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Posted On April 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Indy Worker Talks On WWE Network Cruiserweight Show

Independent wrestler Steven Walters was recently interviewed by Fight Club Chicago and said he has been in talks with WWE about appearing on the Cruiserweights show that will appear on the WWE Network. Walters, who has appeared on WWE television a few times as an extra, corroborates online reports that the WWE Network will be launching around November. To listen to the full interview, including his close friendship with Hall of Famer Edge, check out Sportstownchicago.com/fightclub. Here are highlights of what what he said about: Being Contacted by WWE: “I’veRead More

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

WWE Network Update, Falls Count Anywhere DVD, Bellas, More

- Former WWE star Bobby Lashley noted on Twitter that he met with Bellator MMA VP of Talent Relations Sam Caplan this week and teased that he may be joining the promotion. – The Bella Twins continue to work RAW live events overseas, picking up wins over Eve Torres and Divas Champion Beth Phoenix. Before this week, the Twins weren’t scheduled to work live events on the current tour. – The tagline for WWE’s Falls Count Anywhere Matches DVD and Blu-ray that comes out on June 26th is, “The GreatestRead More

Posted On March 31, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Launching Two New TV Programs, New Network Shows

WWE officials held a state of the business meeting this week in Miami, Florida and it was disclosed to Variety that the organization has plans to launch a one-hour weekly television show on a yet to be announced United States television station. WWE will also produce an hour-long Spanish-language program. Details on both shows were not issued. Additional news from the meeting are as follows:   * WWE announced the following series for the forthcoming WWE Network: WWE Divas Tour Bus, WrestleMania Rewind, The Monday Night War: Raw vs NitroRead More

Posted On March 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Network Launch, WWE Planning Divas Reality TV Show

- WWE Chief Marketing Executive Michelle Wilson is denying that the company ever had a target launch date for the new WWE Network, despite promotional material used by WWE in late 2011 and other media reports over the past few months. Wilson says they are close to securing a distribution deal.   Wilson called the WWE Network a game-changer and says they hope to reach 50 million homes. WWE has currently hired 30 people for the Network and hopes to fill 120 jobs.   To go along with the LegendsRead More

Posted On March 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update On WWE Network, WWE Returning To New York

- WWE returns to the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on May 23rd, 2012 at 7:30 PM.   - WWE Chief Marketing Officer Michelle Wilson spoke to Newstimes.com this week about the WWE Network and says they are close to securing a deal with a distributor.   “There will be a WWE network in some shape or form. We are in late-stage negotiations with distributors,” she said. “Getting a distribution agreement for a cable network is not easy.”Read More

Posted On March 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Details On Randy Orton Starring In WWE’s The Marine 3: Homefront

- Variety reports that Randy Orton will star in WWE Studios’ The Marine: Homefront. No word when the movie will be released but production begins on June 11th in Vancouver. The movie will be distributed by Fox straight-to-DVD and will eventually air on the WWE Network.   WWE will have an exhibit up at WrestleMania Axxess this week where fans can read part of the script of The Marine 3.   The movie will be directed by Scott Wiper, who directed WWE’s The Condemned with Steve Austin. In The MarineRead More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE CFO Provides Update On The WWE Network, New Big Stars

- WWE CFO George Barrios spoke at the annual ROTH OC Growth Stock Conference in California earlier this week. Barrior spoke about the WWE Network and said that the company is in intense negotiations with cable companies. Barrios talked about WWE being close to having a plan to distribute the content and how they feel this is still the best option to monetize more of their content. WWE plans to spend $35-$45 million more on the WWE Network in 2012. Barrios was asked why WWE hasn’t made new big SuperstarsRead More

Posted On February 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Network Update, New Cruiserweight Show, After SD Tapings

- The latest word internally on the planned WWE Network is that it will launch in November during sweeps. No official launch date has been set, but the compant definitely wants it to air before the end of the year. – November is also when WWE plans to debut a new show featuring only Crusierweight wrestlers. Talents who had been in touch with WWE about working the show were told that plans to sign anyone were pushed to the fall. WWE is looking for wrestlers in the 200 lb range.Read More

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

WWE Network Developing New Show Featuring Cruiserweights

One of the new shows being developed for the upcoming WWE Network will exclusively feature Cruiserweight wrestlers, according to a report by pwinsider.com. WWE has been scouring the independent scene looking for talents weighting around 200 pounds that will be featured on the new show. We reported several weeks ago that WWE held a pilot TV taping at Florida’s Sunlife University back in December for an undisclosed project. WWE reportedly love the feel of the building and is looking to film the new cruiserweight show there. As of this week,Read More

Posted On January 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Randy Orton Buries WWE Talent, HTM Denies Legends House

