A.W. has continued to lambast WWE via Twitter after his contract was terminated Friday for what a company spokesman says was due to his continued use of offensive and inappropriate comments on live television and on social media after making a rape joke on the July 30 episode of Raw. The boisterous personality strongly feels his firing is unfair and that he is being subject to double standards by WWE, pointing out other similar offensive events where a talent was suspended at most. He wrote, “If I smoked crack orRead More
- Ivelisse Vélez, who appeared in Florida Championship Wrestling as Sofia Cortez, says she has been released by WWE. She announced Saturday on Twitter, “I, as well, have been released by WWE. Sorry my #Soljas….” Vélez, who began her professional wrestling career in 2005 in Puerto Rico, rose to prominence as a contestant on Tough Enough last year, a televised competition that awarded the winner a WWE contract. Vélez was eliminated from the competition due to injury, but offered a developmental contract in November. She had been appearing on WWERead More
Wrestler reaction to A.W.’s firing by WWE on Friday for what a company spokesman said was due to his continued use of offensive and inappropriate comments on live television and on social media after making a rape joke on the July 30 episode of Raw is said to be as negative to any termination in a long time. Upon learning of the news, A.W. posted a barrage of Twitter messages roasting the sports-entertainment organization for what he perceives are double standards, such as Big Show making a similar remark referencingRead More
TNA Knockout Tara reveals in her latest video entry that she was banned from appearing at today’s Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont, Illinois due to WWE’s presence at the event. According to the former Victoria, WWE permitted their talent to appear at the event on the condition that TNA Wrestling talent are prohibited from appearing. “I was supposed to be there on Saturday and the only way WWE would show up is if Impact Wrestling was not going to show up. So I got the last minute phoneRead More

Posted On August 11, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: My reaction to AW being fired

Normally, I don’t do weekend or breaking news columns, but something’s happened in the last 24 hours that made me feel like I had to sit down and get my thoughts out. Yesterday, WWE announced that they’d come to terms with the release of AW (Abraham Washington) and wished him all the best in his future endeavours. For those of you who don’t know the story, here goes. On the first “non-special” three-hour Raw on July 30th, Titus O’Neil was in a match with Kofi Kingston. AW (as Titus’ manager),Read More

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

WWE Looks At Possible WWE SummerSlam Opponents For Sheamus

As PWMania.com previously mentioned, SmackDown General Manager Booker T has canceled the SummerSlam World Heavyweight Title match between Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio following the beatdown on Sheamus last night. WWE’s website has a new article up stating that Sheamus’ SummerSlam status is in the air and nobody knows if he will be 100% yet for the pay-per-view. WWE is teasing an update to Sheamus’ condition on Monday’s RAW. They speculate that if he is able to perform, possible SummerSlam opponents would be Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Kane, Dolph Ziggler,Read More

Posted On August 11, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s Weekly Rundown 08/11/12

Welcome to the rundown! This week we are once again lacking in FCW, but I’ll have complete show coverage as soon as it gets uploaded to the internet. Let’s get to the shows! WWE Raw 1002 Final Thoughts: Of the three episodes of Raw that have consisted of three hours, this one was absolutely the best. We were given nine awesome matches and a handful of backstage segments that really brought together an impressive show. NXT 08/08/12 Michael McGillicutty defeats Justin Gabriel in a gold rush tournament match. Kassius OhnoRead More

