- WWE announced the news of Booker T being named the new SmackDown General Manager on their website and Twitter. WWE wants fans to tune in to Friday’s SmackDown to see how it all played out. – The runtime of the documentary on WWE’s “Rock vs. Cena: Once in a Lifetime” DVD is just over 45 minutes. The synopsis refers to the doc as an “expanded” version but it looks like it will end up being exactly what was shown on TV. The three-disc DVD set will have a totalRead More

Posted On July 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoiler* New WWE SmackDown General Manager Revealed

The new WWE Smackdown General Manager was revealed on this week’s Smackdown taping Tuesday night. WWE CEO Vince McMahon opened this week’s episode of Smackdown and announced Booker T as the new SmackDown General Manager. WWE hinted Booker T becoming SmackDown General Manager earlier this evening by issuing the following text alert: “Mr. McMahon will name the new General Manager of Smackdown at tonight’s live event, and there is strong speculation it will be Booker T.”Read More

Posted On July 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoilers* Partial WWE Superstars Taping Results For 2/8

WWE taped this week’s Smackdown portion of WWE Superstars from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Here are the full results. Dark Match * Brodus Clay defeated a local wrestler. WWE Superstars (Airing Thursday) * Tyson Kidd defeated Heath Slater. * Layla defeated Natalya. * Cody Rhodes defeated Justin Gabriel.Read More
- WWE issued the following statement in regards to the controversial Tout video that was posted earlier today by Tensai. “While in character, Lord Tensai (Matt Bloom) clearly took his storyline too far and he will be reprimanded for his inappropriate comments.” Here is the video which was removed from Tout: http://youtu.be/tmRsle4O11I – Friday’s episode of Smackdown scored a 1.92 rating. The show reached 2.834 million viewers, according to TV By The Numbers. The show was down from the previous Friday’s episode, which garnered a 2.04 rating with 2.964 millionRead More
Jim Ross has posted a new blog on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights. If he misses broadcasting Raw: When people ask me if I miss broadcasting Raw I always answer yes and being live, live is one of the reasons why. It certainly isn’t the travel and TSA Security that I miss interacting with on a regular basis but I do miss the excitement and unpredictability of broadcasting LIVE TV. I’m not saying that I enjoy a good fire occasionally but the overall unpredictability of Monday Night Raw has alwaysRead More
- Tensai made a racial remark in his first Tout video post. Noting he was traveling with his personal chauffeur Sakamoto to Indianapolis—the site of tonight’s SmackDown taping—following Raw, he remarks it’s “very, very dangerous” to drive with a Japanese person. He then slaps Sakamoto as he’s driving and orders him “to open his eyes.” – WWE.com has uploaded a playlist of The Road Warriors’ greatest moments. Highlights include defeating The Nasty Boys to win the WWF Tag Team Championship, clashing with The Midnight Express in the dangerous Scaffold Match,Read More
- English wrestler Andre Tyson (a/k/a MVK Valkabious), who signed a developmental contract with WWE earlier this year and is awaiting to travel to Florida, was arrested in England over the weekend following a “bar-room bust-up.” The Yorkshire Evening Post reports a scuffle broke out in one of the booths at the back of the bar and Tyson was asked to leave but resisted the security staff who tried to have him escorted. Police, who were already patrolling the street, arrested Tyson and another man. Tyson admitted to assaulting theRead More
Randy Orton returned to action Monday night on Raw after serving a 60-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program. Heath Slater called out any current WWE Superstar in the back to answer his challenge and The Viper responded by pummeling The One-Man Band all over the ring. After blasting Slater with a powerslam and a DDT off the second rope, Orton nailed him with the RKO to gain the pinfall victory. WWE.com spoke to The Legend Killer after defeating The One-Man Band. “I gotta say, IRead More
In the latest edition of “Backstage Fallout,” new Raw General Manager AJ Lee lets the WWE Universe in on putting her ex-fiancé, Daniel Bryan, in his place. Plus, what are CM Punk’s thoughts on his looming WWE Title defense against both John Cena and Big Show at SummerSlam?Read More
The Greenwich Time reported today that Vince and Linda McMahon are down $500 million due to the drop of the company’s stock price. The stock price was $18.64 a share in 2010. At the current $7.86 a share, the value of their 46 million shares has dropped to a little over $360 million, down from almost $860 million. Critics feel that the McMahons care more about winning a Senate seat than they do about their shareholders with Linda giving up her position as WWE CEO to run for US SenateRead More
