Author - Colin Vassallo

WWE to report 2014 Q2 results on July 31


WWE today announced that it will report its 2014 second quarter results on Thursday, July 31, 2014, before the opening of the market. Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios will host the conference call beginning at 11:00AM EST to discuss the results. These results will include financial data from...

Ric Flair returning on WWE television next week

Ric Flair

Two time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has been written into story lines for Monday’s RAW in Richmond and Smackdown the next day in Fayetteville and he is expected to resume his WWE on-screen duties full time after that. Flair will be part of the Madison Square Garden show that WWE will have on Saturday, July 12, and will lead a team of 10...

Universal eyes Dwayne Johnson for potential new franchise

The Rock (Movies)

The Hollywood Reporter has a story about former WWE champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson being in discussion to star as the leading role in Universal’s upcoming movie titled The Janson Directive, based on a Robert Ludlum novel. While no writer or director has been chosen yet as the project is still in its very early stages, Universal is hoping...

Kurt Angle turns down new TNA contract

Kurt Angle

It looks like Kurt Angle’s time in TNA is coming to a close as the former TNA champion revealed to Jim Ross on his Ross Report podcast that he has turned down a new offer from TNA. Angle’s current contract expires towards the end of September and Angle said that as an active wrestler he can only see himself accepting one more deal before...

RAW rating for 07/07/2014


Monday Night RAW this week drew 4,381,000 viewers, up slightly by 50,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one of the show had 4,183,000 viewers, followed by 4,514,000 in the second hour, and then down to 4,447,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit:

WWE starts three day tour in Japan tomorrow

Hulk Hogan

WWE Superstars and Divas are currently on the way (or probably already arrived) in the Land of the Rising Sun for a three day tour in the country. The company will be holding three shows – two at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo and one at the Maishima Arena in Osaka, for the yearly tour of Japan. WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan is also making...

The Business Insider looks at the WWE Network

WWE Network

The Business Insider has covered WWE’s latest attempt to get more WWE Network subscribers by offering another free week trial with no credit card required for sign up. The Insider says that things are “looking grim” for the company and its “money-losing streaming video service,” is far off from the 1,400,000 subscribers it need to make...

Sting posts cryptic tweet, is it finally happening?


Two tweets from former WCW champion Sting has sent the Internet wrestling community on a frenzy even though there’s nothing wrestling related on them. Sting changed his profile photo to a very dark image with his face paint faded, barely visible and then afterward tweeted, “07.14.14.” While it could be totally non-wrestling related, it could...

Saturday Night’s Main Event shows hitting the WWE Network

Saturday Night's Main Event

Saturday Night’s Main Event shows has started showing up on the WWE Network in time for the free week trial for new potential customers. So far 13 episodes have been uploaded from 1985, 1986, and 1987, with the first episode dating back from May 11, 1985. The series had a run from May 1985 to November 1992 and then came back in March 2006 till...

New member elected to WWE’s Board of Directors


WWE today announced that television executive Laureen Ong has been elected to its Board of Directors. Ong is a 30-year veteran of the cable industry with extensive experience in sales, marketing, programming and management. Most recently, Ong spent three years as President of the Travel Channel, where she was responsible for building brand...

WWE offering another free week of WWE Network

WWE Network

WWE is running yet another free week trial to the WWE Network which could be somewhat of an “alarming” news according to many observers. The company kicked off a free trial through July 14 with no credit card requirements this time around. Previously a credit card was required to enjoy the free preview and you had to cancel the subscription...

Santino Marella announces his retirement

Santino Marella

WWE Superstar Santino Marella announced his retirement from in-ring competition during last night’s non-televised live event in his hometown of Toronto, Canada. He attributed his retirement due to recurring neck injuries that he has accumulated over the past several years in professional wrestling and is hanging up his boots to avoid any...

Ronda Rousey talks about the possibility of working with WWE

Ronda Rousey

Prior to beating her challenger, Alexis Davis, in sixteen seconds last night, UFC champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey spoke about maybe one day appearing at a WWE event. Speaking to Ariel Helwani of, Rousey said that if the opportunity comes to be a “guest host or whatever,” it would be pretty cool and she’d be up to it...

More names added to the IC title battle royal

Dolph Ziggler

More names have been added to the Intercontinental title battle royal which will take place at the Battleground pay-per-view later this month. The current list of WWE Superstars – in alphabetical order – who are so far in the match are Alberto Del Rio, Big E, Bo Dallas, Cesaro, Curtis Axel, Damien Sandow, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston...

Monday Night War series launches Monday on WWE Network

WWE Network

The much-anticipated WWE Network series titled ‘The Monday Night War’ makes its debut on July 7 at 11PM EST following Monday Night RAW on USA Network. The synopsis of the show on the WWE Network website reads, “Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE,” and it is listed as a sneak...

John Cena off the WWE tour in Australia

John Cena

John Cena has been pulled from the upcoming WWE tour of Australia and has been replaced by former Shield member Roman Reigns. The addition of Chris Jericho and Ric Flair to the roster making the trip Down Under was to compensate for the current WWE World Heavyweight champion not making the trip. The new main event features Reigns taking on Kane in...

Santino Marella teams up with Juicy Drop for anti-bullying event

Santino Marella

WWE Superstar Santino Marella appeared at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City on Wednesday along with Juicy Drop’s Señor Sour for the Bazooka Candy Brand’s Juicy Drop event to promote anti-bullying with Champions Against Bullying. Santino hosted the “Dare to Test Your Limits” party with kids having the opportunity to spin the wheel and...

Renee Young promoted to Superstars commentary team

Renee Young

Renee Young’s stock in the WWE continues to rise as the Canadian broadcaster has just been given another assignment to her already-growing list of WWE duties – commentator. Young is replacing Byron Saxton on the WWE Superstars television show on the WWE Network, teaming up with Tom Phillips to handle all the weekly play-by-play. Phillips...

RAW rating for 06/30/2014


The post-MITB Monday Night RAW drew a total of 4,332,000 viewers, up around 300,000 viewers from the previous week. Hour one had 4,158,000 viewers, followed by 4,348,000 in the second hour and then up to 4,490,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit: