Author - Colin Vassallo

The rules of the Punjabi prison gimmick match

There have been only two Punjabi prison matches in WWE history, one featuring The Undertaker vs The Big Show and one with Batista vs The Great Khali. There are no pinfalls or submissions in the Punjabi prison match, so how does one win? The gimmick match has two bamboo structures surrounding the ring. The interior structure contains four doors...

Betting odds for Battleground 2017

Yesterday we published the odds for the WWE title match which will be contested inside the Punjabi prison gimmick match and the current champion, Jinder Mahal, was the favorite. The odds did not shift much today and Mahal is still the favorite with odds at 2/5 in his favor while Randy Orton, the challenger, is at 7/4. The United States champion AJ...

Battleground 2017 live on PPV and WWE Network tonight

Live tonight from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, WWE presents Battleground 2017 on pay-per-view and the WWE Network. The full card is as follows: Jinder Mahal vs Randy Orton in a Punjabi prison match for the WWE title; AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens for the WWE United States title; The Usos vs The New Day for the WWE Smackdown Tag...

Current betting odds for the Punjabi prison match

Tomorrow night at Battleground, the Punjabi prison match will make its return for the first time after a decade with champion Jinder Mahal defending the gold against number one contender Randy Orton. Mahal is currently the favorite to win the match and retain the title, with odds in his favor standing at 4/7. Randy Orton is 5/4 in the odds and...

Brie Bella preparing for 2018 ring return

Brie Bella may have retired at WrestleMania 32, but the former Divas champion is planning her return to the ring already. Having retired to start a family, Brie now gave birth to a baby girl named Birdie Joe, and she’s itching to step back in the squared circle. During the Comic Con panel, Brie revealed that her husband Daniel Bryan will be...

Is WWE taking its television package to Facebook?

Decider.com, a website dedicated to television and streaming services, is carrying an article quoting a recently-released analyst report that WWE might be taking some of its shows, including Raw and Smackdown to Facebook. Currently, both Raw and Smackdown air on USA Network as part of a deal that expires in September 2019. WWE had high hopes of...

SummerSlam 2017 meet and greet tickets on sale

Tickets for the meet & greet sessions at Barclays Center during SummerSlam weekend went on sale on Ticketmaster.com. Sessions will be held on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19. Six WWE Superstars will be on hand on August 18. These are AJ Styles at 1PM, Dean Ambrose at 1PM, Alexa Bliss, Naomi and Asuka at 3:30PM, and Shinsuke Nakamura...

John Cena talks wedding and his “numbered days” in WWE

In an interview to promote the Tapout Body spray with Complex.com, 16-time World champion John Cena admitted that his days in the WWE are numbered and that’s why he made the request to appear on both Raw and Smackdown as he doesn’t know if he’ll be available on the days for specific shows only. “I just turned 40 in April and we have so...

After Impact starts tonight immediately following Impact on POP

Following the cancellation of WWE’s Talking Smack on the WWE Network, GFW took advantage of the uproar from the online community and decided to create a similar show. Titled After Impact, the show will air every Thursday night at 10PM EST on ImpactWrestling.com with hosts Josh Mathews and Tyrus. “Realize #PostShows are trending, but this has...

UFC denies Brock Lesnar/USADA drug testing pool story

Jeff Novitzky, the UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance, has denied that Brock Lesnar is back in the USADA drug testing pool and his suspension is still frozen pending his notice to re-enter the pool. Novitzky told MMAFighting.com that to re-enter the pool, Lesnar needs to send a written notice to the UFC and USADA announcing he is...

SuperSport in Africa lands major WWE TV rights deal

WWE and SuperSport, Africa’s premier sports broadcaster, today announced a new, multi-year agreement to broadcast WWE programming live for the first time in more than 50 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Starting Monday, August 28, SuperSport will air Raw and SmackDown as well as WWE specials, including WrestleMania and...

Johnny Mundo to make GFW debut in August

During a conference call with the press yesterday, GFW’s Jeremy Borash announced that Johnny Mundo, the Lucha Underground star formerly known as John Morrison in WWE, will be making his GFW debut at the upcoming non-televised live events in the Northeast. Mundo will be working the three dates – August 4 in Long Island, August 5 in Staten...

Smackdown rating for 07/18/2017

Smackdown last night pulled in 2,548,000 viewers, up 83,000 viewers from last week’s broadcast. The show was #1 in the top 50 cable chart among the 18-49 demographic and was also the most-watched show on cable. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Brock Lesnar back in the USADA testing pool

The rumors of Brock Lesnar being back in the USADA testing pool are indeed true, although the stories of meetings with the UFC are still being shot down as incorrect. Any retired fighter who wants to fight again in the UFC must be part of the USADA testing pool for a minimum of four months. The last time Brock returned to the UFC last year, an...