD: 105,000 (released in October)
* Royal Rumble 2012: 89,000
Triple H’s Thoughts on Twitter, Update on Pac’s WWE Developmental Name
We noted before that top indy star Pac was using the name Adrian Neville in WWE developmental. Apparently his new name is based off former Manchester United star Gary Neville.
- The reason the RAWactive Twitter poll with Daniel Bryan and Kane was featured on Monday’s RAW after not being featured for several weeks is because Vince McMahon was not there. Triple H was in charge this week and it’s said that he “kind of likes” Twitter. Vince hates Twitter and while he realizes it’s a part of WWE’s social media efforts, he believes it is a tool for his talents to say some really stupid things in public.
John Laurinaitis Done With WWE?
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
– There has been a lot of talk lately in WWE about John Laurinaitis and his WWE future. At this time, most feel that he is finished completely with the company.
Freebird Buddy Roberts Passes Away
According to WWE.com, Buddy Roberts, one-third of the legendary Fabulous Freebirds, has passed away at the age 65.
On behalf of all of us, I would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Roberts.
The following is from WWE.com:
Buddy Roberts, one-third of the legendary Fabulous Freebirds, passed away at age 65.
Roberts first made an impact on wrestling in the 1970s, working his way through the territories as one-half of a tag team called The Hollywood Blonds with Jerry Brown. The duo racked up championships across the United States before parting ways late in the decade.
As the 1980s began, so did The Fabulous Freebirds. The technically sound Roberts joined forces with the charismatic Michael “P.S.” Hayes and the hard-hitting Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, and Southern wrestling was never the same. The trio ran roughshod over the South before landing in Dallas and World Class Championship Wrestling.
On Christmas night 1982, The Freebirds made history — not only for becoming the first WCCW Six-Man Tag Team Champions, but also more notoriously for turning against Kerry Von Erich, setting off a rivalry that is remembered as one of the greatest in history. The battles between The Freebirds and The Von Erich family are legendary for their sheer brutality and the passion they inspired in Texans.
In the midst of the Freebirds–Von Erichs war, Roberts developed a rivalry with Iceman King Parsons. It began when Roberts cut off Iceman’s signature braids, ultimately culminating with a Hair vs. Hair Match at Reunion Arena in June 1983. Leading into the bout, Roberts taunted Parsons with a Nair-like substance he called “Freebird Hair Cream,” claiming he would take the rest of Parsons’ hair with it.
Roberts used nefarious tactics to win the match, only for the official to restart the bout, during which Parsons smeared the cream over his cranium. The Freebird writhed around the mat, clutching what was left of his once-luxurious blond hair, to the fans’ delight. (WATCH) Over the next few weeks, fans giggled as Buddy Roberts appeared on television wearing a blond wig held in place by boxing headgear, claiming his hair had grown back immediately. (WATCH)
After stints in WWE, AWA and Cowboy Bill Watts’ UWF, Roberts returned to WCCW, this time as the manager for the animalistic Samoan Swat Team. Buddy Roberts left the industry shortly after WCCW’s closing in the late 1980s.