WWE Wrestler of the Week returns and although it doesn’t make a difference for this week, there has been a change in determining the winner. For now on, WWE superstars can earn bonus points for exceptional appearances other than winning matches.
- The April 27th episode of WWE Saturday Morning Slam drew a 0.7 rating for 989,000 viewers.
- The May 1st episode of WWE Main Event with Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro drew a 0.8 rating with 1.22 million viewers.
- The April 15th WWE RAW had 347,000 homes watching on DVR or tape delay. The April 22nd show had 316,000 homes watching on a delay.
- Speaking of Cesaro, we noted before...
Source: The Wrestling Observer
After holding the United States Championship for 240 days through last month when he was upended by Kofi Kingston, Antonio Cesaro’s standing in WWE has been greatly curtailed as the Swiss grappler has lost the majority of his televised matches. For those wondering whether his demotion is as result of “heat” backstage, it is not. Rather, top WWE...
When Kofi Kingston won the United States Heavyweight Champion, it was believed that management did the title switch as a way to punish Antonio Cesaro. However, it now appears that the company is considering a push for Kingston. The commentators have been instructed to promote the fact that he's a new father, in order to drum up support from the audience for him.
It really bothers Antonio Cesaro that Kofi Kingston still has the WWE United States Heavyweight Championship belt that he feels is his. As the champion was walking through the halls backstage, he was attacked by Cesaro. After a quick beating, he managed to cut the hair of Kingston using only his hands.
-- Word coming out of this week’s WWE TV taping is Brock Lesnar is currently penned in to defeat Triple H in their steel cage match at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Some are worried that Lesnar will look weak if he loses their next match. Officials want Lesnar to continue to look strong for any main event feuds they come up with over the next year. As we noted earlier, Lesnar...
-- Last night on RAW, Michael Cole announced that Kofi Kingston welcomed his first child into the world over the weekend. Congrats to Kofi and his wife!
-- As we noted yesterday here on the website, word is that Rosa Mendes will not be back on the road with WWE until she addresses the personal issues that led her to being sent home from last week's European tour.
A brief announcement was made on Monday Night Raw this week about Kofi Kingston. It appears that the WWE United States Heavyweight Champion has just become a father for the very first time. Kingston is generally pretty private about his personal life, so this comes as a surprise to a lot of his fans.
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help with some of the following newsbits:
-- In a sign of how badly WWE wanted Mason Ryan several years ago, the company signed him to a five year deal when he joined their developmental program in 2009. Generally, the company likes to see progress with their performers before making a long term commitment...
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WWE's Dr. Chris Amann spoke with WWE Magazine for the most recent issue about leaving his practice to work for the company and more. Check out the highlights:
On leaving his practice for WWE: "Quite honestly, I wasn't looking to leave the medical practice I'd built up pretty strong back in Chicago, Illinois. But I had the opportunity to send WWE my résumé, and...