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Posted On June 11, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Who’s to blame for the current problems in WWE?

It’s time for this week’s edition of “From Across the Pond”. I genuinely thought I was going to struggle to find something to write about, but that was before WWE stepped up to the plate and hand-delivered me one of the worst Monday Night Raw main-events in WWE history, so before I get started today, I need to give some people a lot of credit. Thank you Vince McMahon, thank you Brian Gerwitz, thank you to every single member of the WWE creative team and most of all, the “starRead More
There is word that Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign in Connecticut could affect both a WWE storyline on tonight’s RAW and the company’s decision to fire talent. The campaign is currently promoting McMahon as a “job creator”. WWE has been known in the past to do spring cleaning after WrestleMania and release several talents in a short period of time. It hasn’t happened yet and it may not happen this year just to avoid bad publicity for McMahon’s political campaign. There is also word that it may affect tonight’s storyline withRead More
- As of Sunday morning, there were two scripts going around for tonight’s three-hour RAW Supershow. One is said to feature a lot of Vince McMahon while the other barely features him. – WWE sources indicate that Intercontinental Champion Christian did not want to make the appearance at TNA’s Slammiversary pay-per-view last night. While Christian was friendly and got along with everyone backstage, word is that he did not want to be there and wasn’t happy that he got picked to do the TNA appearance. – Darren Young wrote theRead More

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

Confirmed For Tonight’s Three-Hour RAW; Vince McMahon, More

Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow will be a three-hour event from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The return of Vince McMahon as he evaluates John Laurinaitis, is confirmed for tonight’s show. WWE is not advertising Brock Lesnar or Triple H for tonight’s show. Notable names still being advertised include Kelly Kelly and Alberto Del Rio, in addition to the usual talent. Matches advertised locally include John Cena vs. Big Show & John Laurinaitis plus CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan. WWE is teasing the following for tonight’s show: – More fromRead More
Fueling rumors that WWE may part ways with Randy Orton as a result of his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program, former WCW announcer Mark Madden stated Thursday on Twitter, “WWE wants to get rid of Orton PERMANENTLY. Character and popularity have plateaued, and he’s a pain to deal with.” In response to his statement, a Twitter user asked Madden whether Vince McMahon has suddenly stopped liking money. Madden responded, “Vince thinks everybody is a WWE creation, and therefore disposable, to be replaced by another WWE creation. And you’reRead More

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

Two Matches Advertised For Monday’s Three-Hour RAW & McMahon

Local advertising for Monday’s three hour Raw this Monday in Hartford, CT are promoting: – Vince McMahon returning to evaluate John Laurinaitis’ job. – WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan. – John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis & Big Show in a handicap match.Read More

Posted On June 7, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage News On Randy Orton’s Suspension; Costs & More

People in WWE are being tight-lipped about the Randy Orton suspension. One source who did comment believes that Orton tested positive due to a tainted supplement. As noted before, the SuperLucha reports that Orton tested positive for Dianabol are not confirmed. SuperLuchas and PWInsider also reported a meeting between Orton and WWE officials to discuss his future last weekend. SuperLuchas named Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn and Triple H as the officials who met with Orton. One source says that Dunn would not have been part of the meeting as it’sRead More
In regards to Brock Lesnar’s status with WWE, nothing is 100% certain until a contract is signed. Lesnar only has a deal for a number of appearances with the company. Everything is going to be at Lesnar’s leverage with him always having the option to negotiate with UFC and being able to draw a such a strong number of fans. This lets Lesnar get away with being very aggressive in his business negotiations. Dana White and Vince McMahon are both business men, if having to deal with Lesnar’s aggressive businessRead More
- Daniel Bryan recently sat down with CT.com for an in-depth interview. Here are some highlights: In the GQ.com interview, you said a similar thing about how that there’s no time to heal because you’ve got a week between shows. Are you in any pain constantly? Well, for right now, I’m not in any pain whatsoever. It’s just times when you have a nagging injury and you don’t have any time off, that’s when that nagging injury can become something like, ‘Oh, it’s hard to sleep because this is botheringRead More
Eric Bischoff recently spoke with Wrestling101. Here are some highlights: Scott Steiner’s recent Twitter rants: Scott is a 50-year-old man and is at a stage of his life where in his mind he is a much bigger star than in reality and he is having a hard time adjusting to that. It is sad to see, especially with people at one time you thought were friends become so bitter because their identities are so diluted in this wrestling character that they think it is their life. WWE’s current product: IRead More

