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Posted On October 20, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Considering UFC-Style Shows, Stars Shoot Training, Swagger

- Jack Swagger’s eagle mascot on SmackDown may be Jamie Noble. Noble still travels with the SmackDown roster as an agent. – Raw stars Yoshi Tatsu and David Hart Smith recently visited Billy Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas to do some shoot training. Robinson is high on Smith and said if he had two straight years of training then he could be successful in UFC. – Based on the success UFC has had promoting the upcoming Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez fight and the recent Rashad Evans vs. Rampage JacksonRead More

Posted On October 19, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Reason For McMahon Not Appearing On Raw, Tatsu Misses Raw

– Vince McMahon was scheduled to make a live appearance during last night’s Raw to promote World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Stand Up For WWE” campaign. However, his appearance was cut due to time constraints and a last minute decision was made to merely air a WWE promotional video. Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign is reportedly distancing itself from the WWE initiative. — Yoshi Tatsu missed last night’s Raw to promote the SmackDown vs. Raw video game in his native Japan. To view an image of Tatsu at the headquarters of the game’sRead More

Posted On October 19, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE SD Rating For 10/15 – Number Continues To Increase

This past Friday’s edition of WWE SmackDown! on SyFy, the third edition of the show on the SyFy Network, scored a final cable rating of 1.9 according to Nielsen Media Research. The 1.9 number is up slightly from the rounded-up 1.8 last week, which was a notch above the 1.7 the show drew the week before for the debut of SmackDown! on the new network.Read More

Posted On October 16, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Wrestler Announced For SVR, Raw Star Joins Twitter, More

– A Six-Man Tag Team Match pitting The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio and Edge against Kane, Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger is being advertised for the Dec. 28 SmackDown television taping at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. — THQ quietly revealed on Thursday that former WWE star Mickie James will be a playable character in its WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 video game, which is set for release in the United States on Oct. 26. To view her character profile, click here. Other featured wrestlers who partedRead More

Posted On October 16, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Title Match Announced For Bragging Rights – Updated Card

The official WWE website announced following SmackDown that Kane will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against The Undertaker in a Buried Alive Match at Bragging Rights. Friday’s show saw Team SmackDown assembled as Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Alberto Del Rio, Edge, Kofi Kingston and the returning Tyler Reks all win their respective qualifying matches. They will be joining Big Show for the WWE Bragging Rights Tag Team Match. Below is the updated card: WWE Championship Match Randy Orton (c) vs. Wade Barrett (with John Cena) Buried Alive Match for theRead More

Posted On October 11, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Details On Members For Team Raw vs. Team SD PPV Match

You can expect both Team Raw and Team Smackdown members to be revealed during this week’s Raw and SmackDown shows. Of course the Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown match will take place at the upcoming WWE Bragging Rights pay-per view event.Read More
– The premiere of WWE SmackDown on Syfy scored a 1.7 cable rating, with 2.5 million viewers, making it the most watched Friday night on the network in two years. The program’s debut was considerably less than what it drew on MyNetworkTV, where it often garnered more than 3 million viewers on a weekly basis. The 2.5 million figure is down from the last released SmackDown viewership number, as the September 17 episode averaged 2.77 million viewers. (source: Pro Wrestling Torch) — The WWE website announced today that Rey MysterioRead More
– Jillian Hall announced on her Twitter account Saturday that she is taking a break from World Wrestling Entertainment airwaves to work as a trainer for the company’s up-and-coming female talent. “Taking a break to sharing my knowledge with the younger ladies,” she wrote. “Hoping to guide them in the right direction…Just wanna put rumors to rest.” It was reported last week that WWE officials had decided to remove Hall from the main roster and assign her a trainer role within the organization. — Viewers can catch replays of WWERead More
Courtesy of Silvervision.co.uk, below is the content listing for WWE’s The Best of SmackDown 2009-2010 DVD. The three-disc set will be released on Tuesday, October 26: Disc 1: October Highlights The Rock returns to SmackDown 2nd October, 2009 The Biggest 8-Man Tag Team Match in SmackDown History John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Undertaker vs. Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes and CM Punk 2nd October, 2009 World Heavyweight Championship Match Undertaker vs. CM Punk 23rd October, 2009 November Highlights 2 Out of 3 Falls Match for the IntercontinentalRead More
The official WWE website announced a Unified Divas Championship Match between Natalya and belt holder Michelle McCool following last night’s episode of SmackDown. Below is the updated card for tomorrow night’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view: Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship Randy Orton (c) vs. Sheamus Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Kane (c) vs. The Undertaker) John Cena vs. Wade Barrett If Cena loses, he must join Nexus. If Barrett loses, Nexus must break up. Triple Threat Submissions Count Anywhere MatchRead More

Posted On October 1, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Update On WWE Programming Change, McCool Q&A, Undertaker

