SmackDown Tag

- WWE World Heavyweight champion Sheamus spoke to the Worcester County Times this week to promote Saturday night’s SmackDown live event at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Among the topics discussed, Sheamus talked about his training routine: “I don’t train in the ring much anymore because we do so many events that it’s easy to stay in ring condition. Outside of the ring, I usually do extensive cardio five or six days a week, a lot of weight lifting and Olympic lifts, also about five daysRead More

Posted On June 7, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Randy Orton Comments On Suspension & Return, WWE Attendance

- Early this morning, Randy Orton finally commented on Twitter and said that his suspension ends in 50 days, which would put him back Friday, July 27th, two days before the reported July 29th. A fan asked Orton if he will be returning as a heel because of the suspension. Orton said “we can only pray.” If Orton does return on July 27th, that would mean his suspension began May 25th, which was the night he appeared on RAW and laid The Miz out with a RKO. Orton was notRead More
- Raw SuperShow will permanently expand to a three-hour show starting with the 1,000th episode on July 23 at 8/7 CT on USA Network. WWE officials have reportedly contacted nearly two dozen former performers for cameo appearances on the program, which will be treated as pay-per-view quality event. The entire roster will be on hand for the show and there is a chance new talent will be introduced as well. Officials are hopeful that The Undertaker appears at the event. If he does, it will likely be promoted weeks inRead More
- A source within WWE says Vince McMahon is getting tired of scripting television at the last minute. The WWE Chairman regularly demands partial or full script re-writes on the day of Raw. A script for an episode of Raw last month was not completed until after the show went on the air. – Tuesday’s SmackDown taping emanated from ring announcer Lilian Garcia’s hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. She did interviews with local television stations outside the Colonial Life Arena while fans stood in line to enter the venue. RegardingRead More

Posted On June 5, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

The Miz Off WWE Television & Kelly Kelly Accepting Bookings

- Kelly Kelly updated her Twitter bio to add, “For full appearances/endorsements please contact Heidi at heidi@atamanagement.com” – The Miz started training for The Marine: Homefront last Thursday, and will be filming the movie through July 12th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It’s unlikely that he will be making any televised appearances on RAW or SmackDown until filming ends.Read More
Reports came out from SuperLuchas on Monday that Randy Orton’s WWE future was up in the air after meeting with Vince McMahon, Triple H and Kevin Dunn at WWE headquarters on Friday. The report stated that the meeting’s atmosphere was “hostile” and it was determined a further decision concerning Orton awaits. SuperLuchas says that several WWE officials were lobbying for Orton’s termination as a cost-cutting measure. PWInsider now reports that WWE officials indeed met with Orton over the weekend and there is definitely talk about not bringing him back asRead More
- WWE has big plans in store for Ryback, who has continuously steamrolled enhancement talent since debuting on SmackDown in April. SuperLuchas.net reports Vince McMahon has notified creative to script Ryback as dominant as possible in future outings. The WWE Chairman is very high on the SmackDown Superstar as he feels he can be his company’s version of Bill Goldberg. – Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Ahmed Johnson, who is now retired, resurfaced Saturday at a wrestling convention in Monroe, New Jersey. Now 41, the former WWE star appeared unrecognizable toRead More
SuperLuchas.net reports Cody Rhodes recently tested positive on a drug test for a banned substance but was cleared after providing a valid prescription from a licensed and treating physician. Prior to being cleared, it would appear that Rhodes believed he was facing suspension. The day after dropping the Intercontinental Championship to Christian at Over the Limit, he cryptically wrote on Twitter: “Time off.” He appeared at the following day’s SmackDown taping in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and all SmackDown shows since then. The website also reports that another WWE performer whose nameRead More
- Sin Cara returned to action on last night’s WWE SmackDown, defeating Heath Slater. Cara debuted new ring gear and was trending worldwide on Twitter. – SmackDown tag team Darren Young and Titus O’Neil are now being called The Prime-Time Players. – Former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler has dyed her hair blonde to help raise money for HAIRraising, a fundraising initiative that supports the Boston Children’s Hospital. For every person who watches the video below, $2 will be donated to the organization. http://youtu.be/A7lRDBLYycMRead More

