Representatives from WWE and TNA had a conference yesterday regarding TNA’s lawsuit against WWE. There is a temporary injunction hearing set for July 11th. TNA still has a temporary restraining order against Brian Wittenstein and WWE. There was a big process where WWE’s servers, the laptops of John Laurinaitis and others were looked at by WWE IT for any wrongdoing. IT reported back that the TNA information from Wittenstein was not found on his company provided Blackberry or laptop. IT also went through their servers and e-mail boxes of 27Read More
Eric Bischoff recently spoke with Wrestling101. Here are some highlights: Scott Steiner’s recent Twitter rants: Scott is a 50-year-old man and is at a stage of his life where in his mind he is a much bigger star than in reality and he is having a hard time adjusting to that. It is sad to see, especially with people at one time you thought were friends become so bitter because their identities are so diluted in this wrestling character that they think it is their life. WWE’s current product: IRead More

Posted On June 5, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Details On Creative Plans Discussed For Ric Flair In WWE

According to sources in WWE, the creative team is currently discussing different on-air roles for Ric Flair. The most popular option has been using Flair as a manager for Dolph Ziggler. Mason Ryan has been acting as Ziggler’s body guard at recent live events and will begin accompanying Ziggler to the ring on television soon in the event that Flair’s negotiations fall through. WWE plans to negotiate a legends contract and possibly a talent contract for the 16-time World champion. It’s worth noting that people in WWE are concerned withRead More

Posted On June 5, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Raw Analysis 06/04/12

Michael Cole interviews John Cena. Cole attacks Cena’s character and says he’s become uninteresting and overrated. Cena gets angry but Cole reminds him that he can’t strike an announcer. John Laurinaitis comes out. He tells Cena that Big Show isn’t here tonight but that he gets to pick his opponent. JL says he has retired from action, but that Cena can pick anybody else. Cena picks Michael Cole. ^You can hate Michael Cole all you want, but he plays a great character and works his ass off to do whatRead More
- The local talent Ryback squashed on Monday’s RAW were two local talents, Kirby Mack and Stoney Hooker. Mackhas has worked for both Ring of Honor and TNA. Both Mack and Hooker are also regulars at the North Carolina-based HVW promotion, which Matt Hardy and Reby Sky have wrestled for. – THQ has posted a new WWE ’13 Q&A update explaining how characters in the upcoming video game can collapse the ring: Q: Are ring breaks in-game or just cut-scenes? A: Ring breaks are in-game occurrences, NOT just cut-scenes! They’reRead More

Posted On June 5, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon To Open WWE RAW Next Week, Laurinaitis & More

Next week’s special three-hour edition of WWE RAW will open with Vince McMahon’s television WWE return. McMahon will be undergoing “job evaluations” on various talents in the company, including an evaluation of heel authority figure John Laurinaitis. The WWE website also teases Laurinaitis and McMahon’s status with the company, “Will things be any different this time around for Laurinaitis? Could Mr. McMahon be angling to preside over Raw once again? Tune in to Raw SuperShow next Monday at 8/7 CT to find out!” Next week’s WWE RAW takes place onRead More
Randy Orton’s future with WWE is uncertain following their announcement Wednesday that he was being suspended for 60 days for his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program. SuperLuchas.net reports the SmackDown wrestler met with Chairman Vince McMahon, Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events Paul Levesque and Executive Vice President of Television Production Kevin Dunn at the organization’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut on Friday to discuss his future with the organization. A WWE source described the meeting’s atmosphere as “hostile;” it was determined that a further decision concerningRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE Superstars Taping Results For 6/7

WWE taped the Raw portion of this week’s WWE Superstars tonight from the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Below are full results: Dark Match: * Richie Steamboat b. JTG WWE Superstars (Airing Thursday on WWE.com): * Jinder Mahal b. Alex Riley * Jack Swagger b. Zack RyderRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Specials

Hot Photos Of Possible Future WWE Diva: Kayla Armstrong

Kayla Armstrong – Daughter of WWE referee Scott Armstrong, niece to “Road Dogg” BG James and granddaughter of WWE Hall of Famer “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Kayla, who recently graduated college, wrote the following on Twitter, “At the airport getting ready to fly to Tampa for my tryout! I’m nervous and excited about finally doing this all on my own! It’s all me now!”Read More
- WWE has been hit with a complaint by the Journal-Inquirer in Connecticut, who have filed a claim with the Federal Election Commission alleging that WWE violated federal election law when it helped Linda McMahon’s campaign by threatening to sue the newspaper and writer Chris Powell. Powell is the man who wrote saying that McMahon made her money from a business based on “violence and pornography,” though WWE was not specifically named in. The Journal-Inquirer says that the threat is “meant to discourage our right to criticize McMahon” and hasRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time with Liam: Oh the Boredom

