Author - Colin Vassallo

Smackdown rating for 08/30/2016

Smackdown

It was a good week for WWE ratings-wise as Smackdown pulled in 2,835,000 viewers yesterday, the highest since the July 19 Draft episode. Taking that special episode out, it’s the highest of the year so far on USA Network. It was the top rated show on cable in the 18-49 demographic and second overall in terms of viewership. (Ratings credit:...

Two more join the G.L.O.W. Netflix series cast

GLOW

Two more have joined Netflix’s G.L.O.W. series, a 10-episode comedy inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league which tells the fictionalized story of Ruth, played by Alison Brie, an out-of-work actress who finds one last chance to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers. The Hollywood Reporter...

Daniel Bryan says The Miz was right last week on Talking Smack

Daniel Bryan

Speaking on Talking Smack after the live Smackdown, Daniel Bryan admitted that The Miz was right last week and that’s why he walked off the show. “The biggest thing was…he was right…like if I had the guts…i feel like I’m healthy…if I had the guts I’d quit and go to the indies,” Bryan said, then jokingly mentioned that he...

Animal goes over the Road Warriors legacy on podcast

Road Warrior Animal

Chris Bernes, former W-O columnist, and his partner Mike “Loki” Smith, interviewed WWE Hall of Famer and former tag team champion Joe Laurinaitis, better known as Road Warrior Animal, in episode 72 of their weekly podcast The Loki and Jabroni Show. The 47-minute interview encapsulated the first 8 years of the Road Warriors legacy, from...

Smackdown Tag Team titles tournament semi-finals set

WWE Smackdown Tag Team titles

The semi-finals of the Smackdown Tag Team title tournament were set last night with two more teams advancing. The Hype Bros defeated The Vaudevillains in the first match while Heath Slater and Rhyno defeated the returning Headbangers in the other quarter-final. The two have joined American Alpha, who defeated Breezango, and The Usos, who defeated...

Alberto Del Rio done from WWE

Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio, for all intents and purposes, is done with the WWE and will not be returning following his 30-day suspension. The former WWE champion’s contract was running out in October and he has a clause where he can simply walk out and it’s believed that he will be doing just that once his suspension is up. The out clause in his contract...

Raw rating for 08/29/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw this week pulled in 3,413,000 viewers, up 98,000 viewers from the post-SummerSlam broadcast. This has been the best number Raw has done since the June 20 episode. Hour one did 3,392,000 viewers, followed by 3,438,000 in the second hour, and then slightly down to 3,409,000 in the third and final hour for the crowning of the new...

Finn Balor congratulates the new WWE Universal champion

Kevin Owens

Before Raw started, Kevin Owens vowed to teach a 7’ tall monster that height is irrelevant, show an architect that his vision is all wrong, and destroy an empire. After the show was over, the new WWE Universal champion had just two words for everyone. “I win.” Former champion Finn Balor was quick to congratulate the new champion. “We have...

Daniel Bryan to address The Miz on tonight’s Smackdown

Daniel Bryan Shane McMahon

The explosive confrontation between The Miz and Daniel Bryan from last week’s Talking Smack will continue tonight on Smackdown Live as General Manager Daniel Bryan will be addressing The Miz on the show. Last week, The Miz unloaded on Bryan during the show hosted by Renee Young, and told the former WWE champion to quit and go back to the bingo...

Bo Dallas ejected from plane and arrested on Friday

Bo Dallas

Bo Dallas missed the Mexico tour this past weekend because he was arrested after being taken off the plane at Dallas/Forth Worth airport in the evening. The news was originally broken by Steven Bell of The Late Shift podcast and later confirmed by multiple insiders. Dallas was apparently shouting at the flight crew while he was pretty drunk...

Triple H returns to WWE television after 5-month absence

Triple H

After an absence of five months from WWE television, Triple H made his return last night on Monday Night Raw and helped Kevin Owens win the Universal title. Things were looking more of the same when the former WWE champion showed up and attacked Roman Reigns, hitting the Pedigree outside the ring and helping Seth Rollins to eliminate Reigns from...

Kevin Owens wins the WWE Universal title on Raw

Kevin Owens

The Kevin Owens era on Monday Night Raw has begun as the former Intercontinental champion won the WWE Universal title last night, becoming the second champion to hold the belt after Finn Balor. The match was turned to an elimination match from a fatal 4-way with Big Cass the first one eliminated by Owens. Then Triple H made a surprise return and...

First cast member for Netflix’s G.L.O.W. series announced

GLOW

Back in May, Variety announced that Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of a comedy series based on the 1980’s female wrestling league with the name Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, and today, The Hollywood Reporter revealed the first member of the cast – Alison Brie. Brie will star as Ruth, a struggling actress whose dreams of fame take a...

Ryback explains why he left WWE

Ryback

In the first episode of his podcast Conversation With The Big Guy, former WWE Intercontinental champion Ryback revealed that money was not the reason he walked away from WWE as he had a 3-year, $1.5 million contract. Ryback said that there were several aspects of life in WWE which he did not like, including the constant lies he was fed, the...

New WWE Universal champion to be crowned on Raw tonight

WWE Universal Title

A new WWE Universal champion will be crowned on Monday Night Raw tonight with Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Big Cass, and Roman Reigns battle it out in a fatal 4-way match. All four won their respective qualifying matches last week on the show to end up in this final match. The title became vacant seven days ago when Finn Balor had to surrender the...

Tributes pour in for the late Mr. Fuji

Mr Fuji

Soon after WWE announced the passing of Mr. Fuji, the WWE Hall of Famer was trending on Twitter with many in the business remembering him with tributes. “An unforgettable character in front of the camera and an even better one behind it. Rest in Peace, Mr. Fuji,” tweeted Triple H following WWE’s announcement. Demolition Smash, who worked a...

Live WWE event results from 08/27 in San Angelo, Texas

Dean Ambrose

W-O reader Bob Wilson attended the live WWE event in San Angelo, Texas at the Foster Communications Coliseum yesterday and sent in the following results. Enzo and Big Cass defeated The Vaudevillains; The Miz defeated Titus O’Neil and Darren Young in a triple threat match to retain the Intercontinental title; Golden Truth, Jack Swagger and Sin...

WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji passes away at age 82

Mr Fuji

WWE today announced that Harry Fujiwara, better known as Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji passed away this morning at the age of 82. Fuji made his debut in the then WWWF in 1972, working for Vince McMahon Sr, tag teaming with Toru Tanaka. He spent two years then before leaving and then returned in 1977 for another one year run. In 1981, after wrestling for...