WWE News Tag

rock-punk
- It’s been a week since CM Punk turned heel on The Rock and there’s been no reply from The Rock. Rock has tweeted and posted on Facebook since then but has not addressed the WWE Champion. Jim Ross tweeted the following about the situation: “@CMPunk has questions to answer on Raw according to some. I’m not 1 of them. Is Punk a villain? I think not. @TheRock isn’t complaining.” – Batista is giving fans an opportunity to come train with him at his gym in Tampa, Florida as heRead More
cm-punk
In his first match since flooring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with a clothesline and subsequent Go to Sleep on Raw 1,000, CM Punk appeared a babyface at Saturday’s SmackDown live event at Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. He retained the WWE Championship in a Triple Threat Match against Daniel Bryan and Kane. Attendees largely ignored his apparent heel turn on Monday as he was loudly cheered throughout the match. Chris Jericho rekindled his partnership with Christian as the duo took on Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler. ZigglerRead More
Kevin Nash
Kevin Nash appears in the trailer for The Newest Pledge, a Lionsgate production slated for release on August 28, 2012. In the film, “a hard partying fraternity decides to pledge a baby that they find on their doorstep the morning after their most decadent party of the semester.” Jason Mewes, Mindy Sterling and Andy Milonakis also star. The film has a second wrestling connection as famous bodybuilder Mike O’Hearn, who has rejected multiple contract offers from top wrestling organizations, appears as a cop. He signed a contract with the WorldRead More
johnny-gargano
Johnny Gargano was rumored to be headed up to WWE after his contract with DGUSA expires this week. However, at last night’s Dragon Gate iPPV Johnny Gargano announced that he will be staying with the company after all. After defeating Akira Tozawa to defend the Open the Freedom Gate Title at Dragon Gate USA’s Untouchable 2012 iPPV, Gargano addressed the crowd and revealed he was offered a new contract by Dragon Gate USA and that he has signed the contract. He spoke on how important independent wrestling is to himRead More
charlie-sheen
Charlie Sheen spoke with IGN about his role at the 1000th Raw, and clarified meeting Daniel Bryan at SummeSlam. Here is an excerpt from the interview. “Well, the numbers worked for us. Because I cancelled Twitter, I had to do that as a backup plan. It was fun. It was the deepest into that world I’d ever gone. And I guess the guy who was egging me on is a real problem. And he and I will solve that later. Print that. Sheen then added, “It was a promotional toolRead More
the-great-khali
ABC News features a new article providing more details on The Great Khali’s surgery which he underwent on Wednesday to have a tumor removed. The article mentions the potential risks of Khali’s acromegaly, and WWE‘s wellness policy. Khali is recovering well, and is expected to be released from the Universary of Pittsburgh Medical Center hopefully by Monday. The ABC article also mentions WWE could potentially be in legal trouble for failing to address conditions such as acromegaly in its performers (as performers such as Andre The Giant have reaped size-relatedRead More
jim-ross
- WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with his latest blog, here are the highlights: WWE NXT: NXT is an exciting new brand for WWE. The evolution of NXT is just getting started but the future is bright from my perspective. The TV shows are improving each taping session and will continue to do so if we all do our respective jobs. Working on WWE NXT: My work in talent development is enjoyable albeit challenging and it allows me to contribute to the future growth of WWE whichRead More
kharma
- Kharma confirmed on Twitter this week that she was indeed released from WWE. A fan asked if it was true that Kharma was “granted” her release from WWE. Kharma replied: “yes, I was. It doesn’t mean I’ll never be back.” – Regarding Alex Riley’s status with WWE, it’s said that he lost his push that was in the works because of a backstage incident with John Cena. PWInsider.com reports word going around is that a while back, Riley was backstage with John Cena and Cena was ribbing him inRead More
wwe-network
- It looks like WWE won’t be launching their Network until 2013 sometime. The latest launch date that we heard before now was November but sources close to the situation expect it to be pushed back several more months. It’s possible WWE may tie the launch in with the WrestleMania 29 festivities. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer was interviewed by a newspaper in Stamford this week about the Network. Meltzer says the paper was under the impression that the Network won’t launch until next year. They didn’t know for sureRead More
randy-orton
- Randy Orton is scheduled to return to WWE TV next week during RAW from Cincinnati, OH. Orton is also scheduled for the SmackDown tapings in Indianapolis, IN. Despite his recent suspension and reported heat with WWE management, he is expected to be pushed upon returning because of WWE’s depth issues with the roster. – WWE continues to advertise Kelly Kelly for upcoming live events and RAW tapings, even in new advertisements that were issued this week. PWMania.com noted before that Kelly was brought to RAW 1000 but not used.Read More
jbl
- JBL posted a lengthy Facebook blog about his experience at RAW 1000. JBL also defended Steve Austin for not appearing because of his recent knee surgery. JBL noted that he passed up a speaking engagement at Beyond Sport in London to appear at RAW 1000. Regarding his future with WWE, he expects to appear on WWE TV eventually but doesn’t think that he will wrestle again. He wrote: “I figure I will do something on WWE TV, but have no idea what. I don’t think I will ever wrestleRead More
christian
- WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz will make his first defense on Friday’s SmackDown against the former champion Christian. The Miz wrote on Twitter: “Peeps only have themselves to blame for @Christian4Peeps’s loss. His peeps voted for him to defend his title on #Raw1000 #ThanksPeeps” – Natalya wrestled Divas Champion Layla at Tuesday’s WWE Superstars taping in Kansas City. Natalya wore an Owen Hart pin to pay tribute to him. Owen passed away at the 1999 WWE Over the Edge event from Kansas City. – Shawn Michaels was asked hisRead More
triple-h
- Triple H’s latest off-camera segment came at Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Kansas City, MO. Triple H appeared after a Damien Sandow match and joked about their RAW 1000 segment together with DX. Triple H ended up hitting him with a Pedigree before leaving. – The dark main event after Tuesday’s SmackDown tapings saw Sheamus defeat Alberto Del Rio. John Laurinaitis came out with a steel chair and while Ricardo Rodriguez jumped on Sheamus’ back, Laurinaitis hit him with the chair. Sheamus fought back to clear the ring andRead More
heath-slater
- JBL wrote the following on Twitter about Heath Slater and their RAW 1000 angle: “Many thanks to @HeathSlaterOMRB a good talented young man who took a heck of a bump for me last night on @wwe Raw 1000. Much appreciated!” – Former WWE announcer Sean Mooney is on Twitter at @SeanMooneyKVOA. He wrote the following about his RAW 1000 appearance: “Sean Mooney…Who? Great time on Raw last night. Awesome to see so many friends again.” – Today, WWE Diva Beth Phoenix will be appearing at the Charleston Town CenterRead More
booker-t
- The WWE website features a preview of WWE Magazine’s new interview with Booker T, which is in stores now. Here are the highlights: You’re an announcer, occasional in-ring competitor and mentor to the next generation of Superstars. How difficult is it to juggle all of these responsibilities? It’s not very difficult at all if you’ve got love for the business and love for the youth. My whole thing is about giving back. It’s about keeping the business going and helping the young guys, like Cody Rhodes and Dolph ZigglerRead More
smackdown