Hello everybody. Feels like such a long time since I’ve wrote those words. After a short absence. It’s time for another edition of Tea Time with Liam. This is less of a wrestling column and more of a mini rant so I apologise in advance. You wont be seeing this stuff from me that often. I always try to be objective. Anyway., hope you enjoy. Its been a while since I’ve actually sat down and been able to write an article. It will become quite clear as to why thatRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Why the wrestling business needs a successful TNA

It’s time for this week’s edition of FATP with yours truly. Jubilee fever has hit the UK and to be honest, I’m a bit sick of it. No offence to those celebrating though, I hope you’re having a great time! Since I last wrote anything here on PWMania.com, I suppose the biggest news was Randy Orton’s STUPID 60-day suspension (if you got that, grab yourself a beer!) I almost couldn’t believe it when I heard what had happened. He’s become one of the greatest in-ring workers that the company hasRead More
- WWE.com has announced that John Cena will kick off tonight’s Raw SuperShow with a one-on-one interview with Michael Cole. The website asks, “How will Cena respond to Big Show?” – WrestlingFigs.com says Marty Jannetty will appear at the Torrington Titans game taking place Saturday, June 30 at Fuessenich Park in Torrington, Connecticut. (Event Information) – WWE has canceled a live event scheduled for August 4 in Pensacola, Florida. (Thanks to Devin Cutting) – WWE will hold a Raw live event at Show Me Center at Southeast Missouri State UniversityRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Why WWE Requested A Hearing Today For TNA Lawsuit

WWE requested a hearing in Nashville (which takes place at 1:30 PM) about TNA’s lawsuit against them and Brian Wittenstein. WWE told the court that the deadlines set for made them worried “they will be unable to adequately prepare” for a planned hearing on June 11 and will not be able to comply with the Discovery Order “without considerable inconvenience and expense”. WWE and TNA have not been able to agree to the order, location and dates for several depositions TNA requested for Triple H and John Laurinaitis. They alsoRead More
- With WWE’s sixty-day suspension of Randy Orton for his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program last Wednesday, the sentiment within the organization is that management is getting serious about drug testing since he is a top star. It has been widely speculated in the past that WWE officials selectively enforced drug testing policy violations based on a wrestler’s importance to the organization. Since last July, WWE has handed out ten suspensions to nine performers (Andy Leavine, Darren Young, Evan Bourne, Heath Slater, Mike Chioda, R-Truth, Randy Orton, ReyRead More
- Currently injured WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr. recently took part in an interview with theScore Television Network’s and the Baltimore Sun’s Arda Ocal. DiBiase talks on becoming a father, outlines that he will be ready to return to WWE in a month, and is currently at 85% (he could “go” today if necessary). “I got that (ankle surgery) done, shoulder was good, just orthopedics. I was just in and out. I was probably out four weeks or so, so I was ready to go. I’m back in the gym,Read More
- We noted before that officials would be looking at several prospects in WWE developmental this week. One of those prospects is Kayla Armstrong – daughter of WWE referee Scott Armstrong, niece to “Road Dogg” BG James and granddaughter of WWE Hall of Famer “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Kayla, who recently graduated college, wrote the following on Twitter: “At the airport getting ready to fly to Tampa for my tryout! I’m nervous and excited about finally doing this all on my own! It’s all me now!” – FCW star Dean AmbroseRead More
Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow will take place from the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Confirmed for tonight’s show is the return of John Cena. WWE is not advertising Brock Lesnar or Triple H for tonight’s show. Matches advertised locally include CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan and Cena vs. Big Show and John Laurinaitis in a Handicap match. WWE is teasing the following for tonight’s show: * John Cena’s response to Big Show’s previous comments and the Cage Match stipulation for No Way Out * Dolph Ziggler’s “iffy” statusRead More

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

Rey Mysterio’s WWE Contract, WWE’s PPV Buyrates & More News

- As noted several weeks ago, Rey Mysterio’s contract with WWE has reportedly been extended. Mysterio’s contract is said to have been pushed out for the length of time he’s been away from the company due to his injury, which has been since August. This means that he will have around ten to eleven months added to the end of his deal. – As previously mentioned, WWE’s monthly business figures for May listed the preliminary buyrate for WWE Extreme Rules at 251,000, equating to 147,000 domestic buys and 104,000 internationalRead More