Author - Colin Vassallo

Six cruiserweights, plus new champ, confirmed for the Raw roster

WWE announced the first six cruiserweights who have been confirmed to be making part of the Raw roster come this Monday along with the new WWE Cruiserweight champion TJ Perkins. These six are Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik, Noam Dar, and the returning Brian Kendrick. All of them are appearing on Raw for the first time...

Cody Rhodes’ wife Brandi signs deal with TNA says TMZ

TMZ.COM is reporting that Brandi Rhodes, the wife of Cody Rhodes, has signed a deal with TNA Wrestling, and it’s not for announcing, but wrestling. TNA’s Jeremy Borash reacted like he wasn’t aware of the news and wrote, “Interesting…” on Twitter when retweeting the story from TMZ. Brandi, who worked for WWE under the name Eden Stiles...

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic returning on NXT TV

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is returning to NXT television and started at last night’s tapings at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The tournament was created last year to honor the late, great WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, who passed away a few months earlier. NXT kicked off a 16-tag tournament and the matches were taped...

Massive 3rd edition of WWE Encyclopedia to be published in October

On October 24, DK Publishing will release the WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment, 3rd Edition, the most expansive, all-encompassing chronicle ever unleashed on the WWE. The full-color 416-page book includes over 1,200 Superstar and event profiles. The collection of images and information in this book represents the most ambition published...

WWE Cruiserweight title is revived after 9 year absence

WWE revived the Cruiserweight title last night during the finale of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, with the division now represented with a title for the first time since 2007. The company started using the title when WCW was bought in 2001, abandoning the WWE Light Heavyweight title in favor of the Cruiserweight title. The lineage of that...

TJ Perkins is the new WWE Cruiserweight champion

TJ Perkins, the 32-year-old California native became the new WWE Cruiserweight champion last night after defeating Gran Metalik in the finals of the Cruiserweight Classic tournament, an event which aired exclusively on the WWE Network. Perkins and Metalik advanced to the final after defeating the popular and favorites Zack Sabre, Jr. and Kota...

Smackdown rating for 09/13/2016

Smackdown came super close to beating Raw in the ratings this week, getting 2,658,000 viewers for the post-Backlash show, up 204,000 viewers from last week. Raw did 2.69 million viewers so Smackdown was just 32,000 viewers away from Raw. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Paige breaks silence over suspension, dismisses departure rumors

In a long message posted on Twitter, Paige confirmed that she will be back to WWE and all the rumors of her leaving are “completely false.” Paige also explained what happened with the Wellness Program violation that led to her 30-day suspension. “Let me be clear that I was not suspended for failing a drug test, it was merely due to a...

Top two matches set for No Mercy 2016

The top two matches for Smackdown’s No Mercy pay-per-view were set on last night’s show with both the main even for the WWE World title and the Smackdown Women’s title match announced. The Smackdown Women’s champion Becky Lynch will be making her first title defense against Alexa Bliss, who surprisingly pinned Nikki Bella after Carmella...

Paige set for Raw return reports PWInsider

PWInsider.com published an exclusive story saying that former WWE Divas champion Paige will be returning on the road next week with the Raw brand and is also booked on the upcoming Raw. On August 17, her birthday, WWE announced that Paige was suspended for 30 days effective August 18. She was suspended along with her real-life boyfriend Alberto...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament finale live tonight

The much-praised WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament finale will be held tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University and will be airing live on the WWE Network. The two semifinals will also be airing on tonight’s broadcast featuring Gran Metalik vs Zack Sabre, Jr., and Kota Ibushi vs T.J. Perkins with the winners of each match...

Raw rating for 09/12/2016

Monday Night Raw got absolutely smashed in the ratings yesterday, with the lowest rating – holiday or not – in over two decades with just an average of 2,690,000 viewers tuning in. It’s down 379,000 viewers from last week. Hour one started with 2,833,000 viewers, then went down to 2,717,000 in the second hour, and then down to...

Give your pet a WWE makeover with new Petmate products

Petmate, the worldwide leader of solutions and excellence in the pet industry providing fun trusted, quality products to enhance the lives of pets and their families, revealed the launch of its new collection of WWE pet products available at retailers nationwide. The new collection features iconic pet beds, fan favorite collars and leashes, and...

Two more matches set for Clash of Champions 2016

The Clash of Champions pay-per-view had two matches announced yesterday on Raw and a main event confirmed as a one-on-one match rather than a triple threat match. With Kevin Owens defeating Roman Reigns thanks to the interference from Rusev, the main event will now be Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal title. Mick Foley promised...

WWE Nitro Sprints and Nitro Machines toys released

Playmates Toys announced the release of WWE Nitro Sprints and Nitro Machines, featuring John Cena, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, and Dean Ambrose. The collection, featuring the five popular WWE Superstars, is available now exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide. WWE Nitro Sprints are mini, motorized figures that are stylized in...

VInce McMahon undergoes surgery

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon underwent surgery for an injury he suffered while doing training reports WWE.COM. Due to the surgery, McMahon did not attend Raw last night and won’t be at Smackdown tonight. The WWE.COM statement says that McMahon will be back in the office at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut on Wednesday. While...

CM Punk gets half a million dollars for UFC 203

CM Punk got one of the biggest purses at UFC 203 despite losing his first MMA fight against another relative newcomer Mickey Gall. Punk received $500,000 for his fight according to figures released by the Ohio Athletic Commission and published by MMAFighting.com. He had a flat fee of half a million which means that had he won there would be have...

Video of Bo Dallas’ arrest at DFW makes its way online

TMZ obtained the video of the arrest of Bo Dallas which was captured from a body camera of one of the two officers who responded to the call. Dallas was arrested at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport at the end of August after he was ejected from flight Envoy 3331 which was headed to Puebla, Mexico. The video shows the officers taking his bag which he...