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

JR Calling NBA, Jericho-Froot, Piper Has One Big Match Left

– Chris Jericho’s catch phrase “froot,” which roughly translates to “awesome,” is now featured on UrbanDictionary.com. — WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper says he has one more big match left in him. Piper tweeted on Wednesday: “I have not been asked to be in Royal Rumble. I tell u a secret, promise to keep it? I am going to do 1 more balls to wall match!” Piper told a follower on Twitter.” — Video of Jim Ross calling Tuesday night’s OKC Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA gameRead More

Posted On December 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Lita’s Driving Arrest, FCW Diva Traveling With WWE

– WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas appears at the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame 30 East Main St. Amsterdam, New York on January 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Jim Ross stated on Twitter that he assumes Amy “Lita” Dumas’ appearance on Monday’s Raw SuperShow was a one-time occurrence but that she’s opening to “doing more.” He also added details regarding her arrest Friday. “Her recent traffic arrest was speeding,” he wrote. “License wasn’t suspended. Computer glitch.” AugustaCrime.com lists Dumas’ as awaiting trial on charges ofRead More

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

John Cena Reveals On Twitter He Is Dealing With Personal Issues

- John Cena opened up about his personal life on Twitter this weekend, revealing to his fans that wrestling has gotten him through a “very difficult” month. He tweeted @JohnCena: “Very difficult month for me,personally. It’s times like these that I see truly how much I love wrestling. I am truly thankful for what I do. Adapt. Overcome. And now, more than ever before Rise Above Hate. I f’n love you guys. Even the ones that hate my guts. U get me thru each day..thick and thin. Thank u. ForRead More

Posted On November 30, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Jim Ross Thinks Steve Austin Will Wrestle One More Match

Jim Ross believes Steve Austin will compete in one more match, but doesn’t foresee it happening at WrestleMania XXVIII. “I think he still has the itch to do one more match,” Ross said Wednesday during an appearance on 1560 The Game. “His health is better—there’s certain things he may not be able to do physically —but he’s in great shape.” “A year ago, I would have said there would be no more Austin matches. I’ve loosened my stance on that a little bit now. I think somewhere down the road—IRead More

Posted On November 7, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Raw Preview: Kevin Nash’s Return, Michael Cole Challenge & More

WWE will be taping tonight’s RAW Supershow this afternoon from Liverpool, England. Here’s what we’ll see tonight: – Kevin Nash will make his return to WWE television after being “re-hired” by interim RAW GM John Laurinaitis. – Brodus Clay will also make his return to WWE telvision. – The Michael Cole Challenge match between Cole and Jim Ross that was supposed to take place last week was bumped to this week’s show. However, it’s worth noting that Jim Ross wrote on Twitter over the weekend that he is not bookedRead More

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

Updates On Jim Ross vs. Michael Cole & Mick Foley’s WWE Return

– The “Michael Cole challenge” match scheduled for RAW between Michael Cole and Jim Ross was bumped from the show due to time constraints. Jim Ross was indeed in Atlanta and tweeted the following after RAW: “4 the record, I’m in Atlanta. Was informed by Raw GM’s office, my services weren’t needed. Cole wants 2 make fun of my 3 surgeries. Classy.” Ross and Cole will wrestle on next week’s show, with the stipulation being that the winner remains a RAW announcer and the loser is off television for theRead More

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

Why Jim Ross Wasn’t On Raw, Mick Foley Update, More

Credit: F4WOnline.com – The belief is that Jim Ross absence from RAW was due to a last-minute rewrite. There were apparently too many segments written into the show and the JR/Michael Cole confrontation will likely take place next week or in two weeks. – After being pulled from advertising, Mick Foley is once again being promoted for the 11/14 RAW. This time he is being advertised as a referee.Read More

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

THQ Announces First Downloadable Content Pack For WWE ’12

THQ has unveiled the first downloadable content pack for the upcoming WWE ’12 video game. The playable Superstars that have been announced for Downloadable Content Pack 1 include: * Shawn Michaels * Jerry Lawler * Jim Ross * Michael Cole. It’s worth noting that Shawn Michaels will have his Survivor Series 1997 attire, the night of the infamous Montreal Screwjob. Jim Ross and Michael Cole will have their attire from WrestleMania 27. DLC 1 will also include alternate ring gear for: * The Road Warriors (NWA black and white spikes)Read More

Posted On October 24, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Michael Cole & JR Trade Insults On Twitter, Vengeance Tweets

Prior to Sunday’s WWE Vengeance pay-per-view, Michael Cole tweeted, “Thrilled to report @JRsBBQ will not be part of #Vengeance tonight. Management felt he’d be too busy crying about OU’s loss yesterday.” A fan responded to Cole’s tweet, coming to the defense of Jim Ross. “@MichaelCole shut up man ur just jealous bc @JRsBBQ is more popular than u! @JoeyStyles”. Joey Styles responded, “Please leave me out of JR vs. Cole.” Jim Ross then followed up with, “Leave me out of JR/Cole, too..and 3 man announce train wreck.” — Here areRead More

Posted On October 24, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock Hypes Survivor Series, Stars Comment On WWE Vengeance

