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Posted 06 December 2012 - 14:55

WWE Diva Layla is now sporting a bit of a new look. She tweeted the following last night:

"Loving my new hair I always wanted to be blonde!!!"


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 16:07

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 16:10

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The world needs more Layla

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 16:10

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Ooh, that should mean he'll get called up to the main shows soon! :D

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 16:22

WWE recently uploaded this to Youtube...



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:40

As we previously reported, TNA has announced that the 2013 Lockdown PPV will take place at The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. We also noted that The Alamodome is a venue which can hold up to 70,000 people, so concerns began to arise as to how TNA would fill such a large venue.
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that TNA plans to setup The Alamodome to hold about 4,000 fans, which should make the venue more conducive to TNA's usual PPV audience.

Additionally, tickets for the event officially went on sale today, and you can check out ImpactWrestling.com for more details and for VIP package information.

The 2013 Lockdown PPV is expected to be TNA's first step towards scaling back on the amount of yearly PPV events the company runs, as Lockdown is now being held in March, and the February PPV has been scrapped.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:53

4,000? :huh: What's the bloody point of going there, then?! They might as well have gone with the AT&T Center (19,000 max capacity, and that's for concerts).

Scratch that; apparently WWE have an exclusive deal with the AT&T Center when it comes to wrestling, so TNA wouldn't be able to use that.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:58

Doesn't make sense. They must have gotten a good deal.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:12

Doesn't make sense. They must have gotten a good deal.

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. There's a comment on the article which seems to explain things well...

The Alamodome, unlike the AT&T Center, is not regularly used. It's a bit older too and has gone through a number of renovations meant to attract national acts to use the facility; this includes making it viable for acts that don't draw 70,000 people (which is most of them). One of the more recent renovations actually segmented the facility to provide a smaller venue within the larger facility. It seems likely that TNA doesn't have to pay the cost for the entire facility if they are going to use a small portion of it. Also, it seems likely that booking the Alamodome is comparably less expensive given their struggles in attracting national acts.

TNA is obviously not booking it out of some delusion of grandeur. Management seems to think they can draw bigger crowds in Texas (not incredibly bigger, but slightly since their largest crowd ever was there.) They also want to avoid very small crowds. When I saw Lockdown in Nashville last year, there were barely 1,000 people there. So, it seems possible that this isn't a horrible decision. I'm sure TNA management planned on using a smaller configuration and evaluated their costs and risks accordingly.


Oh, and I just found the seating plan for the show over on TicketMaster:

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Shows how little of the arena is gonna be used. They could hold their own version of WCW World War 3 in there if they wanted to.

I also just looked up ticket prices; there's seven prices: $15, $20, $35, $50, $60, $125 & $150 (well, after fees and taxes, $19.98, $25.14, $42.09, $59.63, $69.90, $141.60 & $169.90). I'm assuming they're good value (up to $35); don't think many wrestling fans would complain at getting to watch a three-hour PPV live in person for $15. Unless it was CZW. :p

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:46

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That episode is airing on January 9th. And the week after,
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