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Posted On November 11, 2012By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Survivor Series

Greetings to all… It’s David Davis with my weekly blog: Death of Wrestling. For all of those who read this regularly, you will know that this is not a blog about bashing wrestling; it’s a blog of a frustrated fan, who loves the business and wishes that each week it could be a little better. It’s the final quarter of the year, Christmas, believe it or not, is right around the corner, but first we have one of the WWE’s signature PPVs: Survivor Series. As a kid growing up IRead More
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Jim Ross posted his latest blog, here are some highlights. Being At SummerSlam: “Watched Summerslam in the THQ suite and did not miss announcing the show whatsoever. Loved watching the crowd and listening to them as well as the suites had no WWE video or audio. There’s no better marketing tool or focus group than the paying customers.” Ryback receiving Goldberg chants: “Irony…Ryback gets @Goldberg chants (which I have no issue with) and gets knocked by some of my Twitter followers @JRsBBQ because his singlet is airbrushed ala RVD asRead More
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- WWE returns to Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 7:30 PM. This event is part of the Raw Holiday Tour. – On Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, WWE and THQ revealed the complete roster for the upcoming WWE ’13 video game. THQ has now released the following video showing each playable character in the game. It’s worth noting that no current TNA wrestlers are featured in the game, including those who were part of WWE’s Attitude Era:Read More
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- Jim Ross noted on his Twitter account that he will conduct a sitdown face to face interview with CM Punk and Steve Austin this weekend in Los Angeles. The interview will be used for promotion in the forthcoming WWE ’13 videogame being released by THQ. Marketing and promotion for WWE ’13 is being centered around Punk and the return of the “Attitude era” in the game. Austin of course epitomizes that era of WWE history. As reported earlier, THQ and WWE will unveil the complete roster for the game,Read More
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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog over on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights: – Is @CMPunk now a wrestling villain? Depends on who you ask and what side of the aisle one sits. Punk made a great deal of sense on several points he addressed when speaking on Raw Monday night. However, I do see the talented wrestler traveling in the direction of the ‘badlands’ or so it seems. Nice reason to stay tuned. – Do I consider being on NXT a demotion? HeckRead More
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- THQ has recently updated the official roster for WWE ’13 video game. Here are the names revealed so far. CM Punk John Cena Sheamus Mark Henry Steve Austin Mike Tyson Chris Jericho Mankind Big Show Miz Undertaker Attitude era Mark Henry from the Nation of Domination WWE ’13 is available for pre-order on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii on Amazon.com. WWE ’13’s schedule release date is October 30, 2012. For more details and to pre-order click here. – In addition to the roster updates, THQ has announcedRead More
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Posted On July 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Road Dogg & Billy Gun Talk DX, WWE ’12 Downloadable Content

- WWE.com spoke with Road Dogg & Billy Gunn about their return Monday night on the 1000th episode of Raw for their DX reunion. The Outlaws said that they never imagined that the night would happen, and that the appearance was “electric.” – THQ has announced these discounted offers on exclusive downloadable content from WWE ’12 on PlayStation 3. * All WWE ’12 DLC are 50% off on PlayStation Network from July 24 – July 30, including playable characters Shawn Michaels, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Batista. * All WWERead More
A licensing inquiry by THQ led one songwriter to file a federal lawsuit against WWE, WWE-owned company Stephanie Music Publishing, Inc., WWE employee Michael Seitz (a/k/a Michael “P.S.” Hayes) and WWE employee James Alan Johnston (a/k/a Jim Johnston). According to a lawsuit filed by songwriter James D. Papa, the sports entertainment organization redirected royalty payments to several wrestling related songs he either wrote or co-wrote by securing the rights to music unlawfully. The songs in question are featured in the 1992 WCW compilation album Slam Jam 1 and were usedRead More
- DirecTV viewers were unable to watch this week’s episode of Steve Austin’s Redneck Island show on CMT because of the dispute with Viacom. Fnas of the show are now able to watch the full latest episodes on Austin’s website, BrokenSkullRanch.com. – This week’s WWE Smackdown scored 75,709 in social activity, which topped the previous yearly high of 72,644 on February 27th. This also was the highest social media activity score of the year for a first-run Friday episode. – As noted earlier, JBL thought his Twitter account was hackedRead More
THQ announced the loss of their UFC license yesterday, and revealed that they will be laying off employees of THQ San Diego, which has developed many of their WWE games. “THQ confirms that today’s announcement regarding the UFC license transition will affect the company’s San Diego studio,” Angela Emery, THQ VP of Communication, told GamesBeat. “THQ is working closely with those relevant staff to either find possible employment within the company, or potentially with EA.” UFC President Dana White announced securing a multi-year deal with EA to make UFC gamesRead More
- The local talent Ryback squashed on Monday’s RAW were two local talents, Kirby Mack and Stoney Hooker. Mackhas has worked for both Ring of Honor and TNA. Both Mack and Hooker are also regulars at the North Carolina-based HVW promotion, which Matt Hardy and Reby Sky have wrestled for. – THQ has posted a new WWE ’13 Q&A update explaining how characters in the upcoming video game can collapse the ring: Q: Are ring breaks in-game or just cut-scenes? A: Ring breaks are in-game occurrences, NOT just cut-scenes! They’reRead More

