NXT Tag

– Goldust noted today on Twitter that he received stitches to his eye after suffering an injury during his match last night in Cardiff, Wales with Ted DiBiase. — WWE Chief Operating Officer Donna Goldsmith said at Thursday’s investor conference call to company stockholders that sales of Nexus merchandise have increased since John Cena joined the pack. — The WWE website has released a soundboard highlighting NXT Rookie Diva Aksana’s most memorable remarks to date on NXT, such as “Billion Dollar Baby,” “Aksana Here Not By Mistake,” and “She LovesRead More
– A rogue broadcast of last night’s NXT has surfaced online in which the production channel is audible instead of commentary from announcers Josh Matthews and Michael Cole. The producer, believed to be Kevin Dunn, can be heard giving cues to people, and swearing. Matt Striker is also audible. The rogue version of the broadcast has hit various video sharing websites, including YouTube—though since removed from the site. A WWE source has said that company officials are aware of the situation and are not pleased. — Ezekiel Jackson reportedly sufferedRead More
– As previously reported, the 3-hour November 15th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW will feature an “Old School” theme. Legends confirmed for that show include Sgt. Slaughter, Roddy Piper, The Iron Sheik, Dusty Rhodes, Jimmy Snuka and Hacksaw Jim Duggan. More names will be announced in the coming weeks. — WWE will tape this week’s episodes of NXT and Friday Night SmackDown tonight from The Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Confirmed for tonight’s NXT is the wedding of Aksana and Goldust … Will Ted DiBiase and MaryseRead More

Posted On October 28, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Goldust Says NXT Diva Had A Bad Attitude, McCool Interviewed

– The following was issued: MichelleMcCool.Net brings to you another exclusive interview with co-WWE Divas Champion, Michelle McCool! This marks our 11th interview, and in true form, we’re asking questions that hadn?t been asked before, and this time around, we’re dedicating it to all of Michelle’s Faithful Female Followers: Real Talk! We’re dishing about boys (which WWE Superstar she’d like to have a storyline with), fashion (Michelle’s must-have items), girlfriends (horror stories with fellow WWE Divas!), and we even ask about Michelle’s first kiss (oh, yeah? we went there)! InRead More
– Last night’s match between Maxine and Kaitlyn on NXT is being almost universally panned by both wrestling fans and Joey Styles alike. “And I thought WWECW was hard to watch. OMG that match stunk on ice,” Styles said of the match on Twitter. “After that match, Mae Young is rolling over in her grave…and she’s still alive!” Maxine responded to criticism of the match on Twitter, writing, “Yea the match was tough. It’s hard to lead someone with 2 months experience almost impossible.” Kaitlyn had no prior wrestling experienceRead More

Posted On October 19, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Confirmed For Toinght’s WWE NXT & Smackdown Taping; Spoilers

Tonight, WWE tapes this week’s editions of Smackdown and NXT from the Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. NXT will air on WWE.com at 10pm EST. It was announced on Raw last night that the Smackdown taping will be headlined by a Champion vs Champion match featuring Kane vs Randy Orton. As always, PWMania.com will be providing complete spoiler results of the Smackdown taping as soon as they become available. So be sure to continue checking the website throughout the evening as the results come in!Read More

Posted On October 12, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: Batista’s MMA Career, Nexus Storyline, Bragging Rights

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR said about: Nexus: “The Nexus storyline has been one of the better ones in the WWE in a long while. Now as it maturates and moves forward guys like Justin Gabriel, who had a nice bout with Orton Monday Night, needs to become known for more than his dynamic 450 Splash. Same for Otunga and Slater. What are their lasting claims to fame goingRead More

Posted On October 11, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Game Designer On Daniel Bryan Being Excluded

The following is an excerpt from an ESPN.com interview with Bryan Williams, designer of the new “WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011″ video game, where he speaks on Daniel Bryan being excluded from the roster of the game: Jon Robinson: The game’s roster has been announced and the Nexus members aren’t in the game, but will be offered later on as downloadable content. Why aren’t they included on the disc? Did they debut too late? Bryan Williams: The whole thing with Nexus is that when we saw season one of NXT,Read More

Posted On October 5, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Preview For Tonight’s WWE NXT, Rating For Special On Syfy

