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Posted On November 22, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Nash Pulled From All Upcoming Shows, Diva Valets Epico & Primo

– Epico and Primo beat Percy Watson and Titus O’Neil in a dark match at tonight’s Raw SuperShow in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Epico and Primo were accompanied by Rosa Mendes. — Jonny Greco, who was considered a valuable member of the Cleveland Cavaliers video production crew, has joined WWE. Cleveland.com has an article on his hiring. — WWELiveTour.com has removed Kevin Nash from all events he was advertised for, including next week’s tour of Yokohama, Japan. *VIDEO* – Kevin Nash jackknife powerbombs Big Show source: PWInsider.comRead More

Posted On November 21, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Big Show Unavailable For WWE’s Upcoming Tour Of Japan?

While Big Show is advertised to be with the Raw brand on their tour of Japan on November 30th and December 1st, he’s advertised for the November 29th Smackdown taping from Charlotte, North Carolina. Due to the 14-hour time difference, it will be logistically impossible for him to work both.Read More
– Jim Ross stated Friday on Twitter that he talked to Gerald Brisco and he is feeling much better after suffering a minor stroke last month. The WWE Hall of Famer previously suffered three strokes in June 2009. — Kelly Kelly and Daniel Bryan will appear at KMART 5100 Sinclair Lane, Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, December 18 at noon. Call 410-483-3500 for more information. — Raw SuperShow will be held at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on Monday, January 30, 2012. — Kevin Nash will battle Big ShowRead More

Posted On November 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Devon Comments On Potential Return To WWE, Online Critics

Devon appeared on Hit the Ropes with Shane Howard, Daris Brown and Demetrus Stokes. Highlights from the interview are as follows: On his contract with TNA and possible return to WWE: “The contract is still valid up until August; this coming August of next year. The fans on Twitter, Facebook, and in general, in the streets and at the house shows, a lot of the fans wanting Bubba and myself to return to the WWE because of the history we have there and what we’ve done and accomplish. I guessRead More

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

Latest On John Morrison’s WWE Status; Leaving?

Credit: F4WOnline.com For what it’s worth, John Morrison is not listed for any WWE bookings after the December 1st show in Yokohama, Japan. This could indicate that as of the recent booking updates, Morrison is set to leave the company. Morrison’s recent win over Dolph Ziggler could be a sign that things have changed and he’s sticking around. It’s still possible that he could be added to the Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder U.S. Title match at Survivor Series.Read More

Posted On October 30, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Masters On Being Let Go By WWE, Why He Stopped Using Drugs

TWP MAGAZINE #19 NOW AVAILABLE! This month former WWE Superstar Chris Masters speaks to The Wrestling Press about his recent release, the reasons behind his first departure with WWE and his experience of drugs in wrestling, plus various other subjects. Here’s what he had to say: On the subject of being released for the first time by WWE: “I really kind of brought it on myself and I accepted it. I was very young at the time and I was thrust into success at such a quick rate that IRead More

Posted On October 25, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Harry Smith Wants Bulldogs In HOF, Talks MMA, Batista

Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of theScore Television Network spoke with former WWE Superstar Harry Smith, son of late WWE Legend The British Bulldog. Highlights: * Harry recalls being at Wembley Stadium for SummerSlam 1992 and in the ring after the main event at In Your House: Canadian Stampede in 1997 * Wrestling in Japan for Antonio Inoki – has he received the “Inoki slap”? * Harry’s relationship with Tom “Dynamite Kid” Billington: “I’ve keep in touch with my Uncle Tommy, I went and saw him last November, that’s when the WWERead More
The Advertiser published a story on CM Punk to promote tonight’s Raw SuperShow at the Cajundome in Layette, Louisiana. The Straight Edge Superstar reveals what he’d do next if he was fired today by WWE. “I always saw myself as a wrestling superstar,” said Punk, who wanted to be a professional wrestler since he was a child. “If I got fired today, I would still be a wrestler tomorrow. I’d probably be wrestling extensively in Japan. I’m not somebody who failed at football and just tried wrestling.” Punk is excitedRead More

Posted On September 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

HBK Returning At Vengeance?, WWE Stars To Japan, Superstars

- There has been talk about having Shawn Michaels at the October 23 Vengeance pay-per-view from his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, or at the RAW tapings in late October from Houston, Texas to promote the new “Greatest Rivalries: Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels” DVD. WWE officials have high hopes for the first release in the Rivalries series. – Yoshi Tatsu, CM Punk, Zack Ryder and WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio will be going to Japan in the next month or so to do promotional work for WWE’s RAW brandRead More

Posted On August 25, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Cornette Talks ROH’s New TV Show, Would Take Matt Hardy

