– 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

Posted On January 16, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Batista & Henry Attend Wu Tang Show, Cena-Tag Champs, Keibler

– Former WWE diva Stacy Keibler attended Sunday night’s Golden Globe awards show with her boyfriend, George Clooney. — John Cena congratulated the new WWE Tag Team Champions Epico and Primo on Twitter last night: “Apparently we have new tag team champs..and I died in a car wreck. 1 of those is true. Congrats primo and epico” — WWE superstar Mark Henry and former WWE star Batista attended the Wu Tang hip hop show on Saturday night in Austin, TX. Henry and Batista were hanging out after the show inRead More

Posted On January 16, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

HBK Talks Ric Flair-HOF, New WWE Talent, JBL Return, Rumble

- WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels answered fan questions on Twitter over the weekend about Ric flair appearing at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. Flair, who will be inducted for a second time as part of the legendary Four Horsemen stable, is currently under contract with TNA, which led some to question whether Flair would appear in person. Regarding wether TNA would allow Flair to appear, Michaels wrote: “Allow? He attended last year.” Another fan asked Shawn about his epic matches against the Undertaker at WrestleMania – andRead More

Posted On January 15, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Perez Hilton To Appear On Raw, How Old Is Kelly Kelly?, More

– Celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton, who recently went through Divas Boot Camp with Alicia Fox, Kelly Kelly and Eve, will be a special guest ring announcer on Monday’s Raw SuperShow, WWE announced. He’ll be the guest ring announcer for the Divas match. The participants of the bout have not been announced. — WWE has applied to trademark the term “Funkasaurus.” Brodus Clay was referred as Funkasaurus on last week’s Raw and SmackDown. — Kelly Kelly celebrates her twenty-fifth birthday today. Kelly Kelly birthday party photos ->Read More
Blowin’ Smoke with Kemper Jones 3rd Times the Charm? 1/15/12 Hello, again readers. Some of you may remember me and some may not. This is now the third time that I’ve written a column. I began in the fall of 2009 and wrote for a few months, and once again in the winter of 2010. Both times, I’ve given up after a few months. Life can get hectic and things get pushed to the side. There is only so much time. When I was writing before, I was doing tooRead More
– Randy Orton, who is currently recuperating from a herniated disc, has been pulled from advertising for next week’s Raw SuperShow in Anaheim, California and SmackDown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nonetheless, he is still booked full-time beginning with the January 23 Raw SuperShow in Phoenix, Arizona. — Tickets went on sale this morning for WWE’s 2012 Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on March 31. The event could be sold out by the end of today. As of this morning, all lower levelRead More
– Former WWE talent Harry Smith became the first Resistance Pro Heavyweight Champion Friday night in Chicago, Illinois. He defeated The Almighty Sheik and Kevin Steen in a three-way match. Resistance Pro was formed last year by Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan. — Evan Bourne appears at Best Buy 7017 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri on Jan. 28 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Call 314-487-4999 for more information. — Stephanie McMahon, who WWE is attempting to push to the media as a major corporate executive, is briefly profiled in SportsBusinessRead More
– Dallas Observer asked Dallas Cowboys spokesman Brett Daniels if WWE’s signature event, WrestleMania, will be held at Cowboys Stadium within the next two years. He said, “We can’t host WrestleMania the next two years because of NCAA Regional in ’13 and Final Four in ’14. We’ve talked with them and gave it a shot but couldn’t make the schedule work.” — The March 13, 2012 SmackDown taping will be held at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. — WWE will hold a Raw live event at Lakeland Center inRead More

Posted On January 14, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Noble Competes At WWE House Show, Upcoming Show Canceled

– WWE has canceled a Smackdown live event scheduled for Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas. It was originally scheduled as the only Smackdown house show on next weekend’s tour, joining two “World Tour” events and a Raw house show on Jan. 22. WWE’s listing for the canceled event currently reads, “Access denied – You are not authorized to access this page.” — WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan turns 58 years old Saturday. — Jamie Noble, who now works in a backstage capacityRead More
– Stephanie McMahon is profiled in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which WWE.com says “offers a compelling look at the hard work it takes being one of the most powerful and tireless women in entertainment.” Regarding the piece, WWE.com writes: “WWE’s Executive Vice President of Creative allowed the weekly magazine into her life for a jam-packed 14-hour workday. From dropping two of her daughters off at school with her husband, Executive Vice President of Talent Triple H, to discussing Sundance Film Festival plans with WWE Studios execs, to revealingRead More

