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Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer revealed last month that WWE officials have made plans for Roman Reign’s ongoing mega-push to climax at WrestleMania 31 with a match against Brock Lesnar. This direction was decided “either shortly before or shortly after WrestleMania.” Lesnar’s beatdown of Cena at SummerSlam was originally intended for Daniel Bryan before he was sidelined due to injury, with Reigns being the WWE Superstar who would emerge to “save the day” at next year’s WrestleMania. Dr. Tom Prichard, who oversaw Reigns’ developmental as a professional wrestler whileRead More
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- A release date is now set for Queens of the Ring, a French film produced by WWE Studios and Karé Productions. According to the newly released final edition of WWE Magazine, the film is scheduled for release on DVD and digital download on Nov. 11 The film, which was produced in 2012, features cameos by The Miz, as well as departed WWE Superstars CM Punk and Eve (Torres). The film’s promotional poster is featured in the magazine and all three talents are advertised in bold print. According to WWE.com,Read More
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Posted On September 17, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Santino Marella Planning Comeback To WWE After Undergoing Neck Surgery

Just a little over two months after declaring his retirement from the squared circle, former WWE Superstar Santino Marella is making plans for a comeback after undergoing neck surgery recently. He revealed on his Facebook page this afternoon, “Surgery went well, there were some unexpected broken bones in my neck apparently but everything is looking good now, let the legendary comeback begin! 6 months till I get to do what I was born to do again, perform in front of the wwe universe.” Marella called it quits on July 6Read More
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Posted On September 17, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On How WWE May Introduce Prince Devitt On Television

After becoming a bona fide sensation in New Japan, the Irish-born Prince Devitt finds himself in WWE’s NXT division in Orlando, Florida. Prior to joining WWE, Devitt was largely considered one of the most highly sought free agents in the professional wrestling industry. Hailing from Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, the 33-year-old’s path to NXT and WWE has been circuitous: Initially trained in England, Devitt honed his craft in the United Kingdom and United States independent wrestling scenes before entering the notoriously disciplined dojos of New Japan Pro Wrestling. He alsoRead More
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Posted On September 17, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Chris Jericho Reveals How Kane Caused Him To Bleed On Monday’s WWE Raw

In a tune-up for his match with Randy Orton this Sunday at Night of Champions, Chris Jericho took on Kane and beat him. During the contest, Jericho drew a gash on his chin that required five stitches to close. Jericho addressed the injury on today’s edition of Talk Is Jericho on PodcastOne.com, where he revealed that Kane’s massive shoulder grazed him enough that it split his chin and made him bleed a bit. It forced them to pause the match, which Jericho hates since it kills the story, kills momentum,Read More
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Posted On September 17, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE & FOX Sports Latin America Announce Partnership (Press Release)

- The following was issued today: WWE AND FOX SPORTS LATIN AMERICA ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP México City, September 17, 2014 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) and FOX Sports Latin America today announced a five-year multi-channel agreement that will make WWE programming available in 56 million homes on various FOX Sports and FOX Premium platforms across all of Latin America, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela. The partnership will offer more than 480 hours of original WWE content per year. Starting Monday, October 6, FOX Sports will feature a live broadcast of WWE’sRead More
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D.J. Pringle, son of the late Paul Bearer, appeared on The Mike Roycroft Show, where he spoke out on inducting his father into the WWE Hall of Fame in April, reconnecting with Ultimate Warrior that weekend, and growing up backstage during the “Attitude Era.” Highlights from the interview are as follows: “Growing up with a backstage pass to the WWE during the “Attitude Era”: “Most of the time it was during the summer because dad would bring home an itinerary with (a map of) the United States on it andRead More
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The idea behind WWE’s ongoing storyline between AJ Lee and Paige has definitely been to tease sexual tension between the two. There was a creative decision made last weekend that they want to go further with the angle. No word yet on what they may have planned but nothing risky was done on this week’s RAW and it appears the same goes for last night’s SmackDown tapings. With the AJ vs. Paige storyline and a few other incidents like more adult language being used and Rosa Mendes being exposed onRead More
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- WWE’s website has a new poll asking fans how they would describe John Cena in one word – inspirational, resilient, loyal, unwavering, intense, tireless, tiresome, stubborn, abrasive, naive, verbose or “other.” With over 8,000 votes, 24% have voted for inspirational & loyal. The next closest are “other” with 11% and “tiresome” with 9%. – WWE.com has a new article with Superstars talking about some of the greatest pranks they’ve been involved in. Jack Swagger talked about an ongoing prank he and Zeb Colter have: “Going around now, me andRead More
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- Check out Michael Cole’s new sitdown interview with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Below are the highlights: * Lesnar says he came back to WWE for one reason only – to be at the top. He says everything that’s been put in front of him, he’s accomplished. * Cole says Lesnar has been The Hunter but he will be the hunted at Night of Champions. He’s going into show to just kick ass. Lesnar says that’s what he does, that’s what he enjoys and he’s good at it.Read More
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- It’s worth noting that WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is not being advertised for next Monday’s post-Night of Champions RAW from Memphis. – WWE Network will be adding Saturday Morning Slam episodes some time after October and episodes of Rock n’ Wrestling before the year is over. There are around 38 episodes of Saturday Morning Slam and around 25 episodes of Rock ‘n Wrestling.Read More
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Posted On September 17, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Five Incredible WWE Night Of Champions Matches – Five Things

