Author - Colin Vassallo

Lack of payments affecting TNA production crew too

TNA

Brian Fritz from The Sporting News is reporting that it’s not just TNA talent that has not been paid, but their production staff, most of who are freelancers, have also not been paid lately. Fritz says that according to one person from the production crew who wished to remain anonymous, they have not been paid yet for the One Night Only PPV...

Carter wishes Taz well after departure from TNA

Dixie Carter

TNA President Dixie Carter wished Taz well in a message on Twitter after he announced his departure from the company. “You are such a talent, an amazing family man and a legend inside the ring @OfficialTaz. Wish you all the very best always,” Carter wrote. Other TNA talents also chimed in and wished Taz luck wherever he might end up. The man...

Bella Twins on the cover of Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine

Bella Twins

Dressed – and we use that term very lightly – in pink and black, Nikki and Brie Bella grace the cover of the May/June issue of Muscle & Fitness Hers Magazine which  hits newsstands on April 22. The sisters are looking mighty fine in skimpy gym wear and will be sharing their tag  team workout tips in the magazine which also...

2K releases WWE 2K simulation game for mobile devices

WWE 2K

2K today announced the first simulation-based WWE video game for mobile platforms, WWE 2K. The game is available now for download on iOS and Android devices for $7.99. WWE 2K offers authentic WWE gameplay in a mobile format through inspiration from several popular gameplay elements and modes from the WWE 2K flagship WWE video game franchise...

WWE wins two awards at Cynopsis Sports Media Awards

WWE logo

WWE has been named the winner of two awards at the fourth annual Cynopsis Sports Media Awards – WWE Network for Over-The-Top Content Service and the top social media award for Overall Social Media Excellence. WWE received the award for best Over-The-Top Content Service for WWE Network, beating the NFL, NHL, CBS Sports and PGA. Additionally...

Ronda Rousey says WWE return is in her future plans

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey cannot see her future without WWE and is determined to go back no matter what. Appearing on Roddy Piper’s podcast, Rousey said that she has never experienced anything like what she felt at WrestleMania 31 a few weeks ago as she stood in the ring with The Rock, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon. “I had a problem when I left,”...

Jim Ross to hold RINGSIDE show during SummerSlam weekend

Jim Ross

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross announced today that he will be holding a RINGSIDE show on Saturday, August 22, at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. That weekend WWE will be having SummerSlam in the area and with lots of people in town for the show it was a great opportunity for JR to bring his one man show to the city. Tickets for the show go on sale...

Taz officially gone from TNA Wrestling

Taz

Taz is officially gone from TNA Wrestling as he announced his departure on his Twitter, ending a few days of speculation over his future after he refused to go to work since he wasn’t getting paid. “Like to thank TNA Wrestling for the opportunity to apply my craft for past several years. Best wishes to them in the future,” Taz wrote. “A...

Prank group behind Smackdown ring invasion stunt

Smackdown

The fans behind the Smackdown ring invasion in London, England, on Tuesday, are a group that work for TrollStation, an online hidden camera prank show on YouTube. “Our content is intentionally provocative and controversial with the aim to get reactions from the general public in the name of comedic Satire. Trollstation is a collective of social...

Daniel Bryan leaves European tour due to his injuries

Daniel Bryan

WWE Intercontinental champion Daniel Bryan has left the European tour which is in progress right because of his injuries, validating WWE’s point of not pushing Bryan to main event status since his return due to their uncertainty over the methods used to rehab his injuries. Bryan was at Smackdown this week in London but has now departed for the...

Taz refuses to provide commentary for Impact due to no payments

Taz

Adding to TNA’s problems, multiple sources are now reporting that Taz refused to go to work after he was not paid for his services, leaving Josh Mathews to do commentary on his own for Friday’s Impact. The former ECW champion was supposed to fly to Nashville to record the commentary but decided not to go since he was not getting paid. Taz put...

Raw rating for 04/13/2015

RAW

Monday Night Raw did an average of 3,666,000 viewers this week with the taped episode from London, down 298,000 from last week’s show. Hour one did 3,686,000 viewers, hour two went up to 3,786,000 viewers, and hour three had 3,786,000 viewers. Despite the low rating, Raw easily won the night on cable television last night with Family Guy coming...

Change coming to Divas title match at Extreme Rules

Paige

Not to piss off the British crowd, WWE had Paige win the Divas battle royal last night on Raw and become the number one contender for the Divas title but apparently the company has now decided to pull a bait and switch. Paige is listed as unable to wrestle until further notice after suffering from “internal injuries” during the attack by...

Jey Uso out for six months after shoulder surgery

The Usos

It’s bad news for the Usos, and even more bad news for Jey Uso, as WWE.COM has revealed that the former tag team title holder has undergone shoulder surgery to tighten his rotator cuff and shoulder capsule. Jey will be out for approximately six months and he has been off television since WrestleMania. He was injured before that but WWE decided...

TNA financial problems lead to late payments for talent

TNA

PWInsider.com is reporting that TNA has issues once again with payments for their talent and many of those under contract have not received a check in a while. This is not the first time that TNA had financial problems but they eventually managed to sort things out. The departures of people such as AJ Styles and Bully Ray all had to do with money...

Paige becomes number one contender for Divas title

Paige

Paige won the Divas battle royal on Monday Night Raw in London, England, to become the new number one contender for the Divas title. The young WWE Diva now faces Nikki Bella for the title at the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Paige, Naomi, Cameron, and Alicia Fox were the final four Divas in the ring and then the faces eliminated the heels...

WWE to announce Q1 2015 financial results on 04/30

WWE HQ

WWE announced that it will report its first quarter 2015 results on Thursday, April 30, 2015, before the opening of the market. Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon and Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios will host a conference call beginning at 11:00AM ET to discuss the results. Unlike previous conference calls, the WWE Network...

Stipulations for WWE title match at Extreme Rules announced

Extreme Rules

The stipulations for the WWE World Heavyweight title match for Extreme Rules were announced during the final segment on Raw last night. Both Orton and Rollins got to choose a stipulation after Orton won his match against Cesaro and Kidd and Rollins won his easy match against Kane. Rollins chose the option to have the RKO banned from the match...