Posted On August 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE Superstars Taping Results For 8/16

WWE taped the Raw portion of this week’s WWE Superstars Monday night from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Below are full results: WWE Superstars (Airing Thursday on WWE.com): * The Usos defeated Michael McGillicutty & Justin Gabriel * Alex Riley defeated Drew McIntyreRead More
- Variety is featuring an article looking at the new WWE Saturday Morning Slam show, which will debut on Saturday, August 25 at 10 a.m. The article noted WWE is looking to recoup lost licensing fees and advertising dollars after WWE Superstars ended its run on WGN, and NXT ended its run on Syfy. – During the gold medal boxing match between China and Thailand at the Olympics, one of the commentators said during the fight, “this has turned into a WWE-type match.” – Christian is featured in the “SuperstarRead More

Posted On August 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross Talks About AW & Ivelisse Vélez’s Releases From WWE

Jim Ross talks about the recent WWE releases of AW and WWE developmental talent Ivelisse Vélez in his latest blog. “AW’s release was unfortunate,” Ross admitted. “He’s a talented guy who made a costly mistake. One door closes another opens. I hope AW regroups and finds success. Speaking from experience, one has to put issues such as this behind them and move positively forward. I wish AW the best. “Same goes for Sofia who I really liked, too. Only advice I’d provide both talents is to move forward and dependRead More
- WWE will indeed be hosting a 30-minute SummerSlam pre-show this Sunday. The pre-show video is now online at YouTube.com and will go live at 7:30pm ET this Sunday. – WrestleMania 29 travel packages go on sale today. For more information and to buy the travel packages, visit WWE.com. – WWEShop.com is running an 80% off clearance sale for summer merchandise, including cut-off t-shirts, action figures and the infamous WWE garden gnomes. – Today’s wrestling birthday sinclude Spike dudley (42), Bill Alfonso (55), Terry Taylor (57) and Jim Brunzell (63).Read More
- WWE officials are said to be on the fence about SmackDown Superstar Antonio Cesaro, formerly known as Claudio Castagnoli on the independents. He’s considered by some to be a “now or never” talent and the hope is that he will have a breakout moment here soon. – WWE is currently spending around $820,000 per TV taping. This is up from the $735,000 per taping they were spending the same time last year. – To get an idea of where WWE’s revenue streams come from, here’s a breakdown by region:Read More
Tonight’s WWE RAW takes place from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Confirmed for tonight’s show is an appearance with Shawn Michaels as the hype for Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H at SummerSlam continues. Tonight’s show will open with WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Big Show in a non-title match. WWE will be bringing back the Social Media Ambassador gimmick tonight as MTV’s DJ Pauly D will play the role. The American Airlines Center is advertising John Cena vs. Big Show in a No DQ match as the mainRead More
Ivelisse Vélez (a/k/a Sofia Cortez), who was released from her WWE developmental contract late last week, is disputing reports attributed to F4WOnline.com that her termination stemmed from a perceived “attitude problem.” Dave Meltzer stated on Wrestling Observer Radio late Saturday that according to sources in Florida Championship Wrestling, Vélez believed her talent level did not correspond with her position in the organization and had been vocal about not being promoted to the main roster. The Puerto Rican grappler took to Twitter to dispute the online claims, which she labeled asRead More
Bret Hart
WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart and Lanny Poffo shoot on the WWE creative team, Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan, Warrior and more.Read More
As A.W. predicted, his original Twitter account was suspended after the terminated WWE Superstar posted a multitude of messages disparaging his former employer and Vince McMahon’s wife Linda McMahon. A.W., however, set up another account under his real name, Brian Jossie, at BJRatedR and has continued to sound off on the sports-entertainment organization as well as Linda. Jossie believes WWE had his original account shut down, writing, “Yeah the #WWE shut down my old account. It’s all good. It was fun while it lasted.” When asked whether the account wasRead More
- WWE developmental talent Ashley Flair is now referencing herself as Charlotte on Twitter—her new handle is @MsCharlotteWWE. She noted, “Received my ring name….. CHARLOTTE, baby, CHARLOTTE!!!” She is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, who is billed from Charlotte, North Carolina. She reported to WWE’s Tampa, Florida based developmental training facility last month to begin wrestling training. – Reuters published an article covering WWE’s second-ever show in China on Saturday. The report noted that the “Shanghai crowd howled with delight as half-naked giants in glittering briefsRead More
- Taryn Terrell, who appeared as Tiffany for WWE from 2008 to 2010, has a brief spot in the new Will Ferrell movie The Campaign as a model. She is depicted nude in a scene, as her breasts are digitized. Terrell has tried her hand at acting since parting ways with WWE as she also appears in the HBO series Treme and has a role in the upcoming Aztec Warrior film. She largely works as a stunt performer as she has shot scenes for multiple films that will be releasedRead More