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

WWE 13 News: Roster Size & New Game Features Revealed

Video game publisher THQ’s official website has launched a new sub-section for the upcoming WWE ’13 video game. The following is a look at the new features that will be in this year’s installment: WWE Live: Bring the atmosphere, spectacle, and fervor of a raucous WWE Live event into your living room with awe-inspiring Spectacular Moments and a new audio system that delivers the most authentic and dynamic commentary, sound effects and crowd participation ever in a WWE game. Relive The Attitude Era: It was a time when Stone ColdRead More

Posted On May 25, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

New Details Revealed On WWE’s Next Video Game WWE ’13

WWE’s Revolution promos are for the new WWE ’13 video game that comes out on November 1st, 2012. A video was leaked on YouTube last night but has since been deleted by THQ. The leaked video was a THQ teaser for the game that featured WWE Champion CM Punk. The tagline for the game is “Live the Revolution.” The video showed a re-creation of the Big Show and Mark Henry spot where they destroyed the ring with a superplex, so apparently you will be able to do that in theRead More

Posted On April 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Yokozuna Not In WWE ’13, Potential Opponents For Tensai, More

- WWE’s website has an article up looking at potential opponents for Lord Tensai. They list Ryback, Sheamus, Yoshi Tatsu again, Kane, Brodus Clay and John Cena. – As noted before, WWE Studios will re-release No Holds Barred on DVD this July 3rd. The DVD is priced at just $10.49. – THQ representatives wrote on Twitter that there are currently no plans to include 2012 Hall of Famer Yokozuna in the WWE ’13 video game. WWE ’13 will reportedly have a nostalgia element to it but it won’t focus onRead More

Posted On April 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE’13 Update; Changes Revealed In WWE 13′ Video Game

- Gaming Entertainment has an article about WWE ’13 and some of the improvements scheduled for the game. THQ has improved the CAS Layer count for the PS3 console from 32 to 64, and the Create-A-Superstar feature has also been upgraded. – Speaking of THQ, JoyStiq.com has an article with quotes from Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, who believes that the video game publisher won’t be around much longer. “THQ has had some good games, but their quality levels aren’t even remotely … the quality hasn’t measured up,” said Zelnick. “THQRead More

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

Flair Back To TNA, FCW Teases Major Updates, WWE ’12 News

- WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will not be appearing on tonight’s RAW Supershow from Miami and instead will be working TNA’s Impact Wrestling tapings in Orlando.   - THQ will be releasing a “WrestleMania Edition” of WWE ’12 in Europe this coming May. The game will feature the Superstars that were available for download once the game was originally released.   - As we noted weeks back, Triple H has promised a major announcement regarding WWE developmental. FCW President Steve Keirn wrote the following on Twitter today: “MajorRead More

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

WWE ’13 Update, New Details On The WrestleMania 28 Set, More

- For those who missed it, the WrestleMania 28 dark match will stream on WWE.com and YouTube at 6:30pm EST on Sunday. WWE Tag Team Champions Primp and Epico with Rosa Mendes will defend the belts against The Usos and the team of Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel.   - THQ officials are reportedly dropping the Road to WrestleMania mode for the WWE ’13 video game and replacing it with a regular “story mode.”   - New details are coming out about the Hell in a Cell structure for WrestleManiaRead More

Posted On March 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Sunny Attending HOF & WM28, Ryder Needs Our Help, WWE ’13

- Zack Ryder is telling his disgruntled fans to contact WWE and ask them to re-enable comments on his Z! True Long Island Stories videos: “Broskis…if you want your voice to be heard and be able to leave comments again on Z! TLIS…tweet @WWEonYouTube #letuscomment” – WWE Hall of Famer Sunny announced this week that she will be in attendance for the WWE Hall of Fame and WrestleMania 28 this year. – With production of THQ’s upcoming WWE ’13 video game under way, we can confirm that two former WWERead More

Posted On March 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

THQ Low Balling Attitude Era Stars For WWE ’13, WWE ’12 DLC

- THQ will not be releasing any more Downloadable Content for the WWE ’12 video game. – THQ is looking to feature more legends from the Attitude Era in the upcoming WWE ’13 video game. According to the GameBandits.com, former WWE wrestler Sean “X-Pac” Waltman is upset because THQ is reportedly offered him a very small amount of money to appear in the game. Several stars from the Attitude Era have been contacted to appear in the game and the superstars who are not currently under a WWE talent contractRead More