John Laurinaitis Tag

– High Velocity Wrestling has announced that John Laurinaitis, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, will attend their November 26, 2011 show in Hendersonville, North Carolina to evaluate talent. — WWE will hold a live event at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. The event takes place “Super Bowl Sunday.” — Tammy Sytch fell down an escalator last week, resulting in a trip to the hospital for stitches. She suffered cuts on her nose, forehead, wrist and foot. SheRead More

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

*Spoilers* WWE Raw Taping Results For Tonight

WWE taped tonight’s Raw Supershow today from the Liverpool Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Thanks to WNW readers Dean Coombes and Brad Ledson for providing us with live updates. Below are full results: WWE Raw Supershow (Airing tonight on the USA Network): * John Cena came out to open the show. He hyped The Rock appearing live on next week’s Raw Supershow and discussed the significance of this being the first ever WWE TV taping in Liverpool. Awesome Truth come out and interrupt, boasting they will be victorious at SurvivorRead More

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

Zack Ryder Starts Petition To Get A US Championship Match

Zack Ryder has been promoting an online petition he put together that implores Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis to give him an opportunity at Dolph Ziggler’s United States Championship. The petition, which has been promoted on the official WWE website, features the following blurb by Ryder: Even after I beat Dolph Ziggler last week, Interim GM John Laurinaitis refuses to grant me a United States Title Match. Are you serious, bro? You guys have supported The Long Island Iced Z and helped make my YouTube show awesome, so I’mRead More

Posted On October 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Gail Kim Says She’ll Never Go Back To WWE, Comments On TNA

In her first free interview since parting ways with WWE, Gail Kim told SunSport that she has no plans on returning to the sports entertainment empire. “I’ve experienced WWE twice now, and I know that I do not enjoy that place,” she says. “The second time I really had optimistic hopes and dreams, but I know I would never go back there.” Kim informed WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis that she was quitting the company ten minutes before the infamous battle royal in which she eliminatedRead More

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

Ratings Are In For Monday’s RAW Supershow: Fans Tuning Out

The ratings are in for Monday’s RAW – and the numbers tell a story of fans being dissatisfied with WWE’s “walk out” storyline. Monday’s RAW drew a 3.26 rating and averaged 5,021,000 viewers for the two hour broadcast. While this is up from recent weeks, the hourly ratings are cause for concern. The first hour of RAW drew a strong 3.49 rating with 5,375,000 viewers, a sign that WWE fans were very interested to see the fallout from last week’s “walk out.” The second hour took a nosedive, as theRead More

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

Classic WWE Intercontinental Championship Belt Re-Introduced

The classic WWE Intercontinental Championship belt (white belt) was re-introduced to WWE by Cody Rhodes at WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. He brought the classic belt out of a velvet case and threw the black belt in a brown paper bag. Rhodes named Ricky Steamboat, Bret Hart, the late “Macho Man” Randy Savage, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and others before saying he would defend it with more honor than they did. The impromptu Intercontinental Championship match against John Morrison was then announced by John Laurinaitis.Read More

Posted On September 28, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rumored HIAC Title Match, CM Punk’s Jacket From Raw, Askana

- The brown jacket CM Punk wore to commentary on RAW actually belonged to John Laurinaitis which is why CM Punk said on commentary I got this coat from a bum. – Stan sent word that there was 31 minutes and 11 seconds of in-ring action on last night’s WWE RAW Supershow, up from the previous week. – There has been talk of SmackDown Diva Askana doing some ring announcing for WWE. – Air Boom vs. Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger is being rumored for Sunday’s Hell in a CellRead 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
- Scott Hall’s 20-year-old son Cody is currently training to be a pro wrestler at the I Believe in Wrestling school in Orlando, Florida. – The reason John Laurinaitis was with Vince McMahon at Money in the Bank for the run-in is because Vince has been told by his doctors not to take any bumps, according to the Wrestling Observer. – As we reported earlier this week, the storyline of CM Punk leavin with the WWE championship is expected to continue off television. Punk’s name will not be mentioned onRead More

Posted On July 19, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk To Speak Out On ESPN, Johnny Ace Mistake On Raw

Thanks to Nick Tochelli for sending this in: Bill Simmons announced on his podcast today that he has booked CM Punk to be on the podcast later this week. I think they are recording on Thursday. Simmons is a huge wrestling fan and has had the Miz on in the past after he won the championship from Orton, and really knew what he was talking about. Thanks to Yusuf Baiani for sending this in: I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but the Raw segment with Vince McMahon and JohnRead More

Posted On July 18, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Stars Not Told About Cena-Punk PPV Match Finish

According to several sources who were backstage at Sunday’s WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view, the WWE locker room was not told about the finish to the John Cena vs. CM Punk main event match in advnace – but according to one wrestler backstage “it was a total sellout at the monitor!” We were told, “Even the producers (formerly agents) were sitting on the edge of their seats, which is why Vince McMahon only had John Laurinaitis go out to the ring with him. He didn’t want anyone else toRead More

Posted On July 11, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Major Update On CM Punk’s Negotiations With WWE

With less than one week to go until WWE’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view, we’ve got a big update on CM Punk’s WWE future. According to several high level WWE sources, today is “the day” for WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, talent relations executive John Laurinaitis, and CM Punk in regards to both sides coming to terms on a new deal. One source was quoted over the weekend saying: “This is very much like the Jericho and Jeff Hardy situations. Punk’s contract has already expired, but he signed an extension throughRead More

Posted On June 28, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News on CM Punk’s Promo, Contract & More

Sources report that CM Punk’s entire promo at the end of RAW this week was improvised by Punk and not scripted. Nobody in the back knew what Punk was going to say until he said it live on RAW. WWE officials told Punk to go out and say in his own words why he was leaving the company, why he wanted the WWE Title and why he wanted to leave with it in his possession. There was a discussion that when officials felt Punk was going too far, they wouldRead More
It was reported last month that WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal was removed as the guest host of a slate of recent Raw live events due to WWE’s belief that he was critical of their drug testing policy in a recently published interview with Power Slam magazine. An article was published online pertaining to his comments regarding WWE’s Wellness Policy. The multi-time tag team champion stated during a subsequent interview with Minneapolis based sports radio station KFAN Sports Radio AM 1130 that his remarks were taken out ofRead More

Posted On March 30, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Report: Who Made The Call To Fire Finlay; WMania Affected

PWMania has learned that the decision to fire top WWE agent/producer Dave “Fit” Finlay came straight from the top. In an exclusive discussion with a key WWE insider, we learned the decision was made by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon himself, with no resistance from longtime Finlay supporter John Laurinaitis. “Finlay’s decision to have Miz interrupt the National Anthem was just not timely, and it was stupid,” our source told us, “it’s old old old old old old school heat that doesn’t translate well in today’s society. Fit should have knownRead More

Posted On January 5, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

The Latest On John Cena’s & Rey Mysterio’s WWE Status

- As noted before, Rey Mysterio has been pulled from this weekend’s WWE live events and will be replaced by Big Show in matches against Alberto Del Rio. This is part of John Laurinaitis agreeing to give Mysterio an even easier schedule while he’s working around the shoulder tear. Rey will continue to work all TV tapings and pay-per-view events but will be working limited live event dates for the time being. – There’s still no word yet on the severity of John Cena’s hip injury or if he willRead More