Posted On October 8, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Announcer Removed From WWE Roster, CM Punk Missing Shows

– CM Punk is en route to the United States after attending the Australian version of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Friday. Therefore, he isn’t scheduled for this weekend’s Raw live event tour. The former WWE Champion was nominated for the “Best Baddie” award but lost to Australian radio and television personality Kyle Sandilands. — The October 7, 2011 episode of WWE Vintage Collection on Sky Sports featured the following matches: Barbarian vs. Meng (WCW Road Wild 1998), Doom vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (WCW Wrestle War 1991), Ron Simmons vs.Read More

Posted On September 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Edits Bloodbath Off SmackDown, FCW Champion Appears

– Florida Heavyweight Champion Leo Kruger was among the wrestlers gathered around the ring during John Laurinaitis’ address at the beginning of SmackDown. He worked a dark match prior to the taping, losing to Trent Barreta. NXT talent also appeared ringside: Darren Young, Derrick Bateman, Maxine and Titus O’Neil. — Randy Orton caused Cody Rhodes to heavily bleed on SmackDown following an errant shot to the head with the ring bell. Cameras quickly cut to close-up shots of Orton’s face, with Rhodes’ back only being visible for the remainder ofRead More

Posted On September 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Additional Superstars Matches Taped, Watson Appears On NXT

– WWE developmental wrestler Percy Watson appears on tonight’s episode of NXT: Redemption as he partners with Titus O’Neil in a tag team match against Derrick Bateman and Tyson Kidd. The NXT Season 2 contestant returned to WWE programming on last week’s episode of WWE Superstars as he and O’Neil lost a tag team match to Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks. Other matches slated for NXT include: * A.J. vs. Maxine * Darren Young and JTG vs. Matt Striker and William Regal — Matches taped tonight in Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRead More

Posted On September 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Three M.I.A. WWE Stars Return To TV, ESPN Covers Mick Foley

– ESPN.com published an article on Mick Foley’s recent stand-up comedy appearance at The Brokerage Comedy Club in Bellmore, New York. ESPN mentioned some of his comedy bits and noted “He started the comedy journey 2 1/2 years ago, but took a long layoff while working for TNA Wrestling. Now a free agent, he’s focused on finding the same confidence in comedy that made him a squared-circle icon.” The article is available here. — Mason Ryan returned to television at tonight’s WWE Superstars taping in Columbus, Ohio as he competedRead More

Posted On August 27, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Del Rio Missing Weekend Live Events, NXT Update In Canada

– The Score in Canada will be airing NXT on Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. beginning Aug. 31, 2011. College football will air in NXT‘s former spot on Thursday nights. — “WWE Magazine’s” 2011 poster book, which hits newsstands this Tuesday, features 20 giant photos of the likes of CM Punk, John Cena, The Rock and Randy Orton. Click here to view the issue’s cover. — The Ventura County Star has published an article on the wrestling dominated play, “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.” Kristoffer Diaz’s play will beRead More

Posted On August 25, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bret Hart Puts Over Randy Orton, Joey Styles Rants About NXT

– Joey Styles vented about NXT on Twitter on Tuesday night, posting the following: “Tyson Kidd lost to Trent Barreta tonight on NXT when he was distracted by a Japanese symbol on the Tron. Being that this is week 25 of would should have been a 13 week season, the Japanese symbol probably meant “apathy”. #howmuchmoreheatcaniget Next week, Season 5 of NXT reaches week 26,twice as long as every other season. Can we just give Titus and Darren WWE contracts and move on? While we’re at it, let’s find PercyRead More

Posted On August 24, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Announcer Leaving WWE For ESPN

Todd Grisham is leaving WWE to take a job with ESPN. Grisham finished up with WWE at tonight’s NXT taping. Here is what William Regal wrote on Twitter in regards to Grisham’s departure: “I would like to thank @todd_grisham for all his help get me through NXT.Best wishes for your new career at ESPN.”Read More

Posted On August 17, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Maxine Resurfaces On NXT, Aligns Herself With Contestant

Maxine, who appeared as a contestant on the third season of NXT, resurfaced on tonight’s episode. The program kicked off with Hornswoggle proposing to A.J. as he got down on one knee and gave her a candy ring. Derrick Bateman interrupted the proceedings and argued with Hornswoggle’s protégé, Titus O’Neil. Hornswoggle and O’Neil chased Bateman to the backstage area, leaving A.J. alone in the ring. Maxine then jumped A.J. from behind, laying her out. Bateman was later accompanied by Maxine for his match against O’Neil and revealed that she isRead More
– NXT Season 4 contestant Johnny Curtis, who was to have made his in-ring debut on last night’s episode of SmackDown, instead appeared in a backstage vignette. He said, “the writing is on the wall.” A chalkboard was then shown indicating that his debut is set for next week. — WWE announced on Friday’s episode of SmackDown that Sin Cara returns to action on next week’s show, which would indicate that he is returning prior to serving the full length of his 30-day suspension for a violation of the organization’sRead More

Posted On August 6, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Announced For SummerSlam, Diva Debuts On SmackDown

