North Carolina Tag

– Abyss stated Wednesday during a chat session on TNAOnDemand.com that he would be defending the X Division Championship (which he renamed the Extreme Title) against Brian Kendrick next month at Destination X. — Kazarian is featured in Impact Wrestling’s latest “Why Wrestling Matters” video. The former TNA X Division Champion discusses what drives his passion and dedication for professional wrestling. “There are a number of people out there, old and young, male and female, that want an alternative, that want a pro wrestling company,” Kazarian says. “They want toRead More
- A judge in North Carolina found Ric Flair in civil contempt of court yesterday and issued an order for his arrest. This comes from Flair not adhering to a mediated Settlement Agreement in the lawsuit against him by Highspots.com. Flair was required to pay Highspots $35,000 and sign 300 photos as forms of restitution. At a hearing yesterday, the court decreed that Flair had “the assets and income required” to pay the Settlement Agreement but “willfully violated and continues to willfully violate” the court order. The court then ruledRead More
In addition to his world famous exploits inside the squared circle, “Macho Man” Randy Savage was also well known as a celebrity spokesman for the beef jerky line Slim Jim throughout the 1990s. Through his promotional efforts, he helped make Slim Jim one of the most popular snack foods in the world. “Snap into a Slim Jim, oooooh yeah!” became a popular catchphrase from his commercials. Following the tragic passing of Savage Friday morning due to an automobile accident in Seminole, Florida, ConAgra Foods, Inc., parent company of Slim Jim,Read More
– Goldust stated on his Twitter account that he will not be returning to the square circle in the near future. “Here’s the deal…I’m not coming back to wrestle anytime soon,” he wrote. Goldust has been sidelined since December due to a shoulder injury, which was expected to keep him sidelined for five to six months. He has since undertaken a behind the scenes role with WWE. — Matt Hardy stated on Twitter that Shane Helms is undergoing “major surgery” today to repair his broken leg. Helms suffered the injuryRead More
A match between Michelle McCool and Layla that airs on tonight’s episode of SmackDown ends in a no contest due to incessant brawling between the former tag team partners. They are eventually separated by officials. Layla then grabs the microphone and tells McCool she’s sick of her. She challenges her to a match at Extreme Rules, with no disqualification and no count out. McCool says she will only accept the challenge if it’s a Loser Leaves SmackDown Match since she no longer has any use for her. Though McCool announcedRead More

Posted On April 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Live News & Notes From Last Night’s WWE Raw

Reader David Queenan was at last night’s WWE Raw from the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina and sent in the following notes: * R-Truth got a monster heel reaction from the crowd. * There was no dark match main event advertised with the six-man tag team match being televised. John Cena cut a promo on The Miz for his remark of the North Carolina Wolfpack rather than the North Carolina State Wolfpack.Read More

Posted On April 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Tonight’s WWE Tapings, Jericho-DWTS, More On JR’s Injury

- Chris Jericho received a score of just 22 on last night’s Dancing With the Stars after he and Cheryl Burke danced to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. – WWE will tape SmackDown and NXT tonight from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. John Cena is scheduled to make an appearance, despite being drafted back to RAW last night. Join us later this evening for live spoiler coverage. – As we previously reported, Jim Ross wrote the following on Twitter last night after RAW: Hand’s throbbing. Xrays tues. Cole’s toothRead More

Posted On April 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Hall of Famer Hospitalized, Raw News, HBK & More

- The announced attendance for tonight’s WWE RAW from Raleigh, North Carolina at the RBC Center was 13,954. – Shawn Michaels has reportedly registered trademarks for the names “Mr. Hall of Fame” and “Mr. HOF.” – WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal was — WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal was hospitalized over the weekend with bronchitis. He has since been released. – The June 13 Monday Night Raw taping at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York will be headlined by John Cena and Randy Orton vs.Read More

Posted On April 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Raw Dark Match & Superstars Matches, WWE Tough Enough News

- The dark match before tonight’s RAW in Raleigh, North Carolina saw JTG defeat Tyson Kidd. – The match taped for this week’s WWE Superstars tonight in Raleigh was David Hart Smith vs. Zack Ryder. – Miss USA Rima Fakih was eliminated on tonight’s episode of WWE Tough Enough. There was no “bottom three” this week as Steve Austin chose to do things different and eliminate Rima because he felt she wasn’t ready.Read More
– WWE developmental talent Seth Rollins was asked on Twitter to give his thoughts on WWE no longer referring to themselves as a professional wrestling organization. “I think you have to understand the idea of it. I was skeptical at first too, but it’s all a marketing scheme,” he replied. “When push comes to shove WWE will always be professional wrestling, but they are branching out and doing so much more nowadays that the word “wrestling” really pigeonholes the brand…so eliminating the word expands the brand and creates many newRead More