- There are two possible scenarios as to how the fire may have been started at this week’s WWE Raw event. The first scenario is that one of the pyros discharged accidentally while the other scenario is the pyro was set too closely to the side panels during testing. PWMania.com has uploaded photos from the incident prior to RAW going live on air which you can view at this link. – The four workers who played the white coats and escorted Daniel Bryan backstage at Raw last night were JaminRead More
Next week’s WWE RAW takes place from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas and is being billed as “HBK Appreciation Night.” Advertised to appear are Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Brock Lesnar, among the regulars. There was some head scratching at RAW last night as WWE did not announce anything for next week’s RAW. One would think that WWE would at least advertise a Lesnar appearance in advance. This is not confirmed yet but speculation is that the festivities for Shawn Michaels may just be for the local crowdRead More
- Speculation at RAW last night was that Charlie Sheen will be working with Kane for a SummerSlam encounter against Daniel Bryan. A Kane vs. Bryan singles match with Sheen in Kane’s corner or something like that is rumored. – Many in WWE expect Titus O’Neil and Darren Young to capture the Tag Team Titles before SummerSlam or at the pay-per-view. No word yet if AW’s blunder on RAW last night will effect their push. – After WWE nixed a Divas segment from RAW 1000, there was no Divas segmentRead More
Yoshi Tatsu
A series of blogs credited to WWE Superstar Yoshi Tatsu were published earlier this week on a Sportsnavi.com website. The blogs appear in Japanese but a rough translation to English makes it sound like Tatsu is unhappy with some things in WWE. Tatsu referenced the 2011 earthquake in Japan that was such a tragedy. Tatsu apparently wanted to raise the Japanese flag in support as he competed in the WrestleMania 27 pre-show battle royal but was not allowed by company officials. Yoshi also wanted to travel with WWE to JapanRead More
- WWE is billing the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H match at SummerSlam as “The Perfect Storm.” Regarding the feud between Lesnar and Triple H, a source says no rematch is planned for after SummerSlam. Those plans could change but likely won’t with Lesnar’s limited schedule. – Tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings take place from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Confirmed for this week’s show is an appearance by Vince McMahon to name the new SmackDown General Manager. WWE will also continue the feud between Sheamus and Alberto DelRead More
- In case you missed it, WWE did the entire three-hour RAW Monday night with no pyro because of the fire that happened earlier in the evening before fans started filing in. Local fire officials also would not allow Alberto Del Rio to drive his car into the arena because of safety concerns. – The mood backstage at Monday night’s RAW from Cincinnati was described as “extremely chaotic.” Some felt that it was a sign of things to come for the rest of WWE’s three-hour RAW’s. – The arena fireRead More
- As PWMania.com mentioned on Monday, Ric Flair’s daughter Ashley reported to WWE developmental last week and was spotted at live events over the weekend. Since signing with WWE a few months ago, she has been in Charlotte, North Carolina training under George South. South previously worked with Richie Steamboat before he went to WWE developmental. PWMania.com has photos of Ric Flair’s daughter Ashley which you can view at this link or by visiting PWMania’s specials page. – Mick Foley continues to give big props to World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus.Read More
- According to reports, the back and forth talk between CM Punk and Jerry Lawler on commentary during the Big Show vs. John Cena main event on Raw had a lot of people talking backstage. – WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross says he enjoyed CM Punk’s segment with Jerry Lawler on last night’s RAW. Ross wrote: “@CMPunk is brutally blunt, whether one agrees w/ him or not. Best in World’s verbal jousting w/ @JerryLawler is good stuff. #SauceIt” – WWE announcer Matt Striker says he does not endorse anyoneRead More
- Rey Mysterio is still in Taipei doing promotional work for WWE, meaning he won’t likely be appearing on tonight’s WWE SmackDown taping unless he makes it back to the United States in time. Here’s a photo Mysterio posted on Twitter with his Taiwanese fans: – Some of the WWE terms trending worldwide on Twitter during last night’s RAW were Goat Face, Chris Jericho, Christian, Let’s Go Cena, Tyson Kidd, Tensai, Heath Slater and Little Jimmy, among others. – Evan Bourne is still a little ways away from returning toRead More