Details Behind The Release Of Paul London, Wrestler Doing Surfer Gimmick, More

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — Regarding the recent release of Paul London, he had been in the dog house for quite some time, ever since he smiled during the live shot right before Vince McMahon’s explosion angle in June 2007. London also had a reputation for having no instincts as a performer, as far asRead moreRead more

Update On Prichard's Firing, Stephanie McMahon's Weight, Jeff Hardy Incident

sources: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, — Regarding the recent firing of Bruce Prichard, it was ultimately as a result of a behavioral incident on the road. Stephanie McMahon made the call to let him go, which Vince didn’t overrule. Prichard’s firing wasn’t as a result of cost-cutting deal or a drug issue, although some inRead moreRead more

Details Behind Snitsky's Firing From WWE, Poor Attendance For Show In Canada

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — Regarding Snitsky’s release from WWE on 12/11, officials felt for quite some time that he wasn’t going to be the headliner they had initially hoped for, and since he turns 39 years old in a few weeks, the feeling was that they could give his spot on the roster toRead moreRead more

Maryse Updates Fans On Her Knee Injury, WWE Future Endeavors Tribute, Jillian

— WWE Divas Champion Maryse discussed her recently dislocated kneecap in a blog on her MySpace account ( Maryse wrote: “Last week while performing in the ring in Raleigh, North Carolina i hit a bad move an dislocated my right knee cap. While backstage it took approximatly 35 to 40 minutes to replace it, myRead moreRead more

WWE SmackDown Taping Results (01/23) *Spoilers*

WWE taped next week’s edition of SmackDown at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Special thanks to Wrestling News World readers Matt McNerney, Sam Castagnoli, and Joel Johnson for sending text-message updates. If you are attending a WWE TV taping in the near future and would be interested in sending us live text-message updates, pleaseRead moreRead more

Mickey Rourke Signed To Appear At WrestleMania – Major Update

As Daniel reported earlier, “The Wrestler” star Mickey Rourke was at tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards in Hollywood and spoke about a possible appearance at WrestleMania 25. We now have confirmation that Rourke will in fact be in Houston on April 5th. reports that Rourke is “officially signed” to appear at WWE’s showcase event.Read moreRead more

WWE Continues DVD Sales Dominance , Appearance Notes On King & Melina

– WWE grabbed eight of ten spots on the Billboard Recreational Sports DVD sales chart. WWE’s Starrcade DVD remained atop the list. Below is the full chart: 1) WWE: Starrcade: The Essential Collection 2) WWE: Armageddon 2008 3) WWE: Edge: A Decade Of Decadence 4) WWE: The Life And Times Of Mr. Perfect 5) WWE:Read moreRead more

Eric Young vs. Danny Bonaduce Not On PPV, Lockdown Ticket Sales Disappointing

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — TNA president Dixie Carter has called off plans to feature a match between Eric Young and Danny Bonaduce on the Lockdown pay-per-view. The match will still be held, but simply as a dark match for the live audience. Carter felt Lockdown was going to be a serious show and sheRead moreRead more

Big Update On WWE's Title Situation: Top Star Changing Brands, WM25 Main Event

Partial Source: Going into last night’s No Way Out Pay-Per-View, there was a lot of uncertainty regarding what top matches will take place at WrestleMania 25 on April 5th. At No Way Out, SmackDown star Edge dropped the WWE title (to Triple H) only to win the RAW brand’s World Heavyweight title later inRead moreRead more

London Apologizes To WWE Star For Hurtful Comments, Shelly Martinez Exposed

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter — As noted earlier, Paul London made his first wrestling-related appearance since his departure from WWE at this past weekend’s Pro Wrestling Guerilla show in California. During the show, London cut a promo saying said he would be working his “first wrestling match in five years” later that night. In someRead moreRead more