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Posted On September 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Booker T Returning To The Ring?, Orton’s Attack Cut Overseas

– WWE has had discussions of Booker T coming back to wrestle in a short program on SmackDown against an undisclosed opponent. Booker T has competed in one match since assuming the SmackDown color commentator position in February. On the June 6 episode of Raw, Booker wrestled his first singles match for the organization in four years, gaining a victory over Jack Swagger via count out. — WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes is scheduled to appear at Sunday’s WWE SuperShow in Lubbock, Texas. CM Punk vs. Alberto Del RioRead More

Posted On September 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Edits Bloodbath Off SmackDown, FCW Champion Appears

– Florida Heavyweight Champion Leo Kruger was among the wrestlers gathered around the ring during John Laurinaitis’ address at the beginning of SmackDown. He worked a dark match prior to the taping, losing to Trent Barreta. NXT talent also appeared ringside: Darren Young, Derrick Bateman, Maxine and Titus O’Neil. — Randy Orton caused Cody Rhodes to heavily bleed on SmackDown following an errant shot to the head with the ring bell. Cameras quickly cut to close-up shots of Orton’s face, with Rhodes’ back only being visible for the remainder ofRead More

Posted On September 23, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Considering Airing WrestleMania On Planned Cable Network

WWE issued a survey yesterday regarding their planned WWE Network launch next year to select mailing list subscribers. The survey suggests that WWE’s “classic big 4″ pay-per-view events would be included in the channel at no additional cost. Imagine a 24-hour cable network that was run by The WWE. It featured a mix of WWE-made programs, including new shows, repeats of Raw and SmackDown from USA and Syfy and “classic” or “historical” programs featuring shows from different promotions like classic WWE footage, WCW, ECW, NWA, AWA, etc. from years past.Read More

Posted On September 23, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoiler* Details On Graphic Angle At This Week’s Smackdown

As noted in Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown spoiler report from Dayton, Ohio, Cody Rhodes was busted open bad in his match against Randy Orton. Cody was actually busted open with a shot from the timekeeper’s bell, not his own mask. In a rare WWE scene these days, pools of bloods were puddled up around the ring where most of the assault took place and Cody was covered in blood, from his head to his legs. The announcer’s table ended up covered in blood also as it didn’t break when Orton hitRead More

Posted On September 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Vince McMahon Irate With His Name Being Mentioned During Raw

Vince McMahon was irate backstage at Monday’s Raw SuperShow after his name was mentioned by Alberto Del Rio during the live broadcast. Many people within WWE believe McMahon got upset because he is returning to television soon and did not want his name mentioned. Del Rio and the creative writer involved in the segment were both yelled at backstage by Vince. Stephanie McMahon, who was on hand for the event, attempted to calm her father down but was unable to do so. He remained temperamental for the rest of theRead More

Posted On September 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Foley Teases Appearance At HIAC, SmackDown Draws Poor Crowd

– Mick Foley teased during Monday’s Raw Supershow that he would appear at Hell in a Cell. He wrote on Twitter, “Maybe I’ll show Jackman how it’s done when I show up as the secret guest ref in the Hell in a Cell, RIGHT there in New Orleans, Louisiana!” He later acknowledged that his message was merely a joke: “Ooops, pulled a Weiner there – that was supposed to be a DM to @michaelcole ! Just completely ignore my last message! Thanks for a fun Raw everyone – started 5Read More

Posted On September 20, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Edge Pulled From Upcoming Events, Kelly Kelly On Facebook, HBK

– Edge is no longer advertised for tonight’s SmackDown taping in Dayton, Ohio and the Oct. 2 Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in New Orleans, Louisiana. Edge had been listed on both venue websites for special appearances as recently as last week. — WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is in Canada’s Yukon Territory this week filming episodes for MacMillan River Adventures on the Outdoor Channel. Part two of his gator hunting experience with Triple H airs tonight at 11:30 p.m. — An official Facebook page for Kelly Kelly hasRead More

Posted On September 19, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Referee Sidelined With Injured Ribs, SmackDown Rating Sinks

– WWE referee Scott Armstrong underwent X-rays this morning for what he believed could be a broken, cracked or bruised rib after taking an errant kick from R-Truth during the CM Punk vs. Triple H match at Night of Champions. He later indicated on Twitter that he would be sidelined for a few weeks. “No RAW OR SMACKDOWN for me for a couple of weeks anyway. Thanks To Miz and Truth!#a$$hol%s,” Armstrong wrote. — The September 16 episode of WWE SmackDown featuring the return of “The Cutting Edge” garnered aRead More

Posted On September 18, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Rosa Mendes Responds To Her Haters, Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara Feud

– Infrequently seen SmackDown Diva Rosa Mendes was besieged with negative messages on Twitter after disparaging the ‘Rookie Divas’ of WWE during a recent outburst—A.J. (“looks 12 with a crater face”), Aksana (“looks like she is 40″), Kaitlyn (“looks like she needs to go on Jenny Craig”) and Maxine (“You know the new girl on NXT, with the huge overbite. Lol”). She wrote in response to her critics, “To all my haters, If I had a dollar for every time you have called me a derogatory word I would haveRead More

Posted On September 17, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Announced For NOC, Christian Starts Twitter Campaign

