– WWE.com is advertising a match between World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry for tonight’s episode of SmackDown on Syfy. Other matches taped Tuesday night in Corpus Christi, Texas for tonight’s show include: * Christian vs. Sheamus * Trent Barreta vs. Ted DiBiase * Big Show, Kane and Ezekiel Jackson vs. Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett * Natalya vs. Brie Bella * Daniel Bryan vs. Chavo Guerrero — SmackDown Superstar Trent Barretta worked last night’s Florida Championship Wrestling television tapings in TampaRead More
– WrestleMania XXVII is officially released today on DVD and Blu-ray. A clip of The Undertaker vs. Triple H match can be seen here. — Tyson Kidd was accompanied by Michael Hayes during tonight’s WWE Superstars taping in Nashville, Tennessee. He faced Trent Barreta. Hayes reigns as the head creative writer for the SmackDown brand. — WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is scheduled for an appearance at Pulp Comics in Niagara Falls this Thursday from 4:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. — It was announced tonight on NXT: RedemptionRead More
– Jim Ross confirmed on his Twitter account that he broke his hand during his match against Michael Cole last Monday on Raw. The injury occurred due to Cole’s tooth making contact with the bone of J.R.’s fist. Ross wrote, “Just confirmed by WWE doctors… @JRsBBQ is going to be competing with a broken right hand tonight at @WWE Extreme Rules.” As Ross brawled with Jack Swagger, Cole snuck up on the Hall of Famer and rolled him up for the win. — It was reported earlier that NXT SeasonRead More
– WWE has released a preview trailer for The Very Best Of WCW Monday Nitro DVD highlighting Diamond Dallas Page losing the World Heavyweight Championship and winning it back on the same night. To view it, click here. The Very Best Of WCW Monday Nitro is scheduled for released on June 7. — NXT Season 3 contestant Jamie Keyes stated on Twitter that she is going to tonight’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view. She was released from her WWE contract shortly after her elimination from NXT in October. — Former WCW NitroRead More
– WWE has signed Jesse White, son of three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader, to a developmental contract. It was speculated in recent weeks that White, who has competed in Japan, would be signed following a tryout at the organization’s developmental facility in Tampa, Florida. — The two-hour documentary portion of WWE RAW: The Best of 2010 DVD begins airing on pay-per-view on June 6. — Johnny Curtis has been largely competing in Florida Championship Wrestling since winning the fourth season of NXT on March 1. He lostRead More
– The 2012 Royal Rumble is scheduled to take place in St. Louis, Missouri. No official date has been set. — The August 1 Monday Night Raw taping will be held at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tickets go on sale May 14, 2011. — This week’s episode of NXT featured 16 minutes and 30 seconds of in-ring action compared to 16 minutes and 12 seconds the week before. — Alberto Del Rio has been described by WWE sources as a master politician behind the scenes because he hasRead More

Posted On April 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Tonight’s WWE Tapings, Jericho-DWTS, More On JR’s Injury

- Chris Jericho received a score of just 22 on last night’s Dancing With the Stars after he and Cheryl Burke danced to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. – WWE will tape SmackDown and NXT tonight from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. John Cena is scheduled to make an appearance, despite being drafted back to RAW last night. Join us later this evening for live spoiler coverage. – As we previously reported, Jim Ross wrote the following on Twitter last night after RAW: Hand’s throbbing. Xrays tues. Cole’s toothRead More

Posted On April 19, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Confiscating Zack Ryder Signs, WWE Draft News, Maxine

– WWE ordered O2 Arena security to confiscate all signs from fans relating to Zack Ryder at yesterday’s Monday Night Raw taping at in London, England. The Raw Superstar has been encouraging fans to bring Ryder related signs to WWE events, such as “Broski of the Week.” He often goes on Twitter acknowledging Ryder signs shown on television. He asked for an image of the “Zack Ryder = Ratings” sign that briefly appeared on Raw. That too was confiscated. Ryder was backstage at last night’s show, but was not used.Read More

Posted On April 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update on DiBiase & Maryse’s, JR Scouting Talent

- WWE’s Jim Ross and Jerry Brisco will be evaluating talents on Friday, July 22nd at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa at a training event in conjunction with the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. A show will be held later that evening with Brisco, Ross, Terry Funk, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and others. For more information on the training and tickets, contact Troy Peterson at wresshow@yahoo.com. – Stan sent word that this past Friday’s WWE SmackDown had 35 minutes and 58 seconds of in-ring action, up fromRead More
– Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson appears on the syndicated The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Monday. — Tough Enough airs every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on G4. — Regarding rumors of WWE talent cuts already being made, PWInsider.com reports that while no one has been officially let go yet, they are definitely on the horizon. The cuts are being done to free up roster space as there are numerous young wrestlers waiting in the wings to be called up to the main roster. Between developmental, NXT and Tough Enough, WWE hasRead More