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

Vince McMahon To Open WWE RAW Next Week, Laurinaitis & More

Next week’s special three-hour edition of WWE RAW will open with Vince McMahon’s television WWE return. McMahon will be undergoing “job evaluations” on various talents in the company, including an evaluation of heel authority figure John Laurinaitis. The WWE website also teases Laurinaitis and McMahon’s status with the company, “Will things be any different this time around for Laurinaitis? Could Mr. McMahon be angling to preside over Raw once again? Tune in to Raw SuperShow next Monday at 8/7 CT to find out!” Next week’s WWE RAW takes place onRead More
Josh Modaberi recently spoke with WWE Hall of Famer JJ Dillon, here are some highlights: Working for Vince McMahon as a front office executive: “Vince was the first to have a vision once the Turner cable network started up and began showing wrestling nationally as an alternative product to all the little territories as we had known before. Vince had this vision and saw what was coming and he pioneered it, I often wonder what if it hadn’t been Vince McMahon, what if it had been Bill Watts, Jimmy CrockettRead More
The Miami Herald recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. Here are highlights from part two of the interview, you can check out highlights from part one at this link. Being difficult to work with during first WWE stint: “If I’m putting on my psychiatrist’s hat and you dig all the way down to the root of it has nothing to do with wrestling or anything else. It just has to do with a young man’s insecurities with himself. Having said that, that can manifest itself in any formRead More
Thanks to PWMania.com reader Arda Ocal for sending this in: Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of The Score Television Network had a chance to speak to WWE Hall Of Famer, Mae Young in this exclusive interview. Highlights: How does she still appear and compete on WWE TV despite her age: “I don’t know, I’m 89 years old and I’ve been wrestling since I was 16 years old. Ive been wrestling for a long time for Vince McMahon and his daddy. I love the wrestling business. I was born to be a wrestler.”Read More
Randy "Macho Man" Savage w / WWE Championship

Posted On May 20, 2012By Richard BoudreauIn Columns

Remembering Randy Savage

On May 20th 2011, the professional wrestling world was shocked and saddened upon hearing the news of the passing of the most charismatic and iconic superstar ever to step foot in the squared circle, Randy “Macho Man” Savage at the age of 58. Randy Savage was more than just a professional wrestler, he was a pop culture phenomenon who transcended from body slams and headlocks to music, television and the movies. Many professional wrestlers that compete today are heavily influenced by his legendary persona, wardrobe and his unbelievable talent inRead More

Posted On May 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Specials

Photos Of The McMahon’s Reunited At Conn. GOP Convention

Shane McMahon publicly resurfaced at the Connecticut Republican Party convention last night in support of his mother Linda, who was endorsed by the GOP for Connecticut’s Senate race. Shane, Vince McMahon, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Linda’s mother were also in attendance.Read More

Posted On May 17, 2012By Steven PachecoIn Columns

One Count Kickout – Ratings Sinking? Add Another Hour!

Follow @OneCountKickout Like The OneCountKickout on Facebook! The news is all over every site already.  WWE has announced that beginning with it’s 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw, airing on July 23rd, Monday Night Raw will permanently switch to a three hour format.  Yes, Gilligan, a three hour format. You’ve got to hand it to Vince McMahon.  When demand for his show is slowly sinking, and ratings are mirroring an arythmic heart, he has found the solution:  More is more!  For all that 12-17 demographic whose attention they can’t holdRead More
- The Miz was interviewed by The Fan Morning Show in Pittsburgh to promote last night’s RAW Supershow. Here are some highlights: Whether or not he loves playing the villian: “Absolutely. I don’t want to be liked. I enjoy people hating me, I enjoy the Tweets that I get at @MikeTheMiz with people going, ‘You suck, you’re the worst, I can’t stand you. I don’t like you.’ Some people don’t like to hear negative things. That’s what feeds me. That’s what makes me want to do better and prove everyoneRead More

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

WWE Keeping Tight On Lesnar vs. HHH Storyline, Creative News

- As seen on Monday’s RAW Supershow, Paul Heyman returned and quit for Brock Lesnar, who he is representing in the storylines. At one point, Lesnar himself quitting was to be on last week’s show but the angle got changed to Heyman doing it a week later. The actual angle with Heyman returning and quitting for Lesnar was changed over and over during the day. In all of the changes, any mention of a Lesnar and Triple H angle weren’t until way into the second hour of the show. TheRead More