John Laurinaitis Tag

- Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow will take place from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. Advertised for tonight’s show is Big Show and John Laurinaitis vs. John Cena in a Handicap Match and CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Title, which will both most likely be dark match main events. Triple H and Brock Lesnar are not advertised for tonight’s show. – Mick Foley worked Sunday night’s WWE SmackDown live event in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was the special enforcer as WWE United States Champion SantinoRead More

Posted On May 26, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

The Miz Replaces Chris Jericho, Ashley Massaro’s Birthday

- The Miz replaced Chris Jericho in the main event of Friday night’s RAW live event from Guayaquil, Ecuador, losing to WWE Champion CM Punk. David Otunga and John Laurinaitis opened the show, announcing Jericho’s suspension and The Miz replacing him. – Former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro turns 33 years old today.Read More

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

RAW Rating Breakdown: Big Show’s Speech, Main Event & More

The May 21st WWE RAW Supershow scored a 3.03 cable rating with 4.16 million viewers. In the segment breakdown, the John Cena and John Laurinaitis opener did well with a 3.40 quarter rating. Big Show’s explanation and Cena vs. David Otunga lost 139,000 viewers. Santino Marella’s angle with Ricardo Rodriguez lost 521,000 viewers and Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton lost 252,000 more. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan gained 390,000 viewers for a 3.01 quarter rating. This isn’t a great number for that timeslot but a good showing for a segmentRead More
- A lot of people within WWE are talking about how the company has went back to having pretty much no direction in the storylines. The feeling is that things were looking up after WrestleMania 28 when Brock Lesnar returned but with the People Power era and the push of John Laurinaitis, things have started to go back downhill. – News came out this weekend that over the past few months, WWE officials were discussing Cody Rhodes for a potential feud against WWE Champion CM Punk. This comes after weRead More
- To sell his injuries from WWE Over the Limit, John Laurinaitis has been walking on crutches in public this week. Laurinaitis was seen on crutches and selling his injuries at an airport in Virginia yesterday. – Zack Ryder wrote the following on Twitter about his absence from RAW, “For those counting, I haven’t been on Raw in 4 weeks. This could be like a modern day Goldberg streak.” – The May 19th episode of WWE’s AM RAW scored a 0.49 rating with 545,000 viewers.Read More

Posted On May 22, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

What Happened After WWE RAW Went Off The Air

Thanks to PWMania.com reader Chris Decker for sending this in: After the babyfaces cleared the ring, John Laurinaitis came out and said that him and Tensai were going to face Cena but due to Cena being knocked out by The Big Show, Cena forfeited. CM Punk came out said that he will take on Ace and Tensai and attacked Laurinaitis. Tensai stopped Punk and laid him out. That brought out Daniel Bryan. It ended up being a WWE Title match between Punk and Bryan, which Punk won in 5 minutesRead More
During this week’s opening segment on RAW, John Laurinaitis announced that he had re-hired Big Show on Saturday, a day before he interfered at Over the Limit and helped Laurinaitis defeat John Cena. The problem with that is the stipulation was that if anyone working for WWE interfered in the match, they would be fired. WWE realized the error and had Michael Cole fix it on commentary, stating that Show agreed in principle to help Laurinaitis but didn’t actually sign the contract until Monday morning. They also corrected it onRead More

Posted On May 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Reports John Laurinaitis Suffers Injuries At Over The Limit

WWE has posted a storyline article on John Laurinaitis’ condition following his match against John Cena at Sunday’s WWE Over The Limit PPV. Here is the complete article: RALEIGH, N.C. — John Laurinaitis may have crawled out of WWE Over the Limit with a win over John Cena thanks to an interfering Big Show, but the General Manager’s victory didn’t come without a serious price. WWE.com has gotten word that Mr. Laurinaitis was rushed to the emergency room from Raleigh, N.C.’s PNC Arena, showing signs of a possible concussion, possibleRead More

Posted On May 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Over The Limit Pre-Show News, CM Punk, PPV Trends, Laurinaitis

- At one point WWE had around 50,000 people watching their Over the Limit pre-show on YouTube this evening. I you missed it, Zack Ryder lost to Kane in the pre-show match. – WWE’s website ran an angle during tonight’s Over the Limit pay-per-view where the Board of Directors denied a last minute appeal from John Laurinaitis to lift the stipulation that any Superstar who interfered in his match against John Cena would be fired. – Some of the WWE terms trending worldwide during tonight’s Over the Limit pay-per-view wereRead More

Posted On May 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Big Show Returns At Over The Limit, Hawkins & Reks Latest

