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

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

Original Plans For Chris Jericho Before His WWE Suspension

Prior to Chris Jericho’s suspension due to an incident in Brazil involving Jericho kicking the Brazilian flag, he was originally scheduled to miss one weekend of WWE house show events as well as the June 11 RAW taping, then return at the June 17 WWE No Way Out PPV. From June 6 to June 11, Jericho will be touring with Fozz and will also miss No Way Out due to his WWE suspension. He was originally scheduled to face Randy Orton at the pay-per-view, according to the Wrestling Observer. BothRead More

Posted On June 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Latest On Bret Hart, Bill DeMott, Perry Saturn Returning To FCW

- Bret Hart will be conducting a wrestling seminar on August 4 in Nashville, TN. This will be of his appearance at the next Crossfire Entertainment show at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Bret Hart is also scheduled to appear as the guest GM of Niagara Falls’ Neo Wrestling Federation for their upcoming show “Art of War 2: Hart of Darkness.” in Niagara Falls, Ontario on June 9. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased by clicking here. – Bill DeMott faces a busy week in FCW, he tweeted, “Tomorrow beginsRead More
Former WWE creative writer Seth Mates, who WWE Champion CM Punk follows on Twitter, weighed in on the perception that Triple H uses political maneuvering to “bury” top-level talent—degrading a wrestler’s standing to fans and peers. He was asked on Twitter, “Why does Triple H always bury the guy whose on fire?” “Positioning,” Mates responded. “And not always, just the vast majority of the time.” He added further, “If ratings dip, guess whhho’s back next week to save the day? Loves to be the “savior”. #positioning.” During an interview earlierRead More

Posted On June 3, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Report: Alex Shelley Negotiating With WWE Through A Friend

SuperLuchas.net out of Mexico reports that Alex Shelley was never actually contacted directly by WWE officials. A friend of Shelley’s who currently wrestles for WWE was the one who let Shelley know that WWE was interested in bringing him in. Shelley reportedly wants to take a few weeks off to relax and then officially begin negotiating with WWE. SuperLucha’s source reports that Shelley is concerned about being sent to Florida Championship Wrestling and wants to go straight to WWE’s main roster.Read More
- Mick Foley wrote the following about being involved with the new WWE ’13 video game: “Fired up to be part of @WWE 13. I re-create some of my best known moments from the Attitude era. Cool stuff to be part of.” Foley also revealed the first book signing for his new children’s book with WWE that comes out later this year. Foley will be signing copies of “A Most Miz-erable Christmas” on December 1st in Jefferson, New Hampshire at Santa’s Village. – NFL player Adam Carriker, who hosts aRead More
- Mark Henry, who is out recovering from surgery, says he is the healthiest he has been in 5 years. He wrote on Twitter yesterday, “I’m the healthiest I’ve been in 5 years. U haters go to hell to the fans I’m healing great the Hall of Pain! LIVES!!” – WWE’s website has a new article up looking at Christian’s current reign with the Intercontinental Title and if he will play nice or turn heel. Here’s part of what they wrote: “Yes, the keeper of the Peeps certainly bears theRead More
WWE has attempted to distance themselves from Chris Benoit since his career and life ended in a murder–suicide on June 24, 2007. With the exception of his results and listings in WWE.com’s title history (though summaries of his title reigns have been removed), and select content published when he was alive, he is generally not acknowledged by the sports entertainment organization. All mentions of Benoit have been removed from archived footage broadcast on WWE Classics On Demand whenever possible. Matches and other footage involving Benoit have appeared very sparingly onRead More
SuperLuchas.net reports Cody Rhodes recently tested positive on a drug test for a banned substance but was cleared after providing a valid prescription from a licensed and treating physician. Prior to being cleared, it would appear that Rhodes believed he was facing suspension. The day after dropping the Intercontinental Championship to Christian at Over the Limit, he cryptically wrote on Twitter: “Time off.” He appeared at the following day’s SmackDown taping in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and all SmackDown shows since then. The website also reports that another WWE performer whose nameRead More
Super Luchas Magazine, a usually reputable magazine from Mexico, reports that Randy Orton violated the WWE Wellness Policy after testing positive for Dianabol and marijuana. Marijuana isn’t punishable by suspension in WWE, just a $2,500 fine. The report states that Orton tested positive for marijuana, was fined and then tested again for other substances where he tested positive for use of Dianabol. Dianabol (methandrostenolone) is an orally-effective anabolic steroid. Dianabol was commonly used by bodybuilders until Congress banned it under the Controlled Substances Act. There is no confirmation to thisRead More