– Jim Cornette turns 50 years old today while Masahiro Chono turns 48. — Following SmackDown, Matt Striker caught up with Christian to get his thoughts on the now-rocky relationship with his former best friend Edge. Instead, the Toronto native promoted his Twitter account and called on fans to start a campaign to make him the No. 1 contender to the winner of the Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry World Heavyweight Title Match at Night of Champions. The video can be accessed here. — WWE has announced that Cody RhodesRead More

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

WWE Creative Changes Revealed – Home & Traveling Teams

The WWE creative team reportedly now consists of two groups – the “home team” and the “traveling team.” The home team, mainly Stephanie McMahon and Brian Gewirtz, will be going to TV tapings less often with the idea that as soon as RAW is over, they and the other writers who don’t travel begin working on long-term programs and the following week’s shows. Former Baltimore Sun writer Kevin Eck has been mentioned as a possible member of the “home team.” The “traveling team” will be led by head SmackDown writerRead More

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

WWE Trademark Updates, Recent WWE Attendance, WWE Tryout

- WWE has been unable to trademark the name Jack Swagger because a singer from the band Machine 22 in Minneapolis, MN uses the same name. On a related note, WWE has been working on trademarking the name “The Network” – a name that they were going to use for the original Nexus at one point. – Here are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on September 9th in Barrie, Ontario drew 2,100 fans for $71,000. * RAW on September 10th in London, Ontario drew 4,000 fans for $160,000.Read More

Posted On September 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Edge Scheduled For Hell in a Cell, Changes To WWE Creative

– WWE has changed the structure of their creative staff with a “home team” and “road team” initiative. Road teams will travel to each week’s television tapings while home teams will work at company headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut to develop future shows. WWE creative head Stephanie McMahon, a mother of three children, and Brian Gewirtz will reportedly stay at home to avoid going on the road on a weekly basis. — The official website of the New Orleans Arena is advertising Edge for next month’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-viewRead More

Posted On September 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Chris Masters Wonders Why JTG Is Still Employed, Chimel Misses SD

– Commenting on his recent release from WWE during an interview with Wrestling101.com, Chris Masters says he didn’t receive the opportunity he feels he deserved. “We didn’t part on bad terms, for me personally this time was very different from the first time I was released. I do feel like I worked my ass off and they should’ve at least given me another shot,” Masters said. “The Masterpiece” also wonders why WWE opted to keep certain talents employed over him. “I look at other guys on the roster and IRead More

Posted On September 14, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Details On Edge Appreciation Night, Former WWE Stars Appear

Following tonight’s SmackDown taping at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, WWE held a ceremony honoring Edge. Seven-time WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus kicked off “Edge Appreciation Night” by introducing “The Rated-R Superstar.” Photographs of Edge’s most memorable WWE moments aired on the big screen, including a video montage featuring comments from John Cena, Bret Hart, CM Punk, The Miz, Josh Mathews, Vickie Guerrero, Randy Orton and Jim Ross, among others. Edge broke into tears while the video aired. Christian interrupted the festivities to say that he and EdgeRead More

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

Why Zack Ryder Missed Raw, Air Boom On SD, Lawler, TLC

- After Zack Ryder did not appear on Monday’s RAW Supershow, the WWE website noted that Ryder was scheduled to team with Jerry Lawler again in a rematch against Otunga and McGillicutty, but was injured last week on SmackDown after being attacked by Mark Henry. Ryder actually wrestled prior to RAW against Drew McIntyre in a match taped for Thursday’s Superstars show. – Jerry Lawler suffered a busted nose on RAW last night in the match where he teamed with Sheamus to take on Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga. –Read More

Posted On September 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Edge On Next Week’s SmackDown, Update On Rene Dupree

– The official website of the Nutter Center is advertising Edge for next Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at the venue. Their statement reads: “For the first time ever in Dayton, see WWE’s COO Triple H and a special appearance by WWE Superstar Edge!” Also advertised for the event is “Apex Predator” Randy Orton vs. “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Championship. — This week in the top 100 Australian pay TV programs, WWE SmackDown ranked No. 55 with 28,000 viewers while Raw ranked No. 60 with 27,000 viewers.Read More

Posted On September 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Edge’s Role On This Week’s SmackDown, Mendes Continues Rant

– Edge is advertised to host the Cutting Edge with World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Mark Henry on this week’s episode of SmackDown. The episode is being taped tomorrow at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. — Rosa Mendes posted several messages on Twitter over the weekend disparaging the ‘Rookie Divas’ of WWE, writing: “Awwwww u guys are mad @ me. You love AJ because she looks ordinary just like you. Divas are not suppose to look ordinary. If i’m making people upset, I don’t really care.Read More

Posted On September 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Poor SD Taping Attendance, More Divas In WWE ’12

– “THQ Tank”, the Global Community Manager for THQ’s WWE video game line, stated today on Twitter that there are fourteen playable characters in WWE ’12 that have yet to be announced, including six Divas. He wrote, “Someone asked on our boards, I will happily confirm/clarify, 6 of the remaining 14 mystery spots on our roster left are @WWE Divas.” Divas announced thus far for the upcoming game are Beth Phoenix, Eve, Kelly Kelly, Layla, Maryse, Michelle McCool and Natalya. — The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that last Tuesday’s SmackDownRead More