Posted On July 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Scotty 2 Hotty Returns To WWE At NXT Tapings

Scotty 2 Hotty made a WWE return at Thursday’s NXT television tapings from the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. WWE continued the Heath Slater storyline, having him call out 1990s stars, which led to Hotty returning and defeating Slater in a singles match with the Worm. Hotty danced the Worm after the match.Read More
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Posted On July 13, 2012By Geddy CahoonIn Columns

The Cahoon Run Down: Missing Wrestlers

Hey everybody, I’m back! Yes, after a four week hiatus dealing with an illness that was never really diagnosed and I still haven’t completely gotten over, I’m back to rock the internet wrestling world with more unhappy, sarcastic articles. On this, my first week back, I want to talk about something that I’ve been thinking about for a while: Rey Mysterio and The Miz. Or, more accurately, the prolonged absence of the aforementioned wrestlers. I really miss them. That’s weird for two reasons: Miz was doing nothing at the timeRead More
- Amidst rumors that WWE released Kharma after their official Twitter feed moved her profile to its list of Alumni on Thursday, TMZ.com reporter Ryan Satin says she has been let go by the sports entertainment organization. He wrote on Twitter Thursday evening, “A source close to Kharma tells me the rumors are true and she was indeed released from WWE today. Dumbest WWE release in SOOO LONG!!!” Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer addressed Satin’s claim on the F4WOnline.com message forum and stated that WWE had planned to finalize herRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Latest On Situation With Kharma & WWE; Added Back To Superstars

In update regarding the situation with Kharma and WWE, the Wrestling Observer is reporting it seems like it was a mistake somebody in the company made as she has been removed from the Alumni section and put back in the active wrestler section. As previously mentioned, a TMZ reporter said Kharma has been released from the company. More to this story than it simply being a mistake is also likely given her response on Twitter about being promoted to the alumni section. A number of different versions is going aroundRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Cena’s Nick Movie Premiere, Ambrose, RAW Pre-Sale, MITB

- WWE sent out an email for the upcoming RAW Supershow on September 3rd from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL with the pre-sale code for the event. The pre-sale code is: PUNK. A “Raw Tag Match” featuring John Cena and CM Punk vs Big Show and John Laurinaitis was also advertised. – Nickelodeon has announced that “Fred 3: Camp Fred” will premiere on Saturday, July 28th at 8:00pm. EST. The television movie features WWE Superstar John Cena reprising his role as main character Fred Figglehorn’s imaginary dad. – NearlyRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

TMZ Reporter Says Kharma Has Been Released By WWE

Amidst rumors that WWE released Kharma after their official Twitter feed moved her profile to its list of Alumni on Thursday, TMZ.com reporter Ryan Satin says she has been let go by the sports entertainment organization. He stated on Twitter Thursday evening, “A source close to Kharma tells me the rumors are true and she was indeed released from WWE today. Dumbest WWE release in SOOO LONG!!!” The accomplished grappler addressed rumors of her WWE demise via Twitter earlier, writing, “Getting a flood of dm’s. I guess the cat’s outRead More
- Natalya joins Colt Cabana on the latest Art Of Wrestling podcast (listen here), where she discussed breaking into the professional wrestling industry against her father’s wishes, relocating from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Tampa, Florida upon signing a WWE developmental contract, various wrestling cities, Hart family tales and more. The SmackDown Diva also addressed fan concern with her lack of WWE television time in recent months. “Just because you’re not the Diva’s Champion that day, or just because you’re not on TV that week, or just because you lose aRead More
Kharma’s tenure with WWE could very well be over. After WWE’s official Twitter account moved her profile to its Alumni list along with other recently departed talent, including Nikki and Brie Bella, speculation concerning her employment status was raised on the micro-blogging website. In response, the accomplished female grappler wrote, “Getting a flood of dm’s. I guess the cat’s out of the bag. Yes. I have been officially promoted to the alumni section of the WWE roster.” Her profile, however, remains listed in the Raw talent index on WWE.com. Kharma,Read More
- WWE.com is asking fans which personality of Kane they prefer; his dominant side or his humorous side. The website has also posted videos of his most terrifying moments and most lighthearted moments. – Diva ring announcer Lilian Garcia is today’s featured Superstar on WWE.com.Read More

Posted On July 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Legendary Indian Wrestler Passes Away, Duggan Slams Vince Russo

- India’s legendary professional wrestler, Dara Singh passed away Thursday morning at the age of 83 due to cardiac arrest. Singh wrestled internationally from the 1940’s through 1983, and announced his retirement. He went on to have a successful movie career in India, and was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996. William Regal commented on Singh’s passing on Twitter. “Very sad indeed to hear of the passing of the legendary Wrestler Dara Singh.I wrestled for him in India in 1992.A truly elegant gentleman.” Jim RossRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Steph McMahon Says WWE Is Interested In More Startup Companies