Posted On August 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JBL Recalls A Funny Story About Boxing Legend Evander Holyfield

Former WWE superstar John Layfield posted the following story on Facebook about boxing legend Evander Holyfield hearing JBL trash talk him at a WWE live event: “One of best stories ever from commentary was at Madison Square Garden with Evander Holyfield. I had met Evander before and he was a total jerk, complete jerk to both me and Ron. He used the religious image while he was an absolute reprehensible creature. He’s had a ton of kids by a ton of women and professes to be a model Christian. IRead More
- As noted before, WWE released former Tough Enough competitor Ivelisse Vélez, who appeared in Florida Championship Wrestling as Sofia Cortez. Word coming out of developmental is that Ivelisse received rave reviews in the ring from some but she had an attitude problem. F4Wonline.com reports that sources say she thought she was better than what the trainers thought of her. Ivelisse had apparently made noise about how she should be working on WWE’s main roster. – Evan Bourne wrote on Twitter this weekend that it will be “a while” beforeRead More
- Paul Bearer made a special appearance at last night’s WWE RAW live event in Biloxi, Mississippi. Bearer came out to give insight into the Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar match but was interrupted by Heath Slater. Slater accused Bearer of stealing his spotlight and challenged him to a match. Bearer said he isn’t a wrestler but knows someone who would wrestle Slater. This brought out Ryback which led to Slater picking up a loss. – As noted before, WWE has confirmed Shawn Michaels for this Monday’s RAW from Dallas,Read More
- WWE has signed at least two former NFL players recently and both are currently in WWE developmental. Dean Muhtadi is a former Green Bay Packer and Arizona Cardinal while Brandon Carter is a former New Orleans Saint. – TNA star Kurt Angle has been rumored online to appear in the new WWE ’13 video game that comes out later this year. The claims began after Angle mentioned it on Twitter but then backed off the claims. Angle was not one of the wrestlers who had their moves and mannerismsRead More
Yoshi Tatsu
- Yoshi Tatsu defeated Jinder Mahal at WWE’s live event in Shanghai, China this weekend. Yoshi may have hurt his arm during the match as he was checked on by trainers afterwards. – Chris Jericho took fan questions on Twitter last night and called The Miz the future of WWE. – As noted before, Wade Barrett is in action on WWE’s current tour of Asian. He defeated Ted DiBiase at the Shanghai event. Barrett was met with a loud “Welcome Back” chant when he came out for the match butRead More
Released WWE talent AW (Brian Jossie) says people are asking him to bash WWE but he respects the ones who still work there. Here are some of his latest tweets: “People are asking me to bash the WWE. I’m not going to do that but I will point out my discrepancies. There are too many men and women that put their lives on the line for this job. I respect all my fellow former employees. They deserve so much better. Maybe one day.” “I don’t have a bad thing toRead More
- JBL will begin climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in 6 weeks and Mt. Aconcagua in 16 weeks. He is encouraging fans to start a grassroots campaign and take “We Want JBL” signs to WWE live events. – It was reported recently that The Miz had a cameo nixed from movie The Campaign, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. Fans who saw the movie this weekend report that The Miz’s appearance was kept in the movie. – Below is the latest episode of Santino Marella’s Foreign Exchange:Read More
Hello friends. Time for me to let you know what’s been on my mind this week. I still haven’t been inspired enough by anything WWE-related to bang out a full size, restaurant quality column lately. Also, I’m quite enjoying sending out these bite-sized nuggets of goodness. With that in mind… The hottest topic this week. I’ve been impressed with the efforts of Mr AW since he formed ‘All World Promotions’ and joined up with Titus O’Neil and Darren Young. The trio have looked like a genuine Superstar tag team overRead More