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– Sheamus will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio on May 20 at Over the Limit. The Mexican grappler’s victory over Sheamus on the April 6 SmackDown guaranteed him a future World Heavyweight Championship Match. Other matches scheduled for the event include John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis and WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan. — WWE referee Chad Patton turns 36 years old today. — Today marks the ten year anniversary of “WWE.” On May 5, 2002, Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment organization launched a “Get TheRead More
– WWE.com announced a change to tonight’s featured SmackDown match in their show preview. The match will featured Randy Orton and Big Show battling Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and Kane, with Sheamus removed from the babyface team and Daniel Bryan removed from the heel team. The website is also advertising Damien Sandow making his “enlightened debut” on the program. — WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler is advertised to appear at Pulp Comics, 4413 Queen St, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. —Read More

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

WWE Stock Rises, Mark Henry Pulled From Events, SmackDown

- WWE’s stock price increased by over 13% on Thursday, a sign that Wall Street was very satisfied by the company’s first quarter earnings report released earlier in the day. The stock closed at $8.90 per share after it had bottomed out around $7.75 three times in the past two weeks. – Mark Henry has been pulled from advertising for this week’s RAW brand live events. He had been scheduled to wrestle John Cena and WWE Champion CM Punk this weekend. – Matches for tonight’s WWE SmackDown include Sheamus vs.Read More
- Matt Hardy, Daivari, Bobby Lashley and Gangrel are advertised for the Vendetta Pro Wrestling show in Santa Maria, California at Lakeview Jr. High School on May 11th. – The next movie in the Riddick series, featuring former WWE star Batista, is scheduled for a January 2013 release, according to star Vin Diesel. – Christian is now being advertised for this weekend’s SmackDown live events in a three-way against Sheamus and Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Title. Christian has worked recent live events but despite being advertised for TVRead More

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

News For Tonight’s WWE Smackdown Tapings, Christian & More

WWE will tape SmackDown and NXT tonight from Toledo, Ohio. Advertised for this week’s show is World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan. It will be interesting to see how Bryan fits in on SmackDown now that he’s facing WWE Champion CM Punk at Over the Limit. #1 contender Alberto Del Rio is also scheduled for tonight’s show. Christian is being advertised for tonight’s tapings but he was also advertised for last week’s tapings and did not appear. There was talk that they were holdingRead More

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

Sandow Added To SD Roster, Bret Hart & WOF, Keibler TV Show

- WWE will return to Chicago for the Labor Day RAW Supershow on September 3rd. The pre-sale is currently going on with the password SUPERSHOW. – Arda Ocal sent word that his campaign to get Bret Hart on the Canadian Walk of Fame has got so many votes, in the thousands, that Canada’s Walk of Fame CEO Peter Soumalias has confirmed Bret will be among those discussed for inclusion this year. – This past weekend, former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler was filming the pilot for a new TV show thatRead More

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

Backstage Reaction To WWE Extreme Rules Main Events, SD News

- WWE will tape SmackDown this week from Toledo, Ohio. This is the same city last year where the non-camera side was only filled about two rows deep and there were only about 2,700 fans in attendance. The advance for this week’s tapings is a lot stronger than last year. For this year’s tapings, the lower bowl is already completely sold out and that’s at a $10 higher per ticket price than last year. – The general consensus backstage last night at Extreme Rules was the pay-per-view came off well.Read More

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

WWE Debut Next Week, Cesaro Makes TV Debut, The Rock-Angle

- The Rock posted a shout out to WWE’s corporate and production employees on Twitter this weekend: “To all @WWE corporate & production employees: THANK YOU. #ThatsAll” – The Rock revealed that he will be filming a fight scene with Kurt Angle on the set of Pain & Gain today. He wrote: “Big fight scene today for PAIN & GAIN w/ my boy – Olympic Gold Medalist & wrestling MACHINE @RealKurtAngle. #Boots2Asses” – WWE talent Damien Sandow will reportedly make his in-ring debut on SmackDown next week. – As seenRead 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
– Brock Lesnar gave General Manager John Laurinaitis a list of changes he wants made to his contract in the Extreme Rules Match contract signing on Monday’s Raw SuperShow, otherwise he would refuse to fight John Cena at Extreme Rules. Saying he’s not the “naïve farm boy” he was eight years ago, Lesnar demanded to have access to Vince McMahon’s private jet, the preference to show up on Raw only when he wants, no fines of any kind for his actions and Raw being renamed Monday Night Raw: Starring BrockRead More

