Posted On January 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WrestleMania Plans, Regal’s World Title Shot, Kristofferson Update

- With WrestleMania 28 less than 3 months away, we can confirm that Mark Henry vs. Big Show for the World Heavyweight title is a match that has been discussed in the past several weeks. Big Show will likely end of wrestling NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, who recently revealed during a radio appearance that he’s in talks to compete at WWE’s biggest show of the year. – Actor Kris Kristofferson spoke with the Toronto Sun this weekend and had the following to say about his son Jody signing a developmentalRead More

Posted On January 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Piper Pushing Hard For A Pipers Pit With The Rock & John Cena

WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper is continuing his campaign to host John Cena and The Rock on Piper’s Pit before their upcoming showdown at WrestleMania 28 on 4/1. Piper tweeted the following on Monday morning: “Lets help the @WWE help themselves. @WWE needs a Pipers Pit, before WM 29, with The Rock & Cena. @WWE, IT’S ALL IN HOUSE, IT”S PERFECT!” “Help the @WWE help themselves. Put The Rock & Cena in Pipers Pit before WM 28!! I’ve been to alot of WM’s! WM28. IT’S ALL IN HOUSE!!Perfect!”Read More

Posted On January 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Continues International Expansion, Launches Russian Site

- WWE issued the following press release today: MOSCOW, Jan 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WWE today announced the launch of its new Russian language website ( www.ru.wwe.com ). The site, which was developed by Russian-based Tvigle Media, will replicate content from the global WWE website (wwe.com) and also include localised content created specifically for Russian fans. “WWE continues to expand its digital business globally and views Russia as a key strategic territory for organic growth,” stated Dominic Hayes, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, WWE International. “Tvigle.ru is aRead More

Posted On January 23, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Rey Mysterio Plans To Return By WrestleMania, Injury Update

In a new video posted to Youtube over the weekend, injured WWE star Rey Mysterio says he plans to return to action in time for WrestleMania 28 on April 1st, earlier than previously expected. Mysterio tore his ACL back in August 2011 and has been undergoing rehab in recent months. Last week, Mysterio started running in a swimming pool as part of his rehab and he is hoping to jog on a treadmill within the next few weeks. Mysterio has made several WWE appearances since his injury, including presenting anRead More

Posted On January 22, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Regal Wants A Shot At The World Title, Bundy Trademark Issue

– William Regal wants former protégé Daniel Bryan to grant him a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. He tweeted Sunday, “I’ve never asked Daniel Bryan for anything for my help and guidance over the years. So now perhaps it’s time. I still want to be the first English World Champion. I would like Daniel Bryan to grant me a title shot. WWE pay attention.” Regal then stated in response to those who doubt his ability: “It seems as though a lot of people think the same. One thing though,Read More
– Speaking to SBSun.com, WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase revealed the addiction he struggled to shake when he was a professional wrestler. “I never really had an addiction to the drugs or booze, but the women,” DiBiase said. “Me and Tiger Woods could carry on a conversation. I’m a guy who can say, ‘Been there, done that, and let me tell you what’s really important.'” — For $10 you can see live streaming video of Shelly Martinez’ experience this coming week at WrestleReunion in LosRead More
– The February 2012 issue of WWE Magazine features an interview with Natalya and Beth Phoenix and they are both asked which male-dominated stipulation match they would like to see introduced to the Divas Division. Both say Ladder Match. “I want to compete in the first-ever Diva Ladder Match. Beth and I think it would be amazing, and I believe we could really pull it off,” Natalya says. Beth adds, “I actually like to consider myself a pioneer for the ladies’ Ladder Match because if you check out Ladder MatchesRead More

Posted On January 21, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Jim Ross Involved In Car Accident, Ryback Works Live Event

– Jim Ross was involved in an automobile accident Saturday. He is fine. He tweeted, “Bad day..got hit by a pickup..totaled my Escalade or so body shop thinks. Seat belt and airbag saved me.” — We recently put a bunch of rare WWE merchandise items up on eBay for auction starting at very low prices. Merchandise includes WWE DVDs, WWE Videogames, WWE T-Shirts, WWE Baseball Caps, WWE Bags, featuring John Cena, Triple H, WWE Legends and more. You can check out the auction at http://bit.ly/ncT6qy. — ‘be a STAR,’ theRead More

Posted On January 21, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Kofi Kingston Gets A New Tag Team Partner, Maryse On eBay

– Kofi Kingston partnered with Mason Ryan against WWE Tag Team Champions Epico and Primo at Friday’s WWE SuperShow event in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ryan took the pinfall following the Backstabber. WWE announced Tuesday that Kingston’s “Air Boom” partner Evan Bourne would be suspended for 60 days for his second violation of the company’s Talent Wellness Program. — Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures won an award won an award for Best Conservation at Thursday night’s Golden Moose Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards show will air on the Outdoor ChannelRead More
Chyna posted rambling diatribes Wednesday and Thursday on Twitter accusing Vince McMahon and WWE of trying to ruin her life. She, however, vows to take on her former employer. Chyna writes, “I’m coming for you Vince…….You won’t leave mw alone, so let’s go. ??? Call me?? Coward. ur so lame. a fan? Of you? ur talent? f u.” Here is her post in its entirety: “Hey My fans! I love you see you at AVN! Hey Vince! For all your abuse!! You are a loser and always will be. letRead More

