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Posted On October 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Details On CM Punk Turning Down A WWE Movie Role & More

CM Punk recently turned down a WWE Studios movie role, according to an interview he gave in Australia last week. This past summer when Punk was considering leaving WWE and negotiating a new contract, Stephanie McMahon offered him the lead role in the movie “No One Lives.” Punk stated that Stephanie thought he was perfect for one of the characters, described as a “30-something scumbag with dirtbag good looks and soulless eyes.” Punk said he considered the role, but decided to pass on it because he thought he might beRead More

Posted On October 6, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk Heading To Australia, Divas Of Doom News

- CM Punk noted on Twitter that he’s headed down under to Australia this week for the Nickelodeon’s Australian Kid’s Choice Awards, which tapes this Friday. Punk is nominated for the “Baddest Baddie” award. – Natalya wrote on Twitter that she and Beth Phoenix are working on a a new double-team move called “The Drop of Doom.” She teased, “Coming soon to an arena near you” and posted an image of her and Beth’s action figures performing the move.Read More

Posted On July 13, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock Says He’s Going To Beat Up Cena Before WrestleMania

Via online video, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson responded to John Cena’s “hot garbage;” being ripped at a live event Australia for abandoning WWE fans in favor of a career in Hollywood. In a Rock-style promo, Johnson explains what he meant when he said he would never leave WWE, saying people don’t like “phony punks” and promising to whoop Cena’s ass. Johnson also implied that he will be meeting Cena before WrestleMania XXVIII. “The Rock cannot wait for WrestleMania,” he said. “(Team Bring It) is going to find you before WrestleMania.Read More

Posted On July 12, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Cena Interview; Wants Anti-Cena Crowd In Chicago

John Cena was recently interviewed by The Chicago Tribune, and discussed his upcoming match with CM Punk at Money in the Bank. He also discusses the notoriously anti-Cena crowd in Chicago: “Chicago fans greeted me with a ‘(Expletive) you, Cena’ chant,” Cena said recently over the phone from Sydney, Australia, where WWE was touring at the time. “Chicago fans cheer and boo who they want. They’re great fans whether they like me or not. They show you how they feel. I don’t like crowds that sit on their hands.Read More

Posted On July 6, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Very Determined To Re-Sign Rey Mysterio

Several key WWE sources have informed us that the new priority for talent executive John Laurinaitis is to re-sign Rey Mysterio, whose contract expires early in 2012. “Laurinaitis has a lot of egg on his face right now,” we were told, “think about all the talent that has refused to re-sign. Jericho wouldn’t re-sign. MVP wouldn’t re-sign. Punk won’t re-sign. Even undercard wrestlers like Chavo (Guerrero) won’t re-sign right now. Laurinaitis needs a key re-signing to keep his corporate credibility alive right now!” With the serious fallout from CM Punk’sRead More
A WWE spokesman noted to GLAAD in their response to CM Punk uttering an anti-gay slur during yesterday’s Raw live event in Australia that the wrestler is legitimately leaving the organization following the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event on July 18. OpposingViews.com printed the following in their article: “WWE officials also told GLAAD this morning that CM Punk’s contract will expire in a few weeks, he will not be immediately renewed, and he will no longer be with WWE as of July 18. A spokesperson told us “this departureRead More

Posted On July 5, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Report: Update On CM Punk & His Interesting Apology

According to several sources in WWE, CM Punk’s apology on Twitter was written by Punk without the prompting of WWE officials. While WWE higher-ups were definitely talking yesterday about Punk’s actions, the controversial Punk was apparently legitimately embarrassed by the video and posted the apology before the WWE officials got involved. “Punk was telling everyone in the locker room that he felt like a complete douche,” one wrestler currently on the tour in Australia told WrestleZone this morning. “His tweet were in his words, because that’s how he really felt.”Read More

Posted On July 4, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ted DiBiase DVD Update, CM Punk News, Arn Anderson, More

- Former World Champions Sid Vicious and Barry Windham both turn 51 years old today. – Several fans sent word that CM Punk is sporting a new mustache on the current Australia tour. – After Randy Orton pushed for Arn Anderson to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame next year on Twitter, Chris Jericho and William Regal have also endorsed Arn for the Hall. – Jim Ross wrote the following to a fan on his website regarding a Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase DVD: “Last I heard oneRead More

Posted On July 4, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Cena Blasts The Rock During Perth Live Show Promo

