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Posted On September 5, 2012By Michael GroomsIn News

NBC Picks Up Pro Wrestling Comedy Series

NBC has purchased an option on “Slammed”, a single camera comedy about working within the world of professional wrestling. Jimmy Fallon is attached as an executive producer. Jon Rineman, who wrote for Fallon’s Late Night, is attached as a writer as well as Executive Producer. The series is very early in the development process.Read More
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WWE Diva Eve Torres appeared on G4′s “Attack of the Show” and discussed her life in WWE and winning “Stars Earn Stripes” on NBC.Read More
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- SmackDown General Manager Booker T is reportedly working on his second autobiography, following the recent release of “From Prison to Promise. – Zack Ryder and Heath Slater went back and forth on Twitter this weekend. Slater suggested that they have a match at Night of Champions. This caused a fan to comment, “Zack can’t even get on RAw. Makes u think he can get on a PPV?” Slater re-tweeted this and added, “very true.” – The finale to NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes featuring WWE Diva Eve Torres will airRead More
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- We noted before that Brodus Clay dancer Naomi replaced Kaitlyn at Saturday’s WWE live event, facing Natalya. Naomi’s performance received rave reviews from fans in attendance and one WWE talent, Ricardo Rodriguez. He tweeted: “Beyond proud of @NaomiWWE For stepping up huge last night at the Smackdown Live Event vs Natalya.” – Saturday night’s WrestleMania 28 special on The Rock vs. John Cena averaged 2.73 million viewers on NBC. This is down 33% from last year’s WrestleMania 27 special, which did 3.64 million viewers. – WWE Divas Champion LaylaRead More
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While tweeting during Saturday night’s Rock-Cena special on NBC, The Rock revealed on Twitter that he was injured in his WrestleMania 28 match against John Cena. Rock posted a photo of Cena doing the top rope leg drop on him with the following caption, noting that he tore his right hamstring: “Cena leaps 15ft & crashes down on the back of my neck – tearing my right hamstring. Intense pain.. #IFinishedTheMatch”Read More
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- Triple H has been added to WWE’s listing for Monday’s RAW from the BMO Harris Bank Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Triple H is also advertised for Tuesday’s SmackDown tapings from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Advertised for the dark main event is Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio. – Natalya was asked if she thinks her uncle, the late Owen Hart will ever be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. She replied: “yes, one day.” – As a reminder, WWE will air their special from WrestleMania 28 onRead More
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- Chris Jericho took fan questions on Twitter this weekend and was asked about WWE releasing AW. He replied: “It’s a drag. But it’s not the attitude era anymore” – SmackDown General Manager Booker T noted that the hardcopy version of his new book From Prison to Promise will be in stores September 1st but can be pre-ordered through iBook. Booker sold around 300 copies of his book at the Chicago Comic-Con this weekend. – WWE Diva Eve Torres is featured on NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes reality TV show. ItRead More
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‘WRESTLEMANIA 28 – ROCK VS. CENA’ TO AIR ON NBC SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 AT 9 PM ET NEW YORK, NY – August 10, 2012 – For the fourth consecutive year, WWE® and NBC are joining forces to bring “WrestleMania” to network television. “WrestleMania 28 – Rock vs. Cena” will air on Saturday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, allowing WWE fans to relive moments from the most watched “WrestleMania” of all time. The one-hour broadcast will take viewers inside the event as two of the most celebrated superstars,Read More

Posted On June 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk On NBC Tonight, RAW Pre-Sale Code, Orton & Del Rio, More

- A quick reminder that WWE Champion CM Punk will be appearing on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC tonight. – WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts tweeted that he is celebrating his tenth anniversary as a WWE ring announcer. – For today only, you can save 20% off select Authentic Tee-Shirts featuring Sheamus Brogue, Randy Orton, The Miz, and more at WWEShop.com by clicking here. – As previously noted, WWE will return to the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey for the RAW Supershow on October 22nd. JohnRead More

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

Early Tribute To The Troops On NBC Viewership Numbers

According to TVByTheNumbers.com, the one hour replay of WWE’s Tribute to the Troops show, which aired this past Saturday night on NBC, took in approximately 2.08 million viewers and finished with a 0.6 network rating in the 18-49 demographic.Read More
– Mickie James is a late addition to TNA Wrestling’s satellite promotion based in India, which is conducting television tapings this week and next month. — Devon hit an important milestone Tuesday. He tweeted, “Today makes 20 years I’ve been in this business. Hope to do 20 more. thank you to the fans. For being there. With you it could not have been.” — As reported earlier, Kim Neilson, who appeared for TNA Wrestling from 2002 to 2004 as Desire, is a contestant on the upcoming season of the NBCRead More

