The biggest week in the wrestling industry is just a few days away! The card for WrestleMania 30 is set, and while everyone is looking forward to the WWE Championship match and The Undertaker defending his 21-0 streak, there’s one match that I think can steal the show. The Bray Wyatt and John Cena feud on RAW the last few weeks has played out perfectly. From Cena being tied up in the ropes with a sheep mask on, to this past week where Cena looked like he joined The WyattRead More
Everybody getting excited for the WWE Network? I know I am. After years and years of doubting this entire project would start up, it is almost here. Right or wrong, the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view has become secondary in importance. The night AFTER is going to be beyond epic. Taking place from Green Bay, Wisconsin (I am from WI) only adds to the excitement. With that little introduction out of the way, how about we tackle a few topics for today? WWE Smackdown Ratings Continue Rising A lot of folks alwaysRead More

Posted On November 7, 2012By Michael GroomsIn News

JBL Re-Signs With WWE Full Time As Smackdown Color Commentator

JBL took to Facebook today to announce that he and WWE have agreed to a deal that will bring him back full time to the announce team for Smackdown. JBL has been filling in on a continuing basis since Jerry “The King” Lawler had his heart attack in September, but he had not signed a full time deal until now. Michael’s Musings: This is great news. JBL has been a breathe of fresh air on the commentary team. He not only puts over the talent in the ring but isRead More
We previously reported that names considered for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame include Mick Foley, Bob Backlund, Kevin Nash and The Ultimate Warrior. Another name rumored for induction is JBL. Foley is considered a lock for induction and Bob Backlund had refused in the past but he recently returned for the angle with Heath Slater so he likely would be more willing to be inducted. Regarding Warrior, the 2013 Royal Rumble is in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona so if they can work out a deal for him toRead More
- Ric Flair appeared at ICP’s Gathering of the Juggalos over the weekend, hosting the main stage of music acts. Flair’s appearance was cut short after he was hit with a water bottle thrown from the crowd. Flair then decided that he wouldn’t be going back in front of the crowd. – PWInsider reports that WWE and JBL are indeed in talks about him returning in some capacity. – The latest “Bring It Back” from WWE Classics looks at them possibly bringing back Shotgun Saturday Night, a show that ranRead More
Former WWE Champion JBL has a new blog up on Facebook talking about the fallaway slam that he used. JBL noted that he copied the slam from someone in Japan and never used it in WWE until Scott Hall left because it was one of the signature moves for Hall’s Razor Ramon character. JBL then wrote the following about fans discussing his gimmick being stolen by Alberto Del Rio. He also teases the SmackDown commentator job again: “I see it used now by others, cool. I didn’t own it andRead More
- A WWE source reports that JBL returning to WWE has not been discussed and there are no plans for him to return to SmackDown for commentary. The source pointed out that JBL is rich and lives in Bermuda, so why would he want to deal with Vince McMahon every week? – Chris Jericho will be in Dallas, Texas next Monday night for RAW but after the show, he will be attending the Fozzy midnight release party for their new album Sin and Bones. The party and signing takes placeRead More
- When JBL teased on his Twitter that he would return to commentating on SmackDown, a fan said that it needed to happen, JBL replied, “you never know. Just having fun on Twitter, but if job was offered to me-would be very tempting…. Smackdown job would be great, but hasn’t been offered so no plans as of now.” – Michael Cole responded to JBL’s message regarding him coming back to Smackdown, writing on his Twitter, “I am sure they have a spot for you at nxt and fcw. Enjoy learningRead More
- JBL posted a lengthy Facebook blog about his experience at RAW 1000. JBL also defended Steve Austin for not appearing because of his recent knee surgery. JBL noted that he passed up a speaking engagement at Beyond Sport in London to appear at RAW 1000. Regarding his future with WWE, he expects to appear on WWE TV eventually but doesn’t think that he will wrestle again. He wrote: “I figure I will do something on WWE TV, but have no idea what. I don’t think I will ever wrestleRead More
- JBL wrote the following on Twitter about Heath Slater and their RAW 1000 angle: “Many thanks to @HeathSlaterOMRB a good talented young man who took a heck of a bump for me last night on @wwe Raw 1000. Much appreciated!” – Former WWE announcer Sean Mooney is on Twitter at @SeanMooneyKVOA. He wrote the following about his RAW 1000 appearance: “Sean Mooney…Who? Great time on Raw last night. Awesome to see so many friends again.” – Today, WWE Diva Beth Phoenix will be appearing at the Charleston Town CenterRead More
Arda Ocal of The Score Television Network had a chance to speak to former WWE superstar John “Bradshaw” Layfield, in an exclusive interview. Highlights: JBL talks about Eddies role in getting him over in the WWE: Eddie and I were really good friends. Eddie wanted the JBL character to succeed very badly. When I first started, I had been a mid-card to an upper-mid card guy my whole career. I filled in a few main events, but I was not a main event guy. People just weren’t buying the JBLRead More
- WWE’s new DVD and Blu-ray on The Undertaker’s streak hits stores today. Amazon.com are currently offering discounts on the home video with a price guarantee and eligible for free Super Saver Shipping. You can order or view the art work cover by clicking here. – Below is the official synopsis on WWE’s Attitude Era DVD and Blu-ray that hits stores in late 2012: “In the late-90s, WWE was struggling for ratings survival while a cultural shift in the viewing audience’s taste was occurring. “Saying your prayers and taking yourRead More
- WWE returns to the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania on October 20th, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale July 28th, 2012 at 10 AM. – WWE ’13 designer Bryan Williams was asked about the most frustrating aspect of creating WWE video games each year. Williams wrote the following on his Twitter. “Keeping current with the WWE. Things change so frequently during production of the game. Definitely frustrating.” – Kurt Angle responded to rumors on if he’ll be in WWE ’13, he wrote on his Twitter, “Dont KnowRead More
This weekend in Waterloo, Iowa at the George Tragos / Lou Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame, Danny Hodge was in attendance and several pro wrestling legends shared stories and fun with the pioneer. In this video clip, JR shares a story of his first road trip ever in wrestling which was with Hodge and the pair stopping at a grocery store. Also, former WWE champion JBL gets ‘ambushed’ by Hodge while signing autographs. The video was put together by on air personality at theScore TV Arda Ocal, who alsoRead More

