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- There haven’t been any complaints coming out of WWE over WrestleMania XXX payoffs. It was expected that with the WWE Network launching, WrestleMania bonuses would be drastically reduced. Steve Austin, The Rock and Hulk Hogan were paid a flat fee for their segment at WrestleMania XXX, instead of the usual deal top stars get based on a percentage. This was done because they weren’t pushed ahead of time and did not work a match. – Former NFL star Shawne Merriman had been training to be a wrestler and anRead More
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WWE’s Vice President of Venue Merchandising & Operations Alan Rebhun was let go several months ago, right after WrestleMania XXX. Rebhun was released after he hired a vending company, which went bankrupt twice, to handle the concessions at WrestleMania XXX. The concessions were poorly staffed and disorganized. To top it off, there was a large sum of money missing at the end of the weekend. Rebhun did bring some positives to the company as he was previously responsible for raising the prices of t-shirts at live events from $25 toRead More
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There is still no fallout from Rey Mysterio’s taped appearance at AAA’s TripleMania pay-per-view last week. Nobody from WWE has contacted Mysterio about any matter since May but his paychecks are still coming regularly. WWE’s legal department has not contacted AAA either, about Mysterio or Alberto Del Rio. It’s worth noting that WWE did not ask Rey to appear at the August 23rd live event in his hometown of San Diego. (Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)Read More
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Daniel Bryan recently spoke with Brian Fritz of Between The Ropes during SummerSlam weekend. Below are some highlights: What has this year been like for you because there have been so many ups and downs? Yeah, it been tough just because there’s been some really good things and there’s been some really bad things. When my father had passed away, that was literally, probably the hardest day of my life. But a lot of people can relate to that. I’m not alone in mourning the loss of my father. That’sRead 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 which Superstar had the oddest job in history. The options are: * Duke “The Dumpster” Droese * Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake * Phantasio * Dr. Isaac Yankem, DDS * IRS * Big Boss Man * Repo Man * The Roadie * The Hurricane * The Mountie * The Godfather * Xanta Klaus * Sparky Plugg * Dean Douglas * Skinner The results will be revealed on a future episode of WWERead More
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- Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro was planned for Monday’s WWE RAW at one point but it was changed to Cesaro vs. Rob Van Dam for the #1 contender shot at United States Champion Sheamus. – Regarding Michael Cole mentioning on WWE Main Event that Ryback will be out of action for two weeks, word backstage last night is that he will be back by late September. We noted before that WWE sources do not believe he is injured. – WWE stock was down 1.28% today, closing at $14.64 per share.Read More
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The status of WWE’s stable with Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods has been a hot topic among fans this week. The group has been used at recent WWE live events and in dark matches, both as heels and babyfaces. The members of the group have been told that they will still be used together in the future. WWE officials are trying to figure out how the group will be presented and how they want to move forward with it. (Source: PWInsider)Read More
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The original plan for Monday’s WWE RAW was for Big Show and Mark Henry to face Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, which was actually taped for SmackDown. The plan was for Bray Wyatt to attack Big Show after the match and lay him out with Sister Abigail, as a way to show how dangerous Wyatt still is. The idea was to come out of RAW with momentum for Wyatt. Plans changed some time Monday afternoon and they went with the six-man match that pretty much saw Cena run through TheRead More
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- Below is Triple H’s latest sitdown interview with Michael Cole. – Here are the highlights: * Triple H says John Cena asked for his rematch against Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions and it may not be the smartest thing but Cena wanted it. Triple H agrees with Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair about Cena’s chances. Triple H said if Hogan was honest with himself, which Triple H doesn’t think he ever is, he would agree with them too. * He says he saw a man who was reallyRead More
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PWMania.com reported how Ryback tweeted that he was going away for a while. His tweet included a photo of his action figure standing over CM Punk’s action figure with a “sorry punk” commented. WWE sources noted to PWInsider that back when Ryback feuded with Punk in 2012, there was a spot at an event where Ryback was supposed to drop Punk through a table. The spot was botched and Punk hit the floor, causing Punk to be hurt. Some of the wrestlers were under the impression this week that RybackRead More
