– Alex Riley appeared alongside WWE Champion The Miz on Comcast Sports Net Saturday night and accidentally said the word wrestling while discussing NXT. He quickly corrected himself. — It has been confirmed that WWE released developmental wrestlers Caylee Turner and Kevin Hackman last week. It’s being speculated that one or two additional developmental wrestlers were let go. While reasons for their respective departures have yet to be disclosed, Turner’s is not considered a surprise among those in Florida Championship Wrestling. It’s said that she caused a great deal ofRead More
– The February 17 episode of TNA iMPACT! scored a 1.13 cable rating, down from 1.20 the previous week and 1.31 on February 3. The first hour scored a 1.15 before dropping to a 1.11 in the second. iMPACT! averaged 1.5 million viewers over the course of two hours, down from 1.7 million viewers last week and 1.9 million viewers on January 27 and February 3. It was tied with the January 6 episode for the fewest average viewers of the year. — Isis the Amazon, the six foot nineRead More
Isis the Amazon, the six foot nine woman who was to have appeared as the protégé of Vickie Guerrero on the third season of WWE’s NXT, wrestled a dark match against Florida independent women’s wrestler Leva Bates prior to Tuesday night’s TNA Impact taping in Orlando, Florida. Though her in-ring abilities are considered horrible, many feel that she will be offered at least a short-term role with TNA Wrestling. However, the Pro Wrestling Torch reports today that the organization’s female performers, the TNA Knockouts, collectively made it clear backstage atRead More
– Matt Hardy garnered some heat in the locker room for taking credit for the recent TNA Impact ratings spike coinciding with his arrival to the organization and being paired with his brother. He wrote on Twitter following the February 3 episode, which scored a strong 1.3 cable rating: “Hulkster & Jeff brought me in & the ratings keep growin-Coincidence?I think not! FACT! .. Dixie, u can thank ME & Jeff 4 the ratings jump-just saying.” “When guys do that, they bury themselves with the boys,” said one company source.Read More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

NXT Season 4 Finale, Season 5 Plans, Husky Harris & Michael Tarver

- The next NXT elimination will take place on Tuesday, February 22nd. After next week, there will be only two Rookies remaining, with the winner being determined on the March 1st finale. — With NXT Season 4 wrapping up in less than 2 weeks, we’re alrady looking ahead to NXT Season 5 – set to premiere the week after Season 4’s finale. NXT Season 5 begins on March 8th and we reported last week that there’s been talk of a “father-son” theme featuring WWE legends mentoring their sons. – FormerRead More

Posted On February 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Isis the Amazon, Leva Bates & Niya Work Tryout Matches For TNA

Isis the Amazon, who was to have appeared as the protégé of Vickie Guerrero on the third season of WWE’s NXT as Aloisia, wrestled a dark match against Florida independent women’s wrestler Leva Bates prior to tonight’s iMPACT! taping in Orlando, Florida, reports WrestleBabe.net. The six foot nine grappler pinned Bates following a chokeslam. Bates has previous TNA Wrestling experience as she competed against Awesome Kong in the $250,000 Fan Challenge in June 2008. She is a product of the Team 3D Academy of Professional Wrestling in Kissimmee, Florida. FloridaRead More

Posted On February 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former Knockouts Returning To TNA, Isis the Amazon Backstage

– Traci Brooks returned to TNA Wrestling at last night’s iMPACT! taping in Orlando, Florida. She came to the aid of Kazarian following a post-match beating from Robbie E and Cookie. TNA Wrestling ring announcer Jeremy Borash welcomed Brooks back to the company. TNA Wrestling released Brooks from her contract last March following seven years of tenure. — Former TNA Women’s Knockouts Champion ODB is backstage at tonight’s iMPACT! taping. She parted ways with the organization in June. — Isis the Amazon, who was to have appeared on the thirdRead More

Posted On February 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

New TNA Champion Crowned, Giant Lady Wrestler Receives Tryout

– Mr. Anderson’s reign as TNA World Heavyweight Champion came to an end tonight at Against All Odds as he lost the title to Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match. Anderson obtained the belt from Hardy last month at Genesis. The TNA World Heavyweight Champion is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday to face a variety of charges relating to his September 2009 arrest on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills and possession of anabolic steroids. A search of his North Carolina residence yielded 262 Vicodin prescription pills,Read More

Posted On February 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

NXT Rookie Diva Resurfaces, Punk Responds To Jim Ross, More

– The February 5 episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America drew a 0.73 cable rating, with 839,000 viewers. Viewership was up from last week’s episode, which was a 0.64 cable rating with 755,000 viewers. The midnight replay garnered a 0.23 cable rating, with 261,000 viewers. — CM Punk responded to Jim Ross dubbing him this week the best wrestling villain, writing on Twitter: “When somebody I respect offers me glowing compliments, it’s better than any payday. Harley Race, Pat Patterson, Blackjack Lanza and now Jim Ross say I’m theRead More

Posted On February 3, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Tons of Off-Air SD! Taping Notes: Dolph, Fans Ejected, More

