SmackDown Tag

–- Drew McIntyre’s current losing streak on SmackDown is expected to culminate with a character makeover. PWInsider.com reports that the Scottish wrestler will become an “arrogant playboy.” — Layla, who has been sidelined since May 2011 due to tears of both her Anterior cruciate and Medial collateral ligaments, stated on Twitter that her knee is stronger than ever. She stated during a recent radio interview that she could return in time for WrestleMania XXVIII. — Zack Ryder continues to complain on Twitter about John Cena and Eve kissing last MondayRead More

Posted On February 14, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mick Foley Comments On Zack Ryder, WWE Returning To Japan

- WWE has announced they will return to Japan for SmackDown live events in Ryogoku on April 9th and 10th. This will be the first SmackDown tour of Japan in three years. – Both Joey Styles and Mick Foley expressed concern for Zack Ryder after his stage bump on last night’s RAW Supershow. They wrote: Styles: “That was one the worst falls I have ever seen and that includes Original ECW. Can someone in San Diego get us an update on @ZackRyder? #Raw” Foley: “Wow, sincerely hope @ZackRyder is goingRead More

Posted On February 14, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Live SD Scheduled For April, Cut Wrestler Expected To Return

– The official website of the Hampton Coliseum is advertising the Tuesday, April 10, 2012 SmackDown show as a live broadcast. Advertised for the live audience is Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show in a No Disqualification and No Count Out Match for the World Heavyweight Championship and Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett in a Street Fight Match. — The May 1, 2012 SmackDown taping will be held at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. — Tommy Dreamer turns 41 years old Tuesday while Nelson Frazier (a/k/a Viscera, Big Daddy V)Read More

Posted On February 14, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Rematch Announced For SmackDown, 2/10 SmackDown Rating

– It was announced during tonight’s Raw SuperShow that in a rematch from last week’s SmackDown, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan will face Randy Orton on this Friday’s show. — The February 10, 2012 episode of SmackDown scored a 2.17 cable rating with 3,261,000 viewers. The previous week’s show did a 2.19 cable rating with 3,194,000 viewers. — The Rock and John Cena are featured on the cover of the latest issue of Pro Wrestling. Visit www.pwi-online.com to see the cover. — WWE did not hold a dark match priorRead More

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

Updates On WrestleMania 29, Alberto Del Rio’s Angle, Tony Chimel

- Tony Chimel was announcing this weekend’s SmackDown live events in California. – As noted before, an official announcement on WrestleMania 29’s location is expected this week. New York Giants football player Jake Ballard indicated on Twitter that the location is already confirmed to be MetLife Stadium in the New York/New Jersey area. If these reports turn out to be true, Axxess and other WrestleMania week events would be held in the New York City area. – Alberto Del Rio appeared at last night’s SmackDown live event in Bakersfield, CaliforniaRead More

Posted On February 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Shaq At WrestleMania Update, HOF Announcements, WM29 News

- WWE will present another live SmackDown show on SyFy on Tuesday, February 21st from Rockford, IL. WWE will kick off the full-force build to WrestleMania that week with 7 hours of live programming between Elimination Chamber, RAW and SmackDown. – If it is announced that basketball legend Shaquille O’NealI will be appearing at WrestleMania, the big man would appear on the March 5th RAW Supershow from Boston. The Rock is already confirmed for that show.. – The 2012 WWE Hall of Fame announcements for Ron Simmons and the lateRead More

Posted On February 8, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Rock Advertised For Post-Mania Raw, Who Austin Wants In HOF

– Steve Austin says Jake “The Snake” Roberts is worthy of the WWE Hall of Fame. He wrote the following after reading Roberts’ thoughts on entering the Hall: “JAKE THE SNAKE ROBERTS DEFINITELY DESERVES TO BE IN THE H.O.F. AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE. One of my fave all time workers.” — Raw Superstars are advertised to appear at the April 3, 2012 SmackDown taping at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The advertised main event is a Ten-Man Tag Team Match pitting John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, BigRead More

Posted On February 8, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Zach Gowen Discusses His Run With WWE, Mistakes He Made

Zach Gowen has gone through a lot in his life – he lost his left leg to cancer as a child, he was thrust into a worldwide spotlight at 18, he went through a deep bout with drugs and alcohol, became homeless, then turned his life around, lived to tell the tale and started a family. It’s truly an unbelievable story, especially when you consider he’s only 28 years old. For 6 months in 2003, he was the most talked about WWE Superstar on the roster. In this interview, heRead More

Posted On February 8, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Drew McIntyre On Tour with Raw, Raw In-Ring Action, Piper

- WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper’s new wrestling-related movie “Fancypants” will be screened this Thursday at 7pm from the AMC Westshore 14 movie theater in Tampa, Florida. The movie comes out on DVD later this year. – Stan sent word that last night’s WWE RAW Supershow had 27 minutes and 29 seconds of in-ring action, down from the previous week. – Zack Ryder noted on Twitter that he is not with the RAW crew that’s headed over to Abu Dhabi for a tour this week. Drew McIntyre, who isRead More

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

Shaq Update, HBK On RAW This Month, Booker T & Great Khali

- NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is still expected to wrestle the Big Show at WrestleMania 28. WWE is planning to hold a press conference in Miami to announce Shaq’s involvement at WrestleMania and Shaq is scheduled to appear on WWE television shortly after Elimination Chamber. – WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is scheduled to make an appearance at the February 13th RAW Super show from San Diego, CA. HBK has been rumored to be the special guest referee for the Triple H vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania. – BookerRead More

Posted On February 5, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Natalya Tells Her Fans To Not Worry; Does She Watch TNA?