- Several WWE Superstars took to Twitter tonight and commented on WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view, including Jim Ross, who noted he was watching from home: Vickie Guerrero: “At the end of the night, at least I still have some Gold….great job @HEELZiggler for US Champion” Natalya: “I guess I’ll be watching @TheBethPhoenix backstage – I’m so mad. Kelly is such a whiner. Thanks for ruining my night @RealKellyKelly” Zack Ryder: “Sorry Broskis…” Jim Ross: “Amazing impact! San Antonio crowd came alive. Show & Henry both down. So is the ring. LooksRead More
– The latest episode of Shelly Martinez’ web series Sprinkles, which features the former WWE Diva as a crime fighting superhero battling evil villains, is now online. The episode is titled Neuter All Humans and is available here. — Jim Ross will be discussing sports and WWE today at 2:30 p.m. on YahooSportsRadio.com. The audio interview will be posted on the website later. — SLAM! Wrestling reports today that Ontario wrestler Jim Szikszay died at the age of 92 on Thursday, October 6 in Oshawa. He wrestled in the 1950s.Read More

Posted On October 20, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Why JR Was Brought Back, Royal Rumble Winner, Swagger A Dad

- After WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was fired on Monday Night RAW 2 weeks ago by John Laurinaitis, many (including Jim Ross) were surprised when Ross was booked for the following week’s show from Mexico City. The decision to bring Jim Ross back to RAW so quickly was made after WWE evaluated the television ratings from the show where Ross was fired. An analysis of the minute-to-minute ratings revealed that ratings plummeted immediately after Ross was fired. Additionally, WWE received a ton of negative feedback online via socialRead More

Posted On October 20, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Gerald Brisco Suffers Minor Stroke On Wednesday

WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco suffered a minor stroke on Wednesday, according to Jim Ross on Twitter. He asks that fans keep Brisco in their prayers. Brisco suffered a series of strokes in June 2009 that sidelined him from road work for WWE. He’s been working as a talent scout with Ross since March 2010.Read More

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

Backstage News On Jim Ross’ Firing On RAW

On Monday’s RAW, we saw new interim RAW General Manager fire Jim Ross. According to sources, Ross’ firing was not in the final script and most people backstage had no idea that it was going to happen. It’s also believed Ross didn’t know about the angle either. Jim Ross’ wife could be seen at ringside, looking excited as he entered the ring for the segment. Ross told a fan on Twitter today that it was embarrassing for his wife and that they both were “blindsided.” Regarding last night’s show, it’sRead More
– WWE Raw SuperShow broadcaster Jim Ross took to Twitter to comment on TNA World Heavyweight Kurt Angle’s arrest early this morning in Virginia on charges of driving under the influence. “Not good for Kurt & hopefully things will work out for him,” Ross said upon learning of the former WWE Superstar’s arrest. He continued, “We all make mistakes. Unfortunate.” — Friday’s TNA house show at the Great Geauga County Fair in Burton, Ohio drew an estimated attendance of 400 to 500 fans. — Madison Rayne went on Twitter toRead More

Posted On August 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross & Goldust Comment On Matt Hardy’s DWI Arrest

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and former WWE star Goldust are the latest people in the wrestling business to comment on Matt Hardy’s DWI arrest on Saturday 8/21. Jim Ross wrote: “Don’t know all the facts on Matt Hardy DUI arrest. Losing 1’s job always stings. Perhaps personal changes are in order.” Meanwhile, Matt Hardy’s former WWE co-worker Goldust,who has battled with his own demons over the years, offered the following support to Hardy: “Teamgoldie say prayers for matt hardy…..known him for so long….all this in time will pass…godRead More

Posted On July 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

SD Scores Best Rating In Two Months, WWE Star Turns Babyface?

– The July 22 episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.89 cable rating, the program’s best mark since May 20—also a 1.89. SmackDown had not scored in the 1.80 range since May 27, with the number fluctuating between 1.63 and 1.77 during that time. Friday’s show averaged 2,821,000 viewers over the course of two hours. — WWE.com has added Jim Ross to the Raw roster after Chief Operating Officer Triple H reintroduced the WWE Hall of Famer to the Raw announce booth last night on Raw. — Tyler Reks, whoRead More

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

Backstage News On John Laurinaitis, Nash’s WWE Legends Deal

- WWE is looking to hire someone with a sports background to groom for working in talent relations. There is lots of talk within WWE about John Laurinaitis and his long-term future with the company. It’s no secret that Triple H isn’t a fan of Laurinaitis and Laurinaitis has always been compared in a negative way to Jim Ross when it comes to talent relations. It was discussed after Money in the Bank that Laurinaitis may be established as a new TV character, similar to how Patterson and Brisco wereRead More

Posted On July 8, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Matt Hardy Reportedly Very Sick, WWE/South Africa Note

Matt Hardy recently noted on Twitter that he is very sick, and as a result, has not been able to eat in 4 days. He said that he weighed in at 204 pounds last night, and that he generally weighs around 230. No word on what Hardy has or a recovery time table. Jim Ross has posted the following on Twitter: “To clarify, WWE sold out it’s first of two shows in Cape Town. 2nd show on tap.”Read More