Posted On June 2, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Backstage WWE SmackDown Fallout – June 1, 2012

Cody Rhodes, Heath Slater and others let the WWE Universe know how they really feel about the latest SmackDown events.Read More

Posted On June 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE RAW & SmackDown Weekend Scheduled; Lineups, More

- WWE has a RAW live event in Alexandria, LA tonight at the Rapides Parish Coliseum. CM Punk is scheduled to face Daniel Bryan at the event. – On Saturday, WWE presents a RAW live event in Mobile, Alabama at the Mobile Civic Center. Bell time is 7:30 pm. Daniel Bryan vs. Santino Marella vs. David Otunga in a Triple Threat Match for the U.S. Championship is scheduled for the card. While the SmackDown crew have a live event in Augusta, GA Saturday night at the James Brown Arena. BellRead More
- While Randy Orton’s suspension was the big news on Wednesday, what had everyone in a panic at WWE headquarters was the low 2.7 RAW Supershow rating. – The WWE writing team didn’t find out about Randy Orton’s suspension until it was announced online. They were working on an Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler feud when the suspension came down. No word yet on when Orton failed a Wellness test but it appears some in the company knew about it days before. Speculation is that John Cena was added to SmackDownRead More

Posted On May 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Randy Orton Update: Removed From Live Shows, Missing PPVs

- Randy Ortons’s 60 day suspension for his second violation of the WWE Wellness Policy goes into full effect today. This means the suspension will end as of midnight on Sunday, July 29th. Causing Orton to miss June 17’s No Way Out pay-per-view and July 29’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view. The first televised event he will be eligible to return to, will be on the July 30 RAW Supershow from Cincinnati, OH. – The WWE live events section has removed Orton from both RAW and SmackDown live events. TheyRead More
– As noted, when RAW goes to 3-hours every week starting July 23rd, the show will not air live in Canada on The Score. The time slot will be 9pm-midnight, which is late for viewers on a weeknight. The show will replay on Tuesdays from 4-7pm. — Randy Orton’s recent Tweet about WWE banning his punt to the skull due to concussion awareness is believed to be legit, with the company looking to prevent injuries as well as potential legal liability from concussions. — As previously reported, John Cena willRead More
- As previously reported, look for John Cena and CM Punk to work a lot more SmackDown tapings in the future, with a lot of dark main event appearances. The feeling is that Randy Orton was sent to SmackDown for drawing power but now that’s not enough. Among the wrestlers, the feeling is that they are stretching Cena thin and the comment was made that it’s no surprise Cena is getting divorced because he’s never home. There’s also a feeling among the wrestlers that WWE is running the top guysRead More

Posted On May 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Championship Match Confirmed For This Week’s SmackDown

CM Punk will defend the WWE Championship against Kane on this week’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown. The match was announced on this week’s episode of WWE RAW. This week’s episode of SmackDown will be taped Tuesday night at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We will be providing complete SmackDown spoilers tomorrow evening at around 7PM eastern time. Be sure to join us here at PWMania.com for live spoiler coverage!Read More

Posted On May 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

John Cena Added To This Week’s SmackDown, Ratings News & More

- John Cena has been added to Tuesday night’s WWE SmackDown television taping in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The arena’s website is advertising John Cena vs. Big Show in a bonus match which will be the dark match main event. Cena has also been added to other SmackDown tapings in order to increase ticket sales for the show. As previously mentioned, Triple H and Arn Anderson are advertised for next week’s SmackDown television taping in South Carolina. Cena and Triple H are both being advertised for the final SmackDown prior toRead More
Eve, Damien Sandow and other Superstars tell the WWE Universe what they thought of the latest SmackDown events.Read More
Amy Weber, who appeared for WWE in 2004 and 2005, has made it on the Billboard charts with her self-published club single “Let It Rain.” She announced Thursday on Facebook, “WOW!! I just entered the Billboard Charts!!! I will be able to post the magazine link in about a week- got the news ahead of time but overwhelmed to say the least!! Official Billboard Recording Artist now!!” Weber would not be the first person with WWE experience to make it on the charts as Lilian Garcia’s first single “Shout” debutedRead More