Author - Colin Vassallo

TNA statement on the death of Dusty Rhodes

TNA

TNA Wrestling issued a statement on their website about the passing of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. “We at TNA are saddened by the news of the passing of a legend, Virgil Runnels, known to the world as “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes has passed away at the age of 69,” the statement reads. “Dusty was with TNA from 2003 to 2005 and...

ESPN’s SportsCenter covers Dusty’s death with 3 minute segment

Dusty Rhodes

ESPN’s SportsCenter Headlines covered the passing of the American Dream Dusty Rhodes yesterday with a three and a half minute segment which featured a call from ESPN’s own and former WWE commentator Jonathan Coachman. The Coach, who worked for WWE for 10 years and worked with Rhodes, credited him for helping him throughout his WWE career. He...

Vince McMahon comments on the death of Dusty Rhodes

Vince Mcmahon

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon doesn’t use Twitter much, and when he does, it’s usually about something very important. McMahon commented on the death of the American Dream last night with a post just before Midnight. “A sad day for WWE. One of the most innovative, charismatic Superstars of all time, Dusty Rhodes, passed...

NXT talent and crowd honor Dusty at Pittsburgh live event

NXT

NXT had the start of their 3 day road trip yesterday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the NXT talent joined the crowd in honoring Dusty Rhodes. The NXT champion Kevin Owens put polka dots on KO t-shirt as a tribute to the American Dream while Enzo Amore had Hard Times written on the sleeve of his arms, referencing the famous promo by Dusty during...

Mainstream media picks up the Dusty Rhodes story

Dusty Rhodes

Mainstream media picked up the Dusty Rhodes story after WWE announced on its website that the 69 year old Hall of Famer passed away. Websites such as CNN, Fox News, New York Times, Yahoo! Sports, ABC News, CBS Sports, New York Post, Variety, NPR, Chicago Tribute, IGN, Los Angeles Times, Fox Sports, Newsday, Washington Post, Forbes, Digital Spy...

Ric Flair pays tribute to Dusty Rhodes

Ric Flair

One of Rhodes’ legendary opponents, fellow WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, gave a statement to TMZ Sports after Rhodes was announced dead. The statement was issued through Flair’s agents at Legacy Talent and Entertainment. “Today I lost one of my greatest opponents and greatest friends. He was the definition of heart and soul and I’m...

More information released on the death of Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes

TMZ.COM is reporting that officials who are aware of what happened to Dusty Rhodes said that emergency medical personnel responded to a call at Dusty’s home in Orlando, Florida, just before 6AM yesterday. Rhodes was transported to a nearby hospital and suffered numerous complications – one of which is rumored to be kidney failure –...

Twitter blows up with Dusty Rhodes condolences

Dusty Rhodes

Wrestling personalities and friends of the American Dream Dusty Rhodes expressed their sadness and condolences on their Twitter accounts. “Saddened to hear the passing of Dusty Rhodes. Legend, teacher, mentor, friend…Love you Dream,” tweeted Triple H, apparently the first one to spread the news on Twitter about the Legend’s...

Dusty Rhodes passes away at age 69

Dusty Rhodes

In a news that has shocked the wrestling world, the American Dream Dusty Rhodes passed away today at the age of 69. WWE.COM confirmed the news in a short statement. No cause of death was revealed. Born on October 12, 1945, in Austin, Texas, Virgil Runnels started his wrestling career in 1968, first wrestling for the American Wrestling Association...

Chyna accuses Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman of raping her

Chyna

After making allegations about Triple H on The Opie and Jim Norton Show, Chyna also had some interesting words about Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman, who ended up calling the show to confront her live. Chyna said that when the sex tape with Waltman – titled One Night In Chyna – was released, it was released without her knowledge. Chyna went...

Triple H issues statement over Chyna abuse allegations

Triple H

Yesterday, former WWE Women’s and Intercontinental champion Chyna appeared on The Opie with Jim Norton radio show which airs on the Sirius and XM Radio. During the show, Chyna again alleged that Triple H hit her during the time the two were together before he moved on with a relationship with his now-wife Stephanie McMahon. Chyna made these...

Big rumors floating around of a deal between WWE and Evolve

WWE logo

The Internet is getting loaded with rumors that WWE is about to announce some sort of a deal with the Evolve promotion. These rumors include either a partnership with WWE’s developmental system NXT or a complete buyout of the promotion. Evolve was founded in 2010 by Gabe Sapolsky, Sal Hamaoui, and Davey Richards, and in 2011 it merged with with...

Samoa Joe makes NXT wrestling debut tonight

Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe will make his NXT wrestling debut on tonight’s episode which airs on the WWE Network. Joe will be in the main event wrestling Scott Dawson with Kevin Owens on commentary. This was taped the day after the NXT Takeover: Unstoppable WWE Network special which was Joe’s NXT debut. The former TNA champion will wrestle for the last time for...

Dwayne Johnson’s San Andreas strikes big in China

San Andreas

Dwayne Johnson’s San Andreas was a massive hit in China as the movie made its debut as number one in the box office in the country with a $35 million weekend and $51.8 million over six days. The China tally puts San Andreas foreign box office to over $188 million and with domestic box office receipts added to the sum, the movie has now grossed...

Raw rating for 06/08/2015

RAW

Monday Night Raw did not fare so well this week as the show dropped around 330,000 viewers from last week’s episode, getting a total of 3,645,000 viewers. Hour one was the highest rated with an average of 3,678,000 viewers tuned in, followed by 3,609,000 in the second hour, and then slightly back up with 3,647,000 in the third and final hour...

Scott Hall enters rehab facility again

Scott Hall

WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has fallen off the wagon once more and will be checking himself in a rehab center to help with his alcohol addiction. “Happy to report I’m checking in to a detox facility to address my recent difficulty. Thanks to all the supporters out there,” Hall tweeted. The former WWE Intercontinental champion made...