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Posted On February 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

12-Man Match Advertised For SmackDown, WWE Superstars Rating

– Next week’s episode of SmackDown, which is being billed as the 600th, will feature a 12-Man Tag Team Match pitting the competitors of both Elimination Chamber Matches at Elimination Chamber. World Heavyweight Champion Edge, John Cena, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and R-Truth will take on Dolph Ziggler, CM Punk, King Sheamus, Wade Barrett, Drew McIntyre and Kane. — The February 10 episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America scored a 0.65 cable rating, with 605,000 viewers. Viewership was down from last week’s show, which drew a 0.73Read More

Posted On February 11, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On Matt Striker, Vince McMahon Featured On DVD Cover

– As seen last Friday on SmackDown, Matt Striker was replaced on the program’s announce team by the returning Booker T. He remains as a color commentator for the blue brand as he called tonight’s SmackDown matches on WWE Superstars, alongside Jack Korpela. — An archival photo of Vince McMahon is featured on the cover art of WWE’s The True Story Of WrestleMania DVD and Blu-ray release. To view the image, click here. The title is set for release in the United States on March 15. — Former WWE ringRead More
– WWE returns to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 26, 2011 as a SmackDown taping will be held at the Wells Fargo Center. — Former WWE talent Maven Huffman hosted the Home Shopping Network’s Super Bowl merchandise show last night following the championship game. — Joey Styles announced this afternoon on Twitter that Vince McMahon will be returning to WWE programming tonight on Monday Night Raw. He wrote, “WWE Chairman, Mr. McMahon returns to @WWE TV tonight to begin Monday Night Raw live at 9/8 C on @USA_Network!” Photos of JustinRead More

Posted On February 7, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Elimination Chamber Match Set, Guerrero To Referee

– Goldust stated on Twitter that his signing tour for his autobiography, Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness, was postponed due to injury. However, he seemed optimistic about it taking place in the future. He said he hopes to return to the squared circle by June. — In addition to World Heavyweight Champion Edge, the SmackDown brand’s Elimination Chamber Match at WWE’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event will include Rey Mysterio, Kane, Wade Barrett and Drew McIntyre – all of whom claimed their opportunity in a series of Elimination ChamberRead More
– WWE.com has added Booker T to the SmackDown roster page. After making a surprise return at the Royal Rumble, the six-time World Champion was introduced as SmackDown’s newest commentator on last night’s show. — Beth Phoenix teased the following yesterday on Twitter: “Great things are on the horizon for The Glamazon….keep your eyes peeled….soon. Very soon!” — After Kelly Kelly speared Layla to help Edge preserve his World Championship against Dolph Ziggler last night on SmackDown, “acting” SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero fired the blonde bombshell from WWE. HerRead More

Posted On February 5, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Three WWE Stars Officially Removed From SmackDown Roster

Finlay, Paul Bearer and Joey Mercury have been removed from the SmackDown roster page on WWE.com. Finlay, a one-time United States Champion, had appeared sparingly in the squared circle since the beginning of last year. Vince McMahon reportedly decreed removing Finlay as an active performer in the spring due to his age — now 51. He does, however, remain with the organization as a producer. Bearer was written off television on the December 10 episode of SmackDown as the show concluded with Kane pushing a set of ladders over aRead More
– Donna Goldsmith, Chief Operating Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, announced this week she would be leaving the organizaion effective Feb. 28. The notice is available here. Goldsmith was head of WWE Consumer Products for a number of years, which was considered the premiere division in the company for most of the past decade. She was promoted to COO and only trailed Vince McMahon in regards to power in the organization. — It was reported yesterday that Booker T canceled his scheduled appearance at this weekend’s New Orleans Comic Con.Read More
– R-Truth vs. Tyson Kidd is the lone match advertised for tonight’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America. Other matches scheduled to take place include: * David Hart Smith and Yoshi Tatsu vs. Primo and Zack Ryder * Trent Barreta vs. Tyler Reks — WWE Champion The Miz discussed with Sports Town Chicago his Royal Rumble match with Randy Orton, ideas he has for T-shirts, having his own action figure, the contents of Alex Riley’s briefcase, and more. — The official website of the U.S. Bank Arena has postedRead More

Posted On January 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Scores Record Rating On Syfy, Update On Sheffield

– Last Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 2.1 cable rating, setting a record for the series on Syfy. The show garnered 3.3 million viewers overall. It was the third consecutive week SmackDown set a new viewership record, surpassing the previous week’s number of 2.9 million. — Jim Ross noted on Twitter that he’s taping a sports show for KSBI TV 52 tonight in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. — WWE officials are hopeful that Skip Sheffield will be healthy enough to return to action by the post-WrestleMania television tapings. HeRead More

Posted On January 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Title Match Announced For Raw, Updates On Tarver & Ortiz

– WWE.com has announced that Natalya will defend the Divas Championship against Melina tonight on Raw. Melina became the No. 1 contender to the Divas Title on Dec. 20 by defeating Eve and Alicia Fox in a Triple Threat Match. She then slapped Natalya, effectively turning heel. — Former WWE star Ricky Ortiz, now known as Ricky Young, is advertised for this Saturday’s I Believe in Wrestling event at the Downtown Rec Complex in Orlando, Florida. Also scheduled is Sean and Phil Davis vs. Ray Beez and Milo Beasley, CHIKARARead More

