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- We noted recently that boxer Floyd Mayweather said during a Hot 97 interview that he would be returning to WWE at next year’s WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view in New Jersey. A WWE source reports that Mayweather wasn’t just running his mouth as officials have reached out to him, Mr. T, Pete Rose, Jenny McCarthy and other former WrestleMania celebrities about appearing next year. – Former World Heavyweight Champion Vader is now on Facebook at facebook.com/BigVanVaderLeonWhite. He is taking as many bookings as he can with matches, signings and conventions. TheyRead More
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- Monday’s WWE RAW scored a 3.1 cable rating. Hour one did 4.2 million viewers, hour two did 4.8 million viewers and the third hour dropped to 4.5 million viewers for an average viewership of 4.5 million. – Lots of footage was filmed for the WWE Network this past week at WWE HQ in Stamford, CT. It should be noted that given the current time frame for launching the Network, early 2013, most of the “new” programming will be nine months to a year old or more. – WWE’s latestRead More
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- There was heat on Michael Cole after last night’s RAW for missing a spot during the CM Punk vs. Jerry Lawler main event. Towards the end of the match, Punk used a Rock Bottom on Lawler. That spot was supposed to be pointed out on commentary with Cole hyping up the fact that Punk was using The Rock’s finishing move. – Jillian Hall, Winter and Becky Bayless (Cookie) are among the top women’s wrestlers to be featured at the debut B.L.O.W. (Bombshell Ladies of Wrestling) event on October 11thRead More
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The 2013 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on April 6th from Madison Square Garden in New York City. There was some red tape WWE had to cut through because they made a deal with the state of New Jersey. All WrestleMania activities were supposed to take place in the East Rutherford, New Jersey area. WWE wanted Bruno Sammartino for the 2013 Hall of Fame but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Some names rumored for next year’s class would be Mick Foley, Kevin Nash andRead More
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- Wade Barrett is back to tweeting about wrestling, now that his vignettes have been airing on WWE TV. He wrote Friday night after SmackDown: “This isn’t ‘Fight Club’. I am far too intelligent to fight for fun. I am here for the money. #BarrettBarrage” – Booker T, Sin Cara and Ryback were the WWE terms trending on Twitter during last night’s WWE SmackDown. As we have noted before with fan reports from live events, the Ryback character seems to be getting over with the WWE Universe. – John CenaRead More
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- In a sign that Winter could be departing TNA Wrestling in the near future, the sparingly seen Knockout is advertised to appear on iPPV for Pro Wrestling Syndicate’s subsidiary female promotion, B.L.O.W. Wrestling, on October 11—event taking place at the Rahway Recreation Center in Rahway, New Jersey. Though contracted TNA Wrestling talent are permitted to appear for independent wrestling promotions, they are prohibited from appearing on shows which are broadcast. The British wrestling standout’s role in TNA has been greatly deemphasized since Bruce Prichard took over the creative reinsRead More
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- Former WWE Women’s Champion Sable was backstage at Monday’s Raw 1,000 as she accompanied husband Brock Lesnar to the show. She has accompanied him to shows before to keep him company since he detests being away from his family, even for a short while. Fans have speculated that with Lesnar’s renewed partnership with WWE, the legendary Diva could return to television as well. That, however, is believed to be highly unlikely. According to people close to the couple, she has absolutely no desire to return to the spotlight andRead More
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Posted On July 25, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Velvet Sky Not Officially Gone From TNA Wrestling?

To add more confusion to Velvet Sky’s contractual status with TNA Wrestling, the popular female grappler’s profile was removed from the company website’s roster index Wednesday and promptly placed back after word spread online. Since TNA rarely acknowledges talent departures, a profile removal from the roster page of ImpactWrestling.com generally indicates a parting of ways. On the other hand, Ric Flair remains listed as a member of the active roster after TNA terminated his contract on May 11, 2012, according to court documents filed in their lawsuit against WWE forRead More
- According to PWInsider.com, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is rumored to be contemplating competing in a match or two before WrestleMania XXIX on April 7, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Johnson returns to Raw SuperShow on next Monday’s historic 1000th episode. The last time “The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment” appeared on the program was more than three months ago, the night after he defeated John Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII, when he vowed to become WWE Champion again. – WWE.com has added The Fabulous Freebirds—MichaelRead More
Prior to entering a rehabilitation facility on Monday, WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch participated in an emotional interview with RF VIDEO where she addressed her variety of personal battles (available soon exclusively on DVD at www.rfvideo.com or watch instantly at www.rfvideonow.com). A video preview of the interview has been released, which shows her accusing her former boyfriend (a police officer from New Jersey) of domestic violence, as well as her disclosing her drug runs to Tijuana, Mexico and her belief years ago that she would die prematurely. QuotesRead More

