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– CM Punk, The Miz and Kofi Kingston react to the first-ever Elimination Chamber debate on this week’s episode of WWE Backstage Fallout. To view the episode, click here. — Inactive WWE stars Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio were backstage at last night’s Raw SuperShow but were not used. Del Rio paid a visit to the nearby Lucha Taco Shop earlier in the day. — THQ has initiated motion capture work for the upcoming WWE ’13 video game. — WrestlingFigs.com reports Bobby Heenan and The Boogeyman will appear atRead More

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

Vince McMahon Ribs John Laurinaitis, WWE’12-Brodus Clay, More

- For what it’s worth, The Wrestling Observer reports that John Laurinaitis was ribbed by Vince McMahon and forced to wear a short-sleeve referee shirt at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view because Laurinaitis has “skinny arms.” – THQ will be releasing Brodus Clay for WWE ’12 via DLC today. The download will be free. – WWE’s “Best of RAW and SmackDown 2011″ is officially out on DVD and Blu-ray. – While in Mexico promoting Journey 2 this past week, The Rock posed with Mexican wrestler Blue Demon Jr. for a photoRead More

Posted On November 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Brock Lesnar Featured In New WWE ’12 Video Promo

Record-Breaking Sales For THQ’s Newest WWE Video Game as The Baddest Man on the Planet Returns To Sports Entertainment … at least in the gaming world! The news for WWE ’12 is huge. THQ’s brand new video game can already boast having the largest pre-sales of any WWE video game in history. The game, which features Randy Orton on the box cover, also features Macho Man Randy Savage as a special guest character and the return of Brock Lesnar to WWE video games. As part of the hype, Lesnar’s longtimeRead More

Posted On October 26, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Randy Savage & Another Legend Confirmed For “WWE ’12”

The December 2011 issue of WWE Magazine has an article highlighting ten features in THQ’s upcoming WWE ’12 video game and it is disclosed that “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Mick Foley will be playable characters via downloadable content pack. The magazine states: “WWE ’12 boasts a WrestleMania-sized roster of icons that, for the first time ever, can be used by gamers right off the bat. Superstars such as Demolition, Ricky Steamboat, Kevin Nash and others are available initially: future downloadable greats will include the likes of Shawn Michaels, RandyRead More

Posted On October 19, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New WWE ’12 Details Revealed: Road To WrestleMania & More

- IGN has reported new details on The Road to WrestleMania mode in the new WWE ’12 video game. Here are some highlights: * Players will play as three different characters throughout the storyline. Two of the storylines are pre-determined. * Previous games featured about 3 months of time but the new Road to WrestleMania mode covers about 18 months of time – covering two WrestleMania events. * The new Road to WrestleMania mode isn’t actually focused on the big event. It’s focused on “building characters, feuds and storylines.” *Read More

Posted On October 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Brock Lesnar WWE ’12 Video Trailer

It’s official – the only man in history to hold both the WWE and UFC Heavyweight titles – Brock Lesnar – has been confirmed as a playable character in the new WWE ’12 video game. According to our sources, THQ approached Lesnar in January and asked for permission to use his name and likeness in the game and advertising campaign. Lesnar was said to be ecstatic over the idea, but wouldn’t agree to terms unless he received permission from UFC president Dana White. The outspoken mixed martial arts promoter gaveRead More
TMZ.com reports that UFC fighter Brock Lesnar will be a “featured star” in THQ’s WWE ’12 video game after an agreement was reached. THQ approached Lesnar in January and asked for permission to use his name and likeness in the game and advertising campaign. The former WWE Superstar was ecstatic over the idea, but wouldn’t agree to terms unless he received permission from UFC president Dana White. The outspoken mixed martial arts promoter gave Lesnar his blessing. White told TMZ, “I love WWE and I have nothing but love forRead More

Posted On August 25, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Foley Confirms WWE Negotiations, Morale Low At WWE HQ, JR

- During a recent interview with the Wrestling Voice radio show, hardcore wrestling legend Mick Foley confirms that he is in fact in talks with WWE about returning to the company. Foley stated that whether or not he returns to WWE will depend on the schedule WWE wants him to work and how much he’s willing to be away from home. Foley wrote on Twitter this week that he has been working out and losing weight so he’ll be ready to wrestle for WWE should everything come together. – AtRead More

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

Update On The Announced Roster For WWE ’12 & More

- Last week, THQ announced the ‘complete’ roster for the upcoming WWE ’12 video game. According to a source at THQ, Trish Stratus, who was not listed last week, is confirmed for the game. – Also rumored for the WWE ’12 game but not part of last week’s roster reveal is Brock Lesnar. A THQ employee recently wrote on Twitter that they have been working on a Brock Lesnar character model to be included in the game as a playable character. – CM Punk’s new theme song “Cult of Personalit”Read More

Posted On June 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Press Release: THQ Officially Announces “WWE ’12”

THQ REVEALS A BIGGER, BADDER AND BETTER WWE VIDEOGAME EXPERIENCE WITH DEBUT OF WWE® ’12 AT ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO Iconic and Authentic WWE Simulation Franchise Set to Deliver Core Gameplay Improvements and Most Extensive Feature Set to Date Through Visceral, Edgy and Polished Presentation AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – June 1, 2011 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced development of WWE® ’12, the electrifying rebirth of the renowned WWE flagship videogame franchise. Featuring a bigger game, badder presentation and better simulation-based gameplay, WWE ’12 will include long-awaited and critical coreRead More

Posted On May 31, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Lots More Details On The New “WWE 12″ Video Game

As reported earlier, the “major announcement” that Jim Ross teased on Monday regarding the future of WWE video games has been revealed. WWE and THQ have announced that the “SmackDown vs. RAW” series is being retired in favor of annual “WWE” releases. The first installment, WWE 12, will be released this fall. The game’s tagline, which is straight from the “New WWE” marketing playbook, is “Biggger, Badder, Better.” The new WWE ’12 video game will be released in North America on November 22nd of this year and in the UKRead More

Posted On May 31, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Promo Tralier For THQ’s New WWE Videogame; WWE’12

The “major announcement” that Jim Ross teased on Monday regarding the future of WWE video games has been revealed. WWE and THQ have announced that the “SmackDown vs. RAW” series is being retired in favor of annual “WWE” releases. The first installment, WWE 12, will be released this fall. The game’s tagline, which is straight from the “New WWE” marketing playbook, is “Biggger, Badder, Better.” Cory Ledesma, THQ’s Creative Director for WWE’s video game license, says THQ and WWE decided to drop the “Smackdown vs. Raw” franchise title because “theRead More
– Rey Mysterio and Cody Rhodes are advertised to wrestle at this weekend’s SmackDown live events since Sin Cara is touring with Raw in Mexico and Mysterio isn’t. — WWEShop.com has released a new WWE Divas Bling T-Shirt, a retro Raw is Waw T-Shirt and a retro WCW hat and T-Shirt. — THQ held their first meetings yesterday regarding plans for the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2012 video game. — Alberto Del Rio is scheduled for a rare autograph signing at the Best Buy in Davie, Florida on Friday, JuneRead More

Posted On May 10, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

THQ On WWE Tough Enough, WWE Keeps Nas Song, Christian

- As noted before, the WWE Divas will be featured on next week’s episode of Tough Enough. THQ, makers of WWE All Stars and SmackDown vs. RAW, will also be on the show. Here’s the official preview from USA: The Injuries Pile Up on the Next Tough Enough, Monday at 8/7C! And then there were six. Stone Cold Steve Austin enlists the help of four sexy WWE Divas and THQ video games to teach the remaining contestants all about creativity. In the ring, a tough training session leads to aRead More

Posted On March 31, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

CM Punk & Steve Austin Trade Insults On Twitter

Nexus leader CM Punk and WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin had a strong exchange of words on Twitter on Wednesday, with Punk challenging Austin to a fight. It all started when Paul Heyman’s site Heyman Hustle site posted a fantasy matchup between Austin and Punk as part of their promotion of the WWE All Stars video game (Buy Here from Amazon.com). In a followup to the story, Punk tweeted the following: “I like how THQ acts like they don’t know what would happen if @steveaustinBSR and IRead More

Posted On February 3, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Austin Meets With WWE, Del Rio’s Next Feud, Luger-HOF; More

- Steve Austin met with officials from WWE and Tough Enough yesterday in Venice, California. Austin wrote on Twitter: “Had a great meeting with Tough Enough and WWE folks today…this show is going to be very cool and and thats the bottom line…” – Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston has been discussed for WWE’s next pay-per-view event, Elimination Chamber. – THQ had WWE All Stars setup backstage in the locker room at Sunday’s WWE Royal Rumble. WWE talent and management were said to be very impressed with the game,Read More

Posted On February 3, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Video Game Scrapped, Heyman & MVP In NYC, WWE Tryout

– Paul Heyman and former WWE star MVP recently met together in New York City. TMZ.com cameras caught up with them, ran the footage of the meeting on their Wednesday episode and mentioned how MVP will be wrestling in Japan soon. — Prior to Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings from Long Island, New York, local indy wrestler Max Bauer received a tryout against Percy Watson. Bauer has been on WWE’s radar for a while and was recently the champion of North Eastern promotion NECW. — WWE’s video game publishing partner THQRead More

Posted On February 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kevin Nash Signs New Deal With WWE & Talks TNA vs. WWE

Kevin Nash appeared on ESPN Radio’s Pro Wrestling Report last night and revealed some newsworthy details regarding his return to World Wrestling Entertainment. Nash noted that WWE flew him out of Daytona Beach, Florida so he could appear at the Royal Rumble. He said if TNA would have flown him out of the state, he would have to have driven from his home to Orlando, 90 miles, opposed to the few miles when traveling with WWE. Nash talked about how nice his accommodations were while staying in Boston. Nash saidRead More

Posted On January 24, 2011By Keelan BaldersonIn News

Hogan Working With WWE, The Pope Discusses PG

- Hulk Hogan caused a few raised eyebrows in TNA when he accepted a deal with THQ to be featured in the upcoming WWE All-Stars video game. Although his TNA deal allows him to take outside projects, you wouldn’t think he’d essentially work for the competition. – TNA star “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero recently sat down with the The University Observer and said the company was right to stay away from PG programming: “I do think TNA has done the right thing by staying away from PG and creating itsRead More