Posted On August 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Officially Announces New Show, Vince McMahon Comments & More

WWE sent out the following today regarding their new Saturday morning show: WWE Electrifies Saturday Mornings STAMFORD, Conn., August 9, 2012 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Saban Brands today announced a new, weekly half-hour show, WWE Saturday Morning Slam, that will debut on Saturday, August 25 at 10 a.m. WWE Saturday Morning Slam will be part of the television premiere of Vortexx on The CW, a Saturday morning kids’ television block, reaching 114 million U.S. television households. This marks the first time, since 2001, WWE will have a program inRead More
- Former WWE Superstar Justin Credible jubilantly stated on Twitter Thursday that he was contacted by his former employer for work concerning the WWE Network. “I come home and see WWE on my call id. Things are really starting to look up,” Credible stated. “mark carrano called for work on wwe network. Im super exicited. it just makes me happy to be thought of and to be a part of the company on any capacity.” – Raw General Manager AJ Lee appeared on multiple radio programs Thursday to discuss SummerSlamRead More
Kevin Nash
“Big Sexy” Kevin Nash was on Busted Open with Dave Lagreca and Doug Mortman. You can hear Busted Open from 2-4 ET on Sirius 94, XM 208, and Sportszone 860 on the internet. On his recent comments about the size of today’s top guys: I’m talking about them as wrestlers, I’m talking about them as their wrestling persona as far as visual. I’m not talking about anything [else]. I’ve stated before, these guys are incredibly great technical wrestlers. All of them. But there’s a reason why Chrisitan Bale in BatmanRead More

Posted On August 9, 2012By Geddy CahoonIn Columns

The Cahoon Run Down – Random WWE Thoughts (Again!)

Well everybody. I tried. I tried to come up with an actual article topic for this week. I always feel like I’m copping out a bit when I do these “Random Thoughts” columns (Though they are fun to write). I try to keep things current, but with the product in such a slump right now, I just can’t write a fleshed out article about any of the stuff currently going on in WWE. So enjoy, once again, Random Thoughts. The Miz as IC Champ (Losing Constantly): So in the lastRead More
- Colin Cowherd slammed professional wrestling and CM Punk Thursday on ESPN Radio over Twitter remarks the WWE Champion made concerning Nike’s endorsement deal with mixed martial artist Jon “Bones” Jones. The outspoken radio personality labeled wrestlers as “roided freaks” and said they have no right to talk about morals due to the industry’s staggering number of premature deaths. Cowherd also alluded to Owen Hart falling to his death at a WWE event in 1999, stating, “A wrestler died in the ring and they just rolled him out and keptRead More
WWE sent out the following press release on Thursday: WWE Names Perkins Miller EVP of Digital Media STAMFORD, Conn., August 9, 2012 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointment of Perkins Miller as Executive Vice President, Digital Media. Miller will oversee the development of strategic plans and initiatives across all of WWE’s digital and social channels on a global basis. He will report directly to WWE Executive Vice President of Creative, Stephanie McMahon. Miller brings 15 years of experience in digital management within multi-platform media organizations. Prior to joiningRead More
- Earlier this year The Miz filmed a cameo for The Campaign, which stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. Miz’s cameo was cut from the film, but you do see a glimpse of him standing in the background during a scene. – WWE is featuring an article looking at Brock Lesnar’s WWE Championship victory over The Rock at SummerSlam 2002 nearly 10 years ago. – Speaking of The Rock, his tweet regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden appeared in the latest episode of the HBO series The Newsroom, whenRead More

Posted On August 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk Talks On Him & John Cena Appearing At Chicago Comic Con

WWE champion CM Punk spoke to Chicago’s SouthTown Star newspaper this week to promote his appearance at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con event this weekend. Punk was asked about having to share the spotlight with John Cena in his home town (Cena is appearing at the convention today) and whether fans can expect a confrontation between the two. He said: “You shouldn’t be worried; you should be hoping for one! Actually, we’re at the con on different days. You can probably expect some trash talking, though.” Despite the storylineRead More

Posted On August 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Wade Barrett’s Return To WWE Television & More

