Author - Colin Vassallo

New NXT hosts start their live event gigs

NXT

The newest NXT host officially started this weekend at the NXT live event in Venice. His name is Austin Romero and will be using the name of Mike Rome. He will be juggling both hosting and ring announcing duties during the small NXT live events held weekly in Florida. Another newcomer, Andra Ocampo, started a few weeks ago. Ocampo will be known as...

Betting odds for tonight’s 2016 Extreme Rules pay-per-view

Roman Reigns

It should come to no surprise that the WWE World Heavyweight title and the Women’s title are not expected to change hands and online bookies are backing that assumption as Roman Reigns is 1/12 and Charlotte is 1/8 to retain. Both their challengers, AJ Styles and Natalya are 6/1 and 9/2 respectively to pull the upset. The New Day are also...

Smackdown rating for 05/19/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown drew a total of 2,295,000 viewers for Thursday’s episode, an increase of 33,000 viewers from last week. It was the third most watched program on cable for night. John Cena’s American Grit reality TV show on FOX drew 1,878,000. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Stardust asks for his WWE release

Stardust

In what seems to be some surprising news, Cody Rhodes, the man behind the Stardust gimmick, has asked for his release from WWE. “The past ten years have been quite the trek, but as of earlier today I have asked for my release from @WWE,” he wrote on his Twitter account. “I’ll speak further on the matter shortly. Thank you to all the...

Jimmy Snuka testifies in court for over an hour

Jimmy Snuka

WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka spent over an hour on the witness stand yesterday as he answered Judge Kelly L. Banach’s questions in a case to determine if he’s competent to stand trail. Snuka was unaware who the President of the United States is and seemed surprised when the judge told him that it’s election year and a female...

SyFy to air 2 hour replay of Raw on Fridays

Raw

SyFy – the former home of WWE Smackdown – will start airing a two hour version of Monday Night Raw on Fridays starting tonight. Raw is set for the 8PM time slot and it is expected that the two hour version will be the same one that Hulu broadcasts on its streaming service the day after Raw on Tuesday. This is the first time that Raw...

Toronto to host the 2016 Survivor Series

survivorseries

The Air Canada Centre will host the 2016 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view according to PWInsider.com. This will be the second time that the Survivor Series will be held in Canada and the first time around produced the infamous Montreal screw job back in 1997. Canada has not gotten a WWE pay-per-view since 2009 and that one was in Montreal. Toronto...

Emma undergoes successful back surgery

Emma

WWE Superstar Emma underwent successful back surgery yesterday and now starts the road to full recovery. “Thank you all so much again for the support and keeping me in your thoughts,” Emma wrote on Twitter, adding that surgery went well and is now just resting. Emma was suffering from a ruptured disc in her back and was pulled from all events...

John Cena hosting the 2016 ESPY Awards in July

John Cena

John Cena will be hosting the 2016 ESPY Awards on July 13 which will be airing from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The ESPY Awards – which stands for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award – recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the year. It airs on ABC...

Dwayne Johnson announces new project for CNN Original Series

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced that his production company Seven Bucks Productions is teaming up with CNN to present a new CNN Original Series titled Soundtracks: Songs That Made History. The latest project from the hardest working man in show business will take viewers on “an extraordinary journey through history using the music that...

John Cena says he’s at 70% of what he was in November 2015

John Cena

John Cena and Nikki Bella were swamped with paparazzi in New York after attending the NBCUniversal Upfronts on Monday and a TMZ paparazzo managed to get some comments out of the former WWE champion. When asked if he’s at 100%, Cena said that he’s not and he’s probably “30% off what I was operating at in November 2015” but for him, being...

Raw rating for 05/16/2016

Raw

The Extreme Rules go home edition of Raw once again got mauled in the ratings with an average of only 3,190,000 viewers, 47,000 less than last week’s episode. Hour one started with 3,376,000 viewers, then went slightly down to 3,302,000, before ending the night with a very disappointing 2,894,000 in the third and final hour. The main event was...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic logo and tapings info revealed

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

WWE has unveiled the logo for the upcoming Cruiserweight Classic series which will air on the WWE Network this Summer. The logo features two metallic-looking C’s and the WWE logo in the middle and the words Cruiserweight on top and Classic on bottom. Meanwhile, tickets for the tapings which will be held at Full Sail University in Winter Park...

Steel cage match to headline June 8 NXT Takeover show

NXT

The June 8 NXT Takeover show will be headlined by Samoa Joe vs Finn Balor for the NXT title in a steel cage match. The announcement was made this morning by NXT General Manager William Regal during a contract signing at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, which was broadcast on Facebook Live. This will be the first time that a steel...

Emma to undergo back surgery tomorrow

Emma

After being pulled from the Sunday non-televised live event show, WWE Superstar Emma received more bad news today as her back injury will require surgery. The Australian Emma is suffering from a ruptured disc in her back and the timing couldn’t be worse as she was just placed in an angle with her sidekick Dana Brooke against Becky Lynch...

Vince McMahon sells over 2 million WWE shares

Vince McMahon

WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon sold 2,191,894 shares of WWE’s Class A common stock, netting him nearly $40 million according to the 8-K document filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The shares sold represent around 6% of the company’s outstanding shares of Class A common stock. McMahon...