Posted On July 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE NXT *Spoiler* – The First Ever WWE NXT Champion Crowned

The first ever WWE NXT Champion was crowned Thursday night at the NXT tapings from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. Seth “Tyler Black” Rollins defeated WWE star Jinder Mahal to win the first-ever WWE NXT World Title. Mahal has been working in FCW recently. Howard Finkel was the announcer for the match. The Fink did the ring introductions and announced the “NEW WWE NXT Champion” line to the delight of the crowd. After Rollins won the title, WWE agent Dusty Rhodes, Triple H and the entire WWE NXTRead More
- THQ has recently updated the official roster for WWE ’13 video game. Here are the names revealed so far. CM Punk John Cena Sheamus Mark Henry Steve Austin Mike Tyson Chris Jericho Mankind Big Show Miz Undertaker Attitude era Mark Henry from the Nation of Domination WWE ’13 is available for pre-order on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii on Amazon.com. WWE ’13’s schedule release date is October 30, 2012. For more details and to pre-order click here. – In addition to the roster updates, THQ has announcedRead More

Posted On July 26, 2012By Geddy CahoonIn Columns

The Cahoon Run Down: Random WWE Thoughts

Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with another edition of The Cahoon Run Down. I’m gonna be honest here: I racked my brain Tuesday and yesterday trying to come up with a decent article subject. I couldn’t. WWE is in a slump. There’s just no other way to word it. So today, I figured I’d use my go to “I can’t think of anything decent to write this week” article subject: Random Thoughts. Here I’ll just throw down a brief little summary/review of essentially whatever topics from the WWE world popRead More
- Former WWE Superstar Tatanka confirmed online reports that he was contacted to appear on the historic 1,000th episode of Raw. However, he reveals, company officials never followed up on the matter with him. “Hello #TeamTatanka! Wished I could’ve surprised u all & brought back what we all love! @WWE called & office confirmed but no follow-up at end,” he wrote on Twitter. Tatanka adds he was disappointed with WWE’s efforts for the milestone program. “With such a Historic Event #RAW1000 I was surprised that the show was not moreRead More
- As some may have guessed after he won the Money in the Bank briefcase, Dolph Ziggler is indeed being groomed for a run with the World Heavyweight Title. Regarding how he is looked at backstage, Ziggler is known for being a good worker and it’s said that all of the top babyfaces in WWE want to work with him. – There were lots of people within WWE that wanted Ric Flair to appear at the RAW 1000 episode this past Monday. Flair not being there shows how serious WWERead More
- WWE Champion CM Punk is featured on the promotional poster for WWE’s 2012 Night of Champions pay-per-view.Read More
- The Rock wrote the following to congratulate WWE on RAW 1000: “Congratulations @WWE for an historic & monumental night of television: 1000th episode of RAW. Honored to perform on it.” – The news of Steve Austin possibly not wrestling another match for WWE has been a hot topic online this week. Jim Ross was asked by a fan what he thought and JR wrote that he has never learned to count Austin out of anything. – William Regal noted on Twitter that he was headed to tonight’s WWE NXTRead More
- The following matches will be on the one-hour Randy Orton Superstar Collection DVD that comes out soon: 3 Stages of Hell Match for the WWE Championship Randy Orton vs. Triple H The Bash 2009 Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship Randy Orton vs. Triple H vs. John Cena Night of Championship 2009 Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase Raw – March 1 2010 World Heavyweight Championship Match Randy Orton vs. Christian Capitol Punishment 2011 – WWE.com’s latest “Where Are They Now?” looks at former WWE and ECW star SpikeRead More
- It was reported on various news outlets Wednesday that sources close to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin say it is unlikely that he will ever compete in a wrestling match again as a result of multiple injuries. A Twitter user asked the WWE Hall of Famer about the rumor and he issued a “bottom line” response. “If I decide to wrestle/not wrestle you will hear it from ME Not a dirt sheet and damn sure not from bleacher report,” Austin states. – Glamour model-turned-breakout-wrestling star Reby Sky was asked onRead More
After gaining snowball-like momentum late last year with a heavily featured position on Monday Night Raw that was highlighted by a United States Championship reign, Zack Ryder’s standing in WWE disintegrated once he became involved with Kane and Eve on television. From January to April, the self-described “Long Island Iced-Z” was routinely destroyed by the monster wrestler and made to look foolish by the cunning Diva. Though he managed to gain a measure of revenge on both parties on the “Great American Bash” edition of SmackDown on July 3, hisRead More
- Regarding Dolph Ziggler’s crazy bumps, it’s said that he comes up with all of the ideas and pretty much pushes to be allowed to do them. The big bump at Money in the Bank with Tensai was exactly as he had envisioned it and pushed for. – One person in WWE who was asking around noted that they couldn’t find one person happy about RAW going three-hours permanently. – The aerial view of the Las Vegas strip that WWE used on RAW last week was actually several years oldRead More
- Those close to Steve Austin say he likely will not wrestle another match. Austin has had both knee and shoulder surgeries without doing any pro wrestling. Austin’s recent knee surgery would generally keep a wrestler out of action for seven to nine months. Austin would be touch-and-go at best for a WrestleMania 29 match. – “Road Dogg” BG James is being groomed to be a top agent for WWE, partly because of his loyalty to Triple H. – Terry Taylor has been training the intermediate students in WWE developmental.Read More
- Word on Kharma’s WWE departure is that she had been in Florida training for her return to action but got the knock for being out of shape, hard to work with and stubborn about suggestions of how they wanted to change her character. She had been losing weight since we last saw her. – Derek Foore, the 2010 NAIA national wrestling champion at 197 lbs from Notre Dame, is now using the ring name Chad Baxter in WWE developmental. Foore has a resemblance to a young Kurt Angle andRead More
Once a promising talent in WWE’s midcard scene, Alex Riley’s role in the company has been greatly curtailed since last year. According to PWInsider.com, the Raw Superstar is in the doghouse stemming from a hostile backstage encounter with John Cena. Cena was reportedly poking fun at Riley in front of their wrestler peers, and in response, the Raw talent angrily reacted to Cena’s “rib”—a violation of the unspoken rules of the WWE locker room. Though Riley’s exact actions are not known at this time, his unfavorable reaction to Vince McMahon’sRead More

