Author - Colin Vassallo

Night of Champions name makes way for Clash of Champions

Night of Champions

The Night of Champions pay-per-view seems to have gotten the axe WWE is replacing the name with a familiar one: Clash of Champions. Ticketmaster has also replaced the name to reflect the new one although it’s still displaying the old Night of Champions logo. Originally Night of Champions replaced the Vengeance pay-per-view and made its debut in...

Smackdown rating for 06/23/2016

Smackdown

This week’s Smackdown drew 2,145,000 viewers on USA Network, up 72,000 viewers from last week’s show. The NBA Draft on ESPN took the night with nearly 3 million viewers and registered almost twice as much as Smackdown in the adult 18-49 demographic. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson launching YouTube channel

Dwayne Johnson

YouTube is about to get rocked as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be launching his official YouTube channel on July 18 at . According Variety, the YouTube channel will feature Johnson’s own videos, a scripted action series, as well as highlight projects from his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, along with other creators who share...

Cruiserweight Classic goes purple…first round of matches taped

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

Raw is red, Smackdown is blue, NXT is yellow and now the Cruiserweight Classic is…purple! More like EVOLVE Wrestling purple. With the tapings held, fans inside Full Sail University got their first look at the staging and color palette which was used to present WWE Network’s brand new series. As reported earlier, the whole setup of the arena is...

UFC’s Paige VanZant not appearing at SummerSlam

Paige VanZant

A few weeks ago news came out that WWE is trying to get UFC star Paige VanZant to appear at SummerSlam as part of the deal that saw Brock Lesnar being “loaned” to the UFC for UFC 200. But yesterday, the Dancing With The Stars runner-up confirmed on ESPN SportsCenter that she will not be appearing at WWE’s biggest event of the Summer as she...

20% off on all orders at WWE Shop

WWEShop

WWE Shop is running a 20% off promotion for every order on the majority of items including newly released t-shirts, replica title belts, and other memorabilia. John Cena’s brand new shirt which was originally pulled for being similar to the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer company is one of the many items eligible for the 20% off. WWE 2K17, Tapout gear...

Chyna memorial held in Redondo Beach in front of 500 people

Chyna

Around 500 fans, friends, and family members attended yesterday’s Joanie “Chyna” Laurer memorial held at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Chyna’s ashes were present in a black urn, with her logo displayed and decorated with bright jewelry, and her former manager Anthony Anzaldo said they will...

TNA returns to Orlando in July for more Impact tapings

Impact Wrestling

TNA will be returning to Orlando, Florida for the next set of Impact Wrestling television tapings between July 12 and 14, including a “live” taping. The “live” taping will be on July 12 with the event kicking off at 6PM while the broadcast will air on POP TV at 9PM EST. Tapings will continue on Wednesday, July 13 at 6PM and the next day on...

WWE knew of Roman Reigns’ failed test prior to Money In The Bank

Roman Reigns

Several sources are reporting that WWE knew of Roman Reigns’ failed Wellness Program test before Money In The Bank which probably affected the outcome of the match and the events that occurred afterward with Dean Ambrose. A user on the Reddit SquaredCircle forum posted that a guy who works for the Philadelphia Inquirer found out about Reigns’...

Impact rating for 06/21/2016

Impact Wrestling

Impact this week did 304,000 viewers, up from last week’s 210,000, an episode which started at 10:50PM but down from the 326,000 the show did the previous week. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Brand-specific WWE PPVs revealed in new schedule

WWE logo

Our friend Mark Stanley (via Reddit’s SquaredCircle) sent us the schedule of the remaining WWE pay-per-view calendar which shows brand-specific pay-per-views going forward after SummerSlam. On September 11, WWE will present Backlash as a Smackdown event but this is listed as a Network-only exclusive from Richmond, Virginia. Raw will get a...

Out-of-character Rusev and Lana entertain on ESPN’s SportsCenter

Rusev Lana

An out-of-character Rusev and Lana appeared on ESPN’s Off The Top Rope with Jonathan Coachman last night during SportsCenter for the weekly WWE segment and just in case you haven’t seen it, Rusev absolutely killed it! Known for his funny tweets, the Bulgarian Brute was equally funny talking with The Coach and answering the questions. Coach...

Raw rating for 06/20/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw with the fallout from Money In The Bank pulled in a total of 3,467,000 viewers, up almost half a million viewers from last week’s show. The lack of big competition and usual post-PPV curiosity led to a good bump in the numbers. Hour one did 3,420,000 viewers, hour two grew to 3,562,000 viewers, and then hour three went back to...

Roman Reigns suspended for 30 days for Wellness Program violation

Roman Reigns

Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns has been suspended by WWE for 30 days for failing his first violation of WWE’s Wellness Program. The announcement was made on WWE.COM, in line with previous Wellness suspensions. Reigns was quick to apologize and admitting his fault. “I apologize to my family, friends and fans for my mistake...