Author - Colin Vassallo

John Cena taken off live events, Raw, and Australia tour

John Cena

United States champion John Cena has been taken off from the weekend live events and the upcoming tour of Australia due to his broken nose. Cena, who suffered his broken nose at the hands (or knee for that matter) of Seth Rollins last week, has also been taken off from Monday’s Raw in San Jose. Brock Lesnar is scheduled to be on the show. The...

Major news outlets cover Roddy Piper’s passing

Rodd Ppiper

As expected, all major media outlets and those who don’t usually cover professional wrestling, covered the untimely death of WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper, including MMA websites due to the connection of his nickname with Ronda Rousey. CNN, Washington Post, Esquire, ESPN, Entertainment Weekly, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, Yahoo! News, The...

Bret Hart writes touching tribute to his friend Roddy Piper

Bret Hart

Bret “Hitman” Hart wrote a very touching tribute to his dear friend Roddy Piper on his Instagram following the news of his death. “I can’t find the words to describe the sorrow in my heart upon learning the news of my dear friend, Roddy Piper, passing away. He was my closest friend in the business, a man that schooled me and guided me...

Roddy Piper passed away in his sleep

Roddy Piper

Variety is now reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper died on Thursday night and not around Noon on Friday as TMZ reported earlier today. Piper’s agent Jay Schacter told Variety in an e-mail that Piper “passed peacefully in his sleep last night” in his home in Hollywood, California. Piper suffered a cardiac arrest. John...

Hulk Hogan comments on Piper, calls him a legend

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan told TMZ that he’s devastated over the passing of his friend Rowdy Roddy Piper. “I will forever miss him. He was my best friend. He is a legend,” Hogan said. The two were pretty much responsible for making WrestleMania I a huge success, ensuring that the then WWF stays alive after Vince McMahon banked everything on the show...

Vince McMahon and WWE statement on the passing of Roddy Piper

WWE logo

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon called Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper “one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE.” McMahon added that Piper was beloved by millions around the world and extended his deepest condolences to his family. Meanwhile, a short statement on WWE.COM read, “WWE is deeply...

Tributes pour in for Rowdy Roddy Piper

Roddy Piper

Within minutes of the news that Piper has passed away, several wrestling legends and current Superstars and Divas started writing tributes to the Hall of Famer on Twitter and Instagram. “One of the true greats of all time. My heart goes out to his family and the fans he entertained over the years. RIP Rowdy,” wrote John Cena. “Just heard my...

Rowdy Roddy Piper dead at 61

Roddy Piper

TMZ.COM broke the story just minutes ago that WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper has passed away at the age of 61. Piper died from cardiac arrest at a home in Hollywood around Noon earlier today. “Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us...

Total Divas season 4 episode 4 rating

Total Divas

Episode 4 of season 4 of Total Divas drew a total of 1,083,000 viewers this week for the episode titled Divas on Overdrive. The number is up from the previous week’s 995,000 total and drew the same 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo as episode 3. (Ratings credit: TV By The Numbers)

TNA Knockout Angelina Love pregnant

Angelina Love

TNA Knockout Angelina Love is six weeks pregnant after her husband, fellow TNA wrestler Davey Richards, announced it on his Facebook with a photo. Love, real name Lauren Williams, started dating Richards in January of this year and the two announced their engagement in April and got married last month. This will be the first child for both. The...

Tough Enough episode 6 rating

Tough Enough

Episode 6 of Tough Enough this week drew 980,000 viewers as not only there was no interest from viewers on who the new judge was going to be or how they will handle to Hogan situation, but the show lost 164,000 viewers over last week. The show did a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and saw the elimination of Mada after new judge The Miz used his save...

Daniel Bryan’s book debuts #18 on NY Times Best Seller list

Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan’s popularity isn’t just shown in the ring but also in the book world as his autobiography titled ‘Yes! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania,’ made it on the New York Times Best Sellers list. The book, which covers Daniel Bryan’s career as a WWE Superstar culminating with the amazing WrestleMania XXX...

Dwayne Johnson expresses disappointment about Hulk Hogan

The Rock

In his first public comments to the media following Hulk Hogan’s fall from grace, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said that he was pretty disappointed with what happened. Talking to TV critics to discuss the HBO show Ballers, Johnson said, “I’ve known Hulk a lot of years. My uncle helped train him. I’ve not known the man to be racist.”...

WWE loses 508,000 active Network subscribers in one quarter

WWE Network

WWE lost over half a million subscribers after WrestleMania up until June 30 as the latest key performance indicators chart shows a decrease of 508,000 subscribers during the second quarter of 2015. The 508,000 lost subscribers were partially offset with 337,000 new subscribers however WWE Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios...