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– The July 8 episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.73 cable rating and averaged 2.72 million viewers, improving on year-low ratings and viewership the week before. The previous week’s show drew a 1.63 cable rating and 2.33 million viwwers. This remains below the program’s 2011 average of a 1.9 rating and 2.9 million viewers. — John Morrison and Melina returned from their promotional tour of Asia late last week. Morrison appeared at Friday night’s Florida Championship Wrestling live event in Gainesville, Florida without Melina, who was advertised to beRead More

Posted On June 14, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Ziggler Says WWE Screwed Ryder, Another Apparent FCW Release

- Many WWE fans were left scratching their heads after Monday’s RAW from Long Island, wondering why the hometown star Zack Ryder was not used on the show. WWE star Dolph Ziggler went on Twitter after RAW and expressed his frustration with WWE failing to give Ryder a much-deserved moment on the three-hour broadcast: “You didn’t rib ‘the kid’ tonight, you ribbed the fans, Long Island, and the boys in the back. And kicked him in the nuts. #RyderOrRiot” – Earlier this week, WWE released five people from the company,Read More
– WWE.com is advertising a match between World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry for tonight’s episode of SmackDown on Syfy. Other matches taped Tuesday night in Corpus Christi, Texas for tonight’s show include: * Christian vs. Sheamus * Trent Barreta vs. Ted DiBiase * Big Show, Kane and Ezekiel Jackson vs. Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett * Natalya vs. Brie Bella * Daniel Bryan vs. Chavo Guerrero — SmackDown Superstar Trent Barretta worked last night’s Florida Championship Wrestling television tapings in TampaRead More
– Dick Ebersol, a long-time television partner of WWE and Vince McMahon, has resigned from his position as chief of NBC Sports, according to multiple news outlets. Ebersol was the producer of Saturday Night’s Main Event, not to mention a key component of the XFL ten years ago. More recently, he inducted Bob Uecker into the WWE Hall of Fame at last year’s ceremony. — Former WWE star Balls Mahoney headlines a Bodyslam Wrestling Organization event this Saturday in Elmwood Park, New Jersey at The American Legion located on 1Read 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
Online reports of Brett DiBiase being released from his developmental contract with WWE are erroneous as he worked two matches as a referee at this evening’s Florida Championship Wrestling live event in Tampa, Florida, reports LordsofPain.net. It was reported earlier this week that DiBiase’s profile was removed from the Florida Championship Wrestling website, which is often an indication that a talent has been released. Furthermore, Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor Dave Meltzer reported that the third generation wrestler was let go. Meanwhile, new signee Jon Moxley made his FCW debut tonightRead More
– WWE has signed Jesse White, son of three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader, to a developmental contract. It was speculated in recent weeks that White, who has competed in Japan, would be signed following a tryout at the organization’s developmental facility in Tampa, Florida. — The two-hour documentary portion of WWE RAW: The Best of 2010 DVD begins airing on pay-per-view on June 6. — Johnny Curtis has been largely competing in Florida Championship Wrestling since winning the fourth season of NXT on March 1. He lostRead More

Posted On April 28, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Discussed For Extreme Rules, WWE Signs Jon Moxley