Posted On June 2, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

CM Punk Talks, New WWE Merchandise, No Holds Barred DVD

- WWE Champion CM Punk defeated Daniel Bryan at last night’s RAW live event in Alexandria, Louisiana. Punk wrote on Twitter after the show: “Well tonight sucked. Nothing like being rewarded for hard work. I did see @MichelleDBeadle shot out of a cannon though. That was awesome.” A fan replied and apologized for the crowd reactions to which Punk replied: “Wasn’t you. It was me.” – WWE has released several new Superstar freezer mugs, iPhone skins and iPod skins. – To promote the re-release of No Holds Barred on JulyRead More
WWE filed a motion Thursday in Nashville requesting a conference on Monday to discuss several issues about the lawsuit that TNA filed against them last week. The court agreed and the conference will take place this Monday in Nashville at 1:30pm. WWE stated that even though the court has allowed a Temporary Restraining Order and expedited discovered, WWE and TNA have both been unable to agree to the order, location and dates for the depositions. WWE also said that John Laurinaitis, who is scheduled to be deposed, is scheduled forRead More
- Bill DeMott confirmed on Twitter that he is replacing Tom Prichard in WWE developmental. DeMott wrote, “I have been given the opportunity to lead developmental training system. Nothing is better then being surrounded by productive positive people! We r blessed for how it started and where it’s going!” – Mike Tyson recently filmed promos for WWE, likely for WWE ’13, at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. – WWE posted an article about the fifteen most shocking outcomes in WWE history. Some of the incidentsRead More

Posted On June 2, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Weekly Rundown 05/27/12 – 06/02/12

Weekly Rundown 05/27/12 – 06/02/12 FCW 05/27/12 Jason Jordan, Mike Dalton, and CJ Parker take on Garett Dylan, Russev, and Jiro in a six man tag match. Parker gets a victory roll on Dylan for the three count. Leo Kruger goes one on one with Aiden English. Krugers gets the win using the sleeperhold. Kassius Ohno cuts a promo on Antonio Cesaro. He talks about being happy for Cesaro for all that he’s accomplished, but that he isn’t better than Ohno. Ohno says the only thing that will make himRead More

Posted On June 2, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Smackdown! Analysis 06/01/12

Sheamus opens Smackdown with a promo. David Otunga interrupts, followed by Alberto Del Rio. Otunga tells Del Rio that he can pick Sheamus’ opponent tonight. Del Rio picks Dolph Ziggler later in the show. Sheamus brogue kicks Otunga and knocks ADR out of the ring at the same time. ^It’s interesting to see Otunga take on a role similar to what Teddy Long used to do on Smackdown. I like how the guy is always acting tough and smart, but getting his ass kicked by the end of the show.Read More

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

Major WWE Survivor Series Change, Jericho Latest, WWE In Canada

- This year’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view will no longer take place at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The date for the event remains November 18th, however a new venue has yet to be announced. – Today’s suspension countdown tweet from Chris Jericho is as follows, “22, the avenue That’s the place where we all go You will find It’s warm inside…” 22 is also the amount of titles I’ve held in the WWE…” – The Score in Canada will air NXT on Fridays at 6 PM (ET)Read More

Posted On June 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: WWE’s Most Iconic Sound Bites

A special look at WWE’s most notorious and well-known quotes.Read More

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

Vince Russo Shoots, Bret Hart Update, R-Truth & Kofi Kingston

- Kayfabe Commentaries presents their first iPPV tonight with YouShoot Live featuring former WWE writer Vince Russo, at 8pm EST. Russo will be speaking in front of a live audience, and fans will have the opportunity to ask him questions. You can order the show by signing up to a free WWNLive.com account here. You can then order the event from there. – Bret Hart will appear this Saturday, June 2nd at Frank and Sons Collectibles in City of Industry, California from 1-3 pm. For more information, call (714) 496-4578.Read More

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

Latest Update On Randy Orton’s WWE Suspension; More Details

Here are the latest details on Randy Orton’s WWE Wellness Policy suspension: – At this time there is no word on when Randy Orton actually failed his wellness test. The word is that a few people high up in WWE knew about the situation days before it was announced on the WWE website. – The WWE writers didn’t learn of Randy Orton’s suspension until it was posted on WWE.com. – Following Chris Jericho’s suspension, WWE was looking to build a PPV match between Orton and Dolph Ziggler. – The feelingRead More