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

Vince McMahon Update, Vader, Austin’s New Show Rating, More

- The Vince McMahon “concussion” story on WWE.com is all storyline related. Vince is not really injured and did not suffer a concussion. – WWE.com has added Vader to their Alumni section. – The 90-minute debut of Steve Austin’s Redneck Island, which aired on June 9th on CMT scored a 0.42 (0.4) cable rating, with 665,000 viewers. That was the highest rated CMT show for the day. – The June 9th edition of WWE AM RAW did a 0.46 rating with 550,000 viewers.Read More

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

Backstage News On Vince McMahon’s One Legged Wrestler Joke

On this week’s WWE Monday Night RAW, Vince McMahon joked on-air about John Laurinaitis signing the “wrong one-legged wrestler.” The story goes back to when WWE was looking to sign Zach Gowen to a contract. Vince McMahon instructed John Laurinaitis to sign then 19-year-old Zach Gowen to a WWE deal. Unfortunately, Laurinaitis offered a contract to a different one-legged wrestler, who at the time was 37 years old. At the time, Tom Prichard was working for WWE and had already sent a plane ticket and contract to Zach Gowen. WhenRead More

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

WWE Responds To TNA Lawsuit & Ric Flair Allegations – Details

As of June 8th after statements made to the court about the WWE computer network and how they policed it looking for evidence that the file former office worker Brian Wittenstein had dispersed confidential TNA information to anyone beyond John Laurinaitis, the temporary restraining order against WWE was officially dissolved. Also filed on June 8th was a letter from WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt to TNA legal counsel Erika Blonquist, stating that he wanted to document several facts for the record before the case moved forward, He wrote the following: “First,Read More

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

Cody Rhodes Talks On Advice From His Father, No Way Out & More

Cody Rhodes recently spoke to Marvel.com about getting advice from Dusty Rhodes, Avengers Vs. X-Men and more. Here are the highlights: On Advice From His Father: The man gives me great tips every Wednesday, and every Saturday after he watches SmackDown, especially. It’s funny, with my dad being tied so close to the WWE he’s a bit biased. If he had his way, I’d be World champion now. So with that, I have to pull him in from that time-to-time. But he has this understanding of the inner workings ofRead More

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

JR On Vince-Hornswoggle Segment, Vader’s Return, & More

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with his latest blog. Here are some highlights: The Hornswoggle – Vince McMahon segment on RAW: ‘Jim Ross’ Trending on Twitter during Raw was a surprise. The Hornswoggle/Mr. McMahon skit impersonating yours truly must have struck a nerve with some folks. The Boss and ‘Swoggle made for a comedic pair. Sell ‘da Sauce! Three hour RAWs: Three hour TV shows are daunting and must be approached with extensive, long term planning and preparation. I enjoyed many elements of Monday Night Raw butRead More

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

WWE Does A Good Deed, WWE Tapings In The UK, SD In Canada

- HeraldOnline.com features an article on 11-year-old Kenny Allen, receiving a gift package from WWE after they learned that Allen was a huge WWE fan, who recently had several inches of his scalp torn off after a pit bull attack. The package included a CM Punk T-shirt, action figures, autographed photos and other items. The article features a quote from a WWE spokesman: “We just thought he was a brave young man,” said WWE spokesman Kevin Hennessy. “It touched our hearts… we thought the least we could do is sendRead More

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

Live Report & More Off-Air Notes From This Week’s WWE RAW

Thanks to Matthew Cannata the following: – The place was sold out. There didn’t seem like an empty seat in the areas that weren’t blocked off. – The crowd was hot and cold throughout the night. It kind of seemed to be lacking energy. I really think WWE will have issues with a 3-hour-raw. It’s hard to keep a live crowd’s attention for that long. – The Japanese wrestler who got squashed by Ryback was actually a co-worker of people sitting next to me. – When Tensai was beating upRead More
- As noted before, Alberto Del Rio suffered a serious concussion at last week’s SmackDown tapings when Sheamus slammed his head against the metal WWE logo on the stage. In the storylines, WWE is blaming the concussion on one of the overhand chops from The Great Khali that was delivered in their singles match on Friday’s SmackDown. – Mick Foley wrote the following about Dolph Ziggler during RAW last night: “Another excellent match involving @HeelZiggler . I think I detect some type of trend here” Paul Heyman re-tweeted the commentRead More