Night of Champions is this Sunday which means Five Things offers you, the WWE Universe, five must-see Night of Champions matches worth a second look on WWE Network.Read More
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- Two new episodes of Beyond The Ring will premiere on the WWE Network this Saturday and will look at Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy. They are the documentary portions of the Twist of Fate DVD from 2008. – There is no WWE Night of Champions post-show scheduled for this Sunday night. The pay-per-view will replay at 11pm EST on the WWE Network. – WWE NXT announcer Rich Brennan appeared to be helping with some of the production aspects of the NXT Takeover event last week. Brennan, Corey Graves andRead More
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Posted On September 17, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Top WWE NXT Wrestler Reportedly Working As The Bunny On WWE TV Recently

- NXT star Sami Zayn has reportedly played The Bunny three times in the last two weeks on WWE TV. Zayn has been on the road with the main roster and apparently was the one who frog-splashed Titus O’Neil on last week’s RAW. The Bunny was wearing the same wrist tape that Zayn wears that night. The Bunny also did an impressive move at last night’s SmackDown tapings. Zayn worked those tapings in a dark match with other NXT stars. This does not mean that Zayn will be revealed asRead More
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- Reader Sanjay sent the following: Me and friends met Bad News Barrett at a Bangalore signing earlier and he joked that the Nexus Higher Power storyline would come full-circle in the next few years. He was very friendly like a normal guy and said WWE wants a big presence in India. – Former WWE and WCW star Marc Mero will be bringing his message of hope & inspiration to schools in Lloydminster, Canada this month and will be speaking at the 2014 Celebration of Hope Festival on September 19thRead More
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Posted On September 17, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Specials

Photo Of Hulk Hogan With Ken Jeong, David Hasselhoff & Rick Fox

Check out this photo of Hulk Hogan, Ken Jeong, David Hasselhoff and Rick Fox on the set of WWE Studios’ Celebrity Death Pool earlier this week:Read More
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- When the schedules for Fozzy and Chris Jericho were released earlier this summer, it was noted that Chris Jericho’s last WWE date would be the September 22nd RAW from Memphis, the night after Night of Champions. As we’ve noted, Jericho is now expected to finish up at Night of Champions on Sunday night. It’s still possible that he finishes the run on Monday night at RAW but he is not being advertised by WWE or the FedEx Forum in Memphis. – The WWE NXT Takeover pre-show was actually tapedRead More
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- WWE is advertising a match, as well as the Peep Show segment with Chris Jericho and Christian, for the one-hour Night of Champions Kickoff pre-show on Sunday. – As PWMania.com reported, Dean Ambrose is being advertised for next week’s WWE RAW in Memphis and the SmackDown tapings in Little Rock. He’s scheduled to team with Roman Reign to face Kane and Seth Rollins on Tuesday night, likely as a dark main event. – Former WWE star Bill “The Goon” Irwin turns 60 years old today while former nWo memberRead More
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The Miami Herald has an article about WWE NXT star Steve Cutler, who is a former United States Marine. Cutler was in full uniform on September 11th as JoJo sang the National Anthem to kick off the NXT Takeover event. Standing next to Cutler in his US Army blues was another military veteran, NXT star James Jensen. Cutler joined Pretty Boy Larry Sharpe’s Monster Factory wrestling school when he got out of the Marine Corps in November 2011. He talked about meeting WWE Superstar Darren Young while in the Marines:Read More