Wrestling Observer Newsletter Tag

Posted On December 27, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

News On WWE’s Heenan DVD, Goldust Announces Engagement

– A two-disc DVD set on WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan is set for release tomorrow by WWE. Regarding its documentary, it does not feature new comments from Heenan nor archival footage from past releases. His wife and daughter, however, are featured in the piece. — Japanese wrestling promotion SMASH, which is owned by former WWE star Tajiri, will feature three male vs. female matches as their main events on Wednesday. Tajiri will battle women’s wrestler Kana. — Goldust announced on Twitter last week that he is engaged. HeRead More
– Newspaper ads for the Feb. 1 SmackDown live event at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York solely feature John Cena. — WWE returns to the JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri for a Raw live event on Mar. 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Jan. 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. — Following his release from WWE earlier today, Low Ki indicated on Twitter that Kaval is ‘no more’. “Regardless of the current situation, I only move forward,” he wrote. “Kaval is no more. The return ofRead More
– Torrie Wilson is auctioning off several clothing items from her time in WWE including bikinis and boots. To view her items, click here. — Many within WWE feel that Triple H won’t go back on a full-time wrestling schedule upon his return to the ring as he’s transitioning into a corporate position with the organization. He’s had more authority at events in recent weeks. — Charlie Haas took to Twitter to comment on Kaval’s release from WWE today, calling the organization ‘classless’. He wrote: “Sorry to hear the newsRead More

Posted On December 24, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Two FCW Stars Receiving High Marks, Cole Makes Mistake

– Joe Anoa’i, who started as a defensive tackle at the University of Georgia Tech and is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika, is receiving high marks for how quickly he’s picking up wrestling in FCW—where he is known as Roman Leakee. He has also received praise for getting his weight down from 320 to 270. — NXT Season 2 contestant Percy Watson is being touted as the best athlete in WWE’s developmental system. — Michael Cole made a miscue at the beginning of last week’s episode ofRead More

Posted On December 23, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Kane Says He Misses The Mask, Whatever Happened To Rico?, More

– NorthJersey.com conducted an interview with Kane promoting next Thursday’s SmackDown live event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He discussed his mask, how long it took him to be comfortable to cut promos, his political blog, and more. When asked if he missed working in a mask, he responded: “Oh sure. In fact I just was talking to someone the other day, a fan, and they were talking about how they thought the mask was cool. They hit it right on the head because [they said]Read More
– ESPN.com profiled Mickie James yesterday on their “Page 2″ section. She discussed synergizing her foray into the country music world with her wrestling career. “I tried to make a beautiful marriage out of the two [careers], and I think TNA gives me the opportunity to do that,” she said. “But it’s not a gimmick, and I’m not some novelty act.” She was also asked if she was scared jumping 20 feet off a cage into rival Tara. “Of course I was scared,” James said. “I said to myself, ‘Oh,Read More

Posted On December 19, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Tiffany’s Response To Question Regarding Possible WWE Return

Recently released WWE talent Taryn Terrell (a/k/a Tiffany) answered a number of questions from fans yesterday on her Twitter account. When asked if she thought she’d ever return to World Wrestling Entertainment, she remarked the following: “No…if I have to sleep with people in power to keep or continue progressing in my job, I’d rather be poor,” she replied. Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor Dave Meltzer strongly implied in the past on his f4wonline.com podcast that the only reason she landed the role of ECW General Manager despite having less thanRead More

Posted On December 18, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

MVP On Good Terms With WWE, Stratus Celebrates Birthday, More

– Since parting ways with WWE a few weeks ago, MVP is generally looking to work in Europe and Japan. He wanted to leave the organization because he felt he wasn’t being used well and was tired of being buried. Management indicated to him that he left on good terms and would be welcome back, providing he doesn’t join TNA Wrestling. Many believe he won’t join TNA, at least for the time being, as to not upset WWE. — Jim Ross indicated on his official website today that he willRead More

Posted On December 16, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

R-Truth Recently Hospitalized, Goldust Dismisses Online Report

– Goldust responded to an earlier report that he is upset that his autobiography Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness, was not mentioned once on Monday’s Raw. “One of the sites on the internet said I was upset that they snubbed me…lol….too funny…IT IS NOT TRUE,” he wrote on Twitter. “I couldn’t be prouder of the book and its progress.” — R-Truth is sidelined for two weeks due to walking pneumonia. He caught it last week and went into convulsions while traveling. Colleagues were by his side when heRead More

Posted On December 16, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Reason For Hamada’s Departure From TNA, New Angle For Tara

– As reported earlier, Tara suffered a torn ligament in her elbow when she took a bad landing on her arm during her Steel Cage Match with Mickie James last week on iMPACT!. She will continue appearing on television while she heals as she will be using her cast as a foreign object. — In response to rumors that she has parted ways with TNA Wrestling, Taylor Wilde noted on Twitter that she will clear them up in the near future. She wrote, “There are a lot of rumours flyingRead More

