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Posted On January 18, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

News On Tough Enough Trainers, Matches Taped For Superstars

– In regards to WWE reaching out to Al Snow, Hardcore Holly, or other former Tough Enough personnel to be part of the show’s revival on the USA Network, one company insider said, “Not a chance in hell.” It was also stressed that WWE would be much more likely to go with those currently affiliated with the organization. — Matches taped tonight in Little Rock, Arkansas for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America are as follows: * David Hart Smith and Darren Young vs. Primo and ZackRead More

Posted On January 17, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Backstage News On Maryse & DiBiase, This Year’s HOF Class

– Wade Barrett is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Inside Wrestling. — One WWE source doubted reports of the entire list for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class being set in stone. Although discussions have begun, the source does not believe there is much locked in—besides Shawn Michaels. However, the insider strongly feels that reports of Arn Anderson and Ron Simmons being enshrined this year are correct. — Those spoken to within WWE aren’t aware if there is any particular incident or reason that TedRead More

Posted On January 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Gail Kim Works As A Heel, WWE.com Removes Matt Hardy, More

– Gail Kim performed as a heel at last night’s Raw live event in Memphis, Tennessee, teaming with Maryse and Alicia Fox. The trio lost to SmackDown Diva Kaitlyn and The Bella Twins. — Following Matt Hardy’s TNA Wrestling debut last night at Genesis, he has been removed from WWE.com’s Alumni section. — John Cena is featured on the cover of the latest issue of WWE Kids Magazine. *PHOTOS* of Matt Hardy’s TNA debut -> source: Pro Wrestling TorchRead More
– Former WCW World Television Champion Arn Anderson is now considered a lock to be inducted individually into this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class WrestleMania weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. WWE officials previously contemplated inducting him into the Hall as part of a group with the Four Horsemen, but the idea is now considered dead. — Marcus “Buff” Bagwell turns 41 years old today while former WWE Tag Team Champion Brian Christopher turns 39. — World Wrestling Entertainment has been issuing copyright claims to YouTube regarding the trailer for WWERead More
– Last Thursday’s episode of TNA iMPACT! scored a 1.15 cable rating, the program’s highest rating since November 11 (which drew the same number). In the Male 18-49 demo, iMPACT! scored its highest rating since November 11 and second highest rating since October 14. The program drew 1,474,000 viewers over the course of two hours. — Contrary to online reports that Taylor Wilde’s contract with TNA Wrestling expired and officials opted not to renew it, the former Women’s Knockout Champion said last month on Twitter that she quit the organization.Read More
– Continuing their angle from Monday’s Raw, SmackDown Superstar Alberto Del Rio lost to R-Truth in a singles match at Friday’s Raw live event in Augusta, Georgia. He lost to the former United States Champion for the second consecutive night at Saturday’s SmackDown live event in Lexington, Kentucky. — Chris Masters celebrated his 27th birthday Saturday. — WWEDVDNews.com has confirmed that World Wrestling Entertainment will release a video on D-Generation X titled Final Conflict on April 5 in North America. It will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray. TheRead More

Posted On January 8, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Backstage News On Triple H & Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon has been less involved with the creative content of WWE programming than many expected her to be at this point. She took maternity leave following the birth of her third child in August and has largely worked via telecommuting since that time. One company source said Paul Levesque (a/k/a Triple H) appears more creatively involved than he has ever been after his promotion in the fall to Vince McMahon’s Senior Advisor. Though Levesque does not attend creative meetings, he is more involved in the creative process and hasRead More
– Former WWE talent Angela Fong (a/k/a Savannah) was asked yesterday on Twitter if she has had any contact with TNA Wrestling, to which she replied she had. The former WWE Diva revealed being offered a tryout by the organization in October. “I was offered a tryout in Oct, but I had to respectfully decline,” she wrote. “I was so busy at the time that I wouldn’t be able to commit fully…but never say never! You never know for the future.” — Former TNA Knockout Jacqueline celebrates her 47th birthdayRead More
– The January 3, 2010 edition of Monday Night Raw scored a 3.06 cable rating. The rating is slightly down from last week’s show, which scored a 3.06. — WWE talent Glenn Jacobs (a/k/a Kane) and Mises Institute faculty will be participating in an “Economics in One Lesson: High School Seminar” in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 11. The seminar is being sponsored by the Tennessee Liberty Alliance. Click here for more information. — WWE’s forthcoming three-disc DVD set on Big Show, Big Show: A Giant’s World, is set for releaseRead More

Posted On December 30, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Backstage Details On Kaval’s Departure From WWE

