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– Asistencia Asesoría y Administración is running a storyline where World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett has place a bounty for anyone that can put an end to the career of El Mesías (a/k/a Judas Mesias. Jarrett is offering $50,000 dollars. Gunner will be going after the bounty at tonight’s show in Hidalgo, Mexico. — Ratings figures for Thursday’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling will be delayed to next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. — Sarita, who is known as Dark Angel in Mexico, won the CMLL Bodybuilding Championship for theRead More

Posted On November 25, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Preview For Tonight’s SmackDown, Helms DWI Update

– Former WWE talent Shane Helms’ court case for driving while impaired has been continued until January. He was charged on August 24, 2011 stemming from his motorbike accident on May 5, 2011 in North Carolina. Helms has plans to release a public service announcement about drunk driving in the near future. — WWE announcer Josh Mathews turns 31 years old Friday. — WWE.com is advertising Sheamus and Zack Ryder vs. United States Champion Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger for tonight’s episode of SmackDown. Other matches that will take placeRead More

Posted On November 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former WWE Star Arrested On Battery, Referee Entered Rehab

– Brian James (a/k/a Road Dogg), who now works as a producer for WWE, stated during a recent “shoot” interview that not only has the organization paid to put him in a rehabilitation center, but has paid for at least one stint for all three of his brothers—Scott, Steve and Brad. Scott is WWE referee Scott Armstrong. He returned to the organization in February 2011 after being released one year prior. Steve briefly competed for WWE in 1992 as Lance Cassidy. Brad was under contract to WWE in 2006 andRead More
Evan Bourne’s suspension for his first violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program has generated a great deal of controversy amongst talent as some feel a double standard is in place. Bourne, who’s real name is Matthew Korklan, was suspended for thirty days on November 1, 2011 after testing positive for Spice, a synthetic marijuana brand. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer reports Bourne and another wrestler higher up the card smoked the marijuana substitute drug at a party, yet he was the only one of the two to be suspended. TheRead More
– WWE.com has added Sean Waltman to their Alumni section. The multi-time champion is listed as Sean Waltman despite never actually performing for WWE under his real name. The official Twitter feed of Mick Foley’s UK Stand Up Comedy tour wrote the following Wednesday, “Lots of talk about @TheRealXPac from @WWE today. What could it possibly mean? #TwoWordsForYa.” Waltman retweeted the post. Waltman is loosely affiliated with WWE as he scouts and evaluates talent for Florida Championship Wrestling, their developmental league. — John Morrison’s current contract with WWE expires atRead More

Posted On November 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

When Kane Will Return To WWE, McMahon Supporting Romney

– Vince McMahon donated $2,500 to the United States Presidential campaign of Mitt Romney. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys) and Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs also donated money to Romney’s campaign. — “The American Angel” Sara Del Rey turns 31 years old Sunday. — Current creative plans call for Kane to return at the Royal Rumble. WWE.com announced July 22, 2011 that Kane would be sidelined for at least three months due to a fractured fibula. He sustained the injury while being attacked by Mark Henry on theRead More

Posted On November 3, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Keeping Hogan Off Television, Why Luger Was At Impact

– Hulk Hogan nor Kurt Angle appeared at last week’s Impact Wrestling taping in Macon, Georgia. Angle is suffering from a hamstring injury while Hogan is being kept off television for a few weeks as to not overshadow wrestlers TNA is trying to promote. — Hulk Hogan was scheduled to appear on the E! late night comedy talk show Chelsea Lately Halloween night but canceled due a doctor prohibiting from flying after he underwent dental surgery on Friday. — As reported earlier, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger wasRead More

Posted On November 3, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

News On Maryse’s WWE Release, Has Sights Set On Playboy

Though Maryse Ouellet’s release from WWE last Friday came as a surprise to many of her peers, a friend close to the New Brunswick native wasn’t taken aback since she lost interest in performing for the sports entertainment organization over the past year and was enjoying her extended time off. The split was largely mutually since Ouellet had asked to be let out of her contract and WWE no longer had creative plans for her. WWE’s decision to cut ties with Ouellet was also fueled by the expectation that unlikeRead More
– Ultimate Warrior joins Winds of Plague tonight on stage at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California to perform his spoken word segment from the band’s track “The Warrior Code.” The track comes off Winds of Plague’s latest album, Against The World. Details for the event, which opens doors at 6:00 p.m., are available here. — Chavo Guerrero, Sr. is currently writing his autobiography. — Wayne Bloom, who appeared as Beau Beverly for WWE in the early 1990s, is now working at a correctional facility in Stillwater, Minnesota as aRead More
Following Monday’s Raw in which John Morrison was defeated by Christian in approximately a minute and subsequently assaulted by Dolph Ziggler, Christian and Jack Swagger, a man wrote to Melina on Twitter accusing her of killing his WWE career. He wrote, “Will you stand trial for killing your bf’s career? #prayforJoMo.” The former WWE Diva responded via private message, “The WWE did it. I never did anything but stand by him through thick & thin. We should all be so lucky as to have someone like that in our lives.Read More

