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Posted On March 29, 2012By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: The Big Fake Bets of WrestleMania

Alright I’ve taken a few weeks off and you’ve missed me…what’s that….you didn’t even notice….that hurts. Well anyway I’m back but I’m putting a hold on my Mount Rushmore of wrestling columns and instead I’m going to do my Big, Awesome, Fake Betting WrestleMania Column. That’s right I along with my fake Vegas team have handicapped this years “Showcase of the Immortals”. Now the run up to WrestleMania has been more talking than wrestling, but I’m still very intrigued. There is something here for every wrestling fan; yes even youRead More

Posted On March 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Cena’s Feelings Towards WrestleMania 28, WM Financial Stakes

- The Miami Herald has a featured article looking at some of the business woes that WWE has been facing, and how important WrestleMania is for the company financially.   - Another article that The Miami Herald is featuring focuses on the WrestleMania “Once In A Lifetime” main event between John Cena and The Rock. The Rock and Cena are asked about competing in the Rock’s hometown of Miami, FL for Sunday’s PPV. Here is what was said.   “It is special to me and it’s home,” said Rock. “I’veRead More

Posted On March 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk Knocks Jericho For Using DDP Yoga, Lawler Talks WMania

- WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler spoke with The Miami Herald to promote WrestleMania 28. Lawler was asked about his favorite Mania match to call:   “One match that I really enjoyed calling was The Rock against Hulk Hogan [WrestleMania 18 in 2002 in Toronto]. That was a match you thought you’d never see. I’d put that like a match between Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. It was just something you thought would never happen, and it was a great match. As far as I’m concerned, of the matchesRead More

Posted On March 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Sheamus Supporting John Cena, The Rock’s New Movie, Jim Ross

- Sheamus did a Q&A session with BaltimoreSun.com and says he’s supporting John Cena at WrestleMania 28:   “I’m going to go Team Cena, man. There’s a lot of rumors going around, people with animosity for The Rock. That’s not the case with me at all. The Rock has come back; he’s been cool with me and I have nothing against him at all. He’s achieved everything in WWE, and of course, he’s achieved everything in Hollywood. It’s a huge success story.   Cena, as well, he’s been on topRead More

Posted On March 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Raw Breakdown: Comparison To WM27 Go-Home Show, Rock/Cena

The go-home WrestleMania 28 episode of WWE’s RAW Supershow scored a 3.05 cable rating with 4.44 million viewers – a disappointment to WWE officials.   In comparison, the WrestleMania 27 go-home show which also featured The Rock and John Cena did a 3.84 cable rating with 5.89 million viewers. This year’s go-home show had a 21% decline in ratings and a 25% decline in total viewers.   In the segment breakdown, Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan and Kane gained 239,000 viewers from the opener. Santino Marella vs. DavidRead More

Posted On March 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Recap from WWE WrestleMania 28 Press Conference In Miami

- The WrestleMania 28 press conference opens with Josh Mathews and Matt Striker from the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami. Striker talks about how many members of the media here and the top WrestleMania stars. We go to a video looking at the Hell in a Cell match.   Striker and Matthews talk about the big Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long match. Captains David Otunga and United States Champion Santino Marella join them. Santino says Team Teddy will be victorious because of justice and because they are the good guys.Read More

Posted On March 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Cena Says Vince McMahon & HHH Wanted Him Fired Years Ago

John Cena sat down with Brian Soscia of The Soscia Network for a Q&A session with fans. Highlights from the interview are as follows:   Who is left if he defeats The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII: “Honestly, this is what I like about April 1, you have a definitive number one being decided. I think at that point it is anybody’s game to try to take somebody off the mountain. We’re at a period in WWE, WrestleMania is truly the end of an era. Triple H vs. Undertaker, Shawn MichaelsRead More

Posted On March 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Interested In Doing More TV Specials, JBL Climbing Mountains

- Former WWE Champion JBL will be doing a fundraiser called Seven Summits For Kids this summer. JBL will attempt to climb the tallest peak on every continent and start on June 17th with Mount Elbrus in the Russian Caucasus Mountains.   JBL told The Sun that he is paying for the trips and 100% of all money raised goes right to the kids. He hopes to place a Bermudan flag on all 7 peaks.   - WWE officials are interested in doing more one-hour specials for big events likeRead More
– Randy Orton confirmed via Twitter that he has signed on to star in the third installment of WWE Studios’ Marine franchise, Marine – Homefront.   “Looks like I’ll be filming a movie in the summer, Marine 3. Always have wanted to do an action movie, and I’m finally getting the chance,” he wrote Tuesday evening.   Production for the straight-to-video release beings June 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Orton plays a Marine who must rescue his kidnapped daughter.   – The USA Network airing of Once in a Lifetime:Read More

Posted On March 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk-Raw Note, WWE Star Doing DDP Yoga, Lilian-Rock, More

- CM Punk’s “The enemy deserves no mercy!” line on RAW last night when he had Christian in the Anaconda Vice was a quote from the original Karate Kid movie.   - WWE Superstar Curt Hawkins noted on Twitter that he’s preparing to start DDP Yoga also. Several wrestlers have began using the program from Diamond Dallas Page lately.   - Lilian Garcia is in a Miami recording studio working on a new song today. The rest of the WWE crews are arriving in Miami as well for the WrestleManiaRead More

Posted On March 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Brodus Clay At WM28?, WWE-YouTube, Madonna-WM28, Menounos

- WWE will be taking over YouTube this Friday with John Cena and The Rock. The two will be featured on the YouTube Spotlight and homepage this Friday.   - WWE is using “Girl Gone Wild” by Madonna as one of the WrestleMania 28 theme songs for the Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix & Eve Torres match.   - Speaking of Maria Menounos, she performed on Dancing with the Stars last night despite two broken ribs.   - There is talk of putting Brodus Clay in aRead More

Posted On March 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk Talks On Movie Career, Wrestling Sites, Vince McMahon

- WWE Champion CM Punk spoke with The Chicago Tribune to promote WrestleMania 28. Here are some highlights:   His relationship with Vince McMahon: “(We) have a lot more one-on-one conversations. I wont say he takes the time to talk to me now, because he always did, but I think he views me differently now. He used to view me as maybe talking to a boy. Now he thinks he’s talking to a man after I stood up and did everything I did over the summer. I always thought IRead More

Posted On March 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock Gives The Miz Rock Bottom After Raw Goes Off-Air

John Cena left the ring and then The Miz came out After Raw went off the air. He demanded that The Rock give him an apology for stealing his WrestleMania spotlight last year. The Rock then told the fans to take out their cameras and phones and get ready to Tweet. He shook The Miz’s hand and then gave him a Rock Bottom.Read More
– GetGlue.com is offering a free sticker of absent WWE star Rey Mysterio to those who check in to their website during tonight's Raw SuperShow on USA Network. A free Rock-Cena sticker will also be offered during Once in a Lifetime: The Rock vs. John Cena, premiering tonight at 8/7 CT on USA Network. Details are available here.   – Retired wrestler Michelle McCool revealed during a Q&A session on Twitter Monday afternoon that she will be attending WrestleMania XXVIII this weekend in Miami, Florida. She noted in a separateRead More
– The latest issue of WWE Magazine gives an "insider's take" on each major match-up at next Sunday's WrestleMania XXVIII pay-per-view event and says John Cena has the "advantage" over The Rock in their bout.   WWE writes of the match: "What does a win at The Show of Shows mean for each of these competitors? Does hearing that three-count signify that the winner is the greatest of all time? Where does one go after a loss? For The Rock, it's back to Hollywood. For John Cena, it's back toRead More

Posted On March 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock Speaks On WWE Return, His Ex-Wife’s Influence & More

  - Variety has a new article up this week looking at how Dwayne Johnson embraced The Rock and returned to WWE.    The Rock has built his own management team in recent years that is led by his ex-wife Dany. Rock's new management team and his ex-wife helped him embrace The Rock name again and return to action.    The Rock told Variety:    "I'm back for no other reason than to entertain the fans that had been so good to me over the years. It's not about theRead More

Posted On March 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Trish Stratus Talks On HOF, Rock vs. Cena, Divas At WM28

Former WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus spoke with The Miami Herald about acting, WrestleMania and more this past week. Trish revealed that currently she has no plans to attend the big event in Miami next Sunday. Here are some highlights from the in-depth interview:   Edge's Hall of Fame induction and herself going in: "I’m so proud of him. I think Adam does deserve it. I think it’s very fitting the way his career came to an end. This is just an amazing exclamation point for that. For me, ofRead More

Posted On March 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Sheamus Speaks On WM28 Match & John Cena vs. The Rock

Sheamus spoke with HollywoodLife.com to promote WrestleMania 28 and picked John Cena to defeat The Rock:   "Its always controversial to pick the winner and a hard thing to do but I honestly think that John Cena is going to come up the winner on April 1st. Both of them are icons, both are legends, both have achieved so much. Cena is here night and day and I think that will take its toll on The Rock who has been back for one match. But Cena is the one withoutRead More
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