Posted On July 25, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Matt Morgan Continues To Tease WWE Return

Matt Morgan continues to hint on his Twitter account of the possibilities of a WWE return. When asked by a fan on Twitter when he would be back on Impact Wrestling, Morgan replied, “id say somewhere in between NEVER and EVER. Appreciate ur support though!” When he was later asked if would be returning to WWE, Morgan wrote, “Tick-Tock…..” Morgan was first introduced to WWE when he entered as part of its Tough Enough II program but left the show early due to an injury. In April 2002, Morgan signedRead More
- The New Age Outlaws—”Road Dogg” Jesse James and “Bad***” Billy Gunn—made their much anticipated return to WWE on Monday’s historic Raw episode as part of a D-Generation reunion with Shawn Michaels and Triple H. The five-time WWE Tag Team Champions of The World spoke to WWE.com about their big night. “To hear that. The people out there were unbelievable,” Gunn says of the crowd response. James adds that “it was electric.” When asked whether they could have imagined the reunion taking place, both adamantly say “No.” James continues, “WhenRead More

Posted On July 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New Company’s Attempt To Trademark “ECW” Rejected

As PWMania.com previously reported, Mocker LLC attempted to trademark the name ECW for wrestling use. In an update to their attempt, the review panel for the United States government has denied their request due to the fact that it could create confusion with WWE’s trademarks which provide similar services. The refusal letter specifically mentioned ECW One Night Stand, ECW Extremists and ECW Vixens, all of which are owned by WWE. TNA Wrestling was cited as an example how a trademark owner can have a similar place in the marketplace butRead More
- In a newly published interview with Maxim, The Bella Twins say they look forward to returning to WWE in the future. When asked to address their whereabouts since parting ways with the sports entertainment organization in April, Brie states, “We’ve been keeping busy! In August you can see us on Ridiculousness on MTV, and in September we’ll be sharing some thoughts about Tim Tebow on the NFL Network. But honestly, the WWE is a huge family, and we look forward to going back.” Having been involved with professional wrestlingRead More
- Kharma confirmed on Twitter this week that she was indeed released from WWE. A fan asked if it was true that Kharma was “granted” her release from WWE. Kharma replied: “yes, I was. It doesn’t mean I’ll never be back.” – Regarding Alex Riley’s status with WWE, it’s said that he lost his push that was in the works because of a backstage incident with John Cena. PWInsider.com reports word going around is that a while back, Riley was backstage with John Cena and Cena was ribbing him inRead More