- Maxine, whose real name is Karlee Leilani Perez, quit WWE last week due to frustration with her lack of upward mobility after being affiliated with the sports entertainment organization for over three years. F4Wonline.com reports she wasn’t the only female talent frustrated with her standing in the company and that some employees believe she will not be the last to leave on her own accord. This comes on the heels of Kelly Kelly taking a hiatus in order to return to modeling and see if she can land opportunitiesRead More
- Kharma, who has not appeared for WWE since the Royal Rumble, is ready to return to the ring and waiting to be reintroduced on television. Many of her Diva peers are frustrated with her absence from television. – Yoshi Tatsu is not as bad at English as portrayed on WWE programming. According to a friend of the SmackDown Superstar, he began taking English lessons as soon as he signed a contract with WWE in 2007 and is very smart. “He’s always trying to get better, and is always readingRead More

Posted On July 4, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Monday’s WWE RAW Rating, Who Was The Fan Del Rio Went After?

- Monday’s WWE Monday Night Raw scored a 3.2 cable rating. The show averaged 4.7 million cable viewers, the same as the previous week. – The “fan” that Alberto Del Rio went after on Super Smackdown Live was WWE cameraman Luis Vazquez.Read More

Posted On July 3, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Working On nWo DVD, Rock Takes Low Blow On Movie Set

- WWEDVDNews.com is reporting that WWE is planning to release a DVD/Blu-Ray set in November profiling the New World Order (nWo). This would be WWE’s second nWo-themed DVD, with the first being 2002′s “nWo Back in Black” DVD, which featured a documentary and several memorable moments and matches. – An unfortunate incident took place during the filming of The Rock and Mark Wahlberg’s new bodybuilder movie, Pain and Gain. Wahlberg took his 3 year-old son to the set one day and introduced him to The Rock. “He gives my oneRead More
Today the Nashville Chancery Court decided to extended the WWE vs. TNA legal proceedings. The court granted WWE’s motion to “alter, amend, and clarify” the order on June 8 that called for TNA’s temporary restraining order against to be dissolved. The TRO was previously to be kept in effect until July 12. Also the court set a hearing on July 13 at 9:00 a.m. to hear WWE’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings after WWE filed paperwork on June 28 requesting a judgment in the suit. Also of note isRead More

Posted On July 3, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE’s 3-Hour Raw Commercial, WM Travel Packages, Ratings

- The June 30th episode of AM Raw did a 0.44 rating with 523,000 viewers. – The June 30th episode of Steve Austin’s Redneck Island did a 0.37 rating with 596,000 viewers. – WWE announced that WrestleMania XXIX Travel Packages will be on sale at the end of July. – The Raw 3-hour announcement promo that was posted earlier today was put together by the staff at USA, not WWE.Read More
- WWE has apparently removed an offensive lyric from an entrance theme which trivializes the degenerative disorder Parkinson’s disease. The entrance theme for The Prime Time Players—Darren Young and Titus O’Neil—”Move (Get It In)” by Woo Child features the lyric: “Okay I get it shaking like Parkinson’s… I’m the one.. Break it down down til the party’s done.” It would appear that WWE has cut out the mention of Parkinson’s from the song’s lyrics as it was inaudible during Young and O’Neil’s appearances on Monday’s Raw SuperShow and last week’sRead More
- WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper has announced when his new podcast will launch. He tweeted on Tuesday: “ROD-POD! COMING LIVE IN 9 DAYS!! NO RULES!!” – As previously reported, Steve “Brooklyn Brawler” Lumbardi wrestled as Doink The Clown on Monday’s RAW. Many people backstage saw Lumbardi’s match as the highlight of the show. Many of WWE’s younger stars have never seen him wrestle and simply know him as one of WWE’s agents/producers.Read More
- Rey Mysterio was backstage at Monday’s Raw SuperShow in Laredo, Texas but not used. His television return, as well as Mark Henry’s, is scheduled to take place on the historic 1000th episode of Raw on July 23. Henry, who has been sidelined since May due to shoulder surgery, tweeted an update on his health Tuesday morning: “Twitter family I’m good! Healing at a fast rate. Not out of the woods yet!” – WWE.com is conducting a poll asking fans what is the most shocking thing AJ has done recently.Read More

Posted On July 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Cancels Next Tuesday’s SmackDown Taping; Double Taping

