Tough Enough Tag

– Dolph Ziggler is scheduled for appearances this Thursday and Friday at the Water Street Tavern in Kent, Ohio (located on 132 South Water Street). — “Stone Cold” Steve Austin shared his thoughts with WWE.com on being tapped as the host of WWE Tough Enough – premiering on USA Network April 4, the night after WrestleMania XXVII. Austin explained what he’s looking for from the Tough Enough contestants. “The name of the show is Tough Enough, but along with being “tough enough” to take the bumps, bruises and travel, you’veRead More

Posted On February 4, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

First WWE Tough Enough Coach Revealed

Booker T will announce on tonight’s Smackdown that he will be one of the coaches on WWE Tough Enough. Tough Enough will return on the USA Network after Raw on Monday, April 4, 2011.Read 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

Austin Meeting With WWE Today, Ex-WWE Writers Join Twitter

- Two former members of WWE’s creative team have joined Twitter. Chris DeJoseph, probably best (or worst) known as Big Dick Johnson, can be followed on Twitter at @chrisdejoseph. He departed from WWE in November noted Twitter this week that he will be available for interviews after March 10th. Another former WWE writer, Alex Greenfield, can be followed at @alexdgreenfield. He was hired by WWE back in 2005 and worked for the company for about two years. – WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin wrote on Twitter thatRead More
– Entertainment Weekly is reporting that “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has been tapped to host the revival of Tough Enough on the USA Network. The show premieres April 4, following Monday Night Raw. — The Jan. 27 episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America scored a 0.64 cable rating with 755,000 viewers. Viewership was up from last week’s episode, which was a 0.49 cable rating with 565,000 viewers. The midnight replay scored a 0.17 cable rating with 120,000 viewers. — The WrestleReunion website noted that Edge was at today’s conventionRead More

Posted On January 20, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Mason Ryan Still Green, Upcoming SD Feud, Tough Enough, More

- We reported earlier this week that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is being considered for a role on the new season of Tough Enough, which begins the night after WrestleMania. RAW star William Regal is also being considered for the show and would serve as one of the coaches, similar to Al Snow’s role on the original show. – WWE has signed Mexican wrestler El Hijo de Medico Asesino to a developmental deal. He’s expected to head to Florida Championship Wrestling in the coming weeks. – Following last week’s brutalRead More
– Six-time world champion Batista celebrates his 42nd birthday yesterday. — The following two matches were taped last night in Tulsa, Oklahoma for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America: Chavo Guerrero vs. JTG, Chris Masters vs. Curt Hawkins. — Tyler Reks beat Percy Watson in a dark match prior to last night’s television tapings in Tulsa, Oklahoma. — Vince McMahon has been discussed for a major role on the revival of Tough Enough on the USA Network. However, it’s considered a long shot because the show willRead More

Posted On January 18, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

News On Tough Enough Trainers, Matches Taped For Superstars

– In regards to WWE reaching out to Al Snow, Hardcore Holly, or other former Tough Enough personnel to be part of the show’s revival on the USA Network, one company insider said, “Not a chance in hell.” It was also stressed that WWE would be much more likely to go with those currently affiliated with the organization. — Matches taped tonight in Little Rock, Arkansas for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America are as follows: * David Hart Smith and Darren Young vs. Primo and ZackRead More

Posted On January 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Miz Talks About WWE Unifying Titles, Tough Enough, More

WWE Champion The Miz was recently interviewed by video game website IGN.com. Here are some highlights of what Miz said about: Unifying The WWE Title & The World Heavyweight Title: ” I would love to take on the World Champion, Edge at WrestleMania and combine the titles. I don’t know what they’re going to do. You never know. That’s the best part about WWE. They’re all about shock value. You never know what’s going to happen next.” Tough Enough Returning: “It’s great, right? I mean, I’m the first, official ToughRead More
– With Tough Enough beginning the day after WrestleMania XXIV, there won’t be a three-hour episode of Raw during the ten-week run of the reality program. There has been a three-hour WWE Draft show following WrestleMania for the past four years. — Jim Ross noted today on Twitter that he is meeting with retired NFL player and University of Oklahoma alumnus Marcus Dupree to discuss potential non-wrestling opportunities for himself. Ross added that a movie could be in the works. — John Cena was reportedly “banged up” before he sufferedRead More

Posted On January 4, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Snow To Return For Tough Enough?, Mysterio Pulled From Show

