World Heavyweight Title Tag

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- At one point, there was apparently talk of putting Randy Orton into the Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio match at SummerSlam but the idea was nixed. The feeling was that they didn’t need to beef up the World Heavyweight Title match because it wasn’t a main part of the show. Orton will likely be taking a bit of time off in less than 1 month to begin filming 12 Rounds: Reloaded. – The official WWE website spoke with John Cena after failing to capture the WWE Title at SummerSlam.Read More
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Posted On August 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Wade Barrett’s Return To WWE Television & More

WWE will air the Wade Barrett vignettes on RAW and SmackDown until the SummerSlam pay-per-view is over. Barrett will then return to WWE TV. Barrett is currently on tour with the SmackDown brand in Japan. Barrett’s return to the ring was delayed several times. Originally, WWE officials wanted to bring him back at Money in the Bank, have him win a World Heavyweight Title shot and then either begin to chase for the title or actually capture it at SummerSlam. With that said, Barrett is in line for a runRead More
- WWE will return to Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 for a SmackDown event. A pre-sale begins this week and the password is LRSDV. – FCW star Roman Leakee picked up a win at last night’s RAW live event in Little Rock, Arkansas. He defeated Curt Hawkins with a Samoan Drop. Leakee is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika and brother to former WWE star Matt “Rosey” Anoa’i. – John Laurinaitis is expected to return to WWE TV as a character at SummerSlam or onceRead More
- WWE Champion CM Punk says he is working on making his August 11th Wizard World Comic Con appearance in Chicago “something special.” Punk also wrote about his upcoming WWE DVD: “Just had an advanced screening of my DVD for a select few family members. So proud of it. Working on a lot of cool things for its release.” – John Cena winning the Money in the Bank Ladder Match was not something WWE came up with months ago as Cena was originally scheduled to take the Money in theRead More

Posted On July 9, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage News On Alberto Del Rio Being More Aggressive

Earlier this year before Alberto Del Rio returned from injury, it was reported that Vince McMahon wanted to bring Del Rio back as a more aggressive heel. WWE recently pulled the trigger on those plans and the idea going forward is that Del Rio will be more ruthless. Del Rio’s recent attacks on Sheamus and Sin Cara are part of his new mean streak. Del Rio is expected to win the World Heavyweight Title sometime this year. (Source: F4Wonline.com)Read More

Posted On July 4, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Injury Angle On Sheamus Following Attack On SmackDown

WWE posted the following injury update on World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus following Tuesday’s live SmackDown: “CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus is being evaluated by WWE medical personnel, following Alberto Del Rio’s vicious assault during SuperSmackDown LIVE: The Great American Bash. Del Rio – who is known for his flashy ring entrance behind the wheel of a luxury automobile – instead used his car hood to batter The Great White during an intense brawl between the SmackDown rivals. Sheamus was treated for head contusions and lacerations to theRead More

Posted On July 3, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage News On WWE Working On Wade Barrett’s Return

Wade Barrett is ready to return to action and WWE officials are working on how they want to bring him back. Barrett was inline for a major push before he went down with injury several months ago and sources report that he will get that push when he returns. No word yet if Barrett will be at Money in the Bank but the talk a few months back was that he may win the match and then challenge for the World Heavyweight Title. While away with injury, Barrett filmed aRead More

Posted On July 2, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Cody Rhodes In MITB Ladder Match?, R-Truth Update, Live SD

- At one point, Cody Rhodes was scheduled to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Title shot. Cody did not qualify on Friday’s SmackDown but did an angle where he is protesting to the WWE Board of Directors. He will likely qualify this week. – One-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions R-Truth took fan questions on Twitter this morning and indicated that he may be on RAW tonight. Truth, who has been out with an injury, still didn’t perform at this weekend’s liveRead More

Posted On June 22, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Maria Menounos To Return To The Ring & Beth Phoenix Update

