Posted On June 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR On Vince-Hornswoggle Segment, Vader’s Return, & More

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with his latest blog. Here are some highlights: The Hornswoggle – Vince McMahon segment on RAW: ‘Jim Ross’ Trending on Twitter during Raw was a surprise. The Hornswoggle/Mr. McMahon skit impersonating yours truly must have struck a nerve with some folks. The Boss and ‘Swoggle made for a comedic pair. Sell ‘da Sauce! Three hour RAWs: Three hour TV shows are daunting and must be approached with extensive, long term planning and preparation. I enjoyed many elements of Monday Night Raw butRead More

Posted On June 12, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Vader Comments On His WWE Return, Mark Henry Injury Update

- As seen on RAW last night, Vader returned to action and defeated Heath Slater. He wrote on Twitter after his return: “Wow what a fantastic night. I want to thank the @WWE from the bottom of my heart. I also want to thank all the fans for the love & Support. #stillgotit??? It’s time it’s time #itsvadertime” – On Twitter this morning, Mark Henry confirmed that it is his shoulder recovering, not his knee or groin. Henry said his shoulder is healing good. (Partial source: F4Wonline.com)Read More

Posted On June 12, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

The Miz Misses RAW, Eve Addresses Her Absence, RAW Trends

- The Miz was not on RAW last night because as noted before, filming began for The Marine: Homecoming yesterday. They are filming long days that begin at 4am. Miz is expected back on WWE TV in a few weeks. – Some of the WWE terms trending worldwide on Twitter last night were AJ Lee, Rise Above Hate, Big Show, John Cena, Vince McMahon, Vader, YouStillGotIt, Heath Slater, Bobby Heenan, Sakomoto, Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, Seth Green and others. – Executive Assistant to the General Manager Eve Torres has beenRead More
There is word that Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign in Connecticut could affect both a WWE storyline on tonight’s RAW and the company’s decision to fire talent. The campaign is currently promoting McMahon as a “job creator”. WWE has been known in the past to do spring cleaning after WrestleMania and release several talents in a short period of time. It hasn’t happened yet and it may not happen this year just to avoid bad publicity for McMahon’s political campaign. There is also word that it may affect tonight’s storyline withRead More

Posted On June 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New Set Planned For 1000th RAW?, Chris Jericho Latest & More

- The WWE website features an article looking at the evolution of the sets for RAW. The piece also discusses the present set and teases a new possible set for the 1,00th edition of RAW, stating, “it’s on this set that Raw will celebrate its 1,000th episode … unless, of course, the stage evolves again.” – WWEShop.com has posted father’s day gift offers featuring DVDs, freezer mugs, t-shirts, and ultimate BBQ packages, you can check it out by clicking here. – Coming to the half-way point of Chris Jericho’s 30-dayRead More

Posted On June 7, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Randy Orton Comments On Suspension & Return, WWE Attendance

- Early this morning, Randy Orton finally commented on Twitter and said that his suspension ends in 50 days, which would put him back Friday, July 27th, two days before the reported July 29th. A fan asked Orton if he will be returning as a heel because of the suspension. Orton said “we can only pray.” If Orton does return on July 27th, that would mean his suspension began May 25th, which was the night he appeared on RAW and laid The Miz out with a RKO. Orton was notRead More

Posted On June 7, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Why Brodus Clay Missed RAW, News From WWE In Spain & More

- For those wondering, Brodus Clay was kept off RAW this week to sell the concussion from Big Show the week before. – Alex Riley picked up his first singles win in many months at last night’s RAW live event in Madrid, Spain. He defeated Curt Hawkins. Hawkins wrote on Twitter that he had a busted lip and jammed thumb after the match. – R-Truth and Dolph Ziggler were absent from last night’s live event in Madrid, Spain. Ziggler noted on Twitter that he was flying to Spain. No wordRead More

Posted On June 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

RAW 1,000 News: WWE Going All Out, The Start Of Hour 1, More

In less than 7 weeks, WWE will mark 1,000 episodes of Monday Night RAW and a new ‘3-hour Interactive RAW’ era begins. With RAW’s ratings lower than WWE and USA Network are happy with, the company plans to go all out to ensure the milestone show is a success. As previously reported, WWE has reached out to 20-30 legends to appear on the show. Additionally, a DX reunion (featuring Shawn Michaels, Triple H and likely other members) as well as a rare television appearance from the Undertaker are expected. It’sRead More
- On week one of RAW going three-hours, WWE is pulling out all the stops in hopes of getting fans into the habit of tuning in an hour earlier because the first hour of every three-hour RAW is always the lowest-rated. – As noted before, Triple H and Shawn Michaels will be reuniting next month for the three-hour 1,000th episode of WWE RAW. Triple H will likely be continuing the angle with Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels could be the next victim of Lesnar’s kimura lock. – We noted beforeRead More

