Posted On May 5, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Smackdown! Analysis 05/04/12

Sheamus comes out to open Smackdown. He talks about Daniel Bryan wanting to fight him tonight and how he said “yes” to his challenge. He leads the crowd into a yes chant. Daniel Bryan comes out for their one on one, non title match. Ricardo Rodriguez hits a flying crossbody on Sheamus to cause the DQ and then Del Rio leads him in an attack by using the cross armbreaker. Bryan then puts Sheamus in a yes-lock to further inflict injury. Sheamus is shown in the trainer’s room being checkedRead More
Mick Foley recently spoke with CBS Cleveland reporter Chris Van Vliet on several topics discussing WWE and his comedy tour, which brought him to Cleveland for a show this weekend. Foley said he was in a room full of people reacting in a way he’d never seen before during John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules and the match should have been stopped early to create an ending not usually seen in WWE. He said Triple H vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania 28 was “special, unique feeling,” and alsoRead More
WWE’s website has a new storyline article updating the status of Triple H, stating that he “will require surgery” following Brock Lesnar’s attack on his left arm Monday on Raw. “Following Brock Lesnar’s vicious application of the Kimura Lock on Triple H’s left arm Monday night on Raw SuperShow, the WWE COO will require surgery, WWE.com has learned.” They added, “WWE medical officials were initially optimistic that the fracture in Triple H’s left arm could be treated non-invasively, but further examination revealed that the break, in addition to severe ligamentRead More

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

Rosa Mendes Tweets On Signing With Abraham Washington

Rosa Mendes revealed on Twitter last night that she, Primo and Epico, have signed on to be represented by Abraham Washington’s “All World” talent agency. @LaRosaMendes We are officially signed with AW!!!!! Now we will get the respect we deserve and win back the tag team titles!!!!! @LaRosaMendes http://t.co/7s6nAvaM: Primo, Epico & Rosa Mendes sign with A.W.’s “All World” talent agency http://t.co/wZRImeOB via @wwe @LaRosaMendes Signing with AW= $$$$$ love it!!! http://t.co/IAp6mbkT “AW” has been shown pursuing the former tag team champions, playing up the fact that the group areRead More
– Sheamus will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio on May 20 at Over the Limit. The Mexican grappler’s victory over Sheamus on the April 6 SmackDown guaranteed him a future World Heavyweight Championship Match. Other matches scheduled for the event include John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis and WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan. — WWE referee Chad Patton turns 36 years old today. — Today marks the ten year anniversary of “WWE.” On May 5, 2002, Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment organization launched a “Get TheRead More
– Marcus “Buff” Bagwell is at home recovering after being involved in a serious car accident last week while traveling near his hometown of Marietta, Georgia. Former WCW colleague Marc Mero wrote Friday on Facebook, “A Miracle! My friend and Pro wrestler Marcus “Buff” Bagwell is home and recovering from a near life ending accident. I can’t thank you enough for your prayers. I believe God has a greater purpose for his life. We are texting each other as he can’t talk right now due to his injuries. His wifeRead More

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

Details On WWE WrestleMania 28 DVD & Blu-ray; Tuesday Release

WWE will release “WWE: WrestleMania XXVIII” on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, May 8. Amazon are currently offering a 43% discount on the DVD, saving $14.96 and eligible for free Super Saver Shipping. You can order and view the DVD/Blu-ray box cover art by clicking here. Below are full details for the DVD and Blu-ray: ONCE IN A LIFETIME: The two biggest Superstars of their generation, The Rock and John Cena, collide in the most anticipated match in WWE history, an epic confrontation that will define the legacies of theseRead More

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

JR Blog: Brock Lesnar, Michael Cole’s Commentary, Tag Teams

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog update, which you can read in its entirety over at JRsBarBQcom. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote about: Michael Cole’s Commentary: “I’ve been impressed with Michael Cole’s more balanced commentary recently. He’s the new voice of WWE w/o question. Our handshake at WM28 ended any personal issues that I may have had with him. End of story.” WWE’s Tag Team Division: “I see WWE tag team wrestling taking positive steps forward in 2012. Go ahead, roll yourRead More
– John Cena participated in filming this week for Fred 3: Fred Goes To Camp, which is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in late 2012. He reprises the role of the title character’s father. (source: PWInsider.com) — With The Bellas Twins no longer in WWE, WWE.com looks to a new set of celebrity siblings to fill the void in this article. WWE writes, “Step inside and discover our dream list of 10 twins we’d like to watch compete in the squared circle.” – A fraudulent Twitter account for Lord Tensai’sRead More
- WWE developmental talent DT Porter, who is currently out of action with a knee injury, posted the following message on his Facebook account: “Guys, I don’t know how much longer I can handle this. Every day is a constant struggle to keep my sanity. I love wrestling and it’s all I ever wanted to do. Already going crazy since I’ve been for like ten months now, but it gets worse. Every day a trainer goes out of his way to rib or disrespect me in front of the boysRead More

