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Posted On June 23, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Thursday’s Impact Wrestling Rating; Demographics & More

Thursday night’s episode of iMPACT! Wrestling scored a 0.97 (1.0) cable rating, with 1.24 million viewers. Those numbers are down slightly from last week’s 1.02 (1.0) and 1.34 million viewers; it’s the lowest viewership during the summer series to date and in fact the lowest since June 24, 2010. The show ranked #37 among cable TV shows for the night and #15 in both the male 18 – 34 and male 18 – 49 demographic. TNA had strong competition with the NBA game on Thursday night. WWE had been facingRead More

Posted On June 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Layla Talks About Leaving The NBA’s Miami Heat For WWE

WWE.com has an interview up with Divas Champion Layla, who talks about being a cheerleader for the NBA’s Miami Heat back before becoming a WWE diva. ESPN’s website has also picked up the story and published quotes from the article as well. Layla was a dancer for the Miami Heat back in 2006 when they last won it all. Regarding her decision to leave the Heat and try out for the WWE Diva Search competition, she said, “It literally happened within the span of a week.” Layla received a championshipRead 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 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Big Show Addresses Shaquille O’Neal Saying He Will Be At WM28

During a recent interview with the Miami Herald, WWE’s giant Big Show was asked about the rumors of NBA star Shaquille O’Neal competing at WrestleMania 28. Big Show said: “I know there are a lot of rumors this year that I might get a chance to compete against Shaq at WrestleMania [28 Miami]. I didn’t hear anything about it on my end. I don’t know if Shaq was getting froggy, stirring up some stuff, but if he ever wants to take his Nike butt away from the announcers’ desk andRead More

Posted On March 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Big Show Speaks On Rumors Of Match Against Shaq At WrestleMania

- Big Show spoke with The Miami Herald this week to promote WrestleMania 28. Here’s what he said about the rumors of a match against NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal: “I know there are a lot of rumors this year that I might get a chance to compete against Shaq at WrestleMania [28 Miami]. I didn’t hear anything about it on my end. I don’t know if Shaq was getting froggy, stirring up some stuff, but if he ever wants to take his Nike butt away from the announcers’ desk andRead More

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

WrestleMania Plans, Regal’s World Title Shot, Kristofferson Update

- With WrestleMania 28 less than 3 months away, we can confirm that Mark Henry vs. Big Show for the World Heavyweight title is a match that has been discussed in the past several weeks. Big Show will likely end of wrestling NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, who recently revealed during a radio appearance that he’s in talks to compete at WWE’s biggest show of the year. – Actor Kris Kristofferson spoke with the Toronto Sun this weekend and had the following to say about his son Jody signing a developmentalRead More
– The latest issue of WWE Magazine looks back at the slew of grappling greats that debuted ten years ago—John Cena, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Brock Lesnar and Batista. In their write-up for Batista, WWE predicts that fans haven’t seen the last of The Animal. WWE states: “Although he left the company in 2010, many see the departure as a temporary one, and it’s simply a matter of time before The Animal rises again.” — Ticketmaster.com is holding a pre-sale for the March 20 SmackDown taping at the Prudential CenterRead More

Posted On November 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News & Update On The Undertaker, Mick Foley Teases

- The Los Angeles Times website features an article today looking at The Undertaker’s high school and college basketball career before getting into wrestling. They kill a myth that Taker played high school basketball with NBA legend Magic Johnson. On a related note, The Undertaker’s name has been brought up a lot backstage as of late in regards to him returning for WrestleMania 28. A source points out that recent mentions of Taker on WWE TV and videos on their websites are being done to get people to start talkingRead More

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

WWE Looking To Bring In NBA Stars For WrestleMania

With the NBA basketball season all but cancelled at this point due to the lockout situation between the players association and the team owners, there has been talk in WWE about getting a big name NBA star to work an angle at WrestleMania 28. Both Lebron James and Shaquille O’Neal have worked with WWE before in the past and there’s a good chance WWE will go after one of them if the NBA season does get cancelled. Also related to the NBA lockout – there has been strong interest fromRead More

Posted On October 5, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk Explains His Absence From Big Raw Angle, More

CM Punk posted a series of tweets explaining his absence from Raw’s vote of no confidence angle. He also criticizes those that are critical of the angle. The tweets are compiled below: “I think a lot of people are missing the point. Fans and coworkers alike. Walking out is a p—- move. There’s a huge difference in what I did. I want change, and I can’t change s— from my couch. I’m in the fox hole. I’m getting it done. I stayed to fight and I’m fighting for change. YouRead More

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

WWE Teases The Idea Of Shaquille O’Neal vs. The Big Show

Following NBA star Shaquille O’Neal announcing his retirement earlier this week, WWE is playing up the idea of O’Neal returning to the promotion: “WWE Universe member Shaquille O’Neal has had the world abuzz since announcing his retirement from the NBA. After his tussle with Big Show as Raw guest star, WWE fans might wonder if the 15-time All-Star will now look to settle his one-night rivalry.”Read More

Posted On June 2, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: Shaq In WWE HOF?, Jericho, The Rise Of Alex Riley

Jim Ross posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights: “Sorry to see Shaq leave the NBA but it was time for the big fellow to call it a career. Shaq was the nicest, pro athlete to ever visit Raw and participate in a WWE ring. Not a bad candidate for the ‘celebrity wing’ of the WWE HOF. Loved his moment or two in the ring with the Big Show a couple of years back. Bottom line, Shaquille O’Neal is a legit, good dude which may raiseRead More

Posted On April 14, 2011By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: You Gotta Know When to Fold’em

It isn’t very often we as wrestling fans are blindsided these days, not with all of the backstage news websites. That’s what made Monday even more shocking, it was barely reported before hand, and we just didn’t see Edge being the next to go. Edge was still supposed to have years left on his wrestling odometer. Edge was an elite talent but was cursed with a body that couldn’t hold up to the daily grind of being a WWE Superstar. All of the moves that left us completely in awe,Read More

Posted On January 24, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: WWE Using Old WCW PPV Names, Refereeing, Young Talent

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR said about: Why WWE Doesn’t Use WCW PPV Names: “I assume just to be more original or contemporary. The titles of the PPV’s seem to be being tweaked all the time but no matter the name of the event it is still and always will be the ‘attraction’ that sells PPV’s not the title of the event. I do expect to see ALLRead More