Author - Colin Vassallo

WrestleMania XXX on-sale party on November 15

WrestleMania XXX

WWE will be holding a WrestleMania XXX on-sale party on November 15 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Champions Square, a 121,000 square foot outdoor venue which is right in front of the massive Superdome. WWE Divas Kaitlyn and Alicia Fox, along with WWE Superstars Sheamus, Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, and WWE Hall of Famers Booker T, Mick Foley, and...

Adam “Pac Man” Jones to appear on Impact tomorrow

Impact

The former “world champion” that Dixie Carter has been promoting on social networks that is coming back to Impact this week ended up being Adam “Pac Man” Jones, the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals cornerback. Jones worked for TNA in 2007 when he was on a one year suspension from the NFL although due to contract issues he couldn’t wrestle for...

RAW rating for 11/04/2013

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week did 3,888,000 viewers with a 2.75 rating, down 268,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one did 4,069,000 viewers, followed by 3,951,000 in the second, and way down to 3,643,000 viewers in the third and final hour. Ouch! (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)

Help Hacksaw Jim Duggan fund his shoulder surgery

Jim Duggan

Just like Scott Hall and Jake Roberts did to fund their surgeries and recovery, Hacksaw Jim Duggan is seeking support from his fans through a fundraiser on Indiegogo.com to help him pay for shoulder surgery. The WWE Hall of Famer is suffering from a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and is in desperate need of surgery. “Without this...

WWE’s 11 day non-stop tour of Europe kicks off tomorrow

WWE

Tomorrow, WWE Superstars and Divas will start a very hectic 11 day tour of Europe which will see them perform in 19 live events across 9 different countries. The tour kicks off on November 6, at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland and then they move to Dublin, Ireland, at the O2 Arena on November 7. There are two shows on November 8...

First match for Survivor Series 2013 announced

Big Show

One of the main events for the Survivor Series was announced yesterday night on RAW with the WWE title match being the first bout on the card. Current WWE champion Randy Orton will be taking on the Big Show for the WWE title after Show was reinstated by Stephanie McMahon during the last segment on the show. The Big Show was then attacked by The...

WWE signs Olympic wrestler Chas Betts to developmental deal

Chas Betts

WWE has signed U.S. Olympic wrestler Chas Betts to a developmental contract and he will be starting training at the WWE Performance Center today. The Minnesota native was part of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. “For those that have known me a long time, you know being a pro-wrestler has been a dream of mine since I was 11 or 12 years old,” Betts...

WWE animated series titled WWE Camp announced for the web

WWE Studios

WWE Studios and Film Roman announced today that they have entered into a co-financing and co-production agreement to produce up to thirteen, three-minute webisodes of a new animated series entitled Camp WWE. Mike Benson of Entourage and The Bernie Mac Show will script the series. Film Roman, the animation studio behind The Simpsons and King of the...

World Series MVP David Ortiz sports WWE title at rally

WWE title

John Cena sent Boston Red Sox World Series MVP David Ortiz a replica of the WWE Heavyweight title to sport during the rolling rally that was held yesterday to celebrate Boston’s World Series win. “@davidortiz, be on the look-out for @WWE bling just in time for the WS parade. Hope to see you at #SurvivorSeries @tdgarden on Sun, Nov 24,”...

TNA moves to Sound Stage 19 at Universal Studios Orlando

Impact

TNA’s comeback at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, will begin on November 21 with a live Impact taping and obviously free admission to those who are in the park. The company has been assigned a different sound stage from their previous one, and now they will be taping their Impact shows from Sound Stage 19 and not 21 as they have done in...

Stephanie McMahon signs new wrestler contract with WWE

Stephanie Mcmahon

According to the latest filings with the SEC, WWE entered into a new three year agreement with Stephanie McMahon where she is referred to as a wrestler with a salary of $325,000 per year plus added bonuses. She is also entitled to royalties from product sales which will obviously add to the $325,000 figure every year. The contract – which is...

Internal memo sent to address TNA sale rumors

TNA

PWInsider.com is reporting that Janice Carter, Dixie Carter’s mother and one of the bosses and owners at TNA’s parent company Panda Energy, has issued an internal memo to address the rumors of TNA being for sale. The memo states that any rumors of Panda Energy attempting to offload their stake in the company are completely false and that they...

Tournament to crown new TNA World champion announced

TNA

During last night’s Impact, TNA President Dixie Carter announced an eight-men tournament to crown the new TNA World champion. The matches will take over the course of the next few weeks. The brackets announced are Jeff Hardy vs Chris Sabin and Bobby Roode vs James Storm with the winners of each match facing each other in a semi-final match. On...

Wall Street investors give WWE some love

WWE HQ

Despite the not-so-great financial results today, Wall Street was feeling some love for WWE as stocks hit a 52-week high of $13.14 and then eventually closing the day at $12.95. The $12.95 closing represented a 9.38% – or $1.11 – increase over yesterday’s closing which was $11.84.

Total Divas returning on E! on November 10

Total Divas

The second half of season one of Total Divas will return on E! on Sunday, November 10, as it has been moved one week ahead of schedule. The move came so the show can benefit from the Keeping Up with the Kardashians finale, which will serve as the lead-in for Total Divas. Total Divas kicks off at 10PM EST. Total Divas pulled in better ratings when...

Breakdown of revenue for each WWE department for Q3 2013

WWE

Out of the ten major departments that bring in revenue for WWE, six of them decreased when compared to the same quarter last year while four performed better. Those who registered a decrease were venue merchandise down 11% to $4 million, PPV was down 10% to %14.6 million, licensing slid 24% to $5.7 million, home entertainment decreased 15% to $5.2...

SummerSlam 2013 drives PPV numbers down in third quarter

SummerSlam

The three WWE pay-per-views that took place in the third quarter of 2013 didn’t fare that well, especially SummerSlam, which is considered one of the big four WWE pay-per-views of the year. Money In The Bank in July did 199,000 buys, an increase from the 188,000 the show did last year. SummerSlam was down considerably to 296,000 buys from...