SummerSlam Tag

Posted On September 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Edge’s Role On This Week’s SmackDown, Mendes Continues Rant

– Edge is advertised to host the Cutting Edge with World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Mark Henry on this week’s episode of SmackDown. The episode is being taped tomorrow at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. — Rosa Mendes posted several messages on Twitter over the weekend disparaging the ‘Rookie Divas’ of WWE, writing: “Awwwww u guys are mad @ me. You love AJ because she looks ordinary just like you. Divas are not suppose to look ordinary. If i’m making people upset, I don’t really care.Read More

Posted On September 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Rosa Mendes Continues Twitter Rant On ‘Rookie Divas’

Rosa Mendes, who has not appeared on WWE programming since SummerSlam, posted several messages on Twitter Saturday and Sunday disparaging the ‘Rookie Divas’ of WWE, specifically A.J. She wrote Saturday: “But what one thing I don’t miss is looking at rookies that call themselves divas when they can’t get a hold of some proactive to clear their awful skin up, and start dressing like actual Divas instead of shopping at consignment stores in the kid section. You want to be a Diva? Look like one AJ. You look like aRead More

Posted On September 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Diva Rants On A.J., WWE Highlights nWo Formation

– The official WWE website has ranked Hulk Hogan turning his back on millions of Hulkamaniacs to join Scott Hall and Kevin Nash in forming one of the most infamous groups in history, the New World Order, as No. 1 in their “List This: Legends of the Fall.” Click here for WWE.com’s recollection of the event. — Former WWE talent Paul Heyman turns 46 years old today. — Rosa Mendes, who has not appeared on WWE programming since SummerSlam, posted her first message on Twitter since August 20 by rantingRead More

Posted On September 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Maryse Posts Health Update, Ex-WWE Diva Joins Reality Series

– Former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson and actor turned SummerSlam headliner Tiny Lister (a/k/a Zeus) have agreed to appear on the first-ever reality series offering from the Reelz cable network, The Z Team. The series will feature the pair teamed with Lorenzo Lamas and Rudy Reyes as a, “group, led by Lamas, contracted by law enforcement agencies and concerned citizens all across the country to confront real life and death situations on the streets of America. The Z Team, relying on years of experience fighting bad guys on the bigRead More

Posted On September 7, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Edge Talks About Wrestling One More Match

The Miami Herald newspaper has published part 2 of their interview with former WWE Superstar Edge. The Rated R superstar says he got closure on his WWE career by making a surprise appearance – but of course, was asked if he could ever wrestle just “one more match” like everybody is hoping we’ll get out of Stone Cold Steve Austin. “I don’t really want to think about it, and also the WWE doctors told me they’ll never give me clearance to do it. It’s not going to change. My spineRead More

Posted On September 6, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Kevin Nash Removed From Raw Roster, What Happened After Raw

– Following the Eight-Man Elimination Tag Team Match on the Raw Supershow, John Cena chased Alberto Del Rio away to close the broadcast. CM Punk came down the aisle and harassed Ricardo Rodriguez, pressing him back to the ring before tossing him in. Punk and Cena stood on each side and Cena started a thumbs-up, thumbs-down game with the crowd. Rodriguez, however, escaped from the ring. There was a long moment as Cena and Punk stared at each other and glanced to the crowd for direction. Cena offered Punk hisRead More
WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart appeared on Right After Wrestling with Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas (audio available at TheScore.com and iTunes). Highlights from the interview are as follows: Jimmy’s recent projects in relation to the WWE – appearing at SummerSlam this past August with R-Truth: “Well I did WrestleMania this past year in Atlanta. Then I did something with Jim Neidhart and Nattie. And sometimes I pinch myself and say ‘do I really get paid to do this?’ Cause I still love to do this kind of stuff.”Read More

Posted On August 28, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

First Raw Of 2012 Announced, Lawler Wrestles At House Show

– WWE announced at last night’s Raw live event at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee that Monday Night Raw will be held at the venue on January 2, 2012. — Jerry Lawler beat Jack Swagger in a singles match at Saturday’s Raw live event in Memphis, Tennessee. The former World Heavyweight Champion succumbed to Lawler following the Crown Drop. — WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race appeared at Saturday’s SmackDown live event in Cape Girandeau, Missouri and introduced Ted DiBiase, who trained nearby at his school. The SmackDown Superstar saidRead More

Posted On August 23, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Asks Who Is Kevin Nash?, Scott Hall No-Shows Indy Event

