- A lot of the WWE talents are “walking on eggshells” for fear of getting in trouble when trying to be creative. The Chris Jericho incident in Brazil last week has caused paranoia among some of the talents. The feeling is that Jericho, someone who returned on his own and doesn’t have to be there, was suspended for just doing his job. As noted before, the reaction among the locker room was that the whole incident in Brazil was blown out of proportion. – Daniel Bryan earned a future WWERead More

Posted On May 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE ’13 Video Game Box Art Cover Revealed On WWE RAW

The official box art cover for WWE’s upcoming video game “WWE ’13” was revealed on this week’s edition of WWE RAW. The WWE ’13 video game cover features WWE Champion CM Punk. The cover also features the “WWE Attitude” logo, meaning there will be some type of “Attitude Era” mode featured in the video game. WWE 13 is scheduled for release on October 30, 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Wii and the Xbox 360. This will be the sequel to WWE ’12, WWE’s second game in the series and theRead More
This Friday, June 1, Kayfabe Commentaries will present their first-ever iPPV hosting YouShoot Live with former WWE, WCW and TNA Creative Head Writer Vince Russo from the Legends of the Ring convention in Monroe, NJ. You can order the event by signing up for a free WWNLive.com account, where you can then order the event. Kayfabe announced: “The “YouShoot” DVD series has been a magnet for the lighning rods of the business to answer fan submitted questions and videos, and generally sound off about all things in the wrestling worldRead More

Posted On May 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Possible WWE RAW & No Way Out *Spoiler*, Meet CM Punk, More

- Tonight’s WWE RAW from the New Orleans Arena will also most likely feature where Randy Orton and Kane’s involvement for WWE’s No Way Out PPV is heading, according to the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer. – WWE Extreme Rules 2012 PPV on DVD featuring Brock Lesnar’s first WWE match in 8 years in an Extreme Rules match against John Cena, is scheduled for release this Tuesday. Amazon.com are currently offering a 40% discount on the DVD, pricing it at only $11.99 and eligible for free Super Saver Shipping. You canRead More
– WWE developmental wrestler Richie Steamboat is advertised for Saturday’s SmackDown live event at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. The son of WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat will be facing Drew McIntyre. Promoting the show via interview, Natalya says she has made a name for herself in WWE through hard work and dedication rather than her ties to the legendary Hart family. “I love the fact that I’m making history, but my family didn’t make me who I am today,” she says. “What I doRead More

Posted On May 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Chris Jericho Begins Suspension Countdown, HBK At NBA Playoffs

- Suspended WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, has decided to make his WWE suspension interesting by doing a countdown on his Twitter page. Jericho, who was suspended on May 24, tweeted Sunday: “27-My Dads number when he played in the NHL. Also my ranking in the top 50 WCW superstars of all time. Also today’s date.” Jericho tweeted Monday: “Day 26 is an R&B group formed by P-Diddy in 2007. I was also 26 years old when I won the WCW Cruiserweight Championship for the first time.” – This past SundayRead More
Internal reaction to the Chris Jericho flag incident last week among the WWE talents was they were more shocked and upset than anything else. While it was a big deal online, behind the scene it was not. The feeling was that Jericho was just doing his job but WWE had to suspend him because he violated the local laws in Brazil and because the incident could be used against the company in the future. On Twitter Jericho still insists that he is done with this run in WWE, suspension orRead More
People who work in the WWE offices report that Brian Wittenstein was very open about his knowledge of TNA while working for WWE. Someone in WWE finally realized that Wittenstein could be hurting them with what he was doing and he was fired, according to PWInsider. Wittenstein didn’t even make it out of his probationary period as he was fired before 90 days were up. Wittenstein worked in the New York independent scene before getting a job with TNA and later WWE. People in both companies say that he talkedRead More
- Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow will take place from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. Advertised for tonight’s show is Big Show and John Laurinaitis vs. John Cena in a Handicap Match and CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Title, which will both most likely be dark match main events. Triple H and Brock Lesnar are not advertised for tonight’s show. – Mick Foley worked Sunday night’s WWE SmackDown live event in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was the special enforcer as WWE United States Champion SantinoRead More
- Brock Lesnar and UFC President Dana White met Saturday night in Las Vegas. At this moment in time, the only details we have on how the meeting went is that it did not go well, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer. We don’t have any further details at the moment. If Lesnar appearing at Saturday’s UFC 146 event gets mentioned on Monday’s RAW, there is a strong possibility its for a WWE storyline. It’s anyone’s guess at this stage what game is being played, apart from thereRead More
- Reader Alex Catto sent word that WWE are advertising two matches for RAW in Australia in August: * John Cena vs Big Show w/John Lauranitis * CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan in a submission match for the WWE Title. – We recently put a bunch of rare WWE merchandise items up on eBay for auction, starting at extremely low prices. Merchandise includes WWE T-Shirts, WWE Title Belts, WWE Baseball Caps, WWE Bags, WWE Action Figures and WWE Comics, featuring John Cena, Steve Austin, WWE Legends and more. You canRead More

