- The Wrestling Observer has compiled data on the most popular or most talked about professional wrestling performers in the first six months of 2012, based on Google activity and searches, and among female wrestling talent, AJ garnered the most interest in the United States by a considerable margin. She is trailed by Eve Torres, Velvet Sky, Vickie Guerrero, Beth Phoenix, Mickie James and Gail Kim. No other female talents gained substantial interest. Though not foolproof, the rankings are a good gauge of how “over” somebody legitimately is with theRead More
- Regarding WWE’s upcoming CM Punk DVD featuring Ring of Honor footage, WWE went to ROH and asked them for permission to use the footage. Most likely WWE paid some amount of money to ROH’s parent company Sinclair Broadcasting. WWE also paid some money to Ian Rotten to use footage of Punk in IWA Mid-south. – 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. – FormerRead More
- The dark main event at Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Houston, Texas saw John Cena defeat Big Show and Dolph Ziggler. Cena won after Show accidentally knocked out Ziggler. John Laurinaitis came down with a steel chair after the match and Cena hit him with an Attitude Adjustment. – TheScore’s Arda Ocal recently had the chance to speak with WWE Hall of Famer and current WWE Scout, Gerald Brisco, who is currently in London scouting for WWE at the Olympic games. http://youtu.be/7LEjx8ISUN8 On the two phases of his career;Read More

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

*Spoiler* Updated Line-up For WWE SummerSlam (New Match)

Following weeks of build-up, Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler has been revealed for WWE SummerSlam. With that match confirmed, here’s the updated card for the show: Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H Shawn Michaels will be in Triple H’s corner WWE Championship Match CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena vs. Big Show World Heavyweight Title Match Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler Daniel Bryan vs. KaneRead More
Grantland.com published a lengthy article Tuesday on the life and controversial wrestling career of Kevin Nash with the six-time world champion notably reiterating his stance on “Vanilla Midgets,” a dismissive term he used behind-the-scenes in the late ’90s in World Championship Wrestling to describe small-statured, gifted technical wrestlers such as Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero. Nash said the professional wrestling industry died at WrestleMania XX when the pay-per-view event concluded with Benoit and Guerrero—both of whom were under six-feet-tall—reigning atop as world champions and emotionally celebrating. Chris Jericho, who workedRead More
- In his first Tout as SmackDown General Manager, Booker T announced Tuesday night that a match to determine number one contendership to the WWE Tag Team Championship held by Kofi Kingston and R-Truth will be held this Friday on SmackDown as Primo and Epico take on Darren Young and Titus O’Neil. – French wrestler Tom La Ruffa announced on Facebook that he has signed a developmental contract with WWE. Nicknamed “The French Stallion,” La Ruffa is a top wrestler in Europe. He is a product of former WWE wrestlerRead More
- For the past ten years, video content from WWE’s “Attitude Era” (1998–2002) has been edited due to a lawsuit with the World Wildlife Fund over the WWF initials. All WWF “scratch” logos and references to the initials had to be blurred or edited out. This directive has now changed, at least in part. In regards to the former “scratch” logo appearing unaltered in video packages in recent weeks, use of the symbol in flashback sequences is permitted after the organization’s legal proceedings with the World Wildlife Fund were settledRead More
While recapping Monday’s episode of Raw for Maria Menounos’ media network AfterBuzzTV.com, former WWE performer Maria Kanellis used the open forum to cryptically remark about Kelly Kelly’s personal life. The WWE Diva appeared on Raw for the first time in over two months and scored a singles match victory over Eve following a surprise hurricanrana. “There was a lot of speculation that [Kelly Kelly] was leaving for good. So they must have come to terms on her contract and she’s still here,” Kanellis states. Co-host Josh Padgett and special guestRead More

Posted On August 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE SmackDown Taping Results For 8/10

WWE taped this week’s edition of Smackdown Tuesday from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Below are full results: Dark Match: * Wade Barrett returned to defeat Zack Ryder. SmackDown: Lilian Garcia introduced the show, sang the National Anthem, and said they are sold out tonight. The arena is more packed than the previous SD taking, but some empty seats in sections. Solid 10,000. New Smackdown GM Booker T was introduced first to a big hometown reaction. Booker, in a tuxedo, busted out a Spin-a-rooni to a big reaction beforeRead More