Posted On December 13, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Hardy Nearly Loses Custom Belt, Matches Announced For Impact

– TNAWrestling.com has announced the following matches for Thursday’s episode of iMPACT!: Robbie E vs. Jay Lethal in an X Division Championship Match, Rob Van Dam vs. Rob Terry, and The Beautiful People vs. Mickie James and a partner to be a selected by Eric Bischoff in a TNA Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament Match. — Hamada, who was released last week by TNA Wrestling, returned to Japan in October when the organization stopped using her. It is said that her former tag team partner, Taylor Wilde, has also partedRead More

Posted On December 11, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

*Spoiler* Babyface Star Works As Heel At Tribute to the Troops

Melina performed as a heel at this afternoon’s Tribute to the Troops event in Fort Hood, Texas as she teamed up with Lay-Cool and Alicia Fox in a Santa’s Little Helper Match against Divas Champion Natalya, Kelly Kelly and The Bella Twins. The babyfaces went over with Kelly claiming the pinfall. It was reported earlier this week by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that creative planned to turn Melina heel and have her feud with Divas Champion Natalya. The idea was first conceived a few weeks ago and it is saidRead More

Posted On December 11, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Divas Match Announced For Raw, Candice Michelle On Facebook

– In attendance notes, the Dec. 4 WWE Supershow in Las Vegas did 5,800 at the Orleans Arena, which holds a little over 8,000, for a $160,000 gate. Dec. 4 in Jackson, TN drew 3,000 fans and $70,000. Dec. 5 in Ontario, CA did 5,500 paying $160,000. Dec. 5 in Bowling Green, KY at Western Kentucky University drew 3,800 and $90,000. — WWE.com announced today that the 2010 Slammy Award for Diva of the Year will be determined in a Diva Battle Royal on Monday’s Raw. — Former WWE DivaRead More

Posted On December 11, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Bearer Comments On Demise, NXT Rookie Praised For Weight Loss

– NXT Season 4 Rookie Brodus Clay has received high marks from WWE officials because he previously weighed well over 400 pounds and has since lost close to 100. They feel he has great self discipline. — Paul Bearer was apparently written off television on last night’s episode of SmackDown as the show concluded with Kane pushing a set of ladders over a railing, sending the wheelchair and its occupant to the concrete floor below. The World Heavyweight Champion then realized that he had accidentally taken out his father. “WhatRead More

Posted On December 10, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Inside News On MVP’s WWE Release, His Future In Wrestling

Regarding MVP’s release from World Wrestling Entertainment last week, he asked for it and it was granted by John Laurinaitis. He had been unhappy for some time and asked friends more than a month ago regarding work outside the United States. While it was his call to part ways with the company, others noted that his prospects as a headliner were over. He was openly frustrated with newer talent being pushed ahead of him and was outspoken about it, similar to Matt Hardy and Chavo Guerrero. He had recently suggestedRead More

Posted On December 10, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Rey Mysterio Suffers Shoulder Tear, Goldust Undergoes Surgery

– Rey Mysterio has largely recovered from a recent ear infection, but is dealing with another ailment involving his shoulder. The multi-time champion paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews last week, who diagnosed the injury as a tear. However, Andrews didn’t feel that surgery was required. Mysterio was instead told to rehabilitate and take several weeks off. He still worked last weekend’s live events, as well as Tuesday’s SmackDown taping, but was protected via tag matches. Original plans for his match with Alberto Del Rio at TLC called forRead More
– The pre-sale code for the Apr. 4 Monday Night Raw taping at The Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia is CHAMP. The sale begins tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. — Reportedly, all of the names announced during the last wave of talent departures were releases by WWE with the exception of Shad Gaspard, who wanted to part ways with the organization in order to pursue acting. Jillian Hall also claimed she asked to be released, and that she had asked several times before. — New names advertised toRead More
– Kaval noted on Twitter that he underwent an MRI on his left ankle today. He wrote, “Thanks to all for the best wishes. Left ankle MRI today, awaiting results. Stay tuned.” — Several other WWE stars are said to be working through injuries. One wrestler noted that a lot of guys need time off, and there isn’t a Christmas break as in years to past to rest. — Former WWE Diva Jillian Hall confirmed on Twitter that she has opened a Facebook account. Her page can be accessed here.Read More
– Many within WWE feel Batista isn’t coming back anytime soon since there has been no contact anyone is aware and the expectation is when he returns stateside. from filming Scorpion King 3 that he’ll be signing with Strikeforce. Likewise, Chris Jericho is another name many within the company isn’t coming back anytime soon. It is unlikely at this point that he will be participating in a match at WrestleMania XXVII. — Since last week’s Raw where Brock Lesnar’s name was mentioned multiple times during the broadcast, Vince McMahon hasRead More