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Posted On May 7, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time With Liam: So Cena/Lesnar……..Yeah

Sunday is upon once more which means it’s time for another riveting edition of Tea Time with Liam. As always I come to you from the tiny Island know as the United Kingdom. Nothing really else much to say. Lets get into the column. I was originally planning on writing this column before Raw took place last week. I wanted to share thoughts about the outcome of the Cena/Lesnar match from Extreme Rules. As I sat down to write. I started to thing that maybe it was the best toRead More

Posted On April 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WWE Star Hurricane Helms Launches New Free MMA App

Former WWE star Shane “Hurricane” Helms issued the following press release to promote his new iMMA Fight Fan app: iMMA Fight Fan. Are You? Figure 4, LLC and Shane “Hurricane” Helms release iMMA Fight Fan iPhone app… Cincinnati, OH – Figure 4 announced today the release of their next iPhone app, iMMA Fight Fan. iMMA Fight Fan is a free iPhone app focused on creating awareness of local, regional and national live MMA events in the United States and Canada. Figure 4 Chief Consultant, and former WWE / WCW superstarRead More

Posted On April 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Dana White Reveals Brock Lesnar Had A WWE Clause In UFC

UFC president Dana White continued his support with Brock Lesnar returning to WWE. “It was always upfront and said in his deal that he could do the WWE,” White said at this past Saturday’s UFC 145 event. “Everything we did with that guy, nothing ever leaked out of that camp, ever leaks out of that camp,” White said. “Those guys did a deal with (WWE promoter) Vince (McMahon), and I guarantee you Vince said, ‘Keep this a secret. Don’t tell anybody.’ And he did. He never said anything. He didn’tRead More

Posted On April 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

MMA Star To Join The Rock In Fast & Furious 6 Movie

According to the Hollywood Reporter, MMA star-turned-actress, Gina Carano, who recently starred in “Haywire,” is currently in negotiations with Universal to join The Rock in the next installment of the billion-dollar franchise “Fast & Furious” movie. Carano’s character will play a member of The Rock’s character’s team in Fast & Furious 6. Carano made a great impression in her acting debut with Haywire. Fast 6 is slated for release on May 24, 2013.Read More

Posted On April 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn Indy News

Kevin Knight Of Independent Wrestling Federation Interview

Kevin Knight of the Independent Wrestling Federation (IWF) joins us on The Edge for an in-depth interview where he touches his upcoming one night only charity wrestling show and more! Highlights: The IWF One-Night-Only “Hit n’ Run” Live Wrestling Event This special charity wrestling event takes place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7:45 pm at the Parks & Recreation Building, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley, NJ (additional details and card below) IWF’s relationship with superstars like John Bradshaw Layfield, Ken Shamrock, Bob Orton, Honky Tonk Man, Jim Powers, and more WhichRead More

Posted On April 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Report: Bobby Lashley Could Be Fedor’s Next MMA Opponent

The following is an excerpt from an article by mixed-martial arts website, MMA Junkie: “It appears Fedor Emelianenko has gone from long shot to no shot for UFC 146’s expected main-event vacancy. M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan today announced Emelianenko will fight an unannounced opponent at a currently unspecified June 21 event. However, sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that former WWE star and ex-Strikeforce fighter Bobby Lashley (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is under consideration for the Emelianenko (33-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) fight.”Read More

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

Former MMA Fighter Wants To Jump Ship To WWE

Former Strikeforce fighter King Mo Lawal is interested in going to WWE according to Wrestling Observer. Lawal had expressed interest in joining pro wrestling after his MMA career was over, and was even recruited by WWE’s Gerald Brisco several years ago before deciding to try out for the Olympics. After failing to make the Olympic team, Lawal pursued MMA.Read More

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

WWE Acknowledges Lesnar’s MMA Career, Mick Foley, More

– WWE.com’s newly posted bio on Brock Lesnar acknowledges his career as a mixed martial artist. However, no mention is made of UFC.   The bio reads: “Possessing the type of staggering strength and scary intensity usually only seen in Superman villains, the 6-foot-3, 266-pound freak of nature from Minneapolis, Minn., has forced his way to the top of every major combat sport. He won the NCAA Division I collegiate wrestling championship as a senior at the University of Minnesota, the WWE Championship within six months of his debut andRead More

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

CM Punk On Almost Leaving WWE Last Year, MMA, Jericho

- WWE Champion CM Punk spoke with ESPN.com this week to promote WrestleMania 28. Here are some highlights:   CM Punk, a year ago at this time, considering your contract situation with WWE, did you think you would be in this spot, defending the world title at Wrestlemania 28?   CM Punk: No, because I was leaving. At Wrestlemania last year — and I always say I thrive in high-pressure situations — my job was to steal the show and prove to everybody how awesome I was and what anRead More

Posted On March 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

MMA Star Intrested In Joining WWE, WWE Attendance, Kozlov

- Here are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on March 23rd in Lakeland, Florida drew 5,000 fans for $165,000 * RAW on March 24th in San Juan, Puerto Rico drew 9,800 fans for $385,000 * SmackDown on March 24th in Bowling Green, Kentucky drew 3,500 fans for $100,000 * RAW on March 25th in Charlotte, North Carolina drew 6,500 fans for $210,000 * SmackDown on March 25th in Nashville, Tennessee drew 6,500 fans for $200,000   - This could be an error in advertising but former WWE SuperstarRead More

