Wrestling-Online Newsletter #3176
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Wednesday December 16 2009 Issue #3176
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//->> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITOR
Colin Vassallo -[editor@...]-
The free version of the W-O iPhone app has been removed from sale for the
time being so we concentrate on the Heavyweight app. Updating both versions
was going to be very, very costly and with no return investment from the
free version it was impossible to continue doing both. It might return in
the future with limited features (no video/audio etc) but for now the
Heavyweight app is the only one which will be supported and available to
download. If you are using the free version we kindly ask to update to the
other app from the iTunes store. It only costs 99 cents. The free version
will still work (for now) for those who have it but will not be updated in
We have added a comments box on each article on the website where you'll be
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//->> NEWS FROM THE WRESTLING-ONLINE NEWSWIRE
Web version at -[http://www.wrestling-online.com/news%5d-
> RAW RATING- Monday Night RAW did a 3.3 composite rating for the three hour show this
week and a 3.5 in its usual timeslot. Hour one did 2.95 followed by 3.48 in
the second and a drop to 3.44 in the third hour. We guess not too many
people were interested to see the fall out from the TLC pay-per-view!
(Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)
> JOHNNY DAMON TO HOST RAW NEXT WEEK- Free agent Major League Baseball outfielder Johnny Damon will be hosting
Monday Night RAW next week from Tampa Bay, FL. The two time World Series
champ and two time MLB All-Star will be bringing a few secret Santas along
for this Christmas edition of the show. Timbaland will be hosting the final
RAW of 2009.
> AND THE SLAMMY AWARD GOES TO...- The Slammy Awards were given out on Monday during a three hour broadcast
of Monday Night RAW which was hosted by Dennis Miller. In total there were
nine categories and the winners are: "Superstar Of The Year" went to John
Cena; "Diva Of The Year" to Maria; "Oh My Moment Of The Year" to Michael
Cole; "Extreme Moment Of The Year" went to Jeff Hardy; Bob Barker won "Guest
Host Of The Year"; "Match Of The Year" went to Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels;
"Shocker Of The Year" to CM Punk; "Breakout Star Of The Year" to the current
WWE champ Sheamus; Big Show and Chris Jericho won "Tag Team Of The Year."
> MCMAHON NAMED IN CABLEFAX TOP 100 PEOPLE IN CABLE- WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon was named in the CableFAX Top 100
people in the cable industry, placing in the 40th place. Noting the absence
of his wife and CEO Linda and the soon departure of his son Shane, CableFAX
wrote that WWE's stellar cable ratings continued in 2009 to help USA Network
win the overall war while revenue for live and TV events rose 13%. Looking
at the year ahead, the mag listed, "If the record $52 million in gross sales
for WrestleMania '09 didn't prove WWE is recession resistant, would a shot
to the solar plexus convince you?"
> PRESIDENT OBAMA TAPES MESSAGE FOR TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS- Just like his predecessor did last year, U.S. President Barack Obama has
taped a Holiday message to the troops which will air during Saturday's
Tribute To The Troops one hour special on NBC. In addition, General David H.
Petraeus, the Commander for U.S. Central Command has also taped a message
for the troops. Last year, George W. Bush opened the show with a message
from the Oval Office at the White House thanking WWE for supporting the
military and saluting the troops. This year WWE only spent three days in
Iraq although their whole journey took them a week.
> FOZZY'S LATEST SINGLE ON ITUNES- Chris Jericho's band Fozzy released their latest single titled "Martyr No
More" today and the song is available on iTunes for download. The band's new
album "Chasing The Grail," will be released on January 26 from Riot!
Entertainment. The new single is one of the official theme songs chosen for
the upcoming Royal Rumble. The band Fozzy consists of Jericho along with
members of Stuck Mojo including Rich Ward, Sean Delson, Mike Martin, and
Frank Fontsere. The official website for the band is at Fozzyrock.com.
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