Pee-wee Herman Hosting Raw – Hbo Star No Longer Scheduled

The official WWE website has announced that comedian Pee Wee Herman will be hosting the November 1st episode of Monday Night RAW from the Nassau Coliseum in New York. The statement reads:

“Pee-wee Herman is taking time off from performing on Broadway in The Pee-wee Herman Show to come out to the Nassau Coliseum where he’s sure to make some new friends and create some chaos with WWE.

Never has such mayhem been caused on Monday Night Raw by a man in a red bowtie. Pee-wee Herman will turn Raw into his Playhouse on Nov. 1.”

It’s worth noting that actor Danny McBride (star of HBO’s “Eastbound & Down”) is no longer listed as the scheduled guest host for October 11th.

Here’s the updated list of scheduled hosts:

Oct. 4, 2010: Johnny Knoxville

Oct. 18, 2010: Bobb’e J. Thompson

Oct. 25, 2010: Toby Keith

Nov. 1, 2010: Pee-wee Herman

Jr Having Heart Surgery, Lita Working On Tv Show, Nxt Update

WWE hall of Famer Jim Ross posted a observe on his Twitter page that he will be present process coronary heart surgical treatment inside the near future to have a stent put in one among his heart arteries. Ross wrote:
“I’m going to be high-quality. I’m very positive and could continue to be such. My basic fitness is better than it has been in years… No, my heart stent wasn’t predicted, but no hill for a stepper. Short sanatorium live if all goes properly Monday and it will.”
The method isn’t always taken into consideration to be too invasive and Ross downplayed the seriousness of the state of affairs, promising to be at an Oklahoma college football game inside the near future.
— WWE has showed that the the rest of NXT Season 3 will air on the professional organisation internet site starting subsequent Tuesday night. Subsequent week will see the primary Diva elimination.
— Former WWE Diva Lita is operating on a brand new tv display that is a “horror-based totally level display.” Lita is featured in the new issue of revolt Ink magazine, which says that Lita is “shooting a tv pilot for the horror-based totally level display she performs, near her home base inside the ATL area.”

Update On Tna Partnering With Aaa

TNA Ambassador Jeff Jarrett turned into upbeat after spending a couple of days in Mexico assembly with AAA officials. He posted on Twitter:
“great conferences the final two days in Mexico metropolis. 2011 looks interesting for TNA in Mexico…”
As we formerly said, it seems the 2 corporations are looking to do a talent exchange and probable co-sell a few indicates across the border.

SD VS. RAW 2011 LORD OF DARKNESS EDITION, WWE HEROES UPDATE

Play.Com are selling a unique “Lord of Darkness” version of upcoming WWE online game Smackdown vs raw 2011. You get the Ministry of Darkness Undertaker in-game gown, WWE Unforgiven 2007 on DVD and an Undertaker art card.
– Press launch:
WWE Heroes: upward thrust of the Firstborn Six trouble collection…
WWE Heroes is a set of comedian strips providing Wrestling’s largest superstars, along with Triple H, Batista, John Cena, The Undertaker, the WWE Divas and many, many greater. These by no means-earlier than-amassed tales megastar the WWE’s larger-than-lifestyles characters as they tackle all-comers, inside and outside of the squared-circle, in a particularly created universe in their very own.
Because the sunrise of time the powers of correct and evil were locked in never-ending warfare and the firstborn kids of mild and darkness were reincarnated again and again. In each new era these youngsters are amongst the mightiest warriors of the age, one destined to shield and the alternative destined to spoil. Now, in the current, wherein else could these champions be located than inside the ranks of the WWE? War strains could be drawn as the high-quality (and worst) in sports leisure fight for the most important prize of all… the future of the human race!
Go to wwecomics.Com for more!

Jeff Hardy Bashes Cena/nexus, Cena Tweets Again On Nexus

Following last night time’s TNA certain For Glory PPV, Jeff Hardy posted the subsequent on his Twitter account after a fan called him out for turning heel: “might u admit it’s strongerThanThatWackAssNexusTeaseWithCena?”
– the following is a brand new tweet from the official Twitter page of WWE celeb John Cena: “CeNation. Nexus has restricted my involvement. Please do now not free wish. Adapt and conquer.”

