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Posted On December 16, 2010By Owen PattersonIn News

CM Punk Returning To The Ring Next Week

WWE Raw announcer CM Punk, who is currently on the sidelines nursing a lower back injury, is scheduled to return to action next week. Punk will be wrestling in the main event of several live events for the SmackDown brand, competing in Four Way Cage matches against World Heavyweight champion Kane, Edge and Big Show. There are no plans at this time to move Punk back to SmackDown, the reason he’s appearing on this batch of shows is because one of them takes place from his home town of Chicago.Read More

Posted On December 15, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Paul Bearer Comments on His WWE Contract Status & More

- Paul Bearer has a new blog up on his website at http://percysposts.blogspot.com, talking about his future with WWE. Here are some highlights: “One week ago today, we taped an episode of WWE SMACKDOWN that aired on The SyFy Network this past Friday, December 10th. That show really stirred up a lot of folks, especially those of you that have followed and supported me for so many years. To put things in proper perspective, if you didn’t read my BLOG on September 25th when I made my return to WWE,Read More

Posted On December 14, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Reaction To Batista News, Divas Match In Response To TNA

– Last night on Raw, the anonymous General Manager arranged Lay-Cool vs. Beth Phoenix and Divas Champion Natalya for Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view in the first-ever Divas Tag Team Table Match. The match was concocted in response to Mickie James battling Tara in a Steel Cage Match last Thursday on TNA Wrestling’s iMPACT!. — Triple H is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Inside Wrestling. — It was reported earlier today that former WWE star Batista’s 18-year-old daughter released a sex tape. Snippets of Athena Batista, in compromisingRead More

Posted On December 14, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Releases Jonn Cena’s Cousin, NXT’s Time Slot Next Week

– WWE announced the “WWE Week” schedule on their website last night. Due to SmackDown airing on the USA Network on Tuesday night from 9:00 pm. to 11:00 p.m., WWE NXT will instead air at 11:00 p.m. on WWE.com. — The Dec. 10 episode of SmackDown drew a 1.77 cable rating, with 2,635,000 viewers. The previous week’s show drew a 1.67 cable rating. — John Cena announced on his Twitter account this morning that World Wrestling Entertainment terminated their contract with Juan Cena last night at approximately 9:00 p.m. “CeNation.Read More

Posted On December 11, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Bearer Comments On Demise, NXT Rookie Praised For Weight Loss

– NXT Season 4 Rookie Brodus Clay has received high marks from WWE officials because he previously weighed well over 400 pounds and has since lost close to 100. They feel he has great self discipline. — Paul Bearer was apparently written off television on last night’s episode of SmackDown as the show concluded with Kane pushing a set of ladders over a railing, sending the wheelchair and its occupant to the concrete floor below. The World Heavyweight Champion then realized that he had accidentally taken out his father. “WhatRead More

Posted On December 11, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Holding Live SmackDown, Stipulation Added To TLC Match

– The USA Network will reportedly air three WWE broadcasts on prime time in the days leading up to the Christmas holiday. In addition to a live two-hour episode of Raw on Dec. 20, SmackDown will air live the following evening from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. A two-hour version of Tribute to the Troops is tapped to air the following night from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. — It was announced during Friday’s episode of SmackDown that the Alberto Del Rio vs. Rey Mysterio match at TLC would be a ChairsRead More

Posted On December 10, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

SD Match Preview, WWE Star Recovers From Concussion, Sunny

– Matches advertised to take place on tonight’s episode of SmackDown are Edge and Rey Mysterio vs. World Heavyweight Champion Kane and Alberto Del Rio in a tag team match and Hornswoggle vs The Soaring Eagle. Other bouts taking place include Dolph Ziggler defending the Intercontinental Title against Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger vs. Kaval, Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov vs. Drew McIntyre and Chavo Guerrero, and Natalya vs. Layla. — Dolph Ziggler returned to action this past week after being kept out of the ring since the Survivor Series dueRead More

Posted On December 10, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Rey Mysterio Suffers Shoulder Tear, Goldust Undergoes Surgery

– Rey Mysterio has largely recovered from a recent ear infection, but is dealing with another ailment involving his shoulder. The multi-time champion paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews last week, who diagnosed the injury as a tear. However, Andrews didn’t feel that surgery was required. Mysterio was instead told to rehabilitate and take several weeks off. He still worked last weekend’s live events, as well as Tuesday’s SmackDown taping, but was protected via tag matches. Original plans for his match with Alberto Del Rio at TLC called forRead More

Posted On December 9, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

New Match Announced For SmackDown, Cena Reaches Milestone

– Former WWE talent Nick Dinsmore (a/k/a Eugene) is backstage at tonight’s ROH on HDNet taping at the Davis Arena in Louisville, Kentucky and scheduled to work the event. He will also work tomorrow’s show. — WWE.com announced this evening that Hornswoggle will be square off against The Soaring Eagle on tomorrow night’s episode of SmackDown. Also advertised for the show is Edge and Rey Mysterio vs. World Heavyweight Champion Kane and Alberto Del Rio in a tag team match. — Former WWE Superstar John Cena, who serves as anRead More

