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Posted On August 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Bringing Back Former Stars, Daniel Bryan Interview, More

- WWE is looking at bringing back several names from the past over the next year as a way to bring back some of their fans who stopped watching the product. No returns have been confirmed but the usual speculation is names like Mick Foley, Chris Jericho and Batista. Word is that some familiar mid-card names from the past may be brought back also. – People at a recent New Japan Pro Wrestling show were openly talking about former WWE star David Hart Smith returning to work there. Vladimir KozlovRead More

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

Chris Jericho Lashes Out At CM Punk For Referencing Him On Raw

On Monday’s RAW, WWE Champion CM Punk had a face-to-face confrontation with Triple H and explained to WWE’s new Chief Operating Officer that despite all the good he did while in charge of WWE, Vince McMahon has dropped the ball on numerous occasions by letting several top talents leave the promotion. Among the superstars Punk mentioned were Batista, Mick Foley, Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho. One man who did not take kindly to being referenced by Punk is Chris Jericho, who let his feelings be known on Twitter. Jericho (@IAmJericho)Read More

Posted On July 11, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Major Update On CM Punk’s Negotiations With WWE

With less than one week to go until WWE’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view, we’ve got a big update on CM Punk’s WWE future. According to several high level WWE sources, today is “the day” for WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, talent relations executive John Laurinaitis, and CM Punk in regards to both sides coming to terms on a new deal. One source was quoted over the weekend saying: “This is very much like the Jericho and Jeff Hardy situations. Punk’s contract has already expired, but he signed an extension throughRead More

