Author - Colin Vassallo

UK-only weekly WWE show still on development schedule

During the conference call held yesterday to discuss the Q1 2017 financial results, WWE’s Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Michelle Wilson said that the weekly United Kingdom-only show is “absolutely” still part of their development schedule but there’s nothing to announce yet. WWE will be testing the waters this weekend with two live...

91 private photos of Lisa Marie Varon leaked

The artist formerly known as Victoria in WWE and Tara in TNA is the latest victim when it comes to personal photos being released on the Internet, and this one is the biggest of them all. The 46-year-old, real name Lisa Marie Varon, had 91 photos posted on different websites showing her in different states of undress, with her breasts exposed in...

Wall Street not impressed by WWE’s Q1 2017 numbers

Wall Street was not impressed by WWE’s first quarter of 2017 financial results and investors drove down the stocks by 4.81%. WWE stocks closed the trading day at $19.79 after they opened at $20.45. Stocks have not closed below $20 since February of this year. For the quarter, the Company reported Net income of $0.9 million compared to $13.9...

WWE revenues by business segment for Q1 2017

Out of the nine main WWE business segments, six of them registered an increase compared to the prior year quarter while three of them registered a decrease, with Home Entertainment (DVD/Blu-Ray sales) taking the biggest hit this quarter. Network revenues, which include revenue generated by WWE Network and pay-per-view, increased 15% to $46.5...

Nude photos of Charlotte Flair leaked online

Former Raw Women’s champion Charlotte Flair is the latest WWE Superstar who ended up victim of private nude photos being leaked on the Internet. Charlotte confirmed that the photos were authentic in a post on Twitter. “Private photos of mine were stolen and shared publicly without my consent. These images must be removed from the Internet...

WWE announces its Q1 2017 financial results

WWE today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017. For the quarter, the Company reported Net income of $0.9 million, or $0.01 per share, as compared to $13.9 million, or $0.18 per share, in the prior year quarter. Operating income was $4.0 million as compared to $22.0 million in the prior year quarter. “We are...

Smackdown rating for 05/02/2017

It was a horrendous week for WWE in terms of ratings as Smackdown pulled in 2,300,000 viewers last night, down 193,000 viewers from last week’s show and the worst number since September 20, 2016. The NBA Playoffs scored nearly 5 million viewers on TNT when going head-to-head with Smackdown. The show was #4 on the top 50 cable chart in the 18-49...

X-Pac believes lab tests will prove he was not carrying meth

Sean Waltman told TMZ that the capsules he was carrying with him at LAX trying to go through customs for a flight to the United Kingdom were not meth but medicine to treat a yeast infection. A sniffer dog was called in when Waltman was flagged in the CBP computer system for his past drug problems. The dog eventually led his handlers to find...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: Swimming with Pigs

Episode 15 of season 6 of Total Divas airs tonight on E! with an episode titled Swimming with Pigs. The synopsis for tonight’s show reads, “Forced to retire her signature move, the Rack Attack, Nikki struggles to find her new identity as a WWE Superstar. Maryse and Eva take their hubbies on a joint, sexy honeymoon trip to Exuma, but end up...

NWA President Bruce Tharpe addresses the sale to Billy Corgan

NWA’s President Bruce Tharpe, who sold the rights to everything that involves the National Wrestling Alliance, said in a post on Facebook that the decision to sell to Billy Corgan came after “many weeks of negotiation and deep consideration.” Tharpe said that Corgan is a very successful businessman and has a deep admiration and respect for...

U.S. title rematch to headline Smackdown tonight

Smackdown tonight will be headlined by a rematch for the United States title as Chris Jericho will defend his title against former champion Kevin Owens. Jericho won the title at Payback this past Sunday and moved to the Smackdown roster from Raw as well. However, Jericho’s win was a bit of a surprise to many as he is leaving the WWE for a bit to...

Raw rating for 05/01/2017

Monday Night Raw drew a total of 2,870,000 viewers, the worst number of 2017 so far and down 137,000 viewers from last week’s broadcast. Hour one did 2,924,000 viewers, then 3,039,000 viewers for the second hour, before going down to 2,649,000 viewers in the third and final hour. Raw lost 390,000 viewers from hour two to hour three, 130,000 more...

WWE starts its first European tour of 2017 tomorrow

WWE starts their hectic post-WrestleMania tour of Europe tomorrow, with the Raw brand already off for their first show in Italy and the Smackdown crew leaving after tonight’s broadcast for Scotland. In total there will be 22 shows in 12 days across 14 different countries in Europe. This tour used to start a week after WrestleMania but this year...