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

WWE Tag Champion Upset With Lack Of Presence At WrestleMania

WWE Tag Team Champion Epico posted a series of messages on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon complaining about his group being left off the WrestleMania XXVIII pay-per-view event and subsequent television events.   “Can you believe this @LaRosaMendes? Every single WWE title was on The Wrestlemania PPV. But the WWE tag champs get the Pre-show. I thought this was WRESTLEmania…. Not CONCERTmania… Who did Flo-rida and that MGK beat??? I guess they beat the tag champs. Not only the tag champs get left out of wrestlemania… We weren’t even onRead More

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

WWE Legend “Chief” Jay Strongbow Passes Away

The following is a new tweet from the official Twitter page of WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross:   “Sad to hear of the passing this morning of WWE HOF’er Chief Jay Strongbow, a beloved member of WWE family. RIP Chief.”   Follow more JR tweets on Twitter online @JRsBBQ.Read More
Shocking photos surfaced late last year of WWE executive Stephanie McMahon appearing in tremendous physical shape, which she credited to her extreme desire to defeat her battle with the bulge following the birth of her three children. Dave Palumbo, who assisted Stephanie in achieving her weight loss goal, spoke to husband Triple H last week in an interview for RXMuscle.com to ask him how she’s doing with that. The WWE Superstar admits she’s having trouble maintaining her desired physique.   “She’s looking forward to doing that although I think it’sRead More

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

Backstage News On Brock Lesnar, CM Punk & Miss USA

- PWInsider reports that Brock Lesnar was not at WrestleMania, the WWE hotel or any WWE related events in Miami over the weekend. WWE tried hard to keep the deal a huge secret.   -  CM Punk was scheduled to retain the WWE Title at WrestleMania 28 from day 1 of the Chris Jericho feud being planned. There were never plans for Jericho to win the WWE Title in Miami.   - As noted before, WWE Tough Enough contestant and former Miss USA Rima Fakih said in Miami that sheRead More

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

Chris Masters Addresses Triple H’s Weight Loss Jab, Addiction

In May 2006, Chris Masters’ booming career with WWE at the time would come to a screeching halt when he was sent to a drug rehabilitation center due to his addiction with painkillers. Speaking to Power Slam, the former WWE Superstar addresses the matter.   “It was a developing thing that kind of escalated in 2006 and became a problem. You know, I had to go away for a couple months to rehab after the company became aware of my problem. It took a while to get over that. IRead More

Posted On April 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Specials

Former Women’s Champion Reveals Her WWE Royalty Check

Former Women’s Champion Debra “Madusa” Miceli posted a photo of one of her WWE royalty checks on Facebook last night. She since deleted the post but the photo remains. The photo shows that WWE recently paid Madusa $305,563.46 in royalties. It provides an interesting look at how WWE pays past performers.   The check is legit but people are wondering if she was really paid $305,000 or if that’s how much the DVD’s listed made. Madusa’s comments on her Facebook indicate that she received that much money from WWE. SheRead More

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

WWE Posts Feature On Brock Lesnar & John Cena

WWE’s website posted an article last night looking at why Brock Lesnar has returned. They wrote the following about Lesnar and John Cena:   “What kind of message is Brock trying to send Cena – and the entire WWE Universe – by punishing the Cenation leader? We can only speculate at this point, but there’s no denying these two have a heated and tumultuous history. In early 2003, when Cena was first trying to climb the Superstar ranks, he sought Lesnar’s WWE Championship and even mocked his finishing maneuver –Read More

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

Backstage News On Brock Lesnar’s New Deal With WWE

- Multiple sources report that Brock Lesnar has signed a one-year deal with WWE that will see him work through WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey next year.   Lesnar has signed on for a minimum of two appearances per month over the next year plus additional appearances during the build to WrestleMania 29. The belief is that Lesnar will make around 30-35 appearances over the next year but WWE likely has the ability to negotiate additional appearances, if he’s willing to make them.   As seen on RAW, The RockRead More

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

Randy Orton Pulled From The Marine 3 Due To Past Controversy

WWE has pulled Randy Orton from starring in The Marine 3: Homefront after several real Marines complained because Randy deserted them when he was in the United States Marine Corps before signing with WWE.   A WWE representative told TMZ.com that they demonstrated poor judgment in signing Orton for the movie.   WWE’s rep told TMZ:   “Despite Randy’s popularity, the fact that he was dishonorably discharged from the USMC made it inappropriate for him to be cast in this film.”   Cpl. Mike Vinn, who was in a unitRead More