Thanks to Todd Haley for sending this in: During last night’s WWE live event in Perth, Australia, John Cena cut a promo on The Rock and basically tore him apart. Cena said he’s a professional wrestler and not an actor, and that he made the 20 hour flight to Australia to entertain the live crowd, something The Rock would never do. He also said that for everyone who is clamoring for The Rock to get back into the ring, they’ll have to wait until April 1st because that’s the onlyRead More
– Chavo Guerrero’s first post-WWE appearances have been announced as he will be competing at World Wrestling Council’s Aniversario events in Puerto Rico. On July 15 in Ponce, he will team up with WWE developmental talent Orlando Colon in a tag team match against Los Fugitivos de la Calle. The follow night in Bayamon, he will square off against WWE Superstar Primo in a singles match. Also advertised to appear are former WWE Superstar Carlito, TNA wrestler Abyss, TNA Knockout Sarita, former ECW World Heavyweight Champion Steve Corino, former TNARead More
– In today’s birthdays, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart turns 54 years old, WWE referee Charles Robinson turns 47, former WWE star Scotty 2 Hotty turns 38 and former WWE Diva Amy Weber turns 41. — Jerry Lawler is advertised to appear at the Norfolk Tides minor leagus baseball game at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia on Sunday, July 24 at 6:15 p.m. — CM Punk’s current storyline was continued at yesterday’s Raw live event in Sydney, Australia. Ring announcer Tony Chimel announced at the start of the showRead More

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

Complete WWE Overseas Tour Schedule

Below is WWE’s complete overseas tour shedule: July 1 in Sydney, Australia July 2 in Melbourne, Australia July 3 in Perth, Australia July 4 in Adelaide, Australia July 5 in Brisbane, Australia July 6 in Auckland, New Zealand July 7 in Cape Town, South Africa July 8 in Durban, South Africa July 9 and 10 in Johannesburg, South Africa Advertised matches for the tour are: John Cena vs. R Truth for The WWE Title & Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk. They fly back home after the Sunday show in SouthRead More

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

WWE Crew Flying To Australia, Matt Hardy Update, Beth Phoenix

- The WWE crew is currently on a 15-hour flight to Sydney, Australia for the company’s latest “down under” tour of Australia and New Zealand. – TNA star Matt Hardy, who is currently out of action and reportedly suspended from the company, tweeted the following on Wednesday about his time off: “It’s amazing how healthy your body gets when u actually have a chance to rest it, not take bumps everynight, & don’t travel on an ungodly schedule.. I’m getting.. BETTER :) ” – Beth Phoenix, who has been linkedRead More

Posted On June 2, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Latest On CM Punk’s Contract Status With WWE

According to WWE’s Live Event website, CM Punk is only scheduled to appear at television tapings and the Money in the Bank PPV after returning from the WWE World Tour in Australia on July 6th. All signs are indicating that he will be making an exit from WWE this summer. The Straight Edge Superstar has not renewed his contract with WWE, so it appears that if he does indeed leave the company, it would be by the end of July.Read More
– Two matches have been announced for Raw tonight: * Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk * WWE United States Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler — Raw was No. 43 in Pay TV in Australia last week with 63,000 viewers. — Last week’s episode of SmackDown featured 35 minutes and 11 seconds of in-ring action, down from the prior week. — Vickie Guerrero remarked last Thursday on her Facebook account that her boyfriend, who was also her personal trainer, cheated on her with a married woman. She also made theRead More

Posted On May 30, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Layla Comments On Her Surgery, WWE Australia Tour, Birthdays

- Jake “The Snake” Roberts celebrates his 56th birthday today. He was born on May 30, 1955. – WWE star Hornswoggle turned 25 this past Sunday. He was born on May 29, 1986. – Pro wrestling legend Kamala celebrated his 61st birthday on Saturday. He was born on May 28, 1950. – WWE is advertising the following matches for their WWE World Tour house shows taking place in Australia this July: * John Cena vs. R-Truth for the WWE Championship * Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk – WWE diva LaylaRead More
– The return of the Raw Roulette is being advertised to take place at the June 27 Monday Night Raw taping at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two episodes of Raw are being taped that night due to WWE’s subsequent tour of Australia. The advertised main event features John Cena vs. The Miz for the WWE Championship. — Former WWE Women’s Champion Candice Michelle is presenting the awards at the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, which airs today on NBC from noon until 3:00 p.m. — InfrequentlyRead More
– TNA Wrestling announced the following regarding the status of TNA iMPACT! in Australia, which is currently not available in the country. “TNA Wrestling Fans in Australia: We will make an announcement very soon regarding TNA iMPACT! returning to television in Australia. Thank you for your passion, patience and continued support of TNA Wrestling. Check back to TNAwrestling.com for updates.” — Hulk Hogan hosted the National Spicy Chicken Taste Test today in San Antonio, Texas, where it was determined that Church’s Chicken’s renowned Spicy Chicken beat Popeye’s Spicy Fried Chicken.Read More
Twitter reinstated TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter’s account today after it was suspended Tuesday due to a breach of the microblogging service’s terms of use. A background image featuring a photoshopped “Verified Account” badge was recently uploaded to the page. However, only Twitter may indicate that an account is verified. Their terms of service reads: “Misuse of Twitter Badges: You may not use a Verified Account badge or Promoted Products badge unless it is provided by Twitter. Accounts using these badges as part of profile pictures, background images, or inRead More