PWTorch - James Caldwell


Top 5 Stories - September 15, 2014

(1) WWE World Hvt. champion Brock Lesnar returned to Raw TV for the final Night of Champions PPV hype opposite John Cena. (Read the Results)

(2) WWE announced the return of Christian’s “Peep Show” for the PPV pre-show on Sunday. (Read the PPV Line-up)

(3) Ric Flair recently underwent surgery, requiring him to cancel a WWE booking this week.

(4) Smackdown’s TV rating fell below 2.0 last Friday.

(5) Big updates on Chikara’s “King of Trios” tournament this weekend.


Top 5 Stories - September 13/14, 2014 Weekend

(1) John Cena returned to his home market on this weekend’s WWE house show tour, facing Kane in main events. (Read the Results)

(2) NXT roster members filled out both of WWE’s main roster house show tours. (Read the Results)

(3) KENTA (Hideo Itami) made his WWE in-ring debut at this weekend’s NXT TV taping in Florida. (Read the SPOILERS)

(4) Caleb Konley & Anthony Nese captured the DGUSA Tag Titles at Sunday’s EVOLVE 35 event in New York. (Read the Results)

(5) Former WWE star Alberto Del Rio returned to in-ring action for the AAA promotion in Mexico. (View Photo)


Top 5 Stories - September 12, 2014

(1) John Cena main-evented Friday’s WWE house show to kick off this weekend’s tour. (Read the Results)

(2) Bobby Heenan cancelled an appearance due to a health issue.

(3) Divas tag match announced for Monday’s WWE Raw leading into Night of Champions.

(4) WWE announced a new international TV deal in India.

(5) The current WWE Night of Champions PPV line-up.


Top 5 Stories - September 11, 2014

(1) Sean O’Haire battled alcohol addiction prior to death, reports TMZ.

(2) NXT Takeover special features KENTA’s WWE debut, new NXT tag champs, stellar main event.

(3) TNA Impact TV ratings fall in Week 4 on Wednesday nights.

(4) WWE reportedly in talks with Warner Bros. about tape library buy-out.

(5) Ex-ROH World champion Michael Elgin taking bookings in Canada while detained.


Top 5 Stories - September 10, 2014

(1) Former WCW tag champion Sean O’Haire died from suicide, according to TMZ. (Read the Report)

(2) Kurt Angle, whose TNA contract expires this month, says he is finalizing plans for his wrestling future. (Read the Report)

(3) Triple H held a conference call discussing the State of NXT & plans for NXT to be a third brand, ring names for KENTA & Steen & Devitt, and potential NFL players to NXT.

(4) Jake Roberts is continuing to improve health-wise.

(5) ROH announced a big singles match of A.J. Styles vs. Evan Bourne (Matt Sydal) for their next show. (Read the Report)


Top 5 Stories - September 9, 2014

(1) Former WCW tag champion Sean O’Haire reportedly died at the age of 43. (Read the Report)

(2) WWE Raw scored a 2.9 rating against the first week of Monday Night Football. (Read the TV Ratings Report)

(3) WWE added two big singles matches to the Night of Champions PPV line-up. (Read the Report)

(4) Spike TV responded to former TNA writer Vince Russo blasting Spike as TNA’s TV partner. (Read the Report)

(5a) Chikara announced the final teams for King of Trios, including a reunited LAX team. (Read the Report)

(5b) Ring of Honor announced a new syndication TV deal outside of the Sinclair family of networks. (Read the Report)

Sep 9

Top 5 Stories - September 8, 2014

(1) News & Notes from Monday’s Raw including the set-up for Brock Lesnar returning next week.

(2) WWE Smackdown is remaining on Friday nights and not shifting to Thursdays this fall, per Syfy’s updated schedule. (Read the Report) (SD TV Ratings Jump Above 2.0)

(3) WWE announced a Tag Title match for the Night of Champions PPV in two weeks.

(4) Update on ex-ROH World champion Michael Elgin unable to return to the U.S. for three months.

(5) WWE part-timer Batista’s movie is still #1.

Sep 7

Top 5 Stories - September 5-7, 2014 Weekend

(1) Jake Roberts was released from the hospital on Saturday and appeared at a FSW show in Las Vegas the same night. (Read the Report & Watch Jake’s Promo)

(2) Jay Briscoe captured the ROH World Title from Michael Elgin at Saturday’s Ring of Honor iPPV. (Read the Report) (Inside Story on Why ROH Switched The Title)

(3) WWE announced a Divas Title match and Mark Henry vs. Rusev for the Night of Champions PPV. (Read the Report)

(4) Line-up for Monday’s WWE Raw “Season Premiere” episode.

(5) TNA Impact TV ratings for Wednesday’s show.

