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Posted On October 25, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Matches Advertised For SmackDown, “We Hate Cena” Trends

– Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas is being touted as a SuperShow as Superstars from both brands are slated to appear. The following matches are advertised for the event: * Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship * Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship * Raw vs. SmackDown Battle Royal featuring 41 Superstars — The term “WE HATE CENA” trended Monday night on Twitter. Prior to his Last Standing Match at Vengeance, Cena walked up to a fanRead More

Posted On October 25, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Very Latest On Booker T’s Return To The Ring

As we have noted before, WWE officials have been discussing a feud between Booker T and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. According to PWInsider.com, the latest word is that there are plans in place for an angle between the two that would lead to Booker’s return match. That angle between Booker and Cody may kick off at tomorrow night’s SmackDown tapings. Part of the reason WWE is doing the feud is to promote the upcoming King of the Ring DVD set, which Booker is hosting.Read More

Posted On October 23, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Cena Appearing On SmackDown, Name Chosen For Divas Series

– John Cena stated on Twitter that he will be on hand for Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Houston, Texas. — WWE Network’s planned reality series that will follow the Divas on a private tour bus will be titled WWE Divas Heels on Wheels. The program is described as “a reality show that welcomes you aboard the private Divas tour bus as it travels from venue to venue. Cameras will roll 24/7, capturing the unscripted bonds, battles, and behind-the-scenes drama that only our WWE Divas can deliver when their public andRead More
Jim Ross answered a series of fan questions Saturday on Twitter including whether he’d ever consider joining TNA Wrestling, why Chris Benoit and Owen Hart have not been enshrined in the WWE Hall of Fame, why SmackDown isn’t live, and more. Matt Hardy returning to WWE: “Matt Hardy should get clean and sober & not worry about wrestling until his life isn’t an embarrassment & being put at risk.” Why SmackDown isn’t live on a weekly basis: “Smackdown isn’t live because of exorbitant, increased tv production costs of keeping productionRead More

Posted On October 22, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Matches Announced For Vengeance – Ziggler Competing Twice

Two matches were made official on Friday’s SmackDown for Sunday’s Vengeance pay-per-view event: Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder and Sheamus vs. Christian. Ziggler, who will defend the United States Championship against Ryder, will also be competing in the WWE Tag Team Championship Match against Air Boom. Eight matches have been announced for the event. Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. John Cena World Heavyweight Championship Match Mark Henry (c) vs. Big Show Triple H and CM Punk vs. The Miz and R-Truth UnitedRead More

Posted On October 20, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Perks Of CM Punk’s New Contract, Live SmackDown News & More

- Superstars from both RAW and SmackDown will be appearing at next Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings from Houston, Texas. – As previously reported, WWE will be airing another live episode of WWE SmackDown on Tuesday, November 29th from Charlotte, North Carolina. The show will replay several days later in SmackDown’s usual Friday night timeslot. The last time WWE aired a live SmackDown on a Tuesday night, the show did its best ratings in years – and this upcoming live Tuesday SmackDown is another experiment to see whether the show shouldRead More

Posted On October 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Huge Match Announced For SmackDown, Scott Hall Trends, More

– Scott Hall trended Saturday night on Yahoo.com (behind NCAA football, The Big Year and Hayden Panettiere) after news surfaced that the former WWE Superstar’s struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction would be profiled on next Wednesday’s episode of E:60 on ESPN. — Chris Jericho’s heavy metal band Fozzy plays tonight at 11:00 p.m. at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. — The ongoing rift between the two Sin Caras continued on Friday’s SmackDown as Sin Cara (Negro) brutally attacked Sin Cara (Azul)Read More

Posted On October 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Sheamus’ Winning Streak Snapped, Vickie Remembers Eddie

– Alberto Del Rio’s victory over Sheamus on last night’s episode of SmackDown snapped the Celtic Warrior’s 14-match televised winning streak. He had not lost since SummerSlam, to Mark Henry. — Vickie Guerrero remarked the following on Twitter regarding her appearance at tonight’s Raw SuperShow taping in Mexico City, Mexico: “20 yrs ago, I cheered Eddie on at Palacio de Los Deportes in the crowd. Tonight I’m on the stage and I feel honored and missing him so much.” — WWE.com has published a photo gallery looking back at aRead More
– Theodore Long kicked off Friday’s SmackDown by announcing that the first match of the night would feature 41 Superstars in the largest Battle Royal in WWE history. Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis then revealed the winner would earn a title match against the champion of his choosing. Randy Orton won the 41-Man No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal, last eliminating The Miz. Battle Royal elimination order is as follows: 1. Cody Rhodes, 2. Johnny Curtis, 3. JTG, 4. Michael McGillicutty, 5. Derrick Bateman, 6. Yoshi Tatsu, 7. Titus O’Neil,Read More

Posted On October 13, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE’s Mexico Tour Begins: Results, Fear Of Drug Cartels, More

