Author - Colin Vassallo

TNA to have 4 days of Impact TV tapings starting today

TNA

TNA will start four days straight of television tapings today at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida at Soundstage 20. Two Impact episodes per day will be taped which will see TNA have enough episodes to last for two months. All tapings will kick off at 7PM ET and they’re free for those who are already inside the Universal Studios theme...

Triple H, Shawn Michaels and others remember Chyna

Chyna

The wrestling world is in mourning after the death of Joanie “Chyna” Laurer was released late last night and several of her former co-workers expressed their sadness on Twitter. Her former boyfriend and one of the men who lobbied to get her hired, Triple H, called Chyna a pioneer. “Someone who wasn’t afraid to blaze her own...

Impact rating for 04/19/2016

Impact Wrestling

Yesterday’s episode of Impact on Pop had a nice bump from the previous week, drawing 312,000 viewers for a show headlined with Jeff vs Matt Hardy. That is up 26,000 viewers up over last week’s number. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE acknowledges Chyna’s death, Stephanie McMahon comments

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WWE has acknowledged the death of former WWE Superstar Chyna with a statement on WWE.COM and even a tweet from Stephanie McMahon. “WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Joanie Laurer, best known for competing in WWE as Chyna, has passed away,” the statement read. “A physically striking and talented performer, Chyna was a true...

Joanie “Chyna” Laurer found dead

Chyna

Former WWE Women’s and Intercontinental champion Joanie “Chyna” Laurer was found dead in her home in Redondo Beach, California yesterday. She was 46 years old. Police received a 911 call at around 7:30PM last night and were on the scene immediately. The call came from a friend who went to her place and found her unresponsive...

Total Divas season 5 finale rating

Total Divas

The season 5 finale of Total Divas which was titled C’est La Diva Part 2 drew a total of 625,000 viewers, down 7,000 viewers from last week’s 632,000 number. This season of the show was the lowest of the whole series in terms of viewership with only an average of around 720,000 viewers per episode over 14 episodes. Despite a massive slump in...

Dates and locations of the November WWE tour in the United Kingdom

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The UK part of the WWE European tour in November was announced with 8 live events over 7 days. This UK stop will be part of a larger tour with more European cities yet to be announced. The first stop will be London at the SSE Arena in Wembley on Friday, November 4, followed by a Manchester event at the Manchester Arena on November 5. On November 6...

John Cena receives the 2016 USO Legacy of Achievement Award

John Cena

WWE Superstar John Cena was honored yesterday at the USO-Metro Annual Awards Dinner and received the 2016 Legacy Of Achievement Award. This year happened to be the 75th anniversary of the USO as well. The black tie affair was attended by senior government and military leaders, members of Congress, as well as business and community leaders. From...

Raw rating for 04/18/2016

Raw

The taped Raw from London, England, drew a total of 3,335,000 viewers, the lowest since the February 15 edition and nearly 200,000 viewers less from last week’s show. Hour one started with 3,486,000 viewers which then increased to 3,541,000 but went down to 2,980,000 for the third and final hour. A total of 561,000 viewers tuned out of the show...

Scotland gets first WWE television tapings in November

Raw

The city of Glasgow in Scotland will be getting their first taste of live WWE television tapings as Monday Night Raw and Smackdown will be coming to Scotland for the first time ever in November. As part of the second European tour of the year, WWE is bringing both television tapings to The SSE Hydro on November 7 and November 8. Typically...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: Season 5 finale

Total Divas

Tonight marks the season 5 finale of Total Divas with an episode titled C’est La Diva Part 2. The synopsis for the show reads, “In the season finale, the Divas’ Paris getaway continues, as the divide between the Divas deepens. Upon their return from Paris, Rosa finally meets her little bundle of joy and Nikki learns the fate of her...

More matches announced for Payback 2016

Payback

Several matches have been announced for the upcoming Payback pay-per-view which takes place on May 1 from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Two title matches – in addition to the WWE World Heavyweight title match between Reigns and Styles – were added. The Intercontinental title will be on the line with The Miz defending against...

Bret Hart returning to WWE at Payback 2016

Bret Hart

WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart will be appearing at the Payback pay-per-view on May 1 and will be in the corner of Natalya as she wrestles Charlotte for the WWE Women’s title. This scenario was already played out at the first ever NXT Takeover event in May 2014 where the two battled for the vacant NXT Women’s title after Paige moved...

More info on the potential TNA takeover by Aroluxe

Dixie Carter

In addition to Wrestling Observer’s report earlier today regarding the sale of TNA, PWInsider.com added more details to the story, a story which might spell the end of Dixie Carter’s reign in TNA. The agreement between TNA and the Tennessee-based company Aroluxe started in January of this year with Aroluxe pumping in the money for TNA...

Three new cast members official for season 6 of Total Divas

Lana

Total Divas will return to E! for its sixth season with three new cast members joining the crew. The news was made official today by E! in a press release. To debut this Fall, the new Total Divas will follow the Bella Twins, Eva Marie, Naomi, Natalya, Paige and newcomers Lana, Renee Young, and Maryse, who recently returned to the company full...

Bella Twins get their own spinoff show on E! titled Total Bellas

Bella Twins

The Bella Twins are getting their own spinoff show on E! titled Total Bellas, with six, one-hour episodes giving viewers exclusive look at the lives of the Bella Twins and their family including John Cena, Daniel Bryan, their mom and husband John Laurinaitis and their brother and his wife. “We are excited to build on one of our most successful...