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Posted On March 4, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

1980s WWF Star Says McMahon Forced Him Out Of Wrestling

Boris Zhukov appeared on World Wrestling Insanity with James Guttman (interview available at WorldWrestlingInsanity.com via ClubWWI). Boris Zhukov wins the award for the most unexpected voice from a ClubWWI.com guest. A good ol’ boy, Boris talks to James Guttman about his talent for doing impressions and changing his voice. The difference is so startling that JG asks if there was ever a consideration to work an angle with Zhukov suddenly speaking with his southern drawl. Unfortunately, WWF never did that and no other company ever had the chance. Why? BecauseRead More

Posted On March 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: Punk vs. Jericho, WWE Cruiserweight Show, FCW & More

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. As always, you can buy his delicious line of BBQ products at WWEShop.com. In his latest blog entry, JR answered a ton of questions from his readers. Here are some highlights of what he said about: Why does WWE change the names of wrestlers? “WWE is an entertainment company and they want to own all their intellectual property. Changing names of wrestlers allows them to own those names. It’s smart businessRead More

Posted On February 27, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Wrestler Sues Opponent Over Loss Of Testicle, Rodman In Miami

– WHAS11 in Louisville, Kentucky reports John Miller (a/k/a J-Milz) filed a lawsuit Monday against fellow wrestler Clinton Woosley (a/k/a Guido Andretti) for allegedly kicking him in the groin during a match and causing one of his testicles to burst. Miller, who is 23, was wrestling Woosley at a Coliseum Championship Wrestling event in Evansville, Indiana last June. Miller says Woosley “went off script” and violently kicked him between the legs. Miller, who did not have health insurance, owes over $20,000 for a surgery procedure to remove his testicle. HeRead More
– Former WWE Diva Shelly Martinez appears as a guest on an upcoming episode of The “C” & Borracho Show, which is ‘two English speaking Mexican puppets hosting a late-night show befuddling guests with humor, hi-jinx and hotties.’ Photos from yesterday’s shoot are available here and here. — WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes went on Twitter to praise NXT star Maxine, who also reigns as General Manager of Florida Championship Wrestling. “Stand out nite for Maxine in FCW last night, she should b big star bound!” he wrote Friday.Read More
On Thursday’s Impact Wrestling, Sting said he was going to put on his boots, tights and war paint and kick the “living crap” out of Bobby Roode at Victory Road. The match has been officially announced on ImpactWrestling.com. Roode’s title, however, will not be on the line. Two title matches have been announced for the event; X Division Champion Austin Aries vs. Zema Ion and Women’s Knockouts Champion Gail Kim vs. Madison Rayne. Challenge Match World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode vs. Sting X Division Championship Match X Division Champion AustinRead More

Posted On February 23, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Releases 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

WWE announced Thursday financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. Revenues totaled $112.9 million as compared to $122.5 million in the prior year quarter. Operating loss was $13.1 million as compared to operating income of $14.4 million in the prior year quarter. WWE reports the revenue decrease was “driven by declines across all of our operating segments.” Revenues from North America decreased by 9%, led by declines in film, television, and WWE.com businesses. Revenues outside North America decreased 5%, primarily due to a decline in licensing business.Read More

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

JR Blog: Hell In A Cell At WM28, Cena’s Best Promo Ever, Y2J-Punk

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety over at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote about: Hell In A Cell At WrestleMania: “The Undertaker confronting HHH and subsequently pushing the appropriate buttons to get a vengeance oriented rematch at WM28 was captivating TV for me. Both men have more tenure than any others on the WWE roster that are still competing. They are truly is the last of a breed and now that it’s in Helll inRead More

Posted On February 16, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: Rock & Cena Have Legit Heat, Undertaker’s Haircut & More

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in it entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote about: Orton’s Elimination Chamber Replacement: “Saw on WWE.com where Santino was replacing Orton in the Smackdown elimination chamber bout. That’s a jaw dropper.” Cena & The Rock’s Legit Beef: “For those who seriously think that Rock and Cena are pals, think again. Go back to 2008 and listen to Rock’s comments at the WWE HOF regarding John Cena. That was almost four yearsRead More

Posted On February 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Undertaker’s Status, Zack Ryder Update Following Raw

- Former WWE star Zach Gowen wrote the following on Twitter in response to news of his book that he’s working on. It was reported yesterday that the book is titled “Wrestling Then & Now.” “Just confirming what I read on some sites today, I am writing a book with Evan but it isn’t titled yet. Its been a great experience so far!” – WWE’s website wrote the following about Zack Ryder after last night’s RAW: “The extent of Ryder’s injuries has yet to be determined, but WWE.com has learnedRead More

Posted On February 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Samoa Joe Talks Impact Needing To Go On The Road, More

