Both Ric Flair and Jake Roberts are expected to make appearances on tonight’s RAW, WWE.com are also hyping the following 5 points:
– With emotions running high, will Cena and Ambrose continue their game of one-upsmanship on Raw?
– “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes and Todd Chrisley from USA Network’s “Chrisley Knows Best,” make appearances.
– Big Show vs Rusev.
– Expect a response to what went down on SmackDown as Paige continues to covet the Divas Title.
– The next step for the Wyatt Family.
Batista In New Bond Film?
The big rumor making its way through the movie sites is that Batista has landed the role of villain Hinx in the upcoming Bond 24 film. Having also signed on to Bus 657 alongside Robert De Niro, Batista’s acting career is really starting off with a bang.
Noelle Foley Training To Wrestle
Mick Foley’s 20 year old daughter Noelle is currently training to wrestle locally in Long Island New York. Here’s what she says about herself on Twitter: “Hi, I’m Noelle. I have a slight obsession with blueberry and pumpkin coffee, my old man is a legend, and I eat pizza sideways. Oh yeah, and… NIPPLES!”
“Nipples” is a references to the Beyond The Mat documentary that shows her as a toddler jokingly saying the word and cracking up while playing with her father.
Eric Bischoff Discusses Ratings Data
Eric Bischoff recently discussed the influence of TV ratings and how you shouldn’t judge a wrestler based on what rating their segment drew, in an interview with Alternative Nation:
There’s a saying you may have heard many times before, it would be good to revisit it as we venture into this topic: numbers lie, and liars use numbers. I can look at ratings, whether they be minute by minute or quarter hour, and I can twist and turn them if I am talking to people who really don’t know what they’re doing, and who really can’t understand exactly what they’re hearing, or don’t really have access to the information, or don’t have the experience to counter argue it. I can take minute-by-minute numbers, and I can make them tell you any story I want you want to be told. It’s bulls***.
Now, you can look at quarter hour over an extended period of time, whether it’s a month, 3 months, or 6 months, and you can identify a trend. You can find some consistency, if everything else is consistent around it, and you can start to determine what might really be working, and what’s not working. You may be able to do that on a show to show basis, but anybody who takes the position that minute by minutes define a character, or define a format, or a define a story, either don’t know what the hell they’re talking about, or they have just enough knowledge to be dangerous, which is generally the case, or they’re full of s***, and they know it. It’s insane. The other part of your question was, did it ever influence me? No. It was one single piece of information, that’s all it was, one single piece of information that may or not have relevance in the context of an analysis of what you’re doing. But anybody who would sit down and say, ‘Oh the minute by minutes say that Joe Blow is doing great, and the talking segments are better’ is full of crap.