WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog update, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR wrote about: Paul Heyman’s Return To WWE: “Paul Heyman’s return to Raw Monday night was a pleasant surprise. Heyman’s skills help add star power to the WWE’s franchise broadcast and his role of representing Brock Lesnar is art imitating life to some degree. Heyman’s promo was effective because Paul wasn’t playing a character that he did not ‘feel’ but instead was simplyRead More

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

John Cena Confirmed For Raw Next Week & On TV Tonight

- As noted before, John Cena worked the RAW dark main event last night in Greensboro, despite doing a “live via satellite” interview earlier in the night on television. Cena went on Twitter this morning and said he will be at next week’s RAW Supershow, “Cant heal arm fast enuff, but i have mastered high speed travel. Elbow looks like football, but i WILL BE AT #Raw next week!” Cena can be seen tonight at 10pm EST on SyFy’s Dream Machines show. The show will replay on Friday night followingRead More

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

Mason Ryan’s New Character, Raw Trends, Tweet WWE’s Board

- As noted before, Mason Ryan worked as Dolph Ziggler’s bodyguard over the weekend at WWE live events. Apparently WWE were just testing Ryan out in the new role and no decision has been made on what he will be doing on WWE television. Ryan appeared backstage on RAW last night, he was walking to Abraham Washington, Rosa Mendes, Epico and Primo as they watched Kofi Kingston vs. Ziggler on a monitor. – Some of the WWE terms trending worldwide on Twitter last night during RAW were Lord Tensai, PaulRead More

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

Details On Paul Heyman’s WWE Return, Brock Lesnar Update

As previously reported, Paul Heyman returned to WWE for the first time since late 2006. He appeared on this week’s Raw as Brock Lesnar’s “legal representative.” Heyman cut a promo taking shots at today’s WWE for being so “image conscious,” and then read a statement from Lesnar, stating that he had quit the company and was “never coming back.” This is all part of a new storyline for Lesnar. Heyman’s involvement with the company will become valuable as a mouthpiece for Lesnar, limiting the amount of acting that Lesnar isRead More

Posted On May 4, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Vince McMahon Wants Backstage Changes; Furious At WWE.com

- Vince McMahon has been furious with the WWE.com staff and there’s a feeling that heads may roll soon. During the WrestleMania 29 hype several weeks back, Vince met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and there was nobody from the website present to photograph, film or cover the event. – Speaking of Vince, he now wants more rehearsals at WWE events and wants the writers and producers to communicate more. There were a lot of fingers being pointed at the problems at Extreme Rules including John Cena’s promo andRead More

Posted On May 4, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Job For Booking Assistant, Bourne Update, Husky Harris

- WWE-Careers.com has a new job listing up for a “Live Event Booking Assistant” in Stamford, CT. The blurb for the job: “WWE has an exciting opportunity for a smart, energetic, organized, and proactive Live Event Booking Assistant to support a key executive in the Creative department. The regular, core hours for this position will be 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday but there may be additional hours as well as extensive travel required so candidates should be able to work a flexible schedule and be willing toRead More
- John Cena is still advertised for this weekend’s RAW brand live events, despite his speech after Extreme Rules where he said he’ll be taking time off. Cena is scheduled to face Mark Henry this weekend. The main events for the RAW live events will see WWE Champion CM Punk defending against Chris Jericho. – Happy Birthday to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He celebrates his 40th birthday today. Rock was born on May 2nd, 1972.Read More

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

John Cena Says He Will Be At Tonight’s WWE Raw Supershow

John Cena confirmed on Twitter this morning that he will be at tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow from Dayton, Ohio. Brock Lesnar has also been confirmed and will react to the loss at Extreme Rules. Cena wrote: “Making medical rounds now to find out what is up. I will be on #RAW to let everyone know. #nevergiveup”Read More

Posted On April 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Future Of WWE Studios, Vince Says WWE Will Be Stronger, More

- WWE held the annual shareholder’s meeting on Friday morning at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT. This time, Triple H was introduced under his real name along with the other WWE executives including Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn and Basil Devito. Here are some highlights: * Vince guaranteed that WWE will be in stronger shape by this time next year. Vince talked about WWE attendance being up and RAW being up 3% in the ratings while SmackDown is up 15%. * CFO George Barrios said that 37% of WWE business isRead More

Posted On April 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Paul Bearer Blogs About His Appearance On Monday’s WWE Raw

- In a new blog on his official website, Paul Bearer revealed that he still has over 4 years left on his WWE Legends contract. Bearer wrote the following about his appearance on RAW this past Monday: “No matter if the Paul Bearer character has been buried in cement, pushed off a balcony, or locked in a freezer; the “Father Of Destruction” is very much alive. WWE doesn’t kill anybody on their television shows, even though it might appear that way, as a cement burial, fall from a balcony, orRead More

