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

RAW Ratings Breakdown: Punk’s Gauntlet Match, Kane & Cena

- As noted before, the December 26th WWE RAW Supershow scored a 2.93 cable rating and 4.47 million viewers. This is the show where the trend stopped of RAW’s second hour losing viewers from the first. The CM Punk and John Laurinaitis segment drew a 2.94 quarter rating. Booker T vs. Cody Rhodes lost 149,000 viewers while Backstage segments with John Cena, Zack Ryder, Big Show, Kelly Kelly, John Laurinaitis and others gained 78,000 viewers. Ryder and Eve Torres vs. Natalya and Tyson Kidd with a John Cena interview lostRead More

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

Recent WWE Attendance Figures, 100th Episode Of NXT

- WWE is now charging higher ticket prices for RAW events than SmackDown shows. SmackDown is now doing better in relation to RAW but RAW is drawing bigger gates. Here are some recent attendance figures: * RAW on December 27th in New York City drew 14,000 fans, around 11,000 paid for $675,000 * RAW on December 28th in Pittsburgh drew 8,500 fans for $330,000 * SmackDown on December 28th in Detroit drew 10,000 fans for $330,000 * RAW on December 29th in Washington, DC drew 8,000 fans for $320,000 *Read More

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

The Rock’s WWE TV Return, New Austin DVD, Cody-Goldust

- As noted before, The Rock will be appearing on WWE television again in the near future. The Great One is currently New Orleans filming his new movie “Snitch” and will be appearing on an upcoming episode of RAW to kickstart WrestleMania season. Once he returns, The Rock is expected to appear on most episodes of RAW (either in person or via satellite) leading up to his match with John Cena on April 1st. – The latest on a possible Cody Rhodes vs. Goldust match is that an angle betweenRead More

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

Jim Ross Blog: Chris Jericho’s Return On RAW, His New Look

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights of what JR said about: Chris Jericho’s Return on RAW: “For the record, I liked it. Also, to be honest, about half way through the presentation, I was having my doubts. Then I saw what I perceived that Jericho was attempting to accomplish and thought that his presentation was unique and certainly unpredictable … “By saying absolutely nothing and by using facial expressions and body English,Read More

Posted On January 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Chris Jericho Return News: “Silent” Storyline, Little Girl

There were a lot of people within WWE wondering why the company had Chris Jericho fly into a major airport over the weekend. Jericho was photographed at the airport and that photo circulated online on Monday, taking some of the surprise away from Jericho’s WWE return. WWE has taken extra measures in the past when it came to returning talents’ travel. No word on why they did not take the same steps with Jericho. We’ve heard that Chris Jericho’s name did not appear on the script for RAW – however,Read More

Posted On January 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Title Match & Guest Referee Announced For Royal Rumble

CM Punk will defend the WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler at the Royal Rumble – with interim RAW General Manager John Laurinaitis serving as the special guest referee. Laurinaitis announced the match on RAW after CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler’s match. The WWE championship match and the 30-man Royal Rumble main event are the only matches announced for the card so far.Read More

Posted On January 3, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Skip Sheffield Wrestles RAW Dark Match, Superstars Matches

- Skip Sheffield wrestled a dark match prior to Monday’s RAW from Memphis. Sheffield wrestled as a babyface and defeated Michael McGillicutty. – Matches taped prior to RAW for Thursday’s WWE Superstars: Evan Bourne vs. Epico Mason Ryan vs. JTGRead More

Posted On December 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Miz’s Shoulder Injured At RAW, Live Notes From Chicago

– Long before Monday’s RAW from Chicago went live on the USA Network, fans at the arena were chanting CM Punk’s name. They were also chanting, “Cena Sucks.” During a video package that aired before RAW, The Rock received some boos when he was shown on the screen. — A lot of signs were confiscated at Monday’s RAW, including signs for Colt Cabana, Cliff Compton and Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast. Cabana, a close friend of CM Punk, is also Chicago native. — The Miz suffered a nasty bruise onRead More

Posted On December 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Cage At RAW Next Week, Lesnar Comments On Guilty Plea, RVD

– As reported earlier this week, Brock Lesnar has plead guilty to “improper tagging of an animal” on a November 2010 hunting trip. The other two charges, leaving meat to rot and illegal possession of wildlife, were then dropped. Lesnar has issued the following statement explaining the situation: “In November 2010 I went on a filmed hunt in Alberta, Canada. It was sponsored by Fusion Ammunition and guided by Trophy Hunters Alberta. In Alberta, Americans can’t hunt without a licensed outfitter. The outfitter is there to make sure you followRead More

Posted On December 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Del Rio’s Status On RAW, Punk Goes Skydiving, Divas Of Doom

– Beth Phoenix and Natalya are seen by some as the only two Divas who can actually work. — Del Rio’s stock has fallen behind in WWE. While he was pushed as WWE champion just a few months ago, he’s now viewed as upper mid-card at best and not somebody who can be the top heel on RAW. — As part of WWE’s Tribute to the Troops festivities last week, WWE Champion CM Punk went skydiving with SFC Joe Jones of the Golden Knights. Punk jumped out of a planeRead More