– A number of mainstream news outlets including Entertainment Weekly and Variety are covering the revival of WWE’s Tough Enough reality series on the USA Network. A blogger for Entertainment Weekly queried if Al Snow would be returning as a trainer, but a USA representative stated that decisions about judges and mentors have yet to be made. Snow currently works for TNA Wrestling as a producer. — Former WWE star Jim Powers celebrates his 52nd birthday today. He announced his retirement from professional wrestling last month. — The Rupp ArenaRead More

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

WWE Cable Network Update, Best PPV Win-Loss Records For 2010

– Reader Darren Bongiovanni has compiled a list of the best win & loss records for WWE superstars on pay-per-view for 2010. All pay-per-view matches were included in the statistics except the Royal Rumble, the Tag Team Gauntlet match from Extreme Rules, and the Tag Team Turmoil match from Night of Champions (because the participants were not all involved in the match at the same time.) The WWE wrestler who had the best PPV record of the year was Daniel Bryan, with an undefeated record of 5-0. Also undefeated wereRead More

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

WWE Tough Enough Returning After WrestleMania Prior To Raw

The New York Times published an article on Sunday announcing that the new season of “Tough Enough” will premiere on the USA Network on Monday, April 4th – the night after WrestleMania. The show will The new “Tough Enough” will air on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. EST, right before WWE RAW, creating a three-hour block of WWE programming on USA. Tough Enough will feature 12 men and women competing for a one-year WWE contract. At this time, there’s been no word about a cash prize for the show’s winner.Read More

Posted On December 21, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Nexus Crossing Over To SmackDown, Update On Tough Enough

– Casting for the Tough Enough revival on the USA Network will begin shortly after New Year’s Day. — WWE returns to the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut on Mar. 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. for a Raw live event. Tickets go on sale Jan. 14, 2011 at noon via Ticketmaster.com. — Today is Raw Superstar Primo’s birthday. He turns 28 years old. — A radio advertisement for the Feb. 5 SmackDown live event at the Richo Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario is advertising The Nexus vs. Big Show in aRead More
– WWE officials paid a visit to the company’s Tampa based developmental facility this week interviewing contracted talent about participating in the revival of Tough Enough on the USA Network. Previous seasons of the program solely featured unsigned talent. The casting process is expected to conclude next month with the series likely debuting in the spring. — The NFL’s Tennessee Titans are preparing to oppose WWE’s registration of the trademark ‘Titantron’. — Natalya noted on Twitter that a Santa’s Little Helper Match will take place at Tribute to the Troops,Read More

Posted On December 8, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Ex-WWE Star Signs Up For Tough Enough, WWE Profiles 80s Star

– WWE will hold a Raw live event on Friday, Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Target Center. A pre-sale begins Friday at 10:00 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com with the pre-sale code ORTON. — WWE has posted a “Where Are They Now?” feature on Hillbilly Jim, who discusses his run with the company in the 1980s. — Shawn Spears, who enjoyed a brief stint on ECW in 2008 as Gavin Spears, has thrown his name in the hat for the upcoming season of Tough Enough. To view hisRead More
– Ryan-Nemeth.com conducted an interview with Dolph Ziggler’s younger brother, Ryan Nemeth, an aspiring wrestler. He was asked whether he would be interested in taking part in WWE’s revival of Tough Enough and what he thinks of critics who may brush him off as “just” the Intercontinental Champion’s younger brother. To read the interview, click here. — It was said to be “night and day” in regards to Triple H producing the announcers instead of Vince McMahon during WWE’s television events in England a few weeks ago—which the WWE chairmanRead More

Posted On November 23, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Reality Show Confirmed For USA Network Return

- In anticipation of the return of the Tough Enough reality series, World Wrestling Entertainment and the USA Network will be releasing a casting breakdown today. Filming for the series is slated to start around February 2011 with the debut scheduled for Spring.Read More
– Yesterday’s media report of Tough Enough being revived is true as those close to the situation indicate it’s a done deal that the reality television show will reemerge on the USA Network. Time slots being discussed include 11:00 p.m. following Raw and Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. — HollywoodLife.com’s report earlier this month of Justin Bieber possibly singing “America the Beautiful” at WrestleMania XXVII is true, according to a company source. WWE officials are hopeful the land the singer for the event and are currently negotiating with his representatives.Read More