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

Cody Rhodes At FCW Wrestling In Orlando This Wednesday

FCW Wrestling issued the following press release earlier today: **Cody Rhodes at FCW Wrestling in Orlando Tomorrow Night** Orlando, Fl – March 20, 2012 FCW Wrestling will be invading Orlando tomorrow night, March 21st and are bringing WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes for a special meet and greet autograph session. This is a momentous occasion for Florida Championship Wrestling, who is hosting the event, as well as the entire city of Orlando. FCW officials are reportedly nothing short of thrilled and ecstatic to have a superstar of this caliber appearRead More

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

WWE Denies FCW Is Shutting Down: Triple H Issues Statement

WWE.com has addressed the online rumors that Florida Championship Wrestling is shutting down, vehemently denying the “erroneous” report by an “unreliable online news source.” The WWE website reached out to WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Paul Levesque (Triple H) to address this issue: “It is absolutely not true. FCW is not closing. I don’t know how the rumor started but I believe it’s a situation where the ‘dirt sheets’ want to believe they have the scoop on everything. If anything, we are in the process of ramping up ourRead More

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

More Details On The Status Of Florida Championship Wrestling

– According to sources at Florida Championship Wrestling, things are said to be “business as usual” today, despite the Monday night rumor that the promotion is shutting down. — We spoke with Jesse Kage, a Tampa-based radio DJ that hosts the Kage Kult Show on 98Rock in Tampa. Kage, who has worked directly with FCW head trainer Steve Keirn, says he texted Keirn regarding the rumor and was told, “Rasslin’ rumor, not true.” — WWE creative team member Kevin Eck has responded to the “FCW shutting down” rumors on Twitter.Read More

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

Report: WWE Not Shutting Down Developmental Territory FCW

- All FCW events currently scheduled for this coming weekend will go on as planned. FCW President Steve Keirn is denying the rumors of FCW shutting down. All talents are at school today and as of this writing, no official announcement has been made. PWInsider reports that sources within WWE state there are no plans to shutdown WWE’s developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling. The show on the Brighthouse Network is scheduled to end however. Stay tuned as this story develops.Read More

Posted On March 16, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross Returns To Announcing; Calls FCW Event With William Regal

Jim Ross joined William Regal for commentary at Thursday’s FCW TV tapings in Florida. Ross commented on returning to announcing and on the event; “Good, solid nite @ FCW. Rollins vs. Kruger & Steamboat vs. Cesaro stood out among others,” Ross tweeted. “Thx to FCW talent 4 their efforts this wk & to staff 4 the op 2 call some wrestling.” Regal added, “A huge honour for me tonight getting to announce with JR Jim Ross at FCW. He was the first person to interview me on USA TV 19Read More

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

Austin Meeting HBK, CM Punk vs. Jericho WM Scenario, Matt Hardy

- Steve Austin revealed on his BrokenSkullRanch.com blog that he is headed back to the ranch this week to meet Shawn Michaels and his MacMillan River Adventures crew. Austin and Michaels will be hunting for the upcoming season of Shawn’s show on the Outdoor Channel. – As noted before, word is that The Rock vs. John Cena will close WrestleMania while The Undertaker vs. Triple H will go somewhere in the middle and CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho has been discussed to open the show. A possible scenario for thisRead More

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

Jim Neidhart Jail Update, William Regal In FCW, JR Announcing FCW?

- Wrestling legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart remains in the Hillsborough County Jail today after being arrested for contempt of court yesterday. It appears Neidhart was arrested for contempt while he was in court to answer previous charges. Neidhart doesn’t have any bond set yet or a release date. While this is not confirmed yet, the Hillsborough County Sheriff website indicates that Judge Espinosa sentenced Neidhart to 5 months and 29 days for the First Degree Theft and Possession of Controlled Substance charges. No word yet if the jail sentenceRead More

Posted On March 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More On John Cena & MGK After Raw, Goldust At FCW, AM RAW

- The March 10th episode of WWE’s AM RAW scored a 0.62 cable rating with 783,000 viewers. – As noted before, John Cena announced after RAW in Cleveland last night that rapper Machine Gun Kelly will be performing at WrestleMania 28. Cena actually brought MGK into the ring and presented him to the hometown crowd. Cena talked about his different WrestleMania entrances over the years then invited MGK and the city of Cleveland to be involved in his entrance this year. – Besides Jim Ross, Goldust is also in FloridaRead More

Posted On March 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Cena Makes WrestleMania Announcement, Ryder Stood Up, JR

- As seen on RAW last night, Zack Ryder and Eve Torres made a dinner date for after the show. Eve apparently stood Ryder up as Ryder posted several tweets waiting for her to arrive. He wrote: “Waiting on @EveMarieTorres to show up for our date. It’s gonna be #SSSIIICCCKKK” “So I guess @EveMarieTorres isn’t coming. #worstnightever” Eve later apologized: “Soooooo sorry… Something came up.Promise I’ll make it up to u? ;-)” WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix chimed in: “@ZackRyder waited for @EveMarieTorres for hours?? He clearly is hung upRead More

Posted On March 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: Punk vs. Jericho, WWE Cruiserweight Show, FCW & More

