- Last week’s WWE NXT tapings at Full Sail University were said to have ran far more smoothly than WWE’s RAW and SmackDown tapings. These are Triple H’s project and there was a lot of talk about how good he ran things. – Mick Foley worked last night’s SmackDown live event in Poughkeepsie, New York as the ringside enforcer for Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Alberto Del Rio. Sheamus won the match and Foley ended up giving Mr. Socko to Ricardo Rodriguez. – In a move that will affect WWE,Read More

Posted On May 17, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC Korean Zombie vs Poirier

It’s time to step into the Octagon once again as we take a look at the show headlined by the Korean Zombie and the Diamond. The show in question is the UFC’s latest foray onto Fuel TV, shown in the early hours of this past Wednesday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the middleweight division as Jason MacDonald faced Tom Lawlor. The blink and you’ll miss it affair of the evening saw both fighters testing the waters a little before MacDonald went for a takedown. LawlorRead More

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

Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H At No Way Out?, Tito Ortiz Teases WWE

- A press release was issued recently touting UFC star Tito Ortiz going into the California Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on May 20th. Talking about Tito’s popularity, they claimed that he has sold out more pay-per-views than any UFC fighter in history and has drawn a higher buy-rate than WWE’s WrestleMania XIX, calling it the most popular WrestleMania of all-time. The press release also talks about Tito’s future as he gets ready to leave UFC and it teases that he may return to professional wrestling withRead More

Posted On May 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Triple H’s Mayweather Appearance, Heyman

- There was a ton of discussion within WWE about Triple H accompanying Floyd Mayweather to the ring last weekend in Las Vegas. Most of the talk came from the fact that CM Punk wasn’t allowed to accompany UFC fighter Chael Sonnen to the octagon a few months ago in Chicago. As previously reported, part of the reason why Punk wasn’t allowed to appear at the UFC show was because WWE felt nobody would acknowledge Punk as a cornerman and it would hurt Punk’s perceived star power. Triple H accompaniedRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Lance Storm Speaks On Brock Lesnar’s Recent WWE Booking

Lance Storm recently talked about the booking of Brock Lesnar since his return to WWE on The LAW internet show. Here is what he had to say. “I certainly would have had Brock win [at Extreme Rules], as most people seem to think was the better idea,” said Storm. “I just took exception to the people that thought that one loss killed Brock, and they’ve completely destroyed his heat, and what’s the point? There was a lot of people wanting to think that they had just completely ruined the wholeRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC on Fox: Diaz vs Miller

It’s time to step into the Octagon once again as take a look at the UFC’s latest show on Fox, shown this past Sunday night on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the heavyweight division as Pat Barry took on Lavar Johnson. This was a great way to start the show. After the opening exchanges Barry, somewhat surprisingly, scored with the takedown, almost getting the submission win with an Americana. But when they got back to their feet Johnson took control, and with Barry up against the cageRead More

Posted On May 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More On Triple H Accompanying Floyd Mayweather; CM Punk-UFC

There has been a lot of talk regarding Triple H accompanying and holding up one of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s title belts Saturday night in Las Vegas. One reason being the fact that he appeared to be fine not even a week after his “broken arm” from Brock Lesnar last Monday on Raw. As previously noted, Hunter was wearing a brace to sell the injury. This is not the first time a wrestler has had to sell an injury in public as they are prepared for fans to stop them atRead More
TNA’s All Wheels Wrestling project that was filmed last year, was passed on by The Speed Network and handed off to Fuel TV as a potential project for them. Once Fuel brought on their UFC programming, the decision was made that they didn’t want any pro wrestling on the network. AWW is still being shopped around to to other networks. Regarding the future of Ring Ka King, their status depends on whether Endemol and the Colors Network want to order another season. There have been ongoing discussions about a newRead More
The WWE website has a new article up looking at the Kimura Lock submission hold that Brock Lesnar has used on John Cena and Triple H since returning to WWE in April: “It’s no surprise Brock is utilizing a Brazilian jiu-jitsu maneuver to wreak havoc in his return to WWE. The former UFC heavyweight champion studied under Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts Erik Paulson and Greg Nelson as part of his training in the world of mixed martial arts. However, Lesnar never actually got a chance to showcase that devastating KimuraRead More

Posted On April 30, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Cena Cuts Post-Match Promo, Hints At Leaving For A While

During John Cena’s match with Brock Lesnar, he appeared to have injured his left arm at WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view. While heading to the back, Cena told officials that he couldn’t move his arm, but he knows it’s not torn. After defeating the former UFC heavyweight champion at tonight’s event, Cena took the mic and addressed the crowd, hinting that he may be leaving for awhile: “I’m probably going to get sent home for speaking when I’m not spoken to, but I think I’m headed home anyway,” Cena said afterRead More

