Author - Colin Vassallo

UFC’s Paige VanZant eyes WWE run

Paige VanZant

While speaking on the MMA Report podcast to promote tonight’s UFC Fight Night, UFC fighter Paige VanZant acknowledged that WWE did speak with her management regarding a possible appearance, rumored to have been in conjunction with SummerSlam. The negotiations however did not go far though as VanZant was ready to get back in the Octagon following...

Impact rating for 08/25/2016

Impact Wrestling

Impact on POP on Thursday night did a pretty good 373,000 viewers, up 22,000 viewers from the previous week. This was the best number since the July 5 episode which featured the Final Deletion match between Jeff and Matt Hardy. (Ratings credit:

Shawn Michaels at NXT television tapings

Shawn Michaels

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was helping out at the NXT television tapings yesterday, his first taping since he became a coach at the WWE Performance Center. HBK moved with his family, at least temporarily, to Orlando to teach a class at the Performance Center, believed to be the class of the final stage before the call-up to the main roster...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic quarter final tapings tomorrow

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

The quarter finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic will be taped tomorrow at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Advancing to the final eight were a mix of International cruiserweights, with two Americans, two Japanese, one Mexican, one English, one Scottish, and one Filipino. The matches in the brackets are Akira Tozawa vs Gran...

Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes’ highest-paid actor list

Dwayne Johnson

There’s no stopping Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Forbes announced that he has surpassed Robert Downey Jr., to become the world’s highest-paid actor, getting a massive $64.5 million so far in 2016. The former WWE champion more than doubled his 2015 earnings, getting money from upfront fees for movies including Central Intelligence and Fast...

Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool diagnosed with skin cancer

Michelle McCool

Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool revealed in a post on Instagram that she has been diagnosed with skin cancer. McCool, who is married to The Undertaker, posted a photo of her back with stitches after she underwent surgery. “Hey kids! Wear yo sunscreen & you won’t have to have holes cut out of your body due to skin cancer,” she...

Smackdown rating for 08/23/2016


Smackdown pulled in 2,714,000 viewers this week for the post-SummerSlam show, an increase of 241,000 viewers from last week’s broadcast. This is the second best number after the draft started. Smackdown was the #1 cable broadcast in terms of 18-49 demographic and #3 overall in viewership. (Ratings credit:

Bayley says goodbye to NXT


Former NXT Women’s champion Bayley posted a heartfelt goodbye message to NXT after her permanent call-up to the main roster came on Monday, just 48 hours after losing her NXT Women’s title rematch against Asuka. Bayley wrote on her Instagram that she went to the WWE Performance Center to clean out her locker after four years there. “NXT is...

USADA suspension for Brock Lesnar could be less than 2 years

Brock Lesnar (UFC)

Ariel Helwani from reported today that Brock Lesnar might face a shorter suspension from the USADA for his two drug test failures leading up to UFC 200 instead of the two-year ban for a first-time offense. Helwani explains that the substances that Lesnar – and eventually even Jon Jones – popped for are considered...

25% off all orders on WWE Shop


WWE Shop is running a 25% off on all orders promotion which will run through tonight at 11:59PM PST using the code SAVE25 at checkout. The code will work for all t-shirts, including newest arrivals, DVDs, mugs, caps, and many other apparel found on the popular shopping portal. The code excludes all replica title belts, 2K17, memorabilia...

Finn Balor undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Finn Balor

The first ever – and former – WWE Universal champion Finn Balor underwent successful shoulder surgery Birmingham, Alabama at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. In charge of the operation was Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, the same doctor who fixed John Cena, Seth Rollins, Cesaro, and many others in the WWE. Balor is expected to be...

Women’s division on Smackdown gets its own title

WWE Smackdown Women's Title

The Women’s division on Smackdown was not left out last night on the show and just like the tag teams, the division also got its Smackdown Women’s title. The new champion will also be crowned at the Backlash WWE Network event, taking place on September 11. As expected, the Smackdown WWE Women’s title has the exact same design as...

Smackdown Tag Team title tournament kicks off

WWE Smackdown Tag Team titles

Smackdown’s tag team division finally got its own Tag Team titles and a tournament was announced last night on the show to crown the new Smackdown Tag Team champions. The winners of the tournament will be revealed at the Backlash pay-per-view, the Smackdown-only event taking place on September 11 exclusively on the WWE Network. The Tag Team...

Raw rating for 08/22/2016


The post-SummerSlam Monday Night Raw did only 3,315,000 viewers and while it’s better than the past two weeks when faced against the Olympics, it’s only 1,000 viewers more than the August 1 episode. The show had 400,000 more viewers than last week. Hour one did 3,462,000 viewers, followed by 3,370,000 viewers in the second hour, and then down...

Bayley debuts on Monday Night Raw


48 hours after losing her title re-match against Asuka, one of NXT’s most favorite stars, Bayley, made her Raw debut and will now be part of the Raw main roster. Bayley has been signed to a WWE deal since December 2012 and spent nearly four years down in developmental. During her time in NXT, Bayley climbed up the Women’s division ladder and...