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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
British news outlet The Mirror has published an article on WWE Champion CM Punk’s “chilling response” to a British fan who disagreed with his views on gay marriage on Monday. 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. A Twitter user hailing from Walsall disagreed, writing to the WWE Superstar, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.” Punk posted the message and then wroteRead More
Husky Harris debuted the Cape Fear-inspired character in WWE developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling in March. He debuted the character before the WWE audience at Raw live events over the weekend. Here are photos of his new look:Read More
- Former Nexus member Husky Harris appeared under the name Bray Wyatt in a pre-Raw dark match. He defeated former NXT Season 2 peer Alex Riley. Harris debuted the Cape Fear-inspired character in WWE developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling in March. He debuted the character before the WWE audience at Raw live events over the weekend. – Two matches were taped Monday night in Greensboro, North Carolina for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars: * Santino Marella and Zack Ryder vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks * Tyson Kidd vs.Read More

Posted On May 7, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

Dave Scott: Wherefore Art Thou Tag Teams?

Hello there guys and gals of the wrestling world, Dave Scott calling in for some usual Monday night blabbering. This week on Raw we got a close to pretty much every single story in the wrestling world which felt kind of strange to me as usually not all of the rivalries end so abruptly at one time however I’m not here to talk about that. What I’m here to talk about is the state of the tag team division as it is. I’m not going to rant on for toRead More
On the night following Survivor Series, vignettes began to air weekly on Monday Night Raw that featured a symbolic boy in a school, who was later joined by a girl that was claiming it was going to be the end of the world as we knew it. After weeks of anticipation, viewers had high hopes for the eventual blow-off as well the very likely WWE return of Chris Jericho. Sure enough, Jericho made his electric comeback on the premiere edition of Raw in 2012, parading around the ring before leavingRead More
Ezekiel Jackson, who prides himself in being “The Personification of Domination,” has struggled mightily since dropping the WWE Intercontinental Championship to Cody Rhodes in August. Once a protected figure in WWE’s midcard scene, the Guyanese grappler has been relegated to WWE Superstars and non-televised bouts since dropping the strap—the majority of which he has lost. After being left off SmackDown again last week, the WWE Superstar posted a candid YouTube video acknowledging his recent struggles. However, he vows to turn things around with a “new and improved Ezekiel Jackson.” “SoRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

Wrestling Genius: Rebranding Gone Wild

The WWE and the conundrum of rebranding wrestlers in 2012: Recently the WWE has decided to bring back A-train Albert as Lord Tensai and Nexus injury castoff Skip Sheffield as Goldberg knockoff Ryback. Now rebranding wrestlers is as old as pro wrestling, however in the modern era it is much more difficult. Fans of old would just accept character changes no questions asked. It was common for one guy to have three or four names/gimmicks until one stuck or they gave up on him. Today’s wrestling fans are savvy andRead More
– Today would have been Owen Hart’s forty-seventh birthday. He died on May 23, 1999 when an equipment malfunction occurred during his entrance from the rafters of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri at the World Wrestling Federation’s Over the Edge pay-per-view event. Two WWE Superstars with ties to the late wrestler are remembering him on his birthday. Natalya wrote on Twitter, “Remembering Owen Hart today on his 47th birthday. We are all just waiting today for some crazy prank from Heaven:) (Photo) Tyson Kidd added, “I watched@BretHart vs @ShawnMichaelsRead More
– From Miss Elizabeth to Sensational Sherri, WWE.com pays tribute to the trailblazing ladies of the 1980s who proved that WWE wasn’t always a man’s world. (Full Story) — WWE will hold a Supershow on July 8, 2012 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Bell time is 3:00 p.m. — Hornswoggle is promoting WWE’s anti-bullying campaign today in Greensboro, North Carolina. He tweeted, “Headed to a Greensboro Be A Star Rally. I always look forward to these as they hit close to home with meRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More On Triple H With Criss Angel In Las Vegas, Warrior Latest

