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- After last week’s reports about WWE talents being upset with the Central and South American tour payoffs, we noted that WWE sent out a text message saying there was a clerical error and that new payments would be issued. That text message to the talents read like this: “There was an accounting error on the Brazil checks that we have rectified. You will be receiving a new check asap.” This text message came almost immediately after complaints were voiced by JTG, which saw him become very popular among theRead More

Posted On June 7, 2012By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:The Chris Jericho Incident

A few weeks ago during the WWE’s tour of Brazil, Chris Jericho was wrestling WWE champion, CM Punk and during the match a Brazilian flag was given to him from the fans. Jericho, the heel in the match, kicked the flag in an attempt to get heat from the crowd, which is usually what a heel is supposed to do in a match. However, the flag incident created a major controversy, reportedly almost getting Jericho arrested at the event. As a result of the flag kicking, Jericho was suspended forRead More
– Chris Jericho’s Brazilian flag kicking incident took place at the beginning of his match against CM Punk and the two wrestled for about 8 minutes before WWE officials took action. John Laurinaitis, who was in charge of the WWE crew in Brazil, came to ringside and told Jericho to apologize, which he did. Jericho was not rushed out of the building or the country. He left with the rest of the roster for Ecuador. — With RAW’s ratings on the downswing in recent weeks, another bad viewership trend forRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Original Plans For Chris Jericho Before His WWE Suspension

Prior to Chris Jericho’s suspension due to an incident in Brazil involving Jericho kicking the Brazilian flag, he was originally scheduled to miss one weekend of WWE house show events as well as the June 11 RAW taping, then return at the June 17 WWE No Way Out PPV. From June 6 to June 11, Jericho will be touring with Fozz and will also miss No Way Out due to his WWE suspension. He was originally scheduled to face Randy Orton at the pay-per-view, according to the Wrestling Observer. BothRead More
- A lot of the WWE talents are “walking on eggshells” for fear of getting in trouble when trying to be creative. The Chris Jericho incident in Brazil last week has caused paranoia among some of the talents. The feeling is that Jericho, someone who returned on his own and doesn’t have to be there, was suspended for just doing his job. As noted before, the reaction among the locker room was that the whole incident in Brazil was blown out of proportion. – Daniel Bryan earned a future WWERead More
Internal reaction to the Chris Jericho flag incident last week among the WWE talents was they were more shocked and upset than anything else. While it was a big deal online, behind the scene it was not. The feeling was that Jericho was just doing his job but WWE had to suspend him because he violated the local laws in Brazil and because the incident could be used against the company in the future. On Twitter Jericho still insists that he is done with this run in WWE, suspension orRead More

Posted On May 26, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Latest Update On Chris Jericho Following His Suspension

After the incident in Brazil the other night, Chris Jericho did not immediately return home to the United States. He flew onto Ecuador with the WWE crews and just flew back into Miami this morning. He wrote: “Just landed in Miami and its the longest walk to passport control ever! Like I’m talking I need a staff and a donkey…. Longest immigration line in the world. The last five days have been like a really bad video game-“Worst Business Trip Ever!” by Activision”Read More

Posted On May 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JBL Speaks Out About The Chris Jericho Flag Incident In Brazil