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

Details On Three-Hour RAW Rating, Batista Blue Belt In Jiu Jitsu

- In more ratings news from Monday’s three-hour RAW, the over-run segment with The Rock, John Cena, The Miz and R-Truth did a 4.0 rating. The John Cena-Mick Foley segment did a 3.7 rating, making it the second highest-rated segment this week. Monday’s show was the most-watched three-hour RAW since the Slammy Awards show two years ago. USA Network partner NBC, which featured the controversial “Rock Center” interview with alleged child molester Jerry Sandusky, was dominated by RAW on Monday night by 36% in the key Adults 18-49 demographic. USARead More

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

The Rock’s New NBC Show, Trish On Magazine Cover, New FCW Star

- Earlier this week it was announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and television/Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer will be working with NBC to create a new drama series based on the professional wrestling industry during the 1980’s. To follow up on that story – the pilot that will be filmed will be a “put pilot” – which means NBC has contractually agreed to air at least the pilot once it is produced. Typically, a show getting a ‘put pilot’ is a strong indication the show will be picked up forRead More

Posted On August 23, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock To Executive Produce 1980’s Wrestling Drama On NBC

There’s a new pro wrestling drama headed to NBC – and WWE star Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson will be one of the Executive Producers for the project, along with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television have sold a the one-hour “fictional wrestling drama” based int he 1980s to NBC. The show will see Brent Fletcher and Seamus Kevin Fahey as co-executive producers and writers, with Kristie Anne Reed on board as a co-Executive Producer.Read More

Posted On August 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Nash’s Future, WM27 Special Rating, Yahoo Ranks Top 5 Divas

- Yahoo! Sports has ranked the top 5 WWE divas of all time: 5. Sable 4. Chyna 3. Sunny 2. Lita 1. Trish Stratus – Saturday night’s WWE WrestleMania 27 special on NBC scored a 1.1 network rating in the 18-49 demographic on Saturday and averaged 3.64 million viewers. While this rating seems low, it’s actually not bad for what NBC usually draws on a Saturday night. The show was preempted in several markets due to NFL preseason football, which obviously affects the final number. For more ratings information onRead More

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

Press Release: WWE Wrestlemania 27 To Premiere On NBC

Wrestlemania 27 to Premiere on NBC The following press release has been issued by WWE: “For the third consecutive year, NBC and WWE will bring the world’s biggest pop-culture extravaganza to network television when WrestleMania: The World Premiere airs Saturday, Aug. 13, at 9/8 CT. For one night only, NBC will be the place viewers can witness their favorite WWE Superstars such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Cena, Triple H, Undertaker, The Miz and Randy Orton entertain a record-breaking, sold-out crowd of 71,617 fans at the Georgia Dome inRead More
- USA Network VP of Program Research Ted Linhart was asked on Twitter if WWE Raw could be moved to NBC to help boost network ratings. He responded: “Doesnt really work that way. NBC not able to move it, USA owns the rights to air & is very important part of our lineup.” Linhart also noted that the technical difficulties experienced during Monday’s Raw was something on WWE’s end, not the USA Network’s. – John Morrison is scheduled to appear at the FYE store in Washington, DC on Massachusetts AvenueRead More

Posted On December 22, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Confirmed For Tonight’s WWE Tribute To The Troops Special

WWE and USA Network will be airing a two-hour version of the annual “Tribute to the Troops” special tonight at 9:00 PM EST. This will be the fifth and sixth hours of WWE TV programming this week on USA following Monday’s Raw and Tuesday’s live Smackdown special. The advertised main event for tonight’s show is WWE Champion The Miz, Alberto Del Rio & Wade Barrett vs. John Cena, Randy Orton & Rey Mysterio. The match is a replay of the six-man tag main event from the NBC special on SaturdayRead More

Posted On December 15, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Slim Jim Donate $500k To Troops As Part Of WWE Sponsorship

- WWE issued the following press release today: Slim Jim to donate up to $500,000 worth of product to troops as part of sponsorship STAMFORD, Conn., December 15, 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment and Slim Jim are joining forces to honor our troops this holiday season. One of the most requested snacks by our troops overseas, Slim Jim, will be the exclusive presenting sponsor of WWE’s annual holiday NBC special, “WWE Tribute to the Troops.” The hour-long special will air Saturday, December 18 at 9-10 p.m. ET / 8-9 p.m.Read More