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Posted On December 27, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Ryder Reportedly Demoted Due To Low Rating, Chimel Resurfaces

– Dave Meltzer stated on the Dec. 27 edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that Zack Ryder being placed in a romance storyline with Eve Torres and away from the main event scene stems from the staggeringly low quarter hour rating for last week’s Raw SuperShow main event, which saw Long Island Iced-Z, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan stand tall against The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler. The main event garnered a 2.67 cable rating (2.55 for the first half of the bout), which was the lowest-rated main eventRead More

Posted On December 27, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Announced SmackDown, WWE Superstars Matches Taped

– WWE has announced a Falls Count Anywhere Match between Randy Orton and Wade Barrett for this Friday’s episode of SmackDown. The match will be taped Tuesday night in Indianapolis, Indiana. — Evan Bourne appears at Best Buy in St. Louis, Missouri on January 28, 2011 starting at 11:00 a.m. — Matches taped Monday night in Chicago, Illinois for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars are as follows: * Alex Riley vs. JTG * Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks NEW PHOTOS of Skip SheffieldRead More
– Former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler is advertised to appear on the Rachael Ray Show this Friday. A listing for the talk show says she will be sharing her New Year’s Eve plans with actor George Clooney and her tips for staying slim. — Beth Phoenix is advertised to appear at Motor Trend International Auto Show Baltimore Convention Center One West Pratt St. Baltimore, Maryland on February 11, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Paid Admission required. Event information is available here. — Cable television ratings will be delayedRead More

Posted On December 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Considering After-Shows, Shelly Martinez Video, More

– WWE officials have discussed holding after-show programs for Raw and SmackDown on the WWE Network. As reported earlier, a Raw pre-show is also in the works. — New Japan Pro Wrestling is looking to tour the West Coast of the United States, possibly in 2012. They toured the East Coast last spring. — Sin Cara turned 29 years old on Thursday. Former WWE star Jamie Noble turned 35 Friday while The Great Muta turned 49. — Shelly Martinez is featured in the trailer for The Social Rules, a newRead More

Posted On December 17, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Kaitlyn Advertised To Face A.J., Vickie Guerrero At Food Drive

– Vickie Guerrero made a special appearance Friday at an El Paso, Texas fire station for a good cause. The hometown native was on hand for “Operation Super Hero,” a food and toy drive organized by “Operation Hope.” KTSM News Channel 9 was on hand for the event. The story is available here. — Steve Austin will launch his official website, BrokenSkullRanch.com, on Sunday. — The official website of the Izod Center is advertising a Santa Claus Little Helper Diva Tag Team Match pitting Kaitlyn and Tamina against A.J. andRead More

Posted On December 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Morrison’s Future, Garcia’s Next Music Video, Rock, Road Dogg

- Essence Magazine just released their Sexiest Men of the Year list. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was listed at #7. – Following his recent release from WWE last month, it’s come out that John Morrison had been planning to leave the company for several months before his contract expired, going as far back as July. Morrison’s body has been banged up for a long time and still plans to break into acting. – Road Dogg Jesse James has changed his Twitter handle to @WWERoadDogg. As a WWE producer, he’ll beRead More

Posted On December 15, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara’s Returns, Kaitlyn’s Heel Turn Scrapped?

- Rey Mysterio was telling people backstage at Monday’s Slammy Awards that he’s in no rush to return. After his latest knee surgery, he wants to make sure he’s 100% before wrestling again. While he was hoping to be back in action in time for WrestleMania on April 1st, he’s now shooting for May. – As for Sin Cara, he’s got about four months before he’s ready to return following his recent knee surgery. He’ planning to compete at WrestleMania and does not want to miss the big payday. –Read More

Posted On December 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Classics On Demand Being Discontinued, Update On Khali

– WWE Classics On Demand, WWE’s subscription video on demand television service, is being discontinued. AT&T U-verse subscribers received postcards today stating the service would be discontinued on January 1, 2012. The postcards read, “the service is being discontinued by WWE.” WWE.com, however, is running a video preview for January, built around rebellious wrestling personalities such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Brian Pillman. WWE Classics On Demand, formerly known as WWE 24/7, launched on November 2, 2004. — The Great Khali has returned to the UnitedRead More
– Legendary ring announcer Howard Finkel denied the assumption that he is upset with Lilian Garcia returning to WWE as SmackDown ring announcer. “Not true; glad she’s back!” he tweeted in response to an angry message regarding his perceived attitude toward her return. “But what is true is that you need to look in the mirror to see who the real bawbag is! BLOCKED!” The WWE Hall of Famer added in regards to possible “heat” between the two: “Heat? That’s an NBA team that plays in Miami! Happy for LilianRead More
Friday’s episode of SmackDown saw commentator Michael Cole make a crude remark concerning Jim Ross’ long battle with Bell’s palsy. After Josh Mathews said Cole speaks out of both sides of his mouth, the esteemed “Voice of the WWE” quipped, “Actually, there is nothing wrong with my mouth, unlike J.R.’s.” The WWE Hall of Famer took to Twitter to address Cole’s inappropriate remark. “Hope Cole never gets ill. Sad commentary,” Ross wrote. Ross then posted a tweet comparing Cole’s snide comment to Ed Ferrara’s parody of him in World ChampionshipRead More