Posted On October 7, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Stephanie’s Reaction To Nude Photos Surfacing On WWE Site

WWE’s live events website (www.wwelivetour.com) remains offline after nude images were published in the photo gallery on Wednesday. The website featured an unmoderated section where fans are permitted to upload photos taken at live events. A nude photo of former WWE Diva Tiffany from her Playboy modeling days was uploaded to the website, garnering attention online. More tawdry images were uploaded including a graphic still of Chyna’s s genitalia from her 2004 adult film 1 Night in China, a photo depicting TNA Wrestling broadcasters Mike Tenay and Taz looking onRead More

Posted On September 29, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Big Shakeups With WWE’s Creative Team, Website & Magazine

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there have been recent shake-ups with the WWE creative team, WWE.com and the WWE Magazine – with all three divisions soon to be working under one umbrella and at the same location. WWE’s website and TV studio had been spread out between two buildings about a mile away from WWE headquarters. The magazine was part of publishing on the second floor and creative was located on the fourth floor of WWE headquarters, down the hall from Vince McMahon’s office. All 3 divisions will nowRead More

Posted On September 18, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Michaels Appearing At WWE PPV?, Referee’s Suspension Ends

– WWE officials have had discussions with Shawn Michaels regarding a possible appearance at WWE Vengeance, which takes place October 23 in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, or at the following night’s Raw SuperShow in Austin, Texas to promote the company’s Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart DVD. — WWE has a Raw SuperShow scheduled for December 5 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. — Hornswoggle and Yoshi Tatsu appear at the Cricket Communications Mobile Store on 519 South Dixie, Vandalia, Ohio tomorrow beginning atRead More

Posted On September 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Poor SD Taping Attendance, More Divas In WWE ’12

– “THQ Tank”, the Global Community Manager for THQ’s WWE video game line, stated today on Twitter that there are fourteen playable characters in WWE ’12 that have yet to be announced, including six Divas. He wrote, “Someone asked on our boards, I will happily confirm/clarify, 6 of the remaining 14 mystery spots on our roster left are @WWE Divas.” Divas announced thus far for the upcoming game are Beth Phoenix, Eve, Kelly Kelly, Layla, Maryse, Michelle McCool and Natalya. — The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that last Tuesday’s SmackDownRead More

Posted On September 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Taping Draws Poorly, Tamina Responds To Critics

– Tamina responded to her critics in her first message on Twitter. “Thanks to my fans but to the haters and losers alike today is a special day in your miserable lives,” she wrote Saturday. “Today The Goddess Tamina has tweeteth.” — Last Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Toledo, Ohio was one of the worst attended WWE events in years as it drew 3,200 fans, with only 1,600 paid. Following the event’s poor advance, WWE only sold tickets facing the camera so the Huntington Center would appear full on television. SLAM!Read More

Posted On September 3, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Latest On Maryse Returning To TV, Raw Star Pulled From Tour

– Michael McGillicutty stated on Twitter that he was pulled from Raw’s tour of Puerto Rico this weekend before he was to have taken his flight. — A WWE SmackDown taping is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. — Maryse is expected to return to WWE programming as early as next week after undergoing abdominal hernia surgery on August 24. She provided a status update via Facebook the following morning, writing: “I am home now, and feeling good, still very tired from theRead More
– Chavo Guerrero, Sr. (a/k/a Chavo Classic) knocked WWE’s attempt to market Sin Cara. The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion wrote the following on Twitter (in Spanish): “Whoever hired Sin Cara does not know the Hispanic market.” — Alex Riley’s father, Kevin Kiley, Sr., has been hired as the morning talk show host for WKRK FM in Cleveland, Ohio. The CBS affiliate is switching from a music to an all-sports format. — It was reported two weeks ago that Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine, who is currently training in Florida ChampionshipRead More
– On this week’s episode of WWE Superstars, John Morrison takes on his rival, R-Truth. The program takes place at a new time – Thursday at 4 ET/1 PT – on WWE.com. — Four of Lance Storm’s wrestling academy students received tryouts at last week’s WWE television tapings in Edmonton and/or Calgary, Alberta. — The Aug. 8 episode of Monday Night Raw was watched by 363,000 homes on DVR or tape delay, meaning 10.5% of the total viewers didn’t watch the episode live that week. — WWE has had discussionsRead More

Posted On August 25, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Steph Running WWE.com, Power Struggle Ongoing

There was a major corporate restructuring of WWE’s official website last week as Brian Kalinowski, the Executive Vice President of Digital Media and Mark Keys, the Vice President of Digital and Interactive Content Production and Social Media, were both let go. WWE.com is now part of a new division called WWE Creative, led by Stephanie McMahon-Levesque. There will be other changes and restructuring as part of her vision and concept. Kalinowski spearheaded the website’s recent overhaul, with the notable addition of more video content. He was also responsible for theRead More