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Former WWE Diva and first Lady of Ring of Honor, Maria Kanellis took some time to participate in an exclusive in-depth interview with PWMania.com. Maria speaks on a variety of subjects including WWE, ROH, her singing career, the weirdest question she’s ever received, CM Punk and more. Below is the complete interview. It’s a pleasure to have you, Maria. My first question is how did you decide to become a wrestler? I was a big fan growing up. I used to watch it with my little brother and dad. IRead More
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Posted On January 4, 2013By Siddharth GroverIn Columns

Is The Great Khali Really Liked In India?

Before you make any conclusions, realize that this article is written by an Indian writer. Numerous wrestling fans from various countries often have the same opinion about the Great Khali, which always go like this. “The Great Khali is horrible, but everyone in India loves him.” This opinion has been the norm for multiple years, beginning from when the Great Khali debuted in the WWE. Often called boring and monotonous, the Great Khali received criticism from everywhere: article, media, fans and sometimes even the backstage wrestlers. But, the excuse forRead More

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

A Surprising WWE Release – Full Details

Former WWE star Armando Estrada had apparently been under WWE contract for the past year but was never used. He issued the following statement tonight: “Espérate … Espérate … Espérate … Everybody, listen to me! I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone in the wrestling world know that on 6/27/12, I was released from my contract with WWE. What’s that you say??? OH, you didn’t know (Road Dogg) I was under contract to WWE? Apparently, a lot of people (including members of creative) were not privy toRead More

Posted On June 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Press Release: WWE Announces Two Corporate Hirings

WWE sent out the following press release announcing the hiring of two the company’s Sales & Partnership Marketing Team. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. : WWE® Adds Bill Hirsh and Ted Van Zelst to Sales & Partnership Marketing Team WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointments of Bill Hirsh and Ted Van Zelst each as Vice President, Integrated Sales. Hirsh and Van Zelst will be responsible for sales and building key marketing partner relationships for the company and report to WWE Executive Vice President of Sales & Partnership Marketing, Andrew Judelson.Read More

Posted On May 24, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

TNA Wrestling Files Lawsuit Against WWE & Brian Wittenstein

* TNA Wrestling filed a lawsuit in Nashville, TN yesterday against World Wrestling Entertainment and former TNA/WWE office worker Brian Wittenstein for interference with existing contracts, conversion, breach of contract, civil conspiracy, unfair competition, and violation of the Tennessee Uniform Trade Secrets Act. They are also suing Wittenstein for breach of duty loyalty. The lawsuit alleges that Wittenstein, who had worked for TNA previously, gave WWE inside information on contracts and other matters backstage within TNA, and now WWE is attempting to poach talent from TNA based off that information.Read More

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

Raw Pre-Sale Pass, Lesnar, WM28 DVD, WWE Shareholders Meeting

- The WWE online pre-sale password for the June 25 Raw taping in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Memorial Coliseum is RAWTV. The pre-sale kicked off this morning at 10am. – Time-Warner Cable is pushing this Sunday’s WWE Extreme Rules in a big way. They have been emailing subscribers with the header “BROCK LESNAR IS BACK.” – As previously mentioned, WWE Wrestlemania 28 will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on May 8. Amazon are currently offering a 43% discount on the DVD, saving $14.96 and eligible for free SuperRead More

Posted On March 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Press Release: WWE Doing Good For The Community

WWE sent out the following today:   World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. : WrestleMania® Community Outreach   WWE® today announced that its seventh annual WrestleMania Reading Challenge Finals will be held at the Miami-Dade Public Library this Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. ET, serving as the cornerstone event of its community outreach activities for WrestleMania Week in Miami.   WRESTLEMANIA READING CHALLENGE   More than 2,000 libraries and 50,000 children from across the United States and Canada participated in this year’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge through the Young Adult Library ServicesRead More

Posted On March 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Touts WrestleMania 28 As Social Media Event Of The Year

- WWE issued the following:   World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. : Social Media Event of the Year WrestleMania®   WWE® (NYSE:WWE) today announced the first ever “WrestleMania Pre-Show,” simulcast live on YouTube, Facebook and WWE.com this Sunday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET, as the centerpiece of its record-level digital and social media activities for WrestleMania Week in Miami. WrestleMania XXVIII broadcasts live on pay-per-view this Sunday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. ET. “The Social Media Event of the Year” also includes:   WRESTLEMANIA INTERACTIVE PRESS CONFERENCE To kick offRead More

Posted On August 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

John Morrison Comments On Melina’s Departure From WWE

John Morrison issued the following statement via Twitter concerning Melina, his girlfriend, who was released this afternoon from her contract with WWE. He wrote, “I’ve always believed that Melina is the most talented Diva ever employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. (not to mention the hottest!) Her face conveys emotion. Vince McMahon likes to say “Television is a feeling” and I agree with him. That’s what Sports Entertainment is all about. Melina’s presence on Television, aside from the obvious (she be sexy!) is raw emotion- joy, rage, surprise, disgust… her passionRead More

