Archive - February 2014

New NXT champion crowned at NXT ArRIVAL

NXT

WWE presented NXT ArRIVAL yesterday live on the WWE Network at a sold out Fall Sail University where a new NXT champion was crowned at the end of the show. The show started with Cesaro defeating Sami Zayn in a tremendous match that went almost 25 minutes. Mojo Rawley defeated CJ Parker and then The Ascension defeated Too Cool to retain the NXT Tag...

Update for Roku and Xbox WWE Network users

WWE Network

Xbox and Roku owners will soon be enjoying the WWE Network without encountering issues with the channel, at least that’s what WWE is hoping for. Roku posted a tweet today saying that they have pushed out a fix to the WWE Network channel for all the Roku devices. If you can’t see the update, you have to force it by going to Settings, System...

WWE returning to Japan for 3 events in July

WWE

WWE today announced that they are returning to Japan with three live events this year, two in Tokyo and one in Osaka. The Tokyo shows will happen on Thursday, July 10, and Friday, July 11, at the Ryogoku Kokugikan while the Osaka show will take place on Saturday, July 12, at the Maishima Arena. This will be WWE’s first live event in Osaka since...

Full Sail University oversells building for NXT ArRIVAL show

NXT

The NXT ArRIVAL show last night at the Full Sail University was a big success in terms of attendance but University and WWE officials did not anticipate such a huge turnout and the process to get everyone in the building was a big mess to say the very least. The major problem was that Full Sail University oversold the building leaving a lot of...

WWE Network in maintenance to upgrade VOD experience

WWE Network

Certain problems with the WWE Network continued on day four as both WWE and MLB Advanced Media continue to iron out streaming problems specifically to the video on demand library. “We are doing maintenance in order to deliver you a better experience when playing video-on-demand. During this process, you may experience errors when trying to...

DDP to induct Jake Roberts in the WWE Hall of Fame

DDP

It was announced today that Diamond Dallas Page will be inducting Jake “The Snake” Roberts into the WWE Hall of Fame come April 5th at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He’s the first person confirmed among those doing the honors for this year’s Hall of Fame class. Apart from appearing at the Hall of Fame, Page will also...

NXT ArRIVAL live tonight on WWE Network

NXT

The future Superstars and Divas are preparing for the biggest night of their professional life as tonight NXT ArRIVAL becomes the first in-ring live broadcast on the WWE Network. Starting at 7:30PM EST, a live pre-show will be presented with WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Kevin Nash, and Paul Heyman as the panel and then at 8PM EST...

Microsoft acknowledges WWE Network problems on Xbox 360

WWE Network

Microsoft has acknowledged the problems of the WWE Network app on their Xbox 360 and provided a short notice on their website. Posted yesterday afternoon, the statement reads, “Are you having trouble using your WWE app on your Xbox 360 console? We’ve got you covered, Xbox members! Thanks for being patient while we work toward a fix...

Hulk Hogan appears on NBC’s Today Show

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan surprised the hosts of NBC’s Today Show this morning and presented co-host – and big fan – Willie Giest with a replica of the WWE title. Hogan said that he returned “home” to the WWE and promoted WrestleMania XXX as well as the WWE Network in his two and a half minute appearance on the show. The Hulkster asked Giest...

Wyatts vs Shield headlines RAW next Monday

Wyatt Family

Next Monday’s RAW which will be broadcasting live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, will feature a massive main event, a rematch from the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view featuring The Shield vs The Wyatt Family. The only other thing confirmed is the appearance of Brock Lesnar, who will be back to respond to Undertaker’s chokeslam...

RAW rating for 02/24/2014

RAW

RAW this week with the fall out from the Elimination Chamber and the return of Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker did a 3.31 rating and a total of 4,661,000 viewers, up almost 300,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one which kicked off with Hogan did 4,892,000, followed by 4,778,000 in the second hour before dropping big time to 4,313,000 in the...

WWE yanks the WWE Network channel from Canadian Apple TVs

WWE Network

If you’re a Canadian and you were using the Apple TV to watch the WWE Network you are in for bad news today: WWE has yanked the WWE Network channel from Apple TV in Canada. Much to the enjoyment – and surprise – of Canadian fans, the WWE Network channel popped up on their Apple TV screens even though the Network is supposed to be...

Jake Roberts undergoes cancer surgery today

Jake Roberts

Jake “The Snake” Roberts underwent emergency surgery today to remove a lump on the back of his knee which doctors diagnosed as skin cancer. The soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer said he is scared in a video posted by his friend Diamond Dallas Page yesterday and said that whenever you hear the word cancer it shakes you up and he would be lying if he...

Breaking Bad star to guest host RAW next week

RAW

Hollywood actor Aaron Paul, best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in the hit AMC series Breaking Bad will be the guest host of Monday Night RAW next week as the show rolls into Chicago, Illinois. Paul will be there to promote his new film Need For Speed, based on the very popular video game which is released in theaters nationwide on March 14.

Different problems hit the WWE Network on day two

WWE Network

Day two of the WWE Network continued with some issues although this time it wasn’t the processing of new accounts but rather the actual streaming. A post on the WWE Network Twitter account said that a technical issue with the video-on-demand library is affecting around 20% of the viewers and they were once again working with MLBAM to solve the...

Undertaker to face off against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX

The Undertaker

The Undertaker returned on Monday Night RAW yesterday and made his WrestleMania match against Brock Lesnar official in the final segment of the show. Taker came out before Lesnar and Paul Heyman were about to walk out of the ring after they were given an open contract for WrestleMania with an opponent of their choosing. After Paul Heyman handed...