More Details On Big Daddy V's Death, Mark Henry Talks About WWE Life After In-ring Retirement

More Details On Big Daddy V's Death, Mark Henry Talks About WWE Life After In-ring Retirement
- TMZ reports that Nelson "Big Daddy V" Frazier's wife Cassandra told them that he lost approximately 100 pounds

WWE Looks At Cesaro's Best Matches, WWE Stock Update,

- WWE's latest Canvas 2 Canvas video features WWE Universe member BlackHeron drawing the Elimination Chamber poster, as seen above.
- Following the call with investors earlier today, WWE stock closed at $24.74 today, up 7.74%.

Elimination Chamber Kickoff Pre-show Promo, DDP's Shark Tank Appearance,Latest From Cena

WWE posted the above video for Sunday's WWE Elimination Chamber Kickoff pre-show.
- Diamond Dallas Page's appearance on ABC's Shark Tank will air this Friday night at 9pm EST. As noted, DDP will be pitching DDP Yoga to the investors.

RVD Comments On WWE Return, TMZ Makes Tasteless Comment On Big Daddy V's Passing

Rob Van Dam was asked earlier today on Twitter about when he will make his WWE return. He replied,

Vince On Staying In The Movie Business, Jake Roberts Appearance, Xavier Woods Profiled, More

As noted earlier, Jake "The Snake" Roberts will head to Harford County, Maryland to compete in the ring for Maryland Championship Wrestling's Tag Wars 2K14 on Saturday, March 22nd,just two weeks before

MVP Talks His TNA Debut, If Vince McMahon Watches TNA, His Feelings On TNA While He Was In WWE

Source: Wrestling 101
Wrestling 101 has an interview with MVP. Here are some highlights: Who he enjoyed watching while growing up: I grew up in Miami so I used to go to the Miami Beach Convention Centre with my mum.

Former UFC Fighter Reveals Insanely Low PPV Title Fight Payoff, UFC 170 Countdown & Preview

UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey defends her title against Sara McMann this Saturday at UFC 170. You can watch an extended preview for Saturday's pay-per-view in the video above. Also, make sure to join us this Saturday for our live coverage of the event. We will have quick preliminary card results, followed by detailed round-by-round coverage of the main card. -

How Much Will DISH Lose By Not Airing Elimination Chamber?, WWE Returning To Peoria, More

WWE will be returning to the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL for a live event on Sunday, April 27th. Tickets go on sale on March 1st at 10 am at the Peoria Civic Center box office and at - has an Elimination Chamber sale running through the end of the day.

Jim Ross Blog: Visiting MVP, Best Feedback Wrestling Companies Can Get, Spoilers

Source: JR's BBQ

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on As always, you can purchase JR's BBQ products on Here are some highlights from this entry: -

WWE NXT Recap: Adrian Neville Vs. Tyler Breeze, EMMA Vs. Summer Rae, Cesaro - Zayn Encounter

This week's episode of NXT opens with the Ascension making their entrance. Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, and Tensai are on commentary. The Ascension vs. Casey Marion and Mike Lebosca Marion and Victor start off.

British Bulldog Featured, Naomi Black History Month Video, Todd Grisham Note

WWE posted the above Black History Month video for Naomi. - The current issue of Loaded Magazine in the UK has a brief article on WWE Legend "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith, calling him one of the

Views From The Turnbuckle: Elimination Chamber Preview

The Elimination Chamber PPV really only has one purpose: To set up the remaining feuds for Wrestlemania. While it seems like a gimmick PPV such as Elimination Chamber would be better served at a later date,

Roddy Piper Campaigning For WrestleMania Role, Steve Austin - Zeb, WWE And NXT Stars Host Rally

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Darren Young, Xavier Woods, Summer Rae, Paige, Emma, Lana, Tyler Breeze and other NXT stars hosted an anti-bullying rally at Lockhart Middle School in Orlando today.

Vince McMahon Makes First Public Comments On CM Punk's WWE Status

Vince McMahon made WWE's first public comments on CM Punk's status with the company at today's conference call with company investors.

Highlights From WWE's Investors Conference Call With Vince McMahon And George Barrios

WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios and SVP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations Michael Weitz hosted a conference call this morning to discuss the 2013 financial results. Here are highlights: * Vince said everything in the results were in line with expectations. Vince called WWE's social media growth extraordinary.

WWE Going Against TNA On Thursdays, LGBT Training At The WWE Performance Center, More

The bigger news coming out of the WWE Network programming lineup announcement on Wednesday is WWE going head-to-head with TNA's Impact Wrestling on Thursday nights.

