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- WWE’s recent tour of Australia was a huge success with three shows bringing in $3.3 million. They had near sellouts in Sydney and Melbourne. – Key stock analyst Richard Ingrassia of Roth Capital Partners recommends buying WWE stock because of pay-per-view numbers increasing 37% in the second quarter. Ingrassia cites WWE’s use of social media as the reason for the increase. He also noted that WWE should gain popularity based on the new Main Event show for Ion, the Saturday Morning Slam show on CW and the third extraRead More
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- The RAW crew is headed back from Australia to Chicago for Monday’s WWE RAW. We don’t have official numbers yet but fan reports indicate strong attendance for the shows. – Speaking of this week’s show, word is that we can expect a big angle with WWE Champion CM Punk in front of his hometown crowd. – RAW General Manager AJ Lee has an interview coming out in the next issue of WWE Magazine. – Former WWE Diva Trish Stratus is on the cover of the new issue of NextRead More
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- WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth held an anti-bullying rally in Sydney, Australia on Friday. Kofi Kingston told the kids that he used to be a bully in school. He said: “I’m not going to lie, I used to be a bully, when I was your age, I wanted to fit in and be in with the cool crowd. I would come home crying to my mom every day because she named me Kofi and people were making fun of my name and I wanted to beRead More
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- John Laurinaitis has recovered from his injury and is back working dark main events. Laurinaitis appeared at the end of John Cena vs. CM Punk vs. Big Show in Brisbane. Laurinaitis attacked Cena with a steel chair but caught an Attitude Adjustment. – No word yet on any fallout from Cameron’s arrest last Friday. She is on the current WWE RAW tour of Australia and worked last night’s live event in Brisbane in her normal role. – WWE Diva Rosa Mendes is back into the swing of things afterRead More
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Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry on his official website. Below are some highlights: – Backstage skits are largely, in my opinion feast or famine. The Anger management scenes were entertaining especially when Kane named off a list of some of his indiscretions including “burning a couple of people.” – The HHH highlights brought back some great memories for me including The Game’s 2X3 fall bout with @steveaustinBSR in Vegas on PPV which was the night after I called an XFL game in the rain in Chicago. IRead More
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Upon landing in Australia today for WWE’s three-event tour of the country, WWE Champion CM Punk posted numerous messages on Twitter disputing an online report attributed to F4WOnline.com claiming that he purposely bladed his forehead during his Steel Cage Match against Jerry Lawler on Raw. According to the report, Punk appeared to blade his forehead before returning to the cage a second time and then appeared to hand the used object to official Charles Robinson. Enclosing a photo of the top of his head stapled, Punk wrote, “The staples areRead More
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Mick Foley tweeted the following message today: Can I clear up this rumor about me not getting along with Triple H? Triple H is the man responsible for bringing me back to WWE. I am very happy in my role as WWE Ambassador, and have a variety of WWE projects due out in the next few months: a children’s book, a set of cards that I did the writing for, and the WWE13 game that I am apparently featured prominently in. I am hoping to use the release of theRead More
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- John Cena wrote the following about CM Punk after last night’s RAW: “I dont even know where to begin. The choices we make define our #legacy tonight the @wwe champ showed many things none have 2 do w #respect” – The WWE RAW crew is headed out to begin a quick international tour today. They will run in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday, Sydney on Friday and Melbourne on Saturday. – Hornswoggle and Cody Rhodes are doing local media in Green Bay this morning to promote tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings.Read More
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- As reported Tuesday, WWE.com is no longer advertising Beth Phoenix for next week’s four-event Raw brand tour of Australia after she was listed as appearing as recently as late last week. Additionally, she been pulled from all television tapings and live events through the month of September. According to WWE.com, her next scheduled appearance takes place on October 1 for a Raw taping at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After news surfaced Tuesday night concerning her whereabouts, Phoenix tweeted, “Thank u for all of the supportRead More
As noted before, Matt Morgan reportedly finished up with TNA over the weekend and then posted a tweet that teased a WWE return. F4Wonline.com reports that Morgan is still scheduled to do a promotional tour for TNA in Australia next week. No word yet if TNA has made other arrangements or if Morgan will be sticking around for the tour. F4Wonline believes that WWE will not hire Morgan right now because of the lawsuit from TNA that’s ongoing.Read More

Posted On June 14, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Seeking To Partner With US Olympics, Talents Encouraged

