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

Foley Interested In Working WM, Backstage News On Punk & More

- As we’ve been reporting in recent weeks, it appears that hardcore legend Mick Foley is on his way back to WWE. According to a reliable source in WWE, Foley is interested in working a match at next year’s WrestleMania 28 pay-per-view from Miami. When Foley was granted his release from TNA, part of the agreement was that he could not appear on WWE TV until his contract would have expired, which is in September. – WWE’s website has posted a series of in-character video interviews with John Cena andRead More

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

5 More Rumored Matches For WWE SummerSlam Next Weekend

WWE SummerSlam is less than two weeks away – and only four matches have been announced for the show thus far: WWE Championship Unification Match John Cena vs. CM Punk No Holds Barred Match for the World Heavyweight Title Christian (c) vs. Randy Orton WWE Divas Title Match Kelly Kelly (c) vs. Beth Phoenix Sheamus vs. Mark Henry (Will be announced on SmackDown) According to our WWE sources, the following matches are also very likely to appear on the card: The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio Alberto Del Rio vs. KofiRead More

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

Kevin Kelly Says CM Punk Is Not The “Best In The World”

Former WWE announcer and Ring of Honor executive Kevin Kelly appeared on Monday’s Right After Wrestling radio show. To listen to the full 15-minute interview, head over to TheScore.com. Here are some highlights of what Kevin Kelly said about: His thoughts on new stars coming up and on WWE Head of Talent Relations – John Laurinaitis “My hats off to guys like the Kings of Wrestling (Claudio and Chris) who – if they go up to the WWE, they deserve it. But that’s where the job of talent development comesRead More

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

What Happened After Raw: CM Punk vs. John Cena

Reader Bobby Moore sent in this live report of what happened after Monday’s RAW from Indianapolis, Indiana went off the air: After the cameras stopped rolling, John Cena and C.M. Punk did a little more posing with the belts, then Cena suggested to Punk that the fans would rather see them fight. Punk agreed, a ref jumped in the ring, and the bell rang. Bonus Dark Match: WWE champion John Cena vs. WWE champion C.M. Punk went to a Double DQ/No Contest. Back and forth match that lasted about sixRead More

Posted On August 1, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Punk Previews Raw Promo On Morning Show, Does The Weather

CM Punk revealed plans for his scheduled promo tonight on Raw during an appearance this morning on WXIN 59. Punk, who is advertised to kick off tonight’s Raw with a speech, revealed that he’ll be talking about John Cena, Triple H and Vince McMahon. He says it’s a can’t-miss promo, and since he’s in a “crabby mood” due to having to wake up early for this morning’s television appearance, he plans to unleash on his colleagues. “You probably want to be there tonight. It’s probably one of those moments youRead More

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

Raw Preview: Triple H Announcement, CM Punk, Divas Battle Royal

The road to SummerSlam continues tonight on RAW, with less than 2 weeks to go until the annual summer spectacular. Here’s a preview for tonight’s RAW: – Triple H will address the situation of both CM Punk and John Cena claiming to be WWE Champion. There’s a strong chance that Triple H will announce a WWE Championship unification match between John Cena and CM Punk at SummerSlam. – CM Punk will formally address the WWE Universe for the first time since his return at the end of last week’s show.Read More

Posted On July 31, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Maria Kanellis Explains Why CM Punk Resonates With Fans

Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis appeared on Monday Night Mayhem, which airs every Monday at 7:00 p.m. via MondayNightMayhem.com. Highlights from her interview are as follows: The importance of giving back to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of her return to Nashville for Crossfire Entertainment’s benefit event on August 20th: How excited in Maria for the event in Nashville, Tennessee coming up on Saturday August 20th: “I’m so excited to do it, because I always enjoyed doing the Make-A-Wish Foundation events. I did it when I was on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,Read More
– Former WWE talent Shane Helms (a/k/a The Hurricane) has released an app for the iPhone. The app, which was developed by Figure 4, includes the following features: access to all of Helms’ social media; a soundboard of original, thoughtful quotes; his upcoming schedule; take a photo with Helms. More details on the app are available here. — WWE announced Thursday evening via Twitter that CM Punk will speak this Monday on Raw. Their announcement reads: “BREAKING NEWS: “BREAKING NEWS: This Monday on #Raw, @CMPunk will make his first officialRead More

Posted On July 28, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon Breaks A Policy For CM Punk’s Return

It was noted that CM Punk got Vince McMahon to do something he has had a policy against doing in most cases – pay royalty rights to use popular songs instead of WWE-created music, as Punk used Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality” on Monday’s RAW.Read More

