Posted On October 2, 2011By Steven PachecoIn Columns

One Count Kickout – Mediocrity in a Cell

Follow @OneCountKickout The One Count Kickout Blog Got Facebook?  Like the One Count Kickout Hell in a Cell is one of the more epic and exciting gimmicks created within the WWE Universe.  Cage matches were once the be all end all when it came to ongoing feuds.  No matter what had happened, if two guys were at war with one another, they would ultimately end up inside a cage.  The cage was where their problems would finally be settled, where the frightened heel would be locked up with the vengeanceRead More

Posted On September 28, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoiler* New Match Added To WWE Hell In A Cell PPV

At this week’s WWE Smackdown taping, it was announced that Sin Cara vs Sin Cara will take place at this Sunday night’s Hell in a Cell PPV. One of the Sin Cara’s debuted a new look tonight, with a different colored mask and tights as the other Sin Cara, so they will not look the same at the PPV on Sunday night.Read More

Posted On September 16, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Predicts WWE Night Of Champions, More

Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website, in which he discusses the brand split, the future of superstars like Jack Swagger, Batista, & Chris Jericho, and more. Below are his predictions for Night of Champions: -HHH beats CM Punk in the no disqualification bout thanks largely to the stipulation. Not sure how much WWE plans to have HHH wrestle so this is a viable opportunity for fans of ‘The Game’ to tune in on what could be a rare bout by the future WWE HOF’er.Read More
– The “Final Four” wrestlers of the Bound For Glory Series concluded Thursday night on Impact Wrestling with Brother Ray ranked No. 1 with 49 points. He is followed by Robert Roode (42 points), Gunner (42 points) and James Storm (40 points). Ray will face Storm in a semi-final match at No Surrender while Roode will square off against Gunner. The Bound For Glory Series Finals takes place the same night and the winner will automatically be ranked the No. 1 contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Crimson, whoRead More
– Chavo Guerrero, Sr. (a/k/a Chavo Classic) knocked WWE’s attempt to market Sin Cara. The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion wrote the following on Twitter (in Spanish): “Whoever hired Sin Cara does not know the Hispanic market.” — Alex Riley’s father, Kevin Kiley, Sr., has been hired as the morning talk show host for WKRK FM in Cleveland, Ohio. The CBS affiliate is switching from a music to an all-sports format. — It was reported two weeks ago that Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine, who is currently training in Florida ChampionshipRead More

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

Money In The Bank PPV Buyrate Up Over 60% From 2010

With CM Punk emerging as the breakout star of 2011 – there has been a lot of talk about how Punk and« John Cena’s big match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view would deliver with customers. Aside from being one of the top merchandise sellers for WWE in recent months – Punk can add “ability to sell PPVs'” to his resume. According to the latest numbers released to WWE stockholders, July’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view did over 265,000 worldwide buys – up a staggering 100,000 buys (60%) fromRead More

Posted On August 8, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New Details Released For TNA’s No Surrender PPV Next Month

The following press release has been issued: DIRECT AUTO INSURANCE PRESENTS: NO SURRENDER LIVE ON PPV SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11 FROM ORLANDO, FL On Sunday, September 11, “No Surrender” airs live on Pay-Per-View and online at http://www.TNAOnDemand.com from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida! “No Surrender” will showcase all of your favorite IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars, including Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Sting, AJ Styles, Mr. Anderson, Rob Van Dam, Abyss and the competitors in the Bound For Glory Series! PPV events air on Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter Cable, Cablevision, AT&T U-Verse, VerizonRead More

Posted On July 18, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Reveals What Will Open Tonight’s Raw Broadcast

WWE has announced the following via Twitter: At start of WWE #Raw, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon will address incident at last night’s PPV. Watch LIVE TONIGHT at 9/8 CT @USA_Network! #MITBRead More

Posted On July 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Further Update On CM Punk’s WWE Contract Status

Last week it was reported that CM Punk’s WWE contract has actually already expired, and that he signed an extension through the PPV in order to work the main event of tonight’s PPV in Chicago against John Cena. In an update to that story, Punk has been making the media rounds this week hyping tonight’s show, and has been very candid about his experience with WWE and his current status with the company. In an interview conducted for the Abe Kanan Sirius/XM Radio Show, Punk noted that he has NOTRead More
Chavo Guerrero took John Cena’s wrestling ability to task today on Twitter after the master of the Five Knuckle Shuffle declared earlier in the day that people will talk about his match with CM Punk tomorrow at Money in the Bank for years to come. He challenges the WWE Champion to think outside the box and not do the “BS lazy comeback” he does in “every match” because the fans deserve better. The third generation grappler also took a parting shot at The Miz during his near half-hour diatribe. GuerreroRead More

Posted On July 16, 2011By Dave CunningIn Columns

Why CM Punk Is The Best Performer in Wrestling Today.