Posted On December 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Details On Michael Cole’s Crass Joke About Lilian Garcia

Returning to WWE after a more than two-year hiatus, Lilian Garcia appeared on Friday’s episode of SmackDown as the program’s new ring announcer. Tony Chimel introduced Garcia to the live audience at the start of the broadcast, who was already standing in the ring. As Garcia talked about how great it was to be back, she was interrupted by Cody Rhodes, who was standing on the announce table. Rhodes said no one cares she is back since no one noticed she had left. Garcia danced with Hornswoggle later during theRead More
– Kelly Kelly has responded to online reports saying she is looking to position herself for a career outside of WWE. She tweeted, “Don’t believe everything you read! Wwe is my home.” The report originated from this week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, which states she plans on pursuing acting and modeling work late next year under her real name, Barbara Blank. — A pre-sale for SmackDown in Orlando, Florida following WrestleMania XXVIII kicks off Friday at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. The password is WWEEBSHOW. — Ultimate Warrior saysRead More
– Legendary ring announcer Howard Finkel appears unhappy with Lilian Garcia’s return to WWE. When asked for comment on the “Decade Diva”‘s return to the organization as SmackDown ring announcer during WWE.com’s live chat Monday, he initially ignored the subject. “The Fink” wrote “Genku already stirring the pot” in response to a fan’s query. He then said he has “even bigger news” than Garcia’s return to WWE, which was Dusty Rhodes joining Twitter. Finkel then appeared annoyed when a chat moderator posted a YouTube video of Garcia’s 2007 song ¬°QuieroRead More
– Matches taped Tuesday night in Jacksonville, Florida for this week’s episode of WWE NXT are as follows: Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks; Darren Young and JTG vs. Percy Watson and Titus O’Neil; Johnny Curtis vs. Derrick Bateman. Yoshi Tatsu beat WWE developmental wrestler Damien Sandow in a dark match prior to the taping. — WWE brought Lilian Garcia back to the organization to permanently replace Tony Chimel as the ring announcer for weekly SmackDown tapings. Chimel, 50, will continue working for WWE atRead More

Posted On December 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Breaking News – Lilian Garcia Returning To WWE

WWE.com announced Monday that former Raw ring announcer Lilian Garcia is returning to the organization. Returning to WWE full-time after a more than two-year hiatus, she will be SmackDown’s new ring announcer. It’s her first time joining WWE’s Friday night brand. “I am here to tell you that I am back baby! This is awesome. I am actually back in the WWE. I’m going to be announcing SmackDown full-time,” she tells WWE.com in an interview at tonight’s Raw SuperShow in Tampa, Florida. “I’ve been doing a lot, I got marriedRead More

Posted On November 26, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Main Event For Next Week’s Live SmackDown, TLC Title Match

Daniel Bryan triumphed in a Fatal 4-Way World Heavyweight Title No. 1 Contender’s Match on SmackDown to earn a shot against Mark Henry in a Steel Cage on next Tuesday’s live holiday episode. During the opening segment of the show, Bryan emerged to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase and pin Henry, who had been knocked out cold by Big Show. However, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long informed him that because The World Strongest Man was injured and not “medically cleared” to compete, the pin was invalid. TheRead More

Posted On November 25, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Preview For Tonight’s SmackDown, Helms DWI Update

– Former WWE talent Shane Helms’ court case for driving while impaired has been continued until January. He was charged on August 24, 2011 stemming from his motorbike accident on May 5, 2011 in North Carolina. Helms has plans to release a public service announcement about drunk driving in the near future. — WWE announcer Josh Mathews turns 31 years old Friday. — WWE.com is advertising Sheamus and Zack Ryder vs. United States Champion Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger for tonight’s episode of SmackDown. Other matches that will take placeRead More
Cincinnati.com reports former professional wrestler Andre Davis was convicted Wednesday in a Hamilton, Ohio court on 14 of 15 “felonious assault” charges for failing to disclose to sexual partners that he is HIV positive. Each felony carries a potential sentence of two to eight years in prison. Davis also stands accused in similar cases with five women in Butler and Warren counties. Davis’ sentence will be determined after he undergoes a psychological evaluation. Sentencing is scheduled for December 21, 2011. The full story is available here. Davis found out heRead More

Posted On November 23, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

John Cena Giving Away Ford Mustang, WWE Renting Building

– John Cena has teamed up with Ford to give you a chance to win a Mustang customized by the twelve-time world champion. Click here for details. — WWE is renting 66,000 square feet of production space in South Norwalk, Connecticut as the Stamford-based entertainment company expands its business, city officials and the building’s landlord announced on Wednesday. WWE has been talking about expanding their production for several years and this is considered a major step towards their planned cable network launch. A WWE spokesperson told The Hour they wereRead More