Posted On April 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Smackdown Rating News, Ryder’s Latest Show Update, Ryback

- As seen on SmackDown, Brodus Clay spoke and introduced Hornswoggle as his “little brother.” Hornswoggle wrote the following about his new partner: “Had an amazing time joining @BrodusClay on #SmackDown tonight!!! WWE Universe, tell “them” that you want to see more of the “Tiny-Dactyl”!” – Things aren’t looking good for WWE’s Friday Night SmackDown, ratings-wise. The disappointing 1.55 cable rating from the live show on April 10th brought SmackDown’s yearly average for 2012 to a 1.97. SmackDown finished 2011 with an average rating of 1.97. – Zack Ryder continuesRead More

Posted On April 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Finishing Overseas Tour, SD’s Newest Tag Team Arrives

- WWE’s shop website has released new wristbands for CM Punk and Kofi Kingston. – WWE’s RAW brand is finishing up the overseas tour today with a show in Antwerp, Belgium. They will return home to prepare for Monday’s three-hour RAW Supershow in Detroit. The SmackDown brand will finish up their tour with a show in Glasgow, Scotland tonight. – Titus O’Neil and Darren Young are now officially members of the SmackDown roster. They appeared on last night’s show and defeated The Usos. O’Neil and Young were brought to SmackDownRead More

Posted On April 21, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Why Alberto Del Rio Was Moved From Raw To SmackDown

The decision to move Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez over to SmackDown was made a few weeks back. Officials felt that SmackDown needed another top heel. Del Rio and Rodriguez are now on SmackDown’s roster page.Read More

Posted On April 20, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE SmackDown Match Preview, Update On Brodie Lee, More

– Brodie Lee, who recently signed a developmental contract with WWE, will report to Florida Championship Wrestling shortly. He concluded his independent wrestling commitments over the weekend. — WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase has changed his Twitter handle to twitter.com/MDMTedDiBiase. — Former WWE star Johnny Stamboli turns 35 years old today. — WWE.com is advertising a Six-Man Tag Team match for tonight’s episode of SmackDown on Syfy as World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Randy Orton and The Great Khali will join forces against Cody Rhodes, DanielRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Latest Update On Evan Bourne’s Injury & Potential WWE Return

In an update to Evan Bourne’s recent foot injury, Bourne says he has no clue when he will be 100% healed. Bourne’s foot injury occurred just after his 60-day Wellness Policy suspension came to an end and has caused him to be sidelined for a while longer. Bourne suggested on Twitter that he is targeting a return between the end of summer and WWE’s next European Tour in November. “My foot should* be healed by November! I would love love love to be on #RAW or #SMACKDOWN international tours. #ineedfrequentflyermiles”Read More
SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia has had a little trouble keeping her balance at recent WWE shows, most recently during Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at The O2 Arena in London, England. On this occasion, Garcia tripped over pyrotechnics equipment and stumbled to her knees while making her way ringside. WWE immediately released footage of her mishap, which features a soundtrack of Michael Cole and Booker T providing the “play-by-play.” In an exclusive WWE.com interview, Garcia addressed her recent off-kilter moments. “Well you know, we’re in London and they say London BridgeRead More

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

*Spoiler* Details On New Debut Set For WWE Smackdown

FCW star Antonio Cesaro, formerly known as Claudio Castagnoli, will make his WWE TV debut this Friday night on SmackDown, taped on Tuesday in London. Cesaro appears in a backstage segment with Aksana. She introduces him to Teddy Long as her new friend, a European Rugby player. Cesaro had a meeting set up with John Laurinaitis and was welcomed into his office by SmackDown’s new General Manager.Read More
SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia has had a little trouble staying on her feet at recent WWE shows, most recently during Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at The O2 Arena in London, England. On this occasion, Garcia tripped over pyrotechnics equipment and fell to her knees while making her way to the ring for the taping. WWE released footage of her misfortune within hours, which features audio of commentator Michael Cole howling in laughter. To see the video, click here. Garcia is finding humor in her latest accident. She posted a linkRead More

Posted On April 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoiler* Another Match Announced For WWE Extreme Rules

- It was announced at the WWE SmackDown tapings in London, England that Titus O’Neil and Darren Young have been added to the SmackDown roster. – It was also announced at the SmackDown tapings that Randy Orton will face Kane at Extreme Rules in a Falls Count Anywhere match. – For complete WWE Smackdown spoiler taping results from London, England for this Friday night, click here.Read More