Tough Enough Tag

Posted On October 29, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Foley Still Waiting To Hear From WWE, Diva Featured In Maxim

– As reported earlier, WWE is no longer advertising Mick Foley for the November 14 Raw SuperShow at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been removed from www.wwelivetour.com and www.tdgarden.com. Mick Foley claims in an interview published today that he has yet to hear from WWE regarding a possible return to the organization. He told NewsDay.com, “Working a couple of days a week compared to all week is not problematic… Would not be a deal breaker at all. That’s assuming I get that phone call… I’m sure there’sRead More

Posted On October 25, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Developmental Wrestler Released, Update On Andy Leavine

The official website of Florida Championship Wrestling has removed developmental wrestler Rodney Thomas from their roster section, which would indicate that he has been released from his contract with WWE. Thomas, previously known as “Shotgun” Brock Barker on the Canadian independent wrestling scene, is a graduate of Lance Storm’s professional wrestling academy in Calgary, Alberta. He signed a developmental contract with WWE earlier this year following a tryout. Meanwhile, Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine has been added to their roster under the name Kevin Hackman. Photos of Leavine holding theRead More
– Shelly Martinez is advertised to appear at Super Megafest, which takes place November 19 and 20 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, Massachusetts. She will also be appearing at an afterparty on November 19 at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Boston. Click here for event details. — Tough Enough winner Daniel Puder is promoting an anti-bullying event. The event takes place Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Burbank, California at the AMC-16 at the Burbank Promenade. — WWE has applied for registrations on two trademarks, Ryback and Avalanche. The registrationRead More

Posted On September 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Not Interested In Rima Fakih, Sin Cara Speaks Out, More

– Many people speculated that Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, who participated in Tough Enough and guest-hosted an episode of Monday Night Raw last November, would have a WWE contract waiting for her if she opted for a professional wrestling career. She, however, says that’s not the case. Fakih was asked yesterday on Twitter when she would be going to WWE and replied, “WWE doesn’t seem interested in me maybe @TNA or mud wrestling might be LOL.” — Tickets for WWE’s Raw live event on December 29, 2011 at theRead More

Posted On September 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Rima Fakih Says She Has Not Given Up On Being A WWE Diva

Tough Enough contestant Rima Fakih appeared on Monday Night Mayhem, which airs every Monday at 7:00 p.m. via MondayNightMayhem.com. Highlights from the interview are as follows: How she was approached by the WWE during her reign as Miss USA: “It happened that the Miss Universe pageant was going on, and there was people from the WWE backstage. I’m not sure if they were there for recruitment or something like that. It happened that out of the 95 girls that was competing, I was one of the girls interested in wrestling.Read More
– Daniel Bryan beats Heath Slater on this week’s episode of WWE Superstars, which resulted in WWE.com posting a headline reading “Bryan Finally Wins!” The sub-headline reads “Daniel Bryan snapped his losing streak on “WWE Superstars” with a victory over Heath Slater.” Bryan had only been on a two-match losing streak: he lost to Sin Cara on August 30 and Christian on August 26. Excluding his victory over Drew McIntyre on the August 25 episode of WWE Superstars, Bryan last garnered a victory on WWE programming on the August 5Read More
– Chavo Guerrero, Sr. (a/k/a Chavo Classic) knocked WWE’s attempt to market Sin Cara. The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion wrote the following on Twitter (in Spanish): “Whoever hired Sin Cara does not know the Hispanic market.” — Alex Riley’s father, Kevin Kiley, Sr., has been hired as the morning talk show host for WKRK FM in Cleveland, Ohio. The CBS affiliate is switching from a music to an all-sports format. — It was reported two weeks ago that Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine, who is currently training in Florida ChampionshipRead More

Posted On August 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Austin Talks About CM Punk & Reveals Tough Enough Season 2

During a recent interview with the UK’s Daily Star newspaper, WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin revealed what has been speculated for quite some time – that a second season of Tough Enough is in the works. Austin also answered a few questions on this summer’s breakout superstar, CM Punk. Here are some highlights of what Stone Cold said about: CM Punk’s Recent Push & SummerSlam Match: “I really enjoyed it. It was like a breath of fresh air. He’s telling it like it is. He’s got himself a goodRead More

Posted On August 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Andy Leavine Reportedly Suspended Due To Drug Test Failure

