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- The August 6 episode of garnered a 3.08 cable rating over the course of three hours, the same rating as last week. Raw also averaged a 3.23 rating from 9:00 through the 11:00 p.m. overrun, which is identical to last week. Unlike the last two weeks, the rating for the third hour of Raw declined from the second hour. The program garnered a 3.26 rating in the second hour before declining to a 3.19 in the third. The first hour drew a 2.80 rating compared to 2.79 the weekRead More

Posted On July 14, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Serena Deeb Responds To Reports Of Her Arrest For BUI

Former WWE talent Serena Deeb posted a denial-type statement on her Twitter account Friday night concerning online reports of her arrest on Sunday in Tampa, Florida. “Ok…can anyone REALLY picture me driving a boat? Get real,” she wrote. Her arrest report says she was charged with violation 327.35 BUI VESSEL, which according to the official website of the Florida state legislature is (BUI) Boating Under the Influence. The website states that “a person is guilty of the offense of boating under the influence and is subject to punishment as providedRead More
- Randy Orton, who is currently serving a 60-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program, is scheduled to compete in a future World Heavyweight Championship Match. On September 18 at the SmackDown taping at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he will face Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio in a Triple Threat Match for the belt. WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H is advertised to make a special appearance at the event. – The Pro Wrestling Torch has confirmed rumors that Benjamin Satterly, who appearsRead More
– TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter stated during a media conference call promoting Impact Wrestling going live on SpikeTV that she will be making a ‘big announcement’ during Thursday’s show. Carter also stated that she will introduce Brooke Hogan as Executive in Charge of the female wrestling division, the Knockouts. — Gunner announced Wednesday on Twitter that he is engaged to Jayme Jameson, an independent wrestler. He also stated that he will not be appearing on Thursday’s live Impact Wrestling. “For all who asked, no I will not be onRead More
– Sin Cara competed in his first match of 2012 at Saturday’s WWE Supershow in Florence, South Carolina, defeating Hunico in the opening match. He had been sidelined since Survivor Series due to a patellar tendon rupture. — The following matches are advertised for WWE’s post-SummerSlam tour of Australia taking place August 30 through September 1: John Cena vs. Lord Tensai and John Laurinaitis, WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan and United States Champion Santino Marella vs. David Otunga. — Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the passing ofRead More
– Santino Marella, Layla, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger share their thoughts on Monday’s Raw SuperShow. — The May 11 episode of WWE SmackDown garnered 1.7 cable rating, down from 1.92 the week before. It was the lowest-rated first-run Friday episode in 2012. The program averaged 2,530,000 viewers, down from 2,710,000 last week. It was the least-watched first-run Friday episode since March 30. — WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase has been announced to appear for Pro Wrestling Syndicate on June 1 at the Rahway RecRead More
– Pro Wrestling Torch reports that during an autograph session Saturday afternoon at Delaware Army National Guard, WWE Intercontinental champion Cody Rhodes teased that he may be jumping ship to the Raw brand when WWE holds their annual Draft. — WWE Magazine has released a limited edition “2012 Roster” issue featuring profiles and pictures of all of the WWE Superstars. — Trendrr.TV reports that last night’s episode of WWE SmackDown saw a slight increase in social media activity with a score of 53,839. Last week’s show scored 50,470. — TheRead More
– The top advertised matches for WWE’s Raw brand tour of Spain on June 6-9 is CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho for the WWE Championship and John Cena vs. The Miz. — Tickets for WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view event at US Airways Arena in Phoenix, Arizona go on sale May 4. The event takes place July 15. — It was reported Monday afternoon that WWE has released Andy Leavine, who won last year’s Tough Enough contest. Bill DeMott, who worked as a trainer on the reality program, confirmedRead More
– CM Punk has been mentioned as a potential opponent for Brock Lesnar but there is concern among WWE officials as to whether it would be an equal match-up due to their difference in size. Lesnar is seen as a “beast” whereas Punk is considered relatively skinny for a top level WWE Superstar. Furthermore, management wants Lesnar’s programs to be box office bonanzas and Punk is seen at best fifth in the pecking order, behind The Rock, John Cena, Triple H and Undertaker. There is also concern over Punk’s appearanceRead More
– Given Brock Lesnar’s admitted distaste for WWE’s strenuous road schedule, there is skepticism on the accomplished grappler remaining content for the entire one year duration of his contract with the sports entertainment organization. One veteran wrestler who worked with Lesnar during his prior run with WWE doesn’t think that he will able to handle working for the promotion for an entire year. The wrestler said to Pro Wrestling Torch editor Wade Keller on Monday night following Raw, “I give him four months before he cracks.” Lesnar loathed the travelRead More