- The Big Show returned at Sunday’s WWE Over the Limit pay-per-view after his storyline firing last week on Raw. Show knocked out John Cena, allowing John Laurinaitis to earn the victory in the evening’s main event. – Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks were at Sunday’s PPV, confiscating anti-Laurinaitis signs at Eve’s request. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks had their profiles re-added on WWE.com, along with their return to NXT. Their profiles were originally removed after their storyline firing on NXT. – Click here to view photos from WWE OverRead More

Posted On May 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

WWE Over The Limit PPV Results – May 20, 2012

Welcome to our live, match-by-match coverage of WWE Over the Limit. We have detailed match-by-match results here. You can also enter your comments during our coverage below. – The 2012 WWE Over the Limit pre-show opens up with Matt Striker and Josh Mathews as fans are still filing into the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Striker and Mathews hype tonight’s matches. Zack Ryder vs. Kane We go to the ring and out first comes Zack Ryder. Kane is out next and here we go. They lock up and KaneRead More

Posted On May 20, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Possible *Spoilers* For Tonight’s WWE Over The Limit PPV

- During Friday’s SmackDown broadcast in Australia, promos aired stating that John Cena would face John Laurinaitis and Lord Tensai in a handicap match during the company’s three day tour on August 30th. – Promos also aired in Hartford, CT during SmackDown hyping the same Cena vs. Tensai & Laurinaitis handicap match for the June 11th RAW in Hartford. The promo also stated that CM Punk would be defending the WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan at the show. – The Big Show is still being advertised for the Smackdown liveRead More
Here is the final card for tonight’s WWE Over the Limit which takes place from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. As always, PWMania.com will be providing live free coverage of the PPV, as well as the latest breaking news and spoilers leading to the PPV. WWE Championship Match * CM Punk (c) vs. Daniel Bryan * John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis If Laurinaitis loses, he will be fired and if any superstar interferes, they will be fired. The match can only be won via pinfall or submission. FatalRead More

Posted On May 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross Blogs On New NXT, Cena vs. Laurinaitis, CM Punk & More

Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights: Ross on the new NXT: “The rebranding of NXT at Full Sail University on Thursday night was exciting. It’s great to be provided the opportunity to help with any new, WWE venture especially one that will help facilitate young talents the opportunity to move to the main WWE roster perhaps a little faster. Yours truly broadcast all four programs working with William Regal, Bryon Saxton and Chris Russo in various incarnations. Several young talents stood out Thursday nightRead More

Posted On May 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Backstage Smackdown Fallout: Johnny’s Last Words?

Raw and SmackDown General Manager, John Laurinaitis, Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston and R-Truth share their thoughts on this week’s SmackDown events.Read More

Posted On May 19, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP Special: WWE Over the Limit 2012 Predictions

What’s up guys? WWE brings us it’s third PPV in 7 weeks tomorrow with their Over the Limit 2012 presentation. If you’re not ordering/watching the event, stay tuned to PWMania.com for live coverage of Over the Limit.(P.S. for our UK/Ireland readers, www.paddypower.com is accepting bets for WWE PPV events now, so you can go online and see how much money your picks can get you!) Now that the plugging’s out of the way, I’ll run down the card with my thoughts on the matches and my picks for who’ll win.Read More

Posted On May 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Possible *Spoiler* For WWE Over The Limit PPV

Advertisements that aired on the Smackdown broadcast in Australia indicated that John Cena will face off against John Laurinaitis and Lord Tensai during their three day tour on August 30th. That would mean Laurinaitis won’t get fired this weekend if they let the cat out of the bag early on the broadcast. (Source: PWInsider)Read More
As noted before, the May 14th WWE RAW Supershow did a 2.95 cable rating with 4.22 million viewers. The show did a 1.9 in male teenagers, which could be an all-time low in that demographic – down 24% from the previous week. In the segment breakdown, the opener with Paul Heyman and Triple H started strong with a 3.32 quarter rating. CM Punk and Santino Marella vs. Cody Rhodes and Daniel Bryan plus the Beth Phoenix vs. Alicia Fox match lost 601,000 viewers. John Cena’s Make-A-Wish segment lost 370,000 viewersRead More
Here is the current card for this Sunday’s WWE Over the Limit which takes place from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. As always, PWMania.com will be providing live free coverage of the PPV, as well as the latest breaking news and spoilers leading to the PPV. WWE Championship Match * CM Punk (c) vs. Daniel Bryan * John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis If Laurinaitis loses, he will be fired and if any superstar interferes, they will be fired. The match can only be won via pinfall or submission.Read More