Posted On May 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New Raw Countdown & WWE Spanish Show?, Triple H, NXT, More

We noted before that beginning July 2nd, many of WWE’s RAW Supershow tapings will begin 90 minutes before the live RAW broadcast airs on TV. Currently, tapings begin 30 or 45 minutes before RAW hits the air. Speculation now is that WWE may be filming a countdown show for RAW with that extra time. Officials have been wanting something like a RAW pre-show for a while now. WWE is also looking at doing a Lucha Libre show with high-flying Spanish wrestlers and Spanish announcers. With the Cruiserweights show also setRead More

Posted On May 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JTG Debuts New Look, Reks & Hawkins Get A New Role On NXT

- JTG debuted his new look on last night’s NXT, thanks to Alicia Fox, who accompanied him to the ring for his win over Yoshi Tatsu. JTG has also improved his in-ring style. – Matches for today’s WWE Superstars include Drew McIntyre vs. Ezekiel Jackson, Natalya vs. Alicia Fox, Tyson Kidd vs. Hunico plus tag team action with Santino Marella and Zack Ryder vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks. – Speaking of Reks and Hawkins, they returned to NXT as the official NXT security in the storylines last night, appointedRead More

Posted On May 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JTG’s New Look, Washington Teases Mason Ryan, Primo & Epico

- We noted this morning that plans were for Mason Ryan to be managed by Abraham Washington instead of becoming Dolph Ziggler’s new bodyguard. Washington wrote the following on Twitter yesterday, “I just got a message from my secretary saying that Mason Ryan called the office this morning. I wonder what for? #WinkWink” Washington also defended his decision to hold off on Primo and Epico’s WWE Tag Team Title shot, “Many people have questioned my tactics of patient observation. To them I say a wise man once said only foolsRead More

Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE NXT Taping Results For 5/9

Thanks to ProWrestling.net for the following WWE NXT spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Roanoke, Virginia: Dark Match: * Bo Rotunda defeated Derrick Bateman. NXT, Airing Wednesday: * William Regal and Matt Striker started off the show by talking about Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins being fired. They said something about them being here tonight, and wanting to talk to security. Reks and Hawkins came out and said that they have been hired as security for NXT. Regal said something about how they should be worried about being fired. * MaxineRead More
- Former Nexus member Husky Harris appeared under the name Bray Wyatt in a pre-Raw dark match. He defeated former NXT Season 2 peer Alex Riley. Harris debuted the Cape Fear-inspired character in WWE developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling in March. He debuted the character before the WWE audience at Raw live events over the weekend. – Two matches were taped Monday night in Greensboro, North Carolina for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars: * Santino Marella and Zack Ryder vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks * Tyson Kidd vs.Read More

Posted On May 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Concern With Cena, WWE Reporting Earnings, New NXT Talent

- WWE are releasing their first-quarter earnings report this morning. Vince McMahon will host a conference call at 11am EST to discuss the report. Stay tuned to PWMania.com this afternoon for full coverage. – Regarding new talents debuting on WWE NXT, William Regal stated on this week’s episode that he scouted potential new NXT Superstars but won’t reveal them just yet. Regal has promised new stars debuting on NXT in the coming weeks. – F4Wonline.com reports the higher-ups in WWE were concerned with the amount of blood that John CenaRead More

Posted On May 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ryder & Hawkins’ WWE TV Anniversary, Chyna Update, More

- Former WWE star Chyna spoke with CelebBuzz.com this week to talk about getting in shape for her new porn parody from Vivid Entertainment that’s out this month. Chyna talks about how she has changed her diet since her time with WWE: “First and foremost, diet is very important. When I was wrestling, I ate as much meat as I could. Boys would have eating contests with me, so I would get bigger that way. Now my diet has completely changed. No salt, I crave vegetables all the time [and]Read More

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

Ambrose Works Another Dark Match, Khali On Superstars, NXT

- Dean Ambrose worked another WWE Dark Match, defeating Ezekiel Jackson at Tuesday’s WWE Smackdown taping from the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. Ambrose has been working several dark matches over the past couple of weeks. – Matches taped for this week’s edition of WWE NXT are, Tyson Kidd and Alex Riley vs. JTG and Johnny Curtis and Michael McGillicutty vs. Percy Watson. – The Smackdown portion of this week’s WWE Superstars features The Great Khali vs. Jinder Mahal.Read More

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

News For Tonight’s WWE Smackdown Tapings, Christian & More

WWE will tape SmackDown and NXT tonight from Toledo, Ohio. Advertised for this week’s show is World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan. It will be interesting to see how Bryan fits in on SmackDown now that he’s facing WWE Champion CM Punk at Over the Limit. #1 contender Alberto Del Rio is also scheduled for tonight’s show. Christian is being advertised for tonight’s tapings but he was also advertised for last week’s tapings and did not appear. There was talk that they were holdingRead More

Posted On April 26, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: NXT Redemption Analysis 04/25/12

