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Posted On November 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

David Hart Smith Says WWE Didn’t Give Him A Fair Chance

Live Audio Wrestling recently welcomed former WWE talent Harry Smith (a/k/a David Hart Smith) to discuss a variety of topics. The full interview can be heard accessed here. Highlights from the interview are as follows: How long he’s been training MMA and who he is working with: “I’ve had a lot of interest in mixed martial arts actually since before I got signed with WWE. I was training a little bit in jiu jistu, I was an amateur wrestler a little bit before. I ended up getting into contact withRead More

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

Video: Harry Smith Wants Bulldogs In HOF, Talks MMA, Batista

Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of theScore Television Network spoke with former WWE Superstar Harry Smith, son of late WWE Legend The British Bulldog. Highlights: * Harry recalls being at Wembley Stadium for SummerSlam 1992 and in the ring after the main event at In Your House: Canadian Stampede in 1997 * Wrestling in Japan for Antonio Inoki – has he received the “Inoki slap”? * Harry’s relationship with Tom “Dynamite Kid” Billington: “I’ve keep in touch with my Uncle Tommy, I went and saw him last November, that’s when the WWERead More

Posted On October 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WWE Star Making MMA Debut In 2012

As reported by The Wrestling Observer, former WWE Superstar David Hart Smith was at the UFC Fan Expo last weekend. When asked about MMA, Smith said he has been training under Josh Barnett and Billy Robinson with plans to make his debut in 2012 some time.Read More

Posted On October 13, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: Getting Fired, Lesnar In WWE Again, Samoa Joe-WWE

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some hilights of what JR wrote about: His Firing On RAW: “WWE upper management made the call to remove me from weekly TV and that is their choice. It’s the WWE’s team and I simply am playing on it. Being a team guy, I run the plays that are sent in whether they make sense or not. Like my Dad taught me, if you accept a man’s money thenRead More

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

Austin Says Del Rio Is Not Ready To Be Champion & Puts Over Cena

During an interview with Patrick Lennon of the UK’s Daily Star, WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin took a few shots at Alberto Del Rio – saying he’s not ready to be WWE champion just yet. “Well I don’t think Del Rio is ready to carry that belt. It’s ok for a short period of time, give him his first mini title run and try to groom him. He’s still got another year or two to go before he learns the US system. He’s a good looking kidRead More

Posted On September 27, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Tara Says She Wants To Wrestle Chyna and WWE Diva

In Your Head Radio with Tara Hosts: Jack and Oneinchbiceps Recap by Taso the Greek Show available at IYHWrestling.com Tara (a/k/a Victoria) joins the IYH hosts for the second part of the show. Tara calls out Jack and Inchman about being their favorite Knockout, and talks about her trainer Rob Conway and his metro sexual ways. Tara talks about her match with Sojo Bolt, her first friend in TNA, and their match to benefit animal rescue upcoming for Remix Wrestling in Ohio. Tara said that Sojo was a great friendRead More

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

CM Punk Talks Facing Austin At WM28, HHH/UFC Ignorance, More

CM Punk appeared on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” online show today, and discussed a number of MMA and pro wrestling topics. Helwani asked Punk about Triple H’s recent comments claiming UFC needs to evolve more than WWE. Punk said he felt that it was an absolute insane statement. Punk said pro wrestling, in fact, has a lot of work to do. He mentioned talking about MMA with Triple H many times, and noted that HHH “just doesn’t get it.” Punk was asked whether or not MMA has hurt theRead More

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

Kurt Angle Says He’s Signed A New 3-Year Deal With TNA

During an interview with Movieline.com earlier this week at the Los Angeles premiere of his new film Warrior, Kurt Angle announced that he recently signed a new 3-year deal with TNA Wrestling. When asked about how much he was acting prior to entering the world of professional wrestling, Angle said: “I was taking classes and I was getting very serious about it. I was also sportscasting — I was a sportscaster in Pittsburgh for Fox, just trying to get in front of the camera a little bit. Then pro wrestlingRead More

Posted On August 31, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kurt Angle Says He Almost Signed With UFC; Dana White Says No

TNA star Kurt Angle spoke to MMAWeekly.com this week to discuss his training for the United States Olympic Wrestling team and hype his new MMA movie, “Warrior.” During the interview, Angle stated that he came very close to signing with the UFC – but UFC President Dana White has a different view on how things went down. Kurt Angle told MMAWeekly: “I actually contacted Dana White again after the movie. I flew out to meet him once and got a great offer. I contacted him again, I was thinking aboutRead More

