SmackDown Tag

– This Sunday’s SmackDown live event in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada has been canceled. A Raw live event scheduled for that day was also canceled. Meanwhile, Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston are advertised as a tag team for Friday’s and Saturday’s Raw live events in Saskatchewan. — Jose Vargas, Brodus Clay’s opponent on this week’s episode of WWE Superstars, is California based independent wrestler Orion. He competes for Legion Championship Wrestling. — Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde, the original Sin Cara, is eligible to resume performing since his thirty-day suspension forRead More

Posted On August 18, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Syfy Announces Live WWE SmackDown Special For This Month

SYFY PRESENTS FIRST EVER LIVE WWE® SMACKDOWN® SPECIAL ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 AT 8PM/ET NEW YORK – August 18, 2011 – Syfy and WWE announced today its first ever WWE Smackdown live special, “SuperSmackdown Live,” on Tuesday, August 30 at 8-10PM/ET on Syfy, originating from the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The Tuesday night special will feature WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas, including World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton®, Christian®, Sheamus™, Mark Henry®, Sin Cara™, Cody Rhodes™, Wade Barrett™, Daniel Bryan™, Brodus Clay™, Natalya™ and Alicia Fox™. The special willRead More

Posted On August 16, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Kelly Kelly Backstage At SmackDown Taping, Nikki Bella Raps

– WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly indicated on Twitter that she will be on hand for tonight’s SmackDown taping in Bakersfield, California. She wrote, “At smackdown taping bringing #beastmode to Friday night hope the girls are ready!!!” — Recently released WWE talent Harry Smith, WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and Necro Butcher are advertised to appear at Collector’s Realm 44 Raymond Ave. Poughkeepsie, New York this Saturday from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.. Visit www.collectorsrealm.iwarp.com for more information. — Nikki Bella posted a video ofRead More
The full content listing for WWE’s upcoming Randy Orton video release, Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator, has been revealed. It is scheduled for release in North America on September 6, 2011 via three-disc DVD and a two-disc Blu-ray sets. Disc 1 I Am Randy Orton The Road to WrestleMania Begins Preparing for the Chamber Embarking on a Path of Destiny Training Days The Elimination Chamber Facing the Media The Next Diamond Signs of Trouble Dealing with Injuries The Legend Killer The Man of Destiny Punked Out Coming HomeRead More
– The August 12 episode of SmackDown scored a 1.81 cable rating, the same number as the previous week. The program averaged 2,640,000 viewers over the course of two hours, up from 2,570,000 the week before. — In a battle of WWE Hall of Famers, Jerry Lawler will wrestle Dory Funk Jr. at the September 10 !BANG! TV taping in Ocala, Florida. Visit www.dory-funk.com for more information. — WWE.com has announced that Chief Operating Officer of WWE, Triple H, will issue an address tonight on Raw. Their statement reads: “AfterRead More
– Cody Rhodes captured the Intercontinental Championship from Ezekiel Jackson last night on SmackDown. After numerous head butts with his protective face mask and a key distraction by his associate Ted DiBiase, Rhodes executed a springboard kick on Ezekiel Jackson. The second generation wrestler then finished off Jackson with the Cross Rhodes to capture his first singles title in WWE. — Johnny Curtis – winner of WWE NXT season four – was squashed by Mark Henry in his debut match on SmackDown. — The Sin Cara character returned to WWERead More

Posted On August 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

FCW Diva Loses Roster Call-up, Masters Attending SummerSlam

– Chris Masters, who was released last Friday from his WWE contract, stated on Twitter that he has a ticket to SummerSlam. Masters wrote, “So my former employers in town.and I have a ticket to SS.Hey I am a fan!” — Aaron James, who lost to Brodus Clay on yesterday’s episode of WWE Superstars, is Tough Enough contestant A.J. Kirsch. — Months ago, WWE developmental wrestler Maxine was slated to be called up to the SmackDown brand to manage Tyson Kidd. The storyline, however, was nixed, as was her promotion.Read More

Posted On August 10, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

FCW Diva Loses WWE Roster Spot, Goldust Knocks TNA & More

- WWE NXT had 22 minutes and 58 seconds of in-ring action, up from the previous week. – The WWE crews are headed to Los Angeles today to get ready for SummerSlam Axxess and Sunday’s big pay-per-view. – A fan commented to Goldust on Twitter that the TNA Impact Wrestling spoilers for August 18th sounded dreadful. The current WWE agent took a shot at TNA and replied, “it always is.” – As noted a few months back, WWE developmental Diva Maxine was supposed to be called up to the SmackDownRead More
– World Heavyweight Champion Christian is advertised to make an announcement on this week’s episode of SmackDown. WWE.com’s synopsis reads: “With World Heavyweight Champion Christian and Randy Orton both set to be in action on SmackDown, the champion says he has a special announcement to make … and WWE COO Triple H will want to hear what he has to say.” — Savio Vega turns 47 years old today while Fred Ottman (a/k/a Tugboat and Typhoon) turns 55. Also celebrating a birthday today is Roadkill, who turns 35 years old.Read More
– NXT Season 4 contestant Johnny Curtis, who was to have made his in-ring debut on last night’s episode of SmackDown, instead appeared in a backstage vignette. He said, “the writing is on the wall.” A chalkboard was then shown indicating that his debut is set for next week. — WWE announced on Friday’s episode of SmackDown that Sin Cara returns to action on next week’s show, which would indicate that he is returning prior to serving the full length of his 30-day suspension for a violation of the organization’sRead More

