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Posted On April 17, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Drafting changes to WWE’s rosters

Once again, it’s time for me to bring you my views from across the pond. I posted a TNA preview column at the weekend, where I got 3 from 7. Pretty bad predictions from me. I’ve not seen the show yet, but I’ll get round to it at some point this week. I’ve spent most of the weekend writing articles at www.bleacherreport.com. I wanted to say thanks to everyone who reads my columns wherever I post them. I ended up getting nearly 12,000 views on my articles there in theRead More

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

Contract Signing On Raw Next Week, SD Replay Outdraws Live Show

– It was announced on Monday’s Raw SuperShow that Brock Lesnar and John Cena will have a contract signing for their no-disqualification, no count-out Extreme Rules Match at Extreme Rules. – Last Friday’s SmackDown replay garnered a 1.52 cable rating, outdrawing the program’s live broadcast on Tuesday. The live show did a 1.50. Friday’s airing garnered 2,300,000 viewers, topping the live show’s viewership of 2,250,000. Friday’s replay also topped the previous live SmackDown replay on February 20, which averaged 2,240,000 viewers. – WWE will hold two Raw live events inRead More
– WWE’s Breaking News mobile alert service issued a text message to mobile subscribers Monday reading, “BREAKING NEWS: CM Punk spotted in London pub. Is it CM Punk or CM Drunk? Exclusive video on Raw tonight.” WWE.com published an article regarding this, advertising: “What will the footage show? What does this mean for CM Punk’s longtime pledge against alcohol? How might this news affect the main event of Raw, featuring the WWE Champion against Mark Henry in a No Count-Out, No Disqualification Match for the title?” For complete WWE RawRead More
– WWE has released the synopsis for Classics On Demand programming during the month of May: “Relive the insane moments that made you say…OMG! From unbelievable moves to shocking moments, it’s a jaw-dropping month full of the unexpected. It’s “OMG! Month” all May on WWE Classics On Demand.” — WWE will hold a SmackDown taping on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. — Alicia Fox and William Regal will be signing autographs Thursday in Cardiff, Wales to promote WWE’s The Best of Raw andRead More

Posted On April 16, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Lesnar-Laurinaitis Storyline, Sandow Update, WWE UK Tour, WM29

- Tickets go on sale for WWE’s return to the UK on April 27th. They will tape RAW on November 5th from Birmingham and SmackDown on November 6th from Birmingham also. The RAW brand will return to Newcastle on the 2nd, Manchester on the 3rd, Nottingham on the 4th, Birmingham on the 5th, Glasgow on the 6th and Cardiff on the 9th. SmackDown will run London on the 4th and Birmingham on the 6th. Stay tuned for full details on the November tour. – Damien Sandow is headed to LondonRead More

Posted On April 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update On Layla’s Return, John Cena’s New DVD, WWE In Japan

- WWE will return to Tokyo, Japan for SmackDown events on August 9th and 10th of this year. – Here is the synopsis for WWE’s $10 DVD on John Cena that’s a part of the new Superstars Collection. The Cena DVD comes out with the Zack Ryder DVD on July 3rd: “Since ascending to the pinnacle of WWE superstardom, John Cena has stared down an endless gauntlet of doubters, haters, as well as the fiercest challengers WWE has to offer, and risen above them all. His determination and resilience haveRead More

Posted On April 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Lesnar News & Status For Raw Next Week, Live SD After WM29?

- WWE officials have been discussing holding a live SmackDown on the Tuesday after WrestleMania 29 next year, with the idea that the WrestleMania momentum may bring them higher ratings for SmackDown. – It was previously reported that Brock Lesnar would not be appearing on next week’s RAW Supershow from London but on last night’s SmackDown, WWE teased that he may be there. – Some within WWE believe that with the return of Brock Lesnar and him as the top guy, it will help them in recruiting amateur wrestlers.Read More

Posted On April 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Latest On Mick Foley-Dean Ambrose Feud; FCW News

As noted earlier, FCW star Dean Ambrose wrote on Twitter that he was sent home from last night’s Super SmackDown in Hampton, Virginia. Mick Foley wrote that he had a problem at SmackDown and took care of it, referring to Ambrose being sent home. For what it’s worth, talk is that Ambrose really was sent back to developmental but not because of anything to with Foley and not permanently. Unconfirmed talk is that an important developmental meeting is being held today and today may be the official return of TerryRead More
– Following Tuesday’s SuperSmackDown LIVE, Mick Foley continued his Twitter feud with WWE developmental wrestler Dean Ambrose, writing: “I had a slight problem at Smackdown, so I took care of it. I didn’t ask WWE to send him home, but I’m glad they did. Sayanora scumbag.” Ambrose stated earlier on the website that he was sent home from SmackDown, enclosing an image of his flight notice. He wrote, “Looks like they must have been in a hurry to get me outta Virginia tonight.” Ambrose added later, “Fuming in atl airportRead More