For the second consecutive week on SmackDown, WWE suggested that Natalya Neidhart had farted during a backstage segment. As Natalya and Beth Phoenix were warming up for their match against Aksana and Tamina, sound effects simulating farting were heard. Santino Marella then walked into the area and displayed an alarmed reaction to the foul scent. The angle has drawn the ire of many of the third generation wrestler’s fans on Twitter, who feel it’s doing her no favors. Natalya, however, thinks they should lighten up. “I love to respond toRead More
– Many of WWE Hall of Famer Edge’s greatest matches are currently available for $1.99 via Comcast On Demand. The offering includes: Edge vs. John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam (July 3, 2006 Raw), Edge and Hulk Hogan vs. Billy and Chuck(July 4, 2002 SmackDown), Edge vs. Kurt Angle (Judgment Day 2002) Edge vs. Batista (Vengeance 2007), Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio (Wrestlemania XXVII), Edge vs Eddie Guerrero (Unforgiven 2002), Edge vs. Rob Van Dam (February 19, 2007 Raw), Edge vs Rey Mysterio (Royal Rumble 2008), Edge vs. Lance StormRead More
–- Shelly Martinez appears in The Social Rules, a new web series about the do’s and dont’s of dating and relating. In the latest episode, she explains what to do and what not do when approaching her at a bar. “Here’s the deal boys. Do you want ‘these’?” Is this what you want? Do you want ‘these’?” Martinez says while groping her chest. “Well, I’ll tell you how to get to ‘these’! You don’t come up to the bar with a cheesy pick-up line!” To view the clip, click here.Read More
– John Cena hit a milestone on Monday by netting 10 million fans on Facebook, becoming the first WWE Superstar to do so. He has since accumulated over 108,000 additional fans. — In a trivia note, The Miz’s television record since losing the WWE Championship to John Cena in a Triple Threat Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules on May 1, 2011 is 15-32. — Nigel McGuinness is working on a documentary about the end of his wrestling career. He also appears in a commissioner role for a West VirginiaRead More
– The February 2012 issue of WWE Magazine features an interview with Beth Phoenix and Natalya and they are asked how far they are willing to go to see the Women’s Tag Team Championship brought back. “I would absolutely do anything within my power,” Beth says. “I think we have enough Divas for a tag team division, and with the Divas Title currently being held on Raw, SmackDown is left without something to fight for. So tag titles would be amazing.” Natalya adds, “And Beth and I are the perfectRead More

Posted On January 30, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Natalya Addresses Flatulance, Sheamus Promotes Anti-Bullying

– New Haven Register has published an article on Sheamus’ visit to ACES Mill Road School in North Haven, Connecticut on Thursday to promote WWE’s anti-bullying initiative ‘be a STAR.’ Sheamus told students that he experienced bullying as a small, overweight red-headed kid. “I didn’t tell anybody. I was afraid to be a tattle tale. I should have told somebody. It’s very important to talk to someone. There’s nothing wrong with you,” he said. — Natalya Neidhart commented again on an angle that took place on Friday’s SmackDown in whichRead More

Posted On January 28, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Natalya Neidhart Reacts To Embarrassing Events On SmackDown

In her very first match on SmackDown, Aksana defeated Natalya in less than ten seconds via roll-up on Friday’s show. After the match, a steamed Natalya locked the Lithuanian grappler in the Sharpshooter, making her tap. Tamina then came to Aksana’s rescue, landing a splash off the top rope onto Natalya. Prior to the match, a backstage confrontation between Aksana and Natalya led to a very awkward moment as a fart sound was abruptly heard. The “Pin-up Strong” Diva suggested she was guilty of the unexpected bout of flatulence byRead More

Posted On January 28, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Renewing Mason Ryan’s Push, Chyna Appearing In Memphis

– Key WWE officials are lobbying for Mason Ryan to receive a renewed push, reports www.f4wonline.com. He is expected to be prominently featured tomorrow night in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match. Ryan’s last push was curtailed following the Survivor Series, which saw the Madison Square Garden crowd favor Cody Rhodes over him during a Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match. Since that time he has sporadically competed on WWE Superstars and non-televised events. Meanwhile, Brodus Clay is scheduled to perform his animated entrance prior to entering the 30-Man RoyalRead More

Posted On January 28, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

The Miz Wants To Face LeBron, Takes Shot At Ultimate Warrior

The Miz sat down with Metro in a “no holds barred” interview to discuss the Royal Rumble, idols, music, his reality television background, the best thing he ever received from a fan and more. When asked who he would choose to face at WrestleMania if it could be anyone, he replied NBA star LeBron James. “I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. LeBron said he was going to bring an NBA Championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland suck at most sports, but finally we had this basketball savior, and what does he do?Read More