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should WWE Champion CM Punk choose to face at Hell
in a Cell: John Cena or Ryback? - 9th October 2012
one cage door is John Cena a 10-time WWE Champion,
a veteran of this unforgiving match who will do whatever
it takes to reclaim the coveted title he hasnt
held in more than a year.
the other cage door is Ryback a snarling, ferocious
beast who has devoured every Superstar in his path
and just keeps demanding to be fed more and more.
Hell in a Cell would you choose to step inside?
is the unenviable decision that CM Punk now faces
after Mr. McMahon issued an ultimatum to the WWE Champion
at the close of Monday night's Raw. For Punk, it comes
down to picking between the devil he knows or the
devil he doesn't have the slightest clue about. On
the surface alone, it seems like the choice should
be Cena, especially considering his recovery from
elbow surgery. But if you look closer, you'll realize
that it's not all that simple for The Straight Edge
is here to examine the pros and cons of both options
Punk has to choose from as Hell in a Cell looms just
weeks away. Which opponent he selects might make all
the difference between extending his impressive WWE
Title reign and losing the grip on his championship
gold completely ...
if you believe that Cena will be fully recovered from
elbow surgery in time for Hell in a Cell and
there's a good chance he won't be history indicates
that this match could work in the WWE Champion's favor.
Punk and Cena have gone head-to-head more than 10
times dating back to 2009, but it's Punk who has come
out on the winning end of two of their most important
clashes for the WWE Title.
2011, The Straight Edge Superstar defeated Cena at
Money in the Bank and took him down again one month
later at SummerSlam. Punk even knows how Cena typically
operates inside the confines of Hell in a Cell, having
battled him and Alberto Del Rio in a Triple Threat
Match at Hell in a Cell 2011. With a devious mastermind
like Paul Heyman giving Punk advice from outside the
Cell, conquering Cena might even be easier than those
also apparent what Cena wants: the WWE Championship.
Ryback, on the other hand, might not care about the
title more than he cares about the destruction of
his opponents. Is Punk ready to be trapped inside
a steel structure with an unpredictable wrecking machine?
Yeah, facing Cena definitely feels like the much safer
several weeks, Punk has been clamoring for respect
ad nauseam. He's tried to demand it with his words
and even beat it out of WWE Legends like Bret "Hit
Man" Hart and Mick Foley. But if Punk really
wants to prove himself worthy of everyone's respect,
how about accomplishing something no other Superstar
has been remotely able to do? Yes, we're talking about
being the first to defeat Ryback.
inside Hell in a Cell with the 6-foot-3, nearly 300-pound
juggernaut is a ridiculously scary proposition, but
if Punk could break Ryback's food chain, he'd have
a victory that would silence the doubters and possibly
make his WWE Championship reign be viewed as one of
the very best of all time. There may not ever be a
greater proving ground match for The Straight Edge
Superstar than the one that stands in front of him
put, Ryback could be the Andre the Giant to Punk's
Hulk Hogan. (Credit: WWE)
Enterprises Limited Dainty
rolls with Stones' 'Shot' show - 15th October 2012
to produce, distribute the pay-per-view concert
is going on tour with the Rolling Stones.
part of the band's 50th anniversary, WWE will produce
and distribute the live pay-per-view show "One
More Shot" for the Stones' final show, performed
at the Prudential Center, in Newark, N.J., on Dec.
is ecstatic to bring the Rolling Stones into your
living room," said WWE chairman-CEO Vince McMahon.
tour, to take place at four arena shows in London
and New York, is a partnership between Endemol, which
co-manages the international digital rights to the
Rolling Stones "50 and Counting" shows,
and Dainty Group. The performances will see the band
working once again with two longtime collaborators,
set designer Mark Fisher and lighting director Patrick
Woodroffe, who are designing an all-new, custom-built
set, with a stage based on the band's ubiquitous and
celebrated tongue and lips logo that reaches out into
was asked to participate after proving it can turn
live events throughout the year, including its biggest
show, "WrestleMania," into major moneymakers
through PPV. "WrestleMania 28," held April
1 at Miami's Sun Life Stadium, generated a record
1.3 million buys, earning $67 million.
WWE also has been looking to monetize its production
biz further through concerts and other deals, with
the Rolling Stones show one of the first high-profile
pacts it's announced so far.
