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Issue 1: May 7-9, 2012

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TOP OF WWE – Paul Heyman Returns to Raw
Paul Heyman made his return to WWE, appearing on screen this week on Raw for the first time since disappearing in December 2006, in the aftermath of a horrendous WWE/ECW December to Dismember PPV in which it became readily apparent that ECW could never be his “baby” in WWE. Heyman’s return was as the legal counsel for Brock Lesnar, and it is believed he will continue to make appearances throughout the year as Lesnar pops in and out of programming.

TOP OF TNA – Scott Steiner Still Ripping Hogan, TNA
Scott Steiner continues his verbal assault on both Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff on Twitter. While a lot of his complaints are likely to be valid, it very much comes off as sour grapes by a man who was let go from TNA not too long ago. Most likely, he is lobbying to get an angle to get back on the show.

TOP OF INDIES – Stacy Carter Returning to ECWA
Former WWE Women’s Champion “The Kat” Stacy Carter makes her return to the East Coast Wrestling Association on Saturday, June 2, 2012. If you’re in the PA/NJ/DE area you should definitely try to check this out. Carter last appeared for ECWA last May, and, prior to that, in June 2010 (when she smashed’s own Brady Hicks with a chair).

WWE Raw, Greensboro, NC—The Big Show d Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes [2:17] by count-out … Dolph Ziggler (w Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger) p WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston [6:34] … WWE Diva’s Champion Layla and Kelly Kelly b Natalya and Maxine [1:46] when Layla pinned Maxine … Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio d World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and Randy Orton [8:13] when Jericho pinned Sheamus … Brodus Clay p The Miz [3:24] …Lord Tensai and Daniel Bryan b WWE Champion CM Punk in a Handicap match [7:29] when Tensai submitted Punk. (05/07/2012)

WWE Raw Ratings
WWE Champion—CM Punk
1. Daniel Bryan (SD)
2. US Santino Marella
3. John Cena
4. Chris Jericho
5. Brodus Clay
6. Jack Swagger
7. Lord Tensai
8. Kofi Kingston
9. The Miz
10. Jack Swagger

Diva’s Champion—Layla
1. Beth Phoenix
2. Kelly Kelly

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