- Beth Phoenix said in the latest issue of WWE Magazine that she would like to get a shot at the World Heavyweight Title. Beth told the magazine in the July issue when asked what she would like to be the first Diva to do: “Compete for the World Heavyweight Title. I’ve broken down many of WWE’s gender barriers, and I’d love the chance just to compete for it.” – Maria Menounos, who wrestled at WrestleMania 28, says in the new WWE Magazine that she’d love to get back inRead More
- WWE’s RAW brand has returned to the United States after wrapping shows in Spain. WWE Champion CM Punk wrote the following about his main events against Daniel Bryan: “Another tour in the books. If you saw any of the main events over the last four days, you saw something special. #hardwork” – As noted before, Alberto Del Rio is apparently recovering from a concussion he suffered last week and his World Heavyweight Title match against Sheamus at No Way Out is in jeopardy. Del Rio did not compete atRead More
Triple H appeared off-camera at last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Greenville, South Carolina. After a match with Sin Cara, Drew McIntyre was cutting a promo demanding a WWE official come out and explain why he isn’t main eventing SmackDown. Triple H came out, hit a Pedigree on McIntyre and then left. The dark main event after last night’s tapings saw Sheamus retain the World Heavyweight Title against Kane in a Steel Cage match. Teddy Long came out and announced there must be a winner. WWE Hall of Famer ArnRead More
- While Randy Orton’s suspension was the big news on Wednesday, what had everyone in a panic at WWE headquarters was the low 2.7 RAW Supershow rating. – The WWE writing team didn’t find out about Randy Orton’s suspension until it was announced online. They were working on an Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler feud when the suspension came down. No word yet on when Orton failed a Wellness test but it appears some in the company knew about it days before. Speculation is that John Cena was added to SmackDownRead More

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

WWE Extends Mysterio Contract, WWE PPV Main Event News

- WWE has extended Rey Mysterio’s contract for the length of time from when he suffered his knee injury last August until his expected return. This will end up being roughly 10 or 11 months added to the end of his deal. – With John Cena vs. Big Show scheduled to main event WWE’s No Way Out pay-per-view, the last time the World Heavyweight Title or WWE Title match main evented a pay-per-view was last December’s TLC pay-per-view when CM Punk vs. The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio headlined. (Source:Read More
As noted before, WWE NXT and some kind of FCW tapings will be taped tonight at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. We can confirm that the event is sold out and tickets were hard to come by on campus. Besides Triple H making an appearance tonight, matches confirmed for the tapings include Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Title plus R-Truth & Kofi Kingston vs. Epico & Primo for the WWE Tag Team Titles. Fans who wear WWE clothing and bring signs to tonight’s tapingsRead More

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

WWE Speculates That Chris Jericho May Leave Again After PPV

WWE’s website has a new storyline article up looking at how Chris Jericho has failed to win gold since returning in January and how this effects World Heavyweight Title match at Over the Limit as he goes against champion Sheamus, Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio. They are strongly teasing that Over the Limit may be it for Jericho this time around. Here’s some of what they wrote: “Further, if Jericho fails to come away with the gold, will Over the Limit be the last time the WWE Universe everRead More
- WWE’s website spoke with MMA expert Rener Gracie about how Brock Lesnar’s Kimura Lock works. Gracie cited a Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fight where Mir broke Nog’s arm with the hold. Gracie said: “It goes to show how serious the move is. Even though you might feel the pain and you might not want to tap, you have to. Because if you don’t, you’re going to pay for it. We always say at the Gracie Academy, recovery time from that lock is six days if you tap,Read More
- Matt Hardy, Daivari, Bobby Lashley and Gangrel are advertised for the Vendetta Pro Wrestling show in Santa Maria, California at Lakeview Jr. High School on May 11th. – The next movie in the Riddick series, featuring former WWE star Batista, is scheduled for a January 2013 release, according to star Vin Diesel. – Christian is now being advertised for this weekend’s SmackDown live events in a three-way against Sheamus and Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Title. Christian has worked recent live events but despite being advertised for TVRead More

Posted On April 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

SummerSlam Main Event Update, Kane-World Title, Kelly Kelly, DDP

- We reported yesterday and earlier that a Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton feud for SummerSlam was discussed recently within WWE. Apparently that is the current plan in place. Lesnar will begin feuding with Orton after John Cena unless things change. – Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane for the World Heavyweight Title is being advertised for the June 24th SmackDown show in Bloomington, Indiana. – DigitalTrends.com features an article looking at Electronic Arts being on the lookout for acquisitions of other video game studios. They speculate that THQ couldRead More

Posted On April 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Christian’s WWE Return Plans, Lord Tensai’s Claw Slam Modified

- The claw slam that Lord Tensai uses has been modified slightly for safety precautions. The hold now comes from the standing position, giving the opponent the ability to land back-first. The original way of starting from Tensai’s knee caused the point of impact to be on the back of his opponent’s head. The referee stoppages that they were doing in Tensai matches look to be done. – Christian did not return at this past Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings, despite being advertised. Look for him to return once the ExtremeRead More