Posted On June 12, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

JBL Comments On Going To WWE Headquarters On Monday

As noted before, JBL was at WWE headquarters yesterday doing some work. JBL says he was doing mostly work for his Seven Summits project but was also doing filming for upcoming WWE specials and DVD’s. JBL wrote the following on Facebook yesterday about his future with WWE and the Seven Summits project: “Did hours of TV today for future shows, mainly stuff for Seven Sumits but also some specials/DVD type stuff. For those asking, if I am alive and make this mountain-yes, I would expect to be on WWE TV,Read More

Posted On June 12, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Vader Comments On His WWE Return, Mark Henry Injury Update

- As seen on RAW last night, Vader returned to action and defeated Heath Slater. He wrote on Twitter after his return: “Wow what a fantastic night. I want to thank the @WWE from the bottom of my heart. I also want to thank all the fans for the love & Support. #stillgotit??? It’s time it’s time #itsvadertime” – On Twitter this morning, Mark Henry confirmed that it is his shoulder recovering, not his knee or groin. Henry said his shoulder is healing good. (Partial source: F4Wonline.com)Read More
- JBL told The Royal Gazette in Bermuda that he has lost about 35 pounds training for his upcoming climbs for charity across the world. JBL will head to Mt. Elbrus in Russia today to begin the first climb. As noted before, JBL’s trek will be sponsored by WWE and he will play Bermuda and WWE flags at the top of every peak. Expect to see JBL pop up on WWE TV in the next few weeks, not with a live appearance, but a promo video. He was at WWERead More
Recently, there’s speculation about the future of some of the major talents that either were or are apart of the WWE roster and depending on if they exit the company, it could have a major effect on the product. Randy Orton, one of the top performers for the WWE was suspended for sixty days for his second violation of the Wellness Policy. Another violation would result in Orton being fired and with that as a possibility, it somewhat limits what Orton could be involved with from a storyline prospective becauseRead More

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

Vader Returns To WWE On RAW, More Legends Set To Return

Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Leon “Vader” White made his return to the WWE, working a match against Heath Slater on this week’s Raw Supershow. Vader went over Slater in the match. Vader was brought in as a name from the past to celebrate the lead-in to the 1000th episode of Raw. WWE will be bringing in legends from wrestling’s past until the 1000th episode on July 23, 2012.Read More

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

WWE SmackDown Main Event Announced; Big Tag Team Match

WWE Champion CM Punk & World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan & Dolph Ziggler will headline this week’s Smackdown. WWE will tape this week’s Smackdown Tuesday night from the Verizon Wirless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.Read More

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

Dixie Carter Comments On Restraining Order Against WWE

TNA issued the following: TNA Entertainment Releases Statement Regarding Current Litigation NASHVILLE, Tenn — TNA Entertainment, LLC President Dixie Carter releases a statement in regard to the recent TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) the company filed against WWE in the Davidson County Circuit Court in Nashville, Tennessee. TNA President Dixie Carter states, “We were not surprised that the Court originally granted a swift temporary restraining order against WWE to prohibit interference with TNA’s contracts and business relationships. I’m pleased that the Court has now replaced that temporary measure with the mostRead More

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

Triple H To Address His Future & Brock Lesnar At WWE No Way Out

WWE announced on this week’s Raw Supershow that Triple H will appear at No Way Out for the first time after being “served a lawsuit” by Brock Lesnar. WWE are promoting that The Game will address his future and Lesnar in the appearance.Read More

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

WWE No Way Out PPV Pre-Show Match Announced

It was announced on this week’s edition of WWE RAW that Brodus Clay will face David Otunga in the WWE No Way Out pre-show match. The pre-show will be broadcasted on WWE’s YouTube channel and streamed live here on PWMania.com. The pre-show begins at 7:30 PM EDT. Make sure you join us for exclusive live play-by-play coverage.Read More

Posted On June 11, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

As Good As You Think?

Hello there folks! Dave Scott checking in for some Monday night banter. The last few weeks I have not actually been able to watch Raw due to either problems with my Sky or my internet, which have been making it difficult to keep up to date with it all. Regardless I did manage to catch Smackdown this week and Slammiversary last night. So I’m kind of limited to what I can talk about, so I’ll go with the TNA option this week. Slammiversary was an overall very good show. ThisRead More
- Joey Styles and Ryan Murphy have penned an article on WWE.com looking at ECW’s 25 “most must-see matches.” Tommy Dreamer vs. Tazz at CyberSlam 2000 topped the list. – Diamond Dallas Page and Tommy Dreamer will be starring in a new independent movie titled Sensory Perception. DDP will play the lead character’s guidance counselor in the film. “To me this guy is a lot like me,” Page said about his character. “It’s very inspirational.” The movie will also star UFC fighter Gabriel Gonzaga. – David Otunga, Zack Ryder, LilianRead More