Possible Change For Alexander Rusev, Nash Replacing HBK At NXT, Chris Jericho Note

It's worth noting that WWE is now plugging Chris Jericho's podcast on their website after plugging Steve Austin's podcast on RAW last week. It also appears that WWE is allowing their talents to be guests on these podcasts.

Brodus Clay Update, Ryback's New Singlet For WWE Elimination Chamber, JBL Teases News

Brodus Clay has been working out at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando this week. He will be working Saturday's NXT live event in Jacksonville, Florida also. -

News On Original Sin Cara Using The Name, Zack Ryder Wants Renee Young To Be His Leading Lady

Zack Ryder is featured on the latest WWE Inbox, as seen above. In the episode, Ryder said that if he could have anyone as his leading lady in a WWE Studios project, it would be Renee Young.

Another Question Revealed For The Network's Countdown Show

WWE's website has revealed another question for the WWE Countdown show on the Network. This one asks fans about the greatest tag team of all time. The options are: * Edge and Christian * The New Age

2013 WWE PPV Buys Revealed For Battleground, Hell In A Cell, Survivor Series And TLC

WWE's fourth quarter 2013 and full year financial results can be downloaded via PDF at this link. The report reveals one of the worst pay-per-view buy numbers in WWE history for the Battleground pay-per-view at 114,000 buys. The first Battleground pay-per-view featured Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton.

New Matches For 'TNA One Night Only: Outbreak' PPV Taping In Japan, Updated Card

Below is the updated card for TNA's One Night Only: Outbreak pay-per-view that tapes on March 2nd in Tokyo, Japan with the Wrestle-1 promotion:

WWE Ultimate Warrior Blu-ray Extras, John Cena Note, Lita On Jim Ross' Podcast

Jim Ross noted on Twitter that 2014 Hall of Famer Lita will be a guest on The Ross Report in the next few weeks. Ross also teased an interview with Scott Hall after WrestleMania XXX. - John Cena granted his 401st

TNA Interested In Former WWE NXT Star, Tonight's Impact Opening Video, Recent Attendance

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter - Above is the opening video for tonight's Impact Wrestling episode. - There is a push within TNA to bring in Chris Hero (Kassius Ohno), but there's no deal in place. -

TNA Losing Money On Live Events?, Matches For Tonight's Impact Wrestling, Knockout Turns 37

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter - TNA Knockout Gail Kim turns 37 years old today. - Because TNA's crowds are so small, they often have to write a check to the arena to get out as opposed to doing what everyone else does, which is the arena gets its cut out of the final settlement. Apparently this past

WWE Reports 2013 Q4 And Full Year Results: Net Revenue Increases, Earnings Decline

WWE issued the following press release, announcing financial results for 2013 and Q4 2013. Vince McMahon and WWE CFO George Barrios will host a conference call this morning to discuss the results, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET. As noted earlier, e will have live coverage of the call. You can check out the full press release, which includes tables comparing 2013 results to 2012, at this link. WWE® Reports 2013

JR Comments On WWE Talents Being Worried About Pay, Extreme Rules Pre-Sale, Birthdays

Jim Ross has updated the Q&A section on and was asked about some of the WWE talents being worried how the WWE Network will hurt their pay. Ross replied: "I'd suggest that they worry about more of the things that they can control and that's their in ring performances and how they grow as a professional. Mid card and Prelim wrestlers NEVER made big money on PPV's but had good years by staying healthy and being booked and working steady.

Extras For WWE's Signature Sounds DVD, SummerSlam Axxess, WWE Earnings Today

Courtesy of, below are music video extras for WWE's Signature Sounds DVD that comes out on March 18th: * Shawn Michaels – Tell Me A Lie * Val Venis – Hello Ladies * Hakushi – Angel * Billy Gunn – Ass Man * Maria – Legs Like That * William Regal –

* SPOILERS ** TNA Impact Wrestling Results For Tonight

Thanks to reader Nathan Topping for sending in these detailed results from last month's TNA Impact Wrestling taping in Manchester: - The show kicked off with Magnus and Dixie hitting the ring to huge heat again. Magnus called out MVP so that he could tell him something very important. MVP hit the

Darren Young Joins GaymerX2, Supports LBGT Gaming Community

The following was sent out Wednesday evening: WWE Wrestler Darren Young Joins GaymerX2 PRO WRESTLER SUPPORTS THE LBGT GAMING COMMUNITY SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 19, 2014) - MidBoss, the team behind the convention known as GaymerX2, is excited to announce that openly gay WWE wrestler Fred Rosser AKA Darren Young, will be participating in this year's festivities. The convention is to be held at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco's vibrant South of Market neighborhood from July 11-13th. Darren Young will be signing autographs and joining in Friday's Opening Ceremonies, as well as Sunday's Closing Ceremonies. He will also be a part of a panel titled "A Fireside

Leading Candidate For 2015 WWE Hall Of Fame, Babyface Reaction For Heel At Elimination Chamber?

