- WWE has named Alex Guerrero, Jr. of San Antonio as their 100 millionth social media fan. Alex followed the RAW Facebook page earlier this week and became WWE’s 100 millionth social media follower. WWE is giving him free tickets to the 1,000th episode of RAW on Monday. – WWE has re-designed their shop website to match the main WWE.com website. Their Summer Clearance section currently has items up to 75% off. – WWE’s website has an interview up with rapper Woo Child, who performs the theme song for DarrenRead More

Posted On July 21, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

New FCW Champ Crowned, Road Warrior Animal Returns, Woods

- Road Warrior Animal returned to WWE on last night’s SmackDown and answered an open challenge from Heath Slater. Animal spoke with WWE.com and said Slater had the defeat coming. Animal added that he can’t wait to be a part of the 1,000th episode of RAW. – FCW star Xavier Woods is on the road with the SmackDown brand this weekend. – The FCW Heavyweight Title changed hands once again at last night’s live event in St. Augustine, Florida. Richie Steamboat defeated Rick Victor to become the new FCW Champion.Read More
- Rey Mysterio thanked his fans for sticking by him. He wrote the following on Twitter: “It’s been almost a year since I’ve been in the ring & want to take the time now to thank every single one of U that has been supporting me! Thanx 4 believing & 4 all the love,but most important I thank God 4 letting me do what I love! Perform 4 all of U! 1 love,, RM619″ – Mark Henry said that he was going to London to watch the Olympics. Henry wasRead More
Dolph Ziggler appeared on Between The Ropes with Brian Fritz (interview available at BetweenTheRopes.com) to discuss this coming Monday’s 1000th episode Raw, his favorite moments on the show, his strive for perfection, whether he is impatient when it comes to being a world champion and more. Highlights from the interview are as follows: Whether or not he has been satisfied with a match: “(laughs) Honestly, nothing off the top of my head has me satisfied. I’ve come backstage a couple of times and said ‘OK, that was pretty good’ butRead More
Nick Dinsmore, who appeared as the beloved character Eugene for WWE for several years, competed in a dark match prior to Thursday’s live Impact Wrestling broadcast on Spike TV. Under the Nick Dinsmore name, he lost to TNA Wrestling veteran talent Kazarian. Dinsmore has ties to TNA as he works as a trainer and wrestler for developmental promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling and also appeared as the character “Dr. Nicholas Dinsmore” for their Indian-based satellite promotion Ring Ka King last year. Dinsmore’s appearance comes days after he “stood up for WWE”Read More

Posted On July 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon Shares His Secrets Of Success, Philosophy & More

Vince McMahon recently spoke with Bloomberg Businessweek about the “managerial secrets” of his success. Here are some highlights: “You can’t say, ‘Go do so-and-so,’ unless you’re willing to do it. You can’t ask someone to put in a zillion hours unless you’re willing to go do it. You can’t ask anyone to have a passion for a product unless you have it. Listening is a lost art. I have a unique ability to listen to myself as I’m talking. That’s somewhat unique, but I think that to listen is toRead More
Dolph Ziggler was reportedly livid with Sin Cara following Sunday’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Championship Contract at Money in the Bank. According to SuperLuchas.net, a source within WWE says Ziggler vocally complained backstage over the SmackDown Superstar working stiffly and failing to protect him during a high risk maneuver off the top turnbuckle known as The Spanish Fly. The errant spot nearly injured Ziggler, not to mention spurred a dubious Twitter trending topic—”Botch Cara.” According to the source, Ziggler plans to file a formalRead More

Posted On July 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More On Former DX Members Appearing On Monday’s RAW 1000

Sean “X-Pac” Waltman hinted at being on Monday’s 1,000th episode of RAW. Waltman was on the Cowhead radio show in Tampa earlier today and when asked if he would be appearing, he said that he couldn’t say, but noted it wouldn’t be a DX reunion without him. Road Dogg Jesse James, who works for WWE as an agent and producer, has also been hinted at appearing on the 1,000th episode of RAW. Jerry Lawler stated during an interview with The Miami Herald that he thought Road Dogg will be appearingRead More
Thursday on Impact Wrestling, a mysterious group of six masked men known as “The Aces and Eights” intervened on three occasions—at least four are former WWE wrestlers. The Bound for Glory series points leader “Cowboy” James Storm called out Kurt Angle in the evening’s first match on Open Fight Night. Angle, however, never surfaced; instead he was left laying on the floor backstage after a vicious attack from the gang. Midway through the show, TNA “Gut Check” contestant Sam Shaw was beat down during his pre-tryout match interview with JeremyRead More
- Brodus Clay, Naomi and Cameron will be appearing at Gulf Coast Mitsubishi in North Gulfport, Mississippi on August 11th at 4pm. – Women’s wrestler Tenille Taylor reported to WWE developmental this past week. She was signed by WWE last year but an injury kept her from reporting to FCW. Taylor was trained by Lance Storm. – Mashable.com has an article up looking at how WWE has “blown up” Tout, a social media company they recently invested in. Here are some interesting stats from Mashable: * The Tout promotion onRead More