Posted On August 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn Specials

Photos Of New WWE French Signing; Tom La Ruffa

Photos of new WWE signee, French wrestler Tom La Ruffa. Nicknamed “The French Stallion,” La Ruffa is a top wrestler in Europe. He is a product of former WWE wrestler Lance Storm’s Storm Wrestling Academy and was featured on the premiere season of the World of Hurt reality television series in Canada. La Ruffa has competed in a WWE ring before as he was an opponent of Big Show’s in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match last November.Read More
Behind-the-scenes pictures from the making of WWE’s upcoming “CM Punk: Best in the World” DVD and Blue-ray set. The title will be released on October 9, 2012. Amazon.com have already slashed prices on the DVD and Blu-ray with a pre-order price guarantee and eligible for free Super Saver Shipping. You can order or view the DVD by clicking here.Read More
AJ Styles was interviewed by NZPWI during his promotional tour of New Zealand last weekend. Styles discusses turning down WWE, his rivalry with Christopher Daniels and more:Read More
WWE announced Friday they have come to terms on the release of A.W. (a/k/a Abraham Washington) as of August 10, 2012, weeks after the boisterous personality made a rape joke on the July 30 episode of Raw. According to a company spokesman, A.W., whose real name is Brian Jossie, was terminated due to his continued use of offensive and inappropriate remarks in public settings following the ordeal. A representative for WWE told TMZ.com Friday evening, “Unfortunately, Brian Jossie, playing the character of A.W. was terminated because he continued to exhibitRead More
- WWE announced Friday via Twitter that Shawn Michaels will appear on Monday’s episode of Raw, the final episode before SummerSlam. Brock Lesnar issued a threatening warning to HBK on Monday’s show that he would see him before SummerSlam. Michaels will be in Triple H’s corner when he faces Lesnar at the pay-per-view event. Triple H is also advertised to appear at Raw, which will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. – Former WWE Superstar Billy Gunn evaluated WWE developmental talent this week at Florida ChampionshipRead More
WWE announced they have come to terms on the release of A.W. (a/k/a Abraham Washington) as of August 10, 2012, weeks after the boisterous personality made a crass remark on a live program. Upon learning of the news, A.W. went on a multi-post Twitter diatribe ripping the sports-entertainment organization. He stated, “AWPromotions is no more ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your support and hate, it’s been a great run. Now I get to do me which isn’t PG! “@TitusONeilWWE & @DarrenYoungWWE thank you for allowing me to speak onRead More
- On August 25, WWE returns to a kids’ television time slot with WWE Saturday Morning Slam as part of a five-hour television block on The CW. According to F4WOnline.com, kid-friendly Superstar Hornswoggle is under consideration to host the show. WWE officials have long-term plans for the show as they want it to be a success rather than another program with minimal effort put in that ultimately falls by the wayside. The official description for WWE Saturday Morning Slam reads: “WWE Saturday Morning Slam packs the riveting in-ring action, theRead More
- WWE.com has published a list counting down the top 20 Superstar summers of all-time based on a “single championship triumph, major upset or spontaneous decision.” The list is as follows: 20. The Nexus (2010), 19. Ultimate Warrior (1988), 18. John “Bradshaw” Layfield (2004), 17. John Cena (2006), 16. The Undertaker (1998), 15. Hulk Hogan (1989), 14. Kurt Angle (2003), 13. Mankind (1996), 12. Batista (2005), 11. Shawn Michaels (1996), 10. Triple H (2003), 9. Bret “Hit Man” Hart (1997), 8. Edge & Christian (2000), 7. “Stone Cold” Steve AustinRead More
- Saban Brands has announced the line-up for its programming block, dubbed Vortexx, which debuts nationwide on The CW on August 25 and will be anchored by WWE Saturday Morning Slam at 10:00 a.m. WWE will be preceded by Iron Man: Armored Adventures and Justice League Unlimited and followed by Dragonball Z Kai. The official description for WWE Saturday Morning Slam reads: “WWE Saturday Morning Slam packs the riveting in-ring action, the larger-than-life WWE Superstars, and WWE’s kid-friendly entertainment into the fastest, most energy-filled half-hour on television. WWE Superstar profiles,Read More
‘WRESTLEMANIA 28 – ROCK VS. CENA’ TO AIR ON NBC SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 AT 9 PM ET NEW YORK, NY – August 10, 2012 – For the fourth consecutive year, WWE® and NBC are joining forces to bring “WrestleMania” to network television. “WrestleMania 28 – Rock vs. Cena” will air on Saturday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, allowing WWE fans to relive moments from the most watched “WrestleMania” of all time. The one-hour broadcast will take viewers inside the event as two of the most celebrated superstars,Read More
- NBC will premiere their new reality TV show Stars Earn Stripes this coming Monday night at 8pm EST. The show was filmed a few months back and features WWE Diva Eve Torres, among other celebrities. Eve recently spoke with the USO website about the experience. Here are some highlights: Getting ready for the show: “I can honestly say I didn’t have any idea what I was getting myself into. I thought it sounded great, the premise of the show, but I had no idea the wringer that they wereRead More
- WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross announced on Twitter Thursday night that CM Punk will be appearing at the next WWE NXT TV tapings in two weeks at Full Sail University. “Nice nite @ NXT. Finished 3, wrestling heavy shows in under 2 hrs. @CMPunk here in 2 wks,” – The CW Network were the ones who originally approached WWE regarding the new Saturday Morning Slam. The show is will run for 30 minutes and feature one match each week, as well as wrestler profiles and some behind-the-scenes footage.Read More