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter - The Rock is said to be the leading candidate for the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame in California. It's more up to Rock, if he wants it, and how his schedule goes. - Regarding the Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. Curtis Axel and Ryback match for the Elimination Chamber Kickoff pre-

Elimination Chamber Angle With Cena & Wyatts?, Why NXT Is A Network Exclusive, Attendance

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter - It's likely that The Wyatt Family will end up costing John Cena the Elimination Chamber match in some fashion, to set up the planned Cena vs. Bray Wyatt match at WrestleMania XXX. - WWE was interested in bringing NXT to broadcast TV this past September but

Reality Check On WWE Televison Rights Fees

As noted earlier, the negotiating period between WWE and NBCUniversal to keep RAW and SmackDown on the USA Network and SyFy expired late last week. WWE and NBCU were unable to reach a deal, and WWE will now be shopping their programming to other distributors. Shares of WWE are up over 150% over the past year, as investors obviously see a major windfall with the company's television rights fees for RAW and SmackDown. Chris Bevilacqua recently referred to WWE as "a hidden gem" on Forbes

Backstage News On WWE Divas Title Plans For WrestleMania XXX, Update On Naomi's Status

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter There are still no word on plans for the WWE Divas Title at WrestleMania XXX. The original plan, before Naomi got injured, was for her to face AJ Lee in New Orleans. Naomi would likely have won the title as part of a storyline on the next season of Total Divas.

Another Top WWE Superstar's Contract Expiring Soon, Why Rey Wasn't Booked For San Diego

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter Rey Mysterio's contract is the next major WWE deal to expire, in about two months or so. Rey has one of the highest downsides but is also one of the biggest merchandise movers for the company. Usually at this point WWE officials would be aggressively trying to get Rey to sign a new deal but that has not really been the case. Speaking of Mysterio, the reason he was booked on Northern California shows last weekend instead of his hometown San Diego is because officials felt he's been booked too often in San Diego. San Diego ended up drawing the worst crowd of last week. Subscribe to The Wrestling Observer by clicking here. Each issue has coverage and analysis of all the major news, plus history pieces. New subscribers can also receive free classic issues.

Big Name Reportedly Confirmed For Hall Of Fame, WWE Network & Apple TV, WrestleMania Tickets

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Scott Hall is indeed on the list for the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame. Regarding speculation that Diamond Dallas Page may be inducted with Hall and Jake Roberts, he is reportedly not on the list. - One of the reasons WWE may not be pushing Apple TV clearance for the WWE Network that hard is because Apple TV is going to take a 50% cut of all orders. Similar streaming services like Xbox or Roku are closer to 30%. - WrestleMania XXX isn't sold out just yet but there are 9,916 of the 55,000+ ticket holders who have their seats up for sale on Stubhub, so they were buying them for investment purposes. Nosebleed seats are going for $46.90 and you can still get two front row seats for $13,300 each. Subscribe to The Wrestling Observer by clicking here. Each issue has coverage and analysis of all the major news, plus history pieces. New subscribers can also receive free classic issues. by

Possible Plans For The February 24th RAW, WWE Network Free Trial Note, RAW Post-Show

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter - Regarding the one week free trial for the WWE Network at launch, similar to offers with other companies, you will still have to sign up with a credit card and the subscription will automatically renew until you cancel it. - There has been talk of doing a cliffhanger ending to the February 24th RAW to encourage WWE Network sign-ups.

WWE Main Event Recap With Video: Axel Vs. Kofi, The Shield Vs. Sin Cara And Los Matadores

This week's episode of Main Event opens with Sin Cara making his entrance. Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton are on commentary. Sin Cara and Los Matadores vs. The Shield Fernando and Ambrose start off. They go back and forth. Fernando lands a shoulder tackle and a back elbow. Diego tags in and lands a dropkick. He takes Ambrose to the corner and chops him. Diego monkey flips Ambrose. Ambrose hits a strike to the face and tags in Rollins. Diego lands a pair of hip tosses. Cara tags in. He whips Rollins into the corner. Cara kicks Rollins from the apron and goes up top. He leaps off and takes Rollins out. Diego tags back in. He works on Rollins's arm. Fernando tags in and Los Matadores double team Rollins. Rollins trips Fernando face first into the turnbuckle. Reigns tags in. He hits a huge shoulder tackle and a body slam. He drops an elbow on Fernando. Ambrose tags in. He drops an elbow on Fernando. Ambrose strikes him in the face and hits body shots against the ropes. Rollins tags in. He clubs Fernando's chest in the corner. Rollins kicks Fernando in the stomach. He power whips Fernando into the turnbuckle. Fernando kicks Rollins away and tags Cara in. Cara hits a crossbody. He kicks Rollins in the leg and hurricanranas Rollins into his corner and outside. He takes out Rollins with a dive. Cara sends Rollins inside and goes up top, but Rollins kicks Cara in the head. Ambrose tags in and suplexes Cara off the top. He tags in Reigns. Reigns dropkicks Cara in the head as things go to commercial. Back from commercial and Ambrose is in control of Cara. Cara fights back with a springboard back elbow. Rollins tags in and stops Cara from tagging a partner. Rollins hits Eddie Guerrero's triple vertical suplexes. He drags Cara to his corner and tags in Reigns. Reigns hits Cara in the head. Reigns lands a leaping clothesline. Ambrose tags in. He stomps on Cara and hits clubbing blows on the mat. Rollins tags in. He slams Cara back first to the mat. Rollins lands a running corner strike. He locks in Cara's head. Cara gets out and gets a pin attempt. Reigns tags in and hits a Matador off the apron. He tosses Cara into the corner. Cara counters with a tornado DDT. Diego and Ambrose tag in. Diego has the hot tag. He hits Ambrose with a crossbody and a hurricanrana. Diego goes up top and hits Reigns off the apron. Diego hits a jawbreaker, goes back up top, and takes Ambrose out. The faces dominate the Shield briefly, hitting lots of dives. Ambrose and Reigns are able to come back, and they double team Diego. Rollins tags in and hits his curb stomp finish for the win. Winner: The Shield Then, a preview of Legends' House is shown. Aksana (with Alicia Fox) vs. Cameron Aksana immediately attacks Cameron. She drops a knee on Cameron's face. Cameron rolls outside and clutches her face. Cameron gets back in and hits strikes to the face. Aksana slams her to the mat and chokes her on the middle rope. She pulls the rope back and smacks it into Cameron's face. Aksana locks in Cameron's head. She slams Cameron back to the mat. Aksana goes for an elbow drop, but Cameron moves. Cameron rolls Aksana up. Cameron trips Aksana to the rope, goes outside, and slaps Aksana. Cameron shoves Aksana into Alicia Fox. She sends Aksana back in and hits a pair of clotheslines and a bulldog. Aksana comes back with a backbreaker. She goes for a Suplex, but Cameron rolls her up for the win Winner: Cameron Back from commercial, and footage from Triple H's weekly interview with Michael Cole is shown. Triple H talks about the Elimination Chamber. Then, Bad News Barrett cuts a promo about legal marijuana in Colorado, and the Olympics. Kofi Kingston vs. Curtis Axel (with Ryback) They circle around each other. Axel attacks Kofi in the corner. He dropkicks Kofi. Kofi lands a missile dropkick. Kofi hits several strikes to the chest and a dropkick. He hits Axel with the Boom Drop. Kofi signals for Trouble in Paradise, but Axel rolls outside. He huddles with Ryback, and then gets back in the ring. Ryback gets in the ring as well, and Mark Henry comes down to the ring. Ryback and Axel leave the ring as things go to commercial. Back from commercial and Kofi is kicking Axel in the corner. He kicks Axel in the stomach. He trips Axel and locks in his arm. Axel counters out. Kofi comes back with a springboard back elbow. He leaps onto Axel in the corner and lands several punches. Axel boots Kofi in the face and hits a clothesline to the back of the head. Axel knees Kofi in the face and gets a two count. Axel locks in Kofi's head. Kofi fights out. Kofi goes up top and leaps off. Axel catches him and slingshots him outside. Ryback talks trash on Kofi, and Henry walks up and backs Ryback up. Axel rolls Kofi back inside and gets another two count. Axel goes up top and leaps off, but Kofi moves. Kofi kicks Axel from the apron. He hits a springboard clothesline and several shots to the chest. Kofi lands a dropkick. He hits Axel with a crossbody from up top. Axel hits a Suplex. Kofi comes back by sending Axel outside. He runs to the ropes, and Ryback trips him up and gets in the ring. Winner via DQ: Kofi Kingston Mark Henry gets in the ring and tosses Ryback out. Kofi takes Ryback and Axel out with a dive, and then he and Mark Henry stand tall in the ring to end the show.