HYPE VIDEO FOR ROH FINAL BATTLE & NEW MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR PPV

ROH Wrestling sent out the following today:

– El Generico vs. Kevin Steen – Final Battle 2010 Hype Video:

New Match for Final Battle 2010:

It’s been nearly a year since Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli declared their return to tag team competition at the expense of the newly crowned champions, Jay & Mark Briscoe, at “Final Battle 2009”. Four months later, at “The Big Bang”, the KoW bested the brothers and claimed the ROH World Tag Titles as their own. Their return bout at “Death Before Dishonor VIII” was a bloody violent affair in which the Kings retained the belts through some creative use of the “loaded” elbow pad. And their 3rd title bout, coming up on HDNet”, again saw Chris & Claudio walk out with the belts after some assistance from Shane Hagadorn. Three matches with the belts on the line, and all three with the same result. Besides those three bouts, the ROH faithful have seen singles wins traded back-and-forth as well as involvement from Sara Del Rey, Shane Hagadorn, and Mike “Papa” Briscoe that has turned a title chase into something far more personal.

Now despite the methods in which the KoW have beaten the Briscoes, the fact remains that they have beaten the Sandy Fork natives on three separate occasions with those belts on the line. As such, and as evidenced by the upcoming bout in Chicago Ridge, ROH officials have determined that the Briscoes will not receive another title shot at the Kings. But, as witnessed this weekend in Philadelphia, the Kings and Hagadorn boast they will defend the belts against any team that can beat them in a non-title match.

With that in mind, and in light of the intensely personal animosity that has developed, Executive Producer Jim Cornette declared “The Kings will face Jay & Mark Briscoe at ‘Final Battle 2010’ in non-title action. Not only that but in addition both Shane Hagadorn and Papa Briscoe will take part in this match as well! It will be a 6-Man Tag pitting The Briscoe Family against The Kings of Wrestling & Shane Hagadorn!”

“There is an obvious vendetta Jim Cornette has against The Kings of Wrestling.” stated Chris Hero, “He continues to give his boys chance after chance to prove they can hang with the Kings, and now he wants to force our Ace into a match as well? Old man Briscoe shouldn’t be wrestling, he should be in jail for assault! Instead Jim threatens us…threatens me…well the Kings don’t respond well to threats. The hell unleashed on the Briscoe family at ‘Final Battle’ is all going to be on your head Jim. I want everyone to remember that when the Briscoe clan celebrates their Christmas in the hospital!”

The Briscoe Family vs. The Kings of Wrestling & Shane Hagadorn, “Final Battle 2010”, December 18th, get your tickets here: http://www.rohwrestling.com/store.php?sec=prod&prod=387!

BLOOD ON THE CANVAS – A MIXED BAG OF VIEWS

Hey, what’s going on, marks and marquettes (SP)?  I’m Derek Ruttle and this is the first edition of my column, Blood On The Canvas here on PWMania!  Thanks for checking it out and feel free to comment, disagree and stir up a debate or two with yours truly.

For my first column, I simply grabbed my latest one that I wrote last Thursday, September 30.  Some of the statements may appear to be dated as the Hell in a Cell PPV and last night’s Raw are now in the books, but I hope you’ll dig it enough to keep checking it out as time goes on.  Peace!

Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s a bird, it’s a plane!  No, it’s the inflated opinions of a wrestling fan with too much time on his hands!

Yep, it’s another edition of the Mixed Bag, where I’ll rant and spew my venomous views on the current landscape of wrestling.  As always, I welcome your own thoughts and discussions so shoot me an email or hit up Blood on the Canvas on Facebook.  Look for the ultra close-up shot of a bloody Steve Austin from WrestleMania 13 as the page photo!

–  First off, let’s get this Matt Hardy business out of the way.  Everybody with a desk or laptop has been talking about it, so I’ll throw my two cents in.  I think the guy is just attention-starved.  I can’t pinpoint what exactly the situation is backstage in the WWE, but the popular notion seems to be that he’s either trying to get himself legitimately released or he’s working everyone in what will ultimately be a setup for his return to Smackdown.  I’m personally inclined to believe the latter because I think it would be a huge coup for a wrestler to make the entire dirtsheet and smart mark audience think he wanted out of a company, only to return in a hot angle surrounded by so much fanfare.  But what’s he really got to be pissed off about?  And why exactly has he garnered all this office heat in the first place?  Far as I can remember, Matt has always had a YouTube account where he spoke his mind.  One apparent reason is that he’s put on weight in recent months, but is that really what may get him fired in the very near future?  I don’t buy it.

As far as Hardy being mad about the lack of a decent push, well, let’s be honest, it’s because Matt sucks on the mic and can’t carry a feud.  He has charisma but when it comes to taking the ball and running with it, Hardy fumbles.  His feud with brother Jeff should’ve felt like a bigger deal than it did, and going back even further, his mega-hyped feud with Edge in 2005 faltered because Matt dropped the ball in keeping heat between them.  If Matt really wanted out of WWE, or any other wrestler did for that matter, I truly don’t believe they would take to YouTube and start ranting away about wanting out.  I think Matt is a huge mark for himself and these videos are pretty over the top, but what’s he doing at the end of the day?  He’s doing what every other mid-card wrestler wants the fans to do – he’s getting them talking about him.  Good, bad, positive, negative, it doesn’t matter.  Hardy is getting his name out there while Vince McMahon keeps him on the bench.  You don’t see everybody unloading in message boards about anyone currently on the sidelines;  Joey Mercury, Christian, hell, even Triple H.  Long story short;  we’ll be seeing Matt back on Friday nights pretty soon.