Posted On July 16, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Madusa Wants One More WWE Match, 1000th RAW, Jerry Lynn

- Madusa, formerly known as Alundra Blayze, is campaigning via Twitter to compete on next Monday’s historic 1000th episode of Raw. She posted comments pushing for her to face Beth Phoenix or Trish Stratus. She also re-tweeted the following remark: “MADUSA VS LAYLA ON 1,000TH RAW and MADUSA becomes new divas champion.” – Jerry Lynn was unable to compete as advertised for NWA Coastal Wrestling on Saturday night in Franklinville, New Jersey due to injury. Marty Jannetty took his place in the match against Damien Wayne and Lynn served asRead More
- WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels apologized Sunday for making a homophobic remark on Twitter last week: “The remark I made the other nite, joking or not, obviously offended many, so I apologize for the remark! The legendary grappler wrote “Another Dude obsessed w/my hair #homo” in response to a fan query concerning his hairline on Thursday. He subsequently deleted the message after garnering negative feedback. – WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch did not appear as advertised for Saturday’s Combat Zone Wrestling ‘New Heights’ iPPV in Voorhees,Read More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

CM Punk Responds To The Rock, AJ Remembers Her Indy Days

- Moments before Raw SuperShow went on the air, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted that he will be appearing on the historic 1,000th episode of Raw on July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network: “RAW’s 1000th episode. The People’s Champ returns.. As promised, my goal: THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP. ‪#RELENTLESS‬.” CM Punk, who is currently in possession of the strap, responded to his remarks on Twitter with the following message: “I’m waiting.” – AJ paid homage to her days on the independent wrestling circuit after main-eventing Raw SuperShow. She tweeted,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 June 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Laurinaitis Confirmed To Appear On Tonight’s WWE RAW

WWE announced today that former WWE authority figure John Laurinaitis will appear on tonight’s RAW Supershow to “bid the WWE Universe farewell,” after Mr. McMahon “fired” him at the No Way Out PPV. “‘People Power’ may have met its ignominious end in the swamps of New Jersey last night, but the WWE Universe will have one final opportunity tonight to hear from the newly out-of-work Mr. Excitement,” WWE posted on their website. “Now that his tenure as Raw’s top authority figure is officially in the rear-view mirror, will the WWERead More
- According to a photo she posted, former WWE Women’s Champion Madusa was sitting ringside beside the announcers for last night’s No Way Out pay-per-view from East Rutherford, New Jersey. Madusa had a monster truck show on Saturday night at MetLife Stadium across the street from the IZOD Center, the sight of No Way Out. Paul Heyman was backstage visiting with his kids for Madusa’s monster truck show as she posted a photo of the group hanging out. – WWE posted a backstage video of Intercontinental Champion Christian after hisRead More
- Kelly Kelly celebrated Father’s Day with her dad at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game. Kelly is taking time away from WWE but remains on the RAW roster and is still being advertised for WWE events, including tonight’s RAW Supershow. She tweeted the photo below with her father on Sunday: – Former WWE Diva Lita was in attendance for WWE’s No Way Out pay-per-view last night. Hip-hop legend DMC of Run DMC fame was also in attendance with his family. – Several fans sent word that compared to pastRead More

Posted On June 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former TNA Star Backstage At WWE No Way Out PPV

Thanks to Justin LaBar of WrestleZone.com for the following: WZ has learned that former TNA X-Division Champion Amazing Red is backstage at WWE’s No Way Out PPV in New Jersey. There has been no confirmation that Red will appear on the show, however sources have noted that he was running the ropes in the ring earlier this afternoon.Read More

Posted On June 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE No Way Out News & Notes, Kevin Nash’s Movies, Fozzy

- WWE is selling four packs of tickets to No Way Out in East Rutherford, New Jersey for $60. The top ticket price for the show is $522. – The iO West theater in L.A. is hosting a No Way Out showing this weekend. Tickets can be bought online for $10 or at the door for $15. You will be allowed to bring food into the theater. – Kevin Nash is starring in two major movies releasing this month. Nash is a bodyguard for Tom Cruise’s character Stacee Jaxx inRead More