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Posted On May 9, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Studios Only Makes A Profit From Three Movies

WWE SEC filing has revealed the production costs for each of the WWE Studios movie that the company has released so far. Licensed films: * See No Evil from May 2006 which cost $10.4 million * The Marine in October 2006 cost $20.2 million * The Condemned in May 2007 cost $17.5 million * Behind Enemy Lines 3 in January 2009 cost $2.5 million * 12 Rounds in March 2009 cost $19.7 million * The Marine 2 in December 2009 cost $2.3 million Self-distributed films: * Legendary in September 2010Read More
– At Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, Virginia, WWE had arena security confiscate signs referencing The Bella Twins at the door. The twin duo parted ways with the company last week. — The New York Daily News has published an article on Stacy Keibler partying with fellow former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez at the Perrier-Jouet Champagne-hosted Met gala after-party at Crown in New York City on Monday night. — WWE will hold a SmackDown live event at El Paso County ColiseumRead More

Posted On May 9, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Details On WWE’s New Viral Campaign, Miss USA Sentenced

– Former Miss USA and WWE Tough Enough contestant Rima Fakih has been sentenced to probation and community service stemming from her drunk driving arrest back in December 2011. At a hearing on Wednesday in Highland Park, Michigan, Judge William McConico put gave her six months’ probation, ordered 20 hours of community service and said she must pay $600 in fines. Fakih also must attend an alcohol safety class. She pleaded no contest last month to driving while visibly impaired. Despite denying that she had been drinking, a half-empty bottleRead More

Posted On May 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Heyman & Lesnar’s Storyline, Heyman-Punk

We reported yesterday that Paul Heyman is with WWE through August’s SummerSlam pay-per-view and will be representing Brock Lesnar. Heyman is being used as WWE has Lesnar signed for a limited number of dates. One idea discussed was to have Lesnar “sue” WWE for breach of contract and money owed, playing off the actual legal battle the two sides had years ago. This angle would include all sorts of viral campaigns, something Heyman is experienced with, that would help get it over as a legitimate issue between WWE and Lesnar.Read More

Posted On May 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Triple H’s Mayweather Appearance, Heyman

- There was a ton of discussion within WWE about Triple H accompanying Floyd Mayweather to the ring last weekend in Las Vegas. Most of the talk came from the fact that CM Punk wasn’t allowed to accompany UFC fighter Chael Sonnen to the octagon a few months ago in Chicago. As previously reported, part of the reason why Punk wasn’t allowed to appear at the UFC show was because WWE felt nobody would acknowledge Punk as a cornerman and it would hurt Punk’s perceived star power. Triple H accompaniedRead More
CM Punk threw out the first pitch and also sang in the 7th inning stretch at the Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves MLB game Tuesday night. As previously reported, WWE cameras were following him around which will most likely be for the forthcoming Punk DVD or one of WWE’s YouTube shows. Lita, Colt Cabana and Cliff Compton were all at the game with Punk. Embedded in the video below, CM Punk fulfills a life-long dream by singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley Field during the seventh inningRead More

Posted On May 9, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Raw Analysis 05/07/12

John Laurinaitis opens the show and talks about his match with John Cena at Over the Limit. He says the board of directors will not reprimand him because they understand that he needs to be tough sometimes in his position. JL puts himself over for being the Hulk Hogan or Steve Austin of Japan when he was wrestling there. CM Punk interrupts him. Punk makes fun of Laurinaitis and says he went to Japan because he was a joke. JL books Punk in a match with Lord Tensai tonight. ^JLRead More
Sheamus surprised kids at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Roanoke, VA Tuesday as part of WWE’s anti-bullying campaign. His appearance is embedded in the video below:Read More

Posted On May 9, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: FCW Recap And Thoughts 05/06/12

Jason Jordan and Mike Dalton team up in our opening match to take on former Florida Heavyweight Champion Leo Kruger and Brad Maddox. Maddox uses some sort of jumping swinging pull down facebuster(apparently called the Deal Breaker) on Jason Jordan to get the three count win for him and Kruger. ^Looks like we found out what Leo Kruger is going to do now that his title run is over. Jordan and Dalton both looked good in this match; I’m starting to like their potential as a tag team together. MaddoxRead More

Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Warrior Talks About His WWE Release In 1992 & Says Vince Lied

During a recent interview with Mister Saint Laurent of MLW.com, the Ultimate Warrior talks about Vince McMahon firing him and British Bulldog back in 1992 during the federal steroid investigation. Vince McMahon claimed that Warrior and Davey Boy Smith were released for failing WWE drug tests, but Warrior says that is a complete lie. “Vince was feeling the heat from the federal investigation in what ultimately became an indictment over the steroid thing,” said Warrior. “It’s another one of those instances where he did what he had to do toRead More

Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Major Change Made To Future WWE Raw Tapings

WWE is changing the start time of their Monday night tapings. Beginning July 2nd, many of the Monday tapings will start 90 minutes before the live Raw broadcast. Currently, the tapings begin 30 or 45 minutes before Raw. No word yet on why WWE is extending the Monday tapings. (Thanks to Devin Cutting)Read More

Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Paul Heyman’s WWE Return; His Deal & More

- As seen on last night’s RAW Supershow from Greensboro, Paul Heyman made his return to WWE as Brock Lesnar’s legal representative in the storylines. Heyman announced that Lesnar had quit WWE and that the company owes him millions of dollars. Lesnar is still under contract to WWE, for those wondering. Heyman is also working under a deal with WWE. Plans are in place to have Heyman in the company through August. A Lesnar vs. Triple H grudge match is expected for SummerSlam where Heyman will be featured with Lesnar.Read More
- WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper wrote the following on Twitter about never needing a title to get over: “(1) Last time I was on Smackdown,WWE said Piper never was the WWE champ.I asked why do U keep playing that card. Cause thats all they have.” “(2) Truth.Roddy Piper never need a belt to get over. It’s business.I have a They Live belt. Nobody has that! I was the 1st!The Rock’s great.” – Former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard wrote the following yesterday about WWE’s use of Twitter: “LOL it’sRead More

Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mason Ryan’s New Character, Raw Trends, Tweet WWE’s Board

- As noted before, Mason Ryan worked as Dolph Ziggler’s bodyguard over the weekend at WWE live events. Apparently WWE were just testing Ryan out in the new role and no decision has been made on what he will be doing on WWE television. Ryan appeared backstage on RAW last night, he was walking to Abraham Washington, Rosa Mendes, Epico and Primo as they watched Kofi Kingston vs. Ziggler on a monitor. – Some of the WWE terms trending worldwide on Twitter last night during RAW were Lord Tensai, PaulRead More

Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WWE Wrestler Announces Birth Of His Son

Congratulations to former WWE star, Zach Gowen, best known as the one-legged wrestler who wrestled in WWE in 2003 to 2004. He announced via Twitter that he’s become a father. Gowen tweeted: “My son Nolan Matthew Gowen was born at 8:54 and he’s perfect. Mom and baby are in great health. God is good.”Read More

Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Playing Up Brock Lesnar Quitting, Heyman Speaks Backstage

Paul Heyman made his return to WWE for the first time since late 2006 on this week’s edition of WWE Raw. He appeared as Brock Lesnar’s “legal representative” and read a statement from Lesnar, which said that Lesnar was quitting the company and was “never coming back.” Playing up to the storyline, the WWE website has already moved Brock Lesnar’s profile to the Alumni section of the site. The WWE website has also uploaded a backstage video of Paul Heyman talking about Brock Lesnar, saying he is owed “millions,” youRead More

Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Details On Paul Heyman’s WWE Return, Brock Lesnar Update

As previously reported, Paul Heyman returned to WWE for the first time since late 2006. He appeared on this week’s Raw as Brock Lesnar’s “legal representative.” Heyman cut a promo taking shots at today’s WWE for being so “image conscious,” and then read a statement from Lesnar, stating that he had quit the company and was “never coming back.” This is all part of a new storyline for Lesnar. Heyman’s involvement with the company will become valuable as a mouthpiece for Lesnar, limiting the amount of acting that Lesnar isRead More
CM Punk apologized Monday evening on Twitter for telling a WWE fan who disagreed with his views on gay marriage to kill himself. Expressing his disapproval with Amendment 1 Monday morning on Twitter, Punk wrote a message in support of gay marriage being legalized in the state of North Carolina. Amendment 1 is a controversial topic in North Carolina, as it will define marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman, and would ban any other type of “domestic legal union” such as civil unions andRead More

Posted On May 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Paul Heyman Returns To WWE On Raw; Brock Lesnar Quits?

- Paul Heyman made his return to WWE on this week’s edition of WWE Raw. It was announced that Lesnar was invited to RAW tonight but declined the offer. Instead, he sent his legal representation. Lesnar’s music hits and out comes Paul Heyman. Heyman introduces himself and says he is here to represent Brock Lesnar. Heyman puts over Lesnar and says he has been put down by the WWE audience since day one. WWE says that same thing goes for management. Heyman goes on and says Lesnar feels betrayed byRead More