Posted On June 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update On Chris Jericho’s WWE Future, The Marine 3, Zach Gowen

- Chris Jericho could continue making appearances for WWE this summer after all. Full tour dates for the Rockstar Uproar Fest 2012 have been announced, which seem to indicate he’ll be available. As previously mentioned, Jericho’s band Fozzy are not scheduled for an August 19 tour date, which is the same day as Summerslam in Los Angeles. There are also no dates for Mondays, which would allow him to appear on RAW between concerts. His current Fozzy tour of the UK finished on Monday in London, and they are notRead More

Posted On June 11, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Who’s to blame for the current problems in WWE?

It’s time for this week’s edition of “From Across the Pond”. I genuinely thought I was going to struggle to find something to write about, but that was before WWE stepped up to the plate and hand-delivered me one of the worst Monday Night Raw main-events in WWE history, so before I get started today, I need to give some people a lot of credit. Thank you Vince McMahon, thank you Brian Gerwitz, thank you to every single member of the WWE creative team and most of all, the “starRead More
There is word that Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign in Connecticut could affect both a WWE storyline on tonight’s RAW and the company’s decision to fire talent. The campaign is currently promoting McMahon as a “job creator”. WWE has been known in the past to do spring cleaning after WrestleMania and release several talents in a short period of time. It hasn’t happened yet and it may not happen this year just to avoid bad publicity for McMahon’s political campaign. There is also word that it may affect tonight’s storyline withRead More
– John Laurinaitis no longer officially serves as WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations; his bio has been removed from the WWE Corporate website’s index of executive officers. Therefore, the former ‘Dynamic Dude’ is solely an on-air performer for WWE. However, he is still branded as the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations in his WWE.com Superstars profile and on his Twitter account. Laurinaitis had overseen the Talent Relations department since April 2004, when he replaced Jim Ross. He was hired as a road agent after the sport entertainmentRead More

Posted On June 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Confirmed For Tonight’s Three-Hour RAW; Vince McMahon, More

Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow will be a three-hour event from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The return of Vince McMahon as he evaluates John Laurinaitis, is confirmed for tonight’s show. WWE is not advertising Brock Lesnar or Triple H for tonight’s show. Notable names still being advertised include Kelly Kelly and Alberto Del Rio, in addition to the usual talent. Matches advertised locally include John Cena vs. Big Show & John Laurinaitis plus CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan. WWE is teasing the following for tonight’s show: – More fromRead More

Posted On June 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Cody Rhodes Reacts To WWE’s Top Families, The Rock, Stephanie

- David Otunga and Stephanie McMahon will lead an anti-bullying rally today at 1pm from the Wilson Gray YMCA in Hartford, Connecticut. – The Rock wrote this weekend that he has officially began training for Fast 6. – Cody Rhodes, who is doing media work for WWE in Turkey, wrote the following on Twitter about the top 15 wrestling families ranking that recently appeared on WWE’s website: “The geniuses at WWE.com (the same geniuses that left Thunderbolt P off the greatest talkers list) have assembled a new list… the topRead More
- Former WWE star Shane Helms wrote the following on Twitter this weekend after previewing his upcoming RF Video shoot interview: “Just watched a preview of my shoot with RF Video. It’s gonna get some people heated but I’m known for my honesty in a dishonest business. I sincerely hope that one day the “top guys” in this biz will stop hiding behind the lies and dishonesty that they call “playing the game.” Politics are abound in just about any profession though. But at the end of the day, that’sRead More
- Sources within WWE have confirmed that WWE Tag Team Champion R-Truth suffered a broken foot. He did not go on the Raw brand’s tour of Spain last week-Kofi Kingston partnered with Zack Ryder and Brodus Clay at events. – Counting down to thirteen days remaining on his thirty-day WWE suspension due to an irresponsible act of denigrating the Brazilian flag at a WWE live event in São Paulo on May 24, Chris Jericho tweeted Sunday, “Jason Voorhees was the killer in the Friday The 13th movies. 13 is theRead More

Posted On June 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Christian Appears At TNA Slammiversary, New Champions Crowned