– WWE.com has posted a ninety-one second video retrospective highlighting the influential career of Kevin Nash. Titled “Who Is Kevin Nash?,” the video package features clips of Nash as “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel, his memorable exploits with the New World Order, his appearances for WWE in 2003, and his surprise returns at this year’s Royal Rumble and SummerSlam. “Kevin Nash, he’s one of the top players without question,” Jim Ross said of the legendary grappler. “He was the catalyst. You can’t look at the top stars without including Kevin Nash.Read More
Lisa Wright, who is the program director of the national non-profit organization Council for Unity, wrote a letter to the Be A Star Alliance questioning their affiliation with WWE after receiving an e-mail concerning the “fat jokes” being directed towards performer Vickie Guerrero on television. She asks how the anti-bullying organization’s partnership with WWE fits their mission to show tolerance and respect since professional wrestling consists of name calling and threats culminating in violence. Her statement reads: “I recently received an e-mail regarding your alliance with the WWE. The e-mailRead More
– Seldomly seen Raw Superstar Tyler Reks was asked on Twitter whether he’s disgusted with his lack of television time in recent months. He replied, “Frustrated, yes. But even more determined to seize my opportunity when it comes. It drives me to work hard in practice.” Reks has yet to compete on television since being drafted to the Raw brand in April. — WWE announced Monday that referee Mike Chioda has been suspended for 30 days due to a violation of their Talent Wellness Program. According to a company source,Read More

Posted On August 16, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Report: Vince’s Backstage Reaction To The Miz, Future Push

Count on a renewed big time push for The Miz, as PWMania has learned exclusively Mike Mizanin really scored a lot of points with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon over the past week. “Vince really liked Miz’s promo last week on Raw, which sold SummerSlam even though Miz didn’t have an opponent named,” a key WWE insider informed PWMania, “and Vince thought Miz came across as a top heel at SummerSlam.” Our source continued, “But what Vince loved the most was Miz’s performance tonight endorsing Subway, because he did it inRead More

Posted On August 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Press Release – SummerSlam Grosses $1 Million

- WWE issued the following press release today: SummerSlam Grosses $1 Million August 15, 2011 LOS ANGELES, CA – August 15, 2011 – WWE announced today that the hottest event of the summer, SummerSlam, attracted a sold out crowd of 17,404 fans last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, grossing more than $1 million. This marks the highest grossing SummerSlam ever held at the Staples Center. Both fans and celebrities alike witnessed the high flying action of SummerSlam, along with musical performances by three time Grammy Award winnerRead More

Posted On August 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Kevin Nash Teases Appearance On Raw, Update On Ricky Ortiz

– Kevin Nash teased on Twitter that he will be appearing on tonight’s episode of Raw. He wrote, “Rumor has it a tall, dark haired dude is going to be on Raw tonight. You better watch. He has a tendency to disappear for months.” Nash appeared last night at SummerSlam to assault CM Punk following his WWE Championship victory over John Cena. Following the attack, Alberto Del Rio cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and defeated Punk for the belt. Freedom Pro Wrestling announced two days earlier thatRead More

Posted On August 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Orton’s Next Feud, Another Gail Kim Update, Shane McMahon

- Randy Orton defeated Christian at SummerSlam to capture his third World Heavyweight championship. While there had been some internal discussion about extending the Orton-Christian feud for at least another month, WWE was promoting last night’s Orton vs. Christian match as the “final encounter” between the two men during the SummerSlam pre-game show. – Gail Kim tweeted the following on Sunday night, teasing that we haven’t seen the last of her: “4 every1 asking once again I’m still on mini vaca(meaning don’t work 4 the i-wont-acknowledge there’s-any competition) but haveRead More

Posted On August 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Live Notes From SummerSlam: Cee-Lo, “Plants” At Ringside, More

- Cee-Lo Green was said to be very well liked with the WWE talents backstage at SummerSlam. – WWE used several local independent wrestlers as “plants” during the ringside spot where Mark Henry and Sheamus crashed through the barrier into the crowd. The wrestlers, who work for the Pro Wrestling Guerilla promotion, were used to actual fans were not injured. – WWE posted a backstage video of Sheamus following his loss to Mark Henry at SummerSlam, where Sheamus declares that his feud with Henry is “far from over.” – AmongRead More

Posted On August 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Original Plans For Rey Mysterio At SummerSlam & His Health

On last week’s RAW, it was announced that San Diego native Rey Mysterio would receive a WWE title shot against whoever the champion was after SummerSlam, which is Alberto Del Rio. As for Rey Mysterio’s knee injury, f4wonline.com is reporting that Rey was scheduled to face The Miz at SummerSlam up until this weekend. The decision was made at the last minute to make it a 6-man match with Alberto Del Rio, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston and John Morrison as a way to get Rey on the card without him havingRead More

Posted On August 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jimmy Hart & Ron Artest Make Cameos On SummerSlam

- Legendary wrestling manager Jimmy Hart made a cameo in a segment with R-Truth at SummerSlam pay-per-view. – Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest also had a cameo on the show.Read More

Posted On August 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Why Wasn’t Jim Ross On WWE SummerSlam?

- Jim Ross wrote the following tweets on Twitter tonight about why he wasn’t calling the SummerSlam pay-per-view: “I’m at Summer Slam on Twitter duty & not broadcasting. Booker’s working w/ Cole & King. I am at SUMMER SLAM but backstage and not at ringside. Booker adds Smackdown representation not that Cole wouldn’t have. I’m twitter man. I’m tweeting tonite..not broadcasting. Just happy to be here. :) Game time decision to use Booker to rep Smackdown on tonite’s Summer Slam & to work with King & Cole. I’m happy forRead More