Author - Colin Vassallo

Brock Lesnar allowed to use WWE theme song at UFC 200

Brock Lesnar

Jeremy Botter from FloSports.TV is reporting that as part of the deal with WWE that will see Brock Lesnar return to UFC 200, there’s also the rights to use Lesnar’s WWE theme song. UFC fighters choose whatever song they like to make their entrance for their respective fights assuming the UFC can get proper clearance to use the song on the...

WWE suspends Jerry Lawler indefinitely following arrest

Jerry Lawler

WWE took swift action over the Jerry Lawler incident and immediately suspended the Hall of Famer after the news broke that he was arrested. “WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest,” WWE said in a statement on its website. The company...

Jerry “The King” Lawler and girlfriend arrested

Jerry Lawler

Several news outlets in Memphis, Tennessee are reporting that WWE Smackdown announcer and Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler and his girlfriend Lauryn McBride were arrested early this morning with both facing domestic assault charges. Lawyer, 66, and McBride, 27, were booked into Shelby County Jail at 1AM. McBride is claiming that Lawler...

Impact rating for 06/14/2016

Impact Wrestling

The 10:50PM airing of Impact Wrestling on POP TV did 210,000 viewers on Tuesday night. The show was hit by several technical difficulties and missed its regular time slot due to weather issues. POP did an encore of Impact yesterday at 9PM however the show did not seem to break the 150 cable shows for the night and POP did not make the chart at...

Chris Melendez announces his departure from TNA Wrestling

TNA

TNA star Chris Melendez, the United States Army vet who lost his leg in combat, announced on his Twitter that he has departed TNA Wrestling. “I’ve decided to move on to the next chapter of my life. I learned a lot in & out of the ring. Thank you for the opportunity,” he wrote. “Special thanks to the locker room & everyone that has...

6PM start time for fans attending SummerSlam 2016

SummerSlam

Ticketmaster issued an e-mail to all fans who purchased a ticket for SummerSlam on August 21 saying that the start time for SummerSlam has changed and it will kick off an hour earlier. “The new start time for WWE SummerSlam will now be 6PM, and all fans are advised to arrive early to not miss a moment of the action. Your tickets are still good...

Bin Wang becomes first Chinese developmental talent for WWE

WWE Performance Center

As part of the historic announcement in China, WWE also announced that it has signed Bin Wang to a developmental deal, giving him the opportunity to train to become the first-ever Chinese Superstar in WWE history. The 22 year old Wang is 6’3” and weighs 220lbs and comes from Anhui. He has been training for the past two years in Japan at Inoki...

New WWE TV deal and live event announced in China

WWE logo

WWE today announced a landmark deal in Chia, with an exclusive multi-year content distribution agreement with PPTV. the return of a WWE live event to Shanghai, and the first-ever Chinese talent signed to a developmental contract. The historic announcements were made today at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai by WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing...

WWE running tryout camp in China

WWE Performance Center

WWE is currently holding its first tryout camp in China, headed up by WWE Performance Center coaches. Triple H, the brain behind NXT and the WWE Performance Center, joined the festivities as well, flying in from England following the Download Festival in the weekend. NXT head coach Matt Bloom is running the camp along with Robbie Brookside and...

New logo for sold-out NXT Takeover: Brooklyn

NXT Brooklyn

Triple H confirmed today via a post on Twitter that NXT Takeover: Brooklyn has sold out. “Last year’s event was historic, a stamp in time..and when #NXTTakeOver comes Back to Brooklyn..it is S O L D O U T!” Earlier this week we reported that Ticketmaster.com was out of tickets for the show and the majority of them were snapped during the...

Gail Kim announced as TNA’s newest Hall of Fame inductee

Gail Kim

Gail Kim was announced yesterday as the newest – and first female – inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame. The 39 year old veteran has been working for TNA since 2011 and had her first stint with the company between 2005 and 2008. Prior to joining TNA, Kim worked for WWE between 2002 and 2004 and from 2008 to 2011. While in the WWE she...

Trish Stratus’ new movie Gridlocked available for purchase

Trish Stratus

The movie Gridlocked, which features WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus, is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download. Joining Stratus in this movie are Dominic Purcell, Stephen Lang, Danny Glover, and Saul Rubinek. It had its premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas on September 26 last year. The movie is about a former SWAT leader and...

Raw rating for 06/13/2016

Raw

WWE Raw got absolutely slaughtered in the ratings yesterday with the show failing to get past the 3 million viewer mark for the first time since November 23, 2015. Last night, facing stiff competition, Raw did just 2,970,000 viewers, one of the worst non-holiday number in over two decades. Hour one started with 3,043,000 viewers, then increased...

D-Generation X theme song vocalist Chris Warren passes away

DX

When D-Generation X’s theme song – titled Break It Down – hit the speakers, you knew you what was coming. The iconic theme song was sung by Chris Warren, who fronted different bands over the years. That same Chris Warren passed away two days ago at the age of 48. Warren performed several times for WWE live including at WrestleMania...

TNA barely survives the weekend due to lack of money

TNA

In a post first revealed by PWInsider.com, TNA Chief Financial Officer Dean Broadhead wrote on his personal Facebook page that TNA nearly went dark this weekend as the company had zero money to pay for the production trucks for Slammiversary or the tapings this week. Broadhead wrote that in a 12 hour window he had to make over 80 phone calls to...

Former WWE and TNA star Zach Gowen does America Ninja Warrior

Zach Gowen

Former WWE and TNA wrestler Zach Gowen took part in NBC’s American Ninja Warrior yesterday in the Indianapolis qualifying run. Gowen showed up with his prosthetic leg but removed it before he started the difficult obstacle course. He managed to do the first two parts of the course which is obviously not built for anyone with one leg, with the...

All 32 WWE Cruiserweight Classic competitors revealed

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

All the 32 names of the competitors in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic were released today by WWE.COM. Two of these 32 are former WWE Superstars Tajiri and Brian Kendrick. The others are Gran Metalik, Zack Sabre Jr, Noam Dar, Da Mack, Zumbi, Clement Petiot, Fabian Aichner, Harv Sihra, Gurv Sihra, Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa, Jack...