Posted On June 14, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE NXT: Redemption Ends; William Regal Comments, NXT Future

- WWE wrapped up the NXT: Redemption season with Wednesday’s show. The new season of NXT, which was filmed at Full Sail University recently, will debut next week on WWE’s website. No word yet what WWE will tape next Tuesday night before SmackDown. – William Regal wrote the following on Twitter about the season ending: “I’d like to thank everyone involved in NXT redemption.Its been a great learning experience for me.Thanks to Todd,Jack,Josh and Matt for putting up with my nonsense.To all the young superstars I hope you learned fromRead More

Posted On June 14, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Want Bodybuilders, WWE Interest Down, Linda McMahon

- There is said to be a “call to arms” for WWE to recruit big bodybuilder types that they can make into stars. – The Sports Business Journal recently polled 1,100 major sports decision makers on their views of boxing, UFC and WWE on whether they have more interest now than in 2007. For boxing 7% said they did, 41% said they had the same interest and 53% said they had less interest. For UFC 29% said they had more interest, 39% said they had the same interest and 32%Read More
SilverVision has released the full content listing for WWE’s upcoming “Undertaker – The Streak” home video. The Streak DVD and Blu-ray formats hits stores on July 24. Amazon.com are currently offering discounts on the home video with a pre-order price guarantee and eligible for free Super Saver Shipping. You can order or view the art work cover by clicking here. DISC 1 The Beginning Dark Days Bad Ass DeadMan Returns Championship Level Streak vs. Career End of an Era The Streak DISC 2 WrestleMania VII 24th March, 1991 Victim: JimmyRead More
Part 2 of Arda Ocal’s interview with Bret “Hitman” Hart has been posted and involved a very interesting discussion about Ric Flair: http://youtu.be/7T1zNhhbcGU Ric Flair and his matches with Ric in 1992 when Bret first became WWE champion: “Flair was a tricky guy to work with, when I worked with Ric. When he was champion we had much better matches and the moment the title got switched we seemed to screw up my match every night… I always felt it was sabotage. I actually went to Vince, cause (Flair) wasRead More

Posted On June 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Gerry Brisco’s Son Says His Name Has Both Helped & Hurt Him

Wes Brisco recently spoke with the Do Your Job Wrestling Hour about coming from the Brisco family, the pros and cons of doing so and more. Check out the highlights: On expectations for him due to his family name: “Of course the bar is set really high from my dad and my Uncle Jack…it’s been kinda tough and hard to follow but I think I’m doing a pretty good job with it.” On whether his last name has helped or held him back: “I think it’s done both. It’s definitelyRead More
- WWE has been very aggressive this week in shutting down parody and fake Twitter accounts mocking the organization and its employees as well as Facebook pages portraying WWE Superstars. Notably, a popular Twitter account parodying head chief Vince McMahon was suspended Wednesday. Known as CrankyVince, the account would spoof McMahon’s demeanor and mindset with random musings depicting the WWE Chairman as eccentric, maniacal and drug-addled. It had drawn alarming concern from organization officials since last year, who believed it was being controlled by an employee within proximity of McMahonRead More

Posted On June 13, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

More Backstage News On Ryback, Recent WWE Attendance Figures

- Despite recent reports about WWE talents being hesitant to work with Ryback, Vince McMahon is loving how the gimmick is going. Some in the company don’t like how the crowd chants “Goldberg” and the rule is to edit it off the taped SmackDown shows but they obviously can’t on pay-per-views or RAW. – Below are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on June 6th in Madrid, Spain drew 6,000 fans for $270,000 * RAW on June 7th in Seville, Spain drew 4,700 fans for $230,000 * RAW onRead More

Posted On June 13, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

More On WWE Stars Wary To Wrestle Ryback, Otunga-Hudson, FCW

- We noted before that some WWE talents were hesitant to work with Ryback. There is at least some talk among the crew with people saying Ryback is a severe injury to an opponent just waiting to happen, because of his intensity and his sloppiness in depositing people. – There are rumors that Jennifer Hudson and WWE Superstar David Otunga will be getting married this fall. – WWEEuroShop.com has shut down and all European merchandise orders will now be taking through WWEshop.com. – Regarding former WCW star Perry Saturn atRead More
Barrett Barrage

