Posted On August 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn Results

WWE Raw World Tour Results From Brisbane, Australia (8/30/12)

Thanks to PWMania.com reader Brendan for sending in full results from Thursday’s WWE Raw live event in Brisbane, Australia: Match 1 – Brodus Clay defeated Jack Swagger. Had the kids up afterwards, security was actually helping the kids over the fence. Match 2 – Zack Ryder defeated Daniel Bryan, awesome match, Bryan really playing the NO/YES chants to the crowd. Pity he botched and tripped getting back into the ring before he was hit with the Ruff Ryder. After this, Tensai comes out (no Sakamoto), lays out Ryder and screamsRead More
Dolph Ziggler was interviewed this week by QCTimes.com to promote next Tuesday night’s SmackDown tapings from Moline, Illinois. Here are some highlights of what Ziggler said about: Living His Dream In WWE: “True story. When I was 5 years old, I went to my first WWE live event with my dad. I loved it so much I wanted to start wrestling. Two months later, I was wrestling at 5 years old. It’s been a dream job since I was a child.” Politics In WWE: “I’d been such a fan andRead More

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

WWE Touts The Ratings Success Of Saturday Morning Slam’s Premiere

The following press release was sent out Thursday: The series premiere of WWE Saturday Morning Slam on August 25 (CW, 10-10:30am) was Saturday morning’s (7am-12pm) most watched program on CW among total viewers and the following kids demos: Kids under 18, Kids 2-5, Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11, Kids 9-14, Boys under 18, Boys 2-5, Boys 2-11, Boys 6-11, Girls under 18, Girls 2-11, Girls 6-11, Girls 9-14 and Female Teens (F12-17). It delivered a 0.7 U.S. household rating / 2 share in 747,000 TV households with 1,126,000 total viewers (personsRead More
Shelton Benjamin slammed fellow WWE alumnus Barbarian via Twitter for refusing to pay him and other talent for participating in a wrestling tour of Nigeria the Powers of Pain star coordinated approximately one year ago. He is especially steamed because some talent who appeared on the tour were within the vicinity of a bombing. Benjamin wrote, “If any wrestler is asked by UPW/ Barbarian of Powers of Pain 2 got 2 Nigeria, get 100% of your $$ Upfront. stiffed me & the entire Crew last yr. or if U knowRead More
George Steele recently spoke to the WrestleShark Podcast with Simon and David about his career. In the interview “The Animal” discusses where his character came from, the “magic moment” that changed his career, his retirement, health issues, working as an agent, the evolution of the business, wrestling halls of fame and more. The full interview is available only on iTunes at the following location: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/wrestleshark-the-shark-tank/id538761022 Highlights: Working with Savage: “That was fun, Randy was a real professional, our matches were tough, always hard and different and he was genuinely veryRead More
WWE Superstar Tyler Reks Resigns to Spend Time With Family and Opens an Internet Marketing and Consulting Company WWE Superstar Tyler Reks has abruptly and surprisingly resigned from the world of professional wrestling and sports entertainment. He has set a path to be a family man and has started an internet marketing and consulting company called Local Marketing 2.0. Los Angeles, CA — 08/28/2012 — The life of a WWE Superstar is physically and emotionally demanding. Both of which Tyler Reks, AKA: the Dreadlocked Demolition Man, had no issues withRead More
WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre took to Twitter Wednesday night to talk about a revolution in WWE. Here’s what he wrote: “Sometimes in life, you got to step back and realize no matter what you have accomplished or you feel the world owes you. In reality, you’re damn lucky to even be involved in WWE. I know you’re all calling for a revolution….it’s not time yet ;)” “After all, no matter what the net says. Wrestlings future is ours!! The current generation have a chance to save our business, and ifRead More
- WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler, Roddy Piper, Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman, Billy Gunn, Velvet Sky, Angelina Love, Scott Steiner, Rhino and Cody Hall are scheduled for the Caribbean Wrestling Bash in Aruba from September 7th through the 9th. – Matches for tonight’s WWE Superstars include Ryback vs. Johnny Curtis, The Usos vs. Epico and Primo plus Alex Riley vs. Jinder Mahal. – WWE developmental held a graduation show Wednesday night for graduates of the most recent beginners school. – The official WWE website features a new article lookingRead More
- THQ issued the following Wednesday: Woking, UK. – August 29, 2012 – THQ Inc. today announced the availability of several “Attitude Era”-themed items in support of WWE® 13, the forthcoming release from the revolutionary WWE flagship videogame franchise. Featuring a variety of apparel choices from popular WWE Superstars, including Undertaker®, Mankind™ and The Rock, the items are available now via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for suggested retail pricing between 160 and 320 Microsoft Points. The WWE ’13 avatar itemsRead More