- As noted before, Triple H appeared with Criss Angel in Las Vegas over the weekend. Angel announced that Triple H recorded an exclusive interview with him that will air on CrissAngel.com beginning May 19th. Triple H discusses Brock Lesnar and other topics in the interview. Regarding the internet controversy of Triple H appearing un-injured in Vegas this weekend, Angel posted a tweet that said Triple H had the arm brace on both days he was with him. There’s speculation that Angel may be working with WWE for the SummerSlamRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Dolph Ziggler Gets A Bodyguard, Hornswoggle Update, Cena

- Dolph Ziggler debuted his new bodyguard at this weekend’s RAW live events – Mason Ryan. Ziggler cut a promo at Sunday’s RAW live event in Chattanooga and declared himself the future of WWE. Ziggler said in order to be the future, he needs someone to watch his back. Ziggler introduced Ryan and said from now on, Ryan will watch his back as he goes to the top of WWE. Ziggler went on to lose to John Cena, who was still selling his arm injury from Brock Lesnar. Ryan endedRead More
- WWE’s website spoke with MMA expert Rener Gracie about how Brock Lesnar’s Kimura Lock works. Gracie cited a Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fight where Mir broke Nog’s arm with the hold. Gracie said: “It goes to show how serious the move is. Even though you might feel the pain and you might not want to tap, you have to. Because if you don’t, you’re going to pay for it. We always say at the Gracie Academy, recovery time from that lock is six days if you tap,Read More

Posted On May 7, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time With Liam: So Cena/Lesnar……..Yeah

Sunday is upon once more which means it’s time for another riveting edition of Tea Time with Liam. As always I come to you from the tiny Island know as the United Kingdom. Nothing really else much to say. Lets get into the column. I was originally planning on writing this column before Raw took place last week. I wanted to share thoughts about the outcome of the Cena/Lesnar match from Extreme Rules. As I sat down to write. I started to thing that maybe it was the best toRead More
– After the official WWE website transferred Dustin “Goldust” Runnels’ profile from the Raw Superstars section to the Alumni section on Friday, PWInsider.com confirmed that he was released from his contract with the organization last week. An undisclosed incident at the April 24 SmackDown taping in Grand Rapids, Michigan led to his contract being terminated. He had been working behind the scenes since suffering a shoulder injury in December 2010. — F4WOnline.com reports Robert Zimmerman, WWE’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, Media Relations, and Public Affairs, has left theRead More
Throughout his career, CM Punk has consistently used the gimmick of being “Straight Edge,” a lifestyle he repeatedly claims to follow in his actual day-to-day life. In the latest issue of Power Slam, magazine editor Findlay Martin responds to a reader’s query as to whether Punk’s “Straight Edge” gimmick is just that, a ‘fictitious’ gimmick. “That’s a vicious rumour, as far as we know,” Martin responds. “We have spoken to many people over the last eight years who have been to bars and nightclubs with Punk and/or traveled with himRead More
In the video we posted earlier this week, speaking to Emmy nominated entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet of WOIO in Cleveland, Ohio, Mick Foley was asked why he left TNA Wrestling last year. “In my three years with Total Nonstop Action, I think exactly one person said, ‘Hey, you’re that guy from TNA.’ I’m a WWE guy. I went away from home for a while. There was no question. I was never one of those guys who said I’m never going back. I enjoyed my time away, but it’s stillRead More

Posted On May 5, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Lilian Garcia & The Miz Speak Out Against Bullying

Lilian Garcia and The Miz, who have both felt the brunt of bullying, spoke out on the subject in an interview with Jim Varsallone of The Miami Herald after appearing at be a STAR anti-bullying rally at John F. Kennedy Middle School. During his climb toward the top of WWE’s upper echelon, The Miz was dumped on by his peers in the locker room. Many of “the boys” did not want him in the company due to his notoriety as a reality television star and tried to bully him outRead More
– A rumor surfaced days ago on Twitter that Dustin “Goldust” Runnels, who has been working behind the scenes for WWE, has been released from his contract with the sports entertainment organization. He also began promoting a new Twitter account last week, @DRHODES_SAYS. Adding further suspicion to his status with the company, WWE.com transferred his profile from the Raw Superstars section to the Alumni section on Friday. The organization has not issued an announcement concerning Runnels being released. — Tag team matches are highlighted on this week’s episode of WWERead More