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- According to PWInsider.com, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is rumored to be contemplating competing in a match or two before WrestleMania XXIX on April 7, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Johnson returns to Raw SuperShow on next Monday’s historic 1000th episode. The last time “The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment” appeared on the program was more than three months ago, the night after he defeated John Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII, when he vowed to become WWE Champion again. – WWE.com has added The Fabulous Freebirds—MichaelRead More

Posted On July 3, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE’s 3-Hour Raw Commercial, WM Travel Packages, Ratings

- The June 30th episode of AM Raw did a 0.44 rating with 523,000 viewers. – The June 30th episode of Steve Austin’s Redneck Island did a 0.37 rating with 596,000 viewers. – WWE announced that WrestleMania XXIX Travel Packages will be on sale at the end of July. – The Raw 3-hour announcement promo that was posted earlier today was put together by the staff at USA, not WWE.Read More
- Independent women’s wrestler Tenille Tayla will begin working with WWE’s developmental territory FCW soon. She signed with WWE last year but hasn’t debuted because of surgery she had to have on her shoulder. She wrote on Facebook: “Thankyou to all my family and friends for the love and support. It’s been a long hard journey but happy and proud to say I am now getting a chance to fulfil my dream of not only living in the USA but working for the WWE. I am so excited to startRead More

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

Jim Ross Blogs About Last Night’s Final FCW TV Tapings

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog update, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote about last night’s final Florida Championship Wrestling television tapings: “The atmosphere Thursday night at the last FCW TV taping was intimate and exciting from the sell out, turn away crowd .. I had a blast blast broadcasting w/ WWE HOFer Dusty Rhodes as you will hear if you are able to assess the show which many watch on You Tube.” “LotsRead More

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

Backstage News On WWE RAW Going Three Hours; Internal Reaction

As noted before, a lot of people within WWE don’t expect RAW going three-hours to be a permanent thing, despite what the official announcements have said. There has been a lot of comparing it to when WCW Nitro went three hours years ago. The format of the show is still a work in progress but the idea is to treat it like a pay-per-view event every Monday night with interactive features. Almost all of the feedback coming from within the company has been negative regarding the change. There is aRead More

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

Next 3-Hour WWE Raw Times, The Miz In NYC, Booker T, Punk

– The 3-hour edition of WWE RAW in June will air on The Score at these times: * Monday, June 11th – 9 PM to Midnight (ET) * Tuesday, June 12th – Midnight to 3 AM (ET) * Tuesday, June 12th – 4 PM to 7 PM (ET) — Variety posted an article about USA Network hosting their annual Upfront event for advertisers today in New York City. The Miz is expected to appear for WWE, but Variety claims that several WWE stars will appear. Variety wrote: “USA plans toRead More

Posted On May 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn Indy News, News

ROH Champion Davey Richards Involved In Car Accident

Davey Richards was involved in a car accident that was significant enough to prevent him from traveling to Japan to compete at a scheduled date with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Puroresu Spirit posted the following on Facebook: [NJPW News] It has been announced that Davey Richards will be unable to compete at tomorrows (5/3) Wrestling Dontaku show due to be involved in a traffic accident in the USA. Since Richards and Romero were scheduled for a title defense the belts have now been declared vacant and a title decision matchRead More
WWE.com announced Tuesday afternoon that Ric Flair will be present at the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on Saturday.   “The Nature Boy,” who was originally inducted as a singles wrestler in 2008, will enter the Hall a record second time alongside fellow Four Horsemen Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham and JJ Dillon. The story does not mention whether he will appear onstage, nor that he is affiliated to TNA Wrestling.   F4WOnline.com reported last week that TNA Wrestling was open toRead More

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

The Miz On Psych Tonight, USA Touts WWE Raw Rating

- The USA Network sent out a press release touting their 23rd consecutive quarterly victory on cable TV. The release mentioned had the following to say about WWE Raw. “Raw made USA the #1 network in all of television in its Monday 9:00-11:00 p.m. time period among M18-34, beating every network but NBC and FOX in P18-34. The sports entertainment franchise delivered 2.37 million in P25-54, 2.46 in million P18-49, 1.35 million in P18-34, 4.91 million total viewers and 3.42 million households in 1Q12.” – Just a reminder that TheRead More
– Eve Torres posted a blog on her official website saying she plays a character on WWE programming. “I know all of you have been tuning into Monday Night Raw every Monday on USA, but here is a brief recap of some of the recent developments in my character,” she wrote. “How can anyone blame me for my actions?? This is the beginning of a new era for Eve Torres, and I don’t regret a thing!” Kelly Kelly responded to her post via Twitter, “So you really don’t use people?Read More

Posted On November 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Preview For Tonight’s 3-Hour Raw: The Rock, Michael Cole Challenge