–  Speaking of Triple H, I see he now holds an executive position with WWE, serving as a Senior Advisor to Vince on creative direction.  Wait, hold up, you hear that?  I think that’s the sound of a million Hunter haters crowing about politics!  In all seriousness, I think there’s nobody better suited for the position than The Game.  For one, he’s a senior wrestler in the company and has seen its ups and downs almost more than anyone.  Second, he has an obvious knack in seeing who can be a huge star.  Do the names Batista, Randy Orton and Sheamus ring a bell?

–  So the WWE brings back Paul Bearer, and automatically the collective thinking of the IWC turns to The Undertaker’s retirement.  Again, this is something else I don’t buy.  It was a nice move by WWE to bring back Paul, as he has obvious ties to both Taker and Kane in their current feud, but I don’t see this as an omen that the Dead Man is calling it a day in the next few months, or at WrestleMania 27.  I’ve always believed that the IWC underestimates the shape Taker is in;  sure, he’s reaching 50 years old and his very physical style has caught up to him in the last few years, but Mark Calaway has always been able to retain the character’s image by not overexposing it and committing to every house show and every TV taping on the schedule.  I definitely see Taker holding on until Mania 28 where he could retire with an incredible 20-0 winning streak.  My only hope is that that Mania is indeed held at the former Skydome in Toronto, so I can attend.

–  I’m still not fully sold on Alberto del Rio.  Show me a solid, 10-15 minute match on TV or PPV that tells a good story and I may just hop on the bandwagon with the rest of you.  Right now, I’m just hearing a lot of talk and little action.

–  Bad timing for Christian to be injured.  I was really hoping he’d get some much-needed exposure in a decent feud with del Rio.  Hope he can get back by either the Rumble or in time for Mania.

–  How bad does Edge need to go to Smackdown?  The poor guy hasn’t had a consistent angle or feud since his programs with Jericho and then Orton.  All summer and so far this fall, he’s just been a guy who’s “there” on Raw.  Throw him in the middle of the show or throw him in the main event, but Edge’s lack of direction scares me.  He said it best on Raw this week:  “We go from Steve Austin stunning Vince McMahon to Edge arguing with a computer!”

–  Is CM Punk ever gonna grow his hair back out?  He seems to like the ‘Christian Bale as John Connor in T4’ look.

–  I’ve been loving everything that Kane has been doing in the last four months.  It only took until the age of 43, but WWE decided to finally do something right with him!

–  There better be blood at Hell in a Cell.  PG or no PG, you don’t half-ass a Cell match and some feuds require the office policies to be bent, such as Taker vs Kane.

–  Why does John Cena need to avenge every clean pinfall loss he takes, even overdoing it?

–  Chris Jericho isn’t leaving WWE.  Trust me.

–  If The Miz hasn’t cashed in his MITB case and had a run with the WWE Title before the biggest show of the year, then Miz vs Taker at Mania sounds very intriguing.

–  Speaking of Miz, I’ll admit that I was wrong with my original assessment of him about a year and a half ago.  I was one of those people that thought John Morrison would easily be the bigger star of the two, but it looks like Miz is reaching that plateau first.  He definitely deserves it, and I still say he’s got the best music in WWE right now!

–  On the topic of Morrison, at last it looks like WWE is finally doing something constructive with him.  That match he had with Sheamus a couple weeks back on Raw was very good and reminiscent of those Hardcore Title matches in the Attitude Era, where matches took place everywhere except the ring.  It’s too bad that both WWE and John to an extent dropped the ball about a year ago with him, seeing how he was having excellent matches with the likes of Jericho, Edge, Punk and World Champion Jeff Hardy.  He even pinned Punk on two occasions when Punk was World Champ.  But that’s the past and now is here.  I like his more serious demeanor and he’s really pulled back on the flashy spots.

–  I think it was too soon to put the WWE Title on Randy Orton.  Yes, he’s definitely the biggest face on Raw right now and he’s pretty much the Stone Cold of the PG era, but the trigger was pulled prematurely, in my book.  I would’ve had Sheamus retain at Night of Champions by pinning Orton, but then Randy would get another shot at Hell in a Cell and win it there.  Make one of these random, B-show PPVs have some meaning after Orton continually chases the gold.