Posted On May 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk & Roddy Piper Slams WWE Top 25 Talkers List – Details

CM Punk and Roddy Piper both commented on Piper being left off the top spot of WWE’s “Top 25 Masters of the Mic” list on WWE.com. Piper posted: I don’t know if this is true. Told the WWE put out a book of greatest mic men. Told I was not no.1. Lost the last piece of respect & cred. LOL..Before this petty who is best goes to far, cause I love them all. Imagine if the WWE would let Rock, Austin,Piper, Cena do a Pit! Magic. Simple. All there interviewsRead More
Vince Russo had an interview with Inside The Ropes in which he discussed his long career in wrestling, including his runs for WWF, WCW and TNA. Here are highlights: On how he got his start in WWF: “I was doing a wrestling radio show in Long Island, New York which I was Funding with my own money. I started running out of money. I wrote a letter to Linda McMahon, knowing if I wrote to Vince he probably wouldn’t answer it. I wrote a letter to Linda McMahon introducing myself,Read More

Posted On May 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Brock Lesnar Considering Switch Back To UFC; Details

As previously reported, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was in attendance on Saturday night’s UFC 146 main event, watching UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos defeat Frank Mir to retain his Championship. During the UFC 146 post-fight PPV press conference, UFC President Dana White was asked about Lesnar’s appearance and revealed Lesnar is considering a return to MMA. White was asked whether Lesnar’s appearance tonight meant anything, where White confirmed there was, replying only by saying, “maybe” with a smile. He was also asked if Lesnar will be returningRead More
- The South Wales Evening Post has an article up stating that Welsh wrestler Stevie Starr has been offered a WWE development contract and will be moving to Florida, pending his medical physicals. – Chris Jericho summed up his week On Twitter Saturday morning. Jericho said, “The last five days have been like a really bad video game – “Worst Business Trip Ever!” by Activision” – WWE’s upcoming No Way Out pay-per-view will be called “No Escape” in Germany next month because Germany already ran a “No Way Out” pay-per-viewRead More
TNA’s lawsuit against WWE has been picked up by The Associated Press. They note that former TNA and WWE employee Brian Wittenstein had signed a non-disclosure agreement when he left TNA and agreed he would not pass on confidential information. PWInsider reports that nobody within TNA wants to talk about the lawsuit, in private or on the record. The lawsuit claims that former TNA employee Wittenstein leaked information to WWE, including terms of TNA wrestler contracts. WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt told the AP that WWE did not try to lureRead More
- The wrestlers who Ryback squashed on Friday night’s WWE SmackDown were former NWA Smoky Mountain Empire Champion “The Real Deal” Chase Owens and former ROH star Ricky Reyes. – WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross had high praise for Daniel Bryan on Twitter. He wrote: “Arguably, @WWEDanielBryan is the most compelling wrestler in WWE today. No one in WWE wrestles more completely/skilled. Just my opinion.” – Vickie Guerrero is off the road because she’s sick with the stomach flu. She wrote on Twitter: “Hey everyone, sorry I havent respondedRead More

Posted On May 26, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Weekly Rundown 05/20/12 – 05/26/12

Weekly Rundown 05/20/12 05/26/12 FCW Sunday 05/20/12 Corey Graves and Jake Carter defeated Ascension and retained the Florida Tag Team Titles. Raquel Diaz accepts a challenge to face Paige for her FCW Divas Title next week. Seth Rollins defeated Big E Langston in a non-title match. Antonio Cesaro cuts a promo on Kassius Ohno and says he will always be better than his former partner. Richie Steamboat and Brad Maddox wrestled to a draw after fifteen minutes. Each man scored one pinfall and Richie retained the F15 Championship. Bo RotundoRead More
- Chris Jericho’s close friend, Lance Storm, gave his thoughts on Jericho’s suspension on Twitter Friday, writing, “Thoughts on @IAmJericho He didn’t do anything that hasn’t been done a million times in wrestling. Wrong place & times change.” – Shawn Michaels also commented on Jericho’s suspension, writing on Twitter, “I’ll stand behind @IAmJericho any day of the week & twice on Sunday…what’s the big ‘E’ stand for in WWE anyway!!”Read More