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

Report: Fit Finlay Heartbroken By The Divas’ Roles In WWE

Wrestling Observer reported Saturday that Dave Finlay (a/k/a Fit Finlay) has been rehired by WWE as producer. He was fired last year after concocting an angle where The Miz interrupted the singing of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” to garner jeers from the audience. The National Guard, a company sponsor, complained to WWE brass over the event and it led to Finlay’s termination. During his time with WWE, he was in charge of training the company’s female performers for wrestling matches. In a newly published interview with Power Slam, Finlay wasRead More

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

Maria Offering Phone Chat, Sharmell On Hand In Miami, Morrison

– Through Dial a Star, former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis is charging $15 per minute to accept phone calls from people. Details are available here.   – Former WWE Diva Sharmell, who is the wife of SmackDown commentator Booker T, is on hand for this week’s WrestleMania XXVIII festivities in Miami, Florida. She attended the WrestleMania Premiere Party on Thursday with her husband.   – Former WWE Superstar John Morrison’s upcoming wrestling tour of Qatar for Qatar Pro Wrestling has been moved from late April to May 17-19.Read More

Posted On March 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE Smackdown Taping Results For 3/30

- WWE are taping matches for this week’s SmackDown tonight in Atlanta, Georgia due to the WrestleMania week schedule changes. Thanks to Erin Bailey for the following spoilers:   SmackDown, Airing Friday:   * Chris Jericho defeated Kofi Kingston in a solid match. Jericho countered and won with the Walls of Jericho.   * Zack Ryder pinned Drew McIntyre with Rough Ryder.   * The Big Show cut a promo saying that at Wrestlemania, he will win the Intercontinental champion and finally have his Wrestlemania moment.   * Jinder MahalRead More

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

Tonight’s WWE Raw, Indy Star At Raw, WWE Pre-Sale Pass

- WWE will return to Charlotte, North Carolina on October 29th for a RAW Supershow. A pre-sale begins this morning at 10am with the password WWECENA.    - Florida independent wrestler Sam Shaw wrote on Facebook that he will be at tonight's RAW Supershow from Atlanta plus next week's RAW from Miami and next week's SmackDown tapings from Orlando.    - Tonight's WWE RAW Supershow from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia is the final RAW before WrestleMania 28. WWE is hyping confrontations between John Cena & The Rock andRead More

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

WWE Confirms New Movie Deal, Lawler-Cole Street Fight, More

- WWE confirmed over the weekend via press release that they have partnered with Anchor Bay Films to co-distribute action thriller The Day, which stars Shawn Ashmore, Dominic Monaghan, Shannyn Sossamon and Ashley Bell. WWE Studios President Michael Luisi said:   "With the incredible audience reaction it saw at Toronto (Film Festival), we knew that The Day would be a great addition to our brand. By combining the marketing power of our television, digital/social media and print assets with Anchor Bay’s tremendous distribution capabilities and successful track record, we lookRead More
– Mick Foley, who has not appeared on WWE programming since the Royal Rumble, teased a return to company storylines Sunday night via Twitter as he said he received voice-mails from SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long.   "Guess it's about time I listen to some of these voice-mails from Teddy Long. Wonder what he wants. Catch you all tomorrow," he wrote. However, he suggested minutes later it was a joke, writing, "No big deal. Teddy was just hoping I had Buff Bagwell's number – apparently, it's pretty important."   FoleyRead More
During Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, ring announcer Lilian Garcia erroneously introduced Zack Ryder as “Long Island Iced Z, Jack Swagger” for his match against Jack Swagger. On Friday’s broadcast, which has already aired overseas, the mistake is edited out in place of a voice-over of Garcia correctly introducing Ryder. It is the third time in recent weeks where WWE’s production team has had to cover for Garcia bungling a ring introduction on SmackDown. At the February 14 show, she botched her introduction ofRead More
– WWE Champion CM Punk joins forces with Sheamus for a tag team match against World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and The Miz on tonight’s episode of SmackDown. Other bouts airing on the broadcast taped Tuesday in Newark, New Jersey are Mark Henry vs. R-Truth, AJ vs. Brie Bella, Jack Swagger vs. Zack Ryder, Big Show vs. Kane, Brodus Clay vs. Heath Slater and Dolph Ziggler vs. The Great Khali. — Former WWE talent Ray Gordy (a/k/a Jesse, Slam Master J) turns 33 years old Friday. He left the professionalRead More
– WWE website content director Joey Styles has joined in on the company’s semi-frequent mockery of ring announcer Lilian Garcia as he took to Twitter to poke fun at her announcing miscue at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Newark, New Jersey. After Garcia stated on the microblogging site that she would be performing with her band Thursday night at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, California, he wrote to her, “Tonight will you be announcing yourself at the Hard Rock Cafe as Lilian Garcia or @RealJackSwagger? :) @ZackRyder @JohnCena.” His commentRead More

Posted On March 22, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Next Week’s Raw Supershow, The Rock’s Training, Undertaker

