NXT Tag

– It was announced on Tuesday’s episode of NXT that the winner of the ongoing season will team up with his WWE Pro for a shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship. — John Cena and Randy Orton vs. The Miz and CM Punk with Michael Cole as the special guest referee is being advertised for the Feb. 28 Monday Night Raw at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. — In a sharp contrast to her plucky underdog babyface character on the third season of NXT, AJ portrays aRead More
– WWE.com is advertising United States Champion Daniel Bryan and Mark Henry vs. Ted DiBiase and Tyson Kidd for tonight’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America. Other matches scheduled to take place include JTG vs. Tyler Reks, Chris Masters vs. Curt Hawkins, and Yoshi Tatsu vs. Zack Ryder. — The total amount of wrestling action on this week’s episode of NXT was 13 minutes and 3 seconds. — Dolph Ziggler won the WWE Pro Over-the-Top-Rope Challenge on NXT which allowed him to switch his Rookie with a fellow Pro.Read More
– Conor O’Brian scored 4 immunity points via this week’s NXT Rookie Challenge, Battle of the Mic. The immunity points standings are as follows: Johnny Curtis (5), Conor O’Brian (4), Derrick Bateman (3), Byron Saxton (1), Brodus Clay (0). Jacob Novak had 1 immunity point at the time of his elimination. — NXT standings following the Jan. 4 episode are as follows: Conor O’Brian (2-0), Byron Saxton (3-1), Brodus Clay (2-1), Johnny Curtis (1-3), Derrick Bateman (0-3). Jacob Novak was 1-2 at the time of his elimination. — The WWERead More

Posted On January 4, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Snoop Dogg Endorsing NXT Rookie, Watch Past Royal Rumbles

– Comcast’s On Demand service is offering the following Royal Rumble matches for $1.99 apiece: 1988, 1989. 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2008. — New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the following dates for their upcoming tour of the United States: Friday, May 13 in Rahway, New Jersey at the Rahway Rec Center; Saturday, May 14 in Brooklyn, New York at a yet to be announced venue; Sunday, May 15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the “ECW Arena.” — Snoop Dogg is pushing his Twitter followers to vote for Brodus Clay inRead More

Posted On December 31, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Goldust Offers Injury Update, Updated NXT Immunity Standings

– Goldust noted to fans on Twitter that he hopes to return to the ring in six months after undergoing shoulder surgery. He wrote, “Recovery is like watchin paint dry…but me as an impatient person…has to watch it dry…shoulder will be better than ever in time.” — Johnny Curtis scored 3 immunity points via this week’s NXT Rookie Challenges; Power Punch and Talent Show. He has 5 immunity points heading into next week’s show, which will feature the season’s first elimination. Curtis is trailed by Derrick Bateman (3), Johnny CurtisRead More

Posted On December 30, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Backstage Details On Kaval’s Departure From WWE

Brandon Silvestry (a/k/a Kaval) requested his release from World Wrestling Entertainment after being frustrated with his position in the organization. The company’s creative department was told to bury him after winning the second season of NXT, until a decision was made that he be built up for a few weeks for an Intercontinental Championship Match against Dolph Ziggler at the Survivor Series. After losing at the pay-per-view event, creative was told to resume burying him. Following his quick loss to Drew McIntyre on the Dec. 21 episode of SmackDown, heRead More

Posted On December 28, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Ashley Valence Announces She Is Leaving WWE

Ashley Ann Vickers (a/k/a Ashley Valence) announced today on her official website that she has decided to part ways with World Wrestling Entertainment. “As many of you know, I have had an amazing run the past 6 months with the WWE, but all good things must come to an end, and I am going in a different direction with my career at this time,” she explained. “I can’t express enough how appreciative I am of the experience and friendships I’ve made during my stay with WWE.” She added that sheRead More
– The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review conducted an interview with Dolph Ziggler promoting tomorrow night’s SmackDown live event in Pittsburgh, PA. The Intercontinental Champion says his amateur wrestling background comes in handy for him inside the WWE ring. “In high school and college, I worked hard as hell to be in great shape, to be good at what I did. A lot of that translates over, or at least helps with the mindset — constantly wanting to be better,” he says. “Also, because of my wrestling background, I’ve been able to applyRead More

Posted On December 24, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Two FCW Stars Receiving High Marks, Cole Makes Mistake

– Joe Anoa’i, who started as a defensive tackle at the University of Georgia Tech and is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika, is receiving high marks for how quickly he’s picking up wrestling in FCW—where he is known as Roman Leakee. He has also received praise for getting his weight down from 320 to 270. — NXT Season 2 contestant Percy Watson is being touted as the best athlete in WWE’s developmental system. — Michael Cole made a miscue at the beginning of last week’s episode ofRead More

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

First WWE NXT Elimination Set, R-Truth Replaced By JTG, More

- JTG replaced R-Truth as a WWE Pro on last night’s episode of NXT. Truth is still away because of his recent health issues but noted on Twitter this morning that he was “back in action.” – It was announced on last night’s NXT that the first season 4 elimination will take place on the January 4th episode. – Rookie Derrick Bateman picked up three immunity points by winning last night’s Challenges. Bateman currently has 3 points, Johnny Curtis has 2 immunity points, Jacob Novak and Byron Saxton have 1Read More

