Posted On December 7, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Tag Match Main Event Revealed For Tonight’s WWE NXT

Thanks to Marc978 for sending in the following: Here is what Joey Styles Has Said On Twitter: “Spoiler! Tonight’s NXT main event is Alberto Del Rio & rookie Conor O’Brian vs.Daniel Bryan & rookie Derrick Bateman10 PM EST on NXT.WWE.COM”Read More
– The Dec. 6 episode of Monday Night Raw drew a 3.1 cable rating, drawing 4,800,000 viewers over the course of two hours. The show did hours of 3.0 and 3.29. Last week’s King of the Ring themed show garnered a 3.4 cable rating during its regular time slot. — Tonight’s NXT main event will feature Alberto Del Rio and Conor O’Brian vs. Daniel Bryan and Derrick Bateman. — WWE developmental wrestler Seth Rollins (a/k/a Tyler Black) worked a dark match prior to tonight’s SmackDown taping in Dayton, Ohio. HeRead More

Posted On December 7, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On The Future Of NXT, Two New WWE DVD Sets Planned

– WWE returns to the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on July 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 28, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. (Thanks to Devin Cutting) — According to WWEDVDNews.com, a “Best of SmackDown” 2010/2011 DVD set is scheduled to be released in late 2011. A DVD and Blu-ray set examining the rivalry between “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock is also on tap for the end of next year. — WWE officials are looking to hold a fifth season of NXT, whichRead More
– Jillian Hall revealed last night on her Twitter account that she asked to be released from World Wrestling Entertainment a few times before it ultimately occurred. “Many don’t know the truth about my release, but the truth is I asked for my release a couple times before I actually was officially released,” she wrote. “No hard feelings towards WWE. This is just where I am in my life right now.” — This week’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America scored a 0.52 cable rating, with 472,000 viewers. TheRead More

Posted On December 4, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Matches Announced For WWE TLC, FCW Star Not Ready For NXT

– Edge’s victory over Kane in a non-title match on last night’s SmackDown gave “The Ultimate Opportunist” the right to choose the stipulation of their World Title match at WWE TLC. He chose his “specialty,” a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match. Also announced for the show is Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio. No stipulation has been announced for the bout. — WWE developmental wrestler Jackson Andrews, who is billed 7’2″ and 325 pounds, picked up a few victories over Goldust at recent Raw live events. While company officials areRead More
– At the Monday Night Raw taping in Orlando, a fan ringside wearing Hulk Hogan merchandise. Security personnel made him remove almost all of his Hulkster garb, and was given a “Stand Up for WWE” T-shirt to wear. — It is said that the decision for the winner of NXT season three was immaterial because both Kaitlyn and Naomi were going to be kept on the main roster anyway. WWE officials like Kaitlyn as a personality, but feel it will be a while before she improves her in-ring work. Meanwhile,Read More
– A pre-sale is being held tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. for the SmackDown matinee event taking place on Sunday Feb. 6, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA via www.comcasttix.com. The passcode is EDGEPHILA. — WWE officials have discussed modifying the announce team for pay-per-view events, which could begin as soon as TLC. Internally, Todd Grisham is not getting high marks for his work, which is why Michael Cole was moved to SmackDown. Meanwhile, both Cole and Jerry Lawler reportedly dislike working with Matt Striker. Cole tookRead More
– John Thorne issued the following: Absolute Intense Wrestling in Cleveland, Ohio is proud that a fourth alumni has entered WWE via NXT. Michael Tarver and Daniel Bryan from season one as well as season two winner Kaval competed in AIW early in there careers as did season four rookie Derrick Bateman. Derrick Bateman who is Bryan’s NXT Rookie on season 4 competed in AIW for many years and was even a part of the companies inaugural event in 2005, eventually going on to win the AIW Absolute Championship inRead More

Posted On December 1, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

What Led To Kaitlyn Winning NXT, Notes On Eliminated Rookies

It is said that fan balloting for the winner of NXT played a huge part in WWE’s decision to have Kaitlyn beat Naomi for the season three crown. While the company does not disclose details on how eliminations are determined, Kaitlyn won a vote — advertised as 50 percent audience and 50 percent Pros. Besides Kaitlyn, AJ is expected to be retained on television, likely with Primo on Raw. While not confirmed, it is expected that Kaitlyn will join the Smackdown brand to continue her interaction with Vickie Guerrero. InRead More

Posted On November 27, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

King of the Ring Participants Set, Possible New Tag Team On SD

– Kofi Kingston, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, Alberto Del Rio and Drew McIntyre qualified for Monday’s King of the Ring tournament on Friday’s episode of SmackDown. Last Monday’s Raw saw John Morrison, Daniel Bryan, Ezekiel Jackson and Sheamus qualify for the tournament. WWE has yet to disclose the tournament bracket. — WWE has discussed putting Curt Hawkins and Trent Barreta together as a tag team after their former partners, Vance Archer and Caylen Croft, were let go last week. — Ashley Valence, who last appeared on WWE programming during the secondRead More