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

SD Stars On RAW European Tour, RAW’s Social Media Score Drops

– SmackDown stars Daniel Bryan and the Big Show will be joining the RAW brand for its European tour that kicks off on Wednesday in Seville, Spain and runs until Saturday in Barcelona, Spain. Daniel Bryan is replacing Chris Jericho in WWE title matches against CM Punk and Show will team with John Laurinaitis in handicap matches against John Cena. Cena tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that he’s “off to spain” today. — The social media activity score for Monday’s RAW was down a sharp 18% from last week’s Memorial DayRead More

Posted On June 5, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

The Miz Off WWE Television & Kelly Kelly Accepting Bookings

- Kelly Kelly updated her Twitter bio to add, “For full appearances/endorsements please contact Heidi at heidi@atamanagement.com” – The Miz started training for The Marine: Homefront last Thursday, and will be filming the movie through July 12th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It’s unlikely that he will be making any televised appearances on RAW or SmackDown until filming ends.Read More

Posted On June 4, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Friday’s WWE SmackDown Rating Fails To Improve

Friday’s edition of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.7 rating with 2.557 million viewers. The rating was down from last week’s episode, which did a 1.87 rating with 2.630 million viewers. This is one of the lowest ratings for the show this year. The rating concluded a terrible ratings week for wrestling, which saw RAW score a 2.7 rating and Impact garner a 0.89, the lowest rating for both shows this year.Read More
- Former WWE superstar Sid Vicious noted on Twitter over the weekend that he’s received a “big offer” to make an upcoming appearance. With WWE recently contacting dozens of legends to appear at the 1,000th episode of RAW on July 23rd, this could be what he’s referring to. – WWE is starting to contact businesses it believes are infringing on Daniel Bryan’s “Yes!” catch phrase, which they have trademarked. – Several fans have sent in word that Ric Flair was spotted out in Greenville, South Carolina on Sunday night –Read More

Posted On June 2, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

CM Punk Talks, New WWE Merchandise, No Holds Barred DVD

- WWE Champion CM Punk defeated Daniel Bryan at last night’s RAW live event in Alexandria, Louisiana. Punk wrote on Twitter after the show: “Well tonight sucked. Nothing like being rewarded for hard work. I did see @MichelleDBeadle shot out of a cannon though. That was awesome.” A fan replied and apologized for the crowd reactions to which Punk replied: “Wasn’t you. It was me.” – WWE has released several new Superstar freezer mugs, iPhone skins and iPod skins. – To promote the re-release of No Holds Barred on JulyRead More

Posted On June 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE RAW & SmackDown Weekend Scheduled; Lineups, More

- WWE has a RAW live event in Alexandria, LA tonight at the Rapides Parish Coliseum. CM Punk is scheduled to face Daniel Bryan at the event. – On Saturday, WWE presents a RAW live event in Mobile, Alabama at the Mobile Civic Center. Bell time is 7:30 pm. Daniel Bryan vs. Santino Marella vs. David Otunga in a Triple Threat Match for the U.S. Championship is scheduled for the card. While the SmackDown crew have a live event in Augusta, GA Saturday night at the James Brown Arena. BellRead More

Posted On May 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Randy Orton Update: Removed From Live Shows, Missing PPVs

- Randy Ortons’s 60 day suspension for his second violation of the WWE Wellness Policy goes into full effect today. This means the suspension will end as of midnight on Sunday, July 29th. Causing Orton to miss June 17’s No Way Out pay-per-view and July 29’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view. The first televised event he will be eligible to return to, will be on the July 30 RAW Supershow from Cincinnati, OH. – The WWE live events section has removed Orton from both RAW and SmackDown live events. TheyRead More
As reported earlier, Randy Orton was suspended today for what WWE called his second Wellness program violation. In an update on this, Orton has been suspended three times, but this is in fact only his second suspension for violating the Wellness guidelines. The third suspension was for behavior issues. Three violations of the Wellness policy results in termination from the company. Basically, one more Wellness policy violation and he’s terminated. Due to his sixty-day suspension, he is likely to miss the 1,000th episode of RAW, which takes place July 23rdRead More

Posted On May 30, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

This Week’s Memorial Day WWE RAW Rating Is In

This week’s RAW scored a 2.7 rating with 3,915,000 viewers. The show did hours of 2.73 and 2.71. It was down around 750,000 viewers from last year’s Memorial Day RAW. This is one of the lowest numbers of the last 15 years.Read More

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

WWE RAW’s Social Media Score, WWE’s Split Personalities

– Monday’s RAW had a social media score that was essentially even with last week’s. Trendrr.tv gave this week’s show a score of 146,775, up just a bit from last week’s post-Over The Limit show, which did 144,452. RAW’s social media activity ranked in at #2 on cable for Monday night, behind the Heat vs. Celtics NBA Playoffs game, which scored 566,379. — The WWE website has a new feature up written by Howard Finkel looking at 10 superstars with ‘split personalities’, including Dustin Rhodes/Goldust, Mick Foley/Mankind, Hulk Hogan/Captain AmericaRead More