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Posted On October 29, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Partnering With YouTube For New Paid Content Channel

According to Variety, WWE will be joining about 100 other channels on a new TV initiative by the Google-owned YouTube. WWE will be providing content to YouTube’s new service. It sounds like this could be the first clearance for the new WWE network. YouTube will pay each channel no more than $5 million and in turn, will charge viewers a fee to view the content. YouTube is launching the new initiative to compete with satellite and cable TV providers. Other channels joining WWE include The Wall Street Journal, skateboarder TonyRead More
Diva Dirt caught up with the woman of the moment, Gail Kim, Monday for an exclusive interview about her return to TNA, quitting WWE and much more. Gail made a “kimpact”, if you will, when she returned to Impact Wrestling last Thursday on Spike TV — and was even a worldwide trending topic on Twitter! In this 50 minute interview, Gail discusses her return to the company she calls “home”, reveals more details about her time in WWE, frustration at the way the Divas are used and more. Gail, whoRead More

Posted On October 20, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Asking Fans To Name Upcoming “Monday Night War” TV Series

WWE is asking fans to help name a program looking back at the “Monday Night War” for their soon to be launched WWE Network. “WWE Network launches in 2012, but we’re already taking names for our new slate of shows, including a controversial look back at the Monday Night War. Waged between WWE and WCW during the 90’s, this battle for TV dominance unfolded live each week, giving rise to some of the most iconic Superstars and storylines of our time. And you get to relive it in one action-packedRead More
Tara, who is not used to being left off TNA Wrestling’s major events, expressed her disappointment with being left off Bound for Glory. “It’s the biggest event of the year, and I’ll be honest, I’m not used to not being a participant or at least at Fan Fest. But it is going to be a good show and I wish I was on the card,” Tara told SLAM! Wrestling last Thursday. “I know I’m disappointing a lot of fans who are not getting their Tara fix.” Tara is glad toRead More

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

Update On Possible Ring Return For Booker T, New WWE Trademarks

- WWE has applied to register the trademark “WWE Supercharge,” which sounds like it could be for a new TV show, possibly on the WWE Network. They have also applied for “Afterburn,” which was one of WWE’s syndicated shows that now only airs in international markets. – As noted a few weeks back, WWE has been discussing the idea of bringing Booker T back for a short feud, possibly with Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. In what may be a sign of Booker’s return to the ring, he is being advertisedRead More

Posted On October 16, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Jim Ross Says Play-by-Play Announcing In WWE Is Dead

Jim Ross posted several pseudo-shoot remarks this morning on Twitter after being summoned to last night’s Raw SuperShow in Mexico City, Mexico. He says quitting WWE is not an option for him and that play-by-play announcing in WWE is dead. “Found out about mexico city late Thursday. Not happy to miss OU game but EVP talent & Co could care less. Nice way 2 go out on wk’ly TV.” “I’m under contract to wwe. Well paid by team I helped build. Quitting for me not an option. Those that suggestRead More

Posted On October 7, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Colt Cabana Says WWE Won’t Return His Phone Calls

Colt Cabana stated during an interview with Pitch.com that he has not heard back from WWE officials since working two tryout matches for the organization in August. “They won’t return my calls or anything,” he tells Justin Kendall. “It’s pretty weird, man. I don’t get it. Nobody was really receptive. It’s just like they wanted to ignore it. I think it’s because Punk is such a rebel that … they were able re-sign Punk, but I think to kind of stick it to him, they don’t want to talk toRead More

Posted On September 29, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Big Shakeups With WWE’s Creative Team, Website & Magazine

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there have been recent shake-ups with the WWE creative team, WWE.com and the WWE Magazine – with all three divisions soon to be working under one umbrella and at the same location. WWE’s website and TV studio had been spread out between two buildings about a mile away from WWE headquarters. The magazine was part of publishing on the second floor and creative was located on the fourth floor of WWE headquarters, down the hall from Vince McMahon’s office. All 3 divisions will nowRead More

Posted On September 27, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Zack Ryder May End YouTube Show, WWE Highlights Undertaker

– Zack Ryder states during an interview published in the November 2011 issue of WWE Magazine that he would prefer to end his YouTube show, Z! True Long Island Story, once he secures a comfortable position on WWE programming. When asked if he’s concerned with viewers getting tired of the show, Ryder replied, “Well, I’m tired of it already, so it wouldn’t surprise me if some viewers get tired of it soon. Honestly, I can only do this show for so long before the charm kinda wears off. Once IRead More

