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Dolph Ziggler was reportedly livid with Sin Cara following Sunday’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Championship Contract at Money in the Bank. According to SuperLuchas.net, a source within WWE says Ziggler vocally complained backstage over the SmackDown Superstar working stiffly and failing to protect him during a high risk maneuver off the top turnbuckle known as The Spanish Fly. The errant spot nearly injured Ziggler, not to mention spurred a dubious Twitter trending topic—”Botch Cara.” According to the source, Ziggler plans to file a formalRead More
Former WWE talent Kenn Doane (a.k.a Kenny Dykstra) continues to rail against John Cena on his Twitter account. As noted earlier, Doane said on the micro-blogging website this week that he believes Cena is among those within the company lobbying for Randy Orton’s dismissal following his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program. A Twitter user chastised Doane for spreading rumors about Cena. He responded, “Everyone is entitled to their beliefs. I’m sure his [adultery] in his marriage is a rumor by me too? Or is it truth being told?”Read More
Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer was asked by a reader during his radio show (available here) why WWE has not utilized Mick Foley on television more frequently since his return to the organization last November. He said this is due to wrestler/executive Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque’s lobbying, who is resentful of “The Hardcore Legend.” Meltzer reports Levesque deprecates Foley whenever his name is broached in creative meetings. While Brian Gewirtz, WWE’s Senior Vice President of Creative Writing, feels Foley is creative and a good performer, Levesque thinks otherwise. He saysRead More

Posted On May 30, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update On Alex Shelley’s TNA Status; Profile Removed; WWE

TNA has removed Alex Shelley from their roster page this week, indicating that he has departed the company. Talk has been that Shelley turned down a renewal of his contract from TNA. In an update on Alex Shelley to WWE, the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported last week that Shelley has received phone calls from WWE. Shelley has not agreed a deal with the company as of yet. Prior to WWE calling Shelley, he was looking at working in Japan and possibly for Dragon Gate USA.Read More
- According to Chris Jericho, people at tonight’s show say the episode of WWE RAW is apparently pretty much scripted entirely around the Big Show. – As previously noted, Chris Jericho is not at Raw. – The show will also most likely feature where Randy Orton and Kane’s involvement for WWE’s No Way Out PPV is heading, according to the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer.Read More
– Lance Storm stated Tuesday on Twitter that he will be attending the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Miami, Florida to see longtime friend Edge’s enshrinement. He added that he does not know yet if he’ll stay for WrestleMania. — A photo of The Rock face-to-face with John Cena is featured on the cover of the latest issue of The Wrestler. — Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer reports that Mason Ryan’s sizable push was halted weeks ago due to his inability to connect with the audience. Nonetheless, WWERead More

Posted On January 3, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Why WWE Didn’t Fly Chris Jericho On A Private Jet To Raw

WWE officials ultimately decided not to fly Chris Jericho on a private jet to Memphis, Tennessee—the site of Monday’s Raw SuperShow—because they felt the plan they had devised to keep his return from being spoiled was infallible. WWE decided to have Jericho fly into Nashville International Airport on Sunday instead of Memphis on Sunday or Monday, have a limousine pick him up and hide him until showtime. “They didn’t figure somebody would take a photo of him at an airport 220 miles away,” Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer stated onRead More

Posted On December 8, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage Update On Vince McMahon & Storyline Ideas

Credit: F4WOnline.com – According to Dave Meltzer, Vince McMahon has been shooting down almost every idea brought up by his writers relating to Mick Foley. The Christmas stuff with Foley as Santa Claus was pushed through by Brian Gewirtz. – Vince McMahon has ordered that The Bella Twins be made a priority, as far as having more TV time and being featured more, not necessarily when it comes to winning matches. Vince feels that The Bellas have strong public relations value since they are twins. He lectured the WWE writingRead More

Posted On November 22, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Jericho Not Returning To WWE On 1/2/12, Mysterio Appearance

– WWE has announced that Rey Mysterio will appear at the 52nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. His appearance is scheduled for Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. More details are available here. — The November 19, 2011 episode of A.M. Raw garnered a 0.23 rating with 487,000 viewers. — During Monday’s Raw SuperShow, WWE displayed a graphic pointing to a YouTube page. The page features a cryptic video teasing the return of a familiar wrestler on January 2, 2012—theRead More

