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WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal has been removed as the advertised guest host of upcoming Raw live events in Canada 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 two weeks ago on PWMania.com (article available here) pertaining to his comments regarding WWE’s Wellness Policy. The multi-time tag team champion appeared Thursday on Minneapolis based sports radio station KFAN Sports Radio AM 1130 (podcast available here) and said his remarks wereRead More
New WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal, who is scheduled to host a Raw live event later this month at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, does not believe that all of WWE’s talent is in compliance with the organization’s stringent drug testing policy. Speaking out to Power Slam magazine days before his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, Animal was asked about how important the larger-than-life, steroid-enhanced physiques were to the image of The Road Warriors. He was also asked if the team would have been theRead More
– Former TNA X Division Champion Jay Lethal is returning to Ring of Honor for the first time since 2008. The organization issued a press release today to announce that he will appear on the Best in the World online pay-per-view on June 26. — The Huffington Post posted an article regarding John Cena announcing to the Extreme Rules audience that U.S. troops “captured and compromised” Osama bin Laden. — An image of The Undertaker giving the Tombstone piledriver to Triple H is featured on the cover of the latestRead More
– Marty Jannetty, who rose to fame as the tag team partner of Shawn Michaels, was asked if he would be attending his former colleague’s WWE Hall of Fame induction on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia. He responded, “I want to be there but the cab ride from where I am is over 22 dollars and 23 cents, give or stank a dolla.” — Last night’s Florida Championship Wrestling television taping was cancelled due to a power outage as a result of tropical storm. The event will take place next Thursday.Read More
Power Slam recently conducted an interview with Wayne Keown, better known as Dutch Mantel. Having been involved with the wrestling industry since 1973, he accepted a behind the scenes role with TNA Wrestling in 2003, where the company’s booking strategy often clashed with his own. Dutch discussed his experience with TNA and explained the organization’s booking philosophy. After you left the IWA in 2003, you took a job on the TNA creative team. Your booking philosophy was at odds with TNA’s during Vince Russo’s early years with the company andRead More

Posted On February 28, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Bret Hart Launches Account On Twitter, Where’s Randy Savage?

– Bret Hart has launched an account on Twitter. — Alberto Del Rio is featured on the cover of the 200th issue of Power Slam. — FunnyOrDie.com has posted a feature on Randy Savage entitled “Where’s Randy Savage?” The synopsis reads: “Recently discovered photographic evidence of the secret history of the Macho Man Randy Savage can be found at http://wheresrandysavage.tumblr.com and http://www.facebook.com/WheresRandySavage. *PHOTO* of Randy Savage taken on Saturday ->Read More

Posted On February 2, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Kevin Steen Says Watching TNA Has Made Him Nauseous

Former Ring of Honor wrestler Kevin Steen spoke to Power Slam about his future without ROH, whether he’s received any interest from WWE or TNA, his longtime feud with El Generico, TNA’s television product, and more. Regarding interest from the two major promotions, Steen says WWE has never shown any interest in his services while he heard that TNA might have been interested in using him a few years ago but was never contacted. He questions why WWE would be interested in him when he’s the complete opposite of whatRead More

Posted On January 31, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Rumor On McMahon Stepping Down, Muhammed Hussan Update

– Today would have marked former WWE star Giant Gonzales’ 45th birthday. He passed away on September 22, 2010 due to complications of diabetes in his hometown of San Martin, Argentina. — Former WWE talent Mark ‘Muhammed Hassan’ Copani has launched an account on Twitter. He lists himself as an actor/entertainer. — The latest issue of Power Slam features a story on Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque’s official promotion to Senior Advisor to Vince McMahon, which has led many to conclude that “The Game” is now more interested in a careerRead More

Posted On January 30, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Lesnar Reportedly Attempts To Persuade UFC To Return To WWE

Contrary to Brock Lesnar’s public dismissal last week of the long-standing rumor that he was interested in participating in this year’s WrestleMania event, the latest issue of Power Slam reports that according to multiple sources, he did attempt to persuade UFC officials to allow him to work a storyline with World Wrestling Entertainment that would culminate at the annual wrestling supershow. The proposed deal stems from his mini-confrontation with The Undertaker following UFC 121 on October 23. According to the magazine, Lesnar had agreed in principle to a three-appearance dealRead More
– Jeff Hardy is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Power Slam, which covers his ongoing drug trial and recent matches. — Ric Flair returned to TNA Wrestling’s European tour Friday in Manchester, England, accompanying Beer Money, Inc. for their match against Douglas Williams and Magnus. Flair wrestled Williams himself the following night in London, beating the Englishman via submission. Flair bled heavily during the match, so much so that the ring mat was mopped afterwards. — In an apparent first, TNA Wrestling officials recently punished twoRead More
– Donna Goldsmith, Chief Operating Officer of WWE, announced this week she would be leaving the organization effective Feb. 28. Many within WWE were shocked by her resignation and it’s been speculated that it is due in part to the company’s disappointing fourth quarter earnings. Goldsmith was regarded as the second most powerful person in the company, since Linda McMahon stepped down from her position as CEO in September 2009 to launch a self-financed Senate campaign. — The latest issue of Power Slam reports that Triple H’s return to WWERead More

Posted On December 22, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

London Discusses His Friction With Hardy, Explains Video Spoof

Former WWE Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champion Paul London pulled no punches in a lengthy interview published in the latest issue of Power Slam as he candidly discussed his five-year run with World Wrestling Entertainment, the wide array of characters he came into contact there, and much more. During the interview, London discussed his real-life friction with former WWE colleague Matt Hardy and indicated that it is due to jealousy on Hardy’s part. He also explained why he pulled the YouTube video spoofing Hardy’s internet campaign to obtain a contractRead More

Posted On December 20, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Paul London Calls WWE ‘A Nasty Place’, SmackDown Star Weds

– Ring of Honor reportedly garnered 1,750 orders for Saturday’s Final Battle iPPV, which includes replay orders. The previous record was between 1,500 and 1,600. — Former WWE Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champion Paul London pulled no punches in a lengthy interview published in the latest issue of Power Slam as he candidly discussed his five-year run with World Wrestling Entertainment (which he calls “The Entertainers”), the wide array of characters he came into contact there, and much more. Regarding a possible return to the organization that ultimately did notRead More

Posted On November 24, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Riley Following DUI Arrest, Shad’s MMA Aspirations

– John Cena is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Power Slam magazine. — A video of Shad Gaspard participating in mixed martial arts training surfaced online the day after it was announced that he had been released by WWE. A source close to Gaspard says the former Cryme Tyme member has friends in MMA and predicted before the video surfaced that he would attempt to launch a career in the sport. — It is said that Alex Riley’s on-air association with The Miz saved him fromRead More

Posted On November 6, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Divas Considered Safe From Expected Firings, Maxine Comments

– Maxine, who was eliminated from NXT on Tuesday’s show, commented on why she believes she was expelled from the contest in an interview with nxt.wwe.com. “The WWE Universe doesn’t always warm up to the bad girl. I think it’s much easier to really like somebody that’s overly perky and nice,” she stated. “I feel like I’m more of a leader, I’m not a follower. I make my own path and I think that’s the way to go.” — The current Diva-exclusive season of NXT — coupled with an ongoingRead More
– Wade Barrett is the featured WWE Superstar in the promotional advertisement for next month’s Survivor Series pay-per-view — taking place on the 21st. To view the advertisement, click here. — Randy Orton is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Power Slam. — WWE confirmed this afternoon that Rey Mysterio has opened an account on Twitter. See photo of Rey unmasked and giving the finger ->Read More