- AW says he is the one to take us back to the WWE Attitude Era. He wrote the following in response to fans criticizing his open mic work on RAW: “If you’re annoyed by me on the mic it’s not me u hate it’s ur own lack of internal fortitude you despise. #StopHatingO’s. I’m not politically correct. If u get offended deal with it. #AttitudeEra is my motto. I grew up on it, I live it!!! #F*ckFearDrinkBeer!! If anybody’s gonna take us back to the #AttitudeEra it’s me. DoubtRead More
– A fan sent a tweet to The Ultimate Warrior stating that “everyone thinks” he will at the 1,000th episode of RAW this Monday night. Warrior replied, “I’ve never done what everyone else thinks. Never. Not once.” – Speaking of the Warrior, he posted the following video on his YouTube channel stating that the doors to Warrior University are open (warning: contains strong language):Read More

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

Jim Ross Confirms He Will Be Making A WWE RAW 1000 Appearance

Jim Ross revealed earlier today on The Ref 1400 AM radio show in Norman, OK., that he would be appearing at next week’s Raw 1000th episode in St. Louis. Jim Ross also mentioned on the radio show that he has no idea on what his role would be. Ross posted the following on Twitter moments ago: “Proud 2 say I’m STILL a fan of RAW & am excited 2 be in St Louis this Monday for ‪#RAW1000‬. Will I be a part of the broadcast? Tune in & see.”Read More

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

Goldberg On Fake RAW 1000 Promo (Video), Rey Mysterio, Tout

- The WWE website posted a list of Rey Mysterio’s ten best matches. His match with Chris Jericho at The Bash in 2009 topped the list, followed by his match with Eddie Guerrero at WrestleMania 21, his triple threat title match against Kurt Angle and Randy Orton at WrestleMania 22, his bout with Shawn Michaels on RAW in 2005 and his clash with Chavo Guerrero at No Mercy in 2006 – William Regal has joined Tout, you can check out his first post at this link. – Matt Hardy hasRead More
- Roddy Piper is today’s “Superstar Spotlight” on the home page of WWE.com. – WWE is featuring a backstage interview with Rikishi and The Usos after Rikishi’s appearance on RAW this week. Rikishi spoke about the upcoming 1,000th episode of Raw and the importance of Monday’s appearance. “I miss the WWE Universe and the fans out there, but most of all, I miss my kids. To be able to be out there tonight, I’ve never done something like that. I think the last time, they were young and we didRead More

Posted On July 18, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Rumored WWE SummerSlam Matches, Three-Hour RAW Issues, More

- The feeling within WWE is that Monday’s three-hour RAW will be an easy show because they have so many appearances and angles lined up for the 1,000th episode but from there on, things will get harder as they have to find a way to fill up three hours of RAW each week without months of promotion and special stars to fill up segments. – One disadvantage of RAW going three-hours is that they no longer have the option of taping SmackDown on Monday night if something were to happenRead More

Posted On July 18, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Latest On Kharma’s WWE Status, WWE Social Media Show?, RAW

- Still no official word on Kharma’s WWE status but sources say she is no longer with the company. She remains on the WWE Alumni roster. Kharma reportedly told friends that WWE wasn’t sure what to do with her and told her that they were going to give her time to clear her head but the door was wide open for her return. – It’s no secret by now that WWE is going heavy with social media once RAW goes to three-hours next week. A source says that extra hourRead More
- WWE Diva Kaitlyn received props for her performance in the six-Divas match at Money in the Bank. She wrote on Twitter after the match: “I was just in my first PPV match. *SQUEAL* I feel like the belle of the ball…Except with less dresses and a lot more punching.” – WWE has made no mention of a General Manager for this week’s RAW and SmackDown. – The feeling backstage at Money in the Bank was that The Miz’s look has improved significantly. Miz is expected to stay in theRead More
- WWE Diva Natalya had a chunk of her hair pulled out by Tamina Snuka at last night’s WWE Supershow from Tucson, Arizona. Tamina won the match that saw Kaitlyn as special referee. – We’ve noted before several times how most people within WWE are not looking forward to RAW going three-hours this month and most believe it will be back to two-hours before 2012 is over. When news came out last week of the new “RAWactive” social media features, people backstage were groaning that the third hour of RAWRead More
WWE.com published a rare interview with company head Vince McMahon that WWE Magazine conducted in 2007 in celebration of 15h anniversary of Raw. The WWE Chairman discusses the longevity of Raw, competing with WCW, future of the sports entertainment industry and who he feels is the most important Superstar in the evolution of the program—it’s a Rattlesnake. Who came up with the name Raw: “I did. The name ‘Raw’ came out of my head. I was trying to come up with a word that would embody everything we wanted theRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Brock Lesnar Turns 35, WWE At Comic-Con, Attendance Figures

- WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar turns 35 years old today. – WWE and Mattel kick off their coverage from the San Diego Comic-Con event today. WWE Superstars appearing at the Mattel booth today from 1:30pm until 2:30pm are WWE Champion CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and Zack Ryder. The Mattel Q&A with WWE stars and Mattel designers begins at 11:30am in room 24ABC. – Below are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on July 6th in Amarillo, Texas drew 4,000 fans for $140,000 * RAW on July 7thRead More
Vince McMahon is going all out for the upcoming 1000th episode of RAW and is open to anybody returning. “Vince is forgetting about politics, personal issues, any heat guys might have with each other and wants this to be monumental,” a source said. WWE has apparently put together a list of names they are expecting to appear on the show, but want to keep several names unadvertised. They have told these names to do “anything and everything” to keep the surprises secret including saying publicly that they will be somewhereRead More
The concern within WWE over RAW moving to three-hours later this month continues. We noted before that a lot of people are hoping the show goes back to two-hours before January 2013. At the same time, some of the higher-ups in the company are betting on the new RAW format to be a permanent thing. WWE’s new Main Event TV show that debuts in August is also becoming a hot topic. The feeling among most is that Main Event will start out strong like Superstars did but when the ratingsRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

This Week’s WWE RAW Supershow Rating & Social Media Score

- Monday’s episode of WWE RAW Supershow scored a 3.2 rating, with 4.407 million viewers. The first hour scored a 3.11 rating with 4.294 million viewers, with the second hour scoring a 3.22 rating with 4.52 million viewers. This is the same rating as the show scored last week while viewers were down. Last week’s RAW scored a 3.2 rating with 4.707 million viewers. – RAW scored 164,481 in social media activity for this week’s show, which was up 7% compared to last week’s show. RAW was right at theRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rey Mysterio WWE Return Update, Post-SummerSlam Triple H Plans

- As PWMania.com previously reported, Rey Mysterio will be making his WWE return at next week’s SmackDown taping on July 17th from the Valley View Casino in his hometown of San Diego, CA. Mysterio was also added to WWE’s listing for the event earlier today, however he has not been added for any other events. No word on if this will be a televised appearance or for the live crowd. Although Maysterio is currently not listed for that event, he is expected to make his televised return at the 1000thRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Backstage News On The Rock’s 1000th WWE RAW Appearance

As PWMania.com previously reported, The Rock announced that he will be appearing at the 1,000th RAW episode on July 23rd. The Rock added that his goal is the WWE Title. Regarding the appearance, Rock is expected to appear live in person, not via satellite. Overseas filming for Fast 6 doesn’t begin until late July or early August so he should be in the country for RAW. The belief is that Rock will be making some sort of major announcement on the 1,000th RAW. (Partial source: F4Wonline.com)Read More

Posted On July 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Lesnar Advertised For Another RAW, SummerSlam AXXESS Pre-sale

- Brock Lesnar is scheduled for the August 6th RAW in San Antonio, Texas according to local advertising. The advert promoted Triple H and Shawn Michaels re-uniting for the Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night. Lesnar is also advertised for the August 13th RAW, which will lead into SummerSlam. – The pre-sale code for the 2012 SummerSlam AXXESS in Los Angeles is WWESTAPLES. The pre-sale is currently going on and runs through Friday. Tickets on sale to the public this Saturday.Read More

Posted On July 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bob Backlun Returns To WWE, New Interactive RAW Features

- Bob Backlund made his return to WWE on Monday’s Raw Supershow. Backlund made Heath Slater tap out in the Crossface chickenwing, after Slater lost his Money in the Bank qualifying match against Sin Cara. Backlund’s appearance is part of WWE bringing in past talent to celebrate the build to the 1000th episode of Raw on July 23, 2012. – A commercial aired during RAW that hyped the interactive features coming to the show, beginning with the 1,000th episode on July 23rd. The commercial promoted WWE’s Facebook page, Twitter account,Read More

Posted On July 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mick Foley Confirms He Will Be At The 1000th WWE RAW

Mick Foley revealed on Twitter that he will be at the 1000th episode of Raw which will take place from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. “See you all in 2 weeks on #RAW,” Foley tweeted. Foley joins The Rock, Bret Hart, D-Generation X and Brock Lesnar as stars confirmed to be on the 1000th Raw on July 23, 2012.Read More