- In an article by USA Today, Chael Sonnen shot down rumors on the possibilities of him working with WWE following his loss to Anderson Sylvia at UFC 148. Here is an excerpt from the article. Sonnen also shot down rumors of a potential move to the WWE. He said he’d go to the WWE as a fan, “but I go back to my promoter Dana White at the end of the night,” he said. – Matt Morgan posted an image of a clock on his Twitter account today thatRead More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Touts Partnership With Social Media Platform Tout

WWE has joined forces with Tout, a free videosharing site and mobile app that lets you send 15-second video messages directly to WWE Superstars. The sports entertainment organization issued the following press release touting its partnership with Tout. TOUT TAG TEAMS WITH WWE STAMFORD, Conn., July 11, 2012 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today an investment in and strategic partnership with Tout Industries, Inc. that will leverage WWE’s vast array of assets, including television, live events, digital, print and more than 100 million social media followers to expand Tout’s platform forRead More
The concern within WWE over RAW moving to three-hours later this month continues. We noted before that a lot of people are hoping the show goes back to two-hours before January 2013. At the same time, some of the higher-ups in the company are betting on the new RAW format to be a permanent thing. WWE’s new Main Event TV show that debuts in August is also becoming a hot topic. The feeling among most is that Main Event will start out strong like Superstars did but when the ratingsRead More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage News On Tyson Kidd In MITB Match, Heath Slater

- There is said to be a lot of excitement among some of the WWE wrestlers about Tyson Kidd’s Money in the Bank performance this coming Sunday. The feeling is that Kidd is on a mission to steal the show and get noticed. Before this past Monday’s RAW Supershow, there was concern that WWE would do some kind of injury angle and remove Kidd from the match. – Heath Slater wrote the following on Twitter: “All of these so called legends are making me sick. Stay out of my spotRead More
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. Here are some highlights: – I’m guessing that John Cena and Dolph Ziggler win their respective MITB bouts this Sunday on PPV. No wagering please. – I’d love to see some of WWE’s younger talents have break through performances this Sunday on PPV. Like in main stream sports, I believe in throwing someone in the game and seeing if they can help the team win. Nothing ventured…nothing gained. – I’ve been extremely impressed with Kane theRead More
- Chris Jericho revealed on Twitter that his third autobiography will be released in late 2013. – Ted DiBiase, Jr. is giving away two tickets to WrestleMania 29 plus travel and spending money to the fans who raise the most money for his DiBiase Foundation. They are taking applications now and the winner will be announced on March 1st, 2012. More information and the entry forms can be found at TedDiBiaseFoundation.org. – The latest “Bring It Back” on WWE’s website looks at a potential return for Brawl For All, theRead More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Press Release For House of Hardcore; Tommy Dreamer Speaks

- Tommy Dreamer’s new House of Hardcore promotion issued the following: PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING WILL CHANGE FOREVER! THE HOUSE OF HARDCORE DEBUTS AT THE LAST HISTORIC WRESTLING VENUE STANDING, THE MID-HUDSON CIVIC CENTER! IT ALL BEGINS SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th, 2012 IN POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK! All great things begin with two combustible elements – passion and work ethic. With one, a competitor may make it far but risks the chance of crashing and burning. The warriors who are able to balance and manifest both, however, are destined for greatness. Those elements formRead More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

CM Punk Responds To The Rock, AJ Remembers Her Indy Days

- Moments before Raw SuperShow went on the air, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted that he will be appearing on the historic 1,000th episode of Raw on July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network: “RAW’s 1000th episode. The People’s Champ returns.. As promised, my goal: THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP. ‪#RELENTLESS‬.” CM Punk, who is currently in possession of the strap, responded to his remarks on Twitter with the following message: “I’m waiting.” – AJ paid homage to her days on the independent wrestling circuit after main-eventing Raw SuperShow. She tweeted,Read More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage News On X-Pac Appearing At The 1,000th WWE RAW

It is being reported that Sean Waltman is unlikely to appear at the 1,000th RAW. Two sources within the company say that Waltman is considered to be a serious liability for several reasons and his chances of being used are “slim to none.” One source said that Waltman showed up uninvited to the NXT tapings at Full Sail University and began giving unsolicited advice to the talent. “He was browbeating the talent,” the source said, “and you just can’t show up without an invitation and do that crap.” He wasRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Raw Analysis 07/09/12

