Posted On July 2, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

Top 5 Factions in Raw History

Top 5 Factions in Raw History Hey guys, Dave Scott here with my usual Monday night blabbering. I mentioned last week that I’m going to be going with the theme towards the 1000th episode of Raw and that is exactly what I am going to be doing! This week I’m going to be discussing the top five factions in Raw history, well in my opinion anyway. There have been loads of factions throughout the years but these five are the five which I believe to be the cream of theRead More

Posted On July 2, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time with Liam: MITB Madness

Hello everybody once again. Liam here with another riveting edition of Tea Time with Liam. Again this still seems like it’s becoming more of a bi weekly gig than weekly and hey its Monday today so I’m even posting it on the wrong day too. Like I mentioned in my previous article. I am trying to bring this back to weekly but due to a combination of terrible shows and my chronic laziness I’m pumping out every two weeks currently. Will that change? I’ll guess we’ll see what WWE andRead More
- A report credited to the Wrestling Observer Monday stated that WWE officials are interested in having Bruno Sammartino headline next year’s Hall of Fame class. In regards to the report, wrestling convention promoter Sal Corrente issued the following statement on behalf of the legendary grappler to PWInsider.com: “We understand that word has broken on the Internet regarding “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino being inducted in to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. Since word has broken publicly, I can confirm that we have been contacted. I have beenRead More
Jim Ross has updated his blog. Here are some highlights. Pro Wrestling Bias: “I strongly dislike this unflattering trait that many in our society have. Perhaps that’s why acting, for some wrestlers, is a viable alternative for performers leaving the business. Society isn’t geared to afford many other opportunities for former wrestlers without them having a marketable skill set and especially without an education. ” WWE’s Wellness Policy: “I’m not against two strikes and out being the benchmark.” Austin, Goldberg & Batista Returning To WWE: “I get these Tweets daily,Read More
- Maxine’s profile on WWE.com has been removed from the NXT talent index after the Tampa, Florida native announced Friday on Twitter that both parties have come to terms on her contract release. The profile now resides in the Alumni section. WWE, however, has not released an official statement regarding her departure from the organization. According to PWInsider.com, Maxine quit WWE due to frustrations with “not being offered a guaranteed deal and not having the chance to prove herself on TV beyond the WWE NXT level.” – Lilian Garcia hasRead More
- People of Walmart, a comedy website featuring user-submitted photos of overweight, poorly dressed, or awkward looking people shopping at Wal-Mart, has published a photo of John Cena participating in an autograph signing. The website’s editor is unsure of the premiere WWE Superstar’s popularity and asks whether he is popular in 2012 or a has-been residing in “weird Ric Flair territory.” – WWE.com has posted the infamous video clip of Charlie Haas inadvertently knocking Lilian Garcia off the ring apron on the June 5, 2006 episode of Raw. Also featuredRead More
- WWE has reached out to Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch in the last week about making an appearance building to or for the historic 1000th episode of Raw. – Amy “Lita” Dumas appears on the debut album of JD & the FDCs as a guest vocalist for the song “From the Shadows.” Additional information is available here. – Big Show is today’s Superstar of the Day on WWE.com. – Join the team and follow PWMania.com on Twitter at twitter.com/pwmania and on Facebook at facebook.com/pwmania. Recent bikini photos ofRead More
- After Tensai attacked Sakamoto on RAW a few weeks back, it was believed that the two were going to split as part of Tensai being repackaged. Sakamoto was back with Tensai on Friday’s SmackDown as he qualified for Money in the Bank. – While Dolph Ziggler has had a string of losses against the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus as of late, a source notes that WWE has big things planned for Ziggler this year. – WWE did angles at this weekend’s live events where Alberto Del Rio attacked RicardoRead More
WWE officials continue to toss around ideas for CM Punk’s opponent at WrestleMania 29 in 2013. While Punk still wants the match against WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin, it may not happen. With WrestleMania 29 several months away, plans can and will change between now and then but WWE wants to have the top matches already in place. Regarding a Punk vs. Austin match happening at WrestleMania 29, the latest word is that it’s “more likely a no than a yes.” PWMania.com Backstage Special: Rare Photo Of Teenage CMRead More

Posted On July 2, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Interested In Bruno Sammartino To Headline The 2013 HOF