- The February 2012 issue of WWE Magazine features an interview with Randy Orton and put himself over at the expense of the WWE locker room. Orton, whose WWE contract reportedly runs through 2019, says winning championships is inevitable for him, due to the lack of depth on the WWE roster. Orton said: “I’ve got many years left on my contract. I’m not going anywhere. In terms of titles, championships runs and winning Rumbles, that’s inevitable. That’s going to come. I’ll win that championship fifteen more times!” “There’s not manyRead More

Posted On January 25, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Roddy Piper Threatens Physical Harm Against McMahon & HTM

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper posted a series of messages on Twitter Wednesday threatening physical harm against Vince McMahon and The Honky Tonk Man should he see them at WWE Legends’ House, a reality show premiering in 2012 on the WWE Network that will put eight to ten ‘Legends’ under one roof. The WWE Hall of Famer says he’ll give himself one day before he strangles the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all-time with a phone cord and that he may get “angel wings” for killing McMahon. “LEDGENS HOUSE! WHY ME! I’MRead More

Posted On January 25, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Randy Orton Knocks WWE’s Lack Of Depth, HTM Disputes Rumor

– The official Twitter feed of The Honky Tonk Man has once again disputed online rumors that the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all-time will take part in the WWE Network reality series WWE Legends’ House. “Are you going into the WWE legends house” No, haven’t been contacted,” the HTM Team wrote. “Piper started the rumour about HTM in the legends house. No beef with Piper.” — The February 2012 issue of WWE Magazine features an interview with Randy Orton and he is asked what he feels he still hasRead More

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

New WWE Network Promo, Fink & DiBiase Celebrate, & More

- WWE Hall of Fame ring announcer Howard Finkel announced that yesterday marked 35 yaers since becoming a ring announcer. Congratulations to the Fink, who, for our money, is the best ring announcer of all time. – The Memorial Day edition of WWE RAW Supershow (5/28) will take place at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. (Thanks to Devin Cutting) – WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase turns 58 years old today (Wednesday). – WWE has released a new promo video hyping the upcomingRead More

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

JR Blog: Bourne’s Suspension, Foley’s Return, Legends House

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety over at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote about: Whether Mick Foley Can Wrestle: “Absolutely. However, I don’t think that Mick will return as a full-time or likely not even a part time wrestler. If we saw Mrs. Foley’s baby boy once or twice a year in his wrestling gear, I’d suggest that would be enough. There are so many positive things that Mick can do for WWE other thanRead More
– Former WWE talent Harry Smith became the first Resistance Pro Heavyweight Champion Friday night in Chicago, Illinois. He defeated The Almighty Sheik and Kevin Steen in a three-way match. Resistance Pro was formed last year by Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan. — Evan Bourne appears at Best Buy 7017 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri on Jan. 28 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Call 314-487-4999 for more information. — Stephanie McMahon, who WWE is attempting to push to the media as a major corporate executive, is briefly profiled in SportsBusinessRead More

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

Major Concern In WWE Over The Launch Of WWE Network

With the scheduled launch date for the WWE Network less than 3 months away, there is a great deal of concern in WWE as to whether the company will be ready in time. Getting clearances from cable and satellite providers is the number one issue, as well as whether they can line up sufficient quality programming. Many are fearing the Network will be perceived as a flop right out of the gate. There are plans mapped out for the first day of programming to focus on WrestleMania, but there isRead More
– Shawn Michaels shots multiple interviews for upcoming WWE Network programming Monday. He tweeted, “WWE Network crew is here setting up. Multiple interviews apparently for various programming. Do I have to pay to get the channel? :-)” He wrote four hours later, “Holy cow that was a long interview!!” — Millennium Wrestling Federation’s show on March 24, 2012 in Melrose, Massachusetts at Memorial Hall is billed as the farewell show in the area with Paul Bearer and John Cena, Sr. advertised. — WWEShop.com is accepting pre-orders for a T-Shirt madeRead More

Posted On December 20, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Shawn Michaels Speaks On Filming For New WWE Network

The following is a new tweet from the official Twitter page of WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels: WWE Network crew is here setting up. Multiple interviews apparently for various programming. Do I have to pay to get the channel? :-) Follow more HBK tweets on Twitter @ShawnMichaels_.Read More

Posted On December 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Time Remembers Randy Savage, Update On Classics On Demand

– Regarding WWE discontinuing Classics on Demand in order to bolster the strength of the WWE Network when it debuts in April, although subscribers to the video on demand service are receiving postcards informing them that the service will be discontinued on January 1, 2012, some cable operators are telling customers asking about its status that it will not be discontinued until March 31, 2012. — WWE will hold a Raw live event at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. —Read More