CM Punk Tag

- Daniel Bryan recently spoke with IGN to promote tonight’s WWE Over the Limit pay-per-view, where he will challenge WWE Champion CM Punk. Here are some highlights: IGN: Those of us who anticipated you becoming a World Champion in the WWE expected you to be having matches with guys like CM Punk. Guys similar to your stature. Did you ever think that your very first championship feuds would be against guys like Big Show and Mark Henry? Bryan: No, I never thought that if I was going to be theRead More

Posted On May 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross Blogs On New NXT, Cena vs. Laurinaitis, CM Punk & More

Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights: Ross on the new NXT: “The rebranding of NXT at Full Sail University on Thursday night was exciting. It’s great to be provided the opportunity to help with any new, WWE venture especially one that will help facilitate young talents the opportunity to move to the main WWE roster perhaps a little faster. Yours truly broadcast all four programs working with William Regal, Bryon Saxton and Chris Russo in various incarnations. Several young talents stood out Thursday nightRead More
Ah, the history between these two. Starting in ROH, who knew these two “indy boys” would be facing for wrestling’s most prestigious title at a PPV. It’s a fans dream to see these two go at it, as the chemistry between the two is undeniably good. Today, we will breakdown how these two got here, and breakdown what to expect from these to when they go “over the limit”. Knowing these two have a storied history in Ring of Honor, it is a great story to see Indy wrestlers withRead More

Posted On May 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

What Happened After WWE Raw Went Off The Air

After WWE Raw went off the air, John Cena left the ring and went to the back. The dark match main events featured CM Punk defending the WWE Championship against Chris Jericho. Punk defeated Jericho clean with the GTS. Cena was then back out, and he teamed with Sheamus and Randy Orton to defeat Lord Tensai, Dolph Ziggler and Kane.Read More
- Friday’s episode of SmackDown did a 1.7 cable rating, with 2.53 million viewers. Those numbers are down 11% and 7%, respectively, from the previous week. It was the lowest rating for a first-run Friday episode this year and the fewest viewers since the show before WrestleMania on March 30th. The show ranked #6 overall in viewers, one of the rare times a first-run episode has missed out on the Top 5 over the past two years. The show ranked #5 among males 18-34 and #2 among males 18-49. ForRead More
– Announced exclusively on WWE.com, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth will defend their titles for the very first time at WWE Over the Limit on May 20, taking on Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. (Match Preview) — WWE.com has added Rob Van Dam to their Alumni section. The website writes, “Rob Van Dam’s innovative maneuvers, laid back demeanor and airbrushed attire made him ECW’s most popular Superstar of all time, and he later became WWE Champion at a historic contest in New York City. Check out RVD’sRead More

Posted On May 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE’s Next Three-Hour Raw, Foley Working Raw Event, Regal

- Eight-man tag action with John Cena, CM Punk, Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Lord Tensai, Kane, Alberto Del Rio and Daniel Bryan is being advertised for the next three-hour RAW Supershow on June 11th from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. – Mick Foley will be working as the special enforcer for the CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho No DQ WWE Title match at the RAW live event in Rochester, New York this Sunday. Foley isn’t booked for any other WWE events over the weekend. – WWE Hall ofRead More

Posted On May 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Paul Heyman’s Return To WWE On Raw

The WWE writing team knew about Paul Heyman’s return this past Monday but he was flown to Greensboro, North Carolina and hid in a trailer all day to keep it a surprise from everyone else. Vince McMahon let CM Punk know about it with the idea that Punk could tease a surprise on Twitter and help boost viewership. Heyman has been involved with Lesnar’s character for at least a few weeks, if not from the start, just not working through WWE. WWE reportedly didn’t want Heyman involved to the pointRead More
– Alberto Del Rio will be arriving in Tokyo, Japan late tonight. He will be on Arigato on TV Kanagawa at Noon to 2pm. An autograph session with him scheduled for Saturday is sold out. After the signing, Del Rio will be attending the Hanshin Tigers vs. Yokohama Bay Stars baseball game and will be shooting t-shirts into the crowd at Yokohama Stadium on Saturday. He’ll then be heading to Tower Records in Shibuya for an appearance scheduled for 6pm. — The WWE website features an article on the historyRead More

Posted On May 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Heyman & Lesnar’s Storyline, Heyman-Punk

We reported yesterday that Paul Heyman is with WWE through August’s SummerSlam pay-per-view and will be representing Brock Lesnar. Heyman is being used as WWE has Lesnar signed for a limited number of dates. One idea discussed was to have Lesnar “sue” WWE for breach of contract and money owed, playing off the actual legal battle the two sides had years ago. This angle would include all sorts of viral campaigns, something Heyman is experienced with, that would help get it over as a legitimate issue between WWE and Lesnar.Read More