Posted On December 9, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Head SmackDown Writer’s Job Reportedly In Jeopardy

Many within WWE have speculated that Michael Hayes’ role as the head writer of SmackDown is in jeopardy. His right hand man Chris DeJoseph was recently let go and the program has garnered dismal ratings since moving to Syfy. In recent years, non-main event talent preferred SmackDown to Raw because there was more room for career growth. Currently, WWE’s Friday night brand features veterans garnering most of the spotlight with only a few exceptions. One WWE source said that while Hayes received much praise for pushing younger talent, his focusRead More
– The Dec. 6 episode of Monday Night Raw drew a 3.1 cable rating, drawing 4,800,000 viewers over the course of two hours. The show did hours of 3.0 and 3.29. Last week’s King of the Ring themed show garnered a 3.4 cable rating during its regular time slot. — Tonight’s NXT main event will feature Alberto Del Rio and Conor O’Brian vs. Daniel Bryan and Derrick Bateman. — WWE developmental wrestler Seth Rollins (a/k/a Tyler Black) worked a dark match prior to tonight’s SmackDown taping in Dayton, Ohio. HeRead More
– Last week’s episode of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.71 cable rating, with 2,617,000 viewers. — It is said that Josh Matthews commentating on Raw last night was a tryout to replace the lead announcer of SmackDown, Todd Grisham. Reportedly, Grisham may be replaced any week now. — WWE officials were so impressed with last week’s Tyson Kidd vs. David Hart Smith match on Superstars that they placed them in another bout last night on Raw. However, the Raw match was mainly done to introduce Kidd’s new bodyguard. View photosRead More
– Jillian Hall revealed last night on her Twitter account that she asked to be released from World Wrestling Entertainment a few times before it ultimately occurred. “Many don’t know the truth about my release, but the truth is I asked for my release a couple times before I actually was officially released,” she wrote. “No hard feelings towards WWE. This is just where I am in my life right now.” — This week’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America scored a 0.52 cable rating, with 472,000 viewers. TheRead More

Posted On December 4, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Matches Announced For WWE TLC, FCW Star Not Ready For NXT

– Edge’s victory over Kane in a non-title match on last night’s SmackDown gave “The Ultimate Opportunist” the right to choose the stipulation of their World Title match at WWE TLC. He chose his “specialty,” a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match. Also announced for the show is Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio. No stipulation has been announced for the bout. — WWE developmental wrestler Jackson Andrews, who is billed 7’2″ and 325 pounds, picked up a few victories over Goldust at recent Raw live events. While company officials areRead More

Posted On December 4, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Juan Cena Pulled From Upcoming Shows, HBK Endorsing Norris

– Big Show will be signing copies of Knucklehead following this Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. He is also advertised to appear in Pasadena, Texas on Sunday, Dec. 19 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at FYE #1328 located at 276 Pasadena Town Square. — Shawn Michaels has signed a deal to endorse the Chuck Norris Total Gym. — New promotional material for upcoming WWE live events no longer advertise Juan Cena as appearing. Edge is being advertised in place of Juan for said shows. SeeRead More
– A pre-sale is being held tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. for the SmackDown matinee event taking place on Sunday Feb. 6, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA via www.comcasttix.com. The passcode is EDGEPHILA. — WWE officials have discussed modifying the announce team for pay-per-view events, which could begin as soon as TLC. Internally, Todd Grisham is not getting high marks for his work, which is why Michael Cole was moved to SmackDown. Meanwhile, both Cole and Jerry Lawler reportedly dislike working with Matt Striker. Cole tookRead More

Posted On December 1, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

New WWE DVD Titles In The Works, Talent Removed From FCW

– WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Ted DiBiase in a dark match prior to last night’s SmackDown taping in Norfolk, Virginia. — Two new WWE DVD titles are in the works according to wwedvdnews.com; Top 50 Biggest Matches in WWE History and Raw: The Best of Seasons 3 & 4. Both are scheduled for release during the second half of 2011. Raw: The Best of Seasons 3 & 4 will highlight the best of Monday Night Raw in 1995 and 1996. — Verity Thomas, a recently signed women’sRead More

Posted On November 30, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Main Event For SmackDown, Matches Taped For WWE Superstars

– The SmackDown taping on Feb. 22, 2011 will be held at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. Tickets go on sale Dec. 11, 2010. (Thanks to Devin Cutting) — Matches taped tonight in Philadelphia for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars were David Hart Smith vs. Tyson Kidd and William Regal vs. Darren Young. — A match between Edge and Kane to determine the stipulation of their World Heavyweight Championship Match at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chair was announced tonight on Raw for this week’s episode of SmackDown.Read More

Posted On November 27, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Report On Riley’s WWE Status, WWE Cleverly Edits SmackDown

– WWE cleverly edited the episode of SmackDown held in Manchester, England so that it would appear that Alberto Del Rio’s ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez was on hand for the event when he actually wasn’t—due to a cost-cutting measure. A clip of Rodriguez introducing Del Rio was played to the live audience while clips from other television events were shown during the broadcast. — People within WWE thought the timing of Alex Riley’s arrest last week for Driving under the influence didn’t do him as favors, but he survived theRead More