Posted On August 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoilers* Full WWE Superstars Taping Results For 8/9

WWE Superstars (Airing Thursday on WWE.com): * WWE United States Champion Santino Marella defeated. Michael McGillicutty * Tensai defeated. Zack Ryder * Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel defeated Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins in a long tag team match. * WWE United States Champion Santino Marella was on commentary as Kofi Kingston defeated Heath Slater. Slater taunted Santino during the match.Read More
- The dark match before tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Houston, Texas saw Wade Barrett return to action for the first time since going down with an injury earlier this year. Barrett cut a heel promo before the match and went on to defeat Zack Ryder with Wasteland. – Matches taped tonight in Houston for this week’s WWE Superstars were Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel vs. Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins plus Heath Slater vs. Kofi Kingston.Read More
- The August 6 episode of garnered a 3.08 cable rating over the course of three hours, the same rating as last week. Raw also averaged a 3.23 rating from 9:00 through the 11:00 p.m. overrun, which is identical to last week. Unlike the last two weeks, the rating for the third hour of Raw declined from the second hour. The program garnered a 3.26 rating in the second hour before declining to a 3.19 in the third. The first hour drew a 2.80 rating compared to 2.79 the weekRead More
- This week’s episode of Monday night Raw was up 54% in social media activity compared to last week’s post-1,000 hangover show as WWE tries to find a baseline during the three-hour era. Raw scored 401,202 on Monday, up from 259,203 last week, but down from a record 907,443 two weeks ago. Raw ranked #4 on cable TV Monday night, trailing Olympics coverage on NBC Universal and “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” on VH1. – THQ sent in the following on Tuesday: While supplies last, those who pre-order WWE ’13Read More
Chris Jericho spoke with LocalBozo.com about his latest WWE run, his band’s new CD, his future plans and more. Here are some highlights: His latest WWE run and if wrestling is still as fun for him: “If it wasn’t fun for me I wouldn’t do it, you know? I took time off on the ‘Chasing the Grail’ tour and once that tour was done it was time to move forward doing a new record and my job as a singer is to write the lyrics and to sing on theRead More

Posted On August 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: WWE Raw “Backstage Fallout” – August 6, 2012

Kelly Kelly, Daniel Bryan and more Superstars talk about recent Raw events.Read More
- WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin told his fans on Twitter that “knee rehab is going good” after recently undergoing surgery. He also posted a photo of himself signing a stack of photos for the WWE ’13 collector’s edition game. Austin added later that he signed photos for a total of 8 hours on Monday. To receive an autograph, simply pre-order the Austin 3:16 Collector’s Edition of WWE ’13. – Kelly Kelly wrote the following on Twitter about her return to RAW last night: “So happy to be backRead More

Posted On August 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* Partial WWE Superstars Taping Results For 8/9

WWE taped the Raw portion of this week’s WWE Superstars Monday night from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Below are full results: WWE Superstars (Airing Thursday on WWE.com): * WWE United States Champion Santino Marella defeated. Michael McGillicutty * Tensai defeated. Zack RyderRead More
Here are videos from the “Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night” segment that took place following Monday night’s Raw: UPDATE: WWE has removed the videos from YouTube. PWMania.com will update this page as soon as we get more footage from HBK’s Appreciation Night. http://youtu.be/dvXm1DNiSto http://youtu.be/IkWbjkZZcXgRead More
WWE Superstar JTG spoke out about being unhappy with his role in the company and how he was tired of being taken advantage of. F4Wonline.com reports that there have been some payoffs come out in the past few weeks, mainly the WrestleMania 28 payoff, and that is part of why JTG is upset. Word is that JTG isn’t the only midcard talent upset about the WrestleMania payoffs. Apparently with WWE touting the success of the WrestleMania buyrate, the talents expected the payoffs to be more than what they actually were.Read More