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

Cena Comments On Raw, Legends House Update, Mick Foley-UK

- John Cena wrote the following after last night’s RAW Supershow in Washington, DC: “Interesting #raw tonight. Make sure u check out @Syfy #DreamMachines tomorrow after #smackdown” Cena will be appearing on a future episode of Dream Machines, not the premiere tonight. The show debuts after WWE’s live SmackDown special tonight on SyFy. – Speculation is that WWE may announce Legends House tonight at the live SmackDown where the entire cast will be in attendance. If nothing is announced for the reality show, that likely means that SyFy wasn’t interestedRead More
– Given Brock Lesnar’s admitted distaste for WWE’s strenuous road schedule, there is skepticism on the accomplished grappler remaining content for the entire one year duration of his contract with the sports entertainment organization. One veteran wrestler who worked with Lesnar during his prior run with WWE doesn’t think that he will able to handle working for the promotion for an entire year. The wrestler said to Pro Wrestling Torch editor Wade Keller on Monday night following Raw, “I give him four months before he cracks.” Lesnar loathed the travelRead More

Posted On April 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update On Creative Team Upset, Nikki Ends Losing Streak, Jim Ross

- The Wrestling Observer reported this week that morale is low among members of WWE’s creative team after many of the were not invited to the annual post-WrestleMania party Sunday night in Miami, Florida. Former creative writer Christopher DeJoseph (a/k/a Big Dick Johnson) appeared on the Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast on Thursday (audio available here) and said he has heard from current staff members upset with the snub. He said they felt disrespected since they were a big part of putting WrestleMania XXVIII together. — After backing Team Teddy atRead More

Posted On April 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rosa Mendes On Lack Of TV Times, Possible WM29 Forecas, Piper

– WrestleMania XXIX will take place one year from today at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Regarding potential weather for the event, the Weather.com forecast today calls for a high of 60 degrees with a low of 39 degrees and winds up to 25 mph. — “Rowdy” Roddy Piper said on Twitter that he will traveling to Toronto following his appearance at Tuesday’s live SmackDown. He was complimentary of the CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho match at WrestleMania XXVIII, writing, “It stirred many emotions. That’s good thing. IRead More

Posted On April 7, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Mick Foley Appearing On Smackdown Next Week, Piper & More

– Mick Foley has been announced to appear on WWE’s “Old School” themed live SmackDown episode on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. on Syfy. Other legends appearing include Dusty Rhodes, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Hillbilly Jim, Howard Finkel, Jimmy Hart, Mean Gene Okerlund, Pat Patterson, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter and Tony Atlas. Foley said of the appearance Friday on Twitter, “I WILL be on Super Smackdown, where Hacksaw Jim Duggan and I will prove, once and for all, that we are not the same person.” Piper added, “I’m also going toRead More

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

WWE Crew Taking The Weekend Off; Headed Overseas & More

- There are no WWE live events scheduled for this weekend. The crew has the weekend off before heading overseas next week. – After Monday’s RAW Supershow from Washington, D.C., the RAW crew will head to Moscow, Russia for the RAW World Tour on Wednesday, April 11. – After the SmackDown tapings on Tuesday, April 10 from Hampton, VA., the SmackDown crew heads to Dublin, Ireland for the SmackDown WrestleMania Revenge Tour on Thursday, April 12.Read More

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

Brock Lesnar Announced For WWE Shows, SD In Baltimore

– WWELiveTour.com has Brock Lesnar scheduled for Monday’s Raw SuperShow at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. and the April 23, 2012 show at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. He is also slated to appear at Extreme Rules on April 29, 2012 at the AllState Arena in Chicago, Illinois.   — WWE will hold a SmackDown taping on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 21, 2012 via Ticketmaster. — Natalya’s victory over Kaitlyn onRead More
– Kaitlyn was accidentally bloodied during her match against Natalya on this week’s episode of WWE NXT. She wrote of the mishap on Twitter, “For the record that was NOT my skin hanging off my face in my match with Nattie on NXT.. I wish I was that hardcore. Had a little accident before the match … As we all know.. Graceful is not my middle name.”   The SmackDown Diva enclosed the following photo of her chin following the injury.   — Billy Gunn stated on Twitter that heRead More

Posted On April 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Pre-WrestleMania SD Rating, Colt Cabana At WrestleMania, Punk

- WWE film crews were filming footage for CM Punk’s new DVD backstage at WrestleMania 28 yesterday.   - Colt Cabana was a guest of Punk’s at WrestleMania and watched most of the show from a skybox.   - Friday’s WrestleMania 28 Axxess edition of SmackDown scored a 1.76 cable rating, down from the previous week. Friday’s show averaged 2.48 million viewers, also down.Read More
– New World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus discusses his record-setting victory at WrestleMania XXVIII in this WWE.com video. The website has also posted video reactions from new Intercontinental Champion Big Show, Cody Rhodes, The Miz, John Laurinaitis, Theodore Long, Primo, Epico, Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos.   – Team Johnny overcame Team Teddy at WrestleMania XXVIII, giving Executive Vice President of Talent John Laurinaitis control as General Manager of both Raw SuperShow and SmackDown. Laurinaitis announced Monday afternoon on Twitter that a new era begins tonight.   “The #BigJohnny era beginsRead More
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