Brandon Silvestry (a/k/a Kaval) requested his release from World Wrestling Entertainment after being frustrated with his position in the organization. The company’s creative department was told to bury him after winning the second season of NXT, until a decision was made that he be built up for a few weeks for an Intercontinental Championship Match against Dolph Ziggler at the Survivor Series. After losing at the pay-per-view event, creative was told to resume burying him. Following his quick loss to Drew McIntyre on the Dec. 21 episode of SmackDown, heRead More

Posted On December 30, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Addresses John Cena’s Injury, Scratched From Show

The WWE website acknowledged John Cena suffering an injury at last night’s Raw live event in Wilkes-Barre, PA, claiming he has a ‘hip injury’. His return to action will be evaluated on a day to day basis. Fans at tonight’s live event in Baltimore, Maryland were informed that Cena would not be appearing as advertised. Ring announcer Justin Roberts said Cena had suffered a “serious injury” and was “medically prohibited” from competing. Backstage news on Randy Orton’s WrestleMania opponent -> source: Pro Wrestling TorchRead More

Posted On December 22, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Cena Advertised For SmackDown Events, Madusa On Twitter, More

– John Cena is being advertised to appear at several upcoming SmackDown live events. — Recently released WWE star Luke Gallows celebrates his birthday today as he turns 27 years old. He was 23 years old when he debuted as Festus. — Former women’s wrestling champion Madusa has relaunched her official website, www.madusa.com. She has also opened accounts on Facebook and Twitter. View recent photos of Madusa -> source: Pro Wrestling TorchRead More

Posted On December 13, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Hardy Nearly Loses Custom Belt, Matches Announced For Impact

– TNAWrestling.com has announced the following matches for Thursday’s episode of iMPACT!: Robbie E vs. Jay Lethal in an X Division Championship Match, Rob Van Dam vs. Rob Terry, and The Beautiful People vs. Mickie James and a partner to be a selected by Eric Bischoff in a TNA Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament Match. — Hamada, who was released last week by TNA Wrestling, returned to Japan in October when the organization stopped using her. It is said that her former tag team partner, Taylor Wilde, has also partedRead More
– Regarding Eric Young’s contract holdout with TNA Wrestling last month, he indicated to friends that he believed WWE would show interest in signing him and thus he held out for a better deal than the Nashville based organization initially offered. There was apparently no interest on WWE’s part in Young’s services and he re-signed with TNA Wrestling for less money than he was looking for. He was, however, granted freedom to accept independent bookings without company approval. — The Dec. 9 episode of TNA ReACTION did a 0.58 cableRead More

Posted On December 9, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Head SmackDown Writer’s Job Reportedly In Jeopardy

Many within WWE have speculated that Michael Hayes’ role as the head writer of SmackDown is in jeopardy. His right hand man Chris DeJoseph was recently let go and the program has garnered dismal ratings since moving to Syfy. In recent years, non-main event talent preferred SmackDown to Raw because there was more room for career growth. Currently, WWE’s Friday night brand features veterans garnering most of the spotlight with only a few exceptions. One WWE source said that while Hayes received much praise for pushing younger talent, his focusRead More
– The majority of the EV2.0 stars were said to be “understandably insecure” when TNA Wrestling announced that they would be putting their careers on the line in a ten-man tag team match at Turning Point. Officials ultimately informed Sabu that his services would no longer be required past the event. While he didn’t take the news well, he earned more respect from his colleagues for accepting it. — TNA Wrestling officials recently asked three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page, 54, if he would consider returning to theRead More
– Raven was said to be legitimately upset over TNA Wrestling writing him out of television recently. On a recent episode of iMPACT!, he was forced to put his employment on the line in a match against World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy. Hardy won the match and Raven was booted from the company as a result. His release from the company is legitimate. Though he was written out of television, he then worked the opening match of a live event in Nashville, beating AJ Styles clean with a DDT. ItRead More
– Stevie Richards worked with wrestlers who received tryout matches prior to the last set of iMPACT! tapings. Many feel this could be his new role with TNA Wrestling due to the EV2 faction disbanding. However, one source hasn’t ruled out the possibility that some of the EV2 wrestlers could be brought back once Dixie Carter regains control of the company on television. — Hulk Hogan was moving around backstage at a recent set of television tapings than he was at Bound For Glory. He’s still in noticeable pain andRead More

Posted On November 26, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Nash’s Contract Talks, Knockout Action On Xplosion

– Kevin Nash continues to deny reports that he has re-signed with TNA Wrestling. There is talk, however, that a deal is in place. One company official not aware of whether Nash had re-signed, assumed it was only a matter of time if he had not. “They are talking,” said the official. “He’s got somebody’s ear. And by somebody, I mean Dixie Carter.” — TNA Knockout Cookie is advertised to appear alongside former WWE Superstar Matt Hardy at Poitin Still Irish Restaurant and Pub (located on 774 Main St. Hackensack,Read More