Posted On August 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

FCW Talent React To Jeremiah Riggs’ Scathing Remarks

Tough Enough contestant Jeremiah Riggs blasted WWE’s developmental system and talent scouting in a lengthy diatribe this week after being informed that WWE would not be using him. Speaking to AroundTheOctagon.com about his recent tryout at WWE’s developmental camp, Riggs said Florida Championship Wrestling is full of “clones” who are “are all the same – long hair, pony tail, boring as can be.” Riggs called FCW “all politics,” where the developmental wrestlers try to “kiss ass” to get ahead. “People are real phony there including the trainers,” he claimed. RiggsRead More
Tough Enough contestant Jeremiah Riggs appeared on Hit The Ropes Radio (interview available at HitTheRopes.com, beginning in the second hour). He discussed his time on the USA Network reality series, as well as his recent stop in Florida Championship Wrestling. Interview highlights are as follows: On the promo he cut in FCW that led to an issue with Dusty Rhodes: “I don’t know the whole system on how, I guess, things work around here. If you give somebody a microphone and you tell them they’ve got one minute, go haveRead More

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

Kelly Kelly, Alex Riley & Justin Gabriel Appearing At FCW Show

- FCW Wrestling sent out the following this evening: ** Kelly Kelly, Alex Riley and Justin Gabriel in Orlando Tomorrow Night with FCW** Orlando, Fl – July 26, 2011 One of Maxim Magazine’s “Top 100 Most Beautiful Women of the World” is coming to Orlando! Kelly Kelly, one of the most popular WWE Divas of all time and current Diva’s Champion, is making a special appearance at the Florida Championship Wrestling event at the Orlando Armory, Wednesday July 27th. FCW fans will be able to meet Kelly Kelly during aRead More

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

John Morrison & Melina Appearing At FCW Shows This Weekend

- FCW Wrestling sent out the following today: **John Morrison and Melina Personal Appearance This Friday and Saturday with FCW Wrestling** Gainesville, July 5, 2011 Florida Championship Wrestling continues its Summer Slamarama Tour with two huge events Friday July 8th in Gainesville and Saturday July 9th in Eustis. FCW is excited to announce that both shows will feature WWE Superstar John Morrison! Morrison, who has held multiple titles in WWE, is excited about the weekend’s festivities. “This is a big weekend,” John Morrison admits, as he adjusts his trademark sunglasses.Read More
Triple H has been pushing for an overhaul to the WWE developmental system. With Triple H now assuming the role of head of talent development, The Wrestling Observer has provided more details on Triple H’s plan for the FCW facility. It’s expected that Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman will be brought into FCW to handle the day-to-day operations of the facility and to handle the development of new talent. Whatever changes to take place, as we initially reported, a pretty major overhaul of the current system is expected to takeRead More

Posted On June 7, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Stars To Headline FCW’s Summer Slamarama Event

**FCW WRESTLING BRINGS ITS SUMMER SLAMARAMA TOUR TO PALM BAY with WWE SUPERSTARS WADE BARRET and HEATH SLATER** Port Charlotte, Fl – June 6, 2011 Florida Championship Wrestling continues its Summer Slamarama Tour Wednesday June 15th in Palm Bay. Along with all the exciting in-ring action that fans love, this show will also feature a meet-and-greet autograph session with Smackdown Superstars Wade Barrett and Heath Slater, a Superstar Karaoke Idol competition, and much more. If that wasn’t enough, each fan will also receive a complimentary pack of FCW Superstar tradingRead More

Posted On June 6, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Tough Enough Season Finale Results – June 6, 2011

Welcome to the Season Finale of WWE Tough Enough! Stone Cold Steve Austin kicks us off by recapping this season. We started off with 14 hopefuls, including Miss USA herself. Luke was an early standout, but became overshadowed by Martin. Meanwhile, Andy started showing some force. Martin was very unfortunately injured later on in the competition, and it came down to Luke, Andy, and Jeremiah. Jeremiah proved to be just a little bit too green, and was eliminated, and now we have come down to the final two… Luke andRead More

Posted On May 31, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Morrison & Melina To FCW, Orton/Christian, Meet Booker T

- John Morrison and Melina will be appearing at the FCW event on Friday, July 8th from Gainesville, Florida at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center. They will also be at the July 9th FCW show from the Lake County Fairgrounds in Eustis, Florida. – Randy Orton vs. Christian is being advertised for the July 30th SmackDown event in Louisville, Kentucky. – Booker T will be appearing at CBS Radio’s Fan Festival this Saturday at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas from 12-2pm. – The new WWE ’12 videoRead More

Posted On May 31, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Tough Enough Final, Plans For The Finale & Winner

- Jeremiah was eliminated on tonight’s episode of WWE Tough Enough. Austin said on the show that the final two participants, Luke and Andy, will be going to FCW to take part in exhibition matches where the best performer will win the show. These are the segments that were filmed in Tampa, Florida a few weeks back at the FCW TV tapings. The FCW matches will apparently air on next week’s live Tough Enough finale at 8pm EST. The winner of the show will be announced on RAW next weekRead More
Four new WWE developmental talents have been added to the Florida Championship Wrestling roster page on FCWWrestling.info; Alexander Rusev, Audrey Marie, Eden Stiles and Ethan Levin. Rusev formerly competed as Miroslav “The Bulgarian” for Knokx Pro Entertainment in California. He was signed to a developmental contract last year. Marie, a brunette, introduced herself as Ashley Miller at a FCW live event last month and indicated she is from Houston, Texas. Stiles is Tampa based model Brandi Reed, who signed a developmental contract with WWE in March. She debuted last monthRead More

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

What Happened After Raw, DiBiase Jr. Thanking Troops, Steamboat

- WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat will be appearing for FCW on their Summer Slamarama Tour as it stops in Sebring, Florida at the Highlands County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 11th. There will be 8 matches with the FCW and NXT stars, a Divas Swimsuit Contest, a Superstar Karaoke Idol Contest and a Fan Fest from 5:30 until 7:30pm with autographs, live music, games and more. Fans will also receive a free FCW trading card packet with 20 cards inside. – Marie sent word that after last night’s RAWRead More

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

News On The Rock From Raw, Michael Tarver Update, More

- As noted before, WWE Studios’ That’s What I Am with Randy Orton will be released on Blu-ray and DVD May 17th. This will be a Walmart exclusive release. – Ron Simmons is on Twitter at @WWERonSimmons. – Several readers have e-mailed in asking about The Rock’s “U” hand signs on RAW. This is the hand signal for The University of Miami, known as “The U.” – Michael Tarver wrote the following on Twitter regarding reports of him being injured by Xavier Woods at last week’s FCW tapings: “thanx forRead More

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

Ticket Sales Slow For WWE Extreme Rules PPV

Reader Brian sent in the following: A quick search on Ticketmaster still has many seats available for Sunday’s WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view in Tampa, Florida on the “on TV” side. The last few WWE events in Tampa have only been about 60% full and this is the first WWE PPV in over 10 years. Even with FCW in Tampa and many WWE Superstars living in the Tampa area, they cannot seem to sell out an event here. Expect many “comped” tickets and crowd shots opposite the camera side. This willRead More

Posted On March 7, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

FCW Announces The DiBiase Family For Upcoming Show

- Florida Championship Wrestling sent out the following today: **FCW WRESTLING RETURNS TO PUNTA GORDA, FL BREAKING NEWS! MILLION DOLLAR MAN TED DIBIASE TO JOIN SONS AT EVENT! ** Punta Gorda, Fl – March 7, 2011 Florida Championship Wrestling officials are proud to announce a major addition to the scheduled lineup in Punta Gorda, FL. On Wednesday, March 16th, none other than WWE Hall of Famer, the “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase will be appearing at the show. The WWE Legend will join his sons-Ted Dibiase Jr. and Brett DibiaseRead More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

JR Comments On The Rock’s Future, HBK In NYC, FCW

- Northeast Wrestling will be hosting a Shawn Michaels autograph signing in Middletown, New York on March 12th from the Crystal Run Galleria Mall at 11am until 2pm. More information can be found at northeastwrestling.com. – WWE’s Florida Championship Wrestling will hold their Spring Break Bash on Wednesday, February 16th at 6pm from the Charlotte Harbor Event Center in Punta Gorda, FL. RAW star Mason Ryan, stars of WWE NXT and 8 un-named matches are being advertised. – Jim Ross commented more on The Rock’s future with WWE on hisRead More

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

Christian To Appear At FCW Event In Port Charlotte, Florida

- FCW sent PWMania.com the following: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **EVENT LISTING / TICKETS ON SALE** Port Charlotte, Florida – January 5, 2011 Buddy’s Home Furnishings has teamed up with FCW Wrestling to bring the future Superstars of the WWE to the Charlotte County Fairgrounds Expo Hall on Friday January 14, 2011. FCW is the exclusive training organization of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). In addition to the FCW stars, fans will have an opportunity to see some of their favorite RAW, Smackdown and NXT superstars in action. The highlight ofRead More

Posted On December 19, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross Reveals He Will Be At TLC PPV; Speaks On Event & More

Jim Ross revealed in his latest blog that he will be at Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view. “Quick blog with a few random thoughts before leaving for Houston for WWE’s TLC this Sunday night.” You can read his blog in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights: On going to FCW this week: The recent trip to Tampa was productive. Wednesday’s promo class is always one of my favorite exercises. Dusty Rhodes, WWE HOF’er, conducts this all important class which lasts about two hours with the students doing extemporaneous promosRead More

Posted On December 17, 2010By Owen PattersonIn News

Update On Eddie Guerrero’s Daughter In WWE, New FCW Champ

- Shaul Marie Guerrero, daughter of Eddie and Vickie Guerrero, made her first FCW Arena appearance at the WWE developmental tapings last night. Shaul sat ringside with other FCW Divas during the FCW Divas Title match. – NXT 3 Rookie AJ Lee defeated fellow Rookie Naomi Knight at last night’s tapings to become the new FCW Divas Champion. The match will air in January and saw AJ play a heel. – Michael Tarver wrestled his second match since being injured at last night’s FCW tapings, defeating Big E. Langston. TarverRead More
Former WWE Diva, Jillian Hall joins Diva Dirt for her first post-WWE interview today. We spoke to Jillian about her release, the story behind her requesting her release, working as a trainer in FCW and much more. We discuss Jillian’s career from the independents to OVW, to SmackDown and Raw, including her thoughts on working with JBL, Melina and others. Jillian talks about her singing gimmick and why she wanted to drop it to be taken more seriously. She also discusses her infamous 5-minute long Divas Championship reign last year.Read More