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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 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Represented By Talent, Jim Ross Talks New NXT, Michael Cole

- Kelly Kelly and David Otunga were representing WWE yesterday at the Time Warner Cable upfront presentations while WWE Champion CM Punk was at the USA Network upfront presentations. – Jim Ross says airtimes and networks for the new WWE NXT tapings are to be determined. He wrote the following about the tapings, “FCW taped nx Thursday in Tampa as usual. NXT rebranded here in Orlando. Air dates/networks TBD. Great, 12 hour day! Hard work by all.” – A fan on Twitter asked Jim Ross why he was being demotedRead More
In Part 2 of Arda Ocal’s sit down interview with Jerry Lawler, “The King” talks about the differences between working with Michael Cole and Jim Ross in the broadcast booth, being sued by a woman in Louisiana, the origins of the “strap pulldown” in the middle of his matches and Jerry draws Batman for an Aftermath giveaway! Visit the blog at www.thescore.com/aftermath for contest details. Andy Kaufman deserving to be in the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame: “I truly believe that’s when wrestling became sports entertainment whenRead More

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

JR Blog: Brock Lesnar, Michael Cole’s Commentary, Tag Teams

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog update, which you can read in its entirety over at JRsBarBQcom. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote about: Michael Cole’s Commentary: “I’ve been impressed with Michael Cole’s more balanced commentary recently. He’s the new voice of WWE w/o question. Our handshake at WM28 ended any personal issues that I may have had with him. End of story.” WWE’s Tag Team Division: “I see WWE tag team wrestling taking positive steps forward in 2012. Go ahead, roll yourRead More

Posted On April 30, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Triple H Announcement From John Laurinaitis Set For WWE Raw

On Sunday’s WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view, John Laurinaitis was seen in a backstage segment taking a phone call from Triple H. Laurinaitis later revealed that he would address what he and Triple H spoke about on Monday’s WWE Raw broadcast. Michael Cole later announced that Triple H would “be a part of Raw” tomorrow night. Monday’s WWE Raw will take place from the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, OH. DISCUSS Triple H’s Announcement & WWE RAW In Our NEW Forums! »Read More

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

Confirmed For Tonight’s Smackdown Taping; 6-Man Street Fight

WWE will tape this week’s WWE NXT, the Smackdown portion of this week’s WWE Superstars, and this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As previously reported, already announced for Smackdown is Christian‘s return, Sheamus vs. Mark Henry, and Randy Orton interview, conducted by Michael Cole. The advertised dark match main event is a six-man Street Fight tag match featuring Sheamus, Randy Orton & The Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry & Cody Rhodes.Read More

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

This Week’s WWE Smackdown Main Event Announced, More

The following has been announced for this week’s Smackdown: * World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. Mark Henry * Michael Cole’s “exclusive” interview with Randy Orton * The return of Christian WWE will tape this week’s Smackdown Tuesday night from the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Read More

Posted On April 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: New Personas On Raw & SD, Lesnar’s WWE Return, Cole

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights:   – I sincerely appreciated Michael Cole’s handshake welcoming me to the announce table [at WrestleMania 28]. Very classy.   – Brock Lesnar’s return to WWE is significant to say the least. I’m excited to see where the future takes the former WWE & UFC Champion. In mere minutes, Lesnar became a force to be dealt with in WWE. Interesting days certainly lie a head for the F5 machine.   – IRead More

Posted On January 30, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Details On Why WWE Had Sheamus Win The Royal Rumble

At Sunday’s Royal Rumble event, Sheamus was the last man standing and will go to WrestleMania gets to choose whether he will challenge WWE Champion or the World Heavyweight champion. Many insiders were predicting Chris Jericho would win the Royal Rumble – and it’s believe that WWE had Sheamus win for that very reason. Michael Cole’s line at the end of the show about which title will Sheamus will challenge for was a way of emphasizing the unpredictability of the Rumble and how WWE storylines just got shaken up byRead More

Posted On January 25, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

McCool On Whether She Will Return, WWE Stars Then & Now

– Michelle McCool is celebrating her 32nd birthday today, and she’s taken the time to discuss what she’s been up to in her first vlog of the new year. From discussing her new hobbies, the new love of her life, to even a new hair color, Michelle even gives an update on a LayCool reunion with Layla. She also briefly touched upon a return to the squared circle. “I don’t plan on coming back any time soon,” she says. To view Michelle’s vlog, head over to MichelleMcCool.net. Also at theRead More

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

Live News & Notes From This Week’s WWE Raw Supershow

Thanks to Joe Stock for the following: Just wanted to send along a quick report from the latest Monday Night Raw, from Phoenix, AZ. While there were a number of seats on the hard-camera side and the third deck on that side was covered, overall it was a good size crowd. Nice and hot for most of the action. To get the crowd hyped, they started things off with the video from the end of the last Wrestlemania. Throughout the night they showed a number of Wrestlemania hype videos forRead More

Posted On January 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

What Happened After RAW: Lawler vs. Cole Street Fight

After Monday’s RAW Supershow from Memphis went off the air, Kane came back out from under the ring and battled with Cena, who knocked him out of the ring. Cena then grabbed a microphone and announced the dark match main event, a Memphis street fight between Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole. Lawler was victorious. Cole tried running away but was caught by Daniel Bryan, who threw Cole back into the ring for Lawler. The King ripped off Cole’s pants and delivered a beat down. Lawler hit Cole with his signatureRead More
– John Morrison says he will discuss his future following his final advertised appearance on tonight’s Raw SuperShow. “I’ll post more about the future next week,” Morrison tweeted Sunday night. “Right now I’m planning on tearing the house down at RAW tomorrow in Columbia SC!” — Former WWE Superstar Rob Conway turns 39 years old Monday. He placed second in the Kentucky Bodybuilding Championships on November 5, thus qualifying for the NPC National Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini and Men’s and Women’s Physique Championships in Miami, Florida. — A Memphis Street FightRead More

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

Jim Ross Confirms His Status for Survivor Series

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated his Survivor Series status on his official Twitter account just moments ago: “I’m not in NYC nor am I going to be. Traveling all day. 25th Survivor Series should be special. DVR’ing it. Enjoy the show.#SauceIt” The Pay-Per-View team, when JR is not calling the action, is usually Michael Cole, Booker T, and Jerry “the King” Lawler. We will provide updates if further information becomes available.Read More

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

WWE-Mattel Action Figure Updates: Owen Hart, Internet Title

- Representatives from Mattel appeared at the Ringsidefest in New York City this week to take questions from fans in attendance. Below are some highlights: * Sin Cara’s first figure will be released in April or May of next year. Other new figures debuting in the near future include Jinder Mahal, The Bella Twins, Jerry Lawler and CM Punk with a cloth version of his Best in the World t-shirt. * Mattel reps have spoke with Zack Ryder about including his Internet Title on a future Ryder action figure. InRead 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 October 31, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

RAW Preview: Muppets, Punk vs. Henry, JR vs. Cole, Rock-Cena

Tonight’s Halloween edition of WWE’s RAW Supershow will feature a special appearance from Disney’s The Muppets. Aside from the Muppets, tonight’s RAW will feature the following: * CM Punk vs. World champion Mark Henry in a non-title match. If CM Punk wins, he gets a WWE title shot against Alberto Del Rio at Survivor Series. * The Rock will respond to John Cena’s invitation for them to team together at Survivor Series. * Jim Ross will face Michael Cole in the Michael Cole challenge. Michael Cole has agreed to quitRead 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 23, 2011By Steven PachecoIn Columns

One Count Kickout – 3 Reasons for No Vengeance

Follow @OneCountKickout The One Count Kickout Blog Like the One Count Kickout on Facebook The hype for WWE Vengeance doesn’t seem very powerful.  Actually, if we’re being completely honest here, it doesn’t seem much like “hype” either.  It feels more like Vengeance is an additional episode of Raw coming up on a Sunday.  WWE has managed to devalue their product to such a point that most of the PPVs aren’t worth buying and Vengeance is an excellent example of that.  Why are people going to put their hard earned moneyRead More