–  I support the idea to unify the World and WWE Titles, but not the Intercontinental and United States belts.  If Raw and Smackdown are still meant to be separate brands, then both shows still need a respective mid-card Champion.  WWE needs to go back to how the IC Title was regarded in the 80’s and 90’s – a stepping stone to the World Title.  The IC and US Titles need to be held almost in that same regard, only that to the mid-card talent, those are THEIR World Titles.

–  I literally laughed out loud at how ridiculously overboard Vince is going with this PG content after he had the divas parade around the ring in bathing suits straight out of 1955.

Again, feel free to email me with your own thoughts and views, and don’t forget that Blood on the Canvas is on Facebook.

See you at ringside,
Derek

DRAGON GATE USA ISSUES PRESS RELEASE ON UPCOMING IPPV

Dragon Gate USA sent out the following press release today:

PHILADELPHIA- Dragon Gate is known for its cutting-edge, athletic, action-packed style of tag team wrestling. This will be prominently featured when Dragon Gate USA teams up with GoFightLive.tv to present “Bushido: Code Of The Warrior” live on iPPV on October 29th from Fall River, MA. Just signed is tag team action pitting Warriors International of CIMA & Genki Horiguchi vs. Kamikaze USA of YAMATO & Akira Tozawa. Here is the direct link to pre-order this extravaganza.

CIMA and Genki Horiguchi are two of the most respected veterans in Dragon Gate USA. Their impressive resumes boast five star matches, match of the year winners and some of the most incredible tag team bouts ever witnessed anywhere. CIMA and Horiguchi are the epitome of Dragon Gate tag team wrestling.

“We pride ourselves on our tag team wrestling,” DGUSA President Satoshi Oji said. “CIMA and Horiguchi have not teamed in the United States in years. The iPPV is a very special show for us and it is only fitting that CIMA and Horiguchi team together for this event.”

YAMATO and Akira Tozawa lead the new generation of stars in Japan. YAMATO has already held Dragon Gate’s top championship and has been in an intense feud against CIMA. Akira Tozawa has gained popularity with his recent DGUSA matches. Both are revered by the fans of the United States for their charisma and in ring ability.

“We wanted to showcase the Dragon Gate style of tag team wrestling at its best on the live iPPV,” DGUSA Vice President Gabe Sapolsky said. “Warriors vs. Kamikaze will blow people away. We are putting our best foot forward live on iPPV.”

This is the second match announced for “Bushido: Code Of The Warrior” on October 29th. The card currently shapes up as:

Open The Freedom Gate Title Match
BxB Hulk (champion) vs. Shingo (challenger)

Dragon Gate Tag Team Wrestling At Its Best
CIMA & Genki Horiguchi vs. YAMATO & Akira Tozawa

Go to the www.DGUSA.tv Live Events section for a complete talent roster for Fall River, MA. Visit www.DGUSA.tv for the latest breaking information on this iPPV. You can attend “Bushido: Code Of The Warrior” live in Fall River by ordering tickets in the www.DGUSA.tv Store or by calling 267-519-9744.

WWE PPV SCHEDULE THROUGH TO JUNE 2011; CONFUSION OVER PPV

WWE has updated the pay-per-view schedule on their affiliates website. Here is the schedule:

* Bragging Rights – 10/24/10 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
* Survivor Series – 11/21/10 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
* Tables, Ladders & Chairs – 12/19/10 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
* Royal Rumble – 1/30/11 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
* Elimination Chamber – 2/20/11 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
* WrestleMania XXVII – 4/3/11 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
* Extreme Rules – 5/1/11 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
* Over The Limit – 5/22/11 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
* Fatal 4 Way – 6/19/11 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

This list contradicts WWE’s announcement on The Score that the Elimination Chamber event will be on February 27th, 2011 in New York City. On a related note, WWE.com currently has the date of the Elimination Chamber listed as 2/21/2011, which is a Monday.

WWE PPV SCHEDULE THROUGH TO JUNE 2011; CONFUSION OVER PPV

WWE has updated the pay-per-view schedule on their affiliates website. Here is the schedule:

* Bragging Rights – 10/24/10 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
* Survivor Series – 11/21/10 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
* Tables, Ladders & Chairs – 12/19/10 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
* Royal Rumble – 1/30/11 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
* Elimination Chamber – 2/20/11 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
* WrestleMania XXVII – 4/3/11 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
* Extreme Rules – 5/1/11 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
* Over The Limit – 5/22/11 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
* Fatal 4 Way – 6/19/11 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

This list contradicts WWE’s announcement on The Score that the Elimination Chamber event will be on February 27th, 2011 in New York City. On a related note, WWE.com currently has the date of the Elimination Chamber listed as 2/21/2011, which is a Monday.