Russia Tag

The WWE website features a new in-depth blog from JBL. The former WWE Champion discusses his climb of Russia’s 18,511-feet high Mt. Elbrus for his Seven Summits campaign for charity. While the Mt. Elbrus climb had to be called off due to a storm that was coming, JBL said he will be returning next summer as the storm has already closed the mountain off. JBL noted that his lips were bleeding from exposure and the blisters on his feet are so bad he can’t wear shoes. JBL’s next scheduled climbRead More
As previously noted, John Bradshaw Layfield had a near death experience on Monday during the first part of his Seven Summits mountain climbing adventure. While attempting to climb (Russia’s Mount Elbrus), the former WWE superstar encountered a huge snow storm that pushed them off the mountain. JBL says he suffered frostbite and hypoxia (a condition where your body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply) and is “lucky to be alive.” Prior to his attempt to climb Mount Elbrus, he tweeted: “Bad weather but suppose to get worse so…. GameTime!! GonnaRead More

Posted On June 26, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

JBL’s Rough Climb, FCW Star At SD, Post-RAW News & Updates

- Former WWE Champion JBL is in Russia trying to conquer Mount Elbrus. He wrote this morning, “Got hypoxia and was fighting frostbite, still made it to 1,000 feet of summit then huge storm pushed us off mountain. Lucky to be alive.” – FCW Divas Champion Raquel Diaz (Shaul Guerrero) wrote on Twitter that she’s traveling with the SmackDown brand to Indiana for tonight’s tapings. – WWE Champion CM Punk has been announced for the Ohio Comic Con from the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Punk will beRead More
- Former WWE Women’s Champion Melina has been announced to appear for World Wrestling Fan Xperience’s Champions Showcase Tour event on October 13, 2012 at the MegaSport Arena in Moscow, Russia (see Melina photo). Talent confirmed for the event thus far are Chris Masters, Daivari, Jillian Hall, Vladimir Kozlov, MVP, John Morrison, Shelton Benjamin Carlito and The Hurricane. Event information is available at www.wwfxperience.com. – Former WWE talent Jackie Gayda-Haas (a/k/a Miss Jackie) is expecting her fourth child with husband Charlie Haas. She posted a photo on Facebook of herRead More
- JBL posted the following video updates from Russia where he is doing his “Seven Summits” project:Read More

Posted On June 13, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Praise For Bill DeMott In WWE, Update On JBL, WWE Scouting

- We noted before that Bill DeMott recently replaced Tom Prichard as head trainer in WWE developmental. People in the business have been critical of DeMott’s work as trainer in the past but he’s said to have matured into a solid coach as of late. – JBL took off for Russia yesterday to begin his Seven Summits project. JBL will be placing a WWE flag and a Bermuda flag at the top of each mountain he climbs. He tweeted a photo of the WWE flag on the plane yesterday andRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Touts Moscow Debut, Bryan Re-names His Finisher, Finlay

- WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper turns 58 years old today. – Finlay will debut for Ring of Honor vs. ROH TV Champion Roderick Strong at the Border Wars event in Toronto on May 12th. Other matches announced include Rhino vs. Eddie Edwards, Lance Storm vs. Mike Bennett and The Briscoes vs. Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin. – As seen on last night’s RAW Supershow, Daniel Bryan has re-named his LaBell Lock submission move. The new name is the YES! Lock. – WWE issued a press release on MondayRead More

Posted On April 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Arrives In Russia, Backstage News On Lesnar & McGillicutty

- The RAW brand has arrived in Russia and are preparing for the first-ever show in Moscow tonight. As noted before, Triple H was added to tonight’s show. – The return of Brock Lesnar to WWE has people wondering if it will help the career of Michael McGillicutty as Lesnar and McGillicutty’s father Curt Hennig were very close friends. As of last week there hadn’t been any discussion about pushing McGillicutty but it’s said that Lesnar’s clout can’t hurt McGillicutty’s standing with the company. On a related note, McGillicutty workedRead More

Posted On April 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Extreme Rules Theme Song, WWE In Russia, Sheamus Angle

- As WWE plans to hold their first-ever show in Moscow, Russia this week, they are already planning a return to Russia in 2013. WWE has sold around 6,000 tickets for Wednesday’s show in Moscow, just a few thousand short of a sell out. – The official theme song for WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view is “Adrenaline” by the band Shinedown. – WWE is promising punishment for World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus on tonight’s live SmackDown after he hit referee Chad Patton with a Brogue Kick last week. WWE is teasing thatRead More

Posted On January 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Continues International Expansion, Launches Russian Site

- WWE issued the following press release today: MOSCOW, Jan 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WWE today announced the launch of its new Russian language website ( www.ru.wwe.com ). The site, which was developed by Russian-based Tvigle Media, will replicate content from the global WWE website (wwe.com) and also include localised content created specifically for Russian fans. “WWE continues to expand its digital business globally and views Russia as a key strategic territory for organic growth,” stated Dominic Hayes, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, WWE International. “Tvigle.ru is aRead More

Posted On December 1, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Signs Big International TV Deal For Raw

WWE issued the following press release today: WWE COMES TO RUSSIA November 30, 2010 London, November 30, 2010: World Wrestling Entertainment® and 2X2 today announced a two-year TV distribution deal for Russia. WWE’s flagship weekly TV show ‘Raw®’ will premiere on 2X2 in February 2011, bringing WWE’s unique style of action entertainment to more than 24 million homes across Russia including Moscow and St. Petersburg. WWE ‘Raw’ continues to be one of the most watched regularly scheduled TV programs on ad-supported cable television in the U.S. and is currently distributedRead More
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