Posted On August 1, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Matches Announced For Impact, MVP Takes Shot At TNA, More

– TNA Wrestling has announced that Sting and Kurt Angle will sign the contract for their World Heavyweight Champion Match at Hardcore Justice on this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling. Plus, three Bound For Glory Series matches are scheduled: Samoa Joe vs. “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero; AJ Styles vs. Devon; Scott Steiner and Gunner vs. Rob Van Dam and Crimson. — TNA Wrestling has announced live events for Friday, September 23 in Springfield, Illinois and Saturday, September 24 in Hammond, Indiana. Click here for full details. — MVP, who nowRead More
– Former WWE performers Shelly Martinez (a/k/a Ariel) and Batista buried the hatchet today on Twitter regarding a backstage altercation that took place in May 2007, which led to her sudden departure from World Wrestling Entertainment. Martinez wrote “truce” to the former WWE Champion, to which he replied, “That business brings out the worst in people…..truce.” She responded, “Thank u I feel soooo at peace now I had a dream u & I were talking & the peace I felt in the dream is now my reality.” Batista added, “I’mRead More

Posted On June 25, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Releases SmackDown Star

WWE.com announced today that Chavo Guerrero has been released from his WWE contract. Chavo Guerrero released June 25, 2011 World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of WWE SmackDownSuperstar Chavo Guerrero as of today, June 25, 2011. We wish Guerrero the best in all future endeavors. Photos of *NEW LOOK* Jay Lethal, Daivari and Sonjay Dutt ->Read More

Posted On June 20, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR To Receive Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame’s Lous Thesz Award

The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (not WWE’s Hall of Fame – no affiliation) has announced that Jim Ross will be receiving the prestigious Lou Thesz Award at this summer’s ceremony: WATERLOO, Iowa — One of the biggest names in professional wrestling will be recognized by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Jim Ross, a ring announcer and an executive for World Wrestling Entertainment, will receive the Lou Thesz Award at the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame inductions on July 22-23. The Lou TheszRead More

Posted On May 26, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

AP Reports WWE Owes $7,316 In Back Unemployment

Thanks to the Associated Press for the following: HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A nearly two-year long state audit of the Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment finds the company owing $7,316 in underpaid unemployment compensation for certain WWE employees. In a letter to the Connecticut Department of Labor’s field audit unit, dated Monday, an attorney for WWE says the wrestling company does not agree with all of the agency’s findings. However, WWE has decided to pay the assessment “under protest” because the company determined it was less expensive than challenging the findings.Read More

Posted On April 20, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bret Hart Confused By WWE Banning The Word “Wrestling”

In a new interview with The UK Sun, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart had the following to say about WWE removing “wrestling” from its name, and how the company has banned the word’s use: “I’m kind of scratching my head about that. I don’t know that it makes any difference. Wrestling is wrestling. Call it whatever name you want, it’s still wrestling. I think WWE is synonymous with wrestling. If WWE doesn’t stand for World Wrestling Entertainment then what does it stand for?” “It may be a case ofRead More

Posted On April 7, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

The New WWE Expands Beyond Wrestling

It was reported last week that WWE dropped World Wrestling Entertainment as their name in an attempt to move past the boundaries of being labeled a professional wrestling (a term which has also been dropped) organization. They issued a press release this morning, outlining their future plans and revealing a new marketing tagline. They also acknowledge Triple H’s new corporate role: The New WWE® Expands Beyond Wrestling STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To better reflect the company’s global entertainment offerings, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) announced today a new business model forRead More
– A meeting was held yesterday where it was agreed that the organization would no longer be referred as World Wrestling Entertainment due to Vince McMahon’s decree to eliminate the term wrestling from the product. The company will be solely branded as WWE. Multiple sources indicate the meeting ended with this directive. — Attempting to capitalize on American Idol contestant James Durbin’s noted wrestling fandom, World Wrestling Entertainment sent him a custom made spinner WWE “Spinner” belt. It was displayed on last night’s show with the name “Crazy James” engraved.Read More
Sting revealed in an interview with Daily Star that World Wrestling Entertainment officials approached and offered him a match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVII, as well as induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. He declined their offer. “I wouldn’t say it was utter nonsense, that’s not true!” laughs Sting. “It’s a dream match that fans would want to see. It was close. I’m glad things turned out the way they did. “There are so many variables. Let’s just say that I turned it down for the same reasonsRead More

Posted On April 1, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

The Rock Says He’s “Very Open” To Wrestling Again

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he’s “very open” to wrestling again after returning to World Wrestling Entertainment last month. The host of WrestleMania XXVII appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight tonight on CNN. Piers Morgan asked Johnson whether he plans on wrestling again. “I’m open to it,” Johnson said. Morgan asked, “You are?” “Very open to it. Sure. I’ve always been open to it,” he replied. “When I left wrestling seven years ago, at that time, two things happened. I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish in wrestling and I alsoRead More