SummerSlam Tag

– Recently released WWE talent Harry Smith (a/k/a David Hart Smith) returns to Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 15 as he is advertised to headline a Live Pro Wrestling event in Red Deer. — The front page of WWEShop.com states that their Customer Service Center will be open tonight until 2:00 a.m. to assist customers in placing their merchandise orders. — Tonight’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California is legitimately sold out. Talent weren’t able to get comps for their friends and family for theRead More

Posted On August 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Hall Of Famer Howard Finkel Previews SummerSlam

Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) and Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) of Right After Wrestling recently spoke with legendary announcer and WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel (@HowardFinkel). Highlights: Being a veteran in WWE, how he feels about the ‘4th wall’ being broken down with this CM Punk angle “I wasn’t initially comfortable with it but it’s cutting edge. I had mixed emotions to it. Some people have had their jaws drop over the past previous weeks. So although I had mixed emotions about it, I’m actually digging the hell out of it now!”Read More

Posted On August 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Surprises Teased For SummerSlam, Match Expected To Be Added

– Jim Ross stated on Twitter that he will be calling tonight’s SummerSlam pay-per-view broadcast alongside Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler. He also noted that some surprise matches will be added to the event. Rey Mysterio is expected to face The Miz at tonight’s event. The rumored match, however, hinges on whether Rey is able to compete despite his recent knee injury. A injury angle took place last week on Raw where The Miz attacked his rival before even had a chance to enter the ring for their scheduled match.Read More
– WWE creative had not finalized the script for tonight’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event as of this morning, though it was expected to be finished by the afternoon. As of a few days ago, two different conclusions to the WWE Championship Match between John Cena and CM Punk had been drawn. The match finish was reportedly decided upon today. — Numerous WWE developmental wrestlers and contestants on the last season of Tough Enough are on hand for this weekend’s festivities in Los Angeles, California. Some, however, flew out to L.A. onRead More
WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel appeared on Right After Wrestling with Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas (available here). Highlights from the interview are as follows: What was the initial plan for SummerSlam in 1988: “To the best of my recollection, SummerSlam came around 1988 and then the Royal Rumble came in soon after. It was always the second biggest event we were going to produce. The WWE worked on producing pay-per-views from the ’80’s through the ’90’s until now. When we first started with WrestleMania, pay-per-view was just atRead More

Posted On August 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Announced Card For Tonight’s WWE SummerSlam Pay-Per-View

The 24th annual SummerSlam takes place tonight on pay-per-view at 8:00/5:00 PT. For the third consecutive year, SummerSlam will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Currently, there are five matches scheduled for the event. Undisputed WWE Championship Match John Cena vs. CM Punk (with special guest referee Triple H) No Holds Barred Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Christian (c) vs. Randy Orton Sheamus vs. Mark Henry Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett Divas Championship Match Kelly Kelly (c) vs. Beth Phoenix *NEW* bikini photos of KaitlynRead More
– Former ECW star Axl Rotten stated on Twitter that if he doesn’t come up with $5,000 by the end of the month, he will be evicted from his home. He was asking for PayPal donations. The message, however, has since been removed. — AT&T U-verse is mistakenly advertising Kane vs. Rey Mysterio and Sheamus vs. Randy Orton as the top two matches for SummerSlam. Both contests took place at last year’s event. — The latest issue of WWE Magazine has a feature on the breakout stars to watch thisRead More
WWE has announced that Daniel Bryan will face Wade Barrett this Sunday at SummerSlam. The updated pay-per-view line-up is as follows: Undisputed WWE Championship Match John Cena vs. CM Punk (with special guest referee Triple H) No Holds Barred Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Christian (c) vs. Randy Orton Sheamus vs. Mark Henry Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett Divas Championship Match Kelly Kelly (c) vs. Beth Phoenix Photos of WWE Divas partying at SummerSlam party ->Read More

Posted On August 12, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoilers* WWE Smackdown Taping Results For Tonight

WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday) Triple H came out and set up Ezekiel Jackson vs. Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Title, Alberto Del Rio vs. Daniel Bryan, and Great Khali vs. Randy Orton. Christian came out to speak to Hunter. Christian threatened that Hunter needed to change his SummerSlam match against Randy Orton or he would sue. Hunter told him he has no respect as the World Hvt. Champion, so the match is still on. Sheamus beat Christian by countout. Christian wanted no part of Sheamus, so he got himself intentionallyRead More

