Wrestling News Report 30/12/2012
**SPOILER** – Title Change On This Week’s RAW
At Saturday night’s TV tapings at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC for the New Year’s Eve edition of RAW, Wade Barrett defeated Kofi Kingston via pin to win the Intercontinental championship. This is Barrett’s second reign as IC champion. Following the title win, Josh Matthews interviewed Barrett and he “warned” the WWE locker room to watch out for the “Barrett Barrage” in 2013.
WWE.com also posted/spoiled the result. You can read their article at this link.
The First 2013 WWE Royal Rumble Entrant
There will be an angle at the end of this Monday’s WWE RAW telecast where John Cena announces that he will be an entrant in this year’s 30-man WWE Royal Rumble match.
During the closing segment featuring Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee “toasting” each other, Cena promised the WWE Universe that he would win the Royal Rumble match and then go on to win the WWE title at some point in 2013.
The 2013 WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view will air live from the US Airways Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, January 27th, 2013.
Seth Rollins & Chris Jericho Trash Talk Each Other
The Shield member Seth Rollins and former (for now!) WWE star Chris Jericho recently had an exchange on Twitter. Here it is below…
Seth Rollins: #justicelives in our hearts. And we will not be held down another second. Believe in righteousness. Believe in hope. #believeintheshield
Chris Jericho: @WWERollins What the hell are you talking about junior? #flashinthepan
Seth Rollins: @IAmJericho Not just talking, but actualizing. Changing the game that left you in the dust, senior. #believeintheshield #justicelives
Chris Jericho: @WWERollins Learn how to cut a decent promo first, then come back and see me Henry.
Seth Rollins: @IAmJericho Ohhhh I’m the wannabe rock star now? I thought you had that role on lock Moongoose McCatchphrase.
Chris Jericho: @WWERollins Wannabe rock star…debatable. Actual 6 time WORLD Champion…undeniable. Wannabe NWO…@TheShieldWWE
Velvet Sky Involved In Car Accident Last Night
Velvet Sky revealed in a post to Twitter that she was in a car accident while driving to the TNA house show in Poughkeepsie yesterday. Velvet posted:
As I write this I’m on the side of the highway where I was en route to Poughkeepsie’s house show until my truck spun out and ended up in a ditch due to the blizzard that’s going on right now. Sorry to the fans that were wanting to see me tonight, but I won’t be at the Impact show. I’m ok, just really shaken up from the accident, and I’m sitting in wait for a tow truck to rescue me. All those traveling tonight in the CT/NY area and beyond, plz be careful. I have seen so many accidents today already and the roads are dangerous tonight. God Bless those traveling.
Thank u everyone for ur concern & well wishes. I’m home & ok now & am thankful to God I didn’t get injured. Very scary driving in blizzards.
Extreme Rising “Card Subject To Change” results
December 29, 2012
Estimated Attendance: 1,000+
Results submitted by Chris of PWPonderngs.com
(1) Matt Tremont & Brian XL beat Azrael & Bandido, Jr and Alex Reynolds & John Silver in a three-team tag match. This led to Balls Mahoney and Blue Meanie challenging the winners to a match later in the night.
(2) Championship tournament match: Stevie Richards beat Luke Hawx by submission.
After the match, Matt Hardy tried to attack Hawx from the crowd, but he was pulled away by security
(3) Championship tournament match: Rhino beat Devon Storm with a Gore to advance to face Stevie Richards.
(4) Facade beat Jay Bradley.
(5) Brian XL & Matt Tremont beat Blue Balls (Balls Mahoney & Blue Meanie).
(6) Papadon beat Little Guido.
(7) Jerry Lynn beat Homicide with a piledriver.
(8) El Hijo Del Rey Mysterio beat Bestia 666 two-to-one falls in a 2/3 Falls Lucha style match.
(9) Blk Out beat The Gangstas, The Briscoe Bros., and The Dramaticos in a Steel Cage match.
Raven cut a promo burying Extreme Rising, saying he will win the belt and disgrace it. Then, he walked out.
(10) Matt Hardy beat Sabu after a botched table spot and run-ins.
(11) Stevie Richards beat Rhino via submission to win the first Extreme Rising Championship. There was a post-match celebration for Richards.
Reid Flair Headed to Japan to Wrestle, Wade Barrett Interview After Title Win
Joey Styles posted the following Tout video with new Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett at last night’s RAW tapings:
- To promote tonight’sWWE SmackDowntapings, Kofi Kingston will be appearing at Bryant & Stratton College this morning at 11am.
- Ric Flair’s son Reid has signed a three-month deal with All Japan Pro Wrestling. He will head there in a few weeks and begin working on January 23rd.