Author - Colin Vassallo

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...

Trailer of Batista’s next movie Guardians of the Galaxy released

Batista

The first official trailer of Batista’s upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy was released yesterday, with the movie set to hit theaters nationwide on August 1, 2014. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro, are the rest of...

WWE issues statement on the death of Nelson Frazier

WWE

WWE has issued a statement on the death of Nelson Frazier on the WWE.COM website and put up some videos of Frazier from his WWE career. “WWE is saddened by the news that Nelson Frazier Jr., aka Big Daddy V and Mabel, has passed away. A larger-than-life Superstar, Frazier was a former World Tag Team Champion, Hardcore Champion and the 1995 King...

WWE promotes executive to EVP of Strategy & Analytics

WWE HQ

WWE has promoted Tandy O’Donoghue to Executive Vice President of Strategy & Analytics starting March 15. In this newly created role, she will be responsible for overseeing corporate strategy, corporate and business development and data analytics for WWE. O’Donoghue will report to WWE’s Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George...

Extreme Rules 2014 pre-sale kicks off tomorrow

WWE

Extreme Rules is coming to the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on May 4 and the Internet pre-sale kicks off tomorrow! Fans who wish to attend the show can use the code EXTREME, starting from tomorrow, February 20 at 10AM EST. The pre-sale ends on Friday, February 21, at 11:59PM EST with tickets going on sale to the general public on...

Nelson Frazier, aka Viscera, passes away from heart attack

No Image

The world of pro wrestling lost one of its boys yesterday as Nelson Frazer, better known to fans as Big Daddy V, Viscera, and Mabel, passed away at the age of 43 due to a heart attack. Frazer signed with the then-WWF in 1993 as Mabel along with his tag team partner Mo to form Men on a Mission with their manager Oscar. In 1995, he was pushed as a...

Cesaro hits nearly 30 Cesaro Swing spins on Ambrose after RAW

Antonio Cesaro

When RAW went off the air, the fun didn’t stop for the folks inside the arena and Dean Ambrose was the one who drew the short end of the stick for the post-RAW antics. After the dust settled following the huge fight between The Shield, The Wyatts, and all participants of the Elimination Chamber match, Cena, Bryan, Sheamus, and Cesaro were left...

WWE denies releasing CM Punk

CM Punk

The situation with CM Punk remains unclear and as noted yesterday he still is featured on WWE.COM both as a Superstar and to sell merchandise on WWEShop.com and now WWE is denying the rumor that Punk was released last Friday. The report initially came by PWInsider.com saying that talk during the weekend non-televised live events suggested that...