Author - Colin Vassallo

Smackdown rating for 12/27/2016

The last episode of Smackdown for the year 2016 drew 2,885,000 viewers, beating Raw only for the second time in the ratings since the draft started. The show, headlined by three title matches and the return of John Cena, had an increase of 248,000 viewers over last week’s episode. It’s the second most-watched Smackdown since it moved to USA...

A comprehensive look at the 2016 Monday Night Raw viewership

2016 was not a stellar year for Monday Night Raw viewership, with the show only surpassing an average of 4 million viewers twice in 52 weeks. The first hour of Raw managed to crack the 4 million viewer mark only three times in 2016, same as the second hour. The third hour of the show however only did that twice. Breaking the 3.5 million average...

Raw rating for 12/26/2016

The last Raw of 2016 drew a total of 2,855,000 average viewers, down 100,000 viewers from last week’s show against a very strong Monday Night Football on ESPN which drew 18.5 million viewers. Hour one did 2,974,000 viewers, then dropped to 2,878,000 in the second hour, and ended the night with 2,715,000. Raw was 5th, 6th, and 8th in the 18-49...

Live WWE event results from 12/27 in St. Louis, Missouri

W-O reader Andy attended last night’s non-televised Raw event at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri and sent in the following results. Cesaro and Sheamus defeated The New Day, and Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a triple threat match to retain the Raw Tag Team titles; Big Cass with Enzo defeated Rusev after Lana got ejected; Sasha...

John Cena vs AJ Styles set for the Royal Rumble

The second main event for the Royal Rumble was announced last night on Smackdown and the returning John Cena has found himself back in the title picture. Kicking off the show, Cena said that for the Rumble, he would be challenging the winner of the WWE championship match from later on in the evening, a triple threat match between champion AJ...

John Cena wants The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33

In an interview with ESPN, former 15-time World champion John Cena confirmed that he would like to wrestle The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33, but at the end of the day it’s up to the audience and what they want. Cena said that he would have loved to wrestle Andre The Giant because of the respect and folklore that surrounds Andre and he thinks...

Three WWE titles matches on the final Smackdown of 2016

There will be three title matches on Smackdown tonight, the last Smackdown for the year 2016. The WWE championship will be on the line as AJ Styles will defend against Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin in a triple threat match. The Smackdown Women’s title is also up for grabs with champion Alexa Bliss defending against number one contender Becky...

Stephanie McMahon fires back at Chicago crowd for CM Punk chant

With Raw in Chicago, it was inevitable that the fans inside the Allstate Arena would chant for CM Punk. And that didn’t take long to happen as in the opening segment as soon as Stephanie McMahon welcomed everyone to Monday Night Raw, the fans started the usual CM Punk chant.   This time, however, Stephanie was ready to respond and...

Triple H hints at NXT getting draft picks as well

Raw and Smackdown will have their own change in rosters as Superstars move from red to blue and vice versa in upcoming storylines and drafts, but Triple H hinted at another brand that might get in the mix – NXT. Speaking to ESPN.COM, the man behind NXT said that you can’t really consider NXT as a developmental because they did 200 shows...

Lilian Garcia’s father passes away from cancer

It was not a happy Christmas for former Raw ring announcer Lilian Garcia as she announced that her father, Eduardo, passed away after a bout with cancer. Her dad is a retired U.S. Army Lt Colonel and Garcia said that he was a true soldier to the very end. “I’ve been questioning why my dad had to go on Christmas day but this morning, I realized...

Last Raw of 2016 live from Chicago tonight

WWE touring resumes today with the final Raw of 2016 as the push for the Royal Rumble continues. No matches have been announced yet for tonight’s broadcast from Chicago. The WWE.COM preview suggests that the storylines involving Braun Strowman, Bayley/Charlotte, Jericho’s fear of heights, Neville’s heel turn, and Enzo’s recovery from last...

WWE at Madison Square Garden tonight with the return of John Cena

WWE returns to Madison Square Garden today for a non-televised live event headlined by the return of John Cena. Cena has been out since October as he was filming the American Grit television series for FOX and will be making his TV return tomorrow on the Smackdown Live broadcast. The main event is a No Mercy rematch with AJ Styles defending the...

Sky Sports to air a day full of WWE specials on December 27

On December 27, Sky Sports in the United Kingdom will have a full day filled with WWE specials airing on Sky Sports Mix beginning at 8AM and ending at Midnight. Kicking off the day will be The Destruction of The Shield, followed by Sting: Into the Light at 9AM. At 10AM the Warrior special Ultimate Warrior: Always Believe will air. The Jerry Lawler...

WWE asks fans on who should main event WrestleMania 33

The WWE.COM website is asking fans to take a poll on who should main event WrestleMania 33 which takes place in just 99 days. 14 Superstars are listed – Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, The Undertaker, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, Finn Balor, The Miz, Charlotte Flair, and Sasha Banks. WWE...

WWE live event schedule for the holidays

WWE Superstars and crew have been off for the past few days enjoying the holidays however it’s back to business quickly on the day after Christmas with a week full of televised and non-televised live events. Everyone is back on the road on Monday, December 26 with two shows, a live Raw at the Allstate Arena in Chicago and a non-televised live...

NXT live event from Osaka to air on WWE Network next week

Next week’s NXT show on the WWE Network will be a 2-hour special that was taped at the Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan, a couple of weeks ago. Only one match was screened from that show – when Nakamura regained the title from Samoa Joe – but the rest will now make it on television after Triple H made the announcement on Twitter. Five...

Impact rating for 12/22/2016

This week’s Impact, which was a greatest hits of 2016 special, drew 209,000 viewers on POP. The show was down from last week as expected, with 120,000 less viewers tuning in. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)