Posted On November 24, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE NXT Results – November 23, 2010

By Rich Twilling WWE NXT on WWE.com Taped earlier tonight in Jacksonville, Florida [Q1] Footage aired of Aksana being eliminated. Focus was then placed on the remaining rookies, A.J., Naomi, and A.J. The opening video aired and fireworks lit up the stage. Michael Cole welcomed us to the show and said there were only two weeks left. Matt Striker brought out the rookies. Kaitlyn wore a shirt that said, “I love mustaches.” Josh Mathews checked in and said he liked Kaitlyn’s trucker style hat. WWE Trivia is your first competitionRead More

Posted On November 22, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Alex Riley Following Arrest, KOTR On Raw Next Week

– Jerry Lawler, Ricky Steamboat and Dennis Knight (a/k/a Mideon) attended Saturday’s Florida Championship Wrestling live event in Punta Gorda. “The King” announced at the event that he will be on hand for FCW’s Dec. 17 show in Fort Myers to wrestle in a mixed tag match with a Diva partner of his choosing. — It’s expected that WWE will officially announce the King of the Ring tournament for next Monday’s three-hour episode of Raw in Philadelphia. — No immediate disciplinary action was levied against Alex Riley following his arrestRead More
– On SmackDown, WWE made official an Intercontinental Championship Match for tomorrow night’s Survivor Series pay-per-view. Dolph Ziggler will defend his belt against Kaval, who is cashing in his pay-per-view title shot from winning NXT season two. — Luke Gallows, who was released yesterday by WWE, is accepting bookings via bookbiglg@gmail.com. He wrote on Twitter: “Hey everyone, time to turn it UP! Im taking bookings and ready to rock out!!!!!” — Former WWE Diva Tiffany has launched an account on Facebook and changed her Twitter handle to Taryn_Terrell. She isRead More

Posted On November 17, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Employee Spoils NXT Elimination Result, Criticized On Twitter

- The ending of last night’s NXT was spoiled with WWE’s Joey Styles writing the following on his Twitter page: “Oh the hell with this, this show was taped over three hours ago. Aksana was eliminated. Who cares?” In response, WWE’s NXT Twitter page wrote the following: “WWE apologizes for @JoeyStyles’ tweet spoiling tonight’s @WWENXT elimination. His actions were unprofessional & unacceptable.”Read More
– There is talk that if WWE officials are satisfied with the rating for last night’s “Old School” episode of Raw, they’ll hold another one next year. The show garnered an overall cable rating of 3.1, and a 3.2 during its regular time slot. The show averaged a 3.1 cable rating the prior five weeks. — The Nov. 13 episode of A.M. Raw scored a 0.47 cable rating, with 516,000 viewers. — Eliminated NXT season three contestant Maxine set a manipulated photo of herself donning a Nexus T-shirt as herRead More

Posted On November 16, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

USA Executive & WWE Ally Bonnie Hammer Gets Big Promotion

The LA Times is reporting that USA Network President and longtime WWE ally Bonnie Hammer is getting a big promotion as part of the corporate merger between NBC Universal (parent company of USA Network) and Comcast. Hammer, who is currently in charge of USA and SyFy networks, will now also run E! Entertainment Television and the G-4 network. Bonnie Hammer has been working with WWE since the late 1990s and was instrumental in bringing WWE back to the USA Network when its contract with Spike TV came up. Hammer gaveRead More

Posted On November 14, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Clamping Down On Rogue Video, Knight Tries Out For WWE

– English women’s wrestler Britani “The Norfolk Doll” Knight, who is 18 years old, participated in a tryout match for WWE prior to last Wednesday’s Raw live event at the O2 Arena in London. Knight’s brother, Zak Zodiac, also took part in a tryout. Knight’s parents are also professional wrestlers and she has been wrestling since she was 13 years old. — WWE has made an aggressive effort to erase the rogue “producer’s cut” version of the Nov. 2 episode of NXT from the Internet as the video has beenRead More

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

*Spoilers* WWE NXT Taping Results For Tonight

WWE taped tonight’s edition of NXT today from the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England. Thanks to PWTorch reader Martin Turner for providing us with live updates. Below are full results: Dark match FCW champion Mason Ryan beat Chavo Guerrero. Ryan with a Black Hole Slam type finisher. WWE NXT (Airing tonight) The Rookie competition is down to four Rookies: A.J., Naomi, Kaitlyn, and Aksana. Goldust started the show in the ring and called Aksana out. She said she used him for immigration purposes and that’s it. Naomi cameRead More

Posted On November 6, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Divas Considered Safe From Expected Firings, Maxine Comments

– Maxine, who was eliminated from NXT on Tuesday’s show, commented on why she believes she was expelled from the contest in an interview with nxt.wwe.com. “The WWE Universe doesn’t always warm up to the bad girl. I think it’s much easier to really like somebody that’s overly perky and nice,” she stated. “I feel like I’m more of a leader, I’m not a follower. I make my own path and I think that’s the way to go.” — The current Diva-exclusive season of NXT — coupled with an ongoingRead More