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

More WWE Superstars Reportedly Interested In Leaving

Last week, Chavo Guerrero joined the list of longtime WWE superstars who was released from the organization on request prior to their contract expiring. Aside from Chavo Guerrero, other stars who asked to be released in the past year include Batista, Chris Jericho, MVP and Matt Hardy. As you may have heard, CM Punk is also on his way out of the company due to unhappiness with how he’s been booked and the demanding WWE schedule. According to a reliable source in WWE, there are said to be a handfulRead More
Batista took to Twitter last to comment on Finlay’s departure from WWE earlier this year. “So I’m going to say this because I said I would elaborate later….and I’m sure I’ll get some grief over it but I don’t realy care. and this is completely the opinion of an outsider looking in,” Batista wrote. “I only know what I’ve been told about Fit Finlay’s release and I dont know exactly what happened…but no one in this world could convince me that Fit, the honorable man that he is, did anythingRead More
– Former WWE performers Shelly Martinez (a/k/a Ariel) and Batista buried the hatchet today on Twitter regarding a backstage altercation that took place in May 2007, which led to her sudden departure from World Wrestling Entertainment. Martinez wrote “truce” to the former WWE Champion, to which he replied, “That business brings out the worst in people…..truce.” She responded, “Thank u I feel soooo at peace now I had a dream u & I were talking & the peace I felt in the dream is now my reality.” Batista added, “I’mRead More
Former WWE star Batista has launched an account on Twitter via twitter.com/Real_DBautista. The account has been confirmed by his official website, Demon-Wrestling.com. He posted an introductory message explaining what he’s been up to since parting ways with WWE last year. “So I’m giving in to my rule of NO social networking because I promised my boy Josh Rafferty that i would……so here we go!” Batista wrote. “First off!!!!! NO HATERS ALLOWED!!! I hate HATERS!! I wish all haters a Nick Diaz style ass woopin! go somewhere else! “This is whatRead More
Former WWE star Batista appeared on Wrestling Observer Radio last week to promote his latest project, the Gracie Fighter Gym. It is a Tampa, Florida based jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts school he is operating in association with Cesar Gracie. Highlights are as follows: * Batista stated during the interview that his martial arts base was Kali, and after taking up Muay Thai and jiu jitsu several years ago, it become his passion. He originally intended to make the gym private, a place near his home where he couldRead More
WWE released the following statement on their Twitter page Tuesday: “Technical errors occurred in some of the voting results during Raw: Power to the People. Check with WWE.com throughout the day for more.” A subsequent statement has since been released on WWE.com with the headline reading “Text Vote Screws Sin Cara.” “WWE apologizes to the WWE Universe, Raw’s “Power to the People” voters, and especially Sin Cara and Evan Bourne. The match vote was skewed by a heavy backlog of votes from the Divas Title Match. More details on WWE.comRead More
Melina posted a bizarre video message this morning in response to Gail Kim writing on Twitter that she’s ‘emotionally unstable’. Kim wrote, “Good morning..wow a good nights sleep and a direct flight.:) and I’m NOT a horrible friend! @realmelina is emotionally unstable!” Melina says in the video message, “Just came back from doing my last workout before I do the tour off to Asia and I read the tweet that Gail said I was emotionally unstable. “Gail, I may be that, but at least I’m not a horrible friend! LikeRead More
– Jesse Neal is now claiming on Twitter that he never said he received food stamps. “I’m only gonna say this once,” he wrote on Sunday. “I never said that I myself recieves food stamps, so wrestling fans get back to being a fan and stay out of our personal lives. If you are gonna follow then read it carefully and get it right. I have never received food stamps. Ok that’s it.” He added yesterday, “Just to clarify there will be NO food stamps coming to me! Thanks forRead More
– After being chosen to take on WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella last night on Raw, Kelly Kelly (53%), who beat out Beth Phoenix (36%) and Eve (11%), took full advantage of her opportunity. Kelly relieved Brie of the title to begin her first championship reign. An ecstatic Kelly took to Twitter to comment on her title capture. She wrote, “Words can’t describe how happy I am to have won my first divas championship. Thanks to everyone who has supported me I promise to make you proud!” — Tyson KiddRead More
– The June 17 episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.71 cable rating, down from 1.77 the prior two weeks. SmackDown averaged 2.71 million viewers, approximately the same as the previous week. This extends the program’s streak of less than 3.0 million viewers to seven consecutive weeks. It is the lowest rated episode of 2011. The previous low was set on May 6 with a 1.73 cable rating. — John Cena and The Rock are featured on the cover of the latest issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. — The officialRead More
Silvervision has released the cover art for WWE’s upcoming video release, Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century. It features the following 20 Superstars: The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker, Randy Orton, John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Jeff Hardy, Batista, Kane, Booker T, Big Show, Brock Lesnar, Trish Stratus, Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Edge, Kurt Angle, John “Bradshaw” Layfield and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Previously titled WWE: Greatest Stars of the New Millenium, it is scheduled for release in North America on July 26 via three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-rayRead More
– WWE issued the following statement regarding the passing of former WWE Films President Joel Simon: Joel Simon passes away June 20, 2011 WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of former WWE Films President Joel Simon. Joel launched what is now known as WWE Studios in 2002 and was integral in expanding WWE into the motion picture business. As head of WWE Films, Joel produced The Marine, The Condemned and See No Evil. The company sends its sincerest condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatlyRead More

Posted On June 19, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Batista’s Opens New Gym In Florida

- Below is news video on Batista opening his new gym in Florida:Read More

Posted On June 17, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Batista Talks Why He Left WWE, If He’s Return, MMA & More

Former World Heavyweight Champion Batista was a guest on F4Wonline.com’s Wrestling Observer Radio this week to discuss his time with WWE, MMA, the future and lots more. Here are highlights from the excellent interview: * Batista said he left WWE because he felt like he didn’t fit in anymore. He feels like wrestling is in a bad spot right now and has gone down hill since the whole PG direction. Batista said it leaves a bad taste in his mouth and became too unbelievable & hokey. He added that theRead More
TMZ reports that former WWE Champion Batista is opening a mixed martial arts training facility in Tampa, Florida. The gym is currently open to “close martial artist friends,” but Batista plans to open the gym to the public next week. The training faclity is called Gracie Fighter Jiu Jitsu and Batista is tag teaming with mixed martial arts trainer Cesar Gracie in the endeavor. The two became close last year while he was pursuing a career in mixed martial arts. Batista said in Aprl he was negotiating with Strikeforce forRead More
– WWE’s upcoming Greatest Stars of the New Millennium DVD has been renamed Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century. The three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray will be released on July 26. The synopsis reads: “Sure, we’re barely more than 10 percent of the way through the 21st century, but it’s not too early to look at some of the WWE superstars who are rewriting the record books on their way to squared circle immortality. Batista, John Cena, Edge, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, and Triple H are among the icons profiledRead More