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Posted On June 8, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Devon Interview: Weight Loss, Team 3D Breaking Up, Impact

TNA Television Champion Devon appeared on the The LAW radio show this week to promote Sunday’s Slammiversary pay-per-view and hype Impact’s new time slot. You can listen to the entire interview at Fightnetwork.com (MP3). Here are some highlights of what Devon said about: TNA’s failed move to Monday nights in 2010: “I know a lot of people would consider it taking a step back, because we did it for a little bit of time, and then we went back to being taped. I look at it as getting our feetRead More

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

WWE Over The Limit Interest In Japan, RAW In Canada, Supershow

- There is a lot of interest in WWE’s Over the Limit pay-per-view in Japan, which airs May 31st, because of John Laurinaitis. WWE pay-per-views air in Japan on tape delay. Laurinaitis hasn’t wrestled a match in 12 years and in the 1990’s, was an All Japan regular. – RAW in Canada did 252,000 viewers on April 30th and 279,000 viewers on May 7th. From a ratings standpoint, RAW would be doing lower in Canada than in the United States these days. That hasn’t always been the case. – TheRead More

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

Confirmed For Tonight’s WWE Smackdown Taping; Del Rio & More

WWE will tape SmackDown tonight from Hershey, Pennsylvania at The Giant Center with the final show before Sunday’s Over the Limit pay-per-view. Confirmed for tonight’s show is World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. Randy Orton in a non-title match. WWE is also advertising “exclusive comments” by Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio was not on RAW last night as he was on his way back from doing promotional work in Japan. John Laurinaitis is also advertised for tonight’s tapings. Big Show, who was fired in the storylines last night, is also advertisedRead More

Posted On May 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn Indy News, News

ROH Champion Davey Richards Involved In Car Accident

Davey Richards was involved in a car accident that was significant enough to prevent him from traveling to Japan to compete at a scheduled date with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Puroresu Spirit posted the following on Facebook: [NJPW News] It has been announced that Davey Richards will be unable to compete at tomorrows (5/3) Wrestling Dontaku show due to be involved in a traffic accident in the USA. Since Richards and Romero were scheduled for a title defense the belts have now been declared vacant and a title decision matchRead More

Posted On May 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Yoshi Tatsu Deletes Tweets, Abe Washington, Cena On Bin Laden

- The dark main event after last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Toledo, Ohio saw Randy Orton defeat Kane. – WWE’s website has a new article up with John Cena, reflecting back on the announcement from Extreme Rules 2011 that United States forces had killed Osama bin Laden. Cena said: “The only thing I felt in that moment was the need to tell everyone in the arena, because as an American it was the right thing to do. I realize a lot of people heard it for the first timeRead More

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

Yoshi Tatsu Wants Lord Tensai To Change His Name, More

Yoshi Tatsu continues to rant about Lord Tensai on Twitter. Yoshi says he wants Tensai to change his name. Here’s what he wrote last night: “As of today, I am planning to post several tweets regarding my thoughts and feelings toward Lord Tensai. First of all, I have a strong reason why I must defeat Lord Tensai. As in my Japanese lesson, “tensai” means natural disaster.” “As everyone knows, Japan experienced a major earthquake and tsunami on March 11th of last year. More than 15,000 people lost their lives, overRead More

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

Backstage News & Details On Rey Mysterio’s WWE Suspension

- As noted before, Rey Mysterio was suspended for 60 days last week for violating the WWE Wellness Policy for a second time. Rey reportedly failed the drug test back on February 13th but wasn’t suspended until this month. Rey reportedly tested positive for amphetamines. Rey showed up to the RAW Supershow on February 13th in San Diego but before he could settled in and say hello to everyone, he was informed that he had to go right in for drug testing. A week later, Vince McMahon was upset withRead More
El Generico has just been confirmed for EVOLVE cards on May 11th in Charlotte, NC and May 12th in Concord, NC. Tickets for both events are now on sale at www.DGUSA.tv or by calling 267-519-9744. Both cards will be broadcast on worldwide live iPPV at www.WWNLive.com with three pricing options. You can pre-order now. The addition of Generico has caused some lineup changes. May 12th in Concord, NC will now have El Generico vs. Sami Callihan. Chuck Taylor, who was originally Callihan’s opponent, will now be in a match toRead More

Posted On April 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Confiscates A-Train Related Signs At Raw

At Monday’s Raw SuperShow at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., WWE had arena security confiscate signs referencing Lord Tensai’s past characters—Prince Albert, Albert and A-Train. The signs were taken away prior to his match against Yoshi Tatsu. During the bout, the crowd could be heard chanting “Albert,” which Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler did not acknowledge. While Cole referred to Lord Tensai as a returning WWE Superstar in his Raw SuperShow debut last week, there has not been any specific references made to any of his former personas onRead More

