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Smackdown General Manager Booker T spoke with Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald this week. Here are some highlights. Grading His Performance As An Announcer: “I give myself a C, maybe a C+, maybe. That job is a job you’ve got to learn on the job and literally study on a weekly basis. You’ve literally got to stay in tune to what’s going on in life as well, just to stay fresh. “Being a commentator is something I jumped into headfirst, not knowing exactly what I was getting myself into.Read More
Dolph Ziggler appeared on Between The Ropes with Brian Fritz (interview available at BetweenTheRopes.com) to discuss this coming Monday’s 1000th episode Raw, his favorite moments on the show, his strive for perfection, whether he is impatient when it comes to being a world champion and more. Highlights from the interview are as follows: Whether or not he has been satisfied with a match: “(laughs) Honestly, nothing off the top of my head has me satisfied. I’ve come backstage a couple of times and said ‘OK, that was pretty good’ butRead More

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

Jim Ross Confirms He Will Be Making A WWE RAW 1000 Appearance

Jim Ross revealed earlier today on The Ref 1400 AM radio show in Norman, OK., that he would be appearing at next week’s Raw 1000th episode in St. Louis. Jim Ross also mentioned on the radio show that he has no idea on what his role would be. Ross posted the following on Twitter moments ago: “Proud 2 say I’m STILL a fan of RAW & am excited 2 be in St Louis this Monday for ‪#RAW1000‬. Will I be a part of the broadcast? Tune in & see.”Read More
- As PWMania.com reported earlier, Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder and Justin Roberts were involved in a car accident just outside of downtown San Diego, California on Friday afternoon as their limousine was rear-ended. WWE has updated their article with comments and a photo. No major injuries were reported but Roberts suffered a cut and all three men declined to go to a local hospital. Ryder and Roberts traveled from to Phoenix by car while Ziggler left San Diego on a plane. Here is a photo and comments from Ryder andRead More
WrestleShark.com recently caught up with former WWE $1,000,000 Tough Enough winner Daniel Puder to discuss his time in the company and plans for the future. Here are some of the highlights below. The full interview, including his thoughts about the other Tough Enough contestants, training with Hardcore Holly, the infamous Kurt Angle shoot on Smackdown, his opinion of Al Snow as a trainer, his time in ROH and launching the MyLifeMyPower anti-bullying charity can be found here or by searching WrestleShark in the iTunes store. Daniel Puder tries to makeRead More

Posted On June 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn Indy News, News

Reby Sky Responds To Sunny Again; Says All Respect Is Gone

- Matt Hardy’s girlfriend Reby Sky is back with another Facebook update, talking about the Twitter war with Sunny that was started after Reby lashed out at Psycho Sid and Sunny defended Sid. Here is Reby’s latest: “Checked my facebook before bed & this is what I see from Sunny: “Not worried about your response” | Refreshes page over & over responding to fan-girls & posts multiple times | ::facepalm:: Look, the internet can implode & tell me I have no right to my own opinion, but I’m not backingRead More
Former WWE writer Alex Greenfieldtalked with MLWrestling.com and discussed a number of topics. One of the topics of interest was a verbal exchange between he and Vince McMahon, that allegedly came close to blows. Here is the story: “Now that I think about it, I can’t remember what arena it was but it was over the stupidest f–king thing in the world. It was during the thing when it was Shane and Vince vs. DX and we were doing some silly, little backstage pre-tape. This isn’t even a live show.Read More
- One-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston filmed an episode of Disney XD’s Kickin’ It yesterday. No word yet when it will air. – Lilian Garcia noted that she did a new photoshoot and filmed an interview to hype the 1,000th episode of RAW while at SmackDown in Baltimore yesterday. Natalya also did a new photoshoot that will be released in the future. – WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase is expected to return to action within the next two months. DiBiase has been out for some time withRead More
WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch angrily responded to online wrestling outlets publishing her Facebook status update where she stated admitting herself to the hospital this week complaining of stomach flu and discovering that she has severe gastroenteritis and an enflamed pancreas. Contrary to her previous post, she adamantly states that she does not have ‘health issues.’ Sytch wrote, “Yo wrestling websites!! are we not allowed to get sick?? Are we super human or something?? get a grip people…at least quote me exactly instead of leaving out the wordsRead More
As previously reported, Brodus Clay was interviewed by CBS Radio DC. Here are some of the highlights. On what it was like waiting for WWE to finally give him that push and why they went the Funkasaurus direction: “I had no fingernails for like two months because I was just biting them off every Monday. Literally, I didn’t know (when I would debut). There were signs of the Funkasaurus, but it was always me messing around. “People always want that angry guy, but it just wasn’t me. It’s hard beingRead More