Posted On August 6, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Announced For SummerSlam, Diva Debuts On SmackDown

– WWE.com has announced that Sheamus will battle Mark Henry at SummerSlam. The synopsis reads: “Announced exclusively on WWE.com, Mark Henry and Sheamus will collide at SummerSlam in a rivalry that has quickly grown more intense than the summer sun itself. Will the fight of The Celtic Warrior be enough to defeat the meanest “Fella” in the land?” — CM Punk is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Power Slam. — WWE developmental talent Aksana debuted on tonight’s episode of SmackDown in a backstage segment with TheodoreRead More
– WWE Champion CM Punk is advertised to appear at Hot Topic on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California next Friday at 5:00 p.m. Those who purchase a CM Punk T-Shirt receive a wristband that guarantees the opportunity to meet the Raw Superstar. — Kofi Kingston is advertised to appear at the Maverick Store in West Valley, Utah today at 2:00 p.m. The store is located at 3112 South Redwood Road West Valley, Utah 84119. — Stan Lane turns 58 years old today. — Tonight’s episode of SmackDown, which has alreadyRead More

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

Sin Cara Advertised For Upcoming Live Event: Details On His Return

WWE newcomer Sin Cara, who is currently serving a 30-day suspension due to a violation of the company’s Wellness policy, is being advertised for the August 20th SmackDown live event from Tacoma, Washington. Sin Cara was suspended back on July 18th and the 8/20 Tacoma show is the first event he is eligible to appear on. Despite reports that Sin Cara actually failed the Wellness test back in June, the violation was not announced until July 18th – which will keep him out of action for SummerSlam and the followingRead More

Posted On August 1, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

CM Punk Reinstated On WWE Roster, Warrior Launches O.W.N.

– CM Punk has been officially reinstated on the WWE roster as his profile has been added back to WWE.com’s Raw Superstars page. WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H addressed the WWE Championship situation on last week’s episode of SmackDown and acknowledged that Punk was re-signed late Monday night. He vowed to make a decision on how to handle this troubling dilemma on tonight’s episode of Raw. — Sheamus appears today from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Cricket Communications Mobile Store 2331 Versailles Road Lexington, Kentucky. Call 859-277-0057Read More
– Triple H is booked for all Raw and Smackdown television tapings in his role as Chief Operating Officer of WWE for the forseeable future. — Curt Hawkins attended EVOLVE’s internet pay-per-view event last Tuesday in New York City. — John Laurinaitis, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, turns 46 years old today. — Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio are scheduled for upcoming SmackDown television tapings in California. Both talents are scheduled for the August 9 in Sacramento, the last show before SummerSlam, and August 16 in Bakersfield.Read More
– WWE announced Friday that its Board of Directors declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share for all Class A and B shares of common stock. The record date for the dividend will be September 15, 2011, and the payment date will be September 26, 2011. (Read press release) — Christian will appear at the Cricket Communications Mobile Store 8800 Dixie Hwy in Louisville, Kentucky today from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 502-933-8081 for more information. — It was announced on SmackDown that Christian will defendRead More

Posted On July 29, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Match Preview, Sin Cara Removed From Intro

– Advertised for tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown is an appearance by Triple H, who will address the WWE Title situation. The synopsis reads: “Newly-christened WWE COO Triple H made monumental shifts in the WWE landscape on Raw. How will The Game’s new regime affect Friday Night SmackDown when the suited Cerebral Assassin comes to town?” Matches slated to take place are as follows: * World Heavyweight Champion Christian vs. John Morrison (Non-title Match) * A.J., Kaitlyn and Natalya vs. Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes and Tamina * Mark Henry takesRead More

Posted On July 28, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Keeps Punk & Ross Returns A Secret, Reks’ Raw Appearance

– Tyler Reks, who has portrayed a heel character since debuting last October on the SmackDown brand, went on Twitter to defend himself for congratulating Rey Mysterio on his WWE Championship victory on Monday’s Raw. Reks wrote, “Lotta talk about me celebrating Rey’s win with everyone last night. Bottom line is that Rey is my friend & I wanted to say congrats. No crime in that.” — WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race is advertised to host SmackDown live events on August 27th, 28th and 29th in the state ofRead More

Posted On July 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Foley Attends SD Taping, The Miz To Guest Star On USA Series

– Photos have surfaced online of Mick Foley purportedly leaving last night’s SmackDown taping at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Hardcore Legend was asked on Twitter earlier this week if he would be returning to WWE. Foley replied, “VERY soon, but just as a fan. I’m taking my kids to a show this summer – they are HUGE fans.” — The Miz has landed a guest starring role on the USA Network detective comedy-drama series Psych. The former WWE Champion plays Mario, who is described as aRead More