Florida Championship Wrestling Tag

- SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia congratulated former WWE Diva Michelle McCool and The Undertaker on the birth of their child. Garcia tweeted: “Congrats @McCoolMichelleL & Taker! Soooooo happy 2 hear about ur new bundle of joy!!! #BestWishes!! ;))” At a Florida Championship Wrestling event in Tampa, Florida earlier this month Steve Keirn announced that the couple were expecting their first child. – Jake “The Snake” Roberts is featured in the “Superstar Spotlight” on the home page of WWE.com. – This Sunday, The Miz will be presenting on the MDARead More
- Brad Maddox, who had been competing in WWE’s developmental promotion, has been promoted to the main roster as a referee. He officiated the No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal on Raw won by Kaitlyn. His profile has been removed from FCWWrestling.info, which further indicates that he will no longer be used in a wrestler capacity. Maddox had reigned as FCW Tag Team Champion and FCW 15 Champion when the titles were deactivated last week due to Florida Championship Wrestling being renamed NXT Wrestling. – Raw General Manager AJ Lee congratulatedRead 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
- As noted before, WWE released former Tough Enough competitor Ivelisse Vélez, who appeared in Florida Championship Wrestling as Sofia Cortez. Word coming out of developmental is that Ivelisse received rave reviews in the ring from some but she had an attitude problem. F4Wonline.com reports that sources say she thought she was better than what the trainers thought of her. Ivelisse had apparently made noise about how she should be working on WWE’s main roster. – Evan Bourne wrote on Twitter this weekend that it will be “a while” beforeRead More
- The Undertaker appeared at a Florida Championship Wrestling event in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday and when a fan noted that like him, he attends WrestleMania every year, the WWE Superstar responded, “Well, don’t make any plans for April…” The fan was in disbelief over his comment. The Deadman added, “We’ll see what happens.” – As previously mentioned, Val Venis is the latest addition to the Alumni section on WWE.com, which also acknowledges the character’s controversial antics: “Rude, lewd, and highly outrageous, Val Venis shocked network censors and WWE fansRead More
- Evan Bourne stated Sunday that he will not be on hand for tomorrow night’s historic 1,000th episode of Raw emanating from his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. He wrote Sunday on Twitter, “Sorry friends! I won’t be in STL for the epic #raw1000 but when I DO work my way back on Raw, it will also be epic!” Bourne remains sidelined after breaking his foot in four places and dislocating it in five in an automobile accident in March. Though no timetable has been given for his return toRead More
- WWE.com has published a photo gallery highlighting the organization’s history of announcers. Those featured include Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan, Michael Cole, Gorilla Monsoon, Jesse “The Body Ventura, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Mike McGuirk, Sean Mooney, Dok Hendrix, Tony Schiavone, Howard Finkel, Matt Striker, Craig DeGeorge, Joe Fowler, Jack Reynolds, Max Bretos, Jim Ross and Charlie Minn, among dozens more. – Jinder Mahal and Justin Gabriel will be signing autographs at tonight’s Florida Championship Wrestling live event at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Eustis, Florida. – According to FanPageList.com, AJRead 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

Posted On June 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Press Release: Funkasaurus Brodus Clay Comes To Melbourne

FCW Wrestling sent PWMania.com the following: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ** FUNKASAURUS BRODUS CLAY COMES TO MELBOURNE** Melbourne, Fl – June 26, 2012 Monday Night Raw Superstar Brodus Clay comes to the Melbourne Auditorium this Friday night, June 29th as part of the FCW Summer Slamarama Tour, The Funkasaurus will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. Along with Brodus Clay, Naomi and Cameron, the Superstars of NXT and FCW will also be live in action! Melbourne fans will also be treated to fan giveaways, games, prizes, and a Diva’sRead More