Raw opens with AJ proposing to CM Punk. Daniel Bryan interrupts and proposes to AJ. The anonymous Raw GM is back and Cole announces that Punk and AJ will take on Daniel Bryan and Eve tonight. ^I loved the anonymous GM angle, and I was glad to see it brought back tonight. A marriage proposal? So quickly in the storyline? I guess it makes sense for a psycho. Where is the Miz and his “reallys” when I need him? Sheamus squashes Jack Swagger. Alberto Del Rio shows up on theRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rey Mysterio WWE Return Update, Post-SummerSlam Triple H Plans

- As PWMania.com previously reported, Rey Mysterio will be making his WWE return at next week’s SmackDown taping on July 17th from the Valley View Casino in his hometown of San Diego, CA. Mysterio was also added to WWE’s listing for the event earlier today, however he has not been added for any other events. No word on if this will be a televised appearance or for the live crowd. Although Maysterio is currently not listed for that event, he is expected to make his televised return at the 1000thRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By Richard BoudreauIn Columns

The Rock – ‘The People’s Champ’ Should Be WWE Champ

The Rock is without a doubt one of the greatest professional wrestlers ever to step foot in the squared circle, and he was instrumental in helping to shape one of the most successful periods in WWE history,The Attitude Era. On the April 3rd edition of WWE RAW, Rock announced to the world that his goal was to once again become WWE Champion, and recently he announced that he is appearing on the 1000th episode of WWE RAW on July 23rd. Once again the topic of the WWE Championship was broughtRead More
Former WWE talent Serena Deeb, 26, was arrested on July 8, 2012 in Tampa, Florida for operating a vessel while intoxicated. Her crime was categorized as BUI—Boating Under the Influence. Deeb appeared for WWE in 2010 as a member of the CM Punk-led Straight Edge Society, a group which promoted and abided to abstinence and discipline—primarily no smoking, drinking, or drugs. The faction acted as a militant organization, denouncing all people who didn’t practice the straight edge lifestyle, even those who also abstain from substance abuse. Her contract was terminatedRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP:- 5 hopes for WWE before the end of 2012

It’s time again for the latest edition of “From Across the Pond” with yours truly. Thanks to everyone that got in touch about last week’s FATP, where I reviewed the year so far in WWE. The feedback was pretty positive, so I’ll be doing the second part of that column at the end of the year. This week I’m gonna run through five predictions for things I’d like to see between now and the end of 2012. Let’s not muck about and get straight into it! The return of KharmaRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Latest On Sara Del Rey Role In WWE, PAC’s Signing With WWE

- PWMania.com reported before that WWE offered top women’s wrestler Sara Del Rey a developmental deal. She was waiting on medical testing to come back but the feeling is that she will pass just fine. There’s speculation among some in WWE that Del Rey may be hired to help train the WWE Divas but that’s not confirmed yet. Either way, Del Rey joining the company is seen as a major move. You can view photos of the future WWE Diva by checking out our backstage specials. – PWMania.com also reportedRead More
As noted before, WWE will be introducing new “RAWactive” features for fans to become involved with when RAW goes three-hours beginning July 23rd with the 1,000th episode. Fans will be able to influence the show through social media. Here are the details, courtesy of WWE: Twitter – As a part of the RAWactive experience, you can cast votes and impact the show by tweeting speciifc hashtags. For example, during Raw, we might ask you to tweet #cagematch, #streetfight or #2outof3falls to determine the stipulation of a match. We may alsoRead More
- Matt Morgan was asked on Twitter if he has signed with WWE. He replied with another cryptic tweet: “well, I KNOW the answer to that one, and very soon EVERYONE WILL KNOW the answer. ‪#ChangeIsGood” – There was no dark main event after last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Denver, Colorado. After the cameras stopped rolling, Alberto Del Rio came to the ring and started insulting the fans. This brought out World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus to shut him up with a Brogue Kick and send the fans home happy.Read More

Posted On July 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rey Mysterio’s WWE Return Revealed; Advertised For Next Week

Rey Mysterio will be making his WWE return at next week’s SmackDown taping on July 17th from the Valley View Casino in his hometown of San Diego, CA, according to the arena’s official website. Mysterio’s return could be a live crowed appearance off-camera. Triple H is also being advertised for the event, who has recently been making off-camera appearances on SmackDown. Mysterio was expected to make his television return to the WWE on the 1,000th episode of RAW on July 23rd. WWE still hasn’t listed Mysterio for any upcoming events,Read More
- Jillian Hall has been announced to appear at Signamania 8, which takes place on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bucks County Tech School 610 Wistar Rd. Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. – Former WWE superstar, The Boogeyman (Marty Wright), is now available for independent wrestling appearances and media requests. Last seen on WWE television in 2009, Wright has been fairly quiet since leaving the company, but he’s now ready to jump back into the action headfirst on the indy scene. Wright has been honing hisRead More