Former WWE superstar Tevita Fifita, better known as Camacho, recently participated in an exclusive interview with PWMania.com. Fefita talks about his time in WWE, his character’s direction, his relationship with Triple H and Vince McMahon, his involvement in NXT and more. It’s a pleasure to have you with us, Tevita. So, how did you decide to pursue a career as a professional wrestler? In the summer of 2004, I was going into my senior year of college and I was playing football. I called my older brother and told himRead More
- WWE developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling has re-branded it’s official website to reflect the new WWE NXT. While the URL still references FCW (FCWWrestling.info), most references to FCW have been eliminated in favor of NXT, with a new design, updated roster section, new talent bios and more. – Dolph Ziggler posted the following video to Tout on Tuesday, responding to Chris Jericho’s insult from Monday’s RAW that his hair looks like a bowl of spaghetti:Read More
Jinder Mahal
- WWE officials feel that Jinder Mahal has the potential to be one of their top heels, which is part of the reason why he’s currently working a feud with Ryback. – Former WWE star Dennis “Mideon” Knight was in visiting friends at last night’s FCW live event in Tampa, Florida at The Bull. – Diva-Dirt reports that WWE has signed a new women’s wrestler named Anya, who is of Russian descent. She was spotted with Ashley Fliehr Johnson and another new male signing at a weekend FCW live eventRead More
- Around 600 fans came to The Bull in Tampa, Florida last night for a FCW live event that benefited The Angelus, a group that volunteers their services to raise money for handicapped children. A group of handicapped children were sitting on the left and right sides of the entrance where the wrestlers came down at. The big draw of the night was a special appearance by The Undertaker, who also did a meet-and-greet before the show. We noted before that FCW President Steve Keirn cut a promo before theRead More
- Reports from RAW 1000 was that The Rock came in and was friendly with everyone that he knew, shook hands all around and didn’t disappear right away as he had in previous appearances when people criticized him. In the recent past, there were shows where Rock had a tight schedule, arrived late for RAW and went into isolation to prepare for whatever he was doing that night. – After reporting to WWE developmental earlier this summer, Lance Storm student Tenille Tayla made her in-ring debut for FCW this pastRead More
- Ashley Fliehr Johnson has relocated to Tampa, Florida and reported to WWE developmental last week. Johnson was in attendance for weekend FCW live events. She will likely make her FCW debut soon after some training. Ashley is the 25 year old daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. PWMania.com has photos of Ric Flair’s daughter Ashley which you can view at this link or by visiting PWMania’s specials page. – Mick Foley will be making a announcement later tonight regarding his post-SummerSlam comedy show planned for The ImprovRead More
- The documentary portion of the upcoming CM Punk DVD set will have a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. Here is WWE’s updated preview: “This is not just a DVD, it’s a pipe-bomb! For the first-time ever, experience the rise of CM Punk from his free-spirited beginnings to his explosive transformation into the most unabashed, outspoken and revolutionary champion in WWE history. Fellow Superstars, close friends and the Voice of the Voiceless himself give you unprecedented access to his life in this 3-disc set. From his home, backstageRead More

Posted On July 22, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Hall of Fame Rumor, WWE’s YouTube Ranking, Maria, FCW

- The FCW event at the Armory in Orlando, Florida has been moved to Thursday, August 2nd. It’s original date was Wednesday, July 25th. The FCW event at the Fenn Center in Fort Pierce, Florida has been moved to Friday, August 17th. It’s original date was Friday, July 27th. – Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis attended last night’s Pro Wrestling Guerrilla event in Reseda, California. – WWE’s YouTube channel was ranked #6 for the week ending July 18th. They had 2,717,804 views. – As seen yesterday, Michael Hayes paid tributeRead More

Posted On July 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jericho Post-SummerSlam Future, WWE Wins Lawsuit, Wade Barrett

