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

Gail Kim Talks About Working As A Heel, Leaving WWE & Retirement

TNA Knockout Gail Kim recently spoke to SpencerDailyReporter.com to promote this weekend’s TNA house show tour in Iowa. says she’s been “feeling the groove” since returning to TNA last year. Here are some highlights of what Gail Kim said about: Working As Heel: “I’m looking forward to being the heel. I change my wrestling moves. When I’m a heel, I’m more technical and use submissions. When I’m a baby-face, I’m more of a high flyer.” Retirement: “I would love to leave wrestling at some point on a good note. EverybodyRead More
- Mick Foley hits the stage of a Long Island comedy club in the latest edition of “Outside The Ring.” The Hardcore Legend talks about nearly quitting the endeavor after hitting some initial snags but he eventually found his niche. – WWE.com has added “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” Ken Shamrock to its Alumni page. His ties to mixed martial arts and the UFC are acknowledged in his bio. – Kelly Kelly, who has sporadically appeared for WWE in recent weeks, noted on Twitter that she will be on handRead More
The 2013 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on April 6th from Madison Square Garden in New York City. There was some red tape WWE had to cut through because they made a deal with the state of New Jersey. All WrestleMania activities were supposed to take place in the East Rutherford, New Jersey area. WWE wanted Bruno Sammartino for the 2013 Hall of Fame but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Some names rumored for next year’s class would be Mick Foley, Kevin Nash andRead More
Some people who have worked closely with Triple H believe that when he gets more power in WWE, we will see more focus on the tag team division, putting the Divas division on the back-burner even more. It should be noted that Triple H has never been high on women’s wrestling. While WWE has been adding new women to developmental as of late, most of the new recruits are men and not women. Since Laurinaitis has been out of power, the days of recruiting models from agencies seem to beRead More
- WWE officials are looking at trying to find a TV outlet to air their pay-per-view pre-shows on, similar to what the FX Network does with UFC events. WWE’s goal is to have the YouTube pre-show moved to regular TV by early 2013. They also want to have a UFC-like one-hour coutndown show for WrestleMania 29, similar to the special they did for The Rock vs. John Cena. – When John Laurinaitis was in Japan for the recent WWE shows, people in the Japanese wrestling business who aren’t aware thatRead More
- Regarding Kharma’s WWE departure, the reputation she had gotten that hurt her the most was that in training, they felt she was lazy and it was going to be difficult to get her back in shape. – Expect Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes to be added to the WWE SummerSlam card on Sunday. As noted before, Damien Sandow vs. Brodus Clay is also penciled in. If both of these matches happen, that would bring the SummerSlam card to 10 matches, including the pre-show match. – WWE’s recent shows inRead More
- After last week’s reports about WWE talents being upset with the Central and South American tour payoffs, we noted that WWE sent out a text message saying there was a clerical error and that new payments would be issued. That text message to the talents read like this: “There was an accounting error on the Brazil checks that we have rectified. You will be receiving a new check asap.” This text message came almost immediately after complaints were voiced by JTG, which saw him become very popular among theRead More
- WWE made a profit of $300,000 on the re-release of No Holds Barred with Zeus and Hulk Hogan. They spent $100,000 on production and marketing but are expecting their cut of DVD sales to end up at $400,000. This makes No Holds Barred the third most profitable movie WWE has put out in the last 5 years. – It sounds like William Regal is teasing the WWE TV debut of Dean Ambrose. A fan asked Regal who Ambrose is and Regal replied: “You’ll know soon enough. A new villainRead More
- John Laurinaitis has been told that he will be returning to WWE TV soon as some kind of an Executive Vice President character. – Here are some recent WWE attendance figures: * SmackDown on August 9th in Tokyo drew 5,500 fans for $520,000 * RAW on August 10th in Tupelo, MS drew 5,200 fans for $160,000 * SmackDown on August 10th in Tokyo drew 7,000 fans for $640,000 * RAW on August 11th in Biloxi, MS drew 4,000 fans for $130,000 * SmackDown on August 11th in Shanghai, ChinaRead More
- WWE recently signed the son of Mexican legend Dos Caras and the younger brother of Alberto Del Rio – Guillermo Rodriguez. Guillermo is now appearing in WWE developmental as Memo Montenegro. He had been training in Florida with Pablo Marquez preparing for a deal from WWE earlier this year. – WWE’s website spoke with Michael “PS” Hayes about Freebird Road – the song that he recently recorded to pay tribute to the late Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy. Hayes says he was listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant’s BrickyardRead More
The United States championship is a prestigious title held by numerous legends in the WWE. Sadly, that title is no more the prize everyone fought for, but is a prop carried by the Italian superstar Santino Marella. The US Title was once held by greats such as Harley Race is now reduced to a toy Santino carries with himself. The title has not been defended in weeks, and has fallen to a new low. I put forward this question, how can the prestige of the title be restored now? LastRead More