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. As always, you can buy his delicious line of BBQ products at WWEShop.com. In his latest blog entry, JR answered a ton of questions from his readers. Here are some highlights of what he said about: Why does WWE change the names of wrestlers? “WWE is an entertainment company and they want to own all their intellectual property. Changing names of wrestlers allows them to own those names. It’s smart businessRead More

Posted On February 11, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Jeremiah Riggs Believes He’s Been Blackballed From Wrestling

Jeremiah Riggs, who appeared as a contestant on Tough Enough last year, believes he’s been blackballed from the professional wrestling industry after receiving no interest from WWE nor TNA Wrestling last year. “I’ve been approached by a few wrestling promoters about coming in and doing some stuff. My manager even met with TNA several times but in the end politics won out. Am I blackballed in wrestling because of FCW? Probably, but it’s all good. I enjoyed wrestling but I’m not a wrestler. I’m a professional athlete,” he told www.hereisyourwinner.comRead More

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

Jim Ross Blog: Update On WWE DVD’s, Brodus Clay, FCW

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights: – The King and I spent about 2+ hours working on a new project that we will continue to work on over the next month or so. More info on it when the time is right. – I also worked on a new, DVD project, unaware of the release date, on the Top 50 Finishing Moves in Wrestling on Monday. That should be an interesting DVD and as is customary with ‘lists’Read More

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

Road Dogg Appearing At Florida Championship Wrestling Show

- FCW Wrestling issued the following press release: **WWE Legend Road Dogg in Melbourne This Friday** Melbourne, Fl – January 30, 2012 WWE Legend Road Dogg will be appearing in Melbourne this Friday February 3rd! Florida Championship Wrestling is excited to return to the Melbourne Auditorium with this huge special guest. Melbourne fans will be treated to a special Meet-and-Greet and Autograph session with Road Dogg before the show. There are also 8 giant matches scheduled for this event – including FCW Divas action – and, each one of theRead More

Posted On January 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jack Swagger Speaks At FCW, New Triple H Gear, Mike Knox

- WWE’s shop website is now taking pre-orders for a Triple H “Call to War” t-shirt. On a related note, Mikel sent word that the WWE shop website now has Evan Bourne’s t-shirt marked down 60%. – Former WWE Superstar Mike Knox is not working for TNA’s Ring Ka King promotion. The tweet from Luke Gallows was referring to the two teaming together in Japan, not India. – Below is video of WWE United States Champion Jack Swagger speaking candidly to the crowd at last week’s FCW show in PuntaRead More

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

Orton Update, Shane Helms Undergoes Surgery, WWE Debut

– Randy Orton’s physical rehabilitation on his back appears to be going well, as the Orton family is headed on a vacation this week. Orton tweeted on Tuesday: “Alanna’s passport just came so we are ready for our family vacation! Tomorrow we’re off to the Bahamas!!” — Former WWE star Shane Helms underwent another surgery on this morning morning. Helms tweeted: “Still groggy and can barely see the keyboard, but surgery was successful. On my way home now.” Helms has undergone several surgeries since he was injured in a motorcycleRead More

Posted On December 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Network Pilot Taped With WWE & FCW Talent

Earlier this month, WWE held a television taping at Full Sail University in Florida featuring FCW and WWE Superstars. The one-hour show is reportedly a pilot show for the WWE network that would profile WWE’s developmental territory and WWE’s up and coming superstars. The footage that was taped this month is not expected to air. Triple H and John Laurinaitis were there, with Triple H coming to the ring during one of the tapings and cutting a promo in front of the live crowd. WWE set up the venue toRead More

Posted On December 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Triple H Making Big Changes To WWE Developmental; Full Details

WWE’s developmental system is on the verge of undergoing some major changes in the coming months – and it all has to do with how WWE calls up their talent to the main roster. Recruiting talent is not an issue at this point – as Florida Championship Wrestling currently features on of its best rosters ever. Wrestlers such as Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Husky Harris and Percy Watson all have potential to be breakout stars – but WWE has learned the hard way how absolutely crucial first impressions are andRead More

Posted On September 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Rosa Mendes Continues Twitter Rant On ‘Rookie Divas’

Rosa Mendes, who has not appeared on WWE programming since SummerSlam, posted several messages on Twitter Saturday and Sunday disparaging the ‘Rookie Divas’ of WWE, specifically A.J. She wrote Saturday: “But what one thing I don’t miss is looking at rookies that call themselves divas when they can’t get a hold of some proactive to clear their awful skin up, and start dressing like actual Divas instead of shopping at consignment stores in the kid section. You want to be a Diva? Look like one AJ. You look like aRead More

Posted On August 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Trademarks “Future Endeavored,” Orton Meets Barney, FCW

- Back in 2009 when Donald Trump “bought” the WWE RAW brand – Vince McMahon and argued with Trump that he was the one who coined the signature phrase, “You’re Fired!” Now, WWE really is trying to secure the rights to a phrase used when announcing to the world they’ve parted ways with one of their superstars. According to the US Patents and Trademarks office, WWE has filed to trademark the terms “Future Endeavored”, “Future Endeavor” and “Mr. Future Endeavor” last week. – The official website of WWE’s developmental systemRead More