- Ric Flair is going through his fourth divorce. He and his wife Jacqueline Beems are currently going through the process. There has been speculation that Flair will be used to replace Vickie Guerrero as Dolph Ziggler’s mouthpiece however no word on how serious those talks are. Flair is legally able to work for WWE from Monday, September 10th. – Randy Orton’s current scheduled return to WWE live events is around November 1st. This could however change depending on how much time filming is used for 12 Rounds: Reloaded. –Read More
- Recent WWE female signee and legitimate cousin of rapper Snoop Dogg, Mercedes KV, has been dating independent wrestler Kid Mikazi, who competed against Ryback in a squash recently. Mikazi is moving to Tampa with her. Another new WWE talent, Max Bauer, is dating former TNA Knockout Roxxi and she is also reportedly moving to Tampa with him. – Around thirty men and women attended the WWE tryout camp held in California following SummerSlam from Monday, August 20th through to Wednesday, 22nd. This tryout camp was said to be differentRead More
- The final numbers for WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was 14,205 fans in attendance for $1,135,590. The UFC event two weeks prior in the same building did $1,044,453 with 10,151 paid fans and a total of 16,080 in attendance. – As PWMania.com previously reported, former WWE and WCW star Butch Reed was being held on jail for a probation violation. The reason for his violation was a number of DWI charges. – Here are some WWE attendance figures for the month of August: *Read More
Upon landing in Australia today for WWE’s three-event tour of the country, WWE Champion CM Punk posted numerous messages on Twitter disputing an online report attributed to F4WOnline.com claiming that he purposely bladed his forehead during his Steel Cage Match against Jerry Lawler on Raw. According to the report, Punk appeared to blade his forehead before returning to the cage a second time and then appeared to hand the used object to official Charles Robinson. Enclosing a photo of the top of his head stapled, Punk wrote, “The staples areRead More
WWE Champion CM Punk was interviewed by Machinima Sports and discussed WWE ’13, facing Steve Austin, The Rock and more. Here are a few highlights. Who from the Attitude Era helped develop his character: “Nobody, I’ve been CM Punk since I was 15 years old… I was nicknamed Punk when I was a little kid, ’cause I was a little punk into the Ramones, listening to the Clash, listening to punk rock music. I was the first guy to punch someone in the face and not ask questions. So that’sRead More
It was a move that we used to see every week but rarely see on WWE TV these days, WWE Champion CM Punk reportedly bladed on Monday’s RAW during the steel cage match against Jerry Lawler. Punk appeared to gig his forehead before returning to the cage a second time and then appeared to hand the blade off to referee Charles Robinson, according to F4WOnline. We have not heard anything about Punk getting any backstage heat for the blade job, a sign of Punk’s status behind the scenes. Blading isRead More
The new working idea was for Triple H is to remain out of action until WrestleMania 29 next year. It wasn’t known if that would be the date for the Brock Lesnar rematch or if WWE had scrapped the rematch altogether. Sources now report that the working plan is indeed for Lesnar-HHH II to take place at WrestleMania. Obviously this would nix any plans for Lesnar vs. The Undertaker or Lesnar vs. The Rock. It’s important to note that WrestleMania plans are always being worked on but the match theyRead More
- WWE is slowly starting to give Ryback more competition after having him defeat Jack Swagger this week. A source reports that WWE has not “pulled the trigger” and advanced the Ryback character yet because they’re afraid of messing it up, believe it or not. – John Morrison and Melina are currently working on season 2 of The Darkness Descending, a web series. – The topic of UFC canceling their upcoming pay-per-view was a hot topic backstage at WWE this week. WWE officials considered taking a shot at UFC byRead More
- Batista will be appearing on Spike TV’s MMA Uncensored next Thursday, September 6. He will be discussing his MMA debut fight which takes place in October. PWMania.com has uploaded photos of Batista training for his MMA debut which you can view at this link. – There was a lot of talk backstage at Tuesday night’s SmackDown tapings that the Jerry Lawler vs. CM Punk angle is a precursor to WWE inducting the late Andy Kaufman into their Hall of Fame next year. – As previously reported, potential TNA talentRead More
- NWA Hollywood wrestler Nick Madrid was one of the wrestlers who worked WWE’s big tryout in California last week. If WWE signs him, he will be the seventh talent trained by Lance Storm to end up with a WWE developmental deal. – We noted before that former WWE announcers Jonathan Coachman and Todd Grisham hosted ESPN’s SportsCenter for the first time ever last night. The two will do it again tonight at 8pm. – Darren Young is one of the few WWE Superstars to side with CM Punk regardingRead More