Friday, February 9, 2007

Pro Wrestling & Mixed Martial Arts news, media, notes 2/9/07

By Art Shimko

-- From WWE's corporate site: This week’s “Monday Night RAW” was seen by more than 5.8 million total viewers, making it the most watched episode since June 27, 2005. It was also the most watched episode among viewers age 12-34 since 2003.

WWE and The CW Network have proven to be a dynamite tag team, and this past Friday, Feb. 2, was a perfect example. More than five million viewers tuned into “Friday Night SmackDown,” scoring SmackDown its highest rating since moving to The CW Network in September. Friday Night SmackDown also scored its highest overall rating in more than one year, dating back to its existence on UPN.

-- Here's a preview for Smackdown.

-- The Smackdown/ECW show scheduled for Monday at the Yakima Valley SunDome in Washington has been moved to Wednesday. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY~!!!

-- Diva Dish: Sexy secrets

-- More Kurt Angle delusional radio shit from an appearance on Ocean City, Maryland's WOCM 98.1 making the following claims []:
- He's been off a pain pill addiction for two years
- He was the huge moneymaker for WWE the last six years
- TNA is more wrestling, less of a circus act
- He'll be working for EliteXC

Gotta love pro wrestling.

-- ‘Homicide’ rules the wrestling ring

-- Alex Marvez's weekly look at professional wrestling: TNA Lance Hoyt

-- TNA on Monday; WWE on Thursday

-- Johnny K-9 starts a new life

-- Video Sales - Recreational Sports DVD []:
- (This Week/Last Week) 1/1 WWE: Armageddon 2006/WWE Home Video | 94581 Rating NR/Wks On: 2
- (This Week/Last Week) 2/4 2001 FedEx Orange Bowl National Championship/ABC Sports | 10018/Rating NR/Wks On: 18
- (This Week/Last Week) 3/20 Chicago Bears: The Super Bowl Shuffle MPI Home Video | 3610/Rating NR/Wks On: 2
- (This Week/Last Week) 4/2 WWE: Survivor Series 2006/WWE Home Video | 94564/Rating NR/Wks On: 5
- (This Week/Last Week) 5 NFL: Favre 4 Ever/Warner Home Video | 72067/Rating NR/Wks On: 14
- (This Week/Last Week) 6/9 WWE: Holiday Tribute To The Troops/WWE Home Video | 00966/Rating -/Wks On: 12
- (This Week/Last Week) 7/7 WWE: Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology/WWE Home Video | 94559/Rating NR/Wks On: 15
- (This Week/Last Week) 8/8 WWE: Born To Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story/WWE Home Video | 94560/Rating NR/Wks On: 11
- (This Week/Last Week) 9/6 WWE: ECW: December To Dismember/WWE Home Video | 94573/Rating NR/Wks On: 5
- (This Week/Last Week) 10/10 UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 4/UFC Home Video | 30872

-- WSXtra Episode #2 can be seen here. It's a good one this time around.

-- CZW holds its eighth anniversary show at the New Alhambra Arena on Saturday: CZW World championship: Nick Gage vs Justice Pain; Ultraviolent Underground championship: Drake Younger vs Danny Havoc vs Vortekz; Iron Man championship: Adam Flash vs Chris Hero; Tag Team championship: BLK OUT vs Team AnDrew vs New Jersey All-Stars; Necro Butcher's job on the line: Toby Klein vs CZW Commissioner Maven Bentley's choice opponent; Jigsaw and Hallowicked vs Niles Young and Derek Frazier; Ryan McBride vs Great Blazini. Doors 7PM, bell time 7:30PM.

-- ROH next Friday 2/16 at the Manhattan Center: World Title Match - Homicide vs. Jimmy Rave; Samoa Joe vs. Takeshi Morishima; ROH World Tag Team Title Match - Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal vs. Austin Aries & Roderick Strong; Tables Are Legal Match - BJ Whitmer vs. Brent Albright; Delirious vs. Adam Pearce; Jack Evans vs. Shingo vs. Davey Richards vs. Jimmy Jacobs; Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Nigel McGuinness & Colt Cabana

-- ROH next Saturday 2/17 at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia: ROH World Title Match
Homicide/Jimmy Rave 2/16 winner defends vs. Takeshi Morishima; Samoa Joe vs. Davey Richards; Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal vs. Jack Evans & Shingo; FIP Heavyweight Title Match: Roderick Strong defends vs. Delirious; Austin Aries vs. Claudio Castagnoli; Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. El Generico & Kevin Steen; Six Person Street Fight: Adam Pearce, Jimmy Jacobs & Lacey vs. BJ Whitmer, Colt Cabana & Daizee Haze

-- Bucks Co. Principal Ready To 'Rumble At The Rock'

-- Mauro Ranallo and Jay Glazerhave been added to the EliteXC telecast team along with Bill Goldberg and Mario Lopez for Saturday's fight on Showtime.

-- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs SOKOUDJOU and Joachim Hansen vs Jason Ireland have been added to Pride 33 on 2/24 in Las Vegas.

-- MMA, not just for the boys

-- MMA's mainstream move

-- Mark (The Machine) Hominick looks to regain TKO title Friday night
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