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

NXT Stars Want Tag-Title, Cena-Lesnar Poll, Linda McMahon Debate

- Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon will participate in the first 90-minute Republican Senate debate for the state of Connecticut tonight in Norwich. The debate will stream live at 7pm EST on norwichbulletin.com. – WWE stars Titus O’Neil and Darren Young say they are headed to SmackDown and are looking to become the new WWE Tag Team Champions. They wrote on Twitter: Young: “The #realdeal @TitusNXT & #nodaysoff @darrenyoungwwe WILL change the face of @WWE & the question is who gon stop us HUH? #ImpactPlayers” Titus: “Me& @DarrenYoungWWE put theRead More

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

WWE Announces First 2012 Quarter Results Report

WWE® TO REPORT 2012 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS STAMFORD, CT., April 18, 2012 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its 2012 first quarter results on May 3, 2012, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman and CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and senior management will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results. All interested parties are welcome to listen to a live webcast that will be hosted through the Company’s website at corporate.wwe.com. Participants can access the conference call by dialing 855-993-1400Read More
SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia has had a little trouble keeping her balance at recent WWE shows, most recently during Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at The O2 Arena in London, England. On this occasion, Garcia tripped over pyrotechnics equipment and stumbled to her knees while making her way ringside. WWE immediately released footage of her mishap, which features a soundtrack of Michael Cole and Booker T providing the “play-by-play.” In an exclusive WWE.com interview, Garcia addressed her recent off-kilter moments. “Well you know, we’re in London and they say London BridgeRead More

Posted On April 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mick Foley Blogs On Dean Ambrose; Hints At One More Match

- The feud between Mick Foley and Dean Ambrose continues online but according to Foley, it’s over. Foley has written a new blog about Ambrose on his official website. Here’s part of what he wrote: “Let me state for the record that I have only spoken to FCW prospect Dean Ambrose on three different occasions. Following his match on a WWE house show on Long Island, I went out of my way to tell him I had enjoyed his match. The skills and unique qualities qualities he posseses might veryRead More

Posted On April 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Daniel Bryan Comments On “YES” Chants, WWE Diva Tryouts, Ryder

- WWE’s website has a new article up looking at the popularity of Daniel Bryan’s “YES!” chants. They re-posted Steve Austin’s Twitter comments from a few weeks back where he endorsed the chants. Bryan had this to say about Austin’s comments: “I think [Austin] was probably just placating fans. There’s a percentage of the WWE Universe that likes things they’re not supposed to like, and they’re responsible for the ‘YES!’ chants. When I first started doing it, the only thing I thought was that this is going to annoy theRead More
- Fans in attendance at Tuesday’s SmackDown tapings in London, England report that WWE crew members were trying to get fans to stop chanting “YES!” – As recent as last week, WWE officials were reportedly considering David Otunga for a run with the United States Title. The plan was to take the belt off Santino Marella after WrestleMania 28 and some within the company are surprised that he hasn’t lost it yet. Partial source: F4Wonline.comRead More

Posted On April 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bella Twins Update, Ted DiBiase Foundation, The Rock & More

- PWInsider reported last week that The Bella Twins were being brought to Europe for this week’s RAW but would not be used on this week’s live events. We noted that they appeared in a WWE.com segment on Monday to set up a Beth Phoenix vs. Nikki Bella Divas Title match. The Twins are indeed working live events on the current tour as they defeated the team of Phoenix and Eve Torres at Tuesday’s show in Rome, Italy. – WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase, who is still injured, wrote a newRead More

Posted On April 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

US Marine Challenges John Cena, Regal Leaves WWE Tour, More

- The April 14th episode of WWE’s AM RAW scored a 0.42 cable rating with 463,000 viewers. – WWE returns to the Wembley Arena in London, England on November 4th, 2012 at 5 PM. – William Regal wrote the following on Twitter about leaving the current WWE overseas tour: “I’m sorry but I won’t be on the rest of the tour as I have some family business to take care of.Thanks to everyone who came.” – US Marine Corps Sgt. Enrique Trevino has challenged John Cena to a push-up fundraiserRead More

Posted On April 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Debut At SmackDown Tapings, Helms Not A Fan Of CM Drunk, More