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

JTG Debuts New Look (Photo Included), Finlay’s Future, AJ Lee

- Finlay spoke with Wrestling101.com recently and said he will be working with Tajiri’s new company in Japan. They are looking to launch in May. No official word yet on Finlay’s WWE status but talk over WrestleMania 28 weekend was that he’s back as an agent. – WWE Diva AJ Lee is still recovering from Daniel Bryan breaking up with her on SmackDown but is getting ready for tonight’s live show. She wrote on Twitter last night: “Smackdown tomorrow. Perhaps I will put down this tub of mint chocolate chipRead More

Posted On April 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Posts Feature On Lord Tensai, Torrie Wilson Update

- WWE acknowledged that Lord Tensai is a former WWE Superstar who went to Japan but did not specifically call him the former A-Train on RAW last night. WWE posted an article on their website last night and mentioned that Tensai is the former A-Train:   “He calls himself Lord Tensai, but it turns out the mysterious Superstar who stormed onto Raw SuperShow and defeated Alex Riley this past Monday has a storied history in sports-entertainment, including WWE. When he arrived on Raw, Tensai did not speak and dressed inRead More
“Diamond” Dallas Page said during an interview with the Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast that the only wrestler he would come out of retirement to wrestle would be WWE Superstar Randy Orton. Otherwise, he has no interest in returning to the ring as he does not want to risk the quality of his life at the age of 55. “That’s the only match I would come out of retirement for. I would put my body on the line only to be able to show I could still go. I would take myRead More
– Sarita turns 33 years old Sunday. She celebrated her birthday by competing in Japan for women’s wrestling promotion Stardom. — Winter has been announced for The Big Event 2 taking place Saturday, March 10 at the LaGuardia Courtyard Marriott 9010 Ditmars Blvd East Elmhurst, New York. — Shannon Moore stated Saturday on Twitter that he had decided to take a break from wrestling in order to spend time with his family and focus on outside endeavors. “Before someone gets it and twist it. I’ve decided to step away fromRead More

Posted On February 28, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Vader Thinks He Should Have Done Things Differently In WWE

Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas of Aftermath Radio chatted with former WWE and WCW star Vader. Highlights from the thirty-five minute interview are as follows: An upcoming sumo wrestling tournament that he will be competing in in Japan: “It’s the top athletes in Japan, and the winner and I hope I don’t win (laughs). It’s not a work, it’s real life sumo wrestling, against mixed martial arts fighters, kickboxers, etc. Its the top athletes in Japan. And if you win, you go on and you fight again and again, AndRead More

Posted On February 28, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Gail Kim Says WWE Environment Was Disrespectful To Women

Gail Kim clarified her exit from WWE last year in an interview with Schema Magazine. When asked if controversially eliminated herself from the Divas Battle Royal on the August 1, 2011 episode of Monday Night Raw was out of frustration of not being showcased enough on television, she responded, “I’ve talked about this many times up to this point, which I don’t mind but I think the fans and myself have moved on from this topic. To clarify, that was not the reason why, there were many reasons why includingRead More

Posted On February 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mick Foley Comments On Zack Ryder, WWE Returning To Japan

- WWE has announced they will return to Japan for SmackDown live events in Ryogoku on April 9th and 10th. This will be the first SmackDown tour of Japan in three years. – Both Joey Styles and Mick Foley expressed concern for Zack Ryder after his stage bump on last night’s RAW Supershow. They wrote: Styles: “That was one the worst falls I have ever seen and that includes Original ECW. Can someone in San Diego get us an update on @ZackRyder? #Raw” Foley: “Wow, sincerely hope @ZackRyder is goingRead More
– Mick Foley went on Twitter to compliment TNA Wrestling stars James Storm, Bobby Roode and Bully Ray for their performance on Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling. “Well done – @Cowboy_J_Storm , @REALBobbyRoode, and Bully Ray all worked their butts off!” he wrote. Storm faced Roode and Ray in separate matches. — Sarita, who is known outside of TNA Wrestling as Dark Angel, is heading to Japan in March for women’s wrestling promotion Stardom. She will partner with Io Shirai in the main event of the March 4 event againstRead More
It has been a little over a year since MVP announced he would be leaving WWE. A good amount of soul searching and discontent with his position in the organization led to his final decision. “I guess more than anything it was that my contract was coming to a close,” he tells the Miami Herald. “I had a year left on my contract. John Laurinaitis was coming to me to re-sign like he had a number of times. I had actually been avoiding him because I hadn’t made my decisionRead More
– Shelly Martinez is offering a free 8×10 with every pre-order of a Martinez Girlz T-Shirt. To see the T-Shirts, which read #kayfabe, #FunTimeGang and #TheMartinezGirls, click here. — WWE referee Marc Harris is sidelines with a broken nose. — Hot on the heels of former WWE performer Maryse Ouellet’s decision to move on from the professional wrestling industry and attempt to make it in the fashion industry, Kelly Kelly may also be positioning herself for a career outside of WWE. The WWE Diva is looking to position herself forRead More