Posted On July 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Original Plan For CM Punk: Laid Out By Triple H

According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there were six different scripts written for this past Monday’s RAW. The main goal for the entire CM Punk storyline was not so much for him to get over, but rather to get over Triple H taking over Vince McMahon’s position. The original plan for CM Punk’s return was as follows: Get attacked by HHH, laid out with the pedigree, and then Alberto Del Rio would cash in his Money in the Bank leading to Del Rio vs. John Cena atRead More

Posted On July 27, 2011By Steven PachecoIn Columns

One Count Kickout – Living Color

OneCountKickout on Twitter One Count Kickout Blog Million’s of fan’s complaints and grievances have become one man’s revolution.  Shockwaves within a single wrestling organization are not unheard of.  Frankly they are in the business of trying to create shockwaves, of trying to galvanize their viewers with fantastic occurrences that make you put the controller down on the table for the next few weeks, months or even years.  More rare, however, is an action, storyline or person who not only radiates shock and intrigue through their own company but manages toRead More

Posted On July 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk Interview: When He Decided To Stay In WWE, His Return

CM PUNK appeared on the BS Report radio show this wee, hosted by ESPN’s Bill Simmons. You can listen to audio of the interview at ESPN.com. Here’s a recap of what CM Punk said about: Why he returned so soon: It would be cool to stay off television for a while but SummerSlam is now and he wanted to capitalize on the momentum of the angle. He enjoys working with John Cena and likes their feud. He still loves what he does. Wrestlers boring him: He grew very bored ofRead More

Posted On July 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Latest On ROH Stars Joining WWE, Laurinaitis Added To WWE Site

– Multiple sources believe Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero, who perform as The Kings of Wrestling for Ring of Honor, will conclude their obligations with the organization next month and join WWE immediately thereafter. Though they are advertised for the August 13th Ring of Honor television taping in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, one source says it’s possible they will debut for WWE—bypassing developmental—before the end of the month. There are also rumors that they could be involved in CM Punk’s current storyline. — A profile on John Laurinaitis, WWE’s Executive ViceRead More

Posted On July 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

HHH Turns 42, Miz On MTV & George Lopez Tonight, CM Punk

- WWE’s “new CEO” Triple H turns 42 years old today. – Reader Stan sent word that Monday’s RAW featured 40 minutes and 6 seconds of in-ring action, up a bit from the week before. – The Miz will be on MTV tonight hosting “MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals.” After that, at midnight (EST), Miz will be appearing on George Lopez’ late night TBS show, Lopez Tonight. – Following CM Punk’s return to WWE on Monday’s RAW his new theme song “Cult of Personality” skyrocketed on the iTunes sales charts, breakingRead More

Posted On July 27, 2011By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: Trust the Process

As many of you who have read my column know I’m a father, and for those of you new to my writing let me tell you, I’m a father. Being a father is a challenging thing, everyday you have to watch what you say, what you do, how you do it, because your kids idolize you. As a father I watch my kids grow, I can shape how they grow, but I also have to understand that there will be growing pains. There will be moments where you let themRead More

Posted On July 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk’s New Theme, “Cut Of Personality,” A Hit On iTunes

- CM Punk’s new theme “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour is now 130 on iTunes top 200. – CM Punk’s old theme song, “This Fire Burns,” has made it into the UK Rock Top 40. The song is placed at 36.Read More

Posted On July 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE SummerSlam Card Update, Punk’s Theme Song On Raw, More

- Several readers pointed out that WWE also used the “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour song for Steve Austin’s 2009 WWE Hall of Fame video package. On a related note, WWE took some of the images from that music video and put into CM Punk’s new entrance video on RAW last night. – Look for WWE to hire several new writers in the next year, part of expanding and getting into the WWE cable network. – As noted before, there will be a Divas Battle Royal on next week’sRead More

Posted On July 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk Cuts Promo After Raw, JR Comments On WWE Return

- Jim Ross was trending worldwide on Twitter tonight after making his return to commentary on RAW. Regarding the return, Ross wrote the following on Twitter: “Thx to everyone for the response re: my return to Raw. Its good to be ‘Home.’. Hopefully I’ll get to stay a while.” – After last night’s RAW went off the air, CM Punk cut a promo as the crowd cheered and said that he, the WWE Champion, was back on RAW for good. Marvin noted that Punk was way more over than JohnRead More

Posted On July 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New WWE Champion; CM Punk Returns

John Cena beat Rey Mysterio on tonight’s WWE Raw to win the WWE Championship. After winning the title, CM Punk returned to the company with a spinner WWE Championship belt around his waste.Read More