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Thanks to Telly Bistis for sending this in: We have been informed by Cynthia Heenan, wife of legendary WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, that Bobby will not be able to appear at this years “Alamo City Comic Con” in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Heenan was scheduled to appear later this month for “Clutch City Productions” at one of the biggest conventions in Texas, however Mr. Heenan has canceled his appearance due to health reasons. We ask that you keep Bobby in your prayers. Confirmed wrestlers still scheduledRead More
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Posted On September 12, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Viewership Down For Wednesday’s Episode Of TNA Impact Wrestling

Wednesday’s episode of TNA Impact Wrestling on Spike TV drew 1.049 million viewers, this is down from the previous week’s 1.095 million viewers. TNA moved to Wednesday nights back on August 20th. Last week’s viewership was the highest since moving to Wednesdays.Read More
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Posted On September 11, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Reportedly Trying To Sell Their Tape Library To Warner Bros.

- This report has not been confirmed but TheWrap.com reports that WWE is looking to sell its entire tape library to Warner Bros. studios. The Wrap reports that two sources close to negotiations say Warner is in talks to acquire WWE’s library. Bother WWE and Warner declined to comment on the story. WWE’s library has almost 150,000 hours of content and is currently held by Cinedigm. A source close to Cinedigm told The Wrap that there is no end date for WWE’s contract with Cinedigm but the company is transitioningRead More
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- The dark match before Takeover Thursday saw WWE Divas Champion Paige defeat Becky Lynch. Paige gave props to Becky and hugged her after the match. – Hideo Itami, the former Kenta, tweeted the following after his segment with William Regal and The Ascension at NXT Takeover Thursday: Thank u for took care of me tonight. @WWENXT #NXTTakeover #HideoItami I need your support! #HideoItami is coming! pic.twitter.com/k8wywhZf4x — Kenta Kobayashi (@KENTAK312) September 12, 2014 – Former TNA Knockout SoCal Val was in attendance for Thursday’s NXT Takeover event. She oftenRead More
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- Kenta’s new NXT ring name is Hideo Itai. He did a segment with William Regal tonight and got into it with The Ascension. Kenta’s in-ring debut will come next Thursday night. – Sin Cara and Kalisto are now known as The Lucha Dragonz. As noted, they defeated The Ascension to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions at Takeover 2 tonight.Read More
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Posted On September 11, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

WWE NXT Takeover 2 Results – September 11, 2014

We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Renee Young. Match Number One: Kalisto and Sin Cara versus Konnor and Viktor for the NXT Tag Team Titles Cara and Viktor start things off and Cara avoids Viktor going at the legs. They lock up and Viktor with a punch to the midsection followed by a chop. Viktor with a Canadian Lifter but Cara with a springboard head butt and springboard cross body. Cara with a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Cara isRead More
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Watch several video highlights from NXT TakeOver.Read More
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- WWE Studios will begin filming Celebrity Death Pool next week. The movie features actor Ken Jeong, Hulk Hogan and David Hasselhoff. Other names will be announced in the next week. Hogan’s role was described as one that gives him some really great lines. – Besides Kenta, there are rumors that another debut may happen at WWE NXT Takeover 2 tonight. – No word yet on who will be replacing Ric Flair at Takeover tonight but Flair tweeted the following about his daughter today: So proud of my daughter @MsCharlotteWWE.Read More
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Posted On September 11, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Big Name No Longer Appearing At WWE NXT Takeover 2 Tonight

