Pre-sale now on for the 2016 Royal Rumble

Royal Rumble

A pre-sale for the Royal Rumble kicked off yesterday and will go on till September 4 with tickets then going on sale to the general public on November 20. The show will take place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, January 24. Ticket prices are $25, $50, $75, $95, $150, $200, $400, and $500 for ringside with commemorative chairs...

Survivor Series 2015 tickets update

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WWE has sold a considerable amounts of seats for the Survivor Series with floor and lower sections almost sold out. There is still however a lot of tickets left in the upper 300 section with the whole area pretty much still empty while the cheaper upper 400 section is all gone apart from two blocks. There are also around 50 seats available on the...

Seth Rollins’ girlfriend Zahra Schreiber makes her NXT debut

Zahra Schreiber

WWE developmental talent Zahra Schreiber made her NXT debut yesterday as the younger sister of Solomon Crow during the show in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Schreiber is the girlfriend of WWE World Heavyweight and United States champion Seth Rollins and last year she was the subject of controversy when Rollins’ nude photos found their way online as it...

Team PCB in Divas Beat The Clock Challenge tomorrow on Raw

PCB

Tomorrow’s Monday Night Raw will feature the first ever Divas Beat The Clock Challenge with the winner going on to face Nikki Bella at the Night of Champions pay-per-view. The three Divas who will take part in this challenge are Paige, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch. Their respective opponents were not announced. The way the Beat The Clock Challenge...

Fan hops security wall and tries to attack Dean Ambrose

Dean Ambrose

A video has surfaced online showing a WWE fan hopping the security wall trying to attack Dean Ambrose as he was making his way to the back during the Smackdown tapings. A WWE security guard who was standing next to Ambrose as he was greeting fans in the aisle noticed the fan just in the nick of time and tackled him to the ground. After assessing...

Survivor Series 2015 tickets on sale

survivorseries

Tickets for this year’s Survivor Series went on sale to the general public earlier today on Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $29, $54, $79, $94, $104, $354, and $404 for ringside seats with commemorative chairs. All prices exclude the usual ticket fees which range from $8 for the cheapest ticket to $54 for the highest priced ticket. Platinum...

Sting to open Raw on Monday

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Assuming Monday Night Raw goes on as planned due to Tropical Storm Erika, former WCW champion Sting will be in the opening segment live. The announcement was made by the WWE Twitter account. Sting has a very, very limited deal with WWE and is only contracted to do a handful of appearances during the year. The Icon received his first ever, and...

Tropical Storm Erika threatening Monday’s Raw in Tampa

Raw

This Monday’s Raw might get body slammed by mother nature as Tropical Storm Erika is threatening the event in Tampa, Florida. The Amalie Arena issued a statement on its website after a lot of inquiries over the status of the show. “Amalie Arena and our partners at WWE are aware of Tropical Storm Erika’s potential impact to our area in...

Two fans who filmed the MSG curtain call in 1996 meet the Kliq

Triple H

The two fans who shot the infamous curtain call at Madison Square Garden 19 years ago on May 19, 1996, came up face to two of those involved and got swerved by Triple H. Jason Cosmoses and Mani Mohtadi were only 17 years old at the time when they captured a piece of history, the only footage known to be available of Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Triple...

Smackdown TV report for 08/27/2015

Smackdown

Colin Vassallo, the editor of this website, has let me report on Smackdown now, so I thank him for giving me another opportunity in writing for his website, and to you readers and fans for continuing to read my reports. I hope you all enjoy these as well, and they will be mostly in the same format as my Raw ones; the only difference now will be my...

Rich Brennan promoted to Smackdown broadcast team

Smackdown

Smackdown has a new voice and that voice is Rich Brennan, replacing Tom Phillips. Brennan is the lead NXT commentator and it is not known if he will be pulling double duty as well on future NXT shows. Joining Brennan on the Smackdown announce team are veteran Jerry “The King” Lawler and Jimmy Uso, who seems to have gotten this part-time gig...

WWE signs Japanese female wrestler Kana

Kana

WWE has reportedly signed Kanako Urai, a 33 year old female Japanese wrestler who uses the ring name Kana, to a developmental deal. She was sitting ringside at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn and was shown on television with Ric Flair and Sgt. Slaughter although WWE used the spelling of Kanna rather than Kana. Kana has been wrestling since 2004 and worked...

Dudley Boyz added to Madison Square Garden WWE Network event

Dudley Boyz

The recently returned Dudley Boyz have been added to the Madison Square Garden WWE Network live event today. Their names joined the ones of Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho, Rusev, Lana, Summer Rae, and others who will be performing in front of the sold out crowd at The Garden in a rare WWE Network house...

Total Divas season 4 episode 8 rating

Total Divas

Episode 8 of season 4 of Total Divas drew a total of 920,000 viewers and a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 adult demo. This week’s episode, which was titled It’s A Beautiful Life, drew 111,000 viewers less than last week’s show. (Ratings credit: TV By The Numbers)

London gets NXT Takeover WWE Network event on December 16

NXT

The NXT event in London, England, at the SSE Arena in Wembley on December 16 will be a live Takeover event. This was announced today by Triple H in a post on Twitter. When the NXT schedule in the UK was announced, it was thought that the London show was going to be a Takeover event considering it dropped on a Wednesday. WWE seems to be heading...

Tough Enough episode 10 season finale ratings

Tough Enough

The Tough Enough season finale drew less interest than last week’s show with this week episode 10 getting 981,000 viewers and 0.3 rating in the 18-49 adult demo. The show was down 7,000 viewers from last week. Overall the series was a big disappointment for both WWE and USA Network ratings-wise and drew less than half the average per episode...

WWE Studios acquires rights to the Kevin Laue story

WWE Studios

Deadline.com is reporting that WWE Studios has acquired rights to adapt Franklin Martin’s documentary Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story to a feature film. The 2013 documentary followed Laue, who became the first player missing a limb to play NCAA Division I basketball. The Long Shot movie will detail Laue’s journey from Pleasanton, CA to the...

Rowdy Roddy Piper: Ever Forward

Roddy Piper

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: California-based Dr Mike Lano has been a newsstand wrestling magazine photojournalist since 1966 shooting around the world including multiple Japan, European and Mexico tours, and a syndicated radio host and newspaper columnist for years. He’s also freelanced for WWE’s magazines and books since the 80’s and...