Posted On April 4, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Brock Lesnar Featured On ESPN, Lesnar’s Twitter, Smackdown News

- The WWE Smackdown taping on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 will be held at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.   - ESPN.com has a blog written by Chad Dundas that explains how Brock Lesnar is better fit in the WWE than UFC. Heres an excerpt from the blog.   “his [Lesnar's] flights of fancy with football and mixed martial arts are mercifully finished. They were always somewhat awkward fits, anyway… It’s the one thing he’s been consistently great at for more than a few fleeting years. Now he’s backRead More

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

MMA Stars Attend WrestleMania, Top WWE Legends Absent & More

- MMA fighters Rashad Evans, Cole Miller and agent Malki Kawa were in attendance for WrestleMania 28 in Miami last night. Rashad compared the event to a UFC show:   “honestly when it comes 2 a live show the UFC is better! There is no music in between matches! Nothing 2 keep the fans ent!”   “@MikeTyson @wwe @therock that show was amazing!! I never been 2 a event b4.. It was well worth it!!”   - Besides the expected regulars and Legends, some of the other stars in attendanceRead More

Posted On March 30, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Lesnar Negotiating With WWE To Appear At WrestleMania 28

Both F4WOnline.com and PWInsider.com are reporting that Brock Lesnar is in negotiations with WWE to make a surprise appearance at Sunday’s WrestleMania XXVIII pay-per-view event at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. Negotiations are ongoing, but a source within the company says that there is a 50-50 chance that Lesnar will appear on the show.   The source went on to state that WWE wants Lesnar to appear and is hoping that a deal can be finalized within the next 24 hours.   Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White confirmedRead More

Posted On March 22, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Cena Speaks On Legitimate Heat With The Rock

Source: Sports Illustrated John Cena recently appeared on the Hot Clicks podcast and talked about his upcoming match with the Rock at WrestleMania 28. During the interview, Cena admitted that announcing the match a year in advance made him “nervous.” “Once you announce something and bill it as the biggest ever, you want to be able to deliver,” said Cena. “You want it to live up to the hype, so you realize [that] you have to keep this interesting for one year.” Cena also discussed his legitimate heat with TheRead More

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

Santino To SD?, Brodus Clay’s Dancers, UFC Lawsuit

- The Oklahoma Athletic Commission has put all “combative sports” on hold indefinitely beginning March 31st due to a potential UFC lawsuit. What it means is that if WWE, TNA, UFC or other companies run a show in Oklahoma, the Commission charges a 4% tax on all PPV buys in the state for every PPV show that the company airs for one year. UFC is threatening to sue because of the tax and the Commission is shutting down “combative sports” because of the possible lawsuit. Pro wrestling is considered aRead More

Posted On March 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Sign Ex-Dragon Gate USA Wrestler, Smackdown Rating

Friday’s WWE Smackdown scored a 2.12 rating, which is up 1.97 rating that the show drew last week. Smackdown averaged 3.1 million viewers. Meanwhile, UFC’s debut of The Ultimate Fighter on FX drew a 0.94 rating with 1.28 million viewers. WWE have completed the signing of independent wrestler Brodie Lee (Jon Huber) to a developmental contract. Lee, who is a near-seven-foot-tall big man, is the latest wrestler who has worked for Dragon Gate USA to be signed by WWE.Read More

Posted On February 26, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Champion vs. Champion Match On Raw?, Cena & Lesnar At Event

– The official Twitter feed of Raw Interim General Manager and WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis posted a message suggesting a rematch between WWE Champion CM Punk and World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan on Monday’s Raw SuperShow. The statement reads, “Mulling rematch for @CMPunk & @WWEDanielBryan on #Raw. Unlike @GMSmackDown, Mr. Excitement will give WWE Universe what they want.” It would be their third encounter in four weeks. Bryan won the first match by disqualification while last week’s bout on SuperSmackDown LIVE! was ruled a draw.Read More

Posted On February 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Report: At Least One Fighter Failed UFC 143 Pre-Fight Drug Test

The following is an excerpt from an article on WrestleZone’s MMA sister-site, Sherdog.com: NSAC Head Kizer: At Least One UFC 143 Drug Test Positive The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced Thursday that at least one UFC 143 drug screen has come back positive. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer emailed members of the media this morning to announce the news, though the official did not specify whether the to-be-named fighter was flagged for performance-enhancing drugs or drugs of abuse. “Thank you for the many email[s] and phone calls,” Kizer wrote. “IRead More
– Former WWE performer Dave Bautista (a/k/a Batista) is listed as a cast member in the third installment of the Riddick film series. The movie also stars Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable and Katee Sackhoff. The film was delayed at one point due to financial issues but Universal Studios announced that principal photography has begun. More details on the film are available here. — WWE has released the synopsis for next month’s slate of programming on WWE Classics On Demand: “It’s “March Mania” all month on WWERead More