Posted On April 18, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WrestleMania Rematch On Raw, Cena Appearing On SmackDown

– WWE.com has announced the following for Raw: “New Nexus will be barred from ringside tonight on Raw when Randy Orton clashes with CM Punk in a rematch to their thrilling bout at WrestleMania XXVII. Also, tune in to see Michael Cole’s knighthood ceremony in the United Kingdom.” — The Greensboro Coliseum is advertising John Cena for the April 26, 2011 SmackDown taping in Greensboro, North Carolina. — Former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler appears on MondayNightMayhem.com tonight at 7:40 p.m. for an interview. Photo of Evan Bourne holding the WWERead More

Posted On April 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Management Changes Coming, Mickie James Faces Rosita

– Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Honky Tonk Man mentioned on his Twitter account last Friday that he will be releasing information regarding changes being made to upper management in TNA Wrestling on his “Shake Rattle & Roll” podcast. He wrote, “Don’t miss Shake, Rattle & Roll this Monday night fans! We have huge breaking news about upper management changes in TNA.” The podcast airs Monday night at 7:30 p.m. on www.htmradio.com. — Mickie James battles Rosita on the latest episode of TNA Xplosion. The match is available here. Rosita isRead More

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

Confirmed For Tonight’s WWE Smackdown & NXT Tapings

World Wrestling Entertainment will tape tonight’s edition of WWE NXT, the Smackdown portion of the final WWE Superstars and this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. No matches have been announced but Triple H is being advertised for a special appearance. Advertised locally is a 10-man match with Undertaker, Big Show, Edge, Christian and Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio and The Corre.Read More
– Jalil Patel, an Indian film actor, model and singer who has appeared in numerous Bollywood films, advertisements and music videos, was spotted in the VIP area at last night’s iMPACT! taping in Orlando, Florida. He was seated off-camera and had four to five security guards around him at all times. (Thanks to Nick) Patel worked a dark match against Ring of Honor competitor Roderick Strong at the August 10, 2010 iMPACT! taping, which he lost. — According to sources within TNA Wrestling, no determination has made regarding if andRead More

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

More Details On Why Jeff Hardy’s Court Case Was Delayed Again

As reported earlier, TNA star Jeff Hardy was scheduled to appear in a North Carolina court on Wednesday morning for the latest hearing related to his pending drug charges, but the case was delayed once again and a continuance was issued. According to FayObserver.com, the case was delayed because prosecutors are still awaiting the results of lab tests from the State Bureau of Investigation on some of the evidence that was seized from Hardy’s home on the day of his arrest back in September 2009. Hardy’s lawyer has stated publiclyRead More
– Micro Championship Wrestling, which debuts later this year on truTV, is filming in Fayetteville, North Carolina for the next several days. Hulk Hogan has been very involved with the tapings as he has appeared at ringside for events. The TNA Wrestling Superstar is tapped for a big role in the show, which is a hybrid of a “reality” series that will follow the organization as it tours and tries to grow. — Daffney announced today via Twitter that she has filed a workers’ compensation claim against TNA Wrestling, stemmingRead More

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

Update On Jeff Hardy’s Future With TNA; Backstage Reaction

As reported earlier, TNA Wrestling officials made the decision to send Jeff Hardy home from this week’s iMPACT! television tapings. Reports from last night’s show were that Hardy was in no condition to perform and management decided to cut his match with Sting short. Unlike the last time there was a question about Hardy’s condition (prior to the Final Resolution pay-per-view in December, company officials were going to strip Hardy of the World Heavyweight Championship due to his condition backstage at the event, but then changed their minds) no oneRead More

Posted On March 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former WWE Star Gregory Helms Cited

Former WWE performer Gregory Shane Helms has been cited by police for allegedly engaging in a fight at a bar in Smithfield, North Carolina. Gregory Shane Helms, 36, and Kevin Wayne Creech, 38, were both cited for simple affray following an altercation at approximately 10:00 p.m. last night at a bar called The Rehab. Police said Creech reportedly touched Helms’ girlfriend, which led to the confrontation. The touch was “not inappropriate” but it reportedly led to an argument then a brief struggle between the two men. Both men were releasedRead More
– Angelina Pivarnick was not the only reality television star on hand for last Thursday’s TNA iMPACT! taping in Fayetteville, North Carolina as former Survivor contestant Jonny Fairplay also attended the event. He was looking for work. Talk regarding his behavior was favorable and company officials appeared receptive to using him again. However, that’s been in the case in the past and he still has yet to return. Hulk Hogan said they’ll get back to him. Fairplay was under contract to the organization in 2004 and 2005, but did littleRead More