Posted On April 26, 2012By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:Brock Lesnar Returns

Prior to Wrestlemania 28, rumors began online that former WWE champion, Brock Lesnar, had signed a contract to return to the WWE. The Raw following the event, Lesnar made a return to the company and started a feud with John Cena. I have to say, I didn’t expect Lesnar to return to the WWE, at least not after Wrestlemania, especially considering that he recently retired from MMA, where he was the highest paid fighter in the UFC. So far, the WWE has booked Lesnar really well and his return hasRead More

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

UFC President Dana White Supporting Brock Lesnar’s WWE Return

During the post-UFC 145 press conference on Saturday night in Atlanta, UFC president Dana White said that he supports Brock Lesnar returning to WWE. “When he did the deal with the WWE, all the rumblings started with you guys,” White told reporters. “He never called me. He never told me. He didn’t have to. It was always up front and said in his deal, he could do the WWE.” White added, “I’m happy for him. To do what he did in the WWE, came here and did what he did,Read More
Brock Lesnar has returned to the WWE, and his return is one of the most talked about returns in years. His return, however, was based on the fact that he retired from UFC. Brock was one of the greats in UFC until it was discovered that he had diverticulitis, an illness that could have taken his life, had he waited much longer for treatment. In November of 2009, Brock was diagnosed with mononucleosis, and later in the month it was discovered he had a serious case of diverticulitis. The conditionRead More

Posted On April 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Austin Says CM Punk Needs To Pick Up His Intensity, Talks WWE

- WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin spoke with The UK’s Sun this week to promote Recoil on DVD. Here are some highlights: Hell in a Cell Saving WrestleMania 28: “The Undertaker and Triple H match made it special. Going into it, I thought how will they better last year? How do you follow something like that? But they did. It was at about the 8-10 minute mark when I saw them dig beyond the solid work they had done and pull out all of the stops. Shawn Michaels wasRead More
  Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with my first official column on PWMania.com! If you frequent NoDQ.com, you may already know me. Going forward, I’ll be posting articles on PWMania.com each week as well! This week, I want to talk about what is currently the most important storyline in the WWE: The return of Brock Lesnar. Yes, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that “The Next Big Thing” returned to the WWE last week, after an 8 year absence. Lesnar’s return has garnered media attention that transcendsRead More

Posted On April 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Tito Ortiz Discusses Possibly Working With WWE

MMAHeat.com’s Karyn Bryant spoke with UFC veteran Tito Ortiz over in Sweden this weekend. Tito talks about being interested in a WWE career once his current contract with UFC expires. Years ago, there were often rumors about Ortiz being interested in working for WWE but it never happened. In the video below, Ortiz talks to Karyn about a potential wWE career after Brock Lesnar recently returned. The WWE comments begin at the 6:00 mark. Tito has also made comments about joining WWE to other media outlets this week.Read More

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

Tito Ortiz Interested In Working For WWE, Lashley, Foley-Ambrose

- Bobby Lashley will face James Thompson on May 6th for the Super Fight League in New Delhi, India. – Karyn Bryant from MMAHeat.com is in Sweden for the UFC event there this weekend. She interviewed MMA veteran Tito Ortiz earlier and said that during the interview, Ortiz hinted at a career with WWE once his UFC contract is up. – As noted before, WWE writer Ed Koskey was watching the Dean Ambrose and Mick Foley confrontation in Miami during WrestleMania 28 weekend as it happened. PWInsider reports that KoskeyRead More

Posted On April 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Seth Rollins Ready For WWE, Brock Lesnar-UFC, Vader Update

- Former World Heavyweight Champion Vader has been announced for Night One of Pro Wrestling Syndicate’s Five Year Anniversary weekend during the first weekend in June from Rahway, NJ and Deer Park, NY. Other names announced for the weekend include The Great Muta, Mil Mascaras, Matt Hardy, Bret Hart, Maria Kanellis, Jillian Hall, Demolition, Colt Cabana, Jerry Lynn and others. Visit ProWrestlingSyndicate.com for more information. – FCW star Seth Rollins, who is expected to appear on WWE TV within the next few months, wrote this on Twitter this weekend: “I’mRead More

Posted On April 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Report: Bobby Lashley Could Be Fedor’s Next MMA Opponent

The following is an excerpt from an article by mixed-martial arts website, MMA Junkie: “It appears Fedor Emelianenko has gone from long shot to no shot for UFC 146’s expected main-event vacancy. M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan today announced Emelianenko will fight an unannounced opponent at a currently unspecified June 21 event. However, sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that former WWE star and ex-Strikeforce fighter Bobby Lashley (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is under consideration for the Emelianenko (33-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) fight.”Read More