Posted On August 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

FCW Diva Loses Roster Call-up, Masters Attending SummerSlam

– Chris Masters, who was released last Friday from his WWE contract, stated on Twitter that he has a ticket to SummerSlam. Masters wrote, “So my former employers in town.and I have a ticket to SS.Hey I am a fan!” — Aaron James, who lost to Brodus Clay on yesterday’s episode of WWE Superstars, is Tough Enough contestant A.J. Kirsch. — Months ago, WWE developmental wrestler Maxine was slated to be called up to the SmackDown brand to manage Tyson Kidd. The storyline, however, was nixed, as was her promotion.Read More
– “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who has been announced as host of World of Hurt, will tape the first episode of the wrestling reality series on August 18 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The WWE Hall of Famer replaces Lance Storm in the program’s second season. World of Hurt only airs in Canada. — Contrary to online reports, Mark Carrano has not been moved from talent development to working under Triple H. — Wade Barrett celebrates his 30th birthday today. — Vince McMahon stated during last week’s WWE investors conference call thatRead More

Posted On August 10, 2011By Steven PachecoIn Columns

One Count Kickout – SummerSlam or Bust

Follow @OneCountKickout on Twitter The One Count Kickout Blog The Summer of Punk is going by quickly and with SummerSlam looming on the horizon the time is not long for the so-called “Battle of Champions.”  CM Punk continues to light the world on fire with his hard hitting, cutting to the bone shoot style promos as of lately.  Triple H has managed to insert himself into the main event stirring up familiar conversation about his ego and John Cena remains in the main event picture trying to maintain a feudRead More

Posted On August 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Edge Appearing At SummerSlam?; Discusses Retirement, Future

Edge stated in a new interview promoting his four-episode guest-spot on the Syfy series Haven that he would be appearing at SummerSlam. The former World Heavyweight Champion is scheduled to appear at Summerslam Axxess this weekend, but did not specify whether he would be appearing on the pay-per-view broadcast. “I basically started shooting Haven directly from Extreme Rules when Christian won the title. So it basically took up the entire summer. I have an appearance at Summerslam and after that it’s some serious outdoor time. Kayaking, mountain biking, stand upRead More

Posted On August 9, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Triple H Added As Referee To John Cena vs. CM Punk Main Event

Triple H announced himself as the special guest referee of WWE Champion John Cena vs. WWE Champion CM Punk at SummerSlam on Sunday. WWE SummerSlam will take place Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.Read More

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

Report: More On HHH/Vince, Punk/Cena Creative Control

The word backstage in WWE is that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon may have passed the torch to HHH on television, but behind the scenes “Vince McMahon is the end-all, be-all, and no one is in doubt of that fact,” according to a top source in production. “HHH has been sitting under the learning tree, as he calls it,” our source told us this weekend, “but Vince still goes through every promo, every finish, every storyline on the show. Nothing airs without his permission or blessing. Nothing.” Recent internet reports suggestRead More
– With WWE in the West Coast for SummerSlam this week, company officials are holding a three day series of tryouts for potential wrestlers in California. WWE will reportedly be looking at wrestlers they’ve used as extras in the past, as well as others that have been invited. — Both Rey Mysterio and Dolph Ziggler are currently battling injuries. Ziggler suffered a abdominal muscle at Friday’s Raw live event in Salt Lake City, Utah. The same night, Mysterio suffered a knee injury, leading to the early stoppage of a boutRead More

Posted On August 6, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Announced For SummerSlam, Diva Debuts On SmackDown

– WWE.com has announced that Sheamus will battle Mark Henry at SummerSlam. The synopsis reads: “Announced exclusively on WWE.com, Mark Henry and Sheamus will collide at SummerSlam in a rivalry that has quickly grown more intense than the summer sun itself. Will the fight of The Celtic Warrior be enough to defeat the meanest “Fella” in the land?” — CM Punk is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Power Slam. — WWE developmental talent Aksana debuted on tonight’s episode of SmackDown in a backstage segment with TheodoreRead More

Posted On August 4, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon Says The Rock Will Appear At Several WWE PPVs

During Thursday’s WWE investor conference call, WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon spoke about The Rock’s impact on the company’s second quarter financial results, namely WrestleMania 28, which generated over $28 million in revenues. McMahon announced that The Rock will be appearing at “multiple” pay-per-view events aside from WrestleMania 28. The Rock announced last month that he’ll be appearing at the 25th anniversary of Survivor Series in November to confront John Cena, who he will wrestle at WrestleMania 28. McMahon mentioned that The Rock’s involvement at Wrestlemania 28 have resultedRead More

Posted On August 4, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Edge Talks WWE Return, SummerSlam, Acting, CM Punk & More

Former WWE Superstar Edge did a media call this week to promote his upcoming appearances on the hit SyFy show Haven. Here are some highlights of what Edge said about: Returning To WWE: – He doesn’t know if he wants to but hasn’t been contacted by WWE. He feels it’s too soon at this point to return and says he stuck around for a bit after first retiring for the Christian storyline. – Edge said he’s not in contact with WWE. He said it’s nothing personal, everyone is just busy.Read More