- Chris Jericho is not currently scheduled for any WWE appearances after SummerSlam. – Wade Barrett will be appearing at FCW in Melbourne, FL on July 28th. Evan Bourne will be appearing at FCW in Orlando, FL on August 2nd. – WWE won a lawsuit against Italy’s Interactive S.P.A., who they sued over money owed for licensing WWE TV to Italian cable networks Sportitalia Channel and SI Live, as well as the rights to an Italian language version of WWE.com. The suit was filed in February of 2011, with WWERead More
- The FCW live event scheduled for July 25th at the Orlando Armory in Orlando, Florida has been moved to August 2nd. This is the show that Evan Bourne will be appearing on. – Media sites have picked up on The Rock reporting on Twitter that he is indeed in talks to star as DC Comics’ Lobo. Rock confirmed rumors that his agents are working on landing him the role. Lobo is an intergalactic bounty hunter who was one of DC Comics’ most popular characters in the 1990’s. – ZackRead More
- The FCW Heavyweight Title changed hands this weekend as Rick Victor defeated Bo Dallas at Friday night’s FCW live event in Punta Gorda, Florida. Victor tweeted: “Fact, 3 years ago I was security in Punta Gorda for @CMPunk. Tonight I left the same building as 2 time FCW heavyweight champion!” Dallas barely held the title a month as he won it from Seth Rollins back in June. – We noted before that WWE signed independent women’s wrestler Buggy Nova to a deal. She has been competing in FCW underRead More
- There is still no official word on Kharma’s WWE status. She remains on the WWE website roster page but is listed on WWE’s Alumni list on Twitter. It’s interesting to note that before Thursday, she was never listed in any of WWE’s official Twitter feeds. PWMania.com has uploaded photos of Kharma’s wrestling style wedding ring and of her husband which you can check out by clicking here or visiting our backstage specials. – The Bella Twins will be doing work with MTV’s Ridiculousness and the NFL Network in theRead More
- Matches for today’s WWE Superstars include Hunico vs. Justin Gabriel, Alex Riley vs. Jinder Mahal and tag team action with Alicia Fox and Kaitlyn taking on Beth Phoenix and Natalya. – Independent women’s wrestler Mercedes Martinez confirmed to Diva-Dirt that she did not receive a tryout with WWE recently. The rumors came after another women’s wrestler, Mercedes KV, was spotted in the crowd during a FCW TV episode. This is not confirmed either but it’s possible Mercedes KV participated in the FCW training camp. – We noted before thatRead More

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

WWE Tag Team Champions Heading To FCW Summer Slamarama

FCW Wrestling sent PWMania.com the following: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ** WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS COMING TO PUNTA GORDA** Punta Gorda, Fl – July 10, 2012 WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth are coming to the Charlotte Harbor Event Center Friday July 13th! As part of the FCW Summer Slamarama Tour, Kingston and Truth will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. Along with this great opportunity to meet these huge WWE Superstars in person, the stars of NXT and FCW will also be live and in action!Read More

Posted On July 7, 2012By Joe ThunderIn News

Thunder’s Weekly Rundown 07/07/12

Welcome to the rundown! We had a special edition of SD on Tuesday, and I’ve discussed all of it here along with the usual stuff. On a side note, NXT will apparently be replacing FCW on Brighthouse in Florida beginning in a few weeks. I don’t know if this means that FCW will be permanently done, or if it just means that FCW will be developmental with live events and no television show. That aside, let’s get to it: FCW 07/01/12 Jiro is defeated by Rick Victor. Big E LangstonRead More

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

Dragon Gate USA Champion Johnny Gargano Leaving For WWE?

Rumors hit Twitter and wrestling message boards this weekend saying that top Dragon Gate USA star Johnny Gargano is on his way out of the company before this month is over. Gargano is scheduled to defend his Open the Freedom Gate Title at the July 27th DGUSA show in Michigan and the rumor is that he will drop the title then to Akira Tozawa. The speculation is that Gargano will sign with WWE and be sent to their FCW developmental territory. He had a tryout with WWE last year thatRead More
- There has been talk of having The Undertaker work one of two shows before the year is over, with one being at Survivor Series, as noted before. If he does appear at the 1,000th RAW in a few weeks, it would be just for an appearance. – Rey Mysterio was actually told he would be returning on the July 2nd WWE RAW Superhow but as noted before, his return has been pushed back and he likely will be on the 1,000th RAW. Mysterio still isn’t being advertised for upcomingRead More

Posted On July 1, 2012By Siddharth GroverIn News

Luke Robinson Interview: Tough Enough, Future, and More

Recently, Luke Robinson conducted an interview at WrestleEnigma.com regarding his future, Andy Leavine, Tough Enough and more. Here are a few excerpts: It was the moment; at Raw, you and Andy made your way out with the WWE Tough Enough Championships, and were waiting for the verdict. How was the complete experience on being on WWE’s top show? Luke: That was a surreal but comfortable moment. As I walked out onto the ramp from the Gorilla position, I felt like this was “home.” This is what I was meant toRead More

Posted On June 29, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Great American Bash Battle Royal Set, WWE Up For Awards, FCW

- Tuesday’s live WWE SmackDown will feature a “Great American Bash” battle royal with WWE Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Big Show and Alberto Del Rio. – WrestleMania 28 and WWE’s website coverage has been nominated for the “Best Special Entertainment Social TV Award” in the 2012 Social TV Awards. WWE EVP of Digital Jason Hoch has been nominated for the “Social TV Marketer of the Year Award.” Winners will be announced at the Bel-Air Country Club on July 17th. – Florida Championship Wrestling’sRead More