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Posted On April 18, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WrestleMania Rematch On Raw, Cena Appearing On SmackDown

– WWE.com has announced the following for Raw: “New Nexus will be barred from ringside tonight on Raw when Randy Orton clashes with CM Punk in a rematch to their thrilling bout at WrestleMania XXVII. Also, tune in to see Michael Cole’s knighthood ceremony in the United Kingdom.” — The Greensboro Coliseum is advertising John Cena for the April 26, 2011 SmackDown taping in Greensboro, North Carolina. — Former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler appears on MondayNightMayhem.com tonight at 7:40 p.m. for an interview. Photo of Evan Bourne holding the WWERead More
– A new promotional poster for WWE Extreme Rules has been released and it depicts John Cena being X-rayed. To view the poster, click here. Extreme Rules takes place May 1, 2011 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. — In an emotional farewell, Edge said his final goodbyes last week on SmackDown. Then, after SmackDown went off the air, the entire locker room came out to pay tribute to him. “The Rated-R Superstar” continued his farewell by thanking among others, Lita, Michael Hayes, Brian Gerwitz and VinceRead More

Posted On April 16, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

World Title Ladder Match Added To WWE Extreme Rules PPV

With Edge having announced his retirement on Monday’s Raw, the World Heavyweight Championship was vacated last night on SmackDown. Christian triumphed in a No. 1 Contender’s World Heavyweight Championship Battle Royal to face No. 1 contender Alberto Del Rio for the vacant World Title at Extreme Rules. The two will face off in a ladder match. Below is the updated card for Extreme Rules, which takes place May 1. WWE Championship Triple Threat Match The Miz (c) vs. R-Truth vs. John Cena World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match Christian vs. AlbertoRead More
– Christian and Natalya commented on Edge announcing his retirement tonight on Raw. Both wrote on Twitter: Christian: “I’ve shed my tears..And from here on out I choose 2celebrate 1 of the greatest careers in WWE history..Cant wait2 induct u in the HOF #Edge” Natalya: “My thoughts are with Edge, and thank you so much for the wonderful memories. You’re a real, true friend and ill never forget it.” — Adam Copeland, Awesome Kong, Brie Bella, Edge, Jack Swagger and Mason Ryan, among other WWE terms, were trending tonight onRead More

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

SmackDown Rating, Tonight’s Tough Enough, More

- The April 8th post-WrestleMania episode of WWE SmackDown on SyFy scored a 2.1 cable rating with 3.2 million viewers. – Debbie sent word that episodes of WWE RAW and SmackDown are now available on the Playstation Network. – WWE Superstar David Otunga will be appearing at the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox baseball game in Chicago on April 15th. – In addition to John Cena, tonight’s WWE Tough Enough will feature the controversial attack dog challenge where the contestants wear protective gear and take punishment from trainedRead More
– Though not advertised by WWE, Alex Riley told a fan at yesterday’s WrestleMania Axxess event that he would be accompanying WWE Champion The Miz for his match against John Cena tomorrow night at WrestleMania XXVII. — The following wrestlers are not advertised for tomorrow night’s WrestleMania XXVII pay-per-view event. However, a dark match battle royal is expected to take place, featuring male wrestlers not booked for the telecast. Raw: Alex Riley, David Hart Smith, David Otunga*, Evan Bourne, Goldust*, Husky Harris*, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Mark Henry, Mason Ryan*,Read More
– For the week ending March 20, TNA iMPACT! beat both WWE Monday Night Raw and WWE SmackDown for the third consecutive week. According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board, TNA iMPACT! on Challenge TV drew 157,000 viewers, down 6,000 viewers from the previous week. Raw on Sky Sports 3 drew 156,000 viewers while SmackDown on Sky Sports 2 garnered 137,000. TNA’s Victory Road pay-per-view event outdrew all WWE programming and equaled iMPACT! viewership with 157,000. — Former WWE talent Shawn Daivari worked last night’s iMPACT! taping in Orlando, Florida,Read More

Posted On March 28, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Stars Appearing On MTV Tonight, AJ Lee Works SD Shows

– WWE Superstars Chris Masters, Curt Hawkins, Dolph Ziggler and JTG appear on tonight’s episode of Silent Library, which airs at at 7:00 p.m. on MTV. A replay airs at 2:30 a.m. — A Twitter account has been launched for WWE Classics On Demand. — Last week’s episode of SmackDown featured 32 minutes and 17 seconds of in-ring action, down from 34 minutes and 13 seconds the week before. — NXT Season 3 contestant AJ Lee worked this past weekend’s SmackDown live events, teaming with Beth Phoenix in a tagRead More
– In the latest edition of “Superstar to Superstar” on WWE.com, former Divas Champion Melina talks to the stars of Sucker Punch — Vanessa Hudgens, Jena Malone and Jamie Chung — about the new action fantasy film. (Watch) — Celebrating a birthday today is former WWE star The Warlord, who turns 49 years old. Today would have also marked as Curt Hennig’s 53rd birthday, as well as Umaga’s 38th birthday. Rikishi posted on Twitter, “Thank you WORLD for ALL the shout outs remembering my brother on His Birthday “EKI “UMAGA”Read More
– Last night’s SmackDown taping in Columbus, Ohio was the “go-home” show for the brand heading into WrestleMania XXVII because no taping is scheduled for next week. The episode, which takes April 1, 2011, will consist of footage from WrestleMania Axxess at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia and video packages. — Triple H will be signing copies of WWE Studios’ The Chaperone at Sam’s Club in Elmsford, New York this Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. The autograph session is limited to the first 300 attendees. — WWERead More
– Chris Masters vs. Tyler Reks was taped last night for tomorrow night’s episode of WWE Superstars. — Big Show, Christian, Kane and Rey Mysterio beat Alberto Del Rio and The Corre in a dark match following last night’s SmackDown taping in Columbus, Ohio. — John Cena said today on Twitter that he is filming Fred 2 for Nickelodeon and teased something huge in the works. “Day #2 of filming Fred 2! But first 3 hours worth of WM interveiws. Then late tonight, off to silicon valley for sumthin HUGE,”Read More

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

Dark Match Result From This Week’s SmackDown Taping, More

– The March 19 episode of A.M. Raw scored a 0.55 cable rating, with 670,000 viewers overall. — Trent Barreta defeated Curt Hawkins in a dark match prior to tonight’s SmackDown taping at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.Read More
– Last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw scored a 3.3 cable rating, down from last week’s 3.64 and a prior three week average of 3.85. Overall viewership was down 12% from last week as the show drew 5.1 million viewers compared to 5.8. Raw drew hours of 3.28 and 3.41. — The March 19 episode of A.M. Raw scored a 0.55 cable rating, with 670,000 viewers overall. — Trent Barreta defeated Curt Hawkins in a dark match prior to tonight’s SmackDown taping at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.Read More
– Ted DiBiase made his first television appearance since February 24 on Friday’s episode of SmackDown, losing to Rey Mysterio in a quick match. He was not the only Raw Superstar to compete on the show as Sheamus beat Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in a Non-Title Match earlier in the broadcast. It’s interesting to note that a SmackDown name plate was displayed during DiBiase’s ring entrance, whereas a Raw name plate was displayed when Sheamus made his entrance. — WWE developmental wrestler Percy Watson is working this weekend’s SmackDown liveRead More
– Steve Austin said this morning on his Twitter account that Tough Enough has concluded filming. “Well…just finished with Tough Enough…it was a helluva lot of fun…thanks to @BillDeMott, @trishstratuscom, and Booker T..great cats.” — The May 31 SmackDown taping will take place at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. The advertised main event is Edge and Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio and Cody Rhodes. — Tough Enough contestant Matt Cross is scheduled to appear for the Vanguard Wrestling All-Star Alliance in Oak Park, Illinois on AprilRead More
– Big Show suffered a minor injury at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping during an angle involving Ezekiel Jackson. He was supposed to be thrown through a table by the Corre member, but the table didn’t break, resulting in a huge bruise on his forearm. He was scheduled to wrestle in the show’s dark match main event, but didn’t. — Advertised for tonight’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America is an Eight-Diva Team Match pitting Divas Champion Eve, Tamina, Natalya and Gail Kim against Melina, Alicia Fox and The Bella Twins.Read More
– WWE has reportedly signed Ohio based independent wrestler Matt Justice (real name Matthew Hannan) to a developmental contract. Justice participated in Alberto Del Rio mini Royal Rumble Match on the January 28 SmackDown. — Jim Ross noted on Twitter that Monday’s segment on Raw featuring himself, Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole was the most watched segment of the program, drawing a 4.1 cable rating. — Vickie Guerrero revealed on her Twitter account yesterday that she has lost 50 pounds. “Thanks for the love…I have lost 50 lbs and feelRead More
– Shawn Michaels revealed on his Twitter account that he’s backstage at tonight’s SmackDown taping in Kansas City, Missouri. He wrote, “At SmackDown with friends. They r having a great time. It is awesome to see the crew. Everybody looks ready for WrestleMania.” — Drew McIntyre lost to WWE developmental wrestler Percy Watson in a dark match prior to tonight’s SmackDown taping. A steel cage is hanging above the ring at the event. — Hispanic Business has a story on Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s involvement with WWE. Photos of Sting’s *NEW*Read More
Reality television star Michelle Deighton, 25, has been confirmed as a contestant on Tough Enough. She appeared a contestant on America’s Next Top Model in 2005 and is the wife of Survivor star Jonny Fairplay. Deighton is a trained wrestler who made an appearance on the November 11, 2005 episode of SmackDown. While Fairplay declined to comment on the matter when reached, he alluded to his wife’s involvement with the show during a video posted on GeekWeek.com. The video features Fairplay, Deighton and Gregory Helms participating in a Ric FlairRead More