Posted On January 19, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Maryse Comments On Leaving WWE, Whether She Will Join TNA

Maryse Ouellet says her desire for “bigger and bigger things” in her career prompted her decision to part ways with WWE. She tells Radar Online, “I have aspirations and there’s other stuff I want to work on, so I decided to go. That and for the simple fact that I didn’t want to be with the WWE for 25 years. I was there six years, I had my run, I wanted bigger and better things.” The former Divas Champion was also asked why she said in a recent interview thatRead More

Posted On January 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ric Flair HOF Update, Names Confirmed For TNA UK Tour, Genesis

- TNA has confirmed that Hulk Hogan, Sting and Kurt Angle will be appearing at all of the company’s shows in England later this month, including the first-ever Impact from the UK. – After the UK Impact tapings later this month, TNA has no plans to tape on the road at least through the end of May. – The preliminary PPV buyrate for TNA Genesis is around 10-12,000 buys, which is on the high end of what TNA events usually do. – Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey’s production company recentlyRead More

Posted On January 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ratings For RAW, More Changes To WWE’s 2012 PPV Schedule

– Monday’s WWE RAW Supershow drew a 3.0 rating with 4,279,000 viewers, up from last week. Hour 1 drew a 3.0 and Hour 2 drew a 3.03 – so RAW actually broke the trend of losing viewership in the second hour. — WWE has made another change to their 2012 pay-per-view schedule, according to the event listing. The Fatal 4 Way pay-per-view has replaced Bragging Rights for the month of June. It also appears the annual Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view from has been scrapped from December, as Bragging RightsRead More

Posted On January 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Del Rio’s Status For The Rumble, WWE Focus Groups & More

- With the Royal Rumble less than two weeks away, we’ve gotten a number of emails from readers asking about the status of last year’s Rumble winner, Alberto Del Rio. The most recent reports we’ve heard are that Del Rio will not be back in time to win back-to-back Rumbles. Del Rio suffered a groin tear in late December. The WWE website reported he underwent surgery that would keep him out of action 4-6 weeks. – WWE has been conducting focus group studies on males & females ages 12-17. RAWRead More

Posted On January 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Dolph Ziggler Talks Goals, Rock vs. Cena Prediction & More

RAW superstar Dolph Ziggler took part in an interview with EcollegeTimes.com this week. Here are some highlights of what the #1 contender to the WWE championship said about: What Holding The IC Title Meant To Him: “That was a huge goal that I had set for myself. I had come up short the year before. I though for sure that it was mine and when it didn’t happen I was actually very frustrated. Now, coming back into the picture of the title and then actually getting it … I honestlyRead More

Posted On January 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk Talks Being A Role Model, Acting Career, Straight Edge

WWE Champion CM Punk was interviewed by AZCentral.com this week to promote next week’s RAW Supershow from Phoenix. Punk took part in a Q&A session and spoke about a number of topics, including how Japanese fans differ from American fans, being a role model, his straight-edge lifestyle becoming a gimmick in WWE and more. Here are some highlights of what Punk said about: Whether American Fans Are Respectful: “It’s just a lack of “excuse me” and “please” and “thank you.” I’m a pretty approachable guy, but I’ve had my headphonesRead More

Posted On January 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WWE Announcer Says Evan Bourne Has A “Real Problem”

As we reported this morning, WWE superstar Evan Bourne has been suspended for 60 days for his second violation of the company’s Wellness Policy. Bourne apologized to his fans on Twitter, saying that “Sometimes We Become Our Own Worst Enemy.” Former WWE announcer Todd Grisham posted the following message about Evan Bourne, perhaps adding new insight to his situation: “Shocked about Evan Bourne. Once could be chalked up to a bad decision…twice and there’s a real problem. Hope he gets well. Great guy.”Read More
– The official website of the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia is advertising The Rock for the March 26, 2012 Raw SuperShow. This will be the final Raw before WrestleMania XXVIII. — Ken Shamrock and Sid Vicious have been announced for Wrestlereunion, which takes place January 27-29, 2012 at the Westin Los Angeles Airport 5400 West Century Blvd. Los Angeles, California. — It was rumored at last night’s Raw SuperShow in Anaheim, California that Shawn Michaels and Triple H would together induct The Four Horsemen—Arn Anderson, Barry Windham, JJ Dillon,Read More
– WWE officials are hopeful that Christian will be cleared to return from injury in time for the Royal Rumble. He has been sidelined since November 9, 2011 due to an ankle injury. — With the cancellation of the SmackDown live event originally scheduled for this Sunday in College Station, Texas, some SmackDown talent will instead appear at the Raw live event in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Randy Orton, who was reportedly slated to return at next Monday’s Raw SuperShow in Phoenix, Arizona, has been added to the New MexicoRead More