Thanks to NY Sports Red for sending this in: – When we went to our seats we had to go to the ticket service window (line had tons of people on it) as the section was tarped off. in fact one whole side and half the other side were tarped off. The guy at the window was telling another customer “we are sorry. they tarp off the non camera side to look full on tv. we only sold 9,000 tickets.” 9,000 tickets in an arena that holds 17,000 for wrestling.Read More

Posted On January 27, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former WWF Wrestler Charged With Murder, Diva Search Plans

– Former wrestler Ion Croitoru, who appeared on various World Wrestling Federation cards from 1986 to 1989 as Johnny K-9, was charged Monday with first degree murder in connection with the 2008 gangland execution of Jonathan Barber in Vancouver. More details on the story are available here. — It was disclosed at a WWE-sponsored web conference yesterday that the Diva Search competition would be brought back to company programming. The concept will reportedly be similar to NXT as the contestants would be mentored by WWE Divas. Additionally, it is saidRead More

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

Smackdown Main Event & More News On Tonight’s WWE Tapings

WWE will tape tonight’s NXT and this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown from Cincinnati, Ohio. As of Tuesday morning, no matches have been announced for NXT. It’s been announced that the main event for Friday’s SmackDown will be feature World Heavyweight champion Edge teaming with Randy Orton to take on WWE Champion The Miz and Dolph Ziggler. Edge and Randy Orton were a tag team several years ago on the RAW brand, wrestling as “Rated RKO.” Wade Barrett vs. Big Show has also been booked for tonight’s SmackDown tapings,Read More
– Percy Watson beat William Regal in a dark match prior to tonight’s Raw taping in Detroit, Michigan. The NXT season two contestant between Regal following the Showtime Splash. — Matches taped tonight in Detroit, Michigan for this Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America were: R-Truth vs. Tyson Kidd; David Hart Smith and Yoshi Tatsu vs. Primo and Zack Ryder. — Chris Masters, who has been largely relegated to WWE Superstars since his return to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2009, is reportedly scheduled for a push following theRead More
– NXT standings following the Jan. 18 episode are as follows: Byron Saxton (3-3), Brodus Clay (2-2), Johnny Curtis (2-3), Derrick Bateman (1-3). Conor O’Brian possessed the best record at the time of his elimination as he was 3-1. — Derrick Bateman scored 4 immunity points via this week’s NXT Rookie Challenge, How Well Do You Know Your WWE Pro?. He now possesses 8 points, while the remaining Rookies have 0. — Rick Morris, host of The FDH Lounge on SportsTalkNetwork.com, announced the following on Twitter: “exclusively on THE FDHRead More

Posted On January 19, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

NXT Elimination Announced, SmackDown Scores Viewership High

– The January 14 episode of WWE SmackDown on Syfy scored a 1.9 cable rating, tying the previous week’s ratings high. The program garnered 2.98 million viewers over the course of two hours, setting a new benchmark on Syfy. The previous week’s show averaged 2.85 million viewers. — The results of the second poll of the fourth season of NXT were revealed on last night’s episode and it was announced that Alberto Del Rio’s Rookie, Conor O’Brian, has been eliminated from the competition. A disappointed O’Brian spoke on the microphoneRead More
To help promote next Sunday’s Raw live event at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, Valley24.com conducted an interview with WWE star Ted DiBiase, Jr. The son of “The Million Dollar Man” discussed the toll of traveling throughout the world on a weekly basis, the strain of injuries, his brother joining him on the main roster, and more. When asked how often he is on the road, DiBiase said ‘it’s most of the time’. “I think the correct answer is a minimum of 257 days a year and I believeRead More
– Silvervision.co.uk has released the artwork for WWE Studios’ The Chaperone, which is set for release on DVD and Blu-ray in March following a brief theatrical run. The updated synopsis is as follows: “All that former getaway-driver Ray Bradstone (WWE Superstar Paul “Triple H” Levesque) wants is to start a new life and patch things up with his daughter Sally (Ariel Winter, Modern Family). Unable to find honest work, he reluctantly agrees to do one last job with his old bank-robbing crew, led by Phillip Larue (Kevin Corrigan, Superbad). ButRead More

Posted On January 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE No Longer Hiring Talent Over 30, Tryouts Announced

– A number of older independent wrestlers were informed by World Wrestling Entertainment officials that they are solely seeking to hire talent under the age of 30, especially those that would enter the company’s developmental system. While not an official edict, more than four wrestlers were told this in recent weeks when looking into potential work with the organization. — WWE.com announced today that Florida Championship Wrestling, the official developmental territory of WWE, is holding a four-day talent evaluation clinic March 4-7 in Tampa, Florida. For more information on theRead More

Posted On January 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

New Trailer For Triple H Film, Double Date Announced For NXT

– The bodyguard of Tyson Kidd, Jackson Andrews, did not accompany his associate for his match on tonight’s Raw. It is the second consecutive week in which Andrews was MIA for Kidd’s televised match. Andrews, however, accompanied Kidd for his matches against David Hart Smith at live events over the weekend. — It was announced tonight on Raw that Derrick Bateman and his NXT Pro, Daniel Bryan, will be going on a double date with The Bella Twins on tomorrow night’s episode of NXT. — WWE has released a newRead More