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

Vince McMahon Wants Backstage Changes; Furious At WWE.com

- Vince McMahon has been furious with the WWE.com staff and there’s a feeling that heads may roll soon. During the WrestleMania 29 hype several weeks back, Vince met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and there was nobody from the website present to photograph, film or cover the event. – Speaking of Vince, he now wants more rehearsals at WWE events and wants the writers and producers to communicate more. There were a lot of fingers being pointed at the problems at Extreme Rules including John Cena’s promo andRead More
- Former WWE Tough Enough contestant Ryan “Skidmarks” Howe is now engaged to Jesse Belle Smothers, the daughter of former WCW, WWE and ECW wrestler Tracy Smothers. – Mick Foley wrote the following about his next childrens book that comes out later this year and features The Miz, CM Punk and John Cena, among others: “I just finished the new revision of my upcoming @WWE holiday tale “A Most Mizerable Christmas” – I think everyone, even @MikeTheMiz will love it.” – Jim Ross indicated on Twitter that the WWE ’13Read More
- WWE referee Scott Armstrong turns 53 years old today while WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji turns 77. – WWE Superstar Mason Ryan was added as a last-minute addition to tonight’s FCW live event in Eustis, Florida at the Eustis Armory. A meet & greet will take place at 6:30pm and Ryan will be wrestling later on. – There is a lot of talk about WWE releases coming shortly. Usually by this time of the year there are releases so many of WWE’s low and midcard talents are holdingRead More
- Domestic violence charges against Scott Hall have been dropped after he allegedly choked his girlfriend while intoxicated last month. Hall will not face any jail time. Hall’s told TMZ.com that charges were “dismissed and/or rejected by the prosecutor due to insufficient evidence.” After originally telling police that Hall had been drinking for days and tried pulling her out of her car by her throat, she later changed her story and said Hall never got violent with her and they have a happy, healthy relationship. – SmackDown star Christian hasRead More

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

PPV Buyrate Data For Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber, WM28

As part of WWE’s First Quarter 2012 earnings report announced on Thrusday, the company released pay-per-view buyrate information for this year’s Royal Rumble and Elimination chamber events. The Royal Rumble drew 443,000 buys, down from 446,000 buys in 2011, and 462,000 buys in 2010. Elimination Chamber did 178,000 buys, down from 199,000 buys in 2011 and 285,000 buys in 2010. Even though the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber both did fewer buys in 2012 than they did in 2011, revenue was essentially the same due to more viewers ordering theRead More
Eric Bischoff has finally responded to Scott Steiner’s numerous messages on Twitter over the past month blasting him and TNA Wrestling. After “Big Poppa Pump” wrote Thursday afternoon on the social networking website, “At Shoney’s to Go Grand Opening in Buford….awesome food,” the TNA Wrestling executive responded, “50+ year old man pitching greasy fried chicken in Buford and wrestling indys in front of 250 fans…bitter?” Bischoff feels it’s ironic that Steiner complains about young talent not rising in TNA Wrestling while simultaneously ripping his 28-year-old wrestler son Garrett: “Its hardRead More
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Posted On May 3, 2012By Geddy CahoonIn Columns

The Cahoon Run Down: WWE vs. The WWE Universe

Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with another edition of The Cahoon Run Down. This week, I want to talk about something that I’ve been bringing up for a while now: Daniel Bryan. However, instead of essentially restating “Daniel Bryan rules and I am gay for him” for the 6000th time, one of my faithful readers suggested that I write a Column about WWE’s aversion to pushing superstars that are not “Home grown.” In other words, they don’t want the fans to like the people that they don’t tell them toRead More
– After tying a 52-week low on Wednesday with $7.77 per share, WWE’s stock price saw a significant gain Thursday with the release of the organization’s 2012 First Quarter 2012 Earnings Results. The stock price increased to $8.78 per share, up $0.94 from Thursday’s closing price of $7.84 per share. — George “The Animal” Steele, Lex Luger, Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner and Tito Santana have been announced to appear at Frank & Son Collectible Show 19649 San Jose Ave. City of Industry, California on June 23. Details are available here.Read More
– For the first-time ever, WWE.com has added a wrestler who never competed for WWE to their Alumni Section—Sting: “Sting’s charismatic personality and colorful face pant made him one of the WCW’s most popular wrestlers and the most recognizable face of the organization. For the first-time ever on WWE.com, check out Sting’s profile, photos and videos, the latest addition to the Alumni section!” The website adds: “Remembered for his colorful charisma and struggle with The nWo, Sting has become synonymous with the Atlanta-based organization. Although he has never competed inRead More