- Brooke Tessmacher defeated Gail Kim at Slammiversary to become the new TNA Knockout Women’s Champion. – Kurt Angle & AJ Styles defeated Christopher Daniels & Kazarian at Slammiversary to win the TNA Tag Team Championship. – Christian appeared at Sunday’s Slammiversary pay-per-view in an in-ring segment. He was introduced by Hulk Hogan and joked about the ring having less sides since the last time he was in a TNA ring. He put over the fans for keeping the company in existence. This is the first time a WWE workerRead More
For reasons publicly unclear, Vickie Guerrero has been subject to numerous verbal taunts concerning her weight throughout her tenure with WWE. Despite the placement of an anti-bullying policy and Guerrero herself losing over fifty pounds, the insults about her appearance continue to linger on WWE television shows. Last month at Over the Limit, commentator Jerry Lawler spent much of the WWE Tag Team Championship Match hurling weight-related barbs at Guerrero, who was wearing a dress with holes cut out. When Vickie’s husband Eddie Guerrero died of heart failure in NovemberRead More
Fueling rumors that WWE may part ways with Randy Orton as a result of his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program, former WWE talent Kenn Doane (a/k/a Kenny Dykstra) said on Twitter that he believes John Cena is among those within the sports entertainment organization lobbying for the SmackDown wrestler’s termination. Doane’s belief is based on Cena admitting to him in 2006 that he wanted Orton fired for his first Wellness Program infraction. “When I was there and Orton got suspended for the first time, Cena told me heRead More
- Word going around WWE is that a lot of the RAW stars will be booked for SmackDown tapings going forward as the company needs all hands on deck due to the depth issues with the roster. The fear among the talents is all the pushing to get them to work more often is going to lead to fatigue and injuries. Another topic of conversation is how hard John Cena and CM Punk are working as they also do media appearances on top of everything else WWE asks of them.Read More

Posted On June 10, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Purchases Mid-South Wrestling Video Collection; Details

WWE has acquired the Watts video library which consists of Mid-South Wrestling, Mid-South’s Power Pro Wrestling TV and the original Universal Wrestling Federation. The library was owned by Bill Watts’ ex-wife Ene as part of a divorce settlement and was the largest known video collection now owned by WWE. WWE has held numerous meetings and made several attempts to purchase the library but the two sides never were able to come to terms until now. WWE wanted the additional footage in their archives as they plan for the WWE NetworkRead More
Following reports that Kelly Kelly was accepting endorsements and appearance requests during her hiatus from the WWE ring, organization officials offered the Raw Diva a new contract with a pay raise. They don’t want her to leave WWE since she’s considered their most marketable female performer. Meanwhile, a number of talents are reportedly feeling exhausted from the company’s current travel schedule, which requires most to attend every television taping. Some feel Nikki and Brie Bella may have started a trend with the female performers to take away from WWE ratherRead More
- SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia announced via Twitter that she will be releasing an extended play album. She tweeted Saturday, “Breaking news!! Will be releasing my EP Album this summer!!! Stay tuned for more details!!!” Garcia previously released an album in 2007. – This week’s SmackDown marks the first time Lilian Garcia has traveled back to her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina since her return to the ring late last year. “I was really excited when I found out we were coming here,” Garcia remarked to WWE.com. “We haveRead More

Posted On June 9, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Brodus Clay Switches To SmackDown, The Rock, CM Puk & More

- WWE announced on SmackDown Friday night that Brodus Clay has been moved over to the SmackDown brand. They have also moved his profile on their official roster page. – The Rock is in New Orleans today to begin filming Empire State. – WWE Champion CM Punk confirmed reports that he will be replacing Randy Orton on SmackDown tours during Orton’s suspension. He replied to a fan on Twitter, writing, “Looks that way, yes. #pickinguptheslack” – Tom Prichard, who was recently released as head FCW trainer, is now on TwitterRead More

Posted On June 9, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Smackdown! Analysis 06/08/12

Alberto Del Rio opens Smackdown with a promo on what he’s going to do to Sheamus at No Way Out. Sheamus’ music hits and out comes Ricardo Rodriguez dressed as Sheamus. Del Rio makes fun of Sheamus, and says anybody can be like him. He says there is only one ADR. The real Sheamus comes out and brawls with both men. They get the upper hand and attack Sheamus until officials come out to break it up. Teddy Long comes out and says John Laurinaitis is not here tonight andRead More
Fueling rumors that WWE may part ways with Randy Orton as a result of his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program, former WCW announcer Mark Madden stated Thursday on Twitter, “WWE wants to get rid of Orton PERMANENTLY. Character and popularity have plateaued, and he’s a pain to deal with.” In response to his statement, a Twitter user asked Madden whether Vince McMahon has suddenly stopped liking money. Madden responded, “Vince thinks everybody is a WWE creation, and therefore disposable, to be replaced by another WWE creation. And you’reRead More
Since the return of former multiple time WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, the wrestling world has been turned on its ear, and many wrestling fans have been speculating on what the WWE should do with Lesnar in terms of story-lines and booking. Lesnar has been off of WWE television the past few weeks due to an angle that involves WWE COO Triple H. Lesnar injured Triple H and then up and left the WWE because he claimed he wasn’t being treated fairly and that the company was reneging on conditions heRead More