Thursday, April 24, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Masked Mania to bring Lucha Libre flavor to Philadelphia

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:13 AM
Philadelphia is a city with no shortage of wrestling heritage and history. During the 1980s, it was the bright lights of the National Wrestling Alliance and the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), whom ran the Civic Center and The Spectrum respectively numerous times on the same day. During the... Read more

Extreme Rising cancels all upcoming events

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:51 PM
Philadelphia based wrestling outfit Extreme Rising has canceled all upcoming events, the promotion announced via a statement Tuesday. Extreme Rising had shows scheduled for April 25 and April 26 in Philadelphia and May 3 in Pittsburgh, but now none of those shows will happen. Along with canceling... Read more

WWE Raw results (04/21/14): Eight observations from this week's episode

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:21 AM
We’re only a couple of weeks away from Extreme Rules May 4 and the road the “special event” stopped the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Md. for Raw Monday. The show itself felt pretty standard overall. There wasn’t anything overly noteworthy that occurred on this show, but there... Read more

Ring of Honor announces debut on pay-per-view

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:12 PM
For the first time in its 12-year history, Ring of Honor will air an event live on pay-per-view, the promotion announced Thursday. On Sunday, June 22, Ring of Honor will deliver Best in the World 2014 from the Nashville Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tenn. and the event will air liver on all “major... Read more

WWE Network needs to be released internationally in order to reach 1 million subscribers by the end of 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:21 PM
The WWE wants its network to hit 1 million subscribers by the end of this year, but after the disclosure of some recent data, it looks as though the only way that’s going to happen is if the company makes it accessible on more streaming platforms and to countries as soon as possible. Before... Read more

WWE Raw recap: Ultimate Warrior tribute

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 2:50 PM
WWE paid tribute to the late Ultimate Warrior at Monday Night Raw in Birmingham. CineSport's Noah Coslov and Philly.com's Vaughn Johnson disuss his legacy, recap the show and look ahead to Baltimore. Read more

WWE Raw results (04/14/14): Seven observations from this week's episode

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 2:34 AM
WWE Raw Monday saw the reformation of a group of future Hall of Famers and the celebration of a current Hall of Famer’s life. The fans at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala. got to witness what was in my opinion another good chapter on the road Extreme Rules. Before... Read more

Autopsy results say Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease, per ESPN report

Monday, April 14, 2014, 4:04 PM
Autopsy results on wrestling legend James Hellwig, better known as The Ultimate Warrior, revealed he died of cardiovascular disease, according to a report from ESPN. Hellwig died April 8 at an Arizona hotel just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He was 54. The Maricopa County examiner's... Read more

Report: Shawne Merriman still working out deal with WWE

Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:22 PM
Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is still working out the details of his contract with WWE, according to a report from TMZ.com. The WWE reportedly wants to bring Merriman in as an announcer after his impressive performance during the WrestleMania pre-show. Merriman has done television work before... Read more

Report: Philadelphia officials met with WWE in New Orleans about hosting future WrestleMania; city officials deny meeting

Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:06 AM
UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: A source from within the Philadelphia Sports Congress denied that a meeting ever took place between the city and WWE officials last weekend in New Orleans. From earlier: Officials from Philadelphia were in New Orleans during WrestleMania weekend meeting with WWE officials about hosting... Read more
About this blog
The Squared Circle is a one-stop shop of pro wrestling news, recaps and observations. You can also enjoy interviews with some of your favorite stars from the world of professional wrestling both nationally and locally. Reach Vaughn at vjohnson@philly.com.

Vaughn Johnson Sports Producer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected