Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Wrestleline Report-Wednesday

ECW on Sci Fi Results:

Bobby Lashley beat Umaga via DQ in their WrestleMania 23 rematch. After the match, Lashley beat down Armando and Vince.

Elijah Burke cut a promo saying tonight was the biggest night of the New Breed’s life.

Snitsky beat Balls Mahoney in a short match.

The ECW Originals (RVD, Sabu, Sandman, Dreamer) took on The New Breed. Punk was made by Burke to sit at ringside to keep it 4 on 4 as The New Breed team is Burke, Striker, Cor Von and Thorn. They eventually get down to Burke vs RVD. Punk laid out Burke with a kick, leading to Van Dam hitting him with the frogsplash and getting the win.

Already announced for ECW next week is Vince & Shane McMahon & Umaga v. Lashley

This week's RAW did did hours of 3.4 and 3.9 respectively, with a 3.7 cable rating and 5.7 share. The show did the same rating last week.

The two NBC contracted Saturday Night's Main Events are scheduled to take place on 6/2 and in mid-August. They are going to run when regular network programming is in reruns so that the expected ratings hit is kept to a minimum. The two shows will also be taped at regular TV tapings rather than going live, to save money on production expenses.

WWE has handed down a 60-day suspension on SmackDown referee Chris Kay. The reason for his suspension has yet to be disclosed. The referee roster is thinned out moreso because Nick Patrick in on limited duty due to a sore back.

Although there is no real talk on the subject, Mistico's CMLL contract expires in June. WWE didn't sign him after his tryout in February because they were led to be believe that he was under a long-term contract to CMLL.

Mr. Kennedy, MVP, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch are getting good marks from some people in management because they are studying 80s tapes of long matches to improve their ring psychology. MVP has shelves full of videos from that era of Eddie Guerrero, Dynamite Kid, Dean Malenko, Tiger Mask and Toshiaki Kawada among others.

During this years Hall of Fame ceremony in Detroit, both Curt Hennig's kids expressed their interests in becoming wrestlers. Shane McMahon directed one of his kids to looking up Harley Race for training and development.

A new show set to debut on July 3rd entitled, "Canada's Next Comedy Legend" will be hosted by former WWE Superstar, Trish Stratus.

Former WWE and ECW diva, Nicole Bass has recently filed for bankruptcy according to Howard Stern.