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

WWE Issues Royal Rumble Survey & Mentions TNA, UFC, ROH

WWE sent out a survey on Wednesday asking fans for feedback on Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view. The survey gives some insight about what WWE is looking to learn about it’s audience’s viewing habits, what they thought of they show, how often they order WWE PPV events and much more. The following is a listing of the survey questions that were asked and the options that were included as possible answers: — Did you watch the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event on Sunday, January 29? — Including yourself, how many people wereRead More

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

UFC Fighter Talks About CM Punk & Vince McMahon

UFC fighter Chael Sonnen, who has a big fight this Saturday night against Michael Bisping at UFC On FOX 2, claims that Vince McMahon ‘had his reasons’ for not allowing CM Punk to accompany him to the octagon for his fight. The event takes place the night before the Royal Rumble from Punk’s home town of Chicago. Punk was originally going to be in Sonnen’s corner for the fight, but WWE CEO Vince McMahon vetoed Punk from appearing and told him that appearing at the UFC show was prohibited. SonnenRead More

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

Punk-UFC, WWE’s Latest “Bring It Back” Campaign, Axxess

- The WWE website’s latest “Bring It Back” campaign is for Women’s Tag Team Titles. – Tickets for this year’s WrestleMania 28 Axxess event go on sale January 28th via Ticketmaster. Axxess takes place from March 29th until April 1st at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. Tickets for the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame go on sale Saturday, January 14th through Ticketmaster and the American Airlines Arena Box Office. The 2012 ceremony takes place on March 31st at the American Airlines Arena. – Many MMA fans areRead More

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

The Rock’s Next Movie, Batista-Scorpion King, UFC 141

– Early buyrate numbers are in for last Friday’s UFC 141 pay-per-view featuring Brock Lesnar’s loss to Alistair Overeem – and once again, Brock has shown to be a blockbuster pay-per-view draw. Early estimates for the show that featured what turned out to be Lesnar’s final MMA fight drew between 750,000 and 810,000 North American PPV buys, which is even higher than original expectations. Lesnar is one of only 3 people to ever draw over 1 million pay-per-view buys twice in a year. The other two are Manny Pacquiao andRead More

Posted On January 5, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WCW Star Arrested, More On CM Punk-UFC, More

- Former WCW star “Dirty” Dick Slater was arrested for retail theft on December 31st in St. Petersburg, FL. Slater has had some rough times lately as he appeared at the NWA Legends Fanfest this past summer in rough shape and in a wheelchair from back surgery. – Regarding WWE Champion CM Punk escorting Chael Sonnen to the Octagon during the UFC on FOX special from Chicago later this month, word is that it’s something Punk and Sonnen put together themselves – not a deal between WWE and UFC. There’sRead More

Posted On December 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE CFO Talks Business Performance & UFC As Competition

WWE CFO George Barrios was at the UBS 39th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference this month and spoke in depth about WWE’s business performance as well as why WWE does not view the UFC as competition. You can read the full transcript at SeepingAlpha.com. Barrios spoke about how WWE monitors every aspect of their business: “Some of those metrics that we look at pretty intently is our live event attendance both in North America and overseas, our television ratings for the four to six hours that we will haveRead More

Posted On December 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: UFC 140 – Post-Fight Press Conference

Posted On October 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Dana White Explains Allowing Brock Lesnar In WWE ’12

UFC president Dana White was asked about Brock Lesnar being involved in WWE ’12. Here’s a paraphrase of White’s comments: WWE asked, what does it hurt me? He’s still in my game too. Yes, the line is crossed if WWE wants him on pay-per-view. He’ll never wrestle while he is under UFC contract. You can watch his comments embedded in the video below:Read More

Posted On October 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Brock Lesnar On Whether He Will Ever Appear For WWE Again

Promoting his inclusion in THQ’s WWE ’12 video game, Brock Lesnar participated in an interview with IGN.com to discuss WWE related topics. Lesnar explains why he agreed to be included in the game. “It’s one of those things where… it’s part of my history. Without the WWE, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today,” he said via e-mail. “I wouldn’t have the high visibility, I wouldn’t have had the leverage to come into the UFC. I would have had to do it all on my own. I’m no idiotRead More
TMZ.com reports that UFC fighter Brock Lesnar will be a “featured star” in THQ’s WWE ’12 video game after an agreement was reached. THQ approached Lesnar in January and asked for permission to use his name and likeness in the game and advertising campaign. The former WWE Superstar was ecstatic over the idea, but wouldn’t agree to terms unless he received permission from UFC president Dana White. The outspoken mixed martial arts promoter gave Lesnar his blessing. White told TMZ, “I love WWE and I have nothing but love forRead More