Walk with me for a few minutes. Wrestling used to consume me. A friend introduced me to the show — err, athletic competition, around 1992, around the age of 10. He got me hooked. It was incredible; the athletes, the moves, the pursuit of championships, it all seemed so…legit. I’d tune in every Saturday at 3:00pm to watch Superstars, All-American Wrestling, or whatever feed Canada was lucky enough to sign a deal to get. It got infuriating hearing about all the Pay Per View extravaganzas going down that weren’t viewableRead More

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

Press Release: This Year’s TNA Hardcore Justice PPV Details

HARDCORE JUSTICE LIVE ON PPV SUNDAY AUGUST 7 FROM ORLANDO, FL On Sunday, August 7, don’t miss “Hardcore Justice” live on Pay-Per-View and online at http://www.TNAOnDemand.com from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida! Hardcore Justice promises to be the most barbaric Pay-Per-View event of the year, featuring the sadistic monster Abyss and many more of your favorite IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars like Hulk Hogan, Mr. Anderson, Sting, Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Rob Van Dam, Beer Money, Gunner and more! PPV events air on Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter Cable, Cablevision, AT&T U-Verse,Read More

Posted On July 9, 2011By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:CM Punk on Raw

Last week on Raw, it took CM Punk nearly six and half minutes to change the way that the audience viewed the show on that particular episode. Fans and even ESPN analyst, Jim Rome took notice of what was not just another wrestling promo. It seems as though Punk said, not only what was on his mind, but also expressed the opinion of a lot of fans. Many people thought that Punk strayed from the script in a shoot promo, but while he probably did express his real life frustrationsRead More
– WWE.com is advertising the following for tonight’s episode of SmackDown: “The relentless brutality of Mark Henry comes face-to-face with World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton tonight on SmackDown. Has The World’s Strongest Man become something that even The Viper can’t stop?” Other matches taking place include Daniel Bryan vs. Ted DiBiase, Sin Cara vs. Christian, Ezekiel Jackson vs. Cody Rhodes and Kane vs. Wade Barrett. — Yoshi Tatsu celebrates his 34th birthday today. In yesterday’s birthdays, Alicia Fox turned 25, Cody Rhodes turned 26 and WWE Hall of Famer TerryRead More

Posted On June 27, 2011By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:Can the X Division rebuild TNA?

It was nearly a decade ago that a new and innovative style of wrestling would emerge that put TNA on the map. The matches were mostly aerial spectacles and would be known as the X Division. Certainly, the division had peaks and valleys, with AJ vs. Daniels vs. Joe five years ago being an example of the former, while the booking disaster of making the division almost irrelevant a few years ago being an example of the latter. However, despite any typical TNA booking, the X Division is without aRead More
– WWE sent an e-mail to mailing list subscribers in the Buffalo, New York area that the pay-per-view event scheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the HSBC Arena will be Night of Champions. The event was previously not named. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 a.m. via Tickets.com, the HSBC Arena Box Office and charge by phone (888-223-6000). Advertised Superstars include John Cena, Randy Orton, The Miz, Rey Mysterio, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Kane, R-Truth, Christian, Sheamus, Wade Barrett and Sin Cara. — Shares ofRead More

Posted On June 13, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: Says He Once Cost WCW $800,000, UFC 131 PPV

Jim RossJim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights: “Kevin Nash told us at the taping of the WWE Legends Roundtable last week that years ago when I mentioned on Raw one Monday night that I was going to bring back ‘Diesel and Razor’ next week, that WCW attorneys freaked out because Nash and Hall had only signed ‘deal memos’ and not their final contracts. To expedite the final, final contract signing WCW, to make sure that ‘Razor and Diesel’ wouldn’t appear on MondayRead More

Posted On May 27, 2011By Gabe SapolskyIn Indy News

DGUSA Cable & DISH PPV Tonight With 2 Title Matches

Dragon Gate USA returns to cable systems everywhere and DISH Network TONIGHT with the “Open The Ultimate Gate” card from “Mercury Rising” weekend. Look for DGUSA “Mercury Rising 2011″ on your cable systems and DISH Network at a very affordable price. Here’s what two critics said after watching advance screeners: “SUPER MAIN EVENT….Absolutely a recommended PPV purchase.” – Mike Johnson at PWInsider.com “….you’re going to want to order this show just to see the top two (title) matches” – Sean Radican at PWTorch.com Look for replays this weekend on iNRead More

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

WWE WrestleMania 27 Buyrate Draws Over A Million Buys

In WWE’s latest monthly business report, the company’s official preliminary estimate for their flagship PPV, WrestleMania 27 drew 1,042,000 buys worldwide. The report noted that this was a 30% increase in domestic buys and a 15% increase in international buys.Read More