ABC Tag

- WWE Legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts is taking wrestling bookings as well as commercial work and seminars. E-mail Shannon at farmgirl@atlantic.net for more information. – Former WWE personality Mike Adamle has apparently disappeared. Adamle hasn’t been on the air for his job with NBC’s Chicago affiliate since May 14th and nobody is giving a reason why, besides he’s taking personal time off and will be back in a few weeks. For three months, Adamle disappeared a few years ago from his job with the ABC affiliate but returned laterRead More

Posted On March 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Draft Update, John Cena On Cooking Show, Vintage Matches

- John Cena will appear on the ABC cooking show The Chew this Wednesday. According to the show’s website, Cena will stop by as the co-hosts serve up some “hungry guy meals.” — The start time for the the April 23rd Raw Supershow from Detroit has been changed to 7:15 p.m, so the televised portion of RAW will be three hours. As noted earlier, the show is tentatively scheduled to be the draft show. John Cena and C.M. Punk vs. Chris Jericho and Kane is advertised as the dark matchRead More

Posted On January 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Cena’s “Angry Face”, Foley Bumped By Obama, McIntyre, DiBiase

- Mick Foley’s appearance on the ABC show Wife Swap will be postponed due to President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight. The episode will air next Tuesday at 9pm EST. – Ted DiBiase is backstage for tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Tucson, Arizona and sporting a brace on his wrist. DiBiase has reportedly been trying to downplay his wrist injury to those within WWE. – There is some confusion as to Drew McIntyre’s future on the SmackDown brand. McIntyre was fired by Teddy Long during last wek’s show,Read More

Posted On October 18, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WWE Announcer Makes ESPN And ABC TV Debut

As a bit of a “where are they now” update, former WWE announcer Todd Grisham made his official ESPNEWS debut this past weekend. Additionally, Grisham did updates for the ABC program, “America This Morning.”Read More

Posted On September 29, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Hogan Speaks On New Wife & New Start, TNA Star Appearance

Robbie E will be part of the VCW event at the Municipal Building in Newport, Vermont on October 22nd, 2011. TNA star Hulk Hogan recently sat down for an interview with ABC, and spoke on a number of topics including his new wife, Micro Championship Wrestling, and his plan for a new start in life. You can check out the interview by clicking on the video below:Read More

Posted On September 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Pushing Velvet Sky For DWTS, Knockout Turns 30, More

– TNA Wrestling is asking fans to vote for Velvet Sky to appear on the next season of Dancing with the Stars. Their statement reads: “Vote for Velvet Sky to appear on the next season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars! Dancing with the Stars Season 13 is right around the corner. You can help the IMPACT WRESTLING Knockout make it on the upcoming cast by making your voice heard at ABC.com!” More details are available here. — TNA returns to Windsor, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, Nov. 6 at theRead More

Posted On September 8, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

RAW General Manager Dropped? Ricardo Rodriguez, Arquette-WCW

- Regarding the mystery RAW General Manager, creative has not been told anything about the character except not to do anything with it each week. Some believe the angle is done with but it hasn’t been confirmed within the company. There have been recent RAW shows where the General Manager’s podium is set up and never used, and some weeks it’s not set up at all. – Ricardo Rodriguez has been on the road with WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio lately as his ring announcer and to do interference duringRead More

Posted On May 31, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Raw Rating Update, SD Rating, Jeremiah Riggs Speaks, More

- It looks like the Raw rating from last night will be delayed due to the Memorial Day holiday. – This past Friday’s episode of WWE Smackdown scored a 1.83 cable rating, down a bit from the previous week’s 1.89 rating. The show averaged 2.8 million viewers, down from the previous week’s 2.9 million viewers. – WWE Tough Enough contestant Jeremiah Riggs, who was eliminated last night, was interviewed by a local ABC affiliate in Mississippi today and seems to think that Andy will have a hard time beating LukeRead More

Posted On May 25, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jericho Makes DWTS Return, SD Dark Match & More WWE News

- Chris Jericho returned to Dancing with the Stars on ABC for their finale and did a “wrestler vs. boxer” dance routine with Sugar Ray Leonard. Michael Buffer did the introductions. – WWE NXT winner Johnny Curtis defeated Ted DiBiase in the dark match before this week’s WWE Smackdown and NXT tapings from Spokane, Washington. – The USA Network will feature a six-hour block of WWE programming on Monday, June 6th with the Tough Enough finale, a live RAW and repeats of each show from 11pm until 2am. – WWERead More

Posted On March 30, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Latest On WrestleMania Main Event, Update On Michael Cole

