Smackdown! Live TV report for 12/06/2016

Smackdown

Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Arena Promo A montage of Tables, Ladders, and Chairs with the WWE World Championship TLC match is recapped. The winner, WWE World Champion A.J. Styles, hobbles out in a boot on his left leg. He gets to the point, showing a picture of him trying to suplex Dean Ambrose from TLC, but it is a bait-and-switch...

Jerry Lawler and Lita given the boot from WWE TV broadcasts

Jerry Lawler

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE has ditched the services of WWE Hall of Famers Jerry “The King” Lawler and Lita for their Kickoff and pre-show panels. Lawler and Lita joined Booker T and Renee Young on most panels but they were absent from the TLC pay-per-view. Meltzer adds that the two are now on a Legends deal...

Raw rating for 12/05/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw last night drew a total of 2,976,000 viewers, down 134,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one started with 3,153,000 viewers, but then dropped to 2,981,000 in the second hour and wrapped up the night with 2,796,000 viewers in the third and final hour. Raw lost 357,000 viewers from hour one to hour three. Raw was #4, #5, and...

WWE signs Asian MMA fighter and model Julie Real

Julie Real

WWE has signed the stunning-looking Julie Real to a deal and will be reporting to the WWE Performance Center to start her WWE journey. “So everyone wonders why I’m always MIA. Well, this is why…I’ve been working towards dreams and proud to say I am now officially signed with WWE,” she posted on her Instagram with a...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 12/05/2016

Raw

Hey! How’s everyone doing. My name is Kyle, but you can call me MagnumDA. I’ll be writing Raw reports starting tonight, and hopefully for the foreseeable future! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…we have a Raw to report! Send me feedback or questions any time at @TheMagnumDA on Twitter. We open with a recap video of last...

Mickie James offered full-time WWE deal

Mickie James

ProWrestlingSheet.com is reporting that WWE has offered Mickie James a new deal to join the main roster. James made her WWE in-ring return at NXT Takeover: Toronto last month and wrestled Asuka, her first time in a WWE ring since her departure in 2008. The 37-year-old has not formally accepted the deal yet but Smackdown would certainly benefit...

Chinese commentary added to WWE pay-per-views on the WWE Network

WWE Network

For the first time ever, a Chinese commentary duo were present at a WWE pay-per-view last night to provide commentary for the WWE Network alternate audio streams. Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, and Portuguese commentary teams are always present for the shows and last night the Chinese team joined for the Chinese voice overs, described on the...

TLC 2016 live pay-per-view report

TLC

Welcome to the live coverage of TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2016 pay-per-view / WWE Network broadcast. The event is live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. KICKOFF MATCH This was a 5-on-5 match (hey, Survivor Series was last month, but, whatever) featuring the team of Apollo Crews, American Alpha, and The Hype Bros vs Curt...

Tajiri returning to WWE full time in 2017

Tajiri

Former WWE Superstar Tajiri announced on his Twitter that he will be returning to the WWE on a full-time basis starting in the beginning of 2017. Tajiri wrote that he got the okay to publish the news from NXT General Manager William Regal after the NXT live event in Osaka, suggesting that he might stop in NXT before heading to the main roster. He...

Betting odds for tonight’s TLC 2016

Alexa Bliss

Current WWE World Heavyweight champion AJ Styles is the overwhelming favorite to retain the title tonight against Dean Ambrose according to the bookies, with Styles at 1/33 to retain and Ambrose at a distant 12/1 for the upset. Alexa Bliss is also the big favorite to win the Smackdown Women’s title tonight with odds at 1/12 for the victory while...

Moana with The Rock keeps its #1 spot in box office charts

Dwayne Johnson

The animated feature Moana with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson kept its number one spot in the box office chart this weekend with an estimated weekend gross of $28,373,000 according to Box Office Mojo. The movie has so far grossed nearly $120 million domestically plus almost $58 million internationally for a worldwide box office sum of...

TLC 2016 live on WWE Network and pay-per-view tonight

TLC

Live tonight from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas WWE presents TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs on the WWE Network and pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: AJ Styles vs Dean Ambrose in a TLC match for the WWE World Heavyweight title; Becky Lynch vs Alexa Bliss in a tables match for the WWE Smackdown Women’s title; The Miz vs...

Suplex City comes to Mexico City as Lesnar takes on Rusev

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar returned to the ring last night at a non-televised live event in Mexico City, Mexico to face Rusev. This was Lesnar’s first match since he was defeated by Goldberg in one minute and twenty six seconds at the Survivor Series and a rare appearance at a non-televised event. Lesnar, who was accompanied by Paul Heyman, beat Rusev with...

Joe vs Nakamura from Osaka to air on Wednesday on NXT TV

Shinsuke Nakamura

The NXT title match between Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura which was held earlier today in Osaka, Japan will air this coming Wednesday on NXT on the WWE Network. WWE did not really keep the win as a surprise and splashed the news all over their social media, app notifications, and WWE.COM as well. Many questioned the decision of Nakamura losing...

Another way to get Raw and Smackdown online for cord cutters

WWE logo

Earlier this week, DirecTV started its over-the-top, no-contract streaming service titled DirecTV Now, enabling users in the United States to get their favorite stations streaming live on the web. The service, which starts at $35 a month, includes USA Network and there will be live broadcasts of Monday Night Raw and Smackdown every week which is...

Major spoilers from NXT live event in Osaka, Japan

NXT

NXT just wrapped up its live event in Osaka, Japan with cameras filming the event for inclusion in upcoming NXT TV episodes. Perhaps the biggest surprise, although somewhat expected by many people, is that Shinsuke Nakamura has regained the NXT title from Samoa Joe in the main event of the show. Nakamura, who is one of the most over stars in...

John Cena to host Saturday Night Live on December 10

John Cena

John Cena will become the third wrestler to host Saturday Night Live following the footsteps of Hulk Hogan and The Rock. The former WWE champion will be taking over the hosting duties of the popular show on December 10. “So incredibly honored & excited to host @nbcsnl on Dec. 10th. Can’t wait to be live from NYC on a Saturday night,”...