- WWE will be taping some matches for the go-home WrestleMania edition of SmackDown at next week’s RAW Supershow from Atlanta. The rest of SmackDown will be made up of footage from Axxess. – Curt Hawkins has been the main guy training with The Rock to help get him in ring shape for the WrestleMania 28 match against John Cena. – Back on the March 12th RAW Supershow, The Undertaker messed up and said WrestleMania was on April 21st instead of April 1st. It was noted that a sign ofRead More

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

WWE Turning Real Life Wrestler-Diva Romance Into Storyline

World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan is reportedly dating WWE Diva Brie Bella. WWE recently kicked off a new feud between the Bella Twins and Bryan’s storyline girlfriend, AJ Lee. Last week on SmackDown, AJ defeated Nikki Bella after Daniel Bryan stopped Brie from making the twin switch. WWE.com speculated that Bryan got involved in the match and prevented the Bellas from switching because he was still “emotionally scarred” by breaking up with the Bellas, whom he was romantically linked to on-screen last year. The “love square” (a love triangle withRead More

Posted On March 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoiler* More Names Added To Team Teddy & New HOF Inductee

- Zack Ryder and The Great Khali were added to Team Teddy at tonight’s SmackDown taping in Newark, NJ. Hornswoggle was also announced to be the team’s mascot. This leaves one spot open for both teams. Here are the names confirmed for the 12-man tag team match: Team Teddy (Santino Marella, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali and TBA) vs. Team Johnny (David Otunga, Mark Henry, Christian, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler and TBA) – Rodney Anoa’i, a.k.a. Yokozuna, was announced to be inducted into the 2012 WWE HallRead More
- Christian recently spoke with Patch.com to promote tonight’s SmackDown tapings in Newark. Here are some highlights: His most recent injury: “It was without a doubt the most frustrating injury I have had in my career. It was a high-ankle sprain. It was very frustrating. I tore some ligaments as well and had to rehab it for seven weeks.” Edge’s WWE Hall of Fame induction: “He deserves it. He’s had an amazing career and when you sit back and realize what he accomplished over his career, you can put himRead More
– Madusa, who formerly competed as Alundra Blayze for WWE, pondered Thursday night on Facebook whether she should attend WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami, Florida. “Many celebs showing up for Wrestle Mania….I wonder if I should…………” the two-time Women’s Champion wrote. — Former WWE Superstar John Morrison appears at The Wrestling Guy​Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet/Space H5 13963 Alondra Blvd Santa Fe Springs, California 90670 on April 15 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. — WWE released footage Thursday night of SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia’s wardrobe mishap at Tuesday’s SmackDown tapingRead More

Posted On March 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ryback Update, Recent WWE Attendance, MMA vs. WWE

- “Ryback” Skip Sheffield has been doing well at WWE live events in the sense that nobody has known who he is coming out but they end up getting into his match. Ryback has picked up recent live event wins over JTG. – Here are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on March 9th in Toronto drew 7,600 fans for $340,000 * RAW on March 10th in London, Ontario drew 4,600 fans for $180,000 * SmackDown on March 10th in East Lansing, MI drew 4,200 fans for $135,000 *Read More
– Former WWE talent Maryse Ouellet was critical of WWE creative’s handling of the Divas division during a recent interview with Running The Ropes. When asked how the division has changed since her debut with the company five years ago, she responded, “You know it’s changed from what it was in 2007 when it had twelve minute pay-per-view matches now to thirty second (matches). It’s hard to make a crowd relate to you when you can’t talk on the microphone, you have only a minute in the ring and youRead More
– A match featuring Justin Gabriel vs. Hunico was taped tonight in Columbus, Ohio for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars. Matches taped Monday night in Cleveland, Ohio were Kofi Kingston and R-Truth vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks; Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly. — AfterbuzzTV.com will begin airing a SmackDown recap show this Sunday afternoon with former professional wrestler Ric Drasin and Patricia Summerland of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling as hosts. Maria Menounos, who created AfterbuzzTV.com, has trained at Drasin’s wrestling school in Sherman Oaks, California for herRead More

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

Jericho Responds To Punk, Phoenix Tired Of No Competition, Bellas

- Chris Jericho responded to CM Punk’s comments from this morning: “Hmmmm @cmpunk did I strike a nerve? Told you I was the Best In The World….. #norulesinwar” – WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix wrote the following on Twitter today: “Having a nice quiet lunch at MCafe. Stewing in my thoughts. Im sick of being pushed aside and forgotten about. I am the Divas Champion and..” “I get ZERO respect. I should be featured in magazines, being a guest star. The entire WWE has it all backwards. I AM theRead More
– The WWE SmackDown taping scheduled for May 29, 2012 has been moved to the River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was originally scheduled to take place at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana. — The following matches were taped Monday night in Cleveland, Ohio for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars: * Kofi Kingston and R-Truth vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks * Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly — WWE developmental wrestler Seth Rollins defeated Michael McGillicutty via Curb Stomp in a dark match at Monday’s Raw SuperShowRead More