- The official website of Florida Championship Wrestling has removed Eli Cottonwood from their roster page, which would indicate that he has been released from his developmental contract with WWE. Cottonwood appeared as a contestant on the second season of NXT, with John Morrison as his mentor. He was the second contestant to be eliminated from the program, following Titus O’Neil. He returned to Florida Championship Wrestling, where he largely appeared in a bodyguard role. – Extreme Championship Wrestling icon Tommy Dreamer is the latest wrestler to be added toRead More

Posted On June 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE NXT Taping Results For 6/6

WWE taped this week’s NXT Tuesday nigth from Columbia, S.C. Thanks to Justin James, PWTorch contributor for sending sending in results. Below are full results: Dark Match: Seth Rollins beat Dean Ambrose. Ambrose cut a promo pre-match, and within 10 seconds the crowd hated him. Kudos to him for that! These two put on a really nice match, Rollins won after getting the crowd firmly behind him. NXT SPOILERS 6/6 Matt Striker and Josh Mathews came out for announcing on NXT. Regal is probably tied up with FCW stuff. (1)Read More

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

Major WWE Survivor Series Change, Jericho Latest, WWE In Canada

- This year’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view will no longer take place at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The date for the event remains November 18th, however a new venue has yet to be announced. – Today’s suspension countdown tweet from Chris Jericho is as follows, “22, the avenue That’s the place where we all go You will find It’s warm inside…” 22 is also the amount of titles I’ve held in the WWE…” – The Score in Canada will air NXT on Fridays at 6 PM (ET)Read More

Posted On May 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE NXT Taping Results For 5/30

WWE taped this week’s NXT from the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Below are full results: 
Dark Match – Dean Ambrose defeated Luke Hawkins. Ambrose came out and cut a short promo that drew good heat, but it was not a great promo. He won with the rear naked choke chicken wing. WWE NXT Taping – Matt Striker and William Regal came out for NXT. – Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins out to no heat. Looks like they’ll be facing the Usos. Nice pop for them withRead More

Posted On May 26, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Weekly Rundown 05/20/12 – 05/26/12

Weekly Rundown 05/20/12 05/26/12 FCW Sunday 05/20/12 Corey Graves and Jake Carter defeated Ascension and retained the Florida Tag Team Titles. Raquel Diaz accepts a challenge to face Paige for her FCW Divas Title next week. Seth Rollins defeated Big E Langston in a non-title match. Antonio Cesaro cuts a promo on Kassius Ohno and says he will always be better than his former partner. Richie Steamboat and Brad Maddox wrestled to a draw after fifteen minutes. Each man scored one pinfall and Richie retained the F15 Championship. Bo RotundoRead More
- Updated numbers from WWE show that the WrestleMania 28 pay-per-view did 1.21 million buys, down from the previously reported 1.3 million buys. – After going through more flight delays, the WWE RAW crew arrived in Brazil around 3am Eastern time this morning. They will hold their first ever show in Brazil tonight from Sao Paulo. – WWE officials feel that the Rotunda brothers have potential to be major stars. Taylor Rotunda worked the recent NXT tapings at Full Sail University as Bo Dallas while Windham Rotunda, the former HuskyRead More

Posted On May 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mark Henry Latest, Final FCW Taping Ever?, Falls Count Anywhere

* There is still no official word on what surgery Mark Henry recently had but it’s not major and he’s expected back by the end of June. Henry had been dealing with knee and groin problems over the past few months but wrote on Wednesday night: “What up twitter nation I’m healing well,no complaining from me I man up.” * FCW may be holding their final tapings tonight now that NXT has been revamped for the Full Sail University tapings. FCW Champion Seth Rollins wrote on Twitter Wednesday: “With NXTRead More

Posted On May 22, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update On WWE’s Current NXT Season & Season 6 At Full Sail

World Wrestling Entertainment will continue to tape Season 5 of NXT (Redemption season) at Tuesday’s SmackDown tapings to air online on Wednesdays. WWE began the tapings for a re-branded Season 6 of NXT last week at Full Sail University. WWE’s NXT Season 6 will presumably begin once Season 5 ends. (Source: PWTorch.com)Read More

Posted On May 22, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE NXT Taping Results For 5/23

Thanks to PWMania.com reader Joey Bailey for the following WWE NXT spoilers from Tuesday’s tapings in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Dark Match: * Dean Ambrose defeated a local wrestler. NXT, Airing Wednesday: * Jinder Mahal defeated Derrick Bateman via submission with the camel clutch. * Percy Watson defeated Heath Slater. * Maxine defeated Alicia Fox via the dragon sleeper.Read More

Posted On May 22, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Update From Wade Barrett’s Lawyer, JR Talks WCW DVD, NXT

