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Around 9 p.m. ET Monday night, I started penning this very edition of The Commentary. It was to focus on CM Punk’s impact off the bat at the show’s start, interrupting the legendary Bret Hart in Montreal and entering to boos. It was to focus on the excellent usage of Paul Heyman, who even with doing little, added so much more depth to Punk’s heel persona. Hell, it was even to discuss how unwarranted Alicia Fox’s sudden heel turn was, and how frustrated I am with the lack of directionRead More
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- As PWMania previously reported, Paul Heyman has re-signed with WWE as his original deal ran through SummerSlam. In addition to appearing regularly on TV with CM Punk now, Heyman will be used to hype the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H rematch that is planned. – Following Monday night’s RAW, the feud between Ryback and Jinder Mahal is considered to be done. WWE wanted to make sure that Ryback was booked to look strong last night as Vince McMahon and others weren’t happy with last week’s match against Jack SwaggerRead More
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Posted On August 22, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross Talks About Working WWE Commentary With Vince McMahon

The latest WWE Classics column from Jim Ross on WWE.com features JR talking about his time working commentary with Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler. Here’s part of what Ross wrote: “Much like Bill Watts, the owner of Mid-South Wrestling and UWF who I broadcasted with a generation earlier, Vince knew exactly what he wanted to see and hear on the broadcasts that he created and produced. I cannot think of any occasion where I was ever better prepared for a broadcast than when working with McMahon. Traveling with the headRead More
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As A.W. predicted, his original Twitter account was suspended after the terminated WWE Superstar posted a multitude of messages disparaging his former employer and Vince McMahon’s wife Linda McMahon. A.W., however, set up another account under his real name, Brian Jossie, at BJRatedR and has continued to sound off on the sports-entertainment organization as well as Linda. Jossie believes WWE had his original account shut down, writing, “Yeah the #WWE shut down my old account. It’s all good. It was fun while it lasted.” When asked whether the account wasRead More
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Posted On August 11, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: My reaction to AW being fired