– WWE.com has announced that Sheamus will battle Mark Henry at SummerSlam. The synopsis reads: “Announced exclusively on WWE.com, Mark Henry and Sheamus will collide at SummerSlam in a rivalry that has quickly grown more intense than the summer sun itself. Will the fight of The Celtic Warrior be enough to defeat the meanest “Fella” in the land?” — CM Punk is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Power Slam. — WWE developmental talent Aksana debuted on tonight’s episode of SmackDown in a backstage segment with TheodoreRead More
– A commercial aired during tonight’s episode of NXT: Redemption promoting next week’s episode of Raw as the first show of the “post-McMahon Era.” Also advertised is the final round of the WWE Championship Tournament as Rey Mysterio and The Miz will face off to determine the new title holder. — Mick Foley remarked the following on Twitter regarding last night’s episode of Raw: “Just saw @WWE Raw on DVR. Wow..didn’t see that one coming. I can’t even remember the last time I was so hooked on wrestling as aRead More
– Multiple WWE stars are battling injuries, according to a report on PWInsider.com. NXT contestant Conor O’Brian is nursing a knee injury as he was icing it a lot at last week’s television tapings. The Great Khali is also hurt, which has hindered his mobility—moreso. Kane is dealing with various minor injuries, although he’s not letting it effect his in-ring work. — Jerry Sags of The Nasty Boys turns 47 years old today while Hillbilly Jim turns 59. — Last night on Raw, Zack Ryder appeared on stage following DavidRead More

Posted On June 28, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Confirmed For Tonight’s WWE Smackdown/NXT Tapings

WWE will tape tonight’s NXT and this week’s Smackdown from the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. WWE is teasing a confrontation between Randy Orton and Mark Henry on Smackdown while NXT will see another elimination, bringing the field of Rookies to 2. Advertised locally is Randy Orton vs. Christian in a Street Fight which will most likely be a dark match main event.Read More

Posted On June 23, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bourne On Sin Cara Match, NXT: Redemption Update, More

- This week’s episode of WWE NXT had 24 minutes of in-ring action, up from the previous week. – WWE’s shop website has released a new Randy Orton Top Rope t-shirt, a new Divas t-shirt and a new Steve Austin hat. – Evan Bourne wrote the following regarding the announcement he will face Sin Cara on next week’s RAW: “I love the recount! It’s about time Sin Cara and I sparked a high flyer rivalry.” – Voting is now open on WWE’s website for next week’s NXT elimination. Titus O’Neil,Read More
– Tyson Kidd’s Rookie Lucky Cannon was eliminated from NXT Redemption Tuesday night. He joins Byron Saxton and Jacob Novak among those eliminated. The remaining contestants are Redemption Points leader Titus O’Neil, Conor O’Brian and Darren Young. The date of the next elimination was not announced. Cannon, who was involved in an on-screen romance with program host Maryse, was unceremoniously dumped by the French Diva following his expulsion. He also lost his final match on NXT, succumbing to Titus O’Neil. — Matches taped Tuesday night in Providence, Rhode Island forRead More

Posted On June 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Reportedly Releases Five Wrestlers

WWE released Michael Tarver, Jacob Novak, Buck Dixon, Buddy Stetcher and Ethan Levin over the weekend, reports PWInsider.com. Tarver was on the inaugural season of NXT not to mention an original member of The Nexus. After being dropped from the group in October, he was brought back for several television appearances that saw him standing in the background. He never returned to WWE in-ring action. Jacob Novak participated in the current season of NXT, but was eliminated first for the second consecutive season. Dixon, Stetcher and Levin were seldom featuredRead More
– Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine announced today on his Facebook account he’s en route to Uniondale, New York for tomorrow night’s Raw taping. — NXT contestant Lucky Cannon commented on a story that emerged yesterday stating that he was arrested earlier this year in Florida for impersonating a police officer. He claims all charges relating to the arrest were dropped. He wrote on Twitter, “Old news.. Charges dropped. Old news ;-)” The WWE talent was arrested on the morning of February 28, 2011 in Hillsbourgh, Florida and charged withRead More
– William Regal, who now reigns as a color commentator on NXT: Redemption, missed last night’s show. Michael Cole filled in for Regal. Regal forewarned followers on his Twitter account last week that he wouldn’t be back on the site until this Friday, with no reason given. His wife, however tweeted Tuesday that he is in England this week. It is possible that it’s a business trip since his wife’s tweets implied that he isn’t with his family. (Thanks to Jen) — WWE has posted a job listing for anRead More
– Voting is ongoing on WWE.com for tomorrow night’s episode of NXT: Redemption. The contestant with the least votes will be eliminated from the competition. — Tough Enough contestant Ryan “Skidmarks” Howe and former WWE star Eugene are advertised to appear at Summer Xplosion VII on Sunday, June 26, 2011 in Huntington, West Virginia. — Bubba the Love Sponge insulted Kharma during his radio show on Friday as he aired the negative comments he said about her when the two were butting heads last year in TNA Wrestling. He addedRead More