Author - Colin Vassallo

UK Championship tournament wrestlers pulled from indie shows

Several wrestlers who participated in the WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament are being pulled from appearing at certain events which will be streamed live on the Internet due to contract issues. IPW: UK and Lucha Forever both announced that two men who were on the tournament – Pete Dunne and Joseph Conners – will wrestle...

Linda McMahon confirmation hearing set for Tuesday

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon will get her confirmation hearing this coming Tuesday, January 24. Unless things go sideways, McMahon will be confirmed as the head of the Small Business Administration and will be part of President Trump’s cabinet. McMahon will appear before the Senate Small Business Committee beginning at 10:30AM and the Hartford...

Trish Stratus gives birth to second child

Trish Stratus gave birth to her second child, a baby girl named Madison Patricia this past Saturday. Stratus posted a photo of Madison’s tiny foot with the words, “She’s here” on Twitter earlier today. The former WWE Women’s champion delivered her baby girl at Southlake Hospital in Newmarket, Ontario on January 14. She and her husband...

Smackdown rating for 01/17/2017

Smackdown drew 2,652,000 viewers this week, up 119,000 from last week’s show. Apart from the December 27 broadcast which saw the return of John Cena, it was the most watched show since the 900th episode on November 15. Smackdown was #1 in the 18-49 demographic chart for the night with a 0.90 rating. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

AJ Styles robbed on Monday night at WWE live event in Arkansas

Region 8 News in Arkansas is reporting that WWE champion AJ Styles was robbed and Arkansas State University police are still investigating the case. The theft occurred on Monday night while Styles was performing at a WWE show at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Styles reported the theft of a black bag containing $1,000 in American...

Angle discusses addiction, HOF, best matches and return on ESPN

Kurt Angle appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter Off The Top Rope segment with Jonathan Coachman last night to promote his WWE Hall of Fame induction. Asked what his favorite match is, Angle said it’s difficult to pinpoint one but when it comes to WrestleMania, his matches against Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels are up there while his match against...

Raw rating for 01/16/2017

Monday Night Raw this week drew 3,271,000, way up from last week’s 2.9 million viewers. This was the first week with no football competition on ESPN since September. The first hour drew 3,519,000 viewers, followed by 3,221,000 viewers in the second hour, and then 3,074,000 viewers in the third and final hour. The bad thing is that Raw lost...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: What Happens in Vegas…

Tonight’s episode of Total Divas promises to be a wild one as the crew head to Vegas for episode 9 of season 6 which is titled What Happens in Vegas… The synopsis for the show reads, “Lana runs into a whole lot of chaos during her bachelorette trip to Vegas, which brings up questions of her upcoming wedding to Rusev. Meanwhile, Nikki’s...

WWE title to be defended inside the Elimination Chamber next month

The WWE championship will be defended inside the Elimination Chamber on pay-per-view next month, the final hurdle before earning a spot in the main event of WrestleMania. The announcement was made by Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon yesterday at the beginning of the show. Six WWE Superstars, including the WWE champion, will be competing in the...

La Luchadora unmasks…it’s Mickie James!

  Mickie James was unveiled as La Luchadora last night on Smackdown, marking her first time appearing on the main roster since 2010.   James, as La Luchadora, helped Alexa Bliss retain the Smackdown Women’s title in a cage match against Becky Lynch. While the La Luchadora character has been appearing on WWE television over the past...

WWE draws mixed criticism for “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka tribute

The WWE-produced Jimmy Snuka tribute video on Raw drew mixed criticism from the Internet wrestling community, some praising it, and some coming down hard on WWE for making a tribute to an alleged murderer. The murder charges against Snuka, which were dropped earlier this month after he was deemed unfit to stand trial, pretty much dominated...

Tajiri and Darren Young sidelined with injuries

Injuries have sidelined two WWE Superstars – Tajiri and Darren Young – for an undetermined amount of time as both of them suffered problems while performing in the ring. Darren Young was injured yesterday while taping a match against Epico for Main Event. The match was stopped by a WWE doctor at ringside after Young suffered a bad bump...

“Huge announcement” to kick off Smackdown Live tonight

Smackdown will kick off tonight with an announcement by Commissioner Shane McMahon, which WWE.COM dubbed as “huge” and “very big news.” No details were given about what this announcement might be about. The only match announced for tonight’s live broadcast in the steel cage match for the Smackdown Women’s title at Alexa Bliss defends...

Kurt Angle only notified about HOF news on Monday afternoon

Kurt Angle told ESPN.COM that he only found out that he was selected to headline the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame on Monday afternoon, just mere hours before the news made headlines on wrestling websites and ESPN.COM, who were given the exclusive. The former WWE and TNA champion said he was shocked as he has been out of WWE for so long and he...

Kurt Angle to headline the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2017

The WWE Hall of Fame will finally get its own Olympic gold medalist as WWE announced yesterday night that Kurt Angle will be the headliner for the class of 2017. “Kurt Angle’s accomplishments both in the Olympics and WWE were extraordinary,” said WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul Levesque. “He was...