– WWE has discussed adding a United States Championship Match between Sheamus and Kofi Kingston to this Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view. — Jim Ross, who suffered a hand injury on Raw, adamantly stated on Twitter today that he will be ready for his scheduled tag team match at Extreme Rules. — Jon Moxley of Dragon Gate USA signed a developmental contact with WWE this week. He will report to Florida Championship Wrestling next week. — Alex Riley celebrates his 30th birthday today. See Alex Riley’s mug shot -> source: PWInsider.comRead More
– The Great Khali appears on the season premiere of Pair of Kings, which airs this Monday on Disney XD. The WWE Superstar portrays a “rock-smashing, cave-dwelling” character named Atog. — WWE is holding an event on November 2, 2011 at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday. — There will be a salute to WWE NXT Rookie Titus O’Neill, a Florida Gators Hall of Famer, at Florida Championship Wrestling’s live event on April 29 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Gainesville, Florida. —Read More
– John Cena donned a new red T-Shirt at this afternoon’s WrestleMania XXVII press conference. — Talent and officials from Florida Championship Wrestling are on-hand for WrestleMania XXVII in case they are needed for extra roles. — The United States Championship Match between Sheamus and Daniel Bryan was bumped off the WrestleMania XXVII pay-per-view broadcast and turned into a dark match featuring Lumberjacks. The match turned into a brawl and SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long changed it to a battle royal. The Great Khali last eliminated Sheamus. The belt, however,Read More
– Marty Jannetty, who rose to fame as the tag team partner of Shawn Michaels, was asked if he would be attending his former colleague’s WWE Hall of Fame induction on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia. He responded, “I want to be there but the cab ride from where I am is over 22 dollars and 23 cents, give or stank a dolla.” — Last night’s Florida Championship Wrestling television taping was cancelled due to a power outage as a result of tropical storm. The event will take place next Thursday.Read More
Sir Oliver Humperdink, a former professional wrestling manager who worked for numerous promotions including Jim Crockett Promotions, Florida Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment, passed away last night in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 62 years old. Humperdink, who’s real name is John Sutton, was diagnosed with cancer of the bladder early this year. He had been battling cancer and declined to undergo chemotherapy. www.f4wonline.comRead 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
– On newsstands now is a special WWE Magazine collector’s issue promoting WrestleMania XXVII, entitled “The Complete History of WrestleMania”. The magazine features hundreds of never before seen photos and statistics chronicling the illustrious history of the event. Among those featured on the cover are John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, The Rock, Triple H, Edge, CM Punk, Rey Mysterio, The Iron Sheik, The Miz and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. — WWE is holding an event at the Forest National Arena in Brussels, Belgium on November 9, 2011. Tickets areRead More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

NXT Season 4 Finale, Season 5 Plans, Husky Harris & Michael Tarver

- The next NXT elimination will take place on Tuesday, February 22nd. After next week, there will be only two Rookies remaining, with the winner being determined on the March 1st finale. — With NXT Season 4 wrapping up in less than 2 weeks, we’re alrady looking ahead to NXT Season 5 – set to premiere the week after Season 4’s finale. NXT Season 5 begins on March 8th and we reported last week that there’s been talk of a “father-son” theme featuring WWE legends mentoring their sons. – FormerRead More

Posted On January 20, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Mason Ryan Still Green, Upcoming SD Feud, Tough Enough, More

- We reported earlier this week that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is being considered for a role on the new season of Tough Enough, which begins the night after WrestleMania. RAW star William Regal is also being considered for the show and would serve as one of the coaches, similar to Al Snow’s role on the original show. – WWE has signed Mexican wrestler El Hijo de Medico Asesino to a developmental deal. He’s expected to head to Florida Championship Wrestling in the coming weeks. – Following last week’s brutalRead More

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

WWE Signs Canadian Independent Worker

WWE has signed Canadian independent worker Brandon Barker to a developmental contract. Barker was known as “Shotgun” Brock Barker and is a graduate of Lance Storm’s professional wrestling school. Barker will report to Florida Championship Wrestling in Tampa when his he gets his work visa.Read More

Posted On January 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE No Longer Hiring Talent Over 30, Tryouts Announced

– A number of older independent wrestlers were informed by World Wrestling Entertainment officials that they are solely seeking to hire talent under the age of 30, especially those that would enter the company’s developmental system. While not an official edict, more than four wrestlers were told this in recent weeks when looking into potential work with the organization. — WWE.com announced today that Florida Championship Wrestling, the official developmental territory of WWE, is holding a four-day talent evaluation clinic March 4-7 in Tampa, Florida. For more information on theRead More

Posted On December 30, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Latest On Kong & WWE, Whatever Happened To Joey Mercury?

– Joey Mercury, who has been sidelined since September due to a torn pectoral muscle, is now working as a trainer in Florida Championship Wrestling. — Regarding WWE’s take on Awesome Kong being arrested last week after driving with a license that had been either canceled, suspended or revoked, sources claim they had issue with it. Her deal with the organization was finalized yesterday. — Ring announcer Justin Roberts celebrated his 31st birthday yesterday. View photos of Kong & her boyfriend -> source: f4wonline.comRead More