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

*Spoilers* WWE SmackDown Taping Results For 7/27

WWE taped this week’s edition of Smackdown Tuesday from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Thanks to Cam and Jenn Naylor, Brendon B and Chris W. and Wrestling Inc for results. Below are full results: Dark Matches: * The Usos defeated Hunico and Camacho. * Heath Slater vs. Zack Ryder is up next. Ryder gets a monster pop from the crowd. Ryder hits the Broski Boot and the Rough Ryder for the win WWE SmackDown: SmackDown is getting setup. Booker T comes out to a nice pop while MichaelRead More
steve-austin
- The biggest surprise backstage at RAW 1000 last night was Steve Austin not appearing on TV. Austin was rumored to be in St. Louis yesterday but wasn’t. There have been no tweets from Austin either. F4Wonline.com reports that Austin is in California working on the movie Grown Ups 2 and he wasn’t a big enough star to where he could just take a day away from filming to appear on RAW. – Kelly Kelly was apparently backstage at RAW last night but not used. – As seen on theRead More
bryan-aj
- Original plans for the Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee wedding on RAW 1000 had the ceremonies being a big scene with Superstars and Divas appearing as wedding guests. Things at RAW 1000 may have been scaled down due to time constraints. – Tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings take place from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Confirmed for tonight is a match to crown a new #1 contender for Sheamus. No word yet on what will take place but a tournament is rumored. Triple H and John Laurinaitis areRead More
pac
- As PWMania.com previously reported, international wrestling star Pac is expected to sign with WWE soon. Dragon Gate held a big emotional farewell ceremony for him in Japan this past weekend. Pac has been looking for a place in Tampa, Florida so he can relocate for WWE developmental. – Tommy Dreamer has announced that WWE Hall of Famer Edge, who did not appear on RAW 1000, will be appearing at the debut House of Hardcore event on October 6th in Poughkeepsie, New York. Other names announced for Dreamer’s debut eventRead More