Posted On June 13, 2012By Eric MartinezIn Columns

Why Wade Barrett Has The Tools To Be A Main Eventer

On the 16th of February in 2010, the WWE Fans saw the debut of one Wade Barrett on their television screen. Mr. Barrett would be put on the WWE’s newest creation: NXT, a competition for a “rookie” to receive a WWE contract. Barrett would go on to win the first ever season of NXT and would go on to lead the Nexus…but that’s another story to tell. Barrett would distinguish himself on NXT and his subsequent time on RAW and later Smackdown. I am here today to present the reasonsRead More
Sources in both WWE and UFC are skeptical about how bad the recent meeting between Dana White and Brock Lesnar really was. White said that the meeting was one of the worse he ever had with Lesnar and not part of a WWE angle but there are people on both sides who believe it was. WWE sources almost universally believe that Lesnar has an iron-clad deal and there is no way he can fight for UFC until that contract expires after WrestleMania 29 in 2013. In UFC, people are insistingRead More

Posted On June 13, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage News On WWE Talents Returning, Triple H-FCW, More

- With guys like Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho and Randy Orton returning to action in the next two months, the feeling within WWE is that their roster is so limited right now that no matter what Vince McMahon is thinking about a particular talent at the moment, when the day comes that someone is cleared to return, they will be brought back regardless of any concerns or politics. – The big FCW Summer Slamarama tour with 39 events booked is another part of Triple H’s changes to WWE developmental. –Read More

Posted On June 13, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Praise For Bill DeMott In WWE, Update On JBL, WWE Scouting

- We noted before that Bill DeMott recently replaced Tom Prichard as head trainer in WWE developmental. People in the business have been critical of DeMott’s work as trainer in the past but he’s said to have matured into a solid coach as of late. – JBL took off for Russia yesterday to begin his Seven Summits project. JBL will be placing a WWE flag and a Bermuda flag at the top of each mountain he climbs. He tweeted a photo of the WWE flag on the plane yesterday andRead More

Posted On June 13, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage News On Christian Appearing At TNA Slammiversary

As noted before, Christian’s appearance at TNA Slammiversary was indeed part of WWE and TNA’s deal put together a few months back that allowed Ric Flair to appear at the Hall of Fame. WWE very carefully controlled what Christian was and was not allowed to say at the pay-per-view. Christian got along well with everyone there but did not want to be there. He told people it was surreal to be there and he expected no heat from within WWE. When WWE and TNA were putting the deal together, ChristianRead More
- Despite what WWE says in the lawsuit from TNA, most people within WWE believe that Ric Flair will return to the company as soon as he is legally able to and that WWE officials would love to have him back at the 1,000th RAW in July. – AJ Lee went on Twitter and responded to Daniel Bryan’s line from Monday’s RAW: “Was I just in the main event match on Raw with 3 of the best Superstars of all time? And my team won? My mind is blown. SoRead More
Earlier this week, WWE and the McMahons each filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit brought against them by Martha Hart and Owen Hart’s estate. There have been attempts at settling the lawsuit but they have been unsuccessful. Martha’s lawsuit has had some of the initial allegations thrown out already and now alleges: * Owen’s name would have reverted back to his usage and his usage alone in his passing, so WWE doesn’t have the right to use his legal name to use, market and promote that name in their materialsRead More
- Bill Goldberg wrote the following on Twitter: “WWE or TNA ……anytime fans would chant my name years after I’ve retired ….it’s an honor. Glass half-full.” – WWE’s latest “Bring It Back” feature on their website looks at wrestling cruises from years ago – WWE’s Wrestle Vessels and WCW’s Bruise Cruise. WWE creative head Michael Hayes thinks the Wrestle Vessel would do good today for WWE. He said: “I think it would do very well. It’s an opportunity for the people of the WWE Universe to share a cruise withRead More
- Dave Meltzer stated Tuesday on Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE has Ryback continuously facing independent wrestlers at televised events because their contracted talent are wary of wrestling him. Additional details were not disclosed. – WWE.com has posted a video of Michael McGillicutty, Tyson Kidd, Jack Swagger and Jerry Lawler reacting to Big Show knocking out Vince McMahon during the Chairman’s return to Raw SuperShow. – Dean Ambrose’s dark match opponent at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Manchester, New Hampshire was fellow WWE developmental wrestler Big E Langston. Langston, who wasRead More
- Had WWE not suspended Randy Orton for his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program, he would have been scripted to defeat Dolph Ziggler at this Sunday’s No Way Out pay-per-view event. The Viper was scheduled to feud with Ziggler and Chris Jericho in the weeks leading up to a SummerSlam showdown with Sheamus. – According to a source within WWE, several company employees believe Chris Jericho was suspended for thirty days due to the act of denigrating the Brazilian flag at a Raw live event in São PauloRead More

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

TNA Star Posts Cryptic Message; Returning To WWE?

TNA wrestler Matt Morgan posted a cryptic reply to a Twitter question Tuesday. He was asked whether he is returning to WWE. Morgan was asked: “Is it true your going back to wwe? Wouldn blame you cuz why aint you been champ 3 X by now @ Tna?” Morgan replied: “TICK TOCK..”Read More