World Wrestling Entertainment Tag

Posted On March 30, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Lesnar Comments On WWE Return, McMahons Pledge Money

– Brock Lesnar appeared on ESPN’s Sportscenter this morning to promote the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter and was asked by anchor Hannah Storm about the possibility of returning to World Wrestling Entertainment. “I should never say never,” Lesnar responded. “When my stint in the UFC is over, it’s a possibility. But folks, it ain’t happening very soon. That’s for sure.” – The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, Connecticut has received a $300,000 pledge from the Vince and Linda McMahon Family Foundation. The foundation will donate $100,000 perRead More
– Ten years ago today, World Wrestling Entertainment announced the purchase of World Championship Wrestling from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. WWE Director of Digital Media Content Joey Styles took to Twitter to chastise his employer for botching the subsequent “Invasion” storyline. He wrote, “10 years ago today WWF bought WCW…tried a WCW vs. WWF story without Flair, Sting, Nash, Goldberg, etc…BOMB! Then tried WWECW…BIG BOMB!” It is widely believed that WWE cost themselves millions of dollars by not utilizing big-name WCW talent for the storyline, such as Hulk Hogan, BillRead More

Posted On March 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Says Don’t Call Them A Wrestling Company

A publicist for World Wrestling Entertainment demanded last week that a television industry news website not refer to them as a wrestling company. The website in question, TVWeek.com, ran a story on Drew Carey’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame last week with the headline “Drew Carey Inducted Into Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. Huh? Drew Carey??!!” The headline drew the ire of WWE publicist Kellie Baldyga, who sent a stern e-mail to the author demanding that the headline be ‘corrected’. Baldyga wrote in her email, “We are noRead More
Sir Oliver Humperdink, a former professional wrestling manager who worked for numerous promotions including Jim Crockett Promotions, Florida Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment, passed away last night in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 62 years old. Humperdink, who’s real name is John Sutton, was diagnosed with cancer of the bladder early this year. He had been battling cancer and declined to undergo chemotherapy. www.f4wonline.comRead More
– TNA Wrestling producer Al Snow and Necro Butcher are advertised for the MCW event on March 19 in Alliance, Ohio. For more information on the show, visit MCWpro.com. — Last night on Twitter, Bret Hart gave his take on the difference between TNA Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. He wrote, “The main difference between TNA and WWE is the same as the difference between WCW and WWE: Vince McMahon.” — Abyss is backstage at tonight’s iMPACT! taping in Orlando, Florida. He has not appeared for TNA since the JanuaryRead More
– Former WWE Superstar Brian Christopher (also known as Grandmaster Sexay) appeared on tonight’s episode of Raw and accused his father, Jerry Lawler, of being absent from his life growing up. The former Tag Team Champion proclaimed that he was the bigger Superstar of the two and that the reason he didn’t use the Lawler name during his time in WWE was because he was ashamed of him. Christopher’s appearance was just a one time cameo to build Lawler’s feud with Michael Cole. — Drew Carey, LayCool, Vickie Guerrero, BrodusRead More
– Ric Flair was unable to make a scheduled appearance for WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race’s World League Wrestling promotion yesterday because his morning flight to Missouri was canceled and he failed to board a later one. World Wrestling Entertainment sent Raw Superstar Ted DiBiase on short notice to replace Flair at Race’s event. — SoCal Val interviews Sarita and Rosita backstage before tonight’s TNA Victory Road pay-per-view event. The duo will challenge Angelina Love and Winter for the TNA Knockout Tag Team Championship. (Video link) — The TNARead More
Shelton Benjamin worked a dark match prior to tonight’s SmackDown taping in Houston, Texas, beating SmackDown Superstar Curt Hawkins. He received a solid reaction from the hometown crowd. During Benjamin’s near ten year tenure with World Wrestling Entertainment, he won the Intercontinental Championship three times, the United States Championship once, and the WWE Tag Team Championship on two occasions. Benjamin was released from his contract last April, along with Slam Master J, Kung Fu Naki, Jimmy Wang Yang, Mickie James and Katie Lee Burchill. Benjamin appeared for Ring of HonorRead More
– Matches taped tonight in Dallas, Texas for this Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America were: * Natalya, Mark Henry and The Great Khali vs. Melina, Tyson Kidd and William Regal * Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov vs. Primo and Zack Ryder — Ted DiBiase, accompanied by Maryse, lost to Evan Bourne in a dark match prior to tonight’s Raw taping following Air Bourne. — Sunny, considered by many to be the first Diva in World Wrestling Entertainment history, was announced tonight on Raw as the latest inducteeRead More
– The March 4 episode of WWE SmackDown scored slightly below a 2.0 cable rating, down from the prior week’s record 2.3 rating on Syfy. The show prior to the record rating drew slightly above 2.0. Friday’s number is in line with the show’s average in 2011, which is slightly below 2.0. — World Wrestling Entertainment has released its 2010 annual report and it reports that approximately one million less copies of WWE Magazine were sold as compared to the prior year (from 4,026,300 to 3,068,000). Furthermore, publishing revenues declinedRead More
Shad Gaspard, who rose to fame as a member of Cryme Tyme in World Wrestling Entertainment, was arrested Saturday in Columbus, Ohio on charges of resisting arrest and obstructing official business. Gaspard’s wife Siliana stated to TMZ.com that her husband was a victim of racial profiling by police, who arrested him for jaywalking as he was heading to the Arnold Fitness Expo. She says Gaspard submitted into a kneeling position to indicate he was not resisting, but cops nonetheless shoved his face into dirt. Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett,Read More
News broke last night that sources close to Strikeforce Women’s Middleweight Champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos indicate the Brazilian mixed martial artist is in negotiations with World Wrestling Entertainment to permanently join the promotion. In an update on the situation, BloodyElbow.com reports that according to a source, talks are in the “advanced” stage as a deal could soon be reached. However, the MMA news site also speculates that those affiliated with Cyborg could be using the claims for leverage with Strikeforce to have a fight scheduled. Santos has not been offeredRead More

