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Posted On June 7, 2012By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:Raw

It was recently announced that Raw will be expanding to three hours in July and the initial reaction seems to be more negative than positive, but there are possibilities for another hour of Raw to work well so let’s discuss an expanded edition of Raw. The main concern would be that sometimes it seems as though the WWE struggles to produce a quality two hour show and judging from some of the more recent three hour episodes, an expanded Raw could lead to lackluster TV. Some of the negative reactionRead More

Posted On June 7, 2012By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:Paul Heyman Returns

A few weeks ago on Raw, former ECW booker and Smackdown writer, Paul Heyman returned to WWE TV after nearly five years since he was featured on the botched ECW TV show. On the surface, Heyman’s return is to make appearances to keep the Lesnar storyline relevant and to do the mic work for Lesnar, who is signed for a limited amount of appearances during his WWE contract, but Heyman’s return to TV could have more of an impact on the wrestling business than just his mic work. Heyman hasRead More
- WWE is now billing Sin Cara at the most popular wrestler in the history of Mexico. – Some of the WWE terms trending worldwide during RAW last night on Twitter were Michael Cole, Ryback, Tensai and Vince McMahon. – Steve Austin will be in Nashville, Tennessee tonight for the CMT Music Awards. Austin will be promoting his new Redneck Island reality TV show. – Yesterday marked the last day on-set for The Rock and the “Pain & Gain” movie.Read More

Posted On June 4, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Why the wrestling business needs a successful TNA

It’s time for this week’s edition of FATP with yours truly. Jubilee fever has hit the UK and to be honest, I’m a bit sick of it. No offence to those celebrating though, I hope you’re having a great time! Since I last wrote anything here on PWMania.com, I suppose the biggest news was Randy Orton’s STUPID 60-day suspension (if you got that, grab yourself a beer!) I almost couldn’t believe it when I heard what had happened. He’s become one of the greatest in-ring workers that the company hasRead More
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently spoke with Major League Wrestling Radio at MLW.com about his independent wrestling promotion Resistance Pro and more. Corgan revealed that he’s working on a reality TV show that shows what it’s like running a wrestling promotion. “I’m doing a lot of behind the scenes stuff. We’re trying to get a reality show made. We just signed a deal with a big reality show producer. A guy with an incredible track record. We’re in good hands.” “We believe that wrestling is fascinating on many manyRead More
- Justin Gabriel returned to action on last week’s WWE NXT but has not been working live events since then. He was scheduled to be put back with Tyson Kidd but Kidd continues to team with Sin Cara. Cara and Kidd defeated Hunico and Camacho in Augusta last night. – Friday’s WWE Smackdown social media score was 57,847. This is down 4.7% from last week’s two-month high, and 4.6% above the yearly average. Smackdown ranked third on cable TV behind the NBA Playoffs and Nick programming. – FCW star RichieRead More
CZW News – Val Venis, June 1 Cancer Benefit, June 9 Ohio Debut http://CZWrestling.com Combat Zone Wrestling is currently revamping how it provides content to fans. http://CZWrestling.com will remain the #1 to stay up-to-date with CZW news, events, ways to purchase tickets, the CZW wrestling academy, and to see videos from the CZW locker room. You can interact with CZW on Facebook (http://facebook.com/officialCZW) & Twitter (@CombatZone). – – – – – – – – – – Val Venis Seminar – CZW Wrestling Academy http://CZWrestling.com – This Thursday, May 31, ValRead More
THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF PRO WRESTLING ON TV STARTS THURSDAY MAY 31st ON TNA IMPACT WRESTLING LIVE ON SPIKE TV TUNE IN AT NEW TIME SLOT OF 8:00p.m./ET FOR LIVE ACTION AND MUCH MORE NASHVILLE, TN (May 30, 2012) – TNA IMPACT WRESTLING announced today that the highly-rated weekly series will be making changes to its programming to include a hybrid of reality and explosive action each Thursday, live on SPIKE TV at 8:00pm/ ET. The reality elements and production technique represent the most significant evolution in this genre inRead More
- We noted before that independent wrestler Ricky Reyes received a WWE tryout at last week’s tapings. He was also one of the wrestlers who got squashed by Ryback on SmackDown last week. There were a lot of people backstage talking about Reyes and how good he was. Reyes had a 15 or 20 minute tryout match, before the tapings, with Tyson Kidd that blew everyone away. William Regal was putting Reyes over big time to WWE officials. No word yet if he will be offered a contract but thereRead More

Posted On May 28, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: The Summer of Impact

What’s up guys? Yeah, I know, I’m back again with this week’s from across the pond. It doesn’t seem like a week’s gone by already does it? Time apparently flies when you’re having fun though! Talking of fun, in the last 3 weeks or so, I’ve been really impressed with TNA Impact. I’ve been guilty of reading spoilers in the past, which gave me an excuse not to watch it, but in the last 3 weeks or so, I’ve given it a chance and the show is actually really goodRead More
- Below is a preview for Steve Austin’s Redneck Island reality TV show, which will premiere on CMT as a two-hour special on Saturday, June 9th. – The World Wrestling Council promotion has announced that WWE Superstars Primo and Epico will take on Shelton Benjamin and John Morrison at the June 30th Anniversario show in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.Read More
- WWE developmental FCW taped another three weeks of TV tapings in Tampa, Florida last night. It was announced that the final FCW TV tapings will take place on June 7th. – In other news from the tapings, the main event of week three saw FCW Champion Seth Rollins take on Dean Ambrose. A report from the tapings said that Ambrose may have injured his shoulder in the match, after taking a superplex. – WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio turns 35 years old today. – WWE Superstar Ezekiel Jackson hasRead More

Posted On May 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE’s Most Underrated Stars, Jim Ross Credits Tony Schiavone

- WWE’s website also has an article up with current Superstars picking the most underrated Superstars of all-time. Dolph Ziggler chose Billy Gunn, Daniel Bryan chose Billy Robinson, Eve Torres chose John Laurinaitis, Alex Riley chose X-Pac, Ezekiel Jackson chose Tito Santana, Kofi Kingston chose Billy Kidman, Matt Striker chose Johnny Rodz, Howard Finkel chose Bam Bam Bigelow and WCW Classics as a whole chose Dean Malenko. – Jim Ross has a new in-depth article up on WWE.com, wondering if former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone was the most underrated play-by-playRead More
Thanks to PWMania.com reader Arda Ocal for sending this in: – Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of The Score Television Network had a chance to speak to WWE Hall Of Famer, “Mr.USA” Tony Atlas in this exclusive interview. Highlights: His thoughts on Hulk Hogan using the trademark “cup to the ear” to the fans. Speaks about how Hulk Hogan was not the first person to do that trademark before. “Georgia Championship Wrestling, I was watching a match one day, and it was a wrestler by the name of Thunderboat Patterson. He wentRead More
Thanks to Joe Dombrowski for sending this in: PRIME Wrestling TV airs each and every week on our official YouTube page at www.YouTube.com/PRIMEwrestling, with new episodes premiering each Wednesday! Don’t want to wait for your PRIME fix? Each episode of PRIME TV premieres Sunday nights at 10:00 Eastern on SportsTime Ohio. Not sure if you get SportsTime Ohio. Visit the “TV” section of our website, www.PRIMEwrestling.com or consult your local listings. Watch this week’s episode now right here –Read More

Posted On May 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Latest Update On Ric Flair & TNA Wrestling; Major Issues

As noted earlier today here on PWMania.com, Ric Flair and TNA are at a major impasse and there is a ton of heat on Flair for his conduct outside of the ring. One source described it as “being at the point it’s not worth keeping Flair around.” There have been a number of incidents with Flair at local establishments in Orlando since he joined TNA. Flair was reportedly banned from drinking at the Hard Rock Cafe at Citiwalk due to an incident. There also have been many stories about FlairRead More

Posted On May 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE No Way Out *Spoiler*, New WWE Trademarks, Miz, Cena

– Following Sunday’s Over the Limit main event, it is expected that John Cena vs. The Big Show will take place at No Way Out in June. There is also talk that the bout will be a steel cage match to go along with the concept of “no way out.” — WWE has applied for the following trademarks: * “RAW ACTIVE” – This will be what they are going to call their online chatrooms during RAW. * “RIP ‘EM” – This is for merchandize, which likely means that they areRead More
Model turned wrestler Reby Sky was recently profiled by Univision for their morning show, Despierta America. As a star for Lucha Libre USA, she’s now living the dream she’s had since she was a child living in New York. “When I was little I’d always watch wrestling and I’d think, “I want to do THAT. That’s amazing,” Reby says. “I never thought I’d actually get the opportunity and here I am. I couldn’t be happier.” Reby’s boyfriend is former WWE Superstar Matt Hardy, who attends many of her shows. SheRead More

Posted On May 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kurt Angle Speaks On New TNA Going Live, Facing King Mo & More

Jeremy Borash recently interviewed Kurt Angle for TNA’s Youtube channel. Here are the highlights. On TNA going live at 8 PM on May 31st: “I think 8 PM live is the best thing TNA could do. There’s nothing like being in front of a live crowd with live TV. The whole world is watching. It definitely separates the pros from the amateurs. Doing it every week live is going to be incredible for the company. “I love the time slot: 8 to 10. We’re going to be able to reallyRead More