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

WWE Posts Feature On Lord Tensai, Torrie Wilson Update

- WWE acknowledged that Lord Tensai is a former WWE Superstar who went to Japan but did not specifically call him the former A-Train on RAW last night. WWE posted an article on their website last night and mentioned that Tensai is the former A-Train:   “He calls himself Lord Tensai, but it turns out the mysterious Superstar who stormed onto Raw SuperShow and defeated Alex Riley this past Monday has a storied history in sports-entertainment, including WWE. When he arrived on Raw, Tensai did not speak and dressed inRead More
John Cena called The Rock out to the ring at the conclusion of Monday’s Raw SuperShow, but was instead greeted with a brutal F5 courtesy of Brock Lesnar. WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross went on Twitter to address the recently-retired mixed martial artist’s shocking return to sports entertainment.   “Why’s Brock Lesnar back? I’d suggest 2 earn BIG money. He’s done w/ UFC & still young. He’s a complex, supreme athlete. Interesting times,” he wrote.   Ross continued, “I don’t know of Lesnar’s contractual matters w/ WWE. None ofRead More
- Several terms including #HereComesThePain, F5 and Brock Lesnar were trending worldwide on Twitter tonight after the former WWE Champion made his return and attacked John Cena.   WWE’s Twitter account actually posted a photo of Lesnar and said he just walked into the building at just a few minutes after 11pm EST.   - WWE’s website confirmed that Justin Gabriel injured himself at WrestleMania 28 and will be out for several weeks with torn ligaments and stressed muscles in the elbow. Gabriel told the website:   “I tried aRead More

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

Breaking News: Brock Lesnar Returns To WWE

Former WWE and UFC Champion Brock Lesnar made his return to WWE on tonight’s RAW Supershow from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.   Lesnar made his WWE return and interrupted John Cena’s request to speak to the Rock.   During Cena’s promo, the crowd had chanted for Lesnar twice.   Lesnar came down to the ring, confronted John Cena and gave him the F5 to end Raw.Read More

Posted On April 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Matt Bloom Returns To WWE As Lord Tensai On Raw

Matt Bloom returned to WWE on this week’s Raw Supershow as Lord Tensai. He was accompanied to the ring by Sakamoto. Michael Cole acknowledged Tensai as a former WWE star that went to Japan and found success and has returned.   Sakamoto, who has been training in Florida Championship Wrestling, was signed to a WWE developmental contract late last year. He is a student of former WWE star Taka Michinoku.   In his debut, Tensai squashed Alex Riley.   Tensai’s former WWE gimmicks included A-Train and Albert. He worked inRead More
– Former WWE Superstar Billy Gunn was backstage at WrestleMania XXVIII as he posted a photo online of himself with the WWE Superstar most often compared to him, Dolph Ziggler.   Gunn is very high on the “Show Off.” He said of the Raw wrestler last November in an interview: “I think he’s got great potential, and I think he’s one of there best talents WWE has. A little bit longer and he will be a big star, I think he is extremely talented.”   – Low Ki, formerly knownRead More

Posted On April 2, 2012By Steven PachecoIn Columns

One Count Kickout – Miami Heat

Follow The One Count Kickout on Twitter @OneCountKickoutLike the One Count Kickout on Facebook Wrestlemania is almost impossible to put into words.  There is so much to take in.  The spectacle, the matches, the crowd, the atmosphere.  Ultimately, it is WWE hitting the reset button and initiating a new year of programming.   Wrestlemania 27 was not nearly as good as it was made out to be.  There were a lot of fans feeling let down after last years event.  It all felt so half-assed, thrown together and poorly executedRead More

Posted On April 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Spotlights Hulk Hogan; Classics On Demand Programming

WWE Classics On Demand places the spotlight on Hulk Hogan throughout the month of April as he is this month’s featured WWE Hall of Famer. WWE has released the following video preview of their Hall of Fame piece on The Hulkster.     Hogan matches being shown include battles with Tony Atlas (WWF Championship Wrestling – February 3, 1981), Randy “Macho Man” Savage (Boston Garden – June 27, 1986), “Big Bad” Bobby Duncam (AWA All Star Wrestling – January 17, 1982) and Kamala (WCW Main Event – August 6, 1995).Read More

Posted On April 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Flair Back To TNA, FCW Teases Major Updates, WWE ’12 News

- WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will not be appearing on tonight’s RAW Supershow from Miami and instead will be working TNA’s Impact Wrestling tapings in Orlando.   - THQ will be releasing a “WrestleMania Edition” of WWE ’12 in Europe this coming May. The game will feature the Superstars that were available for download once the game was originally released.   - As we noted weeks back, Triple H has promised a major announcement regarding WWE developmental. FCW President Steve Keirn wrote the following on Twitter today: “MajorRead More
- Actor Keith David was the one doing the voiceover that opened WrestleMania 28 last night.   - Andy sent the following: I attended WrestleMania last night, I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere but WWE where selling FM radios that clipped onto your ear and you could hear the commentary from Cole, Lawler and JR through the matches. It was amazing and really added to the quality of the show, these radios where 15 dollars at the merchandise stand.   - The dancers that performed with Brodus Clay at WrestleManiaRead More