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- Monday’s WWE RAW scored a 3.1 cable rating. Hour one did 4.2 million viewers, hour two did 4.8 million viewers and the third hour dropped to 4.5 million viewers for an average viewership of 4.5 million. – Lots of footage was filmed for the WWE Network this past week at WWE HQ in Stamford, CT. It should be noted that given the current time frame for launching the Network, early 2013, most of the “new” programming will be nine months to a year old or more. – WWE’s latestRead More

Posted On August 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Abraham Washington Reveals What Led To His WWE Release

Former WWE personality Brian Jossie (AW) spoke to Connecticut’s CTPost on Monday about his departure from the company and revealed that a recent tweet about Linda McMahon is what led to him being fired. The tweet in question was: “#AWPromotion$ says vote for Linda McMahon!!! The PTP’z support Linda and so should you! #voteordie4Linda” AW told the CT, post, “That’s how they show support for their employees who want to support Linda. They fire them. That’s complete bull(expletive).” Shortly after AW’s endorsement of Linda’s campaign, a WWE spokesperson sent outRead More

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

John Cena Appearing At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con Today

John Cena will be appearing at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con today from 4-8pm (CT) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Below is more information from Wizard World, followed by a Tout by John Cena hyping the appearance: WWE® Superstar John Cena® To Appear Thursday, August 9 At 2012 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con Cena Appears on Opening Day from 4-8 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois WWE® Superstar John Cena® will appear as a special guest on Thursday, AugustRead More
WWE is “losing.” Two weeks before Charlie Sheen, star of the new FX sitcom, Anger Management, is scheduled to join WWE as the Celebrity Social Media Ambassador for the historic 1,000th episode of Raw SuperShow, the award-winning actor is giving the heave-ho to social media. TMZ.com reported Thursday night that Sheen plans to shut down his Twitter account within days, or possibly hours, due to his belief that the social media platform is not worth his while. During the three-hour milestone event July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network,Read More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

CM Punk Responds To The Rock, AJ Remembers Her Indy Days

- Moments before Raw SuperShow went on the air, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted that he will be appearing on the historic 1,000th episode of Raw on July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network: “RAW’s 1000th episode. The People’s Champ returns.. As promised, my goal: THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP. ‪#RELENTLESS‬.” CM Punk, who is currently in possession of the strap, responded to his remarks on Twitter with the following message: “I’m waiting.” – AJ paid homage to her days on the independent wrestling circuit after main-eventing Raw SuperShow. She tweeted,Read More

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

Upcoming RAW Main Events, Brodus Clay, WWE Superstars Matches

- WWE will tape the September 17th Raw Supershow from Bridgeport, CT. The event is advertised to be headlined by John Cena vs. Big Show in a Steel Cage match. – John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis and Big Show is the advertised main event for the September 19th Raw house show in White Plains, NY at the Westchester County Center. – WWE released a Brodus Clay fedora for $29.99. – Matches taped Monday night in Denver, Colorado for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars were: * Justin Gabriel vs. HunicoRead More

Posted On June 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Otunga Talks Bullying In Storylines, WWE Returns To Canada & More

- CTNewsJunkie features an article on David Otunga and Stephanie McMahon attending a “be a STAR” anti-bullying rally in Hartford, CT this past Monday. Otunga addressed bullying being used in WWE storylines during the rally. “I hate to say it but I was part of this group called the Nexus and we did bullying for the better part of a year,” Otunga admitted. “We pretty much bullied the entire roster… In WWE we see a lot of times there’s bullying and people will bully somebody else but it never worksRead More
- There is a steel cage hanging in the arena in Hartford, CT which will come into play tonight. – A Battle Royal is set for tonight’s WWE Raw to determine Sheamus’ challenger at the No Way Out PPV. – Friday’s edition of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.73 rating, up from the 1.70 mark the show hit the previous week. SmackDown averaged 2.48 million, which is down from the 2.557 million viewers who watched the week before. (Source: PWInsider.com)Read More
- Former World Heavyweight Champion Vader was seen arriving in Hartford, Connecticut last night – the site of tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow. No word yet if Vader is being brought in for tonight’s RAW or some other WWE project like interviews for the Network. – Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy will be participating in the Rockstar Uproar Tour. Tour dates were just announced this morning and Fozzy will play 28 cities on the tour that begins August 17th and ends September 30th. The tour stops in St. Louis onRead More

