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Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Joey Styles Speaks On Heyman In HOF, Cole Announcing, JR, More

- WWE’s Joey Styles appeared on The VOC Nation show yesterday. The full interview can be heard at VOCNation.com. Here are some highlights: On whether WWE should give mention to TNA during Ric Flair’s Hall of Fame appearance: “…we won’t, that would make us morons. Fans who know, (Flair is in TNA) know; fans who don’t know, don’t know. There is no downside to Flair going, and if (TNA) doesn’t let him, they come off as classless. It’s a pretty good chess move by the WWE. I can’t imagine whyRead More
– A person who was backstage at Survivor Series backed up another WWE source’s claim to the Pro Wrestling Torch that the tension between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena, or rather Johnson and the WWE locker room, escalated to a new level last November. Among the wrestlers’ laundry list of complaints of Johnson is that he has “gone Hollywood,” has a big ego, wants to be treated as a big star and doesn’t go out of his way to get to know all of them. CM Punk hasRead More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE CFO Provides Update On The WWE Network, New Big Stars

- WWE CFO George Barrios spoke at the annual ROTH OC Growth Stock Conference in California earlier this week. Barrior spoke about the WWE Network and said that the company is in intense negotiations with cable companies. Barrios talked about WWE being close to having a plan to distribute the content and how they feel this is still the best option to monetize more of their content. WWE plans to spend $35-$45 million more on the WWE Network in 2012. Barrios was asked why WWE hasn’t made new big SuperstarsRead More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Triple H Involved With WWE Executive Release?, Scott Hall Update

- As noted before, WWE executive Ty Bailey, who worked under John Laurinaitis, was let go from the company on March 9th. Bailey was originally the person Laurinaitis put in charge of WWE developmental. When Triple H took over developmental months ago, Bailey began reporting to him directly. Triple H’s developmental changes have been in the works for some time and Bailey’s departure is seen as Triple H’s first major move. – Scott Hall was released from WWE-sponsored rehab on March 6th. Hall visited the Team Vision Dojo in OrlandoRead More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ryback Update, Recent WWE Attendance, MMA vs. WWE

- “Ryback” Skip Sheffield has been doing well at WWE live events in the sense that nobody has known who he is coming out but they end up getting into his match. Ryback has picked up recent live event wins over JTG. – Here are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on March 9th in Toronto drew 7,600 fans for $340,000 * RAW on March 10th in London, Ontario drew 4,600 fans for $180,000 * SmackDown on March 10th in East Lansing, MI drew 4,200 fans for $135,000 *Read More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock’s Concert On iTunes, Mark Henry Update, Kelly Kelly

- WWE has added The Rock’s concert from Monday’s RAW Supershow for download on iTunes. The song was set to the tune of Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock.” – This past weekend was the first in a while where Mark Henry was over his injuries enough that WWE didn’t book him in situations to protect him. – WWE Diva Kelly Kelly was filming an interview with Maria Menounos for Extra TV today. WWE’s website has an interview up with Eve Torres and Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, expressing frustration that Menounos didn’tRead More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Signs College Wrestler, Talent Missing HOF, Ryder, Madusa

- WWE recently signed college wrestler Derek Foore, who we have wrote about in the past and who resembles a young Kurt Angle. Foore has a good athletic physique and was scouted by Gerald Brisco at last year’s NAIA Championships. Foore is moving from Ohio to Florida this coming week to begin work at WWE developmental. – Every year there is a group of WWE talents who must miss the Hall of Fame ceremony due to Axxess autograph sessions. This year it will be Mick Foley, Wade Barrett, Drew McIntyre,Read More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock DVD Success, Evan Bourne Latest, Raw Sellout

- Monday’s WWE RAW Supershow from Cleveland drew a sellout of 18,289 announced fans with 15,000 of those paid. – WWE’s most recent DVD set on The Rock is already the best selling sports DVD of 2012. WrestleMania 28 on DVD will beat those numbers since WrestleMania is always WWE’s best selling DVD each year. – The latest word on Evan Bourne is that he is on a list of talents that won’t be pushed after WrestleMania 28 but that could change due to depth issues and other factors. AsRead More

Posted On March 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Torrie Wilson & New York Yankee Boyfriend Attending WrestleMania

