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– Christian’s surgical procedure two weeks ago to repair a torn pectoral muscle was the first operation he had ever endured. Like most WWE performers, he had the surgery performed in Birmingham, Alabama by famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. — Michael Tarver was removed from The Nexus during Monday’s Raw due to a groin injury that will keep him sidelined indefinitely. — According to a report in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, MVP has been very worried about his position in World Wrestling Entertainment as of late. It’s been notedRead More
– Former WWE talent Ed Leslie (a/k/a Brutus Beefcake) said on the Miami sports talk radio show The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz Friday that he’s joining Hulk Hogan in TNA Wrestling. He noted they’re going to be “starting from scratch and going nWo style.” — Kurt Angle was said to be upset over Abyss dropping him on his head during a recent iMPACT! match. It was considered a botched maneuver on Abyss’ part. — Jeff Hardy’s next court date is scheduled for Monday, October 25. See *SEXY* newRead More
– WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk, 66, has agreed to wrestle in a Legends Battle Royal at the WrestleReunion event taking place this January in Los Angeles, California. (source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter) — Former WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus kicks off an autograph signing tour today in the Northeast dubbed ‘The Stratusphere Tour’. For complete details, click here. — Northeast Wrestling announced on its Facebook page this morning that tonight’s scheduled match between Awesome Kong and Mickie James has been called off due to injury. “Awesome Kong contacted NortheastRead More

Posted On September 29, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Has WWE Offered Awesome Kong A Contract?, Tiffany Update, More

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — Today is former WWE Women’s Champion The Kat’s birthday. She turns 40 years old. — It was reported Sunday that WWE performer Taryn Terrell (a/k/a Tiffany) had been cleared of assault charges stemming from a domestic disturbance between her and husband Drew Galloway (a/k/a Drew McIntyre) last month in Los Angeles, California. Regarding a return to WWE airwaves, the official word is that creatively, the company does not know how they will reintroduce her character. — Kia Stevens (a/k/a Awesome Kong), who officially parted waysRead More

Posted On September 29, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Considering Turning SD Star Heel, Ricky Steamboat Update

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — WWE has discussed turning Kaval heel and having him feud with Rey Mysterio early next year. When the NXT season two winner was initially signed, Mysterio was one of the people pushing for a program with him. However, injuries to both wrestlers derailed potential plans. — Ricky Steamboat is still recuperating from a capillary burst of the brain at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. When the WWE Hall of Famer returns to work, he is expected to assume a role at Florida Championship WrestlingRead More

Posted On September 29, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Contemplating Buried Alive Match, Reaction To Raw Ratings

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — Regarding WWE’s overall reaction to less than stellar television ratings in recent weeks, many are not worried. However, a number of people are butting heads over the company’s creative direction through the end of the year, as well as what to do with certain characters. — While nobody expects Nexus to be disbanded, it has been noted that the faction’s merchandise sales have been poor. WWE officials expected the group to get over as anti-heroes, but its merchandise has failed to significantly move. — WWERead More

Posted On September 27, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon’s View Of Cody Rhodes, SD Star Weds, More

sources: Pro Wrestling Torch, Wrestling Observer Newsletter — Cody Rhodes’ lack of major push is said to be attributed to Vince McMahon’s lack of faith in the second generation wrestler. “Cody Rhodes is capable of a breakout, but Vince McMahon just can’t commit to him,” said a WWE source. “He thinks he overacts.” — The writing for weekly episodes of NXT is said to be a collaborative effort. While lead Raw writer Ed Koskey heads the show’s creative effort, former Kevin Dunn assistant Jen Bloodsworth has great input in theRead More