Sep 5

Top 5 Stories - September 4, 2014

(1) WWE announced KENTA’s NXT debut on next week’s “Takeover” special, plus an appearance by Ric Flair. (Full Takeover Card)

(2) Latest Jake Roberts health update.

(3) Monday’s WWE Raw script was leaked online.

(4) WWE released PPV buys for the Battleground event in July.

(5) Weigh-in Results for TNA roster members fighting for Bellator MMA Friday night on Spike TV.

Sep 4

Top 5 Stories - September 3, 2014

(1) Monday’s WWE Raw episode on Labor Day continued a post-Summerslam TV ratings slide to the lowest rating in three months. (Read the TV Ratings Report)

(2) WWE legal updates on Alberto Del Rio and C.M. Punk.

(3) Jim Ross is heading to MMA announcing next month.

(4) The Rock announced a big movie role selection.

(5) DGUSA announced Drew McIntyre (Drew Galloway’s) next EVOLVE Title defense.

Sep 3

Top 5 Stories - September 1/2, 2014

(1) Jake Roberts continues to show signs of improvements following a serious health scare last week. (Read the Report)

(2) WWE announced two more title matches for the Night of Champions PPV. (Read the Report)

(3) WWE announced Jerry Springer for next week’s “season premiere” of Raw. (Read the Report)

(4) WWE Smackdown TV ratings surged to a one-month high, but Raw’s Twitter TV rating dropped to the #4 ranking on Monday night for the first time in two months. (Read the SD Report) (Raw Report)

(5) TNA presents two #1 contender matches and a Knockouts Title match Wednesday night on Impact. (Read the Preview)

Sep 1

Top 5 Stories - August 29-31, 2014 Weekend

(1) Jake Roberts remained sedated in a Las Vegas hospital after falling ill with double pneumonia. Doctors also discovered an “abnormality” in his brain. (Read the Report)

(2) Hulk Hogan talked to the crowd at the Canadian Fan Expo in Toronto about having one more match against John Cena. (Read the Report)

(3) “Stone Cold” Steve Austin appeared on ESPN’s popular “College Gameday” show on Saturday morning as the celebrity game-picker. (Read the Report)

(4) Ricochet won the 2014 Battle of Los Angeles tournament presented by PWG in California. Also in the tournament were big-names A.J. Styles, Chris Sabin, former WWE stars Evan Bourne and Curt Hawkins, and many more. (Read the Results)

(5) Styles challenged Canadian star Hannibal for the Great North Title on Saturday night. (Read the Results)


Top 5 Stories - August 28, 2014

(1) WWE Hall of Famer Jake “the Snake” Roberts was reportedly hospitalized with severe pneumonia. (Read the Report)

(2) WWE star Ryback released a video saying he will be out of action for a while recovering from surgery to address various injuries. (Read the Report)

(3) TNA Impact drew a 0.79 rating in its second week on Wednesday nights. (Read the TV Ratings Report)

(4) WWE named William Regal as the new GM of their NXT Developmental show. (Read the TV Results)

(5) TNA roster member King Mo signed a new long-term deal with the Bellator MMA promotion that airs on Spike TV. (Read the Report)


Top 5 Stories - August 23 & 24, 2014 Weekend

(1) WWE announced a big trio of Legends for Monday’s Raw to discuss John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar. (Read the Raw Preview)

(2) WWE Smackdown is returning to Thursday nights starting in October, per Syfy’s updated calendar. (Read the Report)

(3) John Cena returned to in-ring action on this weekend’s house shows as part of his first WWE appearance since Summerslam. (Read the Results)

(4) ROH World champion Michael Elgin completed the August Gauntlet by defending the ROH Title twice this weekend. (Read the Results)

(5) Heavy on Wrestling booked a huge line-up of wrestling legends for their Saturday show in Wisconsin. (Read the Line-up)


Top 5 Stories - August 21 & 22, 2014

(1) Hulk Hogan revealed the length of his new WWE contract and discussed how he has been used thus far in a new interview. (Read the Report)

(2) Steve Austin said on Friday’s PWTorch Livecast that the idea of wrestling again at WrestleMania 32 in Dallas intrigues him, but a lot of factors would have to line up for him to have a return match. (Listen Free) (Free & VIP Interview)

(3) Sting says Option B for a potential one-off WWE match is versus Triple H if his desired match with The Undertaker does not happen. (Read the Report)

(4) The first TNA Impact on Wednesday night drew a 0.65 rating. The show was down 24 percent in viewership from the final Thursday night airing. (Read the TV Ratings Report)

(5) DGUSA announced a DGUSA Title match of Ricochet vs. Uhaa Nation for their EVOLVE tour in New York next month. (Read the Report)