JBL posted the following on his Facebook page: “After seeing reports of Chris Jericho in Brazil-it was what I suspected–Chris trying to entertain and be a heel. Apparently a Brazilian Flag comes into ring and Chris grabs it and kicks it (or something to that effect). Compare that to Sgt Slaughter burning the flag or all the crazy stuff that has gone on. This is nothing. EXCEPT we are in a new era and now that isn’t acceptable. Chris did what most old heels would have done, he reacted andRead More
- As WWE has suspended Chris Jericho for the flag incident in Brazil, PWMania.com reader Edu sent word that Jericho has already been replaced by Daniel Bryan in WWE Title matches against CM Punk for WWE’s upcoming tour of Spain in June. – Fan reports from Sao Paulo indicate that there was about 5,000 to 6,000 fans present for WWE’s debut in Brazil last night. The venue holds up to 12,000 fans. Word is that WWE having to postpone the show made a lot of people from cities outside ofRead More
During Thursday’s WWE Raw Live Event in São Paulo, Brazil, Chris Jericho denigrated the Brazilian flag during a match against WWE Champion CM Punk. This has resorted to WWE suspending Jericho indefinitely. This is said to be a major issue for WWE at the moment. The official WWE website features an update on the situation with comments from Jericho regarding the incident. “I made a bad judgment call in the course of entertaining [WWE] fans in Brazil,” Jericho told WWE.com. “I apologized to the people in the crowd for showingRead More
* The following is from WWE.com: “Chris Jericho has been suspended indefinitely due to an irresponsible act of denigrating the Brazilian flag at a WWE live event in São Paulo on May 24. WWE has apologized to the citizens and the government of Brazil for this incident.” * According to fan reports, Jericho was in a match with CM Punk. Jericho took a Brazilian flag Punk was holding, threw it to the ground, and stomped on it. Jericho was almost arrested and ended up being rushed to the airport toRead More
In a WWE.com exclusive, the first ever Undisputed champion of the world, Chris Jericho, discussed the rumors circulating about his return to and departure from WWE. Here are some highlights: On the rumors that he will be departing shortly from WWE: “I’m actually not even here right now. I’m just a hologram that I have sent to all the shows. That’s something that has been kind of funny for this whole return. People have been predicting my early demise from the company for every show. “First it was the dayRead More
- Updated numbers from WWE show that the WrestleMania 28 pay-per-view did 1.21 million buys, down from the previously reported 1.3 million buys. – After going through more flight delays, the WWE RAW crew arrived in Brazil around 3am Eastern time this morning. They will hold their first ever show in Brazil tonight from Sao Paulo. – WWE officials feel that the Rotunda brothers have potential to be major stars. Taylor Rotunda worked the recent NXT tapings at Full Sail University as Bo Dallas while Windham Rotunda, the former HuskyRead More

Posted On May 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Chris Jericho On If He’s Leaving WWE, WWE’s Brazil Tour

* In a new interview with WWE.com, Chris Jericho addressed rumors of him leaving WWE. Jericho stated that he wished people would just “enjoy the ride” rather than guess when he’s leaving. * WWE officially announced that tonight’s RAW live event in Sao Paulo, Brazil has been moved to tomorrow night. The company released the following statement: “Due to travel complications, WWE has rescheduled tonight’s Raw live event at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil for tomorrow night at 20:30 p.m. All tickets purchased for Wednesday night’s eventRead More

Posted On May 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Latest On WWE Travel Issues & Tour, WWE Trademark Updates

We noted earlier that the RAW brand was having trouble getting to Brazil for WWE’s debut there tonight because of flight problems. Some of the SmackDown crew is also experiencing travel issues this morning. Tyler Reks wrote: “Man another bad travel week. Missed the connection cause the 1st flight was delayed. Flying standby & may not get home till 10pm ET.” “From 1st class to economy – at least I’m not stuck in Philly till 4pm though. Now, who am I gonna fight for leg and elbow space…” In anRead More
- The WWE RAW brand is headed to Brazil today for their first-ever show there before heading to Ecuador. They will run in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, Guayaquil, Ecuador on Friday and Quito, Ecuador on Saturday. – Some of the WWE terms trending worldwide last night during RAW were Jack Swagger, Tensai, Crazy Chicks, Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, David Otunga, Big Show and others. – WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross stated on Twitter that there was no truth to the rumor that he’sRead More
- The Miz is currently in Brazil doing promotional work for WWE’s upcoming tour there. – There was said to be a lot of “on the fly” booking at Sunday’s WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view and Monday’s RAW Supershow. – Tyson Kidd wrote on Twitter that he has named his new submission finisher The Dungeon Lock, paying homage to his roots and The Hart Family Dungeon. The move looks like a mix between Hell’s Gate and The Sharpshooter. Speaking of Kidd, he and Justin Gabriel’s tag team will be featured onRead More

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

Latest From Matt Hardy, Booker & Foley Set For WWE Tours, Piper

- Booker T is advertised to wrestle at the upcoming RAW brand tour of Brazil in May. Mick Foley will be working the SmackDown tour of Mexico that same week. – WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper wrote the following about his experience on WWE Legends House: “Legend House was hard! Don’t know when it will air. Don’t know how it will be excepted! New ground. I love doing Original Stuff.” – Here is Matt Hardy’s latest video with footage of Jeff Hardy and others at home:Read More
- WWE will announce today that Alberto Del Rio and his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez have officially been moved over to the SmackDown brand. Del Rio has earned a World Heavyweight Title shot against Sheamus and has been touring with the blue brand overseas for the past two weeks. – WWE ran a Twitter poll yesterday asking fans what is the better chant – YES or WHAT? Daniel Bryan’s “YES” chants won with 59% of the vote. – The WWE RAW live event set for May 24th in RioRead More