Posted On November 10, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Controversy Surrounding Evan Bourne’s Suspension

Credit: F4WOnline.com Dave Meltzer reports that there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Evan Bourne’s suspension. Bourne was suspended for smoking synthetic marijuana, believed to be Spice. Word is that Bourne used it at a party with other WWE talents and that one or more wrestlers above Bourne on the roster were using it. Talk among the wrestlers has to do with the idea that a mid-carder like Bourne would get suspended for doing the same thing that a main eventer does and doesn’t get suspended.Read More

Posted On August 10, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update On Undertaker Shaving His Head, His WWE Return & More

Last month we posted a photo of The Undertaker looking noticeably thinner with what appeared to be a shaved head. The Undetaker was wearing a hat, but he appeared bald – leading to a great deal of speculation as to whether the picture was real or not. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the Undertaker has indeed shaved his head and is sporting a new bald look. As for when he will return to WWE, there is currently no timetable for his return – but it’s expectedRead More

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

Update On Alberto Del Rio Winning The WWE Title

As noted before, the original plan for Summerslam was Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena for the WWE title. WWE wanted to have Del Rio in the title match since the PPV is in Los Angeles with a heavy Hispanic market. Also, WWE wanted Del Rio as champion heading into the company’s tour of Mexico in October where they will also be taping television in the country for the first time. Plans for Del Rio at Summerslam changed when the decision was made to bring back CM Punk right away.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
– Maryse deleted a cryptic Twitter message she posted after Raw concerning her female colleagues being “cranky.” She wrote, “The WWE divas are cranky tonight, they should go get some mcdonalds……” — Retired WWE star Edge is featured on the cover of the latest issue of The Wrestler. The headline reads: “Gotta Run! (And Far Too Soon) – How History Will Remember Edge.” — As reported earlier, Kharma has taken a leave of absence from WWE due to pregnancy. She is expected back, but not for at least nine months.Read More

Posted On May 23, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Randy Savage Tribute On Raw, Christian Tweets On PPV

Credit: F4WOnline.com – Dave Meltzer reports that WWE was indeed working on a Randy Savage tribute video that would air on tonight’s RAW from Portland. Obviously things could change between now and then, but look for it to air tonight. – Christian wrote the following on Twitter last night after the match with Randy Orton at Over the Limit: “Seattle thanks 4 the love..Congrats 2 @RandyOrton ..Even if it takes me another 17 yrs I will b WHC again!!”Read More

Posted On February 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Terry Funk Appears At WWE Show, Lilian Garcia Walks Red Carpet

– WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk made a surprise appearance at tonight’s SmackDown live event at the First United Bank Center, the home arena of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. He spoke to the crowd before having his hand raised by Big Show. — Faster starring former WWE talent Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson debuted at No. 8 this weekend in Australia for a gross of $800,000. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer believes it to be the lowest opening for a Johnson flick in the country. — FormerRead More

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

Major Update On The Sting And Undertaker Rumors

According to Dave Meltzer, TNA sources indicated that Sting has not signed a new deal with the company for 2011 and were under the impression that he was WWE-bound. While nobody knew this for a fact, this was the feeling. An official WWE video posted by the Save Mart Center hyping up The Undertaker’s return for the 2/21 RAW was quickly removed this morning.Read More
– Former WWE talent Nick Dinsmore (a/k/a Eugene) is holding a seminar in London, Kentucky on Feb. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. It costs $50 and is limited to professional wrestlers presently licensed in the state of Kentucky with at least one year of experience. Visit www.ovwrestling.com for more information. — The Bella Twins performed as heels at last night’s WWE Supershow in Springfield, MA. The twin duo lost to Gail Kim and Maryse. Though Kim partnered with heel wrestler Maryse, she maintained her babyface persona during the matchRead More

Posted On December 19, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Tiffany’s Response To Question Regarding Possible WWE Return

Recently released WWE talent Taryn Terrell (a/k/a Tiffany) answered a number of questions from fans yesterday on her Twitter account. When asked if she thought she’d ever return to World Wrestling Entertainment, she remarked the following: “No…if I have to sleep with people in power to keep or continue progressing in my job, I’d rather be poor,” she replied. Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor Dave Meltzer strongly implied in the past on his f4wonline.com podcast that the only reason she landed the role of ECW General Manager despite having less thanRead More