Claudio Castagnoli Tag

- WWE officials are said to be on the fence about SmackDown Superstar Antonio Cesaro, formerly known as Claudio Castagnoli on the independents. He’s considered by some to be a “now or never” talent and the hope is that he will have a breakout moment here soon. – WWE is currently spending around $820,000 per TV taping. This is up from the $735,000 per taping they were spending the same time last year. – To get an idea of where WWE’s revenue streams come from, here’s a breakdown by region:Read More

Posted On April 18, 2012By StaffIn News

*Spoiler* Details On New Debut Set For WWE Smackdown

FCW star Antonio Cesaro, formerly known as Claudio Castagnoli, will make his WWE TV debut this Friday night on SmackDown, taped on Tuesday in London. Cesaro appears in a backstage segment with Aksana. She introduces him to Teddy Long as her new friend, a European Rugby player. Cesaro had a meeting set up with John Laurinaitis and was welcomed into his office by SmackDown’s new General Manager.Read More

Posted On December 15, 2011By StaffIn News

Austin Speaks On One More Match, Chris Hero Update, Snukka

- WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka is reportedly in need of ankle replacement surgery, which will cost over $20,000. ECW original Dawn Marie is organizing a series of fundraisers to help pay for Snuka’s medical bills. – To update the status of Chris Hero, there was reportedly an issue that came up when he was undergoing a series of physicals prior to WWE signing him to a developmental deal. He is still expected to join his former tag team partner Claudio Castagnoli at FCW early next year. As weRead More
CHIKARA has announced that Daizee Haze will be taking an indefinite hiatus from professional wrestling to focus on her health and recovery. The promotion, however, is publicly attributing Haze’s leave of absence to a storyline rather than a legitimate private matter. Their statement reads: Any discussion of Daizee Haze’s well-being should, first and foremost, reference the fact that she was not only struck over the head last Sunday with a chair after a hard match, but then after the main event, was manhandled by Claudio Castagnoli with perhaps the mostRead More

Posted On July 25, 2011By StaffIn News

Claudio Castagnoli, Chris Hero & Colt Cabana WWE Bound?

- There continue to be rumors that Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero, known as the Kings of Wrestling, have signed WWE contracts and will possibly bypass the company’s developmental system. The only thing I can confirm is they had a WWE tryout earlier this year and have been in talks for the past several months. – Another name that has reportedly canceled recent independent dates is Colt Cabana. This has left many speculating he could be headed back to WWE as one thing CM Punk has been pushing for isRead More
– For a limited time only, people who join for $3.99 per month will get to talk to her on the phone for five minutes. More details available here. — WWE’s upcoming OMG! The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History DVD and Blu-ray release will be rated TV-14. It is slated for release on August 23, 2011. — Former WWE star Mike Knox celebrates his 33rd birthday today. It is believed that he has only competed in one wrestling match since his departure from WWE last year. — RingRead More

Posted On December 15, 2010By Gabe SapolskyIn Indy News

EVOLVE Update; Year End Awards, Exclusive Footage, More

We haven’t set out an EVOLVE update in a long time, here’s some news: -EVOLVE is currently asking you to vote on the 2010 EVOLVE Year End Awards. Please go to and vote. The categories are listed on the News Ticker on the bottom of the page. -EVOLVE is set to release the raw footage of the much talked about Homicide/Jon Moxley angle from its last event. In a unique twist, this footage will be released exclusively in the EVOLVE email newsletter in the form of a download.Read More