Author - Colin Vassallo

John Cena to participate in three Q&A shows in Australia in July

Australia-based Fast Track Events is promoting an evening with John Cena, followed by a Q&A with the man himself for this July in three different cities. Titled “An Evening with John Cena: The Untold Story, In His Own Words,” and hosted by Karl Stefanovic, this tour will take Cena to the Gold Coast on Friday, July 7, Melbourne on Saturday...

Smackdown rating for 05/16/2017

Smackdown this week drew 2,175,000 viewers, down 173,000 viewers from last week’s show. That is the lowest number since the November 8, 2016 episode which went head-to-head with election results. Smackdown was #4 on the top 50 cable chart among the 18-49 demo. The NBA Playoffs did the most damage with 5.7 million viewers. (Ratings credit:...

Kennadi Brink signs with WWE as the first female referee

The website SquaredCircleSirens.com is reporting that WWE has signed indie wrestler Kennadi Brink and she will become WWE’s first female referee. Brink, whose real name is Jessika Heiser, regularly wrestled for Maryland Championship Wrestling but has also made appearances for SHIMMER, Ring of Honor, and other independent promotions. The...

Al Snow briefly arrested on Monday

Impact Wrestling’s Al Snow was arrested two days ago in Kentucky and charged with failure to appear. The arrest stems from an incident two years ago after he was stopped by police for a broken tail light and an expired insurance card. Snow wrote on Twitter that a typo in the system led to his arrest as there was a bench warrant for him that he...

Raw rating for 05/15/2017

Monday Night Raw continued with its bad ratings streak, getting only 2,804,000 viewers this week, up 55,000 viewers from last week’s two-decade low. Hour one started with 2,884,000 viewers, then it went down to 2,724,000 in the second hour, before sinking even more down to 2,645,000 in the third and final hour. Raw was #5, #6, and #7 in the top...

Three more matches announced for Extreme Rules 2017

Three matches were confirmed for the next Raw pay-per-view Extreme Rules during last night’s Monday Night Raw. The number one contender for Brock Lesnar’s Universal title will be decided when Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, and Bray Wyatt wrestle in an extreme rules fatal 5-way match. The winner meets Lesnar at the Great...

Japan’s Io Shirai joining WWE

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Io Shirai, the 27-year-old Japanese female wrestler who took the sport by storm over at that side of the world, has accepted to join WWE. Shirai, considered the MVP of World Wonder Ring Stardom, attended a tryout at the WWE Performance Center this past March, although her tryout was different from the rest...

Braun Strowman undergoes successful elbow surgery

Braun Strowman underwent successful elbow surgery this past Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama under the care of Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, the man who fixed the likes of John Cena, Finn Balor, Cesaro, Seth Rollins and many others. Strowman flew back home after Monday Night Raw in London last week to prepare for the surgery, cutting his European tour short...

Full trailer for Netflix’ GLOW series unveiled

Netflix has unveiled the full trailer for their new series GLOW, the wrestling-based series 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 stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of...

Billy Corgan signs deal for the NWA takeover

PWInsider.com is reporting that Billy Corgan, the lead singer of The Smashing Pumpkins, has signed the agreement with Bruce Tharpe to officially take over the National Wrestling Alliance. The deal includes the name, trademarks, NWA titles, and now the on-demand video library. The original deal did not include the video library, and although Corgan...

WWE 24 returns with Finn Balor tonight on WWE Network

One of the most popular WWE Network shows, WWE 24, returns tonight with a new episode following Monday Night Raw. Titled simply Finn Balor, the show will capture Balor’s story of triumph and tragedy as the first ever Universal Champion was forced to relinquish his title. WWE 24 will chronicle Balor’s shoulder surgery and subsequent rehab all...

The Rock explains why he missed WrestleMania 33

In a quick one minute chat with Chris Van Vliet from WSVN-TV at the world premiere of Baywatch, Dwayne Johnson revealed the reason why he did not make an appearance at WrestleMania in Orlando this year. “No…I didn’t get a chance to. I was shooting at that time, we were just wrapping up Ballers in LA so I didn’t get a chance to make it,”...

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at the world premiere of Baywatch

Paramount Pictures hosted the world premiere of Baywatch last night in Miami Beach, Florida. Baywatch is the upcoming movie featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson donning the famous red uniform as he plays the iconic character of Mitch Buchanan, originally played by David Hasselhoff. The whole cast, including Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra...

WWE wraps up first Euro tour of 2017 with final show in Denmark

The long WWE European tour wraps up today with a final Smackdown live event in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Raw brand already left after finishing up yesterday and they’re on the way to Newark, New Jersey for tomorrow’s live Monday Night Raw. The first European tour of 2017 had a total of 22 shows in 12 days across 14 different countries in...

Brock Lesnar set for four Raw shows in June and July

Just in case you forgot, Brock Lesnar is Raw’s Universal champion and he has been missing in action since the night after WrestleMania 33. But the mayor of Suplex City is returning to WWE television next month to start his road for his first title challenge. Lesnar has been announced for three Monday Night Raw events leading up to the upcoming...