Author - Colin Vassallo

Hulk Hogan comments on Piper, calls him a legend

Hulk Hogan told TMZ that he’s devastated over the passing of his friend Rowdy Roddy Piper. “I will forever miss him. He was my best friend. He is a legend,” Hogan said. The two were pretty much responsible for making WrestleMania I a huge success, ensuring that the then WWF stays alive after Vince McMahon banked everything on the show...

Vince McMahon and WWE statement on the passing of Roddy Piper

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon called Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper “one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE.” McMahon added that Piper was beloved by millions around the world and extended his deepest condolences to his family. Meanwhile, a short statement on WWE.COM read, “WWE is deeply...

Tributes pour in for Rowdy Roddy Piper

Within minutes of the news that Piper has passed away, several wrestling legends and current Superstars and Divas started writing tributes to the Hall of Famer on Twitter and Instagram. “One of the true greats of all time. My heart goes out to his family and the fans he entertained over the years. RIP Rowdy,” wrote John Cena. “Just heard my...

Rowdy Roddy Piper dead at 61

TMZ.COM broke the story just minutes ago that WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper has passed away at the age of 61. Piper died from cardiac arrest at a home in Hollywood around Noon earlier today. “Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us...

Total Divas season 4 episode 4 rating

Episode 4 of season 4 of Total Divas drew a total of 1,083,000 viewers this week for the episode titled Divas on Overdrive. The number is up from the previous week’s 995,000 total and drew the same 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo as episode 3. (Ratings credit: TV By The Numbers)

TNA Knockout Angelina Love pregnant

Angelina Love

TNA Knockout Angelina Love is six weeks pregnant after her husband, fellow TNA wrestler Davey Richards, announced it on his Facebook with a photo. Love, real name Lauren Williams, started dating Richards in January of this year and the two announced their engagement in April and got married last month. This will be the first child for both. The...

Tough Enough episode 6 rating

Episode 6 of Tough Enough this week drew 980,000 viewers as not only there was no interest from viewers on who the new judge was going to be or how they will handle to Hogan situation, but the show lost 164,000 viewers over last week. The show did a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and saw the elimination of Mada after new judge The Miz used his save...

Daniel Bryan’s book debuts #18 on NY Times Best Seller list

Daniel Bryan’s popularity isn’t just shown in the ring but also in the book world as his autobiography titled ‘Yes! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania,’ made it on the New York Times Best Sellers list. The book, which covers Daniel Bryan’s career as a WWE Superstar culminating with the amazing WrestleMania XXX...

Dwayne Johnson expresses disappointment about Hulk Hogan

In his first public comments to the media following Hulk Hogan’s fall from grace, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said that he was pretty disappointed with what happened. Talking to TV critics to discuss the HBO show Ballers, Johnson said, “I’ve known Hulk a lot of years. My uncle helped train him. I’ve not known the man to be racist.”...

WWE loses 508,000 active Network subscribers in one quarter

WWE lost over half a million subscribers after WrestleMania up until June 30 as the latest key performance indicators chart shows a decrease of 508,000 subscribers during the second quarter of 2015. The 508,000 lost subscribers were partially offset with 337,000 new subscribers however WWE Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios...

WWE Network subscription cards to be made available in stores

WWE Network cards will soon be available in stores as it was announced today during the conference call with investors that WWE is planning to push these out to continue increasing their subscribers base. The cards will be similar to those such as iTunes and Amazon and no credit card will be required to activate your subscription. The plan is to...

Vince McMahon takes a shot at Hulk Hogan during conference call

During the earnings conference call earlier today, one of the callers asked Vince McMahon about Hulk Hogan, who last week was fired from WWE for racial rants which were shot on a sex tape video eight years ago but released just now by The National Enquirer. The caller did not mention Hogan by name but went the diplomatic way saying that there was...

WWE revenues by business for Q2 2015

Four departments within WWE registered an increase compared to Q2 2014 while the other five registered a decrease, mainly due to WrestleMania being in the second quarter last year while this year its revenues were added to the first quarter. Television revenues increased 19% to $52.1 million from $43.8 million in the prior year quarter; Licensing...

264,000 traditional PPV buys registered in past quarter

The three pay-per-views that occurred during the second quarter of 2015 did a total of 167,000 traditional buys. Extreme Rules did 56,000 buys, Payback did 54,000 buys, and Money In The Bank did 57,000 buys compared to 108,000, 67,000, and 122,000 respectively in the prior year. The difference is obviously due to more fans subscribing to the WWE...

WWE reports Q2 2015 financial results

WWE today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $5.1 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to a net loss of $14.5 million, or $0.19 loss per share, in the second quarter last year. “The performance of WWE Network demonstrates our ability to transform our legacy...