6 days before his first match since 2004, The Rock returns to a special 3-hour WWE RAW on Monday night from Boston’s TD Garden. Also confirmed for tonight’s show is The Michael Cole Challenge with Jim Ross and the return of Brodus Clay, both of which were scheduled for last week’s RAW Supershow. SmackDown stars advertised for tonight include World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, Hunico, Sin Cara, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Christian, Cody Rhodes and Daniel Bryan. Six-man action with CM Punk, John Cena and Randy Orton vs. Henry, R-Truth andRead More

Posted On November 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Jericho Says He Will Never Wrestle For WWE, HHH Highlighted

– Triple H’s extravagant WrestleMania 22 ring entrance was highlighted this past week on A League of Their Own, a comedy panel game show airing in the United Kingdom and Ireland. — Shawn Michaels’ team are serious about getting Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures to their non-USA fans. If you want HBK’s new TV show call (780) 444-1512 and tell them you want Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures (Courtesy of Carl Dantes). — Chris Jericho stated Saturday night on Twitter that he will never wrestle for WWE again. He wrote,Read More

Posted On November 9, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

USA Network Hypes The Rock’s Return To Raw This Monday

The USA Network issued the following press release this afternoon: USA’s RAW GETS “ROCK”ED The Rock Returns to WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW on Monday, November 14 on USA Network; Special WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW® Airs Live on USA at 8/7c The Rock, “the most electrifying man in entertainment,” returns to the city of Boston this Monday, November 14 for a special three-hour episode of WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW live from the TD Garden at 8/7c on USA. What will happen when ‘The People’s Champion,’ The Rock, and John Cena® meetRead More

Posted On September 28, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

USA Network Touts Most Watched Quarter In Cable TV History

The USA Network issued the following press release: USA Network’s 3Q11 Most Watched Quarter In History In All of Cable Entertainment NEW YORK – September 27, 2011 – USA continues to re-write the record books with the hottest 3rd quarter ever on cable, delivering more total viewers (3.51 million) than any network on cable ever has in a 3Q11. For the first time ever for cable entertainment network in any quarter, USA broke the 3.5 million mark in total viewers. USA sizzled this quarter, shining above every cable competitor inRead More

Posted On September 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Triple H Talks About SmackDown Moving To Tuesdays, His Future

The Miami Herald has published Part 2 of their interview with Triple H, which you can read at MiamiHerald.com in its entirety. Here are some highlights of what Triple H said about: His Future Inside & Outside Of The Ring: “In the ring, listen, it’s a young man’s business. I love being able to get in there occasionally and still perform. We [WWE] have the greatest fan base in the world, the most rabid fan base in the world. Anytime I can get out in front of them and perform,Read More

Posted On September 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ratings Are In For Tuesday’s Super SmackDown Live Special

The ratings are in for Tuesday’s live Super SmackDown special – and it’s great news for WWE and the SyFy channel WWE Super Smackdown drew a 2.20 rating and averaged 3.2 million viewers. While this is around a full ratings point below what RAW typically draws on Monday nights on USA (a much stronger network than SyFy), Tuesday’s numbers are way above what SmackDown has averaged this year on Syfy. SmackDown has averaged a 1.88 rating with 2.87 million viewers on Friday nights so far this year.Read More

Posted On June 5, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: Christian, Kharma’s Comments, Tough Enough, More

Jim Ross is back with another blog update over on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some of the highlights from this entry: – Tough Enough ends this Monday LIVE on USA and I hope that it returns for a 2nd season but apparently that isn’t a done deal as of yet. Personally I think the show is well produced and I really enjoyed the work of Steve Austin, Trish Stratus, Bill DeMott, and Booker T. None of the new wrestling talents, as I have mentioned, jumped off the screen at me butRead More
Eliminated Tough Enough contestant, Miss USA Rima Fakih, discusses her exit from the show, including exclusively revealing a rib injury that didn’t feature on the show that led to her being cut. Rima also talks about her fellow contestants, the trainers, shattering preconceived notions of a beauty queen and more. Plus, Miss USA reveals an incident in the house with Andy that led to her to throwing a drink in his face. Listen to the interview here: http://www.diva-dirt.com/2011/04/27/exclusive-miss-usa-rima-fakih-speaks-on-tough-enough-elimination-reveals-rib-injury-more/ A few highlights below: On her rib injury that led to herRead More

Posted On April 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Steve Austin Tweets About Tonight’s WWE Tough Enough

The following is a new tweet from the official Twitter page of WWE Hall Of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin: “gotta get some shut eye folks…tell 20 or 30 of your friends to watch Tough Enough tomorrow…one hour before RAW on USA..HELL YEAH!!!” Follow more Stone Cold tweets on Twitter @ SteveAustinBSR.Read More