Posted On April 5, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoilers* WWE NXT Taping Results For Tonight

Thanks to Graham Cawthon of www.TheHistoryofWWE.com for the following from Charlotte, NC: NXT: * They had a trivia contest about who won at Wrestlemania. Darren Young said Bret Hart. Byron Saxton won to garner Redemption Points. * Connor O’Brien defeated Jacob Novak with a rollup out of the corner. * Yoshi Tatsu asked Maryse out, so Ted DiBiase laid him out backstage. * No one booed Drew Carey when they played a Hall of Fame package, believe it or not. * Vladimir Kozlov and JTG made a bet backstage thatRead More

Posted On March 28, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Stars Appearing On MTV Tonight, AJ Lee Works SD Shows

– WWE Superstars Chris Masters, Curt Hawkins, Dolph Ziggler and JTG appear on tonight’s episode of Silent Library, which airs at at 7:00 p.m. on MTV. A replay airs at 2:30 a.m. — A Twitter account has been launched for WWE Classics On Demand. — Last week’s episode of SmackDown featured 32 minutes and 17 seconds of in-ring action, down from 34 minutes and 13 seconds the week before. — NXT Season 3 contestant AJ Lee worked this past weekend’s SmackDown live events, teaming with Beth Phoenix in a tagRead More
– Brodus Clay, who debuted two weeks ago on Raw as the bodyguard of Alberto Del Rio, is now officially a member of the SmackDown roster. The NXT Season 4 contestant has been added to the Superstars page on WWE.com. — Abdullah the Butcher is expected to be announced as the latest member of the WWE Hall of Fame tonight on Raw. — The twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars premieres tonight at 8:00 p.m. on ABC and former WWE champion Chris Jericho is among the contestants. He hasRead More
– Steve Austin said this morning on his Twitter account that Tough Enough has concluded filming. “Well…just finished with Tough Enough…it was a helluva lot of fun…thanks to @BillDeMott, @trishstratuscom, and Booker T..great cats.” — The May 31 SmackDown taping will take place at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. The advertised main event is Edge and Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio and Cody Rhodes. — Tough Enough contestant Matt Cross is scheduled to appear for the Vanguard Wrestling All-Star Alliance in Oak Park, Illinois on AprilRead More
– Darren Young, who was selected as one of six former NXT contestants to return to the show in its fifth season, NXT Redemption, was listed as a member of the Raw roster upon its premiere. He had been largely relegated to WWE Superstars in recent months but is now competing for a spot in the sixth season of NXT. — WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper said on Twitter that he’s filming a piece for Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. — The March 5 SmackDown live event inRead More

Posted On March 10, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Randy Orton Talks Rock/Cena, Christian Makes A Wish, Regal

- In response to a fan question on Twitter, RAW superstar Randy Orton had this to say about the John Cena vs. The Rock feud: @RandyOrton: “I think the Rock is awesome. But get em in the ring together on live tv? John would OWN him.” – Christian made his return to WWE television this week, defeating newcomer Brodus Clay in a tough match. Despite the satisfaction of finally being back on RAW, the highlight of Christian’s night actually came backstage: Christian4Peeps: “Good 2b back on Raw..but highlight 4me wasRead More
– John Cena promised on Twitter a ‘final knockout’ for Monday’s Raw. “And I will come to raw for bizzness,” he wrote. “Final knockout this monday on raw. HUSTLE. LOYALTY. RESPECT.” — WWE developmental wrestler Jarrod Locke has been removed from the Florida Championship Wrestling website’s roster page, which would indicate that he has been released. He formerly appeared on the UK version of Gladiators as Warrior. — The beginning of a recent NXT broadcast in New Zealand features a message from John Cena dedicating the show to victims ofRead More
– NXT contestant Derrick Bateman underwent successful surgery on his knee today. It is a minor issue and he is expected to be cleared to return to the ring in two to four weeks. — WWE promoting Elimination Chamber as the first pay-per-view event to take place in Oakland, California was incorrect as WCW’s SuperBrawl event on February 21, 1999 took place at the same venue (the Oracle Arena was then known as the Oakland Arena). The show was headlined by Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair. — Former WWE Women’sRead More
Derrick Bateman, the NXT Rookie of United States Champion Daniel Bryan, was eliminated Tuesday night from WWE NXT. The ‘shocking elimination’ sets the stage for Brodus Clay vs. Johnny Curtis in the Season 4 finale on next week’s show. The evening’s elimination came down to Bateman and Curtis because Clay had previously earned immunity. On Tuesday’s show, Curtis won an immunity challenge as well as a Triple Threat Match over Clay and Bateman. Bateman, on the other hand, had a poor night as he didn’t win a single challenge. Curtis’sRead More