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Posted On July 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More On Kevin Nash At 1000th RAW, Updated WM28 Buyrate, More

- As PWMania.com previously reported, Kevin Nash posted a message on Twitter in regard to his status for the 1,000th RAW. “So f*cked Raw’s 1000th episode falls on my family vacation. Every year we spend july in the islands. Family comes 1st after 20+ years,” Nash said. Keep in mind that Nash often uses Twitter to work angles and throw people off track. He previously stated that he would be the replacement WWE General Manager and also said that social media is his ‘PS3.’ – The updated estimated for WWERead More

Posted On June 22, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

No Way Out DVD Cover, Mark Henry, Miz & Wade Barrett Updates

- Mark Henry says he is still dieting and working on returning to the ring. He wrote on Twitter, “I’ve been quiet because I’m hungry as hell from this diet. I only leave my house to get therapy and training. Tryin to come back.” – The Miz just wrapped week 2 of filming for WWE’s The Marine: Homefront. He should be back to action for WWE in less than a month. – Wade Barrett is headed to New York this weekend to continue filming for WWE Studios’ Dead Man Down,Read More
WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view with the return of Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena in the main event did just over 250,000 pay-per-view buys, based on early numbers. They drew about 147,000 buys in North America and 104,000 outside of North America. The 2011 Extreme Rules show did around 108,000 buys in North America. (Source: F4Wonline.com)Read More
Daniel Bryan was interviewed by Brian Fritz of the Between The Ropes podcast and spoke about a number of topics, including the “Yes!” chants changing his life, his match against CM Punk this Sunday at Over The Limit, Brock Lesnar’s return to WWE and much more. Here are some highlights of what he said about: Whether or not he ever thought a word as simple as ‘yes’ could change his life the way it has: “(laughs) Yeah, you’d never think it. All the years I spent toiling on the independentRead More

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

THQ Reports WWE ’12 Has Shipped More Than 2.2 Million Units

THQ reported their financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. The official video game maker of WWE ’12 noted the following about the series in the official release: WWE(R) ’12 has shipped more than 2.2 million units since its launch in November 2011. The successful rebranding of this annual franchise has led to higher sell-through to date, which is up approximately 20 percent on like-for-like platforms in North America versus the year-ago title.Read More
- Fan reports from Friday’s RAW live event in Glens Falls and Saturday’s event in Syracuse say that John Cena appeared out of it, uninterested, tired and out of energy. Cena defeated The Miz on Friday and Dolph Ziggler on Saturday. – WWE United States Champion Santino Marella and Hornswoggle will be appearing at the Steiner Sports Store in Garden City, New York on June 16th from 2-4pm. Advance ticket purchase is suggested. – WWEDVDNews reports that the sole extra on WWE’s Extreme Rules 2012 DVD will be a MattRead More

Posted On May 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Details On WWE Top 50 Greatest Finishing Moves DVD & Blu-ray

New details are now avialable on WWE’s Top 50 Greatest Finishing Moves DVD and Blu-ray set, thanks to WWEDVDNews.com. The two-disc Blu-ray and three-disc DVD set will be released on August 21st in North America. Here is the official synopsis: “The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History presents the most amazing, devastating and bone crunching signature moves in this countdown-style production guaranteed to stir up controversy and banter among the WWE Universe. From Sweet Chin Music to the Rock Bottom, Attitude Adjustment and everything in between, these are theRead More

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

Kofi Kingston Films SyFy Show, WWE’s Top Finishers DVD, More

- One-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston missed weekend live events because he was filming an episode of SyFy’s Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. No word yet on when his episode will air. Kofi was replaced by United States Champion Santino Marella in tag matches this weekend. – Early indications on the WrestleMania 28 DVD are that Metallica’s “The Memory Remains” and the musical performances from Flo Rida and Machine Gun Kelly are intact, according to WWEDVDNews.com. Early reports also suggest that there may be some editsRead More
The cover artwork for the Home Video edition of WWE WrestleMania 28 has been finalized and released. It features John Cena, The Rock, Triple H, Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels.   WrestleMania 28 is released on DVD and Blu-ray formats to North America and Australia on May 8th, following to Europe in June.  Read More

Posted On April 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Happy With WrestleMania, Orton Milestone, WM Issues, More

- Randy Orton broke 1 million followers on Twitter recently. He wrote today:   “I would like to thank all my followers on Twitter for helping me reach 7 figures!”   - Fans in different parts of North America experienced technical difficulties with the WrestleMania 28 pay-per-view. Some didn’t get the show for an hour and others had sound and video issues.   - UFC President Dana White watched WrestleMania 28 but didn’t turn it on until the CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho match. Dana watched mostly because he isRead More

Posted On February 23, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Releases 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

WWE announced Thursday financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. Revenues totaled $112.9 million as compared to $122.5 million in the prior year quarter. Operating loss was $13.1 million as compared to operating income of $14.4 million in the prior year quarter. WWE reports the revenue decrease was “driven by declines across all of our operating segments.” Revenues from North America decreased by 9%, led by declines in film, television, and WWE.com businesses. Revenues outside North America decreased 5%, primarily due to a decline in licensing business.Read More

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

The Rock’s WWE TV Return, New Austin DVD, Cody-Goldust

- As noted before, The Rock will be appearing on WWE television again in the near future. The Great One is currently New Orleans filming his new movie “Snitch” and will be appearing on an upcoming episode of RAW to kickstart WrestleMania season. Once he returns, The Rock is expected to appear on most episodes of RAW (either in person or via satellite) leading up to his match with John Cena on April 1st. – The latest on a possible Cody Rhodes vs. Goldust match is that an angle betweenRead More

Posted On December 1, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Pay-Per-View Draws Second Worst Buy Number Of All-Time

– WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view event on October 23, 2011 garnered 130,000 buys overall—70,000 in North America and 60,000 overseas. With the exception of the disastrous December to Dismember pay-per-view event in 2006, Vengeance is the lowest-selling domestic pay-per-view event in WWE history—dating back to the infancy of pay-per-view in the 1980s. December to Dismember, which was branded as an ECW event, drew 55,000 buys in North America. Vengeance was headlined by Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena in a Last Man Standing Match, Mark Henry vs. Big Show in aRead More

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

WWE Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

WWE(R) Reports 2011 Third Quarter Results STAMFORD, Conn., Nov 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WWE WWE +1.26% today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Revenues totaled $108.5 million as compared to $109.6 million in the prior year quarter. Operating income was $15.9 million as compared to $20.3 million in the prior year quarter. Net income was $10.6 million, or $0.14 per share, as compared to $14.3 million, or $0.19 per share, in the prior year quarter. Impacting comparability of our year-over-year results were $5.1 millionRead More
– The Scripps Howard News Service has an article on former WWE star Bull Buchanan, who now works as supervisor at a SONY distribution and packaging center in Carrollton, Georgia. He believes his transformation from a serious enforcer to the more light-hearted B2 character who briefly seconded John Cena turned off Vince McMahon, leading to his departure from WWE in 2003. “The fun part of it probably boomeranged on me,” Buchanan said. “Everything I had done to that point in my career had been so serious. I took this asRead More
– As seen on Monday’s Raw SuperShow, Alicia Fox withdrew her “Hot in Herre” inspired entrance theme in favor of a new entrance theme. WWE released her new theme on iTunes today and it is titled “Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Party.” Former WWE Diva Maria used the theme in 2005 and 2006 before being given “With Legs Like That.” — The October 23 episode of A.M. Raw scored a 0.41 cable rating, with 417,000 viewers. — Characters are still being finalized for THQ’s WWE ’12 video game (scheduled for released on November 22 inRead More
– WWE developmental wrestler Roman Leakee is now listed as Leakee on the official website of Florida Championship Wrestling. — Former WWE Women’s Champion Amy “Lita” Dumas is now available for autograph signing bookings effective July 10 through December 1. To inquire about booking her, contact her booking agent at celebritysignings@sbcglobal.net. — WWE has released the trailer for their upcoming Randy Orton video release, Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator. Orton narrates, “You may think it’s the voices that define me. Well it’s not. It’s the choices. The goodRead More

Posted On May 31, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Morrison & Melina To FCW, Orton/Christian, Meet Booker T

- John Morrison and Melina will be appearing at the FCW event on Friday, July 8th from Gainesville, Florida at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center. They will also be at the July 9th FCW show from the Lake County Fairgrounds in Eustis, Florida. – Randy Orton vs. Christian is being advertised for the July 30th SmackDown event in Louisville, Kentucky. – Booker T will be appearing at CBS Radio’s Fan Festival this Saturday at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas from 12-2pm. – The new WWE ’12 videoRead More

Posted On March 31, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

CM Punk & Steve Austin Trade Insults On Twitter

Nexus leader CM Punk and WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin had a strong exchange of words on Twitter on Wednesday, with Punk challenging Austin to a fight. It all started when Paul Heyman’s site Heyman Hustle site posted a fantasy matchup between Austin and Punk as part of their promotion of the WWE All Stars video game (Buy Here from Amazon.com). In a followup to the story, Punk tweeted the following: “I like how THQ acts like they don’t know what would happen if @steveaustinBSR and IRead More
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