Author - Colin Vassallo

Vince McMahon sells 1.5 million WWE Class A common stock

Vince McMahon

In today’s WWE 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission it was revealed that Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO of WWE sold 1,547,372 shares of Class A common stock of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., in a block trade. The shares were sold from McMahon’s grantor retained annuity trust (GRAT) which was established for estate...

Smackdown rating for 08/16/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown did a total of 2,471,000 viewers, slightly up from last week’s 2,455,000 number and breaking a three week ratings decrease. The Olympics head to head with Smackdown did 19.6 million viewers in the 8PM hour and 25.6 million in the 9PM hour. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE cruiserweights to work both Raw and NXT

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

During a conference call with reporters to promote this Saturday’s NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II event, Triple H said that NXT will get an influx of cruiserweights moving forward who will all be part of the Raw cruiserweight division as well. HHH explained that those signed to a deal will be working Monday Night Raw, NXT live events, and NXT...

Alberto Del Rio suspended 30 days for Wellness Program violation

Alberto Del Rio

WWE has announced that Alberto Del Rio has been suspended for 30 days starting tomorrow, August 18, for his first violation of the company’s Wellness Program policy. The announcement was published by WWE.COM today. Del Rio, who returned to the WWE in October 2015, wrestled John Cena on Smackdown Live yesterday, losing the match in the main...

Six-woman tag team match added to SummerSlam

Eva Marie

The final match for the SummerSlam card was announced last night on Smackdown and it’s a six-woman tag team match, the second women’s match on the card which now has a total of 11 matches. The team of Carmella, Becky Lynch, and Naomi will be a teaming up to take on Natalya, Alexa Bliss, and Eva Marie, who for the past several weeks has...

Raw rating for 08/15/2016

Raw

This week’s Raw barely, just barely, beat last week’s ratings, getting only 2,915,000 viewers, up 4,000 viewers from the August 8 episode. Hour one did 2,879,000 viewers, followed by an increase to 3,083,000 viewers in the second hour, before crashing down to 2,784,000 viewers in the third and final hour. This was the go-home show for...

Crazy fan who jumped in the ring to confront Rollins arrested

Seth Rollins

A crazy individual ran the ring last night on Monday Night Raw and interrupted the segment with Seth Rollins. The fan casually jumped the security wall, walked over to the ring and went in by sliding from underneath the bottom rope. As soon as he stood up, he went face to face with Rollins and threw his arms wide, only for Rollins to push him away...

Four WWE Superstars to attend Wizard World Comic Con in Richmond

Dean Ambrose

WWE is sending current WWE champion Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Natalya, and Becky Lynch to Wizard World Comic Con in Richmond, Virginia. This Comic Con will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center between September 9 and 11. AJ Styles will kick things off for WWE at this event on Friday, September 9 with photo ops at 5PM, then autographs...

Daniel Bryan admits he had mental breakdown after retirement

Daniel Bryan

During media rounds to promote SummerSlam, Smackdown General Manager admitted that he had a “horrible mental breakdown” following his retirement in February. Bryan was supposed to be part of the WrestleMania weekend activities in Dallas and then join the WWE tour in Europe, however he pulled out of all WWE appearances with WWE giving no...

New TNA title introduced to replace King of the Mountain title

TNA

The King of the Mountain title is officially gone from TNA and the Grand title, a new title for a new division, has been created. The new title will be contested under MMA-type rules, with rounds and judges scoring a match if it goes to distance. To crown the new champion, there will be a tournament with 8 TNA stars who will wrestle in three...

Best-of-seven series announced with Cesaro and Sheamus

Antonio Cesaro

A new match has joined the SummerSlam card, it’s 10th so far, making this one of the biggest SummerSlam cards ever. The new match is Cesaro vs Sheamus and while sometimes feuds end on big pay-per-views, this feud is pretty much just starting as Raw General Manager Mick Foley announced this will be a best of seven series. WWE has not done...

WWE invests in FloSports.tv

WWE HQ

FloSports, a direct-­to-­consumer, subscription-­based sports media company that offers live wrestling, track, grappling, MMA, elite fitness, boxing, softball, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, tennis, eSports, and cheerleading, today announced that it received $21.2 million in new funding from several investors, including WWE. DCM Ventures...

Brock Lesnar: “Hey Bill, you’re next!”

Brock Lesnar

WWE uploaded a video of Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar taunting Bill Goldberg for the WWE 2K17 video game. “I think everyone should stand up and applaud Bill Goldberg for being a supporting player in the video that stars the beast, the conqueror, Brock Lesnar,” Heyman says in his typical fashion. “Hey Bill,” Lesnar says, “You’re...

Shane McMahon featured in Sneaker Shopping on Complex.com

Shane McMahon

The Complex YouTube channel has uploaded a video of Shane McMahon visiting the Fight Club sneaker store in New York City to talk a bit of wrestling and do some shopping for his favorite shoes. After touring the place with host Joe La Puma, the two talked about Shane’s return earlier this year in Detroit, his love for sneakers, other wrestlers...

Is Goldberg heading to SummerSlam?

Goldberg

The rumors keep spreading like wildfire that one of the biggest names in wrestling history, Goldberg, will be making an appearance at SummerSlam this coming Sunday. The former WCW champion has not appeared on WWE television since WrestleMania XX in 2004 in New York. On that night, he defeated Brock Lesnar with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the...

Shawn Michaels joins coaching team at WWE Performance Center

Shawn Michaels

Jason Solomon from the Sound Off podcast is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has moved to Orlando, Florida, and is now teaching a class at the WWE Performance Center. HBK took his family with him so this does not seem to be a temporary thing and he is now leading a class that Terry Taylor was in charge of before. Different coaches...

ESPN will not be in Brooklyn for SummerSlam coverage

Jonathan Coachman

Despite ESPN ramping up its WWE coverage with a new permanent subsection on ESPN.COM, the sports broadcasting company will not be at SummerSlam this year to cover the show on the road. Last year, ESPN kicked off their relationship with WWE by attending SummerSlam, sending former WWE broadcaster Jonathan Coachman to do all the live interviews and...

Brand new episodes of popular shows next week on WWE Network

WWE Network

The WWE Network will have a packed week with several new episodes leading up to SummerSlam. On Tuesday, August 16 at 10:30PM EST, a new episode of WWE 24: The Women’s Revolution will air immediately following Talking Smack. The synopsis for the show reads, “This episode of WWE 24, The Women’s Revolution, details the confluence of forces that...

First NSAC hearing for Brock Lesnar set for August 23

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar has a date with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on August 23, two days after SummerSlam in Brooklyn, New York. The former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion will be the subject of the NSAC temporary suspension hearing following his two failed drug tests leading up to UFC 200. Brock failed out-of-competition and in-competition drug...

Bella Twins break 20-year pattern for Muscle & Fitness Magazine

Bella Twins

Nikki and Brie Bella have been chosen to pose for the cover of an upcoming edition of Muscle & Fitness magazine, making history as the first female athletes in over 20 years to grace the cover. “Just so beyond honored and grateful! Honestly words couldn’t even describe our excitement and gratefulness today,” Nikki wrote in a post on...