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Posted On September 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Sheamus Re-signs With WWE, McCool Teases “Flawless” Return

– Michelle McCool, who retired last April at Extreme Rules, teased on Twitter that she will once again become “Flawless.” McCool wrote Sunday, “Enough laziness…after 4 mos “off,” tomorrow I will once again become….. FLAWLESS!!! Not that I lost it – (@ExcuseMeWWE inspires me!)” Diva-Dirt.com wrote to McCool and told her not to play with their emotions. She responded, “whatsoever would you be talking about?!? I’d nevvvvver play with yalls emotions…REAL TALK!!!” — Eden Stiles handled ring announcing duties for this week’s SmackDown live events in Canada. — Sheamus reportedlyRead More

Posted On September 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Hart & Stratus Advertised For SmackDown, WWE Honoring Edge

The official website of the Air Canada Centre is advertising WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart and multi-time WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus for this Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at the venue. Both Canadian stars are advertised for “special guest appearances.” WWE announced Friday on SmackDown that former world champion Edge would appear on this week’s show, which emanates from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. According to the Air Canada Centre website, WWE will be paying tribute to the “Rated-R Superstar” with “Edge Appreciation Night.” Also advertised for the event isRead More

Posted On September 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Taping Draws Poorly, Tamina Responds To Critics

– Tamina responded to her critics in her first message on Twitter. “Thanks to my fans but to the haters and losers alike today is a special day in your miserable lives,” she wrote Saturday. “Today The Goddess Tamina has tweeteth.” — Last Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Toledo, Ohio was one of the worst attended WWE events in years as it drew 3,200 fans, with only 1,600 paid. Following the event’s poor advance, WWE only sold tickets facing the camera so the Huntington Center would appear full on television. SLAM!Read More

Posted On September 10, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Edge Announced For SmackDown, WWE Returning To D.C., More

– WWE announced Friday that former World Heavyweight Champion Edge will appear on next week’s episode of SmackDown, which emanates from Toronto. WWE.com’s synopsis reads: “For the first time since retiring from WWE, Edge comes home to SmackDown as the special guest Superstar. What does The Rated-R Superstar have in store for the WWE Universe this Friday night?” — WWE has a Raw live event scheduled for Thursday, December 29 at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The on-sale date for tickets has not been announced. — WWE Champion AlbertoRead More

Posted On September 9, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Match Preview, Venue For First 2012 SmackDown

– WWE.com is advertising the following for tonight’s episode of SmackDown: “Former Legacy allies World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes do battle tonight on SmackDown. Plus, the volatile Mark Henry goes up against Ezekiel Jackson.” Other matches that will air include: * Sin Cara vs. Tyson Kidd * Kelly Kelly vs. Natalya * Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett * Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne vs. Jinder Mahal and The Great Khali — Triple H, Michael Rapaport and Parker Posey star in WWE Studios’ new crime drama, InsideRead More
– Daniel Bryan beats Heath Slater on this week’s episode of WWE Superstars, which resulted in WWE.com posting a headline reading “Bryan Finally Wins!” The sub-headline reads “Daniel Bryan snapped his losing streak on “WWE Superstars” with a victory over Heath Slater.” Bryan had only been on a two-match losing streak: he lost to Sin Cara on August 30 and Christian on August 26. Excluding his victory over Drew McIntyre on the August 25 episode of WWE Superstars, Bryan last garnered a victory on WWE programming on the August 5Read More

Posted On September 8, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Top Women’s Wrestler Named, Aksana Added To SmackDown, More

– Pro Wrestling Illustrated has ranked SHIMMER Champion Madison Eagles No. 1 in the “2011 PWI Female 50,” their annual list ranking the top 50 women’s wrestlers in the United States. “I am honestly very surprised and honored,” Eagles said when she was informed she had landed the top spot. “There are so many great wrestlers, and being recognized at the top of this list is an epic moment for me.” The top 50 list will be revealed in the November 2011 issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. — Former WWERead More

Posted On September 8, 2011By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

Second Annual MVW (Most Valuable Wrestler) Awards

It’s that time of year again, no not football season, the time of year I pick the MVW, Most Valuable Wrestler. It was the second article I ever wrote, and it kicked off a yearly award column that I get excited about. So here we go the MVW column you have all been waiting for…..but first the criteria for how I came up with the winners. Keep in mind the winner doesn’t have to be all three, but if he’s not one he has to be way over in theRead More

Posted On September 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Update on WWE’s Brand Split & SmackDown Stars On Raw

On Monday’s RAW – WWE COO Triple H announced that for the foreseeable future, RAW will feature superstars from both RAW and SmackDown. The main reason behind the move is that RAW’s ratings have been sluggish lately. WWE is looking to strengthen the star power on Monday nights headed into the fall, when RAW goes head to head with the NFL’s Monday Night Football show each week. Additionally, the added star power on RAW will certainly make for some fresh new match ups. Recent ratings data has revealed that WWE’sRead More

Posted On September 1, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ratings Are In For Tuesday’s Super SmackDown Live Special

The ratings are in for Tuesday’s live Super SmackDown special – and it’s great news for WWE and the SyFy channel WWE Super Smackdown drew a 2.20 rating and averaged 3.2 million viewers. While this is around a full ratings point below what RAW typically draws on Monday nights on USA (a much stronger network than SyFy), Tuesday’s numbers are way above what SmackDown has averaged this year on Syfy. SmackDown has averaged a 1.88 rating with 2.87 million viewers on Friday nights so far this year.Read More

Posted On August 31, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Edge Returning To WWE Next Month, WWE’s “Boring Tag Teams”

– The WWEFanNation YouTube channel has introduced a new series on “Boring Tag Teams” – apparently playing off the RAW storyline that David Otunga and Michael McGuillicutty tag team are boring. “Boring” teams featured thus far include Beverly Brothers, Tekno Team 2000, Well Dunn, Doug Furnas & Philip LaFon and more. Check out Youtube.com/WWE to see the videos. — Former WWE superstar Edge will be returning to SmackDown in September. Toronto’s Air Canada Centre is promoting an appearance from Edge on September 13th for that week’s SmackDown, airing Friday, SeptemberRead More
– The August 26 episode of WWE SmackDown on Syfy scored a 1.78 cable rating, down from 1.83 the week before. The program averaged 2,673,000 viewers over the course of two hours, down from 2,920,000 million on August 19. SmackDown ranked No. 1 among males 18-34 for the night. It was No. 2 and 3 among younger male viewers. — WWE developmental wrestler Corey Graves (a/k/a Sterling James Keenan) has launched a Twitter account at twitter.com/WWEGraves. — WWE has launched a new page on Twitter, twitter.com/wweinsider. The description for theRead More

Posted On August 28, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Mysterio Posts Specifics Of Surgery, Barrett Comments On SD

– Wade Barrett posted a storyline related message on Twitter after he refused to perform against a local competitor on Friday’s SmackDown broadcast He wrote, “After the dregs that WWE management gave me on Smackdown tonight, they can kiss my English arse from now on. #twofingeredsalute.” — Rey Mysterio underwent surgery Friday after sustaining an injury to his knee. The procedure included a repair to two major ligaments in his knee and bone spurs removed. Mysterio wrote Saturday night on Twitter: “Pain comes & goes but coping through it! HadRead More
– With General Manager Theodore Long unable to attend tonight’s SmackDown due to unforeseen circumstances, COO Triple H called on WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart to serve as the Special Guest General Manager. Christian, however, showed up with a court order stating that no Superstar would get a World Title match until he was granted his rematch – including the new No. 1 contender Mark Henry. The Excellence of Execution then announced that Christian will face World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in a Steel Cage Match for the WorldRead More

Posted On August 26, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Promotional Poster For WWE Hell in a Cell – Kane Featured

The promotional poster for WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event has been released and it features Kane, who is currently inactive. WWE.com announced July 23 that he would be sidelined for at least three months after suffering a fractured fibula. He sustained the injury while being attacked by Mark Henry on the July 22 episode of SmackDown, which occurred moments after losing to Randy Orton in a Street Fight. The event takes places Sunday, Oct. 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the New Orleans Arena. *NEW* second photo ofRead More
WWE sources indicate that Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde, the original Sin Cara, was sent home from Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Calgary, Alberta, Canada after meeting with company officials. He left the Scotiabank Saddledome before the event’s conclusion. Company sources say developmental talent Jorge Arias (a/k/a Hunico) will exclusively portray the Sin Cara character going forward. WWE wants to maintain the character since its been very popular among kids and in merchandise sales. Many employees expect Alvirde to part ways with the organization, but that is not 100% confirmed. WWE re-shotRead More
– Smith Hart, the eldest brother of the legendary Hart family, stated on his Facebook account that they will be out in “full force” for tonight’s SmackDown taping in Calgary, Alberta. He wrote, “Boarding a flight to Calgary shortly. Hart Family in full force tonight on Smackdown.” WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart is scheduled to appear at tonight’s show at the Scotiabank Saddledome as he will be special guest referee for a Street Fight between Randy Orton and Christian. — The term “Jack Tunney” was trending worldwide on TwitterRead More

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

WWE Title Change, Raw Stars on Next Week’s SmackDown & More

- Sheamus vs. Mark Henry is being teased for this Friday night’s episode of SmackDown on SyFy. – WWE confirmed on RAW tonight that next Tuesday night’s live SmackDown on SyFy special will feature Superstars from the RAW brand. SuperSmackDown Live airs next Tuesday nigiht on SyFy at 8pm EST. – Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne became the new WWE Tag Team Champions on tonight’s RAW by defeating David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty for the second week in a row.Read More

Posted On August 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Original Sin Cara Returns To Action At SmackDown Live Event

Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde, the original Sin Cara, returned to action at Saturday’s SmackDown live event in Tacoma, Washington. Alvirde is eligible to resume performing since his thirty-day suspension for his first violation of WWE’s drug testing policy expired on Tuesday. He claimed in an interview that he did not know what he had tested positive for and that he had only gotten a routine injection for his injured knee in Mexico. Alvirde’s future with the organization was believed to be in doubt since developmental talent Jorge Arias (a/k/a Hunico)Read More