WWE will air the Wade Barrett vignettes on RAW and SmackDown until the SummerSlam pay-per-view is over. Barrett will then return to WWE TV. Barrett is currently on tour with the SmackDown brand in Japan. Barrett’s return to the ring was delayed several times. Originally, WWE officials wanted to bring him back at Money in the Bank, have him win a World Heavyweight Title shot and then either begin to chase for the title or actually capture it at SummerSlam. With that said, Barrett is in line for a runRead More
- Daniel Bryan noted in several media interviews that his inspiration for the “YES!” chants was UFC fighter Diego Sanchez. In a new interview with OpposingViews.com, Sanchez says Bryan is supporting him in a way and he has his back. Diego expressed interest in working with Bryan as his team has reached out to Bryan’s people. Sanchez said: “My team has reached out to them and we’ll see what happens. We both are the ‘Yes’ men and if we could help each other that’s what it’s about. It’s about thatRead More
- Former WWE Diva Maxine is up for FHM magazine’s contest to send a female model to Los Angeles to be featured in a set of posters plus a FHM test shoot. She’s currently #2 in the voting with 110 votes. Her bio mentions that she just retired as an entertainer from WWE: “I have just retired as a entertainer in the WWE after 4yrs to pursue other goals. Have experience working in front of a live audience internationally. Experience with scripts and promo skills on a weekly basis, andRead More
- In an update on the earlier WWE Studios article, WWE also has the re-boot of The Leprechaun set for release in 2013. It will star Hornswoggle. Also, the No One Lives horror movie with Brodus Clay and Luke Evans may be released in late 2012 instead of 2013. – There has been at least some talk of doing away with Brodus Clay’s Funkasaurus gimmick. Clay’s role in the WWE Studios horror movie No One Lives may have something to do with that. – We noted before that top independentRead More
- WWE Tough Enough runner-up Luke Robinson has told friends he’s moving on from pro wrestling and is focusing on his fitness business in Maine. Robinson isn’t doing much on the independent scene because he’s looking for $350 per appearance and has been bothered with shoulder problems. – The July 9th WWE RAW had 291,000 homes or 8.5% of the total viewership watching on tape delay or DVR. The July 16th RAW had 307,000 homes or 9.2%. – The big tryout that WWE has planed for Los Angeles after SummerSlamRead More

Posted On August 9, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Launching Saturday Morning Show This Month

WWE will launch a Saturday morning program geared towards children on August 25, Los Angeles Time reports. In two weeks, Saban Brands will launch Vortexx, a five-hour block of original children’s programming aimed at young boys. The slate of shows will air on the CW television network, with WWE Saturday Morning Slam anchoring the block. The half-hour program will feature one wrestling match a week, as well as Superstar profiles, behind-the-scenes footage and anti-bullying messages via ‘be a STAR.’ Saban Brands approached WWE about doing the show after executives noticedRead More
- Jim Ross is calling mostly the main events on WWE NXT because it’s considered a developmental show and the idea is to develop Byron Saxton as a play-by-play announcer. – Regarding AW’s Kobe Bryant rape case reference on RAW two weeks ago, he reportedly had been told that he was “saying nothing” at ringside while on the mic and that they wanted him to be the AW that he was in FCW, when he impressed everyone with his verbal ability. – It’s said that WWE is going to reformatRead More
- A three-way WWE Tag Team Title match with Kofi Kingston and R-Truth vs. Titus O’Neil and Darren Young vs. Primo and Epico may end up on the WWE SummerSlam card. Other matches possible for the show in less than two weeks are The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio for the Intercontinental Title and Damien Sandow vs. Brodus Clay. WWE reportedly has a strong final angle being saved for next week’s RAW that is supposed to be the difference maker in the build to SummerSlam. – Brock Lesnar is currently bookedRead More

Posted On August 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Further Details On Midcard WWE Talents Being Upset With Pay

Regarding JTG and other WWE midcard talents being upset at pay, it’s said that they all got paid just $500 per night on the recent tour of Central and South America. They are used to getting paid big on international tours but this one wasn’t this successful. When it comes to the WrestleMania 28 payoffs, WWE encourages the talents to bring their families in town for the whole WrestleMania week but the talent has to pay for it. The guys at the bottom of the roster only got paid $2,000Read More
- The WWEShop.com website is selling new “Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night” merchandise, including a t-shirt and a cowboy hat commemorating Monday’s RAW from San Antonio, Texas. Speaking of HBK Appreciation Night, YouTube videos of what happened after the show went off the air have been pulled at the request of WWE. A source we spoke to told us the footage could be included on an upcoming Shawn Michaels DVD. – WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper is the latest wrestler to address Kevin Nash’s recent comments about the wrestling industryRead More
- Cable provider DirecTV is currently testing out the ION East HD channel, which is expected to launch within the next two weeks. WWE’s new Main Event show debuts on ION in October, so fans with DirecTV will most likely get the show. (Thanks to reader Eric Sturrock) – Earlier this week, we reported that French wrestler Tom La Ruffa has signed a developmental deal with WWE. Samuel Balmeur of France’s Planete Catch monthly wrestling magazine, sent in word that WWE has also signed fellow French wrestler Lucas Di Leo.Read More