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The El Rey Network issued the following: EL REY NETWORK AND MARK BURNETT’S ONE THREE MEDIA ANNOUNCE PRODUCTION START ON ‘LUCHA UNDERGROUND’ Hour-Long Weekly Series, Shooting in Los Angeles, To Feature Five ‘Luchadores’ From Popular Lucha Libre AAA Franchise Premiering Wednesday, October 8th at 8:00 PM ET/PT, High-Octane Series Anchors New Night of Original Unscripted Programming; Network Also Unveils Series Key Art Austin, TX– August 27, 2014 – El Rey Network puts its spin on lucha with “Lucha Underground”, an original action-packed series from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett’s OneRead More
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Posted On August 27, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Eden Goes On A Tasty Backstage Tour At WWE

Eden introduces the WWE Universe to Jen – the queen of WWE catering, and snatches a t-shirt from the WWE merchandise guys.Read More
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- WWE’s website spoke to Paul Heyman about Shane Douglas and the birth of the original ECW. Heyman talked about why he chose Douglas to launch ECW instead of another star: “Shane Douglas’s work in the first 11 months as The Franchise of ECW was so groundbreaking. He made people forget about his on-air persona in WCW and successfully reinvented himself as The Franchise in ECW. He became a homegrown talent in the same way The Public Enemy, Tommy Dreamer and Joey Styles were recognized as homegrown talent. Though theRead More
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Ethan Carter III recently spoke with Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald. Here are some highlights: Online negativity towards TNA: “From the standpoint that people who claim to love something so much would have such angst towards it sometimes, that’s what I don’t understand. They don’t enjoy it so much. That’s what bothers me. The talent or people in production or creative or even people who set up the ring, they put so much effort into putting on shows for entertainment, and there are people who have such unnecessary hatredRead More
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- WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will become the 14th Superstar in history to hold the WWE Title for a total of 1 full year this week. – WWE seamstress Sandra of Total Divas fame will be presenting ‘“Flashback”: The 2014 Vintage Fashion Collection’ at the Tampa Theatre on August 28th, tomorrow night. Details are at this link. The event will feature several WWE Superstars and Divas on the runway and it will be filmed for Total Divas. There will also be a meet & greet. We already knowRead More
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There has been talk within WWE for about 6-8 weeks that John Cena is still having problems with his shoulder but is now having more problems with his neck. These are longterm nagging issues that Cena has been dealing with. It was also said that there are a lot of people within WWE keeping an eye on Cena to see where he will be going forward in regards to acting and not wrestling as much. There are also people within WWE who say Cena appears to be in pain andRead More
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PWMania.com reported yesterday that there’s a lot of speculation within WWE that Batista may not be back as he’s experiencing major success with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. One WWE source noted to PWInsider that the company ignored Batista being in Guardians of the Galaxy because he wasn’t on their TV as a performer. Apparently the Guardians producers didn’t want to buy WWE advertising for the movie. One source in WWE speculated that Marvel didn’t want the movie to become a “wrestler movie.” There’s also a feeling within WWE thatRead More
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- Rob Van Dam officially wrapped up his current WWE run at last night’s tapings in Ontario. RVD’s last match will come against Seth Rollins on this week’s SmackDown. RVD’s WWE deal is set up for him to work 90-day intervals but he worked a little over this time. – PWMania.com reported that Bad News Barrett is being advertised for WWE’s tour of Europe in November. Barrett has been told he will be cleared to wrestle in December but they are hoping for November so he can wrestle on theRead More
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- The dark main event after last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Ontario, CA saw Kane and Seth Rollins attack Roman Reigns. Reigns came back with a Superman punch for both of them and cleared the ring to end the show. – Monday night’s WWE RAW ranked #3 among non-sporting events for the night in Nielsen’s new Twitter TV ratings, behind The Emmys & Love and Hip-Hop. RAW had a unique audience of 1.365 million, which represents the number of Twitter accounts that commented on the show. This was downRead More