WWE issued the following press release on Tuesday announcing that next Tuesday’s SmackDown taping from the World Arena in Colorado Springs has been cancelled due to the ongoing wildfires in the area. WWE will be holding a double taping on Monday from the Pepsi Center in Denver: WWE® CANCELS SMACKDOWN® EVENT ON JULY 10 AT WORLD ARENA STAMFORD, Conn., July 3, 2012 – Due to the Waldo Canyon fire, WWE (NYSE: WWE) SmackDown on Tuesday, July 10 at World Arena in Colorado Springs has been canceled. Refunds for tickets purchasedRead More

Posted On July 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoilers* Partial WWE Superstars Taping Results For 5/7

WWE taped the Raw portion of this week’s WWE Superstars Monday night from Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. Below are full results: Dark Match: * Dean Ambrose b. Michael McGillicutty WWE Superstars (Airing Thursday on WWE.com): * Antonio Cesaro with Aksana defeated Alex Riley in a solid match. * Zack Ryder beat Jack Swagger.Read More

Posted On July 3, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage News On WWE Working On Wade Barrett’s Return

Wade Barrett is ready to return to action and WWE officials are working on how they want to bring him back. Barrett was inline for a major push before he went down with injury several months ago and sources report that he will get that push when he returns. No word yet if Barrett will be at Money in the Bank but the talk a few months back was that he may win the match and then challenge for the World Heavyweight Title. While away with injury, Barrett filmed aRead More
- There are already rumors going around that WWE is interested in Angelina Love, who was released by TNA this week. – WWE officials are high on AJ Lee and feel that she is something like the next big thing. – There was a lot of speculation on Sin Cara after he was squashed by Alberto Del Rio on last night’s RAW Supershow. The feeling is they just brought him back to TV with a new look and gave him a few wins, only to have Del Rio take himRead More
Tonight’s WWE SmackDown will air live on SyFy at 8pm EST from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Tonight’s show will have a Great American Bash theme to it. Confirmed is a 20-man battle royal with Superstars like WWE Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, John Cena, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Kane, Chris Jericho and others. The winner will get to be the General Manager for SmackDown next week. WWE will also hold more Money in the Bank qualifying matches tonight and acting General Manager TeddyRead More
- Rey Mysterio was reportedly backstage at last night’s WWE RAW Supershow from Laredo, Texas but obviously was not used. Rey was eligible to return last week but they pushed his return back to this week but for some reason it has been delayed again. Rey should be returning imminently but is still not being advertised for any WWE events. It’s still possible that Rey qualifies for Money in the Bank this week. – Extreme Rising will return to the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 17th. TheRead More

Posted On July 3, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

DDP Talks On RAW Return, Mark Henry Update, New Talents

- Mark Henry says he is healing at a fast rate. Henry wrote on Twitter last night: “Twitter family I’m good! Healing at a fast rate. Not out of the woods yet!” – FCW head trainer Bill DeMott noted that they had several new talents join the WWE developmental roster on Monday. – WWE posted a video with Diamond Dallas Page after he returned on RAW to lay out Heath Slater. Page talked about the positive crowd reaction and how he was looking forward to the 1,000th RAW episode. PageRead More

Posted On July 3, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Raw Analysis 07/02/12

The show opens with a shot of the WWE Title MITB briefcase hanging above the ring. It’s announced that John Cena will team with CM Punk to take on Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho. John Cena comes to the ring and says he will win MITB and become the next WWE Champion. Daniel Bryan comes out chanting yes. Bryan says he will win the WWE Title and Cena will fail when he cashes in his briefcase. Cena says he can think of at least one person that disagrees with Daniel.Read More

Posted On July 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage 1000th RAW News, Eve Torres Returns, WWE vs. TNA

- Eve Torres made her return to WWE on Raw this week. Torres was backstage at Raw last week but wasn’t used. She has been absent from WWE TV during the past few weeks was due to the fact that she was filming a new NBC competition series titled “Stars Earn Stripes.” She is one of eight celebrities appearing on the show, which features celebrities competing in tough military training exercises under the supervision of retired U.S. General Wesley Clark. The show premiers with a two-hour episode on Monday, AugustRead More

Posted On July 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

A Surprising WWE Release – Full Details

Former WWE star Armando Estrada had apparently been under WWE contract for the past year but was never used. He issued the following statement tonight: “Espérate … Espérate … Espérate … Everybody, listen to me! I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone in the wrestling world know that on 6/27/12, I was released from my contract with WWE. What’s that you say??? OH, you didn’t know (Road Dogg) I was under contract to WWE? Apparently, a lot of people (including members of creative) were not privy toRead More