– There have been discussions all week about whether to close Sunday’s WrestleMania XXVII pay-per-view event with John Cena vs. The Miz or Triple H vs. The Undertaker. The latter match was scheduled to close the show last week, but Vince McMahon is going back and forth this week on what to do. — WWE Champion The Miz and WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight on ABC at midnight Eastern Time. — The reason “The Cole Mine” was constructed is because Michael ColeRead More

Posted On March 30, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Chris Jericho On Dancing With The Stars (Week 2)

Former WWE superstar Chris Jericho tied for the highest score on last night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars on ABC. Jericho scored 23 out of 30, up from last week’s score of 19. Jericho’s combined two-week score of 42 has him in a tie for fourth place overallon the show. The first elimination is scheduled for Tuesday night. WWE Diva Maryse was shown in the crowd on Monday’s episode, showing her support for Jericho. Check out this video of Chris Jericho’s week 2 performance:Read More

Posted On March 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Dancing With The Stars Draws Big Ratings (Press Release)

ABC sent out the following press release on Tuesday touting the ratings success of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, featuring Chris Jericho: On the heels of its dominant victory the prior week with The Bachelor finale, ABC turned in another big Monday win with the 12th season premiere of Dancing with the Stars leading into Castle. During prime, ABC beat out its closest competition (CBS) by 10.3 million viewers (19.1 million vs. 8.8 million) and by 61% in Adults 18-49 (4.5/13 vs. 2.8/8). In fact it was the 2nd straightRead More

Posted On March 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Miz Filming Video w/ Jimmy Kimmel This Week

PWMania.com learned that WWE Champion The Miz will appear in a video with ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to promote Kimmel’s involvement in THQ’s WWE All-Stars video game, which is blasting out on March 29th. The video will be shot this Thursday between 10am and Noon, outside the theatre at Hollywood and Highland. Also appearing in the video will be WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Keep checking back to WrestleZone for more details on this developing story.Read More

Posted On March 16, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Chris Jericho Training For Dancing With The Stars

As it was announced earlier this month, former WWE superstar and New York Times best selling author Chris Jericho will be participating on the upcoming season of the hit ABC show, Dancing With The Stars. Jericho’s dance partner will be professional dancer Cheryl Burke, who has competed on the show before. The first footage has been posted online of Chris Jericho and partner Cheryl practicing their moves in preparation for the upcoming competition. Check it out here: Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars premieres next Monday night, March 21Read More

Posted On February 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Jericho Rumored For Dancing with the Stars, Announcement Today

Chris Jericho is rumored to appear on the next of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, according to various mainstream news outlets including USA Today. The cast of the next season, which begins March 21, will be revealed tonight on ABC during The Bachelor. Jericho was reportedly considered for the show’s previous season in the fall. Jericho claimed that a scheduling conflict with his band led to him turning down an offer. Radio personality Eddie Trunk, a friend of Jericho’s, indicated over the weekend that the multi-time wrestling champion’s next careerRead More

Posted On February 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

USA Touts Ratings Success Of WWE Raw Each Monday

The following press release was issued earlier today: USA ORIGINALS LEAD WAY TO RATINGS WIN FAIRLY LEGAL #1 Scripted New Series Year-To-Date NEW YORK, NEW YORK – February 1, 2010 –In the fifth week of 2011, USA was the most watched network in cable’s prime among P25-54 (1.25 million), P18-49 (1.11 million), total viewers (3.06 million), and households (2.27 million) while earning the top household coverage rating in basic cable prime (2.27). USA was the only network to average over 3 million in total viewers or 2 million households inRead More
– Kurt Angle appears on tonight’s episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which airs at 8:00 p.m. on ABC. He gives a tour of an amateur wrestling facility that will be built as part of the home remodeling project. A preview clip of Angle’s appearance is available here. No mention of TNA is made as he is introduced as a 1996 Olympic gold medalist and multi-time world champion wrestler. — Based on statements made by Moore County District Attorney Maureen Kruger, the person administrating Jeff Hardy’s current legal case, theRead More

Posted On December 9, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Helps USA Network Win #1 Cable Channel

The USA Network sent out the following press release on Thursday afternoon: USA #1 FOR RECORD-SETTING FIFTH YEAR NEW YORK, NEW YORK – December 9, 2010 – USA is about to clinch the title as most watched cable network in 2010, extending its streak at #1 to an unprecedented 5 consecutive years among ad-supported networks, for P18-49, P25-54 and total viewers. With data thru Sunday 12/5, USA delivered more P18-49 (1.23 million, 11% over #2 ESPN), P25-54 (1.33 million, +21% over #2 ESPN), total viewers (3.14 million, +22% over #2Read More