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

What Happened After WWE Smackdown Went Off-Air, More

Thanks to Chris Reed, PWTorch specialist for the following: The arena was practically full with only the top portions curtain off. Definitely a good number of kids and families in the crowd. Pre-TV taping Dark Match: Trent Barreta beat Abraham Washington. Prior to the match, Washington tried to get heat by picking on the San Antonio Spurs. Barreta eventually won a quick match with the Tornado DDT. After the dark match, NXT, Superstars, and the live Smackdown were taped. Post-Smackdown Bonus Match: World Hvt. champion Edge beat Kane to retainRead More

Posted On December 21, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

NXT Introduces New Scoring System, Melina Comments On Hair

– WWE has announced that a new scoring system will be used on NXT as some of the Rookie Challenges will be worth more immunity points than others. WWE says the challenges will be selected randomly and surprise the rookies and viewers. — WWE’s arcade-style video WWE All Stars will be released on Mar. 29, five days before WrestleMania XXVII. — Melina, who posted a photo of herself with short hair over the weekend on Twitter, apologized to fans about not keeping the look going forward. She wrote, “You guysRead More

Posted On December 20, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Top 25 WWE Matches Of 2010, Shelly Martinez Update, NXT

- The Top 25 Matches of 2010 has been released by WWE.com. They are currently asking fans to vote on a tiebreaker between The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels WrestleMania 26 bout and Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler at Bragging Rights. The main list and voting is here. – Former WWE and TNA star Shelly Martinez has a relaunched Website which you can visit here: www.ShellyMartinez.org. – WWE has made a change to the scoring system for season four of NXT. From now on, certain Rookie Challenges will be worth moreRead More

Posted On December 19, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Del Rio Comments On Tonight’s PPV, Kidman On Twitter, More

– Alberto Del Rio indicated to SLAM! Wrestling in an interview that tonight’s Fatal Four-Way TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Championship will be the biggest match of his career for two reasons. “I’m going to have the chance to face those legends and especially because I’m going for the heavyweight title,” he said. “For me, this is the most important match in my career.” After being a late addition to the match, Del Rio said his focus is on Mysterio and the World Heavyweight Championship. “At the end, theRead More

Posted On December 17, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Roster Updates – John Cena Reinstated, Diva Removed

WWE.com has transferred John Cena’s profile from the Alumni section to the Raw Superstars section after he was rehired by Wade Barrett on Monday’s Raw. Scott Stanford, who handles play-by-play commentary for Raw brand matches on WWE Superstars, has been added to the Raw Superstars page. Josh Mathews has been added to the SmackDown Superstars section. He replaced Todd Grisham as the play-by-play commentator for SmackDown on last week’s broadcast. The NXT Superstars section now lists Todd Grisham as an on-air talent for the brand. He nows calls NXT alongsideRead More
– The Dec. 13 episode of Raw scored a 3.1 cable rating, with 4,650,000 viewers. In its normal time slot, the program drew a 3.2 rating, with 4,914,000 viewers. The show garnered hours of 2.75, 3.22 and 3.22. Last week’s show drew a 3.1 cable rating, with 4,800,000 viewers. — WWE.com announced two matches and one Rookie Challenge for tonight’s episode of NXT. Alberto Del Rio will square off against United States Champion Daniel Bryan’s Rookie, Derrick Bateman, in a singles match. A tag match will also be featured asRead More

Posted On December 11, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Bearer Comments On Demise, NXT Rookie Praised For Weight Loss

– NXT Season 4 Rookie Brodus Clay has received high marks from WWE officials because he previously weighed well over 400 pounds and has since lost close to 100. They feel he has great self discipline. — Paul Bearer was apparently written off television on last night’s episode of SmackDown as the show concluded with Kane pushing a set of ladders over a railing, sending the wheelchair and its occupant to the concrete floor below. The World Heavyweight Champion then realized that he had accidentally taken out his father. “WhatRead More
– The TicketMaster.com pre-sale code for the WWE SmackDown live event on Feb. 26 in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center is EDGEFTW. The online pre-sale is currently ongoing and will end tonight at 10 p.m. — NXT Season 1 contestant and original Nexus member Michael Tarver returned to the ring at last night’s Florida Championship Wrestling television taping in Tampa, Florida. He had been sidelined since early October due to a groin injury. Tarver entered the ring through the audience and soundly defeated Donny Marlow. HeRead More

Posted On December 9, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Joey Styles Reviews The NXT Season 4 Premiere

Joey Styles has poted some thoughts on Twitter about this week’s NXT Season 4 peremire. He wrote: “Actually, my favorite thing about NXT now is that Cole is not on headsets insulting and undermining the entire show and its concept. Mexican aristocrat, Alberto Del Rio and “The Rat” Conor O’Brian may be the oddest WWE Pro and NXT Rookie pairing in the show’s history. While these challenges are fun to watch and are for immunity points, climbing a ladder has nothing to do with being a WWE Superstar. If aRead More