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is no longer appearing at tonight’s WWE NXT Takeover 2 event on the WWE Network. Flair was originally scheduled for a segment to introduce Kenta. Apparently there is a personal conflict that caused Flair to be off the show.Read More
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- Jack Swagger vs. Bo Dallas or Adam Rose and The Bunny vs. Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil could be announced for the WWE Night of Champions Kickoff pre-show match. We noted before that there was talk of having Darren Young be The Bunny but there’s been no confirmation that he’s ready to return yet. – WWE pushing Kenta is said to be a big deal. There’s a reason Hulk Hogan was brought to Japan to introduce him earlier this summer and apparently there’s talk that he could be linkedRead More
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- WWE’s website has an article with Cesaro where he predicts tonight’s NXT Takeover event. He commented on the NXT Tag Team Title match between Sin Cara & Kalisto and The Ascension: “It’s about time that Konnor and Viktor face some competition. I’m sick of them touting their long reign; they’ve not even beaten a handful of worth challengers. Sin Cara and Kalisto will be a good test for the champions. Rise and shine boys, it’s going to be a long night.” – NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte tweeted the followingRead More
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- Most WWE developmental contracts are said to be in the $24,000 to $25,000 per year range, with two or three year commitments. There may be exceptions if a talent has a strong name or if the company thinks they are a top prospect. – Below are recent WWE attendance figures: * September 5th in Terre Haute, IN drew 3,600 fans * September 6th in Dayton, OH drew 3,300 fans * September 6th in Hampton, VA drew 3,000 fans * September 7th in State College, PA drew 2,500 fans *Read More
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WWE’s website has a new poll up for a future episode of WWE Countdown on the WWE Network, asking what was SmackDown’s most epic moment. The options are: * Big Boss Man crashes Big Show’s father’s funeral * Rhyno Gores Chris Jericho through the SmackDown set * Mr. McMahon’s lie detector test with Mr. America * Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie brawl at a funeral home * “Stone Cold” Steve Austin blows up the DX bus * Kurt Angle kisses Stephanie McMahon * The wedding of Billy & Chuck *Read More
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- WWE’s upcoming Sting DVD does not feature any new interview footage with Sting, WrestlingDVDNews.com confirms. The DVD does have other stars talking about Sting in between matches. – Jake “The Snake” Roberts is still in Las Vegas recovering and appeared at the Future Stars of Wrestling training school on Monday with Sinn Bodhi. Jake talked with students, helped train them and ran drills on them. – Below is video of John Cena and Big Show paying tribute to Derek Jeter as he prepares to retire from Major League Baseball:Read More
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- Wrestle-1’s Jimmy Suzuki noted on Twitter that ticket sales for TNA Bound For Glory in Tokyo are going well and that fans from England, Australia and Singapore will be attending. – Courtesy of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, below are recent TNA attendance figures: * 425 fans on September 5th in Charlottesville, VA for Turning Point tapings * 900 fans on September 7th in Fayetteville, NC for international TV tapings – Below is a promo for next Wednesday’s TNA No Surrender event:Read More
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Posted On September 11, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Five Rarely Seen Championship Matches – WWE Five Things

Five championship matches you might not have known were on WWE Network are highlighted on Five Things. Which match will you check out first?Read More
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- Michael Cole revealed on Twitter that he’s at Full Sail University for tonight’s Takeover event. Cole mentioned that Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Renee Young will be the announcers tonight. – Paul Heyman turns 49 years old today. – Remember to join us tonight at 7:30pm EST for live WWE NXT Takeover coverage.Read More
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Check out the full schedule for Thursday, day 201 of the WWE Network launch: 3:00 am ET – Best of Raw: 9/2/13. Daniel Bryan fights the leadership of WWE COO Triple H. Cody Rhodes finds his career in Jeopardy. CM Punk responds to Paul Heyman’s attack. 5:30 am ET – Video Vault: 3/29/87. At WrestleMania III, Ricky Steamboat challenges Macho Man Randy Savage for his Intercontinental Title in a performance that stole the show. 6:00 am ET- Attitude Era Raw: 8/9/99. The millennium comes early with the shocking WWE debutRead More
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- It was reported last week that Daniel Bryan will not need another surgery and they were expecting him to return in around three months. It was also noted that Bryan could be back sooner than three months. – We noted a few months ago that there was talk of WWE NXT star Corey Graves having his in-ring career ended due to a second concussion. It was also revealed that Graves had been helping with production at NXT live events. He is still helping at the WWE Performance Center inRead More