Posted On April 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: WWE Celebrates National High-Five Day

- In case you missed it, Thursday was National High Five Day. WWE posted the following video to celebrate:Read More

Posted On April 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mason Ryan Returns Home, WWE Attendance Numbers, More

- WWE star Mason Ryan returned home to Cardiff, Wales for the WWE live event on Wednesday. Ryan teamed with The Usos to defeat Drew McIntyre, Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins. Ryan, who is now sporting longer hair, received a big hometown pop before the match and after the win, he posed with the Welsh flag in the ring. – Here are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on April 11th in Moscow, Russia drew 6,500 fans * RAW on April 12th in Gdansk, Poland drew 7,000 fans *Read More

Posted On April 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Christian’s WWE Future, Three Stooges Knocks WWE, Curt Hawkins

- Here is a quote from Christian in the new WWE Magazine about his future with the company: “My work here isn’t done by any stretch of the imagination. Even though I’m a veteran, I still have a lot to strive for and a lot to work for. I haven’t gotten a lot of things, or done some of the things that I feel I need to do yet.” – Three Stooges actor Sean Hayes was on Conan this week and joked about hosting WWE RAW last week. He saidRead More
- WWE will announce today that Alberto Del Rio and his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez have officially been moved over to the SmackDown brand. Del Rio has earned a World Heavyweight Title shot against Sheamus and has been touring with the blue brand overseas for the past two weeks. – WWE ran a Twitter poll yesterday asking fans what is the better chant – YES or WHAT? Daniel Bryan’s “YES” chants won with 59% of the vote. – The WWE RAW live event set for May 24th in RioRead More

Posted On April 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR Blog: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena, FCW, Austin & More

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog. Ross talks about the Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion in Las Vegas and other topics: – Steve Austin received the group’s highest award named after the founder of the organization, Iron Mike Mazurki, a former wrestler and successful actor. I was fortunate enough to be asked by Steve to induct him. He had a great speech and offered sage advice to many of the young wrestlers who were in attendance. For more info on CAC visit their website atRead More
– Speaking to WWE Magazine, Kelly Kelly discussed her WWE rookie year in 2006 and recalled an angle where Sandman struck her on the head with a Singapore Cane. “I remember I took a hit one time from Sandman, and I don’t think a girl has ever taken that kind of shot before in WWE,” she says. “And, holy moly, I saw stars and I wanted to cry. He hit me right on top of the head. Mike Knox even hit his finisher on me. Come to think of it,Read More

Posted On April 20, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE SmackDown Match Preview, Update On Brodie Lee, More

– Brodie Lee, who recently signed a developmental contract with WWE, will report to Florida Championship Wrestling shortly. He concluded his independent wrestling commitments over the weekend. — WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase has changed his Twitter handle to twitter.com/MDMTedDiBiase. — Former WWE star Johnny Stamboli turns 35 years old today. — WWE.com is advertising a Six-Man Tag Team match for tonight’s episode of SmackDown on Syfy as World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Randy Orton and The Great Khali will join forces against Cody Rhodes, DanielRead More
– Sources within WWE confirm 2010 Miss USA and Tough Enough contestant Rima Fakih has not signed a contract with the organization. Fakih suggested last month during an interview with German celebrity gossip website Promiflash.de that she had signed a contract with WWE, stating, “You are the first to respond to me, but I can now tell you that I will definitely be part of WWE.” — WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Jim Cornette are now columnists for the United Kingdom based Fighting Spirit Magazine, whichRead More
I was approached with an opportunity to write for PWMania recently by Andy Steven. I accepted it as I feel when an opportunity presents itself, you jump on it. It gets me writing, and it allows me a forum to speak my mind on something I love, wrestling. I may not love it as much as I did when I was a child, but it holds a special place in my heart and always will. I’ve been writing for NoDQ for several months now and was given a chance forRead More
– Edge’s contract with WWE will expire on May 1, 2012, according to numerous organization sources. This would leave him able to appear for any professional wrestling organization. Though Edge’s in-ring career is over, the news is considering surprising considering that he headlined last month’s WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the organization has kept other major retired figures (such as Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin) under contract. — WWE.com has published an article revisiting CM Punk’s “dark past” entitled “Is karma chasing the WWE Champion?” WWE says: “WWERead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE To Give Lilian Garcia A Tripping Gimmick?, WWE Encyclopedia

– WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia has had a little trouble staying on her feet at recent live events, most recently during Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in London, England as she tripped over pyrotechnics equipment and stumbled to her knees while making her way ringside. New York Times Best Selling author Kevin Sullivan, who authored the WWE Encyclopedia, says he wouldn’t be surprised if WWE creative burdened the Decade Diva with a gimmick based on her follies after the organization quickly released footage of her tumble online. “I don’t know why,Read More
– Chris Jericho revealed during a red carpet interview last week at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards that his current WWE stint will conclude before SummerSlam due to a Fozzy related endeavors. He said the band plans to release new music by the end of August and they will be touring then. When asked whether WWE will be affected, Jericho replied, “Off one road and to another road.” — Monday’s Raw SuperShow segment where Daniel Bryan announced he was changing the name of his signature move the LeBell Lock toRead More
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Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with another edition of The Cahoon Run Down for my millions of fans across the universe! This week, I want to talk about something I mentioned last week in conjunction with The Three Stooges appearing on RAW… That is, the extremely, extremely strange concept that is the idea of fictional characters guest-hosting RAW. I’m not counting the “real” celebrities who guest host, and play a character of some sort. I’m talking specifically about the strangeness of something like Sheamus saying that Beaker from the MuppetsRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By Siddharth GroverIn Columns

A Fan’s Outlook: Random Thoughts On WWE And Impact Wrestling

We, as proud wrestling fans, have our opinions on most of the aspects of the wide world of professional wrestling. Many others have an opinion too, and this sums up for epic debates. While I take my mind off my regular studies and jump into the dynasty of wresting, I seem to enjoy every moment of my fantasy. I seem to enjoy the fact that hours feel like seconds, while I talk about wrestling. Everyday, after school, the only topic we discuss is wrestling. We have a lot of wrestlingRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New WWE Talent Confirmed, Darren Young, Torrie Wilson Update

- It was reported last month that WWE had signed 6 ft. 7 in. top independent wrestler Brodie Lee to a developmental deal. Lee confirmed the news this past weekend at a 2CW wrestling show in Rome, New York. Lee announced that he would be dropping the 2CW Heavyweight Title because he’s headed to Florida this week to begin working for WWE developmental. – WWE star Darren Young took to Twitter this morning and has harsh words for d-list celebrity Michael Lohan. He wrote: “This @MichaelJLohan is such a tool!Read More
- Fit Finlay has been in talks with WWE about returning but he’s currently working with Tajiri to help set up his new company over in Japan, as well as still working independent dates. No word yet where his talks with WWE stand but helping Tajiri is his main priority. Finlay is also still taking future independent dates so it appears a deal with WWE is not in place yet. – Tyler Reks, who was fired on NXT by William Regal, wrote the following on Twitter this morning: “Finishing outRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jericho Busted Open, Backstage Extreme Rules News, Terry Taylor

- Chris Jericho apparently had to get 3 staples in his head after Wednesday’s RAW live event in Milan, Italy. Jericho and WWE Champion CM Punk have been working No DQ matches overseas since Jericho joined the tour. He wrote: “Thanks to @cmpunk I now have 3 staples in the back of my head. Wait until tomorrow in Toulouse, France Punk. I will exact my revenge…” – As noted before, Kane vs. Randy Orton at WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view was originally scheduled to be a steel cage match. There likelyRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Miss USA-WWE Update, Lex Luger Autobiography, Submissions

- After her drunk driving trial last week, Miss USA Rima Fakih indicated that she was now working for WWE once again. It’s likely that she will be part of a WWE Network show when it launches or she may be introduced as a TV character. Fakih pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges. She will be sentenced on May 9th where she is expected to receive probation and serve it in the state of California, where she now lives. – John Hollis of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is working with wrestlingRead More
- A press release was issued yesterday for the new reality show The Hero that will feature Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The show will rely heavily on social media. The press release touted Rock’s social media influence and says that he averages 28,000 new followers/fans per day on Twitter and Facebook. They also noted that The Rock has an unprecedented 11% retweet factor. Rock said the following about the new show: “The Hero will bridge the digital and physical world on the small screen in an unmatched fashion, enabling fansRead More