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– Mick Foley commented on the reaction to his public concern for WWE’s on-screen treatment of Eve. “Not everyone agreed with my comments, but from time to time I feel like a should add my voice to certain subjects,” he tweeted. Foley wrote this week that WWE is sending a “mixed message” with the name-calling toward Eve since it contradicts their anti-bullying campaign ‘be a STAR’ and John Cena’s motto to “Rise Above Hate.” — SmackDown ring announcer Lilian Garcia appeared at Planet Hollywood in Times Square on Wednesday toRead More
– WWE held a promotion at Friday’s Raw live event at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where attendees who purchased Dolph Ziggler’s Show Off Pink T-Shirt could meet the WWE Superstar at intermission. Rival company TNA Wrestling holds similar promotions at their live events. In another addition, WWE brought a video screen and showed footage of top-tier talent getting ready for the show. A video message from Chris Jericho was shown. — Fresh off being inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame last week, Mark Henry triumphedRead More

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

Live SmackDown Announced, RAW’s Social Media Score Falls & More

– The next live episode of SmackDown on SyFy will air the week after WrestleMania 28 on April 10th from Hampton, Virginia. (Thanks to Devin Cutting) — As seen on Monday’s RAW, WWE is running a promotion with K-Mart where anybody that buys $30 worth of WWE merchandise at K-Mart can purchase a limited edition Wrestlemania 28 chair for “only” $75. — The Trendrr.com Social Media Score for Monday’s WWE RAW Supershow dropped compared to last week. Monday’s RAW had a total activity score of 188,683 – down from 197,659Read More
– With SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long taking control of Raw Supershow Monday night, he announced last Friday on SmackDown that David Otunga would face The Great Khali in a singles match. The match did not take place despite his announcement and being advertised on WWE.com. Instead, Otunga accompanied John Laurinaitis ringside for the United States Championship Match between Jack Swagger and Santino Marella while Khali squashed Curt Hawkins in a pre-show dark match. — The Miz debuted a new T-Shirt on Monday’s Raw SuperShow prior to his encounter withRead More

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

RAW Preview: Shawn Michaels & The Rock, Teddy Long Guest GM

Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow takes place from Boston’s TD Garden and will feature special appearances from WWE legends Shawn Michaels and The Rock. WWE has teased confrontations between longtime friends Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Triple H stated last week that he was better than Shawn Michaels, a claim Michaels is sure to bring up tonight. The Undertaker had been advertised, but he was removed from ads late last week and is not expected to appear in person. As announced by WWE’s Board of Directors, this week’s RAW and SmackDownRead More

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

Drew McIntyre’s Future On SD, Scott Stanford Rips Jeremy Borash

- Sources have confirmed that the current plan is for Drew McIntyre to make his return to SmackDown this week after being fired last week. RAW GM John Lauranaitis is set to be in charge of SmackDown as part of this week’s GM switch, and he is expected to rehire McIntyre. There has been talk that McIntyre will be getting a new “playboy” gimmick soon. – WWE announcer Scott Stanford took a few shots at TNA announcer Jeremy Borash on Twitter over the weekend. When a fan told Stanford, “You’reRead More
– Smashing Pumpkins frontman and independent wrestling promoter Billy Corgan will appear on Chris Jericho’s Rock of Jericho show this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. on XM 164. — Zack Ryder plans to release Z! True Long Island Story based action figures in the near future. — World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan stated the following on Twitter Sunday regarding Ring of Honor’s 10th Anniversary show in New York City: “Congratulations to Ring of Honor for celebrating their 10th Anniversary tonight… I wouldn’t be where I am today without the people there.”Read More

Posted On March 4, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Announced For Raw, WWE Diva Not On Facebook, Punk

– With SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long taking control of Monday’s Raw Supershow, he announced on Friday’s SmackDown that David Otunga will face The Great Khali in a singles match. — WWE is still filming content for their upcoming CM Punk video release. The title is scheduled for release in the fall. — Sheamus will appear at Big W Bankstown in Bankstown, Australia on Saturday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. — A.J. confirmed via Twitter that she does not have a Facebook account—there are dozens of pages portraying the WWERead More
– WWE developmental wrestler Xavier Woods, who formerly competed as Consequences Creed for TNA Wrestling, appeared before a WWE crowd for the first time at Friday’s Raw live event in Cornwall, Ontario. He defeated Curt Hawkins in a singles match. Woods signed a developmental contract with WWE in July 2010 and has appeared for Florida Championship Wrestling ever since. — WWE will hold a Raw live event at Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia on July 27, 2012. It was originally scheduled to take place on May 6, 2012. —Read More
– In response to rumors of backstage jealousy and resentment over Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stealing the spotlight at WrestleMania XXVIII, former WWE Superstar Carlito went on Twitter to defend The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment against “the boys.” “My opinion on The Rock is that everybody should be thankful that he’s back. Did he come back to save his movie career? Of course, so what? The Rock saved ‘Mania last year and this year too. Do any of u see any other wrestler right now that can sellRead More

