Author - Colin Vassallo

Smackdown rating for 05/26/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown this week drew 2,112,000 viewers, down 183,000 viewers from last week’s show. It’s the second least watched episode since Smackdown moved to USA Network. The NBA playoffs were the big winners with 10 million viewers. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Mohegan Sun Arena website hints at part of new Smackdown roster

AJ Styles

The Smackdown after SummerSlam will take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena on August 23 and its website is promoting the “new era” of Smackdown, giving a hint of who will be on the brand. While the draft is still not done, WWE surely has pretty much decided who will be on what brand and those advertised appearing on this particular Smackdown are...

Several WWE Superstars cast for The Marine 5: Battleground movie

The Miz

WWE Studios and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions have teamed up to produce The Marine 5: Battleground. The fifth installment of The Marine franchise will feature several WWE Superstars with The Miz reprising his title role and joining him will be his wife Maryse, Heath Slater, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, and Naomi. James Dunn will be directing the...

Bret Hart launching new podcast with Yahoo! Sports Radio

Bret Hart

WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart has partnered with Yahoo! Sports Radio to launch the Bret Hart Radio on PodcastArena.com, iTunes & Google Play. Two new shows will drop weekly starting Tuesday, May 31 with his two sons Blade and Dallas and their co-host WrestleZone Radio’s Nick Hausman. The two new shows will be called Bret Hart’s...

WWE execs giving depositions in concussion lawsuit

Vince McMahon

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon will be giving a deposition today in the lawsuit against WWE brought forward by former wrestlers Vito Lo Grasso and Evan Singleton. Vince is not the only one who has to be interviewed as Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Dr. Chris Amann and Dr. Joseph Maroon are also on the list along with former WWE wrestler Chris...

Name for the next NXT Takeover event revealed: The End

NXT

The upcoming NXT Takeover on June 8 just got its official name, and it’s a weird one. Triple H announced that the name will be The End. “Where do we go from here?” asked Triple H. With the brand split looming and a draft set for early July, the NXT roster is expected to be “raided” to help beef up the Raw and Smackdown rosters. The...

Randy Orton and wife expecting first child together

Randy Orton

Former WWE champion Randy Orton and his wife Kim are set to become parents again as Mrs Orton revealed on Twitter that the two are expecting. [email protected] and I have been so blessed, and now 1 more blessing for us. A little princess,” she wrote, adding the hashtag #thanksgivingbaby. This is their first child together although Orton already has...

Total Divas season 5 uploaded on the WWE Network

Total Divas

All episodes of season 5 of Total Divas have been uploaded on the WWE Network, the latest addition to the ever-growing WWE video-on-demand library. Season 5 premiered on E! on January 19 of this year and features a total of 14 episodes. The season finale was broadcast on April 19 and season 5 was the worst when it comes to viewership numbers with...

Impact rating for 05/24/2016

Impact Wrestling

TNA Impact on POP did 359,000 viewers yesterday, up significantly from last week’s 311,000 viewers number. The 359K number represents a record for the show on POP as it’s the most viewed episode since TNA moved its flagship program to the network on January 5. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

City of Miami submits bid for WrestleMania 35, 36, and 37

WrestleMania

The city of Miami has submitted bids to host either WrestleMania 35, 36, or 37 at the recently renovated Miami Dolphins Stadium according to the Miami Herald. The bid team is “optimistic” about the chances according to sources with direct knowledge of the process. WWE held WrestleMania in 2012 at the Sun Life Stadium, headlined by The Rock vs...

Sky Sports in the UK to air Smackdown live as well

Smackdown

After the announcement was made that Smackdown was going live in the United States, SkySports.com revealed that the show is also going live in the United Kingdom. Sky Sports will be airing the show every Wednesday early morning starting at 1AM GMT beginning July 20. Sky Sports already airs Raw live every Tuesday morning also at 1AM GMT. “We...

Smackdown ring announcer Eden Stiles leaves WWE

Brandi Rhodes

Brandi Rhodes, the WWE ring announcer who used the name of Eden Stiles, has followed her husband’s footsteps and left WWE. “What I’ve been teasing for weeks: I’ve been offered a new opportunity outside of WWE! So I’ve decided to part w/ WWE after tonight,” she wrote yesterday on Twitter. Her departure came two days after...

WWE to split brands once again before live Smackdown starts

WWE logo

With Smackdown going live on Tuesday nights, it seems that WWE will once again do a brand split as Variety is also reporting that a draft will be held before the first live Smackdown to determine who will appear on what show. The story says that each show will feature a different cast and writing teams, bringing back the in-house competition that...

Smackdown to move to live broadcast on Tuesdays starting in July

Smackdown

Variety reported an exclusive story that Smackdown will be going live every week on USA Network starting on July 19, with the show once again moving nights and will now air on Tuesdays in its regular time slot of 8PM EST. “There is a huge appetite among our viewers for live programming and the ability to move ‘Smackdown’ to a live format...

Raw rating for 05/23/2016

Raw

The post-Extreme Rules Raw with the return of Seth Rollins did a total of 3,270,000 viewers, only up slightly by 80,000 viewers from last week. Hour one did 3,360,000 viewers, followed by 3,330,000 in the second hour and then 3,120,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)