- WWE is trying to open a relationship with the US Olympic committee so they will have an “in” for prospective Olympic athletes who either don’t quite make the team or those who do well but are in sports where there are no professional leagues. WWE would be interested in the wrestlers, of course, but the feeling is they would also be interested in making stars out of weight men such as shot putters, discus throwers or Olympic lifters. – FCW brought in 23 to 35 athletes this past weekRead More

Posted On May 20, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Possible *Spoilers* For Tonight’s WWE Over The Limit PPV

- During Friday’s SmackDown broadcast in Australia, promos aired stating that John Cena would face John Laurinaitis and Lord Tensai in a handicap match during the company’s three day tour on August 30th. – Promos also aired in Hartford, CT during SmackDown hyping the same Cena vs. Tensai & Laurinaitis handicap match for the June 11th RAW in Hartford. The promo also stated that CM Punk would be defending the WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan at the show. – The Big Show is still being advertised for the Smackdown liveRead More
Former WWE creative team writer Dan Madigan appeared on the Review-a-Wai podcast with John Pollock and Wai Ting to commemorate the anniversary of MAY 19TH when WWE released See No Evil. The full review of the film and interview with Madigan is up on The LAW website and here is an excerpt from the chat regarding an idea Vince McMahon had for Kane’s character, Jacob Goodnight: “I get a call from Gregory Dark, the director. He says, “We’ve got a little problem here.” This call is from Australia. I said,Read More

Posted On May 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Possible *Spoiler* For WWE Over The Limit PPV

Advertisements that aired on the Smackdown broadcast in Australia indicated that John Cena will face off against John Laurinaitis and Lord Tensai during their three day tour on August 30th. That would mean Laurinaitis won’t get fired this weekend if they let the cat out of the bag early on the broadcast. (Source: PWInsider)Read More

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

Lesnar & Sable At Jimmy John’s, Tag Champs On SD, Reks-Hawkins

- Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins continue to play up their firings on Twitter and Facebook. Reks posted the following statement on his Facebook today: “Trended #2 in the UK, Trended in Australia, trended in multiple US States, but not worldwide – apparently that’s what was needed. Thanks for trying faithful fans. It’s been a good run, especially with Hawkins – but it’s officially over. Twitter still won’t let me post, so spread the word. Much love to everyone who supported us. Signing off for a while and going homeRead More

Posted On March 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Sheamus In Australia, WWE Returning To Mexico, Tonight’s NXT

- Sheamus is off this weekend’s live events as he will be in Australia. You can meet “The Great White” at Big W Bankstown at Centro Bankstown, 1A North Terrace, 2 Rickard Road in Bankstown, Australia this Saturday at 3:00 pm. Sheamus is scheduled to be back in the U.S. for RAW this Monday in Philadelphia, PA. – Here are matches for today’s episode of WWE NXT, taped at last night’s SmackDown taping in Columbus, OH: * The Usos vs. Darren Young & Titus O’Neil * Alex Riley & PercyRead More

Posted On March 4, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Announced For Raw, WWE Diva Not On Facebook, Punk

– With SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long taking control of Monday’s Raw Supershow, he announced on Friday’s SmackDown that David Otunga will face The Great Khali in a singles match. — WWE is still filming content for their upcoming CM Punk video release. The title is scheduled for release in the fall. — Sheamus will appear at Big W Bankstown in Bankstown, Australia on Saturday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. — A.J. confirmed via Twitter that she does not have a Facebook account—there are dozens of pages portraying the WWERead More

Posted On February 22, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Releasing Top 25 ECW Matches On DVD & Blu-ray

- WWE will be releasing a new ECW DVD this year as Shock Entertainment, the official WWE distributor for Australia, has the set on their list of DVD’s scheduled to be released later this year. “WWE: Biggest Matches in ECW History” looks to be released in Australia on June 6th, which means it would hit other locations worldwide around the same time. It’s scheduled to be released as a three-disc DVD and a two-disc Blu-ray. Here’s the synopsis from Shock: “All new 3 DVD set, collecting The 25 greatest matchesRead More

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

Bruce Springsteen Has A Problem With WWE

Bruce Springsteen has a problem that involves WWE. The music icon recently announced a world tour, however, rumored dates of Australia conflict with next summer’s WWE European tour. Here are the rumored dates for Springsteen: AUGUST 27 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD 28 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD 31 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC SEPTEMBER 1 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC 5 – Allphones Arena, Sydney, NSW 6 – Allphones Arena, Sydney, NSW 8 – Vector Arena, Auckland, NZ Below are the confirmed WWE Raw World Tour dates:Read More