Posted On August 16, 2012By Geddy CahoonIn Columns

The Cahoon Run Down: CM Punk Can Never Turn Heel

Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with another edition of The Cahoon Run Down. This week, as opposed to the last few, there were multiple topics I figured I could choose from to write a decent, well-thought out article about. I tossed around ideas, ranging from the release of A.W., to Daniel Bryan being the most over under-carder in the company, to Sheamus being the least effective Heavyweight champ possibly ever. Instead, I decided to go with a topic I know very well, that I’ve covered before: CM Punk. Ah CMRead More
WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio spoke with KTBC-TV Fox, Austin, Texas about Smackdown, life on the road, his collection of masks, respect of the wrestlers before him, meeting fans, and working on the WWE’s anti-bullying campaign. You can see the full video below:Read More
- After it was reported earlier today that Caylee Turner was not listed among WWE’s developmental talent on the relaunched FCWWrestling.info, but her profile remained online, the profile was removed. This would indicate that she has been released from the organization. Turner, the younger sister of Alicia Fox, joined the promotion in June 2010 to begin her professional wrestling career. In February 2011, she was released from her WWE contract in order to participate in the filming of the rebooted Tough Enough series on the USA Network. After finishing inRead More

Posted On August 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Specials

Photo Of The Set For WWE Saturday Morning Slam

Here is a photo of the set for WWE’s new Saturday morning show, Saturday Morning Slam. (Thanks to reader Branden Dross)Read More
Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Here are some highlights. On former NFL talent signed to WWE: A couple of the new, former NFL linemen that WWE has signed to begin training have lost well over 100, perhaps closer to 200 combined pounds to get in better condition and to be able to present themselves better on TV. WWE Tryout Camp: WWE will conduct a closed, invitation only try out camp next Monday-Wednesday in the Los Angeles area that I’m anxious to attend. TheRead More
- Big Show is featured in a public service announcement promoting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s anti-drunk driving campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” – Donald Trump congratulated former WWE chief executive Linda McMahon on her triumph in the Connecticut GOP Senate primary on Tuesday. The eccentric billionaire wrote on Twitter, “Congratulations to Linda McMahon on her victory in the Connecticut Senate primary. She is an amazing woman–smart as you get!” – Former WWE Superstar Edge is today’s featured Superstar on WWE.com. The WWE Hall of Famer isRead More
TNA star Rob Van Dam was recently interview by Brian Fritz of Between The Ropes. Here are some highlights of what RVD said about: Whether or not he has thought about slowing down or changing his style in the ring: No bro! I’m a showoff. That’s my whole job is to show what I have and my problem is the opposite. My problem is I’m always only allowed to show 10% of what I got. You know what I mean? People ask ‘I want to see more Van Daminators’. Well,Read More
- With the relaunch of WWE’s official NXT website on Tuesday, FCWWrestling.info, the Divas roster page no longer lists former Tough Enough contestants Sofia Cortez and Caylee Turner—a general sign of a talent departure from developmental. Cortez announced Saturday on Twitter that she was released from her WWE developmental contract. Turner’s absence from the index could be a website error as unlike Cortez, her profile remains online. – This week on WWE Inbox, Natalya, The Miz and more WWE Superstars talk about their favorite SummerSlam moments, while Heath Slater givesRead More