Power Slam Tag

Speaking to Power Slam, Gail Kim explains why she deliberately eliminated herself from the Divas Battle Royal on the August 1, 2011 episode of Monday Night Raw. “I have no regrets. They didn’t care. It didn’t affect the outcome of the match. If it was going to affect the outcome of the match, I wouldn’t have done it. It got to the point where … it’s just what I did, you know. Like I said, I don’t have any regrets.” Kim quit WWE that night; she says it felt good.Read More
With a helping hand from John Cena, 40-year-old heavyweight boxer Monte Barrett participated in a week long training camp with WWE’s developmental league Florida Championship Wrestling in late October/early November. As a close friend of Cena’s, Barrett has personal insight on the WWE Superstar. He commented on the hostile reaction Cena receives from grappling fans on a weekly basis to Power Slam. “We talked about that on [November 14, 2011] and I asked him. A lot of the fans say, “John’s not great, and he’s only got a certain amountRead More
– Lilian Garcia tweeted Thursday she filmed a music video which will be released early next year. — CM Punk is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Power Slam. — WWE.com has deleted ring announcer Eden Stiles’ profile. She announced late Tuesday night on Twitter that she parted ways with the organization after requesting to be released from her contract three weeks ago. She later denied speculation she left WWE due to her relationship with Cody Rhodes. She tweeted Thursday, “Where people got the idea I leftRead More

Posted On December 23, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

The 50 Best Professional Wrestlers Of 2011 Named

For the eighteenth year, Power Slam magazine presents The PS 50, which ranks the 50 best-performing wrestlers in the industry. Rankings in The PS 50 are basted on grapplers’ in-ring showings over a 12-month period (December 1, 2010 through November 30, 2011). 1. Hiroshi Tanahashi 2. Randy Orton 3. Davey Richards 4. Prince Devitt 5. Shingo Takagi 6. Christian 7. Kurt Angle 8. C.M. Punk 9. Kota Ibush 10. Takashi Sugiura 11. KENTA 12. Go Shiozaki 13. PAC 14. Akira Tozawa 15. Hirooki Goto 16. Eddie Edwards 17. BxB HulkRead More
Sarita was hospitalized Tuesday after taking a hard fall during a two out of three falls match in Mexico City, Mexico. Sarita, who performs as Dark Angel for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, slipped on the top rope while attempting to dive and crashed onto the hardwood floor. She was placed on a stretcher and immediately hospitalized. Wednesday evening on Facebook, Sarita thanked her fans for their well wishes and stated that while she remains sore, she has since recovered. She says she fully intends on competing in today’s CMLLRead More

Posted On November 19, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

RVD Interested In Joining WWE?, Knockouts Appearing In Philly

– Brooke Tessmacher, Tara and Velvet Sky have been announced for K & S Wrestlefest, which takes place Saturday, December 3 at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport 76 Industrial Hwy. Essington, Pennsylvania. — Today from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Devon, Mr. Anderson and Winter appear at Direct Auto Insurance 3046 Indiana Ave, Vicksburg, Mississippi. — The official Twitter feed for the Power Slam wrestling magazine stated Thursday that a TNA wrestler is considering joining WWE. “Someone told me this week that Rob Van Dam is seriously considering a return to WWE,”Read More
– WWE.com has posted an interview with Jim Ross backstage at Saturday’s Raw television taping in Mexico City, Mexico furthering his on-screen feud with interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis. He says Laurinaitis has changed a great deal since the “jobless guy” that he hired when WCW went belly up and that he’s disappointed in the human being he’s turned out to be. Regarding his return to Raw, he thought that when he received a call from Laurinaitis’ office to appear at the show, he would be returning to announce,Read More

Posted On September 23, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Randy Orton Responds To Steve Austin’s Critical Comments

Steve Austin offered a critical assessment of Randy Orton’s character performance during an interview for the latest issue of Power Slam, which was published this afternoon on PWMania.com. When asked to name which wrestlers he believes can evolve into “money-drawing players” for WWE, Austin said of The Viper, “His promos need work, and right now, he’s a little one-dimensional. The crowds are digging him, but there’s still another step on the ladder for him to climb to.” Orton responded to Austin’s remarks this evening on Twitter with a vow. HeRead More
Steve Austin spoke to Power Slam to promote his latest movie, Tactical Force. The discussion turns to present-day WWE and he is asked to name which wrestlers he believes can evolve into “money-drawing players” for the sports-entertainment organization. CM Punk heads the top of the list. “Well, I love CM Punk. That guy is already a star, and he’s just breathed a much-needed breath of fresh air into the wrestling business,” Austin said. “He’s been working for over ten years. I’m a big fan of his—love his skills, love hisRead More