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

Press Release: Summer Slamarama Tour Kicks off Today

FCW Wrestling sent PWMania.com the following today: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **FCW Wrestling Kicks-Off 2012 in Palatka ** Brooksville, Fl – January 4, 2012 FCW kicks off its biggest tour ever, Summer Slamarama Tour this weekend! The tour with 39 dates already scheduled, including ten first time venues, and will feature special surprise guest appearances. Some guests already set to appear are WWE Superstar Brodus Clay with Cameron and Naomi (June 29th) and the WWE Tag Team Champions R Truth and Kofi Kingston (July 13th). Each date will feature the SuperstarsRead More
- The official website of Florida Championship Wrestling has removed Eli Cottonwood from their roster page, which would indicate that he has been released from his developmental contract with WWE. Cottonwood appeared as a contestant on the second season of NXT, with John Morrison as his mentor. He was the second contestant to be eliminated from the program, following Titus O’Neil. He returned to Florida Championship Wrestling, where he largely appeared in a bodyguard role. – Extreme Championship Wrestling icon Tommy Dreamer is the latest wrestler to be added toRead More

Posted On June 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

RAW 1,000 News: WWE Going All Out, The Start Of Hour 1, More

In less than 7 weeks, WWE will mark 1,000 episodes of Monday Night RAW and a new ‘3-hour Interactive RAW’ era begins. With RAW’s ratings lower than WWE and USA Network are happy with, the company plans to go all out to ensure the milestone show is a success. As previously reported, WWE has reached out to 20-30 legends to appear on the show. Additionally, a DX reunion (featuring Shawn Michaels, Triple H and likely other members) as well as a rare television appearance from the Undertaker are expected. It’sRead More
Randy Orton’s second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program puts the organization in a quandary since one more infraction would result in automatic termination. However, given the long-held belief that WWE selectively enforces their drug testing policy, there is skepticism as to whether the organization would follow through on cutting ties with the high-ranked wrestler in the event of another drug test failure. Dustin Starr, who appeared as referee for Florida Championship Wrestling in 2010, tweeted “WWE would never release Randy Orton” in response to former Intercontinental Champion Lance StormRead More

Posted On June 3, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Report: Alex Shelley Negotiating With WWE Through A Friend

SuperLuchas.net out of Mexico reports that Alex Shelley was never actually contacted directly by WWE officials. A friend of Shelley’s who currently wrestles for WWE was the one who let Shelley know that WWE was interested in bringing him in. Shelley reportedly wants to take a few weeks off to relax and then officially begin negotiating with WWE. SuperLucha’s source reports that Shelley is concerned about being sent to Florida Championship Wrestling and wants to go straight to WWE’s main roster.Read More

Posted On May 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE At Full Sail University Tonight, WWE Superstars, Birthdays

- WWE NXT and Florida Championship Wrestling will have their first tapings tonight at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Jim Ross is expected to make his return to broadcasting tonight. If you’re attending the tapings and would like to provide us with spoilers, please e-mail me. – Former WWE referees Earl and Dave Hebner turn 63 years old today while former WCW Television Champion Alex Wright turns 37. – Matches for today’s WWE Superstars include Alex Riley vs. Heath Slater, Lord Tensai vs. Tyson Kidd plus The UsosRead More
Husky Harris debuted the Cape Fear-inspired character in WWE developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling in March. He debuted the character before the WWE audience at Raw live events over the weekend. Here are photos of his new look:Read More

Posted On April 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

List Of FCW Television Taping Dates In Tampa & Orlando

To follow up on our earlier report regarding the schedule for WWE’s developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling’s television tapings in Orlando and Tampa, FCW had a list of upcoming tapings over the next few months at the television tapings on Thursday in Tampa: Tapings will take place in Orlando on the following dates: May 17, 2012 June 14, 2012 July 5, 2012 July 19, 2012 August 9, 2012 August 23, 2012 September 6, 2012 September 20, 2012 Tapings will take place in Tampa on the following dates: May 24, 2012Read More

Posted On April 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Developmental Promotion FCW Moving Tapings To Orlando, FL

WWE developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling will be moving their TV Tapings to Full Sail University near Orlando, FL on Thursday May 17, according to PWInsider. The exclusive deal WWE has signed with the facility insures them they will be the wrestling promotion that can run in the building. WWE have been planning and discussing to move the FCW tapings there since they ran a very quiet pilot taping several months ago. The company have booked dates in the venue through September currently. The FCW Arena in Tampa will stillRead More

Posted On April 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Sign Indy Wrestler Austin Draven; Reporting To FCW

Vendetta Pro Wrestling announced on their website that Austin Draven, who works for the promotion, has signed a developmental deal with with WWE. He will be reporting to Florida Championship Wrestling.Read More