- WWE’s Best of WCW Clash of the Champions DVD and Blu-ray officially hits stores today. Jim Ross commented yesterday, “WWE’s Best of WCW Clash of Champions DVD available tomorrow. I got an advance copy and it brought back tons of great memories. Rasslin’!” Amazon.com have already slashed prices, currently offering huge discounts on the set and eligible for free Super Saver Shipping. You can order or view the trailer and art work cover by clicking here. – Tyler Reks will be on WWE NXT alone this week as hisRead More

Posted On May 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Big Show Returns At Over The Limit, Hawkins & Reks Latest

- The Big Show returned at Sunday’s WWE Over the Limit pay-per-view after his storyline firing last week on Raw. Show knocked out John Cena, allowing John Laurinaitis to earn the victory in the evening’s main event. – Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks were at Sunday’s PPV, confiscating anti-Laurinaitis signs at Eve’s request. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks had their profiles re-added on WWE.com, along with their return to NXT. Their profiles were originally removed after their storyline firing on NXT. – Click here to view photos from WWE OverRead More

Posted On May 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross Blogs On New NXT, Cena vs. Laurinaitis, CM Punk & More

Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights: Ross on the new NXT: “The rebranding of NXT at Full Sail University on Thursday night was exciting. It’s great to be provided the opportunity to help with any new, WWE venture especially one that will help facilitate young talents the opportunity to move to the main WWE roster perhaps a little faster. Yours truly broadcast all four programs working with William Regal, Bryon Saxton and Chris Russo in various incarnations. Several young talents stood out Thursday nightRead More

Posted On May 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More Details On WWE Taping NXT At Full Sail University

The Orlando Sentinel reports that WWE will tape NXT at Full Sail University seven more times over the next 6 months. They note that the sixth season of NXT is being filmed, which puts an end to the NXT: Redemption program. NXT will continue to air internationally but broadcast plans for the US are not confirmed yet. WWE camera crews worked with 30 Full Sail students to film the tapings earlier this week. Full Sail students seeking entertainment related degrees will continue to work side by side with the WWERead More

Posted On May 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ex-ROH Star Talks WWE Debut, WWE Shop Slash, NASCAR, AWA

- NASCAR driver Kurt Busch told USA Today that a recent blowup that occurred with Ryan Newman after the Southern 500 was “WWE-type action” and was “good for our sport.” Busch was fined $50,000 and put on probation for the incident. – WWEShop.com are offering up to 50% off selected T-shirts for a limited time only by clicking here. T-shirts include Brock Lesnar, The Rock, John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, Kayfabe tees and tons more. – Former ROH World champion Seth Rollins commented on making his NXT debut atRead More

Posted On May 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: WWE NXT At Full Sail University – Before The Show

- You can check out the new NXT set below:Read More

Posted On May 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Represented By Talent, Jim Ross Talks New NXT, Michael Cole

- Kelly Kelly and David Otunga were representing WWE yesterday at the Time Warner Cable upfront presentations while WWE Champion CM Punk was at the USA Network upfront presentations. – Jim Ross says airtimes and networks for the new WWE NXT tapings are to be determined. He wrote the following about the tapings, “FCW taped nx Thursday in Tampa as usual. NXT rebranded here in Orlando. Air dates/networks TBD. Great, 12 hour day! Hard work by all.” – A fan on Twitter asked Jim Ross why he was being demotedRead More

Posted On May 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* The Next 4 Episodes Of WWE NXT Taping Results

Dark Match: Xavier Woods (formerly Consequences Creed in TNA) beat Dean Ambrose. Ambrose was very popular. Triple H came out and cut a promo. Hunter thanked Full Sail for use of their facilities and said the first episode will air in more than 60 countries. (No date was given.) EPISODE #1 TAPING Jim Ross and William Regal were introduced on commentary. JR introduced the new GM of NXT, Dusty Rhodes. (1) Bo Dallas (Rotundo) beat Rick Victor with a spear. (2) The Ascension (Connor O’Brian & Kenneth Cameron) beat C.J.Read More
- As noted before, WWE will be moving their NXT tapings to Full Sail University in Florida. It was announced this week that beginning May 17th, the students of the university’s entertainment-focused degree programs will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by working with WWE to produce NXT. Throughout the taping schedule, Full Sail University students, staff, faculty and the general public will be invited to attend the live tapings on the campus. All proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales will go towards a scholarship fund for students enrolledRead More
- Full Sail University announced on Facebook earlier today that tickets for the NXT taping on May 17th, 2012 are already sold out. – You can save up to 50% on WrestleMania DVD/Blu-Ray Packages at WWEShop.com by clicking here. – Christian is scheduled for Thursday’s FCW event at the Orlando Armory in Orlando, FL. – Jim Ross is not in Pittsburgh where tonight’s WWE Raw will take place, as was reported earlier. His wife was in Pittsburgh yesterday for Mother’s Day but he posted he’s at home in Norman, OK.Read More