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- Randy Orton made his return to WWE on this week’s edition of Raw following his 60-day suspension on May 30, 2012 for his second documented violation of the WWE Wellness Policy. Orton received a huge pop from the fans and squashed Health Slater with the RKO. Slater called out a current superstar to an “open challenge,” which set up Orton’s surprise return. – During this week’s episode of Raw, it was announced that World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus would defend his title against Alberto Del Rio at SummerSlam. – WWERead More
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Randy Orton’s 60-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program has ended—suspended effective May 30. He returns imminently as he is scheduled for Monday’s Raw in Cincinnati, Ohio and Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to F4WOnline.com, his suspension stemmed from a positive drug test for elevated levels of testosterone. He reportedly told people that he took a tainted supplement containing the testosterone, causing him to fail, and acknowledged that he should have been more careful. WWE chief Vince McMahon was said to have been lividRead More
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Posted On July 28, 2012By Graham MatthewsIn Columns

WWE SmackDown, July 27: GSM’s Analysis and Aftermath

Only four days removed from Monday Night Raw’s remarkable 1,000th episode, SmackDown presented a fallout show that provided plenty of build towards the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view. With new, ruthless rivalries and intriguing angles starting to form on the blue brand, Friday nights are slowly becoming more and more entertaining by the week. Here, I will analyze each significant segment presented on the show. I will also provide a combination of aftermath and wishful thinking about what I hope to see in coming weeks. Intercontinental Championship Match: The Miz def. Christian Great match to kickRead More
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Posted On July 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: WWE SmackDown “Backstage Fallout” – July 27, 2012

Alberto Del Rio, Aksana, Antonio Cesaro and other Superstars talk to the WWE Universe about recent SmackDown events.Read More
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- Hailing from one of the more storied and successful families in the pro wrestling history, Chavo Guerrero, Jr. made his TNA Impact Wrestling debut on Thursday. After lauding the Guerrero family legacy and proclaiming that it was his time to shine in TNA, he was attacked by Gunner and Kid Kash, who took exception to his remarks. Guerrero’s aunt Vickie, who appears for WWE as the mouthpiece of Dolph Ziggler, congratulated her nephew’s debut for the Nashville-based wrestling promotion. “I am proud of @mexwarrior with his debut on TNA!!Read More
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- Velvet Sky’s departure from TNA Impact Wrestling this week has sparked rumors and speculation that the colorful grappler could eventually wind up in WWE as a ‘Diva’. Though it is publicly unknown how WWE brass perceive the ten-year veteran wrestler, Sky has at least one backer in the sports entertainment organization in “Hardcore Legend” Mick Foley, who feels she would fit in nicely with their array of female talent. When asked via Twitter whether the former TNA Women’s Knockout Champion would make for a good addition to WWE’s DivasRead More
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Posted On July 26, 2012By Geddy CahoonIn Columns

The Cahoon Run Down: Random WWE Thoughts

Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with another edition of The Cahoon Run Down. I’m gonna be honest here: I racked my brain Tuesday and yesterday trying to come up with a decent article subject. I couldn’t. WWE is in a slump. There’s just no other way to word it. So today, I figured I’d use my go to “I can’t think of anything decent to write this week” article subject: Random Thoughts. Here I’ll just throw down a brief little summary/review of essentially whatever topics from the WWE world popRead More
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After gaining snowball-like momentum late last year with a heavily featured position on Monday Night Raw that was highlighted by a United States Championship reign, Zack Ryder’s standing in WWE disintegrated once he became involved with Kane and Eve on television. From January to April, the self-described “Long Island Iced-Z” was routinely destroyed by the monster wrestler and made to look foolish by the cunning Diva. Though he managed to gain a measure of revenge on both parties on the “Great American Bash” edition of SmackDown on July 3, hisRead More
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- WWE recently made a change when it comes to pricing tickets at arena shows. At most of the shows, the top ticket price has been raised to $95. The rest of the pricing range is basically the same. The feeling is that in most markets, if they were selling the tickets for $60 or $75 then scalpers would buy them and immediately turn them over for more money, so the market would bear higher prices. – Here are some recent WWE attendance figures: * RAW on July 20th inRead More
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Posted On July 25, 2012By Daniel PenaIn News

Cover Released For Lilian Garcia’s New Album

- Lilian Garcia’s new, extended play (EP) album will be officially released on August 19, the same date as SummerSlam and the SmackDown ring announcer’s birthday. The six track follow-up to her 2007 premiere album, ¡Quiero Vivir, will be primarily English based, with five of the songs being produced by Grammy-Nominated Producer Oh, Hush! and one by Grammy-Award winners George Noriega and Tim Mitchell. Among the tracks will be a remake of Coldplay’s “Fix You.” “It’s really exciting for me to be back with the WWE Universe,” Garcia says. “TheyRead More
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- In a newly published interview with Maxim, The Bella Twins say they look forward to returning to WWE in the future. When asked to address their whereabouts since parting ways with the sports entertainment organization in April, Brie states, “We’ve been keeping busy! In August you can see us on Ridiculousness on MTV, and in September we’ll be sharing some thoughts about Tim Tebow on the NFL Network. But honestly, the WWE is a huge family, and we look forward to going back.” Having been involved with professional wrestlingRead More
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- Triple H’s latest off-camera segment came at Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Kansas City, MO. Triple H appeared after a Damien Sandow match and joked about their RAW 1000 segment together with DX. Triple H ended up hitting him with a Pedigree before leaving. – The dark main event after Tuesday’s SmackDown tapings saw Sheamus defeat Alberto Del Rio. John Laurinaitis came out with a steel chair and while Ricardo Rodriguez jumped on Sheamus’ back, Laurinaitis hit him with the chair. Sheamus fought back to clear the ring andRead More
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Posted On July 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

*Spoilers* WWE SmackDown Taping Results For 7/27

WWE taped this week’s edition of Smackdown Tuesday from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Thanks to Cam and Jenn Naylor, Brendon B and Chris W. and Wrestling Inc for results. Below are full results: Dark Matches: * The Usos defeated Hunico and Camacho. * Heath Slater vs. Zack Ryder is up next. Ryder gets a monster pop from the crowd. Ryder hits the Broski Boot and the Rough Ryder for the win WWE SmackDown: SmackDown is getting setup. Booker T comes out to a nice pop while MichaelRead More
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- Randy Orton, who is currently serving a 60-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program, was backstage at Monday’s Raw emanating from his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. He was there with a young female companion. UPDATE: PWMania.com can confirm reports of Orton being there with “a young female companion” are untrue and false. A lot of online reports on Orton have been also been inaccurate. – Chris Jericho, who is not advertised to appear at tonight’s SmackDown taping in Kansas City, Missouri, issued a ToutRead More
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- Original plans for the Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee wedding on RAW 1000 had the ceremonies being a big scene with Superstars and Divas appearing as wedding guests. Things at RAW 1000 may have been scaled down due to time constraints. – Tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings take place from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Confirmed for tonight is a match to crown a new #1 contender for Sheamus. No word yet on what will take place but a tournament is rumored. Triple H and John Laurinaitis areRead More
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Posted On July 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Cena Makes History On RAW 1000, SmackDown Main Event

- WWE announced during the 1000th episode of Raw that the new #1 contender for World Heavyweight champion Sheamus will be determined on Friday’s Smackdown episode. – John Cena was the first ever Money in the Bank winner to cash in the contract and not win the title on Monday’s 1000th Raw episode.Read More
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Posted On July 23, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE RAW 1000 News & *Spoilers*: Major Names Confirmed, More

Here are some confirmed and rumored names and segments for tonight’s 1,000th episode of RAW. This is a recap of all the 1,000th RAW news we’ve posted over the past week. This is what we know so far and PWMania.com will be updating this post leading into the show tonight: * The show begins at 8EST and will be three-hours weekly (8-11EST) starting next week. * WWE Title Match: CM Punk vs. John Cena. * Intercontinental Title Match: Christian vs. TBA * DX Reunion: This will open the show atRead More
- The man who did a run-in at the WWE live event was not Mike or Brett DiBiase – it was the returning Ted DiBiase, according to several fans in attendance. DiBiase returned officially at last night’s SmackDown live event in Sioux City, Iowa and defeated Jinder Mahal. DiBiase cut a babyface promo before the match and won with Dream Street. Fans in attendance report that DiBiase looked good in the ring, despite being out of action for months. – FCW star Xavier Woods, the former Consequences Creed in TNA,Read More

Posted On July 21, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

New FCW Champ Crowned, Road Warrior Animal Returns, Woods

- Road Warrior Animal returned to WWE on last night’s SmackDown and answered an open challenge from Heath Slater. Animal spoke with WWE.com and said Slater had the defeat coming. Animal added that he can’t wait to be a part of the 1,000th episode of RAW. – FCW star Xavier Woods is on the road with the SmackDown brand this weekend. – The FCW Heavyweight Title changed hands once again at last night’s live event in St. Augustine, Florida. Richie Steamboat defeated Rick Victor to become the new FCW Champion.Read More