Author - Colin Vassallo

Smackdown rating for 05/05/2016

Smackdown

The May 6 episode of Smackdown did 2,346,000 viewers, up 237,000 viewers from last week’s show. It was the second most watched program on cable behind the NBA playoffs game on ESPN. Meanwhile, American Grit featuring John Cena as the host drew 1,766,000 viewers, with FOX beating only CW in prime time ratings. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Released WWE Superstars comment on their departure

Hornswoggle

Some of the released WWE Superstars addressed their situation on Twitter after WWE.COM announced the several departures. “Worry not my friends for the next chapter shall be even greater! It was a dream come true, thank you #WWE,” wrote Santino Marella. Wade Barrett chose a longer option for his goodbye message and said that after nearly 9...

Damien Sandow joins the future endeavors fired Superstars

Damien Sandow

Damien Sandow is the latest victim of WWE’s Black Friday and the eighth Superstar to get the pink slip today. Sandow started with the WWE in 2002 where he spent most of the time in developmental at Ohio Valley Wrestling. In 2006 he debuted on Smackdown as Idol Stevens but a year later was released. He returned to WWE in 2010, first at Florida...

Wade Barrett is the 7th Superstar released on WWE’s Black Friday

Wade Barrett

Wade Barrett is the seventh WWE Superstar released today, a release which was not a surprise and was expected after Barrett handed in his notice several weeks ago. The 35 year old British Superstar started with WWE in 2006 under the Ohio Valley Wrestling umbrella and then Florida Championship Wrestling. In 2010 he was part of the first season of...

Bobby Roode announced for UK NXT tour…then deleted

Bobby Roode

The WWE UK Twitter account sent a tweet earlier today announcing that Bobby Roode would be wrestling during the upcoming NXT tour in the country however the tweet was then deleted. “CONFIRMED: @RealBobbyRoode will be on the #NXTUK Tour this June!,” the tweet read, which also included a link to the LiveNation.co.uk website to purchase tickets...

Santino Marella and Cameron also released from WWE

Santino Marella

Following the release of Alex Riley, Hornswoggle, El Torito, and Zeb Colter, WWE also announced the departures of Santino Marella and Cameron. Santino Marella had a memorable debut on Monday Night Raw in Milan, Italy, defeating the Intercontinental champion Umaga to win the title thanks to the assistance of Bobby Lashley. His debut in 2007 came...

It’s Black Friday at WWE with several Superstars released

Hornswoggle

It’s Black Friday at WWE today as 4 WWE Superstars have been released so far and more could be on the way out by the day is over. Those announced that have received the pink slip are Hornswoggle, Alex Riley, El Torito and Zeb Colter. The 29 year old Hornswoggle, real name Dylan Postl, has been signed with WWE since 2006 and made his debut in May...

Bobby Heenan in hospital for the next few days

Bobby Heenan

WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is currently in hospital after falling at home. The news was originally reported by his long-time friend Mean Gene Okerlund on Twitter yesterday. Heenan’s wife Cynthia wrote that the legendary manager will stay in hospital for the next 72 hours due to low blood pressure and thanked all the fans for...

WWE’s Global Cruiserweight Series receives a new name

WWE logo

The upcoming WWE Global Cruiserweight Series tournament has received a new name and WWE is now marketing it as the Cruiserweight Classic. Qualifying matches are currently being held at a few independent promotions in the United States and in the United Kingdom with the winners advancing to the 32-man tournament which will be filmed at Full Sail...

NXT TV tonight to feature the debut of Eric Young

Eric Young

The NXT show tonight on the WWE Network will feature the debut of former TNA champion Eric Young, who confronted the brand new NXT champion and old TNA colleague Samoa Joe. Young, along with Bobby Roode, quit TNA on March 19 and both were expected to make the transition to WWE. While Bobby Roode has appeared at NXT Takeover: Dallas and even...

Raw rating for 05/02/2016

Raw

The post-Payback Monday Night Raw rebounded a little bit in the ratings with an average of 3,432,000, up 304,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one did 3,458,000 viewers, hour two did 3,457,000, and hour three finished the night with 3,383,000 viewers. The NBA Playoffs dominated the night and Raw was #3, #4, and #5 overall for the night in...

Ryback releases statement on his problems and status with WWE

Ryback

In a long statement, WWE Superstar Ryback confirmed that it was him who requested to be taken off WWE television until he and Vince “could get a yes or no on a new deal.” Ryback said that the problem with a new deal has been a major strain and has been since his Intercontinental title run and was told during the weekend that he needs to go...