Rolling Stones live shows will also mark the launch
of new touring venture Virgin Live from the Dainty
Group and Richard Branson's Virgin.
the future Virgin Live plans to make a real difference
to how fans experience, interact and enjoy live events,"
also will be feted with the release of the Rolling
Stones' "GRRR!" album on Nov. 13, a greatest
hits collection that includes new songs "Doom
and Gloom" and "One More Shot," recorded
recently in Paris, marking the first new recordings
from the band since their 2005 album "A Bigger
new film, "Crossfire Hurricane," directed
by Brett Morgen and chronicling the Stones' career,
will receive its worldwide premiere Oct. 18 at the
London Film Festival and bow on HBO on Nov. 15. It
will air on BBC Two in the U.K. the same month.
addition, from Nov. 15-Dec. 2, the Museum of Modern
Art in New York City will host "The Rolling Stones:
50 Years on Film," a comprehensive film retrospective
that chronicles the band from the mid-1960s until
Man does not represent The Rolling Stones
Cena and Shawn
Man Australia Entertainment News
ONeal Close to WWE WrestleMania Deal?; Latest
on Brock Lesnars Return...
to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Shaquille "Shaq"
ONeal has reportedly been closing in on his
WWE WrestleMania deal, and he may have already agreed
to business terms.
creative has been told to start thinking about weaving
ONeal into storylines - likely for a match with
The Big Show (Paul Wight).
to its John Cena vs. The Rock main-event, WrestleMania
28 is a strong contender to set the all-time buyrate
record, and WWE is striving to do everything it can
to push the interest and buy rates to the moon. Adding
Shaquille ONeal into the equation, especially
with Shaq should help further the events must
see statue as WWEs biggest WrestleMania of all-time.
a Brock Lesnar return, no one has been provided any
reason to expect it will happen at this years
WrestleMania, but it might just happen. WWE top brass
Vince McMahon reportedly told at least one creative
staff member that it is not a foregone conclusion
a Lesnar return would include the return of Paul Heyman
as his manager.
returned WWE Superstar, Chris Jericho, for what its
worth, has been having little verbal jabs at Lesnar,
so we will have to see if that develops into something
any event, this years WrestleMania should be awesome.
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104: Machida vs. Rua Card Finalized
UFC’s return to Southern California is complete
as the UFC has officially confirmed the 9 remaining
bouts on the card.
104 will feature a light heavyweight title bout between
undefeated champion Lyoto Machida and former Pride
middleweight Grand Prix champion Mauricio “Shogun”
Cain Valasquez will also be taking on former IFL standout
Ben Rothwell in the co-main event.
remaining bouts that have been made official by the
Neer vs. Gleison Tibau
Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher
Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Berry
Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen
Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons
Ryan Bader vs. Eric “Red” Schafer
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Razak Al-Hassan
Stefan Struve vs. Chase Gormley
104 will take place in the home of the 2008-2009 world
champion Los Angeles Lakers, STAPLES Center, on October
is the system in which television viewers can purchase
events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast
of that event to their homes later. The event is shown
at the same time to everyone ordering it, as opposed
to video on demand systems, which allow viewers to
see the event at any time. Events can be purchased
using an on-screen guide, an automated telephone system,
or through a live customer service representative.
Events include feature films, sporting events, and
has been around since the 1970s, when the NBA's Portland
Trail Blazers began using the system after winning
the championship in the 1977 season. During that time,
it was operated on a few pay-TV services such as Z
Channel, SelecTV, and ON TV in select markets throughout
1985, the first U.S. cable channels devoted to Pay-Per-View
Viewer's Choice Canada, Cable Video Store, and Request
TV began operation within days of each other. Viewers
Choice was available to both home satellite dish and
cable customers, while Request was available to cable
viewers but would not be available to dish owners
until the 1990s.
the term "pay-per-view" wasn't widely used
until the 1990s, when companies like iN DEMAND, HBO,
and Showtime started using the system to show movies
and some of their productions. In Demand would show
movies, concerts, and other events, with prices ranging
from $3.99 to $49.99, while HBO and Showtime, with
their legs TVKO and SET Pay Per View, would offer
championship boxing, with prices ranging from $14.99
has shown college football and basketball games on
pay-per-view. The boxing undercard Latin Fury, shown
on June 28 of 2003, became ESPN's first boxing pay-per-view
card and also the first pay-per-view boxing card held
in Puerto Rico. Pay-per-view is also a very important
revenue stream for professional wrestling companies
like WWE, which shows fifteen pay-per-view events
a year, and TNA, which initially offered weekly pay-per-view
in lieu of a national cable television show but now
offers monthly pay-per-views like WWE.
Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) currently holds the
rank for most PPV's sold per year.
the U.S., two direct-to-home (DTH) digital broadcast
satellite (DBS) providers DirecTV and Dish Network
allow customers to order with the remote control.
The unit later calls out using an 800 number and connects
via modem, adding the cost of the movie to the account.
Digital cable subscribers also have this capability,
using the bidirectional capabilities of digital cable
technology instead of a telephone line. Similar systems
are in use by Sky Digital in the United Kingdom and
Foxtel and Optus in Australia.
Canada, Viewer's Choice offers pay-per-view services
through various Canadian satellite TV and digital
cable television providers, including Rogers Digital
Cable and StarChoice. Prices range from $4.99 CAD
for movies, up to $20 CAD or more for special events.
Bell ExpressVu delivers its own pay-per-view service,
Vu!, to its satellite subscribers. Prices range from
$4.99 CAD up to $20 or more for special events. It
also runs Venus, an adult pay-per-view service, to
its satellite subscribers for $9.99 per movie.
has also been introduced in Europe and many other
areas of the world. In the UK, Sky's PremPlus and
Sky Box Office services have proved popular with viewers.