Posted On May 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Watch Punk vs. Daniels In ROH, Post-SD, Natalya & Hornswoggle

– To capitalize on the interest surrounding the upcoming WWE Championship match at Over The Limit later this month between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, Ring of Honor’s official website will be airing the CM Punk vs. Bryan Danielson match from 4/23/04 that took place at “ROH Reborn: Stage 1.” That match, along with another match between The Briscoe Family vs. The House of Truth, can be viewed tonight at ROHWrestling.com “absolutely free” between 6-8pm (Eastern). – The dark main event after Tuesday night’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Roanoke, VirginiaRead More

Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Indy Star Reports To WWE Developmental, CM Punk, FCW, Foley

- 6 ft. 7 in. independent wrestling star Brodie Lee has reported to WWE developmental in Tampa, Florida. – WWE Champion CM Punk continues to express his frustration with Twitter this week. He wrote this morning: “Twitter. How silly. You know who I don’t follow? People I don’t like.Y’all should try it. That unfollow button…is…right…THERE! Adios!” – FCW will kick off their Summer Slamarama series on June 8th with a show at the Charlotte Harbor in Punta Gorda, Florida. FCW Champion Seth Rollins is the focal point of the advertising.Read More
- It was announced on this week’s edition of WWE Raw that Triple H will be making an appearance on Raw next week. – CM Punk spoiled the return of Heyman with the following Tweet and photo posted at 10:32 PM EDT: Okay. I’m having a blast with this. Here he is. The man. MY man. And he’s headed to the ring…. pic.twitter.com/ZceW9UCWRead More
WWE Champion CM Punk spoke out on Amendment 1 Monday morning on Twitter as he strongly feels same sex marriage should be legalized in the state of North Carolina. The WWE Superstar subsequently told a fan on the microblogging website who disagreed with his beliefs to “kill yourself;” the message read, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.” Punk was chastised for his harsh remark by another Twitter user, who reminded him of WWE’s anti-bullying campaign ‘be a STAR.’ “Telling someone to killRead More
– A “major” viral campaign will be starting imminently on WWE.com. It will be pushed strongly beginning next Monday. — Everything taking place on tonight’s Raw SuperShow was approved at the last minute. The episode’s content had changed three times since creative heads arrived to Greensboro, North Carolina, the site of tonight’s show. — WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase appears for 3XWrestling on June 8 in Grimes, Iowa and June 9 in Boone, Iowa. (Event details) — Smith Hart remembered his late brother Owen viaRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

News For Tonight’s WWE Raw, GED PSA With The Miz, More

- Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow will take place from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Nothing is confirmed for tonight’s show but WWE will follow-up on the Brock Lesnar and Triple H angle from last week. Neither Lesnar or Triple H are being advertised for tonight’s show. Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk for the WWE Title is being advertised locally. – Former WWE stars The Shane Twins and Bam Neely are no longer actively involved in professional wrestling and all three currently work as bouncers at the Space OdysseyRead More
Throughout his career, CM Punk has consistently used the gimmick of being “Straight Edge,” a lifestyle he repeatedly claims to follow in his actual day-to-day life. In the latest issue of Power Slam, magazine editor Findlay Martin responds to a reader’s query as to whether Punk’s “Straight Edge” gimmick is just that, a ‘fictitious’ gimmick. “That’s a vicious rumour, as far as we know,” Martin responds. “We have spoken to many people over the last eight years who have been to bars and nightclubs with Punk and/or traveled with himRead More
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Posted On May 3, 2012By Geddy CahoonIn Columns

The Cahoon Run Down: WWE vs. The WWE Universe

Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with another edition of The Cahoon Run Down. This week, I want to talk about something that I’ve been bringing up for a while now: Daniel Bryan. However, instead of essentially restating “Daniel Bryan rules and I am gay for him” for the 6000th time, one of my faithful readers suggested that I write a Column about WWE’s aversion to pushing superstars that are not “Home grown.” In other words, they don’t want the fans to like the people that they don’t tell them toRead More

Posted On May 2, 2012By Jonathan FisherIn Columns

Backing Up John Cena: The Man Deserves More Respect

John Cena. A man of great integrity, passion, dedication and a love for the sport he became accustomed to at an early age. His road to WWE and during the courses of nature, he became the face of the company. To which many disregarded him as someone who couldn’t handle being the top dog. A lot of criticism came his way and never did he give up. It is more than just a saying on a t-shirt, but a way of life. This is why John Cena is and shouldRead More