The Week That Was in Professional Wrestling
By John “JCD” Dimiceli
January 7, 2013 – January 13, 2013 (Published Prior To TNA on PPV)
- Dolph Ziggler, 3MB, and Antonio Cesaro were announced to join John Cena, Sheamus, and Randy Orton in the Royal Rumble match.
- Raw had its best rating since August with the 3rd hour showing a huge increase.
- Zack Ryder ended Z True Long Island Story after 100 episodes.
- El Generico began the physical and drug screening in anticipation of a WWE deal.
- Trent Baretta and Buggy Nova were released.
- Nash, HHH, Xpac, HBK and Gunn reunited at NXT.
- NXT announced a Tag Team Championship.
- TNA announced a Big 4 PPV schedule for 2013, with the other months featuring “1 Night Only” PPV specials.
- TNA Impact lost 300,000 viewers from the previous week.
- Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan are getting married on Impact next week. Because wrestling weddings always go off without a hitch.
Until next week…and remember to check out PWP Radio Tuesday Night at 9pm and Oh You Didn’t Know Wednesday Night at 9pm.