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

More On Bella Twins Talking Backstage Reaction To WWE Departure

As previously reported, in a new interview with DivaDirtTV, the Bella Twins shed some light on the backstage reaction to leaving their departure from the WWE. “Everyone’s in shock and no one actually believed it. Even until our last day, everyone was like, ‘OK, you’re re-signing.’ Especially because I was divas champion,” Nikki said. “So, people were literally in shock when it happened and people thought we were joking. ‘No, you’re not. You guys are staying.'” The Bellas then explained that the hardest part was breaking the news to theirRead 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

Posted On April 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kurt Angle’s Updates His Status For Sunday’s TNA Lockdown

Kurt Angle posted on his twitter that he is still on for Sunday’s TNA Lockdown pay-per-view. Despite recent injuries training for the Olympics, Angle posted; “Therapy on Knee and fanfest for Lockdown PPV. I’m Okay!” Angle suffered a hamstring tear during Olympics training last month and revealed this week that he also suffered a knee injury. Despite his injuries and dropping out of the Olympics qualifying trials, Angle says that he is OK to wrestle this Sunday.Read More

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

John Cena On WWE PG, Would Prefer Something ‘Very Different’

Source: The Hot Clicks Podcast As noted earlier, John Cena was interviewed recently by the Sports Illustrated Hot Clicks podcast. During the interview, he discussed WWE’s PG climate. While Cena said understood the rating, he did mention that he admitted to wishing the program was “very different.” “I’m a 35-year-old adult. I wish our program was very different,” Cena said. “But I’m not the one behind the program. The people that want to see our show — and I’ve seen this transition. I started in 2001-2002 and I slowly sawRead More

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

Marty Jannetty Posts “Raging Tirade” About Wrestler Deaths

Former WWE star Marty Jannetty posted a long rambling message about the incredibly difficult experience he’s had dealing with the deaths of so many of his fellow wrestlers. “OK, SOMEONE JUST POSTED THIS AND BASICALLY LEAVING ME TO COMMENT, AND YOU KNOW WHAT, WE GONNA GO FROM FIZUCKING PLAYING TONIGHT AND HAVING SILLY ASS FUN TO GETTING MY ASS PISSED OFF AND BACK TO EARLIER POSTS, WHERE I’M TELLING ANY FIZUCKIN ONE WHO WANTS TO DEBUNK MY VIEW IN ANY DAMN WAY, STEP YO ASS IN LINE AND LETS GORead More

Posted On March 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

McGuinness Hard On Himself For Not Making It To WWE, More

- Former TNA and Ring of Honor star Nigel McGuinness (Desmond Wolfe), who is now retired, told The Daily Star that he has been hard on himself for not making it to WWE. Nigel added that he is proud of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan for making it to the big show: “I can’t watch WWE. It’s just too painful. I am forever happy that Dragon and Punk got to that stage, to prove that those of us that paid our dues and did well on the Independents were asRead More

Posted On February 23, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

The Rock Responds To His Critics In The WWE Locker Room

Numerous WWE workers were giddy backstage over John Cena’s pseudo-shoot tirade toward Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Monday’s Raw SuperShow since many share similar real-life sentiments. Those disgruntled are upset with Johnson being prominently featured at WrestleMania XXVIII since he is not a full-time performer and is taking away a prime spot that could be used to elevate an up-and-comer. Based on reports and speculation of Johnson having “heat” within WWE circles, a Twitter user asked the actor/wrestler, “Haters claim you’re keeping them from wrestling at ‘Mania and they can’tRead More

Posted On February 21, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Anonymous WWE Star Rants On Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

With The Rock making his much anticipated return to Raw next Monday, John Cena had harsh words for “The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment” on this week’s show, saying he’s no longer The People’s Champion, but he’s a champion with people (referring to the entourage around him). After strongly criticizing The Rock for returning, but not sticking around WWE, Cena vowed to beat the iconic grappler in his hometown of Miami, Florida at WrestleMania XXVIII. A number of WWE performers appeared giddy backstage over Cena’s remarks as they legitimatelyRead More

Posted On November 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

HHH Speaks On WWE’s Twitter Obsession & Working With Vince

Triple H was interviewed by The Morning Buzz over the weekend and spoke about WWE’s recent obsession with Twitter, working closely with Vince McMahon at WWE headquarters and his appearance this summer on Shawn Michaels’ hunting show. Regarding WWE’s working relationship with Twitter, Triple H said, “You have to be at the cutting edge of that technology at all time. Kids today, they don’t watch TV like they did before. TV is almost a background device now. They’re on their phone, on their laptop, on their ipod… so that socialRead More