Author - Colin Vassallo

WWE Network launched today

WWE Network

Mark it down on your calendars, because today, February 24, is one of the most important days in the history of WWE and professional wrestling. WWE today officially launched the WWE Network in the United States, a 24/7 scheduled and on-demand streaming service. For $9.99 a month on a six month commitment, fans can enjoy over one thousand hours of...

Randy Orton survives the Elimination Chamber

Randy Orton

Here are the results from last night’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view which took place from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cody Rhodes and Goldust defeated Curtis Axel and Ryback in the kickoff match; Big E defeated Jack Swagger to retain the Intercontinental title; New Age Outlaws defeated The Usos to retain the Tag Team titles;...

Jake “The Snake” Roberts diagnosed with cancerous tumor

Jake Roberts

Jake “The Snake” Roberts told TMZ.COM that he has just been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor behind his knee and will be going under emergency surgery on Tuesday. The soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer noticed a tumor behind his knee the size of a half dollar last month and had it tested. Unfortunately the doctors came back to him with bad news on...

Elimination Chamber 2014 live on pay-per-view tonight

Elimination Chamber

Live tonight from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, WWE presents the Elimination Chamber on pay-per-view. The full card is as follows: Randy Orton vs Sheamus vs Christian vs John Cena vs Cesaro vs Daniel Bryan for the WWE title in an Elimination Chamber match; Batista vs Alberto Del Rio; Big E vs Jack Swagger for the Intercontinental...

Elimination Chamber not airing on Xbox WWE app

Elimination Chamber

WWE.COM has announced that the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view will not be streamed on Microsoft’s Xbox WWE app due to the WWE Network launch tomorrow. The WWE Network will be part of the Xbox and will be available on the Xbox 360 tomorrow. Availability of the Network on the Xbox One console will come in the Summer according to WWE. The...

CM Punk and Steve Austin at UFC 170

CM Punk

Former WWE champion CM Punk was at the UFC 170 pay-per-view last night in Las Vegas, Nevada, and briefly appeared on camera. Punk was wearing a hoodie to cover up as he was sitting cage side right next to UFC President Dana White. Punk is a big fan of the UFC, often attending events and at one point was supposed to walk out with Chael Sonnen at an...

Hulk Hogan comments on his WWE return

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan made his first comments yesterday after he was revealed by the WWE as being the host of WrestleMania XXX in a press release. “Well I guess it’s that time again, I hope they are ready, this is gonna be the best run ever, it’s great to finally be home,” Hogan said, writing “WWE4LIFE” at the end of his tweet. The...

The Miz and Maryse get married in Bahamas

The Miz

Former WWE champion The Miz and former WWE Divas champion Maryse tied the knot earlier this week in a ceremony held in beautiful Bahamas. The duo have been dating for quite a few years now and The Miz made his initial move when Maryse was part of the Divas Search contest and he was hosting it. The couple got engaged last year and announced that...

WWE officially announces the return of Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan

WWE has officially announced the return of the Immortal Hulk Hogan on WWE.COM today, saying that the Hulkster will be appearing live on RAW this Monday and will be hosting WrestleMania XXX, a similar role that The Rock had at WrestleMania 28. “We are thrilled that Hulk Hogan has returned home to WWE,” WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon said...

RAW rating for 02/17/2014

RAW

This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW did 4,360,000 viewers, up just a few thousands viewers from last week’s edition with guest appearance from Betty White. Hour one had 4,660,000 viewers, followed by 4,300,000 in the second hour, and then down to 4,130,000 viewers in the third and final hour. The show lost over half a million viewers going...

The Great Khali becomes a U.S. citizen

The Great Khali

WWE creative writer David Kapoor, better known to WWE fans as The Great Khali’s manager Ranjin Singh, posted on Twitter that Khali is now a U.S. citizen. “To my bro @GreatKhali, congrats on becoming a US Citizen today! Now we’re both as American as @WWEZeb #WeThePeople,” he wrote on his Twitter. Kapoor posted a photo of Khali holding a...

Hulk Hogan poses for photo with WWE Performance Center staff

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan posed for a photograph with the WWE Performance Center staff and trainers in Orlando, Florida, this week, and TMZ.COM managed to obtain the photo. Hogan is seen in full wrestling gear centered between the staff and trainers including Bill DeMott, Dusty Rhodes, Norman Smiley, Terry Taylor and others. The WWE Hall of Famer will be...

Vince McMahon makes first public comment on CM Punk

Vince Mcmahon

During the conference call held earlier today to discuss the quarter earnings results, Vince McMahon made the first public comment about CM Punk since Punk walked out of the company several weeks ago. When McMahon was asked about the upcoming WrestleMania and a status update on CM Punk by one of the callers who managed to get through. McMahon said...

WWE Network programming lineup revealed

WWE Network

WWE today unveiled the WWE Network programming lineup which kicks off on Monday, February 24, at 9PM EST. The first live show on the Network will be the RAW pre-show starting at 7:30PM EST on launch day, followed by a post-RAW show titled RAW Backstage Pass at 11:05PM EST. These will be weekly shows. Smackdown will also get the same treatment...

WWE reacts to DISH Network’s statement

WWE

In reaction to DISH Network’s decision to dump the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view from its schedule and basically the rest of the WWE pay-per-views, WWE issued a statement on their own. “WWE is pleased that the majority of our cable and satellite Pay-Per-View distributors are giving our fans an option to purchase traditional...

Hell In A Cell tops pay-per-view buys in Q4 2013

WWE

The Hell In A Cell pay-per-view was the most successful in the last quarter while Battleground was the biggest loser out of the four pay-per-views which WWE offered between October and December. The first Battleground did 114,000 buys, followed by Hell In A Cell with 228,000 buys, up from the 199,000 the show did the previous year. The Survivor...

WWE announces Q4 2013 financial results

WWE HQ

WWE announced its fourth quarter results ending December 31, 2013, before the market opened today, with revenues totaling $118.4 million as compared to $115.1 million in the prior year quarter. The company had an operating loss of $12.2 million compared to an income of $2.6 million in the prior year quarter. Net loss was $7.9 million compared to...

DISH Network issues statement on future WWE pay-per-views

WWE

In a statement issued to Wrestling-Online.com from DISH Network’s Corporate Communications office, the company has confirmed that they will not offer WWE pay-per-views however will consider the value of the PPV shows on an event by event basis. “WWE has chosen to launch a 24/7 online network, without its TV partners, that includes all of...

DISH Network not carrying Elimination Chamber on PPV

Elimination Chamber

As things stand, DISH Network will not be carrying the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view most likely in protest over the price of the WWE Network and the availability of all WWE pay-per-views as part of the cheap $9.99 monthly package. An e-mail sent to Danielle Johnson, Programming/Consumer Relations at DISH regarding the pay-per-view remains...