TNA star Samoa Joe participated in a conference call this week to promote Sunday’s Against All Odds pay-per-view. Here are some highlights, courtesy of Wrestling Voice Radio: The Importance of Restoring Prestige to the Tag Team Championships: “I think it’s absolutely key. Some of the greatest matches that have been ever been wrestled have been Tag Team matches, some of the greatest wrestlers have been Tag Team wrestlers, I think Tag Team wrestling, I don’t know where it fell out of favor, if I’m part of the resurgence and partRead More

Posted On February 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Network Developing New Show Featuring Cruiserweights

One of the new shows being developed for the upcoming WWE Network will exclusively feature Cruiserweight wrestlers, according to a report by pwinsider.com. WWE has been scouring the independent scene looking for talents weighting around 200 pounds that will be featured on the new show. We reported several weeks ago that WWE held a pilot TV taping at Florida’s Sunlife University back in December for an undisclosed project. WWE reportedly love the feel of the building and is looking to film the new cruiserweight show there. As of this week,Read More

Posted On February 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Big Change To WWE’s Creative, WWE Cracking Down On Twitter

– Entertainment publication Variety.com is reporting that WWE has hired former Warner Bros. executive Eric Pankowski to the position of Senior VP of Creative and Development. Pankowski a major name in the industry and is a big “get” for WWE. He will oversee TV creative development, will focus on WWE’s existing television shows and will also be working on developing new reality and kids programming. Pankowski will also manage WWE’s creative team under the supervision of Stephanie McMahon and will also oversee the sale and distribution of WWE’s product toRead More

Posted On January 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On The Rock, Kharma Getting Married & Gives Birth

- WWE sources indicate that The Rock will be going in “with both feet” in regards to working with WWE and promoting WrestleMania 28 once his commitments are done for promoting his movie Journey 2. Rock is scheduled to do several talk show appearances soon for Journey 2 but will also be making the media rounds on TV for WrestleMania 28. The Rock is currently confirmed for the February 27th RAW in Portland, the March 5th RAW in Boston, the March 12th RAW in Cleveland and the March 26th RAWRead More

Posted On January 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Beth Phoenix Returns, SD Elimination Chamber, The Rock & More

- WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix returned to RAW on tonight’s show from Kansas City after being off TV for several weeks. She defended her title and squashed Eve Torres in a quick match. There have been rumors of a Beth Phoenix vs. Kharma match at WrestleMania 28. – WWE confirmed on RAW tonight that World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan will defend his belt in the SmackDown Elimination Chamber. His opponents will be announced on Friday’s SmackDown. – A local ad during RAW confirmed that The Rock will be appearingRead More

Posted On January 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Goldust Says WWE Is Smart Business, Injury News, Kofi Kingston

- Kofi Kingston will be appearing at the FCW show on February 17th from the Lake County Fairgrounds in Eustis, Florida. – WWE acknowledged on Friday’s SmackDown that Ted DiBiase suffered a wrist injury at the Winnipeg live event the previous weekend. On Friday’s show, Hunico and his bodyguard Camacho beat down DiBiase and focused on the injured wrist. WWE’s website posted an update noting that the two aggravated DiBiase’s injury further but didn’t offer anymore details. – Goldust, who is predicting Dolph Ziggler to win the Royal Rumble, defendedRead More

Posted On January 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Dolph Ziggler Talks Showing Off, Pride In His Work, Rumble

Dolph Ziggler was interviewed on the Between The Ropes radio show this week and spoke about Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view, his look and style, how much of what we see on TV is really him, becoming a bigger star in the company, The Rock coming back to WWE and more. Here are some highlights of what WWE’s #1 #HEEL said about: His Plans To “Show Off” At The Royal Rumble: “I am working on something special for the Rumble. I can’t say what it is. Hopefully, it will be perfectedRead More

Posted On January 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE PPV’s 3D?, Update On Pre-Mania Tapings, Legends House

- It’s possible that WWE may shop the “Legends House” reality TV show to other networks if the launch of their own Network is significantly delayed. – The March 26th RAW Supershow from Atlanta with The Rock will not be a three-hour show. Instead, they will be taping both RAW and SmackDown matches that night since everyone will be headed to Miami for WrestleMania 28 festivities. – WWE officials are looking at doing a 3D theater presentation of the SummerSlam pay-per-view after UFC recently announced similar plans.Read More

Posted On January 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR On Rumble Favorites, Current Raw Storylines, Ryder, More

Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below are some highlights: Chris Jericho has been acting somewhat annoying lately on RAW and has become a compelling TV persona again without saying a word. I have no idea if Jericho will speak tonight or not but if he doesn’t and Chris were to win the Royal Rumble match then Y2J would have plenty to say. Jericho winning the Royal Rumble would potentially set up interesting TV in route to WM28. My last guess/prediction on the RumbleRead More

Posted On January 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: Bourne’s Suspension, Foley’s Return, Legends House

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety over at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote about: Whether Mick Foley Can Wrestle: “Absolutely. However, I don’t think that Mick will return as a full-time or likely not even a part time wrestler. If we saw Mrs. Foley’s baby boy once or twice a year in his wrestling gear, I’d suggest that would be enough. There are so many positive things that Mick can do for WWE other thanRead More