Posted On January 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Injured WWE Star Resurfaces On SD, J.R. Appearing At Axxess

– Jim Ross said he will be making several appearances at this year’s WrestleMania Axxess event in Atlanta, Georgia. Details have not been disclosed. — Michael Tarver resurfaced on Friday’s SmackDown as he appeared in a backstage segment alongside Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero, standing over an unconscious Teddy Long. The former Nexus member was not acknowledged over commentary. On the October 4 episode of Raw, Tarver was attacked by John Cena, with Wade Barrett later stating that he would have thrown Tarver out of The Nexus anyway. This storylineRead More
– Triple H appeared today on ESPN’s NFL Countdown to talk about Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers, who makes a belt motion around his waist during on-field celebrations. — DirecTV is still advertising the Royal Rumble as a 30-Man Match in their commercial promoting the event. The commercial also has Randy Orton and Edge boasting about winning the match. Both Superstars have not been announced for the battle royal. — WWE creative has discussed reuniting Randy Orton and Edge as a tandem after the Royal Rumble. The duo isRead More
– Members of The Corre, Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett, have been added to the SmackDown Superstars page on WWE.com. Barrett announced the formation of the group last night on SmackDown. — Former WCW Hardcore Champion Crowbar made his Ring of Honor debut at last night’s ROH on HDNet television taping in Philadelphia. He’s also slated to appear at tonight’s show. — Lizzy Valentine recently revealed to fans on her Facebook account that the casting director for the upcoming season of WWE Tough Enough urged herRead More

Posted On January 22, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Undertaker Autograph Signing Announced, HHH Appearing On VH1

– The pre-sale code for the WWE SmackDown taping in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, April 5 is WWESD. This will be the first SmackDown taping after Wrestlemania XXVII. (Thanks to Devin Cutting) — Triple H was interviewed for VH1’s Rock Docs episode on Lemmy of Motörhead. The episode premieres Friday, February 11. — The Undertaker has been announced for this year’s WrestleMania Axxess event in Atlanta, Georgia. “The Deadman” will be participating in an autograph session on Saturday, April 2 for VIP ticketholders. WWE has added an exclusive VIPRead More
– The SmackDown taping on March 1 will be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Tickets go on sale January 29 via Ticketmaster.com. — MVP clarified a fan’s Twitter comment regarding WWE owning the rights to the theme song he used at the conclusion of his tenure with the organization, Holla 2 The World. He wrote: “WWE owns the rights 2 my intro “VIP Ballin”. They DO NOT own the rights 2 “Holla 2 The World” or any other MVP projects.” — The website for the JQHRead More

Posted On January 19, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

*Spoiler* Wade Barrett’s Faction Named, Jim Ross Appears

– Former WWE announcer Jim Ross made a live appearance during tonight’s SmackDown taping in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ross briefly spoke to his home state crowd before being interrupted by fellow Oklahoma native Jack Swagger. The “The All-American American” directed derogatory remarks towards Oklahoma and J.R. before facing Kofi Kingston in an amateur wrestling match. It is unclear whether the segment will air during the SmackDown broadcast. — Wade Barrett’s four-man faction including Ezekiel Jackson, Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater was officially dubbed “The Core” at tonight’s SmackDown taping in Tulsa,Read More

Posted On January 17, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New Stable Forms On SD, Punk vs. Bryan To Feud & More

- SmackDown star Dolph Ziggler was recently interviewed by TimesRecordNews.com. The former Intercontinental champion spoke about a number of topics, including how he got into the wrestling business, how he deals with WWE’s hectic travel schedule and his favorite wrestlers growing up. – Ricardo Rodriguez, Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, put over WWE developmental and second generation talent Bo Rotundo on his Twitter this week. He wrote: “Bo Rotundo is someone to keep an eye on. Amazing talent.” – On Friday’s episode of SmackDown, we saw the formation ofRead More

Posted On January 13, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

World Heavyweight Title Match Announced For The Rumble

WWE announced this evening that World Heavyweight Champion Edge will defend his title against Dolph Ziggler at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Ziggler became the No. 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship last week on SmackDown. Below is the updated Royal Rumble pay-per-view line-up. WWE Championship Match The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton World Heavywegith Championship Match Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler 30-Man Royal Rumble match for a shot at the WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXVII See photo of Vickie Guerrero & her *NEW* boyfriend ->Read More

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

Press Release: Syfy Touts Smackdown’s Recent Success

The following press release has been issued: SEASON THREE MERLIN PREMIERE ON SYFY BEWITCHES 1.34 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS. WWE SMACKDOWN DELIVERS HIGHEST HOUSEHOLD RATING EVER ON SYFY SYFY #2 CABLE NETWORK IN PRIME AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 NEW YORK – January 10, 2011 – The season three premiere of Merlin on Syfy entranced more than 1.34 million total viewers on Friday, January 7, during its 10-11PM (ET/PT) premiere, up five percent versus the 2010 average. The viewership was boosted by its Friday night tag team partner WWE SmackDown,Read More