Posted On February 3, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Makes Cuts – Four Wrestlers Removed From FCW Website

FCWWrestling.info, the official website of WWE developmental league Florida Championship Wrestling, has removed four talents from their roster page: * Calvin Raines * Leroy Parks * Marcus Owens * Peter Orlov Removal from the FCW roster page is generally a sign that said talent has been released from his or her developmental contract with WWE. Calvin Raines, who formerly competed as Pat Brink for Maryland Championship Wrestling, signed on with WWE again in 2010 after being released the previous year in a disciplinary measure. He competed in his one andRead More

Posted On February 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Network Developing New Show Featuring Cruiserweights

One of the new shows being developed for the upcoming WWE Network will exclusively feature Cruiserweight wrestlers, according to a report by pwinsider.com. WWE has been scouring the independent scene looking for talents weighting around 200 pounds that will be featured on the new show. We reported several weeks ago that WWE held a pilot TV taping at Florida’s Sunlife University back in December for an undisclosed project. WWE reportedly love the feel of the building and is looking to film the new cruiserweight show there. As of this week,Read More

Posted On February 2, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Punk Confirms Upcoming DVD Release, Ryder Returns To Twitter

– After taking a hiatus from Twitter to sell his storyline injuries, Zack Ryder has resurfaced on the micro-blogging website. “When I’m healed, I’ll take Z012 back into my own hands! I’m not sure if I’ll rise above hate but I will rise above & fist pump Kane’s face!” he wrote. “Resting & trying to heal up…Kane, we coming for you Broski!” — WrestlingFigs.com reports that WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper will be appearing at Texas Frightmare Weekend at the Hyatt Regency Hotel DFW Airport adjacent to TerminalRead More
For those of you that don’t follow me on Twitter, I’m sorry but you missed out because I ran a Twitter contest to become a guest writer for a week for my column. I got a huge response, but the winner was a follower of mine @cag151. He won by being the only one to pick Sheamus as the Royal Rumble winner. So congrats to him, and enjoy his unique view on wrestling. I will be back next week with my genius view on wrestling. I hope you enjoy. IRead More
– WWE Classics On Demand will be re-airing the mid-nineties USA Network show WWF Mania beginning on February 8. The synopsis reads: “Join host Todd Pettengill for a zany look at the top stories in WWE. Featuring Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels vs Jim Brunzell, Mr. Perfect vs The Berzerker and more. From 1/9/93.” Meanwhile, the next Legends of Wrestling episode will premiere on March 8. The panel, which includes Diamond Dallas Page, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Jim Ross, will discuss celebrities in wrestling. — Maxine stated Wednesday on Twitter thatRead More

Posted On February 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Issues Royal Rumble Survey & Mentions TNA, UFC, ROH

WWE sent out a survey on Wednesday asking fans for feedback on Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view. The survey gives some insight about what WWE is looking to learn about it’s audience’s viewing habits, what they thought of they show, how often they order WWE PPV events and much more. The following is a listing of the survey questions that were asked and the options that were included as possible answers: — Did you watch the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event on Sunday, January 29? — Including yourself, how many people wereRead More

Posted On February 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon Not Himself Lately, Watlman-Jannetty Shoot Video

- Numerous people within WWE have been saying for months now that Vince McMahon hasn’t been acting like himself. Vince’s behavior was said to be “off” as well at Monday’s RAW – leading many people to speculate that the launch of the WWE Network (and other issues) are taking their toll on him. – Rapper Tech N9ne was backstage at Monday’s RAW Supershow from Kansas City. – Monday’s RAW Supershow featured 31 minutes and 57 seconds of in-ring action, down from the previous week. (Credit: Stan) — Chris Jericho’s secondRead More

Posted On February 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Big Change To WWE’s Creative, WWE Cracking Down On Twitter

– Entertainment publication Variety.com is reporting that WWE has hired former Warner Bros. executive Eric Pankowski to the position of Senior VP of Creative and Development. Pankowski a major name in the industry and is a big “get” for WWE. He will oversee TV creative development, will focus on WWE’s existing television shows and will also be working on developing new reality and kids programming. Pankowski will also manage WWE’s creative team under the supervision of Stephanie McMahon and will also oversee the sale and distribution of WWE’s product toRead More

Posted On February 1, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Idea For MITB Match At Mania, WWE Not Interested In Lashley

– Wrestling legend Jake Roberts was asked on Facebook if any wrestler ever refused to work with him due to fear of snakes. He replied, “Some refused to have the snake put on them, but otherwise, not really. Roddy Piper wouldn’t come out around them at all…” — Although Bobby Lashley is interested in resuming his professional wrestling career, WWE reportedly “wants no part of him right now.” WWE officials weren’t happy about how he left the company years ago after receiving a large push, not to mention that thereRead More

