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Life-size bronze statue of the Ultimate Warrior unveiled at Axxess

Ultimate Warrior

An Ultimate Warrior life-size bronze statue was unveiled last night at WrestleMania Axxess with the Warrior’s family in the ring. Triple H did the unveiling as Warrior’s widow Dana and their two daughters, Mattigan and Indiana, looked on in the ring. “The legacy that he leaves behind is something I am so deeply proud of. I am also so proud...

Hideo Itami advances to the Andre Battle Royal after win at Axxess

Hideo Itami

Hideo Itami won the NXT mini tournament last night at Axxess to advance to the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal this Sunday at the WrestleMania Kickoff show. The tournament had Finn Balor defeating Tyler Breeze and then Hideo Itami defeating Adrian Neville with the final Balor vs Itami which ultimately Itami won. This will be Itami’s debut...

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal moved to the Kickoff show

Andre Memorial

The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal has been moved from the WrestleMania pay-per-view to the Kickoff show. The Kickoff show will now have two matches, the battle royal and the fatal four way for the WWE Tag Team titles. The demotion of the match to the Kickoff show now leaves the pay-per-view with seven matches on the card. The move is...

First look at the WrestleMania 31 stage setup

WrestleMania 31

A photo snapped from inside the Levi’s Stadium, the home of WrestleMania 31, shows the set that is being constructed for this Sunday’s mega event. The set features a gigantic LED video wall going across from one side to another with a big circle in the middle which looks like it will be the “play” button that has been part of the...

WWE Diva Eva Marie to host the Hall of Fame ceremony

Eva Marie

PWInsider.com is reporting that Jerry “The King” Lawler will be given the day off on Hall of Fame night as his hosting gig has just been given to someone else. For the first time ever, a Diva will be the MC for the evening, and the honor has been given to Eva Marie. Only four other individuals have hosted the Hall of Fame ceremony since 2005...

Aloe Blacc to sing America The Beautiful at WrestleMania 31

WrestleMania 31

WWE fans and country duo Florida Georgia Line revealed on Twitter that their writing partner and singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc will be singing America The Beautiful to kick off WrestleMania 31 this coming Sunday. “Just found out our #writingpartner @aloeblacc will also experience the @WWE stage! #WM31 #AmericatheBeautiful #WellBeWatching...

Massive eight-man tag team match headlines Smackdown tonight

Smackdown

A massive eight-man tag team match headlines Smackdown tonight on SyFy, the last stop before WrestleMania 31 this Sunday. The main event will be Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Mark Henry, and Roman Reigns teaming up to take on Bray Wyatt, Kane, Big Show, and Seth Rollins. The only other match taped for the show was Jimmy Uso vs Fernando vs Big E. vs...

Toy State to develop WWE-branded R/C vehicles

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Toy State, a toy industry leader and innovator, has entered into a licensing agreement with WWE to develop remote-controlled (R/C) vehicles for the North America market, the first of which will be in stores later this year. This agreement marks Toy State’s first licensing agreement under the Nikko brand since their acquisition of the company...

WrestleMania Today kicks off Mania week on WWE Network at 6PM EST

WWE Network

The WWE Network will start its WrestleMania week today with the first live broadcast from Axxess at 6PM EST titled WrestleMania Today. Today’s exclusive sit-down interviews are with WWE World Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, and Triple H. WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Ric Flair will be among the hosts who will be...

Brock Lesnar talks with Jonathan Coachman about staying in the WWE

Brock Lesnar

During an interview on ESPN hosted by former WWE personality Jonathan Coachman, Brock Lesnar said that the older he got, the wiser he became so the decision to completely forget MMA was not an overnight decision, but was a long process for him. He told Coach that he weighed the pros and the cons but at the end of the day, on Monday night, “old...

Paul Heyman interrupts Roman Reigns on ESPN’s SportsCenter

Paul Heyman

Continuing their angle away from WWE television, Paul Heyman interrupted Roman Reigns during his appearance on ESPN’s SportsNation. Reigns was being interviewed by Michelle Beadle and just before Reigns was going to show how hard he can punch on a boxing machine, Brock Lesnar’s theme kicked in and out came the advocate for the WWE World...

First photos of WWE Superstars sporting Tapout apparel

Dolph Ziggler

The first photos of WWE Superstars and Divas sporting Tapout apparel were published by Business Wire as part of the press release which was issued announcing the deal. Roman Reigns, Dolph Ziggler, Alicia Fox, and Charlotte were the ones chosen to “model” the Tapout clothing while they are training. Tapout was founded back in 1997 and by the...

ABG and WWE launch Tapout apparel joint venture

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In a deal that was expected for the past few months, WWE and Authentic Brands Group today announced a joint venture for Tapout, a newly repositioned fitness lifestyle brand. Tapout is now the official fitness and training partner of WWE, and will be integrated across WWE’s global platforms including TV programming, WWE Network, pay-per-view...

Raw rating for 03/23/2015

RAW

The last Raw before WrestleMania pulled in 4,188,000 viewers, up 269,000 viewers from last week’s show. It was the best number since the February 2 show and the first time they broke the 4 million viewer barrier since February 23. Hour one did 4,178,000 viewers, followed by 4,342,000 in the second hour, and then 4,043,000 in the third and final...

Brock Lesnar announces he has signed a new WWE deal

Brock Lesnar

The WWE World Heavyweight champion signed a new deal with WWE on Monday night, keeping him past WrestleMania 31. The news was broken by Lesnar himself who appeared on ESPN’S SportsCenter for an interview with WWE fan Michelle Beadle. Lesnar said it was a very difficult decision for him as the fighter in him wants to compete but then the father...

ESPN’s E:60 goes behind the scenes at NXT and Performance Center

NXT

On May 5, ESPN’S E:60 will present a one hour documentary film titled WWE: Behind The Curtain, showing an unprecedented access behind the scenes at WWE’s NXT and the Performance Center on what it takes to make the next WWE Superstar or Diva. This has been taped a while ago as all images show the old WWE scratched logo, a logo which the company...

Stephanie McMahon interviewed by FastCompany.com

Stephanie McMahon

FastCompany.com has an interview with WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon which is titled, “Mom, Chief Brand Officer, TV Villain: WWE’s Unbreakable Stephanie McMahon.” The interesting interview tackles quite a few subjects including how hard she slaps people, breaking character on Raw, social media guidelines for WWE Superstars...

WWE teams up with Special Olympics for 2015 World Games

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WWE will once again be teaming up with the Special Olympics as they become the promotional partner for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games which will take place through Los Angeles from July 25 through August 2. “There are no bigger fans of WWE than our athletes and we are thrilled to be part of the organization’s growing commitment to...