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

Two Matches Advertised For Monday’s Three-Hour RAW & McMahon

Local advertising for Monday’s three hour Raw this Monday in Hartford, CT are promoting: – Vince McMahon returning to evaluate John Laurinaitis’ job. – WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan. – John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis & Big Show in a handicap match.Read More
- Daniel Bryan recently spoke with CT.com and was asked if he has a “road wife” in WWE or a travel partner. Bryan revealed that he travels with Cody Rhodes and Ryback, who you may remember appeared on WWE TV two weeks ago with a nasty black eye. It’s not clear if this is one of the made up stories that Bryan is talking about but below, he tells a story about Ryback’s black eye: “Right now, my road wife is the Ryback [Laughs] and Cody Rhodes. We don’t haveRead More
- Raw SuperShow will permanently expand to a three-hour show starting with the 1,000th episode on July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network. WWE officials have reportedly contacted nearly two dozen former performers for cameo appearances on the program, which will be treated as pay-per-view quality event. The entire roster will be on hand for the show and there is a chance new talent will be introduced as well. Officials are hopeful that The Undertaker appears at the event. If he does, it will likely be promoted weeks inRead More
- WWE will hold Raw and SmackDown brand Money in the Bank Ladder Matches at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event taking place July 15, 2012 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The planned winners are WWE Superstars who have never held the Money in the Bank briefcase. — Former WWE Superstar Matt Hardy has been announced to appear for a Maryland Championship Wrestling event taking place July 7 at The Green Room located at 2401-G North Point Blvd. Dundalk, Maryland. – A “one night only” D-GenerationRead More
- Raw will expand to a three-hour show, starting with the 1,000th episode on July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network. Of WWE employees broached on the subject by PWInsider.com, no one had a positive feeling on the addition of one hour to Raw. Rather, those talked to are “genuinely concerned” about the harm making it a three-hour show on a weekly basis could do to the WWE product. – The synopsis for next week’s Raw reads: “John Laurinaitis runs television’s longest-running weekly episodic show.” – WWE returns toRead More
- Most of the WWE RAW talents had to evacuate the Marriott hotel in Greenville, South Carolina this morning at 3am due to a fire in housekeeping. – Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins were seen on RAW last night, losing to WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth. They wrote the following about their return to RAW: Reks: “Hey, #Change takes time people. Non-title match tonight so we didn’t want to pull out all our tricks. More Reks & @TheCurtHawkins to come.” Hawkins: “Well… I had a match onRead More

Posted On June 5, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon To Open WWE RAW Next Week, Laurinaitis & More

Next week’s special three-hour edition of WWE RAW will open with Vince McMahon’s television WWE return. McMahon will be undergoing “job evaluations” on various talents in the company, including an evaluation of heel authority figure John Laurinaitis. The WWE website also teases Laurinaitis and McMahon’s status with the company, “Will things be any different this time around for Laurinaitis? Could Mr. McMahon be angling to preside over Raw once again? Tune in to Raw SuperShow next Monday at 8/7 CT to find out!” Next week’s WWE RAW takes place onRead More

Posted On May 20, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Possible *Spoilers* For Tonight’s WWE Over The Limit PPV

- During Friday’s SmackDown broadcast in Australia, promos aired stating that John Cena would face John Laurinaitis and Lord Tensai in a handicap match during the company’s three day tour on August 30th. – Promos also aired in Hartford, CT during SmackDown hyping the same Cena vs. Tensai & Laurinaitis handicap match for the June 11th RAW in Hartford. The promo also stated that CM Punk would be defending the WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan at the show. – The Big Show is still being advertised for the Smackdown liveRead More

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

WWE Job For Booking Assistant, Bourne Update, Husky Harris

- WWE-Careers.com has a new job listing up for a “Live Event Booking Assistant” in Stamford, CT. The blurb for the job: “WWE has an exciting opportunity for a smart, energetic, organized, and proactive Live Event Booking Assistant to support a key executive in the Creative department. The regular, core hours for this position will be 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday but there may be additional hours as well as extensive travel required so candidates should be able to work a flexible schedule and be willing toRead More

Posted On April 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince Asked On WWE Network Launch, WrestleMania 29 & More

- As noted before, WWE held the annual shareholder’s meeting on Friday morning at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT. Here are some more highlights: * A shareholder asked if it was time to drop the price of pay-per-views due to a drop in buyrates and Vince said no. Another shareholder asked about WWE offering all pay-per-view events as a package like other sports. Vince said it was a possibility but they have to see whether or not the PPV’s will be includes as a part of the WWE Network andRead More