Author - Colin Vassallo

Jim Ross agrees that WWE should not punish Brock Lesnar

Jim Ross

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross wrote in his latest blog that he sees no problem with Brock Lesnar not being punished by WWE for failing the UFC drug tests. “I am not condoning PED use in any way but I do agree that WWE cannot require part time performers in a show business presentation, not a legit sport, to adhere to the same rules and regulations...

Roadblock 2016 pay-per-view pre-sale now on

Roadblock

A pre-sale for the upcoming Roadblock pay-per-view is currently being held on Ticketmaster.com using the code WWEPPV. The pre-sale ends tomorrow at 11PM EST. Ticket prices are $25, $50, $80, $135, $175, $350, and $500 for ringside seats. This will be a Raw brand pay-per-view taking place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the CONSOL Energy Center on...

Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers picked up for third season by HBO

Ballers

After just two episodes from season two, Dwayne Johnson announced in an Instagram post that HBO has picked up his show Ballers for its third season. “Congratulations to our hard working cast, crew, producers and our show’s creator Stephen Levinson. Thank you to our home network HBO,” Johnson wrote, before thanking his fans for tuning in...

ZZ from Tough Enough released from WWE

ZZ

ProWrestlingSheet.com is reporting that WWE has released Zamariah Loupe, better known to fans as ZZ, from his contract. Despite showing lack of any wrestling knowledge and reluctance to improve in the gym during his stint on Tough Enough, WWE opted to sign ZZ to a deal despite not winning the competition due to his popularity. While ZZ found...

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II gets a main event

NXT Takeover Brooklyn

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II got a massive main event last night during NXT as William Regal announced that Samoa Joe will be defending the NXT title against Shinsuke Nakamura. This will be the first title shot for the charismatic and super popular Japanese sensation and with Samoa Joe expected to be called up to the main roster soon it would not be...

WWE revenues by business segment for Q2 2016

WWE HQ

When comparing the Q2 2016 results by business segments to Q2 2015, WWE had a pretty good month with live event revenues taking the cake this time around thanks to the massive WrestleMania 32 in Dallas. WrestleMania did not fall in Q2 last year and was part of the Q1 results. Out of the nine different money-making divisions, seven performed better...

WWE Network subscribers stand at 1.56 million

WWE Network

As of June 30, 2016, the WWE Network has a total of 1,560,000 subscribers which is up from the 1,227,000 subscribers the service had the prior year quarter. Out of that 1.56 million subs, there are 1,511,000 paying subscribers, with 1,130,000 subscribers in the United States and 381,000 International subscribers. The paying subscribers is an...

WWE reports Q2 2016 financial results

WWE HQ

WWE announced its Q2 2016 financial results today, with the company reporting a Net income of $0.8 million, or $0.01 per share, as compared to Net income of $5.1 million, or $0.07 per share, in the prior year quarter. Revenue increased 32% to a record $199.0 million as WWE’s Live Event and Network segments achieved their highest quarterly...

Smackdown rating for 07/26/2016

Smackdown

Yesterday’s Smackdown, the first live show after the WWE Draft, pulled in a total of 2,743,000 viewers and while it was down 427,000 viewers from the Draft episode, it’s way, way up from its usual number. Smackdown has not pulled in 2.7 million viewers since January 28. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Mark Hunt rips on Brock Lesnar and the UFC

UFC 200

Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour show, Brock Lesnar’s UFC 200 opponent Mark Hunt ripped Lesnar and the UFC apart for what happened the lack of action that UFC has taken against Lesnar. Hunt, who lost by a unanimous decision, threatened to quit the UFC unless the company gave him half the $2.5 million purse Lesnar got for the show. He...

Dolph Ziggler to face Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam for the WWE title

Dolph Ziggler

Dean Ambrose found out his opponent for SummerSlam at last night’s Smackdown, an opponent which was determined in a 6-pack challenge featuring John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, AJ Styles, and Apollo Crews. The first five mentioned were all picked by Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan and the last one, Apollo Crews, had to win a...

Brock Lesnar exempt from WWE Wellness Program drug testing

Brock Lesnar

TMZ.COM is reporting that Brock Lesnar will not get any kind of punishment from WWE for failing two drug tests by USADA simply because he’s not subject to the Wellness Program testing. A WWE spokesman told TMZ that only full-time WWE Superstars are subject to the policy. “WWE’s talent wellness program does not apply to part-time...

Familiar faces returning on Smackdown

Rhyno

A couple of familiar faces are returning to Smackdown and in fact, one of them already did last night on the show. Former ECW champion Rhyno gored the free agent Heath Slater for his first main roster appearance since December 2015. The 40-year-old was one of the main guys in ECW until it folded in 2001 and then moved to the WWE where he stayed...

Raw rating for 07/25/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw did a total of 3,338,000 viewers this week, up 205,000 viewers from last week’s show. This was the best number since the June 20 episode. Hour one did 3,412,000 viewers, followed by 3,350,000 viewers in the second hour, and then 3,254,000 viewers in the third and final hour. Last week the first live Smackdown beat Raw in the...

Brock Lesnar returning on WWE TV next week on Raw

Brock Lesnar

Former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be returning on WWE television next week on Raw, his first WWE televised appearance since WrestleMania 32. After the UFC announced Lesnar tested positive in an out-of-competition USADA drug test, WWE issued a statement somewhat covering themselves saying that Brock did not wrestle for WWE...

New theme song, set, and graphics for first Raw post-WWE Draft

Raw

There was a new theme song, somewhat of a different set, new graphics, and a new location for the three announcers, who are no longer sitting at ringside. The new theme song is by the band Shinedown and WWE is using the song Enemies from the band’s fourth studio album titled Amaryllis. Enemies replaces The Night by Kromestatik which has been...

Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon trailer released

WWE Studios

The trailer for the Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon animated movie has been released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE Studios. The movie features the likes of Vince McMahon, The Undertaker, Triple H, Paige, Sheamus, Stephanie McMahon, Lana, Rusev, The Miz, Kofi Kingston, and Goldust all doing their own voice overs. The...

Dean Ambrose coming to the Stone Cold Podcast next month

Dean Ambrose

The Lunatic Fringe will meet the Rattlesnake on August 8 as WWE announced that the current WWE champion Dean Ambrose will be the next special guest on the Stone Cold Podcast on the WWE Network. The interview will happen live immediately following Monday Night Raw which means Ambrose has to go “behind enemy lines” on that particular day...

Sasha Banks wins WWE Women’s title on Raw

Sasha Banks

The NXT alumni are seemingly taking over Monday Night Raw as before Finn Balor’s win for a chance to be crowned the new WWE Universal champion, there was another former NXT star who won the WWE Women’s title. The Boss Sasha Banks has finally climbed to the mountain top and defeated Charlotte after the champ tapped out to the Banks...