Posted On March 4, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Offers Contract To Cristaine “Cyborg” Santos

Sources close to Strikeforce Women’s Middleweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos indicate the Brazilian mixed martial artist is in negotiations with World Wrestling Entertainment. Two weeks ago, Cristiane attended a WWE live event in California with her husband, Strikeforce fighter Evangelista Santos. She was offered a contract on the spot. Christiane has not been offered a fight since her June 26, 2010 bout against Jan Finney. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker declined to comment on the matter, but it is largely assumed the promotion has been unable to find any willing participantsRead More

Posted On March 1, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

*Spoiler* On Next Week’s WWE Hall of Fame Announcement

Sunny, considered by many to be the first Diva in World Wrestling Entertainment history, will be revealed as the next inductee into the WWE’s Hall of Fame Class of 2011. The announcement is scheduled to take place next Monday on Raw.Read More

Posted On February 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Punk Reveals His Remaining Goals, WWE Wrestler Dating Isis

– CM Punk, a WWE Triple Crown Champion and the only WWE Superstar to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match two years in a row, revealed to WWE Magazine what he has left to accomplish. “Obviously, I’ll always be known as the guy who won back-to-back Money in the Bank Ladder Matches at WrestleMania. So I think that’s the goal to beat. There aren’t a lot of things that I have left to do,” he said. “There are two titles that I haven’t one: One of them isRead More

Posted On February 20, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former WWE Stars Free To Join TNA, Chat With Melina Tonight

– Former WWE stars Jillian Hall, Tiffany, Shad Gaspard, Vance Archer, Luke Gallows and Caylen Croft are now free to join TNA Wrestling as their respective ninety-day no-compete clauses with World Wrestling Entertainment expired late last week. All six were released on November 19, 2010. The clause prohibits dismissed talent from appearing for wrestling promotions with national television outlets for ninety days. — Melina is tonight’s special guest for the Elimination Chamber Live Chat on WWE.com. — A WrestleMania XXVII Skull Cap is enclosed with newsstand copies of the MarchRead More

Posted On February 20, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Knockout Hosting WWE PPV Party, The Rock Praises Mickie

– Traci Brooks, who returned to TNA Wrestling last Thursday on iMPACT!, is hosting a WWE pay-per-view viewing party for tonight’s WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view at the Mardi Gras Casino (located on 831 N. Federal Highway Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. — TNA Knockout Mickie James caught Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s long awaited return to World Wrestling Entertainment yesterday, writing on Twitter: “Finally getting a chance to catch up on @TheRock’s charismatic return… Literally got chills… & remembered why I do… What I do!” “The GreatRead More

Posted On February 17, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Planned Main Event For Mania, No Change In Sting Negotiations

– The Undertaker vs. Triple H is currently penciled in as the main event for WrestleMania XXVII, according to this week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Many people within the company are saying that Triple H will put his career on the line against The Undertaker, with Shawn Michaels acting as the special guest referee. The Observer, however, adds that the stipulations of the match are not concrete. Triple H has contemplated retiring in the near future, noting he’s 41 years old, has suffered a series of serious muscleRead More

Posted On February 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Wrestler Highly Skeptical Of Sting Joining WWE

One TNA wrestler is ‘highly skeptical’ about the possibility of Sting joining World Wrestling Entertainment since the multi-time wrestling champion has openly expressed mistrust when it comes to working for Vince McMahon. Sting feels he has to be carried through matches, and he’s developed a level of trust with several TNA wrestlers. Many people within the industry consider Sting to be absent minded in the squared circle. Wrestlers who have worked with him over the years have stated that he often forgets spots and has to be carried by hisRead More