Author - Colin Vassallo

And the 2014 Slammy Awards go to…

Slammy Awards

Yesterday WWE revealed the winners of the 2014 Slammy Awards, announcing some of them on WWE.COM and on the pre-show and a few live during the Raw broadcast. The WWE.COM and pre-show winners were: “You Sold Out” for Fan Participation Award; Seth Rollins betraying The Shield for Double-cross of the Year; The Bunny for Animal of the Year; The...

CM Punk in the UFC: the good, the bad, and the ugly

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Just a couple of weeks out from “breaking the Internet” with his podcast on Colt Cabana’s The Art of Wrestling, CM Punk found another way to keep his name in the news: signing with the UFC. And oh my did that get people talking. Am I surprised that CM Punk has decided to pursue mixed martial arts? Not really. Am I surprised that UFC took him...

Slammy Awards on Monday Night Raw tonight

Slammy Awards

Tonight’s Monday Night Raw will feature the Slammy Awards as the three hour broadcast will hand out some statues to the best of the year. Long-time wrestling fan Seth Green will be the guest host of the Slammy Awards. A bunch of awards are already up on WWE.COM with the winners revealed on the WWE Network pre-show. As of this writing only seven...

Jimmy Del Ray of The Heavenly Bodies passes away

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Former WWE, ECW, and WCW wrestler Jimmy Del Ray passed away at the age of 52 two days ago after an apparent heart attack. Del Ray is probably best known for his time as one half of the Heavenly Brothers with Tom Prichard, a team which made its WWE debut in August 1993. While they never won a WWE title, the duo defeated The Rock ’n’ Roll...

MMA fighters react to CM Punk joining the UFC

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The reaction from UFC fighters about CM Punk joining the organization wasn’t all great according to individual posts on Twitter. Some where supportive, some mocked the idea, and some just didn’t like it. “WHA?!?!?! @CMPunk!!?!!!!?!! #cantwait,” wrote big wrestling fan Ronda Rousey. Fellow member of the ‘4 Horsewomen,’ Shayna Baszler...

Roman Reigns gets married in the Bahamas

Roman Reigns

WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, whose real name is Joe Anoa’i, got married over the weekend to his finance Galina Becker. The wedding took plate at Castaway Cay, a Disney private island in the Bahamas which serves as an exclusive port for the Dinsey Cruise Line ships. Reigns posted several photos of the wedding on his Instagram account @romancreigns...

WWE wishes CM Punk best of luck in the UFC

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In a short and sweet message on WWE.COM, WWE acknowledged CM Punk’s latest move, writing, “WWE wishes Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk) the best of luck in his newest endeavor.” This no doubt comes after Punk said in an interview that WWE will pretend that they don’t know about it and will continue to pretend not to know about it because they...

CM Punk discusses the road to UFC in video interview

CM Punk

Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com interviewed CM Punk backstage a few hours after the announcement of his UFC deal, a 20 minute interview which covers several interesting topics. Punk said it’s been pretty surreal and feels nice to be part of the UFC. He mentioned that fighters have been nice to him, something that they didn’t have to, but...

UFC announces multi-fight deal with CM Punk

CM Punk

It was announced yesterday during the UFC 181 pay-per-view in Las Vegas that former WWE champion CM Punk has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC and will be debuting with the company in 2015. “My professional wrestling days are over, it’s awesome to be here. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Punk said in a press...

Voting opens for WWE.COM and Pre-Show 2014 Slammy Awards

Slammy Awards

The WWE.com & Pre-Show 2014 Slammy Awards voting has opened today on the WWE.COM website and so far features 12 categories. The categories and nominees are: Fan Participation Award: “You Sold Out” (Seth Rollins), “Nine Ninety-Nine” (WWE Network), “We The People” (Jack Swagger), “I’m Afraid I’ve Got...

Stairs match addition leads to TLC pay-per-view being renamed

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The TLC pay-per-view for next week has been renamed to TLC: Tables, Ladders, Chairs…and Stairs with the addition of Big Show vs Erick Rowan in a steel stairs match. The logo of the PPV has also been amended with yellow stairs creatively added to the right side of the logo “And Stairs” added to the name as well. What exactly is a stairs match...

Brock Lesnar featured in new UFC video game

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EA Sports announced on their Twitter yesterday that Brock Lesnar, the current WWE World Heavyweight champion, will be part of the upcoming UFC video game. [email protected] is coming to #EASPORTSUFC. #UFCLegends,” the tweet said. Lesnar will be part of the Legends DLC Pack which now means that Lesnar will be featured in two video games –...

CM Punk responds to Vince McMahon’s apology

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Appearing on Colt Cabana’s The Art of Wrestling podcast once again, former WWE champion CM Punk gave his reaction to the apology that Vince McMahon issued to him on Monday night while on Steve Austin’s podcast. Punk said if it was a sincere apology, McMahon shouldn’t have used it as a publicity stunt on the show. “You have my phone number...

Black Friday a good Friday for WWEShop.com

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WWE today announced it has registered its single biggest online sales day ever, drawing a 44% increase in sales on WWEShop.com compared to last year’s record-setting day. This is in addition to another record-breaking Cyber Monday with sales showing a 32% increase year-over-year, making it the second best-selling day on WWEShop.com ever. The...