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

WWE Star Mingles At SXSW, Though Enough Star Returns To MMA

WWE Tough Enough contestant Jeremiah Riggs returns to MMA fighting tonight for the Bellator promotion. Riggs (7-5) is scheduled to face Trey Houston (9-0) in a “Featured Middleweight division” bout. The fight will broadcast on Spike.com prior to the main card that airs on MTV2. Both men are listed as 185 pounds for the fight. Riggs is on a five-match winning streak, but has not fought since January 2011. Mark Henry was mingling with the crowd at a restaurant during the popular South by Southwest event in Austin, Texas. Fuse.tvRead More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage WWE US Title News, Shaq O’Neal Agrees To MMA Fight

- BJPenn.com reports that NBA legend and rumored WrestleMania celebrity Shaquille O’Neal has agreed to face baseball great Jose Canseco in a MMA fight, after a week of online harassment from Canseco. Shaq has formal training in BJJ, Muay Thai and boxing while Canseco has had one MMA fight. – Evan Bourne has been discussed for a WWE United States Title feud with Jack Swagger for later this year. While Santino Marella currently holds the title, officials are leaning towards taking it off of him after WrestleMania 28.Read More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ryback Update, Recent WWE Attendance, MMA vs. WWE

- “Ryback” Skip Sheffield has been doing well at WWE live events in the sense that nobody has known who he is coming out but they end up getting into his match. Ryback has picked up recent live event wins over JTG. – Here are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on March 9th in Toronto drew 7,600 fans for $340,000 * RAW on March 10th in London, Ontario drew 4,600 fans for $180,000 * SmackDown on March 10th in East Lansing, MI drew 4,200 fans for $135,000 *Read More

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

CM Punk-Chris Brown Update, RAW Segment Runs Long, Jackson

– The segment on Monday’s RAW between The Undertaker and Triple H ran 8-9 minutes longer than it was scheduled for, which led to WWE taking time away from the Divas tag match and John Cena’s ring entrance. — Ezekiel Jackson was recently considered for another push, but it appears those plans have been nixed. After losing clean to David Otunga on RAW, Jackson has lost 5 straight televised matches and has yet to win a televised match this year. — To follow up on CM Punk and singer ChrisRead More

Posted On January 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk Talks Dolph Ziggler, WM28 Opponent, Doing MMA & More

WWE Champion CM Punk recently spoke with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com this week to discuss why he is not appearing at Saturday’s UFC on FOX event as previously announced, as well as Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Here are some highlights of what Punk spoke about, followed by video of the interview: – Punk says he removed himself from appearing at the UFC event with Chael Sonnen in Chicago this weekend and didn’t want to overshadow the main event. This could be somewhat of a political answer, as previous reports haveRead More

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

The Rock’s Next Movie, Batista-Scorpion King, UFC 141

– Early buyrate numbers are in for last Friday’s UFC 141 pay-per-view featuring Brock Lesnar’s loss to Alistair Overeem – and once again, Brock has shown to be a blockbuster pay-per-view draw. Early estimates for the show that featured what turned out to be Lesnar’s final MMA fight drew between 750,000 and 810,000 North American PPV buys, which is even higher than original expectations. Lesnar is one of only 3 people to ever draw over 1 million pay-per-view buys twice in a year. The other two are Manny Pacquiao andRead More

Posted On January 5, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Brock Lesnar Free To Work For WWE, Chris Hero Back In ROH

– Ring of Honor’s official site made the following “breaking news” announcement Wednesday evening: “We have received breaking news that Chris Hero has signed and is officially confirmed for “The Homecoming 2012″ on January 20th in Philadelphia, PA. More details soon!” Hero was close to signing with WWE several weeks ago but the situation fell apart after issues with Hero’s medical physicals. – UFC President Dana White says Brock Lesnar is free to work for WWE after announcing his retirement from MMA last week. PopCandiesTV caught White leaving a HollywoodRead More

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

WWE CFO Talks Business Performance & UFC As Competition

WWE CFO George Barrios was at the UBS 39th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference this month and spoke in depth about WWE’s business performance as well as why WWE does not view the UFC as competition. You can read the full transcript at SeepingAlpha.com. Barrios spoke about how WWE monitors every aspect of their business: “Some of those metrics that we look at pretty intently is our live event attendance both in North America and overseas, our television ratings for the four to six hours that we will haveRead More

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

Brock Lesnar Signs Big Multi-Year Endorsement Deal

Everlast and Mixed Martial Arts Superstar Brock Lesnar Agree to Exclusive Contract NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Everlast Worldwide Inc., the global leader in fight sports and fitness, today announced the signing of an exclusive, multi-year equipment contract with former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. One of the most dominant heavyweights in the world, Lesnar has electrified MMA fans across the globe with wins over Shane Carwin, Frank Mir and the great Randy Couture. Under the agreement, Lesnar will exclusively train with Everlast equipment, as wellRead More