PWInsider.com reports that Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine, who is currently training in Florida Championship Wrestling, has been suspended for 30 days due to a violation of their Talent Wellness Program. Leavine’s suspension has yet to be publicly announced by WWE. He is believed to have failed a drug test. The organization announced earlier today that referee Mike Chioda had been suspended for 30 days due to a violation of their Talent Wellness Program. Complete list of WWE drug suspensions -> source: PWInsider.comRead 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

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

Posted On August 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Tonight’s WWE Superstars, Orndorff Update, Edge/Haven, More

- Matches taped for tonight’s WWE Superstars were Alicia Fox vs. Tamina, Trent Baretta vs. Ted DiBiase, Brodus Clay vs. former Tough Enough contestant AJ Kirsch plus WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty vs. Evan Bourne & Santino Marella. – Great news to report is that wrestling legend Paul Orndorff is cancer free after having a major scare earlier this year. – The August 5th episode of Haven on SyFy with former WWE Superstar Edge scored a 1.34 cable rating with 1.82 million viewers. Edge’s appearance didn’tRead More

Posted On August 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Blogger Joins WWE Creative Team, Kirsch Works TV Match

– Kevin Eck, who writes a pro wrestling blog for The Baltimore Sun, has announced that he is leaving the newspaper organization to become a member of the WWE creative team. “I can’t stress enough how few jobs there are that could get me to entertain the thought of leaving The Sun for even a second. In fact, this opportunity with WWE may be the only one,” Eck wrote. “I think this is an exciting time to be joining WWE, which is currently in the process of altering its creativeRead More
– It was reported this afternoon that eight WWE developmental wrestlers had been removed from the official website of Florida Championship Wrestling; Bobby Dutch, Colin Cassady, DeSean Bishop, Jason Mullen, Leroy Parks, Lucky Cannon, Cameron Lynn (Tough Enough contestant Ariane Andrew) and Sonia. Bishop stated today on Twitter that he was released on Friday, writing: “I got released friday from FCW. DeSean Bishop is no more. I wanna thank everyone who supported me. Im going to keep this site open under this name 2 commemorate the good old days.” Cannon,Read More
Following Friday’s main roster purge, the axe continued to fall at WWE headquarters as the following developmental wrestlers were removed from the official website of Florida Championship Wrestling this afternoon: * Bobby Dutch * Colin Cassady * DeSean Bishop * Jason Mullen * Leroy Parks * Lucky Cannon * Cameron Lynn (Tough Enough contestant Ariane Andrew) * Sonia Cassady, Parks and Lynn were added to the website’s talent roster last week. Full list of WWE releases in 2011 – 20+ names->Read More
– Tough Enough contestant Martin Casaus, who was forced by injury to withdraw from the competition near its conclusion, was spotted buying a ticket to last night’s Raw live event at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah. Furthermore, an independent wrestling promotion he co-owns, UCW-Zero, was handing out fliers promoting upcoming events, including his return match from the ankle injury he suffered while competing on Tough Enough. — WWE announced Friday that they had come to terms on the release of David Hart Smith, who Executive Vice PresidentRead More

Posted On August 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

FCW Talent React To Jeremiah Riggs’ Scathing Remarks

Tough Enough contestant Jeremiah Riggs blasted WWE’s developmental system and talent scouting in a lengthy diatribe this week after being informed that WWE would not be using him. Speaking to AroundTheOctagon.com about his recent tryout at WWE’s developmental camp, Riggs said Florida Championship Wrestling is full of “clones” who are “are all the same – long hair, pony tail, boring as can be.” Riggs called FCW “all politics,” where the developmental wrestlers try to “kiss ass” to get ahead. “People are real phony there including the trainers,” he claimed. RiggsRead More
Tough Enough contestant Jeremiah Riggs appeared on Hit The Ropes Radio (interview available at HitTheRopes.com, beginning in the second hour). He discussed his time on the USA Network reality series, as well as his recent stop in Florida Championship Wrestling. Interview highlights are as follows: On the promo he cut in FCW that led to an issue with Dusty Rhodes: “I don’t know the whole system on how, I guess, things work around here. If you give somebody a microphone and you tell them they’ve got one minute, go haveRead More
– Darren Rovell, a sports business reporter for CNBC, noted on his Twitter account that last night’s angle on Raw in which Vince McMahon was relieved of his duties of WWE chief and replaced by his son-in-law, Triple H, may cause issues with WWE stock. “The No. 1 material risk against WWE stock is Vince McMahon leaving the business,” Rovell wrote. “Tonight’s plot could be an SEC violation.” — Former WWE star Eric Escobar has launched a Twitter account. — Tough Enough contestant Ivelisse Velez was among those backstage watchingRead More