– As reported earlier, WWE nixed the previously scheduled Countdown to SmackDown program and will instead air a replay of Tuesday’s episode of NXT prior to tonight’s premiere of SmackDown on Syfy. The WWE website is now advertising “exclusive updates from Oklahoma City” during the NXT rebroadcast. — WWE Unified Divas Champion Michelle McCool recently took part in a Proust Questionnaire with MichelleMcCool.net, answering questions on her personality. She answered questions on what she considers to be her greatest achievement, her appearance, what she dislikes the most, and her greatestRead More

Posted On October 1, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Black Corrects Reports On Name Change, WWE Hypes SmackDown

– Former ROH World Champion Tyler Black said on his Twitter account that his “possible name change” is Seth Rollins, not Zack Rollins as had been reported. “Good first night in an FCW right,” he wrote. “New name, fresh start. I’ll change the Twitter when it gets confirmed.” — WWE returns to the Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana on December 12, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale October 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (Thanks to Devin Cutting) — Currently featured on the front page of YouTube.com is aRead More

Posted On September 30, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Matt Hardy Vows To Reinvent Himself, Released Talent Return

– Matt Hardy vowed Wednesday on his Twitter account that he plans to reinvent himself in the coming weeks. “You will all understand the motives behind Matt & MATTHEW, The Hardy Show is about to go to never before seen heights, OMEGA is coming back, and in the next few weeks I am gonna totally reinvent myself, all the way from my body, to my hair, to my wrestling “look” & persona,” Hardy wrote. “Even the people that are my critics & doubters will take notice and appreciate all theRead More

Posted On September 30, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Timetable For Christian’s Return From Injury

The official WWE website published an article regarding Christian undergoing a surgical procedure today to repair a torn pectoral muscle. WWE attributes the injury to an attack by Alberto Del Rio on last week’s SmackDown. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama. Regarding a timetable for a return to the ring, “Captain Charisma” expects to be back in four months. He told WWE.com, “I can start light rehab next week and I expect to be fully recovered in four months.” See photo of Vickie Guerrero withRead More

Posted On September 30, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

SyFy Press Release On SmackDown Joining Their Network

SyFy Network issued the following press: SYFY GETS READY FOR SMACKDOWN(R): MULTI-PRONGED, NATIONWIDE CONSUMER MARKETING CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF 52 WEEK A YEAR EVENT SERIES WWE(R) FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN MOVES TO SYFY ON FRIDAY OCTOBER, 1st AT 8 PM NEW YORK – September 29, 2010 – To support the move of WWE Friday Night SmackDown – the ultimate in imagination-based sports entertainment – to Syfy beginning Friday, October 1st at 8 PM (ET/PT) with a live broadcast from Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Syfy has launched an ambitious, multi-pronged national marketingRead More

Posted On September 29, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Main Event For Live SmackDown Announced, SD Star On Twitter

– A match pitting CM Punk against The Undertaker has been announced for Friday’s live SmackDown debut on Syfy. Also announced for the show is Alberto Del vs. Rey Mysterio and appearances by John Cena and The Nexus. — For those unaware, Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, has long had an account on Twitter. His Twitter handle is located at RRWWE. He was recently added to the SmackDown roster page on WWE.com and is thus considered a full fledged WWE Superstar. — The following two matches haveRead More

Posted On September 29, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE & SyFy Executives Discuss SmackDown’s Big Move

Multichannel News has a new article online promoting Smackdown’s move to SyFy this week. The piece features quotes from executives from SyFy and WWE. Below are the highlights: SyFy President Dave Howe: “I think it’s a fantastic opportunity for us… It’s the Holy Grail of wrestling franchises after [Monday Night] Raw – I think it gives us an amazing opportunity to create a destination for Syfy on Friday nights.” WWE Executive VP of Marketing Michelle Wilson: “This move gives us virtually the same household penetration [as MyNetworkTV], so we’re notRead More

Posted On September 26, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Diva Attacked By Giant Squid?, Hardy Removed From SD Vid

– WWE Diva Eve Torres wrote last night on Twitter that she was attacked by a giant squid. She enclosed a gruesome photo of her back, which is littered with red marks. While the marks are legit, she said today that she was merely joking about being attacked by a giant squid. She said the marks are from a Chinese healing procedure called Cupping. — Matt Hardy was removed from the opening SmackDown montage on Friday’s show. He remains listed on the company website’s SmackDown roster page. — Putting aRead More

Posted On September 26, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

New Talent Added To SD Roster, Paul Bearer On Twitter, More

– The official WWE website has added profiles on both Paul Bearer and Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, to its SmackDown roster section. Bearer’s appearance on Friday’s episode of SmackDown was not a one time occurrence as he will be a featured character going forward. Meanwhile, Rodriguez showed on Friday’s show that he was not above getting involved in the action as he grabbed Christian’s ankle in order to help Del Rio gain an advantage during the melee with the injured SmackDown star. — Paul Bearer hasRead More