Normally, I don’t do weekend or breaking news columns, but something’s happened in the last 24 hours that made me feel like I had to sit down and get my thoughts out. Yesterday, WWE announced that they’d come to terms with the release of AW (Abraham Washington) and wished him all the best in his future endeavours. For those of you who don’t know the story, here goes. On the first “non-special” three-hour Raw on July 30th, Titus O’Neil was in a match with Kofi Kingston. AW (as Titus’ manager),Read More
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- Due to pressure from her detractors as she tries to become a US Senator, Linda McMahon has released her and Vince McMahon’s 2011 tax returns. The returns show earnings of $24.1 million in 2011 – a drop from the $30 million they earned in 2010. The report that they released will be amended soon as the McMahons are waiting on a report from some investment incomes. The 2011 tax returns show they paid about $3.6 million in federal taxes and $1.72 million in state taxes. – After much speculation,Read More
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- The August 6 episode of garnered a 3.08 cable rating over the course of three hours, the same rating as last week. Raw also averaged a 3.23 rating from 9:00 through the 11:00 p.m. overrun, which is identical to last week. Unlike the last two weeks, the rating for the third hour of Raw declined from the second hour. The program garnered a 3.26 rating in the second hour before declining to a 3.19 in the third. The first hour drew a 2.80 rating compared to 2.79 the weekRead More
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Here are videos from the “Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night” segment that took place following Monday night’s Raw: UPDATE: WWE has removed the videos from YouTube. PWMania.com will update this page as soon as we get more footage from HBK’s Appreciation Night. http://youtu.be/dvXm1DNiSto http://youtu.be/IkWbjkZZcXgRead More
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After Raw went off the air, John Cena came out and introduced a video tribute to Shawn Michaels. Shawn Michaels then came out to the ring, followed by Triple H, and CM Punk. After Punk left, Vince McMahon came out and told Michaels that he felt like a father to him and said, “I love you son,” and they hugged. Hunter then brought out the entire locker room. Out came Undertaker. Taker told Michaels that if he had to list his Top 5 matches of all-time, Shawn would be directlyRead More
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UFC President Dana White responded to Vince McMahon’s recent comments that UFC’s ratings are “abysmal.” “Vince keeps talking sh-t about us, I don’t know why,” White said. “There’s a lot of things that I could say about the WWE, but I would never… I don’t know why he’s trying to kick us in the balls.” “I like Vince. I have a good relationship with Vince… I think it’s in his nature as a competitor and as a human being, it’s the way that Vince is built.” “I don’t know, IRead More
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Chris Masters appeared on Inside The Ropes radio Thursday night. Highlights are as follows: How he finds Vince McMahon backstage: “He’s above and beyond everybody. Even The Hulkster. He’s the guy that put this stuff together. They’re an odd family. They are good at business. People who are business savvy tend to come off a little cold. They don’t get too close to the performers. My first meeting with him was very cool. I told him in due time, I could definitely be a huge player for WWE.” Who cameRead More
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- Here are some more highlights from the WWE conference call with investors on Thursday: * WWE is open to creating new wrestling shows for the Network if it makes sense economically. They are planning to have some live programming on the Network. * Vince McMahon feels that the writing of RAW and SmackDown is considerably better than it has been. He called it evolving when someone asked if they were trying to be edgier recently. * Regarding live event business on the SmackDown side, they are behind from whereRead More
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Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with another edition of The Cahoon Run Down. Upon waking up today, I totally forgot that it was Thursday and thus, hadn’t realized that I had an article to write. Thus, I had absolutely no plan regarding what to write and etc. I really didn’t want to do another “Random Thoughts” (Even though there were some things I forgot to mention in the last one) but nothing immediately sprang to mind to write a full article about either. Then, a Facebook commenter came to theRead More
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The Greenwich Time reported today that Vince and Linda McMahon are down $500 million due to the drop of the company’s stock price. The stock price was $18.64 a share in 2010. At the current $7.86 a share, the value of their 46 million shares has dropped to a little over $360 million, down from almost $860 million. Critics feel that the McMahons care more about winning a Senate seat than they do about their shareholders with Linda giving up her position as WWE CEO to run for US SenateRead More
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- Randy Orton made his return to WWE on this week’s edition of Raw following his 60-day suspension on May 30, 2012 for his second documented violation of the WWE Wellness Policy. Orton received a huge pop from the fans and squashed Health Slater with the RKO. Slater called out a current superstar to an “open challenge,” which set up Orton’s surprise return. – During this week’s episode of Raw, it was announced that World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus would defend his title against Alberto Del Rio at SummerSlam. – WWERead More
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Randy Orton’s 60-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program has ended—suspended effective May 30. He returns imminently as he is scheduled for Monday’s Raw in Cincinnati, Ohio and Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to F4WOnline.com, his suspension stemmed from a positive drug test for elevated levels of testosterone. He reportedly told people that he took a tainted supplement containing the testosterone, causing him to fail, and acknowledged that he should have been more careful. WWE chief Vince McMahon was said to have been lividRead More
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Posted On July 24, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: My state of the WWE address

Now that the “historic” 1,000th episode of Raw is behind us, I wanted to give my state of the WWE address. It’d be too easy to sit here and drink up the Kool-Aid that WWE gives us every week and say “it’s the best thing ever”, but the fact is that WWE is in need of a shake-up, even although they’re doing a lot of things right just now. The major champions (Punk & Sheamus) are being booked strongly and they’re in the middle of long title reigns, but forRead More
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Posted On July 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

AJ Lee The New General Manager Of WWE Monday Night RAW

AJ Lee was announced as the new General Manager of Monday Night Raw on the 1000th episode of WWE Raw. Vince McMahon came out during the wedding between Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee, and announced that AJ would be the new general manager of Raw. AJ was saying “Yes, Yes, Yes” during the “wedding” segment with Daniel Bryan but when Slick was about to announce them as “husband and wife,” AJ revealed she wasn’t saying yes to him but to another proposal she had from someone else earlier in theRead More
New York Post sportswriter Phil Mushnick has once again taken aim at WWE and company chief Vince McMahon over the staggering number of wrestlers to have died before the age of 45. He quipped in his column Sunday, “A former WWF/WWE content man wonders if, in the upcoming 1,000th episode of Raw, Vince McMahon will present a roll call of WWF/WWE TV performers who didn’t live past 45. Or would that take too long?” In the past, Mushnick has branded the professional wrestling industry, particularly WWE, as a “death mill.”Read More