F4Wonline.com reports that WWE officials want Bruno Sammartino to be the headliner for the 2013 Hall of Fame class from the New York City area. WWE has already contacted Sammartino about being inducted but we do not know his response to them yet. Sammartino’s past with WWE is a troubled one. He hasn’t worked with them since the late 1980’s and has been very critical of Vince McMahon and the WWE product over the years. Sammartino has turned down several projects from WWE over the years, declined invitations to showsRead More
Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow takes place from the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. Confirmed for tonight’s show is Teddy Long as General Manager and Brock Lesnar’s official response to Triple H’s SummerSlam challenge. Neither Triple H or Lesnar are listed to appear live so Lesnar’s response may come via satellite. John Laurinaitis is being advertised for tonight’s show, in the dark main event teaming with Big Show against John Cena. WWE is also advertising Sin Cara and Alberto Del Rio for tonight to help boost ticket sales with theRead More

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

Eve Torres WWE Return Tonight?, Chris Jericho Update, WWE GM

- WWE is running an angle on their website where Vickie Guerrero campaigns to be the permanent General Manager of RAW and SmackDown. – Chris Jericho returned to working WWE live events this weekend. Jericho lost to Kane in “RAW Challenge” matches. – Eve Torres mentioned on Twitter that she is back on the road with WWE this week. She will likely be returning to RAW tonight.Read More
- As PWMania.com noted last week, Bray Wyatt (the former Husky Harris) may have suffered an injury at the FCW live event in Melbourne, Florida. Wyatt was to be examined and an update on his injury should come out early this week, as far as how much time away he will be missing. According to one source, Wyatt may only end up with a badly separated shoulder. – WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart turns 55 years old today, while former WWE star Scotty 2 Hotty turns 41. WWE refereeRead More

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

Kurt Angle Says He May Retire In WWE; Loves Both TNA & WWE

Kurt Angle posted the following messages on his Twitter page, teasing he may retire in WWE. “I Love Both Tna and Wwe! I Will Make My Retirement Decision Next Year. Tna or Wwe. Hmmmm” “I Know Everyone Wants Me to Go Back to Wwe. Not Yet. My Job Is to Build Tna. Once they Are Built, I May Retire In Wwe. Maybe. Tna is 1st tho”Read More

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

Tonight’s WWE RAW; Brock Lesnar, Legend Rumored For SD & More

- Tonight’s WWE RAW takes places from the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, TX. Brock Lesnar is being advertised to give his response to Triple H’s challenge for SummerSlam tonight. Lesnar’s response will most likely either be via satellite or through Paul Heyman. – WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan did a live appearance on Sunday and reportedly told fans that he’ll be at Tuesday’s live Super SmackDown “Great American Bash” show. – The latest issue of ESPN: The Magazine features a list of the greatest sporting moments inRead More
“The Gunn Show” enters the world of “shoot” this week in the first of a multi-part, in-depth interview with former WWE and TNA superstar, Billy Gunn. See the softer side of Billy Gunn as he opens up about his family, music, TV and more in a fun segment called “Hashtag Hijinks” (word association). Then, watch him get serious as he starts discussing the wrestling business, including the WWE tag team division, bringing back NAO, breaking into the business, and more. Hosted by Vegas Fuel Marketing Director and wrestling host, JMC,Read More
- PWMania.com reader Jeremy Samples sent this in: WWE has continued to further their use of social media. Last weekend at the WWE House Show in Huntington, WV, WWE showed messages from fans using the #WWEHuntington. This hashtag was even printed on the event ticket. Later in the night, fans were able to choose the stipulation for the Dolph Ziggler v. Zack Ryder match. This was by a text vote to WWE’s text messaging service. – Brutus Beefcake is scheduled to be appearing at the Abbotsford Agrifair in Abbotsford, BritishRead More

Posted On July 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More On Kevin Nash At 1000th RAW, Updated WM28 Buyrate, More

- As PWMania.com previously reported, Kevin Nash posted a message on Twitter in regard to his status for the 1,000th RAW. “So f*cked Raw’s 1000th episode falls on my family vacation. Every year we spend july in the islands. Family comes 1st after 20+ years,” Nash said. Keep in mind that Nash often uses Twitter to work angles and throw people off track. He previously stated that he would be the replacement WWE General Manager and also said that social media is his ‘PS3.’ – The updated estimated for WWERead More
Road Dogg and Josh Mathews are back with more cringe-worthy clips from the WWE vaults. This week, Scott Steiner is the newest inductee into the “Hall of Fail.”Read More