Striker opens the show in the ring. He says he is on commentary due to Josh Mathews being injured on Raw. He says Reks and Hawkins have been fired due to their treatment of WWE personnel. He also congratulates Darren Young and Titus O’Neil for being drafted to Smackdown. Striker says William Regal is gone tonight because he is out scouting new talent for the show. He introduces the guest match coordinator for the night, Hornswoggle. ^Striker congratulating Young and O’Neil shows just what NXT is all about: talent development.Read More

Posted On April 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mr. Belding Talks WWE, New Tag Team On NXT?, Bulldog’s Daughter

- Georgia Smith, the daughter of the late British Bulldog, recently wrote an article about her father for Fighting Spirit Magazine that will be published soon. – With Titus O’Neil and Darren Young being moved from NXT to SmackDown, there are rumblings that a new tag team from FCW may make their debut on this week’s NXT. – Dennis “Mr. Belding” Haskins spoke with NJ.com in the video below about various WWE topics and noted he is working on a new project with Hulk Hogan’s daughter Brooke:Read More

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

Christian’s WWE Future, Three Stooges Knocks WWE, Curt Hawkins

- Here is a quote from Christian in the new WWE Magazine about his future with the company: “My work here isn’t done by any stretch of the imagination. Even though I’m a veteran, I still have a lot to strive for and a lot to work for. I haven’t gotten a lot of things, or done some of the things that I feel I need to do yet.” – Three Stooges actor Sean Hayes was on Conan this week and joked about hosting WWE RAW last week. He saidRead More

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

Christian Returns To The Ring, Reks Talks, WWE Superstars Matches

- Christian returned to the ring at the WWE SmackDown live event in Sheffield, England this week. He teamed with Mark Henry and lost to the team of Brodus Clay and Booker T, who was not advertised to wrestle. Christian is working on returning full-time from an ankle sprain he suffered months ago. This is the reason he was pulled from the Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long match at WrestleMania 28. – Tyler Reks wrote the following on Twitter about his storyline departure from NXT on Wednesday: “1st @TheCurtHawkins turnsRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: NXT Redemption Analysis 04/18/12

Johnny Curtis takes on Percy Watson in the opening match. Maxine is with Curtis. The match goes just over eight minutes and Watson picks up the win with the flapjack slam followed by the three count. Regal compliments Watson’s athleticism. ^Regal summed it up fairly well for this one. Watson is just an impressive talent with a bright future ahead of him. It’s almost sad to think about the fact that Percy will probably rarely be seen in matches of this length once he’s on the main roster. Curtis hasRead More
– WWE Hall of Famers Bret Hart and Jerry “The King” Lawler are scheduled to appear in Niagara Falls for autograph signings. On Saturday, May 5, Free Comic Book Day, from 12-4 pm, Jerry “The King” Lawler will be signing autographs and taking pictures at Pulp Comics, 4413 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada (905) 353-0666. Lithographs of his art will also be signed and for sale. Saturday, June 9, Bret “the Hitman” Hart will be appearing for Neo Wrestling Federation (NWF) at the Gale Centre, 4171 Fourth Ave, NiagaraRead More

Posted On April 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Arrives In Russia, Backstage News On Lesnar & McGillicutty

- The RAW brand has arrived in Russia and are preparing for the first-ever show in Moscow tonight. As noted before, Triple H was added to tonight’s show. – The return of Brock Lesnar to WWE has people wondering if it will help the career of Michael McGillicutty as Lesnar and McGillicutty’s father Curt Hennig were very close friends. As of last week there hadn’t been any discussion about pushing McGillicutty but it’s said that Lesnar’s clout can’t hurt McGillicutty’s standing with the company. On a related note, McGillicutty workedRead More

Posted On April 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update On Creative Team Upset, Nikki Ends Losing Streak, Jim Ross

- The Wrestling Observer reported this week that morale is low among members of WWE’s creative team after many of the were not invited to the annual post-WrestleMania party Sunday night in Miami, Florida. Former creative writer Christopher DeJoseph (a/k/a Big Dick Johnson) appeared on the Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast on Thursday (audio available here) and said he has heard from current staff members upset with the snub. He said they felt disrespected since they were a big part of putting WrestleMania XXVIII together. — After backing Team Teddy atRead More

Posted On April 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Brock Lesnar Announced For WWE Shows, SD In Baltimore

– WWELiveTour.com has Brock Lesnar scheduled for Monday’s Raw SuperShow at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. and the April 23, 2012 show at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. He is also slated to appear at Extreme Rules on April 29, 2012 at the AllState Arena in Chicago, Illinois.   — WWE will hold a SmackDown taping on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 21, 2012 via Ticketmaster. — Natalya’s victory over Kaitlyn onRead More

Posted On April 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Diva Looking Forward To Roster Changes, Booker T To Brazil

– With WrestleMania XXVIII in the books, numerous roster changes are expected to commence in the ensuing months. Jim Ross says this is the case as “several” WWE developmental wrestlers will surface on the main roster in the near future. He wrote Thursday on his official website, “Several FCW talents are either being introduced or on the cusp of such on a WWE roster. Expect to see several new personas in the coming weeks on Raw & Smackdown. Congrats to all who’ve earned an opportunity,”   NXT star Maxine isRead More