– Randy Orton beat Sheamus in a dark match following Monday’s Raw broadcast. — The Countdown To SmackDown broadcast that preceded the premiere of SmackDown on Syfy drew a 0.49 cable rating, with 652,000 viewers. (source: PWInsider.com) — It was announced during a commercial on Raw that the first NXT elimination will take place during Tuesday’s show, airing exclusively on nxt.wwe.com. Voting is currently taking place at the designated website. Also on tap for the broadcast is a match between Vickie Guerrero and Kaitlyn.Read More
– World Wrestling Entertainment will be releasing a two-disc DVD set highlighting the legendary career of WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan on Tuesday, December 28. Below is the title’s official synopsis: “Fans loved to boo Bobby Heenan but despite their vocal displeasure with The Weasel, everyone acknowledges he’s the greatest manager in the history of sports entertainment. He guided members of the infamous Heenan Family to great heights in both the AWA and WWE, even occasionally stepping into the ring himself. He also further cemented his placeRead More

Posted On October 1, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On WWE Programming Change, McCool Q&A, Undertaker

– As reported earlier, WWE nixed the previously scheduled Countdown to SmackDown program and will instead air a replay of Tuesday’s episode of NXT prior to tonight’s premiere of SmackDown on Syfy. The WWE website is now advertising “exclusive updates from Oklahoma City” during the NXT rebroadcast. — WWE Unified Divas Champion Michelle McCool recently took part in a Proust Questionnaire with MichelleMcCool.net, answering questions on her personality. She answered questions on what she considers to be her greatest achievement, her appearance, what she dislikes the most, and her greatestRead More

Posted On September 30, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Matt Hardy Vows To Reinvent Himself, Released Talent Return

– Matt Hardy vowed Wednesday on his Twitter account that he plans to reinvent himself in the coming weeks. “You will all understand the motives behind Matt & MATTHEW, The Hardy Show is about to go to never before seen heights, OMEGA is coming back, and in the next few weeks I am gonna totally reinvent myself, all the way from my body, to my hair, to my wrestling “look” & persona,” Hardy wrote. “Even the people that are my critics & doubters will take notice and appreciate all theRead More

Posted On September 29, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Considering Turning SD Star Heel, Ricky Steamboat Update

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — WWE has discussed turning Kaval heel and having him feud with Rey Mysterio early next year. When the NXT season two winner was initially signed, Mysterio was one of the people pushing for a program with him. However, injuries to both wrestlers derailed potential plans. — Ricky Steamboat is still recuperating from a capillary burst of the brain at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. When the WWE Hall of Famer returns to work, he is expected to assume a role at Florida Championship WrestlingRead More

Posted On September 27, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Matt Hardy Update, Future Of NXT, MMA Star Wants To Wrestle

- Most of the WWE locker room thinks that all of Matt Hardy’s recent behavior is a work, according to a WWE source. Hardy’s latest cry for attention came this weekend, when he announced he suffers from “Dissociative Identity Disorder,” a condition similar to Multiple Personality Disorder. – Speaking of Matt Hardy, he’s been removed from the opening video of WWE SmackDown and has been replaced with footage of Alberto Del Rio. – NXT is expected to move to the WWE website beginning next week as the NXT deal withRead More

Posted On September 27, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon’s View Of Cody Rhodes, SD Star Weds, More

sources: Pro Wrestling Torch, Wrestling Observer Newsletter — Cody Rhodes’ lack of major push is said to be attributed to Vince McMahon’s lack of faith in the second generation wrestler. “Cody Rhodes is capable of a breakout, but Vince McMahon just can’t commit to him,” said a WWE source. “He thinks he overacts.” — The writing for weekly episodes of NXT is said to be a collaborative effort. While lead Raw writer Ed Koskey heads the show’s creative effort, former Kevin Dunn assistant Jen Bloodsworth has great input in theRead More

Posted On September 26, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

McMahon ‘Mortified’ Over Nexus T-Shirt Sales, Blood Edited Off NXT

– World Wrestling Entertainment’s symbolic Nexus T-shirt has been a huge flop in terms of sales. According to a company source, Vince McMahon was ‘mortified’ when he was shown the latest merchandising report on Nexus shirts. — Rookie Diva Kaitlyn was accidentally bloodied at some point during Tuesday’s episode of NXT. Seeing as it was a taped show, WWE managed to edit around it. Post-match, Michelle McCool delivered a very stiff kick to Kaitlyn’s head, although it is believed that she didn’t cause her to bleed. — A World HeavyweightRead More

Posted On September 26, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Insider Comments On Triple H’s Promotion, NXT Replaced, Stephanie

– One WWE insider considers the timing of Paul “Triple H” Levesque’s promotion as Vince McMahon’s senior advisor interesting. The source questioned whether Levesque being named to a position he’s been essentially doing for the past several years minus the official title is related to World Wrestling Entertainment being investigated for misclassifying talent and other personnel as independent contractors. The company’s Stamford, Connecicut based headquarters recently underwent a slight renovation as an office was built for Levesque as a result of his executive position. “It was Extreme Makeover: Hunter Edition,”Read More