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After competing at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in San Diego, California, Road Warrior Animal stopped by the 100.3 KFAN-FM studios for Extreme Pro Wrestling Radio to discuss this coming Monday’s historic 1000th episode of Raw SuperShow and confirmed his and other former WWESuperstars’ involvement on the program. The WWE Hall of Famer may have spoiled the payoff of Heath Slater’s returning Raw legend angle while addressing rumors of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin‘s involvement with the program—who has not been announced to appear by WWE. When asked whether The Rattlesnake will encounterRead More
- WWE’s flagship program Raw SuperShow will celebrate its 1000th episode this coming Monday. During her near seven-year run, Trish Stratus participated in 160 matches-the most of any female-and created many memorable moments along the way. The legendary grappler is recalling the memories on her official website, TrishStratus.com, as she ranks her top five moments and top five matches. The quintessential Diva also offers an inside look with comments on each one of these Stratusfy-ing appearances. She ranks her match against Lita on the Dec. 6, 2004 episode of Raw,Read More
Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana is offering a discount on tickets for the Tuesday, July 31 SmackDown taping due to sluggish ticket sales. The venue issued the following notice to regular customers: “For a limited time, purchase a ticket and get upgraded to the next price level at no extra cost. That means if you purchase a ticket for $35, you’ll be upgraded to a $45 seat.” Since last fall, multiple SmackDown events have drawn poor ticket sales, particularly in the Midwestern United States. There have been several instancesRead More

Posted On July 18, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Rumored WWE SummerSlam Matches, Three-Hour RAW Issues, More

- The feeling within WWE is that Monday’s three-hour RAW will be an easy show because they have so many appearances and angles lined up for the 1,000th episode but from there on, things will get harder as they have to find a way to fill up three hours of RAW each week without months of promotion and special stars to fill up segments. – One disadvantage of RAW going three-hours is that they no longer have the option of taping SmackDown on Monday night if something were to happenRead More

Posted On July 18, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE SmackDown Taping Results For 7/20

WWE taped this week’s edition of Smackdown Tuesday from the Valley View Casino in San Diego, California. Below are full results: Dark Matches * Brodus Clay defeated a local wrestler via pinfall with a splash. * Cody Rhodes defeated Tyson Kidd with a springboard kick to the face. SmackDown * Booker T, Michael Cole, and Josh Mathews came out for commentary. Cole has new music. Lilian Garcia was the ring announcer. The ending of the Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio match from Money in the Bank was shown… * ReyRead More

Posted On July 17, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Match Confirmed For 1000th RAW, Peep Show Returns With AJ

- AJ will be special guests on Christian’s Peep Show this Friday on SmackDown. – Christian will defend the Intercontinental Title next week on Raw when WWE recognizes 1,000 episodes. WWE made the announcement after revealing Christian won a poll to determine which mid-card champion should defend his or her title as part of WWE’s new “RawActive” social media initiative when Raw permanently moves to three-hours.Read More

Posted On July 16, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rey Mysterio Returning To The Ring This Week, Melina, AJ

- Rey Mysterio returns to action at tomorrow night’s SmackDown taping in San Diego, California. The official website of the Valley View Casino is advertising a tag team match featuring Mysterio and John Cena against Big Show and John Laurinaitis. The masked grappler has been out of action for nearly a year due to injury, a Talent Wellness Program violation and WWE’s refusal to utilize him post-suspension. WWE is not advertising Mysterio for other upcoming events. – Former WWE Women’s Champion Melina appears for Maryland Championship Wrestling on Saturday, AugustRead More
- WWE Diva Kaitlyn received props for her performance in the six-Divas match at Money in the Bank. She wrote on Twitter after the match: “I was just in my first PPV match. *SQUEAL* I feel like the belle of the ball…Except with less dresses and a lot more punching.” – WWE has made no mention of a General Manager for this week’s RAW and SmackDown. – The feeling backstage at Money in the Bank was that The Miz’s look has improved significantly. Miz is expected to stay in theRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

News On Randy Orton’s Push, Jerry Lawler Movie, Tyson Kidd

- As PWMania.com previously reported, Randy Orton is advertised to face Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio in a triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship, in what is likely a dark match at the SmackDown taping in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 18th. That match is also the advertised main event for SmackDown events throughout the fall, including the SmackDown live event on September 8th in Hamilton, Ontario. PWMania.com has several rare photos of Randy Orton with ex-girlfriend and former WWE Diva Mickie James which you can check out byRead More
- Randy Orton, who is currently serving a 60-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program, is scheduled to compete in a future World Heavyweight Championship Match. On September 18 at the SmackDown taping at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he will face Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio in a Triple Threat Match for the belt. WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H is advertised to make a special appearance at the event. – The Pro Wrestling Torch has confirmed rumors that Benjamin Satterly, who appearsRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rey Mysterio WWE Return Update, Post-SummerSlam Triple H Plans

- As PWMania.com previously reported, Rey Mysterio will be making his WWE return at next week’s SmackDown taping on July 17th from the Valley View Casino in his hometown of San Diego, CA. Mysterio was also added to WWE’s listing for the event earlier today, however he has not been added for any other events. No word on if this will be a televised appearance or for the live crowd. Although Maysterio is currently not listed for that event, he is expected to make his televised return at the 1000thRead More
- Kane bled under his mask on Monday’s Raw SuperShow after receiving an errant shot during the tag team match against Big Show and Chris Jericho. The mishap was not serious and he was able to finish the bout. – Former WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley indicated on his Twitter account that he attended Monday’s duel Raw SuperShow and SmackDown event in Denver, Colorado. He tweeted two hours before the show, “Heading to the shows in Denver tonight!” Lashley, who parted ways with WWE in 2008 and moved to the worldRead More

Posted On July 10, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Rey Mysterio’s WWE Return Revealed; Advertised For Next Week

Rey Mysterio will be making his WWE return at next week’s SmackDown taping on July 17th from the Valley View Casino in his hometown of San Diego, CA, according to the arena’s official website. Mysterio’s return could be a live crowed appearance off-camera. Triple H is also being advertised for the event, who has recently been making off-camera appearances on SmackDown. Mysterio was expected to make his television return to the WWE on the 1,000th episode of RAW on July 23rd. WWE still hasn’t listed Mysterio for any upcoming events,Read More
- Kharma indicated on her Twitter account that she is now a married woman. Acknowledging that she has a mother-in-law, she wrote Saturday on Twitter, “I love my mother-in-law’s New England accent. She doesn’t play darts, she plays “DAH-ts”! ‪#family‬.” TMZ.com reported last December that the behemoth female grappler planned to tie the knot in June after her fiancée proposed to her with an engagement ring shaped like a wrestling ring. – Randy Orton, who is currently serving a sixty-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s drug testing policy,Read More
Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow takes place from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Advertised locally is John Cena vs. Big Show and John Laurinaitis in a Handicap Match. WWE will also tape SmackDown tonight as Tuesday’s tapings were canceled due to the Colorado wildfires. Tonight’s tapings will see Superstars first, RAW live at 9pm EST and then SmackDown following RAW. WWE is hyping the following points for tonight’s show: * What is AJ Lee up to as we approach Money in the Bank? * Who will be the next SuperstarRead More
- Vickie Guerrero returned to the ring at last night’s SmackDown live event in El Paso, Texas – her hometown. Vickie announced that she is re-branding herself as the Queen Diva. She ended up defeating Kaitlyn with AJ Lee as the special referee. Vickie got the win after a cheap shot and a slow count by AJ. After the match, Vickie taunted AJ but got laid out with a Shining Wizard. While in El Paso, Vickie took part in a new photoshoot. Here’s a preview: – CM Punk defeated DanielRead More
WrestleShark.com recently caught up with former WWE $1,000,000 Tough Enough winner Daniel Puder to discuss his time in the company and plans for the future. Here are some of the highlights below. The full interview, including his thoughts about the other Tough Enough contestants, training with Hardcore Holly, the infamous Kurt Angle shoot on Smackdown, his opinion of Al Snow as a trainer, his time in ROH and launching the MyLifeMyPower anti-bullying charity can be found here or by searching WrestleShark in the iTunes store. Daniel Puder tries to makeRead More
- On SuperSmackDown LIVE: The Great American Bash, a fight between Damien Sandow and Zack Ryder left Eve—wearing a white dress—completely covered in punch. Backstage Fallout caught up with Eve to get her reaction to the party mishap. Tyler Reks also reacts to whether he feels guilty for Ryback’s massacre of Curt Hawkins. Also offering comments on SmackDown events are Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and Sgt. Slaughter. – Lilian Garcia will sing the National Anthem on Sept. 30 prior to the NFL game between the New YorkRead More

Posted On July 4, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Injury Angle On Sheamus Following Attack On SmackDown

WWE posted the following injury update on World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus following Tuesday’s live SmackDown: “CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus is being evaluated by WWE medical personnel, following Alberto Del Rio’s vicious assault during SuperSmackDown LIVE: The Great American Bash. Del Rio – who is known for his flashy ring entrance behind the wheel of a luxury automobile – instead used his car hood to batter The Great White during an intense brawl between the SmackDown rivals. Sheamus was treated for head contusions and lacerations to theRead More