Ring Of Honor Executive Producer Jim Cornette was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. Cornette Discusses Ring Of Honor’s First Set Of TV Tapings For The Sinclair Broadcast Group, Why He Believes The Way Sinclair Is Rolling ROH Out On Its Stations Will Work And Be Effective, Why People Will Be Surprised At What They See From The ROH Product Beginning On September 24th, The Level Of Excitement For Ring Of Honor’s Debut On SBG This Fall, His Reaction ToRead More
– Tough Enough contestant Martin Casaus, who was forced by injury to withdraw from the competition near its conclusion, was spotted buying a ticket to last night’s Raw live event at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah. Furthermore, an independent wrestling promotion he co-owns, UCW-Zero, was handing out fliers promoting upcoming events, including his return match from the ankle injury he suffered while competing on Tough Enough. — WWE announced Friday that they had come to terms on the release of David Hart Smith, who Executive Vice PresidentRead More

Posted On July 25, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bobby Lashley’s Next MMA Fight Cancelled: Lashley Comments

Former WWE star Bobby Lashley’s upcoming MMA fight for Titan Fighting Championships has been cancelled. Lashley wrote the following on Facebook regarding Titan pulling him from their upcoming show: “For the record I was in Japan when the news broke about this July fight. I did not pull out of a fight because I did not schedule a fight. To this point in my career I have been just taking fights without a training camp which I have regretted. Lately I had been looking diligently to create a proper campRead More
Dragon Gate USA announced its biggest title match in company history and has more news. Let’s get to it: -YAMATO will defend the DGUSA Title against CIMA on September 10th in Chicago, IL at The Congress Theater. CIMA is YAMATO’s greatest career long rival. These two have battled in several classics in Japan. Now for the first time this match is coming to the United States and it will be for the Open The Freedom Gate belt. Tickets are now on sale in the www.DGUSA.tv Store or by calling 267-519-9744.Read More

Posted On June 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kharma Blogs On Her Jim Ross Comments On WWE Raw

Kharma started her own blog at http://kharmageddonblast.blogspot.com/ and here is what she wrote about her promo from RAW this past Monday: “I’ve been told that a lot of people are taking pot shots at Jim Ross lately. If @JRsBBQ hadn’t shot from the hip all those years ago, I wouldn’t of had the fire to succeed as much as I did. I wouldn’t of had the strength to sacrifice being with my family, my country, my native tongue to live in Japan for 6 years and learn this craft. IRead More
#### Press Release #### World League Wrestling proudly announces it’s 11th annual Harley Race Wrestling Camp. Established in 2000, this wrestling camp gives wrestlers from all over the world with many different levels of experience the chance to get advised by “The King” of professional wrestling, Harley Race. 2011’s camp will start Monday, October 17th and end on Friday, October 21st. Following the conclusion of the camp, there will be a show on Saturday, October 22nd located in Eldon, MO. Participants of the camp WILL have a chance to showcaseRead More
Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader is profiled in the latest edition of “Where Are They Now?” on WWE.com. “The Man They Call Vader” discusses his meteoric rise in the professional wrestling industry, “the demons” that brought him down and the way he got back on his feet. Towards the conclusion of his successful run with WCW, Vader, who’s real name is Leon White, began struggling with bad personal habits. “I drank way too much. I was in a lot of pain with my knees and my backRead More

Posted On March 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

MVP & A-Train Experience Earthquake In Japan

For those that haven’t heard, a major earthquake, as well as a resulting tsunami, struck Japan late last night. It is being reported that the magnitude was at least 8.8, and the tsunami had a height of over 4 meters. Former WWE and current NJPW stars MVP and A-Train (now known as Giant Bernard) experienced the earthquake firsthand, though they were not at the epicenter. Both men have posted pictures of the damage on their Twitter accounts.Read More

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

MVP In Japan Update, Cena Congratulates Lawler, SvR, Maria

- As TMZ.com has been reporting as of late, former WWE star MVP is set to begin wrestling in Japan in the coming weeks for New Japan Pro Wrestling. There had been some speculation as to whether MVP would be able to use his WWE gimmick in Japan – he Tweeted this week that he will in fact be using the same gimmick. – John Cena wrote the following on Twitter regarding Elimination Chamber and Jerry Lawler: “CeNation. Very happy for king. I figured Sheamus and I will settle anyRead More

Posted On February 3, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Scott Hall Back In Court, WWE Signs New TV Deal, Chyna Update

- WWE announced on Wednesday that it has signed a new 5-year agreement with its current television partner in Japan, the J Sports Broadcasting Corporation. . J Sports will continue to exclusively carry WWE pay-per-views as well as RAW, SmackDown, NXT and Superstars. For more on this story, visit Corporate.WWE.com. – Speaking of WWE and Japan, former WWE Diva China told TMZ.com this week that she’s currently enrolled in language classes at UCLA in California. Her goal is to teach English to children in Japan. She told TMZ, “I loveRead More