- WWE kicked off their tour in Monterrey, Mexico last night with a RAW brand show. Nothing too eventful happened, but CM Punk teamed with John Morrison to defeat The Miz and R-Truth. In the main event, John Cena defeated WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio by disqualification. – It’s worth noting that WWE is taking extra precautions with their tour buses this week for fear of crime from Mexico’s drug cartels. – WWE moved the SmackDown! live event in Veracruz, Mexico on October 15th up to 1pm so the topRead More
D-Generation X—Shawn Michaels and Triple H—reunited prior to the SmackDown portion of tonight’s WWE television tapings in Dallas, Texas by teasing that WrestleMania would take place at Cowboys Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. The largest domed stadium in the world has been speculated as a future home of the pay-per-view extravaganza since the stadium opened in 2009. DX performed their trademark routine and cut a “non-PG” promo, according to a fan in attendance. Their celebration was interrupted by Vince McMahon. The segment will not air on television sinceRead More

Posted On October 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Big SmackDown Taping Tonight: DX Reunion, 41-Man Battle Royal

WWE will tape this week’s NXT and SmackDown shows from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. This week’s SmackDown is shaping up to be a huge show – including: * The “Largest Battle Royal in WWE History,” with 41 Superstars from both brands competing. * WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena * World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton. In addition to all that, WWE has been advertising a special DX reunion between Triple H and Texas native Shawn Michaels. Aside from John Cena and AlbertoRead More

Posted On October 6, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Plans For WWE Vengeance PPV, WWE In China, WWE In Asia

- WWE’s next pay-per-view event Vengeance is just weeks away on Sunday 10/23 – and WWE is planning to use next week’s RAW and SmackDown to do the major set up for the event. WWE will be in Mexico for the RAW and SmackDown tapings the week before Vengeance and those shows are being looked at as “special” international TV tapings and not the usual “go-home” shows before a PPV. Both RAW and SmackDown talent are expected to appear on both shows heading into Vengeance. – As WWE heads toRead More

Posted On October 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

The Great Khali Reportedly Leaving WWE

WWE.com announced Sunday that The Great Khali suffered a fractured fibula following a brutal attack by World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry on SmackDown Friday night. The angle was orchestrated to remove the “The Punjabi Playboy” from television since his contract is set to expire and will likely not be renewed. Many employees feel that the one-time World Heavyweight Champion will head back to India to focus on acting. There is talk, however, that he will maintain a relationship with WWE to work on film projects and other endeavors. See photoRead More
– Nola.com reports that production for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s next movie, Snitch, is scheduled from December 3 to January 20 in Shreveport, Louisiana. The movie co-stars Academy Award award-winning actress Susan Sarandon. — Mike Mondo, who formerly competed as Mikey in WWE, has signed a contract with Ring of Honor. — Immediately after Sin Cara’s victory over Heath Slater on SmackDown, the second Sin Cara appeared on the TitanTron. Ripping off his blue mask to reveal a black and silver one underneath, he claimed that the Sin Cara inRead More

Posted On September 29, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk’s Next Feud, Mysterio’s Career Winding Down, Vengeance

- Rey Mysterio underwent yet another knee surgery this week – pushing his expected return date back even further. After years of abuse to his body due to his high flying in-ring style, WWE officials believe that Mysterio’s days as an in-ring competitor are limited. Rey will be unable to wrestle on WWE’s upcoming tour of Mexico, but will be appearing at the events due to his marketability in Mexico. While Mysterio has spent a lot of time on the sidelines over the years due to various injuries, he remainsRead More

Posted On September 26, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Announced For Tonight’s Raw, SmackDown Rating Shoots Up

– WWE has announced that Alberto Del Rio will face CM Punk tonight on the Raw SuperShow. — Carlito appears at George’s Cards & Collectibles in the Oxford Valley Mall 2300 E. Lincoln Hwy Ste 220A Langhorne, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — The September 23 episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 2.3 cable rating, a sharp increase from 1.78 the week before. SmackDown fell just shy of the 2.31 Syfy record set on February 25, which took place days after Dwayne “The Rock”Read More

Posted On September 25, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Orton vs. Rhodes, WWE Draws Sellout Crowd, More

– Former WCW talent Carmel Macklin (a/k/a Ms. Jones, Nitro Girl Chameleon) made her first wrestling related appearance in several years at Saturday’s Signamania wrestling convention in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. In addition to acting, she now works as a Special Education Teacher in New York City. — Saturday’s Raw live event at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas drew a sellout crowd. Furthermore, John Cena was not advertised for the event. — Though Randy Orton is presently involved in a program with Mark Henry, there is talkRead More

Posted On September 25, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

CM Punk Pays Tribute To Eddie Guerrero, Daniel Bryan Frustrated

– Following his victory over Alberto Del Rio at Saturday night’s Raw live event in El Paso, Texas, CM Punk paid tribute to the late Eddie Guerrero Punk spoke on the microphone and said that when he thinks of El Paso, he thinks of Eddie Guerrero. He feels that even though Eddie is gone, if the people who were touched by him spread his legacy, then he will continue to live. He then blew a kiss to the arena ceiling in memory of Guerrero. Fans chanted “Eddie” with Punk toRead More