Posted On December 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Cena’s Role At TLC, More RAW Rewrites, Evan Bourne

- As we’ve seen in recent weeks, Monday’s RAW was re-written several times throughout the day. Triple H, who returned to RAW, won a Slammy and cut a promo on The Undertaker setting up a possible WrestleMania 28 rematch, wasn’t even booked to appear on RAW just a few hours before the show went on the air. – Evan Bourne beat Tyson Kidd in the dark match prior to Tuesday’s NXT, Superstars and SmackDown tapings. – John Cena is being advertised for Sunday’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view, but nothingRead More

Posted On December 12, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Goldust’s WrestleMania Campaign, JR Teases Slammy Appearance

- Jim Ross teased an appearance on tonight’s Slammys RAW as he wrote on Twitter last night that if you tune into RAW late, you will miss him. – Goldust continues to campaign for an Intercontinental Title vs. Career match against his brother Cody Rhodes for WrestleMania 28. Goldust is now saying that he wants it to be a Miami Street Fight.Read More

Posted On December 12, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Mick Foley On John Cena Heel Turn, This Is Your Life, More

Part 3 of the interview conducted by Arda Ocal of the Score Television Network with Mick Foley has been released. Some highlights from this segment: His thoughts on the crowd reactions recently on John Cena today, and his thoughts on the notion by some in the WWE Universe that Cena needs to “turn heel”: “There’s one part of me that would like to see him really turn, and turn it on. But I think the moment he did that, the people who hated him would start to hate him less,Read More

Posted On December 6, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Kharma Getting Married & An Update On Her WWE Future

Pregnant WWE Diva Kharma is engaged to be married. According to TMZ.com, her fiance proposed to her several months ago – and presented her with a very unique engagement ring – it’s actually a wrestling ring with a diamond, set inside of a normal ring. No official date has been set for the wedding yet but TMZ reports that Kharma is looking to tie the knot in June of 2012. Kharma, who is currently out on maternity leave, is still a member of the WWE roster. While most people expectRead More

Posted On December 6, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Garcia Confirms Her WWE Return, Evan Bourne Returns, Big Show

- Lilian Garcia confirmed on Monday night that she is indeed returning to WWE. She tweeted: “Yes! It’s true!! All happening so fast! I am returning to WWE as the SmackDown Announcer!! So excited!! And video trailer out tomro! Big wk” – WWE tag champion Evan Bourne returned to WWE television at Monday’s RAW from Tampa. Bourne wrestled before RAW in a match taped for Superstars and was shown briefly backstage during RAW. He missed 30-days after his first violation of the company Wellness Policy. – Big Show was reportedlyRead More
– John Morrison says he will discuss his future following his final advertised appearance on tonight’s Raw SuperShow. “I’ll post more about the future next week,” Morrison tweeted Sunday night. “Right now I’m planning on tearing the house down at RAW tomorrow in Columbia SC!” — Former WWE Superstar Rob Conway turns 39 years old Monday. He placed second in the Kentucky Bodybuilding Championships on November 5, thus qualifying for the NPC National Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini and Men’s and Women’s Physique Championships in Miami, Florida. — A Memphis Street FightRead More

Posted On November 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

What Happened After Raw, No Jonah Hill & Brodus Clay On Raw

– Despite being advertised as the special guest star of Monday’s WWE Raw, actor Jonah Hill did not appear. No word yet on why he was not there. — Also advertised for RAW but not there was Brodus Clay. This is the third straight week where he’s been advertised and hasn’t returned. Recently, the “Michael Cole Challenge” was scheduled for RAW and was delayed three weeks as well. — After Monday’s WWE RAW Supershow from Hershey, PA went off the air, there was a six-man tag-team match featuring Dolph Ziggler,Read More

Posted On November 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Releases Cryptic Video: “It Begins” On 1/2/2012

On Monday’s RAW, when WWE was showing one of the Twitter on-screen graphics, the image got fuzzy and briefly showed a URL to a Youtube channel – “It Begins 2012.” The URL revealed a cryptic video of a young student talking about something big occurring on Monday, January 2nd, 2012 – when RAW is live from Memphis, TN. The boy who was narrating the video said: “Come my people and shut thy doors about thee. For a power should come to punish the meek for their inequity. For on theRead More

Posted On November 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage Update On WWE Network, WWE European Tour Figures

- As noted before, WWE recently asked fans for feedback on 17 potential shows for the new Network. Most people within WWE don’t feel that the majority of those potential shows will ever come to TV. Regarding the reality shows for the new WWE Network, the idea is to do website tie-ins and promote where the talents or cast members will be at so when they go places, they will be surrounded by fans with the idea being to make them look like legit stars. The following are WWE’s attendanceRead More