Goodbye, Bryan Danielson and thanks for the memories

Daniel Bryan

The Internet wrestling community (often referred to as the IWC) is a complicated bunch. I’m one of them. We moan about everything, we think we know it all, we think we can do a better job than the airheads running WWE or TNA creative and we often don’t agree on anything. But there is one thing that the IWC agrees on: Daniel Bryan. He...

Raw rating for 02/08/2016

Raw

This week’s Raw, featuring the Daniel Bryan retirement speech did a total of 3,726,000 viewers, an increase of 343,000 viewers over last week’s episode. Hour one drew 3,907,000 viewers, followed by 3,905,000 in the second hour before it dropped to 3,368,000 in the third and final hour which had Bryan’s segment. Unfortunately Raw lost over...

Mainstream news websites cover Daniel Bryan’s retirement

Daniel Bryan

The retirement of Daniel Bryan took over the Internet last night with his name and hash tag #ThankYouDanielBryan trending worldwide amidst coverage from all around the world. Websites such as Forbes, E! Online, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, FOX Sports, TV Line, Rolling Stone, CBS Sports, Deadspin, Hollywood Life, ABC News, Yahoo! Sports, Washington...

DK Publishing announces new John Cena book

John Cena

DK Publishing today announced the publication of Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect: The World of John Cena, a new hardcover book featuring 250 pages of John Cena stories and photos. The book covers in-depth breakdowns of key matches in John Cena’s career with profiles of events and rivalries leading up to each clash, the history of his character from...

WWE Shop releases new “Thank You” Daniel Bryan t-shirt

WWEShop

Not wasting any time, WWE Shop has released a new Daniel Bryan “Thank You” t-shirt in conjunction with his retirement. The new black shirt has a drawing of Daniel Bryan standing with his hands held high doing his “Yes!” chant with silhouette images of hands from fans doing the same pose and Thank You in the foreground. On the back of the...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: Talk of the Town

Total Divas

Total Divas is back on E! tonight with episode 4 of season 5 titled Talk of the Town. The synopsis for the show reads, “Nikki is inspired by Maria Shriver and sets out to be a motivational speaker, but Brie ridicules her; Paige and Rosa rally around Alicia when she finds out that her new boyfriend has been lying to her; and Mandy wonders if she...

An emotional send off to Daniel Bryan on Raw

Daniel Bryan

Holding back tears, former WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan stood in the middle of the ring with his eyes closed as thousands of fans chanted “Yes! Yes!” and “Daniel Bryan,” giving the Internet Wrestling Community’s favorite son a standing ovation for his farewell. It’s a love story that started back...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 02/08/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for February 8th, 2016 – “Walking Out On Top” Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming A highlight montage of Daniel Bryan’s career is played, including a shot of his twitter account that he has announced his retirement. The regular Raw video plays, the pyro explodes in Seattle, and we are underway...

Sheamus featured in Ninja Turtles Super Bowl commercial

Sheamus

Sheamus was featured in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows trailer during one of the Super Bowl commercials yesterday. The former champ plays the role of Rocksteady in the movie, a villain who is eventually mutated into a CGI giant talking rhinoceros. The movie is produced by Michael Bay and directed by David Green and comes out...

Daniel Bryan announces his retirement

Daniel Bryan

Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan has just announced his retirement and will be discussing it tonight on Monday Night Raw from Seattle, Washington. “Due to medical reasons, effective immediately, I am announcing my retirement. Tonight on Raw, I’ll have a chance to elaborate,” Bryan wrote on Twitter. Bryan’s return to...

Daniel Bryan scheduled for tonight’s Monday Night Raw

Daniel Bryan

PWInsider.com is reporting that Daniel Bryan is scheduled to appear at tonight’s Raw in Seattle, Washington, and the former WWE champion was photographed – with his new trimmed look – at the Phoenix airport boarding an American Airlines flight to Seattle. Bryan has been absent from WWE television since Tough Enough ended in mid last...

Daniel Bryan visits the barber and gets a new look!

Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan took a trip to the barber judging from a photo posted on Instagram yesterday, showing a much cleaner hair cut and beard. So yes, the Jesus-looking Daniel Bryan is no more. The photo was uploaded on Dr. Jimmy Yuan’s Instagram account, a doctor who heads up the Warrior Restoration clinic. Bryan is a patient of his and the photo was...

Bayley cheers up Finn Balor at NXT show in Indianapolis

Bayley

With one ankle heavily taped up and crutches, Finn Balor looked on inside the NXT ring yesterday in Indianapolis, Indiana, as he was interrupted…by his own theme song. But no, there was not another Finn Balor coming out, it was NXT Women’s champion Bayley who came out with a Balor Club jacket, mimicking his entrance and hitting all the spots...

CM Punk’s first UFC opponent officially announced

CM Punk

CM Punk’s first opponent was revealed last night at UFC Fight Night 82 as 24 year old Mickey Gall got his reward for defeating Mike Jackson in the first round during the preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass. It took just 45 seconds for Gall to submit Jackson and following his fight in the Octagon, Gall went full-on Ryback and announced, “I’m...

Tough Enough’s Patrick Clark makes in-ring NXT debut

Patrick Clark

Tough Enough competitor Patrick Clark made his NXT in-ring debut yesterday at a show in Lakeland, Florida, becoming the first male competitor from the last season to make his debut. Clark wrestled Riddick Moss in a short match, a match which he lost. During the filming of Tough Enough, Clark was the favorite to win the whole competition due to his...

WWE confirms Finn Balor’s ankle injury

Finn Balor

The WWE website has confirmed that NXT champion Finn Balor has suffered an ankle injury during last night’s NXT non-televised live event in Nashville, Tennessee, and will be unable to compete in tonight’s NXT show in Indianapolis, Indiana. WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann said that Balor will be undergoing further evaluation on Monday to...

Possible injury to Finn Balor at NXT live event in Nashville

Finn Balor

NXT champion Finn Balor seemed to be a little banged up after his match against Samoa Joe yesterday at the NXT live event in Nashville at the Nashville War Memorial Auditorium. Balor apparently twisted his ankle after hitting the Coup de Grâce on Joe and after the match he kept holding his leg and was eventually helped up by the referee. From a...