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Posted On April 4, 2012By StaffIn News

Former WWE Star Maven Arrested On Drug Charges

Former WWE performer Maven Huffman was arrested in Florida on Monday on charges of doctor shopping (using multiple doctors) to obtain prescriptions to controlled substances. This practice is against state law.   Authorities allege that Huffman was using three Florida doctors to obtain prescriptions to Oxycodone and Hydrocone, drawing an estimated 1,000 pills.   Huffman, who is 35 years old, was released on $2,000 bond. He faces up to 5 years in prison if convicted of doctor shopping.   Huffman competed in the first season of WWE’s Tough Enough realityRead More

Posted On March 29, 2012By StaffIn News

Edge Talks On Working With WWE In The Future, Being Content

- 2012 WWE Hall of Famer Edge spoke with this week to promote WrestleMania. Here are some highlights:   Overall, you’ve held more WWE titles than anyone else in history, and set other records in WWE. You obviously accomplished quite a bit in your career. But since your career was ended abruptly and unexpectedly, is there anything you had hoped you could do before you retired that you weren’t able to accomplish?   Actually, no. I’m able to retire content with the fact that everything that was on myRead More

Posted On March 26, 2012By 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 16, 2012By StaffIn News

WWE Announcer Robbed, Waltman At FCW, Otunga On Clooney

- WWE announcer Scott Stanford was a victim of theft. He wrote on Twitter: “The person who used my card for groceries in Fla today, Im hunting you down as we speak, I want the $ and the food! Hope you got Ring Dings!” – Sean “X-Pac” Waltman was in attendance for last night’s WWE developmental tapings in Florida. Also in attendance was British wrestler Saraya Knight, mother to FCW Diva Paige. Saraya is scheduled for this weekend’s SHIMMER tapings. – Tough Enough trainer Bill DeMott has reportedly been workingRead More
Trish Stratus appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight to discuss her WWE career and how yoga has changed her life. Two minutes into the interview, George Stroumboulopoulos asks the seven-time WWE Women’s Champion if John Morrison resented her appearance at WrestleMania last year. Her participation in the tag team match with Morrison and Jersey Shore star Snooki against LayCool and Dolph Ziggler reportedly upset Morrison and girlfriend Melina. “I don’t know if he did… he might have said that,” she responds. Stratus continues, “He’s entitled to his opinion. It was oneRead More

Posted On February 20, 2012By StaffIn News

Batista Speaks On Returning To WWE, Tough Enough & More

- Former WWE Superstar Batista recently spoke with The Sun. Here are some highlights: Why he left WWE: “The reason I left was the PG direction the company took, it got too corny for me. I was a hug fan of the edgy era of DX, Stone Cold Steve Austin and those guys. The change in direction really ruined it for me. It’s well recorded I’m not a fan of the likes of John Cena or The Miz. It’s such a different company these days and not in a goodRead More

Posted On February 11, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Jeremiah Riggs Believes He’s Been Blackballed From Wrestling

Jeremiah Riggs, who appeared as a contestant on Tough Enough last year, believes he’s been blackballed from the professional wrestling industry after receiving no interest from WWE nor TNA Wrestling last year. “I’ve been approached by a few wrestling promoters about coming in and doing some stuff. My manager even met with TNA several times but in the end politics won out. Am I blackballed in wrestling because of FCW? Probably, but it’s all good. I enjoyed wrestling but I’m not a wrestler. I’m a professional athlete,” he told www.hereisyourwinner.comRead More
– NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood owner David Marquez announced Friday on Twitter that Shelly Martinez will act as the promotion’s event hostess. He wrote, “Happy day! @NWAHollywood has come to terms with @funtimeshelly to act as Official Hostess of our events. Join us 2/12 & see what FUN is!” Sunday’s show in Glendale, California will feature a “Come-As-You-Are No DQ Street Fight” pitting “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce and Colt Cabana against Tough Enough contestant “Big Nasty” Eric Watts and Cedric the Hitman. Event details are available at —Read More

Posted On January 5, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Former WWE Diva Interested In Returning, Live Event Moved

– Shelly Martinez, who performed as Ariel for WWE’s ECW brand in 2006 and 2007, indicated on her Twitter account that she’s interested in returning to the organization. She retweeted a fan’s comment that reads “Can you image @IAmJericho and @funtimeshelly work togheter in a evil/dark gimmick?? the WWE will never…eeeeever…be the same!” Steven Adler, original Guns N Roses drummer, also retweeted the statement. — WWE has moved the Raw live event scheduled for March 4, 2012 in Bangor, Maine to the Bangor Auditorium. It was originally scheduled to takeRead More
– Next Friday on the first SmackDown of 2012, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan will put his title on the line against Big Show and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes will defend his coveted gold against Booker T. — Shelly Martinez posted a video fulfilling Dolph Ziggler’s request to do the “Blue Meanie Dance.” — Tough Enough contestant Matt Cross turns 31 years old Saturday while former WWE Diva Jamie Keyes turns 27. — WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel handled ring announcing duties at this week’s Raw live events. *PHOTOS*Read More

Posted On December 16, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Chyna Wants One More Match, Ivelisse Velez Joins FCW, More

– Speaking to The Celebrity Cafe, former WWE Women’s Champion Chyna says she has not retired from the professional wrestling industry. “In the wrestling world, as long as people keep me in their hearts, then I will never truly be retired from wrestling. If the opportunity arose to step back in the squared circle, I think I have one more match in me,” she says. Chyna also discusses her upcoming New Year’s Eve party and what’s in store for her in 2012. The full interview is available here. — Sgt.Read More
– The I.P.A. Network is now accepting autograph signing bookings for former WWE star John Morrison. Contact Steve Woolf at (951) 780-9611. — Tough Enough contestant Rima Fakih appears on MTV’s MADE Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. — At the conclusion of the 2011 Slammy Awards, Kane reemerged, once again masked. The Big Red Monster locked his hand around the neck of John Cena and left him laying with a devastating chokeslam. One reason for Kane resurfacing with a mask is because WWE officials are looking to set a newRead More
– Matches taped Tuesday night in Jacksonville, Florida for this week’s episode of WWE NXT are as follows: Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks; Darren Young and JTG vs. Percy Watson and Titus O’Neil; Johnny Curtis vs. Derrick Bateman. Yoshi Tatsu beat WWE developmental wrestler Damien Sandow in a dark match prior to the taping. — WWE brought Lilian Garcia back to the organization to permanently replace Tony Chimel as the ring announcer for weekly SmackDown tapings. Chimel, 50, will continue working for WWE atRead More

Posted On December 6, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

CM Punk Undergoes X-Rays, Rima Fakih Scheduled For Hearing

– Tough Enough contestant and former Miss USA Rima Fakih is scheduled for a court hearing on December 21, 2011 in 30th District Court in Highland Park, Michigan due to her arrest Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving. If convicted, Fakih faces up to 93 days in jail, plus fines, court costs and the possibility of community service. (Article link) — Lilian Garcia, SmackDown’s new, full-time ring announcer, has been added to the SmackDown Superstars page on — CM Punk stated Tuesday on Twitter that he was undergoing anRead More
Tough Enough contestant and former Miss USA Rima Fakih was arrested Saturday morning in Highland Park, Michigan on suspicion of drunk driving. reports Fakih took a breathalyzer and blew a 0.20, more than twice the state’s legal limit. She spent most of Saturday in jail. Fakih originally tried to deny that she was arrested by stating on Facebook and Twitter that it was actually someone else with the same last name. The posts were removed late Saturday and her attorney, Donald Elder, confirmed the arrest. Elder told the DetroitRead More

Posted On November 30, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Steve Austin Interview: Wrestling CM Punk, Tough Enough, DVD

In this month’s edition of the free online magazine The Wrestling Press, WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin discusses his acting career and ideal opponent if he were to return to WWE’s squared circle. Here’s what he had to say: On wrestling CM Punk: “So yeah I hear the stories, if the stars aligned and all things worked out to benefit us all I’d say that he is the guy I’d pick to face. I could get another match out of this carcass of mine sure.” On filmingRead More

Posted On November 26, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Dusty Rhodes Appearing Nude In Movie, Martinez T-Shirt Line

– Shelly Martinez has announced plans for a Martinez Girlz T-shirt line, which will debut soon on She also bumped into Rob Van Dam earlier this week. Click here to read her latest blog. — In today’s birthdays, WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan turns 69, former WWE Women’s Champion Ivory turns 50, Tough Enough winner Maven turns 35 and Brian Lee turns 45. — WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes will be appearing in a new independent Christmas horror movie called Hell Elves this January. The campy movieRead More

Posted On November 21, 2011By StaffIn News

Former Tough Enough Contestant Says She’s In Talks With HHH

The following are highlights from a recent interview with recent WWE Tough Enough contestant and former Miss USA Rima Fakih: Rima on transition from being Miss USA to trying out for WWE Tough Enough: “One of the things I like to do is break stereotypes and let people know that you can be beautiful and tough at the same time. It was a great adventure. I have to say that coming to the Tough Enough was not only a highlight of my reign but my Journey as Rima Fakih.” RimaRead More
Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) and Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) of #AftermathRadio on and iTunes chat with WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin. In the interview, Austin admits that he does have one more match left in him, that he would have liked to face Brock Lesnar but had it done right years ago in WWE, and he would like to face CM Punk at WrestleMania XXVIII, though he would have preferred Punk to be a heel, and the money needs to be right. Highlights: On working for projects, hisRead More