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– With WrestleMania XXVIII in the books and new talent being promoted to the main roster, there’s a lot of talk that WWE’s annual talent purge will occur “sooner than later.” This week alone saw the debut of six new talents, and according to Jim Ross, many more wrestlers from Florida Championship Wrestling will likely be introduced in the coming weeks. — WWEShop.com has released a Daniel Bryan Yes Authentic T-Shirt. — Christian will appear for Florida Championship Wrestling on May 18 at Orlando Armory 2809 S. Ferncreek Ave. Orlando,Read More

Posted On April 4, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoilers* Upcoming Raw Guest Hosts, WWE Star Returns & More

There are a couple of newsworthy notes from tonight’s Smackdown taping in Orlando, Florida.   * The Three Stooges are set to guest host next week’s Raw Supershow.   * Skip Sheffield made his return to television under what was his original gimmick in Ryback. He squashed a local worker named Barry Stevens in a match that will air on this week’s Smackdown.   * As previously reported,  Damien Sandow debuted by cutting a promo on the titantron about people’s moral quality and calling them out on it. The segmentRead More

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

Layla Receives High Marks For Her Return, How Old Is Undertaker?

– Layla made her return to in-ring competition at a non-televised Florida Championship Wrestling event on Thursday night. Alongside babyface Audrey Marie, they defeated Paige and Sofia Cortez. She had been sidelined since May due to tears of both her Anterior cruciate and Medial collateral ligaments, which required surgery. Layla received high marks from FCW officials for her performance as she displayed a series of Lucha style moves. She had been working very hard in recent weeks in preparation for her squared circle return. — Tickets for the 25th AnnualRead More

Posted On March 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Opening Up New Developmental System In Connecticut

Following all the confusion this week regarding the future of WWE’s developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling, we have an update on FCW and a new developmental program in the works. WWE plans to open up a new branch of its developmental system in Stanford, Connecticut in the next few months. The project has been described to us as something in between Florida Championship Wrestling and the main roster, where talent that is “almost ready” will work closely with WWE officials to get them ready for their debuts. Triple H issuedRead 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
WWE officials notified Bright House Network Monday that they have opted to cease their affiliation with the Florida based sports network as they are shutting down Florida Championship Wrestling effective immediately. Florida Championship Wrestling programming, which was taped last Thursday in Tampa, Florida, will cease to air on the network in three weeks. Everyone involved with Florida Championship Wrestling will relocate to WWE’s homebase in Stamford, Connecticut until a further decision regarding the developmental program is made. WWE employees were given the impression that a developmental promotion will ultimately openRead More
– Benicio Salazar, a masked wrestler, has been added to the Florida Championship Wrestling roster page. He is billed at 6’3″, 225 pounds and from Mexico City, Mexico. — Sheamus will participate in a meet and greet at tonight’s Florida Championship Wrestling event at Osceola Heritage Park Expo Hall 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, Florida. — The official Twitter feed for Raw Interim General Manager and WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis released the following statement regarding Drew McIntyre: “I’ve always felt @TheDrewMcIntyre is an asset toRead More

Posted On February 6, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Owens Says WWE Dropped The Ball, Latest Graduates From FCW

– It was reported Friday that the official website of WWE developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling had removed Calvin Raines, Leroy Parks, Marcus Owens and Peter Orlov from their roster page. Owens, whose real name is Jay Nobles, confirmed on Facebook that he was released by WWE on Friday. He vows to show that WWE made a mistake in letting him go. “I will now travel the world and show them that they totally dropped the ball!” he wrote Monday on his Facebook fan page. He continued, “I just wannaRead More

Posted On February 3, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Makes Cuts – Four Wrestlers Removed From FCW Website

FCWWrestling.info, the official website of WWE developmental league Florida Championship Wrestling, has removed four talents from their roster page: * Calvin Raines * Leroy Parks * Marcus Owens * Peter Orlov Removal from the FCW roster page is generally a sign that said talent has been released from his or her developmental contract with WWE. Calvin Raines, who formerly competed as Pat Brink for Maryland Championship Wrestling, signed on with WWE again in 2010 after being released the previous year in a disciplinary measure. He competed in his one andRead 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 December 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Royal Rumble Returning To 30-Man Format, Tyler Black On The Road

– WWE has confirmed that January’s Royal Rumble event will be returning to the traditional 30-man format, down from 40 men last year. The 25th annual Royal Rumble takes place on Sunday, January 29, 2012 from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. — As he alluded to on his Twitter account last week, developmental wrestler Seth Rollins (formerly Tyler Black in ROH) will be touring with the RAW brand all next week. There’s been some talk that he’ll be wrestling against the returning R-Truth, but that’s not confirmed atRead More

Posted On December 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Eden Stiles Parts Ways With WWE, Says She Dating WWE Superstar

Ring announcer Eden Stiles announced late Tuesday night on Twitter that she has parted ways with WWE after asking to be released from her contract three weeks ago. She wrote, “This was it! 3 weeks ago I asked to be released from my WWE contract. Today was my last day. Sure enjoyed it!! More on the horizon for me.” Stiles also revealed she is dating Cody Rhodes. “And…now that I no longer work here I’m glad to finally not “hint” and say that I am 100% Cody’s girl :-).” AfterRead 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 December 6, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR & Dusty Working Together, More Anti-Cena Tweets From Chavo

– Jim Ross tweeted on Tuesday that he’s working on a new television project with Dusty Rhodes. He wrote: “Heading over to huddle w/ Dusty Rhodes. Working on a TV project together for WWE.” Ross is in Tampa today scouting talent at Florida Championship Wrestling. — Former WWE star Chavo Guerrero was very outspoken about John Cena back in July and went on a rant about Cena lacking wrestling ability, being grossly overpaid and being lazy in the ring. Chavo resumed his anti-Cena tweets on Tuesday, writing the following: “LetsRead More

Posted On December 4, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Kamala After Amputation, FCW Traveling With WWE

– Paul Bearer released the following statement on Facebook regarding Kamala after the wrestling legend had his foot amputated last month. “Just spoke with my longtime friend Kamala [James Harris]. I managed him in 1978 when he first started. He seems to be hanging in there after his foot amputation, due to high blood pressure, not diabetes as reported. Please keep him in your prayers.” — Shelly Martinez will be hosting a live game show next week at Tranzit Nite Club in Hollywood, California. Details are available here. — SeveralRead More

Posted On September 30, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR & Jerry Lawler’s Status For Sunday, Dolph Ziggler Jabs TNA

– Jim Ross was asked on twitter whether he and Jerry “The King” Lawler will be calling the action this Sunday at WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. Regarding Jerry Lawler’s status, Ross wrote: “I think so.” When asked whether he’ll be doing commentary, he responded: “Not at this time but things can change.” — WWE United States champion Dolph Ziggler took a jab at TNA on Thursday afternoon in a Twitter post he made plugging his upcoming appearance at Florida Championship Wrestling on Friday night. He tweeted @Heelziggler: “OffRead More

Posted On September 16, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Claudio Castagnoli Signed To WWE, Given New Name

Claudio Castagnoli, part of the Kings of Wrestling in Ring of Honor along with Chris Hero, has changed his Twitter handle to Antonio Cesaro and announced that he is now a superstar of Florida Championship Wrestling. In what may be a hint at his new FCW gimmick, his Twitter bio now reads: The official twitter of Very European Antonio Cesaro. Swiss world traveler, FCW Superstar and coffee connoisseur. Universal European Uppercut MasterRead More

Posted On September 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Heavyweight Boxer To Train With WWE; Details

Heavyweight boxer Monte Barrett appears to be pursuing a future career in WWE, as Barrett says he’s heading to Florida Championship Wrestling by the end of next month. Barrett has a 39-5-2 boxing record. Barrett teased an involvement with WWE earlier this month when asked by The Jersey Journal about a possible third boxing match with rival David Tua. He said he would be open to facing Tua at WrestleMania XXVIII. He was also quoted as saying “I have been talking to WWE Champion John Cena lately about assisting meRead More
– Matches slated to air on tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown are as follows: * Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Ezekiel Jackson for the Intercontinental Championship * Justin Gabriel vs. Tyson Kidd * Alberto Del Rio vs. Daniel Bryan * A.J. and Kelly Kelly vs. Alicia Fox and Natalya * 20-Man Battle Royal — Chris Jericho will be the MC at the Bikers For Babies charity event and classic car show, which takes Aug. 28 at the Staten Island Mall in Staten Island, New York. — John Cena stated on TwitterRead More