WWE News WWE News: Tons of Raw news & notes - brands combined, TV & PPV updates, NWO return?, Nash status, tag champs named, Streaks end
Aug 29, 2011 - 11:30:41 PM
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO BOOKMARK US & VISIT US DAILY
WWE Raw news & notes 8/29
-- WWE announced Triple H vs. C.M. Punk for the Night of Champions PPV on September 18 after originally announcing Kevin Nash vs. Punk during the opening segment. In the storylines, Hunter had the Nash-Punk match "canceled" in favor of himself vs. Punk after Punk's repeated insults at him and his wife, Stephanie McMahon.
-- At the beginning of Raw, Hunter announced the Raw and Smackdown brands will be featured on Raw going forward. The "new concept," as described by Raw announcer Michael Cole, will be known as Raw's Supershow.
Smackdown cameos on Raw included World Hvt. champion Randy Orton, Christian, Mark Henry, Sin Cara, and Natalya.
-- Added to Tuesday night's live Smackdown is John Cena vs. Wade Barrett re-visiting the Nexus feud last year and C.M. Punk vs. Great Khali.
Already announced is World Hvt. champion Randy Orton vs. Christian in a steel cage match for the World Title. WWE champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Sin Cara was promoted during Raw, but not included in an end-of-the-show video package announcing the Smackdown line-up.
-- In the storylines, Kevin Nash was "hired" to a WWE contract by on-air authority figure John Laurinaitis, going behind Triple H's back. Nash is now using the NWO theme music as his ring entrance. Also, WWE posted an item on their Facebook page teasing a possible NWO return.
-- WWE champion Alberto Del Rio was not on Raw after missing the Raw brand's weekend house show tour. WWE continued to promote Del Rio vs. Cena for the WWE Title at Night of Champions.
-- WWE premiered the official movie trailer for WWE Studios's latest movie, "Inside Out," starring Triple H. The plot of Hunter's character being betrayed by his best friend ties in with the current top storyline of Hunter being "betrayed" by his best friend, Kevin Nash.
-- WWE tag champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne were given an official name of Air Boom. The duo beat former tag champions Michael McGillicutty & David Otunga in a return match after capturing the Tag Titles on last week's Raw.
-- Divas champion Kelly Kelly lost to Brie Bella in a non-title match, which ended Kelly's 15-match TV/PPV winning streak and ended Brie's 9-match losing streak.
-- During a commercial break, Zack Ryder was RKO'ed by Randy Orton after Ryder did a bit trying to get Orton on his YouTube show. WWE posted the footage on their website during Raw.
THE TORCH REACHES MORE COMBAT ENTERTAINMENT FANS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
PWTorch editor Wade Keller has covered pro wrestling full time since 1987 starting with the Pro Wrestling Torch print newsletter. PWTorch.com launched in 1999 and the PWTorch Apps launched in 2008.
He has conducted "Torch Talk" insider interviews with Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Steve Austin, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Eric Bischoff, Jesse Ventura, Lou Thesz, Jerry Lawler, Mick Foley, Jim Ross, Paul Heyman, Bruno Sammartino, Goldberg, more.
He has interviewed big-name players in person incluiding Vince McMahon (at WWE Headquarters), Dana White (in Las Vegas), Eric Bischoff (at the first Nitro at Mall of America), Brock Lesnar (after his first UFC win).
He hosted the weekly Pro Wrestling Focus radio show on KFAN in the early 1990s and hosted the Ultimate Insiders DVD series distributed in retail stories internationally in the mid-2000s including interviews filmed in Los Angeles with Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara and Matt & Jeff Hardy. He currently hosts the most listened to pro wrestling audio show in the world, (the PWTorch Livecast, top ranked in iTunes)
REACHING 1 MILLION+ UNIQUE USERS PER MONTH
500 MILLION CLICKS & LISTENS PER YEAR
MILLIONS OF PWTORCH NEWSLETTERS SOLD
PWTorch offers a VIP membership for $10 a month (or less with an annual sub). It includes nearly 25 years worth of archives from our coverage of pro wrestling dating back to PWTorch Newsletters from the late-'80s filled with insider secrets from every era that are available to VIPers in digital PDF format and Keller's radio show from the early 1990s.
Also, new exclusive top-shelf content every day including a new VIP-exclusive weekly 16 page digital magazine-style (PC and iPad compatible) PDF newsletter packed with exclusive articles and news.
The following features come with a VIP membership which tens of thousands of fans worldwide have enjoyed for many years...
-New Digital PWTorch Newsletter every week
-3 New Digital PDF Back Issues from 5, 10, 20 years ago
-Over 60 new VIP Audio Shows each week
-Ad-free access to all PWTorch.com free articles
-VIP Forum access with daily interaction with PWTorch staff and well-informed fellow wrestling fans
-Tons of archived audio and text articles
-Decades of Torch Talk insider interviews in transcript and audio formats with big name stars. **SIGN UP FOR VIP ACCESS HERE**