Posted On January 12, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

McMahon Ripped Over WWE Deaths, Ignores Subject In Response

Christopher Shays, a former member of the United States House of Representative who is running as a Republican against Linda McMahon in the 2012 United States Senate election in Connecticut, took the former WWE CEO to task over the numerous WWE performers to pass away before the age of 50: who McMahon made part of her campaign narrative of corporate success and economic prosperity. “Let’s think about it. She’s got over 41 people 50 years and younger who’ve died in her jobs. That’s quite a job record that she’s created,”Read More
I’ve been doing this column for about a year and a half. The format is constantly changing and I think it’s a unique mostly positive column. However a quick disclaimer this week I’m pretty negative. Sorry for that I generally try to see the good in each angle or story. What in the world was Brutus Clay doing on Monday? Besides dancing like he’s never danced before? Nope, not going near this one Funkasaurus has my vote of confidence because that dude is talented. Monday saw a movie monster sceneRead More

Posted On January 12, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Dallas Page Comments On WWE Run – Says He Dropped The Ball

Speaking to The Sun, Diamond Dallas Page says he has no regrets over the failed 2001 angle that saw him play a stalker who creepily tracked The Undertaker’s wife. “It’s amazing to me how many people it bothered. They knew that I was a top guy and they didn’t use me correctly, but I agreed to it originally and that was a mistake,” Page says. “Vince and Shane McMahon told me coming in that they had this great idea and I was going to be working with their number oneRead More

Posted On January 11, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Lex Luger Comments On WWE Excluding Him From Hall Of Fame

Lex Luger appeared on Busted Open, which airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Sirius 92 and XM 208 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Highlights from the interview are as follows: Whether he was contacted by WWE about the Hall of Fame: “I heard from a buddy of mine this morning, I didn’t see it, that they were going to do something with the Hall of Fame and the Four Horsemen and it looked like they were going to plug Barry Windham in there. I know the original group wasRead More

Posted On January 11, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Touts Edge and The Four Horsemen Entering WWE HOF

Edge® and the Four Horsemen to Enter WWE Hall of Fame STAMFORD, Conn.– WWE® announced today that Edge and the Four Horsemen will be among the 2012 class of inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place Saturday, March 31 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, the evening before WrestleMania® XXVIII. Throughout his storied career, Edge, known as the “Rated-R Superstar™,” held every major title in WWE. He is a former WWE Champion, World Heavyweight Champion, Tag Team Champion and King of the Ring®. HisRead More

Posted On January 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Zack Ryder Is “Seriously Injured”; Next Week’s US Title Match

The official WWE website has posted an article claiming that Kane‘s attack on Zack Ryder on this week’s Raw left Ryder “seriously injured.” Ryder reportedly suffered no structural damage, but is undergoing further evaluation in the next week. Although it was previously announced that Ryder would defend his United States Championship on next week’s Raw, the article says that it is “unlikely” that Ryder will be able to defend it.Read More

Posted On January 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Orton Update, Shane Helms Undergoes Surgery, WWE Debut

– Randy Orton’s physical rehabilitation on his back appears to be going well, as the Orton family is headed on a vacation this week. Orton tweeted on Tuesday: “Alanna’s passport just came so we are ready for our family vacation! Tomorrow we’re off to the Bahamas!!” — Former WWE star Shane Helms underwent another surgery on this morning morning. Helms tweeted: “Still groggy and can barely see the keyboard, but surgery was successful. On my way home now.” Helms has undergone several surgeries since he was injured in a motorcycleRead More

Posted On January 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mil Mascaras’ Status For HOF, New Rock DVD, Michigan

– Mil Mascaras is still going into the WWE Hall of Fame, but WWE decided to announce Edge and the Horsemen last night to help drive ticket sales as they kick off this weekend. — The new WWE DVD released for the Rock will officially be titled, “The Rock: The Exciting Journey of Dwayne Johnson.” — On March 10th, WWE returns to the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, Michigan. — On March 11th, WWE returns to the Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. — The January 7th editionRead More

Posted On January 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Cena’s Value To WWE, JR’s Royal Rumble & WMania Status

– WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was asked on Twitter today whether he will be calling the Royal Rumble or WrestleMania 28 this year. JR responded @JRsBBQ: “Not up to me. Im ready if called upon.” — ESPN’s financial expert Michele Steele tweeted on Tuesday that John Cena was worth $106 million in retail value to WWE in 2011. No further details were given to explain Cena’s direct impact on WWE’s business, but the figure likely includes John Cena merchandise and an estimate of Cena’s impact on PPV buyrates,Read More