Posted On July 20, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage Heath Slater News, Heyman At RAW 1000, Foley-WWE

- Mick Foley wrapped another comedy show in Long Island Thursday night and this time WWE cameras were rolling. It sounds like WWE may be working with Foley on another project. Foley wrote the following after the show: “Good night – I have a feeling that these next twelve months will see many of my @WWE fans choosing to follow me on this new adventure.” – Paul Heyman is confirmed to appear on this week’s 1,000th RAW episode with Brock Lesnar. – Brodus Clay, Naomi and Cameron will be appearingRead More
- Dolph Ziggler spoke with IGN.com to promote Monday’s 1,000th RAW episode. Here are some highlights: IGN: Last time I spoke to you, it was before your Royal Rumble WWE Championship match against CM Punk. You lost that match, but this time around you’ve got something big to brag about as a Money in the Bank match winner from last Sunday’s Pay Per View. How does it feel? Dolph Ziggler: To be honest, it’s hard to explain. Everyone in that match, and in every Money in the Bank Ladder MatchRead More
- We noted before that a company in New York recently trademarked “ECW” for wrestling use as WWE let their trademark expire on it. Former ECW head Paul Heyman was asked about the news. “Yes. Dumbshits who think they can recapture the magic. Some people never learn!” Heyman then posted the following rant: “Letters don’t mean anything. WWE’s #ECW wasn’t ECW. Any1 can buy letters. Big deal. ECW was based on ORIGINAL IDEAS! It’s called “having an imagination.” Obviously, trying to be a duplicate ripoff of the past is notRead More

Posted On July 20, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

William Regal Wants To Be WWE GM, Santino Marella & Layla

- WWE United States Champion Santino Marella and WWE Divas Champion Layla will be appearing at the Cricket store on Broadway in Lexington, Kentucky on July 28th from 3pm until 5pm. – There was talk that WWE had nixed the General Manager angle and that no permanent GM would be announced at the 1,000th RAW. The angle is back on and William Regal, among others, has thrown his name into the running. Regal wrote: “Just to let @WWE know #RegalforGM is trending on #Tout.No more part time one trick ponyRead More

Posted On July 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WCW Star Confirms New WWE Signing

Former WCW star The Stro (Maestro) confirmed WWE has signed KC McKnight to a developmental contract. The Stro posted the following on Facebook: Congradulations to one of my finest students K.c. McKnight for signing a WWE contract recently. Very proud of him. He has worked hard in the US and Japan. So much heart and dedication to the business. It is his time now to show that and much more to the world. Show them what you’re made of brother! You deserve the best! God bless you always.Read More
The official synopsis and box art cover art for the upcoming CM Punk DVD and Blu-ray set, “Best In The World,” has been released. The DVD and Blu-ray is scheduled for an October release, and fans will be able to pre-order a copy in the coming days at Amazon.com by clicking here. “On June 27, 2011, CM Punk forever altered the course of WWE history with a blistering rant, proclaiming, “Day in and day out for almost 6 years I have proven to everybody in the world that I amRead More

Posted On July 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Latest On WWE’s Planned nWo DVD; Documentary Confirmed

- A synopsis for WWE’s planned nWo DVD and Blu-ray set is now out, revealing the format of content included. The title is scheduled for a November 2012 release as a three-disc DVD, and two-disc on Blu-ray. The blurb reveals that the set will include a new documentary on the history of the nWo, as the main feature of the title. Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff are also mentioned and the rest of the set will consist of matches and moments from nWo’s run in WCW and WWE. Here isRead More

Posted On July 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Press Release: WWE Announce New Partnership With Shazam

WWE issued the following: Shazam and WWE Make “RAW” Interactive Viewers can use the Shazam App to unlock exclusive content beginning on Monday July 23 New York, NY – July 19, 2012 - Shazam®, the world’s leading media engagement company, today announced that it has partnered with WWE® to make Raw even more interactive. Starting with the 1,000th episode of its flagship program on Monday, July 23, people can tune in to USA Network at 8/7C and tag “Raw 1000” to access exclusive video footage of 10 of their favoriteRead More

Posted On July 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Matt Morgan Comments On If He’s Going To WWE; Changes Twitter

Matt Morgan changed his Twitter handle from @Tnamattmorgan to @BPMattMorgan. The old username has already picked up by someone. A fan asked Morgan if he was WWE bound, to which he replied, “isnt obvious I’m not allowed to say by now? Lol” Another fan wrote they can’t wait to see him win the WWE Championship, Morgan replied, “well have to wait&see! Very excited either way.” Morgan was also asked if his new Twitter handle was a sign of a new direction, “‘direction’? Sure. NORTH,” he replied.Read More