DISH Network Issues Statement On Elimination Chamber, DirectTV To Drop WWE PPVs?

As noted earlier, WWE confirmed in a statement today that DISH Network will not be carrying the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. DISH has released a statement to Zap2It and says they will continue to consider the value of WWE pay-per-view on an event-by-event basis: "WWE has chosen to launch a 24/7 online network, without its TV partners, that includes all of its pay-per-view events. As WWE enters the increasingly fragmented media world by themselves,

Retro Wednesday: Mabel Wins King Of The Ring

In 1993, The team of Men on a Mission debuted in the WWE, comprising of Mabel, Oscar and Mo. The team was mildly over as babyfaces, and biggest achievement was winning the WWE tag team titles at a house show, only having them for two days. In 1995, Mabel and Mo had a change of attitude, turning on their rapping manager Oscar and becoming heels. When the team turned heel, Mo transitioned into a manager and Mabel became a top heel for the company

Ronda Rousey On CM Punk Vs. The Rock & Punk Quitting, Rousey - Tate Full Fight, Rashad Update

Check out the video above to see UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey in her latest title defense over bitter rival Miesha Tate. Rousey puts her belt on the line again this weekend when she takes on Sara McMann at UFC 170. Don't forget to check back on WrestlingInc for our live, play-by-play coverage of the event. - A huge fan of both The Rock and CM Punk, Rousey was recently pressured in a media scrum to admit that she's a bigger fan of her 'Fast and Furious' co-star than Punk.

Details On USA Network's 2014 WWE HOF Special

WWE announced today that the USA Network will air a one-hour special on the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame on Monday, April 7th at 11:05pm EST. This is the night after WrestleMania XXX. As noted, the full Hall of Fame ceremony will air live on the WWE Network at 9pm EST on Saturday, April 5th. by

Former WWE Diva Apologizes To The Bella Twins, Jericho Talking To Another Former WWE Star

Chris Jericho noted on Twitter that Chris Nowinski will be his "Talk Is Jericho" guest next week. - It's no secret that there are negative feelings between Maria Kanellis and The Bella Twins over various issues, mainly Maria saying The Bellas blocked her from returning to WWE. Maria apologized on Twitter this evening: "@nicoleandbri I'm sorry for anything that I have said that may have hurt you. I'd like for everyone to move past this. I wish you both well." by

Final WWE RAW Rating, The Rock Magazine Cover, No WWE Live Events Before Elimination Chamber

As noted earlier, last Monday's RAW averaged 4.364 million viewers, up slightly from the 4.329 million viewers the show drew the previous week. While the audience increased, the rating was actually down from last week. reports that this week's episode scored a 3.08 rating, compared to a 3.14 last week. You can get more demographics data for the rating at PWTorch by clicking here

WWE Releases Official Statement On If DISH Network Will Carry The Elimination Chamber PPV

WWE officially announced that Sunday's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view will not be available on DISH

AJ Styles - Amazing Red Video Highlights, Styles On Returning 'To The Big Stage,' Extreme Rising

You can check out highlights from last weekend's House of Glory "Revenge is Phenomenal" event, which

WWE Earnings Call Live Coverage, Natalya Posts Bikini Pic In Cabo, Latest From Cody's Wife

Brandi Rhodes, the wife of Cody Rhodes, has her latest video blog up at at this link.

Late Nelson 'Viscera' Frazier's Greatest WWE Accomplishment, Message From Frazier's Wife posted an old interview here from 2008 with Nelson "Big Daddy V" Frazier, Jr., who passed

WWE RAW Audience Rises, But Sees Big Decline From First To Final Hour

According to TV By The Numbers, last Monday's RAW averaged 4.364 million viewers, up slightly from

Eric Bischoff On Who Created Elimination Chamber, Shane Helms Announces Jeff Hardy Match At OMEGA

As noted earlier, there will be an OMEGA Championship Wrestling event this Saturday, February 22nd in Smithfield,

Vince McMahon On 'Yes! Movement,' Jim Ross' Podcast Off To A Great Start, WWE Stock Note

Jim Ross' new podcast, The Ross Report, is off to a hot start. It is already the #1 ranked "Sports &

Tully Blanchard Talks Failed WWF Drug Test, JBL Backstage Incident, Why He Was In The Horsemen

WWE Hall of Famer and original member of the Four Horsemen, Tully Blanchard, recently sat down with Steve and the Scum on WGD Weekly for a great hour plus long interview. Tully spoke about his entire run in the wrestling business from his initial start in the business following his college football days and his rise to the top of the NWA and WWF, right up through his controversial exit from the business.