Posted On April 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

4/23 WWE Raw Rating Breakdown: Cena-Lesnar, CM Punk, More

- As noted before, the three-hour WWE RAW Supershow on April 23rd scored a 3.06 cable rating with 4.42 million viewers. In the normal two hours, RAW did a 3.33 rating with 4.76 million viewers. The normal RAW hours would have done a 3.22 and 3.41 – so the trend of hour two losing viewers has changed as of late. In the segment breakdown, the opener with John Cena, Edge and the contract signing that never happened started the show with a low 2.50 quarter-rating. Chris Jericho vs. Kofi KingstonRead More

Posted On April 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Chris Jericho’s WWE Future, Backstage News On Kharma’s Return

- If Chris Jericho does actually leave WWE to tour with Fozzy this summer, it’s expected that he will return to wrestle full-time once the tour with his band is over. – As noted before, Beth Phoenix did the injury angle on RAW and lost the Divas Title to Nikki Bella to set up Kharma’s return to TV. WWE officials have wanted to bring Kharma back and make her a monster champion from the start but felt that Kharma vs. Phoenix is the money match and should be saved forRead More
Brock Lesnar and his wife Rena “Sable” Mero made a stop at Lesnar’s sponsor – Jimmy John’s Subs – while in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The former WWE Diva Sable has been traveling with Lesnar to RAW. Photos Of Brock Lesnar’s New WWE Ring Gear! [View Here »»]Read More

Posted On April 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Raw Supershow Rating For This Week’s Three-Hour Show

Last night’s three-hour episode of WWE’s RAW Supershow from Detroit, Michigan scored a 3.0 cable rating with 4,388,000 viewers over the full three hours. This week’s show did hours of 2.48, 3.22 and 3.41. During the normal two hours, RAW did a 3.3 cable rating with 4,752,000 viewers. This is up from the previous week and can be seen as a good sign for the John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar feud.Read More

Posted On April 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Early WWE Raw Rating, More On Edge’s Raw Appearance

- Early numbers for last night’s WWE RAW Supershow rating show an average of 4.39 million viewers over three hours. The first hour did the lowest – 3.66 million. This should equal out to a 3.0 or 3.1 overall rating. Full ratings will be out later. – As noted earlier, WWE had Edge in Detroit, Michigan last night for contract negotiations. His appearance on RAW and segment with John Cena was scripted into the show at the last minute. Also as noted before, WWE officials were upset when news ofRead More

Posted On April 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Beth Phoenix Injury On WWE Raw A Storyline Angle; Details

- WWE sources confirmed to PWInsider today that Beth Phoenix is not injured and the apparent injury on RAW last night was part of the storyline to explain the title change. Beth sold the injury so good that a number of people backstage thought she was legitimately hurt. Beth was still selling the injury after leaving the arena last night and at the airport this morning in front of fans.Read More

Posted On April 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On WWE Divas Title Storyline & Kharma’s Return

While Beth Phoenix appeared to be legitimately injured on last night’s RAW Supershow, the plan for her to drop the Divas Title to Nikki Bella goes back a few weeks. The idea was to get the Divas Title off of Beth Phoenix so Kharma can get the belt without facing Phoenix first. The plan as of a few days ago was for Nikki to win the title, likely at Extreme Rules, and then get destroyed by Kharma the next night on RAW. Obviously plans were moved up and the titleRead More

Posted On April 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Asks If Chris Jericho Is Their New “Cerebral Assassin”

- As seen on RAW last night, WWE plugged a website article that asks if Chris Jericho is the new Cerebral Assassin of WWE, a nickname claimed by Triple H. The article mentions Triple H and wonders if Jericho may take the title of WWE’s new Cerebral Assassin after the Extreme Rules WWE Title Match against CM Punk on Sunday: “Jericho has proven he will stop at nothing in his attempt to wear Punk down to the point of mental and emotional exhaustion, and that spells big trouble as theRead More

Posted On April 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Andy’s Release, WWE A Top Earner For YouTube

- The decision to release Andy Leavine from his WWE developmental deal was made a few weeks back. The feeling was Tough Enough’s winner wasn’t progressing and just wasn’t good in the ring. – WWE is now one of the top earners for YouTube. The new partnership between the two is working out well for both sides. In an unusual move, WWE is now publishing RAW videos on their channel as the show airs on the East Coast. – As seen last night on RAW, Zack Ryder teamed with UnitedRead More