Posted On September 20, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Chyna Explains Why She Left WWE; Comments On TNA & More

The September 2011 issue of Power Slam features an interview with Chyna, who discussed her brief fling with TNA Wrestling, departing from WWE in 2001, her experience with Vivid Entertainment, and more. Chyna made her TNA debut at the May 3, 2011 iMPACT! taping as she was introduced by Spike TV network consultant Mick Foley. “The Hardcore Legend” introduced Chyna as Kurt Angle’s business associate and tag team partner at Sacrifice, where they would face Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett. During the taping she also participated in a battle royal,Read More

Posted On September 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Austin On Whether He Will Wrestle Again, Bid To Meet Punk

– The latest issue of Power Slam features an interview with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and the WWE Hall of Famer is asked if he envisages himself returning to the squared circle for one more match. “Awww, man. Look, I’ll tell you this much: If I was going to do anything in WWE, I’d do something with Punk,” he responded. “Like I said, I love what he’s doing, and there’s a lot of parallels. I’m not saying it’s definitely going to happen, but if I could cherry-pick my opponent, andRead More

Posted On September 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Edge Announced For SmackDown, WWE Returning To D.C., More

– WWE announced Friday that former World Heavyweight Champion Edge will appear on next week’s episode of SmackDown, which emanates from Toronto. WWE.com’s synopsis reads: “For the first time since retiring from WWE, Edge comes home to SmackDown as the special guest Superstar. What does The Rated-R Superstar have in store for the WWE Universe this Friday night?” — WWE has a Raw live event scheduled for Thursday, December 29 at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The on-sale date for tickets has not been announced. — WWE Champion AlbertoRead More

Posted On August 29, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Tara Comments On TNA Knockout Pay Rumors, Hardy & Flair

Tara published a blog on her official website responding to of there being a sizable pay discrepancy amongst the female performers of TNA Wrestling. Power Slam magazine, the source of the story, said Mickie James and Christy Hemme are the highest-paid female talent in TNA with each earning more than $100,000 per year. Meanwhile, the rest of organization’s female talent earn far less: $600 per appearance at most. Tara says she knows for certain that the article contained multiple inaccuracies. “With regards to what is said in the wrestling gossipRead More
The August 2011 issue of the UK based wrestling magazine Power Slam reports that there is a sizable pay discrepancy among the female performers of TNA Wrestling. The magazine states that Christy Hemme and Mickie James are the highest-paid female talent in the organization: each earn more than $100,000 per year. Meanwhile, the rest of TNA’s female wrestlers and personalities (Angelina Love, Brooke Tessmacher, Cookie, Jackie, Madison Rayne, ODB, Rosita, Sarita, SoCal Val, Tara, Traci Brooks, Velvet Sky and Winter) earn far less: $600 per appearance at most. Karen Jarrett’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
– Mick Foley says he may attend next Sunday’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view event. “Thinking about getting a ticket for MITB, just to feel the atmosphere in Chicago as a wrestling fan,” he wrote on Twitter. “Should be amazing.” — WWE developmental wrestler Calvin Raines has launched a Twitter account. — WWE.com has posted images of Ringside Collectibles’ exclusive CM Punk action figure. It is a replica of his masked look from 2010. — Randy Savage is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Power Slam, whichRead More
It was reported last month that WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal was removed as the guest host of a slate of recent Raw live events due to WWE’s belief that he was critical of their drug testing policy in a recently published interview with Power Slam magazine. An article was published online pertaining to his comments regarding WWE’s Wellness Policy. The multi-time tag team champion stated during a subsequent interview with Minneapolis based sports radio station KFAN Sports Radio AM 1130 that his remarks were taken out ofRead More
– TNA Lockdown 2011 will be released on DVD on June 21. — Fans can meet Matt Morgan and Velvet Sky tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Direct Auto Insurance 2552 Covington Pike Memphis, Tennessee. Call 901-388-0505 for more information. — Rock Pink, a charity whose mission is to raise breast health awareness and support local breast cancer programs, is holding an auction for one lucky fan to bowl with TNA Knockout Angelina Love in Orlando, Florida. The auction can be accessed here. It concludes next Friday. —Read More
– WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal was advertised to guest host next weekend’s Raw live events, but pulled due to WWE’s belief that he was critical of their drug testing policy in a recently published interview with Power Slam magazine. He has been replaced by fellow Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart. Animal appeared on a Minneapolis area sports radio station Thursday and said his remarks were taken out of context by a wrestling website. — Melina indicated Thursday during a seven hour live chat on her official websiteRead More