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Sunday, June 22, 2014

WWE Superstar John Cena Appearing At Wizard World Philadelphia - #MMBComic

Really, now. Who ever saw John Cena coming? When he debuted on SmackDown in June 2002, he was just a beefy guy in purple trunks. Within a year of his introduction, he transformed into the battle-rapping, chain-wielding “Doctor of Thuganomics.” Now, he’s the biggest star in WWE — but he’s also the most polarizing.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

WWE's The Animal Batista Is Coming To Wizard World Philly - #MMBComic

Taming wild animals is best left to trained professionals. Taming “The Animal” is another matter entirely.
If Batista always appeared in control of his meteoric rise through the ranks of WWE, that’s because you’re not counting his tempestuous formative years. That what would ultimately bring the six-foot-six, 290-pound brute to the top was his ability to avoid the perils and violence all around him in his troubled youth.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Update On AJ Lee's Request For Time Off

PWInsider confirms earlier reports that word going around WWE is AJ Lee has asked for time off. There is no word yet on how long she will be gone.

Darren Young Has Successful ACL Surgery

Darren Young says he tore his ACL at the WWE live event last Saturday night and has already been through surgery. He tweeted the following today:

"I tried 2 tough it out but Doc informed me I tore my ACL&surgery was needed.Surgery was a success now its time 2 live up 2 #nodaysoff #rehab"

We wish Darren a speedy recovery!

Where Is Rey Mysterio?

As noted, Rey Mysterio was listed as "injured - TBD" on this week's WWE RAW script that leaked. Rey is actually in Hawaii with his family on vacation. There were rumors a while back that Rey's wife was expecting their third child and those rumors may have been true as Rey noted on Instagram that they had "newest family member Marie" on the trip with them.

CM Punk Listed As "Miscellaneous" For RAW, Was It A Swerve?

CM Punk was listed under the "Miscellaneous" category for wrestlers on the script for last night's RAW as "INJ - TBD", which is injured - to be determined.

Ultimate Warrior's Wife Dana Warrior Thanks WWE & Fans In A Letter

WWE's website posted the following letter from The Ultimate Warrior's wife:

Dearest Warriors,

It is with an absolutely broken heart I reach out to you. Since the passing of my husband, I have been fortunate enough to insulate my sweet girls and myself from the outside world. In this bubble we have grieved and continue to do so. For a week, I did not allow any television or media to seep through our cocoon. I was told, though, of the outpouring of love for my beloved husband and support for, as he always called us, his Warrior Girls. I can only say thank you.

Original Plans For AJ Lee At Extreme Rules

As noted, Tamina Snuka will face Paige for the WWE Divas Title at Extreme Rules. The original plan was for AJ Lee to get her rematch until AJ asked for some time off

UFC Star Doesn't Think CM Punk Will Return To WWE

UFC star Chael Sonnen, who is friends with Punk, recently appeared on Wrestling Observer Radio and said he had talked with Punk at one point. Sonnen said at first he thought what Punk had told him, which one would presume to be that he had left the company, was a work, but said that as time has gone on, he’s thinking that it’s the truth. 

Backstage News On CM Punk Sales

It's been noted before that WWE was selling new CM Punk merchandise at WrestleMania Week in New Orleans. Punk is still getting royalties on his merchandise, which are pretty substantial. Even as of a few weeks ago, he was second only to Cena in merchandise sold. Officially, Punk is still not suspended, nor fired, nor released, but simply on a leave.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ultimate Warrior Week On WWE Network

Tonight through Friday at 10 p.m. ET on WWE Network, WWE honors the WWE Hall of Famer with four specials, featuring interviews with past and present Superstars. And at 7 ET, get a new perspective on what went down in New Orleans with exclusive Superstar interviews on "WrestleMania Fallout."

Mick Foley Working For Another Promotion?

While promoting his comedy show in Baltimore earlier this week, Mick Foley pushed that Ring of Honor is a good alternative to WWE. Foley also wore a ROH t-shirt on stage in Baltimore. Foley has been actively reaching out to different indie promotions about appearing for them now that his WWE contract has expired.


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New Orleans Looking To Secure Wrestlemania In 2019

New Orleans officials are looking at hosting another WrestleMania event in 2019. WWE's John Saboor told

“New Orleans did a magnificent job of hosting the WWE Universe. It is our absolute hope that (New Orleans) community leaders will be an active part of the discussions tied to the placement of WrestleMania in future years.”

What Are WWE Plans For Former NFL Star Shawne Merriman?

As noted, WWE has signed former NFL star Shawne Merriman to a deal. The idea is to bring him up similar to how WCW brought up Steve "Mongo" McMichael.

They're looking at training Merriman as an announcer, put him on TV while he's also training to be a wrestler, and then transition into being a wrestler when he's good enough.

There is a renewed interest within WWE when it comes to signing NFL players who are still young but their football careers are over.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Reports Of WWE Royal Rumble Coming To Philadelphia In 2015

Many outlets are reporting that WWE Royal Rumble will be emulating from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, in January 2015. No official word yet from WWE on the report or when tickets would go on sale. The last time the Royal Rumble event was held in Philadelphia was in 2004.

Monday, April 14, 2014

WWE's Deal With Ion TV & Dropping Pay-Per-View Mention

As noted, WWE Main Event on Ion is no more as the contract expired and the show will be airing exclusively on the WWE Network now. The lack of renewal doesn’t mean a lot because the $100,000 (ballpark figure) per week WWE was getting for the show wasn’t as important to their bottom line, at a time where they expect profits to rise greatly from the RAW and SmackDown TV rights and the Network.

- WWE is dropping the term "pay-per-view." From now on, the monthly Sunday shows are being called "special events."

CREDIT / SOURCE - Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Damien Sandow Gives Money To Homeless During Wrestlemania Week

When all you hear about online in negative stories here is a touching one. Late at night on April 2nd, during WrestleMania week in New Orleans, Damien Sandow was going up to homeless people and handing them all $10 bills. It wasn't something he was doing for publicity since almost nobody was around.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter