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Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Paul Heyman’s WWE Return; His Deal & More

- As seen on last night’s RAW Supershow from Greensboro, Paul Heyman made his return to WWE as Brock Lesnar’s legal representative in the storylines. Heyman announced that Lesnar had quit WWE and that the company owes him millions of dollars. Lesnar is still under contract to WWE, for those wondering. Heyman is also working under a deal with WWE. Plans are in place to have Heyman in the company through August. A Lesnar vs. Triple H grudge match is expected for SummerSlam where Heyman will be featured with Lesnar.Read More
On the night following Survivor Series, vignettes began to air weekly on Monday Night Raw that featured a symbolic boy in a school, who was later joined by a girl that was claiming it was going to be the end of the world as we knew it. After weeks of anticipation, viewers had high hopes for the eventual blow-off as well the very likely WWE return of Chris Jericho. Sure enough, Jericho made his electric comeback on the premiere edition of Raw in 2012, parading around the ring before leavingRead More

Posted On May 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Brock Lesnar & John Cena; Lesnar’s Future

As noted before, Brock Lesnar was told he would be losing to John Cena at Extreme Rules several weeks back. Lesnar has made it clear that he’s about the money, not the ego, and if they want him to lose, he has no problem with it as long as they play fair with him. According to sources, it was made clear to Cena and Lesnar that their feud would be a one-match program. Officials felt that Lesnar could leave at any time and they needed their top guy getting theRead More

Posted On May 1, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

The Latest On Chris Jericho’s WWE Departure And Return

Chris Jericho’s band, Fozzy, will be performing during the Rockstar Uproar Tour, which takes place from August 15th through September 30th. One of the tour dates is August 19th, which is also the date for SummerSlam. WWE currently has Chris Jericho listed on their event page for the pay-per-view, so it remains to be seen if he will appear on the card. Jericho is not advertised for any shows (with the exception of SummerSlam) from August until the RAW Supershow on October 1st from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in OklahomaRead 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

Posted On March 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE’s Initial Creative Idea For Brock Lesnar; The Rock, More

It was reported Friday that Brock Lesnar was in negotiations with WWE officials to make a surprise appearance at Sunday’s WrestleMania XXVIII pay-per-view event at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer stated on the F4WOnline.com message board that both sides have been in talks for a month and that WWE at least initially wanted his return match to take place at SummerSlamon August 19. Furthermore, Meltzer said Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is aware of Lesnar’s negotiations with the organization, thus explaining his response to anRead More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage Wade Barrett News; WWE Return, Push Planned, MITB

- WWE officials are hoping that Wade Barrett will be back in action by July so they can feature him prominently at SummerSlam. Before Barrett went down with an injury, he was scheduled to win Money in the Bank at WrestleMania 28 and challenge CM Punk for the WWE Title. The Money in the Bank match may be moved to SummerSlam this year just so Barrett can win it and begin the push, feuding with CM Punk for the WWE Title going into the fall.Read More
– The newly launched WWE.com features an updated 2012 pay-per-view event schedule and No Way Out is listed as taking place before SummerSlam. The event will take place on July 15 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Money In The Bank was scheduled for that night but it will instead take place on June 18 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. — WWE.com has updated their profile on Brodus Clay’s dancer Naomi with all new pictures. However, she, nor Cameron Lynn, are listed as membersRead More

Posted On February 16, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock Starting Angle After WrestleMania?, WWE Renovations

- WWE has officially released their new “DiBiase Posse” t-shirt for Ted DiBiase. – It was reported months back that WWE was in the process of re-doing some of their office space and grouping different departments with each other. Joey Styles, head of WWE’s website, recently confirmed those reports when a fan asked him on Twitter if he works from home. Styles replied: “I work in the newly renovated office space for TV Creative, Magazine and .com at WWE HQ.” – As noted before, The Rock is scheduled for theRead More
Silvervision.co.uk has disclosed the content listing for WWE’s upcoming video release on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, The Epic Journey of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The DVD release will be three discs while the Blu-ray version will be two discs and feature additional content. Both products will be released on February 21, 2012. The synopsis reads: “He electrified a generation of sports entertainment fans with his brash style, superb athleticism, and uproarious interviews. He held the WWE Championship a record seven times, and was known for legendary battles with ”Stone Cold”Read More