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

Bischoff On Impact’s Future On Spike, Announcing Again, More

iMPACT Wrestling’s Eric Bischoff was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. Eric Bischoff Discusses Why He Does Not Feel Uneasy About The Future Of iMPACT Wrestling On Spike TV Amidst Reports Of The Network Looking To Rebrand, The Latest On The TNA Returns Of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy, & Matt Hardy, Sting’s New Persona/Character And The Fan Split About Its Current Direction, If He Believes An Effective Relationship Between TNA & The World Of MMA Should DevelopRead More
Mixed martial arts fighter Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos says she would consider joining WWE if the opportunity presented itself. “I like the WWE. If they had an opportunity for me, I;d do it,” she told Sherdog.com in an interview. Santos, however, says she is currently re-negotiating a contract with Strikeforce to continue fighting. She says her main focus was always on MMA, and that WWE was a backup plan. Rumors of Santos negotiating with WWE emerged in March when she was at an impasse with Strikeforce. WWE, however, denied having discussionsRead More

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

Bobby Lashley’s Next MMA Fight Cancelled: Lashley Comments

Former WWE star Bobby Lashley’s upcoming MMA fight for Titan Fighting Championships has been cancelled. Lashley wrote the following on Facebook regarding Titan pulling him from their upcoming show: “For the record I was in Japan when the news broke about this July fight. I did not pull out of a fight because I did not schedule a fight. To this point in my career I have been just taking fights without a training camp which I have regretted. Lately I had been looking diligently to create a proper campRead More

Posted On July 13, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Updates On The MMA Careers Of Brock Lesnar & Bobby Lashley

We’ve got updates on the mixed martial arts careers of former WWE superstars Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar. – Former WWE star Bobby Lashley’s next professional MMA fight has been announced. Lashley will clash with heavyweight fighter Eddie Sanchez on July 28th at Titan Championship Fighting’s next live event from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The fight will air live on HDNet. – As for Brock Lesnar, he is still going to be out of action for several months and unable to train as he recovers from his recentRead More

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

Bryan Comments On Punk, Divas Work Dream Match, More

- WWE’s shop website is now selling baby clothes. – Daniel Bryan wrote the following on Twitter this morning about CM Punk: “With revolution dripping off his lips with every word, @CMPunk was a god last night. ” – Gail Kim wrote the following on Twitter about her match with Beth Phoenix at last night’s WWE Superstars tapings: “For every1 asking, beth and I worked a face face match altho I don’t know if the crowd got that.” Both Beth and Gail wrote that the match was a dream comeRead More

Posted On June 17, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Batista Talks Why He Left WWE, If He’s Return, MMA & More

Former World Heavyweight Champion Batista was a guest on F4Wonline.com’s Wrestling Observer Radio this week to discuss his time with WWE, MMA, the future and lots more. Here are highlights from the excellent interview: * Batista said he left WWE because he felt like he didn’t fit in anymore. He feels like wrestling is in a bad spot right now and has gone down hill since the whole PG direction. Batista said it leaves a bad taste in his mouth and became too unbelievable & hokey. He added that theRead More

Posted On March 16, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock Tweets Prediction For Next UFC PPV Main Event

The following is a new tweet from the official Twitter page of WWE legend The Rock: “@azzman1984 . gonna be a F’N great fight. Rua is the man. Bones Jones is a specimen and the future of MMA. Tough call..Bones Jones” Follow more Rock tweets on Twitter @ TheRock.Read More
News broke last night that sources close to Strikeforce Women’s Middleweight Champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos indicate the Brazilian mixed martial artist is in negotiations with World Wrestling Entertainment to permanently join the promotion. In an update on the situation, BloodyElbow.com reports that according to a source, talks are in the “advanced” stage as a deal could soon be reached. However, the MMA news site also speculates that those affiliated with Cyborg could be using the claims for leverage with Strikeforce to have a fight scheduled. Santos has not been offeredRead More

Posted On February 20, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Accused Of Trying To Block MMA Legalization In Connecticut

WWE’s public position on Mixed Martial Arts is that MMA is not direct competition to sports entertainment, but a Connecticut lawmaker who is fighting to get the sport legalized in his state says WWE is campaigning against his efforts. Connecticut state representative Matthew Lesser has introduced legislation for Mixed Martial Arts events to be held in his state, one of only 4 states that currently does not sanction the sport. Lesser argues that MMA is a safe, regulated sport and would bring a great deal of tax revenue to theRead More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Triple H/Sheamus Street Fight, WWE Star On TMZ, SD Notes

- Triple H vs. Sheamus in a Street Fight is being advertised for the March 19th edition of WWE Raw from Madison Square Garden. – Raw Superstar David Hart Smith was featured on Tuesday’s episode of TMZ. Smith talked about doing MMA training, TMZ also mentioned The Rock’s return and aired footage of his return on Raw. – The dark match before this week’s WWE Smackdown tapings saw Percy Watson defeat Ted DiBiase.Read More
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