Posted On January 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Sheamus In Elimination Chamber Teaser, Diva Creeped By WWE ’12

– Layla talked to Complex.com about her love for “old school” video games and well as her thoughts on THQ’s WWE ’12 video game. “It’s actually very surreal because they look real. Everything looks so real—the outfits and the facial expressions. It’s kind of creepy,” she says of WWE ’12. She also commented on what she would be doing if she was not in WWE. “Oh, I don’t know. I want to be a movie star, I want to be a housewife. I’d still want to be in entertainment,” sheRead More

Posted On January 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

HBK In WWE Legends House?, Foley-Undertaker, WM28, More

- Former Ring of Honor Champions Daniel Bryan and CM Punk began their match on RAW last night with the “Code of Honor” handshake from ROH. Punk re-tweeted a comment from a fan about how tremendous the “Code of Honor” shake was and former WWE star Lance Storm wondered if anyone in WWE caught it: “Do you think anyone in the office got the “Code of Honor” handshake between Punk and Bryan” – Another theme song for WrestleMania 28 is “Wild Ones” by Flo Rida featuring Sia. As noted before,Read More

Posted On January 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mike Tyson Speaks On WWE HOF, Tonight’s SD Tapings, Trends

- WWE will tape this week’s SmackDown and week 48 of NXT: Redemption tonight from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Confirmed for tonight’s show is Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett, the names of the SmackDown Elimination Chamber participants and the Royal Rumble fallout with Sheamus. – The official theme song for WWE’s 2012 Elimination Chamber pay-per-view is “This Means War” by Nickelback. – Some of the WWE terms trending worldwide during last night’s RAW Supershow were Heath Slater, Kharma, Bret Hart, Jerry Lawler, Mike Tyson, John Cena, Triple H,Read More

Posted On January 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Preview For New WWE Book, Shawn Michaels, Linda McMahon

- Ted Nugent and Jim Ross are some of the names who will be appearing on Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures show when the new season begins this summer. – Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign revealed in fourth quarter 2011 earnings reports that they raised $326,646. A total of 1,085 individuals contributed to that number and more than 80% of those people were residents of Connecticut. None of the money was contributed by Linda McMahon but how much money donated by families of WWE employees will apparently be revealed in anRead More

Posted On January 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett Announced For WWE Smackdown

Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett was announced for this week’s Smackdown on tonight’s edition of Raw Supershow. WWE will tape this week’s Smackdown tomorrow night from the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.Read More

Posted On January 30, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoilers* WWE Superstars Taping Results For 2/2

WWE taped the Raw portion of this week’s WWE Superstars tonight from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Below are full results: Dark Match: * Hunico w/Camacho b. Alex Riley WWE Superstars (Airing Thursday on WWE.com): * Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox b. The Bella Twins * R-Truth b. Jack Swagger w/Vickie GuerreroRead More
– WWE officials are contemplating holding a Last Man Standing Match between John Cena and Kane at next month’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event. The two will be competing in the stipulated match at upcoming live events. — Ring of Honor will hold a show in Toronto at the Ted Reeve Arena on May 12, 2012. — WWE is scheduled to tour Japan in August. — WWE’s scheduled pay-per-view event for June 17, 2012 will be held at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The name of the eventRead More

Posted On January 30, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Details On Why WWE Had Sheamus Win The Royal Rumble

At Sunday’s Royal Rumble event, Sheamus was the last man standing and will go to WrestleMania gets to choose whether he will challenge WWE Champion or the World Heavyweight champion. Many insiders were predicting Chris Jericho would win the Royal Rumble – and it’s believe that WWE had Sheamus win for that very reason. Michael Cole’s line at the end of the show about which title will Sheamus will challenge for was a way of emphasizing the unpredictability of the Rumble and how WWE storylines just got shaken up byRead More

Posted On January 30, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

News On Several Royal Rumble Scenarios That Were Scrapped

With the 2012 Royal Rumble in the history books, we have news on several discussed scenarios for the Rumble that did not wind up happening: – One of the ideas WWE officials were discussing for the Royal Rumble would have seen John Cena winthe Royal Rumble and earn a title shot at WrestleMania 28. Cena would then be forced to choose between his match with The Rock and challenging either the WWE or World Heavyweight champion. This idea was nixed and Cena was not part of the Rumble match. –Read More

Posted On January 30, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Announces Mike Tyson For HOF, Chain Stops Airing PPVs

– A key player in the WrestleMania XIV match between “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels, boxing legend “Iron” Mike Tyson is the latest inductee into WWE’s 2012 Hall of Fame class. Click here for WWE’s official announcement regarding “Iron Mike”‘s entry into the WWE Hall of Fame. The WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on March 31 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Edge, The Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson, Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, Ric Flair and Tully Blanchard) and Mil Mascaras have alreadyRead More