– WWE.com takes a look back at the 10 best rookie years in WWE and WCW history. Brock Lesnar is ranked number one on this list, beating out Goldberg, Kurt Angle and The Undertaker, among others. — Former WWE talent Shane “Hurricane” Helms is not a fan of WWE’s “CM Drunk” storyline. He wrote during Monday’s Raw SuperShow where Chris Jericho claimed CM Punk was spotted drinking alcohol before defending his title against Mark Henry: “I like both Punk and Jericho but I could care less about this “straight edgeRead More
SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia has had a little trouble staying on her feet at recent WWE shows, most recently during Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at The O2 Arena in London, England. On this occasion, Garcia tripped over pyrotechnics equipment and fell to her knees while making her way to the ring for the taping. WWE released footage of her misfortune within hours, which features audio of commentator Michael Cole howling in laughter. To see the video, click here. Garcia is finding humor in her latest accident. She posted a linkRead More
Speaking to Not In Hall of Fame, Marty Jannetty addresses WWE’s decision to only assist former contracted talent who partook in recreational drug use with rehabilitation assistance and not those with degenerative injuries caused by their time wrestling for the organization. “I think so,” he says in response to whether WWE should offer rehabilitation assistance to wrestlers suffering physical pain. “It is really hard for me to say, because I am not the person in charge of something like that. But I think that if someone is working for aRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Lesnar Wearing Sponsors In WWE, WWE Signs A New Diva?, More

- WWE will be holding a Raw & Smackdown Supershow at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas on Sunday, July 1st, 2012. Bell time is 5 PM. – As seen on Brock Lesnar’s new WWE ring gear, Lesnar is being allowed to wear clothing that has his sponsors on them. Lesnar’s team must have negotiated a very unique deal as he is the first person in WWE history to be under WWE contract and have that right. – Sources report that WWE has offered women’s wrestler Rachelle St. ClairRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Beth Confronts Bella Twins, Cena Update From Raw, Lesnar

- WWE’s website posted a video of John Cena being treated by WWE doctors after the green mist spray from Lord Tensai on RAW last night. The video shows Cena getting his face cleaned off and being helped to the back by officials. As noted earlier, the crowd sang “goodbye” to Cena as he left. – WWE officials were very happy with the Brock Lesnar video interview that aired on RAW last night. The video was taped last week. – As noted before, The Bella Twins were backstage at RAWRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Lesnar-Raw Intro, McMahon In Game Informer, CM Punk’s Pub

- A photo of Vince McMahon is featured in the new issue of Game Informer. Vince is shown with one of the writers and is labeled as a “wrestling star.” – Tickets for WWE’s RAW tour of Brazil are still available. Tickets for the May 20th Over the Limit pay-per-view in Raleigh, North Carolina are also now on sale. – Brock Lesnar has been added to the RAW Supershow opening video, as seen last night. – Mary sent word that the bar CM Punk walked into on RAW from LondonRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bella Twins At Raw, Evan Bourne Update, Nash Comments On Punk

- Kevin Nash gave props to WWE Champion CM Punk after watching last night’s RAW Supershow: “just got done with Raw.Punk needs to keep the belt at least till next May” A fan replied that WWE would never have anyone hold the WWE Title for that long. Nash replied: “what is old is now new. let him have that love affair with the fans make them pat to see him get beat make it epic. Make a heel” – Evan Bourne is still on crutches after breaking his foot severalRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Touts Moscow Debut, Bryan Re-names His Finisher, Finlay

- WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper turns 58 years old today. – Finlay will debut for Ring of Honor vs. ROH TV Champion Roderick Strong at the Border Wars event in Toronto on May 12th. Other matches announced include Rhino vs. Eddie Edwards, Lance Storm vs. Mike Bennett and The Briscoes vs. Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin. – As seen on last night’s RAW Supershow, Daniel Bryan has re-named his LaBell Lock submission move. The new name is the YES! Lock. – WWE issued a press release on MondayRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

MVP Clarifies WWE Return Comment, More Stars Using DDP Yoga

- As noted earlier, MVP seemed to be closing the door on a WWE return on his Twitter. When asked, “When will we hear this from you: I’MMM COMMINNNNN (to wwe),” MVP replied, “Never again.” MVP later clarified the tweet, saying that he was referring to using the theme song again, and not a WWE return. “I was actually referring to using that theme song he mentioned,” wrote MVP. “I’ve never said I’d ‘never return’ to the WWE. Thanks.” – Add WWE Superstars Primo and Titus O’Neil to the listRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Drafting changes to WWE’s rosters

Once again, it’s time for me to bring you my views from across the pond. I posted a TNA preview column at the weekend, where I got 3 from 7. Pretty bad predictions from me. I’ve not seen the show yet, but I’ll get round to it at some point this week. I’ve spent most of the weekend writing articles at www.bleacherreport.com. I wanted to say thanks to everyone who reads my columns wherever I post them. I ended up getting nearly 12,000 views on my articles there in theRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Raw Analysis 04/16/12

We open Raw with a no DQ, no countout WWE Title match with CM Punk defending against Mark Henry. Punk wins the match via the three count after using a steel chair drop from the top rope with the chair in place of his elbow. ^This wasn’t incredible, but it was pretty good and definitely an entertaining match. Henry dominated Punk all over ringside and looked to have a major upper hand when he threw Punk into the ringside barrier. The character of Punk looked angry and frustrated throughout theRead More