The following is from WWE.com: Torrie Wilson has just confirmed exclusively to WWE.com that she and her beau – New York Yankees All-Star third baseman and Miami native Alex Rodriguez – will be attending all the festivities in Miami for WrestleMania weekend! The former WWE Diva plans on showing “A-Rod” why the spectacle of The Show of Shows is the place to be from March 30 through April 1, culminating with the epic once-in-a-lifetime clash between The Rock and John Cena. Wilson also wanted to tell the WWE Universe toRead More
– Former WWE star Billy Gunn wrote on Twitter regarding his one year of sobriety, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the fans and specialy my wife for hanging in there for my one year sobriety.” — The March 2012 issue of WWE Magazine appears to feature an inside reference concerning The Undertaker’s hair (which he no longer has because he is shaved bald). While explaining his near year long hiatus from WWE in their WrestleMania XXVIII feature, they wrote, “Despite (beating Triple H) by submissionRead More
– Bret Hart addressed on Twitter the rumor that he would be induction Yokozuna into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2012. “As much as I wouldn’t mind, it’s not true. No one’s contacted me about it, at least,” he wrote in response to a fan. — The official Facebook page of the Nationwide Arena has published photos from last night’s WWE Superstars match between Justin Gabriel and Hunico and of fans outside the venue. — Perry Saturn worked with WWE’s developmental talent last week at the Florida ChampionshipRead More

Posted On March 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Draft Update, Ryder At WWE HQ, Meet Ziggler & More News

- PWInsider reports that there has been early talk of doing the WWE Draft in late April or early May but there is no strong timeline of when it will happen. – Tyler Reks will be making a special appearance on this week’s episode of Santino Marella’s Foreign Exchange. – Dolph Ziggler announced on Twitter that the first 50 fans to buy his new pink Showoff t-shirt at Friday’s RAW live event in Montreal will get a private meet & greet with him. – Zack Ryder is at WWE headquartersRead More

Posted On March 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More Backstage WrestleMania 28 News, Show Format & More

One of the main reasons WWE are taking their time in announcing matches for WWE WrestleMania 28 is because WWE want to give time for The Rock vs. John Cena, Triple H vs. The Undertaker and CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho. WWE also have been considering leaving time for airing promos and vignettes involving the Rock. According to PWInsider, the format of the show is still being processed, however it was mentioned last week that CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho would be opening the pay-per-view while Triple H vs. TheRead More

Posted On March 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Latest On Evan Bourne’s WWE Future; His WrestleMania Role

- There is a lot of talk within WWE that Evan Bourne may return to feud with Jack Swagger for the United States Title once WrestleMania 28 is over. Bourne is also under consideration for one of the spots on Team Long for the big multi-man match at WrestleMania. However, officials are considering leaving Bourne off WrestleMania altogether as a form of punishment for his repeated Wellness failures over the past few months. When pushing Bourne is brought up, the argument is there that he could be fired from theRead More

Posted On March 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Cody Rhodes Injury News; Latest On His WrestleMania Status

- WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes is said to be dealing with a few minor injuries as of late. Cody has been seen backstage limping around and one source says Cody was noticeably in pain at last week’s TV tapings and this week’s SmackDown tapings in Ohio. We noted a week back that the Road to WrestleMania this year was taking its toll on the WWE crews but Cody has been working hurt. Cody also hurt his elbow and leg during a RAW match a few weeks back where WadeRead More

Posted On March 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage WrestleMania 28 News; The Miz, Rey Mysterio, More

- As noted before, WWE officials do have a role planned for The Miz at WrestleMania 28 but they won’t announce it and aren’t looking to talk about it too much because they want it to be a big surprise. – As we have also posted, Rey Mysterio may end up with the final spot on Team Long for the big multi-man match at WrestleMania 28. WWE officials have also been considering Evan Bourne for the spot. There was talk of making the Team Long vs. Team Laurinaitis match anRead More

Posted On March 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Legends Set For WMania Weekend, Edge’s Movie, JR, More

Roddy Piper, Terry Funk, Dory Funk Jr., Jimmy Hart, Gerald Brisco, Hacksaw Duggan, Paul Bearer, Tony Atlas, Gene Okerlund and Hillbilly Jim are all confirmed to be at Wrestlemania weekend for WWE. Jim Ross will be down at WWE developmental this weekend. WWE’s new film starring Edge, “Bending the Rules” is expected to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 27th. Expect the film to get pushed hard during Wrestlemania week. You can pre-order the DVD at this link. Yoshihiro Tajiri’s final SMASH promotion event is scheduled to takeRead More

Posted On March 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Santino To SD?, Brodus Clay’s Dancers, UFC Lawsuit

- The Oklahoma Athletic Commission has put all “combative sports” on hold indefinitely beginning March 31st due to a potential UFC lawsuit. What it means is that if WWE, TNA, UFC or other companies run a show in Oklahoma, the Commission charges a 4% tax on all PPV buys in the state for every PPV show that the company airs for one year. UFC is threatening to sue because of the tax and the Commission is shutting down “combative sports” because of the possible lawsuit. Pro wrestling is considered aRead More

Posted On March 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* Full WWE Superstars Taping Results For 3/15

WWE Superstars (Airing Thursday on WWE.com): * R-Truth & Kofi Kingston b. Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks * WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix b. Kelly Kelly. A live mic was dropped during the bout that let off a loud “BOOM” in the arena. * Hunico defeated Justin Gabriel. Good match, Gabriel seemed pretty over. Hunico won with a top rope version of the Attitude Adjustment.Read More