WWE executive vice president Stephanie McMahon, was interviewed by investment website PEHub.com on WWE’s investment in the Tout social media start-up. This comes following Tout announcing a $13.4 million round of funding spearheaded by WWE. She noted this won’t be the only start-up they invest in. “Tout is really the first deal that we’ve done of this kind,” said Stephanie McMahon, “but we’re very opportunistic, so if the right opportunity came along, we’d definitely consider it.” Investing in startups is “something we’re exploring.” You can check out the complete articleRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mike Mondo Talks On His Time In The Spirit Squad, ROH, & More

Former WWE talent and current ROH member Mike Mondo joined Kayfabe Wrestling Radio Tuesday Night. In a nearly 60 minute interview, he talked about how he became involved with professional wrestling and his lifetime goals, getting the contract offer from WWE, his personal views on wrestling and match psychology, his call up to the main WWE Roster, his memories of being a part of the Spirit Squad and how he landed that role, who he fears from the Godzilla world, a great rib involving Jonathan “The Coach” Coachman and aRead More
- The real-life power base of John Laurinaitis within WWE continues to weaken. Triple H now has his hires running just about every aspect of WWE’s talent relations department. Laurinaitis is still doing WWE’s payroll but is considered to be a performer mostly. The feeling is that he will return to WWE TV this year as a main character. – While Alberto Del Rio has said publicly that he’s only going to wrestle for a few more years, there are people who believe he won’t be long-term for WWE. DelRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Attitude Era DVD Confirmed, NXT At FSU Tonight, Bigelow

- WWE has added the late Bam Bam Bigelow to their Alumni roster. – WWE returns to Full Sail University tonight for another set of NXT tapings. Confirmed for tonight’s show is Kane vs. Cody Rhodes, likely the dark main event, plus Jim Ross, the WWE Divas in action and more. Remember to join us later on for full spoilers from the show. – WWE will release “The Attitude Era” on DVD and Blu-ray this Holiday season, either late November or early December, according to WWE DVD News. A DVDRead More
- Matches for today’s WWE Superstars include Hunico vs. Justin Gabriel, Alex Riley vs. Jinder Mahal and tag team action with Alicia Fox and Kaitlyn taking on Beth Phoenix and Natalya. – Independent women’s wrestler Mercedes Martinez confirmed to Diva-Dirt that she did not receive a tryout with WWE recently. The rumors came after another women’s wrestler, Mercedes KV, was spotted in the crowd during a FCW TV episode. This is not confirmed either but it’s possible Mercedes KV participated in the FCW training camp. – We noted before thatRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Brock Lesnar Turns 35, WWE At Comic-Con, Attendance Figures

- WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar turns 35 years old today. – WWE and Mattel kick off their coverage from the San Diego Comic-Con event today. WWE Superstars appearing at the Mattel booth today from 1:30pm until 2:30pm are WWE Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and Zack Ryder. The Mattel Q&A with WWE stars and Mattel designers begins at 11:30am in room 24ABC. – Below are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on July 6th in Amarillo, Texas drew 4,000 fans for $140,000 * RAW on July 7thRead More

Posted On July 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New Brock Lesnar DVD, WWE MITB Contract, Pre-Sale Code & More

- WWE has posted a “copy” of a Money in the Bank championship contract that is dated for last year’s event on their website. – According to reports, WWE is working on a new Brock Lesnar DVD that will be released in the fall. WWE has been working on the DVD since last February, before he signed to return to the company. The plan is to have the release be a 3 DVD/2 Blu-Ray set. – Amazon.com has slashed the prices of several WWE DVDs. John Cena’s Collection DVD isRead More
In the final part of Billy Gunn’s shoot interview, as part of his weekly “Gunn Show” series, Billy opens up like never before to talk about his troubled past, recovering from it, and the fear (by him and his family) of a relapse if he ever got the chance to go back to the WWE. Billy Gunn also talks about where he ranks the New Age Outlaws in the all-time list of best tag teams. Check out part one and part two on VegasFuelTV (youtube.com/vegasfueltv) and be sure you don’tRead More
Vince McMahon is going all out for the upcoming 1000th episode of RAW and is open to anybody returning. “Vince is forgetting about politics, personal issues, any heat guys might have with each other and wants this to be monumental,” a source said. WWE has apparently put together a list of names they are expecting to appear on the show, but want to keep several names unadvertised. They have told these names to do “anything and everything” to keep the surprises secret including saying publicly that they will be somewhereRead More