Posted On September 16, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Report: Big Name Expected To Return To WWE TV

PWMania has learned, according to several sources within WWE, that Vince McMahon is expected to return to TV in the very near future, possibly as soon as Sunday or Monday night. As we have been reporting, WWE wants this year’s Survivor Series PPV to be a major event, and with The Rock having indicated on Twitter that he will be teaming with John Cena at the event, we have now learned that Vince will be returning to TV to build towards the big PPV. We will keep you updated onRead More

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

WWE Writer Quits, Night Of Champions News, WWE Network

- Former head writer for WWE’s NXT show Jen Bloodsworth recently quit the company. Bloodsworth started with WWE’s website and has been working on creative since 2007. – Regarding the main event of WWE Night of Champions this Sunday, this week officials were still debating which match goes on last with the Triple H vs. CM Punk match being the leading candidate. – There is said to be no complete direction in place for the new WWE Network that debuts next year. Ideas have been tossed around about doing TVRead More

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

More On Ric Flair’s Injury In Match Against Sting

As noted before, Ric Flair reportedly injured his left arm in the match against Sting that was taped on Monday night, a match that one person said was so bad it had no place being on TV. Flair had TNA officials worried during the match after he clutched his shoulder and rolled out of the ring to re-group. Flair was icing his arm backstage after the match.Read More

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

Flair Suffers Injury In Match That Receives Bad Reviews Backstage

Ric Flair reportedly injured his left arm in the match against Sting at Monday’s TNA Impact Wrestling tapings, airing tomorrow night on Spike TV. Backstage reviews on the match were negative as there were numerous blown spots. One source said the match was so bad that it has no place on TV. Regarding who is to blame, it’s said that Flair is rusty from not wrestling lately but sources say Sting deserves a lot of the blame also, as it appeared to observers that he forgot some of his plannedRead More

Posted On September 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Triple H Talks About SmackDown Moving To Tuesdays, His Future

The Miami Herald has published Part 2 of their interview with Triple H, which you can read at MiamiHerald.com in its entirety. Here are some highlights of what Triple H said about: His Future Inside & Outside Of The Ring: “In the ring, listen, it’s a young man’s business. I love being able to get in there occasionally and still perform. We [WWE] have the greatest fan base in the world, the most rabid fan base in the world. Anytime I can get out in front of them and perform,Read More

Posted On September 9, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Two Returns To WWE TV On This Week’s WWE Superstars

For those who missed it, Mason Ryan, formerly of the New Nexus, and “Showtime” Percy Watson, formerly of NXT Season 2, made their returns to TV on WWE Superstars yesterday. In an interesting note, Titus O’Neil, who is currently competing for a spot on the next season on NXT and not on the main roster, tagged with Watson in their match.Read More

Posted On September 7, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross Blog: Lesnar’s Next Fight, Future ‘Mania Locations, Raw

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote about: His Performance On RAW: “Enjoyed the way that WWE provided several talents TV time Monday night in Columbus, Ohio on Raw. Nice stragegy. As June Cleaver once told husband Ward when referring to their youngest son, “Gee, Ward you were a little rough on the Beaver last night,” as I’ve been hammered by various entities for my perceived, poor performance at theRead More

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

Jeff Hardy To Speak Out On Friday

Impact Wrestling wrote today on their Facebook page they will upload “exclusive footage of Jeff Hardy” on their official website on Friday where he will talk about his upcoming return to TV on next week’s show.Read More

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

Adult Film Clompany Releasing ‘Hogan Family’ Porn Parody

We can’t make this stuff up. Adult film company Third Degree Films is releasing a parody movie based on Hulk Hogan’s family titled, the “Official Hogan Knows Best Porn Parody.” The movie has already been shot, with several well-known industry stars playing the roles of Hulk, Linda, Brooke and Nick. Here is the official synopsis from Third Degree Films: “In this pants-wettingly funny parody, Hulk Hogan has a lot more on his hands than just his wife and kids! “Follow the nation’s favorite wrestling hero and his super-tanned reality TVRead More
– Mississippi based newspaper Clarion Ledger features an article on Ted DiBiase promoting Friday’s Raw live event in Jackson, where the SmackDown Superstar will be making a special appearance. The Mississippi Coliseum show brings DiBiase before a hometown crowd, a longtime wish. “I have wrestled on six different continents. I have wrestled live in front of over 73,000 people at Wrestlemania and all over the world, in front of millions of people on TV, and I think I’m more excited about Friday night than I have been for any ofRead More