Posted On March 3, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Kane To Face Aksana On SmackDown?, WWE Files Trademark

– Raw Interim General Manager and WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis teased at the conclusion of Friday’s SmackDown that Kane would face Aksana, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long’s assistant, in a match on next week’s show. WWE’s Board of Directors announced Tuesday that Laurinaitis will be in charge of SmackDown next week, while Long will control Raw SuperShow. — Rey Mysterio appears at Chicago World of Wheels at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center 9301 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Rosemont, Illinois on Saturday from 2:00 toRead More
– WWE.com has added Darren Young, Derrick Bateman and Percy Watson to the SmackDown roster. All three wrestlers have largely appeared on WWE NXT. Meanwhile, Maxine and Titus O’Neil are still listed as NXT talent. — Former WWE star Diamond Dallas Page says he auditioned for a movie short starring Kevin Spacey. He wrote on Twitter, “I just NAILED an audition for a movie short as a Pirate starring Kevin Spacey… Cross your fingers.” — Jim Ross stated on the following on Twitter, “Going 2 OU-Texas A&M hoops Saturday. RecordedRead More

Posted On February 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE Smackdown Taping Results For 3/2

- Thanks to Andy and Terra for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Seattle, Washington: Dark Match: * Ted DiBiase beat Hunico SmackDown, Airing Friday: * Sheamus kicks off the show and comes out to a big pop. He begins to talk about WrestleMania 28 but is interrupted by Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler is pulling double duty this week on both shows. Teddy Long ends up appearing and makes Sheamus vs. Ziggler for right now. * Sheamus defeated Dolph Ziggler. * Segment with John LaurinaitisRead More

Posted On February 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Makes Announcement Regarding Next Week’s RAW

- WWE announced the following today: “Both Raw and SmackDown are about to get extreme makeovers. In an effort to help determine which General Manager should control both shows, the WWE Board of Directors has decided to switch control of each show next week. SmackDown GM Theodore Long will take control of Monday night’s Raw while Raw GM John Laurinaitis takes the reins of next Friday’s SmackDown. The decision comes one week after Laurinaitis announced at Elimination Chamber that he will seek control over both shows, bolstered by flattering testimonialsRead More

Posted On February 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Possible Spoiler On Championship Match At WrestleMania 28

- Cassidy Haynes sent word that during last night’s RAW, WWE aired a commercial for the May 5th SmackDown event in Asheville, North Carolina. The commercial advertised a Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan match for the World Heavyweight Title and teases that Bryan retains his belt at WrestleMania 28 in Miami. The same ad aired for the May 6th SmackDown show in Charleston, West Virginia. Here is the commercial, courtesy of Cassidy:Read More
– Brodus Clay, who has not competed inside a WWE ring since the February 7, 2012 SmackDown taping, returns to action at tonight’s Raw live event at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Clay’s dancer Cameron Lynn tweeted, “Who is gonna b at the staple center tonight to see some WWE action ? Best part is u get to see yours truly…me and the funkasaurus.” Online reports suggest Clay was removed from television due to Vince McMahon’s unhappiness with his ring work. Regarding said reports, WWE.com writer Kevin EckRead More

Posted On February 23, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

SuperSmackDown Draws Poor Rating, Eve Says She Misses Zack

– Tuesday’s SuperSmackDown LIVE! show featuring a Champion vs. Champion match between WWE Champion CM Punk and World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan garnered a 1.7 rating with 2,326,000 viewers. It is SmackDown‘s lowest rating since the September 16, 2011 show, which drew a 1.78. — WWE.com is advertising a match between Justin Gabriel and Jinder Mahal for today’s episode of WWE Superstars. Other bouts taking place include Alex Riley vs. Michael McGillicutty and Mason Ryan vs. Tyler Reks. — Mike Sydal, brother of WWE Superstar Evan Bourne, turns 28 yearsRead More

Posted On February 22, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Matches Taped For WWE Superstars & NXT, SmackDown Rating

– Matches taped tonight in Rockford, Illinois for this week’s episode of WWE NXT Redemption were Tyler Reks vs. Tyson Kidd and Alex Riley vs. Titus O’Neil. A match pitting Jinder Mahal against Justin Gabriel was taped for WWE Superstars. Matches taped Monday night were Alex Riley vs. Michael McGillicutty and Mason Ryan vs. Tyler Reks. No pre-taping dark match was held. — Sean Waltman has been announced to appear at Legends of the Ring 14 taking place Saturday, June 2 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Monroe, New Jersey.Read More

Posted On February 20, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Former Diva At Elimination Chamber, Kingston Has Head Stapled

– Former WWE Diva Candice Michelle noted on Twitter attending last night’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. — WWE television ratings will be delayed this week due to the President’s Day holiday on Monday. Last Friday’s rating for SmackDown will be delayed to Tuesday and the rating for tonight’s Raw will be delayed to Wednesday. — Elimination Chamber featured 1 hour and 39 minutes of wrestling action. — Kofi Kingston needed staples in the back of his head following last night’s Raw Elimination Chamber MatchRead More