Author - Colin Vassallo

Two-night Superstar Shake-up kicks off on Monday Night Raw

The two-day Superstar Shake-up starts tonight on Monday Night Raw with all Superstars eligible to switch brands. The initiative was announced by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon last week on the Raw after Mania and both General Managers, Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan, will be on hand to trade and make deals. The Superstar Shake-Up will not end...

UFC champ Daniel Cormier compares himself to Roman Reigns

During the UFC 210 post-fight press conference last night, UFC Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier compared himself to WWE’s Roman Reigns when it comes to crowd reactions. When Cormier was asked about getting booed by the crowd, the champion did not mind and said as long as the crowd isn’t indifferent, it’s fine. “So as long as...

CBS Sports says Mauro Ranallo is not returning to WWE

CBS Sports is carrying an article saying that Mauro Ranallo will not be returning to WWE television and will sit out the remainder of his contract which expires in August 2017. CBS is the parent company of Showtime Championship Boxing, which Ranallo also serve as the lead play-by-play commentator. The article also points out that Mauro deleted a...

Kurt Angle and Big Show sign with talent agency APA

Deadline.com is reporting that WWE Raw General Manager Kurt Angle and WWE Superstar The Big Show have both signed a deal with the APA Agency, a talent agency based in Los Angeles. APA represents artists, performers, brands, intellectual properties and production across all media platforms including film, television, music, theater, publishing and...

Mauro Ranallo removes WWE references from Twitter account

Mauro Ranallo has removed all WWE-related references in his Twitter bio adding more speculation that the lead Smackdown commentator is gone from WWE. His bio now reads, “SHOWTIME [email protected]_ranallo/ COMBAT SPORTS CAROUSEL/ Mental Health Advocate” whereas before it had reference to being the WWE Smackdown commentator. Ranallo, who...

Superstar Shake-up to play across both Raw and Smackdown on TV

The Superstar Shake-up next week on WWE television will be a two-night deal and will play across both Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live. Announced by Vince McMahon the night after WrestleMania, the Superstar Shake-up will see stars from both Raw and Smackdown trading brands to freshen things up. It will not be a full-on draft but some major...

Impact rating for 04/06/2017

Impact Wrestling on POP TV this week drew a total of 309,000 viewers, up 12,000 viewers from the previous show. It was the third highest rated Impact of 2017 so far. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Forbes lists WWE’s top earners of 2016

Forbes.com has published a list of the top 10 earners in WWE for the year 2016, with surprise surprise, part-timer Brock Lesnar topping the list. The list was calculated based on base salary as well as bonus payouts for both live performances and merchandise sales, with each WWE Superstar getting a cut from gate money and how much of their...

JR hosting Ringside show on the afternoon of Payback in Chicago

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross will be doing one of his Ringside shows in Chicago on the afternoon of Payback next month. The show will be held at Zanies location on 5437 Park Pl in Rosemont and will start at 2PM, giving fans ample time to then go to the Allstate Arena to watch the WWE pay-per-view. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 10AM and will...

WrestleMania 33 grosses $14.5 million in gate money

WWE today announced that WrestleMania 33 grossed $14.5 million in gate money, the highest-grossing event in the stadium’s history. WrestleMania 32 last year did over $17 million in gate money, but that had way more fans than this year. WrestleMania 33 was also the most social event in WWE history, according to Nielsen Social, with 5.19 million...

SEGA to develop mobile game for WWE

SEGA announced today a partnership with WWE to publish a new free-to-play idle mobile game called WWE Tap Mania. The game is being developed by The Tap Lab, based in Cambridge, MA, and is projected for launch later this year. “At SEGA, we like to find new ways to bring brands and experiences to a wide mobile gaming audience,” said Naoki...

Netflix publishes photos from upcoming GLOW wrestling series

Streaming giant Netflix has published the first set of photos of the upcoming wrestling-based series GLOW, giving fans an exclusive peak at the cast of the show, inspired by the 80s television show of the same name. GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for...

Eva Marie apparently gone from WWE

In an article on the Fitness Magazine website, Eva Marie is described as former WWE Diva, adding to the rumors that the “All Red Everything” star has indeed left WWE for good. Eva Marie is referred to as “the first female WWE star to cross over into film full-time,” mentioning she will be appearing in the upcoming movie Inconceivable...

NXT television tapings wrap up busy WWE week in Orlando

The NXT television tapings last night at Full Sail University wrapped up a busy week for WWE in Orlando with countless media appearances, community work, and five other sold out shows at the Amway Center and Camping World Stadium. Full Sail was sold out as well for the NXT tapings which saw the return in action of Drew McIntyre as well as a...