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

Backstage News Regarding The Future Of WWE PPV Events

Credit: F4WOnline.com While nothing is confirmed yet, the latest talk on pay-per-views airing on the new WWE Network is that WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and maybe one other event will be kept on pay-per-view while the remaining events will be shown on the network. Because the WWE Network won’t be available at first in a majority of homes, it’s possible that WWE will still offer the events to purchase on regular pay-per-view.Read More
– Former WWE talent Harry Smith (a/k/a David Hart Smith) is on Twitter at twitter.com/RealHarrySmith. He is presently training for mixed martial arts and continues to compete for the Inoki Genome Federation in Japan. — The Raw and SmackDown crews are returning home to the United States today from their lengthy tour of Europe. — During Saturday’s broadcast of Hockey Night in Canada, program host Don Cherry stated Dallas Stars defenceman Sheldon Souray is dating Kelly Kelly. Photos of the WWE Diva, who he called a “Grand Slam winner inRead More

Posted On October 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Kevin Nash Expected To Be Cleared To Wrestle, Bundy In Movie

– King Kong Bundy appears as Otto Belmar in the independent film Fight the Panda Syndicate. The WrestleMania headliner has previous acting experience, having appeared on Married… With Children and the 1988 comedy film Moving. — WWE.com has added Tom Prichard to the Alumni section. He currently trains WWE’s developmental talent in Florida Championship Wrestling. — Kevin Nash expects to be medically cleared by doctors on Friday to wrestle. He has not wrestled since returning at SummerSlam due to an issue with his WWE mandated physical, which occurred after theRead More

Posted On October 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Sheamus’ Winning Streak Snapped, Vickie Remembers Eddie

– Alberto Del Rio’s victory over Sheamus on last night’s episode of SmackDown snapped the Celtic Warrior’s 14-match televised winning streak. He had not lost since SummerSlam, to Mark Henry. — Vickie Guerrero remarked the following on Twitter regarding her appearance at tonight’s Raw SuperShow taping in Mexico City, Mexico: “20 yrs ago, I cheered Eddie on at Palacio de Los Deportes in the crowd. Tonight I’m on the stage and I feel honored and missing him so much.” — WWE.com has published a photo gallery looking back at aRead More

Posted On October 8, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Remembers Halloween Havoc With Diamond Dallas Page

WWE.com has published an article looking back at Halloween Havoc, WCW’a annual October pay-per-view event. Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page remembers Halloween Havoc as one of WCW’s biggest events, second only to Starrcade. “All the competitors knew the importance of Halloween Havoc, it was the WCW equivalent to SummerSlam,” he tells WWE.com. “We held the last five Havocs in Las Vegas and the fans were electric. There were celebrities visiting us backstage. It was the closest we got to the feeling of today’s SummerSlam without being atRead More
– Creative changed the planned finish to tonight’s WWE Championship Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match between John Cena, CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio this afternoon. The finish to the World Heavyweight Championship Hell in a Cell Match between Mark Henry and Randy Orton is the same as was planned a few days back. — Jim Ross is reportedly scheduled to call tonight’s Hell in a Cell, although plans change frequently. The last time Ross was scheduled to call a pay-per-view event, which was SummerSlam, he was replacedRead More

Posted On September 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

SummerSlam Number Down From Last Year, Ex-Diva Gets Married

– WWE’s latest Key Performance Indicators chart show a preliminary estimate of 301,000 buys for SummerSlam. Based on the chart released via the organization’s corporate website, the show garnered approximately 174,000 buys in North America and 127,000 buys overseas. SummerSlam drew 350,00 buys in 2010 and 369,000 the year before. — Lena Yada, who served as the backstage announcer for ECW in 2008, tied the knot Sunday in Texas. The groom is David Draiman, the lead singer of Disturbed. — Randy Orton appears at Slackers CD and Games the StRead More

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

SummerSlam Buyrate, Former Women’s Champ Retiring

- According to F4Wonline, WWE has updated figures on the amount of buys for Summerslam 2011. The updated numbers show SummerSlam 2011 did 301,000 buys. This is down from SummerSlam 2010 having 350,000 and in 2009 having 369,000 buys. These preliminary numbers for Summerslam show that out of the 361,000, North American buys were 174,000 while internationally did 127,000. – Former WWE Women’s Champ Bull Nakano announced she will be retiring at a show on her 44th birthday that takes place in Tokyo on January 8th, 2012. Nakano was bestRead More

Posted On September 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

*Spoiler* On Talent Scheduled For WWE’s Night of Champions

According to sources within WWE, Kevin Nash is currently scheduled for this Sunday’s Night of Champions pay-per-view event in Buffalo, New York. In the opening segment of last week’s Raw Supershow, WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H fired Nash after the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion revealed that he had snuck into his office and sent a text to himself from The Game’s phone, instigating his attack on CM Punk at SummerSlam. Nash was then shown leaving the venue with John Laurinaitis. Two days later, WWE formally announced his releasedRead More