Posted On July 16, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rodriguez Warning For Sheamus, Hawkins-Ryback, MITB Reaction

- Ricardo Rodriguez issued a warning to Sheamus after the World Heavyweight Champion defeated Alberto Del Rio at Sunday’s Money In The Bank pay-per-vew, writing on his Twitter, “That was Bull! It ain’t over Sheamus! And stay out of our business Ziggles!” – Curt Hawkins wrote the following on his Twitter after his loss to Ryback at Sunday’s PPV: “So thoughts on @WWE #MITB ? I heard @WWEShop is designing my new ‘I survived a Ryback beat down’ tee shirt.” – Here are some reactions on Twitter to Sunday’s PPV:Read More
- DirecTV viewers were unable to watch this week’s episode of Steve Austin’s Redneck Island show on CMT because of the dispute with Viacom. Fnas of the show are now able to watch the full latest episodes on Austin’s website, BrokenSkullRanch.com. – This week’s WWE Smackdown scored 75,709 in social activity, which topped the previous yearly high of 72,644 on February 27th. This also was the highest social media activity score of the year for a first-run Friday episode. – As noted earlier, JBL thought his Twitter account was hackedRead More
- Former WWE Champion JBL was inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa this weekend along with Don Curtis, Kurt Angle Road Warrior Animal, journalist Bill Apter and MMA star Dan Severn. JBL also received the Lou Thesz Award while Severn received the George Tragos award. JBL celebrated Saturday night with Jim Ross, Gerald Brisco and others. Sometime during the night, he had his Twitter account hacked: “I am gay. ‪#dontputthatontheinternet, I am coming out of the closet tonite in Waterloo ‪#dontputthatontheinternet” JBLRead More
- The real-life power base of John Laurinaitis within WWE continues to weaken. Triple H now has his hires running just about every aspect of WWE’s talent relations department. Laurinaitis is still doing WWE’s payroll but is considered to be a performer mostly. The feeling is that he will return to WWE TV this year as a main character. – While Alberto Del Rio has said publicly that he’s only going to wrestle for a few more years, there are people who believe he won’t be long-term for WWE. DelRead More
The WWE website features a new in-depth blog from JBL. The former WWE Champion discusses his climb of Russia’s 18,511-feet high Mt. Elbrus for his Seven Summits campaign for charity. While the Mt. Elbrus climb had to be called off due to a storm that was coming, JBL said he will be returning next summer as the storm has already closed the mountain off. JBL noted that his lips were bleeding from exposure and the blisters on his feet are so bad he can’t wear shoes. JBL’s next scheduled climbRead More