Posted On April 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ex-WWE Writer Believes Anti-Rock Resentment Is Fueled By Triple H

Seth Mates, who worked with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a creative writer for WWE in the build-up to his 2002 match with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, finds it odd that some wrestlers are resentful of his return to the organization.   “The resentment towards Rock always struck me as a little bit funny,” he tells the Pro Wrestling Torch. “Because the thing about Rock is that people like are jealous of Rock not for stealing the spot but for being one of the guys who got out. You knowRead More
– A person who was backstage at Survivor Series backed up another WWE source’s claim to the Pro Wrestling Torch that the tension between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena, or rather Johnson and the WWE locker room, escalated to a new level last November. Among the wrestlers’ laundry list of complaints of Johnson is that he has “gone Hollywood,” has a big ego, wants to be treated as a big star and doesn’t go out of his way to get to know all of them. CM Punk hasRead More

Posted On March 13, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

McMahon Enjoying Rock-Cena Tension, Kamala Speaks Out

– WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee profiled “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala on his career and health issues. After having is leg amputated late last year, the legendary wrestler now uses a wheelchair and is learning to use a prosthetic leg. However, he doesn’t want his fans to feel sorry for him. “Don’t think of me as oh, please help me. I want them to think of me as uplifting,” he says. “That’s the way I want them to think of me.” Kamala also discusses his character and pay discrepancies with hisRead More
– The March 12, 2012 episode of Raw SuperShow featuring The Rock concert and The Undertaker confronting Shawn Michaels posted a 3.27 cable rating compared to 3.25 the week before. Viewership was at its highest since the Raw following the Royal Rumble as the program averaged 4,820,000 viewers over the course of two hours. Viewership increased during the second hour as Raw averaged 4,970,000 viewers compared to 4,670,000 in the first. — Madusa, who formerly competed as Alundra Blayze for WWE in the mid-1990s, continues to taunt Beth Phoenix overRead More
– Regarding the relationship between Dwayne Johnson and John Cena behind the scenes, while the two are cordial with each another, they are not the best of friends. There is genuine tension between both stars, which was said to have intensified in the weeks leading up to Survivor Series. One former WWE insider who has worked with both Johnson and Cena said of their relationship: “They aren’t buddy-buddy, that’s for sure. I’ve heard they’ve disagreed about a lot of things. They aren’t big fans of one another personally, but theyRead More

Posted On March 2, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Top SmackDown Star May Be On His Way Out Of WWE

Pro Wrestling Torch reports Mark Henry may be on his way out of WWE. On the December 12, 2011 episode of Raw, Henry pulled his groin during a match against John Cena. Testing done during the week revealed that the injury was more severe than was originally believed. The majority of WWE’s creative forces wanted to give him an easier schedule for a few weeks to let the injury heal. Vince McMahon, however, was described as being less than sympathetic to Henry’s plight and decided to have him lose theRead More

Posted On February 26, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

The Rock Wrestling At ‘Mania 29, Cena Appears On SPEED TV

– John Cena was interviewed by SPEED TV and talked about waving the green flag at today’s Daytona 500, the race field and facing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at WrestleMania XXVIII. — Former WWE Superstar John Morrison has been announced to appear at the Chicago Comic Con taking place August 9-12, 2012 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. WWE Champion CM Punk and former WWE Diva Maryse will also be appearing at the event. — During WWE’s press conference to announce that WrestleMania XXIX would beRead More

Posted On February 24, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Backstage Update On The Undertaker’s Hair, WWE Signs Referee

– Dragon Gate USA referee Jason Harding has signed a developmental contract with WWE. He is regarded as one of the best referees on the independent wrestling circuit. — The Ticketmaster.com pre-sale password for Raw SuperShow on April 23 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan is SUPERSHOW. Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday at 10:00 a.m. — The Undertaker appeared on Monday’s Raw SuperShow and did not remove the hood covering his head. WWE officials plan to have the iconic wrestler remove his hood andRead More
– The February 20 Raw SuperShow garnered a 3.24 cable rating, up from 2.99 the week before. The February 6 show drew a 3.25. Raw averaged 4.63 million viewers, nearly identical to an average of 4.62 million on Feb. 6. The program averaged 4.66 million viewers in the first hour and declined to 4.59 million in the second. — Jerry Lawler will face Tommy Dreamer on March 16 in Nashville, Tennessee at 1056 East Trinity Lane. The show also features a match between Doug Gilbert and Larry Zbyszko. — FollowingRead More