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Posted On December 10, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Report: Backstage TNA Reaction To Tara vs Mickie James

PWMania has learned that the talk backstage this week at the TNA Impact tapings was the fact that the Mickie James vs Tara Knockouts Steel Cage Match would air on TV tonight. “All the boys were really impressed with that match,” one wrestler exclusively told PWMania last night, “it took a lot of heat off Mickie James in the locker room, and all of the boys have had a real respect for Tara because of her hard work ethic and training.” Tara, the former Victoria in WWE, suffered an elbowRead More
– WWE Champion The Miz is hosting today’s episode of the syndicated entertainment gossip program TMZ on TV. Check your local listings for time and channel. — Chris Jericho will be signing copies of Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps on the day of its release, Feb. 16, at Borders Books on Broadway in New York City. A book signing is also set for Borders in Torrace, California on Feb. 22. Additional dates will be announced. — Randy Orton is featured on the cover ofRead More

Posted On December 6, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Live TNA Final Resolution Fan Notes: Rhino Blading, More

Thanks to Dave Ebert for sending in the following: I was at TNA Final Resolution last night, and wanted to pass along a few notes. -It was obvious most of the talent were just off the plane from an overseas tour. The show, live, looked extremely sloppy in regards to the booking and the execution of matches. -Rhino gave about the sloppiest, most blatent blade job in the history of PPV. I don’t know how it came across on TV, but for anyone on the side of the studio closestRead More

Posted On December 1, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Pushes Back Plans For “WWE Network” To 2012-2013

The following is off Reuters: Reuters Summit – WWE takes aim on launching TV network By Ben Klayman and Paul Thomasch NEW YORK (Reuters) – World Wrestling Entertainment Inc plans to launch a cable TV network featuring its hulking wrestlers and scripted storylines in mid-2012 or early 2013, later than it had previously hoped, a top executive said on Tuesday. WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Vince McMahon said in February that he hoped to have a network up and running in 18 months, implying August 2011. However, Chief Operating OfficerRead More

Posted On December 1, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Signs Big International TV Deal For Raw

WWE issued the following press release today: WWE COMES TO RUSSIA November 30, 2010 London, November 30, 2010: World Wrestling Entertainment® and 2X2 today announced a two-year TV distribution deal for Russia. WWE’s flagship weekly TV show ‘Raw®’ will premiere on 2X2 in February 2011, bringing WWE’s unique style of action entertainment to more than 24 million homes across Russia including Moscow and St. Petersburg. WWE ‘Raw’ continues to be one of the most watched regularly scheduled TV programs on ad-supported cable television in the U.S. and is currently distributedRead More

Posted On November 25, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New Details & Update On John Cena’s WWE Storyline

Dave Meltzer has confirmed that current plans have John Cena appearing on television and house shows under a mask as his “cousin” Juan Cena. The idea is that Cena will continue to get under Barrett’s skin until Cena is reinstated. The reason why WWE isn’t keeping Cena off television to sell the stipulation is because they are afraid of TV ratings and merchandise sales dropping without him around. There is said to be concern behind the scenes regarding PPV vs. TV and how WWE could be hurting PPV buyrates evenRead More

Posted On November 22, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn Indy News, News

Lucha Libre USA Talent Shot & Killed in Atlanta Nightclub

AJC.com is reporting that Lucha Libre USA wrestler Chris Long was shot and killed at The Atlanta nightclub Shooter Alley yesterday. Long, who was working at the club as a bouncer and police believe he was shot in retaliation to throwing out unruly guests. Lucha Libre USA CEO Steven Ship was quoted as saying “[Long] lived for pro wrestling. He was very loved by the fans. He was a bigger than life character both on TV and in person.”Read More
Blowin’ Smoke with Kemper Jones A Little Bit of Everything Welcome back! I know it’s been a while since my last column. I decided to just do some random writing on multiple happenings in the wrestling biz. It’s kind of a long one so bear with me. Daniel Bryan Punk is out, so what’s next for the US Champion? There have been rumblings of a possible feud with his former trainer, William Regal. They’ve been working the overseas tour together, and Regal is putting him over big time on TwitterRead More

Posted On November 10, 2010By ArchangelIn Columns

Archangel’s Message: WWE TV

Now let's go over the facts: TV ratings... downward spiral. Pay Per View buy rates... plummeting. Mainstream acceptance... non-existent. And reactions of the live crowds... complete and utter silence!Read More

Posted On November 9, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Eric Bischoff’s Son Now Working For TNA Wrestling

Eric Bischoff’s son, Garrett, has joined TNA as a referee under the name Jackson James. Garrett was the referee in the main event of TNA Turning Point and appears in a segment on this week’s Impact. Word is that Bischoff’s son has been training with Brian Knobbs of The Nasty Boys and that his identity had been kept quiet from people in the company. No word yet if they plan to reveal him as Bischoff’s son on TV.Read More

Posted On November 8, 2010By Deven CuttingIn News

TNA Holding 5 Straight Shows In Orlando Next Month

TNA Wrestling will be holding a TV taping on December 8th and has canceled the taping on December 10th. This means that TNA is doing 5 straight nights of shows in Orlando, with the pay-per-view on December 5th followed by tapings on December 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th. The original plan was to do the pay-per-view & two tapings, then take a day off, then do two more tapings.Read More

Posted On October 18, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update On Great Khali & Big Boss, New WWE Bloopers DVD

- The latest on The Great Khali’s status on Big Boss, the Indian reality TV show, is that he is now immune from elimination, at least for the next round. – Walmart will be releasing an exclusive WWE DVD in a two-pack with Knucklehead starring Big Show. “WWE’s Biggest Knuckleheads” will be a one-disc release and will be available only with Knucklehead at Walmart stores. The preview reads like this: “Includes some of the WWE’s biggest superstar bloopers and mishaps.”Read More

Posted On September 29, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Having Heart Surgery, Lita Working On TV Show, NXT Update

- WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross posted a note on his Twitter page that he will be undergoing heart surgery in the near future to have a stent put in one of his heart arteries. Ross wrote: “I’m going to be fine. I’m very positive and will remain such. My overall health is better than it has been in years… No, my heart stent wasn’t expected, but no hill for a stepper. Short hospital stay if all goes well Monday and it will.” The procedure is not considered toRead More

Posted On September 29, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update: Raw Rating Not As Bad As First Reported But Still Bad

After last week’s bowling-shoe-ugly 2.8 rating .. The 9/27 episode of WWE’s Monday Night RAW drew a 2.7 rating (with a household rating of 2.37). RAW averaged 3.80 million viewers over the course of the show. The first hour drew 3.72 million viewers and the second hour had 3.88 million. WWE’s PPV buyrates and TV ratings have been sliding for months, hopefully this week’s number is a wake-up call that serious changes are needed to get fans interested in the product again.Read More

Posted On September 27, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

TNA Knockout Tara Has Cancer Scare

TNA Knockout Tara revealed on her blog that her recent hospitalization was due to a skin cancer scare. Fortunately that’s all it was, as it was discovered early: “When I was younger, I was a sun worshipper. WORSHIPPER. I grew up in the desert of Southern California, and I would lay out for hours on end. Even recently, I would tan indoors, because I think it makes me look leaner on TV. Well, that has all caught up to me. I went to the dermatologist because I had a bumpRead More